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I really don’t need any proof that I’m tragically un-hip, but if I did, it would be right here: I learned about the hottest Latin song sweeping the nation from the “Guardian” website. The song is “Despacito” (check it out below).

Luis Fonsi, who is Puerto Rican, translates the song’s lyrics from Spanish to English and talks about his inspiration for the song in the below article from “Huffington Post”:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/despacito-lyrics-english-translation_us_59272008e4b062f96a34f844

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Here’s my little shout out to all women everywhere in honor of Women’s History Month. This is Malvina Reynolds’ song, “It Isn’t Nice”, which I thought was very appropriate. Malvina was a singer-songwriter and political activist who began her songwriting career when she was in her 40s.

 

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This jukebox is going out to the members of the Women’s March and to all protesters everywhere fighting the good fight. Your strength inspires and encourages me.

Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” is a classic. I like the way the video draws parallels between the protest marches of the past and those of today.

A new classic for our time, “Quiet” by MILCK (Connie Lim). Performed at the Women’s March in Washington (Jan. 2017) and then on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

And my favorite protest song of all time, “Step by Step,” a 19th century union song popularized by Pete Seeger and here performed by Sweet Honey in the Rock. A great marching song.

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Okay, it’s not Halloween yet, but in every way that matters autumn has come to Arnor. The geese and cranes are migrating, the leaves have turned gold and are starting to fall, the evening darkness falls sooner and lasts longer, the harvest is starting to come in, the fog settles in until the sun burns it off ….In short, a perfect time to enjoy a few Halloween-related songs.

Starting us off is the theme song, “This is Halloween”,  from Tim Burton’s claymation musical Nightmare Before Christmas. The marching beat is particularly fun.

 

Following that is the mashup between the opening songs of “Hamilton” and “Sweeney Todd”. Yes, prepare yourself for “Hamiltodd”.

What, er, kills me about “Hamiltodd” is how much the cast of Hamilton enjoys rapping the story of Sweeney–and cutting throats.

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Here’s a music video that I’ve been wanting to post for awhile just because it’s so well done. This is everyone’s favorite Irish band, the Chieftains, playing “O’Sullivan’s March.”

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Thought we needed a little cheering up this Friday so here’s a little ditty that my music teacher, Jean, introduced me to. It’s “Crazy Words, Crazy Tune” by Frank Crumit, from 1927, lamenting the popularity of the ukulele.

 

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