Two weeks before the election, AlgoRhythms waxes political with a link to a lovely little ditty recorded by Rickie Lee Jones, Tom Maxwell and Ken Mosher (with Andy Paley producing). “Have You Had Enough” bops along like the Squirrel Nut Zippers (whose own song “Hell” is an apt sountrack for the last six years, come to think of it), a call-and-response swing skat unlike anything heard in protest music for many moons.
This tune’s been out since August, but here’s some up to the minute news related to the song:
Me, Kenny and Rickie Lee are going on a three day bus tour November 2-4 with Ned Lamont, performing “Have You Had Enough.”
I’m pumped. Howie’s already told the BBC, but I wanted y’all to know.
Ned Lamont beat Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary, now he’s facing an uphill battle in the general election against … Joe Lieberman. The Nutbag from the Nutmeg state is, in my opinion, the biggest tool in the history of politics. George W. Bush couldn’t have won without him in 2000, and he’s embarassed himself consistently over the years since the Supreme Court coronation with his boot-licking, cowardly fawning.
If there is a God, please make Joe lose so he can assume his rightful place as a member of W’s lame duck cabinet – how’s Minister of Information sound?
Don’t forget to vote November 7, wherever you live. To paraphrase the RNC’s recruiting film for al Qaeda, the stakes are high.
Addendum 11/6: This is why we need MP3 liner notes. Ken and Tom ARE from the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Hence the uncanny resemblance – DUH.