Songitorials for January 20061.29.06
Across the Border
A comparison between two workers: one is Mexican and longs to find a great factory job in America; the other is American who just lost his factory job because his plant moved to Mexico.
Creepin' 'Round Your Door
One potential outcome if the NSA’s wire-tapping gets out of control.
Uncle Sam Comes A-Knocking
An attack on eminent domain.
A mournful look at life as a West Virginia miner from the viewpoint of the sole surviving miner of the recent tragedy.
A penniless entrepreneur pays off his energy bill by naming his first born son “Cinergy* Bill.” *Cinergy is the name of Cincinnati’s electric company.
Magic City Hall
A Cuz'n Jake tune about the candidates running for Cincinnati's City Council.
The Bockfest Song
A song about Cincinnati's most eccentric parade and fest, Bockfest.
All Roads Lead to Cincinnati
A Cincinnati love song with Tracy Walker
The World Will Come Clean
A dream of hope for the New Year.
Footprints in the Snow
A tribute to James Kim, the father who gave his life to save his family.
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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.
by Mike Breen, Citybeat