Musical Slice of Life: Love and Defiance

(This is for the Slice of Life, hosted by Two Writing Teachers. We write each Tuesday — and all through March —  about the small moments in the larger perspective … or is that the larger perspective in the smaller moments? You write, too.)

In the days after the protest marches in Washington, I started to write a song about what I was seeing here at home, and how I was galvanized by the gatherings. I recorded a raw demo, but I knew I wanted to do something more with it.

So, when I had time to myself the other day (ie, family was out of the house and the world was silent), I finally got to record the song more properly, and I am happy with how it came out. When I first started writing songs, in college, all I wrote were protest songs, and my band would play them on campus to small audiences (mostly friends). That was during the Reagan years. I wonder if the Trump years will spark a new age of protest songwriting …

Well, here is Love and Defiance for you …

Peace (and resistance),



    • Thanks. It’s my own way of thinking I can add to the resistance. Not sure it does much good in the larger thinking. But here, in the small thinking, it’s a nice release.

  1. Wow – how creative! I love how you are looking for opportunities in these times. Also love the play on words Demo(nstration)


  2. Does this make this the ‘piece de resistance’? Chek the margins, jack.

    Antispam-0-ain’tgonnastudywarnomore: acuity pa

    Pa! Open yer ears. Listen with acuity. The times they are a-changin’ again.

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