Vox Populi

Vox Populi: A Public Sphere for Politics and Poetry

Video: Best of Luck with the Wall

. What would 2,000 miles of a US-Mexico border fence actually look like? The US-Mexico border fence, a major topic in the 2016 US presidential race, is a sprawling structure … Continue reading

February 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: A Joan Miró-inspired Animation of Federico García-Lorca’s “Romance Sonámbulo”

. Winner of a dozen international awards in 2016, “Sonámbulo/ The Sleepwalker” is a fantastic dream journey through colors and shapes inspired by the poem Romance Sonámbulo by Federico García-Lorca. The … Continue reading

February 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Bright Lights Late Nights — The Speakeasies Swing Band

. The Speakeasies Swing Band  is made up Caterina Sisinni on vocals, Manolis Stamatiadis on Piano, Panos Karnoutsos on electric guitar, Christos Papadopoulos on clarinet and Ilias Gkirmpas on saxophone. Together … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Postmodern Jukebox — All About That Bass

  Yeah it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two But I can shake it, shake it like I’m supposed to do ‘Cause I got that boom boom that all … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: Muse

As a musician, he was solid and reliable, but unimaginative. His chief talent lay in being in the right band. He enjoyed drinking and taking drugs, still in the initial … Continue reading

February 5, 2017 · 3 Comments

Video: John Lee Hooker — “Boom Boom”

. . John Lee Hooker (1912 – 2001) was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. The son of a sharecropper, he rose to prominence performing an electric guitar-style adaptation … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Arlene and the Arlettes: Bad Boyfriend

A Song for America to be sung in the style of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. . Oh girlfriend, I could have told you he’s a Bad boyfriend I don’t … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

Audio: Johnny Cash — Folsom Prison Blues

. Johnny Cash performs at Folsom Prison in 1968. Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to listen to the audio. . Folsom Prison Blues I hear … Continue reading

January 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Audio: Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel — “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel have fun covering this American classic written by Frank Loesser in 1944. Although a perennial holiday favorite, the song has become controversial in recent years. … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · 4 Comments

Video: Women Wage Peace — “Prayer of the Mothers”

. First Published on Nov 15, 2016. Yael Deckelbaum, Lubna Salame, Daniel Rubin, Miriam Tukan, Rana choir, the Hebrews of Dimona and singers from all sectors and religions of Israeli society. … Continue reading

December 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: Leonard Cohen — “Hallelujah” sung in English and Hebrew

. Leonard Cohen’s official video for his live performance of Hallelujah. Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to watch the videos. . Hallelujah Now, I’ve heard … Continue reading

December 25, 2016 · 4 Comments

Video: Stand Up / Stand N Rock

. Although the Army Corps of Engineers has denied the easement, the CEO of Dakota Access Pipe Line has announced that when Trump takes office, work on the pipeline will … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

Video: Patti Smith sings A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” at the 2016 Nobel Prize ceremony

. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son And where have you been, my darling young one I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Video: Laura Nyro sings “Save the Country”

. Come on, people, come on, children Come on down to the glory river. Gonna wash you up and wash you down, Gonna lay the devil down, gonna lay that … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · 1 Comment