Mutt Romney Blues
No Banker Left Behind
John Lee Hooker For President
For nearly half a century, back when JFK was in the White House, Ryland Cooder has been picking ’em up and layin’ ’em down; truly among the great guitar players with a quirky sense of humor coupled with a perceptive mind (reminescent of Randy Newman, albeit less prolific, not that Randy is a master of the slide guitar, but thankfully, Ry sure is.
With all the bluster and political nit-wittery out there, I thought it might be fun for you to listen to these three songs. MUTT ROMNEY BLUES is a retelling of the apparently true story of when Mitt Romney loaded up the station wagon for a long vacation, and finding no room in the car for the family dog, proceeded to put him on the roof rack in some form or fashion. As Ry puts it in the song, Mutt was “traveling wrong.”
NO BANKER LEFT BEHIND is a tribute to the greed of Wall Street, a particularly appropriate song for the politics of 2016.
And JOHN LEE HOOKER FOR PRESIDENT is one man’s attempt to nominate someone who is as well qualified to be President of the United States as more than one of our current crop of candidates. – Harry, writing is two days before Super Tuesday Primary Day. An appreciation of the music of Ry Cooder.