Disturbed “The Sound of Silence”

Disturbed “The Sound of Silence”

Disturbed “The Sound of Silence”

David Draiman is the perfect voice for this incredible song of pain and frustration. I loved Simon & Garfunkel. I loved their version of their amazing song, however sometimes a new voice can bring new life to someone else’s work. It’s a rainy day where I’m at. This version of “Sound of Silence” is a perfect reflection of the day.  So, here we go folks, the Calamity Politics Jukebox Choice of the Day, Disturbed doing “Sound of Silence.”

Voltaire “God Thinks”

Voltaire “God Thinks”

Voltaire “God Thinks”

Since we are talking about abortion this weekend Kaill McNeill suggested we use Voltaire’s “God Thinks” as the Jukebox Choice of the Day.  Voltaire is a Cuban-American singer-songwriter. This song is about how people use religion to justify their actions and how they make it morph to fit whatever they hate and want to regulate. The lyrics are on the screen.

Goodbye Charlie Watts 1941-2021

Goodbye Charlie Watts

Goodbye Charlie Watts 

The world lost Charlie Watts today. Whew. I’ve been listening to the Stones since the First Millenia. Well, Charlie had a great long life full of unbelievable ups and downs. Hopefully, mostly ups. I saw the Rolling Stones in Portland, Oregon in July of 1966. I saw them the second time late in their careers in Seattle, I think August 1999. These guys are pros. Imagine working with the same dudes for 50 + years.  Goodbye Charlie. You will be missed. I’m broken hearted that you are gone but I’m so glad I got to meet you and your rowdy crew. RIP.

Megadeth “Holy Wars”

Megadeth “Holy Wars”

Megadeth “Holy Wars”

Not only has Megadeth won at least 12 Grammys in their incredible career but they also won the 1993 Genesis Award (It was then the Doris Day Music Award. Given to artist(s) that brings animal rights to an underserved audience.)  for their single,  “Countdown to Extinction.” Today I thought we should have a little noise. So here is the Calamity Politics Juke box Choice of the Day. Mostly, in celebration of leaving Afghanistan. Here is Megadeth doing their incredibly long, incredibly loud masterpiece. I need to give credit to Calamity Politics contributor, Dave Shadrick for this one. So if you like his choice let him know. It’s all about politics, and Megadeth has maintained a very political stance. Enough, here it is, Megadeth “Holy Wars.”

 

Disturbed “Down With The Sickness”

DISTURBED “Down With The Sickness”

DISTURBED “Down With the Sickness”

Well its that time again. Time again for Calamity Juke Box Choice of the Day. Today selection comes from the clown herself. She thought it was time to get serious about child abuse. This is one of the bands earliest and best known songs. You can help. Report abuse. Abuse gets worse, not better. Step up. Make the difference in the life of an abused child.

David Bowie “Space Oddity”

David Bowie “Space Oddity”

The Calamity Politics Jukebox Choice of the Day is from way back, by David Bowie. The tune was chosen by Calamity herself when she saw that great article by William Jones “Billionaires in Space”. So here we go folks, from back in 1972 at the beginning of America’s first awkward but brilliant steps into space flight. As Jeff Bezos gets ready to blast off from somewhere on earth, I thought it might be fun to remind Jeff Bezos that not all flights go as planned.

“Fourth of July” X

“FOURTH OF JULY” X

“Fourth of July”  X

On this long holiday weekend Dave Shadrick from the “The Just Dave Show” suggested we highlight “The Fourth of July” by X.  It’s a bit sad, but it’s supposed to be. So, grab your hankies ladies, here’s the Jukebox Choice of the Day, “The Fourth of July”.

 

Gary B.B. Coleman “The Sky Is Crying”

Gary B.B. Coleman “The Sky Is Crying”

Gary B.B. Coleman “The Sky Is Crying”

The Calamity Juke Box Choice of the Day is Gary B.B. Coleman’s version of “The Sky Is Crying.” Calamity chose this because it is one of the saddest songs she could think of . Why, is Calamity sad? Calamity is broken hearted because half of the U.S. Senate doesn’t believe every American citizen should have easy access to the voting booth.  Shame on Mitch McConnell.