Paul returns from vacation with a program season of ‘songs with something to say’. Over the next few weeks you’ll hear music that’s been written to make a difference, and this Monday the selection includes Peter Gabriel’s Games Without Frontiers and a superb cover version of the great song Peace Train by Cat Stevens, from 10,000 Maniacs. There’ll be something a little rarer, too, from Syrian singer Lena Chamamyam – her haunting tune Love In Damascus.
Also included will be Australian artists Archie Roach and Headband, plus the Grateful Dead, John Prine, Bob Dylan and Canadians Tia McGraff and Rita MacNeil (see full playlist).
Paul tells the sad story of Arturo the Polar Bear, imprisoned in a provincial zoo in Argentina, and the online petition to have him moved to better facilities in Canada (please sign at http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/please-allow-arturo-to-have-a-better-life-in-the-assiniboine-park-zoo-in-canada ).
Business comment, news, weather, rail and traffic complete Monday’s drive time mix. You can send comment and requests via email@example.com, or via this website.
Playlist July 21 2014
Richard Ashcroft – Music Is Power
Lena Chamamyam – Love In Damascus
Chinowiso Maraire – Everyone’s Child
Kiki Dee – Lovin & Free
Headband – Land of Supercars
Peter Gabriel – Games Without Frontiers
Grateful Dead – Ripple
Ozark Mountain Daredevils – It’ll Shine When It Shines
Moody Blues – Burn Slowly The Candle Of Life
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Audience With The Man
Tia McGraff – Hope Is Everything
Pink Floyd – Your Possible Pasts
Peter & Gordon – World Without Love
10,000 Maniacs – Peace Train
Cat Stevens – Father & Son
Bob Dylan – With God On Your Side
Dan Fogelberg – Changing Horses
Rita MacNeil – Working Man
John Prine – Souvenirs
Archie Roach – They Took The Children Away
G Wayne Thomas – Open Up Your Heart
Suzanne Vega – Luka
Don Maclean – Vincent
Kinks – Days
Gerry Rafferty – Garden of England
RBM website image: Syrian singer, Lena Chamamyam, image courtesy wikipedia commons (lenachamamyam.net)