As a longtime music maven (former editor at Crawdaddy etc.) and author of a new e-book probing the death penalty in the USA (Dead Reckoning), I thought it would be apt for me to post a video here every day with a song illustrating or commenting on executions in America. Today: Bruce Springsteen's "Dead Man Walking." I should note that the first time I set foot in a prison it was with Bruce in December 1972, and the prison was Sing Sing. See the first four picks in this series -- from Billie Holiday, Johnny Cash, The Band etc. -- elsewhere on this blog.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Today's "Death Penalty Song": Springsteen Visits Death Row
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch