A Musical Mediation on Existance, Ethics and Justice

‘Black Hole’s sing

To much nothing’ by Peter, Paul and Mary

Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

You gotta walk that lonesome valley,
You gotta walk it by yourself,
Nobody here can walk it for you,
You gotta walk it by yourself.

You thought it was an old Christian hymn, right?

‘Painted Black’ by The Rolling Stones

“I could not for see this thing happening to you.”

‘Galaxy Song’ by Monte Python

‘Bright Side of Live” by Monte Python

Thing could be worse, couldn’t they?

Lotte Lenya – O moon of Alabama (Kurt Weill)

Edith Piaf – Non, je ne regrette rien 

No, nothing at all,
No, I regret nothing
Not the good things they did to me
Nor the bad — may as well be the same to me
–>It’s more upbeat than it sounds.
Marlene Dietrich – Lili Marlene Original Song !  


Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda chief, was reported as hating the song for not being “military” enough. He wanted it changed into a stirring march. To loyal Nazis, the song seemed to be anti-war, even close to treason, and singer Lale Andersen was believed to be sympathetic towards Jews. The song was banned and both Andersen and Schultze were charged with “moral sabotage” of the nation’s aims. She was placed virtually under house arrest and he was ordered to compose music praising Nazi ideals.

1939 Lale Andersen – Lili Marlene (original German version)


Liam Clancy – Band Played Waltzing Matilda

GUMball the downer song

Marlene Dietrich – Sag mir, wo die Blumen sind

-Translated by Marlene, once I saw her perform this sone in Tel Aviv  on TV, but it’s not on YouTube </;_(

World War II America (Battle Hymn of the Republic)

Who is the singer?

Blood On the Risers(Gory Gory What a Helluva Way to Die)

A different perspective

Joan Baez – Sag mir wo die Blumen sind (Dresden 2012)

Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll

Ian Dury & The Blockheads – ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll’ [1977 single with lyrics]

ASSChristinaMarrChristina Marr

Asylum Street Spankers out of Austin

The band derived its name from Austin’s Guadalupe Street, where they would often busk and where they played a number of their early shows. At one time Guadalupe Street was nicknamed “Asylum Street” because it led to a state psychiatric hospital.[6] The term “spanker” is an old musician’s term for “one who plays his instrument vigorously and proficiently

Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah Lake Shore Drive 1971 (LSD)