The Flowing Waters of Lake Jefferson

Saturday September 10 , 2005: Laws and Lawlessness

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Fred Eaglesmith & the Flying Squirrels, The McKrells' Dady Brothers, SONiA with Disappear Fear, Brooks Williams, Full Frontal Folk,
The Sloan Wainwright Band, Mustard's Retreat, David Jacob-Strain, Fetish Lane, Gandalph Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Nathan Brown's World Music Percussion Workshops, TUMI and over 75 artist and craft booths.

Katrina fills the news. The now 13 day old disaster still fills the news with stories of mismanagement and anger, rescues and praise, humanitarian heights of greatness and unbearable depths of tragedy. By now everyone's familiar with Aaron Broussard, president of suburban Jefferson Parish. He has commented on the disaster beyond Katrina's power of nature, to the disaster reflected by mistakes of human nature saying  "We have been abandoned by our own country...the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina will go down as one of the worst abandonments of Americans on American soil ever in U.S. history....Bureaucracy has murdered people in the greater New Orleans area." he told the CBS early show**

I began thinking about the confusions over power, authority, and when do citizens just do what they need to in the absence of authority, or even in  the face of it. because of needs. Laws and behavior in crisis create murky borders.... so today on folk plus, this is a losely linked show addressing law, lawlessness, and working on both sides of law

1 James Talley - Are They Gonna Make Us Outlaws again? 316
Touchstones -

2. Rebel Voices - (Reece) - Which Side are you On?
Women at Work - Reveille Music

3. Rod MacDonald - Honorable Men 354
Man on the ledge - Shanachie

4 Hilary Spencer - I'm a Lady Policeman 345
Other Roads Other Lives - Strawberry Music

5 Ian Robb - I Should Like to be a Policeman 342
Jiig- Fallen Angle Music

6. Soggy Bottom Boys  - In the Jailhouse Now  336
Oh Brother, where Art Thou? - Mercury

7 Michael McNevin - Jersey Jail 442
Secondhand Story - Mudpuddle Music

8 Greg Brown - Speed Trap Boogie 353
One More Goodnight Kiss

9 Jeff Daniels - State Trooper 523
Live and Unplugged -

10 Jamie Anderson - Felon 256
Promise of Light -

11 Billy Jonas - Joy 344
Get Real - Bang-a-bucket music

12. Ed McCurdy - Frankie and Johnny
and other folk-song favorites by Ed McCurdy - Classic Editions

13. Ewan MacColl - Legal -Illegal 409
Best of Broadside 62-88 - Smithsonian Folkways

14 David Olney - Illegal Cargo 423
Illegal Cargo - Strictly Music

15. Anne Feeney - Have You been to Jail for Justice?238
Have You been to Jail for Justice? -

16 Rebel Voices - (Lippman) If You Can See Me 421
Piece fo the Wall -
(Geronimo Jigaga, Sundiata Acoli, Leonard Peltier)

17 Mundy-Turner - Transportation of Sarah 610
Crooked House -

18. Eliza Gilkyson - Ballad of Yvonne Johnson 252
Land of Mild and Honey - Red House

19 John Flynn - Hard Box of Time 402
To the Point -

20. Joan Baez -  (Massengill) Fairfax County 553
Speaking of dreams - Gold Castle records

21 Rodney Crowell - Highway 17  454
Houston Kid - Sugar Hill

22 Chuck Brodsky - Talk to My Lawyer 221
Letters in the Dirt - Red House

23 Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley
Absolutely the Best of the Kingston Trio - EMI Capital

24 Dave Gunning - (Wilkin, Dill) Long Black Veil  428
Two Bit World -

25 Lew & Royal - The Outlaw  (about Larry Newman) 338
Ampersand -

26 Rod MacDonald - Who Built the Bomb 448
And Then He Woke Up - Gadfly
about the blame game after crisis and tragedy...

.... ** "The guy who runs this building I'm in, emergency management, he's responsible for everything.  His mother was trapped in St. Bernard nursing home and every day she called him and said, 'Are you coming, son?  Is somebody coming?'  And he said, 'Yeah, Mama, somebody's coming to get you.  Somebody's coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Wednesday.  Somebody's coming to get you on Thursday.  Somebody's coming to get you on Friday.'  And she drowned Friday night.  She drowned Friday night."

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