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Music is more than just a nice sound.

Which music do you think gives human beings a means to voice concerns? Name specific songs, singers, bands, types of music...
8 years ago, April 30th 2012 No: 1 Msg: #155510  

Today is Jazz day.

Jazz provided the soundtrack for struggles for dignity and civil rights. It remains today a force for social transformation


#Jazz music plays an important role in American society, past and present. Is jazz part of your culture?

By State Department IO Bureau

Quotes from https://twitter.com/#!/search/%!J(MISSING)azzDay
[Edited: 2012 Apr 30 18:23 - Mell:49612 ]
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8 years ago, May 1st 2012 No: 2 Msg: #155516  
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MESSAGES is one of my favourite song which voice out environmental concern. It was written and sang by very talented Australian folk singer and multi-instrumentalist XAVIER RUDD.

I used this song in one of the videos I created about 3 years ago to help spread the message.

Enjoy ! 😄

P.S The best way to experience and reconnect with nature is to camp out in the wilderness. Go hiking in the forest, breathe in the fresh air, swim in lakes, go fishing, enjoy the sound of crickets and wildlife at night, gaze at the stars, soak up the warmth from a campfire and be awaken by birds chirping in the morning. It's priceless.
[Edited: 2012 May 01 03:59 - josworld:15287 ]
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8 years ago, May 1st 2012 No: 3 Msg: #155522  
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"Talking About a Revolution" touches on the socio-economic and political issues. It's written and sang by Tracy Chapman - a contemporary folk singer-songwriter and anthropologist.

"Fast Car" - another one on socio-economic issues by Tracy Chapman.

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8 years ago, May 1st 2012 No: 4 Msg: #155533  
Social conscience from NIGERIA...highly political

"You go see the corruption...inflation...suffering...suffering of the people...stealing...killing...shooting...government...many things..."


[Edited: 2012 May 01 09:04 - Dancing Dave:192151 ]
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7 years ago, August 25th 2012 No: 5 Msg: #160321  
Anyone listen to 'System of a Down'? It is a very political heavy metal band, which is anti war, anti corruption and anti BS in general. Reply to this

7 years ago, August 26th 2012 No: 6 Msg: #160340  
Ask & it will be delivered...to MELL



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7 years ago, August 26th 2012 No: 7 Msg: #160348  
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Damn I am having trouble posting. Music means a lot to me, it means places, people, times, moments - split seconds where Dave Gilmour and Pink Floyd have 30,000 people spellbound - the sun shining down on the water as a young hawk soars above.
Blues - saw Buddy Guy again this year and Mr Fogarty the genius. Love Boom Boom..often sing that through my reg while at deco. Also sing Neil Young's Old Man. Bluesy Jazzy vein at the moment Robert Cray is doing it for me - smooth operator indeed. I have pretty wild and obscure tastes in music, one minute I can be listening to Edie Brikell and the New Bohemians doing What I am, the next Ella Fitzgerald doing At Last. Aussie music is big - I grew up going to concerts or being part of support bands - token groupie lol was my nickname - bands like the the Saints...Just like Firewood - what an amazing song. Im wandering around in the background somewhere in the clip lol. Being part of the Aussie Rock scene in the 80s was a cool time. We had noiseworks practicing their first album in the loungeroom and a young diesel having guitar lessons in the kitchen. It was the bestest time - we had Boom Crash Opera having hits about an onion falling off a bench LOL, our music was hilarious then.
I sing Richie Claptons Deep Water a lot while diving. And Tom Petty Free Falling.

I also find myself singing highly bizarre songs like Gordon Lightfoots If you could read my mind (Please stop laughing) and Neil Diamonds Solitary Man when im diving.

And I guess you can all see where Littlewing comes from 😊

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[Edited: 2012 Aug 26 15:16 - littlewing:163970 ]

[Edited: 2012 Aug 26 15:17 - littlewing:163970 ]
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7 years ago, August 26th 2012 No: 8 Msg: #160349  
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[Edited: 2012 Aug 26 15:19 - littlewing:163970 ]
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7 years ago, August 27th 2012 No: 9 Msg: #160392  
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Ahh yes Xavier Rudd...at the moment im trying to get my head around Eddie Vedders Rise. Lots of awesome music mentioned here.

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7 years ago, August 29th 2012 No: 10 Msg: #160446  
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7 years ago, March 1st 2013 No: 11 Msg: #166845  
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Two of the best socially conscious performances ever:
This incendiary one happened a day after an IRA bombing.

[Edited: 2013 Mar 01 04:57 - Roosta:95057 ]
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7 years ago, March 27th 2013 No: 12 Msg: #167979  
Proves political songs don't need to be angry.

[Edited: 2013 Mar 27 15:06 - D MJ Binkley:42569 ]
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7 years ago, March 27th 2013 No: 13 Msg: #167980  
Black Sabbath has a few things to say.

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7 years ago, March 27th 2013 No: 14 Msg: #167981  
This one is written about WWII. War and politics.

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7 years ago, March 27th 2013 No: 15 Msg: #167998  
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Another all time protest classic. It was remade by a big supergroup several years ago to raise funds for AIDS prevention. The original is still the best:
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7 years ago, March 27th 2013 No: 16 Msg: #167999  
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The video that basically inspired the rock fundraiser, and still one of the best of its type:
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7 years ago, April 5th 2013 No: 17 Msg: #168594  
Buffalo Soldier Bob Marley

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7 years ago, April 5th 2013 No: 18 Msg: #168595  
Neil Young's Rockin the Free World

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7 years ago, April 5th 2013 No: 19 Msg: #168604  


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7 years ago, April 9th 2013 No: 20 Msg: #168811  
Two songs I use regularly to show kids that the world doesn't revolve around them! Okay, in context, they are great to introduce 20th century Australian history topics:
From Little Things Big Things Grow - Paul Kelly
I was only 19 - Redgum
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