January 06, 2004
Beer and Presidential Choices (Tuesday Tunes)

The United States presidential campaign is in full swing, the theme of "Christ For President," if not its literal interpretation, seems to be appropriate. This version is by Wilco (mp3 link), from their April 4, 1999 show. and was originally released on Mermaid Avenue, their collaboration with Billy Bragg and the departed, yet still timely voice of Woody Guthrie.

"We don't like gambling or chasing women, but we love our Lord and Pabst Blue Ribbon." The second song this week always makes me smile, "Drinking Beer For Jesus," (mp3 link) by Deral Fenderson, underappreciated musical genius of our time (and self-proclaimed "cooler than Graham Smith" of Kleenex Girl Wonder). For more beer songs, try this Russian site I found while Googling Mr. Fenderson (now there's the name for a teen comedy): Beer Songs In RealAudio and MP3.

Posted by david on January 06, 2004
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did you catch my link to mcsweeney, where pat robertson urges to vote against christ for his un-masrican, and unchristian views...

Posted by: mike on January 6, 2004 03:12 PM

I did catch that at McSweeney's, and it didn't disappoint.

Posted by: david on January 6, 2004 04:32 PM

Drinking beer for Jesus! Great song!
I love Deral Fenderson - come back to reality!

Posted by: Dfactor on January 7, 2004 10:51 AM

Yeah, where did Deral go?

And thanks for the link to my "interview", Dave!

Posted by: Alex UK on January 14, 2004 02:57 PM
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