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Video: Operatico Politico vs Trump (Rossini Edition)

. Opera singers Rebecca Nelsen and Eric Stoklossa of Operatico Politico brilliantly summarize the Trump administration with a little help from Rossini. Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to … Continue reading

June 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Adriano Celentano performs “Prisencolinensinainciusol”

Vox Populi contributing editor John Samuel Tieman says of this video:  . I love this song. I first heard it on the TV show Fargo. . Wikipedia says, “The song … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Hunter S. Thompson on Outlaws

. In this short animated video from Blank on Blank based on a 1967 interview with Studs Terkel, Hunter S. Thompson talks about the year he spent living and drinking … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: Will the real Rosie Doonan please stand up?

Promotion of twin sisters has gone cuckoo at Cuckoo Records. . . Email subscribers may watch the videos by clicking on the title of this post. — Cissie Redgwick is … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: “In the Temple” by Marie Craven

. In this powerful lyric film, Marie Craven combines a poem by Candida Baker, music by Wordless Poem, and photographs by Rob Boudon of the Temple Court Building in NYC … Continue reading

May 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

Video: Louis Armstrong sings “What a Wonderful World” (1967)

. What a Wonderful World I see trees of green, red roses too I see them bloom for me and you And I think to myself what a wonderful world … Continue reading

May 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Mighty Sam McClain — When The Hurt Is Over

. Samuel McClain (1943 – 2015), billed as Mighty Sam McClain, was an American blues singer and songwriter. Born in Monroe, Louisiana, McClain began singing at the age of five … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Seasick Steve — Roy’s Gang

. Steven Gene Wold (born in 1940 or 1941) commonly known as Seasick Steve, is an American blues musician who plays custom guitars, sometimes made from found materials such as … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Nika Knight: Joan Baez Goes Viral With ‘Nasty Man,’ a Protest Song for the Trump Era

“Here’s a little song/about a man gone wrong/while building up his evil empire.” . Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to watch the video. Joan Baez, … Continue reading

April 7, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — Diga Diga Doo

. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, led by Scotty Morris, is a contemporary swing revival band specializing in covering popular American songs from the 1930s and 40s. Email subscribers may click … Continue reading

March 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Audio: Chuck Berry — Johnny B. Goode

. Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Karim Sulayman — I trust you

. Karim Sulayman is an Arab-American tenor from Chicago. Ten days after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Sulayman teamed up with filmmaker Meredith Kaufman Younger to perform a trust experiment. … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · 6 Comments

Video: Rana Choir — I didn’t raise my boy to be a soldier

. The Jewish Arab women’s choir Rana, based in Jaffa, implores us: “Here and everywhere else in the world, there’d be no war today if mothers all would say: I … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Lost in Light

. As artificial light brightens the night sky, we increasingly lose our view of the stars, planets and constellations, as well as the sense that we’re part of the universe. … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · 1 Comment