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We've had a good year. We've traveled a lot, taken joy from our beautiful grandchildren and felt useful to our community. But, in this year, History has come to be more ominous for those children and dark signs abound. .
We share with you a selection of songs to help recall the year:
A number of exemplary poet-singers passed away this year. Among them was Tuli Kupferberg of the Fugs. Listen to his song "Nothing" written a couple of deaces ago; it still resonates.
Our dear friend Bob Potter died in July. He waws Santa Barbara's exemplary political playwrite and poet. You'll hear him read from his unfinished play about Joe Hill and sing a Joe Hill song you've never heard sung.
these are followed by:
This Land is your land sung in Spanish by Sones de Mexico; a song for Haiti performed by numerous current Haitian and US stars; Victor Jara's Chilean Miner song which became an anthem for the 33; Tao Rodriguez Seeger revives the classic depression era song "I Don't Want your Millions Mister'. Grandpa Pete youtubed a new song about the Gulf oil spill (and much more) and winds up the set with my favorite new year song. Please listen!!! Justclick the link