All that's best in American Music.
Perhaps it's because I'm an "old hippy", but I have always preferred a certain relevance to my music.
The Burns Sisters capture the essence of music as a tool for social change (and they just flat sing well too). This is what united people during the Viet Nam conflict, and without Dylon, Guthrie, and all the rest of the musicians who gave us a focus, I think the war would have gone on a lot longer than it did.
So here are a couple of clips from the 2006 Philadelphia Folk Festival, enjoy.
Democracy is Coming
Guns & Drums
Of course it's not ALL the hard work of making people think, sometimes they are just plain fun.
God Made Woman
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
All that's best in American Music.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Most of you who read this blog are probably too young to remember, but at one time "Conservative" meant small government and local control of one's life and destiny. It meant being responsible with how government used the people's money, it meant keeping your hands off unless absolutely necessary.
Well boys and girls, not any more!
There are no more Conservatives, just Right Wing Authoritarians playing dress up. The Bush Regime is just the end product of the corporate totalitarian State that started with Reagan. George W. Bush has been selling us down the river to the mega-corporations since he was put in office (you notice I don't say elected).
Thanks to George Bush and his cronies, we have a Medicare prescription drug bill that insures that Americans will continue to pay the highest prices in the world for necessary medications, ten to one hundred times higher in many cases. A bill that attacks our most vulnerable population, retirees on fixed incomes.
But it doesn't stop there. In an attempt to force us all to use only health care products that can be regulated and supplied by these mega-corps the FDA has come up with a plan to control such things as juices, hot rocks, and massage oil.
You think I'm kidding? Well check this out.
Health freedom action alert: FDA attempting to regulate supplements, herbs and juices as "drugs"
That's right, rather than doing their jobs and regulating the drug companies that dump drugs on the market that they KNOW will have massively damaging side effects (all so that they can get their pound of flesh) the FDA wants to stop you from rubbing almond oil into your skin without a prescription.
You don't have to put up with this.
Write your congress people and the FDA, tell them how you feel about this. Keep and eye on those elected officials and if they don't stop this egregious betrayal of the public trust campaign against them in the next election and put someone in office who will not be in the pocket of big business.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
A ray of hope.
The kids at a high school in GA have decided that they no longer want to have two proms, one for the white students, one for the black students.
I find it significant that it was the students themselves that came to the conclusion that they needed to make this change.
Read the article here.
Sunday, April 01, 2007
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is demanding the master key for the Domain Name Server root zone.
Read the story here.
This would give the US government (and BushCo and its many affiliates) real power over the whole net.
It's perhaps time to ask ourselves if we really like living in a world with George W. Bush as our emperor and Haliburton as his Grand Vizier.
Predictably, we don't hear anything about this in the mainstream media here in the US.