Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Times They Are A-Changin': Is Folk Music Still Relevant for the Resistance?

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7694438/folk-music-protest-politics-resistance

As America enters its most fractious political time in decades, can folk regain the social relevance it once had as the musical voice of resilience and resistance? The very people you would expect to say yes -- some of the biggest artists in the folk genre -- said no during the 29th annual Folk Alliance International conference held Feb. 15-19 in Kansas City, Missouri. But they passionately believe that folk music and its heritage will have a moral and guiding role in shaping the conversation, no matter what it sounds like.

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now February 28 2017 WCOM-FM 103.5 Carrboro

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, February 28, 2017 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 live performance guest, Rue Snider

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Pete Kronowitt / Got Guns? / A Lone Voice / self / 2:47
The Pitmen Poets / Go to Work on Monday / More Black Diamonds / self / 2:58

Noel Paul Stookey / Impeachable / [single] / self / 1:44
Rue Snider / Speak My Mind / [live in studio]
Rue Snider / One More American / [live in studio]
Rue Snider / Snowfall / [live in studio]
Rue Snider / Never Met a Girl I Didn’t Love / [live in studio]
Kobo Town / Strange Dream / Where the Galleon Sank / Stonefree Music / 3:47
Annie McCue / Dig Two Graves / Blue Sky Thinkin’ / Flying Machine Records / 3:09
Ron Sowell / Mother Earth Blues / Little Movies / Mountain Soul / 4:41
Zoe Mulford / The President Sang Amazing Grace / Small Brown Bird / ACCD / 3:20
John Flynn / Democracy (the Weed) / [single] / self / 2:59

Kory Quinn & the Quintessentials / Fall in Line / Black Gold Blues / self / 4:20

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now February 21 2017 WCOM-LPFM 103.5

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, February 21, 2017 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.

Thank to our guest Michael Andrew Figueroa, assistant professor of music at UNC-CH who teaches a course in protest music and to David Prather


Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
John Flynn / This Used to be a County – remix / [single] / self / 4:37
Noel Paul Stookey / Impeachable / [single] / self / 1:44
Susan Shann / Final Word / [single] / Moose Lodge Music / 3:38
Nina Simone / The Backlash Blues / ‘Nuff Said / Sony / 2:48
Kendrick Lamar / Alright / To Pimp a Butterfly / Aftermath-Interscope / 3:39

DAM / Gharib fi Biladi (Stranger in My Own Country) / Dedication / Red Circle Music / 3:48
Pussy Riot / Make America Great Again / XXX / Big Deal – Nice Life – Federal Prism / 3:15
Arcade Fire with Mavis Staples / I Give You Power / [single] / Infinite Content / 3:43
Troye Sivan / Heaven / Blue Neighborhood (deluxe) / Universal Australia / 4:21
Rankin Taxi & Dub Ainu Band / You can't see it, and you can't smell it either / [single] / self / 4:27

Neil Young, / Indian Givers/ Peace Trail / Reprise / 5:40

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM February 14 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, February 7, 2017 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
John Flynn / This Used to be a County – remix / [single] / self / 4:37
Eileem Kozloff / No More War Anymore / Just Words / AMP / 5:37
Bill and Joel Plaskett / We Have Fed You All for 1000 Years / Solidarity / Pheromone Recordings / 3:23
Susan Shann / Final Word / [single] / Moose Lodge Music / 3:38
Cyrs Matthews / Battle Hymn 2 / [single] / self / 3:26
Mrs. Ben Scott / Perry’s Victory / American Fiddle Tunes / Library of Congress / 1:07
L.O. Weeks / Hulls Victory / American Fiddle Tunes / Library of Congress / 1:38
Hazel Dickens / Coal Tattoo / A Few Old Memories / Rounder / 3:00
The Almanac Singers / The Sinking of the Reuben James / Pete Remembers Woody / Appalseed / 3:24
John Flynn / Democracy (The Weed) / The End of the Beginning / self / 2:59
Linq / Time to Draw the Line / [single] / LinqMusic / 3:23
Christopher Mark Jones / I Saw the Sea / Incantations / Small Batch Music / 3:56
David G. Smith / One House / One House / Hey Dave Music / 4:29

Ron Sowell / Mother Earth Blues / Little Movies / Mountain Soul / 4:41

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now February 7 2017 on WCOM-FM

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, February 7, 2017 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 Isabel Taylor for performing live in the studio and for Corbie Hill serving as guest DJ for the second half of the show

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Bill and Joel Plaskett / We Have Fed You All for 1000 Years / Solidarity / Pheromone Recordings / 3:23
Todd Burge / Talkin’ Bowlin’ Green Massacre Blues / Daily Songs / Bunj Jam / 0:50
Susan Shann / Final Word / [single] / Moose Lodge Music / 3:38
Isabel Taylor / My Heart Delivers Me / [Live in Studio] / NA /4:00 

Isabel Taylor / Gimmie Some Good News / [Live in Studio] / NA / 3:41
Isabel Taylor / The Only Day / [Live in Studio] / NA / 2:46
John McCutcheon / Y’all Means All / Trolling for Dreams / Appalsongs / 5:06
Jon Lindsay / NCGOP / NC Music Love Army / NC Music Love Army / 2:17
Al Riggs & the Inconveniences / Reagan Slain by Hero Cop / Blue Mornings / Al Riggs Makes Music / 2:32
Mount Moriah / How to Dance / How to Dance / Merge Records / 2:54
Jon Lindsay & Rhiannon Giddens / Ballad of Lennon Lacy / [Single] / NC Music Love Army / 4:26
The Second Wife / Needle /Tourist / Self / 3:13

The Wyrms / Run / At Wizard Island / Negative Fun Records / 3:19

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM January 31 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, January 31, 2017 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, University of Toronto professor Anna Shternshis of the Yiddish Glory: Lost Songs of World War II in the Soviet Union project.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Neil Young / Let’s Impeach the President / Living With War / Reprise / 5:04
Yiddish Glory Project / The German’s Complaint (Donbas) / Yiddish Glory: Lost Songs of World War II in the Soviet Union / [TV performance] / 4:10
Yiddish Glory Project / I Return from the Front (Gey Ikh Mir Fun Front) / Yiddish Glory: Lost Songs of World War II in the Soviet Union / [TV performance] / 5:11
David Rovics / 1848 / Cello Songs / self / 2:07
Tom Paxton / The Last Hobo / Boat in the Water / Pax Records / 3:58

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer / My Huge Mistake / Get Up and Do Right / Community Music / 2:16