Thursday Music: Highwomen- The Highwomen

A fantastic re-write of the Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings song ” Highwaymen”. Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby crush it.

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Thursday Music: Strange Fruit – Billie Holiday

Strange Fruit is likely the most powerful protest song of all time, and Billie Holiday was persecuted for singing it. Harry Anslinger, America’s first drug warrior, pursued Holiday relentlessly for her drug use and at one point actually ordered her to quit singing the song. Anslinger is long gone. Lady…

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Thursday Music: Never Gonna Happen – Lily Allen

This one goes out to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who asked Governor Evers yesterday to lower flags to half-staff in honor of Rush Limbaugh. It’s from her album ” It’s Not Me, It’s You”.

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Thursday Music: ADAPT Vision 2020

ADAPT is the grassroots, militant wing of the disability rights movement. They put this song by The Score to a powerful video. Enjoy!

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Thursday Music: Living Without- Steve Carlson

Here’s one from yours truly. I posted this here a few year ago. Thought it was time for a replay!

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Thursday Music: Slow Train Coming-Bob Dylan

With Wisconsin’s Assembly Republicans set to overturn Governor Ever’s mask mandate today, this one seems fitting. ” Slow train coming, up around the bend.”

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Thursday Music: Two From Bon Iver

It feels like it’s been a million years since I’ve shared some of my favorite music with you all…..here’s what’s caught my ear this week. First up is “Michicant” live at the Sydney Opera House. Next here’s “Calgary” also live at the Sydney Opera House. Happy Thursday everyone!

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NYE Thursday Music: George Harrison: All Things Must Pass

Here’s a toast to all of you…

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Thursday Music: The 25th Infantry Division Band Quartet: Christmas Music

One last time because I still can!

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Thursday Music Bonus: Red Spot Rhythm Section: Hard to Give Thanks / Foundation

Just an extra tune from a Chicago based musician, Joshua Siegal and his band. And this is another example of pandemic independence and intuition. Originally intending to record in a studio, Red Spot Rhythm Section ended up doing this remotely from their individual homes. There’s a bit of Americana, indie…

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