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Thursday Night HOOTS!

Recorded May 19, 2016 at the
Odradeks Coffee House in Kew Gardens, Queens, NY


webcast at mnn.org
Channel 34


Queens
Tuesday 3:00 pm
Time Warner
Channel 79
RCN 85   Verizon 37
and
Wednesday 9:30 pm
Time Warner
Channel 56
RCN 84   Verizon 36

Brooklyn
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Bronx
Thursday
7:30 pm
Channel 70

webcast at bronxnet.org
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On Saturday, March 19th, 2016
I had the pleasure of singing
at the Society of Ethical Culture
in NYC in order to raise
money with Democracy Spring to hire busses that
took nonviolent demonstrators to
Washington DC in April of that year.
The intention of the protest

was to end the corruption of big money in our politics and ensure free and fair elections in which every American has an equal voice.  We raised $200 at the event. You can find out more about Democracy Spring and how you can get involved at the link below
 

https://www.facebook.com/
democracyspring

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A HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2016
TO YOU FROM THE LANDY FAMILY
 


Faith danced the night away on New Years Eve.
Take a look and join the fun!

 

 
 

 

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Say Hello!   You can contact me here.  ~ joel

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What do you know about NATO?   Isn't it a relic from World War II?   What is its function now?     
Click here to find out.

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HOLD THAT HOOT!

. . . THIS JUST IN . . .

THURSDAY NIGHT HOOTS! Bulletin   Friday, July 22, 2016

Sad news:
Odradeks Coffee House in Kew Gardens, the site of our awesome hoots since December of last year, is closing at the end of July. We enjoyed fun times and great music there. Thank you to Jake and the staff at Odradeks for everything they gave us.

I will be pursuing an alternate venue and report about that news in this space.

Solidarity and song,

joel

The GOOD news is that on Thursday nights you still have a place to go to have a hoot. The Red Pipe Cafe on Austin Street in Forest Hills (between Continental and Ascam) hosts a jam session/singaround on Thursday nights from 8 to 10pm. Bring an instrument and songs to share, or come along to sing and enjoy. It is fun and it is free - although it is important that you purchase something to eat or drink.

I hope to see you this week on Thursday.

Details about Red Pipe Cafe can be seen in the link.

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In memory of the Odradeks HOOT!

Great music and great times. Here are some videos for you to enjoy.

joel
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The May hootenanny at Odradeks Coffee House was a terrific evening.
Thank you to all the fine performers who came to make music and have a fun time.
They included
:

Jake Block, Alan Alter, David Butler, Eli, Joel Landy, Jerry Korobow, Lou Michaels,
Marie Moskowitz, Gina Moffet, and Steve Suffet.

And thanks to Jake Block and the staff at Odradeks for inviting us in. We hope you enjoyed too!

 Here are links to 3 complete Songs of Freedom Television episodes edited from the evening:
  Show 1:  featuring Jerry Korobow and Joel Landy
  Show 2:  featuring Jake Block, Lou Michaels, Marie Moskowitz, Eli, and Steve Suffet
  Show 3:  featuring  Marie Moskowitz, Alan Alter, David Butler, Gina Moffet,
                  and the ensemble finale, "This Land Is Your Land"

 Ultra cool things that happened this night included players showing up and while tuning their instruments in different parts of the room they started playing together. The whole building was filled with a jam before the evening started. So, I changed the format of the show. No formal introductions. Introduce yourself and play, accompanied by whomever you choose. The other ultra cool thing that happened was I started talking to a coffeehouse customer when I arrived.
I asked him if he played an instrument. He said he played fiddle. I asked him if he lived nearby. He said yes. I told him to get his fiddle. He did and he played. He was excellent and then he sang too. Thank you, David Butler. The entire evening was magical like that.

(See below for pics and vids from previous Thursday Night HOOTS!)

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Recent Shows


Joel Landy

May 14th
at the

People's Voice Cafe
 
in NYC

It was lots of fun playing and being with friends, despite my vocal challenges that evening, and it is always great playing along side my riding buddy and good friend, Steve.


 


Steve Suffet

Saturday, April 16   Ray Korona Song Night
at the Peoples' Voice Cafe

Ray Korona was a writer, producer, promoter, musician, an articulate advocate for artists and those fighting for justice and dignity, and a good friend. Many of us still cannot believe he is gone. On Saturday night April 16 at the Peoples' Voice Cafe in NYC friends and artists gathered to sing his songs and remember Ray. It was a heartfelt evening with inspired performances.
Here is the finale to the show. Enjoy!

Sunday
April 17  

"Funny Song Swap"  at the New England Folk Festival
Mansfield High School in Mansfield, MA
  And what a funny song swap it was!
Thank you to Steve Suffet, Ben Grosscup and Jackson Gilman for joining me for the great session.

Sunday, April 3

was a terrific time at The fourth annual
Woody Guthrie Brooklyn Hoot

at the Jalopy Theatre & School of Music in Brooklyn, NY


It was a great evening with a wonderful audience and memorable performances. Thanks to the folks at the Jalopy for making it so special.
I want to personally thank my fellow musicians:
Steve Suffet, Vincent Cross, Beth Kotkin, and Mike Glick for a special and fun time.

Here are 3 videos from that show recently seen on Songs of Freedom TV.

show1     show 2     show 3

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Thursday Night HOOTS!

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We Gave a HOOT!   and people came to

Odradeks Coffee House in Kew Gardens, Queens on

on Thursday evening, March 17

Thank you to everyone who made it another memorable evening.

Lawrence Block, Lou Michaels, Marie Moskowitz, Joel Landy, and others
continued the Third Thursday Hoot series with spirited performances.

Here are three half hour Songs of Freedom episodes edited
from the February 18th Hoot! event:

  Episode 1:   featuring  Joel Landy
  Episode 2:   featuring Larry Block, Lou Michaels, 
                        Marie Moskowitz, and Joel Landy

  Episode 3:   featuring Larry Block, Lou Michaels,
                        Marie Moskowitz, and Joel Landy

Here are episodes from the January hoot:

 Episode 1:   with Steve Suffet, Larry Block
 Episode 2:   with Joel Landy
 Episode 3:   with Steve Suffet, Larry Block, Richard Benson

Joel Landy songs at the
Thursday Night Hoots!

February
Running Out of Time
The Spaces In Between
Richard Cory
Pay  Me No Mind
By Any Means
Are You Going to Cut Medicare?

January
I  Can't Help Falling In Love with Me
I Wonder Why
Save the Last Shot for Me
Let It Melt and
I Wish Woody Guthrie Was Here

There But for Fortune
What Do You Do with a Politician?

 

Thursday Night Hoots!

The Phil Ochs 75th birthday concert I produced at Odradeks Coffee House in
Kew Gardens, Queens (see below) in December of 2015 was so successful I was invited to produce a monthly music event there.
Unfortunately, Odradeks closed a the end of July in 2016.  My goal is still to create a music scene in Queens similar to the one I did on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village nine years ago, where souls conspired and played together.  So, stay tuned folksingers, bards, and free spirits. We still have a world of music to make.

For more about the Phil Ochs 75th birthday celebration at Odradeks Coffee House, including videos of the evening's  performances, click here.

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I have discovered that the only way I can remain in a room where Sarah Palin is speaking is to employ the assistance of a laugh track to modify the incoherence and lunacy.

The most challenging element of creating this minute long video was having to listen to this person speak again and again while editing. Donald Trump being on the stage with this marvel of public discourse did not help matters.

I did survive the ordeal and now offer this video to you better styled for public consumption.

Now please excuse me. I have a headache and must take medication and a nap.

~ Joel Landy ~

Click on the pic for the video.

Some people are best viewed
with a laugh track.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PHIL OCHS !

It was a joyous night for both the audience and the artists who performed at Odradeks Coffee House in Kew Gardens, NY on Thursday night, December 17, celebrating Phil's life and music.

Click on the photo links for more about that evening and video performances by David Massengill, Joel Landy, Steve Suffet, Anne Price, Lydia Adams Davis, Steve Vitoff, and Richard Benson.

Here is a review of the evening  
by Carene Lydia Lopez

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2015 Performances

 

Second Annual Pete Seeger Sing-Along Celebration

Saturday, May 9th  at the
Peoples' Voice Cafe

Here is a sample of the music
shared that evening.

"Where Have All the
Flowers Gone?"

with Joel Landy and 
The Great Dancer Faith

 

 

 

 

NEFFA: The New England Folk Festival Association

NEFFA, the New England Folk Festival, was a blast.
I led two sessions. One was The Ultimate Parody Jam and the other was a Funny Song Swap.
What fun!
Check out the video here for a sample.  
More at www.neffa.org

The 3rd Annual
Woody Guthrie Brooklyn Hoot
on April 12
at the Jalopy Theater and School of Music was an awesome show
!

We will be doing it again on April 3, 2016.

Join us! 

I had the pleasure of participating
at the MLK open mic

at my favorite progressive coffeehouse,
the Peoples' Voice Cafe in NYC. I thought it would be most appropriate to sing a song written by Matt Jones.

[click here]

  
Reaching Back to the Year 2014
 

December 12, 2014 at the
STARK REALITY OPEN MIC  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]

 ... more '14 ...

"For the Love of Pete"

A celebration of the life and music of Pete Seeger

Summer Fun!   2014

2014 Labor Day Parade
in New York City   September 6

New York City Friends of Clearwater

Water Festival  August 23

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

Performances  2013 and 2012"

He's a real live wire ! "  

~  Pete Seeger  ~

 

 

 

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JOEL LANDY VIDEOS 

 

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 Cafe Archive

(2007 and 2008)

 

A season of topical music, free to the public in
Greenwich Village, New York City, hosted by Joel Landy

 

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Flashback link to

 2013  

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)

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"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 ~

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"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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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!