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Tonight I am going to play a previous show that seems eerily apropos in light of all the recent events.

Justice Putnam Self-Portrait / copyright Justice Putnam

The Justice Department is on Netroots Radio.com Sundays 8pm to 9pm Pacific and Mondays 9pm to Midnight Pacific. Powered by Unity Radio Net!

I'm Special Agent DJ Justice; Radio Host and Program Director for Netroots Radio.com; and I'm manning the dials, spinning the discs, warbling the woofers, putting a slip in your hip and a trip to your hop.

The playlist for Monday 15 July 9pm to Midnight Pacific Edition of The Justice Department: Musique sans Frontieres

 ~~ "Song for Dead Children" ~~

1 - Breathe Owl Breathe -- "Dragon"
2 - Blood Orange -- "Sutphin Boulevard"
3 - Cider Sky -- "Shooting Stars"
4 - The Wooden Birds -- "The Other One"
5 - Nouvelle Vague -- "Two For The Road"
6 - Zero 7 -- "Monday Night"
7 - Oneohtrix Point Never -- "Replica"

Station Break

8 - The Dave Brubeck Quartet -- "Bluette"
9 - Chet Baker -- "Laura"
10 - Matthew Herbert -- "Just Once"
11 - Lucky Dragons - "Open Melody"
12 - New Trolls -- "A Land To Live And A Land To Die" "

Station Break

13 - Bernard Butler and Edwyn Collins -- "Message For JoJo"
14 - Brian Eno -- "Baby's On Fire"
15 - Savage Republic -- "Andelusia"
16 - The Calm Blue Sea -- "We Will Never Be As Young As We Are Tonight"
17 - Explosions In The Sky -- "Your Hand In Mine"
19 - Mount Madonna Choir -- "Traveler's Prayer"

Station Break

20 - Micatone -- "Nomad Sinners Lounge"
21 - We Like Cats -- "Meow Hear Me Roar"
22 - Boozoo Bayou -- "Nights over Manaus"
23 - Hidden Orchestra -- "Strange"
24 - Club des Belugas -- "Next Order Please"

Station Break

25 - Lill Babs -- "Lat Honom Ga"
26 - Roma Amor -- "A Cosa Pensi"
27 - Florian Mona -- "Tourne"
28 - Private Domain -- "Amor"
29 - Russian Red -- "Just Like a Wall"
30 - Joan Baez -- "Bachianas Brasileiras No 5 Aria"
31 - Anna Caram -- "Agua de Beber"

Station Break

32 - Ennio Morricone -- "Malena"
33 - Bernard Herrmann -- "Taxi Driver Theme"
34 - Lemongrass -- "Bonjour"
35 - Les Hommes -- "Intraspettro"
36 - AKmusique -- "Ocean Drive 707"
37 - William Orbit -- Montok Point"

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(12-String Ovation Balladeer Astoria, Oregon / copyright Justice Putnam)


             Night. Or what

                                       they have of  it at altitude
like this, and filtered
                           air, what was

in my lungs just an hour ago is now
                            in yours,
                                         there’s only so much air to go

                around. They’re making
more people, my father would say,

                              but nobody’s making more land.
                                                          When my daughters
were little and played in their bath,

                           they invented a game whose logic
              largely escaped me —
                                         something to do with the

of   bubbles and plastic ducks — until
               I asked them what they called it. They

                             were two and four. The game
was Oil Spill.
              Keeping the ducks alive, I think,

                                        was what you were supposed to
                                                    contrive, as long
            as you could make it last. Up here

                           in borrowed air,
in borrowed bits of   heat, in costly
                                           cubic feet of  steerage we’re
                            a long

              held note, as when the choir would seem
to be more
                            than human breath could manage. In

                                       the third age, says the story, they
divided up the earth. And that was when
              the goddess turned away from them.

-- Linda Gregerson


Voices and Soul appears on Black Kos Tuesday's Chile; poetry chosen and critiqued by Black Kos Poetry Editor Justice Putnam.


(Cut Stones and Arch St Ceneri, France / copyright Justice Putnam)


Question: Who is your audience? What are you here for?

Answer: Tribal Alliances, Heart-felt Convictions, Passionate Reason, Random Abandon, Sustainable Civility and a kiss; to comfort the sad and the mad Ones; the Ones roaming the International section of the American Supermarket at night; or roaming the neglected streets looking for an angry malaprop to sink their teeth into; the Ones who seek without seeking and learn as much as they teach; the Ones who embrace and kiss and embrace again; the Ones who sing the song of the city and the ballads of the forest; the Ones who chant the rhythm of the sea and hum the melody of the desert; the Ones who sing the prayer of Her name and Her name is the World. Yes, those are the Ones.    -- JP


(Man, Girl and Broken Window Klamath Falls, Oregon / copyright Justice Putnam)


(Can you help folks in need heat their homes and cook their food on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations. Navajo has an important diary posted with all the particulars. Even a small amount can work towards building the minimum.

Could you please help?)


So that explains it... !

Sunlight and Water Pitcher Muir Beach / copyright Justice Putnam


... Or does it?

(Holy Bible and 3 in 1 Oil Berkeley, California / copyright Justice Putnam)


I took another small sip of water as the next questioner rose, this time by the stacks of French novels. She was cute; red hair, tall, maybe 5'9" or 5'10", well proportioned. Had to be another doctoral student in Comparative Literature at Cal; so even at 24 or 25, was too young for my wandering eye.

"You stated," she stated determinedly, "and I quote; 'Comedy, Poetry and Fiction are only effective and only become Art if there is a Truth behind the humor, the verse and the lie.'"

"Yes," I uttered to fill the small silence.

"In your writing; in your humor, verse and lies, are you telling a Truth about yourself?" she asked, "or are you telling a Truth about the Culture and Society as a whole?"

"Yes," I answered.

--Justice Putnam
"Conversations With The Audience"



(Rail Road Crossing, Sonoma California / copyright Justice Putnam)


"Many heroes lived before Agamemnon, but they are all unmourned, and consigned to oblivion, because they had no bard to sing their praises."

 -- Horace

"Still the race of hero spirits pass the lamp from hand to hand."

-- Charles Kingsley



(Morning Fog And Surf, Muir Beach, California / copyright Justice Putnam)


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Originally posted to The Justice Department on Netroots Radio.com on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 08:45 PM PDT.

Also republished by Netroots Radio, Black Kos community, LatinoKos, and Protest Music.

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