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SHUT UP! Your Government Shutdown Playlist
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The writers of this blog are not music critics, and they don't consider a second (or third, fourth or fifth) mortgage to be a perfectly reasonable course of action to pay for front-row tickets, but despite being a whole lot more middle aged than they were when they first put \x34Born in the U.S.A.\x34 or \x34The River\x34 down on the turntable, still feels like Bruce has something -- OK, a lot of things -- to say about our country and the way we live our lives, things that not a lot of other artists are saying. And whether he's talking about the knife that can cut this pain from your heart, the house that's waiting for you to walk in or what that flag flying over the courthouse means, he's nailing down feelings that are so universal that they can raise your spirits and break your heart at the same time. Plus, let¹s face it, the man rocks.
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By Pete Chianca
Oct. 1, 2013 11:15 a.m.



Well, we finally really did it. YOU MANIACS! YOU BLEW IT UP! OH, DAMN YOU! GODDAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!

Fast Tube

Fast Tube by Casper


Will the last person out of the government please shut out the lights?

Will the last person out of the government please shut out the lights?



OK, maybe that’s a slight overreaction. But while we might not quite have a Planet of the Apes moment on our hands, the government shutdown is certainly not a good thing — for instance, we can’t access the Panda Cam. Oh, and we have incontrovertible evidence of our goverment’s total dysfunction along with a complete breakdown of the legislative process. But mostly, the panda!

So what can you do, especially if you’re a non-essential government worker? Best to just sit yourself down in front of the blank screen where the Panda Cam used to be and listen to our Government Shutdown Playlist. It won’t put you back to work, but it probably won’t make things any worse either. (Full Spotify playlist here.)

Shut Down, The Beach Boys

Shut Out The Light, Bruce Springsteen

Baby, Let Me Follow You Down, Bob Dylan

Fast Tube

Fast Tube by Casper


Shut ‘Em Down, Gil Scott Heron

Down Under, Men At Work

Sunday Morning Coming Down, Johnny Cash

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Fast Tube by Casper


Breaking Down, Florence + The Machine

Burning Down the House, Talking Heads

Out of Work, Gary U.S. Bonds

Look Down, from Les Miserables

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Fast Tube by Casper


Shut Up and Kiss Me, Mary Chapin Carpenter

You’ll Be Comin’ Down, Bruce Springsteen

Stop Breaking Down, Rolling Stones

Down in a Hole, Jason Isbell

Shakedown, Bob Seger

Shut Us Down, Camper Van Beethoven

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Fast Tube by Casper


Don’t Shut ‘Em Down, Flogging Molly

You Bowed Down, Elvis Costello

I’m Not Down, The Clash

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Fast Tube by Casper


 

 

 

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