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Music Show #69 – 10/20/2017 – Songs of Self Discovery

Songs about what we sometimes experience in the self discovery process.

Song #1 I’ve Just Begun – A song about how it feels to bring the words that you’ve sung about for years come to life.

Song #2 “I Must Be Crazy” – What it feels like when you just don’t fit in with the normal expected behaviors.

Song #3 “I’m Food Chewin’ Man” – I don’t want anyone else feeding me their wonted ways. I want to find nourishment from sources that speak to me and then I will assimilate whatever contributes to a fulfilling existence.

Song #4 “I Can’t Draw a Circle” – An uplifting song that reminds us that “the most important thing is enjoying what you do.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30el0h5bdIw&index=2&t=51s&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953

Song #5 “If I Could Only” – A humorous look back at some youthful hopes and dreams. In the end this bouncy song should leave one hopeful for the future after a lot of empty goals are put aside.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5Z3sOM4dtk&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953&index=13

Song #6 “I Was Lazy” – A song that recalls a time when I preferred to languish in my wasteful ways rather than working for those things that would have been much more rewarding.

Song #7 “Hitched a Ride” – A cautionary tale about the importance of not hitching a ride on someone else’s dream.

Song #8 “I Still Believe It’s True” – A hopeful song about restoring a love that seems to have been forgotten.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmbCITfs-7g&index=4&list=PLE97D99925458A2C2

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Music Show #68 – 10/13/2017 – Spiritual Quests Songs

Songs dedicated to our quests to be more spiritually connected with the universal energy that pulsates everything.

Song #1 Take a Walk Through Tibet – When things become overwhelming “Take a Walk Through Tibet.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTDREXUQZkM&t=162s&list=PLE97D99925458A2C2&index=18

Song #2 “You (Make Me Want to Start)” – A spiritual connection that made me want to sing so I wrote this song.

Song #3 “There’s Really No Secret” – There is a big marketplace of ideas, but be careful in what you buy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toHwLIieC6Q&list=PLE97D99925458A2C2&index=10

Song #4 “Dig” – A song that encourages us to pick up our shovels and to keep digging to discover the diamonds, i.e. sources of fulfillment, which will enrich our lives.

Song #5 “Life’s the River, Love’s the Sea” – A song about the joyous moment when life and music just flow along in time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RujN97eHPuQ&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953&index=20

Song #6 “She’s Calling You” – The voice that beckons us to find our way home again when we’ve gone astray and also reminds us that our love is our best friend.

Song #7 “Come On and Sing Again” – Sometimes when we’ve been knocked down and we’re struggling to regain some peace of mind we need to find some way to sing again.

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Music Show #67 – 10/6/2017 – Telling Your Story

We all need to tell our stories. In the process of sharing them we can encourage others do so also and we can widen our human experience.

Song #1 Tell Me Your Story –As we tell our stories we can learn and evolve from our experiences. 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

Story #1 David and Goliath: David Misfires and Maims an Innocent” – No matter how threatening the adversary may be, a measured response is often best because innocents may be harmed in the wake of your extreme anger. This can lead to great regrets.

Song #2 “Remembering It All” – “Remember and don’t forget…your love is what you live… love and remember it all.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9zexPiabNI&index=3&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953

Song #3 “Could’ve and Should’ve” – An encouraging song that reminds us to try to limit our regrets by making our best efforts to pursue healthy and creative lives.

Song #4 “Where You Are” – A wishful song of reuniting with someone whom you were once very close to.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-wO21h93Gc&index=12&list=PLOyRYerTUWm1wWx0rABevP5sOfMkRgmtp

Song #5 “I Guess School Never Ends” – A song about how our lives are simply one lifelong class taken to learn how to become one’s self. Life 101. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQTuDU5nnLU&list=PLE97D99925458A2C2&index=17&t=3s

Song #6 “Stay True” – A simple song about staying true to who you are. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anOlKRxO-Sg&list=PL3B2C81B27208BD0D&index=1

Song #7 “Thirty Long Years and More” – A joyful, happy music video about the struggles and rewards of being a songwriter. Always be true to your song and you’ll always be where you belong.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt-GAyCYdzw&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953&t=3s&index=18

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Music Show #66 – 9/29/2017 – Climate Change

Songs dedicated to the protection of planet earth.

Song #1 Are You a Science Denier? – I guess anyone that should be asking this question would never do so, but there are some people who have been reluctant to speak up and now’s the time, for the sake of future generations and our planet, to do it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr9RM9DArD0&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=36

Song #2 “For a Hundred Dollars” – A song from the early 80s that asks “Do you think adding a hundred dollars to the cost of a car is worth preventing the death of thousands due to air pollution?”

Song #3 “Until This Planet’s Green” – An anthem for protecting the environment from the catastrophic damage precipitated by some human behavior. “We won’t let you die in the hands of greed. We will help you until this planet’s green.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqqnNxFtoIU&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=21&t=31s

Song #4 “Lake Placid” – In the 80s, scientists discovered that the death of a lot of trees and lakes in the Adirondacks was being caused by acid rain. This acid rain was a byproduct of the smoke discharged from coal powered electrical stations and this song tried to bring attention to this.

Song #5 “Yacouba – The Village Fool” – An environmental song about how important it is sometimes to look at things differently so we can find new solutions. Yacouba Sawadogo did just that and he helped to hold back the desert from taking his farm and those of his neighbors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciH48jYmPyo&index=17&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf

Song #6 “Who’s Laughing Now?” – There are a lot of people who are laughing at the science of climate change and the effects of human behavior. This song is a gentle reminder that perhaps we should listen more carefully to what the research is telling us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f6TGn8mz04&index=12&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf

Song #7 “The Mother Earth Destruction Blues” – One of the bounciest, foot tapping songs about Mother Earth’s destruction that you’ll ever hear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egVWHpzWujI&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=23

 

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Music Show #65 – 9/22/2017 – Songs from the 70s

These are songs recorded in the 70s. Often they were recorded on cassette, but they have an authenticity about them that I haven’t replicated since.

Song #1 You’ve Got a Friend – (Carole King) A hopeful friendship song.

Song #2 “Simple Twist of Fate” – (Bob Dylan) A duet with Terry Doell on lead guitar.

Song #3 “Teach Your Children” – (Graham Nash) A duet with Terry Doell with Dave O’Leyar on bass guitar.

Song #4 “The Penguin’s Tuxedo” – (Robert Conway) Animal furs look better on the original owners than on humans.

Song #5 “Simple Gifts” – (Joseph Brackett) A Shaker’s song that encourages us all to check in with ourselves regularly to evaluate what we are promoting in our lives.

Song #6 “There’s Love Around the Corner” – (Unknown) A hopeful song that predicts if we seek it, one day we will find “love around the corner.”

Song #7 “Vincent” – (Don McLean) A song inspired by Van Gogh.

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Music Show #64 – 9/15/2017 – Question Songs

They may not all be $64,ooo questions, but important none the less.

Song #1 Have You Ever Woke Up? – “…and thought that it was gone? Have you ever woke up and found yourself in the lost and found?”

Song #2 “Would You Risk It All?” – Sometimes in life we have to decide whether to take a chance on making a change or sticking with a situation that just doesn’t seem quite right.

Song #3 “Will Your Work Have Been Done?” – Asking ourselves if the path we’re on will lead us to complete the work that we would like to accomplish in our lives.

Song #4 “Whatcha Been Cookin’?” – Basically, a song about taking a look at what we’ve been doing with our lives.

Song #5 “Where Do You Live?” – A song that encourages us all to check in with ourselves regularly to evaluate what we are promoting in our lives.

Song #6 “Do I Sing or Do Die?” – We need to find our voice and then make the choice if we’re going to sing or if we’re going to die.

Song #7 “Do You Know Where Your Love Is?” – A mellow positive song that asks this simple question. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36wVUcxynn4&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953&index=7

Song #8 “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

 

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Music Show #63 – 9/8/2017 – Back to School Songs

Fresh Toones with school kids singing along.

Song #1 The Teacher’s and the Kids’ Fun Song” – A teacher’s and kids’ sing-a-long song.

Song #2 “The Learning Tree” – A children’s song about how much fun it is to climb the learning tree. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtHWwN0SUDE&list=PLOyRYerTUWm01EyFXwjCXqQiseHfEAHdk&index=7

Song #3 “Friends Come in All Shapes and Colors” – The song is about appreciating the diversity of our friendships and was originally written for an after school animation program. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKG-vbbY2DE&list=PLOyRYerTUWm01EyFXwjCXqQiseHfEAHdk&index=6

Song #4 “We Like to Make Our Movies” – A song about the joys of telling our stories and sharing our love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaLZhDNSW7k&index=3&list=PLOyRYerTUWm01EyFXwjCXqQiseHfEAHdk

Song #5 “Thanks to the Folks” – A thank you song for all of the people who sacrificed so much in the fight for social justice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGN8v5SqgHc&index=2&list=PLOyRYerTUWm01EyFXwjCXqQiseHfEAHdk

Song #6 “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around” – The kids sing along on this traditional song which was dedicated with love to three women: Sojourner Truth, Helen Keller and Joan Baez. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4ERLX3b3kE&index=4&list=PLOyRYerTUWm01EyFXwjCXqQiseHfEAHdk

Song #7 “Will Grow With Love” – A positive song that encourages us to grow in steps like the butterfly and to enjoy each stage of our development. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39c_D57_njU&index=8&list=PLOyRYerTUWm01EyFXwjCXqQiseHfEAHdk

Song #8 “The World We Want to Live In” – A song that shows our appreciation for all the sacrifices made by the people who struggled for the freedoms that we enjoy today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgi9ubMtj2k&list=PLOyRYerTUWm01EyFXwjCXqQiseHfEAHdk&index=1

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Music Show #62 – 9/1/2017 – The Universal Voice

The energy that drives us all to evolve has inspirited these songs.

Song #1 The Sound Within Your Heart” – If we can hear the song within our heart, she might well set us free.

Song #2 “Quietly” – Sometimes a Fresh Toone has come to me as the result of being quietly struck by an energy that gently goads me to sing along with her.

Song #3 “She’s Calling You” – A distant voice that is constantly calling us and when we’re in tune with the universal voice then we can clearly hear her counsel.

Song #4 “Flying” – When we’re flying and following the instincts that nature has given us we can be assured in the quest to know our love.

Song #5 “As I Look” – “As I look the more I see that we can come to know our love.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYD4kSxsku0&index=2&list=PLOyRYerTUWm1_GOSwr3gbmtqFZZyjZC-h

Song #6 “Back to Your Heart” – Sometimes when we’ve gone astray we need to find our way back home.

Song #7 “Someday” – Perhaps “someday” is with us right now, because as we pursue our search for love we are showing love for ourselves.

Song #8 “You’ve Always Got the Song” – If we can continue to keep love in our hearts and sing along we’ll always have the song.

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Music Show #61 – 8/25/2017 – Stand Up and Speak Out

Periodically we need to take some time to consider the direction our country is headed, and if we conclude that it is being misdirected we need to speak up. These songs address this.

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&index=26&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF

Song #2 “Not in This Dear Old Country of Ours” – A Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger style protest song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv591dA4i6c&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=29

Song #3 “The Un-American American” – An examination of the many tactics being used to keep legitimate voters from voting or the means used to disqualify their votes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VilWCUds4Pc&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=28

Song #4 “Words Can Say a Lot” – A hopeful song at a time of great uncertainty.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPxW8a0iI2o&index=31&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF

Song #5 “You’ve Made Your Choice” – When we’ve made our choices whether they be political or personal we need to own them. Then we can go on from there if we need to try to revise the results of those choices.

Song #6 “Turn Down Your Gaslight Donny” – A great sing-a-long for those who are frustrated with Trump’s antics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6V3nIKjmJY&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=30

Song #7 “We Threw It All Away” – New verses to a Bob Dylan song that advocates a strong defense of our democracy at a time when it seems to be under assault. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9SYnw1IJKU&index=32&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF

Song #8 “If There’s a Will, There is a Way” – “America can’t breathe if we refuse to see the things we need to change today.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmM_6243HNE&index=17&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF

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Music Show #60 – 8/18/2017 – Loves Lost and Found

These songs speak to both sides of our quest to find a romantic partner.

Song #1 One-sided Love – “To know a one-sided love is to know the moon without the sun.”

Song #2 “I’ll Never Be a Lover” – “I sit and look out through my window … through the bars that will not budge. I see a love that’s gone unanswered … I hear a heart beat that’s grown faint.”

Song #3 “Love She Passes On” – Even if the love between two people may end, the love that was shared still survives and is passed on.

Song #4 “When the Wall Falls” – A celebration for the falling of unjust social barriers. Whether it be the day women won the right to vote, the days the civil right acts were signed in the 60’s or when the Berlin Wall fell there are many walls that have collapsed and still more to take down. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAyeEdj_MyI&index=14&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953

Song #5 “Endless Song” – The Endless Song will always find a way to continue on, because in the end our very survival depends on it.

Song #6 “So Hard to Find” – Our search for love may sometimes lead us down a dead end road, but it may be that we just didn’t pay attention to the signs.

Song #7 “I Hope I Turn the Right Way” – Sometimes you may become cynical about pursuing another romantic relationship, but if love does tap you on the shoulder I hope you turn the right way.

Song #8 “I’d Like to Look into Your Eyes” – A tender love song by a suitor who invites a response from the person that they attracted to.

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