Where were we and what did we do?
I am glad we got through the snowy 2014 winter. It makes me appreciate the blessings in my life all the more, despite losing friends and heroes along the way. Perhaps you have been to a Pete Seeger tribute (see above). He touched so many people and hearts.
Taking a quick look back at 2013, it was a good one,
blessed with health and happiness. The year included performances at my
favorite venues, at schools where I teach, and in support of causes and
organizations that mean a lot to me. (click
here for videos)
The most important gig I play continues to be with my
family and the time I spend with my daughter, Faith.
Looking forward this year I give thanks for all
I have, my friends, my family, my work, my health,
Peace, joy, love and Faith,
~ joel ~
2013 in Review
Highlights of the year included
the pleasure of being on a bill at the Peoples' Voice Cafe with two
awesome and talented performers on Saturday night, October 19th. It was
a terrific evening of fun and creativity. I want to thank everyone who
came and made it such a special time. What a rockin' audience you are!
If you couldn't make the performance I have posted some videos below.
I also want to personally
thank my fellow performers,
Ilene Weiss and
Here's a taste of what happened on October 19th.
"I Am Selling Off
My Body When I Die!"
"If You Know an
Oxymoron, Shout It Out!"
"Watching Too Much
And here segments from that program:
2. The peace ceremony (10 minutes)
3. Bell ringing and people's prayers (1 minute 15 seconds)
5. Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and music (6 minutes, 30 seconds)
During my trip to Japan, I
frequently added short videos from the time there to my Facebook account.
~ joel landy ~
More from the Summer of 2013
Labor Day 2013
Labor Day is a day where we honor the workers in this country who created and grew a thriving middle class for so many years. A corporate agenda and "class warfare" have diminished our middle class and the future of our children and their children. We all need to understand the tactics of dividing working people and putting them against each other. I invite us all to remember that we have more in common with working people - wherever they live, whatever country they come from, or whatever it is that they do - than we do with corporate minded agenda makers, billionaires and politicians currying favor and re-election aspirations. And they are the ones we read about and see on "the news" creating the conversation we debate and then live from. Do you see this too?
I also invite us to remember the work of labor unions and
how they are and have always been vital for the survival and
growth of a middle class in any country.
Let us stand in solidarity and demand real issues, real answers, real accountability, and real solutions.
~ home ~