Apropos of Labor Day, from Billy Bragg.
She Drew The Gun plays at the Glastonbury Festival’s 2016 Emerging Talent Competition.
Warm up your Friday a bit.
This has long been one of my favorite Jefferson Airplane songs, and I love this demo version from Paul Kantner. It’s amazing that all of the harmonic and rhythmic elements of the song were there right from the start.
I wasn’t able to find proper guitar tabs for this online, but as nearly as I can tell, he’s dropped both E strings on the guitar to D, so I’m experimenting with that tuning this week.
On this International Women’s Day 2016, we honor our departed comrade Katharina Jacob, who fought the good fight against the Nazis. Asked if the sacrifice was worth it, she said this.
The Resistance fighters put their lives on the line for humanity and peace. My husband fell on this front. I also followed my conscience and convictions. The decision was not easy. But to see wrong and do nothing about it? I had to be able to face myself and my children.
This beautiful song from David Rovics is a fitting tribute and remembrance.
This short film by Peter Miller documents the history and spirit of the great socialist hymn.
A Song Apropos of the Day: John Brown by David Rovics
David Rovics sings of the Saint Patrick Battalion, in concert at Belfast.
Here’s another brilliant and inspiring song from Matthew Grimm.
“If your enemies are firefighters, teachers and nurses, your enemy is everyone.”
In this hour-long set from Rolling Stone’s Rock Room day party, Tom Morello burns through a string of modern protest songs. His headlining gig at the Occupy SXSW showcase had been busted up by cops the night before.
Dion’s recording of Abraham, Martin and John was one of the very first 45s I bought as a kid. Though the video quality of this clip is suboptimal, the performance is wonderful. Apropos of the day…