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5 Chords & The Truth

Aug 28, 2017

There were a lot of young folks in Charlottesville, as music has always been a persuasive tool, we do a little research into what they’re listening to. We review some of the history of nazi punk, explore some hate lyrics, and dive into a story about white-power store owner in New Jersey that closed his doors after a...

Aug 21, 2017

Adam and Ron give 3 examples of their favorite lyrics in music. In the episode we discuss specific songs and albums but here are the artists we chose:

Ron: Craig Finn, Jethro Tull and Steely Dan.

Adam: The Stranglers, Ben Folds Five and Television.

DISCLAIMER: It was pretty tough to narrow it down to three, we’ll do a...

Aug 15, 2017

What happens when you really dig someone's music and then find out you're politics are opposite them? Ron and Adam discuss two for-instances. Ron discusses the subject of Net Neutrality in which an article promoting the viewpoint opposite to his was written by Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven frontman, David Lowery. Ron and...

Aug 8, 2017


Armed with Google, Ron and Adam attempt to learn the political views of different bands whose views they are unfamiliar with. On the docket this week: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Moby, Guns N Roses, Marilyn Manson and Eddie Vedder. Many side conversations are had: How the corporate media is failing in how their covering...

Aug 1, 2017

This week Ron and Adam talk healthcare. In the meantime, they talk about Ron’s discussion with Billy Bragg, how you have to be progressive to actually support Democracy and they invent the band name game.


5 Chords & The Truth is Ron Placone and Adam Gropman.