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The playlist for Monday 18 January 9pm to Midnight Pacific Edition of The Justice Department: Musique sans Frontieres

 ~~ "The Sky is Complicated and Flawed" ~~

1 - Porno For Pyros -- "Good God's Urge"
2 - Jeff Buckley -- "Eternal Life"
3 - Half Head Special -- "Dreamtime"
4 - Timebox -- "Tone"
5 - The Cranberries -- "Never Grow Old"
6 - Garbage -- "Milk"
7 - Bjork -- "The Hunter"
8 - Chris Whitley -- "To Joy"

Station Break

9 - Digable Planet -- "Cool Like That"
10 - U.F.O. -- "On est Ensemble sans Parler L.O.V.E."
11 - Hank Crawford -- "Whispering Grass"
12 - Modern Jazz Quartet -- "The Golden Striker"
13 - Rahsaan Roland Kirk -- "The Inflated Tear"
14 - Ray Charles -- "Sweet Sixteen Bars"
15 - Yusef Lateef -- "Nubian Lady"

Station Break

16 - Karsh Kale -- "Milan"
17 - Tamikrest -- "Aicha"
18 - Ali Farka Toure' -- "Inchan Massina"
19 - Claude Chaloub -- "Don't Wake Me Up"
20 - Burhan Ocal & The Trokya All Stars -- "Melike"
21 - Susheela Raman -- "Nagumono"

Station Break

22 - Ze Manel -- "Maron di Mar"
23 - Souad Massi -- "Malou"
24 - The Shaolin Afronauts -- "Kilimanjaro"
25 - Antibalas Afro Beat Orchestra -- "Battle of the Species"
26 - Sui Vesan -- "Rodast"
27 - The Budos Band -- "King Cobra"

Station Break

28 - Cake -- "I Will Survive"
29 - Beck -- "Loser"
30 - Laika & The Cosmonauts -- "Baja"
31 - Beth Orton -- "She Cries Your Name"
32 - Jaga Jazzist -- "Going Down"
33 - David Newman -- "Hard Times"
34 - Medeski, Martin & Wood -- "Uninvisible"

Station Break

35 - Monica Salmosa -- "Canto Em Qualquer Canto"
36 - Maria de Barros -- "Cabinda a Cunene"
37 - Gal Costa -- "A Linha e o Linha"
38 - Les Baxter -- "Tropicando"
39 - Martin Deny -- "Quiet Village"
40 - Ennio Morricone -- "La Bambola"
41 - Guard Che Luna -- "Richard Galliano"
42 - Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 -- "Mas Que Nada"

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

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First all belief is paradise. So pliable a medium. A time not very long. A transparency caused. A conveyance of rupture. A subtle transport. Scant and rare. Deep in the opulent morning, blissful regions, hard and slender. Scarce and scant. Quotidian and temperate. Begin afresh in the realms of the atmosphere, that encompasses the solid earth, the terraqueous globe that soars and sings, elevated and flimsy. Bright and hot. Flesh and hue. Our skies are inventions, durations, discoveries, quotas, forgeries, fine and grand. Fine and grand. Fresh and bright. Heavenly and bright. The day pours out space, a light red roominess, bright and fresh. Bright and oft. Bright and fresh. Sparkling and wet. Clamour and tint. We range the spacious fields, a battlement trick and fast. Bright and silver. Ribbons and failings. To and fro. Fine and grand. The sky is complicated and flawed and we’re up there in it, floating near the apricot frill, the bias swoop, near the sullen bloated part that dissolves to silver the next instant bronze but nothing that meaningful, a breach of greeny-blue, a syllable, we’re all across the swathe of fleece laid out, the fraying rope, the copper beech behind the aluminum catalpa that has saved the entire spring for this flight, the tops of these a part of the sky, the light wind flipping up the white undersides of leaves, heaven afresh, the brushed part behind, the tumbling. So to the heavenly rustling. Just stiff with ambition we range the spacious trees in earnest desire sure and dear. Brisk and west. Streaky and massed. Changing and appearing. First and last. This was made from Europe, formed from Europe, rant and roar. Fine and grand. Fresh and bright. Crested and turbid. Silver and bright. This was spoken as it came to us, to celebrate and tint, distinct and designed. Sure and dear. Fully designed. Dear afresh. So free to the showing. What we praise we believe, we fully believe. Very fine. Belief thin and pure and clear to the title. Very beautiful. Belief lovely and elegant and fair for the footing. Very brisk. Belief lively and quick and strong by the bursting. Very bright. Belief clear and witty and famous in impulse. Very stormy. Belief violent and open and raging from privation. Very fine. Belief intransigent after pursuit. Very hot. Belief lustful and eager and curious before beauty.Very bright. Belief intending afresh. So calmly and clearly. Just stiff with leaf sure and dear and appearing and last. With lust clear and scarce and appearing and last and afresh.

-- Lisa Robertson
"Monday"

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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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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 Swartz

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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 Oct 21, 2013 at 08:45 PM PDT.

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

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