On this day in which we honor America’s greatest advocate for nonviolent protest—and in honor of the recent withdrawal of troops from Iraq—I present 14 Anti-War Songs for the 21st Century for your listening enjoyment/outrage.
In a category usually dominated by schmaltzy duets, it’s a pleasure to see a stompin’, southern gothic, traditionalist shit-kicker like “Barton Hollow” nominated.
The big hit of the evening was unquestionably “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” by Das Racist, as remixed by Oakland DJ Wallpaper. I had guests coming up to me all night asking me what that song was and where I’d found it. I guess they don’t read Pitchfork.
Like a lot of people, music got me through that week.
Obviously, I’m not the first person to come up with the idea for a Rapture playlist, but I’ll take advantage of any opportunity to talk about what an awesome album “Bone Machine” is.
On Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending the presentation celebrating San Francisco’s selection as the venue for the 34th America’s Cup. (You can read…