Song of the Day, January 5: Kill the Messenger by John Wesley Harding

WesKillMsgrToday’s song kicks off John Wesley Harding’s finest album. Why We Fight is a wonderful cycle of songs about human conflict, leavened by Wes’ wit and fundamental sense of hope. Kill the Messenger opens the proceedings with a smart look at the ways we punish those who tell the truth. Even the person delivering news of the messenger’s fate winds up on the wrong end of this equation. With a rollicking alt-folk musical setting, the song blends irony and sincerity in a disarmingly bouncy package.

Enjoy this wonderful song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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