Well, it's Friday and you know what that means. Yes, my Oriental manservant Hop-Sing and I are heading to the Left Coast, where we will be spending the weekend at the palatial, yet tastefully appointed, estate of my dear friend David Horowitz as we prepare for for his upcoming Islamofascism Awareness Week.
This will mostly entail engaging various diaper services for when we all pee our pants in fear over the scary brown people lurking under our beds. So posting by moi will necessarily be sporadic for a bit.
In the meantime, here's another little project for you folks:
Best Pop/Rock Protest Song!!!!!!
[Mostly anti-war, but other grievances welcome. Folkies with acoustic guitars need not apply, unless I say so.]
My carefully considered (if not always totally serious) Top 11:
11. Rage Against the Machine -- Killing in the Name
10. The Specials -- Ghost Town
9. Bruce Springsteen -- Last to Die
8. Tom Robinson Band -- Glad to Be Gay
7. Bruce Springsteen -- American Skin
6. Mothers of Invention -- Trouble Comin' Every Day
5. Beastie Boys -- (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (to Party)
4. Edwin Starr -- War
3. Barry McGuire -- Eve of Destruction [I didn't much care for this at the time -- I still think it's a basically bogus song -- but in the mid 80s there was a ferocious cover version by Red Rockers that won me over. No vid of that, alas.]
2. The Searchers -- What Have They Done to the Rain?
and last but not least....my choice for best rock protest song is....
1. Bruce Cockburn -- If I Had a Rocket Launcher
and Elvis Costello (natch) -- What's So Funny Bout Peace Love and Understanding!