Run Westy Run. “David’s Drum.” On David’s Drum. (Big Money Inc., 1994.)


Run-DMC. “King of Rock.” On King of Rock. (Profile, 1985.)


J.D. Salinger. The Catcher in the Rye. (Bantam Books, 1951.)26


Seinfeld. (NBC Televison, 1990-1998.)


Semisonic. “Wishing Well.” On Pleasure (EP.) (CherryDisk, 1995.)


The Sex Pistols. “Holidays in the Sun.” On Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols. (Virgin, 1977.)27


The Simpsons. (Fox Television, the consistently funny years of 1989-1993.)


Sleater-Kinney. “Turn It On.” On Dig Me Out. (Kill Rock Stars, 1997.)


Sniff ‘n’ the Tears. “Driver’s Seat.” On Boogie Nights Original Soundtrack Vol. 2. (Capitol, 1979/1998.)


Social Distortion. Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell. (Epic, 1992.)


Soul Asylum. “P-9.” On Clam Dip and Other Delights. (Twin/Tone, 1988.)28



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26 In an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, while viewing a movie about a hapless young writer being harassed by monsters and such, one of the robots yells “J.D. Salinger writes more than this guy does!”


27 “...please don’t be waiting for me...”


28 In the mid-eighties, local P-9 led a strike against the Hormel plant in Austin, Minnesota. Minnesota’s governor, member of a political party that had the word “labor” in its name, eventually sent the National Guard in to shut down the worker’s picket. That governor is now buried in the cemetery across the street from where I live. I occasionally raise a beer in his direction, in hopes that the ground is cold, damp, and unforgiving.