Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette on Pregnancy at 45, Childbirth, Postpartum Depression, and #MeToo

“I talk about this with my kids a lot, the four boundaries being: You can't tell me what I'm thinking, you can't tell me what I'm feeling, you can't fucking touch my body/you can't do anything with my body, and don't touch my stuff,” Alanis told me.

If I Had a Rocket Launcher - Bruce Cockburn

"If I Had a Rocket Launcher" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn, from his 1984 album Stealing Fire.
 The song was inspired by Cockburn's visit, sponsored by Oxfam, to Guatemalan refugee camps in Mexico following the counterinsurgency campaign of dictator Efraín Ríos Montt.[1]
Although Cockburn had occasionally touched on political themes in his earlier songs, "If I Had a Rocket Launcher" was his first explicitly political song to be released as a single, and earned him a new reputation as an outspoken musical activist.
In the song, Cockburn despairs of waiting for a political solution to the crisis, and expresses the desire to take matters into his own hands.
Each verse ends with a line stating what Cockburn would do if he had a rocket launcher: in the first verse, "I'd make somebody pay". In the second, "I would retaliate". In the third, "I would not hesitate". The fourth and final verse ends with the song's most famous and controversial lyric: "If I had a rocket launcher, some son-of-a-bitch would die".
In a later interview, Cockburn stated that the song "is not a call to arms; this is a cry."[1]
In 2009, Cockburn performed the song for Canadian troops in Afghanistan; he was subsequently presented (temporarily) with a rocket launcher.[2] wiki
Here comes the helicopter -- second time today
Everybody scatters and hopes it goes away
How many kids they've murdered
only God can say
If I had a rocket launcher...I'd make somebody pay
I don't believe in guarded borders and I don't believe in hate
I don't believe in generals or their stinking torture states
And when I talk with the survivors of things
too sickening to relate
If I had a rocket launcher...
I would retaliate
On the Rio Lacantun, one hundred thousand wait
To fall down from starvation --
or some less humane fate
Cry for Guatemala,
with a corpse in every gate
If I had a rocket launcher...
I would not hesitate
I want to raise every voice --
at least I've got to try
Every time I think about it
water rises to my eyes.
Situation desperate,
echoes of the victims cry
If I had a rocket launcher...
Some son of a bitch would die

"Beds Are Burning”



Out where the river broke
The bloodwood and the desert oak
Holden wrecks and boiling diesel
Steam in forty-five degrees

The time has come
To say fair's fair
To pay the rent
To pay our share

The time has come
A fact's a fact
It belongs to them
Let's give it back

How can we dance
When our earth is turning
How do we sleep
While our beds are burning

How can we dance
When our earth is turning
How do we sleep
While our beds are burning
 
 

Midnight Shine - Heart of Gold (Cover) @midnightshineon

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The International Year of Indigenous Languages is a United Nations observance in 2019 that aims to raise awareness of the consequences of the endangerment of Indigenous languages across the world, with an aim to establish a link between language, development, peace, and reconciliation.

To bring awareness to this important cause students at Allison Bernard Memorial High School in Eskasoni, Cape Breton recorded Paul McCartney's Blackbird in their native Mi'kmaq language.

Songwriter: Paul McCartney Translation: Katani Julian and Albert "Golydada"Julian Music Production: Carter Chiasson
Audio Production: Jamie Foulds (Soundpark Studios)
Video Production: Matthew Ingraham and Multimedia 12 students from ABMHS Project Lead/Music Teacher: Carter Chiasson Pu’tliskiej – Kime’sk //

LYRICS: Pu’tliskiej wapinintoq Kina’masi telayja’timk tel pitawsin eskimatimu’sipnek nike’ mnja’sin Pu’tliskiej wapinintoq Ewlapin nike’ nmiteke tel pkitawsin eskimatimu’sipnek nike’ seya’sin Pu’tliskiej…layja’si ta’n wasatek poqnitpa’qiktuk Pu’tliskiej…layja’si ta’n wasatek poqnitpa’qiktuk Pu’tliskiej wapinintoq Kina’masi telayja’timk tel pitawsin eskimatimu’sipnek nike’ mnja’sin eskimatimu’sipnek nike’ mnja’sin eskimatimu’sipnek nike’ mnja’sin -------------------------------------------------------- Boo-dull-ees-kee-edge wobbin-in-toq Kee-na-ma-see dell-I-jaw-dimk dell-bit-ow-sin ess-gum-mud-dum-oo-sup-neg nike’ mn-jaw-sin Boo-dull-ees-kee-edge wobbin-in-toq ew-la-bin nike’ num-mid-deh-geh dell-bit-ow-sin ess-gum-mud-dum-oo-sup-neg say-ya-sin Boo-dull-ees-kee-edge, lie-jaw-see don wassa-deg poq-nit-ba’q-ik-tuk Boo-dull-ees-kee-edge, lie-jaw-see don wassa-deg poq-nit-ba’q-ik-tuk Boo-dull-ees-kee-edge wobbin-in-toq Kee-na-ma-see dell-I-jaw-dimk dell-bit-ow-sin ess-gum-mud-dum-oo-sup-neg nike’ mn-jaw-sin ess-gum-mud-dum-oo-sup-neg nike’ mn-jaw-sin ess-gum-mud-dum-oo-sup-neg nike’ mn-jaw-sin

'Star Stories of The Dreaming'


Star Stories of The Dreaming - 90m from Eleanor Gilbert on Vimeo.

When ancient knowledge held by the oldest culture on earth meets modern astrophysics and new concept is born – cultural astronomy.
'Star Stories of The Dreaming' reveals the oldest knowledge on the planet. Increasingly Aboriginal people in Australia are being recognised as the first astronomers and we are transported into this ethereal world of humanity's heritage.
“When I listen to my grandmother ... she was taught by her grandmother who was an old woman when the whiteman first come into our Country and she taught my grandmother. In our way of teaching we skip a generation. That's how we compress knowledge and that's how we keep that knowledge pretty much intact." Ghillar, Michael Anderson


Mr. Mister "Healing Waters"


THIS! The second single from Mr. Mister's "Go On..." album. It was nominated for a Grammy in 1987.

Yellow moon, face of a prophet, shooting star, light of the heavens
Shine down, shine down on our tiny enterprise
Where do we go when all our time's been wasted
Just keeping score on who is right or wrong - there's no reason

 Chorus:
Follow the road, the road that leads us where the healing waters flow
Where do we go when the world forsakes us, where the healing waters flow

Silent god moving in my heart, telling me not much I understand
But I - but I need to know, so I fight on
Here every beast must feed upon the other, oh
When will the lion lie down with the lamb - there's no reason

(chorus)
There is a river running deep into my soul
Rushing like a vision over me, it flows
Where do we go when all our time's been wasted
 Just keeping score on who is right or wrong - there's no reason
(chorus)

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On

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