Songitorials for March 20063.29.06
It's Hard To Be Red
A celebration of spring, sunburns, and redheads through the ages.
The Game is on the Line
A response to brewing civil war in Iraq using the context of college basketball’s March Madness.
Black Oil On Tap
An allegory about an Irish pub that invades another Irish pub on St. Patrick’s Day because they’re all out of Guiness.
Giving Up Lent
A man’s quest to give up Lent for Lent.
When the Saints Return
A hopeful ballad about the return of New Orleans.
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