Memorial Day weekend is here, with actual seasonal weather! Hooray! fire up that grill! My weekend is getting an early start, so I don't have much to add here - enjoy it... Don't forget to remember those who've gone, and especially those who've gone serving their country, and maybe especially those who went saving our country from division and freeing the slaves - don't forget Decoration Day.
And with that - some random songs to consider...
1. Wire - Smash
2. Jacques Brel - Vesoul
3. Slits - Enemy Numero Uno
4. Kinks - Superman
5. Mono - Gone
6. 13th Floor Elevators - Kingdom of Heaven
7. Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares for Me
8. Battles - Futura
9. Boris - Window Shopping
10. Nick Cave & Bad Seeds - God is in the House
Video? first - in case I don't get back in here before the holiday - here is Odetta singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic:
And some some singer-songwiriter goodness, starting with Jacques Brel:
And - here's Nina Simone:
And Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, on Jules Holland: