Archive for July, 2011

Music on Kick Out the Jams for July 31, 2011

Friday, July 29th, 2011

We’re pre-recorded this weekend so I can be sure that what I wrote down is what actually plays. We usually change several pieces of music every week–pieces get removed because we’re out of time (talked too much, or I miscalculated), or because I had a brainstorm on Sunday morning before the show (at home–good, I […]

Music from Kick Out the Jams July 17 and July 24, 2011

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Kick Out the Jams 7 17 2011 Howdido, Woody Guthrie CD: Nursery Days Do Re Me, Bob Dylan  CD: The People Speak soundtrack Pastures of Plenty/This Land is Your Land, Lila Downs CD: La Linea This Land Is Your Land, Bruce Springsteen CD: Live 1975-1985, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Buffalo Skinners, Jim […]

Why I have no need to write fiction

Friday, July 15th, 2011

From the Rock & Rap Confidential mailing list ( Letter to the  Baltimore Sun July 7,  2011 Sen. Benjamin Cardin’s recent letter defending Bono and his ONE foundation puts him in direct opposition to President Obama’s appeal for “corporate jet” owners to pay their fair share of tax (“Cardin: ONE Campaign works,” June 27). U2 […]

Last Week on Kick Out the Jams 7 10 11

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Sorry we failed to update the last couple weeks. Send me an email at and I’ll send an update for 6/26 and 7/3 shows.–DM Roadrunner (live), Bo Diddley CD: Bo Diddley’s Beach Party Drive All Night, Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard and Jake Clemens (found material) Roadrunner USA, Joan Jett CD: Hit List Swallows of […]

Jimmy Cliff: “Let us send a message to all the leaders of the world today. Tell them that we the people don’t want another Vietnam in Afghanistan!”

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

It’s said that Bob Dylan once called Jimmy Cliff’s “Vietnam” the best protest song he’d ever heard. If he did, there’d be no reason to argue. If he didn’t, he could’ve. At Glastonbury, last month, Cliff changed “Vietnam” (41 years old) into a contemporary song once again by changing the title to “Afghanistan.” As you […]