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Tox Tunes #4 – Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times (a TPR rerun)

September 26, 2010, 11:54 am

Okay, it’s not really a Tox Tune. But this clip from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times is a fascinating example of the appearance of drugs in early twentieth-century American culture.…

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Tox Tunes #4 – Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin)

January 24, 2010, 10:33 pm

Okay, it’s not really a Tox Tune. But this clip from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times is a fascinating example of the appearance of drugs in early twentieth-century American culture.…

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The first 100 “Tox Tunes”

August 30, 2015, 9:15 pm

On January 3, 2010, TPR launched “Tox Tunes,” a series of clips of songs about drug, toxins, and poisons starting with Keith Richards’ version of Reverent Gary Davis’s “Cocaine Blues.” Last week, we featured our one-hundredth tune, Amy Winehouse’s classic — and tragically ironic — song “Rehab.” To celebrate the 100-tunes milestone, we are listing all …

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Tox Tunes #92: Born in Chicago (Paul Butterfield)

January 18, 2015, 11:23 pm

This is my favorite live version of Paul Butterfield’s blues classic “Born in Chicago” (written by Nick Gravenites.) It also features Rick Danko on bass and Blondie Chaplin on guitar. Although this visceral and gritty song does not specifically mention drugs, they are certainly alluded to in the lyrics:

Well, my first friend went down
When I was 17 …

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Tox tunes #11: Mickey’s Garden (1935) [A TPR rerun]

October 3, 2010, 12:06 pm

Okay, this is not really a “Tox Tune” — it’s more like a tox “Looney Toon”. But like the “nose powder” clip from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times, “Mickey’s Garden” — only the second Mickey Mouse short produced in color  — gives amazing insight into the role of drug themes in early twentieth century American motion pictures.  It is full …

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Tox Tunes # 11 – Mickey’s Garden (1935)

March 14, 2010, 10:53 pm

Okay, this is not really a “Tox Tune” — it’s more like a tox “Looney Toon”. But like the “nose powder” clip from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times, “Mickey’s Garden” — only the second Mickey Mouse short produced in color  — gives amazing insight into the role of drug themes in early twentieth century American motion pictures.  It is full …

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