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13 Responses to “Five Star Fridays: Agitator Playlist, Track 5”
Interesting story in today’s National Post (a Canadian newspaper) about cops in Ottawa who allegedly abused a woman in police custody and left her naked in a cell.
The story includes this paragraph:
“As much as people still call police, and rightfully trust them, in a crisis, there is a growing sense among law-and-order types that police really aren’t on their side — that they’re just another self-interested public-sector union, albeit more heavily armed. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who’s as cartoonish a cop-lover as you’ll find, has discovered that cutting police complements, salaries and perquisites might be a pretty easy sell.”
Nothing to say except that this is my current ringtone, part of a rotation I haven’t changed in years; it also features The Clash’s (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais, The Sex Pistols’ Anarchy in The U.K., 10cc’s Rubber Bullets, Dre and Snoop’s Still Dre and Nuthin’ But A G Thang, Tupac’s Starin’ Through My Rear View and Bury Me A G, The Pretenders’ Precious and Brass in Pocket, Elvis Costello’s (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes and Welcome To The Working Week , The Replacements’ I’ll Be You, The Spinners’ They Just Can’t Stop It (The Games People Play), Gram Parsons’ Return of the Grievous Angel, Patsy Cline’s I Fall to Pieces, and Merle Haggard’s Mama Tried. Yeah, kinda heavy on the nostalgia, but it works for me; not necessarily my favorite songs, but songs I love that are easily trimmed to a catchy snippet with a memorable line or five of the lyrics, which is all I can ask of a ringtone.
Ehhh not one of my favorites on the album, which is one of my favorites – I’ve always loved the first five tunes, the one about monty cliff, wrong em boyo, death or glory, card cheat, a few others but i tend to skip over paul simonon. the sentiment rings true though. brian fallon’s cover of lost in the supermarket beats this one imo