The Flowing Waters of Lake Jefferson

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 Angela Page and airs Saturdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on WJFF, at 90.5 fm in Jeffersonville, N.Y. and 94.5 in Monticello N.Y. in a chemical and fragrance-free space. We are Hydro-Powered Public Radio and  stream online at WWW.WJFFRADIO.ORG  Come see the station at our open house the first Saturday of every month. Welcome new web listeners, especially those battling illness or who are housebound.

THANKS SO MUCH to the station management for accommodating  my health issues which allow me to continue to volunteer Saturday  mornings and bring you the music that 'moves and sustains me."  - [a phrase made famous by Maris Hearn]

First to address mothers day, just one song. Mothers day was meant to promote peace

The idea surfaced after the American Civil War by social activist Julia Ward Howe.
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 war.

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 -

On Friday July 19, 2002, while staying in their favorite hotel in western 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

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 following.

7.  James Keelaghan - Why Don't You Just Grow Up 307 - Jericho Beach

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 -

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 tonight. tickets at:
Memorial United Methodist Church in White Plains

Sonny Ochs being interviewed by Syracuse's Larry Hoyt about her brother Phil

11.  Phil Ochs - I'm Gonna Say it Now - Phil Ochs in Concert- Elektra

12. Phil Ochs - I Ain't A Marching Anymore - Ther But For Fortune - Elektra

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 english, bluesy....

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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