“If You Want To Sing Out” by Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) is the Peace Song of the Day for April 29, 2012. A video of this song was posted at OccupyWallSt.org in relation to the upcoming Occupy May Day/General Strike activities. So, we wonder if folks may be singing this one in the streets on Tuesday.
As reported by on the official Levon Helm website…
Levon Helm passed away on April 19, 2012:
May 26, 1940 ~ April 19, 2012
“Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon. He was surrounded by family, friends and band mates and will be remembered by all he touched as a brilliant musician and a beautiful soul.”
“When I Go Away” by Levon Helm is the Peace Song of the Day for April 18, 2012.
I love this song, because peace is often ruined by fear, and everyone’s greatest fear is death. This song confronts our greatest fear. “When I Go Away” is a powerful song about the continuity of life, and the strength to deal with the fact that we will be gone someday.
The song is appropriate for today, because on 4/17, Levon Helm’s family has shared the fact that Levon Helm is in his final stages of cancer. I heard this song, and the sad news, on radio station WFUV/NYC.
Here is the message from Levon’s family, as posted at the official, Levon Helm website: Continue reading When I Go Away: Peace Song of the Day for 4/18/2012
“Military Madness” by Graham Nash is the Peace Song of the Day for 3/28/2012. It is on his album Songs for Beginners.
Continue reading Military Madness: Peace Song for 3/28/2012
Worried Occupation Blues is the Peace Song of the Day for Sunday, November 27, 2011. This song is based on the traditional song, Worried Man Blues. Kimberly added new lyrics. Then, Kimberly and Ian sang it on Youtube as a kind of teaching tape. We are hoping that some more polished singers will pick up the idea, and maybe make their own videos.
Continue reading Worried Occupation Blues: Peace Song for 11/27/2011
Christmas in Washington by Steve Earle is the Peace Song of the Day for November 23rd. (Thanks to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! for this idea.)
Continue reading Come back Woody Guthrie: Peace Song for 11/23/2011
“Song For My Son” is the Peace Song for November 19th. Mickey Carroll sent over a comment to Peace Couple, and we really liked his website and music.
Video: An inspirational jazz song performed by Mickey Carroll, Jacqueline Jones and Friends…
“Bye Bye Blackbird” was the Peace Song of the Day for Thursday, October 27th. (I missed getting it posted yesterday. But, we like each day to have its song! So, here goes:)