Sunday, September 04, 2016

Son of W.A.Y. parody: There Is Just No Money (The Ballad of East St. Louis)

  • There Is Just No Money (The Ballad of East St. Louis)
    • Parody of "Crazy 'Bout An Automobile" by Ry Cooder
    • African-American ensemble recommended. (ESL, IL is ~98% African-American.)
  • Music video ideas:
    • Music video should be a montage of pictures and videos of East St. Louis: 
      • a few landmarks, 
      • ...but mostly the deteriorating condition of the city: 
        • distressed, abandoned buildings, 
        • leaking water / sewage pipes and/or broken streets, 
        • crime scene footage,
        • ...and anything to indicate the run-down condition of the cash-strapped town on the wrong side of the Mississippi.
  • Lyric ideas:
    • The occurrence "...nothin' but rubber heels" should be replaced with "...there is just no money."

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