To the Red Hot Chili Peppers: You can’t ‘play for a better day’ in Israel

Sent by Stephanie Westbrook
Guest Writer
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27 May 2012

Israel - Boycott, divest, sanction

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An open letter from BDS Italy

Sign the international petition calling on the Red Hot Chili Peppers to cancel their concert in Israel!

Dear Flea, Anthony, Chad and Josh,

After learning of your planned concert in Tel Aviv, we felt compelled to add our voices to the international chorus of calls to cancel that gig. As a band with a conscience, we can’t see you performing in a privileged bubble, surrounded by millions of Palestinians forced to live under Israeli oppression, apartheid and occupation.

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Bill Moyers and Company: Tom Morello, Troubadour for Justice + RATM: Wake up + Springsteen & Morello: Ghost Of Tom Joad

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May 18, 2012

Songs of social protest — music and the quest for justice — have long been intertwined, and the troubadours of troubling times — Guthrie, Seeger, Baez, Dylan, and Springsteen among them — have become famous for their dedication to both. Now we can add a name to the ranks of those who lift their voices for social and economic justice: Tom Morello.

Morello is the Harvard-educated guitarist who dabbled in politics, then chose rock music to make a difference. He played guitar for the popular band he co-founded — Rage Against the Machine — and then for Audioslave. Rolling Stone chose his album “World Wide Rebel Songs” as one of the best of 2011, and named him one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.


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The Molotov: Rising Tide

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on Feb 6, 2012

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Low quality recording (straight to air, no EQ/Mixing) @ our Gold Coast “MANIFESTO” Launch @ The Wallaby, 12th Nov. Early version of Rising Tide, one of our many newer tunes. cheers to Kip Kincaid for video. This is for those that asked where can they hear the tune again. Will be on the next Album.

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Jefferson Bethke: Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus

Good Shepherd

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on Jan 10, 2012

A poem I wrote to highlight the difference between Jesus and false religion. In the scriptures Jesus received the most opposition from the most religious people of his day. At it’s core Jesus’ gospel and the good news of the Cross is in pure opposition to self-righteousness/self-justification. Religion is man centered, Jesus is God-centered. This poem highlights my journey to discover this truth. Religion either ends in pride or despair. Pride because you make a list and can do it and act better than everyone, or despair because you can’t do your own list of rules and feel “not good enough” for God. Continue reading

New Year’s Concert 2012: Vienna Philharmonic: Radetzky March + Vienna Boys Choir + Johann Strauss: Fatherland March + 10,000 singing Beethoven-Ode to Joy

Franz Welser-Möst #1

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Here is the post for 2013: New Year’s Concert 2013: Vienna Philharmonic: Johann Strauss: Blue Danube + March Radetzky

Happy New Year! Love, Lo

[Replaced first video, sorry not 2012; also not available in the US, so use Epic Privacy browser and use a proxy for a different country.]

ViennaPhilVEVO on Feb 12, 2016

Music video by Mariss Jansons, Wiener Philharmoniker performing Radetzky-Marsch, Op. 228. Film (C) 2016 ORF.

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The Maccabeats: Candlelight + Miracle

hanukkah  candles

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Happy Chanukah!

on Nov 26, 2010

Based on Mike Tompkins’ a cappella version of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite”.
Video by Uri Westrich
Production Assistant- Rivie Shalev

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Cult bands from the 80s By Roland Michel Tremblay

By Roland Michel Tremblay
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The Marginal
14 November 2011

Ace of Spades (Motorhead)

When you hear people in America talking about some great import band that only they seem to know anything about, and for which they bought everything they could back then in the 80s, including large posters, bootlegs and obscure EPs, spending a fortune on this but feeling great about it… well that was me 25 years ago, my very own great indie band called The Sisters of Mercy. And they’re not dead, they’re still touring. I just came back tonight from seeing them live in Camden London, and they have a full new album they only play live and that might never see the light of day. The usual story, the nightmare of those record companies.

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Rankin Taxi and Dub Ainu Band
: Radioactive Material: You Can’t See It, and You Can’t Smell It Either

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on Oct 17, 2011

(LinkAsia News: October 14, 2011) Japan reggae artists MC Rankin and Dub Ainu Band deliver a cautionary message about radioactive material through this song and music video “You Can’t See It, and You Can’t Smell It Either.”

“You can’t see it, and you can’t smell it either – 誰にも見えない、匂いもない 2011- ”

By Rankin Taxi & Dub Ainu Band

Words & Music: Rankin Taxi

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GoD And DoG by WJ Francisco

Dan E.'s new haircut

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on Aug 4, 2009

Visit us on FB and at Both love me no matter what – divine God and canine mutt. c2009 Wendy Francisco Crack O’ Noon Music ascap. The GoD and DoG gift book is available on Amazon, B&N, Borders.

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Don’t Cry For Barack Obama by Ed Ciaccio


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by Ed Ciaccio
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Featured Writer
September 14, 2011

(apologies to Andrew Lloyd Webber)

It was so easy
You’ll think it strange
When I try to explain how I feel
That I don’t need your love
After all that I’ve done
You won’t believe me
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Sole: I Think I’m Noam Chomsky

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Noam Chomsky.

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on May 5, 2011

The first “political” book I read in Cali was the Noam Chomsky book on 9-11 and that was my introduction to his work. When the towers fell I wanted to understand WHY anyone would do that, and this seemed a good place to start. This perspective sent me on a path that has lead me to where I am today, ideologically. It’s also a nod to some of the other major influences in my writing that have passed; Howard Zinn & Kurt Vonnegut.

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The Frank Factor and The Punk Patriot: The Whole F**king Thing’s Coming Down

Updated: Oct. 16, 2011 added another video

Capitalism Kills, Kill Capitalism

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“Libya recognizes London rebels as legitimate government of UK” + London’s Burning

Shop Fire

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Title thanks to alargedog. 😉

Inside Story – London’s burning

 on Aug 9, 2011

Just what are Londoners rioting about?

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