This Jon Langford classic isn't, of course, about the fiscal cliff in Washington, D.C., but in some ways it might as well be - it's about a man leaving the world that creates fiscal cliffs because he's just too damn honest to continue perpetrating a fraud that makes him feel sick.
Here's the original version, which appeared on the first Bloodshot Records sampler,…Continue
Posted on December 5, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment
As the presidential race comes down the stretch, it's all about Ohio.
So we're told.
Ohio is the swing state du jour.
All eyes are on it.
There are many songs about Ohio. The top of the heap is - no doubt - the one by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
"The Kent State shootings had a profound effect on some of the students who later became prominent musicians,"…Continue
Posted on November 6, 2012 at 1:30am — 1 Comment
I'm a big fan of Songfacts, so I found the year-end results of most requested Songfacts of 2011 quite interesting. A lot of Adele. But No. 1 was "Pumped Up Kicks," a song I was vaguely familiar with to the point of asking a buddy of mine what it was every time it came on at Filter, where I often do my work from. Now I know…Continue
Posted on January 27, 2012 at 10:00am — 2 Comments