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

Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10:30pm

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


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alternate Saturdays at 10:30pm
Channel 34
  Spectrum (formerly Time Warner)      Channel 82 RCN      Channel 33 Verizon
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Saturday, June 3, 2017

"Their Way"   Live at the 22-Below Cabaret in Manhattan

Recorded at the 22-Below Cabaret in NYC 

The 22-Below Cabaret in NYC was a cabaret offering quality and affordable entertainment in New York for many years and gave many performers of my generation a supportive venue to begin their musical careers. Tonight's episode is from twenty years ago and includes performances from yours truly and the talented proprietors of 22-Below, Shawn Norton and Kim Rich. I owe much to Shawn and Kim and their generosity of spirit.  This show captures that spirit along with the energy and the political times of the late 1990s. Give a look and give a listen. Where were you in 1998?


Saturday, June 17, 2017

"GREED  IS  GOOD!"

Gordon Gekko, infamous antagonist in Oliver Stone's 1987 "Wall Street" movie isn't dead. He just changed his name and joined the GOP. And became President.

“The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right.  Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.”

Two presidents ago I put together a Songs of Freedom episode which included Michael Douglas delivering the famous "Greed is Good" speech, along with Noam Chomsky's worldly commentary, writing from indigenous Americans, and political musings from Waffles the Clown.  The content and message is as timely as ever it was and is shared with you again tonight.

Some things never get old. Tune in and don't tune out.   ~  joel
 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

"This Landy is Your Landy" 

Recorded the day after election day in 2000

Happy Birthday, America!  This episode was recorded the day after Election Day in 2000 when the Electoral College was choosing a President, despite the popular vote choosing another candidate. Interesting viewing both as a reminder and a warning that those who forget history are bound to repeat it - including things such as oil wars and voter discrimination. Tune in and don't tune out!
 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

"For What It's Worth"   with Special Guests:  David Laibman and Gil Skillman

David Laibman and Gil Skillman know of whenst they speak about the economy of nations, particularly ours. They are economics professors. They are also damn fine guitar pickers too with a sharp political bent.  Here is a show that was recorded in 1998, but remains so relevant today. Enjoy the music and the performances.


Queens

  NEW VIEWING TIMES FOR SONGS OF FREEDOM IN 2017 

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

and

Sunday 6:00 pm       Spectrum (formerly Time Warner)   Channel 79      RCN 85      Verizon 37

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


Coming up on Songs of Freedom

Sunday, July 2  6pm  and  Monday, July 3  4pm

"Do You Believe in Peace?

The tragedy of September 11, 2001 challenged many things about Americans and our belief that peace in this word is possible. This show was recorded right after the terror attack occurred. It features my late brother and folk doctor, Eric Levine.  So, do you believe in peace?  Tune in. Don't tune out.
 

Sunday, July 9  6pm  and  Monday, July 10  4pm

"1955"

Some of the best Songs of Freedom Television shows are the ones that focus on the words and music of talented songwriters. Tonight we feature the music of Terry Kitchen - one of New England's best song writers - and Songs of Freedom's TV's Joel Landy.
 

Sunday, July 16  6pm  and  Monday, July 17  4pm

The 2011 Funny Song Swap at the New England Folk Festival

I have had the fun honor and pleasure of hosting an hour of funny songs at The New England Folk Festival on numerous occasions. Tonight's program is a recording of the 2011 hour of funny songs featuring Sol Weber, Steve Suffet, Paul Kaplan, and Joel Landy.
 

Sunday, July 23  6pm  and  Monday, July 24  4pm

The Woody Guthrie Centennial Singalong Celebration   show 2

Recorded at the Peoples' Voice Cafe in new York City, November 2012

A musical celebration of the life and times of America's original troubadour, Woody Guthrie,
100 years after his birth. Tune in and sing along!


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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, July 5, 2017

"This Landy is Your Landy" 

Recorded the day after election day in 2000

Happy Birthday, America!  This episode was recorded the day after Election Day in 2000 when the Electoral College was choosing a President, despite the popular vote choosing another candidate. Interesting viewing both as a reminder and a warning that those who forget history are bound to repeat it - including things such as oil wars and voter discrimination. Tune in and don't tune out!
 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

"Their Way"   Live at the 22-Below Cabaret in Manhattan

Recorded at the 22-Below Cabaret in NYC 

The 22-Below Cabaret in NYC was a cabaret offering quality and affordable entertainment in New York for many years and gave many performers of my generation a supportive venue to begin their musical careers. Tonight's episode is from twenty years ago and includes performances from yours truly and the talented proprietors of 22-Below, Shawn Norton and Kim Rich. I owe much to Shawn and Kim and their generosity of spirit.  This show captures that spirit along with the energy and the political times of the late 1990s. Give a look and give a listen. Where were you in 1998?


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"Woody Guthrie Brooklyn Hoot 2016 "  show 1
Recorded at the Jalopy theatre and School of Music, in brooklyn, ny / April 2016

I have been performing in annual musical celebrations of the life and music of Woody Guthrie since 2001. Organized by Steve Suffet, these tribute shows have gained popularity in New York City. This one took place at the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music in Red Hook, Brooklyn, not far from where Woody shipped out with the Merchant Marines during World War Two. The show features Michael Glick, Vincent Cross, Beth Kotkin, Joel Landy, and Steve Suffet.
 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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

During the first half of 2016 I hosted spirited 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 May 2016 event. It features the guitar work Jerry Korobow and others.  Terrific TV. Take a listen!
 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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

More from the fabulous May 2016 HOOT at Odradeks Coffee House in Queens, NY. (see above)

 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Thursday Night Hoots!    show 3
Recorded in May 2016 at odradeks coffee house in kew gardens, ny

More from the fabulous May 2016 HOOT at Odradeks Coffee House in Queens, NY. (see above)


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

"The Singers Club"

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/
 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

"GREED  IS  GOOD!"

Gordon Gekko, infamous antagonist in Oliver Stone's 1987 "Wall Street" movie isn't dead. He just changed his name and joined the GOP. And became President.

“The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right.  Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.”

Two presidents ago I put together a Songs of Freedom episode which included Michael Douglas delivering the famous "Greed is Good" speech, along with Noam Chomsky's worldly commentary, writing from indigenous Americans, and political musings from Waffles the Clown.  The content and message is as timely as ever it was and is shared with you again tonight.

Some things never get old. Tune in and don't tune out.   ~  joel
 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

"If We Ain't Union"

With Labor Day upon us it is time to recall the struggle that gave us so much of what we seem to take for granted today:  child labor laws, weekends, vacations, vacation pay, pensions, and more.  None of these things were given to workers. They had to demand and fight for every one of them. Tonight's program is dedicated to people who struggled to give us what we now enjoy and a reminder that now it is up to us to provide the same for future generations. The guest artist is Fred Stanton who writes great labor songs. Also, there is a short film about the history of labor struggles and victories.  "If we ain't union we ain't nothing."  In solidarity ~ joel


Wednesday, September 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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“…and you won’t find me singin’ on this song when I’m gone. So, I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here.”
~ Phil Ochs


Wednesday, September 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, 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.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

"Woody Guthrie Brooklyn Hoot 2016 "  show 1
Recorded at the Jalopy theatre and School of Music, in brooklyn, ny / April 2016

I have been performing in annual musical celebrations of the life and music of Woody Guthrie since 2001. Organized by Steve Suffet, these tribute shows have gained popularity in New York City. This one took place at the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music in Red Hook, Brooklyn, not far from where Woody shipped out with the Merchant Marines during World War Two. The show features Michael Glick, Vincent Cross, Beth Kotkin, Joel Landy, and Steve Suffet.
 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

"Woody Guthrie Brooklyn Hoot 2016 "  show 2
Recorded at the Jalopy theatre and School of Music, in brooklyn, ny / April 2016

This is the second of two edited episodes recorded at the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music in April of 2016.
 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Live in Concert, David Rovics at the Aubergine Cafe,  show 1
Recorded August 17, 2016 at the Aubergine Cafe in Queens, NY

When David Rovics was touring during the summer of 2016 he was the featured performer in Woodside, New York at Aubergine Cafe's Wednesday night Singers Club.  Songs of Freedom Television was there to record the evening of topical music featuring one of topical music's brightest stars. This is the first of two half hour shows edited from that evening. Those in attendance participated in a lively and intimate politically tinged entertainment experience. Tune in tonight. I think you will agree.

Songs include: 
One Day in KenyaIf This Were A WarGod's Gift to the Caliphate, I'm A Better Anarchist Than You
They All Sang the InternationaleIf Clinton's A ProgressiveNo One Is Illegal

For more information about David Rovics, go to:   www.davidrovics.com

For more about The Singers Club and the Aubergine Cafe, go to:
www.facebook.com/sunnysidesingersclub/

The Aubergine Cafe is located at:  49-22 Skillman Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377; at 50th St. / 7 Train 

The Singers Club takes place every Wednesday evening from 8pm til 11pm. 
Come to eat, drink, play, listen and sing. All styles of music are welcome.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

  Live in Concert, David Rovics at the Aubergine Cafe,  show 2
Recorded August 17, 2016 at the Aubergine Cafe in Queens, NY

This is the second of two episodes edited from David Rovics' performance at the Aubergne Cafe in Woodside, Queens in August of 2016. (See above for details.)

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