Thursday, July 05, 2007

U to the S to the A (or up the A as some might have it):

"We just cancelled our membership to your station," the smugly irate caller stated. "Way, way too liberal." This while that known pinko prevert subversive Albert Brooks was playing. Hmf. It almost feels good to be controversial. Then again, I'm in no mood to be the Alan Berg of the oughts. Or the Barry Champlain, for that matter. Much as I'd like to imagine myself as a wild-eyed, stiff-backed crusader for free speech, I must admit the motherfucker scared me off of playing Allen Ginsberg telling America "go fuck yourself with your atom bomb." Yep, Mr. Bravery, that's me. Anyway, here's my July 4th special in summary...

WOW & FLUTTER, EPISODE #000030 (JULY 4, 2007):

1. "Hungry Freaks, Daddy" - the Mothers of Invention
2. "America is Waiting" - David Byrne/Brian Eno
3. "The American Metaphysical Circus" - the United States of America
4. "U.S. 80s-90s" - the Fall
5. "I'm So Bored With the U.S.A." - the Clash
6. "Rocket U.S.A." - the Fleshtones w/ Alan Vega
7. "God Bless America" - Joan of Arc
8. "That's America" - Bruce McCulloch
9. "American Flag" - Cat Power
10. "Surfin' U.S.A." - French, Frith, Thompson and Kaiser
11. "Back in the U.S.A." - New York Dolls
12. "LA, CA, USA" - Stereo Total
13. "The American Pageant" (excerpt) - the Firesign Theatre
14. "The Ugly American" - Big Black
15. "Shop for America" - Bratmobile
16. "American Squirm" - Nick Lowe
17. "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream" - Bob Dylan
18. "U.S.S.A." - Butthole Surfers
19. "America" - Robyn Hitchcock
20. "Rewriting the National Anthem" - Albert Brooks
21. "White House" - the American Analog Set
22. "The Body of an American" - the Pogues
23. "The American in Me" - the Avengers
24. "Stone Deaf in the USA" - Motörhead
25. "U.S. Knitting" - Momus
26. "Cheeseburger" - Gang of Four
27. "A Spoken-Word Poem for America" - Neal Pollack and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts
28. "Crawling to the U.S.A." - Elvis Costello
29. "Stars and Stripes Forever" - Matmos
30. "L'America" - the Doors
31. "Help Save The Youth Of America" - Billy Bragg
32. "America" - John Fahey

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