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{"playlist":[{"title":"The Troglodytes","artist_name":"by Des Pickard: Well the troglodytes return to the foundation. And the gottaberights concerned with nothing so much as miscegenation between that nation and themselves, and perturbations in the bedrock that nobody delves like the Troglodytes. Some of the foreigners like that fundamentalism, and we have got an Enlightenment they can see is better, yeah, but so far it isn't, between those prisoners in their Bays, and the decision \"rob or bomb them right back to the days of the Troglodytes.\" We'll we've gotta be fighting 'em there or be fighting 'em here - the very thought that we're writing their recruitement flyers for 'em faster than they can dissappear and could be trading brawn for brains might just require associating with the indigenous strains. So the Troglodytes are following a vision - we maybe oughtta invite them into a life we'd share with them but that'd mean religion and individualism balks - it will be stygian in the ... it will be dark in the place one finally talks to the Troglodytes (feat. 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After I shot Adolf Hitler, I would look on him with pity, like any stupid animal I\u2019d needed to put down: if in a froth of rage and spittle, or a dog\u2019s peculiar dignity of shattered silent pining (at the red spot on his shiny coat of brown), or maybe whining for the meals he\u2019d meant to guzzle at each lent unmuzzled opportunity. And after I shot Adolf Hitler I would make sure to remind myself he\u2019s on my list of people not to be. After I got Congress to subject to law our last few sitting Presidents I would protest their execution \u2018cos it\u2019s wrong. For had we not less monstrous means whereby to stop them from committing these crimes against humanity, and time enough, and hadn\u2019t we all along? And what\u2019ve they ever done but everything we let 'em? So it\u2019s all of us that treasure being Free - and after I shot Adolf Hitler I would look on him with pity but he's on my list of people not to be. After I've shot each last one of you at [name of venue] here tonight, I'd take my semiautomatic and I'd turn it on myself. And don't be shocked, I'm just funnin' you, the guitar case of mine right there would need some kind of makeover to fit a retooled AK47 and I'm just kiddin and the point is I'd get mine as well cos I can tell you're quite as swell as me - and after we shot Adolf Hitler we would make sure to remind ourselves he's on our list of people not to be. Some lists are expanding, about six million younguns give or take a couple million if it rains - the divine right of kings, the time it makes them run on justifies the destination of the trains, and it's an annual hunger ha ha holocaust of kids, a belly's like a conscience it is usually empty when it swells. Thing about Nazis is - the thing about them Nazis is they're only ever anybody else. After I shot Adolf Hitler in a pleasant power fantasy I got to ____ing Heidi Klum and Marilyn Monroe and then I washed up a little and I got out a fresh handkerchief for more this evening after we've enjoyed my masterpieces and gone home - and Santyana reasons that can cause the blindness of the kind outdoes the crimes of history - but after I've shot Adolf Hitler I might make sure to remind myself he's on my list of people not to be - that he's on my list of people not to be (it's nice to have one) - that he's on my list of people not to be (I'll get to it someday) - on my list of people not to be. (feat. Chris Butler)","audio_file":"https:\/\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/01\/05-Hitler.mp3","poster_image":"https:\/\/i2.wp.com\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/01\/Hitler.gif?fit=600%2C592&ssl=1","duration":"4:43","playlistid":"playlistid-1"},{"title":"Freezerburn","artist_name":"Des Pickard: Why save the planet? There's so little left and you're not full now. You can ziploc, saran it, we've tasted the best of it anyhow! it goes bad for all your fanaticism can do and you've both of you started to turn. Freezerburn. Here comes the rapture, we're taken up bodily, hors d'oeuvres, chauffeurs, and it's just like you've snapped you're upset that we've gotta leave those left overs - your new bag that you're wrapped up in has room for you, do they have the time, do they, to learn? Freezerburn. That whole saving the planet to save it's been tried by the Guy with the bagels and lox - did you think about thinking outside of the box? There are some of us thinking outside of the box. And if that's only trickledown isn't it better than all of us down on our knees to your deep freeze, to your deep freeze, to your deep deep freeze? Some say the planet will end in desire and some from hate: as you with the vanity to aim for higher just demonstrate. You're all mad, if humanity has to expire it's unlimited by our concern: we can freeze or burn. ","audio_file":"https:\/\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/01\/02-Freezerburn-03-14-09.mp3","poster_image":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/01\/Freezerburn.gif?fit=273%2C273&ssl=1","duration":"3:37","playlistid":"playlistid-1"},{"title":"Manhattan","artist_name":"Des Pickard: My folks are ready to go down with Manhattan like a good captain should plan to do at sea. And I to go after, in the camps we'll be kept in, with the Lefties and the Arabs and American democracy. And though the chance is slimming that this won't happen in the next decade or two, what comforts me, is if I stand up in (and to) America, then win or lose American democracy, American democracy, I won't need to outlive American democracy. Each year I go and say farewell to Manhattan in the first week of September, just in case. I see my folks, I take the boat out to Staten, see the old Mayflower Madam, and we never leave blast radius. We see the goods, we like to think they're well gotten as she proudly flaunts an ice cream cone at me. And she will mean more than (and to) America, or when we lose American democracy, American democracy, I won't need to outlive American democracy. Well, you can lie awake defending Manhattan as we tell our troops they're doing where it's day: defend her from the state we're putting Baghdad in and of half the world we've garrisoned to keep the other half at bay. Kill all the ___ing cowards, said General Patton and what a pack of winners we turned out to be: Land of the free, home of the free, moment of the free. Please join me now in saying a prayer for Manhattan - and my parents, right? - and these United States. Like any prayer it's not much more than just chattin' - doesn't mean I've thrown my hat in more than any of you reprobates. Democracy would mean that we were the captain and a captain don't desert his ship at sea. So whatever more you do, please join me in this prayer for (and to) American democracy - I don't need to outlive American democracy, and I don't mean to outlive American democracy. ","audio_file":"https:\/\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/01\/25-Manhattan-02-15-08.mp3","poster_image":"https:\/\/i1.wp.com\/despicablemusic.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/01\/Manhattan.gif?fit=775%2C738&ssl=1","duration":"4:21","playlistid":"playlistid-1"}]}

… Despicable? Political tunes should make you angry: at life, at yourself or at the songs which will in thenceforth in consequence be spread in your every unwitting word and deed.  As we say at DP.O,Love Des Pickard – hate yourself!!!” Des is me.

“.org?” Talent is nothing to be proud of, neither is loving to be sold. Political songs should include both.  I’ve sworn a mighty, redundant oath never to make a penny off these songs (excluding free beers) and I request, if they merit payment, that you consider acting on anything in them that’s worth repeat listens. Non-violently, please, and self-education counts*.  Suggested donation: 1 soul It’s all we ask.

Music is about passions. Mine include Noam Chomsky, Christopher Lasch, Simone Weil and Karen Amrstrong with some Chris Hedges thrown in.  Yours are fine too!  * You might check out therealnews.com, counterpunch.org and democracynow.org, or try googling variations on “activists arrested [my town].”

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