THE BALLAD OF PAT TILLMAN, a new Vic Sadot video was created on Nov 6, 2017 as a Salute to Pat Tillman on what would have been his 41st birthday! It was published to “Truth Troubadour” and "Vic Sadot" YouTube Channels, and posted to Reverb Nation here: https://www.reverbnation.com/artist/video/15396068
Although the song was written during 2006 and 2007, the song was not released until September 11, 2017 on a CD titled "9/11 Truth & Justice Songs" at CD Baby. https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicsadot3
Pat Tillman was prominently in the news recently when President Donald Trump made a tweet attempting to shame and intimidate NFL football players who kneel during the national anthem to protest the situation in the USA today, such as increased police murders of Black men, the vast prison-industrial complex, and all that comes justified by the "war on terror". The video updates a lot! It includes the statement by Pat's widow, Marie Tillman, defending the First Amendment and asking the President to not politicize the death of her husband. We got that in there too! We also have a much sharper focus on the war without going too graphic. Furthermore, what we know now since there were investigations proving that the Rumsfeld-led Pentagon lied to the family and the public. They did not even mention "friendly fire" to the bereaved family til many weeks after Pat's death and after the widely-broadcast memorial ceremony featuring war hawks such as Sen John McCain and Pentagon officials.
Vic Sadot Music Blog about the new video: “The Ballad of Pat Tillman” 2017 Video Features Trump vs Marie Tillman Posts – Vic Sadot dot com Veterans Day 2017 Blog. (RIP 11-06-76 – 4-22-04). https://vicsadot.com/2017/11/11/the-ballad-of-pat-tillman-2017-video-features-trump-vs-marie-tillman-posts
One of the most disturbing reports about the circumstances of Pat Tillman's death was published by the distinguished journalist magazine called Editor & Publisher as an AP story titled “Was Pat Tillman Murdered? – AP Gets Coroner Documents” 7-26-07 Editor & Publisher. The URL link was actually changed from the original link, but the article is still at Editor & Publisher at this link. http://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/was-tillman-murdered-ap-gets-new-documents
Excerpt: “Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of the three bullet holes in Pat Tillman’s forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the former NFL player’s death amounted to a crime, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. ‘The medical evidence did not match up with the, with the scenario as described,’ a doctor who examined Tillman’s body after he was killed on the battlefield in Afghanistan in 2004 told investigators. The doctors – whose names were blacked out – said that the bullet holes were so close together that it appeared the Army Ranger was cut down by an M-16 fired from a mere 10 yards or so away...”
My friend Dean A Banks created a "Ballad of Pat Tillman" video 11 years ago when the song was first written and recorded. Checking on what would have been Pat Tillman's 41st birthday on Nov 6, 2017, that video had 15,099 views. Therefore, with your help, this new 2017 version has great potential for viewers!
The lyrics and chords were published in the description section at the YouTube Channels, and at Lyrics Mode. To learn this song or to play along on the chords, use these progressions:
Verse: GGDD / CCGG / GGDD / CCGG Chorus: DDCC / EmEmB7B7 / CCGG / DDEmEm Bridge: CCGG/ DDB7B7/ CCGG/ DDEmEm
Here’s the free song link to mp3 in 128 kbps! The Ballad of Pat Tillman (5:16) by Broadside Balladeer Vic Sadot at SoundCloud. https://soundcloud.com/broadsideballadeer/the-ballad-of-pat-tillman
After years of scholarly research we have also a much sharper focus on the politics of the 9/11 "war on terror" wars without getting too graphic.
In early November 2016 Vic Sadot finished mixing 18 mostly original songs with Sammy Fielding at Ancient Owl Audio Studio. The master for the forthcoming "Truth Troubadour" CD has been sent to DiscMakers for pressing. The CD is the most acoustic set of songs of the 6 projects that Vic Sadot has done with DiscMakers. Indeed, except for the first song, Left My Mind", recorded in 2009 with a Crazy Planet Band rock crew in Delaware, it's all just Vic Sadot featuring Eric Golub's stunning talent on viola and ukelele on a variety of soulful and lyrical folk songs. See the article at VicSadot's official web site. https://vicsadot.com/2016/11/18/vic-sadot-sends-18-song-truth-troubadour-cd-to-discmakers
The final art design and sound master mix were sent to DiscMakers for pressing. This is the sixth music project by Vic Sadot where he worked with DiscMakers. It is the fourth that included the CD Baby digital distribution deal. Here is a list of Vic’s DiscMakers products, and a list of the 18 songs on the new CD.
Vic Sadot DiscMakers Discography Product Releases Since 1985: (1) 1985 "Good Time Delaware" 45 single by Crazy Planet Band, cover art by Michael Schwartz & Debbie Hegedus; (2) 1988 "Ride the Wind" LP by Crazy Planet Band, cover art by Curt S. Wayne; (3) 1997 "Comin' Home” CD by Vic Sadot's "Planète Folle" Band, CD cover photo by Geoffrey Williams; (4) 2005 Vic Sadot "Broadsides & Retrospectives" CD cover photo & design by Dean A. Banks; (5) 2011 "9/11 Truth & Justice Songs" CD by Vic Sadot, cover photo by Geoffrey Williams, cover design by Michael Tank; (6) 2016 "Truth Troubadour" CD design by Vic Sadot.
Truth Troubadour 18 Song List: 1 Left My Mind (3:29) Joe Sadot; 2 Changes (4:09) Phil Ochs; 3 The Fog Watch (4:30) George Reuter poem; music Vic Sadot; 4 Lori (3:24) Joe Sadot; 5 Fayette County Snow (3:00) Greg DeCowsky; 6 An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King(4:59) Vic Sadot; 7 Working Class Hero (3:46) John Lennon; 8 Masters of War (4:13) Bob Dylan; 9 Selling Futures (4:24) Vic Sadot; 10 Courage To Resist: Free Chelsea Manning! (5:22) Vic Sadot; 11 United Fruit (4:07) Phil Ochs; 12 The Kidnapping Coup (7:47) Vic Sadot; 13 Full Spectrum Dominance (5:39) Vic Sadot; 14 No Nuke Blues: Fukishima Update (4:19) Vic Sadot; 15 Billboard Bandit (3:21) Vic Sadot & Greg DeCowsky; 16 Dearest Lady (3:15) Vic Sadot; 17 Sea of Sedation (4:47) Vic Sadot; 18 In the Harbor of Love (3:05) Vic Sadot.
For Bookings, contact Vic Sadot at BroadsideBalladeer@gmail.com
Full Spectrum Dominance (6:04) Vic Sadot video: “Beware of those who joke about sending in the drones!” http://youtu.be/HXBPXsmtPig
Vic Sadot’s Planète Folle at 2007 Delmarva Folk Festival (44:12) Published February 17, 2016 at Vic Sadot YouTube Channel. http://youtu.be/Pdz3zuUT6IM The songs in this set are The Frog Jog, Allons à Lafayette (Let’s Go To Lafayette), Zack's Zydeco, Faire L'Amour Dans Le Poulailler (Making Love in the Chicken Coop), I'm Comin' Home, Madeleine, and Bourbon Street/Rue Bourbon. The Planète Folle Band members are Vic Sadot on vocals, acoustic guitar, and 10 button Cajun accordion; Mike Reynolds on piano accordion; Monty Cullum on electric guitar; Jimmy Pritchard on bass; and Chris Sherlock on drums. Vic Sadot's Planète Folle Band started in 1992. The band released one CD titled "Comin' Home" in 1997, which is available as an electronic download at CD Baby. This video was captured by Eric Young at the 2007 Delmarva Folk Festival, an annual event organized by the Delaware Friends of Folk. This was the 16th annual gathering on October 6, 2007 at the Old Field Farm in Hartley, DE. 2016 will mark their 25th annual Delmarva Folk Festival. Congratulations! Post production video edit by Vic Sadot, February 16, 2016.
The Ballad of Tom Paine by Vic Sadot – 2016 Tom Paine Courageous Spirit Awards (9:30). This Video is # 1 of 7 in the “2016 Tom Paine Courageous Spirit Awards” playlist at “Social Justice in the Heart of Berkeley” YouTube Channel. Thomas Paine wrote “Common Sense”, “The Crisis Papers”, The Rights of Man”, “The Age of Reason”, “African Slavery in America”, and "Agrarian Justice". The lyrics by Vic Sadot are posted in the description box as well as in the video itself. The Ballad of Tom Paine tells the life story of Thomas Paine, one of the foremost revolutionary writers of his time. http://youtu.be/O6LYEZmjkgQ?list=PLF6vlpoPDpR7B96H_5I4jEKfGtuuUGH-h
BERKELEY CALLING BLOG APRIL 15, 2015 BY TRUTH TROUBADOUR. “NO NUKE BLUES FUKUSHIMA UPDATE” Video Released by Vic Sadot. Lyrics, photos, and links! http://berkeleycalling.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/no-nuke-blues-fukushima-update-video-released-by-vic-sadot
The official release date for Vic Sadot's “9/11 Truth & Justice Songs” CD was 9/11/11. Vic sang some of the songs in the street at the “Take Back Gandhi's 9/11” march. The march was part of the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance's 10th Anniversary observations of the terror attacks in the United States that remain in need of a genuine forensic criminal investigation. 9/11/11 was also the date that Vic launched a new web site featuring the new CD, “9/11 Truth & Justice Songs”, links to past releases, and links to blogs and video sites. http://www.vicsadot.com
“9/11 Truth & Justice Songs” CD has 16 songs that relate to the many remaining questions about those horrific events of “shock and awe” and the official conspiracy story that was told about 19 Muslims with box cutters led by a man on a dialysis machine somehow coordinating the massive attacks from a cave. Some of Sadot's songs correlate to certain books that inspired them. “Cheney's in the Bunker” came from reading David Ray Griffin's monumental “The 9/11 Commission: Omissions & Distortions” in which he reported the omitted testimony of Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta on his recollections from being in the White House bunker with Dick Cheney. “Blowback or Bloody Treason” was written after reading Michael Ruppert's “Crossing the Rubicon”. Ruppert was a former Los Angeles detective, and he believed that 9/11 should be subjected to standard criminal investigation procedures with a view to who had the means, motive, opportunity, and stood to benefit from the crimes. “Trouble in the Rubble” came from reading an Associated Press article on the 9/11 rescue dogs by Amy Westfeldt. It was run in the Washington Post on Oct 20, 2006. It states that many of the rescue dogs who worked at the WTC after 9/11 had their feet burned by “white-hot debris”. The reporter did not question or explain how this came to be. While it is consistent with other reports of pools of molten steel still being “white-hot” many weeks after the disintegration of 3 of the World Trade Center towers, it is not consistent with the official story that the towers fell into rubble as a result of jet fuel fires. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/20/AR2006102000780.html
The 10th Anniversary Edition of Vic Sadot's “9/11 Truth & Justice Songs” is posted to Last FM with a number of free mp3 downloads! It will soon be posted at CD Baby and affiliated sites such as iTunes, Rhapsody, and many more. A brief description blurb on each song follows below the Last FM Link to the CD. http://www.last.fm/music/Vic+Sadot/9%252F11%2BTruth%2B%2526%2BJustice%2BSongs