I just played a benefit for Musicians For Peace with my band. At the this benefit for Musicians For Peace, Alan Moore, founder of Musicians For Peace, mistakenly announced that I would sing a song called "Peaceful Solution" written by Willie Nelson. We at Musicians
For Peace are grateful that Willie joined us, but just to clarify: in 2004 I wrote a song "Peaceful Solution" (© 2004) and released it on my CD "Embarcadero Love" in 2005. In 2006 I was invited to join "Musicians For Peace". Alan Moore included my "Peaceful Solution" on the organization's compilation CD, which you could buy or get if you joined Musicians For Peace.
* I wrote "Peaceful Solution" during the "Bush years" when I was tired of hearing American actions justified as long as they made money. The first line is pivotal: "As long as money is enough of a reason, somebody pays with misery", and epitomizes war as being between the haves and the have nots. When I released my CD, my distributors asked if I would donate a song. I picked "Peaceful Solution" because, if any song, that one should be free. Which is also the reason why I donated it to the Musicians For Peace compilation.
* Then in 2007 Willie Nelson joined Musicians For Peace, and also released a song called "Peaceful Solution" (© 2008) and founded The Peace Research Institute. To listen to one of his versions, with his lyrics and music, go to:
Willie Nelson's "Peaceful Solution" is also free and he has offered anyone who wants to sing it or film it, the opportunity to have their recording/video posted to his site "The Peace Research Institute".
*Mr Bush is no longer President and world peace is still a work in progress. Hopefully our musical contributions help!
*You can download my song "Peaceful Solution" for free by entering your e-mail on the top right of my homepage here:
Podcast Add! Tue, 29 December 2009The future soon! The future soon!
Hey back for another kick at the can!
I know it’s been too long, so that can I say, how about I let the music do the talking!
Black Lab - See the Sun
Telling on Trixie - Orion’s Light
Ten Year Vamp - Never Know
Great Big Sea - Ordinary Day
The New Fidelity - Setting Sun
Jonathan Coulton - Future Soon
Phantom Freeway and the Bad Ass Horns - River Boat
Stars Go Dim - Come Around
Jeff Kratz - Land Mine
Michael Whalen- The Road of Ghosts
The Nadas – Hear That Sound
Clara Bellino – Good Night Baby
Interview on Voices to Hear! SIMPLY SIX: Clara Bellino Clara Bellino is a singer/songwriter from California.
1. For many artists, they cite a defining moment for themselves when they knew they wanted to be a singer. For many it was the appearance of Elvis on the Ed Sullivan show, to another generation it was the Beatles’ appearance on Sullivan half a decade later. Is there such a defining moment for you?
It was putting myself to sleep when I was 9 listening to David Bowie, I loved his lyrics, metaphors, imagery and personal expression. I was writing poems, decided I was going to sing them, put them to music. I had just started playing piano.
2. When you’re not creating music what are you listening to? Who are some of your favorites?
I listen to a wide array of music: what I catch on radio, in my car, I love Spanish, sung, and Brazilian grooves of all kinds. But also classical, big band, japanese pop, instrumentals. Music that has something to say and does it in an entertaining personal non preachy way that involves me and talks to me not at me.
3. What would you say is your greatest moment so far as an artist, either on record or live?
There have been a few. Most recently it was doing an internet radio interview with someone in Indiana knowing that 400 kids in 2 orphanages in Kenya and India were listening in to my song we picked for them "Goodnight Baby", and it lifted them up. I was choked up listening, and when I found out it cheered them up. Playing the Olympics in my hometown in 1992! was pretty special too.
4. Do you believe music can change the world or is just something to listen to? How much can music influence current events?
Music does change the world, imagine the world without it?
Influence current events? sure if we all sing together..
5. How has technology affected the music industry? How has technology affected your career as a musician?
Technology I suppose has benefited and hindered music as I see it; technology gives me more control over being exposed around the world and gives me the ability to connect with the people who enjoy what I do. Musically speaking, I still prefer the sound of real instruments played by people playing together who know how to play them.
6. Now for my Barbara Walters question: If you were a pair of shoes what type of shoes would you be?
A fuzzy pair of warm slippers :)
The Economy: Week Ending 15 August 2009
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We have changed our format to suit the radio style that seems to be popular with talk show blogs of radio stations. This episode deals with economic news ending the week of 15 August.
Music in this podcast is podsafe music from the following artists: Clara Bellino; Stephanie Carcache; Dala; Roy Jay; Doug Folkins; Trina Elle. Visit their web sites for more information on their music and tour dates.
My music was feature in Show #140!
THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
Hailing from Paris, France, and growing up in a small village of the French Alps, Clara Bellino blends heartfelt rhythms, magical lyrics, and unimaginable emotions into a rare mixture of solid American songs with an unfettered sense of humor and a European sense of what is amusing. Americans probably remain puzzled by her songs in French, but are still moved by the rhythms and the performance. Her English songs are instantly understandable and the range between Europop and American Music is beguiling. All you have to do is listen to “Potential Criminal” or “Goodnight Baby” and you won’t get these beautifully produced songs out of your head.
http://www.clarabellino.com/ http://myspace.com/clarabellino http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=756373432&ref=name
SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2009 A Cold-Hearted Post
****************************************************** On a happier note, I've been receiving a lot of wonderful new music lately and it's my great pleasure to share it with you, the potential audience. Keeping up with new bands is hard work and sometimes a bit confusing, but it's also very rewarding, so I try to include links so that you can dig deeper, should you be into finding new tunes... I sorta over-extended myself regarding a recently-shelved project, but there are other, more realistic plans in the making....and a new playlist every week!
Clara Bellino- Swordfish Trombones/Embercado Love I came home from a depressing day and found this CD in my mailbox- it cheered me up right away! Bellino's own material is wonderful - but this is a Tom Waits cover! How cool is that? Very!
Well, that's it for now...I just joined Facebook, so I may be busy for the next several years.
Link to site: http://camelsback23.blogspot.com/2009/06/cold-hearted-post.html