NPR: Singer Nellie McKay Celebrates Bob Dorough Of ‘Schoolhouse Rock’

NPR Music:  “Small Day Tomorrow”  

“The song ‘Small Day Tomorrow’ is a ramshackle anthem for those shucking the jive of ‘civil’ society while escaping into the night from the proper, deadly, proscribed existence foisted on us from cradle to grave. It offers an honest appraisal of smug success and the willful obliviousness of ‘winners’ – their decadent cluelessness and preening delusion.  J. Krishnamurti wrote, ‘it is no measure of good health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.’ Turn your back on the cold light of day and embrace the warmth of a shot glass. The deck is stacked and all is lost so might as well be merry while ye may. ‘Good people are always so sure they’re right.’ [Those] were the last words of Barbara Graham, who became the third woman executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin. Society functions well on the smooth dispensation of fumes of potassium cyanide. It’s a den of thieves stretching up to the sky. Better to stick with the small time.”- Nellie