Saturday, May 15, 2010


Once again, the Friendly Persuasion show has featured yours truly. Yesterday's show featured a sneak preview of an epic RIAA project called "USA" that, when completed, will be (yikes) 4 hours long.

"Worker's Weekend" is an 18-minute visit to someplace like Minneapolis on a Saturday night in, say, 1953: midget wrestling, bowling, bingo, ventriloquism, tiki bars, freak shows, going to the polka dance, and, eventually, finding true love.

Features bits of Tony Bennett, Wilco, Groucho Marx, Fatboy Slim, Kobe Bryant, The Tom Tom Club, The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, The Boston Typewriter Orchestra, "The Charleston," The Germs, Yma Sumac, Lemon Jelly, Ernest Borgnine, and lots of scratchy old thrift-store records