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Music Show #39 – 3/22 & 3/24/2017 – Songs from a Fresh Toones Live Performance – 2nd set

These are some of the songs that I perform when I play out in the community. I’ll be playing out at Starry Nites Café on March 31st from 8-10 pm for a fund raiser for Rochester Free Radio.

Song #1 Come On and Sing Again – A song that encourages us in our efforts to pursue peaceful, fulfilling lives.

Song #2 “One Tin Soldier” – (by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter)  An inspiring song in our efforts to find peaceful lives to lead.

Song #3 “Who You Are” – A fun, upbeat song that encourages us to realize that the song that we write for ourselves and then sing with love for others can help us to live more complete lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1KrFq7PFiU&index=5&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf

Song #4 The Happy Re-Birthday Song” – A happy birthday wish for us to take a moment on our special day to reflect on our past year and then to re-empower our most positive energies for the new year ahead.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HsGxM_0-6s&index=19&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf

Song #5 “Going Down the Road Feeling Good” – (New verses to a Woody Guthrie song) New verses to a Woody Guthrie’s classic song “Going Down the Road (Feeling Bad.)” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXvrQqXzPbs&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=13

Song #6 “One of These Days” – A song dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, Pete Seeger and the Civil Rights Movement.  This song keeps the beat going on as the struggle for fairness and justice continues. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc3uu1SinsE&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=14

Song #7 Time Changes Everything” – (by Tommy Duncan) An old song that was popularized by Merle Haggard.

Song #8 We Could Start Today” – A hopeful, happy, motivating song about how we can begin today to bring about some changes in ourselves and thus affect the change going on around us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDIKaxs8-Q4&list=PLOyRYerTUWm1wWx0rABevP5sOfMkRgmtp&index=2

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.

An archive of earlier Fresh Toones Music Shows can be found here:  https://archive.org/search.php?query=fresh%20toones%20music%20show

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 #38 – 3/15 & 3/17/2017 – Fresh Toones Live Performance – 1st set

These are some of the songs that I perform when I play out in the community. I’ll be playing out at Starry Nites Café on March 31st from 8-10 pm for a fund raiser for Rochester Free Radio.

Song #1 “Garden Song” – (by David Mallett) – A joyful song for your seed planting projects.

Song #2 “Plant Those Seeds with Love” – A song that encourages us all to invest our love in the seeds (our endeavors) that we plant each and every day of our lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lxxDXpDX0k&list=PLOyRYerTUWm1wWx0rABevP5sOfMkRgmtp&index=8

Song #3 “Will Grow with Love” – The solution to many challenges sits quietly within us. If we are able to visualize what is possible then we might very well be able to one day spread our wings and obtain it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqSxTx-QnaY&t=5s&list=PLE97D99925458A2C2&index=3

Song #4 “There’s Love Around the Corner” – (Composer unknown) – When we’re feeling bad and we feel like there’s nothing we can do, this reassuring song reminds us that there’s love around the corner.

Song #5 “Oh Malala” – A thank you song to Malala Yousafzai for reminding us of the injustices that girls around the world have to encounter every day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLeJEZC5CBM&list=PLOyRYerTUWm1wWx0rABevP5sOfMkRgmtp&index=5

Song #6 “Thanks to the Folks” – A song written for an after-school kid’s animation program. The kids sang along for the soundtrack to an animated film that they made for the Children’s Film Festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGN8v5SqgHc&index=2&list=PLOyRYerTUWm01EyFXwjCXqQiseHfEAHdk

Song #7 “If You Believe” – (George Harrison) – “Everything you thought is possible if you believe… All your love’s reflected back to you if you believe.”

Song #8 “Everybody Needs Something to Believe In” – This song is not about everybody needing to go out and pick a religion, but more importantly it’s about holding your beliefs up to the light and examining them. In the process we’ll gain a better understanding into who we want to be. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7BtpqvAr48&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf&index=3

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.
An archive of earlier Fresh Toones Music Shows can be found here:https://archive.org/search.php…
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 #37 – 3/8 & 3/10/2017 – The Song Within Your Heart

These are songs that encourage us to get in tune with the Song within our heart.

Song #1 You’ve Always Got Song – Even when all seems lost the Song is always there. If we listen very carefully we may be able to find a way to sing along.

Song #2 “The Sound Within Your Heart” – If we can get in touch with the sound within our hearts then it may well set us free.

Song #3 “It’s Only a Song” – “If you try to put it in a box she will only disappear. If you try to grasp it in your hand you’ll think that it was never there.”

Song #4 She’s Calling You” – A call to come back to your center; back to your home.

Song #5 “Quietly” – Sometimes if we drift away from being the person that we’d prefer to be, we need a quiet voice that will guide us back.

Song #6 “Back to Your Heart” – A simple invite to come back to your heart after going astray.

Song #7 Open Up Your Heart” – Opening our hearts to the realization that life and love are one.

Song #8 The Song is Love” – Each of us will make choices about which song we’ll choose to sing in life. One of those choices is a song of love.

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.

An archive of earlier Fresh Toones Music Shows can be found here:  https://archive.org/search.php?query=fresh%20toones%20music%20show

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 #36 – 3/1/ & 3/3/2017 – New Songs – A live recording.

Some of my most recent songs played on the fly.  (A link for those songs that have YouTube music videos has been added.)

Song #1 Turn Down Your Gaslight Donny – A simple suggestion for Donald Trump. To find out more about the tactic of gaslighting check out this article at the Psychology Today website. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201701/gaslighting-know-it-and-identify-it-protect-yourself

Song #2 “Words Can Say a Lot” – Sometimes we can get to the point where we talk so much we become incapable of even listening.  “A little more thought… A little less talk …Might allow our ears to hear.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPxW8a0iI2o&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=27

Song #3 “The Un-American American” – A song dedicated to those people who try to prevent other Americans from voting.

Song #4 You’ve Made Your Choice So Own It” – A song about accepting our mistakes and then doing what we can to remedy them.

Song #5 “O’ That Dark Night” – The story of what happened to me one dark night when all seemed lost.

Song #6 “The Happy Re-birthday” – A birthday wish for us to take a moment on our special day to reflect on our past year and then to re-empower our most positive energies for the new year ahead.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HsGxM_0-6s&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf&index=18

Song #7 Stand Up (and Be Your Love)” – This is 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=21

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.

An archive of earlier Fresh Toones Music Shows can be found here:  https://archive.org/search.php?query=fresh%20toones%20music%20show

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 #35 – 2/22/ & 2/24/2017 – Vices

Songs about harmful habits and personal failings.  (A link for those songs that have YouTube music videos has been added.)

Song #1 If I Could Only – A humorous look back at some youthful hopes and dreams. In the end this bouncy song tries to leave the audience hopeful for the future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5Z3sOM4dtk&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953&index=13

Song #2 “Talk” – Sometimes we can get to the point where we talk so much we become incapable of even listening.  “A little more thought… A little less talk …Might allow our ears to hear.”

Song #3 “How Much Money?” – A simple question that all of us should ask ourselves. Just how much money do we need to be happy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjoeWerqIvM&list=PLOyRYerTUWm1wWx0rABevP5sOfMkRgmtp&index=14

Song #4 Life is Strange Enough” – Life is already strange enough without pushing our minds into other realms of distortion. The drug laws in regards to marijuana must be revised, but at the same time responsible use needs to be emphasized. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzfPTC7jRhk&index=18&list=PL3B2C81B27208BD0D

Song #5 “Don’t Wanna Be No Superstar” – I guess when I sing “I don’t wanna live that lie… I just wanna live my life” I’ve stated quite clearly what this song is about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIbC79I8MFc&index=7&list=PL3B2C81B27208BD0D

Song #6 “Grave Digging” – Sometimes we can dig a hole for ourselves by going down a path that we had pretty clear indications that it wasn’t going to be a good choice.

Song #7 Greed” – A song that simply cautions us to be aware of the overpowering characteristics of greed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naZklC_p9d0&t=10s&index=27&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF

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.

An archive of earlier Fresh Toones Music Shows can be found here:  https://archive.org/search.php?query=fresh%20toones%20music%20show

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 #34 – 2/15/ & 2/17/2017 – Film Festival Songs

My songs used in music videos that have been screened in film festivals around the world.  (A link for those songs that have YouTube music videos has been added.)

Song #1 Ridin’ This Train – This song was written for a film about my experiences of growing up and living in the USA. The events in my life are re-examined on a surrealistic train trip across the country and through U.S. history. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rPoidazoz0&index=5&list=PLDFCDA87680F196CD

Song #2 “Hate Preachers” – Hate preachers for too long have been fostering hate crimes. Reasonable people must stand up and show that they are not intimidated by their bullying or we will find ourselves living in a world of their making. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWnMDRLWWb0&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=4

Song #3 “Oh, Malala” – A song about a brave young woman named, Malala.  She spoke up and reminded us all about the injustices that girls around the world have to encounter every day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLeJEZC5CBM&index=10&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF

Song #4 Thanks to the Whistle-blowers” – A special appreciation for the efforts and risks assumed by those individuals best known as whistle-blowers. We owe much to these individuals for revealing problems previously hidden from of us.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRIli0-4Yt8&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=2

Song #5 “True Believer” – This song was written for a stop motion animated short. In the film the alarm is sounded to beware of the “True Believer.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG_JjclLpF0&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=6

Song #6 “Yacouba – The Village Fool” – A song written for an environmental video about how important it is sometimes to look at things differently so we can find new solutions.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciH48jYmPyo&index=16&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf

Song #7 Sharks in the Water” – A disconcerting look at the corporate corruption and political collaboration that plague the United States. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClXfBdv00C8&index=7&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF

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.

An archive of earlier Fresh Toones Music Shows can be found here:  https://archive.org/search.php?query=fresh%20toones%20music%20show

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 #33 – 2/8/ & 2/11/2017 – Help Songs

Songs about asking for help or reaching out to help others.  (A link for those songs that have YouTube music videos has been added.)

Song #1 Help Us – A song that asks for assistance in our efforts to be all that we can be.

Song #2 “I Want It” – If we can seek out and work at what we want most in our lives we can obtain it.

Song #3 “Help Wanted” – A spoof song about Sheldon, a self confident young man who manages to bungle every job that he gets hired for in the most humorous ways.

Song #4 Let Me See” – Encouraging my listener to not be afraid to express their emotions so I might better understand and offer support in their time of need.

Song #5 “Help Us Every Day” – “Help us on those days when we might turn away… Help us every day.”

Song #6 “Just Do What You Can “ – The hand that we reach out with love, will be the one that in return will give us peace of mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaJGg4MZa_M&index=13&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf

Song #7 Summer Soltice” – “Like a bird on the wing, it’s love that lifts me when I sing.”

Song #8 Help Us to Know What Love Is” – As much as some people strive to be billionaires or kings of the world, in the end I think we’re most fulfilled when we become in tune with our love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihw_MSc9c-8&list=PLOyRYerTUWm1wWx0rABevP5sOfMkRgmtp&index=3

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.

An archive of earlier Fresh Toones Music Shows can be found here:  https://archive.org/search.php?query=fresh%20toones%20music%20show

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 #32 – 2/1/ & 2/3/2017 – Rockin’ Fresh Toones

There may be debate whether these songs fit in the category of rock, but they’re as rockin’ as I get. (A link for those songs that have YouTube music videos has been added.)

Song #1 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 #2 “Give’m What They Want” – The lavish luxuries of life are just pacifiers that keep us from getting up and utilizing the energy that comes from the love within. Let us work towards feeding off this resource that gives us so much more than material possessions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7rHnfxyqEE&index=19&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953

Song #3 “I Was Lazy” –When I was too lazy to do the work required to seek out a more fulfilling love than one that just fed on my worldly needs.

Song #4 We’re So Civilized” – We may think that we’re so civilized, but there are many deficits that need to be addressed.

Song #5 “Until This Planet’s Green” – “We won’t let this planet die in the hands of greed… We will help you until this planet’s green.”

Song #6 “Do I Sing or Do I Die?” – At some point in every one’s life they are confronted with this question. It’s then that we have to choose if we’re going to find our voice and sing or shrivel up and die.

Song #7 Back to Your Heart” – Occasionally, throughout our lives we may need to rediscover our voice and then get back to the core of who we are.

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.

An archive of earlier Fresh Toones Music Shows can be found here:  https://archive.org/search.php?query=fresh%20toones%20music%20show

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 #31 – 1/25/ & 1/27/2017 – The Big Love

Songs about the universal love that is the foundation of a truly fulfilling life.

Song #1 The Big Love – The Big Love is the love that the universe so bountifully offers to each of us.  The love that will allow us to be more in tune with the “music of the spheres.”

Song #2 “Take Your Love to the Beach” – An encouraging song that invites us all to add our love to the ubiquitous sea of love that the universe thrives on.

Song #3 “No Big Words Here” – Sometimes keeping things simpler and sincere is best.

Song #4 Give My Love To” – A shout out to the universe for some help to better understand my love and then how to share it.

Song #5 “Keep Your Eyes On It” – Keep your eyes on the love you want to become.

Song #6 “Subtleties of Love” – If we can come to know the true subtleties of love, then maybe love will come to know us.

Song #7 Life’s the River, Love’s the Sea” – A song about the joyous moment when life and music just flow along in time.

Song #8 Our Love Will Give Us Love” – This song ponders the question. Is it possible that as we give our love we are also creating a reserve of love that we can call upon in the future?

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 Fresh Toones’ music videos please visit:  youtube.com/davesfreshtoones

Underwriter of The Fresh Toones Music Show

Music Show #30 – 1/18/ & 1/20/2017 – A New Czar is Crowned

Songs about the inauguration of Donald Trump.

Song #1 Words Can Say a Lot – A hopeful song at a time of great uncertainty.

Song #2 “Don’t Live in the Past” – A song about taking the time to evaluate what we’ve been holding onto from our past and determining if those things remain true to who we want to be today.

Song #3 “Makin’ Us All Look Nuts” – A song about when our leaders make us look nuts to people around the world.

Song #4 You’ve Made Your Choice Now Own It” – Life is full of decisions and if we discover that we’ve made a mistake we just need to own it and work towards correcting it.

Song #5 “Have You Heard the Absurd” – A song that asks us all to decide how we will respond to politicians that make demagogic statements.  It’s easy for us to look in hindsight and see some of the bad decisions that were made in the past, but now it’s our time.

Song #6 “Oh, America” – A song that simply asks us if we’ve forgotten about the many liberties that so many Americans have fought and died to protect.

Song #7 Stand Up and Be Your Love” – This is 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.

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 Fresh Toones’ music videos please visit:  youtube.com/davesfreshtoones

Underwriter of The Fresh Toones Music Show