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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.”

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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 #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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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

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Music Show #52 – 6/23/2017 – Personal Favorites

Some of my favorite Fresh Toones.

Song #1 You Can Do It – A short uplifting music video with a positive message for all. www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmwwrnQqztg

Song #2 “We Won’t Be Here Forever” – A bouncy upbeat song about how that’s not really what it’s all about. To be able to live in this very moment would be the greatest gift that we could give to ourselves and to those around us. Tick. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNl55kk5kUU&index=20&list=PL3B2C81B27208BD0D

Song #3 “I Still Believe It’s True” – A hopeful song about restoring a love that seems to be have become forgotten.

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

Song #4 “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

Song #5 “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=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf&index=22

Song #6 “Find Your Love” – A comforting friendship song that gives us reassurance when hopelessness has overwhelmed our love.

Song #7 “It’s All Inside of You” – What we are really looking for is in us to begin with and it is the lifetime process of seeking that will unveil it one day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y9ZxYIW0Ac&index=15&list=PLE97D99925458A2C2

Song #8 “The Happy Re-Birthday Song” – Sometimes other things, like friendships, can be more important than how often one sees the sun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw36aNEG13o&list=PLOyRYerTUWm0DE4ISRsl4aW5VXvcEWoaf&index=20

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 #51 – 6/16/2017 – Friends and Family Favorites

After almost one year of being on the air, I’ve put together some of my friend’s and family’s favorite Fresh Toones.

Song #1 Stay True – A simple song about staying true to one’s self. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anOlKRxO-Sg&index=1&list=PL3B2C81B27208BD0D

Song #2 “Don’t You Lose Your Love” – On those days when we’re feeling beaten down by things we need remember to not to lose our love. “It’s our life’s very breath and without her we know what’s left.”

Song #3 “Life’s an Adventure” – “Oh, yes it is. Give back what you can give.”

Song #4 “Thank You – A thank you song for all the folks who have helped me throughout my life.

Song #5 “Come on and Sing Again” – The Song may become lost in these busy lives that we live, but it’s up to us to listen for the Song that beckons us to “come on and sing again.”

Song #6 “The Touch of Fall” – As our hair turns gray and the green leaves turn to rust let us remember somehow to see beauty in the whole process.

Song #7 “Someday We’ll See the Light” – It’s not so much that Someday is a particular day on which we will all of a sudden discover our love, but Someday is everyday that we seek out and then share our love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLhj1HUJI9g&index=15&list=PL3B2C81B27208BD0D

Song #8 “It’s Treat to See the Sun in Rochester” – Sometimes other things, like friendships, can be more important than how often one sees the sun.

Song #9 “Can’t Take Today Away from Me” – “Can’t steal the love that’s inside of me…  Can’t hush the song that I hear.”

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 #50 – 6/9/2017 – What We Value, We Will Become

Simply put. Where your treasures are that’s where your heart lies.

Song #1 Where Your Treasures Are – “What you value most will occupy your mind’s eye.”

Song #2 “I Want It” – We all want to easily understand the “secret of life,” but the secret lies in our efforts to become the people we want to be.

Song #3 “If Your Love as Gone Astray” – If our lives have become an empty vase, we need to rest our minds and then let our hearts run free and then they will show us the things we really need.

Song #4 “How Much Money? – A simple question. How much money do we really need to be happy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjoeWerqIvM&list=PLOyRYerTUWm1wWx0rABevP5sOfMkRgmtp&index=14

Song #5 “I Was Lazy” – An autobiographical song about being attracted, as a young person, to people and things that seemed to be easy answers for my immediate needs. With a little effort and time I found more fulfilling dimensions to the life that I would lead.

Song #6 “Lotta Love” – A reassuring song that there’s a lotta love around for us to immerse ourselves in.

Song #7 “Oh, What a Joy” – A song about observing all the joyous things around us.

Song #8 “Back to Your Heart” – If we feel lost sometimes. We need to find our way back to the heart of our true being.

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 #49 – 6/2/2017 – Songbook Collection

A collection of songs by other people that I’ve played over the years.

Song #1 Blow Up Your TV – (by John Prine) – Good advice for aspiring free-spirits in 1971.

Song #2 “The Circle Game” – (by Joni Mitchell) – A song about a young boy’s rites of passage.

Song #3 “Everyday” – (by Buddy Holly) – A relaxing love song for those days when things seem to be “going faster than a roller coaster.”

Song #4 “The Hammer Song” – (by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays) – A song that encourages us all to stand up and speak out for social justice.

Song #5 “No One Rides the Trains Anymore” – (by Robert Conway) – An old man reminisces about his experiences riding the trains.

Song #6 “Plastic Jesus” – (by George Cromarty and Ed Rush) – A Southern drinker who’s pretty proud of his plastic Jesus riding on the dashboard of his car.

Song #7 “I’m Just a Bug on the Windshield Life” – (by author unknown) –Some days you just feel like a bug on the windshield life.

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 #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

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