The Flowing Waters of Lake Jefferson

Saturday December 31st, 2005
Part One: holiday related,
Part Two:  Year in Review Soundbites and Songs

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Hanukkah (the festival of lights) is the story of standing against oppression for what you believe in, and not surrender rights and identities.
This 8 day holiday serves as a memory to the end of the Greek rule over a Temple in Jerusalem. It's a victory of religious
freedom. For each of the 8 days a candle is lit on the menorah, and hope is brought to homes.  When candles are lit, blessings are recited.

1 Magpie -  Chanukah Chase 213
Last Month of the Year - Sliced Bread

2 Shelly Posen: The La-La-Latke Song (3:30)
Manna Well Done (shelleyposen.com)

3 Brave Combo (Finch): Hey, Little Dreidel (2:54)
Holidays! - denTone (brave.combo/bo/)

4 Lots of these are going in garbages this week:
Lou and Peter Berryman - Christmas Letter 309
Some Days (Cornbelt)

Welcome newcomers this season!
5 Nancy White - Its So Chic to be Pregnant at Christmas 3
Momnipotent - http://www.nancy-white.com/

6 John Roberts & Tony Barrand: An Orkney New Year's Carol 216
Nowell Sing We Clear Front Hall FHR 301CD

7 Peter, Paul & Mary: A'Soalin' (3:29) (StookeyBatteaste/Mezzetti)
The Collection" Reader's Digest/Warner

8 Voices of Winter:Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills, Cindy Mangsen (Hills) 453
Title Cut (Anne Hills) - At the Turning of the Year - Hand & Heart

Resolutions
9 Artisan - A Habit I'll Have to Kick 336
Our Back Yard - www.artifact.demon.co.uk/groupbio.htm

10 Lui Collins (Rogers) - Second Effort  624
Baptism of Fire - Molly Gamblin Music

11 Full Frontal Folk (Norton) - Another Train 315
Storming the Castle - www.fullfrontalfolk.com/

12 Pat Humphries: Another New Year 337
Hands - Appleseed

13 David Roth - This is the Year 255
Nights at the Chez - davidroth.com

14 Slaid Cleaves-  New Year's Day
Wishbones - Philo

Some incidents of the year.

Yesterday on Friday Forum, Christine Ahern had an update on the progress in the struggle to get order to the devastated Gulf Coast. College student from our area, Malcolm Hardy, called in from Pass Christian Mississippi. Ms. Ahern asked him what is the overall feeling with the people there, " theres a lot of hope" he spoke of the constant rubble

15 Yellow Room Gang (Tamulevich)  - Simple Faith 335
Volume 1 - yellowroomgang.com

16 Kate Wolf - Give Yourself to Love 337
Wind Blows Wild - Kaleidoscope Records
 

Hour Two   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

There were many notable events of 2005, but the war seemed to hover in the background, and foreground totally.

Just before President Bush was sworn in by Chief Justice William Rehnquist, some activists from Eugene, Oregon, stood up and shouted: Carol Melia: "We left, stood up, left our seats, walked out into the aisle and shouted, 'Stop the war! Stop the war! Stop the war! Bring home the troops! Stop the war! Stop the war! ...     I George Walker Bush, do solemly swear....   "   from 1/21/05

17 Rod MacDonald - Stop the War
White Buffalo - gadfly1@aol.com
"What if everyone thought like you... ...I say there would be some peace" ...

Bush quote: "How many Iraqui citizens have died in this war? Um, I would say, 30,000 more or less have died as a result of the initial incursion and the ongoing violence.......(fade)"

18 Jackson Browne - Lives in the Balance
Lives in the Balance - Asylm
"a government lies to it's people and a country is drifting to war" ...

Cindy Sheehan, "Mr President, My name is Cindy Sheehan. My son Casey was killed in Iraq.  He was only 24, and he died in his best friends arms"
Bush - "Amid all this violence, I know Americans ask the question, 'Is the sacrifice worth it? It is worth it, and it is vital to the security of our country"

19 Kate Power & Steve Einhorn - Travis John
Pearls - artichokemusic.com.

Jean Scmidt, "A few minutes ago I received a call from Colonel Danny Bubp, Ohio Representative from the 88th district in the House of Representatives. He asked me to send Congress a message: Stay the course. He also asked me to send Congressman Murtha a message, that cowards cut and run, Marines never do. Danny and the rest of America, and the world......"

20 Steve Quelet - Foxhole 309
House of wax - stevequelet.com
"I caught a bullet, high upon the chest....I'm gonna die in this foxhole"
"Guess when you're 19, your life's all you got to give"

Senior Democrat Rep. John Murtha, "I like guys who got five deferments and never been there and sent people to war and then don't like to hear suggestions about what may need to be done."

21 Faith Petric - Grandmas Battle Cry 515
Faiths Favorites - members.aol.com/faithpet/
"I'll shield you with my brittle bones, I'll nourish you with rage

Ossie Davis died in early February of this year, at the age of 87 years old. He was an actor and civil rights activist.

Maya Angelou - "He existed. He existed. He belonged to us. He exists in us."
Harry Belefonte -  "He despaired at the present state of our nation. He detested the lies and deceit that found favor in the minds and the hearts of a
vast number of our citizenry. Our nation's arrogant and mindless imperial march toward global domination deeply concerned him. [2/14/05]
Ossie Davis: "They are loyal to their commander-in-chief, and I am loyal to mine. My commander-in-chief is Martin Luther King, Jr."

22 Pete Seeger - Dr. King on Violence
Seeds - Appleseed
"Hate cannot drive out dark, only love can do that"

23 Don Henry - Beautiful Fool 435
Wild in the Backyard - Sony Music - www.vision3.com/donhenry
"gandhi, jesus christ, history repeats its self so nice, consistantly we are resistant to love"

Steven Schwerner, (Schwerner's older brother) "We know that in 1964, if it was only Jim Chaney who was missing, it never would have made national news, and that there were many other identified and unidentified black bodies found in the search for the three young men."

And the sentence, 50 years after the crime:
Circuit Judge Marcus Gordon, "Edgar Ray Killen, in count one, itís the sentence of this court that you serve 20 years in the Mississippi Department
of Corrections." from 6/24/05

24 Harris & Magpie (Seeger) - Those Three Were On My Mind
Spoken in Love - Long Tail

Senator B. Boxer -  And I personally believe -- this is my personal view -- that your loyalty to the mission you were given, to sell this war,
overwhelmed your respect for the truth.
Condolezza Rice - Senator, I have to say that I have never, ever lost respect for the truth in the service of anything. [1/19/05]
Senator R. Byrd -  Dr. Rice is responsible for some of the most overblown rhetoric that the administration used to scare the American people into
believing that there was an imminent threat from Iraq. [1/26/05]

25 Jay Mankita - They Lied 434
Dogs Are watching us -Dreams on tape records

Marisa Tomei reads from Cindy Sheehan's speech originally given at the Veterans for Peace Convention, 2004
"He says we have to stay in Iraq and complete the mission, to honr the sacrifices of those who have fallen. And I say, why would I want one more mother to go through what I've gone through? Because my son is dead. You know what? The only way he can honor my son's sacrifice is to bring the rest of our troops home"

26. Pete Seeger, Steve Earle, Ani DeFranco - Bring Em Home
Seeds - Appleseed

Marisa Tomei reads Sheehan
"I don't want him use my son's death or my family's sacrifice to continue the killing. I don't want him to exploit the honor of my son and others to continue the killing.... you say, 'except Casey Sheehan, you dont have permission to use my son's name"

27. John McCutcheon - Not in my Name
Greatest Story Never Told - www.folkmusic.com/

Tomei reads Sheehan
"...you don't have permission to use my son's name. And I'm going to say, you tell me what the noble cause is that my son died for? And even if he starts to say freedom and democracy , im gonna say, 'bullshit'. You tell me the truth, you tell me that my son died for oil"

28 Amy Martin - It's about oil  (off the web)
"Step up into another war, where we never really know what we're fighting for, its easy to pretend we're defending our native soil"
"Its about greed, about rich white men getting richer..."

Tomei reads Sheehan
"You get America out of Iraq, you get Israel out of Palistine, and you'll stop the terrorism"

29 Joyce Anderson and Harry Reid (A Mitchel) - Song Of The Magi
Christmas Morning - www.woodpecker.com/recordings/ christmasmorning/christmsmorning.html

Tomei reads Sheehan: "I do see hope in this country. 58% percent of the country are with us. We are preaching to the choir, but not all are singing. If all the 58% starting singing this war would end,"

30 Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert and Holly Near - Singing For Our Lives 351
HARP - Appleseed
"We are a gentle angry people, singing for our lives"

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Thanks to all well wishers with my curret battle with neurotoxic poisoning and chemical sensitivities    (http://pagewebberink.com/~angie/)
We should no longer accept the counsel of those who tell us that we must fill our world with poisonous chemicals, we should look around and see what other course is open to us."  Rachel Carson
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