Archive for the ‘Music that doesn’t suck’ Category

Feliz Navidad

December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas from the family.

Extra Credit Music That Doesn’t Suck

“Christmas in Prison,” John Prine.

“Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis,” Tom Waits.

“Christmas in Washington,” Steve Earle.

“St. Stephen Day Murders,” Elvis Costello and The Chieftains.

“The Rebel Jesus,” Jackson Browne.

“Blue Christmas,” Porky Pig.

“Walkin’ Round in Women’s Underwear,” Bob Rivers.

Can’t make it all alone

December 24, 2017

I’ve got a feeling this year’s for me and you. So happy Christmas, all. I can see a better time when all our dreams come true.

Zomby Woof

December 9, 2017

“Never check your Twitter feed before breakfast,” advises the Zomby Woof.

Mister Boo IS the “Zomby Woof.” Especially before that first cup of coffee.

R.I.P., John Lennon

December 8, 2017

John Lennon was murdered 37 years ago today.

“I’d like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we’ve passed the audition.”

You did, John; you did.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

December 7, 2017

OK, you knew I was gonna dig this one up, yeah? C’mon.

Broken bicycles

December 7, 2017

Carl sent me on a trip down the Tom Waits rabbithole with his tip about a BBC documentary on the man, so blame him for a dose of Waits during Zappadan.

This is from “One from the Heart,” the score for a Coppola flick I don’t believe I ever saw; I have the vinyl around here somewhere.

And pardon my French, but you ain’t heard shit until you’ve heard Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle doing a duet.

 

Jerusalem

December 6, 2017

As Charlie Pierce notes, the Numbnuts-in-Chief has found another puddle of gasoline to chuck his tiki torch into.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night? Jesus wept.

• Editor’s note: Here’s the first version of this tune I heard, on the CD of the same name.

Brown shoes don’t make it

December 5, 2017

Roy Moore? Nope. Roy Less, thanks all the same.

She’s my teen-age baby
She turns me on
I’d like to make her do a nasty
On the White House lawn

It’s Day Two of Zappadan 2017.

Bummernacht

December 4, 2017

Now, more than ever.

A friendly gesture

November 23, 2017
Shut up, kid.

Shut up, kid.

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