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Tunisia 2011
Rock : Garage Rock
When the dictator ran away.
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Song For Chelsea Manning - (big red sessions)
Rock : Garage Rock
A song for the most significant political prisoner of the modern era.
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Cordova - (big red sessions)
Rock : Garage Rock
When the people of Cordova, Alaska blockaded Prince William Sound and brought the oil industry to the table.
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Sugihara - (big red sessions)
Rock : Garage Rock
A song for a great man to whom a lot of people owe their lives.
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I'm A Better Anarchist Than You (big red sessions)
Rock : Garage Rock
The most punk rock version of the song yet recorded.
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East Tennessee - (big red sessions)
Rock : Garage Rock
Based on a newspaper article sent to me by 5th-generation Tennesseean and environmental lawyer/activist Chris Irwin.
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Song For The Mavi Marmara (brs)
Rock : Garage Rock
All aboard the Mavi Marmara! End the siege of Gaza!
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Pirate Santa
Rock : Garage Rock
What if Santa joined the pirates of Somalia?
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Up The Provos
Rock : Garage Rock
A song for Volunteer Francis Hughes.
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The Last Lincoln Veteran
Rock : Garage Rock
A song for my dear friend Bob Steck, and all the veterans of the 15th Brigade.
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Still Waiting For The Change
Rock : Garage Rock
A song for President Obama. (And his entire party. And the other party, too, for that matter.)
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Occupy Wall Street
Acoustic : Acoustic Rock
We're gonna stay right here.
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Song For Bradley Manning
Rock : Garage Rock
Bradley Manning is a political prisoner in the USA. This song is one of 13 from my latest studio recording, Big Red Sessions. Download the rest of the recording at www.davidrovics.com!
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Cordova
Acoustic : Folk
I was reading Riki Ott's fantastic book, One Last Drop, about the Exxon Valdez disaster, just as the oil began to gush off the Louisiana coast. This song is about a particular incident in 1993 when fishermen blockaded the harbor.
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If I Were Captain of the Pirates
Acoustic : Folk
My latest in a series of pirate-themed songs. I was thinking about what I'd like to do to the oil industry's executive officers and larger stockholders.
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Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler
Acoustic : Folk
Hearing the stories of out-of-work fishing communities in Louisiana, thinking about the history of the Cajun people, and how the refugees from Canada are now becoming refugees again.
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Song for the Mavi Marmara
Acoustic : Folk
They massacred unarmed activists trying to bring basic necessities in to help alleviate the suffering of a besieged, hungry population.
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The Last Lincoln Vet
Acoustic : Folk
Most of those who survived the war spent the rest of their lives serving humanity in one way or another. The few survivors are now in their nineties.
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I'm Taking Someone With Me When I Go
Acoustic : Folk
I wrote this song after the last high school massacre. I don't remember where it was, but it followed the typical pattern ostracized teenage boy finally snaps and shoots pretty, popular girls who tend to ignore kids like him. There will be more.
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Sugihara
Acoustic : Folk
During the Nazi holocaust in Europe there was a Japanese Schindler, and his name was Sempo Sugihara. I heard about him through my friend Ben Manski, who is alive today because of this man and his wife Yukiko.
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Riot Dog
Acoustic : Folk
This song is about a particularly legendary dog who I may have met, not sure, but in any case his name is Loukanikos and he has been photographed at every riot in Athens over the past two years, always right up in the faces of the police.
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Up the Provos (Song for Francis Hughes)
Acoustic : Folk
After reading Ten Men Dead (great book) I had to write a song about one of the hunger strikers and this is what happened.
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