Day of Fireworks

I’m not particularly patriotic. Never have been. Probably comes from being an expatriate for most of my life, but the idea of saluting the flag and all that isn’t my cup of tea. Therefore, instead of the obligatory posting of “July, July” (which you can get at The DIY Rockstar if you need it), here are some songs detailing what we really worship in America. No, it’s not celebrity — I considered that, but I don’t have enough songs. No, I’m going with capitalism. Hail, capitalism! Hail, hail! Yes, I’m a cynic. But you knew that, didn’t you?

[These tracks have been removed. You can contact me if you’d like a copy.]

1. Jonathan Coulton – Ikea.
2. Randy & the Bloody Lovelies – The Money Song.
3. The Mountain Goats – International Small Arms Traffic Blues
4. Peggy Lee – Big Spender (Cy Coleman cover)
5. Wolfsheim – Youth & Greed


  1. James’s avatar

    You really have a fondness for Spenders, huh? ;-)

  2. zara’s avatar

    Hee hee! I was waiting for someone to make a remark about Spender. You win a gold star.

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