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Controversy 101: Raunch & Blasphemy

Controversy 101: Raunch & Blasphemy

(Duplicated CD)
  • By Eskit
  • Release 16/07/2008
  • Music Genre Folk
  • Media Format CD
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First off, please be advised that you will be able to purchase individual songs on iTunes in just a few weeks. Secondly, I should point out that the only constant in this album is controversy. There are many topics and many styles. Here are some of the different styles that you'll come across: Hillbilly - #10, #30, #31 Blues - #16 Klezmer - #17, #22 Musical Theater - #8 Folk - #5, #6 Goth - #18 Hip Hop - #11 Gospel - #28 Classical (Baroque) - #33 Classical (Romantic) - #1 Classical (Modern) - #26 Disco - #12 Art Song - #29 Salsa - #32 Eskit - All the rest Now this is really three albums in one, with three distinct categories: a)raunch b)political blasphemy c)religious blasphemy. And while raunch is fairly identifiable, blasphemy is totally in the eye of the beholder. I'm fairly certain that right-wing fundamentalists will find most of the material offensive, whereas rational curmudgeons might be less disposed to palpitations. Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately), there are very few subjects that can arouse a proper snit. Two of these subjects are race and religion, and so I have endeavored to introduce a sampling of each, on the off chance that I can provide something to offend everyone. (I'm assuming that sex and four-letter-words have lost the power to shock - or even raise an eyebrow). Here is a list of the songs that threaten to be the most problematic: #8. Crazy God - I'm sorry, but the God of the Old Testament is a stark raving lunatic. Might as well tell it like it is. #11. Too Many Honkies - Honkies is a generally offensive term, so I use it to identify a generally offensive group of people - the political and economic elite. #12. Hookah Dance - It is said that enjoyment of the hookah is often accompanied by a lack of interest in the subjugation and control of other people. This would seem to be an argument in favor of the hookah. #13. 'In Defense Of Congress' - If you believe that Congress is a force for good in this world, then you will not enjoy this spoken satire. I wrote it after hearing a memorial show about George Carlin, and was inspired to copy his cynicism. (Unfortunately, the CD Baby clip runs out before I get to the part about the fake feminism of Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton.) #14. 9/11: Investigate - I don't know why it's controversial to call for an honest and thorough investigation of 9/11, but it is. After squandering an astronomical, incomprehensible amount on national defense, we have a right to know why we didn't get any. #16. Lyin' Bitch (Song For Hillary) - Hey, don't blame me. I'm not the bitch who lied. That would be Hillary. NAFTA-loving, HMO-defending, War-voting Hillary. #18. McCain In Hell - What makes McCain so evil is that he pretends he's not. This is a song about demonic horror, and McCain's obsession with the military is (and will be) a horror to millions of people around the world. #21. 'Here Come The Mormons' - Through their political choices, Mormons try to force their religious values on us all - whether we like it or not. Therefore I have no regrets about laughing at their true history. I'm sorry, but it's amazingly stupid. #22. Attack On Norm Coleman (1:27) - That's SENATOR Norm Coleman to you. Senator from Minnesota. Homeboy from Screw-You City. Educated in Smarmytown. Current resident of Hypocrite-On-The-Hill (a suburb of Sellout Junction). #23. Obama? - This song is not as pessimistic as it seems. The theme - that 'things never seem to change' - is not a statement about America and our possibilities for a better future. It only suggests that Obama will be irrelevant to that brighter future. (And the question mark in the title let's me off the hook in case, as millions of decent people are hoping, Obama manages to transcend all his corporate advisors and becomes an agent of change.) #25. Attack On Prudes - This was originally written in 1986 to mock the Supreme Court decision that upheld sodomy laws in Georgia. These laws were contested following the imprisonment of a gay couple for having unapproved sex in the privacy of their own home. Since then, the Supreme Court has changed it's mind, but many right-wingers have not. #26. Rednecks! - Now I don't mind the salt-of-the-earth being uninformed about their political leaders. But I expect them to kick some butt once they discover that they've been swindled, lied to, and taken for a ride. #28. Send Me A Sign - If God wants me to take Him seriously, then here's how: send me a sign! #29. Songbird - So John McCain's a hero? Yeh - right. He's never done anything that threatened his career, or his wife's wealth, or - in the case of the Hanoi Hilton - his personal comfort. That's right - McCain was a songbird! #32. Uribe Es Clon- I suppose I should avoid criticizing leaders of countries that are not my own, but Uribe - the President of Colombia who feasts on your tax dollars - is such a world-class suck-up that he deserves a tweaking. For a rough translation of the Spanish, see my website - in another week or two. (And I did the best I could - using both a Spanish word dictionary and a Spanish rhyming dictionary.)

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Artist: Eskit
Title: Controversy 101: Raunch & Blasphemy
Genre: Folk
Attributes: Duplicated CD
Release Date: 16/07/2008
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 634479848087

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