(prison noises) It's night time in the big city

A truck driver runs a red light

A strange quiet man practices tae chi in a park


"The Big House, the brig, the clink, the coop, the gray bar hotel, the hoosegow, the joint , the jug, the pen, the pokie, the slammer, the stir"

The Singers and Songs

The Other People and Players

  • White Heat
  • Joan of Arc
  • Ted Bundy
  • The Don Juans
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • "I don't like jail, they got the wrong kinda bars in there."
  • Nelson Mandela
    "In my country we go to jail first, and then become President."
  • Harry Truman
  • Will Rogers
    "If you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try ordering someone else's dog around." “The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has."
  • Dan Penn
  • William Shakespeare
    From Jail: "Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass,
    Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron,
    Can be retentive to the strength of spirit;
    But life, being weary of these worldly bars,
    Never lacks power to dismiss itself." From Time: "It's better 3 hours too soon, than 1 minute too late." From Fools: "Helluva cat"
  • "We sure could use him now with the bird flu."
  • Preston Sturgis
  • Ringo Starr
  • The Wee-Wows
  • The Rainbow Ramblers
  • Willie Dixon
  • Merle Haggard

The Other Songs and Albums

The Guests

  • Peter Wolf
  • Merle Haggard

The Plays and Musicals

  • Julius Caesar

The Places

  • Maud, OK
  • Jackson, MS
  • England
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Maywood, IL
  • Oklahoma
  • Columbus, OH
  • Tennessee
  • The Monarch
  • The Hole in the Wall
  • The Blue Light
  • The Red Light
  • Beale Street
  • Detroit, MI
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi Delta
  • Represa, CA

Record Labels

Famous Electric Chairs