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Music Show #48 – 5/26/2017 – Springtime Planting Songs

Songs to enjoy as we plant the seeds of our life.

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&index=8&list=PLOyRYerTUWm1wWx0rABevP5sOfMkRgmtp

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 It’s Lovely Day” – “Lift yourself… Lift someone… It’s lovely day.”

Song #5 “Let Your Love Be You” – “Don’t you know that the love within you can bring the barest land to bloom.”

Song #6 “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 #7 “Yacouba – The Village Fool” – This is 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 #8 It’s All Inside of You” – “It’s all inside of you, but it’s more than only you.”

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 #47 – 5/19/2017 – Current Events Songs

These are some of my newest songs about recent events.

Song #1 Not in this Dear Old Country of Ours – An activist song in the spirit of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv591dA4i6c&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=28

Song #2 “The Un-American American” – An anti voter suppression song.

Song #3 “Words Can Say a Lot” – A hopeful song at a time of great uncertainty. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPxW8a0iI2o&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=30

Song #4 You’ve Made Your Choice” – A song about owning the decisions that we’ve made.

Song #5 “Oh, That Dark Night” – The story of a dark night when some socially distressing things consumed my life.

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&index=29&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF

Song #7 “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=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=26

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 #46 – 5/10 & 5/12/2017 – Enjoying Nature and Staying Healthy

Upbeat healthy songs that savor the beauty of nature.

Song #1 I Enjoy Riding My Bike – A fun bike riding song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z162efrIxw&index=9&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953

Song #2 “Observe the Tides” – A song that encourages us to take some time to listen to the waves and observe the tide in an attempt to become immersed in the rhythm of nature.

Song #3 “The Good for You Song” – A healthy reminder for us to strive to do what’s good for ourselves.

Song #4 Nature’s Been Good to Me So Far” – An appreciation song for nature’s gifts.

Song #5 “Leda” – This song was inspired by a painting that I did of “Leda and the Swan.” In the process of painting I delved into my relationship with Leda i.e. Gaia/Mother Earth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-DGfVbykXk

Song #6 “The Healthy Eat Right Song” – A fun sing-a-long song that encourages us all in our weight loss efforts.

Song #7 “Will Grow With Love” –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&index=3&list=PLE97D99925458A2C2

Song #8 “Here Comes the Sun” – (George Harrison)  A celebratory song for the return of more hopeful 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.

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 #45 – 5/3 & 5/5/2017 – Suggestion Songs

Suggestions for myself first and then for anyone else who may relate to these songs.

Song #1 Don’t You Lose Love – “Save it just because it’s your life’s very breath. Without her you know what’s left.”

Song #2 “It Never Hurts to Cry” – Big bad boys say “It never helps to cry.” but if you can never shed a tear you’ll never know the greatest depths of your love.

Song #3 “What You Say” – The things we say and do will determine who we will become.

Song #4 If Your Love has Gone Astray” – On those days when our lives seem to have become like empty vases we need to rest our minds and let our hearts run free and then she will show us things we know we need.

Song #5 “I Want to See” – We need to strive to be the one we want to be and to seek the love we want to see.

Song #6 “Take Your Time” – A simple song encouraging us all to be steadfast and patient in our search for love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmgRuNAV6Lk&index=7&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf

Song #7 “Who Knows?” – A lot of questions to stimulate our growth towards knowing our love more clearly.

Song #8 “Find You, Be You” – It may take some time discovering who we want to be, but evolution doesn’t happen overnight.

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 #44 – 4/26 & 4/28/2017 –Story Songs – Part 2

Part two of my life story in song.

Song #1 Middle Class Blues – A song about a young middle class man who was frustrated when he couldn’t find his shoes. In the end he was forced to wear his hundred dollar boots instead. (Accompanied by John Vincent on harmonica.)

Song #2 “Sad Day at Wounded Knee” –  A flashback to the day when the massacre at Wounded Knee occurred.  It calls on us to find ways to redress some of the injustices inflicted on the Native Americans.

Song #3 “Life’s an Adventure” – A gentle reminder to all of us to try and give back what we can while experiencing this adventure.

Song #4 Hey, Rider on that Ten Speed Bike” – A ballad about a bike rider who encountered a near death experience while out enjoying a relaxing bike ride.

Song #5 “The Party Song” – A story about attending a party that I wished I hadn’t.

Song #6 “The King Maker” – A powerful Machiavellian political operative who discovered that his “smash mouth” political methods in the end left him feeling quite empty.

Song #7 “One Tin Soldier” – (by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter) An inspiring song in our efforts to find peaceful lives to lead.

Song #8 “I Love You (the Wedding Anniversary Song)” – I wrote this song for my Dad and Mom’s 60th wedding anniversary.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkEUopndwlQ&list=PL3B2C81B27208BD0D&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. 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 #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.

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 #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

Underwriter of The Fresh Toones Music Show

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