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Songs of Freedom with Joel Landy

Here is a plaque for an award the Alliance for Community Media bestowed upon Songs of Freedom Television in 1997. This was for the work done during our first year on TV.

The Alliance for Community Media is a trade group and an organization comprised of public access television professionals. They lobby in Washington DC for your right to create video and have it seen and have it paid for by the commercial corporate entities in your town entering your home and your mind every day. Always an uphill battle. They are also the people who work in access centers. Members also include community access producers like myself. I was honored to receive an award, more so to have the award represent the category of Empowerment, a word that means a lot to me.

I stopped entering the annual competitions a number of years ago, not because I have an attitude about them or because I have “been there and done that.” It is just not where my energy lives now. I seek to do the good work and fight the good fight because it is the right thing to do. I seek to acknowledge others who travel the same road and inspire with creativity and vision. I seek and do that while daring to express myself and have fun along the way.

I am glad you are here to share the journey with me.
Don't forget to laugh as you change the world.

~ Joel ~

Songs of Freedom Television

This is a plaque of an award Songs of Freedom won in our very first year. It is the prestigious Hometown Video Award in the category of Empowerment.

Songs of Freedom Television “Tune in and don’t tune out!”

MANHATTAN
Alternate Saturdays at 10:30 PM Channel 34  Spectrum Channel 82 RCN  Channel 33 Verizon and at www.mnn.org Community Channel 1

QUEENS
Monday 11:30 AM Spectrum (formerly Time Warner) Channel 34 RCN 82 Fios 34 and Tuesday 6:00 PM Spectrum (formerly Time Warner) Channel 56 RCN 84 Fios 36

BROOKLYN
Brooklyn Free Speech Television Wednesday at 11:00 PM on Channels 35/68, also, Live Streaming at Brooklyn Free Speech Television, Channel 2

BRONX
Thursday at 7:30 PM on BX OMNI, CHANNEL 70 You can also watch online at www.bronxnet.tv Channel 70, BX OMNI

Upcoming Episodes

MANHATTAN

October 5 New York City Friends of Clearwater 2019 Water Festival, episode 2
with Marilyn Elie, Nancy Vann, and Jeanne Shaw, and the music of Whiskey and Bad Company.

October 19 New York City Friends of Clearwater 2019 Water Festival, episode 3
featuring singer/songwriter Steve Suffet.

November 2 New York City Friends of Clearwater 2019 Water Festival, episode 4
featuring the music of Songs of Freedom Television's Joel Landy.

QUEENS

Oct 1 New York City Friends of Clearwater 2019 Water Festival, episode 3
featuring singer/songwriter Steve Suffet.

October 7, 8 New York City Friends of Clearwater 2019 Water Festival, episode 4
featuring the music of Songs of Freedom Television's Joel Landy.

October 14, 15 New York City Friends of Clearwater 2019 Water Festival, episode 5
featuring the music of Lindsey Wilson, Mike Glick, and Joel Landy.

BROOKLYN

October 2 The 2019 New York City Friends of Clearwater Water Festival, Episode 1

October 9 The 2019 New York City Friends of Clearwater Water Festival, Episode 2

October 16 The 2019 New York City Friends of Clearwater Water Festival, Episode 3

October 23 The 2019 New York City Friends of Clearwater Water Festival, Episode 4

October 30 The 2019 New York City Friends of Clearwater Water Festival, Episode 5

November 6 "Show Us Your Talent" Joel Landy LIVE at the Kew Gardens Community Senior Center

November 13 2019 Make Music New York Solstice Celebration at the Red Pipe Cafe in Forest Hills, Episode 1

November 20 2019 Make Music New York Solstice Celebration at the Red Pipe Cafe in Forest Hills, Episode 2

November 27 2019 Make Music New York Solstice Celebration at the Red Pipe Cafe in Forest Hills, Episode 3

December 4 2019 Make Music New York Solstice Celebration at the Red Pipe Cafe in Forest Hills, Episode 4

December 18 Tom Petty Tribute Concert / Fundraiser for MusiCares / December 6, 2017 / Episode 1

Tom Petty Tribute Concert / Fundraiser for MusiCares / December 6, 2017 / Episode 1
Produced by Mike McHugh and Vanessa Lovestone in association with Lori Behrman and Bill Mayer, Wicked Willy's hosted a tribute to the life and music of the late Tom Petty.

It was a terrific evening of Rock N'Roll and raised money for MusiCares, a philanthropy that meant a lot to Tom Petty.

Artists who performed included Curtis Becraft and Carla Lyn Hall, Roger Blanc, Paul DeCoster, Heather Eatman,
Buddy Grecco, Joel Landy, Michael McHugh, and The Serpentones.

This video was the first of two Songs of Freedom Television episodes edited from the event. For more videos and for more about Songs of Freedom Television visit the show's website,
www.singfreedom.org.

More about MusiCares:

MusiCares Foundation was established in 1989 and incorporated in 1993[2] by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Meant for musicians to have a place to turn in times of financial, personal, or medical crisis, its primary purpose is to focus the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues which directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. The foundation's programs include emergency financial assistance, addiction recovery, outreach and leadership activities, and senior housing.

You can find out more about MusiCares by visiting the following websites:

https://www.grammy.com/musicares/prog
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https://www.grammy.com/musicares
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https://www.facebook.com/MusiCares

December 25 Tom Petty Tribute Concert / Fundraiser for MusiCares / December 6, 2017 / Episode 2
More music from the December 2017 concert paying tribute to Tom Petty and MusiCares.

BRONX

October 2 Tom Petty Tribute Concert / Fundraiser for MusiCares / December 6, 2017 / Episode 1
Produced by Mike McHugh and Vanessa Lovestone in association with Lori Behrman and Bill Mayer, Wicked Willy's hosted a tribute to the life and music of the late Tom Petty.

It was a terrific evening of Rock N'Roll and raised money for MusiCares, a philanthropy that meant a lot to Tom Petty.

Artists who performed included Curtis Becraft and Carla Lyn Hall, Roger Blanc, Paul DeCoster, Heather Eatman,
Buddy Grecco, Joel Landy, Michael McHugh, and The Serpentones.

This video was the first of two Songs of Freedom Television episodes edited from the event. For more videos and for more about Songs of Freedom Television visit the show's website,
www.singfreedom.org.

More about MusiCares:

MusiCares Foundation was established in 1989 and incorporated in 1993[2] by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Meant for musicians to have a place to turn in times of financial, personal, or medical crisis, its primary purpose is to focus the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues which directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. The foundation's programs include emergency financial assistance, addiction recovery, outreach and leadership activities, and senior housing.

You can find out more about MusiCares by visiting the following websites:

https://www.grammy.com/musicares/prog
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https://www.grammy.com/musicares
-
https://www.facebook.com/MusiCares

October 9 Tom Petty Tribute Concert / Fundraiser for MusiCares / December 6, 2017 / Episode 2
More music from the December 2017 concert paying tribute to Tom Petty and MusiCares.

Songs of Freedom Television

I see that I finally have your attention. Pay attention, Donald. I promise to use short words. You like to watch television. I have a few videos that you may find entertaining.

I Can't Help Falling In Love with Me

What does Donald Trump say to his mirror in the morning? (As if I had to ask.)

Your Tweeting Heart

His tweeting heart is our ball and chain.

You're a Joke, But Nobody's Laughing

What is your opinion of our stable genius? This is mine.

Here's to the State of Donald Trump

Reworking Phil Och's epic 1960s ode to Mississippi and the old south.
This time it's personal.

ORGANIZE