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My favorite modern day singer/songwriter has never shied away from telling it like he sees it. I love his voice, I love his music, and his heart. And I really love the way he expresses his views ...
by Bisbonian
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Jan 06, 2015 at 09:17 AM PST with 4 Recommends
DOJ to open criminal civil rights investigation into Eric Garner's death CBS News -- December 3, 2014 [...] Holder promised "an independent, thorough, fair and expeditious" investigation. ...
by jamess
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 06:28 PM PST with 13 Recommends
On this day in 1967, Woody Guthrie passed away from complications of Huntington's disease. The impact of Woody on the "Great folk scare" is immeasurable.
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Oct 03, 2014 at 08:24 AM PDT with 69 Recommends
Its all inter-related to lifestyle. Well I think it's fine, building jumbo planes Or taking a ride on a cosmic train Switch on summer from a slot machine Yes, get what you want to if you want, '...
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Sep 22, 2014 at 06:21 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
About David Rovics David Rovics grew up in a family of classical musicians in Wilton, Connecticut, and became a fan of populist regimes early on. By the early 90's he was a full-time busker in ...
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 07:10 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
20 years ago Tom Paxton wrote a little ditty titled "Johnny got a gun". The chorus goes: Johnny was afraid of dying young; Everybody he knew had a gun. So Johnny got a gun, And every ...
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 05:07 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
Back in October of 2004, I was coming home from riding my best buddy Raffon and listening to A Prairie Home Companion and a song came on played by Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group. As ...
Comment Count 64 comments on Mon May 26, 2014 at 07:06 AM PDT with 85 Recommends
The medieval troubadour’s work consisted of entertainment and propaganda, praising the brave and ethical, mocking the hypocritical, teaching the uninformed, and maintaining the people’s spirits ...
by marthature
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue May 13, 2014 at 11:09 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Classical/Jazz composer/rabble rouser Fred Ho passed away over the weekend. A self described "revolutionary matriarchal socialist and aspiring Luddite," Ho would probably be unfamiliar to many who ...
by Rox Girl
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 10:06 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
If you look carefully at the stationary on this note to me from Pete Seeger, you will see a monster on the left, labeled "pollution," and what could only be the Good Sloop Clearwater coming to the ...
by David B
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 07:58 PM PST with 37 Recommends
And find need for yet, another somber time of remembrance ... I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon. -- George ...
by jamess
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon May 27, 2013 at 08:37 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
In the 1970s the conflict over British rule in Northern Ireland was heated in sentiment and violent in many encounters. There were many songs written in support of Irish independence. In the ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu May 16, 2013 at 10:02 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I grew up on this music ... as did many others here. Sometimes it's good to remember how far we've come. Bob Dylan - Times They are a Changin link to video Lyrics -- lyricsfreak.com Come gather '
by jamess
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 10:08 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 6:30 Eastern. Feel free to volunteer to take a day - ...
by JaxDem
Comment Count 98 comments on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 03:30 AM PST with 17 Recommends
At the moment, I'm a little freaked, just like a lot of us are. Looking ahead, I'm optimistic and determined -- it's the only option. Lookin' back ( Bob Seger alert) at that weirdly consequential ...
by dackmont
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 07:16 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Life is great in the 47%. Moochers of the World Unite! Hallelujah! We're All Bums! new verses by JayRaye Oh, we were all working And paying our tax, And that's when Bain Capital Gave us the ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 09:31 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Well, little people, I guess I have made my point! Alone, unaided, without any outside assistance whatsoever, I have kicked off the Republican Folk Revival SINGLE-HANDEDLY! With my back-...
by revbludge
Comment Count 38 comments on Thu Aug 02, 2012 at 04:30 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
Hang down your head, Mitt Romney? No way! After my sensational international debut, I, the GOP heir-presumptive, am taking a folk jamboree across America with my backup group The ...
by revbludge
Comment Count 51 comments on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 04:30 PM PDT with 44 Recommends
I am in the middle of a fascinating book; Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World. The remarkable life and times of the man who popularized American folk music and created the science of song ...
Comment Count 31 comments on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 07:10 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Are there times when you look at something that you use in your home and wonder about the people who labored to produce it and deliver it to you? I caught myself having that thought recently and ...
by AZ Sphinx Moth
Comment Count 55 comments on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 12:05 PM PDT with 84 Recommends