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Protest Music

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Protest Music

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Protest Music

Protest and topical music including comedy. We're interested in the history of protest music, for instance labor songs, civil rights songs, anti war songs. We also feature contemporary protest music and we particularly want to hear your protest songs.

This is an open group. Please join and post your diaries. If you want to help manage the group message me and I'll make you a BlogEditor.

Of course Protest Music is on topic. But it doesn't have to be both. Protest or Music. Protest is on topic. Music is on topic.

 No way to delay that trouble comin' every day

As relevant today as it was when it was released back in 1966.

 Jazz: Max Roach

One of the defining features of jazz has been the genre’s approach to rhythm. While this absolutely means the phrasing of 8th notes ala Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker, it also very much means an approach to percussion. The modern drum set, trap set, has developed through jazz and jazz provided innovations in drumming that have become “taken for granted” today.

I’ve spent a lot of time writing about Jazz in the 60s the last several weeks—and I anticipate spending much more time in the 1970s once we enter the new year. So I found myself asking the question “Which icon have I not really gotten to yet?” and “What from the 50s or even 40s would be worthwhile to engage this week?” And when I say “Icon”, I mean who would be analogous to when Steve Martin refers “Names above the titles only”.

It didn’t take too much thinking to come up with this week’s topic: Max Roach; drummer, percussionist, innovator, composer, educator, entrepreneur, and civil rights activist. Max Roach is the drummer on some of the most important recordings in jazz from the 1940s and 50s and he continued to make excellent music up until his death. There is really so much Max Roach that I can’t get to it all today. Today we focus on the first two big stages of Max’s career…and I don’t expect to get past 1956 today…

 The Immigration Song

Here's a relaxing little ditty to help rightwingnuts calm down a bit . . . .

 I Don't Ask This, But I Need Your Help

You ever know how when you are in that hole, and nothing can seem to help you out, and with every action you take, or with every event that happens to you, you get deeper and deeper in that financial hole that's sucking the freedom out of you?

And you look up. The way out is a small blue expanse of sky at the very top of the hole, and you're all the way down in darkness. You feel suffocated, desperate, hungry, and your future doesn't look very bright. You hear people happily making plans about what to do for the holidays.

They're buying presents with the money they have. They can afford to drive. They can afford to take to the air and fly across the nation to see their loved ones. They can go to the store to pick up a plump turkey for their family, and pay their utilities to keep the fireplace going in their homes.

But you can't. You're so deep in that financial hole, and you feel like no one's listening to you asking for help.

 Saudi Arabia-Free Blogger Raif Badawi♥

Saudi Arabian authorities arrested Blogger; Raif Badawi, on June 17, 2012.

They charged him with insulting Islam and creating the “Saudi Arabian Liberals” website for social and political debate.

The charges related to articles Raif wrote criticizing religious figures.

The Criminal Court; pronounced a sentence of 10 years in prison, 1000 lashes and a fine of 1 million riyals (about $290,000 CDN).

After Raif serves a decade in jail, he is also forbidden to travel for the following decade and from participating in the media.

Take Action For Human Rights  Sign The Petition.

Send a message to  Ambassador for Saudi Arabia, Naif Bandir Alsudairy.

Tell the Ambassador; that this is way too harsh a punishment.

That he should just exile Raif Badawi. Who can go to Canada, where his family already are.

I'm sure; Mr Badawi, would promise never to come back to Saudi Arabia.

This is a much better solution. One much more acceptable to the World. Who are watching.

I saw about Raif Badawi on Facebook last night and felt compelled to help him.

We Bloggers have to stick together.

Also; it's no lie or secret, about how severe the laws in places like Saudi Arabia are.

 Appealing to our Better Angels: Fundraising for TiaRachel

Community.   We talk about Community a lot on DailyKos, not as a function of getting out the message, but as a way to define who we are, as people.  When DailyKos began its Connect! Unite! Act!  Efforts, many thought of it as a means to get together activists for campaigns or to raise money, or any of the normal political activities we associate with a progressive website.

The first two words of the outreach isn’t about getting together a political operation – they are about defining who we are as people.  

 My Move-On Petition To Speaker Boehner to Bring the Immigration Bill Up for a Vote in the House

Speaker Boehner: Bring the Immigration Bill up for a Vote!

As of November 21, 2014, 512 days have passed since the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill. The people of this country, including thousands of families living in fear of separation, are waiting for you to bring this bill to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote. Why do you continue to deny the House and the country the opportunity to have our Representatives speak?

PETITION BACKGROUND It’s wrong to leave millions of people, who are part of the fabric of this country, in limbo - afraid and unable to fully participate in the country where they serve in our military and work hard in our economy. This is not about politics. It’s about fairness and who we are as a country.


 ♥Thank You President Obama♥

The White House Blog President Obama Talks About Immigration.

National Immigration Forum

♥We Are All The Children Of Immigrants♥

The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, (The DREAM Act), is a piece of proposed federal legislation in the United States that was first introduced in the United States Senate on August 1, 2001.

Most recently re-introduced there and the United States House of Representatives on March 26, 2009.

Note To: United States Senate/House
It's Simple They're Good Kids. Will Make Great New Citizens!
Let Them Stay

Links To Government And Other Kid's Sites Explore, learn, and have fun! Kids.Gov

Obama did it. We'll, we've only been waiting about 14 years for Congress to do something!

I read about The Pres's executive action on immigration plan the other day and forgot. Hunter's diary, just reminded me.

 So, Um, TiaRachel Still Needs Our Help

Did you know...

...that TiaRachel's first diary EVER on Daily Kos was a Daily Show/Colbert Report chat thread? I know, crazy, right? All the way back on July 3, 2006!

Here is an excerpt:

sob Tonight and tomorrow, Comedy Central (in its infinite wisdom) is giving us a Chappelle's Show marathon. Which is fine, in and of itself, but it's not Jon and Stephen.
And yet, I post. I volunteered to take over this spoiler thread from the hard-working Skubwa (Mondays and Tuesdays; dklancer  will be covering Wednesday & Thursday) for the summer. And since this is my first diary, I thought I'd make my mistakes with a teeny-tiny audience (if that).


Following that auspicious diary, TiaRachel posted more than a thousand TDS/TCR chat threads! She was already two years into her seven year run when I joined Daily Kos. I have since enjoyed hundreds of nights of Jon and Stephen under her care. Her posts were, hands down, the best (if not the only) place to share the humor and insightful political commentary on Comedy Central as it was being aired. I remember frequently commenting, simply, "LoL", in response to some joke that Jon had just delivered, and it would get, like, 57 recs! :) It felt like home.

 The Justice Dept on Netroots Radio Presents: "The Night Will Steal From Us"

Justice Putnam Self-Portrait / copyright Justice Putnam

The Justice Department is on Netroots Radio.com Sundays 8pm to 9pm Pacific and Mondays 9pm to Midnight Pacific. Powered by Unity Radio Net!

I'm Special Agent DJ Justice; Radio Host and Program Director for Netroots Radio.com; and I'm manning the dials, spinning the discs, warbling the woofers, putting a slip in your hip and a trip to your hop.

The playlist for Monday 17 November 14 9pm to Midnight Pacific Edition of The Justice Department: Musique sans Frontieres

 ~~ "The Night Will Steal From Us" ~~

1 - Animal Collective -- "Leaf House"
2 - Wye Oak -- "Holy Holy"
3 - Massive Attack -- "Black Milk"
4 - The Rosebuds -- "Woods"
5 - Starflyer 59 -- "Red Tide"
6 - Woods -- "Rain On"
7 - Alcoholic Faith Mission -- "Escapism"

Station Break

8 -  Indian Handcrafts -- "Red Action"
9 - Odds -- "Breakthrough"
10 - The Napolean Collective -- "Purple Mountains"
11 - Blue Rodeo -- "Fools Like You"
12 - Nick Sherman --"Winterdark"
13 - Kate Rogers Band -- "Up Country"
14 - Hannah Georgas -- "Ode To Mom"
15 - Oh Susanna -- "Pueblo"

Station Break

16 - Richie Havens -- "There Is A Hole In the Future"
17 - Grateful Dead -- "Sugar Magnola"
18 - Van Morrison -- "Tupelo Honey"
19 - Jethro Tull -- "Cross Eyed Mary"
20 - Buffalo Springfield -- "I Am A Child"
21 - The Beach Boys -- "Please Let Me Wonder"
22 - The Clash -- "Charlie Don't Surf"
23 - Midnight Oil -- "Beds Are Burning"

Station Break

24 - Buffy Sainte Maire -- "My Country 'Tis Of Thy People You're Dying"
25 - Cisco Houston -- "Deportee"
26 - Yatu -- "La Luna"
27 - Ojos de Brujo -- "Tiempo de Solea"
28 - Rodrigo y Gabriela -- "Orion"
29 - Iron and Wine -- "Resurrection Fern"

Station Break

30 - Robbie Robertson -- "The Sound is Fading"
31 - Tosca -- "Rosa"
32 - Kroke -- "The Sounds of a Vanishing World"
33 - Loop Guru -- "5 AM Sunrise"
34 - Mount Madonna Choir -- "Lost in the Stars"
35 - Vangelis -- "Sirens Whispering"

Station Break

36 - Sacred Earth -- "Divine Mother"
37 - Ah Nee Mah -- "Firefall"
38 - Tinariwen -- "Ere Tasfata Adounia"
39 - Colour Haze -- "Aquamaria"

Who luvs ya, baby?


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