Category Archives: Music

27 November 2022

Walking. Gym in the aparment
Cru of a Tiny Babe – Bruce Cockburn
Christmas in the Trenches – John McCutcheon
Christmas Must Be Tonight – The Band
The Bushes of Jerusalem – Tommy Sands
The Rebel Jesus – The Chieftains
Aguinaldo Jibaro – Pepe Castillo
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear – Nashville Christmas Orchestra
Un Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabella – Rosemary Beland
There Is No Rose of Such Virtue – Sting
The March Of The Kings/Hark The Herald Angels Sing – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
O Christmas Tree – Paul Pike And Medicine Dream
Good King Wenceslas – The Roaches
O Little Town of Bethlehem – The Choir
All I Want for Christmas – david m. bailey


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Don’t Forget Where You Come From -Archie Roach

photo by Australian Human Rights Commission

I knew he would not be around forever.

No one ever is.

But Archie Roach endured so much.

He seemed indestructible.

Part of the Stolen Generations.

An orphanage.

Two foster care placements.

Fourteen years on the street after the death of his mother.


The death of Ruby Hunter, his wife and musical partner when she was 54.

A stroke.

Lung cancer.


Activism on behalf of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Through it all, Archie Roach made his way with a song.

He entered my life through the radio. Driving in the Richmond area, many years ago, NPR broadcast a story about him which featured clips from his songs.

I was hooked and began collecting his music.

His songs spoke with power and passion of this life, his pain, his joy, his family, and his people. Brutal and tender, universal and personal, his songs spoke to me.

He did not forget where he came from but he used his experiences to lament what had been and dream what might be.

Today, I learned that Archie Roach died on July 30 of this year.

I grieve today. Listen to his music. And add some more, almost completing my collection.

Archie Roach will dominate my playlists for a couple days. I will take to heart some lyrics from “One Song,” a song released in February 2022.

Thank you for sharing your gift, your wounds, and your heart, Archie.

Remember well what we have told you
And don’t forget where you come from
Mother Earth will always hold you
And you are born of just one song

I will remember.

Archie Roach. Presente!

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24 November 2022

Walking. Playing with Henrik.
Native American Heritage Day
Day of Mourning
The Prayer – Supaman
For My People – Litefoot
Wash Your Spirit Clean – Walela
Calling the Spirit Back – Joy Harjo, feat. Rahim Alhaj
Red Streaking into Water – R. Carlos Nakai
Residential School Song – Cheryl Bear
Missing You – Joanne Shenandoah
Sagan’s Song – Nizhóní Girls
Golden Feather – Robbie Robertson
500 Years – Annie Humphrey
Sovereignty Song – Keali`i Reichel
Remember – Indigenous
Nightmares and the American Dream – Annie Humphrey
Raye Zaragoza – Raya Zaragoza
Native Child – Thunder Bird Sisters
Children of the Blackfeet – Jack Gladstone
The Art of Survival – Bill Miller
NDN/Alien – Blackfire
Odana – Mali Obomsawin
Once an Eagle – Teagan Littlechief

6 Thanksgiving Myths and the Wampanoag Side of the Story

What Really Happened at the First Thanksgiving? The Wampanoag Side of the Tale

400 Years later, ‘we did not vanish’

How to talk to little kids about Thanksgiving, explained by a Native American children’s author

PC(USA) leaders continue their work dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery

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16 November 2022

Walking. Gym in the apartment.
Lorena – Jay Unger and Jesse Carr
Over the Rainbow – Celtic Woman
Homeward Bound – Paul Simon
The Perfect Crime #2 – The Decemberists
Stepping Razor – Peter Tosh
Woke up This Morning – Mary D. Williams
One Small Life Eric Bogle
The British Grenadiers – New York Philharmonic
Anna De Hollanda – Various Artists
Fire – Magdalen Hsu-Li
Photographs and Memories – Jim Croce
Every Bush and Tree – John McCutcheon
Blind Willie McTell – The Nightwatchman
I Am Alive – Afia Walking Tree
Only Love – k.d. lang
Cemetery – Rebecca Riots
One Paddle, Two Paddles – Various Artists
Since Supernatural Santana

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15 November 2022

Walking. Gym in the Apartment.
The Evil Mrs. Tweedy – Chicken Run
Change of the Guard – Steely Dan
Five Anniversaries – For Susanna Kyle – Solaris
Once Upon a Time – Eric Bogle
Ailonawatha Creates Wampum – Joanne Shenandoah
Most Unoriginal Sin – Willie Nelson
Clouds of Sunset – Alexandro Querevalú
There Is a Way – Waswanipi Community
Devils & Dust – Bruce Springsteen
Ibn El Balad – Ensemble musical de Palestine
Hurry Tomorrow – Los Lobos
God Will Take Care of You – Aretha Franklin
Damhsa – The Chieftains
What Else Can I Do? – Lin-Manuel Miranda

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14 November 2022

Walking. Gym in the apartment.
Lift Every Voice – Sean Jones
Testify – Rage against the Machine
The Minstrel Boy – The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
You Gotta Move – Ranky Tanky
Tama De Maimara – Los Incas
Next Time, This Time – Jim Croce
We Are Here – Sharon Burch
You Make Loving Fun – Jewel
Livin’ in America – Black 47
Tatanka – Luis Cachiguango
Finale – Man of La Mancha
Bright Path Prelude – Jack Gladstone
Travelin’ in the Dark – Mountain
Three Wishes – Spyro Gyra
Betrayal – Bad Bunny & Yaviah
“Oh the Joy” – Various

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13 November 2022

Walking. Rolling hamstrings. Stretching. Gym in the apartment.
Tender Surrender – Luna
Black Rose – Black 47 with Rozz Moorehead
Day to Day Life / Chant Wovoka – Redbone
On the Wings of Love – Regina Velasquez
Runaway – Frank Waln feat. Kodi DeNoyer & Melody McKiver
Black Pearl – Sonny Charles & The Checkmates, Ltd.
Peaks Song – Blackfire
Mourne Rambler – The Sands Family
The Final Word – Bill Miller
Penitentiary Philosophy – Erykah Badu
Peyote Healing – Robbie Robertson, Verdell Primeaux & Johnny Mike
Give Me Your Hand – The Wolfe Tones
John Brown – Marc Ribot & Fay Victor
Home – Sean Keane

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12 November 2022

Walking. Rolling hamstrings. Stretching. Gym in the Apartment.
Sometimes a Prayer Will Do – Celtic Woman
Brown Eyed Handsome Man – Chuck Berry
Live Forever – The Highwaymen
Hands – Various Artists
Slow Down – Keb’ Mo’
Hobo’s Lullaby – Joan Baez
Carolina Rua – Reel – The Ladies Pantalettes – The Chieftains
Harriet Tubman – Hilly Near
Bullroarer – Midnight Oil
Walk Through Fire – Yola
What Do I Do with My Heart – Eagles
Whistling Low / Errigal – David Spillane & Donald Lunny
Speak to Me Grandma – Jack Gladstone
I Used to Love Him – Lauryn Hill
Hitch Hike – Marvin Gaye

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11 November 2022

Walking. Rolling hamstrings. Stretching. Gym in the Apartment.
Veterans Day. Remembrance Day. Armistice Day.
Nimrod by Elger – Royal Philharmonic ORchestra
All the Fine Young Men – Eric Bogle
1916 – Motorhead
The Band Played Waltzing Matilda – The Pogues
Harry Patch – Radiohead
Paschendale – Iron Maiden
On Battleship Hill – PJ Harvey
Pipes of Peace – Paul McCartney
Soldiers – Julia Turner
The Green Fields of France – Dropkick Murphys
Blewu – Bella Bellow
Keep the Home Fires Burning – Steven Isserlis & Connie Shih
Elegy: In Memoriam Rupert Brooke – Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
In Flanders Field – Sabaton
The Last Post – Band Of The Royal Regiment Of New Zealand Artillery
Taps – United States Marine Band

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10 November 2022

Walking. Germantown.
Stretching. Rolling hamstrings. Gym in the apartment.
Of Stars & Of Stone – Mr. Kapu feat. Ka`ale
A Change Is Going to Come – The Neville Brothers
The Girl I Left Behind – Levon Helm
Witnesses: Caravanserai – R. Carlos Nakai
Brick by Brick – Arctic Monkeys
Stop in Nevada – Billy Joel
Sweet Protector – Shelly Morningstar
I’ve Been Loving You Too Long – Otis Redding
Hello – Giraffage
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence – Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
Chale Lanmou – Tabou Combo
Spirit Fire – Bear Fox
Taste of Ashes – Laurie Lewis
Coyote Dance – Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble
Tree Hugger – Kimyo Dawson & Antsy Pants
For Anniversaries – for Johnny Mehegan – Solaris

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