Bumper Music- Let's Work Together!

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Group- Rush

Album- Signals

Song- "The Weapon"

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Radio Retaliation is nice.

Sagamatha by Blue Tribe is very nice

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an oldie but a goodie: as far as i can tell, "hands all over," by soundgarden is the first eco-grunge song. it was inspired by the exxon valdez oil spill, and it appears on louder than love. (A&M, 1989)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louder_Than_Love

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Sheep Go To Heaven, Goats Go To Hell - By Cake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0mx5ERj1eI

Jacob, if you don't like Cake then we can't be friends.

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How about "Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum for the crazies on the Rebublican crazy train?

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Quote Natural Lefty:

How about "Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum for the crazies on the Rebublican crazy train?

why not just cut right to the chase and nominate "crazy train" by ozzy? :)

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Some anti-war music bumper suggestions (all available at iTunes, to my knowledge, except the last one) from a former radio and mobile DJ, in no specific order:

"Young Men Dead" by The Black Angels

"The Hand that Feeds" by Nine Inch Nails/Trent Reznor

"Manhattan Project" or "Red Sector A" or "Distant Early Warning" by Rush-- a great musical group with one of the best lyricists/thinkers (and percussionists) you'll ever experience! No, not THAT Rush.

"Guns in the Sky" by INXS

"No More Trouble" by Bob Marley and the Wailers

"Rooster" by Alice in Chains

"Beds are Burning" by Midnight Oil (more on the anti-colonialism side, but still anti-war)

"Masters of War" or "With God on our Side" by Bob Dylan

"Some Mother's Son" by The Kinks

"Life During Wartime" by The Talking Heads

"Guerilla Radio" by Rage Against the Machine-- not directly anti-war, but RAtM's songs are almost all anti-war/colonialism, so I chose one that would make a great bumper, and is part of how I feel about progressive radio... TURN THAT SH*T UP!

"I Hope You Get Drafted" or "No F*ckin' War" by The Dicks

This is a very incomplete list of the many suggestions that can (and will as I think of them later) come to mind, and I purposely omitted some suggestions that I'm sure will be cited by others.

Tag, you're it.

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45 yr old anti Koch song. The Chad Mitchell Trio did a great anti John Birch Society song called "The John Birch Society" [we're here to save the country from a Communistic plot]. Another old classic anti war song is Country Joe and the Fish, Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag. "Be the first one on your block to have your boy come home in a box."

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Hey there,

I wonder if there's a way to email you a song that you might have trouble getting your hands on?

Thanks ...

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pardon me if these have been mentioned already. For Wisconsin -

On Wisconsin ! badger fight song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOYus1BE7jk

Which Side Are You On - Pete Seeger. fine live version here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iAIM02kv0g

Billy Bragg - There is Power in a Union

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOYus1BE7jk

Patti Smith - People Have the Power

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DaPWZdmDNU&feature=related

Dick Gaughan - The Workers' Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrdl4ijru8o

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"Wake Up" by Arcade Fire

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How about classic Pete Seeger and/or Woody Guthrie songs, such as:

If I Had a Hammer,

Waist Deep in the Big Muddy,

This Land is Your Land,

Pretty Boy Floyd

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Is this how I post a song for the Bumper Music??

Bombs over Baghdad by John Trudell

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Michael Franti & Spearhead - Light up your lighter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ud5sMV2uu8

Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Cost of Freedom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgu777Kwn9k

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Bumper Music - This one is for the protesters in WI (and for all of us, really): Frank Zappa's THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT NOTHING either by Frank or by The Persuasions (The Presuasions Sing Zappa).

And there's always My Sweet Neo-Con by the Rolling Stones.

(both available on i-Tunes).

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How about the following for Bumper Music

Lay Down (Candles in the Rain), Melanie

and Sky Pilot, The Animals

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re: Bumper Music OK Jacob, how about Jefferson Airplane "we can be together/volunteers" which is actually two songs that run together. be advised however that the "we can be together" portion does contain the famous slogan "Up Against the Wall ...." but you could always edit around that, and I've never heard you actually play an entire tune anyway, it is after all Bumper Music.

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How about the Dropkick Murphys "Workers Song" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTafZRecy2k&feature=related

Also Fields of Athenry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10agPj0Vzu4

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LIFE DURING WARTIME by THE TALKING HEADS!!!

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How about a "Sweet Song of Peace"

http://www.myspace.com/video/cheryllee1974/sweet-song-of-peace/8908529

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"If I had a Rocket Launcher" !

Bruce Cockburn

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How about for Bumper Music:

Lay Down (Candles in the Rain), Melanie

Sky Pilot, The Animals

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I'm sure that you have played Dylan's "Masters of War" already, but if not, it should be bumpered at least once an hour every hour, 365 days a year...its THAT GOOD...its THAT INSIGHTFUL...its THAT TRUTHFUL...Robin Hordon

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Fight the Power by Public Enemy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PaoLy7PHwk

Ain't No Stopping Us Now by McFadden and Whitehead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY0tsKCB4lc

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Anti-war songs: "One Great

Anti-war songs:

"One Great Thing" by Big Country
"Children's Crusade" by The Police
"One Voice" by The Wailin' Jennys

Some labor songs:

"Ludlow Massacre" by Woodie Guthrie (great cover by Dick Gaughan)
"Stand Up for Judas" by Dick Gaughan
"World Turned Upside Down" - great version by Dick Gaughan

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Manhattan Project by Rush

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Peace sells... But who's buying? - Megadeth

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The Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In) from Hair

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Michael Franti - Bomb the World

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Please use a song by Harry Chapin as bumper music. He was a great liberal & activist.

A suggestion: "I MISS AMERICA". But there are many more that would be applicable as well.

Bob Blenheim

Daytona Beach, FL.

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Quote thboardop:

Greetings friends, patriots, and believers in democracy! The staff here at the Thom Hartmann Program wants to start a "community-style" discussion with you about the show's bumper music! (The bumper music is the music we play when we come back from a commerical break, right before Thom starts talking.) We pick the songs to play every morning with relevence to current topics, news, etc... As you can guess we try to rotate the songs and keep things as fresh as possible! We are always updating our bumper music library with more and more songs daily, which brings us to the "Tag You're It" part! If you have any suggestions of music we should play please post them on this board!

Here are a couple things to keep in mind when thinking bumper music: Up-beat (lots of energy), good lyrics, and no cuss words ever!!! We really appreicate your help and creativity. Now... TAG YOU'RE IT!!!

[/quote]"Get Your Lies Straight ", by Terry Evans . Blues guitar.Great sound . About his woman who stayed out all night and lied about it. One verse goes like this : " I turned on my TV the other day and a gang of politicians came out . And you know what folks ? They was lyin' , and lyin' and lyin' again ! Something has to be done about it ! Right now ! "

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The obvious one is "Take This Job and Shove it!" by Johnny Paycheck.

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Bob Marley - Ambush in the Night ... A Must play! please. It's one my favorite Bob Songs. Survival was his best Album and has several "Redemption Songs" on it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgVVG5EknuI

Here are the lyrics from Ambush in the Night:

See them fighting for power
But they know not the hour
So they bribing with their guns, spare-parts and money,
Trying to belittle our
Integrity now.
They say what we know
Is just what they teach us;
And we're so ignorant
'Cause every time they can reach us
Through political strategy
They keep us hungry
And when you gonna get some food (shoobe, doo-wa),
Your brother got to be your enemy, we-e-ell!

Ambush in the night,
All guns aiming at me;
Ambush in the night,
They opened fire on me now.
Ambush in the night,
Protected by His Majesty.
Ooh-wee, ooh-wee. Ooh-wa-ooh!
(Ooh-wee) Ooh-wee, ooh-wee (ooh-wa), Ooh-wa!
Ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh wa-ooh!
Ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh wa-ah!

Well, what we know
Is not what they tell us;
We're not ignorant, I mean it,
And they just cannot touch us;
Through the powers of the Most-High (shoobe, doo-wa),
We keep on surfacin' (shoobe, doo-wa);
Thru the powers of the Most-High (shoobe, doo-wa),
We keep on survivin'.

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What's so funny 'bout peace, love & understanding? Elvis Costello

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Operation Ivy: Unity

there has to be some clip in the middle without swearing you could play, or the outro is just the refrain a few times, which is radio friendly.

here are the lyrics: http://www.stlyrics.com/songs/o/operationivy6171/unity384804.html

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Into the Gap by the Thompson Twins PLEASE =)

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[Can anyone tell me how to delete the " balls-up " messages I accidently put up yesterday ?

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Blank .

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Terry Evans has one good Blues Song that I know of . " Get Your Lies Straight " . Great guitar . I listen to it every election year . Great sound . About his woman who stayed out all night and lied about it. One verse goes like this : " I turned on my TV the other day and a gang of politicians came out . And you know what folks ? They was lyin' , and lyin' and lyin' again ! Something has to be done about it ! Right now ! "

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Oops . Sorry .

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1. Pete Seeger - Talkn' Union

2. Pete Seeger - Which side are you on?

3. Woody Guthrie - Two good men

4. The SNCC Freedom Singers - We shall overcome

5. Capercaillie - Four stone Walls

6. Hamish Imlach - If it wasnae for the union

7. Eric Bogle - The contract

8. Battlefield Band - I am the common man

9. Ewan MacColl - The Blantrye explosion

10. Brian Mcneill - Sell your labour, not your soul

11. Mat McGinn - Three nights and a sunday

12. Ceolbeg - Stand together

Heres a dozen working songs. I hope you enjoy them when you find them. You're probably familiar with most of them. Also I have one for war song week (late).

Judy Small - Mothers, duaghters, wives.

Thanks for your show.

A common man, your friend,

Mike from Oregon City

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It may not be as upbeat as you normally go for, but one of the best labor songs ever. I suggest "Joe Hill"

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The Nightwatchman - Union Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d52LEcOVblU

or

The Nightwatchman - The Road I Must Travel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrBfPLUm5so

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"Call it Freedom" by Dick Gaughan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7UmuzO6Xdk

So just remember if you're starving, you've got the freedom to starve
And if you're homeless, then you're free to have no home
And if you can't afford a doctor, well, you're free to die of sickness
You're just exercising free choice in the free world and having freedom

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Workingmans Blues #2 Bob Dylan Meet me at the bottom don't lag behind Bring me my boots and shoes you can hang back or fight your best on the front line. Sing a little bit of these working man blues...

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Steely Dan — “The Royal Scam”

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Steve Earle, The Revolution starts Now Royal scam is a good one!

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Nancy Sinatra — "These Boots are made for Walkin'"

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How about 'The Preacher and the Slave' AKA 'Pie in The Sky'. I know it is an old one, but a good one.

"...If you fight hard for children and wife-
Try to get something good in this life-
You're a sinner and bad man, they tell,
When you die you will sure go to hell.
Chorus
You will eat, by and by,
In that glorious land above the sky;
Work and pray, live on hay,

Workingmen of all countries, unite
Side by side we for freedom will fight
When the world and its wealth we have gained
To the grafters we'll sing this refrain
Chorus (modified)
You will eat, by and by,
When you've learned how to cook and how to fry;
Chop some wood, 'twill do you good
Then you'll eat in the sweet by and by
You'll get pie in the sky when you die"

The few videos of this song I have found have talking stuff before the song starts, but it is a classic. There is also 'Bread and Roses'. Judy Collins did a very beautiful version.

Bob Dylan's 'Maggie's Farm'

I am not sure how well it will do as bumper music as there is a lot of instrumental and very little lyirc, but "Minimum Wage" by They Might Be Giants.

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Billy Bragg.

Primarily his song about the Diggers Revolt of 1649, "The World Turned Upside Down."

Always a good choice. In addition to a cover of "There is Power in a Union," there's also "Thatcherites" and "Waiting for the Great Leap Forward."

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The GOP war on workers has killed again...

It’s time to stop the conservative's war on working people in America.

Since the birth of our nation, conservatives have always been wary of average working-class Americans having too much political or economic power. John Adams, the second President of the United States and a Federalist (precursor to today’s Republicans), was very wary of the working class, which he referred to as “the rabble.”

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