My buddy T.J. is spending the next four to six weeks in a Washington, D.C. courtroom covering the trial of Roger Clemens, who is accused of lying before Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs during his days as one of baseball’s most dominant pitchers. For his listening pleasure during the downtime that inevitably comes, here’s a Rocket on Trial playlist.
“Rocket Man,” Elton John. A cliché, for sure, but obligatory.
“The Needle and the Damage Done,” Neil Young. See “Rocket Man.”
“The Weight of Lies,” The Avett Brothers.
“Tell Me About Your Drugs,” Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
“I Don’t Believe You,” The Thermals
“Evidence,” Thelonious Monk
“Rough Justice,” Rolling Stones
“Give Me Some Truth,” John Lennon
“Don’t Worry About the Government,” Talking Heads. Actually, Roger, do worry about the government.
“Can I Get a Witness,” Marvin Gaye.