“Give Peace A Chance” by John Lennon is the Peace Song of the Day for February 2nd. (This choice was suggested by The Duke. Thanks, Augustus!)
“Sunday Shining” by Finley Quaye is the Peace Song of the Day for February 1st. (Thanks to local, Long Island radio station WEHM for playing it on this sunny day, and giving us the idea!)
Continue reading “Don’t fight! ‘Cause the sun is shining…”: Peace Song for 2/1/2012
Groundhog Day has been happening for a couple of centuries as a sign of hope. Hope that the cold and harsh weather of winter will end and the warming of spring will arrive. I don’t think anyone still believes in the power of a groundhog’s prognostication, but the tradition has continued as a way to visualize our goals.
With the arrival of the movie Groundhog Day, the holiday has taken on an additional meaning of second chances. And third chances. And fourth chances. And fifth chances . . . . till we finally get it right. A westernization of the karmic wheel. A chance at getting it right.
If a movie can redefine a centuries-old tradition, then we can also. Ok, we don’t have Bill Murray mugging for us yet, but that will come in time. 🙂
So why not think big? Continue reading Will the Groundhog see 6 years of peace?
“What Did You Learn In School Today?” by Tom Paxton is the Peace Song of the Day for January 31st. How does your child’s school present war and the military?
You can find lyrics, chords, and resources for this song in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 6.
“Revival” by The Allman Brothers Band is/was the Peace Song of the day for January 28th.
“People can you feel it?…Love is everywhere!”
“One Tin Soldier” as performed by Coven is the Peace Song of the Day for January 27th. It’s a sad story, in the form of a parable, told to whimsical, groovy music. It’s a1960s era antiwar song written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter [See Wikipedia]. There are many versions, including a cartoon version, on Youtube.
Quote: “On the bloody morning after…One tin soldier rides away…”
“Love and War” by Neil Young is/was the Peace Song of the Day for January 26th.