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The playlist for Monday 29 April 9pm to Midnight Pacific Edition of The Justice Department: Musique sans Frontieres

 ~~ "Be Held By No One" ~~

1 - The Smiths -- "I Started Something I Could Not Finish"
2 - The Replacements -- "Unsatisfied"
3 - Echo and The Bunnymen -- "Evergreen"
4 - The Psychedelic Furs -- "The Ghost In You"
5 - The Jam -- "Going Underground"
6 - Pet Shop Boys -- "West End Girls"
7 - Siouxsie and the Banshees -- "Christine"
8 - L7 -- "Andres"

Station Break

9 - The Stranglers -- "No More Heroes"
10 - U2 -- "Where The Streets Have No Name"
11 - Midnight Oil -- "Blue Sky Mine"
12 - Depeche Mode -- "Personal Jesus"
13 - The English Beat -- "Mirror In The Bathroom"
14 - The Specials -- "Ghost Town"
15 - The B-52's -- "Planet Claire"
16 - The Clash - "Police On My Back"

Station Break

17 - Tom Waits -- "16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought-Six"
18 - Halfhead Special -- "Quiet Gun"
19 - The Sugarcubes -- "Cold Sweat"
20 - Band of Susans -- "The Last Temptation of Susan"
21 - Beck -- "Loser"
22 - Cake -- "Nugget"
23 - The White Stripes -- "Seven Nation Army"
24 - Chumbawamba -- "Jacob's Ladder"
25 - Porno For Pyros -- "Bali Eyes"

Station Break

26 - Nouvelle Vague -- "This Is Not A Love Song"
27 - De Phazz -- "Slums of Monte Carlo"
28 - Frances Livings -- "Candy's Caravan"
29 - Kate Bush -- "The Red Shoes"
30 - Massive Attack -- "Black Milk"
31 - Serge Gainsbourg -- "Ballade de Melody Nelson"

Station Break

32 - 13th Floor Elevators - "Thru The Rhythm"
33 - Tripswitch -- "Stereogram"
34 - Quantic -- "Westbound Train"
35 - Hidden Orchestra -- "Strange"
36 - The Sound Defects -- "Peace"
37 - Yo La Tengo - "Don't Have To Be So Sad"

Station Break

38 - Seu Jorge -- "Carolina"
39 - Nando Reis -- "Pra Voce Guardei O Amor"
40 - Zeca Baleiro -- "Telegrama"
41 - Vanessa da Mata -- "Boa Sorte"
42 - Bebel Gilberto -- "Aganju"
43 - Rosalia de Souza -- "Bossa 31"

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

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And what about this boulder,
knocked off the moutaintop and
tumbled down a thousand years ago

to lodge against the streambank,
does it waste itself with worry
about how things are going

to turn out? Does the current
slicing around it stop itself mid-
stream because it can't get past

all it's left behind back at
the source or up in the clouds
where its waters first fell

to earth? And these trees,
would they double over and
clutch themselves or lash out

furiously if they were to discover
what the other trees really
thought of them? Would the wind

reascend into the sky forever,
like an in-drawn breath,
if it knew it was fated simply

to sweep the earth of windlessness,
to touch everything and keep
nothing and be beheld by no one?

-- John Brehm
"Landscape Survey"

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Voices and Soul appears 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 Apr 29, 2013 at 08:45 PM PDT.

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

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  •  Tip Jar (5+ / 0-)

    A Poet is at the same time a force for Solidarity and for Solitude -- Pablo Neruda / Listen to The After Show and The Justice Department on Netroots Radio

    by justiceputnam on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 08:45:11 PM PDT

  •  Beautiful diary, Justice. (2+ / 0-)
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    justiceputnam, suka

    Thanks for this~!

  •  the Klamath falls photo -- (1+ / 0-)
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    justiceputnam

    the shadow and the shattered glass. Perfection. Didn't notice that picture last time; it was the vase that caught my eye.  Best picture of Oregon this ex-Oregonian can remember seeing.

    I should listen to the music but am always dealing with other stuff. And my tastes run to classical and opera. Went to see Magic Flute on Sunday... being held seems good to me.

    Thanks justice.

    •  I took the Klamath Falls... (1+ / 0-)
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      ... photo while stopped at the Amtrak station there, on my way to Salem for my son's wedding 12 years ago.

      I was born in Eugene and attended Sacred Heart Academy in Klamath Falls during first through almost third grade. We moved from Corvallis to Orange County, Ca when I was ten.

      I did finish up my undergrad work at Portland State when I decided not to play intercollegiate sports at Cal Poly Pomona, after a hiatus of traveling around the country and parts of Europe playing music.

      Used my Cannon G-III QL 35mm for the Klamath Falls photo. Love that camera.

      I will have these music files parked at Libsyn soon. Been in a New Wave/ Punk mood lately. But I truly span all cultures and nations in my quest for the perfect tonal poem

      A Poet is at the same time a force for Solidarity and for Solitude -- Pablo Neruda / Listen to The After Show and The Justice Department on Netroots Radio

      by justiceputnam on Wed May 01, 2013 at 11:15:15 AM PDT

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      •  it is so cool you have such specific (1+ / 0-)
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        memories. I'm a bit jealous. My family left Idaho when I was about 4 and went to Oregon. We moved around every 6 months or so. It all seems such a blur to me.

        When I was in college at PSU I read a poem from an anthology "A Geography of Poets" by Henry Carlile called Grandmother -- it didn't really describe my family but somehow I've never forgot the ending about the grandmothers death:

        A bad-luck come-to-nothing family
        Wrong since genesis.
        Don't know why, maybe the hyphens, maybe my picture on the back of the book, maybe my grandmother died about the same time.

        I'll make some time for some punk on the weekend. Once I did really love it.

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