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Radio Show 92 Thursday January 1, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from doing my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. I looked back and looked ahead

Song before: Delirious – The Church Band

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. Over the Christmas holiday I’ve been thinking a lot about the peace on earth good will towards people idea. We’ve made many strides but are still a long way off. This first song is a nice image of where we could end up if we work hard to wage peace.

1.) Happy Xmas (War is Over) – Joshua Glass Music
2.) Presence – Satori Bob
3.) Happy New Year – Ninja Custodian
4.) Basalt Anchor – Vedora

Love the sultry feel to the voice and music in that song, and the guitar playing is beautiful too! Can’t wait to see them more in this coming year with Jane Boxall Percussion on drums. Happy New Year has a nice sentiment on the surface but is about a terrible chemical spill in Bhopal. If humankind works together maybe we can stop having tragedies like that. Presence is a song about lighting up your inner poet and stepping away from materialism. I hope you enjoyed the holiday season. Does anyone know if The Mountain Says No ever got their Christmas sled?

5.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No
6.) Cowgirl In The Sand – The Seth Yacovone Band

Killer version of the Neil Young song performed live at Nectar’s as part of the WBKM birthday party last November. Mountain are playing Saturday at The Monkey House with Black Rabbit and Dino Bravo VT. OK, let’s go on to the next song on Many Things and Many Scenes.

7.) Shoreline In Jersey – Joe Adler
8.) Old Souls Of Chatham County – Jeremy Gilchrist
9.) The Globe – Landlady

I still vividly remember the Landlady show at Signal Kitchen earlier this year. Someone can bring them back anytime!! Great new song from Jeremy. He was one of the many performers who played at First Night Burlington this year. It was great to see Joe play some new songs last Tuesday at Radio Bean. One of the ways I learn about music is to read the column by Seven Days music writer Dan Bolles then show up and see if I like the band. He is doing a list of the top local music singles of 2014. Here are a few of his picks.

10.) Unveiled – Pours
11.) Give Me All Your Love – Madaila
12/) Until It All Ends – Waylon Speed

Yup, he was right. Those are all pretty cool songs. This next song is on the list too, and this band played a killer show Tuesday at Nectar’s.

13.) Popular Crowd – Swale
14.) Searching To Destroy – Kiki’s Lost Nation
15.) Weapons Factory – The Wards

The Wards are down to a three-piece but played a smoking show at Radio Bean last Sunday. Lost Nation opened but Aurora sang instead of Kiki. Either way, they opened with a killer version of Searching. Here’s some music I got this morning. It’s Luke Awtry from Vetica‘s new band.

16.) Womb With A View – Heavy Plains
17.) Things Change – Black Rabbit
18.) A Different Machine (live) – Elephants of Scotland

Elephants have released the show they played in Gettysburg at Rosfest, a progressive rock festival. They are also playing Montreal in April at one of the Marillion weekend side events. I am so there! Can’t wait to see Rabbit in a couple of days. This next guy has been waging peace since his days as Mayor of Burlington. He made this album back in 1987 and is still standing up for the same things.

19.) We Shall Overcome – Bernie Sanders and 30 Vermont Artists
20.) Buttonz – Binger

Binger seem to be working towards the peace on earth idea and I thought their words would stand favorably with Bernie’s. I think they are playing Red Square tomorrow. OK, I’m almost out of time so let’s head back to Gettysburg for one more song.

21.) Endless (Pt 2) – Elephants Of Scotland.

I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after: Crucifix Corner – Fish
TFAY (live) – Elephants Of Scotland

 

 

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will be a major thorn in Mitch McConnell’s side after it was announced that he has been promoted to the position of ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee.

The promotion is big for Sen. Sanders, and it also means that he is going to have a high profile seat from which to launch his 2016 challenge to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

In a statement, Sanders made it clear that he is going to be battling the Koch billionaires, Wall Street, and bringing attention to the growing problem of income inequality, “I want to thank Sen. Reid and the Democratic caucus for the opportunity to serve as the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee. At a time when the middle class is disappearing and the gap between the rich and everybody else is growing wider, we need a budget which reflects the needs of working families and not Wall Street and the top 1 percent. I look forward to working with Democrats and Republicans on the committee to craft a budget that is fair to all Americans, not just the powerful special interests.”

Republican Nightmares Come True As Bernie Sanders Gets A Big Promotion In The Senate

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http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/67tlr7/bernie-sanders-pt–2

Stephen Colbert “Now, Senator Sanders you’re a guy who’s a rabble-rouser.  You whip people up.  That may play in Vermont, but there is talk that you may be throwing your hat into the Presidential ring.  Sir, I only have 15 more shows.  If you want the Colbert bump…  Are you ready to declare tonight? … Would you like to make some news?”

Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “The news is I’m thinking about running for President. ”

Colbert “Sir, you have a campaign manager.  Is he doing nothing?  Is that just socialist handouts?”

Sanders “We haven’t put anybody on the campaign staff yet.  What we have to ascertain is whether or not in this country there is the appetite and willingness to put together a strong grass-roots movement to take on the billionaire class.  That’s a very difficult undertaking and when you’re running against people who have unlimited sums of money the question is how you raise the twenty dollars and forty dollar contributions, the money that you need to run a serious campaign.  So, those are the issues we’re looking at.”

Colbert “OK, you believe the government can achieve things.  True?  That’s a controversial stance.  Can you name a country where that’s worked out?”

Sanders “I think, one of the sad things about American politics is that we don’t know a whole lot about what’s going on in a number of other countries.  In Denmark, for example, you have a very good health care system which provides quality care to all of its people without out of pocket expense.  At a time when our young people, by the millions, are having a hard time affording to go to college, are graduating deeply in debt, in Denmark college and graduate school is without any out of pocket expense.”

Colbert “I do want to point one thing out to you Senator.  Denmark has five and a half million people and I have more than that on my Twitter feed.  So, I’m going to tweet something here tonight, uhm, hold on, ‘suck it Denmark’.  Alright folks, please retweet that.  If I get more get more retweets than there are people in Denmark, (points at Sanders) you have to move there.”

 

 

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Jon Stewart “But, Iowa was not all Hillary all the time.”

Reporter September 15, 2014 “Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was also in Iowa this weekend, testing the waters, perhaps, for a Presidential campaign of his own in 2016.”

Reporter speaking to Sanders September 14, 2014 “Is Iowa ready for Hillary?  Are Democrats ready for Hillary?”

Stewart “Oh for bleep’s sake.  (imitates reporter) Bernie Sanders, you’re a good man filled with wisdom that comes with age, a Diogenes for this modern era, one of the few independents to earn a place at the Washington table.  What do you think of Hillary Clinton?  Well, if this is the question you’re asking the Senator, we might as well hear the answer.”

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “Well, I think the answer is that Iowa and America does not want to anoint anybody.”

Letter to my Representative and Senators   2 comments

I just sent this to Rep Peter Welch, Sen Bernie Sanders, and Sen Pat Leahy

Dear Sir,

I am writing with strong objection to the Marketplace Fairness Act. As a Vermonter who has worked for a mail order catalog company for many years, I think this legislation will be disastrous. The concept of having every company and artist who sells their goods via the mail, have to conform to every individual municipal tax code is daunting. The worst effect of this will be all of the companies that realize it will be too difficult, and they won’t even try. Do you have solid estimates about how many businesses will never start up due to the excessive difficulty in implementing this? If not, you better go back to the drawing board. Personally, I expect it will stifle small business in Vermont, and the United States of America.

I have heard the idea that there will be some sort of software that will make it easy to calculate the tax rate for each individual community in our vast country. Is that true? If so, you might be able to make the system work. That said, when was the last time you went through a major software upgrade? They are excessively painful, never go anywhere near as easy as planned, and create havoc for months and years. Are you willing to guarantee that this will work perfectly right out of the gate? What is the precise plan for updating the software, every time any community changes their tax rate? Again, if every detail is not worked out, it will be a nightmare.

By implementing such a system, it’s obvious that the larger the company, the easier it will be to adhere to this. Once again, you politicians are willing to throw the little guy under the bus, and encourage the large corporations. They will survive anyway. We may, or may not. If you implement this, remember, every job lost because of this will be your fault.

Please write back with direct answers to my concerns. A cover letter will only result in further questions and phone calls. As a citizen, I need to know the answers to these questions, and if I get the slightest hint that you have not gamed out every possible ramification, I will be forced to vote against you in the next elections. In general, I feel lucky to be represented by such intelligent and caring people. However, if you follow through on this, and vote for this, and problems arise, there will be no reason to expect that you should keep your jobs.

Very Sincerely,

Tim Lewis