Music Show #9 – 8/26/2016 – Biographical songs.
Song #1 “Woody Said” – Advice from Woody Guthrie about taking life easy.
Song #2 “Oh, Malala” – A song for Malala Yousafzai. What a brave young woman Malala is. If we could even be half as courageous as her in the struggle for justice, this world would be so much better off.
Song #3 “Sweet Melinda” – A bouncy original song about a superstar who comes back down to earth with a rough landing.
Song #4 “Yacouba – The Village Fool” – This is an environmental song about how important it is to sometimes 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.
Song #5 “The Kingmaker”– A song about a hired gun for a presidential candidate.
Song #6 “Remembering You” – Remembering the lives of Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Song #7 “When Love is All You’ve Got” – An upbeat song written for a documentary “Girl of the Finger Lakes” that I made about my mother’s life. She was born in 1919 and was a young girl during the Depression. She grew up on a farm in the Finger Lake area of New York State.and lived most of the rest of her life in Rochester, New York.
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