Tag Archives: Music

New GDPR Production Premiering: Grateful Dread’s Potpourri

Every Thursday at 9am and Sunday at 11pm Eastern time, join us for GRATEFUL DREAD’S POTPOURRI, an hour-long foray into progressive news, activism info, and music that you won’t find in mainstream media. Our inaugural episode premieres tomorrow, April 7 at 9am during AM Chai… It includes an interview with Baltimore-based sound artist WOODY LISSAUER, whose newest LP, Adventures and Misadventures in Loveland is a treasure! Woody will perform April 8 at New York’s Cafe Vivaldi and April 9 at Cafe Cielo. Listen and hear what this gifted, innovative artist has to say through words and music.

Again, don’t miss GRATEFUL DREAD’S POTPOURRI each and every Thursday morning and Sunday night on Grateful Dread Public Radio, the progressive-peace radio voice of Summit, NJ. In fact, listen now!

 

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The staff of Grateful Dread Peace Media and Summit Peace wish you and yours the happiest of times. May your winter holiday celebrations be filled with light and love, with joy and peace. And may the new year bring us all good times with family and friends, prosperity and positivity, and opportunities to help make the world a better place.

Thanks for your support now and in the past. We hope we can count on it in the future. Trust, you can count on us.

In honor of the season, GDPR will air kynd holiday music beginning at 1pm Eastern on Christmas Eve and ending at midnight Christmas Day. Enjoy!

Blogathon #46 – Musical Interlude

In this installment of our Blogathon adventure, let’s listen to some peace-themed music. The playlist comes from the library of Grateful Dread Public Radio via blip.fm. Enjoy and find inspiration!

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Blogathon #41 – Wee Hours Music Break

Lordy, it’s three in the morning, I’ve been doing this since 6 am yesterday, and there are still six hours to go. Plus, I sat through Gandhi.  Oh yes, it’s a good kind of tired, but this girl needs a music break. What about you?

We go to singer/songwriter Yusuf Islam, back in the days when he was known as Cat Stevens.

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Peace Train

by Cat Stevens

Now I’ve been happy lately thinking about the good things to come
and I believe it could be Something good has become

Oh I’ve been smiling lately dreaming about the world as one
and I believe it could be Someday it’s going to come

Cause out on the edge of darkness there rides a peace train
Oh pease train take this country come take me home again

Now I’ve been smiling lately thinking about the good things to come
and I believe it could be Something good has begun

Oh peace train sounding louder glide on the pease train oooo
Come on the peace train
Peace train holy roller everone jump on the peace train oooooo
Come on the peace train

Get your bags together go bring your good friends too
Cause it’s getting nearing it soon will be with you

Oh come and join the living It’s not so far from you
And it’s getting nearer soon it will all be true

Oh peace train sounding louder glide on the pease train 0ooooooo
Come on peace train peace train

Now I’ve been crying lately thinking about the world as it is
why must we go on hating why can’t we live in bliss

Cause out on the edge of darkness there rides a peace train
Oh pease train take this country come take me home again

Oh peace train sounding louder glide on the pease train oooo
Come on the peace train
Peace train holy roller everone jump on the peace train oooooo

(Come on Come on Come on)

(coda) come on peace train Yes it’s the peace train
Come on peace train!

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Blogathon #27 – Protest Music

Time for a music break while I go figure out supper. This time, we go to our  angry place with The Tom Robinson Band. And remember, how God made you… that’s how God loves you. Be glad – and do justice.

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Blogathon #22 – Music with a Familiar Name

Ithaca band Thousands of  One play “Soul Force ” on the Grandstand Stage at the 18th annual Grassroots Festival, Trumansburg, NY, on July 17th, 2008.

No connection with our nonpofit du jour, but great song name, and great message! Plus it has a great beat and you can dance to it.

Boogie down to “Soul Force,”? but first make a pledge to benefit direct-action social-justice group Soulforce during Blogathon 2009. We’ll be here til 9am!

Blogathon #9 – Colourful Music

Time for a music break, gang. Don’t know about you, but I need it.

The segue here is an easy one: Soulforce is all about working for justice for LGBT people. It’s about changing society, being the change we seek. It’s about transformation… and learning to love ourselves. So many people and institutions, supposedly speaking for God, teach gay and lesbian people to hate themselves and show bi and trans people that they are somehow less good in the Creator’s eyes. They may not mean to do this, but that’s what they do. This so-called love leads to emotional turmoil, psychic pain, destructive behavior, suicide and more. Soulforce helps teach us all that we are special and loved just as we are, just as we were made. The perfect song that illuminates that concept is one by the great Cyndi Lauper…

Please give your support to Soulforce by sponsoring this blog. during Blogathon 2009 – I’ll be here ’til 6am.  All donations go directly to Soulforce.