Songitorials for July 20067.20.06
Praying for Rain
An address to the "fires" all over the world, especially in Lebanon, Israel, and Iraq.
Woody Guthrie Blues
In honor of Woody Guthrie's birthday (July 14th), I thought I'd write a song about how much we all miss him and his music.
There is a racist barber right down in my neighborhood
Is it Time to Cut and Run?
A series of questions about whether or not US troops should remain in Iraq
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