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Shout-Out To Jam- Rock Radio WPRB!

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WPRB Is one of the few stations that has retained the flavor of the early FM radio, where Disc Jockeys play what they want say what they want, it is like sitting in a room with a good friend of yours that you don’t know!

Love the music and chit-chat, some absolutely cool music interesting format.

THANKS!

Pale Green Mermaid Seal Of Approval granted!

Check out online www.wprb.com

 

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What is Rock and Roll?

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Watching the Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys play at the Stone Pony in NJ  (with a special guest musician) and then reading the hoopla about this and that standards being met, I thought, just what is rock and roll?

 

As I remember it…

It is about  fun

not conforming

being yourself (whoever that is)

the music

 the band and that cosmic cloud created when  the fun level reaches maximum height.

Alejandro understands, it’s all about bass and drums and the crowd and the band, that you tube has it in spades…

I wonder what people today would say about Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Cocker???  ( that reminds me, Mr. Springsteen was channeling a little Cocker /Joplin that night!) -and kudos to that band – Wow!!!

Remember rock is about changing the world for the better through dancing and speaking truths and having lots and lots of fun… Fun is  sloppy has rough edges and falls down flat on its face sometimes… BUT it always gets up!… (Another words you have to push creativity  beyond the places where you live to break through to a new part of  your expression— you have to go farther, remove your self imposed rules to find that expansion of your creative /expressive life.

That is why dictators outlaw the arts and music as soon as they take power, because every dictator knows the antidote to fear is FUN.

 

  Check it out, you tube it again…see what I mean!!!  (Rolling Stone has best and all versions – esp. The Stones Beast of Burden)

 

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Poem – ” Sky Based Earth Based “

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SKY BASED – EARTH BASED

 

Sky based

Earth based

tastes great

Sky based

Earth based

something was wasted

Sky based

Earth based

hold tight

let it go

 

two ways

to have your say

 

open

closed

black

white

another fight?

 

no balance.

 

 

 

PEACE

 

 

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Song Of the Month ” No Good With Faces ” And A Poem-arable ” Butterflies “

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BUTTERFLIES ( w/ help from J. Johnson)

Heat

my shoulder

tiny feet alight

eye to eye

why?

moves to my knee,

more heat

we look at one another— — —-

” Who do you think you are?

” Who me?  I say.

Yeah you-there you sit black and tan in hand,

“You know butterflies can’t talk.   Didn’t your mother ever tell you?”

Listen, I have a message from the other side,

“Yeah pray tell, by the way- one of your wings is bigger than the other…”

This is just what we wanted to talk to you about,

” Que?”   ( more heat)

Feel before you speak,

with that the butterfly flitted over my head and away.

I’m lost, I’m too tired, to try.

  

  

SONG OF THE MONTH                   

     JACK Johnson’s  – ” NO GOOD WITH FACES “

 

No good with faces

And I’m bad with names

Gave me directions

But it’s all the same

I’m lost

I’m too tired to try

Street lamps are broken

Black the way I came

Who broke the moonlight

Watch it wax and wane

I’m lost

I’m too tired to try

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves now

There’s no need for rain

Its our own parade

Let’s not be afraid of our reflections

Its not only you

You’re looking at now

Road signs were stolen

Left here holding this flame

Who stole my patience

Who stole my way

I’m lost

I’m too tired to try

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves now

There’s no need for rain

Its our own parade

Let’s not be afraid of our reflections

Its not only you

You’re looking at now

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves now

There’s no need for rain

Its our own parade

Let’s not be afraid of our reflections

Its not only you

You’re looking at now

Who you looking at now

Who you looking at now

No good with faces

And I’m bad with names

Gave me directions

But it’s all the same

I’m lost

I’m too tired to try 

 

 

Instructions – listen to song while reading poem, shake, serves four if you use small  glasses. 

 

 

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Support Mr. Jack Johnson’s Locks – Worldwide Petition!

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I missed Jack Johnson’s appearance on The Ellen Degeneress show, to my regret – but while catching the performance on You tube… to my further dismay, I was shocked shocked that his new do had vanished!!!

That renaissance/troubadour freeform coiff disappeared! With curls like that one needs to let them flow, so this is a worldwide petition to request,

with deference, that Jack let it grow let it grow let it grow!!

 

BTW:  FROM www.thesun.uk.com

Sail away with Jack Johnson

 Published: Today 

 SURF star JACK JOHNSON is one of the nicest guys in the music world – donating 100 per cent of his tour profits to charity.

And the Hawaii-based singer has shown off his generosity again, giving Bizarre readers an exclusive chance to get a first listen to every track from his chilled out new album, To The Sea.  The scorching preview coincides perfectly with the wave of great weather sweeping the UK.

 

AND FROM www.spinner.com

Posted on May 25th 2010 4:00PM by Charley Rogulewski

The stripped-down show, which fans got free tickets to after participating in a two-hour beach cleanup the previous Saturday with Johnson’s label Brushfire Records and the Heal the Bay charity, served as a preview of his forthcoming album, ‘To the Sea.’ Johnson sampled a total of five new tracks, with one featuring a reggae, staccato “uh-oh-oh” refrain that will fit nicely with his hits like ‘Flake’ and ‘Bubble Toes,’ which he also played for the eco-friendly audience.

Johnson opened up the set with the new album’s punchy first single, ‘You and Your Heart,’ before launching into songs off each of his other beloved records. Off the more recent ‘Sleep Through the Static,’ Johnson played ‘If I Had Eyes’ and ‘Same Girl’; off ‘In Between Dreams,’ there was ‘Sitting, Waiting, Wishing,’ a ukulele version of ‘Breakdown’ and ‘Staple It Together’; and ‘Wasting Time’ off ‘On and On.’ He even threw in two covers:

“I thought there was a taco truck down there,” Johnson told the adjacent onlookers listening in from the beach, which was about four times as big as the pier, “but then I went on the Ferris wheel and saw it was a screen.” To deal with the huge stowaway crowd, a giant projector screen was set on the sand.

“It’s not banana pancakes, but we’re getting closer,” Johnson joked to a front row heckler throwing out requests. Instead, he opted for the mellower “new love song,” ‘From the Clouds.’ Ironic yet always mindful, Johnson told all the ‘Good People’ down on the coast to pick up after themselves on their way out and then returned for a solo encore of ‘Better Together.’ By the end of the night, few, if any fans, were chilly — the king of surf and mellow moods had warmed everybody up.

‘To the Sea’ is out on June 1

 PEACE!!!

 

 

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Song Of The Day – “Calling You” – Blue October

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This is a beautiful song sung with great love and expression – no words can express how nice this song is –

Being an old feminist (which is really a humanist -a person who hopes that the walls between men and women will some day disappear and they will see each other as equal in every way)

it is poignant to see the next generation of guys so full of roses.

 

(People forget what it was once like, being a young girl – guys use to yell all kinds of things at you as you walked by, nobody likes that…that no longer happens- but it did not so long ago…) 

 

Song  CALLING YOU                          Band  BLUE OCTOBER

There’s something that I can’t quite explain
I’m so in love with you
You’ll never take that away
And if I’ve said a hundred times before
Expect a thousand more
You’ll never take that away

Well expect me to be
Calling you to see
If you’re okay when I’m not around,
Asking if you love me
I love the way you make it sound
Calling you to see
Do I too hard to make you smile,
To make us smile…

I will keep calling you to see
If you’re sleeping or you’re dreaming
If you’re dreaming, are you dreaming of me?
I can’t believe you actually picked me

I thought that the world had lost its sway
(It’s so hard sometimes)
Then I fell in love with you
(Then came you)
And you took that away
(It’s not so difficult, the world is not so difficult)

You take away the old, show me the new
And I feel like I can fly when I stand next to you
So while I’m on this phone
A hundred miles from home
I’ll take the words you gave
And send them back to you

I only want to see
If you’re okay when I�m not around,
Asking if you love me
I love the way you make it sound
Calling you to see
Do I try too hard to make you smile,
To make us smile….

I will keep calling you to see
If you’re sleeping or you’re dreaming
If you’re dreaming, are you dreaming of me?
I can’t believe you actually picked me…

 

 

FROM WIKIPEDIA Below,

 

Blue October

Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October performs at the House of Blues in Chicago.(photo by raymond boyd) April 2010
Background information
Origin Houston, Texas, USA
Genres Alternative rock
Post-grunge
Experimental rock
Years active 1995-present
Labels RoDan Entertainment/Scoop
Brando Records
Universal Records
Associated acts (a+)machines, Canvas, The Last Wish, Julian Mandrake
Website www.blueoctober.com
Members
Justin Furstenfeld
Ryan Delahoussaye
Jeremy Furstenfeld
Matt Noveskey
C.B. Hudson
Former members
Liz Mullally
Piper Skih
Brant Coulter
Julian Mandrake
Dwayne Casey

 

Last Heard on www.radio1045.com    philly, sunday acoustic show.

 

 

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” How Long Will We Stand Aside And Watch Them Kill Our Profits ? “These Songs Of Freedom, BOB MARLEY

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 “One Love, One heart , I’m pleading to mankind. ”  (B. Marley)

 

I shall not pass this way again

Stephen Grellet

I expect to pass through this world but once;

any good thing therefore that I can do, or any

kindness that I can show to any fellow-creature,

let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it,

for I shall not pass this way again.

 

 

To be or not to be– that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
 And, by opposing, end them. To die, to sleep
 No more – and by a sleep to say we end
 The heartache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to – ‘tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep
To sleep, perchance to dream. Ay, there’s the rub,
 For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
 Must give us pause. There’s the respect
That makes calamity of so long life.
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
Th’ oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law’s delay,
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of th’ unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
 The undiscovered country from whose bourn
No traveler returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
 Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought,
 And enterprises of great pitch and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
 And lose the name of action.—Soft you now!
The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my sins remembered.[1] 

Shakespeare  ” Hamlet – Act 3, Scene 1″ 

 

1945-1981

 Mr. Bob Marley

 

 

 

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