14 Replies to “Jukebox: Friday 13th – Money and War”

      1. Yeah.., Nearly 30 Years Old…,

        VIA Wiki…, History[edit]

        Lives in the Balance was the first album by Browne where overtly political and socially critical songs dominated (three of which were about president Ronald Reagan), although it also included one of his best remembered songs about relationships, the tragic “In the Shape of a Heart”, inspired by his relationship with his first wife. The radio play garnered by “For America” and “In the Shape of a Heart”, and the use of “Lives in the Balance” in the show Miami Vice, gained him many new fans who later went back and discovered Browne’s earlier works.
        The lesser commercial success of the album, according to a Rolling Stone November 1989 article, hardly mattered to Browne: “I like this album as much as any I’ve ever done,” Browne said. “And there’s a certain comfort, a security that I have, talking about something that I feel this strongly about. And whether or not an album succeeds wildly or not, that’s intact.”[1]
        The album was certified as a Gold record in 1986 by the RIAA.[3

  1. I’ve racked these up before, but unfortunately, they aren’t getting old and outdated.

    We sell ’em missiles, We sell ’em tanks; We give ’em credit, You can call the bank; It’s just a business, You can pay us in crude; You love these toys, just go play out your feuds; Got no pride, don’t know whose boots to lick; We act so greedy, makes me sick sick sick

    They’re all rich man’s wars.

  2. I Don’t Ef’ing Care…,
    what the theme. is.., when I am listening to Pandora and Springstreen’s “Backstreets” is playing…., and I check in on The Juke on a Friday nite Valentine’s eve…, you are getting your own dose. Have a Great One !!!! 🙂

    1. Thank you.

      I and my two left feet have been appreciating folk dances for nearly 50 years.
      My wife taught folk dancing since she was 13 and then danced with a semi-professional Yugoslav ensemble for years.

      I’ve seen a lot of fine dancers and dancing, but the Greek Hasapiko is the only dance I know that is both 100% graceful and 100% masculine.
      I’d give my eye teeth (eye dentures?) to be able to dance like that.

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