Category Archives: Current Events

9 August 2020

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
Pacing. The Shire.
The Art Of Survival – Bill Miller
Brave Hearts – Brulé
Native North American Child – Buffy Sainte-Marie
No More – Fawn Wood
Hawai’i ’78 – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
We Are Here – Sharon Burch
Akua Tuta (Fais Attention) – Kashtin
Tell Them We Exist – Luis Cachiguango
And We Will Fly (World) – Mary Youngblood
Imìna Imìna – Indigenous Inuit People
Rashaida Dance – Indigenous Rashaida People
Untitled (Iran) – Indigenous Turkmen People
Bisitaita (Song Of Consolation) – Bunun People of Taiwan
Danse Des Toka Nod (Tiga) – Kanak People of New Caledonia
He Toa Takitini / Ka Tohia Atu Koe / Ki Okoiki (Medley) – Maori People Of New Zealand
Ejengi Ceremony – Ba-Benjellé Pygmies Of The Central African Republic
No’ôk-‘amor – Central Mekrâgnoti Of Brazil
Vinango (Voyage By Canoe) – Villagers From Panueli, Island Of Savo
Song of the Indigenous – Naruwan Indigenous Choir of Taiwan
Some How – Nizhóní Girls
Ungikhumbule – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Yo Soy Boricua – Taino
Sol – Zen
Took The Children Away – Archie Roach Charcoal
Inngerneq – Pamyua
Red Dress (feat. Chantal Kreviazuk) – Amanda Rheaume
Spirit Fire – Bear Fox
Human – Nive and the Deer Children
Belong – Stiff Gins

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6 August 2020

Walking. Morningside Gardens.
Pacing. The Shire.
I Come And Stand At Every Door – Anne Hills
Hiroshima-Nagasaki – Ozymandias
Nuclear War – Yo La Tengo
No Nuclear War – Peter Tosh
Twenty Years Ago – Eric Bogle
Where Do We Go From Here – Yoko Ono
Enola Gay – Utah Phillips
A Thousand Paper Cranes – MONO
Nagasaki no Kane – Meisterbrass Quartet & Yumi Aikawa Yuuji Koseki
Sadako – The Sands Family
Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream – Simon & Garfunkel C
Thousand Cranes – Hiroshima
Hiroshima-Nagasaki Russian Roulette – Jim Page

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18 July 2020

Walking. Morningside Park. NK Body Philosophy.
Mandela – Hugh Masekela
Nelson Mandela – Special AKA
Happy – Pharrell Williams (rest in peace Representative John Lewis)
The following songs are by Wouler Kellerman & Soweto Gospel Choir & KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic
Asimbonanga / Biko
Nomalanga
Different Colours, One People
Mathebethebeni
A Madiba Wish
Mandela Medley
Rainbow Nation
Jikele Maweni
Thula Baba
Lizalis’indinga Iakho/Senzeni Na/Thina Sizwe
Soweto Travels
Black President
Wasiqoqela Ndawonya/Koloi Ena/Sizongena
Voice of Hope

Nkosi Sikelel ‘IAfrica – Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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A prayer for the Movement

A prayer for the Movement

The bad news, the sad news
kept coming through the day, O God.
The Rev. C.T. Vivian died in the morning.
Congressman John Lewis died in the evening.
Their deaths call to mind the death of
the Rev. Joseph Lowery but a few months ago
and the death of Emma Sanders last week.
Each worked for justice.
Each joined the struggle for civil rights, for human rights.
Each provided leadership to that effort.
We thank you for their lives,
their faith,
their courage,
their love,
their witness, and
their work.
We give thanks that they rest with you in peace and that they will rise in power.
Comfort their families and friends and all who grieve.
May their memories shine brightly
in our hearts, minds, and souls.
As we remember them,
may we also remember
the folk whose names are known to but a few,
but are written in your Book of Life.
The members of the Movement
for freedom,
for equity,
for justice.
As we remember,
may we be strengthened
to be outraged at injustice
wherever, however, it occurs
that we might take our place and do our part
in that Movement,
whenever, whatever that may be.
We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Note: the image of “folk whose names are known but to a few, but are written in your Book of Life” was first given to me by the Rev. Dr. Otis Turner.

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Black History Bootcamp – Day 1

Daughters of Audre Lorde.
Pacing. The Shire.
Through the Fire – Chaka Khan
My Beliefs – Assata Shakur
U.N.I.T.Y. – Queen Latifah
Weary – Solange
Everybody Loves the Sunshine – Roy Ayers Ubiquity
Cherish the Day – Sade
Bag Lady – Erykah Badu, Roy Ayers
I Gotta Find Peace of Mind – Ms. Lauryn Hill

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30 June 2020

Walking. Morningside Park. NK Body Philosophy
For Marsha P. Johnson – Bryce Dessner
I Want to Break Free – Queen
Just the Way I Like – Shawnee
Singing for Our Lives – Holly Near
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
What I Need – Hayley Kiyoko
Candy Says – The Velvet Underground
Lost Angel – Mya Byrne
Constant Craving – k.d. lang
True Colors – Cyndi Lauper
Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed
Make Me Feel – Janell Monae
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
We Belong – namoli brennet

 

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28 June 2020

Pacing. The Shire.
For Marsha P. Johnson – Bryce Dressner
I Turned You On – The Isley Brothers
Everybody’s Talkin’ – Harry Nilsson
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy – Brenda Holloway
One – Three Dog Night
Put a Little Love in Your Heart – Jackie DeShannon
Black Pearl – Sonny Charles & The Checkmates, Ltd.
Destination: Anywhere – The Marvelettes
Only the Strong Survive – Jerry Butler
Nothing But a Heartache – The Flirtations
Good Lovin’ Ain’t Easy to Come By – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
In the Ghetto – Elvis Presley
The Nitty Gritty – Gladys Knight & The Pips
Oh Happy Day – The Edwin Hawkins Singers
My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
You Came, You Saw, You Conquered
I Want to Take You Higher – Sly & The Family Stone
Good Morning Starshine – Oliver
No Matter What Sign You Are – Diana Ross & The Supremes
Build Me up Buttercup – The Foundations
This Is My Life – Shirley Bassey

With one exception, these songs are among the “Top 40” songs on the jukebox in the Stonewall Inn during June, 1969 as reported by the Stonewall Veterans Rebellion Association

 

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14 June 2020

Pacing. The Shire.
Daughters of Sojourner Truth Playlist – Black History Bootcamp
Rain – Sunday Service
Let Praises Rise – Todd Galbreath, Anaysha Figueroa-Cooper
It Has Been Established – Jekaly, Carr
Speak to My Heart – Donnie McClurkin
Spirit Break Out – William, McDowell, Trinity Anderson
Made a Way – Travis Greene
Yes – Shekinah Glory Ministry

It’s Today – Mame (Playbill 30-Day Song Challenge, thanks Sean)

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13 June 2020

Walking. Morningside Heights.
Pacing. The Shire.
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Get By – Talin Kweli
You Bring Me Joy – Mary J. Blige
UMI Says – Mos Def
Wish I Didn’t Miss You – Angie Stone
The Rain – Missy Elliott
Cold War – Janelle Monae
Orange Moon – Erykah Badu
Ultralight Beam – Sunday Service Choir
Bitch Better Have My Money – Rihanna
If I Ruled The World – Nas, Ms. Lauryn Hill
I Wanna Be Down – Brandy, MC Lyte Queen Latifa, Yo Yo
The Pleasure Principle – Janet Jackson
Flawless – Beyonce, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Desperado – Rhianna
Mad – Solange, Lil Wayne
Scuse Me – Lizzo
Real Love – Mary J. Bilge
Momma Look Sharp – 1776 (Playbill 30-Day Song Challenge, picked myself)

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12 June 2020

Tonight, in response to the evil action of the administration “finalizing a rule that would remove nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people when it comes to health care and health insurance”
and even more because of love for family members and friends and people I do not know, it seemed important both to walk and to post.
Walking – pacing – The Shire.
The Greatest – Sia (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
Hands – Various Artists
Love Make the World Go Round – Jennifer Lopez & Lin-Manuel Miranda
Pulse (The City Beautiful) – Zen Fuse Box
Pulse – Chakra Khan
Pulse – Melissa Etheridge
Not Myself – Sharon Van Etten
Raza de Mil Colores – Ricky Martin
I Know a Place – MUNA
Misirilou – Kumbia Queers
Beautiful Strangers – Kevin Toro
Antonio – Bruno Toro
God Bless the Children – TT The Artist
La Yuta – Dani Umpi
I Am Orlando – Alejandra Ribera
We’ll Take a Glass – Grand Hotel (Playbill 30-Day Challenge, thanks Sean)

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