Sunday, February 15, 2009
"Tramp the Dirt Down"
Please forgive the indignation from the Way-Back Machine here, but I was listening to Sarah Vowell's The Wordy Shipmates last night (we are true romantics, listening to theocratic history on the drive to Valentine's Day dinner), where Ms Vowell rips Ronald Reagan a new one for a good three tracks. She mentions this song by Elvis Costello, where he hopes to live long enough to dance on Margaret Thatcher's grave. For Vowell, and myself, Reagan is that same monster. He is worse than George Bush, H.W. or W., in that he started all the mess we are in today and is idolized by America's more repugnant citizenry. Enjoy.