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Music Show #86 – 2/16/2018 – Get Up and Keep Doing

A show to encourage us all to not take things sitting down, but to rise up and say “no more” when things are being done that are unjust.

Song #1 “I’m Only Doing What Keeps Me Doing” – A happy upbeat song that encourages us all to seek out the things that lift us higher. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyneCRvrAoE&index=16&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953

Song #2 “You Can Do It” – A short uplifting music video with a positive message for all of us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmwwrnQqztg&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953&index=1

Song #3 “Rise Above” – An uplifting song to encourage us to rise above the fray.

Song #4 “Time for an Evolution” – A universal love song that reminds us that as we move ahead we should strive to evolve towards our better self. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdXvVFIoY3A&index=1&list=PLOyRYerTUWm1_GOSwr3gbmtqFZZyjZC-h

Song #5 “Hammer Song” – (Lee Hays & Pete Seeger)

Song #6 “Seize the Moment” – We mustn’t miss the opportunities offered up to us. We need to seize them and give them our best attention. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK5pagH4j34&index=6&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953

Song #7 “Nothing Happens” – Even though we may be frustrated that nothing seems to be improving we need to realize that unless we do what we can to help nothing will improve.

Song #8 “You Can Be the Straw” – One person’s efforts can sometimes be the thing that finally shifts public opinion against an injustice that had been previously ignored.

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If you’d like to view some of the Fresh Toones music videos please visit:  youtube.com/davesfreshtoones

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Music Show #85 – 2/9/2018 – Cold and Homeless

Remembering our fellow citizens who don’t have a home to go to.

Song #1 “They Have No Home” – A song written to draw attention to the issue of homelessness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiZMi9k2REQ

Song #2 “Help Us’” – A call for assistance in our efforts to come to know our love more clearly.

Song #3 “Come to Know Your Love” – To come to know our love would be the finest gift that we could ever hope to receive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2sPvizqxMA&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf&index=10

Song #4 “Cold, Cold, Cold” – On some days you find yourself in such a cold environment that no matter how hard you try you just can’t get yourself warm. This is a song about one such day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkcz18EW5Ew&list=PL3B2C81B27208BD0D&index=9

Song #5 “Just Do What You Can Do” – We don’t have to change the whole world. We just need to examine our lives and realize what we want to do to feel fulfilled and thus we will be empowered to continue to do what we can. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaJGg4MZa_M&index=14&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf

Song #6 “No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition” – No one can foresee the major issues that may arise in our lives.

Song #7 “If There’s a Will, There is a Way” – If we can find the will then solutions can be found. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmM_6243HNE&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf&index=1

Song #8 “Long Ways to Go” – A song that reminds us that although we’ve got a long way to go, if we don’t persist then our lives will be lacking.

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If you’d like to view some of the Fresh Toones music videos please visit:  youtube.com/davesfreshtoones

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Music Show #84 – 2/2/2018 – Telling our stories: Part 5

Another show in a series dedicated to encouraging us all to share our stories.

This month’s story: The Great Vacation Bible School Explosion” – Every now and then great insights are discovered from unexpected circumstances.

Song #1 “I Can’t Draw a Circle” – An uplifting happy song that emphases that “the most important thing is enjoying what you do.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30el0h5bdIw&index=2&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953

Song #2 “Who You Are” – A fun, upbeat song that encourages us to realize that the song that we write for ourselves and then sing will allow us to live more fulfilled lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1KrFq7PFiU&index=5&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf

Song #3 “No Big Words Here” – A soothing, peaceful song that invites a little peace into our lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fG9BtYftkM&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953&index=15

Song #4 “Life It Does Surprise Sometimes “ – None of us can predict the surprises that will confront us in life, but we can try to be prepared so when they occur we have some sense of how we hope to react. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm-YR8qAl9I&index=4&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf&t=8s

Song #5 “Oh What a Joy” – A happy song in appreciation of all the things that bring us joy.

Song #6 “Tell Me Your Story” – Tell us your story so we can learn and evolve from what you have to share. For all of the resources that we use up during our stay here on planet Earth the least we can do is share what all that energy was used for.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCXxK-fq9P4&index=14&list=PLE97D99925458A2C2

If you like what you hear and want to support our unique programming please click on the Patreon button at RochesterFreeRadio.com. Even the smallest of contributions will help us to stay on the air. Thanks so much.

If you’d like to view some of the Fresh Toones music videos please visit:  https://www.youtube.com/DavesFreshToones

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Music Show #83 – 1/26/2018 – The New Cotton Hollow Band

The last week of the month retrospective of music from Rochester bands in the 70s. A live recording from 1979.

Song #1 “Friends of the Devil” – (Grateful Dead)

Song #2 “Willin’” – (Little Feat)

Song #3 “You Ain’t Gonna Nowhere” – (Bob Dylan)

Song #4 “Cold, Cold, Cold” – (Dave Puls) – A Fresh Toones’ music video for this song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkcz18EW5Ew&list=PL3B2C81B27208BD0D&index=9

Song #5 “Mr. Spaceman” –(The Byrds)

Song #6 “Done Laid Around” – (Weavers)

Song #7 “Careless Love” – (Dave Puls)

Song #8 “Better Off Without a Wife” – (Tom Waits)

Song #9 “True to You” – (Michael Smith)

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If you’d like to view some of the Fresh Toones music videos please visit:  youtube.com/davesfreshtoones

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Music Show #82 – 1/19/2018 – Time to Speak Up and Sing Out

We need to speak up or we may lose our political voices.

Song #1 “Stand Up (and Be Your Love)” – A song that calls for a renewed effort by us to stand up and share our love. Perhaps, by doing so, we can bring about some changes to make this world  a little better for everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e71rta1hAiw&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf&index=22

Song #2 “Gonna Sing It” – An upbeat positive song that encourages us to sing who we are with all our might. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsdc6RXMVI8&list=PLE97D99925458A2C2&index=19

Song #3 “Just Do What You Can Do” – A simple song about doing what we can to make things better. We don’t have to change the whole world. We just need to examine our lives and realize what we want to do to feel fulfilled. By so doing we will be empowered to continue to do all we can. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaJGg4MZa_M&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf&index=14

Song #4 “Until This Planet’s Green” – An anthem for protecting the environment from the catastrophic damage precipitated by human behavior. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqqnNxFtoIU&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=21

Song #5 “This Land Needs Care From You and Me” –Today there are many people who feel that the land is theirs to exploit and abuse with little regard for any environmental concerns. This song proposes that the land is really the Creator’s or the organizing energy’s that has created it and that we are most importantly stewards of the land.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrVtRJJg4io&index=24&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF

Song #6 “We Could Start Today” – A hopeful, happy, motivating song about how we can begin today to bring about some change in ourselves and thus affect the change going on around us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDIKaxs8-Q4&index=2&list=PLOyRYerTUWm1wWx0rABevP5sOfMkRgmtp

Song #7 “I Sang Out” – Hopefully, as we look back on our lives we’ll know that we sang out when things needed to be said.

Song #8 “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around” – A traditional protest song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4ERLX3b3kE&list=PLOyRYerTUWm01EyFXwjCXqQiseHfEAHdk&index=4

If you like what you hear and want to support our unique programming please click on the Patreon button at RochesterFreeRadio.com. Even the smallest of contributions will help us to stay on the air.

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If you’d like to view some of the Fresh Toones music videos please visit:  youtube.com/davesfreshtoones

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Music Show #81 – 1/12/2018 – The Newest Fresh Toones

My most recently written songs.

Song #1 “Words Can Say a Lot” – A scary political song that ends with hopeful message. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPxW8a0iI2o&index=32&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF

Song #2 “Un-American American” – A song about the many tactics being used to keep valid voters from voting or disqualifying their votes by other means. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VilWCUds4Pc&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=28

Song #3 “Turn Down Your Gaslight Donny” – A sing-a-long for those who are frustrated with Trump’s antics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6V3nIKjmJY&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=30

Song #4 “Not in This Dear Old Country of Ours” – A stand up and RESIST song in memory of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv591dA4i6c&index=29&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF

Song #5 “The Teacher and the Kid’s Fun Song” – A positive kid’s song about having fun working together with others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnjvzXU4dWM&t=81s&index=7&list=PLOyRYerTUWm1_GOSwr3gbmtqFZZyjZC-h

Song #6 “We Threw It All Away” – New words to the well-known Dylan song that looks at the sad prospect of losing many of our endangered liberties. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9SYnw1IJKU&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=33

Song #7 “Are You a Science Denier” – Do you believe that global warming is just a hoax “made up by China?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr9RM9DArD0&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=37

Song #8 “Sunday School” – A song about what some of us were taught in Sunday School. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24VzA9jnInI&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=31

If you like what you hear and want to support our unique programming please click on the Patreon button at RochesterFreeRadio.com. Even the smallest of contributions will help us to stay on the air. Thanks so much.

If you’d like to view some of the Fresh Toones music videos please visit:  youtube.com/davesfreshtoones

Underwriter of The Fresh Toones Music Show

Music Show #80 – 1/5/2018 – Telling our stories: Part 4

Another show in a series dedicated to encouraging us all to share our stories.

This month’s story: The Last Guard at Outpost #7″ – Many people have had experiences dealing with a bully and this story is about mine.

Song #1 “Blank Pages” – A song about how it feels to sit down as a young adult and look towards the future. How it can be much like an artist when they sit down to start working on a new project and stare at the blank pages in front of them.

Song #2 “Time Goes By” – A fun song about how time can really fly and how it’s all good time when you’ve got your friends.

Song #3 “Remember It All” – “Old, young or in between – remember where you’ve been – ah, remember it all.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9zexPiabNI&index=3&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953

Song #4 “We Are” – A song that emphasizes the importance of what each one of us has to contribute to the creation of the better world.

Song #5 “Playing as the Breeze” – A song about the freedom experienced when we sing with love.

Song #6 “Young Child” – A coming of age song.

Song #7 “I’m Just a Bug on the Windshield of Life” – (Geoff Brown) A humorous song about how life can feel overwhelming at times.

If you like what you hear and want to support our unique programming please click on the Patreon button at RochesterFreeRadio.com. Even the smallest of contributions will help us to stay on the air. Thanks so much.

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Music Show #79 – 12/29/2017 – Introducing Bat McGrath & Don Potter

Songs from their first album together.

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Music Show #78 – 12/22/2017 – Hopes for the New Year

Songs to encourage our renewed efforts towards creating a fulfilling future.

Song #1 Raise Your Glass – A toast to the New Year. “Though your days may seem lost to you.  All the love you once knew is still within your view.”

Song #2 “Help Us to Know What Love Is” – A joyful song that requests some assistance in our search to understand what love is.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihw_MSc9c-8&t=37s&index=3&list=PLOyRYerTUWm1wWx0rABevP5sOfMkRgmtp

Song #3 “Keep Your Eyes on It” – Keep your eyes on the love you want to become.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHtj5bx9e8E&list=PLE97D99925458A2C2&index=2

Song #4 “Turn Around” – Sometimes we might need to turn around and find a better path for ourselves.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KcwKG3HuDg&list=PLE97D99925458A2C2&index=20

Song #5 “We’re Looking” – We may be distracted for a long time with the pursuit of many other things, but in the end we are really trying to come to understand our love.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP36-HqR6vk&index=11&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf

Song #6 “I Wish I Could Know” – I wish I could know what love means. “She’s in your heart … She’s not that far … She’s in your heart for you.”

Song #7 “Sing Your Song” – Most importantly, we need to sing our songs as we pursue our hopes and dreams.

Song #8 “Do Justice to Yourself” – A happy upbeat song that reminds us all to do what’s best for ourselves by making good thoughtful and loving decisions in our lives. We need to become the prophets that we seek.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7oGyAb2crU&index=2&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf

Song #9 “I Can’t Stop Looking” – A bouncy song about the joys of traveling down the road as we strive to find our love.

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Music Show #77 – 12/15/2017 – Creative Visualization

Songs about the power of creative visualization.

Song #1 “I Can See” – A song about the joys of rediscovering all the love that surrounds us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU6dz92e59g&list=PLE97D99925458A2C2&index=11

Song #2 “I Wanna See” – Empowering ourselves with the belief that we can affect our futures by clarifying what we hope to see.

Song #3 “Plant Those Seeds with Love” – A song that encourages us all to invest our love in the seeds (our life endeavors) that we plant each and every day of our lives.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lxxDXpDX0k&list=PLOyRYerTUWm1wWx0rABevP5sOfMkRgmtp&index=8

Song #4 “If There’s a Will, There is a Way” – “We’ve worked through harder things. Some say this one’s too big, but if there’s a will, there is a way.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmM_6243HNE&index=1&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf

Song #5 “To Aspire, is to Arrive” – A song about being in the moment as we’re striving to get to our end goals.

Song #6 “You Can to Do It” – “You can do it… You can make it through it… Even though you might wonder why.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmwwrnQqztg&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953&index=1

Song #7 “What You See is What You Get” – What we focus on is what will be drawn into our lives.

Song #8 “The World We Want to Live In” – The choices we make in life can certainly affect our own happiness so it only makes sense that those same choices can impact the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzrfjXxwOS4&list=PL3B2C81B27208BD0D&index=17

If you like what you hear and want to support our unique programming please click on the Patreon button at RochesterFreeRadio.com. Even the smallest of contributions will help us to stay on the air. Thanks so much.

If you’d like to view some of the Fresh Toones music videos please visit:  youtube.com/davesfreshtoones

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