Legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie made an appearance on Democracy Now to announce her new album, Power in the Blood.
With Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, Buffy talks about making the album and the social issues discussed throughout the album such as Positive Mutation. She stresses a concept called Alternative Conflict Resolution.
Two of her older songs have been updated and re-recorded. She sings in a song Lyric.
“Mother Nature She’s the Daughter of God”
Juan Gonzalez asked her about the state of the music industry. You need to hear Buffy’s responses. Amy asked about her experience being black-listed from performance venues in the 70s and 80s. The presidential administrations of those decades apparently were attempting to squash the careers of outspoken musicians.
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Posted by Alex Velocity on May 23, 2015
Annette Joy returns with this mind expanding edition of The Smoke Signal, Native Voices on Air. This episode concerns the false holiday that is known as Thanksgiving. But we don’t stop there.
We share lots of great spoken word and music from a Native perspective.
We’ll hear spoken word from John Truedell, a commentary from Mumia Abu Jamal and music from artists Thunder Hill, Blackfire, Quese IMC and more. So while everyone seems to be taken in by the hyper consumerism of the “holiday season”, join us for 34 minutes of Clarity.
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Posted by Alex Velocity on November 27, 2014
DJ Bwahaha from the Detroit Industrial DJ circuit, and online radio pioneer presents this podcast as a protest against government surveillance. It was the first published mix in nearly a decade from the once prolific DJ. -BW
The following are his own words:
This mix was created in response to the recent news of the NSA’s domestic spying, and the persecution of whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning.
It’s mostly Old School Industrial – nothing beats OSI for anti-totalitarian themed music (wow, it’s like they saw this coming…) with some synthpop, a bit of 80s, plus a couple other tracks that fit the theme.
The playlist is roughly organized around the five stages of grief, plus a section on the consequences for the whistleblowers.
0:00:00 Part 1: Denial (the state of the world)
0:27:04 Part 2: Persecution of the whistleblowers
0:44:08 Part 3: Anger (this one’s pretty much self-explanatory!)
1:09:16 Part 4: Bargaining (Not Here, Not Now, Not Me…)
1:32:53 Part 5: Depression
1:57:11 Part 6: Acceptance/Call to Action
2:33:07 Part 7: Postscript. More shameless editorializing on my part ;-)
Posted by Alex Velocity on August 26, 2013