Saturday May 10, 2008
Bits of Past Interviews: Carter & Grammer, Keelaghan, Campbell, Gold, Roches, Artisan, and Sonny Ochs on her brother.
Folk Plus is a lyrically-based,
themed folk show. There could be bits
of Broadway, spoken work or oldies included, that that is the Plus
part. The show is hosted and planned by
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THANKS SO MUCH to the
management for accommodating my health issues which allow me to
to volunteer Saturday mornings and bring you the music that
sustains me." - [a phrase made famous by Maris Hearn]
First to address mothers day, just one song. Mothers day was meant to
The idea surfaced after the American Civil War by social activist Julia
Howe (who wrote the words to the Battle hymn of the Republic)
She was horrified by the carnage of the Civil War and the
Franco-Prussian War and so, in 1870, she tried to issue a manifesto for
peace at international peace conferences in London and Paris (it was
much like the later Mother's Day Peace Proclamation).
During the Franco-Prussian war in the 1870s, Julia began a one-woman
peace crusade and made an impassioned "appeal to womanhood" to rise
against war. She composed in Boston a powerful plea that same year
(generally considered to be the original Mothers' Day proclamation*)
translated it into several languages and distributed it widely.
In 1872, she went to London to promote an international Woman's Peace
Congress. She began promoting the idea of a "Mother's Day for Peace" to
be celebrated on June 2, honoring peace, motherhood and womanhood.
In the Boston Mass, she initiated a Mothers' Peace Day observance on
the second Sunday in June, a practice that was to be established as an
annual event and practiced for at least 10 years.
The day was, however, mainly intended as a call to unite women against
1. Faith Petric - (Irene Paull, Barbara Tilsen) Grandma's Battle Cry
515- Faith's Favorites -
Portions of a Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer Interview from 11/99
Dave introduces the way the following song came to be.
2. Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer - Kate and the Ghost of Lost Love -
When I Go - http://www.daveandtracy.com/
On Friday July 19, 2002, while staying in their favorite hotel in
Massachusetts, Carter returned from a run, complaining of chest pains.
He expired in Grammer's arms from a massive heart attack, just three
weeks shy of his 50th birthday. August 13,
1952 - July 19, 2002
3. Darryl Purpose - The River, where She Sleeps 419 - A Crooked Line-
Tangible Records http://darrylpurpose.com/
Dave introduces how he wrote Annies Lover after Darryl Purpose.
came to him in a dream wearing a hat even more like the one he wears in
real life. He called Darryl a wandering wizard dude, saying many
guys aspire to be like that.
4. Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer - Annie's Lover - When I Go -
Gods of history came to me in Mr Meeks class.
5. Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer - Lancelot 445 - When I Go -
At Bodles Opera house James Keelaghan says that his works are in
history books across Canadian schools and universities. He was
able to be a history teacher without grading papers. He explained
the history involved around this story:
6. James Keelaghan - Cold Missouri Waters 633 - Road - Jericho Beach
At The Towne Crier in Pawling NY, Keelaghan explains why he wrote the
7. James Keelaghan - Why Don't You Just Grow Up 307 - Jericho
Roches speak about how they used to play Malachys in NYC when Terre and
Maggie were still teenagers.
8. Roches - Malachy's - Seductive Rasoning - Columbia
Outside the Rosendale Cafe, taped in my Mercury Sable (looking for a
quiet spot) Kate Campbell reveals how she wrote Yellow Guitar, after
reading Eudora Welty's (1900- 2001) Hitchhikker
9. Kate Campbell - Yellow Guitar - katecampbell.com
Julie Gold speaks about how her work "From a Distance" is now a book.
She talked about Nanci Griffith arranging a multi lingual version for
the olympics one year. She says that the song changed her life.
10. Julie Gold - From a Distance - Dream Loud - Gadfly
Sonny Ochs is hosting a Phil Ochs Remembered night in White Plains
http://www.walkaboutclearwater.org/ tickets at:
Methodist Church in White Plains
Sonny Ochs being interviewed by Syracuse's Larry Hoyt about her brother
11. Phil Ochs - I'm Gonna Say it Now - Phil Ochs in Concert-
12. Phil Ochs - I Ain't A Marching Anymore - Ther But For Fortune -
Sonny talked about his sense of humor, and how brilliant he was on
stage. She candidly shared about his depression.
13. Phil Ochs - When I'm Gone- Phil Ochs in Concert - Elektra
Sonny shared how proud she was to see her brother play Carnegie hall.
14. Magpie - Power and the Glory - Songs of Phil Ochs - Sliced Bread
This powerful trio from Manchester England shared about how they
remember words, and Brian shares how he often writes from rhythm.
15. Artisan - In The Beginning - Breathing Space -
The gals say how Brian is so able to write variety, traditional
16 Artisan - Time My People Were Free -
This was written for a theatre peice
17. Artisan - Hard Ground - Our Back Yard -
There are no accidents... there is only some purpose that we haven't
yet understood. Deepak Chopra
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