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Catch the webcast every other Saturday at 10:30pm
www.mnn.org next webcast,

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:30pm

Windows Media Player is required and is easily downloaded from the MNN site.

Look below to find viewing times and episodes for your borough.


Manhattan
alternate Saturdays at 10:30pm
Channel 34
  Spectrum (formerly Time Warner)      Channel 82 RCN      Channel 33 Verizon
and at www.mnn.org     C
ommunity Channel 1


Saturday, September 23, 2017

"The Sunnyside Singers Club"  Show 1

On Wednesday nights since 2014 Steve Suffet and Donie Carroll have hosted a "pub sing" at Aubergine Cafe in Sunnyside, Queens, NY.  People come to eat and drink and sing. Everyone is invited to share a song and all songs are welcome.  Songs of Freedom recorded a typical evening at The Singers Club. 
We hope you enjoy it and sing along!

For more about The Aubergine Cafe go to: www.auberginecafe.com

For more about The Singers Club
contact:  www.facebook.com/sunnysidesingersclub/


Saturday, October 7, 2017

"The Sunnyside Singers Club"  Show 2

More singing and fun from the Aubergine Cafe in Woodside, NY and the Wednesday night Sunnyside Singers Club. This episode features songs from Steve Suffet and Joel Landy.
Grab a drink, tune in, and sing along!

For more about The Aubergine Cafe go to: www.auberginecafe.com

For more about The Singers Club
contact:  www.facebook.com/sunnysidesingersclub/


Thursd
ay, October 21, 2017

"I Want You!" 
Recorded at the 22-Below Cabaret in NYC 

A vintage 1998 Joel Landy performance at the the 22-Below Cabaret in NYC. That venue, 22-Below, located
on 22nd Street in Manhattan, was a cabaret that provided affordable quality entertainment for more than 20 years.
It's producers, Shawn Norton and Kim Rich were outstanding performers in their own right, and generous hosts whenever I had the privilege of playing there. Shawn and Kim gave me a chance early on in my music career.
Tonight's episode captures the energy and the political times of the late 1990s. Give a look and give a listen.
Where were you in 1998?
 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

"LIVE at the 22-Below Cabaret in NYC" 
Recorded November 1, 2003

The war in Iraq was on in November of 2003 and Songs of Freedom came to Greenwich Village in NYC for an evening of politically laced entertainment. Joining me on the stage at the 22-Below Cabaret were the cabaret's producer/performers Shawn Norton and Kim Rich. The show provides a time capsule of the way it was with some notable performances along the way. Tune in and don't tune out!

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Queens

  NEW VIEWING TIMES FOR SONGS OF FREEDOM IN 2017 

Monday 4:00 pm      Spectrum (formerly Time Warner)  Channel 56/1996      RCN 84      Fios 36

and

Sunday 6:00 pm       Spectrum (formerly Time Warner)   Channel 79/1998      RCN 83      Fios 35

Be sure to tune in to QPTV for the best of Songs of Freedom Television.


Coming up on Songs of Freedom


Sunday, September 24  6pm  and  Monday, September 25  4pm

Remembering Phil Ochs at the 2017 New England Folk Festival

Recorded in Mansfield, Massachusetts, April 2017 

Once again I led an hour of songs and stories devoted to the memory and music of Phil Ochs. We have done this many times over the years at the New England Folk Festival and it is always a memorable and sweet time where people come to remember, share their memories of Phil Ochs and sing his songs. Tune in. Remember. Sing along. And maybe we'll see you next year at the New England Folk Festival.   peace ~ joel
 

Sunday, October 1  6pm  and  Monday, October 2  4pm

"The Sunnyside Singers Club"  Show 1

On Wednesday nights since 2014 Steve Suffet and Donie Carroll have hosted a "pub sing" at Aubergine Cafe in Sunnyside, Queens, NY.  People come to eat and drink and sing. Everyone is invited to share a song and all songs are welcome.  Songs of Freedom recorded a typical evening at The Singers Club. 
We hope you enjoy it and sing along!

For more about The Aubergine Cafe go to: www.auberginecafe.com

For more about The Singers Club
contact:  www.facebook.com/sunnysidesingersclub/


Sunday, October 8  6pm  and  Monday, October 9  4pm

"The Sunnyside Singers Club"  Show 2

More singing and fun from the Aubergine Cafe in Woodside, NY and the Wednesday night Sunnyside Singers Club. This episode features songs from Steve Suffet and Joel Landy.
Grab a drink, tune in, and sing along!

For more about The Aubergine Cafe go to: www.auberginecafe.com

For more about The Singers Club
contact:  www.facebook.com/sunnysidesingersclub/


Sunday, October 15  6pm  and  Monday, October 16  4pm
 

"I Want You!" 
Recorded at the 22-Below Cabaret in NYC 

A vintage 1998 Joel Landy performance at the the 22-Below Cabaret in NYC. That venue, 22-Below, located
on 22nd Street in Manhattan, was a cabaret that provided affordable quality entertainment for more than 20 years.
It's producers, Shawn Norton and Kim Rich were outstanding performers in their own right, and generous hosts whenever I had the privilege of playing there. Shawn and Kim gave me a chance early on in my music career.
Tonight's episode captures the energy and the political times of the late 1990s. Give a look and give a listen.
Where were you in 1998?
 

Sunday, October 22  6pm  and  Monday, October 23  4pm

"Their Way"  LIVE at the 22-Below Cabaret in NYC
Recorded November 1, 2003

The war in Iraq was on in November of 2003 and Songs of Freedom came to Greenwich Village in NYC for an evening of politically laced entertainment. Joining me on the stage at the 22-Below Cabaret were the cabaret's producer/performers Shawn Norton and Kim Rich. The show provides a time capsule of the way it was with some notable performances along the way. Tune in and don't tune out!


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Brooklyn

Every Wednesday at 11 PM
(an alternative to the evening news)

on Channels 35/68
also, Live Streaming at Brooklyn Free Speech Television, Channel 2


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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thursday Night Hoots!    show 1
Recorded in February 2016 at odradeks coffee house in kew gardens, ny

During the first half of 2016 I hosted spirited free to the public hootenannies at a local Kew Gardens bistro. Odradeks Coffee House is not around anymore, but the venue did leave us with lots of great musical moments. Many are captured during tonight's video.

This was one of the three edited episodes taken from the February 2016 event.
Featured artists include Larry Block, Lou Michaels, Marie Moskowitz, and Joel Landy.  Great music


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Thursday Night Hoots!    show 2
Recorded in February 2016 at odradeks coffee house in kew gardens, ny

More from the February 2016 HOOT at Odradeks Coffee House. (see above)

Featured artists include Larry Block, Lou Michaels, Marie Moskowitz, and Joel Landy.


Thursd
ay, October 4, 2017

"The Sunnyside Singers Club"  Show 1

On Wednesday nights since 2014 Steve Suffet and Donie Carroll have hosted a "pub sing" at Aubergine Cafe in Sunnyside, Queens, NY.  People come to eat and drink and sing. Everyone is invited to share a song and all songs are welcome.  Songs of Freedom recorded a typical evening at The Singers Club. 
We hope you enjoy it and sing along!

For more about The Aubergine Cafe go to: www.auberginecafe.com

For more about The Singers Club
contact:  www.facebook.com/sunnysidesingersclub/


Thursday, October 11, 2017

"The Sunnyside Singers Club"  Show 2

More singing and fun from the Aubergine Cafe in Woodside, NY and the Wednesday night Sunnyside Singers Club. This episode features songs from Steve Suffet and Joel Landy.
Grab a drink, tune in, and sing along!

For more about The Aubergine Cafe go to: www.auberginecafe.com

For more about The Singers Club
contact:  www.facebook.com/sunnysidesingersclub/


Thursd
ay, October 18, 2017

"Their Way"  LIVE at the 22-Below Cabaret in NYC
Recorded November 1, 2003

The war in Iraq was on in November of 2003 and Songs of Freedom came to Greenwich Village in NYC for an evening of politically laced entertainment. Joining me on the stage at the 22-Below Cabaret were the cabaret's producer/performers Shawn Norton and Kim Rich. The show provides a time capsule of the way it was with some notable performances along the way. Tune in and don't tune out!
 

Thursday, October 25, 2017

The 2017 New York City Friends of Clearwater Water Festival
Recorded august 27, 2017

The New York City Friends of Clearwater hosted its 2017 Water Festival on Sunday, August 27. It was a day of education, music, and entertainment about environmental awareness and action. Songs of Freedom Television was there to record what happened that day. This is the first of episodes about the Water Festival. It features the president and vice president of the organization describing its mission and history. It also features singer/songwriter Joel Landy. For more about the New York City Friends of Clearwater, go to: www.nycfriendsofclearwater.org
 

Thursday, November 1, 2017

Special Guest:  David McReynolds

Tonight's show is an interview with the brilliant David McReynolds. It was recorded during the presidential campaign season in 2000 when he was a candidate. David worked for the War Resisters League for 39 years and offered articulate opinions of world and domestic politics.  What is most notable about this interview for me is that we do not hear a president talking like this today. Tune in to see some intelligent television. You'll be glad you did.
 

Thursday, November 8, 2017

"Clean Money Clean Elections"

Before he worked in the New York City Council, Sunnyside's Jimmy Van Bramer was busy working for clean money and clean elections. He visited the Songs of Freedom set in 1998 for a spirited discussion about money and politics. Tune in and don't tune out.


Thursd
ay, November 15, 2017

Special Guest:  "Banjo Fred" Starner, show 2

"Banjo" Fred Starner was folk musician and college professor. He also was an articulate caretaker and documentary maker of American hobo culture.

Hobos are not bums, he was often quick to point out, but "people who rode the rails for a year or two to get their act together then went back to rejoin the rest of the world."

I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him years ago at the Peoples' Voice Cafe in Manhattan. Fred is gone now, but his music and memory remain. Tune in and take a look for yourself.


Thursd
ay, November 22, 2017

Special Guest:  Charlie King, show 1

Charlie King has been an articulate musical conscience of our country for decades. His songs have been recorded and sung by other performers such as Pete SeegerHolly NearRonnie GilbertJohn McCutcheonArlo GuthriePeggy SeegerChad Mitchell and others. See him tonight on Songs of Freedom in a show recorded at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network almost twenty years ago.


Thursd
ay, November 29, 2017

Special Guest:  Charlie King and Karen Brandow

More music with Charlie King (see above).  This show also features the talents of Karen Brandow.

 Editor's Note:
As Songs of Freedom continues into its twenty-first year, I believe the most important thing I am doing is chronicling the work of those who have left us and have left us better off with their "culture work" contributions. Eric Levine, Faith Petric, Fred Starner, Jolie Rickman, and Karen Brandow are among those individuals I continue to admire in their absence.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

"More Than A Small Circle of Friends"
Remembering Phil Ochs on the occasion of his 75th birthday, show 1
Recorded December 17, 2015 at Odradeks Coffee House in Kew Gardens, Queens, NY

Phil Ochs was a singer/songwriter who became one of the most iconic artists of his time.  A contemporary of Bob Dylan and other notable writer-performers of the Greenwich Village folk music scene of the early 1960s, Ochs was a prolific writer whose work not only challenged the policies and politics of war and injustice, he also challenged actions and attitudes of those on his own side. He was uncompromised and unrelenting.

Despite his success and fame as a performer and folk personality, Ochs suffered from depression and bipolar disorders. He took his own life in 1976 at the age of 35, but his legacy continues.

Today he not only enjoys a passionate following from his original fan base who can see him and hear his voice again online, but a new generation of fans have discovered the music of Phil Ochs because of social media and the timeless nature of his brilliant songwriting.

On December 19th, 2015 Phil Ochs had his 75th birthday. That week there were many concerts marking this event around the world. One of these celebrations took place in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York, at a venue where Phil played fifty years earlier.  It was a joyful evening where memories, stories and songs were shared.

This is the first of four half hour programs from that evening. I hope you enjoy it. If you are new to Phil Ochs music take a moment to hear the words and feel the pathos and power of well crafted lyrics. If you are an old fan and an old friend, enjoy the moment and please sing along. I believe Phil would approve.

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Tonight's show features David Massengill, who toured the country years ago with Dave Van Ronk. All artists were asked to share a Phil Ochs story before they sang. David shared about Van Ronk singing "He Was A Friend of Mine" at the Ochs memorial show shortly after his death. David was in the audience for that. This night he reprises the Van Ronk rendition of that song. It is powerful and touching.

Other artists featured in the episode are Joel Landy and Steve Suffet. Steve shares about the history of The Interlude Cafe, where Odradeks now stands. Ochs, Dave Van Ronk, Al Kooper, Jose Faliciano, and other musicians who went on to bigger things often played at the Interlude.  Lots to enjoy in this episode.
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ďÖand you wonít find me singiní on this song when Iím gone. So, I guess Iíll have to do it while Iím here.Ē
~ Phil Ochs

 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

"More Than A Small Circle of Friends"
Remembering Phil Ochs on the occasion of his 75th birthday, show 2
Recorded December 17, 2015 at Odradeks Coffee House in Kew Gardens, Queens, NY

This is the second of four Songs of Freedom episodes recorded at the Phil Ochs birthday concert in Queens, NY in December of 2015 (see above).

This episode features Anne Price (There But for Fortune) and Joel Landy (Too Many Martyrs, Bracero).


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

"More Than A Small Circle of Friends"
Remembering Phil Ochs on the occasion of his 75th birthday, show 3
Recorded December 17, 2015 at Odradeks Coffee House in Kew Gardens, Queens, NY

This is the third of four Songs of Freedom episodes recorded at the Phil Ochs birthday concert in Queens, NY in December of 2015 (see above).


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

"More Than A Small Circle of Friends"
Remembering Phil Ochs on the occasion of his 75th birthday, show 4
Recorded December 17, 2015 at Odradeks Coffee House in Kew Gardens, Queens, NY

This is the fourth of four Songs of Freedom episodes recorded at the Phil Ochs birthday concert in Queens, NY in December of 2015 (see above).

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The Bronx

THURSDAY at 7:30 PM on CHANNEL 70

You can also watch online at www.bronxnet.org Channel 70
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

"The Sunnyside Singers Club"  Show 1

On Wednesday nights since 2014 Steve Suffet and Donie Carroll have hosted a "pub sing" at Aubergine Cafe in Sunnyside, Queens, NY.  People come to eat and drink and sing. Everyone is invited to share a song and all songs are welcome.  Songs of Freedom recorded a typical evening at The Singers Club. 
We hope you enjoy it and sing along!

For more about The Aubergine Cafe go to: www.auberginecafe.com

For more about The Singers Club
contact:  www.facebook.com/sunnysidesingersclub/


Thursday, September 28, 2017

"The Sunnyside Singers Club"  Show 2

More singing and fun from the Aubergine Cafe in Woodside, NY and the Wednesday night Sunnyside Singers Club. This episode features songs from Steve Suffet and Joel Landy.
Grab a drink, tune in, and sing along!

For more about The Aubergine Cafe go to: www.auberginecafe.com

For more about The Singers Club
contact:  www.facebook.com/sunnysidesingersclub/


Thursd
ay, October 5, 2017

Special Guest:  Charlie King, show 1

Charlie King has been an articulate musical conscience of our country for decades. His songs have been recorded and sung by other performers such as Pete SeegerHolly NearRonnie GilbertJohn McCutcheonArlo GuthriePeggy SeegerChad Mitchell and others. See him tonight on Songs of Freedom in a show recorded at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network almost twenty years ago.
 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Special Guest:  Charlie King and Karen Brandow

More music with Charlie King (see above).  This show also features the talents of Karen Brandow.

 Editor's Note:
As Songs of Freedom continues into its twenty-first year, I believe the most important thing I am doing is chronicling the work of those who have left us and have left us better off with their "culture work" contributions. Eric Levine, Faith Petric, Fred Starner, Jolie Rickman, and Karen Brandow are among those individuals I continue to admire in their absence.

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