Songitorials for May 20065.31.06
The Time is Right
A teacherís heartfelt farewell to a class of seniors.
Everybody Wants to Burn
A look at the hypocrisy of book-burning Ė inspired by the DaVinci Code movie.
Jose, Can't You See?
Narrative about two friends who get arrested for lipsynching and singing the national anthem in Spanish.
Pumped Up as Folk
A steroid-using folk singerís lament about not getting equal press as baseball players for his addiction to enhancement drugs.
A plea to help rid Darfur of genocide.
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