It’s a challenge to feel ‘musical’ when surrounded by so much negativity. The “Say It In Song” space has always been used to connect songs of any era and genre to current political events but, given that songs often evoke powerful emotions, it has been difficult to post songs when political tensions are already running so high (or low, if one is taking the disgust factor into consideration).… [Read more]
Music often tells a story better than any news article. Have you ever seen a news event and then found that it triggered the memory of a song? Well, we're setting today's happenings to music. Here is our (and yours!) musical commentary.
“Before you can read me you’ve got to learn how to see me.”
This week’s “Say It In Song“ pick is “Free Your Mind” by En Vogue.
If you’re paying attention at all to the current political climate, it is as it has been for at last the past 5 years: stuck. Stuck in a place of so much negativity that the nation is unable to truly move forward and, in fact, the actions of many appear to have the intention of taking the country backwards.… [Read more]
“Through our voice, the world knows, we have no choice…” ~ Curtis Mayfield
This week’s “Say It In Song” pick feels appropriate given the global political climate. Whether it’s Syria, Russia or Iran on the international front, all the people know is that we are moving more and more away from a place of peace.
Isn’t there another way?… [Read more]
History. It’s interesting to watch events through their original lens — in their time and in context.
The “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,” as it was originally called, was one of the largest political rallies for civil, economic and human rights in United States history. It took place on August 28, 1963, in Washington, D.C.,… [Read more]
We’re taking a look back into the nation’s history for this week’s “Say It In Song” post: this weekend marks the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, the pivotal music festival that was billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”. Rolling Stone Magazine lists this festival as one of the “50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.”… [Read more]
It’s the terror of knowing What this world is about Watching some good friends Screaming ‘Let me out’ Pray tomorrow – gets me higher high high Pressure on people – people on streets Turned away from it all like a blind man Sat on a fence but it don’t work Keep coming up with love but it’s so slashed and torn Why – why – why ?… [Read more]
Among the best protest signs I’ve ever seen is one that said, “I can’t believe I still have to protest this shit.” This week’s ‘Say It In Song‘ post was written decades ago. It reminds us of how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go.
Yeah, my blood’s so mad feels like coagulatin’ I’m sitting here just contemplatin’ I can’t twist the truth, it knows no regulation.… [Read more]
“Standing in line marking time, waiting for the welfare dime ‘Cause they can’t buy a job The man in the silk suit hurries by As he catches the poor old ladies’ eyes just for fun he says, “Get a job”… [Read more]
“Some will die over oil kill over land Charge you for taxes and Blame Uncle Sam Read you your rights and charge you for nothing Now who’s really gangsta And tell me who’s frontin’ Murder your sons, ravage your daughters Here overseas and across the waters Tanks and missiles, bombs and grenades Inject the land with guns and aids”… [Read more]
To borrow the title from Stevie Wonder’s 1980 album, “It’s hotter than July.”
Summer is known for high heat and lazy, hazy days but, unfortunately, it’s also a time known for flaring tempers.
This title of this week’s “Say It In Song” pick, “Ain’t Gonna Stand For It,” came to mind as the result of all the anger-inducing events taking place across the country.… [Read more]