Sunday, October 01, 2006

Daily Dose of Shrill

There's probably no one more shrill than Ed Hamell of Hamell on Trial, whose most recent album Songs for Parents Who Enjoy Drugs, is, while shrill, also a kind of sweet rumination about the difficulties of raising a kid when you have a sordid and a national sordid national presence. The song Values addresses the difficulties of teaching your children morality in the Busha era, and there's also a naughty song about Ann Coulter which very shrilly addresses just how debased our political discourse has become, and not because of foul mouthed bloggers or one-man acoustic punk shows.

Here's a free legal download of the song Inquiring Minds.

Here's a video of a performance of a different tune from a local club in Philly.

Remember, kids, support shrillness in all of its forms because only shrillness can save America.