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

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

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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

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 #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.

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

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Music Show #59 – 8/11/2017 – Social Commentary Songs II

Songs about some day to day observations about the society that we function in.

Song #1 Don’t Wanna Be No Superstar – A bouncy love-filled song that keeps us aware of the responsibilities we have to ourselves to keep our love as the priority. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIbC79I8MFc&list=PL3B2C81B27208BD0D&index=7

Song #2 “Gotta Have Attitude” – A song that calls to mind TV shows like “The Jerry Springer Show.”

Song #3 “Life’s Strange Enough” – Life is already strange enough without pushing our minds into another realm of distortion that may become hard to recover from. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzfPTC7jRhk&list=PL3B2C81B27208BD0D&index=18

Song #4 “Something’s Wrong” – A James Taylor inspired song that refers to some common agreed-upon social norms that may not necessarily be the best things for us.

Song #5 “Out West ” – A song that advocates for better oversight when it comes to background checks for purchases made at gun shows.

Song #6 “It’s Only a Movie” – A thought provoking song that kindly asks us all to consider the effects that our “creative” endeavors may have on the lives of others.  Simply stated “What have we done when the day is done?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdH4XYb5TP8&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953&t=41s&index=17

Song #7 “We Threw It All Away” – A song with new verses of mine for a Dylan song.

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

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Music Show #58 – 8/4/2017 – Hang on to Your Love

Some spirit-raising songs that remind us to not lose our love because of the turmoil of the day.

Song #1 Don’t You Lose Your Love – A bouncy love-filled song that keeps us aware of the responsibilities we have to ourselves to keep our love as the priority.

Song #2 “Don’t You Run” – A song that suggests that we run around less and that we take a moment to breathe and experience more of our relatively brief lives.

Song #3 “Endless Song” – A mellow little song that soothes us into a state of loving confidence.

Song #4 “It’s Been a Long Hard Day” – If we can survive those long hard days we will appreciate the better ones that will inevitably arise.

Song #5 “Who Would Ever Think It?” – “Please let us help each other … find the love for which we search. Let us give it our best shot before we leave.”

Song #6 “Waitin’ No More” – I’m not waiting for some thunderbolt of enlightenment. I’m going to make my best efforts to find the love that I’m looking for.

Song #7 “Only a Song” – If you try to put it in a box… You’ll think it was never there… If you try to grasp in your hands… You’ll think it was never there… ‘Cause love is only a song… whistling through the heart like the wind through the dark.”

Song #8 “Come On and Sing Again” – “We can build up the towers and wear diamonds around our necks, but if we forgot the Song what good is all the rest.”

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

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Music Show #57 – 7/28/2017 – Tribute to the Beatles

Like so many others of my generation, the Beatles had perhaps the greatest influence on me to learn how to play guitar and later to write my own songs.

Song #1 Thirty Long Years and More – A Fresh Toone of mine that expresses my great indebtedness to groups like the Beatles that inspired me to begin writing songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt-GAyCYdzw&index=18&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953

Song #2 “Here Comes the Sun” – (George Harrison) An invigorating and upbeat song that always seems to brings a smile to my face.

Song #3 “Blackbird” – (Lennon & McCartney) There may be injurious things that happen to us in our lives and this song encourages us to take those damaged wings and to once again learn to fly.

Song #4 “Rain” – (Lennon & McCartney)  A gentle, swaying, dream inducing song.

Song #5 “Honey Pie” – (Lennon & McCartney)  A fun, upbeat song, from the Beatle’s “White Album.”

Song #6 “If You Believe” – (George Harrison) “If you believe… if you believe in you…everything is possible if you believe.”

Song #7 “I Still Believe It’s True” – (Fresh Toone) A hopeful song about restoring a love that seems to be have been forgotten.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmbCITfs-7g&index=4&list=PLE97D99925458A2C2

Song #8 “Let It Be” – (Lennon & McCartney)  A softly strummed guitar supports a single voice on this emblematic song by the Beatles.

Song #9 “Here, There and Everywhere” – (Lennon & McCartney) If you were alive in the mid 60s this song might well bring to mind some memories or maybe not depending on how much you indulged. If you were around at that time or not, it’s still a beautiful song.

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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

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Music Show #56 – 7/21/2017 – Be Kind to Yourself / Choices

Songs that encourage us to be attentive to the choices in our lives and to be kind to ourselves in the process.

Song #1 Do With It as You Choose – We will have plenty of choices in life. We may not always feel like we’ve made the best choice, but that’s part of the growth process and hopefully any missteps will lead to better choices in the future.

Song #2 “The Choice is Always Your” – Throughout our lives love will continue to beckon us. Although we may not always understand the allure, it will continue to quietly reward our efforts.

Song #3 “Do You Know Where Your Love Is?” – A mellow song that asks this essential question. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36wVUcxynn4&index=7&list=PL5294AD25E7CB1953

Song #4 “Do Justice to Yourself” – A happy upbeat song that encourages us to do what’s best for ourselves by making thoughtful and loving decisions in our lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7oGyAb2crU&index=2&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf

Song #5 “Rise Above” – Hopefully, by sharing our love we can rise above the fray that too often can consume our lives.

Song #6 “Just Do What You Can” – We don’t have to change the whole world. We just need to examine our lives, figure out what makes us feel fulfilled and then just do what we can do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaJGg4MZa_M&index=14&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf

Song #7 “All You Can Do” – “All we can do is sing our song.” Our song is not only about whom we are but just as important, who we’d like to become. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kBRiXnuOI8&list=PLOyRYerTUWm1wWx0rABevP5sOfMkRgmtp&index=17

Song #8 “Who We Are” –The song (i.e. life direction) that we write for ourselves and then try to live will help our lives be more complete. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HwfhtzU0JE&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf&index=6

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

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Music Show #54 – 7/7/2017 – History in Song

A variety of songs inspired by historic events.

Song #1 Oh, Jerusalem – A song about the “City of Peace.”

Song #2 “Remembering You” – Remembering three historic leaders: Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Song #3 “Sad Day at Wounded Knee” – A song about the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee.

Song #4 “No Excuses” – Things in American history that we know we could have done better and then striving to be more aware of any injustices in the present.

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

Song #6 “God Bless Us All” – A song in response to 9/11 that attempts to console us at a time of great loss, fear and anger.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd6hGXgRUJM&index=2&list=PL3B2C81B27208BD0D

Song #7 “When Georgie Goes Marchin’ Home” – A review of the GW Bush administration’s misdventures. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6daf5fxoLtI&t=13s&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=1

Song #8 “If There’s a Will, There is a Way” – If we can find the will, we can find solutions for many of societies’ problems.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmM_6243HNE&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&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.

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 #53 – 6/30/2017 – A No Theme Song Week

A variety of songs that I haven’t played in the first year of the Fresh Toones Music Show.

Song #1 I Don’t to Know What Else to Say – A happy, upbeat song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y36KZmfpd0E

Song #2 “Seize the Moment” – A positive song that gives us hope for the future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK5pagH4j34

Song #3 “When the Walls Fall” – A song that celebrates the falling of unjust social barriers. Whether it be the day that women won the right to vote or when 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 #4 “The Old One/Two Step Trot” – A bouncy song about the slow process of humankind’s growth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQz0PcT7PYI&list=PLE97D99925458A2C2&index=7

Song #5 “It’s Not the End of the World” – Even if we’re picked on, mocked out, flipped off or laughed at, it’s not the end of the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqsAhlziusE&list=PLE97D99925458A2C2&index=9

Song #6 “My Sister’s Got Perfect Pitch” – There is more to life than having perfect pitch or being the smartest or being the most beautiful person. It is only a short time before those who praised you for these attributes will be tearing you apart for any shortcomings in your life. Sing your songs in whatever key (or out of key) that you sing and they will be the most beautiful life fulfilling energy that you will ever know. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNpTj6fmZE0&list=PLE97D99925458A2C2&index=13

Song #7 “I Guess School Never Ends” – 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&index=17&list=PLE97D99925458A2C2

Song #8 “Forever Young” – A reminder for us all to keep our youthful essence viable throughout our lives.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3xfl1f7CnI

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