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The playlist for Monday 11 March 9pm to Midnight Pacific Edition of The Justice Department: Musique sans Frontieres

 ~~ "The Force That Through The Green Fuse Drives The Flower"  ~~

1 - Dylan Thomas - read by Richard Burton -- "The Force That Through The Green Fuse Drives The Flower"
2 - Buffy Sainte-Marie -- "God is Alive Magic is Afoot"
3 - Savage Republic -- "Andelusia" "
4 - Halfhead Special -- "Shine the Sun"
5 - Yo La Tengo -- "Today Is The Day" "
6 - Boozoo Bayou -- "Nights over Manaus" "

Station Break

7 - Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros -- "Midnight Jam"
8 - Cake -- "Open Book"
9 - Kate Bush -- "And So Is Love"
10 - Jeff Buckley -- "Lover You Should Have Come Over"
11 - Ghostland Observatory -- "Stranger Lover"
12 - The Calm Blue Sea -- "We Will Never Be As Young As We Are Tonight"
13 - Vangelis and Rutger Hauer - "Tears in Rain"

Station Break

14 - The Blue Angel Lounge -- "Corona"
15 - Rodrigo y Gabriela -- "Orion"
16 - Siouxsie and The Banshees -- "Cities In Dust"
17 - The Cranberries -- "Zombie"
18 - Midnight Oil -- "Beds Are Burning" "
19 - Aqua Velvets -- "Guitar Noir"

Station Break

20 - Mount Madonna Choir -- "O Magnum Mysterium"
21 - Jacques Brel -- "Marieke"
22 - Francis Cabrel --  "La Corrida"
23 -   Mc Solaar -- "Nouveau Western"
24 - Serge Gainsbourg -- "Bonnie and Clyde"
25 - Explosions In The Sky -- "Your Hand In Mine"

Station Break

26 - Nouvelle Vague -- "Making Plans for Nigel"
27 - Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks -- "I Scare Myself"
28 - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band -- "I'm Glad"
29 - Andreas Scholl -- "I am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger"
30 - Brian Eno -- "Babys On Fire"
31 - Ulrich Schnauss -- "A Million Miles Away"

Station Break

32 - Crooked Still -- "Undone In Sorrow"
33 - Gillian Welch -- "Annabelle"
34 - Iron and Wine -- "Resurrection Fern"
35 - The Horseflies -- "The Drunkard's Lone Child"
36- Ralph Stanley and Keith Whitley -- "Another Song Another Drink"
37 - Nina Simone -- "Rags and Old Iron"
38 - Vangelis -- "Ask The Mountains"

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

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The force that through the green fuse drives the flower  
Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees  
Is my destroyer.
And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose
My youth is bent by the same wintry fever.

The force that drives the water through the rocks  
Drives my red blood; that dries the mouthing streams  
Turns mine to wax.
And I am dumb to mouth unto my veins
How at the mountain spring the same mouth sucks.

The hand that whirls the water in the pool
Stirs the quicksand; that ropes the blowing wind  
Hauls my shroud sail.
And I am dumb to tell the hanging man
How of my clay is made the hangman’s lime.

The lips of time leech to the fountain head;  
Love drips and gathers, but the fallen blood  
Shall calm her sores.
And I am dumb to tell a weather’s wind
How time has ticked a heaven round the stars.

And I am dumb to tell the lover’s tomb
How at my sheet goes the same crooked worm.

-- Dylan Thomas
The Force That through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower

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

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

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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

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

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(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?)

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So that explains it... !

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Sunlight and Water Pitcher Muir Beach / copyright Justice Putnam

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... Or does it?

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

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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"

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

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"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

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Rest in Peace Aaron Schwartz

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(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 Mar 11, 2013 at 08:45 PM PDT.

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

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