Friday, March 9, 2012

The clash "clampdown" by GO-GO-STALIN

Thought about what kind of music would match the blog and this is what I found. Reading The Windup Girl by Paolo Baciagalupi and this could almost be a soundtrack for it. Love how it starts: "What are we gonna do now?" And the beginning is pure Strummer.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting idea to pick out music to match your blog! Appreciated your insightful review of Jack London's lesser-known works, also.

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