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The things that NEED changin' never are and the things that DON'T need changin' are changing at an alarmingly fast rate-
...or maybe it's just me gettin' my old-lady- curmudgeon on.
GET OFF MY LAWN and sLOW DOwn you whipper-snappers. What ? ...uh.. 3 o'clock ? LOOK, a bird...

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Comment by AnnelidaFilms on July 13, 2013 at 12:33am


Comment by NatureJunkie on July 14, 2013 at 1:10am

Wow! If you hadn't clued me in at the end that this was your own song, I would have thought this was a an old Depression folk song that you gave a new arrangement to. And I don't know how you pulled off transforming your beautiful self into a model for a Dorothea Lange photograph. What a great video, Amy.

"Yes, as through this world I've wandered
I've seen lots of funny men;
Some will rob you with a six-gun,
And some with a fountain pen."

~Woody Guthrie

Comment by SydTheSkeptic on July 14, 2013 at 5:42am

Ah, Amy.  Once again, you blow me away with your creative work.  

The message and mood of this piece echos my own thoughts and feelings about the sad state of things. There is so much to be outraged about and everyone in the world seems to be protesting injustice except for US. :o/   (waves hello to the NSA)

Anyway, back to your art: You nailed it on the visuals, and I especially loved the chorus at the end where you staggered the chorus- very cool.

Also, it's so great to see you continue doing what you're so damn good at.  Keep it up!  MORE! MORE! MORE!

Comment by BlancheNoE on July 15, 2013 at 9:35am

@ AnnelidaFilms- Well, I did film on the hottest day so far this year. Thank you !

@ Nature- Thank you, I love me some Woody. The tune has been in my head for 6 months. As soon as I recorded the percussion section using my antique tools, the words just squirted out like a 4 minute fart. I like to think it's the voices of all those hard workers who used those tools over the last 90 years or so. If I get time I want to make a short "making of" vid to show the tools I used and how I recorded them. I wasn't planning on singing it in such traditional bluegrass style but once the music was recorded, I couldn't sing it any other way.

@ Sydly- Just in case you'd forgotten, you've been one of my greatest inspirations to action since I found you on these here interwebs. There's been a lot of Peabody Coal protests around these parts and the plight of the workers losing all of their promised benefits just as they hit ages 65+ has been heavy on my mind.


Comment by ThatGirl on July 15, 2013 at 2:02pm

Amy, I think you were made for this theme of expression. You've got some real connection with the past, witchy-woman.

Now, If CHIG MOTC and Adams were still doing parody vids, I can see the Life and Death puppets somehow breaking out into a light-saber fight or a giant ape dropping a collosal fart on them, or maybe a boulder from the ceiling and when the dust clears they are just smokin' a bone together making amends.  ...but I digress.

Comment by LtAdams2247 on July 16, 2013 at 11:13am

Got nothin' to say. OH do "Toe the Line"! In case you, you know, take requests ;-)

Comment by BlancheNoE on July 18, 2013 at 7:50am

@ TG- I've always believed in cellular memory. Not just brain cells but all cells or genetic memory. I don't have much doubt that a few women from my line in the past were burned at the stake 'cause we, you know, THINK

and then we SPEAK about what we think. I LOVE the idea of Ralph and Alice (life/death puppets) fighting with light-sabers. They've been sitting on our shelf since our first Halloween together. I made the cloaks for them and they took on a life of their own. I liked them before, now I love them.

" To the moon, Alice ! "

@ Lt- That song is certainly in the same vein. I used "dime" and "toe (the) line" in nearly the same context. At this rate I'll finish my protest album by the time I'm 80. I won't be able to sing at all by then which means I'll be doing all blue-grass *laughing*. Ralph Stanley is one of my heroes. Can't beat his high-lonesome sound.

I do hope to get around to re-recording that one but I'd really like to do it with a real band.

But first, I'm thinking about sabo-vlogging your numbers, a fan-episode of sorts.

Comment by BlancheNoE on July 20, 2013 at 11:43am

Thank you Steven&b2.

I think the reason I love antique tools that are still in good condition is because you can tell though they are worn from use, the people who used them were most likely very hard-working craftsmen who thought of those tools as  extensions of themselves. Forgive my new-age-ee-ness but they just feel like they have good (and hard-working) vibes attached to them. In other words, I think I had some help on this one.

Comment by Marie on August 24, 2013 at 11:21am
Wow! Damn this is so amazing!
Comment by TonyBR on October 15, 2013 at 4:13pm

Wow indeed! So good!


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