Lark In The Morning playlist for 11/19/2010

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Lark In The Morning
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11/19/2010
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
New Lost City RamblersTaxes On The Farmer Feeds Us AllSongs of the DepressionFolkways
Woody GuthrieGreenback DollarLibrary of Congress RecordingsElektra
Woody GuthrieBoll WeevilLibrary of Congress RecordingsElektra
Haywire Mac McClintockLast Gold DollarHallelujah, I'm A BumRounder
Mike Seeger & Alice GerrardSt. Louis BluesAlice Gerrard & Mike SeegerGreenhays
Earl RobinsonHe Built The RoadStrange, Unusual EveningEarl Robinson
Malvina ReynoldsNo Hole In My HeadMalvina ReynoldsCentury City Records
Malvina ReynoldsWorld In Their PocketHeld OverCassandra
Michael CooneyThe Man in the MaskSinger of Old SongsFront Hall
Joe GlazerCongressman's BluesGarbageCollector
Leon RosselsonRules of the GamePalaces of GoldFuse
Phil OchsThat's What I'm Waiting To HearI Ain't Marching Any MoreCarthage
Jim PageYou Ain't Seen Nothin' YetOn The Street AgainWhid-Isle
Don McLeanThe Pride ParadeDon McLeanUnited Artists
Jim PostBack On The Street AgainBack On The Street AgainMountain Railroad
MagpieWorking Girl BluesWorking My Life AwayCollector
Charlie KingSelf StorageFeelings of FireFlying Fish
Charlie KingThe Rats Are WinningOld Dreams & New NightmaresCW Records
MistralFinnish PolkasPromontoryMistral
Lou & Peter BerrymanSqualorClub de WashCornbelt
Larry LongGrandma's Penny SaleRun For FreedomFlying Fishwww.larrylong.org

Yesterday I read a news item that really struck me.  It reminded me that, despite the happy talk from our government, we really are in hard times that rival the so-called Great Depression of the 30's.  The news item was about how a farm in Ireland was being auctioned, and how the local community banded together to prevent the farm sale: they showed up at the auction, and refused to bid.  This is something that used to happen in this country in the 30's, and probably hasn't happened since.  Here's the link to the story:

Time To Reclaim The Land That Is Rightfully Ours

Ireland invented the boycott during the land wars, and perhaps it is time to take this effective weapon of resistance down from the thatch to deal with repossessions and resales Despite the spiralling economic crisis we are in, there was, last week, an epiphany at a small auction in Co Meath.

A 67-acre farm in Crossakiel, which had been repossessed by ACC bank, was up for sale. Despite a reasonable attendance by local farmers at the auction, there was only one derisory bid of €1.

There was, according to some present, ‘‘an atmosphere’’ in the room, and the auctioneer later told the Irish Times that ‘‘there was no question but that people weren’t bidding because it was being sold by the bank’’.

This reminded me of a song by Larry Long, a songwriter out of Oklahoma, called "Grandma's Penny Sale."  It was the last cut that I played this morning.

By the way, the story about the Irish farm sale came to my attention via a blog I follow called The Automatic Earth.

 

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