We keep hearing the general public worldwide
dissatisfied with the ways things are... the disproportionate
wealth and justice. This hours theme is features songs that
could be used in occupy gatherings.
Dispersed throughout are bits of Kasey Chambers doing the
hidden track from Bricks and Barricades, called Ignorance....
"if you're not pissed off at the world, you're just not paying
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Keelaghan - Never Gonna Stop This Train -
3:08 A Recent Future
"From a strike in Winnipeg to a square in Tienanmen ...
never gonna stop this train"
2. Dick Gaughan
Revolution 4:14 A
Different Kind Of Love Song- Appleseed
"I come because tyranny planted my seed in the hot
...I come because liberty cannot forever be fettered by
3. David Rovics - Behind The Barricades 2:06
Behind The Barricades/The Best Of David Rovics - AK
"When the world has gone crazy.... when they are gunning
down our comrades....
...our love for our world, is stronger than their hate
4. Kasey Chambers.....bits of
"they're on the other side of the world, but its way too
close to home
....If you're not pissed off at he world, then youre just
not paying attention..."
5. The Paul McKenna
Band Silent Majority [Lionel
McLelland] 4:12 Stem The
Tide- Mad River records
"Just because you're
cozy, don't think that the world is rosy, some
people in this world have gone through hell,
and the silent majority stayed silent,"
".... they make the law
then claim the law is on their side"
Kasey Chambers is added to
have people wake up to whats going on around them. Perhaps
the first order of business if to ask questions.
6. Jack Hardy Ask
Questions 4:26 Rye Grass
- Great Divide
" ....history will judge us stupid or complicit and we
know we are not stupid"
7. Emma's Revolution w Holly Near - Fired Up
[Near] 2:14 We Came to Sing!-
calico tracks music - hollynear.com
"you say cool down, we say step down, you're breaking my
mother's heart, shame, shame"
cant just focus on the kids with wealth, can't decide who
gets the health..."
8. Tracy Chapman -Talkin' Bout A
Revolution 2:39 Tracy
Chapman - Elektra
"Poor people gonna rise up and take what's theirs, you
better run run run run run..."
"...finally the tables are starting to turn"
9. Jackson Browne - Lives In The
Balance 4:19 Lives In
The Balance- Asylum
" people who finally cant take anymore and they pick up a
gun, or a brick or stone
and there are lives in the balance, people under fire
children at the cannons.... blood on the wire... "
10. Utah Phillips What Is A
Pacifist? 4:57 I've Got
To Know- AK Press Daemon Records
1935- 2008 Phillips traveled, storytelling as he went...
here he speaks of the difference between loving your country
and loving your government
11. Phil Ochs That's What I Want To
Hear 3:07 Aint Marching Anymore
- Collector's Choice
Dont tell me your troubles, I
dont have the time to spare..."
For those who were sorry to hear my song set, and were
hoping for more jumpy jolly choices.
Gaughan A Different Kind Of Love
Song 3:50 A Different
Kind Of Love Song
Dick Gaughan sings in response to those who come to hear music
to escape from the things that make them feel bad.
Troubles don't entertain, the singer should be trying to make
people happy they say.
Dick sings that its just what he is trying to do.... hes
trying to equal out the happiness in the world and to do it,
he needs to make listeners even sadder now.
"it wont go away, it wont go away..."
Songwriters respond in the way they know how - by writing
songs. Leon Rosselson jokingly sings that when folks get up and walk up on
his concert, he likes to think they are leaving early to
start the revolution.
13. Leon Rosselson It's Just the
Song 4:37 - Harry's Gone Fishing- Gadfly
"...do I think I can change
things writing songs?
convince, persuade, reach out to millions instead of
preaching to the few?"
14. Rebel Voices One
3:29 A Piece Of The Wall
"...one solitary singer doesn't make a lot of noise.. but
when we're singing together in harmony we feel the power in
numbers of unity"
"one isolated worker probably never will be heard, but
they'll hear our every word
when we speak out, sing, everyone united, shouting clear and
undivided...we are one"
15. Wailin' Jennys - One Voice - 40 days - Red House
"this is the sound of voices three, singing together in
16. Emma's Revolution We Are
One 4:53 One X 1,000,000
= Change- Big W Productions
"we have shared pain before, we are one.....
where the earth touches sky, we are born, we all die
where the clear waters run, Urinin hana, urinin hana"
Folk Plus has been hosted by Angela
Page since 1993 and enters its 20th year.
The show blends contemporary folk, plus whatever works to
explore the weekly theme.
Angela plans and records Folk
Plus from home due to her extreme chemical sensitivities and
John Webber handles audio and web issues for Folk Plus.