Songitorials for September 20069.26.06
Dixieland tune about Cincinnati’s famous female riverboat pirate, Pirate Cone.
The Fall's on its Way
Blues tune merging the idea of the coming of Fall with the U.S.’s inevitable “fall.”
A love song relating a lover's loss to the season's loss of sun
The Dust Ain't Settled Just Yet
A goodbye regret of a parting couple on September 11th.
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