Musings on problematic seasonal radio

Being moderately annoyed by some very minor problems of the day, I took a break and turned on the radio. Got so disgusted by the Congress, the pseudo-sanctimonious pseudo-religious music and the other bullshite that I asked Alexa to play The Dead Kennedys.

They hold up surprisingly well.

Now I’m waiting to see if Alexa plays “Too Drunk to F*ck”.


And I’m happy to report that, upon direct request, Alexa played it, although when she announced the title, she bleeped out the final word. 

A bit of history:  When I first picked up my record of it in Bloomfield, back in ‘81, I thought it was odd that Hello Biafra was a baritone and the music seemed inordinately slow for punk rock. Later on, I finally realized it was a 12” single, meant to be played at 45rpm. 
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One of the few silver linings of the Age of Trump is that much of the 1980s punk that I enjoyed in the 1980s is newly relevant for the 20s.  Fear's "Lets Start a War" comes to mind.


Or the Fugs, "I Feel Like Homemade ****."


metaphysician said:

And I’m happy to report that, upon direct request, Alexa played it, although when she announced the title, she bleeped out the final word. 

A bit of history:  When I first picked up my record of it in Bloomfield, back in ‘81, I thought it was odd that Hello Biafra was a baritone and the music seemed inordinately slow for punk rock. Later on, I finally realized it was a 12” single, meant to be played at 45rpm. 
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 You accidentally invented goth.

Also, I read this in December and chuckled and I'm still chuckling at Hello Biafra. Not you, but the concept. I just imagine Jello Biafra sitting down waving at everyone.


ridski said:

metaphysician said:

And I’m happy to report that, upon direct request, Alexa played it, although when she announced the title, she bleeped out the final word. 

A bit of history:  When I first picked up my record of it in Bloomfield, back in ‘81, I thought it was odd that Hello Biafra was a baritone and the music seemed inordinately slow for punk rock. Later on, I finally realized it was a 12” single, meant to be played at 45rpm. 
confused

 You accidentally invented goth.

Also, I read this in December and chuckled and I'm still chuckling at Hello Biafra. Not you, but the concept. I just imagine Jello Biafra sitting down waving at everyone.

 Makes you want to start a Dead Kennedys tribute band just to use that name. 




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