fjb, local currency: solo 1992-1998 (fayettenam)

the human hearts, civics (tight ship)

the human hearts on myspace

nothing painted blue, taste the flavor (shrimper)

info on older band and solo work; I have no idea who compiled the scarily complete discographies


[51-52] we like the boom

If you haven't already seen it, here's Bocephus at a Palin rally a couple of days ago. Not as snappy as "I Like Ike," is it? 2nd verse repeats, more or less. the Clinton/CRA-caused-the-crisis canard, already debunked. Signs that Hank isn't trying real hard include terrible syllable-stuffing in line 2: "The left-wing liberal media/have always been a real close-knit family." (Why not just "are a close-knit family"? The sense that this is a long-standing situation is lost, I guess, but the short version is more, um, impactful" and the weak-ass chorus: "John and Sarah tell you just what they think/They're not gonna blink/And they don't have radical friends to whom their careers are linked." "With whom their careers are linked?" C'mon. Song also invokes Hank I, who, as we speak, is probably trying to digitally erase himself from this.

Equal time: Lady Tigra, all grown up from L'Trimm days, performing "First Black, First Lady," which is not, as the vid might lead you to suspect, a comment on her own presence at Spaceland.