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When we are weary we must remember to relax and enjoy some of the good things in life like love and romance or stimulating venues with those special persons. Many Cafes play music and serve aperitifs. We shall devote this channel to those pursuits so that you can find diversions to the news of the world and celebrate the arts and scenes of far off places.



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Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire in The Band Wagon (1953)
 
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  • The Trump Fight Song - 'We're Not Gonna ...
    by George Freund on January 3, 2016 at 8:40 AM
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    ALTERNATE LINK:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNxFxr34zQk

    "We're Not Gonna Take It" is a song by the American band Twisted Sister from their album Stay Hungry. It was first released as a single (with "You Can't Stop Rock & Roll" as the B-side) on April 27, 1984. The Stay Hungry album was released two weeks later, on May 10, 1984. The single reached No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, making it Twisted Sister's only Top 40 single. The song was ranked No. 47 on 100 Greatest 80's Songs and No. 21 on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s.

    In the summer of 2015, the song was adopted as the theme song for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. The song is played after all his campaign appearances where it is known unofficially as the Trump fight song. Newsweek reports Dee Snider of Twisted Sister gave Trump permission to use the song.

    "We're Not Gonna Take It" was written by vocalist Dee Snider. As influences for the song, he cites the glam rock band Slade and the Christmas carol, "O Come, All Ye Faithful".

    We're not gonna take it

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    We've got the right to choose and

    There ain't no way we'll lose it

    This is our life, this is our song

    We'll fight the powers that be just

    Don't pick our destiny 'cause

    You don't know us, you don't belong

     

    We're not gonna take it

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    Oh you're so condescending

    Your goal is never ending

    We don't want nothin', not a thing from you

    Your life is trite and jaded

    Boring and confiscated

    If that's your best, your best won't do

     

    Oh, oh, oh

    Oh, oh, oh

    We're right, yeah

    We're free, yeah

    We'll fight, yeah

    You'll see, yeah

     

    We're not gonna take it

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    We're not gonna take it

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    Oh, oh, oh

    Oh, oh, oh

    We're right, yeah

    We're free, yeah

    We'll fight, yeah

    You'll see, yeah

     

    We're not gonna take it

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    We're not gonna take it

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    We're not gonna take it

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    We're not gonna take it

    We got the right to choose and

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    There ain't no way we'll lose it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    We're not gonna take it

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    We're not gonna take it

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    We're not gonna take it

    We'll fight the powers that be

    No, we ain't gonna take it

    Don't pick our destiny

    We're not gonna take it anymore

     

    SONGWRITERS

    NEVINS, JASON / SNIDER, DANIEL DEE / ROBINSON, JERRY


  • BARE NAKED LADIES: Lovers in a Dangerous...
    by George Freund on June 21, 2015 at 8:22 AM
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    Barenaked Ladies (often abbreviated BNL or occasionally BnL) is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart. Barenaked Ladies formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario (now incorporated into the City of Toronto) as a duo of Robertson and Steven Page. Jim Creeggan and his brother Andrew "Andy" Creeggan joined at the end of 1989, and Stewart was added in 1990 while Andy was on a brief hiatus from the group. Andy left the band in 1995 and was replaced by Hearn. Page left the group in 2009.

    Upon forming, the band quickly developed a cult following in their native Canada culminating in its self-titled 1990 cassette becoming the first independent release ever to be certified gold in Canada, and the band receiving a major record deal with Reprise Records. Its label debut, Gordon was released in 1992. Andy Creeggan left the band after its second album in 1995 and was replaced by Hearn. Page left in 2009 leaving the group as a quartet.

    "Lovers in a Dangerous Time" is a song by Bruce Cockburn, originally released on his 1984 album Stealing Fire. The song was a Top 40 hit for Cockburn, peaking at No. 25 on the Canadian charts the week of August 18, 1984.

  • Rammstein - Amerika (english)
    by George Freund on May 30, 2015 at 8:38 AM
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    "Amerika" is a song performed by German band Rammstein. It was released in September 2004 as the second single from their album Reise, Reise.


    Content

    The song deals with the worldwide influence of the culture of the United States of America. The two verses are sung in German with a chorus in Denglisch: We're all living in Amerika, Amerika ist wunderbar, We're all living in Amerika, Amerika, Amerika and We're all living in Amerika, coca cola, sometimes war. The band views it as a satirical commentary on Americanization, and the lyrics refer to such things considered American as Coca-Cola, Santa Claus, Wonderbra and Mickey Mouse.

    Video

    The video shows the band in Apollo-era space suits on the Moon, with shots of other cultures acting like stereotypical Americans and some using American-owned products such as cigarettes, with the assertion that American culture is everywhere. The high-tech Apollo scenes are intercut with African, and Australian Aborigine tribal footage as a stark cultural contrast. The end of the video shows that the band have actually been in a fake Moon set in a studio,[1] complete with film crew, an allusion to Apollo moon landing hoax accusations. Till Lindemann, Rammstein's lead singer, wears a space suit with the name "Armstrong" on it, a reference to Neil Armstrong.



  • HAPPY DANCERS SENTENCED TO PRISON AND TH...
    by George Freund on September 20, 2014 at 2:53 PM
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    Iran: Happy video dancers sentenced to 91 lashes and jail

    19 September 2014 Last updated at 05:14 ET

    Six Iranians arrested for appearing in a video dancing to Pharrell Williams' song Happy have been sentenced to up to one year in prison and 91 lashes, their lawyer says.

    The sentences were suspended for three years, meaning they will not go to prison unless they reoffend, he adds.

    The video shows three men and three unveiled women dancing on the streets and rooftops of Tehran.

    In six months, it has been viewed by over one million people on YouTube.

    The majority of people involved in the video were sentenced to six months in prison, with one member of the group given one year, lawyer Farshid Rofugaran was quoted by Iran Wire as saying.

    The "Happy we are from Tehran" video was brought to the attention of the Iranian authorities in May, after receiving more than 150,000 views.

    Members of the group behind the video were subsequently arrested by Iranian police for violating Islamic laws of the country, which prohibit dancing with members of the opposite sex and women from appearing without a headscarf.

    They later appeared on state-run TV saying they were actors who had been tricked into make the Happy video for an audition.

    The arrests drew condemnation from international rights groups and sparked a social media campaign calling for their release.

    Williams, whose song was nominated for an Oscar earlier this year, also protested at the arrests.

    "It is beyond sad that these kids were arrested for trying to spread happiness," he wrote on Facebook.

  • Alexandre Desplat - Wong Chia Chi's Them...
    by George Freund on March 21, 2015 at 9:51 AM
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    Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat (born 23 August 1961) is a French film composer. He has won one Academy Award for his soundtrack to the film The Grand Budapest Hotel, and received seven additional Academy Award nominations, seven BAFTA nominations (winning two), seven Golden Globe Award nominations (winning one), and six Grammy nominations (winning two). Desplat has worked on a variety of Hollywood films, including independent and commercial successes like The Queen, The Golden Compass, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and Part 2, The King's Speech, Moonrise Kingdom, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Godzilla, The Imitation Game, and Unbroken.


  • The Clash- Should I stay or should I go
    by George Freund on June 21, 2016 at 12:54 AM
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    NEW LINK:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPODAzapg04

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGIFublvDes

    EU referendum: Polls suggest Remain pulling back lead after late surge for Leave

    Faced with referendum coming on the 23rd, this should be the most popular song in Britain. 

    You can help but smell a rat. Just like in the Scottish referendum the tide swung before the ballot. Why? The answer is obvious. The intelligence services will rig the results of the vote to give Cameron his wish and the people their Waterloo. This time we lose the island kingdom to the continent and damn those who gave their lives to prevent this over the many years of conflict.

    The Clash - London Calling

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lotkzHsIuoA

    The Clash - I Fought the Law

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL8chWFuM-s

    The Clash - Rock the Casbah

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ9r8LMU9bQ

    The Clash - This Is England


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROj_1R36lX0

    The Clash - Death Or Glory

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcOpZhQ7MEM


    The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Along with punk, their music incorporated elements of reggae, dub, funk, ska and rockabilly. For most of their recording career the Clash consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar, lead vocals), Paul Simonon (bass guitar, vocals) and Nicky "Topper" Headon (drums, percussion). Headon left the group in 1982, and internal friction led to Jones's departure the following year. The group continued with new members, but finally disbanded in early 1986.

    The Clash achieved commercial success in the United Kingdom with the release of their debut album, The Clash, in 1977. Their third album, London Calling, released in the UK in December 1979, earned them popularity in the United States when it was released there the following month. It was declared the best album of the 1980s a decade later by Rolling Stone magazine. In 1982 they reached new heights of success with the release of Combat Rock, which spawned the US top 10 hit "Rock the Casbah", helping the album to achieve a 2× Platinum certification there. Their final album, Cut the Crap, was released in 1985.

    The Clash's politicised lyrics, musical experimentation, and rebellious attitude had a far-reaching influence on rock, alternative rock in particular. They became widely referred to as "The Only Band That Matters", originally a promotional slogan introduced by the group's record label, CBS. In January 2003, shortly after the death of Joe Strummer, the band—including original drummer Terry Chimes—were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the Clash number 28 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.


  • KINGSTON TRIO: Where Have All the Flower...
    by George Freund on May 23, 2015 at 6:21 PM
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    "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" is a contemporary folk song. The first three verses were written by Pete Seeger in 1955, and published in Sing Out! magazine. Additional verses were added by Joe Hickerson in May 1960, who turned it into a circular song. Its rhetorical "where?" and meditation on death place the song in the ubi sunt tradition. In 2010, the New Statesman listed it as one of the "Top 20 Political Songs".


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1tqtvxG8O4

    Seeger found inspiration for the song in October 1955, while on a plane bound for a concert in Ohio. Leafing through his notebook he saw the passage, "Where are the flowers, the girls have plucked them. Where are the girls, they've all taken husbands. Where are the men, they're all in the army." These lines were taken from the traditional Cossacks folk song "Koloda-Duda", referenced in the Mikhail Sholokhov novel And Quiet Flows the Don (1934), which Seeger had read "at least a year or two before"

    VERSIONS:


    The Kingston Trio recorded the song in 1961. Believing it to be a traditional song, they claimed authorship, although upon notice from Seeger they had their name removed and credited Seeger and Hickerson. Seeger acknowledged their success with this song. Their single, with "O Ken Karanga" as the A-side and the hit "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" the B-side, reached #21 in the 1962 Billboard Hot 100 chart and #4 on the Easy Listening chart.


    Peter, Paul and Mary included the song on their eponymous debut album (which spent five weeks as the #1 album in the country) in 1962.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QZq-wKaBWc

     


  • BABY IT'S COLD OUT THERE
    by George Freund on December 11, 2014 at 9:03 AM
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    A charming rendition of a classic old song as a storm front sweeps in from the Atlantic. 






  • MARVIN GAYE: What's Going On
    by George Freund on October 6, 2014 at 7:09 PM
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    Christ was very clear with how to handle those who crucified him. He said, Forgive them father for they know not what they do. If we broaden this lesson to our world today, we clearly see that our leaders are devotees of the Anti Christ side. They forgive nothing and raise armies for combat. War is not the answer because most of the reasons are orchestrated anyway.

    Mother, mother

    There's too many of you crying 

    Brother, brother, brother

    There's far too many of you dying

    You know we've got to find a way

    To bring some lovin' here today, yeah

     

    Father, father

    We don't need to escalate

    You see, war is not the answer

    For only love can conquer hate

    You know we've got to find a way

    To bring some lovin' here today

     

    Picket lines and picket sign

    Don't punish me with brutality

    Talk to me

    So you can see

    Oh, what's going on

    What's going

    What's going on

    What's going on

     

    Right on, baby

    Right on

    Right on

     

    Mother, mother

    Everybody thinks we're wrong

    Oh, but who are they to judge us

    Simply because our hair is long

    Oh, you know we've got to find a way

    To bring some understanding here today

     

    Picket lines and picket signs

    Don't punish me with brutality

    Come on talk to me

    So you can see

    What's going on

    What's going on

    Tell me what's going on

    I'll tell you ya, what's going on

     

    Right on, baby

    Right on, baby

    Right on, baby

  • Troggs - "Love Is All Around"
    by George Freund on December 26, 2015 at 6:41 PM
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    The Troggs (originally called The Troglodytes) are an English rock band formed in Andover, Hampshire in 1964. They had a number of hits in the United Kingdom and the United States. Their most famous songs include the U.S. chart-topper "Wild Thing", "With a Girl Like You" and "Love Is All Around", all of which sold over 1 million copies and were awarded gold discs. "Wild Thing" is ranked #257 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and was an influence on garage rock and punk rock


    "Love Is All Around" is a song recorded by the Troggs, featuring a string quartet and a 'tick tock' sound on percussion, in D-major. It was written by lead singer Reg Presley and was purportedly inspired by a television transmission of the Joy Strings Salvation Army band's "Love That's All Around".[1][2] The song was first released as a single in the UK in October 1967. On the UK Singles Chart top 50, the record debuted at number 50 on 18 October 1967[3] (using the Wednesday date system)[4] (date derived from 21 October 1967[5] and 28 October 1967[6]), peaked at number five on 22 November 1967[7] (using the Wednesday date system)[8] (date derived from 25 November 1967[9]), and appeared 15 straight times. On the US Billboard Hot 100, the record entered at number 98 on 24 February 1968, peaked at number seven on 18 May 1968, and spent a total of 16 weeks on the chart.

    Troggs "With A Girl Like You"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6__s2-iytA0

    Wild Thing - The Troggs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRXt2A7inIU


  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Teach Your ...
    by George Freund on December 17, 2014 at 7:21 PM
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    The moral of the story is of course you should teach your children well. Don't depend on the state to do it unless you want them to be good Nazis or Communists. The had a renaissance in the Bush years making them a multi generational protest band.


    Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) is a folk rock supergroup made up of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. They are known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) when joined by occasional fourth member Neil Young. They are noted for their intricate vocal harmonies, often tumultuous interpersonal relationships, political activism, and lasting influence on American music and culture. All four members of CSNY have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, though Young's inductions were for work not involving the group.

    Prior to the formation of CSN, each member of the band had belonged to another prominent group. David Crosby played guitar, sang and wrote songs with the Byrds; Stephen Stills had been a guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter in the band Buffalo Springfield (which also featured Neil Young); and Graham Nash had been singer and songwriter with the Hollies.

    Due to internal friction, Crosby was dismissed from The Byrds in late 1967.[2] By early 1968, Buffalo Springfield had disintegrated, and after aiding in putting together the band’s final album, Stills was unemployed. He and Crosby began meeting informally and jamming. The result of one encounter in Florida on Crosby’s schooner was the song "Wooden Ships", composed in collaboration with another guest, Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kantner.

    Graham Nash had been introduced to Crosby when the Byrds had toured the United Kingdom in 1966, and when the Hollies ventured to California in 1968, Nash resumed his acquaintance with him. At a party in July 1968 at Joni Mitchell's house, Nash asked Stills and Crosby to repeat their performance of a new song by Stills, “You Don't Have To Cry”, with Nash improvising a third part harmony. The vocals jelled, and the three realized that they had a unique vocal chemistry.

    Creatively frustrated with the Hollies, Nash decided to quit the band and work with Crosby and Stills. After failing an audition with the Beatles' Apple Records, they were signed to Atlantic Records by Ahmet Ertegün, who had been a fan of Buffalo Springfield and was disappointed by that band's demise. From the outset, given their previous experiences, the trio decided not to be locked into a group structure. They used their surnames as identification to ensure independence and a guarantee that the band could not continue without one of them, unlike both the Byrds and the Hollies. They picked up a management team in Elliot Roberts and David Geffen, who got them signed to Atlantic and would help to consolidate clout for the group in the industry. Roberts kept the band focused and dealt with egos, while Geffen handled the business deals, since, in Crosby’s words, they needed a shark and Geffen was it.

    Stills was already signed to Atlantic Records through his Buffalo Springfield contract. Crosby had been released from his Byrds' deal with Columbia, as he was considered to be unimportant and too difficult to work with. Nash, however, was still signed to Epic Records through the Hollies. Ertegun worked out a deal with Clive Davis to essentially trade Nash to Atlantic in exchange for Richie Furay (who was also signed to Atlantic from having been in Buffalo Springfield) and his new band Poco.


    Neil Young shock and awe 2006

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOUUnE7awd4


    Let's Impeach the President - Crosby Stills Nash & Young

    STILL APPROPRIATE AT THIS TIME.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaEVp_-NHcQ

  • SUPERTRAMP Crime of the Century
    by George Freund on March 10, 2015 at 10:19 AM
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    While poaching is evil the song to me reflects the evils of the secret elites who enslave the world. This was the best rendition of the song I could find. 


    Crime of the Century is the third album by English rock band Supertramp, released in 1974. Crime of the Century was their commercial breakthrough on both sides of the Atlantic, aided by the UK hit "Dreamer" and the U.S. hit "Bloody Well Right". It was a UK Top 10 album and a U.S. Top 40 album, eventually being certified Gold in the U.S. in 1977 after the release of Even in the Quietest Moments.... The album was Supertramp's first to feature drummer Bob Siebenberg (at the time credited as Bob C. Benberg), woodwinds player John Anthony Helliwell, bassist Dougie Thomson, and co-producer Ken Scott.

    The album's dedication reads "To Sam", which is a nickname for Stanley August Miesegaes, the Dutch millionaire who supported the band financially from 1969-72.

    Crime of the century

    Now they're planning the crime of the century

    Well what will it be?

    Read all about their schemes and adventuring

    It's well worth the fee

    So roll up and see

    And they rape the universe

    How they've gone from bad to worse

    Who are these men of lust, greed, and glory?

    Rip off the masks and let's see

    But that's no right - oh no, what's the story?

    There's you and there's me

    That can't be right



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