Tag Archives: Music

Art at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery

One of the great joys in my life is in sharing my art work with people. In the late 2000s, my work was shown at Gallery Saratoga, a wonderful co-op gallery that unfortunately closed its doors last year. In Sunnyvale, … Continue reading

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More Music Reflecting the 1980s

I wrote a previous blog about socially conscious music from the 1980s, and thought I’d make another blog about some of my favorite music from that era. I remember it as being a very politically charged time, with many musicians … Continue reading

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Some Music Reflecting the 1980s

I’m feeling a bit nostalgic, so I thought I’d post some songs from my youth. Most people think of the 1980s as being a greedy materialistic time, but I remember a lot of political activism at that time. It was … Continue reading

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Peter, Paul and Mary

For the past couple of months I’ve been writing blogs about various musicians who have used their music as a means of social activism. Bruce Springsteen, Public Enemy, John Mellencamp, and The Specials are among the musicians from my youth … Continue reading

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Bruce Springsteen and the Blue Collar Worker

Many Republicans today hold to a strong belief in a free market economic philosophy with a minimum of government interference. Within the Republican Party, libertarians like Ron Paul and the Tea Party activists are pushing the Republican Party to a … Continue reading

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Music At “Occupy Wall Street”

Music has always played an important role in the fight for freedom, civil rights and economic justice. During the Revolutionary War, the tune Yankee Doodle was sung by American troops to mock the British and to praise the new Continental … Continue reading

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Aaron Copland, American Composer

Aaron Copland is one of America’s most beloved composers. Copland incorporated popular forms of American music such as jazz and folk to create music like Fanfare for the Common Man, Billy the Kid, and Appalachian Spring, which for many people … Continue reading

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