Afghanistan: hollow log edition

The public doesn't want this war. We who don't outnumber the ones that are going along with a bad decision. Whose land is it, anyway? Arlo Guthrie's dad, Woody, had the answer and penned a song you all know. But what's great about this performance is that when Arlo looked around him he realized his grand daughters had joined him on the stage with daughter Sarah Lee and her spouse Johnny and son Abe was on keyboard. Which prompted him to stop halfway through and tell a story he attributed to his dad:

More like this

Next month, the family Pharmboy is headed down to Beluthahatchee, Florida, to help celebrate the 90th birthday of famed human rights legend, Stetson Kennedy, the subject of some Woody Guthrie lyrics put to music by Billy Bragg and Wilco. Among ScienceBloggers, I've learned that Janet and Steinn…
First day of a new year. First day of a new decade. It's dark out. So it's important to keep even a small light on in Times Like These: Lyrics for In Times Like These by Arlo Guthrie In times like these, when night surrounds me and I am weary, my heart is worn And the songs they're singing don't…
"American Music," the Violent Femmes "California Stars," Billy Bragg and Wilco "The City of New Orleans," Arlo Guthrie "Song to Woody," Bob Dylan "The Body of an American," the Pogues "Born in the USA," Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band "Fortunate Son," Creedence Clearwater Revival "American…
Labor Day, 2007. Arlo Guthrie and Emmy Lou Harris singing a song written by Arlo's father, Woody Guthrie. On January 29, 1948 a plane, carrying 28 Mexican workers crashed in Los Gatos Canyon near Fresno, California, killing all aboard: The crash resulted in the deaths of four Americans and 28…

Funny story, but today, many of our worst problems will tend to get worse with greater populations - especially if populations in first-world nations increased.