Shearer Gives One Last Finger to Bush


Also teams with wife Judith Owen for new
Sarah Palin video.


Fred Mills



As outlined
in our Harry Shearer feature of a few weeks ago (“The Natives Are Restless”),
the author/satirist/Spinal Tap bassist/Renaissance man did a pretty fine job of
hoisting the Bush administration up on the grill and frying all the usual
suspects with his recent album Songs of
the Bushmen.
Now, New York
audiences will have an opportunity to hear the material live when Shearer and
his band, the High-Value Detainees, perform at the 92 Y in Tribeca, Saturday,
November 1 at 8:30 P.M.



mighty Shearer will be backed at the show by the following players: Rob Giles,
CJ Vanston, Bruce Gaitisch, Jo Pusateri and Lee Sklar. There will be a special
appearance by Shearer’s wife and frequent collaborator, Judith Owen, who will
perform in the live debut of Shearer’s song “Bridge to Nowhere” as well as on
other songs (don’t miss her take on Condi Rice in “Gym Buds”). A video for “Bridge
to Nowhere” in which Owen adeptly impersonates Sarah Palin, can be seen below
as well as on the Harry Shearer Channel on My Damn Channel (, along with videos for
other songs from the album.



maw, she’s flyin’ across that durn Alaska
skyline! She’ll protect our kids, expand our troops, and get rid of all the



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