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“The City of New Orleans” by Arlo Guthrie

Not the best video, someone overlayed train sounds onto it, but this is everything a modern folk song should be. Steve Goodman, the composer, met Arlo Guthrie in a bar in Chicago and played it for him. Arlo added it to his repertoire and later released the record, which was a hit for him in

“Sowing the Seeds of Love” by Tears for Fears

Roland Orzabal’s homage to The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper is a protest against the Thatcher government filled with that joyous feeling of “with love, anything is possible” that filled the 60s. Roland and Curt Smith are backed up by an orchestra here and Roland’s vocal is as good or better than the studio version.

“Celluloid Heroes” by The Kinks

Don’t miss “Celluloid Heroes” by the Kinks. Ray Davies brilliantly poignant composition about stardom, mortality and the the strength of the human spirit versus the frailty of the human condition. If you’ve never heard it, you’re in for a treat!

You Will Be Missed, Elfie

We were saddened to receive this email from Maia Ballis today:

The Latest on American Jihadist Terrorism

Val found this posted by the Federation of American Scientists. It comes from the Congressional Research Service:

CRS Report for Congress – Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress American Jihadist Terrorism: Combating a Complex Threat

Click on the above link to see the full report. It is a 128 page document that was

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