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The playlist for Monday 20 May 9pm to Midnight Pacific Edition of The Justice Department: Musique sans Frontieres

 ~~ "Bound By The Quiet Of The Land" ~~

1 - Fairport Convention -- "Matty Groves"
2 - Alias Acoustic Band -- "The Wind That Shakes The Barley"
3 - The Chieftains - "Women Of Ireland"
4 - Sinead O'Connor  -  "Molly Malone"
5 - Planxty -- "The Well Below The Valley"
6 - The Dubliners -- "The Rocky Road To Dublin"
7 - Lal and Mike Waterson -- "Bright Phoebus"

Station Break

8 - The Sound Defects -- "Peace"
9 - Yo La Tengo - "Don't Have To Be So Sad"
10 - Hidden Orchestra -- "Strange"
11 - The Mermen -- "With No Definite Future and No Purpose"
12 - Tokyo Police Club -- "La Ferrassie"
13 - The Magnetic Fields -- "All My Little Words"
14 - Snow Patrol -- "Set The Fire To The Third Bar"

Station Break

15 - Gasoline -- "Chicago Nites"
16 - Club des Belugas -- "Next Order Please"
17 - Parov Stelar -- "Silent Snow"
18 - Metropolitan Jazz Affair -- "Fourmi Rouge"
19 - Paul Desmond - "Take Ten"
20 - Mario Biondi -- "Winter in America"

Station Break

21 - John Coltrane -- "My Favorite Things"
22 - Nina Simone -- "I Get Along Without You Very Well"
23 - Stina Nordenstam -- "Crime"
24 - Afro Celt Sound System -- "Seed"

Station Break

25 - Mario Bauza and His Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra -- "El Manisero"
26 - De-Phazz -- "Havana Moon"
27 - Quantic -- "Brand New Watusi"
28 - Budos Band -- "Hidden Hand"
29 - Dengue Fever -- "Sleepwalking Through The Mekong"

Station Break

30 - Boozoo Bayou -- "Nights over Manaus"
31 - Rosalia de Souza -- "Bossa 31"
32 - Lemongrass -- "Bonjour"
33 - Hank Crawford -- "Whispering Grass"
34 - Les Hommes -- "Intraspettro"

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

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What makes you think I’m an eccentric, he said, in London
To the rag of the reporters who had gathered to report

On his eccentricities — the tin sink light enough for traveling, but
Deep enough to swallow his exquisite hands in water filled with ice.

A budgerigar accompanies, perched atop the fugue of Hindemith.

                                 You are trembling now like the librarian reading
                                 To herself out loud in her Arctic room

Composed entirely of snow.

A broadcast (high fidelity) bound by the quiet of the land and
The Mennonite who told him

                                We are in this world, but are not of this world,

You see. From the notebook of  your partial list of symptoms, phobias:

Fever, paranoia, polio (subclinical), ankle-foot phenomenon,
The possibility of  bluish spots. Everything one does is fear

Not being of this world or in this world enough.

                                There is no world I know, without some word of   it.

-- Lucie Brock-Broido
"Gouldian Kit"

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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 May 20, 2013 at 08:45 PM PDT.

Also republished by Netroots Radio and Shamrock American Kossacks.

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