Saturday, January 30, 2010

Episode 9 | "I'm Not the Devil, Just a Dude"

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

"Who Stole the Marker From the Grave of Bonnie Parker?" Gene Summers
"Seven Nation Army," The Oak Ridge Boys

Lucius Tate is feeling generous

"Bargain Basement Dress," Loretta Lynn
"She's Got No Hair," Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
"Yodeling Robot," Ed Sanders
"Lonely Coming Down," Dolly Parton

Elvis has fun with his mouth

"Polk Salad Annie," Elvis Presley
"The Weight," Jackie DeShannon
"Two Cigarettes in an Ashtray," Patsy Cline
"You Belong to Me," The Duprees

Judy Garland chisels out a halo

"Flirted With You All My Life," Vic Chesnutt

Peter Finch's purrs & prophecies (the medium is the maestro)

"You Already Love Me," Toby Keith
"So You Want to Be an Indian," Marty Stuart
"Kaw-Liga," Rusty & Doug Kershaw
"My Quadroon," Jerry Lee Lewis

Johnny Cash, philosopher and seeker

"Come on Joe," George Strait
"I Got Loaded," Los Lobos
"I'm a Man," Bo Diddley
"A Knife and a Fork," Kip Anderson

Queen Bee, citizen of the world

"Stackolee," Samuel L. Jackson

Gertrude Stein on repetition, being, variation, repetition

"Hillbilly Wolf," Link Wray
"Sing Me Back Home," Keith Richards
"Think It Over," Jimmy Donley

Tuesday, January 12, 2010