That this blog is a huge fan of the Drive-By Truckers is no secret, but part of the reason is that Patterson Hood is such a great songwriter and summarizer of the dark side of America. Thus, I bring you his interview that includes this description of American politics in 2017:
At the same time, the current situation in our country is just, you know, it sucks. And it’s hard to write anything with much finesse about what’s going on because it’s such a clusterfuck. It’s like writing about a bowel movement. It’s hard to write anything eloquent about diarrhea, and that’s kind of what the political situation in our country is right now. It’s just like a big exploding shit.
You know, is there a better way to describe our politics right now? I say that this is perfect.