Sunday, November 30, 2008

Podunkian Music Club November 30 2008

Bruce Cockburn-- They call it democracy

Ah the smell of revolution is in the air over Ottawa these days, with the coalition forces making their plans to try and shove the current government of the day to the sidelines.

While all the intrigue plays out on Parliament Hill, we'll go looking for a musical soundtrack for the heady times of power and would be power.

We even manage to keep our talent homegrown for our selection tonight, seeking out Bruce Cockburn to offer up a song on behalf of the democratic spirit.

Though we have a feeling that in this instance, he's probably on the side of those forging their coalition, as opposed to those hoping to hang onto their elected jobs by the end of next week.

Then again, if you read the liner notes on the Cockburn project about the song featured today, and check out some of the lyrics from the song:

See the paid-off local bottom feeders
Passing themselves off as leaders
Kiss the ladies shake hands with the fellows
Open for business like a cheap bordello

Then perhaps not any of the above would be his mantra.

At any rate, considering the nature of quasi banana republic debate of late, no better artist to feature on the topic than the fellow who captured much of Central America's political intrigue of the eighties in musical form with such classics as If I had a Rocket launcher.

Always politically aware, there is no better raconteur for the times we think.

Artist-- Bruce Cockburn
Recording-- World of Wonders

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