Help Stephen Malkmus write a song

Help Stephen Malkmus write an FCC-friendly version of his new single Senator, from the upcoming album Mirror Traffic (out August 23). As you’re probably aware, the chorus features the line “I know what the senator wants – what the senator wants is a blowjob.”

Come up with a replacement for the word “blowjob” that radio stations can air, and Stephen will sing the winning entry for the radio single when we send it to stations at the end of September. PLUS, you’ll win a one-of-a-kind 7″ single featuring your version of “Senator” on one side, and the original version on the flip – the rarest Matador release ever.

Deadline for entries: August 23
Winner to be announced: September 15

Click on the banner above to go to and submit your entry. All standard contest rules and restrictions apply.

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13 thoughts on “Help Stephen Malkmus write a song”

  1. There’s an F-bomb at 1:53 too, no? Might wanna bleep that. Weed & blowjobs seem integral to the message of this song. Why bother with a radio edit? I guess if it worked for Mumford & Sons, huh?

  2. Contract. What the Senator wants is cahhnnn-traaakt. Problem solved it is easy to sing and doesn’t betray the original idea. Or at least that is my take.

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