Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Dirty Roots Radio Welcomes KINKY FRIEDMAN

Kinky Friedman calls himself the Texas Jewboy. Others have called him the Frank Zappa of country music. He toured with Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue in 1976. His personal brand of country/folk music includes wild humor and always the most biting social commentary.

His most loved songs include "They Ain’t Makin’ Jews like Jesus Anymore", "Get Your Biscuits in the Oven & Your Buns in the Bed", "Asshole from El Paso", "Ride 'Em Jewboy", and "We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to You".

Kinky has written many books, including "What Would Kinky Do: How to Unscrew a Screwed Up World" and "You Can Lead a Politician to Water, but You Can’t Make Him Think".

He's friends with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and visited both of them in the White House.

Kinky recently ran for Governor of Texas and received 12% of the vote, 4th out of 6 candidates. Some of his political philosophies:

I just want Texas to be number one in something other than executions, toll roads and property taxes.

I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.

Musicians can run this state better than politicians. We won't get a lot done in the mornings, but we'll work late and be honest.

The Democrats and Republicans are the same guy admiring themselves in the mirror.

We've got to clear some of the room out of the prisons so we can put the bad guys in there, like the pedophiles and the politicians.

When I'm governor...I'll be the first governor with a listed telephone number.


Here’re some of the Texas Jewboy’s thoughts on religion:

Well, I just said that Jesus and I were both Jewish and that neither of us ever had a job, we never had a home, we never married and we traveled around the countryside irritating people.

William Bennett is my patron saint, one of them. Redd Foxx is another.

Yes, I'm a Judeo-Christian. Jesus and Moses are in my heart, and both of them were independents, by the way.


Kinky on general life philosophy:

A happy childhood is the worst possible preparation for life.

Money may buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail.


And the obligatory commentary on his good friend and fellow Texan Willie Nelson:

If Willie Nelson had been Rosa Parks, there never would have been a civil rights movement in this country, because he refuses to leave the back of the bus.

Kinky Friedman also operates a large animal rescue operation at his ranch in Texas and has his own line of fine cigars.

He'll be giving a rare performance at THE BEST venue for live music in St. Louis, Off Broadway, next Friday, April 29th.

AND HE'LL BE ON DIRTY ROOTS RADIO, LIVE, THIS THURSDAY NIGHT (4/21).


Additionally, I’ll air the interview I recorded with John Doe, of the legendary band X, at Record Store Day last Saturday.

Plus, all of the wild Dirty Roots music you expect!!

I’m anticipating one FREAKY-DEAKY good time on Dirty Roots this week!!

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