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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
Feb 4, 2014 - 06:56pm PT
Grateful Dead - Rocking the Cradle
Leggs

Sport climber
Made in California
Feb 4, 2014 - 11:26pm PT
Musical friends on the road home tonight after a little tour in AZ. This is for them and safe returns.



~peace
ß Î Ř T Ç H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Feb 4, 2014 - 11:54pm PT
Leggs

Sport climber
Made in California
Feb 5, 2014 - 01:45am PT
Great music, to and from dinner tonight... thank god for community radio!







~peace
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Feb 5, 2014 - 10:51am PT
John Fahey ≈ The Dance of Death & Other Plantation Favorites (full lp)
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Feb 5, 2014 - 04:02pm PT

Bonnie Raitt @ North Sea Jazz 2013

For sure Bonnie Raitt rocks...
rrider

climber
Mckinleyville, Ca
Feb 5, 2014 - 11:26pm PT
massive improvv = Birth
http://youtu.be/ZcJ1pg4UUv8
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Feb 6, 2014 - 04:24pm PT

The Gloaming - Samhradh Samhradh (Live in Cork)


Martyna Jakubowicz - ,,Rzeka'' - "The river"
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Feb 6, 2014 - 08:02pm PT
Los Lobos ≈ We belong together


Van Morrison ≈ Take me back


Joni Mitchell ≈ California
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 6, 2014 - 08:08pm PT
Trusty Rusty

climber
Tahoe Area
Feb 6, 2014 - 08:13pm PT

hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Feb 7, 2014 - 05:09am PT
vince guaraldi & bola sete ~ casaba:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFsSvckqO0o



star song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0zMx8p2I0Q

vince guaraldi trio ~ manha da carnaval:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojj2XGsbbIw



willow weep for me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ibPVjP9zHw
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Feb 7, 2014 - 09:36am PT
Cowboy Mouth ≈ Jenny Says
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
Feb 7, 2014 - 10:04am PT
After climbing and falling, naturlich, holding on.

Joe Tex



... and then you die ...

Steve Earle - Don't Think Twice It's Alright (For Suze Rotolo R.I.P.) Philly 2-27-11 .

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Feb 7, 2014 - 02:47pm PT
Van Morrison

 Sometimes we cry


 Listen to the Lion
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 7, 2014 - 11:56pm PT










hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Feb 8, 2014 - 08:16am PT
ulf wakenius ~ blues at night:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veRnDaHUxS0

seven days of falling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0X1HUYl0Nc



psalmen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhpnX28dAxQ

smile: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeUbE-MPIbY
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Feb 8, 2014 - 10:08am PT
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
Feb 8, 2014 - 10:34am PT
One got sent.




Preachin' to the choir



You got it, Son

Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Feb 8, 2014 - 01:22pm PT
Very moving. Very heroic.



Though it was originally written by someone else as a protest song of sorts, this is one of those gems that a singer just totally owns from the start. “Strange Fruit” was shocking to many people when it came out in 1939. Even Ms. Holiday herself was initially reluctant to sing it, fearing retribution. Though many people knew that lynchings of African-Americans in the South were common, there was much resistance to ending it, since it was an effective means of social control and political intimidation by Southern whites.

She said she always thought of her father when she sang this song; he died at age 39 after being denied medical treatment at a Texas “whites only” hospital. Because the song was so powerful and poignant for Holiday, there were some rules when she performed it: She would close the evening with the song, the waiters would stop service when the song began, and the room would be in total darkness except for a spotlight on Billie Holiday’s face. And there would be no encore.

Her voice is strong and impressive in this clip, but just look at the incredible expressiveness in her eyes as she sings the haunting lyrics.

Trigger warning: lyrics about racial violence.
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