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The Coasters Young Blood

The Beatles Young Blood

Leon Russell Young Blood medley w/Jumpin' Jack Flash in a narrative

That link hiccuped about 06:00 this didn't: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICr9lfWq3yY

"Baby I ain't had none of the good thing, what is it I got that you want? She looked at me with her big blue eyes and said 'It's this right here' " That was back when I had young blood...

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Jimmie Rodgers doing St James Infirmary but titled Those Gambler's Blues

I cherish the thrills of first "discovering" American music pioneers like Jimmie Rodgers, Leadbelly, Charlie Patton, Woodie Guthrie, Carter Family, Jelly Roll Morton, WC Handy, Robert Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith and the list goes on and on. It was like digging up hidden treasure (which it was, but I was not really doing the heavy digging). Finding these pieces to the American Music Puzzle was critical to the deeper appreciation of all of those who followed in their footsteps and were so greatly influenced by them.

Music is one thing that America can be absolutley proud of in every sense of the word. I will fly my flag proudly on the 4th of July for American Music. God Bless America!!!

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I gotta calm down, right now I'm grinding my molars down. This may help my condition, so I'll try.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_1LfT1MvzI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7llu2aQRSQ

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Nope.

That didn't work. Maybe if I go walk the dogs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6AZNywvF-s

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I had better get out of here before I get into trouble. Guess this is how I feel right now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H0coPhlpy4

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Can't say much for the editing but this is fairly good original. Many of us are old enough to remember the day the music died.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hto-UMuYkwk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b-by5e4saI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRlOI3N7Hao

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Time for something more.

Don't know seems apropos to me today. It's been covered so many times I can't count them. First from the writers and original:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pIdNa9lL5s

Ten years later?

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

Now I'm going to skip a lot of blues artists that deserve mention but I'll only list B.B King, Buddy Guy, Albert King to mention a couple but everybody and their brother had covered that song. That is up until these guys made this the standard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gDhR1R3S0s

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Was there anybody that wasn't blown away when this artist hit the scene?

50+ minutes from the Montreux Jazz Festival circa 1884. Enjoy while perusing the the threads elsewhere on the forum:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qtk4rLCOOg

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Everything you've posted is great. An inaugural concert was free by these guys, 100k+ heard it.

If you Hyde first, no need to run.

I couldn't wait 'til After Midnight to post this

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'67 Monterey Pop festival is cool. In related video menu on the right is Airplane, CS&N, Moody Blues, Faces, Hendrix in Stockholm, Joplin, Zeppelin, Santana, and more....

Buffalo Springfield, Byrds, Dead, Big Brother and Holding Company (Joplin), Jefferson Airplane, Mamas & Papas, are in the Monterey lineup, it was free.

A 19 yo Laura Nyro is about 45:00 with a set including Poverty Train. She wrote songs covered by 5th Dimension, Peter, Paul & Mary, Blood Sweat & Tears, Streisand.

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Old Crow Medicine Show and Gillian Welsh Emmylou Harris joins them in another clip. dyk she's 67 years old? Old Crow does other numbers, Wagon Wheel comes to mind. I think this is a damn good cover of a classic, Emmylou called it an anthem for a generation.

Emmylou's doing a free concert downtown tomorrow night. The kids are actually excited about it.

Emmylou is American Music Royalty.

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Yeah yeah, Blind Faith was a big deal at the time, but.......I never really bought into it like I did with the Spencer Davis Group. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxA3atHD2QM Needs more cow bell though.

And was ever a worse band that made a buck than the Holding Company? They did have one soul that made it all happen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bld_-7gzJ-o

Thanks doug for intro, sooner or later I was going to post what I think is one of singlarly best live performances has ever been done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dTH32ClRwI Don't know that u-tube piece sounds like it came directly off the board. Hardly any crowd noise even.

Going back to the Spencer Davis Group days, does any one remember this guy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Py37G9qsfY

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Emmylou made "Wayfaring Stranger" her own, but how 'bout a tip of the cowboy hat to the original.

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Bad Sign (w/lyrics) had a lot of covers. Emmylou and Gram did some amazing duets. Parsons was with Fallen Angels and was the Grievous Angel, however the only angels are newborns and bad signs ought to have a Gosnell photo attached.

Laura Nyro sang with feeling, wrote with feeling, and mixed up the formula for many that followed. I never knew what 'slurry' was and that it was a verb. Picnic was both noun and verb, but Pick Nick by Nyro was definitely verb. I could Pick Nicollette Sheridan or Stevie Nicks so even my pick nicks would be open to choice.

Another artist currently mixing up the acceptable is this gal, defining fey for me. [fey- synonomous with whimsical, capricious, appealing in a mysterious way] She sings with a breathing expulsion to enunciate chords, why one could even call it vocal chords. Sometimes it's almost like sex if it's done right. She does the same thing on a traditional canvas here. I think she is the most original musical artist I've ever heard or seen. She's a Dali or Escher only instead of canvas she uses tech and sound. I do have eclectic tastes, so my impressions really aren't worth shit, but I don't mind sharing them.

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3 Pickers includes Doc Watson, who still played with his grandson Richard Watson. I was wondering what kind of time they kept for play. Their metronome sounded like Dick Doc.

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Björk's take on Mormons? Many don't know, but Iceland is really ancient Atlantis resurfaced.

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The Veldt is a tune I heard my daugter listening to. It's about a Ray Bradbury notion from the '50s. I don't know what kids in the US listen to.

ftr, my folks thought my listening tastes of Beatles, Beach Boys, Dylan, and Stones was a fad and I would learn the artistry of Ray Coniff singers and my grandfolk's Larry Welk show.

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I always worry about my kid's education, and was relieved when I knew she was familiar with Grammer

For a stupid observation, I noticed a gal as the elder in one of my kid's videos. Damn I'm an old fart, she was almost illegal for me when she made this.

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Yeah, I understand the feeling well doug, we all old farts these days. And I guess that's why I've just pretty much given up on 'trying' to listen and 'hear' whatever todays youngsters are jiving to. I think I gave it up when I finally accepted the fact I was too old to think about doing a rave. This man is deeper than just dance hall stuff though, so wandering through the tabs of his isn't a bad idea.

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

Any ways here's something for a Saturday morning hello everyone.

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

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Don't know must be some kind of weird mood today. Take no crap, take no prisoners; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKf2E15YqaM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQj--Kjn0z8&feature=kp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pzRYBr1wbY

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvcaxumeiKc&feature=kp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFSWW4O6QNM

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A better cover than Smash Mouth's.

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Yes of course doug, I guess I have forgotten this is your thread, please forgive me for going off on wayward tangents. Heres a cover (and but then not) that I think was pure genius; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B_UYYPb-Gk

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First off tonight a famous song from the original artist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrieOEPJCos

And now the more famous (infamous to my ears) cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZdC6oQKU-w

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Sticking with the blues I'm going to one of my favorite artist doing a traditional tune, Ain't Nobody's Business if I Do ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pui2zoH2VlI

Hey Doug ,a traditional is a cover right?

Don't know how my mind jumped to this, but believe it not, it's a cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcYOy6I6OR8

Did anyone not get blown away by that man? Then I always have to hear these (sorry Doug, I don't think either is a cover); http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLV4_xaYynY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK69zlAA4K0

Yeah days of trials and troubles.

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Yes of course doug, I guess I have forgotten this is your thread, please forgive me for going off on wayward tangents. Heres a cover (and but then not) that I think was pure genius; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B_UYYPb-Gk

I don't own anything. I draw tangential connections all the time, and welcome them. I like all your input, and am trying to enter another related to your last.

I like Mama Thornton's version almost on it's own not better just different. If you ever get a chance to see Smokey_Joe's_Cafe I recommend it. Leiber & Stoller's song book was impressive. Every tune in the show I knew and remembered. This was from the Brill Building music factory days. The show my wife and I saw in London had the Mama Thornton version and it was sung by a Mama Thornton look alike. Smokey Joe's on Youtube

One critic said the show was more like singers acting than actors singing, and for a musical revue I think that's best.

As far as my fondness for tangential connections http://www.professortangent.org/

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Musical threads do have a tendency to wander don't they. Yeah, but sometimes my tangents have some pretty tenuous attachments or none at all. Heck many times I don't even know how they're made.

Thanks, I'm going to save Smokey Joes for when I have the space for it, so far it sounded like a fun show. One of the intro tunes brought to mind those heady days of in the valley when all the local stations would finally shut down and we'd all tune into this guy out of LA because before midnight there'd be too much interference to recieve him. He did dedications from any and everybody, breakups, makeups, mashups and backdoor men. Ah yes those were days that would never end, our days were going to go on forever be care free just cruising main and soaking in the cool early morning breezes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99z-H_NEccU

Anys ways, tangents:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGd6CdtOqEE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F_opWg9_qI

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Our station was WING fitting for Dayton the birthplace of Aviation [Wright Bros. bicycle shop and hometown], The best sound we ever heard over WING was "Washington Township schools are closed" during the morning's school closings due to snow.

We also had a drive-in theater, and a drive-in restaurant with order boxes and menus at each parking space. Frisch's was the chain, in Michigan it was called Elan or something, whatever had a BigBoy as their signature hamburger. That was where everyone went to hang out. The drive-in part was one corner of a huge parking lot with A&P groceries and PK hardware and lumber on the corner of SR48 and AB rd [Alexander/Belmont]. These were good times, and even when living them they were good. Whatever happened at Frisch's was in school on monday, or if summer vacation, at work on monday.

Frisch's

On another thread RIP Maverick, I posted some other tunes I grew up with Maverick was more familiar than Wyatt Earp and we wore Davy Crockett caps. Going over to Grandma & Grandpa's meant we could get a [one] 6oz coca cola, what a treat. A&W rootbeer drive-ins were like a trip to a Zagat rated resaurant. Their rootbeer was damn good, and it was before high fructose cornsyrup ruined it.

On a tangential note I was on a flight from Hawaii and drank a 7-up that was exquisite, sent my palate into backflips. The label said "Bottled in Hawaii with real cane sugar". Their Pepsi and Coke tastes better, and if a root beer was bottled there it would be better too.

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Hey this was a fun song that taught the USA that letting loose wasn't just for the wild bunch r&r crowd, or you know,ahem, those nigras. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im9XuJJXylw Still fun to hear, even today.

Change of pace, a bit more soul but keep those feet tapp'n ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsjFi4KkOZc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuxErrSMztY (sorry the best utube I could find)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i98_Lqcryp8

And heck if i know where this stuff comes from, Time for fun, dance'n girls and evertin; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv6tuzHUuuk

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I have intoduced Sam Cooke to may daughters, and others followed my oldest is Amy, so of course Pure Prarie League's Amie was first.

Amy then I have Hazel eyes, Amy does too Hazel, Sweet Pea*, and Shiela

* Want to bet that Zenzoe was Sweetpea, and all the guys lining up to maybe get a dance?

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WE (I) played this album to smooth vinyl in the day. I think the present one I have is probably at least my third one (don't know, I lose count). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V71CZ-0OwAE

There were times I travel hours to some cramped second rate hotel basement coffee shop just to hear him live because Taj was playing a set or two there. Nice tunes for a lazy hazy summer day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iF0Va8v5BM

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Something said said a couple of days ago brought this man to mind. This is for Drc......I fell in love with this mans music from the first note I heard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q2F2TaRghE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-XpFYAlEMk

I've got every album he ever did........I hope.

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Something for everyone to go cruise'n with this morning:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxGpmp6URuk&index=1&list=RDzxGpmp6URuk

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"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"

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You lost me Alberto.

Was that suppose to be a link?

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Something for everyone to go cruise'n with this morning:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxGpmp6URuk&index=1&list=RDzxGpmp6URuk

I love that. The first time I heard it a memory clicked of my roomates in Hermosa Beach CA going to Manhatten Beach. I offered to be the designated driver. One said "not in that", and she pointed at my Hyundai. Well, after I met my wife we moved to FL and the tone there was "You've got a car? Great!"

His Chicken Skin Music has been picked as an album to have if you only had one and were stranded on an island. Speaking of an Island: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwyGPg8cYvY

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You lost me Alberto.

Was that suppose to be a link?

Well, no. It's copied from top right of this page. I thought it meant something. I thought Facebook, Twitter or some other social network might be a more suitable venue for musical nostalgia.

“Come, good folks, to White friars Lane, Come to see the merry show!” from “No Exit” by Jean-Paul Sartre

On the scene reports from Gaza by Martin Lejeune:

http://martin-lejeune.tumblr.com/

Live Blog from Gaza Under Attack (by Martin Lejeune)

The Days of Oil and Za'atar

Link zu Martin Lejeunes Bericht auf WDR 2 . Er berichtet von Angriffen auf Zivilisten und der hummanitären Katastrophe in Gaza

"The fighter of the Hamas are our heroes"

“Hamas is doing everything it can, to protect Gaza’s population from the attacks of the Israeli army. The fighters of Hamas defend us. They are our sons. They are the sons and the heroes of Palestine. The fallen fighters are martyrs”, says Iyad, 23, Student of economics at the Al-Azhar University in Gaza-City. Iyad is a supporter of Fatah and his University is closely associated with the movement. “Hamas is giving up a lot to defend its homeland”, explains Iyad and adds that all people in Gaza are proud of the fighters belonging to the brigades of Hamas.

Since the beginning of the attacks on the 8th of July, more than 1400 people have died in Gaza, of whom 80 percent are civilians according to the United Nations. The number of completely destroyed residential buildings is over 10.000. All supply of electricity, water and telecommunication has long ceased. In spite of all that, Palestinians are still not war-weary. “We will support the resistance of the fighters, no matter how many civilians Israel will kill for doing so”, mentions Hassan (surname known to the author), 42, an engineer from Gaza-City. He also is a supporter of Fatah. Unfortunately, it was impossible to talk to members of Hamas in the Gaza Strip. “Currently we do not provide any interviews”, is being answered upon personal inquiries in Gaza. For public statements, one is referred to Hamas’ political wing in Qatar. There, Osama Hamdan spoke with Al Jazeera, condemning the high number of civilian casualties.

Hassan, who just like any other Palestinian follows the news from morning to evening, recognizes the military success of Hamas in this war. “The number of Israeli soldiers killed in this battle demonstrates that the fighters from Hamas are well trained and equipped.” He assures that the claim that Hamas is using human shields to defend against Israeli attacks is Israeli propaganda. Islam prohibits doing so. “In fact it is exactly the opposite: Hamas fighters are standing in the first row of the front between the advancing Israeli forces and the civilian population. The fighters from Hamas are risking their lives to protect civilians from the fire of the advancing Israeli army”, explains Hassan. Over 250.000 people have already left their homes at the frontlines to flee from the fighting. Ibrahim, 39, a refugee, explains: “When we returned to our houses to get clothes, Hamas fighters reacted harshly and send us back. They said: The front line is none of your business. They were happy when we left, so they could concentrate on the fighting.”

“Propaganda from Hamas is omnipresent in the Gaza Strip in all its forms. Posters and billboards on the streets and videos on TV that glorify violent forms of resistance, speak the truth and show the successes of the resistance”, believes Iyad. “During the past few weeks we have seen quite often that the announcement of military successes by Hamas were true, despite Israeli communiques refuting them for at least two to three days until they couldn’t deny them anymore. This is why we believe the statements of Hamas more than those from the Israeli army”. Many also talk, or even glorify the tunnels in Gaza Strip. “These tunnels are a wonderful achievement of the resistance and a very useful instrument to inflict great damage on the enemy”, says Hassan. “These tunnels provide Hamas with strategic advantages and the Israeli army has not managed to neutralize them until now. They still have not identified an appropriate means against them. The attacks carried out through the primitively dug tunnels are a heavy blow to Israel, claiming to be one of the best and most modern armies in the world”, admires Hassan the skills of Hamas.

On foreign policy, the engineer is a more sceptical about Hamas’ record of accomplishment, as he believes the group committed two major errors. Hamas has lost the support of Hezbollah in Lebanon and broken its good relations with the regime in Syria. As a result, their leaders, who have lived in Damascus for decades, are now residing in Qatar. The relationship between Hamas and Iran are at a low point, but still exist. Hassan further criticizes that Hamas has hooked up with Qatar and Turkey: “This is the strategically wrong direction. The good relationships with Qatar and Turkey serve the short-term interests of these countries. Both States will not stand by Hamas to reach its final goal, the liberation of Palestine”. As long as Qatar is a close ally of the United States, housing the commanding centre for the US army in the region and Turkey remains a member of NATO, thereby being a strategically important partner of the United States, one cannot trust them, because the United States supports Israel. “Iran, Hezbollah and Syria are our only reliable partners for the armed resistance against Israel and would stand by us until the bitter end”, analyzed Hassan.

Many voices in the Gaza Strip accuse Hamas of a disastrous economic policy. Poverty is sky-high, unemployment at 80 percent and an improvement of the conditions not in sight. Even in domestic politics, there have not been any new impulses from Hamas for a long time. Although their rule is relatively stable and crime rates low, this can be attributed to the strong social control mechanisms in the society and the high discipline of people during war times, rather than Hamas. Especially, concerning the fight of the expanding drug trade in Gaza Strip, that civil society initiatives jointly carry out with the security apparatus of Hamas, shows the weakness of the movement. “The drug trade has become a serious threat to the entire society”, explains the student Iyad. For many Palestinians the sorrows and hardship since the beginning of the embargo eight years ago find some relief in the use and abuse of drugs. Especially the trade with Tramal is flourishing. Hamas is powerless, even though it prides itself in speeches that it is fighting the drug trade. In addition, there are too few therapeutic facilities or a commissioner for addiction prevention. “How is Hamas supposed to fight the underlying reasons that lead to drug abuse, such as poverty, unemployment and living without having real prospect in life, while suffering from the embargo?”, asks Iyad. However, openly voiced criticism within Gaza’s civil society at Hamas’ internal and external politics is secondary during times of war.

The war creates tight bonds between Hamas and the civilian population and the opposition of the Gaza Strip. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) is the strongest opposition party against Hamas, since Fatah and Hamas have created a unity government in June this year and called for renewed elections. A few months ago, some opposition parties, such as the PFLP, demonstrated in the streets of Gaza against Hamas. Since the beginning of the Israeli military offensive on July 8, armed members of the PFLP and other parties are fighting side by side against the Israeli army. “During such attacks from Israel, the population decides to stand together and resist in unity”, explains Mahmoud Abu Rahma, Director of the indendent Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights in Gaza City. The center bravely records human rights violations of all warring factions in the Gaza Strip.

Aside from the PFLP and Hamas, other armed groups such as Party of the Islamic Jihad and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine are fighting against the Zahal. The Marxist-Leninist PFLP and the Leninist DFLP, that has split after heavy infighting with the PFLP in 1968, possess much smaller combat units than Hamas or the Islamic Jihad. Moreover, there are also groups fighting in Gaza that have pledged allegiance to the socialist Fatah. The PLO and Fatah leader, and president of the Palestinian National Authority, distanced himself firmly in Ramallah from groups that are fighting in the name of Fatah.

Gaza City, 1st August 2014

link to video of driving from my home in gaza to journalist's hotel Al Deira while listening a Bob Marley song in the Israeli radio. At the beginning of the video you see the Al Amin mosque bombed-out on the 29th of July. Such a drive by car is only possible in time of cease-fire as it is now the case. Such a cease-fire can be violated without further notice. Therefore it is always dangerous. The video shows the centre of Gaza City, the Al Rimal district that is the "Beverly Hills" of the Gaza Strip and relatively safe because there are not a lot homes of Hamas people. Nevertheless, "Beverly Hills" was several time attacked by IDF.

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Yes Alberto the thought had crossed my mind that was what you may have meant. I did have the hope though you wasn't so narrow minded to think one couldn't listen to music while at the same time pursuing Renaissance Thinking About Issues of Our Day.

If you'd care to go through the list of songs I've posted you'd find a good many of them are songs against or about oppression of all sorts and for revolution toward change. Here's some selections from one that you may consider a compatriot. Alas, I only have a couple of his albums. Open another window and let them play through while browsing the threads or commenting on the issues of our day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRFF73HDFCw&list=RDiRFF73HDFCw&index=1

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For those that don't speak Spanish or Portuguese or French or into jazz etc, here's a group that's more both more mainstream and in English but still political and relevant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z55CbLIStic&list=RDz55CbLIStic#t=0

And Alberto as a parting word on this snit of mine towards your rised eye brows to these kind of bourgeois sentiments here's a song from 'my days' of marching to war..........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv1KEF8Uw2k

There's many of us that have already been there and done that, and by doing so paving the way for 'you others' to take our place further down the road so to speak.

We don't need any lectures on what we need to be doing or thinking. We've been on this bus for a long time.

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rs, I was about to respond to Alberto but your's was first and better than mine would be.

Alberto, 'Open' is this header and it includes entries in the arts. Humor and music are art forms as well. Sharing what interests one has with others and what one finds appealing can broaden the discussion parameters in other topics under other headers. To come here I had to click 'community. Everything shared under 'open' fits with my impression of community. Music is a part of our background and whatever we listen to or however it affects us, it is a part of us. Some here are even musicians, they have a depth of perception and wisdom more than music, but denying it's influence on them would be foolish, and insulting to them. Slamming anyone's personal interests is insulting, members of communities don't do that.

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To supplement a point in the last post, what makes us tick, our personal interests are as numerous varied as Frank Luntz's shoe collection.http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/5003/the-art-of-fiction-no-10-james-thurber shows what made Thurber tick. He could start doodling his cartoons or stories at a mixed gathering or a bridge club meet. Everyone that knew him knew he might be scribbling off to the side while others were doing the normal social things, that was Thurber.

Now I'm going to listen to the offering from rs and thank him in advance for sharing.

btw, the interview is worth skimming if only to read the great metaphor "Memory like a whore's top drawer".

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Phil Ochs was fantastic and significant. The Brits still have conscription or they did when I was working in London. The US had conscription up until the time Ochs died. Protest to "Not march anymore" was a major life shaping decision, it was against the law.

Today, there are so many brainwashed souls enlisting to "Kill them over there" that have no idea they are not fighting for anything other than profit and a campaign strategy. I met a few enroute to bootcamp, they were all buddies, with a southern accent or a fox educated demographic. I was in the states for business but always meet people enroute in the airport bars or food courts. I don't evangelize sanity or critical thinking, though I have met critical thinking proponents. They actually put a seed inside me that America is still salvageable.

Some opinion leaders per poli-sci 101 offered hope too. Joe Bageant, author of Deer Hunting with Jesus was one. His son and friends keep up his website in his honor now that he's gone. I lifted an AA label to distinguish educated Deer Hunters with Jesus souls, I call them 'Friends of Joe'. 'Progressive' might get them shot.

Goosebumps and Tears (just my title) The slide @2:55 ought to be a poster.

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While I had friends that resisted and succeeded in avoiding the draft with no repercussions (and a couple of the stories are quite funny) alas, mine story isn't so straight forward for reasons I won't go into. The highlights though are, not far into my tour I refused to carry a gun, and they finally had their can full of me after going awol to attend the May Day parades in DC. With my record I don't know how I stayed out of Leavenworth but was duly discharged a couple months after. No big loss to me, but can you imagine, after coming back from Asia the idiots wanted me to guard some nuclear weapons! Yeah, that lasted just about a half an hour........but that's another part of the larger story.

Any ways, I wish I had the grace of you Doug and Drc and ren when dealing with some of the fractious crowd, particularly when we really are all on the same side.

Now I'm off to try and follow some of the heady (for me anyway) stuff you guys have been so kind to share with us all.

Meanwhile I'm going to listen to this man:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWwgrjjIMXA&list=RDe7qQ6_RV4VQ&index=2

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Ah yes, that's enough of that for me. Guess the exchange with ren earlier put me into some kind of moody muddle of yesteryear.

One more from the man though (ahem with company):

http://www.theguardian.com/music/video/2014/feb/12/bob-dylan-performs-my-back-pages-30th-anniversary-concert-video

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Sunday evening fare to wind down a weekend, a classic everyone knows and always worth revisiting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kom0r3U8V8s

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How about an hour of soul for everyone this morning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lK42Tm3T08

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Here's a blast from the past. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNZnCRxtun4

I used to take some kind of purverse pleasure in playing this album on waking every Sunday morning.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLmCLYojNGI Beck and Tal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-8SO0kEUjs Beck and Tal on the same bass, at the same time.

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Sweet Home Chicago was one of the songs some of the blues artists played, I like Leon's version. His Down on the Base, Ballad for A soldier, Straight Brother, Salty Candy are all good too. Down on the Base and Ballad for a Soldier kind of have resonance with the current Police State and the militarized police forces that have killed more innocent citizens than have died in Iraq. They shoot the family dogs too. "Stray dogs that live on the highway walk on 3 legs".

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Just another night in America; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H0coPhlpy4

Ya yes just a dream from last night in America.

Now let's face the sun this morning; here's a concert from a group that had their well deserved time in it's warm glow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTjTiR5L3jE

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No More Presidential Immunity!

Thom plus logo When Richard Nixon committed multiple Felonies, including accepting bribes in cash in the White House, Jerry Ford chose to pardon him.

When Ronald Reagan committed treason in 1980 to get elected, Attorney General Bill Barr shut down the investigation in 1992 with five pardons.
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