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Magic City Hall
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Magic City Hall
By: Cuz’n Jake
On top of the hill sits Magic City Hall
There’s a hundred politicians and they all get along
Right wings, Left wings flying in the air
Like the little Superheroes that remodeled Fountain Square
Cranley, Crowley can’t keep’em straight
Roxanne Qualls, weren’t you already replaced?
Eby and Patton, maybe it’s your turn
And 5th time’s a charm Mr. Charlie Winburn
If you want to win Mr. Chris Monzel
You better shave your head like Jim Tarbell
Zamary and Pavelish, Painter and Bortz
You’re in ‘cause you all look good in shorts
L a k e t a C o l e , J e f f r e , B e r d i n g , B a t e s a n d C o o p e r
W i l l y o u c l e a n u p t h e c i t y w i t h a g i a n t P o o p e r S c o o p e r ?
Sam Malone, weren’t you on Cheers?
I sure hope so cause I like drinking beers.
H a l l o w e e n ’ s o v e r M s . K a u p a n d M r . G a r y
B u t a C h a r l i e L u k e n m a s k i s s t i l l p r e t t y s c a r y
Thomas and Young, if you’re in without a hitch
Will you PLEASE teach Mayor Mallory how to pitch
Harris and Harper and Fischer and Ghiz
Don’t forget to vote, whenever THAT is
If you run for Magic City Hall
Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing this fall
I f y o u d on ’t w i n , y o u c a n s t i l l b e a r i n g e r
j u s t g e t y o u r s e l f e l e c t e d o n a n e p i s o d e o f S p r i n g e r
Amy- You know, I hadn't thought of it that way, but you're so right. They're even kinda like the three of us Noelle Yep, these are all from my feilds two of the less successful ones, sadly. They are good to munch, though; the kids are always bringing ears back to the galle to roast (i.e., char) on coals.Left by clare on October 5th, 2005
posted by Hendra on October 17, 2012
What a cutie Zoe is! I just now realized you're the woman who acatlluy designed the nursery that has inspired me to re-accessorize mine (I acatlluy saw it in the chic&cheapnurseries blog)! Your taste is delightful! Thanks!!!
posted by Nada on October 15, 2012
The only way for firefighters to keep from getintg bed bugs is to make sure everyone gets rid of their bed bug infestations. There is a Cincinnati/Hamilton County Joint Bed Bug Task Force Strategic Plan in the works, which we hope will be making things better in the area soon. New York vs. Bed Bugs will be discussing it soonish.
posted by Elio on October 14, 2012
Caught you at school :) awesome dude! btw you should record the last time & put it on itunes or something,just a thought
posted by The Gummi Bear on December 22, 2011
Caught you and the band at 32nd OLD Timers Day at Rabbit Hash...loved it, loved it, loved it!
posted by Michael Schwarz on September 4, 2011
Caught you guys @ Hubblefest on Sunday and really enjoyed your show. Keep up the good work and great music.
posted by Mark Busching on August 8, 2011
Got to say Jake loved what you did today at the artworks day! Thanks and I'll be sure to come see ya live very soon.
posted by Jarrod on July 16, 2009
Full Speed Ahead to Rabbit Hash!
posted by Taser Productions on December 26, 2008
Recently moved to Seattle after having spent most of my 24 years in Cincinnati...on my 25th birthday Nov 29th, I heard you perfrom on Prairie Home Companion...Queen City Rag...and it absolutely MADE my day! Really, brought laughter and tears (of joy) to my eyes. I'd been hearing good things about the band for awhile and it was absolutely perfect timing. You're one of the best things happening in Cincinnati. Over the Rhine (band) is the absolute best thing, but hey, you opened for them! You guys make me proud of my city and so nostalgic! Can't wait to see you live on Saturday at Arnolds. Keep Cincy strong.
posted by Anne Garrett on December 18, 2008
Heard you on Prairie Home, downloaded the album, having a lot of fun with it. My 14-year-old son also enjoys it... guess you're "Dad Rock" now! Oops I mean "Dad bluegrass oldtimey folk".
posted by paul on December 2, 2008
Jake Speed! Oh how I have missed your music over these past years... I can still remember that first cd release and listening to it late at night while I fall asleep. I can't wait to hear more!
posted by Jesse Raake on November 7, 2008
Hello, my name is Zalupenko, I lucky :D
posted by Zalupenko on October 17, 2008
Caught you and the cats Aug 7 on Fountain Square. Great time! I was the guy who clapped when you mentioned you hoped for a BIG change this fall!
posted by Joe Hall on August 8, 2008
posted by H Chrest on February 1, 2008
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If there's anyone who could be called the "Woody Guthrie of Cincinnati," it's folksinger Jake Speed. Speed is again making moves that would do Woody proud. Speed's "songitorials" are weekly songs about current events. Think of it as a singing editorial with a healthy dose of wit and humanity. Each week, Speed will unveil a new song, dealing with different social issues of the day in much the way Guthrie's "Woody Sez" column once did.
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