Music Show #121 – 10/19/18 – Vote Like Your Life and Future Generations Depend On It.
Songs that suggest that our involvement in politics is essential to encouraging policies that we support.
Song #1 “We’re So Civilized”– We may think that we’re so much more advanced than people in the past, but if we don’t look at our present societal short comings we‘ll be forever shackled by them.
Song #2 “The Un-American American” – An examination of the many tactics being used to keep valid voters from voting or disqualifying their votes by other means. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VilWCUds4Pc&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&t=3s&index=29
Song #3 “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&t=4s&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=27
Song #4 “Super PACs – How Dumb Do You Think We Are?” – An anti-Super PAC song. The Supreme Court has jeopardized our democracy with the Citizens United decisions and now it’s up to the citizens to stand up and raise their voices to fight for a fairer democracy without legalized bribery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IQYf5G-rLQ&index=8&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF
Song #5 “Not in This Dear Old Country of Ours” – A stand up and RESIST song, in memory of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv591dA4i6c&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=29
Song #6 “Oh, America” – A song about some of our nations short comings, but with a hopeful ending about how the citizens can stand up to try to guide the nation in a healthier direction.
Song #7 “If There’s a Will, There is a Way” – Although there are multiple challenges that confront our country we have faced harder ones in the past. This song tries to reassure us that if we can find the will, we can find ways to resolve them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmM_6243HNE&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF&index=17
Song #8 “We Threw It All Away” – A cover of a Bob Dylan song with new verses addressing the threats to our liberties. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9SYnw1IJKU&index=36&list=PLD31BC21FB0FC09BF
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