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Highway 50 and There's Nobody There



Both loyal readers of Beacon of Speech know our affinity for the Dead Kennedys. I saw some art on the internet today that reminded me of their song Buzzbomb. Here's the relevant lyrics:


....I cruise alone, I cruise real far I don't love you, I love my car

Cross Nevada at a hundred-and-ten HIGHWAY 50 AND THERE'S NOBODY THERE Sign says, "next sign thirty miles"......


Imagine my surprise when I came across this cool art this morning:

Just because something is obscure doesn't mean it isn't awesome. But I'm Robin Hood, I'm stealing it. I'll see you in court. Good luck getting any money from my estate, my Dead Kennedys CD collection is practically worthless.


I would be remiss not to mention the Dead Kennedys sequel to Buzzbomb, Buzzbomb from Pasadena:


...I cruise alone, I cruise real far Shoo young punk! I love my car

Cross Nevada at a 110 HIGHWAY 50 AND THERE'S NOBODY THERE Sign says, 'Next sign thirty miles"......



When I ran a pirate radio station, my mentor gave me some timely advise. "You can do anything you want when no one's paying attention, but because there's no audience you can't make money. When people finally pay attention to you, it limits what you can say or do because the lawyers are always watching. You will have to change your content to make money."


Sage advice indeed. Luckily I can write nearly anything I want.

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