Old and New ~ Music Theme ~ December 31

It’s couplets’ time for old and new versions of three songs. Sing in the new year with the version of your choice. Enjoy.

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More Music Connections:

Willow:  Who chose the LAST  theme of 2013   THE NEW YEAR ALL THIS OLD AND NEW http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/new-musical-theme-the-new-year-all-this-old-and-new-2/

Eva:    OLD AND NEW   https://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/old-and-new-music-theme-december-31/

Johnny:  http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/

Deborah:  NEW BEGINNINGS  http://myriad234.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/new-year-new-beginnings-music-theme-for-december-31/

Bear:      OLD PASSES INTO THE NEW       http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/the-old-passes-into-the-new-music-themes/

D.S.NELSON:  http://hatpaintladdersandwonkypooh.wordpress.com/

Collaborator:   OUT WITH THE OLD     http://sincerelykaterz.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/out-with-the-old/

 

 

 

 

Chapman chants, Sue sings Joe, Neil needs blood

Would someone turn off the lights already? It’s 3 am!!!

Oh yeah, it’s  the “I’m never gonna sleep again blues time” –again.  So, hey, some tunes are in order. Or maybe not? Aww what the heck, here’s a little trio that have been just been crying for connection like some rowdy kids wanting a sleep over in the back yard in the summer just so they can play with water balloons.  Ah, yeah, well so that’s a feeble comparison–but there it is. Summer and water balloons sound good about now. To me anyway. I know there are some snow worshippers out there–some where.  In Iceland?   So gathered here they be.   Tracy Chapman’s rich chant to the “Mother of us all” in “The Rape of the World”. Sue Jeffers strums through a rendition of Joe Jencks’ “Gasoline”.  First heard Jencks voice his ode to our “petroleum addiction” on KKFI. AS IF  any other radio station would ever give this song air time. Not happening. Just not happening in this universe of corporate personhood. Before I detour down the road of the joke of corporations being ‘persons’ –STOP!  Jeffers gives Jencks’ song an admirable go round in this video.  And then there’s the eternal “Vampire Blues” of a man with incredible musical staying power, Neil Young.  Eat your hearts out American Idol wanna be-s! Here’s the real deal–singer songwriters with more on their minds than scoring tv ratings.  Now here’s a thought–let’s have THESE songs sung on American Idol. Why not? Eh? Why not indeed???  Some real blood, sweat and tears for the enthralled ‘voters’.   

I wonder if insomnia was the reason Phillip K. Dick penned Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?  I rather doubt it, but . . . . Hey, what do you suppose ‘corporate persons’ dream about??? Serfs increasing their profit margins with cheap labor? Huh. Now there’s a rant in vitro….the serfs come marching one by one. Hurrah! Hurrah!

Oh please feel free to share your personal favorites of like-minded songs.  I’m always game for new musical adventures.  Almost always, but especially in the wee hours when I can hear the snowflakes beckoning….

Native American Heritage Month needs some MUSIC.

It’s still November. It’s still Native American Heritage Month. Seems like a sampling of  some music is due.  This tiny post does not even begin to touch  even the surface of the range and depth of Native American music.  There’s everything from Rap to traditional spiritual music being performed by First Peoples across America.  For starters, I’d like to share a love song I first heard on Native Spirit Radio, hosted by Rhonda, on www.kkfi.org, every Sunday 5-6pm cst air time in Kansas City, Missouri. This is “Southern Man”, not the Neil Young tune, but a song sung by Alex E. Smith, Cheevers Toppah and Nitanis “Kit” Landry. The album is Harmony Nights, Native American Vocal Harmony.

Now for some  SoloCree sweet talk,

Northern Cree’s much less sedate  “Driving Me Crazy” — There’s some  footage of the performers further into the music.

Here are the Black Lodge Singers and a very good selection of black and white photographs. The creator of the video is credited at the end.

Some soft flute, but listen close to the lyrics of Anpanatchy “Little Indian Girl” for the “edge”.

Now for the sharp blade on several levels–words, historical images, and movie images–credits are at end of video.  This includes images of children, men, women, soldiers and warriors. Thanks to Caslucaslu for posting it on YouTube.

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