iVoryTowerz Radio: People Have the Power

This week the underground podcast unleashes its semi-annual protest show with a program focused on the exercise of free speech. Usually, the program is all about the music, but this time, we make room for politics too. (For this year's first protest show, please see "iVoryTowerz Radio: Peace, Love & Understanding.") Nothing like the Fourth of July to remind us that protest and free speech are part of liberty. So along the way, the musicology lessons move us through more than 60 years of protest songs. Some of the greats like Dylan and Guthrie are here but there are plenty of surprises, so why not sit down and give it a listen. Then write a letter to your member of Congress or the president. Sign a petition. Or get out in the streets to march or dance. Whatever moves you, just don't stay silent.

(This podcast is no longer available for download.)


“Heartland” by Willie Nelson & Bob Dylan
"Tom Joad" by Woody Guthrie
“Union Maid" by Pete Seeger & Judy Collins
"Joe Hill" by The Dubliners
"For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield
"Volunteers" by The Jefferson Airplane
“Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
“Guantanamerika” by Alex Chilton
“Friendly Fire” by Sean Lennon
"Soul of America" by Ian Hunter
Cover Me: "Ohio" by Paul Weller
"People Have the Power" by Patti Smith
"Get Up Stand Up" by Bob Marley & The Wailers
"My City is Gone" by The Pretenders
Jeff’s New Wave: “God Save the Queen” by The Sex Pistols
Rick's Metal Shoppe: “Blood on the World's Hands” by Iron Maiden

(Mp3 Runs - 1:22:24; 76 MB.)

(Graphic from radicalgraphics.org, which offers its material for free.)

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