Like a River (Steve Chinske) - Live at the Speakeasy in 1990
This song was written by Steve Chinske in New York City in 1990. I performed it at the Speakeasy on MacDougal St in the Village on May 30, 1990. There's a lot of tape hiss but it's the only recording made. And it also speeds up and down a little... Lovely song!
Families Reunited, Immigration and Refugees in America
Original air date June 30, 2018 | Time 59:00
Today, alll across the United States people are marching. Here's a link to an article in the NY Times: Protests Across U.S. Call for End to Migrant Family Separations
Musicians, and singer songwriters especially, have always played a pivotal role in the conversation on issues both political and personal. Today's music addresses the issue of refugees, immigration and families in very specific references. Paul Simon's "Mother and Child Reunion" is eerily appropriate, along with David Crosby's "Look in Their Eyes" where he reminds us "She's holdng her child the way your mother held you."
Paul Simon "Mother and Child reunion" 1971
David Crosby "Look in Their Eyes"from "Lighthouse" 2016
Neil Young & Crazy Horse "Wayfarin' Stranger"from "Americana" 2012
Moxie Raia "Follow Me (feat. Wyclef Jean)" 2016
David Crosby "Capitol" from "Sky Trails" 2017
Phil Ochs "Power and the Glory"
David Crosby and Graham Nash "Immigration Man" 1972
Neil Young "Rockin' in the Free World" from "freedom" 1989
Bruce Springsteen "American Land" from "we shall overcome the seeger sessions" 2007
Gregory Porter "Running (Refugee Song)" featuring Common 2016
Sting "Inshallah" composed by Sting from "57th & 9th" 2017
Literary Rock - Shakespeare to James Joyce
Original air date June 23, 2018 | Time 59:00
Joni Mitchell "if" composed by Joni Mitchell from "Shine" - poem by Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)
Donovan "Under the Greenwood Tree" composed by Donovan from "a gift from a flower to a garden" - Sonnet by Shakespeare
Joan Baez "Of the Dark Past" composed by James Joyce / Peter Schickele and "London" composed by William Blake / Peter Schickele from "Baptism"
Becca Stevens "Queen Mab" composed by Becca Stevens from "Regina" on GroundUP - Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet Act I Scene IV, Mercutio
Jeff Buckley "Corpus Christi" composed by Benjamin Britten from "GRACE" - Early English Hymn 1504 set by Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Becca Stevens "Ophelia" composed by Becca Stevens from "Regina" - character from Shakespeare, lyrics and music by Becca Stevens
Joni Mitchell "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" composed by Joni Mitchell from "Night Ride Home" - poem by W.B. Yeats The Second Coming (1865 - 1939)
Joni Mitchell "Night Ride Home" "Passion Play" composed by Joni Mitchell from "Night Ride Home"
Sting "Be Still My Beating Heart" composed by Sting from "Nothing Like the Sun" - album title is a quote from Shakespeare
Happy Father's Day
Original air date June 16, 2018 | Time 59:00
Judy Collins "My father" composed by Judy Collins from "Who Knows Where the Time Goes"
Cat Stevens "Father and Son" composed by Cat Stevens (AKA Yusuf Islam) from "Tea for the Tillerman"
Beach Boys "Child Is The Father Of The Man" composed by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks from "Smile"
Eric Clapton "My Father's Eyes" composed by Clapton from "Pilgrim"
Lenny Kravitz "Like Father, Like Son" composed by Lenny Kravitz from "Aida"
David Crosby "What's Broken" composed by James Raymond from "CROZ"
John Lennon and Yoko Ono "Beautiful Boy" composed by John Lennon from "Double Fantasy"
Julian Lennon "Valotte" composed by Julian Lennon from "Valotte"
The GOASTT "midnight sun" composed by Sean Lennon from "Midnight Sun"
The GOASTT "Don't Look Back Orpheus" composed by Sean Lennon from "Midnight Sun"
Willie Nelson "No place to Fly" composed by Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson from "HEROES"
From the Heart - Becca Stevens, Joni Mitchell, Jacqui McShee
Original air date June 9, 2018 | Time 59:00
Becca Stevens "Lean On" composed by Becca Stevens from "Regina"
Joni Mitchell "Off Night Back Street" from "Don Juans Reckless Daughter"
Becca Stevens "Well Loved" composed by Becca Stevens from "Regina"
Joni Mitchell "the silky veils of ardor" from "Don Juans Reckless Daughter"
The Pentangle "A Maid That's Deep in Love" and "When I Was in My Prime" from "Cruel Sister"
Becca Stevens "Ophelia" composed by Becca Stevens from "Regina"
Joni Mitchell "All I want" from "BLUE" and "Yvette in English" "Turbulent Indigo"
Becca Stevens "Regina" composed by Becca Stevens from "Regina"
Snarky Puppy "I Asked (feat. Becca Stevens & V�sen)" composed by Becca Stevens from "Family Dinner, Vol. 2"
Royal Wedding - Let's celebrate Love and Marriage
Original air date May 19, 2018 | Time 59:00
"Chapel of Love" (Dixie Chicks), Wedding Bell Blues (Laura Nyro), Marry You (Eric Clapton and BB King), Paul McCartney "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "I Will", "My Very Good Friend The Milkman", Frank Sinatra Fans "Love & Marriage", Kate and Anna McGarrigle "Jigsaw Puzzle of Life", Sting "Fields of Gold, Paul Simon "Dazzling Blue", The Kingdom Choir "Stand By Me" from the Wedding this morning, John Lennon "Grow Old with Me" posthumous release 1984, "All You Need is Love" The Beatles, "Apres un Reve" (Debussy) by Sheku Kanneh-Mason from today's Wedding.
Freedom of Expression and the March for Our Lives
Original air date March 24, 2018 | Time 59:00
Today's program celebrates the March for our Lives events with music that shares the emotions and ideals of freedom of expression in the USA., and healing and love.
David Crosby, Yoko Ono, Paul Simon, Janturan, CSN&Y, Ringo Starr
St Patrick's Day - U2, The Chieftains, Ed Sheeran, Peter Hollens, Van Morrison
Original air date March 17, 2018 | Time 59:00
Van Morrison "Star of the County Down" composed by Traditional from "Irish Heartbeat"
Ed Sheeran "Galway Girl" composed by Ed Sheeran from "Divide"
Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks "O'reilly At the Bar" composed by Dan Hicks from "Striking It Rich"
Van Morrison "Pagan Heart" composed by van morrison from "Born to Sing: No Plan B
Van Morrison "My Lagan Love" composed by Traditional from "Irish Heartbeat"
Van Morrison "The Streets of Arklow" composed by van morrison from "Veedon Fleece"
Joni Mitchell "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" composed by Joni Mitchell from "Night Ride Home"
U2 "Where the Streets Have No Name" composed by U2 from "Joshua Tree"
The Chieftains & The Rolling Stones "The rocky road to Dublin" from "The Long Black Veil"
The Chieftains & Sting "Our Hero from "The Long Black Veil"
Peter Hollens "The Parting glass" from "Peter Hollens"
Changing Weather and Power Trips!
Original air date March 10, 2018 | Time 59:00
What a week with Snowthunder and Power outages intruding into everyday life. The weather is changing, sometimes referred to as "Climate Change"... I frame the issue with two songs, Phil Ochs "Power and Glory", Leonard Cohen "The Land of Plenty" (May the light in the Land of Plenty shine on the truth someday). Paul Simon's "Questions for the Angels", Neil Young "Show Me" and Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi". Pixar's Movie WALL-E is a light hearted story of total environmental destruction of the Earth which mankind abandons. From the soundtrack we hear Peter Gabriel's "Down to Earth" and Tom Petty's "All You Can Carry". John Lennon's last day was Dec 8 1980 when he recorded the lead guitar track for Yoko Ono's "Walking on Thin Ice" about the unpredictable nature of the future. We finish with Joni Mitchell's "If I had a Heart" and Leonard Cohen's final work "You Want it Darker".
A Reason to Smile
Original air date Feb 3, 2018 | Time 59:00
Music is so powerful. It can lift you up if you look for a reason to smile. If you go looking for a reason to smile you're going to find one.
Paul Simon's song "Punky's Dilemma" from Bookends by Simon and Garfunkle 1989. Biff Rose's second album The Children of Light 1969 is brillant. He wanted to be a stand-up comic in Los Angeles but ends up performing as a singer songwriter, appearing on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show over 12 times.