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This listener is in the minority, I guess. I'm the same age (actually about three months older) than Elvis Presley [would be if he were still with us], so I was a teen-ager when the "rock n roll" fad began. I never liked it. Thudding overbearing mechanical rhythm (borrowed at the time from country-western) and a thin and colorless melodic pallette, coupled with apparently intenetional incomprehensibility, make it sound like just noise to my ears. It was that way when I first heard it 60 years ago, and my opinion hasn't changed.

Now I like jazz, good jazz, and always have. This, to me, is musical, not raucous. I admit to liking the swingers (Miller, Goodman, Shaw, Waller, Armstrong and a host of similar stars of a past generation) more than, say, Monk and some of the far-out bopsters. However, I appreciate the esoterica of Keneton and Gillespie, and quite a few of the lesser lights of their ilk. Les Paul's electric guitar work is a joy to hear, but the so-called "rock bands" perverted the instrument, in my opinion.

In the same way, folk music has always held a special place in my mussical pantheon. Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly and even slicker groups like The Kingston Trio and The Limelighters stayed true to the musical standards.

Maybe it was the fact that the performers surrendered so completely to drugs -- and drugs became so much more powerful than what some (not all) of the pop muicisns of the 30s, 40s and 50s used. Most important, I suspect, was the move by record and concert promoters to position this kind of entertainment as the "new norm" of popular music -- and the kids (my own contemporaries!) to go along with this idea.

It's only fair of me to say that I grew up with "classical" music as a part of my sonic education. Not an ivory-tower sort of thing, but in those days it was part of everyday life. Radio then was far more homogenized than it is today: almost every station did a little of everything, from news to drama to pop to classical music. Early television began with the same broad vision. This is where I got my standards for music -- standards that apply to popular as well as "serious" music, and that are crubling every day, it seems.

Today, as most of us in the trade are aware, broadcasters have specialized and partitioned the programming. The result is that the bad get worse and the good starve on the vine and die. You can't help thinking of H.L. Menken's famous observation that "nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American people."

So, to address the question of bumper music on the Thom Hartmann Program (or any program, whether talk or whatever), I would simply ask and suggest, don't play ugly music. Don't scream and yell from the turntable or tape deck any more than you would yell and scream at us through the live mnicrophone. It's bad manners, to be basic about it. In a broadcasting career myself, over some half a century from which I am financially retired now (though I still dabble), I've tried to live by the vision that a radio (or television) station is a guest invioted into the listener's home or car. As a guest, one should behave properly, be courteous, show respect.

Let me hasten to say, and truthfully as well, that I have never heard you, Thom, behave on the air as anything less than a gentleman. Now and then a very irritated one, but never boorish or bad-tempered. It's just not a thing that a thoughtful progressive individual would do. And you don't. Once in a while, when a caller exhibits bad manners, you have to cut him off peremptorily -- but you have never been crude about it that I have heard (unlike a certain Faux News star whose first name, alas, I share). Sometimes, let's face it, you have rather abruptly chopped a caller who disagrees with your reasoned positions and spouts the current talking points of the regressive right; but that happened, as often as not, when a break intruded on your time. We all live by the clock in radio, and it's a tyrant that even the most liberal cannot defeat.

In summary, at last, I may be part of that dying breed, the truly conservative type who believes in the liberal ideas that made our society what it is today. I respect, as I believe you do, too, the thinking of nominally Republican figures like Theodore Roosevelt, who took after the robber barons like charging up San Juan Hill (if we only had him here today!) and Abraham Lincoln, who turned the Southern Democrats into regressives to the right of just about everybody for almost a century by using the power of big government to take their black chattel property from them in a most precipitous manner. As you have noted, the current regressive crop are destroying their own edifice of capitalism by perverting it into Randian selishness. A capitalist, you might suggest, is Andrew Carnegie giving people libraries -- not a Gingrich/Grinch or Ryan closing their schools so they become ignorant peons.

.........................................................................Bill in Santa Fe

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Hey there. You just used some of my music as the in bump for the programme! How very cool. Thanks for putting it to work.

cheers

James Keelaghan, House of Cards

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Please, please! The relatively new Crazy Alert noise (It is not music by any stretch of the imagination and I love all kinds of sounds) is awful. Truly awful. Painful. Please change it. I have to have the mute on for just about ALL of your music beds cuz they're too jarring or we've heard them a million times but the Crazy Alert is 100 times worse. Crazy? Yes. But you want us to listen to the show, right? Thanks.

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In honor of the Grouchy Old Party convention happening this week in Tampa :

SEND IN THE CLOWNS - Judy Collins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGekq3Jt5Go

... what a pair of flippers, Willard and Eddie ...

Two possible starting points of many : Either the opening lyrics; or around the 2:30 mark of this recording :

"But where are the clowns ... quick, send in the clowns ... don't bother, they're here !"

(careful, though, i've heard of minor league baseball organ or piano players being ejected by umpires for playing this when the umps came on the field or blew a call)

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The opening of "The Twilight Zone" theme (with Rod Serling speaking) :

Twilight Zone intro.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzlG28B-R8Y

...

a palatable modern instrumental remix of the theme :

"The TWILIGHT ZONE" THEME

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZwfk2OYBnA

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if you have access to someone who can make one of those song parody things on short notice, how about turning Paul Simon's "Slip Slidin' Away" into "Flip Flopping Away" for Mitt and Ryan ? This could be used anywhere from this week til election day.

Paul Simon - Slip Slidin' Away + lyrics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_H-LY4Jb2M

or you can just use this verse beginning at the 2:50 mark as is, which describes how our situation would end up under the R and R and Koch brothers administration :

God only knows
God makes his plan
The information's unavailable
To the mortal man
We're working our jobs
Collect our pay
Believe we're gliding down the highway
When in fact we're slip slidin' away

Slip slidin' away
Slip slidin' away
You know the nearer your destination
The more you're slip slidin' away

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maybe more later, my breakfast is getting cold.

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I have been listening to Odetta's cover of Dylan's Master of War. It is haunting.

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Talk about hypnotic ... check out the bass in this song, a present from "Silent No More" in the TH chat room earlier this spring :

William Orbit - Water From A Vine Leaf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H59G6GFTahI

many parts of the song work, from the opening on ... take your pick, although i am most partial to the opening (love that bass track ... crank it up ! ) and the vocals where Beth Orton is singing the "release me, let me go" part ... ooohhhh, what a sexy voice ! ; and that background sound, too. The electric piano has some of the best sounds i've heard in this type of music.

other songs from William Orbit can be found on youtube, which also might be nice bumpers.

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Last week several artists got together to record a song that hits Mitt Romney’s 180 degree shift from liberal to Tea Party lines, and his unreliability to hold those or any views. We are not looking for any financial or promotional benefit. We only want to get this song out there and heard by as many people as possible. Please take a listen and if you like it, play it as often as you like. We are releasing all rights to this song/video so as many people as possible can enjoy it. If you do decide to play it or distribute it in any way, all that we ask is to let us know so we can follow its reach. Here are links to the song and a video we made to the song. If you'd like the lyrics, email me at ddornbusch@msn.com and I'll send them. Song: https://www.box.com/s/13f8f712a05d762f6b08Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SipSfIpf23I

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Last week several artists got together to record a song that hits Mitt Romney’s 180 degree shift from liberal to Tea Party lines, and his unreliability to hold those or any views. We are not looking for any financial or promotional benefit. We only want to get this song out there and heard by as many people as possible. Please take a listen and if you like it, play it, and distribute it as widely as possible. We are releasing all rights to this song/video so as many people as possible can enjoy it. If you do decide to distribute it in any way, all that we ask is to let us know so we can follow its reach. Here are links to watch the video and download the song (lyrics are below). Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SipSfIpf23ISong: https://www.box.com/s/13f8f712a05d762f6b08

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I don't know how much of the contuseable useable but Ry Cooder has a new election year oriented album called "Election Special". A couple of the songs are Mutt Romney and Going to Tampa!

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When Bradley Manning's lawyer said he didn't know who the US Government was going to put on trial because his clients mind was almost gone Grahm Nash picked up his pen and composed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywFTvC3JUKY


Locked up in a white room, underneath a glaring light
Every 5 minutes, they’re asking me if I’m alright
Locked up in a white room naked as the day I was born
24 bright light, 24 all alone

What I did was show some truth to the working man
What I did was blow the whistle and the games began

Tell the truth and it will set you free
That’s what they taught me as a child
But I can’t be silent after all I’ve seen and done
24 bright light I’m almost gone, almost gone

Locked up in a white room, dying to communicate
Trying to hang in there underneath a crushing wait
Locked up in a white room I’m always facing time
24 bright light, 24 down the line

What I did was show some truth to the working man
What I did was blow the whistle and the games began

But I did my duty to my country first
That’s what they taught me as a man
But I can’t be silent after all I’ve seen and done
24 bright light I’m almost gone, almost gone
(Treat me like a human, Treat me like a man )

http://stopwar.org.uk/index.php/media/anti-war-songs/1011-graham-nash-a-james-raymond-almost-gone

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From a guy named "Rocky Mountain Mike", here is a link for his tune called "Right Wing Troll Boy" ... sung to the tune of Glenn Campbells "Like a Rhinestone Cowboy". I heard this on today's Stephanie Miller Show. They liked it so much they played it again later in the show. I think it will be a hit with the people on Thom's radio show, the message board, and especially in the chat room.

http://soundcloud.com/mike-in-raleigh/right-wing-troll-boy

...

here is the tweet from Rocky Mountain Mike himself :


For the trolls, who really are pathetic. New and improved. "Right Wing Troll Boy" (audio)

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Here are two of my songs that I hope you'll consider:

"What Do They Want In Return? (These Millionaires)": http://soundcloud.com/bar1char/what-do-they-want-in-return

"(I'm Voting Democratic Because) I Have A Memory": http://soundcloud.com/bar1char/im-voting-democratic-because-i

Barry Davis

818-300-1295

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SCHMUCK IN A PICKUP TRUCK --my new song parody of Sen. Scott Brown (R- Wall St.)

hey, our new song is up:

'SCHMUCK IN A PICKUP TRUCK' --a parody of Sen. Scott Brown (R- Wall St.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPoQHXDquEk&feature=plcp)

Scott Brown drove a truck around Massachusetts, and got himself elected senator, aka 'Wall St.'s Senator.' He's Mitt Romney's main fellow Massachusetts Republican ...and a top Mitt supporter.

--After our MITTallica 'Enter Sandman' version w/ Mitt-based lyrics and metal singing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSh3ryMu6RM&feature=relmfu), here's our Unplugged C&W song. Please share it with people in MA, where he's running for reelection this year.
[twitter: @mittallica1;facebook.com/mittallica ...for other parodies]
LYRICS:
Well, Scott Brown snuck a win
just by acting in
an old ride. Said he's moderate,
voting conglomerate
-the banks' side.

CHORUS: He's just a schmuck,
in a pickup truck...
Fresh outta luck,
but boy, I like that truck. --Senator from Wall St.,
rest of us ain't got a thing to eat.
Let's get unstuck from this dang schmuck.

Centerfolds flip with ease,
says he's fresh but he's--
a corporate tool. Offered his daughters
while his bank marauders,
break all the rules.

CHORUS: He's just a schmuck,
filling rich men's cups...
When he's just
the 1% chump. --You know he's just a politician,
carrying their gold, bet he's itching. ...The work he ducked,
I'm gonna miss that truck.

-----About 'Offered his daughters': the night he won, he said his two daughters were 'available,' single.
-----About 'centerfolds': he posed nude in Cosmopolitan decades ago.

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Have I got tracks for you!! My latest is very topical to the current election (or rather, what's been missing from this election - climate change, liberty and government accountability). It's the first track off my first and forthcoming album, being produced in Nashville with some serious A-list talent. http://www.ianrhett.com/saygoodbye/

Two other tracks you might like: "(Didn't Know I Was) Unamerican" which is the first song I ever recorded. http://www.sharedvoice.org/unamerican/

And "(What Kind of) Amazing Grace" - http://www.sharedvoice.org/grace/

I can send high quality MP3 or other format. Please let me know if you use any of these! It would be an honor!

./ian

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I have a suggestion for bumper music. You can view the video on youtube by going to "Black Man Livin in the White House"

video by bentamanda. If you like the music, contact me and I will send just the music by email. Thank you for your newsletter

and your commentary. Keep up the good work.

Bruce Delbridge

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"Number One In America" by David Massengill. "In some far off, distant dawn....when a black is President and not a pawn......will they burn crosses on the White House lawn.....and talk of all those days bygone?

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This is a nice little tribute to Romney & Ryans flip flopping and lying we recorded. Hopefully it will only be relevant till the elections but in the mean time we would love for some people to hear it. http://www.thepresidentoftheunitedstatesisablackmanfromchicago.com/music...

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How about using Midnight Oil's "Beds are Burning" for environmental segments?

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A great song to play between segments is "Long Time A-Comin'" by Jody Stecher, from his "Wonders and Signs" album (2012). It's simple but it covers taking away the new deal, taxes that the rich used to pay, living wage, jury trial, and also mentions raising the CEOs' pay. This is a perfect song for Thom!

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I am a blues/ blues-rock artist based in Portland, OR, and a former Peak Oil activist. Currently we hold the Cascade Blues Association's Contemporary Blues Act of the Year award, as well as Female Vocalist of the Year and Bass Player of the Year. We also won the Portland Music Award for Outstanding Achievement in Blues.

I have a song called "Kings of Black Gold" with the chorus, "We sold our soul to the Kings of Black Gold." and lyrics about our dwindling oil supply and our collectively delusional national attitude about it.

I'd be happy to send a copy of this song via the web, or mail a hard copy of the disc if you would like to use it for bumper music when discussing peak oil or other energy issues.

Thanks, Thom, and we miss you here in Portland!! Save KPOJ!!

Lisa

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I noticed that you have Five O'Clock World by the Vogues. I'd like to request You're the One by the Vogues as It was my husband's and my song when we were dating (married 45 years). Thanks!

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Best song I ever heard about America's violence and gun control. Smart, moving. I hope it makes it on the show. Cheryl Wheeler's "If It Were Up To Me" http://cherylwheeler.com/songs/iiwutm.html

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For music on Thom Hartmann's show, may I suggest a song called, Wall Street Banker written and performed by myself. I realize this suggestion would perhaps be taken more seriously if someone other than the singer/songwriter (yes, that's me) proposed the song. But I think it's better that I raise my hand and say, "hey, I have something worthwhile to offer," than to sit silently and wait for a friendly, like-minded, supportive soul to speak on my behalf.

Here's the link – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT3rmycnecw – I welcome your comments.

(Perhaps someone seeing this posting will be curious to see my musical comedy performance on youtube and recommend my satirical, political, original song commentary to the Thom Hartmann show themselves. Or maybe someone seeing this posting will be curious to see some of my other performing art pieces.)

Does my mentioning my performing arts (the link above is to a political, socio-economic, musical comedy piece) make this posting spam? Am I being too self-promotional? I certainly hope you don't feel that way.

Look, I am an artist who listens practically daily to Thom's broadcast on FreeSpeech TV through the Web. I contribute a modest sum monthly in support of FreeSpeech TV. Out of respect and gratitude for Thom's eloquent, insightful work, during his recent holiday appeal, I contributed a modest sum to the school in the northeast that he founded and supports. I consider myself a loyal and grateful student of Thom Hartmann University. I joined a Colorado state-employee union because of the historical, societal and economic perspective Thom has given about unions in the USA. And I do volunteer work for my union.

I do hope nobody here considers me an interloper or trespasser. I mention the link to this song I've written out of a sincere desire to create an artwork that might change hearts & minds or wake up hearts & minds. And, of course, as a human being, I can't help but have my ego involved. I hope you like the piece. And I hope you might like my work enough to help me gain new audiences and create a performing arts career as I gently approach my sixth decade on earth.

Here's my song, Wall Street Banker by Ira G. Liss –– http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT3rmycnecw –– enjoy! If it were played on Thom's show, that would be a dream come true for me.

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Some may or may not know of archive.org many historic obscure audio clips, old radio etc

William Taft

http://archive.org/details/RepublicanAndDemocraticTreatmentOfTrusts1908

Woodrow Wilson

http://archive.org/details/AddressToAmericanIndians1913

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Hi Thom & Staff-

Here's a song I wrote and recorded in 1988 ( The Human Race Is Blind) about global warming.

THE ALIENS ARE FROM THE PLANET ZENUE

The animation was done last month. I hope you like it and you are welcome to use it.

Thanks for all you do,

Billy Cowan billyzoe2@gmail.com

http://youtu.be/HbmmqsKnDJI

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http://youtu.be/HbmmqsKnDJI

Human Race Is Blind

A song written in 1988 and animated in 2013, about Aliens from the planet ZENUE

warning humans of global warming.

Your welcome to use,and thanks for all you do!

Bill Cowan

billyzoe2@gmail.com

billymackmusic.net

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Hi,

I love your program and love that you play Leonard Cohen's "Democracy" on it all the time. I sang back up on that version, I'm proud to say. I've been in touch with you before about using some of my music for bumper music, and would be proud to send some to you for consideration, if I haven't already. Just let me know where to send. I don't want to send links to free music here for obvious reasons, but will be glad to let Thom use some things for bumper music.

Thanks!

Julie Christensen, former backup singer with Leonard Cohen.

Here is a link to my music on bandcamp:

http://juliechristensen.bandcamp.com

Check out specific tracks on these albums:

Weeds Like Us:

Ten People, Broken

Where the Fireworks Are:

Well Enough, Something Pretty, Where the Fireworks Are, Have a Pretty Dream, Boy in Pain, Rapture Index=0

Love Is Driving:

Maybe Something, Bright Spot

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SONG: TITLE..."Who's The Pusher Now"...The Drug Wars are a political joke and have hurt and unnecessarily incarcerated millions of Americans for too long. The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was a travesty...a mistake...propaganda...Check out my new song..share it...Legalize Marijuana NOW! Stop proliferation of private prisons. Stop the hypocrisy of the Federal Government from incarcerating people for fallacious Marijuana laws, while at the same time providing legal protection for deadly pharmaceutical drugs that kill hundreds of thousands of people every year.

Thom has broadcast many times on his talk show..here is another winner that he will appreciate......."Who's The Pusher Now"

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO HEAR MY SONG.... https://soundcloud.com/ellenbukstel/whos-the-pusher-now

©2012 WRITTEN BY ellen bukstel / nick annis / brett segal / VOCALS Ellen Bukstel

ellen@bukstel.com / WEBSITE www.ellenbukstel.com

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https://soundcloud.com/changsterjuntony/just-jun-mc-hard-times

Some shameless self promotion

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www.reverbnation.com/stevenmcvay My site on reverbnation has Move to amend and single payer. I wrote and recorded both songs. Move to amend was inspired by David Cobb who spent the night at my place after giving a talk to our local people on the edge group in Florence Or. An inspiring guy for sure. You can down load the songs from the site Free

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You are invited and most welcome to broadcast our song in any manner of programming which you might deem suitable for your broadcast. (Entirely free of cost and/or royalties). At your request, we would happily send you a complimentary CD and/or give you a complimentary Link to freely obtain the MP3 file.

You can preview the ECYM music video: http://www.youtube.com/everycallyoumake

A hurried narration about the origin of the “Every Call You Make” song:

In late June, the news of Edward’s revelations concerning the National Security Agency was capturing headlines worldwide. While some friends and I were listening to the news anchor telling the breaking story, someone mentioned that they were reminded of the song by ‘Sting’: “Every Breath You Take: I’ll Be Watching You”. Within minutes our conversation began to playfully change the original song lyrics to “Every Call You Make: They Are Watching You!”.

The following day we obtained the Domain Name of ‘EveryCallYouMake.com’ to distribute the proposed soundtrack online. Jennifer Vesak volunteered her incredible graphic design talents to create the artwork for the CD cover/sleeve and also the Edward Snowden portrait T-Shirts. A musician volunteered his considerable abilities and we employed the services of a professional music studio to produce the soundtrack CD of “Every Call You Make: They Are Watching You!”

So, that’s the five week synopsis of events surrounding the ECYM Project.

An MP3 audio file and CD is being distributed through ‘EveryCallYouMake.com’ as well as being available online music stores such as iTunes. Amazon, etc…

ECYM Project Team

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Please consider this original song for your tv show. It is a child's plea for world peace:

http://blueshaman.com/songs/Children%20Children.m4v

It was just posted on Neil Young's "Living With War Today" song page in the "New Listings" far right column.

http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/lwwsongspage.html

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Love Rachael Kilgour! "In America" is such a powerful song. It could be the next national anthem for the 99%. See her YouTube video -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6ilvjaA6Eo

Music is such a powerful motivator to the collective consciousness. I believe this song speaks for a lot of people. I am old enough to know what a powerful song like " I Am Woman" by Helen Reddy did for the women of this country. It gave them permission to value who they were and challenge those who did not. I believe this song has the same message and hope that it inspires people to change the way they are treated by corporations that refuse to pay a livable wage and/or provide health insurance. We need and deserve to be treated humanly.

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I would like to suggest the two songs on the new release, Michael Cosimo Scaccia and Tribes of the Tribe available and downloadable at CDBaby, iTunes, or Amazon. These songs are “We are the Indians” and “We Love You” They are both love songs to Humanity and to the living Earth that offer a hopeful upbeat take on the present Human and Earth conditions as well as well as steps to solutions of the dilemmas we face. If you would like to email me an address Thom we will gladly send copies of this two song album. Check out our website at www.cosimosite.com or find us at Facebook -

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Cosimo-Scaccia-and-Tribes-of-the-Tribe/402904326452945?fref=ts

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System of A Down-B.Y.O.B (be careful if you don't use the over air version, there is an F word in there, but there are many parts to the song that cold be extracted that might work well as a bumper)

Shinedown-Sound of Madness

Robin Trower-Bridge of Sighs

Eric Johnson-Cliffs of Dover

And whatver you do, don't change to the way the one guy did (sorry, I can't remember his name right now), but he kept playing the music for what seemed like forever, as he talked over it. I found it very annoying. I like the bumper music, but please keep ending it before, or very shortly after the talking begins.

Thanks

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Johnathan Coulton - "Tom Cruise Crazy" - but change it to "Ted Cruz Crazy" when it is commented upon...maybe an intro to a piece on the craziness.

Here's a YouTube of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4PNpFjKVfY

or google it, that's the top one on the list.

RAR

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In honor of the Government Shutdown please play and listen to The Sons Of The New Amish "Going Back To Gravel" on Reverbnation. http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_songs/2641928?song_id=13443192

Sing along. "Don't know why we built it can't remember how yeah we're going back to gravel in this town"

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Don't Feed The Greed

Home grown protest song from Olympia Washington

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj-1Q0a-zB8

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Aug. 16, 2012 11:24 am

A song based on Michelle Alexander's book, "The New Jim Crow"

https://soundcloud.com/bordacount/jim-crows-reincarnation

Also, a song about corporate personhood

https://soundcloud.com/bordacount/corporate-personhood

You are free to use and share these songs I wrote or any of the others. My name is Steve Spears. The band name is BORDACOUNT after the voting method which is similar to IRV, though mathematical models have shone it to be slightly better. When I call the show I am identified as Steve from River Forest, IL

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Greetings,

I'm reaching out for Marc Smith, a Brooklyn based artist releasing the single "Alligators and Snakes" on Veteran's Day, a foreboding portrait of war. "This is a homecoming song but not a joyous one."

His bio page includes his full story and details about working out of a recording studio funded by the Emmy-nominated Kara DioGuardi, working with addicts in recovery, teaching them music and recording skills as a therapeutic modality.

In the body of this message I've included Marc's description of his new song "Alligators and Snakes."

Let me know if you have any questions for me or for Marc.

Best,

Don

..

Don Cadora

Community Manager

marcsmithmusic.com

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Marc Smith Links-

Alligators and Snakes song, Pre-Release

https://soundcloud.com/marc-smith-music/alligators-and-snakes

MarcSmithMusic.com - Bio & Story Photos and Video

Social Media-

Twitter @MarcSmithMusic

Facebook

…..

*For Immediate Release

Marc Smith is releasing the single "Alligators and Snakes" on Veteran's Day, a foreboding portrait of war. "This is a homecoming song but not a joyous one.

"Alligators and Snakes is my assessment of the situation; a culture of paranoia bent on eradicating its own fear, where politics is a hamster wheel, and television the slow drip."

"I wish as much honor were paid to those servicemen and women who speak out against the horrors of war as those who died or have been ruined by it. I'm outraged by politicians who escape honest debate with sloganeering like "support our troops". Do you know anyone who doesn't implicitly support the valiant people defending our liberty every day? I don't. For politicians to conflate opposition to war with antipathy for our armed forces is gross and demeaning to those who serve. I believe the troops are more critical of our leaders than anyone and fearful of their judgement. They're the ones who have to carry out orders, be they reckless or well considered. They have the most to lose and are the most qualified to speak up for peace."

"I use alligators and snakes as the metaphor because they are a universally sinister archetype, extraordinarily patient and calculating, similar in nature to psychological warfare. We're more terrified of their surreptitious movements and potential to strike than the blow itself. But like the drone circling above, when the attack comes it's devastating and violent."

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I know you want listeners and subscribers to your youtube channel to share great music/music videos with the Thom Hartmann Show.

I just saw a wonderful animated music video on youtube by Annie Ominous. It is a song called Just Trust Us! and it is really, really, really funny!

Here is the youtube link:

<http://youtu.be/BSPXYORV4m4>

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You should be hip to the following ditty, which has been making the rounds. Don't know what to make of the authors except they are clearly of E.T. origin -- humans find it so difficult to think this coherently. Except, of course, the exceptionally talented listeners of KBCS-FM 91.3 and the Thom Hartmann Show, that is! The tune can be found online under the title Something In the Air. To my knowledge it hasn't been recorded yet, but perhaps exposure through the Hartmann organs could change that, if you think the philosophy is compatible with Thom's.
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OUR BLUE PLANET

Words by DeVine N.Spiration and Fallibelle Mann. Music by Thunderclap Newman (“Something in the Air”), from the 1970 MGM/UA film “The Strawberry Statement” (copyright ©1969 by Speedy Keen, Abko Music, BMI).

Intro – trumpet fanfare over jangly 12-string guitar – Gabriel’s trumpet – as in intro to Hallelujah Chorus?

I.

Rise up, good – hearted people, a spirit moves across the land

We’ve got to pray our hearts out for justice, because our crisis is at hand –

And you know it’s right.
And you know that it’s time (spoken: Past time, actually)

We have got to save our Blue Planet;

We have got to rescue the planet, now.

II.

Behold doom’s signals approaching,
Earth’s people paralyzed with fear,

Our biosphere and species are folding,

While population swells each year – oh~, oh ~

It’s a real bad scene.
An out –of-whack machine (spoken: no change possible)

We have got to get it together;

We have got to get it together, now.

-------- INSTRUMENTAL BREAK ----------------- bluesy guitar á la Santana – modulate C to D

III.

Walk out, you profs and students,

The time to revolt is here.

Notify the entire nation,
Of this crisis atmosphere.

See the whole picture, wow! (spoken: stop the extinctions!)
Switch to sustainable now. OR Sustainable tech, oh wow!

Shut down our broken school system,

Make the pols and money men listen, now.

IV.

We’re in this for all the Earth’s children,

So they do not live as slaves.

Pay dollars to Caesar, my people,

But remember, Jesus saves!

And you know it’s right. (spoken: The species you save / )

And you know that it’s right. (spoken: / could be your own!)

Vision a greener Blue Planet,

Fairer than the banksters could plan it, now.

------ Instrumental break - piano/bass boogie shuffle -------------

V.

While we’re transforming our nation,
Booting greed-heads out of power,

Let’s not forget the power of praying,

In preparing our vict’ry hour;

We can’t do this alone.
Call out to God on His throne.

Pray from your soul, it’s much better,

(When you) Pray in a group together, wow!

---- Instrumental break – soaring, transcendant tenor sax –- modulate from D to F

VI.

And when our struggle’s concluded,

Assisted by the divine power, (spoken: It wants to help us)

Our heartfelt gratitude will be rooted,
Good will and love will rule the hour.

And you know it’s fine.
It’s our survival time.

Dedicate our practice together,

We’ll live on in peace forever – Here’s how:

VII.

Monkey business centered on money
Will be banned from our polity.

War will be banned and forsaken,

Human service of quality.

And you know it’s right.
And you know that it’s right.

We’ll rebuild and clean up our planet.

Make it right for everyone in it, now.

Grand finale with layers of crashing guitar, sizzling cymbals, ululation, glockenspiel, berserk deciBels, etc.

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Just Trust Us! by Annie Ominous:

http://youtu.be/BSPXYORV4m4

The more we learn about the NSA spying the deeper into shock we go with all the revelations. I find a lot of people simply do not grasp the consequences of what is being done in our name with our money. I found a music video on youtube that captures the issue perfectly. Just Trust Us! by Annie Ominous is seriously hilarious and seriously informed. She created the this funny animated music video herself and credits all kinds of whistleblowers in the credits. She also offers the video for download and sharing under creative commons. She deserves lots of likes! Cool Annie!!

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Did I neglect to mention that Just Trust Us! is a really well-produced animated music video? Annie Ominous frames the NSA debate perfectly and with a serious dose of humor. It is one of those videos you send to someone you know who thinks the NSA spying on them does not matter:

Just Trust Us!

Your metadata fills us in
On who you are and where you've been
On all your secrets all your sin
Just trust us!

Your credit card, your bank and phone
By Internet search, email and drone
What you thought was not is known!
Just trust us!

We all hoped you wouldn't care
Pardon but we like to stare
Far into your underwear
Just trust us!

We've thrown your rights under the bus
With trillions that you spend on us
It's fascism without the fuss!
Just trust us!

Judges, politicians too
We're hacking them, we're tracking you
We know everything you do
Just trust us!

We can cherry-pick a crime
For twice the busts in half the time
All for the corporate bottom line
Just trust us!

Oppression has been privatized
By moles and trolls and spooks and spies
Its much worse than you realize
Just trust us!

We'll hack and track and snoop and spy
For evidence we classify
The rule of law does not apply
Just trust us!

Our tentacles you can't avoid
We love to make you paranoid
We know about your hemmorhoid
Just trust us!

What we claim the truth belies
We just keep telling big fat lies,
Spinning spirals in your eyes!
Just trust us!

Perfidious, unscrupulous!
salac(ee)ous and slanderous!
scurrilous and scandalous!
Just trust us!

Yes, we know exactly where
That extra dark and kinky hair
Grows out of your derriere!
Just trust us!

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Here's a humerous blues tune about Private Prisons.

"Warden Pale's Big Profit Prison" from the upcoming album "Social Creatures"

Here is the link for the tune:

http://www.broadjam.com/artists/songs.php?artistID=11453

Warden Pale's Big Profit Prison Plan
©brooks(bmi)
Gonna build me a prison on that land out back
State'll pay me plenty, man to pick up slack
They got too many convicts, m makin' more everyday
I'm gone storage business with the US of A
Need some steel and brick and bulletproof glass
Line my cousins up to guard that trash

Gonna loan them boys to farms and local mills,
Problem's where to hide all them hundred dollar bills
If food goes up I'll feed'em a little less
Doctor want more I'll trade him for a vet
Go ahead complain there's nothing you can do
I'm incorporated with the Red White and Blue

The jury pass the verdict.
The judge he give the time
But if your fate's behind my gate, you bet your ass is mine
'cause I have all the power, I turn every key
I say if you think or speak and if you choke or breath
If you try to climb the wall to get away from me
I'll just set them hound dogs free

I ain't gonna sweat no vacant eight by tens
When I can just give a call to my sheriff friend
And if he ain't got a handy felon or two
We can just cruise around, maybe look for you
A man can go far with a right pretty mouth
And we reward good behavior in the Deep Hot South

The witness point the finger.
The lawyers spin the tale
But if you fall behind my wall, you better tuck your tail
'cause I'm your brand new daddy, I'm the brand new king
I say when you speak or beg and maybe let you scream
And if you try to tunnel, cover up your trail
Heaven help ya', we'll just let them sirens wail

If the Marshal drive you in
No appeal can get you out
But, Once you come under my thumb, abandon any doubt
See, I bought the courthouse, everything's for sale
I say if a law's been broke, and who's making bail
And if you try to buy the farm, hoping that we're through
Big surprise my old friend, I bought the graveyard too

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Here's a humerous blues tune about Private Prisons.

"Warden Pale's Big Profit Prison" from the upcoming album "Social Creatures"

Here is the link for the tune:

http://www.broadjam.com/artists/songs.php?artistID=11453

Warden Pale's Big Profit Prison Plan
©brooks(bmi)
Gonna build me a prison on that land out back
State'll pay me plenty, man to pick up slack
They got too many convicts, m makin' more everyday
I'm gone storage business with the US of A
Need some steel and brick and bulletproof glass
Line my cousins up to guard that trash

Gonna loan them boys to farms and local mills,
Problem's where to hide all them hundred dollar bills
If food goes up I'll feed'em a little less
Doctor want more I'll trade him for a vet
Go ahead complain there's nothing you can do
I'm incorporated with the Red White and Blue

The jury pass the verdict.
The judge he give the time
But if your fate's behind my gate, you bet your____ is mine
'cause I have all the power, I turn every key
I say if you think or speak and if you choke or breath
If you try to climb the wall to get away from me
I'll just set them hound dogs free

I ain't gonna sweat no vacant eight by tens
When I can just give a call to my sheriff friend
And if he ain't got a handy felon or two
We can just cruise around, maybe look for you
A man can go far with a right pretty mouth
And we reward good behavior in the Deep Hot South

The witness point the finger.
The lawyers spin the tale
But if you fall behind my wall, you better tuck your tail
'cause I'm your brand new daddy, I'm the brand new king
I say when you speak or beg and maybe let you scream
And if you try to tunnel, cover up your trail
Heaven help ya', we'll just let them sirens wail

If the Marshal drive you in
No appeal can get you out
But, Once you come under my thumb, abandon any doubt
See, I bought the courthouse, everything's for sale
I say if a law's been broke, and who's making bail
And if you try to buy the farm, hoping that we're through
Big surprise my old friend, I bought the graveyard too

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https://play.spotify.com/track/4M5kuR2CknfGNbdmPoLHDb

https://play.spotify.com/track/4si2eifmGtN7E5acBykX0c

https://play.spotify.com/track/4w0CEsb8aV3XKOY4jE75BJ

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Angie's List is a Rush Limbaugh advertiser. You may want to re-think your ad for Angie's List that appears on your home page!

Also very hard to post anything on your website or contact you with the phone #'s you provide, even as a member

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Hey Thom,
You should listen to this song, you'll like it!

"Walmart Killed The Country Store"
by Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Keep on keepin' on!

-Ned

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Greatest Show on Earth...!!

Hi, Thom !

I want to convey my appreciation for the significant work you're doing as an advocate for human rights, dignity, and privacy. It's been said that .... if you want to right a wrong, write it in a song ....therefore, I am sending along a dance track I released recently..."Decode This (Snowden song)" by Ominous Crash. I thought you might like to hear a digital dissent anthem about NSA surveillance and the Edward Snowden disclosures. It is starting to get club and radio play. I hope the message gets through. It can be heard for free on SoundCloud, Spotify, Jango Radio, Rdio, and others. The link follows..... ..Thanks again for all you do and especially for your continuing efforts.

https://soundcloud.com/ominous-crash

https://facebook.com/ominouscrash

Decode This

Gates of Hell be openin’

Openin’ real wide

Ain’t no place to run to

Ain’t no place to hide

Ain’t no place to hide

No place to hide

No place

No place

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

N N N N ….. S S S S ….. A A A A A, Hey!

N N N N ….. S S S S ….. A A A A A, Hey!

Jus’ cuz you be paranoid

Don’t think that it ain’t true

You gotta be knowin’

They a’ways watchin’ you

They a’ways watchin’ you

They a’ways watchin’ you

A’ways … watchin’ … watchin’ … watchin’ … watch out!

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

N.S.A. in Facebook

They really wanna know

What ya thinkin’, what ya sayin’

Everywhere ya go

An’ ev’rything ya know

An’ ev’ryone ya know

An’ ev’ryone they know, an’ ev’ryone they know

An’ ev’ryone they know, they know

An’ ev’ryone they know …..Whoaaa!!

We be zuckered in ….. we be zuckered in

We be zuckered in ….. we be zuckered in

We be zuckered in ….. we be zuckered in

We be zuckered in ….. we be zuckered in

Berners-Lee could not foresee

This is how it would be

Berners-Lee could not foresee

This is how it would be

We be zuckered in ….. we be zuckered in

We be zuckered in ….. we be zuckered in

We be zuckered in ….. we be zuckered in

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

Scream an’ shout … “Let it out!”

Scream an’ shout … “Let Ed out!”

Scream an’ shout … “Let it out!”

Scream an’ shout … “Let Ed out!”

N.S.A. say “Jump”

Google say “How high?”

Apple, Dell, an’ all dem Yahoos

happy to comply

Make ya wonder why (Why?)

Make ya wonder why (Why?)

Make ya wonder why (Why?)

Make ya wonder why …...

They so’d us out ….. they so’d us out

They so’d us out ….. they so’d us out

They so’d us out ….. they so’d us out

They so’d us out ….. they so’d us out

N N N N ….. S S S S ….. A A A A A, Hey!

N N N N ….. S S S S ….. A A A A A, Hey!

They took away sweet Aaron

Barnaby jacked

Hastings couldn’t get away

Da whole damn world be hacked

Da whole damn world be hacked

Da whole damn world be hacked

Da whole damn world be hacked

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

Scream an’ shout … “Let it out!”

Scream an’ shout … “Let Ed out!”

Scream an’ shout … “Let it out!”

Scream an’ shout … “Let Ed out!”

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

It gettin’ code outside an’ we be Snowden

Scream an’ shout … “Let it out!”

Scream an’ shout … “Let Ed out!”

Scream an’ shout … “Let it out!”

Scream an’ shout … “Let Ed out!”

©2014 - Lyrics by Ann Ominous - Music by Crash & Ann Ominous , Jam Din Music Publishing / Jammed-In Record Label

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The other way we're subsidizing Walmart...

Most of us know how taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction.

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