The Sea U Guesthouse where we are staying on our brief visit to Barbados is a charming place with some of those quirky details that make a location memorable — like the cobblestone stairway to the eating area that reminds me of the Sheryl Crow song every time I use it.
Sea U also has roomy cottages with great open porches, friendly staff, hammocks galore, beautiful native pottery and fixtures everywhere you look, and reasonably priced food and drink options — an important factor not to be overlooked on the pricey east coast of Barbados. We would come back here, which is really the acid test for us.
Recently I’ve been listening to my “political songs” playlist on my Ipod. The only criterion for inclusion on the list is that the song has to have some kind of overt “political” message, as opposed to being about love, or cars, or some other song topic. I like the playlist because it has really good diversity of genres, artists, and even political viewpoints. The first 20 songs are as follows:
The Times They Are A-Changin’ — Bob Dylan New Millenium Homes — Rage Against The Machine What’s Going On — Marvin Gaye Ohio — Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Good People — Jack Johnson Revolution — The Beatles Capital G — Nine Inch Nails Tom Dooley — Kingston Trio Authority Song — John Mellencamp It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) — R.E.M. Pride (In The Name Of Love) — U2 Working Class Hero — John Lennon Born In The U.S.A. — Bruce Springsteen Why Don’t You Get A Job — The Offspring Redemption Day — Sheryl Crow Uneasy Rider — The Charlie Daniels Band Zombie — The Cranberries American Anthem — Norah Jones Things Goin’ On (Acoustic) — Lynyrd Skynyrd For What It’s Worth — Buffalo Springfield
If you’ve never heard it, Uneasy Rider is an absolute classic: