Favoriting Underwater Theme Park with Meghan: Playlist from January 22, 2017 Favoriting

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Favoriting January 22, 2017: Get up, Stand Up!

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Bob Marley & The Wailers  War   Favoriting Songs of Freedom  0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Dilinger  Stop the War   Favoriting Studio One Rude Boy  0:03:54 (Pop-up)
Junior Delgado  Warrior   Favoriting Trojan Rockers Box Set  0:06:24 (Pop-up)
Johnny Osbourne  Mr. Politician   Favoriting   0:10:02 (Pop-up)
Israel Vibration  Why Worry   Favoriting   0:13:35 (Pop-up)
Junior Murvin  I Was Appointed   Favoriting Police and Thieves  0:20:19 (Pop-up)
Bob Andy  Unchained   Favoriting   0:24:08 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:

Sounds of Sideshows by the Seashore  


0:26:35 (Pop-up)
Dennis Brown  Revolution   Favoriting   0:30:00 (Pop-up)
Junior Reid  One Blood   Favoriting   0:34:08 (Pop-up)
Linton Kwesi Johnson  Sonny's Lettah' ( Anti-Sus Poem)   Favoriting   0:38:12 (Pop-up)
Bushman  Don't Want to be No General   Favoriting We Remember Dennis Brown (V/A)  0:41:56 (Pop-up)
Ini Kamoze  Babylon, Babylon   Favoriting Statement  0:48:06 (Pop-up)
Black Uhuru  Solidarity   Favoriting   0:52:58 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:

Sounds from the Point Pleasant Boardwalk  


0:57:06 (Pop-up)
The Itals  Me Waan Justice   Favoriting Give Me Power!  1:02:33 (Pop-up)
Steel Pulse  No More Weapons   Favoriting   1:06:18 (Pop-up)
Eddy Grant  Living on the Frontline   Favoriting   1:10:52 (Pop-up)
Peter Tosh  Equal Rights   Favoriting Live: One Love Peace Concert  1:16:59 (Pop-up)
Culture  Two Sevens Clash   Favoriting Two Sevens Clash  1:23:50 (Pop-up)
Max Romeo  War Ina Babylon   Favoriting   1:27:24 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:

Sounds from the Point Pleasant Boardwalk  


1:31:12 (Pop-up)
Ben Harper  Oppression/Get Up, Stand Up (Acoustic)   Favoriting   1:38:34 (Pop-up)
Sinéad O'Connor  Fire on Babylon   Favoriting Universal Mother  1:43:14 (Pop-up)
The Ruts  Jah War   Favoriting Something That I Said: The Best Of The Ruts  1:48:11 (Pop-up)
Special AKA  Free Nelson Mandela   Favoriting The Singles Collection  1:55:09 (Pop-up)
The English Beat  Whine & Grine/Stand Down Margaret   Favoriting I Just Can't Stop It  2:00:08 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:

Sounds from the Point Pleasant Boardwalk  


2:03:25 (Pop-up)
Roland Alphonso  The President   Favoriting Studio One Ska  2:07:41 (Pop-up)
Mutabaruka  The People's Court   Favoriting   2:10:18 (Pop-up)
Delroy Wilson  Better Must Come   Favoriting Tighten Up Vol 5  2:16:36 (Pop-up)
Desmond Dekker  You Can Get It If You Really Want   Favoriting History of Trojan Records 1968-1971  2:19:21 (Pop-up)
Jimmy Cliff  Guns of Brixton   Favoriting Sacred Fire EP  2:21:43 (Pop-up)
Toots and the Maytals  Pressure Drop   Favoriting The Harder They Come (Original Soundtrack)  2:25:29 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:

Sounds from the Point Pleasant Boardwalk  


2:28:53 (Pop-up)
Angelique Kidjo  Redemption Song   Favoriting Oh Happy Day  2:31:59 (Pop-up)
Sonny Okosun  Fire in Soweto   Favoriting Black Star Liner: Reggae From Africa  2:35:02 (Pop-up)
Mo'Kalamity & The Wizards  Frontline   Favoriting   2:42:08 (Pop-up)
Fela Kuti  Zombie   Favoriting   2:46:26 (Pop-up)
William Onyeabor  Why Go to War   Favoriting Who Is William Onyeabor?  2:58:34 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am
Sem Chumbo:

From Burn it Down to Catch a Fire. I am so in. Good morning, Meghan.
Listener Robert:

Darn, the type of music I was hoping to get a break from! Can't win 'em all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am

Good morning everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am

Damn, I have to go. Nice to see you're still doing fill-ins though, it keeps alive my hope for a full return someday. Did you apply for the morning show? "The Rush Hours with Meghan" would have a nice ring to it (runs away ducking)
Avatar 9:04am

I'm gonna have to get my WFMU schizophrenia on w/ Destination Out also on the GTDS stream right now....
Avatar 9:05am
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

' The lyrics are almost literally derived from a speech made by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I before the United Nations General Assembly on 4 October 1963. '

Until the philosophy
Which hold one race superior and another
Is finally
And permanently
And abandoned
Everywhere is war
Me say war
That until there no longer
First class and second class citizens of any nation
Until the color of a man's skin
Is of no more significance than the color of his eyes
Me say war
That until the basic human rights
Are equally guaranteed to all
Without regard to race
Dis a war
That until that day
The dream of lasting peace,
World citizenship
Rule of international morality
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion to be pursued,
But never attained
Now everywhere is war
And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes
That hold our brothers in Angola
In Mozambique
South Africa
Sub-human bondage
Have been toppled
Utterly destroyed
Well, everywhere is war
Me say war
War in the east
War in the west
War up north
War down south
War war
Rumors of war
And until that day,
The African continent
Will not know peace,
We Africans will fight we find it necessary
And we know we shall win
As we are confident
In the victory
Of good over evil
Good over evil, yeah
Good over evil
Good over evil, yeah
Good over evil
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am

hahahaha.... nope! No morning show for me... but always fill ins!
Listener Robert:

That's why for decades I hardly ever listened at this hour: It sounded like something to put me back to sleep instead of wake me up. But maybe OK this AM because I'm hung over. From tramadol. For a toothache last night.
Listener Robert:

Sun. AM I meant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am

I won't put you to sleep.... being sleep deprived myself today, that would be a bad idea for all!
Listener Robert:

I'm stimulated by most Caribbean music, but reggae & ska are soporific to me.
Listener Robert:

I've started a "relationship" w a new station. Thurs. I was killing time on Spring St. in Newton NJ waiting for a bus, saw a glass store front w somebody attending to a rack of CDs on one wall. I thought it was a record shop -- there's one selling vinyl platters a block away -- so tried opening the door, only to find it locked. Someone came to say they're not open, so I asked what kind of biz that was, and someone from the desk came to tell me she was DJing a show. They're an offshoot of the Newton Theater on the other side of Spring St., streaming 24-7, of which she said most hours were DJd. Only been operating a week or so according to their Facebook. Apparently interested in getting a b'cast freq. too.

I asked if they had someone about to try out for the WFMU weekday morning show. Not that she knew of.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am

interesting.... I always like coming across new stations. It's nice to see radio not totally dying....

I love dub
Listener Robert:

A friend of mine who lives just outside town -- and also listens to WFMU -- had already "like"d their Facebook page. Meanwhile I'm living a few mi. south w a mutual friend who's listened to WFMU since the 1970s; I go back as a conscious listener to WFMU only since the 1980s. He kicked in $100 to the last silent marathon (thru Frangry's show IIRC), while I was tapped out -- owed him rent $ at that time, in fact -- so on 2 grounds he has "rank" on me.
Listener Robert:

I mean the friend who lives just outside Newton (inside it as far as the post office is concerned) had "like"d the Facebook of this Newtradio.org whose studio I nearly stumbled into.
Avatar 9:25am

This is perfect for today.....
Avatar 9:39am

Hey, Meghan. Whatcha been up to?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am

oh you know... protesting the current political situation.... nothing much...
Avatar 9:41am
Dave B:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am

Brady's back!
Avatar 9:44am
Dave B:

Baby steps... things have changed on that platform....
Listener Robert:

Don't know if there's enough Coca-Cola in the house -- or in the world -- to get me un-hung-over. I may try a bath. In this house a bath is a bubble bath whether you want that effect or not, because water softener in the line, so just using a cake of soap sudses up the tub. Landlord requires it to protect plumbing because ground water here is on the aquifer that a road called Limecrest Ave. runs along.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am

I don't think a bubble bath has cured my hangovers..... usually aspirin and sleep
Avatar 9:55am
Dave B:

The only cure for a hangover is to NEVER STOP DRINKING!

Nice to have you on Meghan -- i need to dig out my Little Steven LPs now...

Good for you, Meghan, you may have walked by my daughter yesterday. There IS more hope than fear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am
the Canterbury wood-elf:

@Meghan if you were wondering about the "Anti-Sus" thing, this refered to the "Sus Laws" in the UK in the early 80s which empowered the police to stop and search people on the basis of "SUSpicion" alone. They were regularly searching young black men in Brixton (an area of south London with big Jamaican immigrant community) to bust them for ganja and easily fulfill arrest quotas. This eventually led to riots in London, Birmingham and Liverpool. The laws have since been repealed. Thanks for that LKJ, hadn't heard it in years...
Listener Robert:

Even after softening -- exchanging sodium for the calcium in this lime-y water -- the water left spots on housemate Steve's nice black truck from washing it, and on eating utensils. Probably mostly sodium bicarbonate in the spots, but likely some sulfate too, because the water probably has iron sulfide in it. The first run in the morning from the faucet smells of H2S, and the water filter is rust-colored, apparently from Fe2O3. So I'm inferring FeS + H2O --> H2S + FeO, and then some of both the FeO and sulfur further oxidize to ferric oxide and calcium sulfate, which becomes sodium sulfate after ion exchange via the Portasoft column.
Avatar 10:01am

Mornin', Meghan!!!!
Listener Robert:

I'll have a chance to check this out by the lab exercise in water analysis in the Chem100L course I'm teaching this term at Sussex Community Col.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am

Morning Jim! Thanks for that info Canterbury Wood-elf! I was curious about that...

Thanks for the tales from rhe resistance. I hope people keep showing up.

Thanks for the tales from rhe resistance. I hope people keep showing up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am
the Canterbury wood-elf:

Steel Pulse! First reggae band I saw live (Brussels '91). Great show, if a bit slick...
Listener Robert:

Whew, for a bit there I was afraid anti-Sus meant anti-Sussex, the county in NJ I've recently moved into & was giving all the colorful background on upthread. Oh, well, it's just about oppression of OTHER people...carry on, then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Meghan and underwater folks. Glad to hear the marches had such a good turnout and were non-violent. If the message got through to the guy in charge, that would be great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am
Rebecca Lewis:

Great theme today and I love the poster you have on this page.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am

Thanks Becky!
Listener Robert:

Finished making macaroni salad, heading for my date w Ivory.
Listener Robert:

Unfortunately Ivory bites if I push her too hard, which I'm afraid I might.

Meghan's reminding me that I took part in the big march in 1982 that was largely an anti-Reagan thing, but in a few years looked back on Reagan's presidency as a pretty good thing.
Listener Robert:

I was part of the No Nations, No Nukes contingent that included Adam Purple.
Bklyn kid:

thanks for the music and the commentary Meghan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am
the Canterbury wood-elf:

Yay! Thanks for playing this Sinead, Meghan : )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am
the Canterbury wood-elf:

Jerry Dammers who was behind Special AKA now does something called the "Spatial AKA Orchestra" playing Sun Ra style cosmic bigband music - check 'em out they're fab : )

I loved seeing all the pink pussyhats in all the marches! I am dying at the people who think that was some sort of conspiracy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am

I had mine on! It was a lovely way to unify the march! And to see all the different kinds out there....
Avatar 11:10am

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am

Bonjour Pierre!!!
Avatar 11:13am

very happy to tune on your live show dear Meghan :)
Well done USA with the popular movement yesterday. Let's keep the fighting on.

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am
Ken From Hyde Park:

91.3 WVKR plays "The People's Court" every Saturday at 9PM. For maybe the last thirty years, as long as I can remember. They have reggae from like 6 to midnight each week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am

Yes Ken! Though that is Judge Dread's version....

I had to work yesterday but I wore my Rosie the Riveter socks and my rainbow kitty hat.

My coworkers were complaining about Friday's protesters "normal people aren't going to be affected by who the president is" UH
Avatar 11:33am
listener mark:

Thank you Meghan, an excellent show.

Awesome Fela. Missed a lot of this show; will def. check out archive!

Thanks Meghan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34pm

Excellent program Meghan. i wouldn't have minded hearing Junior Byles, who's got some good protest songs; but it is i who forgot to submit suggestions all week. (gladiators, too; and ethiopians, sugar minott, lucky dube, ...)
anyway, Thanks!
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