Day 20- A song that you listen to when you're angry – "Conservative Christian"

Day 20 – A song that you listen to when you’re angry – “Conservative Christian”

When I’m angry, it is more than likely something to do with pig-headedness, religion, politics, or some combination of the three. This brilliant Todd Snider song gives me some perspective by making fun of both extreme stereotypes (extreme right and left): it definitely makes me laugh, and (usually) helps pull me out of the funk. My favorite line, referring to us “lefties”: “We who have nothing, and most likely will till / we all end up locked up in jail / by conservative christian right-wing Republican straight white American males.” Some times it feels like that, for sure. If you’re not familiar with this tune, definitely have a listen — I think you’ll enjoy it, whatever your political persuasion!

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About russellwriter

Rob Russell is a dad, husband, writer, musician, educator, comic book reader, bad solderer, pop culture junky, trivia buff and student of everything cool and uncool. His favorite records are Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and, currently, The Best of Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years. His favorite comic books are Kurt Busiek's Astro City and Neil Gaiman's Sandman. His favorite literary novels are Gabrial Garcia Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude and William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. His favorite genre novels are John Scalzi's Red Shirts, M.R. Carrey's The Girl with All the Gifts, and Dan Simmons' Drood. His favorite movie is Goodfellas. His favorite hobby, besides everything, is writing about himself and his favorite things in the third person.

Posted on April 25, 2011, in 30 Songs, Pop Culture, Rock and Roll. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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