Thursday, October 06, 2005

JFK Assassination Music

You have to love the Internet. Looking for the "P.T. 109" song this morning, I found a whole site devoted to JFK and assassination-related popular culture, including a lengthy list of songs about it. There's even a blues album on the subject that was recorded in 1964. Of the songs on the list that were new to me, I would have to recommend Ice Cube's "When Will They Shoot?," which combines a number of themes we have talked about in the course: "They killed JFK in '63/So what the fuck you think they'll do to me?"