"Rock and roll is all about sticking it to THE MAN."
- someone, probably from the '60s.
I haven't been blogging much lately because THE MAN has been keeping me down. You know THE MAN, the people of authority who make your life miserable. THE MAN (my lesbian landlords) wants the rent. THE MAN (my Indian boss) wants data. The corporate MAN is driving up my oil bills so he can buy another yacht. The political MAN is trying to suppress the working class, per usual, and taxing the bejesus out of me.
Fuck THE MAN!
The broadcasters bought off the FCC
Big oil's got the EPA
Halliburton Halliburton Halliburton Halliburton
What else do you have to say
Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch, Fats Kaplin - Everybody’s Working for the Man Again.mp3
Buy: You Can't Save Everybody (2005)
So fuck the FCC
Fuck the FBI
Fuck the CIA
Livin’ in the motherfuckin’ USA
Steve Earle - F the CC.mp3
Buy: The Revolution Starts...Now (2004)
What do you mean, I couldn't be president of the United States of America?
Tell me something, it's still "We the people," right?
Megadeth - Peace Sells.mp3
Buy: Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? (1986)
Negotiation's just no fun
And it don't serve our interests none
Gonna turn up the heat till it comes to a boil
So we can go get that Arab oil
James McMurtry - God Bless America.mp3
Buy: Just Us Kids (2008)
McMurtry is the master of the modern protest song. From the brilliant Childish Things.