Sunday, March 7, 2010

Episode 10 | "Drama Until the Very End"

Welcome to Tony Tost's America. My name is Tony Tost, and this is my America:

"To Beat the Devil," Kris Kristofferson
"I Looked Down the Road (and Wondered)," Sister Rosetta Tharpe

William S. Burrough folds a curse back into itself

"Take My Hand (Precious Lord)," Link Wray
"Singin' in Vietnam Talkin' Blues," Johnny Cash
"Snow Is Falling Everywhere," Yoko Ono

Jerome Rothenberg totally translates himself into a particular ache

"Burma Shave," Roger Miller

Bernadette Mayer scopes out the upcoming revolution

"The Heavenly Airplane," Sons of the Pioneers
"Industrial Boogie," Doctor Ross

Rev. JM Milton sees a beast slouching towards America
John Giorno becomes the demon, becomes the river

"Letters Have No Arms," Ray Price

Kenneth Burke recalls Ezra Pound's address to the sky

"Is She Is, or Is She Ain't," the Charmer (aka Louis Farrakhan)

Kamau Brathwaite descends into the underworld of a thousand dances

"Moonlight and Skies," Jimmie Rodgers

Johnny Cash, while stationed in Germany, professes his undying love to his Vivian

"Funnel of Love," Wanda Jackson
"Blue and Lonesome," Little Walter
"Katie Cruel," Karen Dalton
"Only Black Man in South Dakota," Andre Williams
"Revenooer Man," George Jones

Ajay Lowery quotes Lenin, discusses the teeth protruding from America's hand
CBS news reveals itself to be the modern Herodotus
Laurie Anderson & Julia Heyward are not the pilot

"Diddie Wa Diddie," Blind Blake
"Devil's Train," Hank Williams
"Copperhead Road," Steve Earle
"Jimmie's Blue Heaven," Jimmie Tarlton
"The Junkie & the Juicehead Minus Me," Johnny Cash

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1 comment:

  1. fantastic. good find.

    Check out some more folk music on my blog if you'd like.