Quick: What rhymes with Bicking? In South Minneapolis’ city council race, Ward Nine challenger Dave Bicking is rolling out an unconventional campaign tool: the Green Party–endorsed candidate now has a song written about him. And to answer that question, “kicking” is the rhyming word — and it’s followed immediately by the word “ass.”
While musically closer to Mark Russell’s piano-driven political satires, the tune has more of a folk-music plot line: a champion of the little guy goes head to head with corporate foes, in this case stadium-scamming developers. It was written and performed by Eskit, a local musician who does satirical political numbers, including a few in which Bicking has served as clarinetist and chorus member.
There’s no official plan for the song, Bicking says, which was a volunteer effort by Eskit. “It’s more fun than anything. Not every candidate has a campaign song, but every good campaign should have a song.”
Does it capture all his campaign is about? Not quite. “He can always write another four verses,” Bicking says, joking that few would probably listen all the way to the end if he did.
Dave Bicking keeps on ticking, he makes the big boys frown.
He lets the developers know that they don’t own this town.
And when they pull a stadium scam he says, “By God, you know I am
tired of robbery, corporate robbery. Stop that robbery once and for all!”
Cuz Dave Bicking will be kicking ass at City Hall.
I said that Dave Bicking will be kicking ass at City Hall.
Listen to the song:
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