Folk Thursday: Helen Reddy

October 30, 2014

Not folk, but protest. Close enough. I’m not at liberty to go into the details, but I got an eyeful of some spectacularly misogynistic respectability-politics bullshit in action yesterday, and it reminded me of how terribly true this song remains — especially that bit about, “I’m still an embryo with a long, long way to go until I make my brother understand.”

Forty-two years later, and we’re fighting the same frickin’ battle.

Pathetic.

Emily


Folk Thursday: Everybody, pretty much

October 16, 2014

Pete’s 90th birthday concert. Basically everybody and their dog singing “We Shall Overcome.” (And can we just talk about how delighted I was to hear that the Ferguson October protesters were singing “We Shall Overcome” in the streets the other day, the way God intended? Somewhere in heaven, Pete Seeger was high-fiving Mary Travers. I’m sure of it.)

Emily


Folk Thursday: Tom Paxton

September 25, 2014

Tom Paxton, ladies and gentlemen. No idea why I haven’t posted any of his stuff before.

Emily


Folk Thursday: Playing for Change with Keith Richards

September 11, 2014

This was Ron’s suggestion for this week. Y’all know how I feel about Playing for Change. And y’all know how I feel about Playing for Change covering Bob Marley. So obviously the only way to make a video of Playing for Change covering Bob Marley any cooler is to let Keith Richards play with ‘em.

Also, I know I’ve been neglecting this blog horribly. I’ve been too busy gardening and harvesting and canning and harvesting and canning and harvesting and buying apples and pressing cider and fermenting cider and hanging out with the niece and nephews and making cupcakes and bottling home-brewed green chile beer and making soap and shopping for exercise equipment and setting up a mini-gym in my house so we can cancel our little-used gym membership that we barely use because the hours are stupid and helping Zaphod with his dissertation and reading and chasing stories and … and … and …

Yeah. Been busy. But I have good intentions and a couple of killer salsa recipes, and I hope to have some good stuff to share with you this weekend.

Emily


Folk Thursday: Phil Ochs

September 4, 2014

I’m not entirely sure why I haven’t posted any Phil Ochs before. Let’s rectify that.

Emily


Folk Thursday: Bob Dylan

August 28, 2014

Yup, still relevant.

Emily


Folk Thursday: Dave Van Ronk

August 21, 2014

I can’t believe I haven’t posted any Dave Van Ronk songs yet. I’m lucky nobody’s confiscated my folkie card for that. Ah, well. I’ll rectify that here.

Emily


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