Friday, June 29, 2007

The Who Are You and What Are You Doing To My Country? Playlist

Me: Mosquito-bitten, farmer-tanned, sleep-deprived. The usual summer state, except it is too early for a beer.

You?

Oh, and for the record, Bong Hits for Jesus.

Had a very fun and outraged political discussion last night and began assembling a mix CD. Haven't posted one in a while, so with little else to talk about, and even less time to post it, here it is, the "Who Are You And What Are You Doing to My Country?" playlist:
  1. State of the Union, by the Cloud Cult
  2. Memorial Day, by The Perceptionists
  3. Rich Man's War, by Steve Earle
  4. Television, the Drug of the Nation, by the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
  5. New World Order, by Ministry
  6. Gas Chamber, by L7
  7. American Idiot, by Green Day
  8. Life Music, Fakts One
  9. Orange Alert, by the Briefs
  10. Fight the Power, Public Enemy
  11. Youth Against Fascism, Sonic Youth
  12. The World's Gone Mad, Handsome Boy Modeling School
  13. It's a Hit, Rilo Kiley
  14. Burn One Down, Ben Harper
  15. Bulls on Parade, Rage Against the Machine
  16. Men of Worth, Mary Black (brilliant bit of back story on this one)1
  17. Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore, John Prine
Suggestions? A few up there are pretty obvious, although I'm quite proud of managing to include songs sampling both Dubya and Dubya's Daddy (#1 and #5) on one mix CD. Thought about including some Ani Difranco or some other relevant artist, but again, sleep deprived.

1"The Archie Fisher-penned "Men Of Worth" has an interesting background. As the liner notes indicate, it was originally composed for a BBC program celebrating the new oil economy but was rejected due its ambivalent message of questioning the wisdom of trading a way of life for easy company money." http://www.rambles.net/black_song.html

6 comments:

Deirdre Helfferich said...

Definitely must have Ani DiFranco on there: "your next bold move".

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Going way back in time here: how about "The Monster" by Steppenwolf?

CabinDweller said...

Excellent suggestions, both. Thank you.

CabinDweller said...

Oh, and how could I forgot Ball of Confusion, by Love and Rockets?

CabinDweller said...

And:

When the President Talks to God, by Bright Eyes

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