Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM December 27 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, December 27, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510), underwritten by http://radicallocalism.com. http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
U2 / New Year’s Day / War / Island / 5:35
George Thorogood & the Destroyers / New Year’s Eve Party / Classic Rock Christmas / Universal / 3:16
Charles Brown / Bringing In A Brand New Year / Cool Christmas Blues / Rounder / 5:31
Charlie Robison / New Year’s Day / Good Times / Dualtone / 3:54
Merle Haggard / If We Make it Through December / Hag’s Christmas / Capitol / 2:43
Van Morrison / Celtic New Year / Magic Time / Exile Productions / 6:12
Slaid Cleaves / New Years Day / Sorrow and Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe Lounge / Music Road Records / 4:11
Isabel Taylor / This Year / Awake Again / self / 2:54

Katie Dahl / In the Dark / single / Leaky Boat / 3:51
Robin Greenstein / Happy New Year / Tears and Laughter / Windy Records / 3:39
Si Kahn / New Year’s Eve / New Wood / June Appal / 2:37
Jeff Taylor and Matt Combs / The New Year’s Come / Pa's Fiddle: Charles Ingalls, American Fiddler / Pa’s Fiddle Band Records / 0:53
Robin Greenstein & Cecilia Kirtland / OdunDe / Songs of the Season / Windy Records / 2:13
Mary Harris / Happy New Year Blues / Where Will You Be Christmas Day? / Dust-To-Digital / 3:11

Lightning Hopkins / Happy New Year / Where Will You Be Christmas Day? / Dust-To-Digital / 3:42

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM Dec 20 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, December 20, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

The Ramones and Fiddlin' John Carson on the same show



Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
The Avondale Ramblers / Christmas in Dublin / [single] / self / 3:29
The Waitresses / Christmas Wrapping / Deluxe Special: ZE Complete Recording / ZE / 4:34
Chris Stamey / You Are What I Want (for Christmas) / Christmas Time Again! / Omnivore / 3:48
The dBs / Holiday Spirit / Christmas Time Again! / Omnivore / 1:26
Yo Le Tengo and Jeff Tweedy / Eight Day Weekend (Live) / Christmas Time Again! / Omnivore / 3:16
The Kinks / Father Christmas / Come Dancing With The Kinks / Sony / 3:42
Robin Greenstein & Cecilia Kirtland / Chanukah Medley / Songs of the Season / self / 3:51
Robin & Linda Williams / The Old Familiar House on Christmas Day / Back 40 / Red House / 3:20
The Carolina Buddies / The Murder of the Lawson Family / [78 rpm single] / Columbia 15537 / 3:26
Fiddlin’ John Carson / Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over / [78 rpm single] / Okeh / 2:54
Robin Greenstein & Cecilia Kirtland / Habari / Songs of the Season / self / 2:39
Staple Singers / Last Month of the Year / The 25th Day of December / Fantasy / 2:24
Leroy Carr / Christmas in Jail -- Ain't That a Pain / Where Will You Be Christmas Day? / Dust-To-Digital / 3:22
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings / Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects / It’s a Holiday Soul Party / Daptone / 2:23
The Ramones / Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight With You Tonight) / Brain Drain / Warner Brothers / 2:04
They Might Be Giants / Christmas In The Big House / [single] / self / 2:03
Andrew John & Lisa / Mary’s Boy Child / [single] / Last Resort Records / 3:05









Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now December 13 2016 WCOM-LPFM

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, December 13, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Gigi Love / The Grand Teton / National Park Centennial Songs / Vast Horizons Music / 3:40
Neil Young / Indian Givers / Peace Trail / Reprise / 5:41
Neil Young / Texas Rangers / Peace Trail / Reprise / 5:41

Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver / Please Mr. Kennedy / Inside Llewyn Davis / Nonesuch / 1:59
Malvina Reynolds / From Way Up Here / Malvina Reynolds / The Omni Recording Corporation / 2:48
The Avondale Ramblers / Christmas in Dublin / [single] / self / 3:29
Isabel Taylor / This Year / Awake Again / self / 2:54
Robin Greenstein & Cecilia Kirtland / Chanukah Medley / Songs of the Season / self / 3:51
Norman Blake / The Wreck On The Western & Atlantic (At Willowdale Curve) / Brushwood (Songs & Stories) / Plectrafone-Western Jubilee Recording Co / 3:43
Lonesome Ace String Band / Old Paint / Gone for Evermore /self / 3:17
Neil Young / My New Robot / Peace Trail / Reprise / 2:34
Neil Stephen Morris / Television Man / All Over the World / Big Hungry Music / 3:33
Dick Weissman / Departure / Night Sky / Longest Bridge Music / 2:19
Dick Weissman / The Turkish Ship / Night Sky / Longest Bridge Music / 1:38
Dick Weissman / The Offer / Night Sky / Longest Bridge Music / 1:45
Dick Weissman / The Brave Cabin Boy / Night Sky / Longest Bridge Music / 1:36

Dick Weissman / The Betrayal / Night Sky / Longest Bridge Music / 3:00

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM-FM Carrboro - Chapel Hill NC 12-6-2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, December 6, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Neil Young / Peace Trail / Peace Trail / Reprise / 5:32

Gigi Love / In the Grand / National Park Centennial Songs / Vast Horizons Music / 4:13
Mike June / The Darkness / Poor Man’s Bible / Self / 5:47
Matt Woods / The American Way / How to Survive / Lonely Ones Records / 3:23
Chicago Farmer / Farm and Factory / Midwest Side Stories / Self / 4:07
Elle Carpenter / Teach Your Children / Sincerely Yours / Travianna Records / 4:01
Battlefield Band / I Am the Common Man / Anthem for the Common Man / Temple / 2:57
Bill Steely / What Money Wants / This is Love / Sky Llama Duck / 3:28
Lonesome Ace String Band / Across the Rocky Mountains / Gone for Evermore /self / 4:18
Banjo Dan / Manassas – Lorena – The Sentry -The Sentence / The Sleeping Sentinel: Banjo Dan’s Songs of Vermont Vol IV / VSB / 5:48
Neil Stephen Morris / All Over the World / All Over the World / Big Hungry Music / 2:32
David LaMotte / Drink Deeply / Give God the Blues / Lower Dryad / 3:22


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM November 29 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, November 29, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Retrospective Week #4 celebrating the first 100 new shows. This week blues, reggae, and hip-hop.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Big Bill Broonzy / Black, Brown, and White / Classic Protest Songs from Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:45
Lead Belly / The Bourgeois Blues / Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:21
Big Boy Henry / Mr. President / Work’s Many Voices / Arhoolie / 2:53
Nina Simone / Young, Gifted, and Black / Young, Gifted, and Black / RCA Victor / 2:53
Keb’ Mo’ / Talk / Peace… Back by Popular Demand / Okeh-Epic / 3:39
SNCC Freedom Singers led by Bernice Johnson / Woke up this Morning with Freedom on my Mind / Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966 / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:27
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five / The Message / The Message / Sugar Hill / 7:09
Boogie Down Productions / Criminal Minded / Criminal Minded / B-Boy Records / 5:20
Public Enemy / Fight the Power / Fear of a Black Planet / Def Jam-Columbia / 4:42
Lord Invader / Yankee Dollar / If You Ain't Got The Do-Re-Mi - Songs Of Rags & Riches / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:32
Jimmy Cliff / Vietnam / Jimmy Cliff / Trojan / 4:48
Clinton Fearon / This Morning / This Morning / Boogie Brown / 2:58
Linton Kwesi Johnson / Fite Dem Back / Independant Intavenshan: The Island Anthology / Island / 4:27

Bob Marley & The Wailers / Slave Driver / Catch a Fire / Tuff Gong - Island / 2:54

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM Nov 22 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, November 22, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Retrospective Week #3 celebrating the first 100 new shows. From or influenced by UK and Ireland this week.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Black 47 / Bobby Kennedy / Trouble in the Land / Shanachie / 4:34
Dick Gaughan / No Gods and Precious Few Heroes / The Ultimate Guide to Scottish Folk Music / ARC / 3:55
Calan / A Miner’s Life / Dinas / SainWales / 3:54

Runrig / Clash of the Ash / Larry Kirwan’s Celtic Invasion / Valley Entertainment / 3:15
Flogging Molly / Revolution / Speed of Darkness / Borstal Beat Records / 3:13
Black 47 / James Connolly / Fire of Freedom / Capitol / 6:07
The Pogues / Jesse James / Rum Sodomy & the Lash / Warner Music / 2:46
Oysterband / The Early Days of a Better Nation / Wild Blue Yonder / Cooking Vinyl / 3:18
Ewan McColl & Peggy Seeger / The Wark of the Weavers / Steam Whistle Ballads / Topic / 3:24
Capercaillie / Waiting for the Wheel to Turn / Delirium / Green Linnet / 4:36
Steeleye Span / Blackleg Miner / Spanning the Years / Chrysalis – EMI / 4:11


Fairport Convention / Tam Lin / Meet on the Ledge: The Classic Years, 1967-1975 / A&M / 7:09

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM November 15 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, November 15, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Retrospective Week #2 celebrating the first 100 new shows. Songwriters this week.
Special thanks to our interview guest Tamara Saviano talking about her new biography of Guy Clark

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Leonard Cohen / Democracy / The Essential Leonard Cohen / Columbia / 7:03
Woody Guthrie / This Land is Your Land (Alternate Version) / Woody at 100 / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:48
Guy Clark / LA Freeway / Old No. 1 / BMG Music / 4:47
Woody Guthrie / Pastures of Plenty / Woody at 100 / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:28
Sue Massek / I Hate the Capitalist System / Precious Memories / Strictly Country / 2:40
Pete Seeger / Waist Deep in Big Muddy / Classic Protest Songs From Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways / 3:00
Phil Ochs / I Ain’t Marching Anymore / I Ain’t Marching Anymore / Hannibal / 2:34
Phil Ochs / The War is Over / The War is Over: The Best of Phil Ochs / A&M / 4:22
Bob Dylan / Masters of War / The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan / Columbia / 4:31
Peter, Paul, and Mary / Blowin’ in the Wind / The Very Best of Peter, Paul, and Mary / Rhino – Warner Brothers / 2:57

Janis Ian / Society’s Child – Live a Club Neptune / Janis Ian Live: Working without a Net / Rude Girl / 3:56

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM November 8 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, November 8, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Retrospective Week #1 celebrating the first 100 new shows. Rock this week.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 3:10
Ryan Harvey with Ani Defranco and Tom Morella / Old Man Trump / [Single] / Firebrand Records / 3:05
Richard Thompson / The Money Shuffle / Dream Attic / Shout! Factory / 5:56
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young / Ohio / Neil Young Archives Volume I [1963 - 1972] / Reprise / 2:59
Neil Young / Rocking in the Free World / Freedom / Reprise / 4:41
Neil Young / Throw Your Hatred Down / Mirror Ball / Reprise / 5:45
Bruce Springstreen / Born in the USA / Born in the USA / Sony Legacy / 4:38
MC5 / American Ruse / The Very Best of the MC5 / Cleopatra / 2:34
Sex Pistols / God Save the Queen / Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols / Reprise / 3:20
The Clash / I’m So Bored with the USA / The Clash / Sony Legacy / 2:24
The Clash / The Clampdown / London Calling / Epic / 3:49
The Clash / Washington Bullets / Sandinista! / Epic / 3:51

XTC / Generals and Majors / Black Sea / Virgin / 4:04

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM November 1 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, November 1, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Original Episode #100 of “The Revolution Starts Now”

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Tim Grimm / Woody’s Landlord / [single] / Self / 4:55
Ryan Harvey with Ani Defranco and Tom Morella / Old Man Trump / [Single] / Firebrand Records / 3:05
Silas Lowe / Death is the Poor People's Doctor / Wandering Father Forgotten Son / Self / 2:46
Courtney Granger / Don’t Put Her Down, You Helped Put Her There / Beneath Still Waters / Valcour Records / 4:11
Caleb Klauder and Reeb Williams / Montana Cowboy / Innocent Road / Self / 2:35
David LaMotte / John Henry Revisited / The Other Way Around / Lower Dryad / 4:22
Hugh Morrison / Back in Durham Jail / Prison Ballads / Dun Eistein Productions / 2:37
Joe K. Walsh / There But For Fortune / Borderland / Skinny Elephant Music / 2:59
Robin Greenstein / A Tale of Two Cities / Tears and Laughter / Windy Records / 5:41
Caroline Doctorow / Abraham Martin and John / Dreaming in Vinyl / Narrow Lane Records / 3:35
Larry Murante / Nelson / Patch of Sky / Weeping Wood Music / 3:58
Driftwood Soldier / Upstanding Citizen / Scavenger’s Joy / Self / 2:37
The Chris Stamey Experience / V.O.T.E. PSA / A Question of Temperature / Yep Roc / 2:25
Spook Handy / Vote / Pete, Woody & Me Volume 1: Keep the Flame Alive / Akashic Records / 3:32


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM October 25 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, October 25, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.



Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Ryan Harvey with Ani Defranco and Tom Morella / Old Man Trump / [Single] / Firebrand Records / 3:05
Tim Grimm / Woody’s Landlord / [single] / Self / 4:55
Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez / Whose Gonna Build That Wall / [Single] / Trainwrek / 4:18
Alex Dezen / The Boys of Bummer / II / self / 4:26
Clinton Fearon / This Morning / This Morning / Boogie Brown / 2:58
Chicago Farmer / Two Sides of the Story / Midwest Side Stories / self / 5:19
Jack Tempchin / So Long My Friend / One More Song / Blue Elan / 3:38
Paul Sachs / Families of the Disappeared / Love is Love / Self / 3:45
Rob McHale / Daniel Boone / Tom Dooley and Friends / self / 2:41
Washboard Hank / Chrysler’s Farm / Human Beans / self / 1:30
Dennis Jay / South of Seguin / Western & Country / Linkhorn Music / 3:47
David Crosby / What Makes it So / Lighthouse / Ground Up Music – Verve / 4:00
George Mann / Drop the T and It’s Donald Rump / For the Road and the Sky / Running Scared Productions / 2:09

Spook Handy / Vote / Pete, Woody & Me Volume 1: Keep the Flame Alive / Akashic Records / 3:32

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM October 18 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, October 18, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Jack Grelle / Change Never Made / Got Dressed Up to be Let Down / Big Muddy / 3:04
Silas Lowe / Death is the Poor People's Doctor / Wandering Father Forgotten Son / Self / 2:46
Courtney Granger / Don’t Put Her Down, You Helped Put Her There / Beneath Still Waters / Valcour Records / 4:11
Mike June / The Darkness / Poor Man’s Bible / Self / 5:47
Tim Grimm / Woody’s Landlord / [single] / Self / 4:55
Adrian + Meredith / Fixer / More Than A Little / Self / 4:05
YG and Nipsey Hussle / FDT (radio edit) / Still Brazy / Def Jam / 3:47
David Crosby / What Makes it So / Lighthouse / Ground Up Music – Verve / 4:00
Katherine Rondeau / Long Ago, Far Away / New Hope Chateau / self / 3:18
Caroline Doctorow / Hard Hard Year / Dreaming in Vinyl / Narrow Lane Records / 3:08
David LaMotte / You May Do That / The Other Way Around / Lower Dryad / 4:09
George Mann / Drop the T and It’s Donald Rump / For the Road and the Sky / Running Scared Productions / 2:09
Joe K. Walsh / There But For Fortune / Borderland / Skinny Elephant Music / 2:59

Sharon Goldman / Jerusalem / Kol Isha (A Woman’s Voice) / self / 3:23

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM October 11 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, October 11, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Thanks to our interview guest Eileen Ferrell of the Strowd Roses Foundation


Tim Grimm / Woody’s Landlord / [single] / Self / 4:55
Ryan Harvey with Ani Defranco and Tom Morella / Old Man Trump / [Single] / Firebrand Records / 3:05
Carolyn Doctorow / Abraham Martin and John / Dreaming in Vinyl / Narrow Lane Records / 3:35
Hugh Morrison / Let Ramensky Go / Prison Ballads / Dun Eistein Productions / 4:10
Joe K. Walsh / There But For Fortune / Borderland / Skinny Elephant Music / 2:59
Larry Murante / Veterans Day / Patch of Sky / Weeping Wood Music / 3:09
Clinton Fearon / This Morning / This Morning / Boogie Brown / 3:18
Robin Greenstein / A Tale of Two Cities / Tears and Laughter / Windy Records / 5:41
Spook Handy / Vote / Pete, Woody & Me Volume 1: Keep the Flame Alive / Akashic Records / 3:32


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM October 4 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, October 4, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Thanks to our interview guest, Sarah McQuaid



Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Steve Earle / Dirty Old Town / Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan McColl / Compass / 3:19
Paul McKenna Band / The Terror Time / Stem the Tide / Greentrax / 3:57
Dick Gaughan / No Gods & Precious Few Heroes / The Ultimate Guide to Scottish Folk Music / ARC records / 3:55
Merry Hell / Rage Like Thunder / The Ghost in our House and Other Stories / Mrs. Casey Records / 3:37
The Full English / Stand to Your Guns / The Ultimate Guide to English Folk Music / ARC Music / 3:30
Kate Rusby & Kathryn Roberts / The Recruited Collier / The Ultimate Guide to English Folk Music / ARC Music / 3:11
Sarah McQuaid / Hardwick's Lofty Towers / The Plum Tree and The Rose / Waterbug / 3:42
Fairport Convention / Tam Lin / Meet on the Ledge: The Classic Years, 1967-1975 / A&M / 7:09

Steeleye Span / Thomas the Rhymer / Spanning the Years / Chrysallis – EMI / 3:15

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM October 4 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, October 4, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Thanks to our interview guest, Sarah McQuaid



Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Steve Earle / Dirty Old Town / Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan McColl / Compass / 3:19
Paul McKenna Band / The Terror Time / Stem the Tide / Greentrax / 3:57
Dick Gaughan / No Gods & Precious Few Heroes / The Ultimate Guide to Scottish Folk Music / ARC records / 3:55
Merry Hell / Rage Like Thunder / The Ghost in our House and Other Stories / Mrs. Casey Records / 3:37
The Full English / Stand to Your Guns / The Ultimate Guide to English Folk Music / ARC Music / 3:30
Kate Rusby & Kathryn Roberts / The Recruited Collier / The Ultimate Guide to English Folk Music / ARC Music / 3:11
Sarah McQuaid / Hardwick's Lofty Towers / The Plum Tree and The Rose / Waterbug / 3:42
Fairport Convention / Tam Lin / Meet on the Ledge: The Classic Years, 1967-1975 / A&M / 7:09

Steeleye Span / Thomas the Rhymer / Spanning the Years / Chrysallis – EMI / 3:15

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM October 4 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, October 4, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Thanks to our interview guest, Sarah McQuaid

Sarah_McQuaid_photo_by_Phil_Nicholls

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Steve Earle / Dirty Old Town / Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan McColl / Compass / 3:19
Paul McKenna Band / The Terror Time / Stem the Tide / Greentrax / 3:57
Dick Gaughan / No Gods & Precious Few Heroes / The Ultimate Guide to Scottish Folk Music / ARC records / 3:55
Merry Hell / Rage Like Thunder / The Ghost in our House and Other Stories / Mrs. Casey Records / 3:37
The Full English / Stand to Your Guns / The Ultimate Guide to English Folk Music / ARC Music / 3:30
Kate Rusby & Kathryn Roberts / The Recruited Collier / The Ultimate Guide to English Folk Music / ARC Music / 3:11
Sarah McQuaid / Hardwick's Lofty Towers / The Plum Tree and The Rose / Waterbug / 3:42
Fairport Convention / Tam Lin / Meet on the Ledge: The Classic Years, 1967-1975 / A&M / 7:09

Steeleye Span / Thomas the Rhymer / Spanning the Years / Chrysallis – EMI / 3:15

Friday, September 30, 2016

Songs of Politics and Political Campaigns


Sheet Music: Slavery is a Hard Foe to Battle

Elections provide opportunities for advocates of policies for social change and those favoring social stability to advocate their particular cause. Campaign songs and songs of political parties can help to spread particular points of view and build solidarity around candidates and platforms.

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Sheet Music: Slavery is a Hard Foe to Battle

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM-FM 103.5 September 20 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, September 20, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Thanks to our interview guest, David Prather of the Cosmic Country Band

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
The Chris Stamey Experience / V.O.T.E. PSA / A Question of Temperature / Yep Roc / 2:25
Ryan Harvey with Ani Defranco and Tom Morella / Old Man Trump / [Single] / Firebrand Records / 3:05
Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur / Louis Collins (Angels Laid Him Away) / Down on Penny’s Farm / Kingswood / 3:20
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry / The L&N Don’t Stop Here Anymore / Shine A Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad / Cooking Vinyl / 4:31
Terri Hendrix / Call You to the Carpet / The Slaughterhouse Sessions / Wilory Records / 3:48
Clinton Fearon / Richman Poorman / Heart and Soul (Extended) / Boogie Brown / 4:47
Joseph Martin / The Murder of Marten / The Ultimate Guide to English Folk Music / ARC Music / 0:42
The Full English / Stand to Your Guns / The Ultimate Guide to English Folk Music / ARC Music / 3:30
David LaMotte / You May Do That / The Other Way Around / Lower Dryad / 4:09
Piedmont Melody Makers / Wonderful World Outside / Wonderful World Outside / Vigortone Records / 3:26
Sharon Goldman / The Tribe / Kol Isha (A Woman’s Voice) / self / 4:12

Spook Handy / Vote / Pete, Woody & Me Volume 1: Keep the Flame Alive / Akashic Records / 3:32

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM September 13 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, September 13, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Ryan Harvey with Ani Defranco and Tom Morella / Old Man Trump / [Single] / Firebrand Records / 3:05
Clinton Fearon / This Morning / This Morning / Boogie Brown / 3:18
Red Tail Ring / Gibson Town / Fall Away Blues / Self / 3:30
Terri Hendrix / Double Shift Tuesday / The Slaughterhouse Sessions / Wilory Records / 2:46
John Prine / Paradise / German Afternoons / Oh Boy! / 3:29
Robin Greenstein / A Hole in the Ground / Tears and Laughter / Windy Records / 4:31
Tim Easton / Killing Time / American Fork / Last Chance Recordings / 4:23
Jim Gary / Political Waltz / Midnight Muse / Audio & Video Labs, Inc / 3:44
Le Vent du Nord / Confederation / Tetu / Borealis / 3:43
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry / John Henry / Shine A Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad / Cooking Vinyl / 2:43
David Holt and Josh Goforth / John Henry / Good Medicine / High Windy / 3:56
David LaMotte / John Henry Revisited / The Other Way Around / Lower Dryad / 4:22

James Lee Stanley / Do It In His Name / Alive at Last – In Philadelphia / Beachwood / 3:51

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now WCOM-LPFM August 30 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, August 30, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Ryan Harvey with Ani Defranco and Tom Morella / Old Man Trump / [Single] / Firebrand Records / 3:05
Marc Black / Born Again American / Sometime a Spark / self / 4:15
Clinton Fearon / This Morning / This Morning / Boogie Brown / 3:18
Le Vent du Nord / Confederation / Tetu / Borealis / 3:43
Le Vent du Nord / Forillon / Tetu / Borealis / 4:35
Clinton Fearon / Richard Poorman / Heart and Soul (Extended) / Boogie Brown / 4:47
Grandmaster Flash / What If featuring KRS One / The Bridge / Strut / 4:05
The Cantrells / Woody Guthrie’s Shoes / Weather Reports / self / 3:52
Erika Kulnys / Rise Up / Rise Up / Self / 4:02
Chip Taylor / Refugee Children / Little Brothers / Trainwreck / 4:15
Kaia Kater / Rising Down / Nine Pin / Kingswood / 4:46

Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur / Down on Penny’s Farm / Down on Penny’s Farm / Kingswood / 3:19

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, August 23, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.


Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Erika Kulnys / Rise Up / Rise Up / Self / 4:02
Spook Handy / My Oklahoma Home Blew Away / Pete, Woody & Me Volume 1: Keep the Flame Alive / Akashic Records / 3:14
Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur / Down on Penny’s Farm / Down on Penny’s Farm / Kingswood / 3:19
Dennis Daugherty / Dennis Hopper & the Cajun Queen / Get the Angle Right / Thinking Dog / 4:25
Greg Cornell & the Cornell Brothers / Come on Home / Come on Home / self / 3:10
Red Tail Ring / Gibson Town / Fall Away Blues / Self / 3:30
Connla / Daily Growing / River Waiting / self / 3:45
Elias Alexander & Bywater Band / Earth and Stone / Bywater / Fresh Haggis Records / 4:19
Ryan Harvey with Ani Defranco and Tom Morella / Old Man Trump / [Single] / Firebrand Records / 3:05

Le Vent du Nord / Confederation / Tetu / Borealis / 3:48
Clinton Fearon / One Love / Heart and Soul (Extended) / Boogie Brown / 3:18
Clinton Fearon / Richard Poorman / Heart and Soul (Extended) / Boogie Brown / 4:47

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five / The Message / The Message / Sugar Hill Records / 7:12

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM-LPFM August 16 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, August 16, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Chip Taylor / Refugee Children / Little Brothers / Trainwreck / 4:15
Kaia Kater / Rising Down / Nine Pin / Kingswood / 4:46
Erika Kulnys / Rise Up / Rise Up / Self / 4:02
Michael Howard / Hog Butcher Hog / Gasoline Dream / self / 4:01
JP Jones / New World A-Comin’ / Jeremiah / Vision / 2:55
Gigi Love / Yosemite Gold / National Parks Centennial Songs / Vast Horizons Music / 3:10
Dietrich Strause / The Beast the Rolls Within / How Cruel That Hunger Binds / self / 4:49
Calan / A Miner’s Life / Dinas / SainWales / 3:54
Connla / Daily Growing / River Waiting / self / 3:45
Greg Cornell & the Cornell Brothers / O Captain! My Captain! / Come on Home / self / 2:57
Nancy Cassidy / Rocky Road / Heart of a Song / Twitter Twatter Music / 4:24
Geoff Samuels / One Rainbow / Peaceful Waters / self / 3:33
Solomon Cook / I’m Behind Everybody / Notes….Sweet and Low / Raven Records / 3:04

Ryan Harvey with Ani Defranco and Tom Morella / Old Man Trump / [Single] / Firebrand Records / 3:05

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, August 9, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Ryan Harvey with Ani Defranco and Tom Morella / Old Man Trump / [Single] / Firebrand Records / 3:05
Spook Handy / Vote / Pete, Woody & Me Volume 1: Keep the Flame Alive / Akashic Records / 3:32
Kaia Kater / Rising Down / Nine Pin / Kingswood / 4:46
Big Boy Henry / Mr. President / Work’s Many Voices / Arhoolie / 2:53
Banjo Bill Cornett / Old Age Pension Blues / Mountain Music of Kentucky / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:02
Big Bill Broonzy / Black Brown and White / Classic Protest Songs from Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:45
Big Bill Broonzy / I Wonder When I’ll Be Called a Man / Folk Song America / The Smithsonian Collection / 2:23
Mississippi Sheiks / Sales Tax / !Protest! American Protest Songs 1928-1953 / Viper / 3:02
Champion Jack Dupree / I’m Going to Write the Governor / Classic Protest Songs from Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways / 3:16
Lead Belly / The Scottsboro Boys / Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection / Smithsonian Folkways / 4:35
Golden Gate Quartet / Atom & Evil / !Protest! American Protest Songs 1928-1953 / Viper / 3:17
Papa Charlie Jackson / The Judge Cliff Davis Blues / The Complete Recorded Works 1924-1934 / Master Classics / 3:31
Shemekia Copeland / Ghetto Child / Deluxe Edition / Alligator / 4:07
Ben Harper / Oppression / Fight For Your Mind / Virgin / 2:58
Otis Taylor / 10 Million Slaves / Otis Taylor Collection / Concord Music Group / 4:09

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now WCOM August 2 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, August 2, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Chip Taylor / Refugee Children / Little Brothers / Trainwreck / 4:15
Kaia Kater / Rising Down / Nine Pin / Kingswood / 4:46
Michael Gaither / Still a Small Town to Me / Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night / Self / 3:27
Gigi Love / Shenandoah Blues / National Parks Centennial Songs / Vast Horizons Music / 3:27
Chip Taylor / I’ll Carry For You / I’ll Carry For You / Trainwreck / 4:04
Roy Zimmerman / DWB / The Faucet’s On Fire / Self / 2:26
Ryan Harvey with Ani Defranco and Tom Morella / Old Man Trump / [Single] / Firebrand Records / 3:05
Electrik Ladyland / Where I Ought to Be / Sparks / Self / 6:02
Patrick Sky / Wreck of the Old 97 / Patrick Sky / Vanguard / 2:42
Patrick Sky / The Pope / Songs That Made America Famous / Adelphi-GENES / 1:51
Nancy Cassidy / Rocky Road / Heart of a Song / Twitter Twatter Music / 4:24
Spook Handy / Vote / Pete, Woody & Me Volume 1: Keep the Flame Alive / Akashic Records / 3:32
Connla / Daily Growing / River Waiting / self / 3:45


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Playlist the Revolution Starts Now July 19 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, July 19, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Malcomb Holcombe / My Ol’ Radio / Gamblin’ House / Artist Garage / 2:33
Gigi Love / Blueberry Kisses in Acadia / National Parks Centennial Songs / Vast Horizons Music / 4:15
The Del McCoury Band / The Government Road / Del & Woody / McCoury Music / 4:31
The Westies / Henry McCarty / Six on the Out / Self / 6:42
The Haymarket Squares / Fortunate Son / Light it Up / Self / 2:41
Riley Etheridge, Jr. / Life Unrehearsed / Secrets Hope & Waiting / Rock Ridge Music / 4:18
Michael Gaither / Still a Small Town to Me / Starlite Drive In Saturday Night / Self / 3:27
Coty Hogue / Poor Ellen Smith / Flight / self / 3:16
Andrew John & Lissa / Butcher Boy / Aren’t We Lucky / Last Resort Records / 4:04
Geoff Samuels / One Rainbow / Peaceful Waters / Self / 3:33
Spook Handy / Banks of Marble / Pete, Woody & Me Volume 1: Keep the Flame Alive / Akashic Records / 3:30
Elias Alexander & Bywater Band / The Reclamation / Bywater / 58 North / 4:42

Connla / Daily Growing / River Waiting / self / 3:45

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM July 12 2016

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, July 12, 2016 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Woody Guthrie Birthday Edition

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Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Woody Guthrie / This Land is Your Land (alternate version) / Woody at 100 / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:48
The Almanac Singers / Union Maid / If You Ain't Got The Do-Re-Mi - Songs Of Rags & Riches / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:10
The Del McCoury Band / The Government Road / Del & Woody / McCoury Music / 4:31
The Del McCoury Band / The New York Trains / Del & Woody / McCoury Music / 3:17
Woody Guthrie / I Aint Got No Home (KFVD 1937) / Woody at 100 / Smithsonian Folkways / 3:28
Old Crow Medicine Show / Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) / Song of America / Thirty One Tigers - Split Rock Records / 4:56
Cisco Houston / Pastures of Plenty / Folk Song America / Smithsonian Collection / 3:11
Woody Guthrie / Jesus Christ / Classic Protest Songs From Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:40
Billy Bragg & Wilco / Christ for President / Mermaid Avenue / Elektra / 2:39
Arlo Guthrie / Do Re Mi / A Tribute to Woody Guthrie / Warner Brothers /3:43
Spook Handy / My Oklahoma Home Blowed Away / Pete, Woody & Me Volume 1: Keep the Flame Alive / Akashic Records / 3:14
Jimmy LaFave / Oklahoma Hills / Pastures of Plenty: An Austin Celebration of Woody Guthrie / DEJAdisc / 4:04
Bob Dylan / The Grand Coulee Dam / A Tribute to Woody Guthrie / Warner Brothers / 2:57
Lisa Mednick / Hard Travelin’ / Pastures of Plenty: An Austin Celebration of Woody Guthrie / DEJAdisc / 2:43

The Byrds / Pretty Boy Floyd / Live at the Fillmore – February 1969 / Columbia Legacy / 3:13