Inspiration from Buffy Sainte-Marie

September 9, 2009

On Labor Day morning this week, KAOS Olympia played a selection of “working songs,” including the song “Working for the Government” by Buffy Sainte-Marie.

This led me to discover a recent interview with Buffy Sainte-Marie by Scott Simon of NPR, originally aired August 29, 2009 on Weekend Edition Saturday.  This interview includes a performance of her song “Universal Soldier,” which Sainte-Marie tells us is about “individual responsibility for our world.”  Listen, and be inspired!

Visit Buffy Sainte-Marie’s website to learn more about her work and her newest album Running for the Drum.

PS – Also included among the KAOS “working songs” selections this past Monday was the song “Growing Trade” by Levon Helm (included on the album Electric Dirt).

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Music by Makadem

November 5, 2008

Please allow another artist to express the joy I feel today: “Obama Be Thy Name” by Makadem.  May we all continue to rise to the occasion.


Powerful New Music from Artist PWRFL Power

June 11, 2008

I’m never current on the new music scene, but a Seattle Times interview tipped me off to musician Kaz Nomura of PWRFL Power.  Kaz is headed for the East Coast to perform this summer in addition to his Seattle performances.  Check out the PWRFL Power MySpace page to hear his music and see his tour schedule – I dig his poetry.