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Terrorism!

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On July 8, 2015

Above: ISIS founder and accordion terrorist Frank Yankovich. When will the terrorists stop attacking us with their squeezeboxes? More than two hours. More than 30 police, fire and rescue workers. And

A Day’s Playlist

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On June 19, 2015
Given the utter depression of the news in last two days, I thought a music thread would make people feel better. So here are the albums I listened to today: 1. Miles Davis Quintet, Live in Europe 1967, Disc 2 2. Patti Smith, Horses 3. St. Vincent, St. Vincent 4. Tinariwen, Aman Iman 5. LCD […]

We Shall Overcome

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On May 4, 2015

On the death of Guy Carawan, I’ve been poking around various folk music sites and the like today and I thought this video of Pete Seeger explaining the development of We Shall Overcome was reall

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Guy Carawan, RIP

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On May 4, 2015
Guy Carawan, the folk singer who taught the civil rights movement “We Shall Overcome” has died at the age of 87. Carawan is a super interesting guy, someone who came out of California at the very beginning of the folk movement and ended up at the Highlander Research and Education Center in east Tennessee, famous […]

RT

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On April 30, 2015

Last night, I was lucky enough to see the legendary Richard Thompson at the Met in America’s cultural capital of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. I’ve listened to RT for a solid 20 years now but o

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Ochs

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On April 19, 2015
This is a pretty intense story about how Phil Ochs was caught up in the repression of artists and leftists in Latin America in the early 1970s and how closely he came to being disappeared in Bolivia like many other leftists of the time. Share
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