The Flowing Waters of Lake Jefferson

Saturday March 26, 2005
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Ive been reviewing six albums this week* for Sing Out! Airing some of the cuts from these six brought up other thoughts. On Drink, on faithfullness, on spirituality, home violence, childrens promotion of self, and war.

*1. Les Barker - Very English Thing 333
War on Terrier - Mrs. Ackroyd Records

2. Trout Fishing - Proper Cup of Coffee 407
Big Trouble - Trout Misic

3. Flanders and Swan - Madiera Ma Dear
At the Drop of a Hat - Angel Records

4. Eve Goldberg - Having A Drink With Jane 506
Ever Brightening Day - Sweet Patootie Music

5. Camille West - Viagra in the waters 6
Divas Day Off - Mother Tongue Music

6. Tiller's Folly - Water at the Bar 256
Ripple in Time - Raincoast Recrods

7. Mary Gauthier - I Drink
Drag Queens adn Limosuines -

8. Rob Siegel - Point of No Return 523
Live at Club Passim -

9. Richard Shindell - Summer Wind, Cotton Dress 354
Blue Divide - Shanachie

10. Stan Rogers - You Can't Stay Here 305
Northwest passage - Fogarty's COve Music

11. JohnSmith - I Like the Way It Feels357
To The Four Directions -

12. Jim Infantino - Make a Decision 255
The World of Particulars - Gadfly

*13. Julie Gold - When He Walks With Me 348
Girl I Found - Gadfly

14. Pierce Pettis - God Believes in You 224
Everything Matters - Compass Records

15. Roches - Anyway 246
Zero Church - Red House
*16  Chelsea  Richardson & Freddy Bradburn - Cartoonland 352   - 53 46  7.76
Shinging Alone - Kira Records

17 Chennilee Sisters - I Lay in the Dark 358
Ture to Life - Red House

18 Catie Curtis - The Wof - 317
Turth From Lies - Guradian

19 Suzanne Vega - Luka 351
Solitude Standing - A & M Records

*20. David and Jenny Heitler-Klevan - When I'm Strong 341
So Many Ways to be Smart -

21. Red Grammer - Shake Your Brain 157
Teaching Peace - Red Note

22 Pat Benatar - Jimmy says 254
Free to Be a Family - A & M Records

23. Chelsea Richardson & Freddy Bradburn - Almost Followed the Crowd 252
Shinging Alone - Kira Records

Last week I focused on toxicity and consumerism, since our WJFF film festival was showing films on both topics. (not unrelated topics)
Last week happened to be the second anniversary for the beginnings of our official war on Iraq. People are worried and worn out about the war, and want times to just forget. Yet as Sonja said this morning to me, Im not willing to let people forget. When I began my setlist this morning at 5 am, the cost of the war from : : 158,608,429,000 These are estimates from Congressional appropriations.

Last Monday morning at 8am, when I thought of this idea it was running around 157,517,884,000.
(The thousands scroll several a second and are impossible to nail.) The site  compares the cost to what we could have done for the following areas,Ive provided some national figures 6 am today:

PRE-SCHOOL :21,008, 212 kids into aa year of head start
KIDS' HEALTH :94,997,335 kids with a year of health insurance
PUBLIC EDUCATION 2,748,777 additional school teachers for a year
PUBLIC HOUSING: 1,428,149 units
WORLD HUNGER: fully funded all global hunger efforts for 6 full  years
AIDS EPIDEMIC: all aids efforts gloabaly for 15 years
WORLD IMMUNIZATION: every child in the world has basic immunizations for 52 years
( and they are able to show statewide, nationally and even some counties. Ulster is there, Sullivan is not)
So how do we make these decisions.

 *24. Carol Ponder & John Knowles - (Goodman) Ballad of Penny Evans 410
Songs of QWar & Separation - Cove Struck Music

25. Faith Petric - Grandmas Battle Cry 515
Faiths Favorites -

26. Steve Quelet - Foxhole 309
House of wax -

27. Power & Einhorn -  Travis John 320
Pearls -

28. James Gordon - friendly Fire-100
Endomusia - Borealis

Howard Zinn ( historian, playwright, and social activist)
Quote: "Civil disobedience. . . is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. . . Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem."
Source: - Howard Zinn, "Failure to Quit", p.45

Act of disobediance began the world, act of obedience will end it

29. Scott Ainslie - Dont Obey 543
The Feral crow -

30 .  Les Barker - Odd Kid of Ultimatum 213
The War on Terrier - Mrs. Ackroyd Records
In Bushes words (maybe) reasoming for going to war

31. Pete Seeger - 50 50 Chance  0:26
Seeds - Appleseed
5 am this morning beginning typing my setlist- Cost of War: 158,608,429,000
Start of Folk Plus Cost of War: 158,663,520,000
End of Folk Plus Cost of war: 158,683,262,000

To find out how to get a Cost of War LED sign for Main Street in your hometown, contact: National Priorities Project

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We should no longer accept the counsel of those who tell us that we must fill our world with poisonous chemicals, we
should look around and see what other course is open to us."        Rachel Carson
My battles with MCS brought on by mycotoxin exposure in a wet school library.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


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