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Music Show #43 – 4/19 & 4/21/2017 –Story Songs

Parts of my life story in song.

Song #1 Tell Me Your Story – A song that encourages us to share our stories so we can each learn and evolve from hearing them.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCXxK-fq9P4&list=PLE97D99925458A2C2&index=14

Song #2 “Woke Up to a Knocking” – Originally, this song was called “The Insurance Men Song.” It tells the story of how when I in my early twenties I almost got roped into paying an outlandish life insurance premium for the rest of my life.

Song #3 “Sweet Melinda” – A bouncy original song about a superstar who comes back down to earth with a rough landing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iZoVCvdn64&index=10&list=PLOyRYerTUWm1wWx0rABevP5sOfMkRgmtp

Song #4 The Turtle Soup Trot” – A new dance discovered after a long bike ride in the pouring rain.

Song #5 “Today is Our Day” – The story of how the animated character, Kangus, discovered himself through the adventures he experienced and the people he encountered.

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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

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Music Show #42 – 4/12 & 4/14/2017 –Songs for Animatus Studio Projects

A variety of silly songs for animated shorts.

Song #1 “Self-Employed“ – A song about one person’s struggle to break away from the tortures of working for someone else and succeeding in their own business. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL2PZwhVBsI&index=4&t=71s&list=PLDFCDA87680F196CD

Song #2 “Sumo Man” – A silly story about two animators who keep their animation studio afloat by being strippers.

Song #3 “Going to the Olympics” – A song written for an animated promotional spot for the Olympics.

Song #4 “Derf the Viking, Ay” – A song written for a Pixie Animation Award winner called “Derf the Viking.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KVnOPbMqDU&t=34s&list=PLDFCDA87680F196CD&index=13

Song #5 “The Brussel Waffle Wagon” – A parody song written for a client who had a business with this name.

Song #6 “It’s Fun to Do the Impossible” – A song written for an animation instructional video and later used as a theme song for The Animation Workshop’s student videos.

Song #7 “Just Make Me Laugh” – This song was inspired by the adamant proclamation by a friend. “People don’t want to think when they’re watching animation. They just want to laugh.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unALMeM1ZuA&index=8&t=83s&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953

Song #8 “Oh, What a Joy” – A joyful song about being able to experience the love and excitement that exists in this very moment.

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

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Music Show #41 – 4/5 & 4/7/2017 – Friendship Songs

These are some of my songs that were inspired by or were written for my friends.

Song #1 If I Could Find Some Way – “If I could find some way.  I’d like to spend a lifetime with you today.”

Song #2 “Hitched a Ride Towards a Dream” – Often as young adults when we decide which dreams we are going to pursue it results in the loss of some of our friendships.

Song #3 “When Nothing” – A song about those times when nothing seems to matter anymore.

Song #4  Think of the Pretty Thoughts” – A happy floating-a-long kind of a song.

Song #5 “Just the Way I Like to Think ” – “The most important thing is loving you. It’s just the way I like to think.”

Song #6 “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=38ADAtK_7RM&index=7&list=PLOyRYerTUWm1wWx0rABevP5sOfMkRgmtp

Song #7 Raise Your Glass” – A toast to all of the friends that I have had in my lifetime.

Song #8 Sitting Back Up in the Woods” – A hippie fantasy song about living back up in the woods with my friends.

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 #40 – 3/29 & 3/31/2017 – Songs from a Fresh Toones Live Performance – 3rd 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 “I Shall Be Released“ – (Bob Dylan) One of Dylan’s older songs that he has performed more than any other.

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

Song #3 “So Long It’s Been Good to Know You” – (Woody Guthrie)  A Depression era song that Woody would get the people singing on his travels across America.

Song #4 “Help Us to Know What Love Is” – A joyful song that requests some help in our search to understand what love is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihw_MSc9c-8&list=PLOyRYerTUWm1wWx0rABevP5sOfMkRgmtp&t=5s&index=3

Song #5 “Puttin’ on the Style” – New verses to a traditional folk song originally written at the turn of the 19th century. It’s a song about the different “styles” that many folks put on as they go through life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj3bZoszogs&index=2&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0S-lJlUc555MOx6VbfS9qL

Song #6 “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=22&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf&t=89s

Song #7 “This Land” – (Woody Guthrie) Woody’s best known song. Here is a link to a music video to this song with new verses that I wrote. My version is called “This Land Needs Care from You and Me.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrVtRJJg4io&index=13&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf

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

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