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March 11, 2011 / John Sieger

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On Saturday I will be visiting America’s current #1 tourist attraction, Madison, Wisconsin. This town has it all—an indoor zoo where rogue elephants are on a constant rampage and an angry mob of villagers calling for Scott Frankenstein’s head. You can’t miss out on that kind of fun, so tonight we paint signs and tomorrow, after a stop at Cranky Al’s to pick up a load of Donuts For Democracy, (he is do-nating them) we’re on the road. Three of us are going, but the two you really don’t want to mess with are my wife Linsey and her Aunt Dee Dee. We will bring the heat, Milwaukee style. Anger is close to a worthless emotion—it’s been making me feel physically and mentally ill for a couple days now. I need an outlet or it’s swallow now, explode later. If I couldn’t go to Madison, I could always vent musically—there are a couple songs of mine that allow me to blow off steam, including today’s romp. This song is angry, at least musically. It’s as close as I get to Neil Young. Not the folksy gentle balladeer, but the cranked out, take-no-prisoners, too-busy-rockin’-to-tune Neil we all love. It was written and recorded about fifteen years ago in Nashville and has a lot of slop, some good, some bad. I promise a better version in the future, but I don’t know if I can promise a more hostile sounding take.

© 2011 John Sieger


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