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Iris Dement: Wasteland of the Free

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Woody would approve, but not much radio airplay I’m guessing.

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March 11th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

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Shenandoah in a Gravely Voice

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How about some Tom Waits and Keith Richards? Shenandoah.

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January 29th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

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Stan Rogers: First Christmas and Mary Ellen Carter

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Easter counter programming: Here is the saddest song ever written and sung. Well maybe that’s hyperbolic, but it’s a five hanky song:

And to cheer us up, here is the rousing Mary Ellen Carter, a song I consider to be the alternative Canadian national anthem. This video is taken from a 1989 documentary on Rogers and includes an introduction by someone who knows what the song is about. :

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April 22nd, 2011 at 8:13 pm

The Nightwatchman: The Road I Must Travel

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Ah, nice pleasant folk music from The Nigtwatchman (Tom Morello).

Notice how Morello (rhymes with mellow) plays a classical guitar. Just like Segovia.

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July 8th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

This Land is Your Land…

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Happy 4th of July everybody!!

Bruce:

Bruce and Pete:

Steve:

The Man in Black:

Los Lobos with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir:

The Author:

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July 4th, 2010 at 9:20 am

Woody Guthrie – Jesus Christ

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I wish I could strap Glenn Beck in a chair and play this song over and over. How long before his head explodes do ya think?

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July 3rd, 2010 at 5:47 pm

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Joanna Newsom and The Incredible String Band

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Joanna Newsom – a woman and her harp against the world. Although I hear she plays with other musicians these days.

Joanna would have loved the 60’s. she could have opened for The Incredible String Band.

Or vicey versa.

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June 26th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

All You Fascists are Bound to Lose

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I don’t agree with everything I read at Daily Kos (because opinions there vary widely) , but here is a diary I can get behind.

It is a plea to the President to be more like FDR and oppose the rising corporatist fascism that currently dominates U.S. politics.

Please, Obama, do not yield to the “grave dangers of the rightist reaction” and “the spirit of fascism here at home”. We need you to be another F.D.R., President Obama.
Yes, “we are the ones we have been waiting for.”, but we need YOU, President Obama, to lead. America can NOT wait, we can NOT be pragmatic, we can NOT “look forward”. We need a New New Deal and we need it NOW.

Because Corporatism is fascism, and that is what we are up against.

Well, fascism is corporatism, but it comes with hate, division, violence and eliminationist rhetoric. The sort of stuff Glenn Beck delivers 5 days a week (heavily subsidized by Murdoch and News Corp of course).

Back in the good ole days of the first Great Depression, we Had Woody Guthrie to inspire opponents of fascism and working folk in general. Here he is with a little ditty called All You Fascists are Bound to Lose:

Here’s an updated version with Billy Bragg and Wilco:

Oh and Ani Difranco called and wants to know which side you’re on.

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June 12th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Asylum Street Spankers: If you Want Me to Love You

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Just found this at Firedoglake and had to share.

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June 10th, 2010 at 1:01 am

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Solas: Pastures of Plenty

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Woody Guthrie meets Celtic music. Deeeelicious!!

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May 30th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

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