Things get old timey as we examine the implications and obvious concurrences, nay, eerie synchronicities between today’s economic backlash and da original Great Depression; as odious comparisons are being doodled from every private and nationalized sector in feeble attempts to learn from the mistakes of the past!* Can mankind survive this time* around of nuclear warfare and terroristic YouTube videos? Will our unnamed generation of iPhone carrying latte drinking litigious ADD consumer whores finally be able to dethrone the Greatest Generation with an even Greater Depression? Is that even possible with so many anti-depressants on the market? Only time,* and another World War, will tell.
Hall of the Mountain King – Will Bradley and the Ray McKinley Band
Sixteen Tons – Tennessee Ernie Ford
Brother Can You Spare a Dime? – Dave Brubeck
I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive – Hank Williams
I ain’t Got a Home in This World Anymore- Woody Guthrie
Milk Cow Blues – Johnnie Lee Wills
Walkin’ the Blues – Willie Dixon
I’m a Long Time Traveling Here Below – Almeda Riddle
Hobo Bill’s Last Ride – Jimmie Rogers
Lonesome Valley – Fairfield Four
Help the Poor – B.B. King
Shanty Man’s Life – Dave Von Ronk
Down Came the World – Waylon Jennings
Smoke, Smoke, Smoke – Tex Williams
Slow Down Old World – Willie Nelson
Secret Love – Nicos
Don’t get too excitable. We are talking about depression, after all.
*Time-travelers with prescient information regarding the dark, foreboding, and neatly cobbled road ahead are especially welcome. Bring stock pages.