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(1) Yes - YouTube - Consent
Luke Sienkowski I literally just went to that page to find that link to share that song and you beat me to it. Bravo. This song is amazing, and Schaffer The Darklord is the the best rap act in hip-hop history. Not just comedy-music rap, not just nerdcore rap, he's THE. BEST. RAP. ACT. IN. HIP. HOP. HISTORY. #bowtoyourdarklord
consent  song  sex 
2 days ago by Quercki
The Feminist History of ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ | History | Smithsonian
“[Norworth] was with [Friganza] at the time he wrote this song,” says Clermont. “This is a very progressive woman he’s dating, and this is a very progressive Katie Casey. And [Friganza] very likely was the influence for ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”

As further evidence that the fictional Katie Casey was based on Friganza, historians from Major League Baseball and the Library of Congress point to the covers of two original editions of the sheet music, which feature Friganza. “I contend the Norworth song was all about Trixie,” Boziwick told the New York Times in 2012. “None of the other baseball songs that came out around that time have the message of inclusion… and of a woman’s acceptability as part of the rooting crowd.” Boziwick’s discovery of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game’s” feminist history, coming nearly 100 years after the song’s publication, shows how women’s stories are so often forgotten, overlooked and untold, and reveals the power of one historian’s curiosity to investigate.
baseball  song  feminist  suffragette 
7 days ago by Quercki
Algonquin Water Song Phonetic Lyrics — Sing The Water Song
Algonquin Water Song Phonetic Lyrics
Sing four times, each time facing one of the four directions in this order:
East, South, West, North

Nee bee wah bow

En die en

Aah key mis kquee

Nee bee wah bow

Hey ya hey ya hey ya hey

Hey ya hey ya hey ya ho
song  lyrics  video  Algonquin  Native_American  water 
8 weeks ago by Quercki
Watch Barbra Streisand Mock Trump With ‘Send in the Clowns’ Cover – Rolling Stone
Her new rendition of “Send in the Clowns,” which Streisand originally covered for her The Broadway Album in 1985,” opens with the line, “He says he’s rich/ Maybe he’s poor/ ‘Til he reveals his returns/ Who can be sure?/ Who is this clown?” Her version continues: “Something’s amiss/ I don’t approve/ Now that’s he’s running the free world where can we move?/ Maybe a town/ Just who is this clown?” She also calls him a fraudulent twit” in another verse.

Streisand continued to make her point after the song, when a photo of the White House covered in a circus tent appeared on the stage’s screen. The image than shifted to one of Trump on his Time magazine 2016 Person of the Year cover with a red nose under the words “Clown of the Year.” “That’s for real,” Streisand noted, gesturing at the screen.
Trump  parody  song  video 
10 weeks ago by Quercki
Elizabeth Warren - Shes_Got_Your_Back.pdf
SHE’S GOT YOUR BACK C G7 CElizabeth Warren, she’s got your back,F G7She’ll put consumer protection on the right track Dm CShe’ll make the credit industry toe the line G7 CShe’s a friend of yours, she’s a friend of mine. F COh, yes, oh, yes, G7 CShe’s a friend of yours, she’s a friend of mine.Elizabeth Warren, she’s not afraidShe’s the smartest appointment Obama’s madeShe looks so sweet but inside she’s toughAnd Wall Street knows she knows her stuff.Oh, yes, oh, yes,Wall Street knows she knows her stuff.Your mortgage, your car loan, your credit cardShe wants to hear if you’ve been hit hardShe’ll carry the news to WashingtonAnd she won’t stop till the job is done.Oh, yes, oh, yes,She won’t stop till the job is done
Elizabeth_Warren  song  Nancy_Schimmel 
10 weeks ago by Quercki
Unnamed - YouTube
Acacia Sears - Topic
Published on Jun 19, 2016
Provided to YouTube by Symphonic Distribution

Unnamed · Acacia Sears · Acacia Sears


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Released on: 2015-01-13

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abortion  song 
may 2019 by Quercki
New Stanzas for Amazing Grace by Allen Ginsberg | Poetry Foundation
New Stanzas for Amazing Grace
By Allen Ginsberg
I dreamed I dwelled in a homeless place
Where I was lost alone
Folk looked right through me into space
And passed with eyes of stone

O homeless hand on many a street
Accept this change from me
A friendly smile or word is sweet
As fearless charity

Woe workingman who hears the cry
And cannot spare a dime
Nor look into a homeless eye
Afraid to give the time

So rich or poor no gold to talk
A smile on your face
The homeless ones where you may walk
Receive amazing grace

I dreamed I dwelled in a homeless place
Where I was lost alone
Folk looked right through me into space
And passed with eyes of stone
Amazing_Grace  song  homelessness 
may 2019 by Quercki
(71) “Life is a love spell...” for everyone...... - Rebecca Riyana Sang
Rebecca Riyana Sang was live.
2 hours ago ·
“Life is a love spell...” for everyone... (especially Jen Harrison, Irisanya Moon and Jarrah Staggard... Jen because she reminded me of it today and Irisanya & Jarrah because they wrote it).
may 2019 by Quercki
Sending you Light Melanie DeMore
This is one of the most heartfelt performances I have ever had the honor of documenting. As my video partner, D.j. Rockaway (Tina) stated, this song puts you in a trance. "Sending You Light" by Melanie DeMore, piano by Julie Wolf is an alchemical healing. Send it to everyone you love, and they will feel your message. Most of us today could use this offering of peace and compassion. More good news is that another version of this song is on the "Awakening Joy" CD, produced by Eve Decker with Julie Wolf. It is filled with music performed during author, James Baraz "Awakening Joy" course, lauded by Bill Gates and Jack Kornfield, and featured in O! The Oprah Magazine. Includes songs by Eve Decker, Jennifer Berezan, Betsy Rose, Lisa Ferraro, Adrienne Shamszad, and James Baraz. Available on CD Baby.
Melanie_DeMore  song  **** 
february 2019 by Quercki
The Coming Home Song: Wiyot People Joyous as Eureka City Council Takes Another Step Towards Returning Indian Island – Redheaded Blackbelt
Last night, the Eureka City Council unanimously voted to make the next step in returning 202 acres of Indian Island, located between the city and the Samoa peninsula, to the Wiyot people.

The property was declared “surplus” which allows it to eventually be transferred back to the local tribe which considers the area sacred.

In 2000, the Wiyot’s purchased about 1 and a half acres and after cleanup and restoration performed the World Renewal Ceremony there in March of 2014. The last time previous to that the ceremony had been performed was in February of 1860 when the mostly women and children staying at the ceremony site were massacred at night by a group of local white men.

One speaker said that the City of Eureka will be the first in the entire United States to return Sacred land to an Indigenous people without being forced to do so by a court order.

At the meeting last night, Wiyot’s sang their Coming Home song, before the historic Eureka City Council vote.
California  Eureka  Native_American  Indian  land  return  song  video 
december 2018 by Quercki
#BLACKLIVESMATTER song by: adrienne maree brown - YouTube
#BLACKLIVESMATTER song by: adrienne maree brown




patrisse marie cullors
Published on Feb 20, 2015
#BlackFutureMonth video collaboration:

Since July 2013 folks have been using #BlackLivesMatter as a rallying call! This song and video is a beautiful collaboration between folks actively fighting for the right to life for ALL Black people. Please enjoy!

For more information you can find us at:
Twitter: @blklivesmatter

so much love for all of you!

special thank to: Phaedra Ellis Lamkins, and Invincible
BlackLivesMatter  song 
february 2018 by Quercki
(2) Oakland - YouTube
5 years ago
"Right outside the city limits
Scoots a freeway called The Nimitz"

Arguably the greatest rhyming couplet in musical history!
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Eric Fagerstrom
5 years ago
That's my Dad (Dick Fagerstrom) - lyricist, song-writer, banjo player and lead singer. He'd be thrilled to know his music made it to YouTube - if he had any idea what YouTube was ;-)
Oakland  song  video 
february 2018 by Quercki
(2) No Wall No Ban at Musical Refuge concert - YouTube
No Wall No Ban at Musical Refuge concert

Betsy Rose
Published on Jan 29, 2018
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Great song of open borders and hearts, written by Ellie Grace, with some additions from Bonnie Lockhart, who conducted this finale of the powerful Musical Refuge concert. The event was sponsored by ASWAT Arabic Ensemble, and included La Pena Community Chorus, Vukani Mawethu, Occupella, San Jose Taiko, Sophia Bouzid, and Choral Majority. An evening of blending voices, languages, musical styles, and cultures, in support of immigrant and refugee rights.
DACA  immigration  song  video 
january 2018 by Quercki
Women's rights suffrage song-Standing on the Shoulders - YouTube
Women's rights suffrage song-Standing on the Shoulders




Earth Mama
Published on Mar 20, 2015
All rights reserved.
Official theme song of 75th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, in 1995.
music  song  women  womenshistory  feminism 
january 2018 by Quercki
Oakland (song) - Oakland - LocalWiki
"Oakland" was a song written and performed by the Goodtime Washboard 3. a quirky local band. The song was even performed before the city council, and above the marquee at the Tribune building. The single got lots of radio airtime in 1963, and was released on the album Don't Blame PG&E, Pal released in 1964.
Lyrics to "Oakland"
We are sure that you're aware
of famous cities everywhere
the ones that are acclaimed in song and verse
There are songs about Chicago, Paris, London, and St. Paul,
Buffalo, Miami, and for goodness sake Beaver Falls

But Tin Pan Alley did us wrong
because they never wrote a song
about the greatest city of them all
Now don't go away, I hope you'll stay
and hear this song we wrote the other day:

Oakland's got the Tribune Tower
Oakland's got Lake Merritt, too
She's got Jack London Square
The Raiders come from there!
The Kaiser Center can be seen from anywhere!
Where did all the people go when 'Frisco burned?
They all went to Oakland and never returned

Right outside the city limits
scoots a freeway called the Nimitz
Of all the pretty cities, she's the leader
And don't forget the tube to Alameda...

She has pride, she has hope
And oh what a view
Oakland, we're for you
Oakland, we're for you!

The band consisted of Peter Arnott on banjo, Wayne Pope on washboard and saw, and Bruce Bratton on washtub bass. Arnott was absent from the band in Japan for two years working his day job, and Dick Fagarstrom covered banjo. The song was written and first performed during this period, but Arnott was part of the performance from the Tribune building.
Oakland  song  video  lyrics 
january 2018 by Quercki
Eileen Hazel
Spark (2005) is a shimmering collection filled with pagan spirituals and songs of love, loss and redemption. Eileen co-produced the CD with Lisa Zeiler (of the tremendously popular radical folk trio Rebecca Riots), who also contributes some righteous electric and acoustic guitar elements to the album.
In the process of recording My Interesting Condition (2001) , Eileen pulled together a wide array of talented musicians to create a unique tapestry of songs. The CD was produced by Lisa Zeiler, who also produced Rachel Garlin, Helen Chaya and others.
Pagan  song  chants  buy 
july 2017 by Quercki
(1) Peter Alsop - Transsexual Bathroom Anthem? Please share if you...
Transsexual Bathroom Anthem? Please share if you just had to sing along!
(And here's my new verse!)
- If your body feels right, then just sing along!
- But some folks have bodies that just "feel wrong"
- Let's help 'em feel better if they made a change
- Let'em pee in a place where they don't feel strange! (Chorus)
transgender  song 
may 2017 by Quercki
How To Get The Most Out Of Reddit As A Songwriter - Speed Songwriting
Here's how to get the most out of reddit as a songwriter...

You can promote your music in /r/Music (if you follow their rules).

There are many subreddits for getting your songs critiqued, like /r/ThisIsOurMusic.

If you feel like discussing music production, composition, music theory, or the music business, check out /r/WeAreTheMusicMakers.

There are subreddits for every piece of gear or musical instrument you can imagine, like /r/Guitar and /r/Piano.

Looking for a co-writer? Check out /r/MusicInTheMaking.

Figuring out a song? Check out /r/Transcribe or /r/Tabs.

Need something new to listen to? How about /r/ListenToThis.

And you can explore specific genres like /r/Funk or /r/Jazz.

But that's not all!

Check it out:
How to get the most out of reddit as a musician.
song  writing  Reddit  transcribe  music 
april 2017 by Quercki
Why We Should Sing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’s’ Obscure Fifth Verse | KQED Arts
The experience in January inspired Mucher to reflect on the legacy of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and its relevance today. But instead of focusing on the first verse, whose lyrics, Mucher believes, say a lot about the flag but not a lot about the Constitution, the professor turned his attention to the fifth:

“When our land is illum’d with Liberty’s smile,
If a foe from within strike a blow at her glory,
Down, down, with the traitor that dares to defile
The flag of her stars and the page of her story!
By the millions unchain’d who our birthright have gained
We will keep her bright blazon forever unstained!
And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave
While the land of the free is the home of the brave.”
song  lyrics  video  Liberty 
march 2017 by Quercki
Noreen: The comfort of singing voices - YouTube
Noreen: The comfort of singing voices

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Folk song. This is on the 5 CD series "THIS IS US" from Mudcat Cafe ( but the CD version is by Animaterra Women's Chorus. More info email
song  video  mudcat 
january 2017 by Quercki
(1) Melanie DeMore - Here's the song I wrote the day after the...
Here's the song I wrote the day after the election. It's called' Lead With Love'. Like I said' ' A song can hold you up when there seems to be no ground beneath you'.
Melanie_DeMore  hope  inspiration  song 
january 2017 by Quercki
Sparrows losing their dialects with increase in urban noise Bay Nature
In the parking lot, a white-crowned sparrow perches at the top of an evergreen tree next to a pickup truck and sings, launching a quick patter: whistle, buzz, two-part trill, and a scattering of notes. It’s music familiar to city dwellers, even if they couldn’t name it. The song is key to the white crown’s survival, helping him attract a mate and defend the territory around his nest, warning off other males with his vocal vigor. But the notes are almost drowned out as a bus sighs to a halt. Thanks to recent restoration efforts, the bird is surrounded by plants, such as lupine, that evolved here over centuries, along with the sparrow. But there is no restoring the silence, and the noise grows year by year. What will it take for white crowns like this one to survive in this new soundscape? What will it take to be heard?
birds  sparrow  San_Francisco  song  noise  pollution  history 
january 2016 by Quercki
All the 'Happy Birthday' song copyright claims are invalid, federal judge rules - LA Times
None of the companies that have collected royalties on the "Happy Birthday" song for the past 80 years held a valid copyright claim to one of the most popular songs in history, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled on Tuesday.

In a stunning reversal of decades of copyright claims, the judge ruled that Warner/Chappell never had the right to charge for the use of the "Happy Birthday To You" song. Warner had been enforcing a copyright since 1988, when it bought Birch Tree Group, the successor to Clayton F. Summy Co., which claimed the original disputed copyright.

Judge George H. King ruled that a copyright filed by the Summy Co. in 1935 granted only the rights to specific piano arrangements of the music, not the actual song.

PREVIOUSLY: Happy Birthday to whom? A simple song with a complex history

Comedy gold: Watch three U.S. judges dismantle a copyright troll's case
"'Happy Birthday' is finally free after 80 years," said Randall Newman, an attorney for the plaintiffs in the suit, which included a group of filmmakers who are producing a documentary about the song. "Finally, the charade is over. It's unbelievable."
copyright  happy  birthday  song 
september 2015 by Quercki
Listen to performances of the world's oldest complete surviving song-Seikilos epitaph
The Seikilos epitaph is the oldest known complete composition of music in existence, a Hellenistic Ionic song with complete notation likely inscribed in the first century AD. And its notation have allowed modern music scholars to play the song in the modern day.

Although there are certainly older musical texts and fragments, the very brief Seikilos epitaph is a complete song, found engraved on a tombstone near Aidin, Turkey, along with the inscription, "I am a tombstone, an image. Seikilos placed me here as an everlasting sign of deathless remembrance."

The song also has lyrics, translated from the Ancient Greek:

While you live, shine
have no grief at all
life exists only for a short while
and time demands its toll.
history  song  music  lyrics  **** 
september 2015 by Quercki
Filmmakers fighting “Happy Birthday” copyright find their “smoking gun” | Ars Technica
The 1927 songbook referenced above was found in a batch of 500 documents provided by Warner/Chappell earlier this month. That cache included "approximately 200 pages of documents [Warner/Chappell] claim were 'mistakenly' not produced during discovery, which ended on July 11, 2014, more than one year earlier," Nelson's lawyers write.

The new filing comes as US District Judge George King was just two days away from holding a hearing about whether or not songwriter Patty Hill abandoned her rights to the lyrics. The plaintiffs say that the newly discovered songbook evidence is so strong that the copyright abandonment issue is moot.

"[T]he documents prove conclusively that the song is in the public domain, thus making it unnecessary for the Court to decide the scope or validity of the disputed copyrights, much less whether Patty Hill abandoned any copyright she may have had to the lyrics," they write.

Missing notice

Reading the motion is an exercise in understanding the mind-boggling complexity of music copyright.

In 1927, Chicago music publisher The Cable Company produced the 15th edition of the children's song book called The Everyday Song Book (Graded). It included the "Good Morning" and "Birthday Song," which featured the melody for "Good Morning To You," a song dating back to the 19th century, combined with Patty Hill's lyrics for both "Good Morning" and "Happy Birthday."

Further investigation showed that the song appeared in editions stretching back to 1922, which in the plaintiffs' view "proves conclusively" that "Happy Birthday" entered the public domain no later than that year. The song was printed without a copyright notice unlike other songs in the book. Rather, it included a notice that read "Special permission through courtesy of The Clayton F. Summy Co."

The Summy company is a publisher whom Warner/Chappell has maintained never authorized any pre-1935 publishing of the "Happy Birthday" lyrics.

That important line of text published underneath the song's lyrics was "blurred almost beyond legibility" in the copy that Warner/Chappell handed over in discovery. Plaintiffs' lawyers note that it's "the only line of the entire PDF that is blurred in that manner."
Happy_Birthday  song  copyright 
july 2015 by Quercki
Flashmob choir interrupts TTIP congress - Boing Boing
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a secret EU/US trade agreement that "puts the right to profit above all other rights," in the words of one MEP.

Like its cousin, the Trans Pacific Partnership, TTIP is being negotiated by trade officials and industry reps, without any oversight from elected legislators and without any participation by citizens' groups, environmental groups, or labor groups. And like TPP, it is expected to arrive with Investor State Dispute Settlement provisions that lets offshore corporations sue your government to overturn the democratically enacted environmental, labor and safety laws that undermine their profitability.

At a pro-TTIP congress where the Belgian Foreign Affairs Minister was promoting the treaty, a flashmob of attendees stood up singly and then in bunches, singing "Do You Hear the People Sing?" a rousing revolutionary song from Les Miserables, as the moderator sputtered with comic ineffectualness into the microphone. It's a hell of a video.

At this point, you may be asking yourself, well, so what? It's not like interrupting this one meeting will stop TTIP from grinding on.

You're right. This won't stop it.

The reason TTIP and TPP are steamrolling on is that, like all the most dangerous evils in the world, they are profoundly boring. It is virtually impossible to get anyone out there interested in them, and so there's virtually no discussion of them, even though they will affect every bit of your life and your kids' lives, in ways large and small, ranging from whether the water in your tap comes out literally on fire to whether you're entitled to compensation when your employer's negligence maims you for life.

Dullness is a huge fitness factor for bad stuff. And what these brave, singing people have done is make TTIP slightly less dull.
TPP  TTIP  secret  trade  agreements  corporations  profit  flashmob  song 
july 2015 by Quercki
(3) Conrad Benally
Conrad Benally
I made this song for all the people in pain and that needs a good blessing. I sing one verse and Mary Benally sings the second verse.
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rain  song  video  facebook 
june 2015 by Quercki
▶ LET IT RAIN - YouTube

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is composed for our people in pain and grief. I hope this song uplifts your hearts and souls and brings you comfort. Let the rain wash the bad and bring the good in all. Let our Angeles bring you comfort in your time of need.
rain  song  video 
june 2015 by Quercki
Ten-Year-Old Wukchumni Boy's Refusal to Sing Derogatory Song Leads to Its Removal from School
VISALIA, CALIFORNIA – Fourth-grader Alex Fierro, a member of the Wukchumni (Yokut) tribe, proves one person’s action–or lack of action–can make a difference. He is already at his young age a catalyst for change in his school district. Alex, 10, refused to sing “21 Missions” in his music class. “21 Missions” is a song that glorifies all 21 Catholic missions in California.

Once his class at Shannon Ranch Elementary in Visalia, California were given the words of “21 Missions” to sing, Alex did not feel right about singing the song. Alex told his mother, Debra Fierro, about the song and asked her to write a letter to his teacher so he would not have to sing the song. His mother asked him to tell her about the song, and he refused to speak any of it. She asked him to bring the song home and he did the next day.

On Friday, April 24, 2015, his mother read the song and she notified the Wukchumni Tribal Council and elders to share the song. Debra Fierro and the tribal leaders were outraged by the lyrics that they found to be derogatory towards American Indians.

“21 Missions” lyrcis include:



By Monday, April 27, 2015, letters to Alex’s teacher, principal, and superintendent of Visalia Unified Schools District (VUSD) were sent asking to have the song removed from the curriculum.
California  Native_American  schools  song  mission  Junipero_Serra 
may 2015 by Quercki
Music: Love Warrior Anthem by Kaylah Marin and Michelle Minero - Love Warrior Community
This song was made specifically for the Love Warrior Community and the Gather the Women North Bay event celebrating International Women’s Day, “Body Love: Dream or Possibility?”
Lyrics co-written by Kaylah Marin and Michelle Minero
Sung by Kaylah Marin

Photo collage by Therese Abalo made specifically for the Gather the Women North Bay event

How would life be different if each day you offered yourself love
Wrapped your body in gratitude
What power to know its not your fault
this culture rips its strongest apart
Tells you that your hands are just hands
But your hands are the tools of a creator
and your limbs are the wings of a journey taker
Your belly is the hearth, the fire, a dream maker
So kiss yourself in the mirror
And each time your eyes meet your eyes
Tell yourself that you’re divine,
You’re simply marvelous
Tell yourself that you’re so powerful
Tell yourself that you are beautiful
Be your own warrior of love
self-love  song  mp3 
march 2015 by Quercki
The Incredible Oscar Moment Almost Everyone Missed | The Broad Side
Upon the first viewing, I was blown away by the power of the scenery, the imagery, of Common crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge (named after a Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan) and the multi-ethnic chorus falling into step behind him. But I also noticed something that I wasn’t sure I really saw. A second time through watching, though, confirmed it.

The chorus was made up of both People of Color and white people. The white people, however, weren’t singing. They simply marched in step, and side by side with the Black people on the stage. The only voices we heard were the voices of POC. White people showed UP. They walked. They stood shoulder-to-shoulder. They marched. And they let the people of color do the talking. They stood silently so Black voices could be heard. What a brilliant piece of staging that should really resonate, I thought.

In reading more about the performance, I wondered why I saw no mention of it. I looked on the Twitter and saw nothing, so I tweeted about it myself. I looked on Facebook and saw nothing, so I posted about it myself. I read articles about the performance from Vulture and BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post and saw no mention of this aspect of the staging.

Later in the show, “Glory” won for Best Song, and Legend and Common paired up again to utter some of the most thoughtful and thought-provoking words in an acceptance speech.
culture  racism  BlackLivesMatter  Selma  Glory  John_Legend  Common  song 
february 2015 by Quercki
Connie Kaldor » Birthday Song
Here is an irreverant birthday song that you can send to friends on their fateful day. Just click below to send it in an email.  Dont forget to sing along.  ” If you’re full of good cheer, you might last a lot longer”
song  birthday 
february 2015 by Quercki
Rev. Gates – Stay Out of These Chain Stores | Radical Localism: Empowering Communities
The 1920s and 1930s witnessed anti-chain store movement, a middle class-driven localist, populist, and anti-monopolist movement that presages localist stances in the early 21st Century. The rapid spread of A&P Stores inspired the movement. Gaining its greatest momentum during the early years of the Great Depression, the anti-chain store advocates called for, with success in several states, additional taxes on chain stores. They bemoaned how each downtown appeared to house the same stores as if created by cookie cutters.[1] The anti-chain store advocates ranged from Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis to popular African-American recording preacher, Rev. J.M. Gates. Columbia Records, which depended on the chain stores for retail sales, suppressed Rev. Gates’ “Good Bye to Chain Stores, Parts 1 and 2” record for sixty years. Rev. Gates was the second most popular such recording artist of his time after Aretha Franklin’s fathe
song  local  capitalism 
february 2015 by Quercki
Indianz.Com > Judge dismisses case against Lakota activist for honor song
A judge in Washington, D.C., dismissed charges against Greg Grey Cloud, a member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, who was arrested for singing a Lakota honor song at the U.S. Capitol.
Grey Cloud, who lives in South Dakota, was arrested on November 18 as the Senate rejected a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. He told the judge that he was singing to honor the lawmakers who voted against the measure.
“I was arrested for singing a song of honor to people who didn’t understand what was going on, but as indigenous people we all know what it means. This whole issue is about social justice, but a lot of people around the world don’t want to hear what we have to say,” Grey Cloud told Indian Country Today.
The song was created by Howard Bad Hand, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, The Lakota Voice reported at the time. Grey Cloud asked for permission to use the song and gave the translation as follows: "Grandfather look at me, I am standing here struggling, I am defending grandmother earth and I am chasing peace."
The charges were dismissed during Grey Cloud's court appearance on Monday, ICT reported. Three others who were arrested at the same time also had their cases dismissed while a fourth pleaded guilty, ICT said.
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Greg Grey Cloud’s Honor Song Case Thrown Out of Court (Indian Country Today 1/13)
Native_American  KXL  song 
january 2015 by Quercki
Senate Decision to Oppose Keystone XL Called for an Honor Song | Bold Nebraska
“Once I heard the outcome of the vote I was overcome with joy,” said Greg Grey Cloud. “Our culture uses songs for everything. Before going to the Capitol, I was wondering what song would be appropriate to sing. I called Pat Bad Hand Sr. of the Sicangu Oyate; he is a renowned hoka wicasa (a keeper of songs). He suggested that a song that was composed during the 1980’s in opposition to coal mining would be the most appropriate. Mr. Bad Hand translated the song lyrics for me as:

“Grandfather look at me, I am standing here struggling, I am defending grandmother earth and I am chasing peace.”

As I was sitting there, watching and listening to the votes being counted, I started to think of all the women and children that would be affected by this pipeline. I thought of all the relatives back home. I thought about the Land and the Water.

I looked to my left and I saw Rosebud Sioux Tribe President Scott sitting there waiting to hear the vote. I was filled with pride thinking about his strong words and the strong words from our tribal leaders on how the Oceti Sakowin and other indigenous relatives would stop the tarsands at all cost.

I looked to my right and saw Jane Kleeb and I was filled with all the memories of this past few years of fighting this pipeline along side our Cowboy relatives.
Native_American  song  politics 
november 2014 by Quercki
Copyright Basics for Musicians - Music Copyright Law
Under the law, the compulsory fee is paid through the Copyright Office to the copyright owners of the composition. Presently, the rates are the higher of 9.1 cents per song or 1.75 cents per minute of playing time. To better streamline the process, a nonprofit organization, the Harry Fox Agency, provides an easy to use website that provides a much simpler licensing system than licensing through the Copyright Office. For small runs of under 2,500 CDs or digital downloads, Harry Fox provides an online service called Songfile which makes for easy licensing of any of the 2 million songs in the Songfile database.

The version of the song can vary quite a bit from the original song. It can be arranged as needed to fit the performer, "but the arrangement shall not change the basic melody or fundamental character of the work." More importantly, the arranger of a cover cannot receive a copyright on the new version without the express permission of the original copyright owner.

Unlike the mechanical royalty, the public performance royalties are not determined through congressional action. Instead, the three performing rights societies — ASCAP, BMI and SESAC — license the venues where music is performed publicly. Public performances include live shows at public venues such as bars, restaurants, and auditoriums as well as performances of pre-recorded music on radio, television, the Internet and at public venues.

For a musician, membership in a performing rights society provides a revenue stream that will be based on the popularity of the music. The funds earned by the performing rights society are distributed to the members based on record sales and airplay. Because copyright also protects the public performance rights of digital sound recordings, the organization SoundExchange serves to collect public performance fees owed to the copyright holder of the digital master — the record labels — based on a statutory license rate which continues to be the subject of great controversy and ongoing negotiations.

By registering the with the Copyright Office when works are published and working with Harry Fox Agency and a performing rights society, the composer can maximize the opportunities to earn revenue from the compositions.
music  copyright  song  money 
january 2014 by Quercki
The History Blog » Blog Archive » Hear only complete surviving ancient song sung
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Hear only complete surviving ancient song sung
Fragments of ancient music have been found going back as far as the eighteenth century B.C., the most ancient ones recorded on cuneiform tablets, but there is only one complete song from antiquity known to have survived: the Seikilos epitaph. It was discovered carved on a marble column-shaped stele in Tralleis, near Ephesus, Turkey, in 1883, and is now in the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen.

Dating to the first or second century A.D., the stele announces its function clearly in the inscription. “I am a tombstone, an image. Seikilos placed me here as an everlasting sign of deathless remembrance.” The last line is damaged, reputedly by Anglo-Irish railway engineer Edward Purser who was on site building the Smyrna-Aidin Ottoman Railway when the stele was discovered and who sawed off the base so his wife could use it as a flower display, but it appears to be a dedication from Seikilos to a Euterpe, perhaps his wife?

It’s the song that ensured the stele would truly be an everlasting memorial because he didn’t just have the lyrics engraved, but rather also included the melody in ancient Greek musical notation. The lyrical message is your basic carpe diem. These are the lyrics in transliterated Greek and in an English translation:

Hoson zes, phainou
Meden holos su lupou;
Pros oligon esti to zen
To telos ho chronos apaitei

While you live, shine
Have no grief at all;
Life exists only a short while
And time demands its toll
song  history  Greek  ancient 
november 2013 by Quercki
Passengers on doomed 1948 flight, their names now emerge from shadows -
He could hear the Woody Guthrie song "Plane Wreck at Los Gatos" playing in his head:
The sky plane caught fire over Los Gatos Canyon,

A fireball of lightning, and shook all our hills,

Who are all those friends, all scattered like dry leaves?

Miguel Negrete Álvarez. Tomás Aviña de Gracia. Francisco Llamas Durán. Santiago García Elizondo. Rosalio Padilla Estrada. Tomás Padilla Márquez. Bernabé López Garcia. Salvador Sandoval Hernández. Severo Medina Lára. Elías Trujillo Macias. José Rodriguez Macias. Luis López Medina. Manuel Calderón Merino. Luis Cuevas Miranda. Martin Razo Navarro. Ignacio Pérez Navarro. Román Ochoa Ochoa. Ramón Paredes Gonzalez. Guadalupe Ramírez Lára. Apolonio Ramírez Placencia. Alberto Carlos Raygoza. Guadalupe Hernández Rodríguez. Maria Santana Rodríguez. Juan Valenzuela Ruiz. Wenceslao Flores Ruiz. José Valdívia Sánchez. Jesús Meza Santos. Baldomero Marcas Torres.
history  Mexican  deportees  immigration  work  song  Woody_Guthrie 
july 2013 by Quercki
Bonnie Lockhart: I Still Ain't Satisfied - YouTube
Bonnie Lockhart is a Northern California singer/songwriter who combines a love of diverse folk traditions, a gift for lyrics both witty and compassionate, and an active commitment to participatory, community-building music. Ms. Lockhart wrote "I Still Ain't Satisfied" in 1972 as an anthem for the national women's rights movement and has adapted the lyrics over the years to support many progressive causes. Hali Hammer and Betsy Rose sing backup and TD Daniell is the videographer.
video  song  Occupy_Oakland 
november 2012 by Quercki
Souling Song (Samhain Version) - YouTube
Kristen Lawrence's song "Souling Song" from her album Broom With a View.I do not own the song, nor the pictures. This is purely a fan-made video. Blessed Samhain, everyone!
Soul soul, soul cakes!
We come hunting for soul cakes!
We are dead but like we said,
On this night we'll take your bread.
And while you're out of your abode,
Lighting fires of Samhain old,
Think of us, out of body -
As we are, you, too, shall be.

Samhain night, at long last,
We parade from ages past -
A journey from the Otherworld -
Oh, the hairs we have curled!

Winter's Eve surrounds us,
Its open portal astounds us.
We creep in the living sphere,
And see where memories summon here.
Find us in this coldness,
Visiting with much boldness.
Share your food; we'll share our power
To discern a future hour.

Summer's End, Summer's End -
Will the sun return, vital warmth to send?
Summer's End, Summer's End -
Darkness lengthens its stride across the sleeping land.

Little Jack, Jack sat on his gate,
Offering goblins and demons his cake.
Up with the chill and down with the sun,
Waning and waning, the Dark Half's begun.
All this night as boundaries untie,
Visitors friendly and frightful stop by.
Up with your mask and down with your feet,
Marching and marching to lead out the fleet.

How about this dwelling?
Its offerings are compelling.
With drinks and cakes and porridge,
And cherries and berries from storage.
Rattles at your door!
Don't be scared but give us some more!
A banshee or fershee might delight by new firelight.
Samhain  video  song 
october 2012 by Quercki
CAYA 2011 Samhain Song - YouTube
There is hope seeping out from the cracks and the gashes
There are wishes raining down on the embers and the ashes
There's a river of potential and an ocean of devotion
And nothing we can't do once we set ourselves in motion

There's beauty all around both above and below
There's beauty in the hearts of both friend and foe
And it's only in the now that our eyes can really see
It's only when we're dancing that our souls are truly free

So hope and wish and pray and love and dance with me...
CAYA  video  song  Samhain 
august 2012 by Quercki
I'm Your Moon by Jonathan Coulton - YouTube
Terry's favorite song by Jonathan Coulton. From Pluto's moon to Pluto.
Terry  song  video 
june 2012 by Quercki
Mother’s Day Biology – American Biotechnologist | American Biotechnologist
Cute video song about how much mothers give to their children "slightly more than half of everything I am is thanks to you."
video  song  mother  biology 
june 2012 by Quercki
Magpie Lane - May Song - YouTube
A song inspired by the May Day celebrations at Padstow in Cornwall where an ancient "Obby 'Oss" has for centuries been paraded through town. The words and tune, by contemporary songwriter Dave Webber, have entered the folk tradition.
Performed here by Magpie Lane and produced by Tim Healey.
May_Day  Beltane  music  song  video  ** 
april 2012 by Quercki
“I like to see the ladies” « Feminist Philosophers
For this album, I wanted to write a song in support of the “Gendered Conference Campaign” started by you folks at the feminist philosopher’s blog. You (= the people who run the blog) have done a great job at raising awareness of the importance of making women in the profession more visible through a combination of consciousness raising and naming and shaming. As someone who recently co-organized a large conference in metaphysics, I can testify that having this issue made salient in our minds was motivationally effective. We (= the 21st Century Monads) wanted to help spread the message in some way.
Jender: What are you hoping achieve by releasing this song?
Kris: We hope to provide another venue to get the message out. We have a surprisingly decent-sized audience given who we are and what our music is about. Some of our fans are undergraduates and graduate students at the start of their careers who might not otherwise be thinking about the issues the song raises. (Most undergraduates and newly minted graduate students aren’t organizing conferences or editing anthologies.) It seems to me that it’s a good thing if we can get them involved in the conversation early on. And in general, since we don’t know the extent to which people listening to our music are regular readers of your blog or vice-versa, the song might reach some new people. I think (I hope) the song is catchy, enjoyable to listen to, and funny, and maybe that will help make people receptive to the message.
I’m also hoping that people like yourself and your fellow bloggers – people who’ve been actively transmitting the message – will take some pleasure in the fact that we are saying with this song “message received”.
Jender: Are there any misinterpretations you worry about?
We did have some concerns. First, that some people might be put off by the term “lady”. Second, that the song itself might come across as slightly prurient or salacious. But I thought that this actually works to the advantage of the song though: the first two lines in the song set up expectations that something unsavory is intended (“why does he want to see the ladies??!”), but then the rest of the lyrics defuse the implication, and hence the song is funny without coming across as being excessively preachy. That is my hope anyways. I also was a little concerned that releasing a jokey song about a topic that a lot of people care about might leave the impression that we aren’t taking the issues seriously, when in fact the exact opposite is true.
gender  bias  misogyny  conference  WorldCon  song 
april 2012 by Quercki
Gendered Conference Campaign « Feminist Philosophers
The Gendered Conference Campaign aims to raise awareness of the prevalence of all-male conferences (and volumes, and summer schools), of the harm that they do. We make no claims whatsoever about the causes of such conferences: our focus is on their existence and effects. We are therefore not in the business of blaming conference organisers, and not interested (here, anyway) in discussions of blameworthiness. Instead, we are interested in drawing attention to this systematic phenomenon. (We also have an awesome theme song. And an interview about the theme song can be found here..
The harms: All-male events and volumes help to perpetuate the stereotyping of philosophy as male. This in turn to contributes to implicit bias against women in philosophy, which very likely leads even those genuinely committed to gender equality to evaluate women’s contributions as less good than men’s. (It may also in some cases be caused by implicit bias, which means that women’s names will leap less easily to mind than men’s, but that is not our topic here.) For a quick discussion, go here. It also perpetuates stereotype threat, which very likely keeps women from performing as well in philosophy as they otherwise would. For some longer discussions, you may want to look at Sally Haslanger’s and Jenny Saul’s papers on the topic. (Jenny’s is a download from the right hand side of her page.) We would like these harms to stop, and we think that a significant step toward achieving that is drawing people’s attention to some of their causes.
See also our FAQ for the quick run-down!
gender  bias  song  conference  WorldCon 
april 2012 by Quercki
Allu Mari
This short article shares what I found out about this modern Wiccan/Neo-Pagan legend.

The story behind this song is a tale found in the writings of Feminist author, Mary Daly.

According to Hutton's Triumph of the Moon, Daly took two footnotes from the same page of William E. H. Lecky's book History of European Morals (1869). She took a note about women at the seashore dancing the tarantella--supposedly caused by a hysterical condition--plus another comment about witches in the same time period who supposedly committed suicide in their cells. With these two bits, Daly created a tale of witches, fearing arrest, agonizing torture, and execution, chose to walk or dance into the sea in groups and drown themselves. (Ronald Hutton,Triumph of The Moon, 2001, p.344)

One could classify Daly's tale as "pseudo-history," or possibly "fake-lore."

("Fake-lore" is a folklorist term for tales that are made up and/or written in a book and promoted as genuine folklore. Genuine folklore has been collected from a group of people who spread information orally, or by other informal means. Genuine folklore can be spread by writing. In these days of electronic medium, folklore can be spread by email from friends to friends.)

Catherine Madsen took Mary Daly's revisionist history as inspiration and wrote her own English lyrics which reflected the tale promulgated by Mary Daly.
Catherine_Madsen  song  history 
december 2011 by Quercki
Melanie DeMore Performance at Bioneers 2011
I will be your standing stone. I will stand by you.
Melanie_DeMore  video  song 
november 2011 by Quercki
Who Will Sing for Me
Who Will Sing for Me

Who Will Sing for Me
(Carter Stanley third verse John McCutcheon?)

1. Oft I sing for my friends,
When this cold form I see
When I reach my journey's end
Tell me who will sing for me

I wonder who
(I wonder who)
Will sing for me (will sing for me)
When I come to the cross by the silent sea,
Tell me who will sing for me

2. When friends have gathered 'round
And look down on me
Will they turn and walk away
Or will they sing one song for me

3. So I'll sing until the end
And helpful try to be
Ever knowing there'll be some
Who will sing one song for me
song  Barbara 
october 2011 by Quercki
CAYA 2011 Samhain Song - YouTube
Tune and Lyrics by Rabbit Matthew

There is hope seeping out from the cracks and the gashes
There are wishes raining down on the embers and the ashes
There's a river of potential and an ocean of devotion
And nothing we can't do once we set ourselves in motion

There's beauty all around both above and below
There's beauty in the hearts of both friend and foe
And it's only in the now that our eyes can really see
It's only when we're dancing that our souls are truly free

So hope and wish and pray and love and dance with me...
Samhain  song  video  CAYA 
october 2011 by Quercki
Arizona Irish Music Society - Song List
Joe Bethancourt linked this lyrics/ youtube site.
song  songs  music  Irish  ** 
september 2011 by Quercki
YouTube - The 'Hymn to Bridget'
The Hymn to Bridget, by Isaac Bonewits, is sung at his Memorial Service at the Summerland Festival, ADF on August 19, 2010.
bridget  song  video 
january 2011 by Quercki

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