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Son Records: Kinky Friedman...
April 18, 2011 - Ray Eckenrode
Son Records: A weeklong look at portrayals and images of Jesus Christ in popular music
“They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore,” Kinky Friedman
Whether you think of him as an outlaw Woody Allen or the Jewish Will Rogers, Kinky Friedman is a force to be reckoned with (heck, he got 12 percent of the vote in the last Texas gubernatorial election). Friedman’s never been afraid to offend (although this song is playful rather than disrespectful) or dismantle stereotypes with tongue firmly in cheek.
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0ZMj5RksbE (cut and paste this URL or click on the link at right)
Tomorrow: Kris Kristofferson
Special bonus: For 15 Minutes’ Jewish friends (you know who you are) preparing for Seder tonight, click the link at right for a great live version of The Hooters recounting the story of Exodus in “All You Zombies.”
Kinky being Kinky.