TV Episodes

Songs of Freedom
Viewing Schedule

every other
at 10:30 pm

Time Warner  34
RCN  82
Verizon  33
Next episode:
January 3, 2015

webcast at mnn.org
Channel 34

Friday, 7:30pm
Channel 79
Time Warner
83, RCN
35, Verizon

Sunday, 4:30pm
 Channel 56
Time Warner
84, RCN   36, Verizon

Starting in January
Songs of Freedom
will be seen in Queens
Friday  6pm  channel 34
Sat.  12:30pm  channel 79

Wednesday, 11:00pm
Channels 35/68
watch it online

7:30 pm
Channel 70

webcast at bronxnet.org
Channel 70/36

More Songs
of Freedom




The Continuing
Life Story of

Faith Maya
Nagumo Landy

~ The Early Years ~

Click on the picture of the cute baby for a little bit of Faith.

Click on the family photo to see a movie.

Faith videos,
first 12 months

More Faith Videos

Even More Faith
(on You Tube)

Hey Rocky,
watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!

Joel Landy's  

the website for the  Songs of Freedom  television show, and a connection
 for activists and artists sharing their vision and the dignity of human struggle

View Songs of Freedom online !

Brooklyn:   Wednesday, January 21  11:00pm  at   bricartsmedia.org

Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Peoples' Voice Cafe and a Tribute to Ray Korona     show 3

Bronx:   Thursday, January 22  7:03pm  at   

Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Peoples' Voice Cafe and a Tribute to Ray Korona     show 2

Manhattan:   Saturday, January 31  10:30pm  at www.mnn.org, Channel 1

Introducing the MacDougal Street Rent Party!


Happy MLK Day to you!

I had the pleasure of participating at this weekend's open mic at the my favorite progressive coffeehouse,
the Peoples' Voice Cafe in NYC.
I thought it would be most appropriate to sing a song on MLK weekend written by Matt Jones.
[click here]

Celebrating the songs of those who have gone before is what I will be doing at the PVC on Saturday night,
February 28th, when Steve Suffet, Gina Tlamsa,
Sandy Pliskin, and Anne Price will join me for the reunion of MacDougal Street Rent Party for one night only. MSRP was formed in 2003 and performed together for five years before
Eric Levine's passing away in 2008. The group dissolved shortly after he died. The February 28 reunion promises to be a heartfelt show as we will be performing songs by
Matt Jones, Eric Levine, Pete Seeger, and others whose music and message are still with us.
I hope you join us then.

~ joel ~



No Fracking in New York State!

Thank you Governor Cuomo for saying NO to big oil and hydraulic fracturing in New York State!
Your decision to stand up for the interests of environmental sanity and safety resonates beyond the borders of your state. It was a brave and right thing that you did, Governor. Battles can be fought and won against moneyed interests and corporate control of the airwaves. Cynics will have to pause a day and realize that legislators may base decisions on science and the will of concerned citizens.  Bravo, sir.

If you wish to voice your opinion and thank the Governor yourself, you can phone Albany
(518) 474-8390, his New York City office (212) 681-4580, or call toll free at (866) 584-6799.
You can also send him a written message directly.

[More about this story at  Ecowatch.com]

This day would not have been possible without the effort and continued voice of thousands of activists working together and making their presence known. Realize the difference you are making and realize too, as I am sure you do, that the battle continues and continued vigilance and action is both the price and reward for a safe environmental future.
I am honored to stand with you.  ~ joel



is here, and so are we.  What has changed? 
Recent news stories from our streets and our nation's capital remind us how grim our task can appear.  Don't lose heart. Remember, you have a voice and you are not alone. Find your friends.
Count your blessings. Transcend the ugliness with your creativity and your love.

Get your rest.  Stay healthy.  Stay strong.  We need you.  Let's get to work together!

In Solidarity and Spirit     ~  joel


Recent Performances

December 12, 2014 at the
in Manhattan

I was featured at this showcase in NYC. The night before the House of Representatives voted for the bill that will fund and keep our government running. Republicans stuck goodies for the banking industry in there at the 11th hour written by their friends at CitiGroup. Enough Democrats voted for it to pass. There was other stuff in that bill too that the Senate passed and the President signed in the days that followed. I am still livid.
I took my energy about it and my attitude to the stage and began my set with the video to the right. -->
[click pic for You Tube link]

December 15, 2014 at the
UTES Got Talent at New Utrecht High School
song: "When I Was Young" by Matt Jones

Matt Jones devoted his life to the struggle of social justice in this country. Some time after the 1960s he articulated what we all now know - that the fight for freedom and equality has not ended at all. His song frames this stark perception vividly.
[click on the photo --> for You Tube link]

~ ~ ~

The Best of 2014


A Year In Review


"For the Love of Pete"

A celebration of the life and music of Pete Seeger

Summer Fun!


New York City Friends of Clearwater

Water Festival

August 23

2014 Labor Day Parade

in New York City

September 6

The People's Climate March in

New York City

September 21

2014: A Year to Remember

The New England Folk Festival

The Second Annual Woody Guthrie Brooklyn Hoot

The Pipeline Follies  (Coalition Against the Rockaway Pipeline)

New Utrecht's Got Talent  ◊  The New Utrecht High School Talent Show

The United Nations Association of Queens  presents
an Earth Day Celebration at the Queens Museum of Art

Music For All Ages at The Redwood Deli


Where I've Been


2013 and 2012

" He's a real live wire ! "   ~  Pete Seeger



Woody Guthrie Dedication Page

Music and video from
The Annual Woody Guthrie Birthday Bash in New York City,
Songs of Freedom Television episodes,
and more


People's Music Network for Songs of Struggle and Freedom


New York City Friends of Clearwater
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Tribute to
George Stoney

Kevin Annett




pages and pages of them at youtube.com

Kiss Your Ass Goodbye

Close Indian Point NOW!

The Eve of Depression
With apologies and thanks to
Barry McGuire and P.F. Sloan

click on pic   click twice for You Tube
MP3 version

The International Express
more than a subway train,
it's the world in motion



Songs of Freedom
YIPPIE Museum Café
(2007 and 2008)


Without Borders

writing for godot

Brasscheck TV
a website where you can go to
educate yourself

More Links

go to the top of this page


"He's a real
      live wire!"

― Pete Seeger


Flashback link to


A year in review.

 Quick Vids 

"I Am Selling Off My Body When I Die!"   
featuring Joel, and
The Great Dancer, Faith!

There But for Fortune.
performed at the 2013 New England Folk Festival

"By Any Means"  
Mitch McConnell sings his way into your heart,
but he and his obstructionist friends are
"Running Out of Time"

  On the Radio 

 Legal Illegal  (MP3 file)
WBAI live broadcast on
Bob Fass's
Radio Unnambeable

An interview with
WBAI's Ken Gale
(from 2008)


"Joel's engaging performance style has been nurtured through real experience in the TV studio and on the demonstration stage. 
He draws you in with the opening song and you're with him right through the encores!"

~ Ray Korona ~


"Joel is a dynamic performer who is able to connect with kids with special needs and adults alike. We consider Joel a Dream Team sponsor for his theme song and all of his voluntary efforts."

~ Vicki Fenton ~
President and Founder,
The Eve Fenton Love-All Foundation


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