TO JOIN SAMANTHA FARRELL AND AWARD-WINNING WRITERS ERNEST THOMPSON AND JOE DELEAULT IN COMMITTING POLITICAL SUICIDE
“I love music that makes trouble,” Ernest said. The four plays of POLITICAL SUICIDE do, casting an affectionate but critical eye on, in order, the electoral process (POTATO HEAD FOR PRESIDENT), the protest movement in the 21st Century (OCCUPY NEW LEXINGTON), our society’s widening gap between the haves and have-nots (WELFARE THEE WELL), and the battle between cynicism and idealism in our government (REWRITE). When Ernest and composing partner Joe Deleault talked about what kind of song could balance the emotional impact of “Someone To Care,” they knew it needed to rock.
“Equal opportunity offensive,” became Ernest’s standard, matching POLITICAL SUICIDE’S take-no-prisoners approach to talking about what’s happening in our culture. All you old hat Democrats and Republican hacks who haven’t decided where your hearts are at, this isn’t your party is the lyric and Joe’s music is just as unsubtle, ungentle, and in your face.
Just before Christmas, Joe called together a rat pack of New Hampshire’s best and hardest-driving musicians (Jared Steer on drums, Paul Warnick on guitar and Mike Rossi on bass), went into a little home studio in Concord and made the walls shake. And then waited for Samantha Farrell to make the long, snowy drive up from Boston. There are many in the music industry, Dave Matthews among them, who feel that Samantha’s one hit away from being the next big thing. Known for her unique style and unforgettable voice, Samantha took hold of “This Isn’t Your Party” and made it fly. No one in the theatre for the run of POLITICAL SUICIDE, audience, actors, crew, could get the song out of his or her head.
You feel lost and discarded, know you’re not alone. You should come to the party; it’s like coming home.
THIS ISN’T YOUR PARTY*
Lyrics by Ernest Thompson
Music by Joe Deleault
Vocals by Samantha Farrell
Piano by Joe Deleault
Guitar by Paul Warnick
Bass by Mike Rossi
Drums by Jared Steer
*Licensing rights must be obtained and are available through The Office of Ernest Thompson. Click here.