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Salt of the Earth March 12, 2009

Posted by The Typist in music, New Orleans, NOLA, Toulouse Street.
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On days like this when I forget I work for the Counting House and sit contemplating what we could get for restitution if we carved up Bernard Madoff and the rest of “the grey suited grafters” and sold their organs on E-Bay, I need to step back and remember that once rock-and-roll had the power to change the world, that even as Mick leered into the camera and a million girls quivered in their seats the insurrectionary words were still pouring out of the speaker and into our heads and spilling out into the streets.

Sometimes I suggest I’m lazy to post up things from You Tube and there are times when that’s true. Other times this is my own pirate radio station. If you think there is no agenda here then you haven’t been listening close enough. So turn off that “strange beauty show” American Idol (or Hell’s Kitchen or whatever your poison is) and listen up.

Raise your glass to the hard working people
Let’s drink to the uncounted heads
Let’s think of the wavering millions
Who need leading but get gamblers instead
Spare a thought for the stay-at-home voter
Empty eyes gaze at strange beauty shows
And a parade of the gray suited grafters
A choice of cancer or polio

Good night and good luck.


Loving Cup March 6, 2009

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Cosmic American Music as only post imperial Britain’s greatest conquistadors could do it. If this song doesn’t get you up and out of the damn computer chair dancing, let me know where to send the flowers.

Nagin Award Drives Me To Drink August 16, 2008

Posted by The Typist in 504, Dancing Bear, New Orleans, NOLA, Toulouse Street, We Are Not OK.
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This Nagin award thing is going to drive me to drink. I say we honor the Survivors of Katrina that are being used to promote this sham award. I say we drink to the Salt of the Earth.

Christ, did Keith Ridchards every really look that young?