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The Times They Are A Changin' - Feb.20.2015 Song Suggestions List

Music has the potential to be so much more than entertainment. Sometimes it acts as a mirror, reflecting and documenting massive societal changes. Other times, it’s the very thing that prompts those changes. 795 more words

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Norah Jones Sings "Sinkin' Soon"

Listen to this track by documented Grammy-magnet and Texan country-jazz-indie-whatever singer-songwriter Norah Jones. It’s “Sinkin’ Soon”, a Tom Waitsean political parable as taken from 2007’s… 745 more words

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Black 47's Rise Up Review

I’ve argued before that all music has a political element to it, whether it is apparent or not.  However, one of the hardest things for a songwriter to do is to write a political song that avoids cliches.   1,640 more words

Russell Brand: Britain's Bob Dylan?

Gaius Octavius or commonly known as Augustus was the founder of the Roman Empire and it’s first emperor, he ruled with an iron fist and due to his expansive approach, was often involved in multiple wars as well as a notably calm period in the Roman empire. 1,135 more words

Bruce Cockburn Sings "Call It Democracy"

Listen to this track by politically motivated globetrotting singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn. It’s “Call it Democracy”, a song as taken from his 1986 album World Of Wonders… 856 more words

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Russell Brand Takes on Blur's Parklife

Probably my only complaint about Russell Brand covering Blur’s Parklife is the getting rid of parklife for other words at the end of each sentence. Some are rather stretched or cliche lyrics. 226 more words

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Day 4 - The King Blues

I’m expecting to experience a bit of recency bias during this year-long exploration into the realms of new music. I mean, there’s probably going to be songs that blow me away when I first hear them but which I end up growing to dislike in hindsight once the months pass. 200 more words