#132 The Decemberists – Sons & Daughters

You did know: Colin Meloy and his merry band of Decemberists chose Sons & Daughters to be the closing track to their 2006 album The Crane Wife.

You didn’t know: Meloy denied right-wing US comedian Dennis Miller pemission to use the track for the outro to his show. He told Pitchfork: “It gave me an opportunity to not only say “no” but also to draft a little e-mail explaining in detail why it’s because he is a right-wing, bigoted blow-hard. The idea of him trying to co-opt “Sons and Daughters”– which is about conviviality and people coming together and peace– for his lame comedy show was offensive.”