Friend brought by Ry Cooder’s Election Special album.  Sometimes the beat is so infectious is obscures the story the lyrics are telling but heck, the mighty Ry and today’s events?  Good for everybody’s tune-box. And good to have friends to bring and sing the music.


My current favorite is the above, The Wall Street Part of Town. The lead song is a cry on behalf of Romney’s mutt. Or for a Woody Guthrie-esq teaching song here is The 90s and the 9


And the terrific, pulsing, jeremiad, a marching boogie everyone can sing, Get Your Hands Off It, above.

..You don’t speak for God, you know He don’t belong to you…

or the too danceable poke at the real reasons the delegates had for Going to TAMPA.

His previous album, Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, had the marvelous No Banker Left Behind.

Reviewed here  and here.

What’s your goal with this record?

“Use your mind and think a little. Put the small screen down. We have to hurry up and be smart.”

[Cross posted at The Last Dog Watch]