Comedian Tim Heidecker is the latest artist to join the expanded “30 Days, 50 Songs” project from Dave Eggers with his anti-Donald song “Trump’s Pilot.” The tune is written from the perspective of the man who flies the billionaire real estate mogul around and has fantasies of crashing the airplane. It joins recently released songs “written & recorded by artists for a Trump-Free America” from Jimmy Eat World (“My Enemy”), Cold War Kids (“Locker Room Talk”), Moby (“Trump is on Your Side”) and Bob Mould (“In a Free Land – Live”).
And, of course, just hours after it went up on Sunday (Nov. 6) it was quickly blessed with a instant cover version by the always unpredictable Father John Misty. The dirge-y piano take plays right into Misty’s acerbic sense of humor, with lines like: “I’ve set up a fund for my children/ And you can donate online/ Cuz when I’m gone, they should be protected/ No blaming them would be over the line/ For when we take off for Cleveland/ And clear that tri-state sprawl/ I will find a field, I will take her down/ Screaming.”
And here’s Heidecker’s Warren Zevon-ish original version: