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  • Pink captures President Bush's callous disregard with heart-rending accuracy. This song makes me cry every time I hear it.
  • Jackson Brown's new song is fabulous! Lives in the Balance truly touches on the choices facing America today.
  • An Arlo Guthrie classic! You'd be amazed at how it fits our modern war ethics.
  • Bruce Hornsby's finest. We are treating the Katrina survivors the same way.
  • By Phil Ochs. Not what you'd think. He wrote it following the murder of three civil rights workers in the mid '60's. Still pertinent today, I fear.
  • This one's by Lindsay Buckingham. All hail the 4th estate!
  • Song by the late, great Harry Chapin. It references Vietman, but remains pithy.
  • By Bright Eyes. One of the best protest songs to come along in years.
  • From the musical, 1776.
    Check it out - the reference may be Revolutionary War era, but the sentiment rocks!

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December 26, 2008

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mandt

Oh you are so right...she was a distinct, fabulous original. Back in the olden days when everyone went to key West to disappear among the Conchs she kept a little place and was so earthy and delightfully real.... Another special one is gone.

The Fat Lady Sings

That she was. Far too many wonderful artists lost this year. Every time I turn around another's gone. In a few years we will have lost all of those artists who belong to Hollywood’s golden age - and we'll be the poorer for it.

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