Get Together by The Youngbloods is the Song of the Day. This was a wedding song of the Duke and Duchess of Peace. It was performed by their friends at a waterside ceremony. All the killing and death in the world made me yearn for a life-affirming song about peace, unity and harmony.
Girl in the War byJosh Ritter is the Royal Song of the Day. The US media daily fails to report that the US is in five wars (Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Libya) spanning the Middle East and northern Africa. For instance, the cost of this war is trashing the US economy, yet in all the discussion of the potential default on US debt that is not mentioned.
“Banks of Marble” is the Royal Song of the Day. This song was written by Les Rice. You can find this song on page 180 of Rise Up Singing. It’s still hot out. Just like yesterday. And entirely coincidentally we are on the next page of Rise Up Singing from yesterday. My friend Linda introduced me to this song last week.
I spend a good part of my daylight hours helping people deal with their mortgage banks. The mortgage industry is such a disaster because everything is broken up between different corporations so no one has any responsibility. The simplest explanation of the mortgage industry is that it is broken up between two different entities: 1) the investor who owns the promissory note and 2) the servicer who is basically a bill collector. You only get to deal with the front man, the servicer, rather than the investor who holds the real power. If you try to contact the investor, they give you a Sgt. Shultz “I know nothing attitude.” The servicers are byzantine, disorganized, redundant, bureaucratic and sometimes arbitrary. Occasionally, I will hop over to Linda’s office to express my frustration. Her response was to introduce me to this song which, like so many great songs, was popularized by Pete Seeger:
“Yellow Submarine” is the Royal Song of the Day for today. You can find this song on page 179 of Rise Up Singing. It’s hot! And we need something fun to sing that reminds of cool water. Close your eyes and dive deep into a technicolor cartoon ocean. The blue meanies have taken the day off. So sing-o along with Ringo as the credits roll by.