Talk all you want about how Bill Clinton and Howard Dean are fighting against right-wing talking heads: One-man folk-punk band Hamell on Trial is fighting the good fight one song at a time. Just don't expect him to play fair. One song in particular "Coulter's Snatch," which wonders aloud about conservative commentator Ann Coulter's personal hygiene accomplishes this with Ed Hamell's trademark venom and low-class wit. In an interview with Harp magazine this spring, Hamell explained his inspiration: "You wanna take the low road? Well, fuck it somebody's gotta take the lower road. These guys are playing dirty pool. If they're saying rotten shit, then you better learn how to say rotten shit." Pure poetry.
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