Hey, the folks at KCRW invited me to select some songs and play 'em, and not surprisingly, it's heavy on Leonard Cohen:
- Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes
- Lou Reed – Magic & Loss
- Leonard Cohen – Anthem
- Leonard Cohen – Democracy
- Sophie B. Hawkins – We Are One Body
You can find it here. The transcript to the interview is there, for your amusement.
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark proudly proclaims himself a nerd, though he’s left the pocket protector by the wayside for now. Not surprisingly, he steers away from pop in favor of poetry in his music choices. He chooses tracks with themes of transformation – both personal and political– and a love song. Craigslist, which started as a fun side project in Craig's living room, has grown into one of the busiest sites on the internet and he still is active on the site as customer service representative.
I think I shoulda tried to include Kinky Friedman and others.
A prayer from Democracy:
I'm sentimental, if you know what I mean
I love the country but I can't stand the scene.
And I'm neither left or right
I'm just staying home tonight,
getting lost in that hopeless little screen.
But I'm stubborn as those garbage bags
that Time cannot decay,
I'm junk but I'm still holding up
this little wild bouquet:
Democracy is coming …
… to the U.S.A.
I figure this prayer is also prophetic; perhaps a trifle dated as of last November fourth.