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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Rocket Man

During the 1980s and 1990s, Bruce Cockburn quietly was one of our best political songwriters, plus a fine guitarist (have lost track of him since).  His 1997 album Charity of Night was one of the decade's best, and included the timeless lines, "Anyone can die here/ And they do it every day" and "Everything is bullshit/Except the open hand" (Two fine songs here.)   Here's an earlier  tune that's especially timely, re: today's civilian-killing wars and drone strikes and torture.  "If I Had a Rocket Launcher."

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