1. Lyrics & Chords below! This is a little ditty inspired by being invited by Country Joe McDonald to sing some songs at Ashkenaz Music Dance Community for the benefit of the "Free Corky the Orca whale campaign" on August 16, 2015. See Earth Island Institute and the David Brower Center for more information. This is a new video and soundtrack created on 9-19-15.

    Let Corky Go Free!
    Verse: A D A D 3X A D A E A
    Well, Corky the Orca whale was 4 years old
    When she got captured, when she got sold
    Some say she’s an animal; she’s got no rights
    Just like they said of slavery til the darkness turned to light

    Chorus: D D A A / E E A A 2X
    The waves are calling ol’ Corky home
    The waves are calling Corky to roam
    Cuz that’s how an Orca whale’s supposed to be
    They weren’t born to be in captivity
    So let ol’ Corky go home and be free!
    Send ol’ Corky back to roam the sea!

    Verse #2:
    Now we know that Orca whales have families
    They tend to stick together while they roam the seas
    So Corky’s been missing them for more than forty years
    It’s up to us to make sure that everybody hears

    After for the Last Chorus add this tag on part: ADAD 3x ADAEA
    Send ol’ Corky back! Send ol’ Corky back!
    Send ol’ Corky back! Let Corky go free!

    Lyrics & Chords below! This is a little ditty inspired by being invited by Country Joe McDonald to sing some songs at Ashkenaz Music Dance Community for the benefit of the Free Corky the Orca whale campaign on August 16, 2015. See Earth Island Institute and the David Brower Center for more information. This is a new video and soundtrack created on 9-19-15.
    Verse: A D A D 3X A D A E A
    Well, Corky the Orca whale was 4 years old
    When she got captured, when she got sold
    Some say she’s an animal; she’s got no rights
    Just like they said of slavery til the darkness turned to light

    Chorus: D D A A / E E A A 2X
    The waves are calling ol’ Corky home
    The waves are calling Corky to roam
    Cuz that’s how an Orca whale’s supposed to be
    They weren’t born to be in captivity
    So let ol’ Corky go home and be free!
    Send ol’ Corky back to roam the sea!

    Now we know that Orca whales have families
    They tend to stick together while they roam the seas
    So Corky’s been missing them for more than forty years
    It’s up to us to make sure that everybody hears

    After Last Chorus add: ADAD 3x ADAEA

    Send ol’ Corky back! Send ol’ Corky back!
    Send ol’ Corky back! Let Corky go free!

    Creative Commons Copyright for Non-profit use; No Edits; Full credits 8-16-15 Vic Sadot

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  2. Phil Ochs was interviewed by Vic Sadot and Rich Lang, host of Interface, a WGTB Public Affairs Program, in Washington, DC in early May of 1973. The Sound Engineer was Skip Pizzi. Rich Lang announces the show and introduces Phil Ochs and Vic Sadot. Vic explains that Phil is in DC for a week long engagement at The Cellar Door. Vic asks Phil about Watergate, the Senate and the press. Phil talks about “the Watergate conspiracy” and the increasing possibility of impeachment of President Richard Nixon; Rich asks Phil about Vice President Spiro Agnew; Nixon in the polls, and the significance of Attorney General John Mitchell admitting to breaking the law. Phil expresses surprise that Judge John Sirica pursued the Watergate case thus far, talks of the lack of character of Eliot Richardson, quotes John Lennon’s song, Working Class Hero, refers to “crooks” and “creeps” (Committee to Re-Elect the President), mentions FBI Director L. Patrick Gray admitting to having destroyed evidence, and the break-in to the office of the psychiatrist of Pentagon whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg. Phil talks about his appearance on a TV show called “Panorama” the day before, what some members of the international press, were saying, and notes that the German paper Der Spiegel calls it the “Nixon scandal”. Phil comments on the dignity and utility of a parliamentary vote of no confidence compared to the Congressional impeachment process offered in the US Constitution.

    Phil Ochs sings "Here’s to the State of Richard Nixon", an update of a song he had previously written and released as "Here’s to the State of Mississippi". Includes Phil's lyrics.

    Phil had just returned from South America. So Vic asked Phil about his travels in recent years. Phil covers the globe with his commentary on Vietnam and Cambodia, and his report on his most recent travels to Chile, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Bolivia, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Bali, Jakarta, Singapore, Thailand, the Phillipines, and Philadelphia. Phil describes the struggle going on in Chile with the democratic election of Salvador Allende, a socialist who nationalized the copper mines, a great national asset of Chile that came to be owned by ITT Anaconda. This interview was in May 1973, which is 4 months before the coup by General Pinochet. Unknown to us at the time, ITT and the CIA were working with the Chilean military to plan the attack on the elected Chilean government. The coup came on September 11, 1973. Phil cites the assassination of the head of the Chilean Armed Forces (General René Schneider Chereau on October 25, 1970, in Santiago) as a “false flag” operation to make it seem like the newly elected socialist government was attacking the Chilean military. (Note: General Carlos Prats Gonzáles was killed on September 30, 1974, in Buenos Aires). He considered the movie “State of Siege” to be an accurate portrayal of the revolutionary movements in South America, particularly in regard to tactics of the Tupamaros in Uruguay. Then he tells the story of being at a university in Uruguay when it was surrounded by the army and shots were exchanged. He says and Dave Ifshin were arrested and taken to a prison for questioning and some physical abuse. He suspects that Interpol tried to have the two American tourists deported to the new military dictatorship in Bolivia from the Buenes Aires, Argentina airport. Instead they were able to fly to Peru. We discuss the role of universities in South America. Phil said that folk singers were able to make it on the juke box and radio in South America, but the songs that do are mostly romantic subjects rather than political ones. Phil talks about the CIA financing a spiritual movement in Chile called "Joven Poder" (Youth Power) to drain youth from the class conscious revolutionary struggle in Chile. (There may have been more to this interview since the reel tape ends without a definitive conclusion).

    Note: Phil does not mention Chilean folk singer Victor Jara. Yet we later learned that he traveled and sang with Victor Jara to the copper miners and university students. Phil organized "Friends of Chile" to do a concert on May 9, 1974 at the Felt Forum in New York City titled "An Evening With Salvador Allende". Bob Dylan was the big draw. Also on the bill were Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Dave Van Ronk, Dennis Hopper, Mike Love & Dennis Wilson, and Melani. This video ends with the last part of "Broadside Balladeer", a song tribute to Phil Ochs by Vic Sadot, which was released on 9/11/11 on a CD titled "9/11 Truth & Justice Songs", which is available at CD Baby. It tells Phil's story while citing the titles to many of his songs. It was in written in 1977, a year after Phil committed suicide on April 9, 1976 at the house of his sister Sonny Ochs in Far Rockaway, New York. He had gone through a period of alcoholic disorientation

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  3. Gene Herman gave an 18 minute presentation of his poems as “Featured Artist” for the March 13, 2015 Berkeley Fellowship Monthly Open Mic of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists. Holly Harwood was the Host for that evening who invited him to be featured. Every 2nd Friday of the month a different host will have one featured act and up to 20 ten minute spot performers doing songs, poetry, or comedy. This Sound and Audio Recording was by David Yandle. Post Audio Production & Creative Video by Vic Sadot.

    1 The Nantucket Harbor; 2 Beneath A Gypsy Moon; 3 Damn Right!; 4 Nyetenyahoo; 5 Hey Pig!; 6 Tiny Bells of Crystal; 7 Winterset; 8 Moonshadows; 9 From the Lips of a Shadow; 10 Israel Has a Little Dradle; 11 Taking Steps; 12 Big Brother Is Watching You; 13 Lost and All Alone (The Peace of Solitude); 14 Found My Honey. Poetry Copyright 2015 by Gene Herman; The Video is Creative Commons Copyright with Full Credits, No Edits, ie. Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives.

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  4. Determined to break the grip that junk food news has on the American people, two California fathers uncover the Corporate media's true agenda.

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  5. Medea Benjamin speaks at the War And Law League (WALL) Armistice Day panel discussion U.S. Wars - Are They Lawful? Included is footage of Medea from Pakistan on a Code Pink citizen diplomacy mission. Theme music is by Tad Toomay, and Here II Here provides additional topical music.

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Broadside Balladeer

Chanelling Vic Sadot and other videos to recommend to others. Vic Sadot is a singer-songwriter now based in Berkeley, CA. He was a long time social justice activist in Delaware. In 2009 Vic taught himself to make music videos of his songs. This process…


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Chanelling Vic Sadot and other videos to recommend to others. Vic Sadot is a singer-songwriter now based in Berkeley, CA. He was a long time social justice activist in Delaware. In 2009 Vic taught himself to make music videos of his songs. This process makes one more attentive to the composition of others, and this channel will be a means to share selections that Vic admires.

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