Vic Sadot Releases 4th CD on CD Baby

“Truth Troubadour” is the title of Vic Sadot’s latest CD with 18 songs. Truth Troubadour is the most acoustic and reflective CD of the 4 CD’s that he has posted since first teaming with DiscMakers and CD Baby in 1997. Seventeen of the 18 songs on Truth Troubadour are duos with Vic on guitar and vocals, and some piano accordion on several songs. Eric Golub contributes his formidable talents on various stringed instruments: viola, violin, and 2 ukuleles. It’s a mix of broadside ballads and sweet love songs. Truth Troubadour was published to CD Baby on Dec 2, 2016.

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The first press announcement was at VicSadot.com calling for reviews!

“Truth Troubadour CD Is Ready For Review!”

Left My Mind is the lead-off song and the only rocker on the CD. Like Lori, a gentle poetic love song, Left My Mind was written by Joe Sadot, who passed in 1978 at age 26. Left My Mind was recorded in Delaware with Rob Sadot, Dean Banks, and Rob Hunter at Rob’s Tune Room Studios. Everything else was recorded at Ancient Owl Audio (formerly Robot Envy Studio) with Sammy Fielding doing all of the sound recording and mixing work in Berkeley, CA. Here we have Rob Sadot recording “Full Spectrum Dominance” in Berkeley.

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The 18 songs cover many topics and emotions. The reflective love songs are titled In the Harbor of Love, Lori, and Dearest Lady. The original broadside ballad topical songs are well-researched on timely topics, such as Full Spectrum Dominance, An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King, Selling Futures, Courage To Resist – Free Chelsea Manning, The Kidnapping Coup (Haiti 2004), and No Nuke Blues Fukushima Update.

Full Spectrum Dominance is of those songs that may take on greater significance and meaning as time goes by. The term is used by the US military and political sectors in reference to their goal of global hegemony on land, air, sea, outerspace, and cyberspace.

The line that says, “Beware of those who joke about sending in the drones!” is a reference to President Obama’s joke at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, May 1, 2010. It was as callous and crude as President Bush’s joke skit at the same dinner during his administration when he was joking about looking for “weapons of mass destruction” in the country he massively destroyed for being under suspicion of having them, Iraq.

Psychopaths in powerful positions seem to not have the empathic abilities that normal people have in society. Michael Moore reported on it here: Obama Jokes About Killing Jonas Brothers With Predator Drones (00:29) mmflint channel“The Jonas Brothers are here. (Applause.) They’re out there somewhere. Sasha and Malia are huge fans. But, boys, don’t get any ideas. (Laughter.) I have two words for you, predator drones. (Laughter) You will never see it coming. (Laughter.) You think I’m joking. (Laughter.)

This song was written by Vic Sadot for the 4-10-11 visit of Bruce Gagnon to speak at Fellowship Hall in Berkeley, CA. Bruce is the founder of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. The line-up for this October 2012 session was Vic Sadot on vocals and acoustic guitar, Rob Sadot on electric guitar, and Eric Golub is on violin. “Full Spectrum Dominance makes us all the “enemy”!

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Selling Futures (4:32) Vic Sadot & Eric Golub on Truth Troubadour CD at CD Baby YouTube Channel. Published on Dec 11, 2016 – Provided to YouTube by CDBaby.

“We’ve got socialism for the rich; competition for the rest…

 What kind of social system leaves so many dispossessed? …

 If we should ever take it in our hearts to share this great Land of the Free,

 It would be like Woody Guthrie said: This land was made for you and me!”

See Woody Guthrie Center to learn more about his legacy in American folk music.

The Kidnapping Coup is a broadside ballad that tells the story of the US military intervention in Haiti in 2004 to overthrow the elected government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the Lavalas Party. He and his wife were actually blindfolded and taken to Africa on a US military jet!

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Eric Golub in the Berkeley studio from a “Full Spectrum Dominance” video screenshot.

Vic chose some great songs to cover too: Changes and United Fruit (Company) by Phil Ochs, Working Class Hero by John Lennon, Masters of War by Bob Dylan, and Fayette County Snow by Greg DeCowsky. Click on the titles or on the photos below to hear these cover songs on the CD.

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The Fog Watch takes you back into time before we had paved roads and it took farmers an over-night trek to deliver their harvest to the nearest local marketplace. That song was adapted from a poem by Vic’s Uncle George Reuter.

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Truth Troubadour CD Credits: Vic Sadot on vocals and acoustic guitar on all 18 songs; and on piano accordion on 9, 12, 14, 17. Eric Golub on viola 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18; violin 2, 12, 13, 15, 16; ukulele on tracks 4, 5, 9, 11, 18; baritone ukulele 14 and 17. Rob Sadot on electric guitar on 1, 13, 15. Dean A. Banks on piano/bass on 1. Rob Hunter on drums/recording engineer at The Tune Room in Wilmington, DE on 1. All other recording/mastering by Sammy Fielding at Ancient Owl Audio in Berkeley, CA. Back cover photo by Cecile Earle 7-22-16 at Redwood Gardens Community Room in Berkeley, CA. CD Design by Vic Sadot.

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Related Links: 

Facebook Page Dedicated to “Truth Troubadour” CD Released in December 2016. Love songs and broadsides for the post 9/11 Trump era! 

9/11 Truth & Justice Songs CD at CD Baby 

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Broadsides & Retrospectives CD at CD Baby

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Comin’ Home CD by Vic Sadot & Planète Folle at CD Baby

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“9/11 Truth & Justice SongsCD was released on 9/11/11 for the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 & Anthrax Crimes. The 16 songs were published on Oct 13, 2015 as a playlist at CD Baby’s YouTube Channel.

1973 Audio Becomes 2015 Vimeo Video: “Phil Ochs May 1973 Interview: Nixon, Watergate, South America” by Vic Sadot & Rich Lang (30:10) Vic Sadot Broadside Balladeer Vimeo Channel. Phil talks about Nixon, Watergate developments, the TV show he was on the day before, and his travels in South America.
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BERKELEY CALLING BLOG: Buffalo Roadshow Report! Inspiring, deep, awesome!

The Buffalo Field Campaign Roadshow brought co-founder Mike Meese to Fellowship Hall in Berkeley, CA along with event organizers Karen Pickett of Earth First! and Vic Sadot of the BFUU Social Justice Committee.

Musically, the 2016 BFC Roadshow featured two acts: Mignon Geli and Karaj Lost-Coast. Karaj Lost-Coast opened with a charming original composition to guitar called “Headlands”. It is a reflective patchwork of memoirs beginning with how odd it seemed to have wild bison in Golden Gate Park in the heart of San Francisco.

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The headliner was Mignon Geli on the Native American flute. Mignon gave an articulate and heartfelt explanation of the roots of each song, be it original or traditional or experimental, such as “Native Blues”, “Stampede”, or songs from the Nisenan tribe of the Nevada and California hills.

As a long-time lover of ballads and broadsides, I love the way some people like Phil Ochs, Buffie Sainte-Marie, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Joan Baez, Patrick Sky, Peter La Farge Patrick Sky -The Ballad of Ira Hayes (Peter La Farge) and countless others, so effectively set up their song for delivery. It’s a talent that Mignon Geli has, in addition to her soulful instrumental talents. Matter of factly, she’s been heard to say: “The Black Hills are NOT for sale!” See her BlackHillsAreNotForSale.org biographical link below if you like these performances and if this multi-dimensional cause strikes a chord with you!

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Click here to watch the video made by Vic Sadot from the Board Audio recorded by David Yandle of the BFUU Social Justice Committee Tech Team. There are two other videos in this evening’s collection, but they were made by Vic Sadot using a cell phone cam and a video editor. There is an Event Photo Album at the BFUU Facebook page as well.

2016 Buffalo Field Campaign Roadshow (56:56) SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE HEART OF BERKELEY YouTube Channel.
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Veteran Earth First! Activist and BFC stalwart, Karen Pickett, was the key organizer for the event in Historic Fellowship Hall.

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After Vic Sadot, an activist with the Social Justice Committee does a welcoming and promotion of upcoming SJC October 2016 events, Karen Pickett takes the stage to explain the vision and modus operandi of the Buffalo Field Campaign.

The Buffalo Field Campaign “Roadshow” came rolling through the SF Bay Area with founder Mike Mease presenting his stories and videos from years of engaging this project to protect and preserve the wild buffalo and the environment we all need to survive and thrive. Part of Mike’s talk was captured to a cell phone video, which is posted to this “Social Justice in the Heart of Berkeley” YouTube channel.

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This video is made from the board audio by Sound Engineer David Yandle. Vic Sadot did post-production audio, photo, and video work over quite a few hours of focus. It is listed as a Creative Commons Copyright, set for free download non-profit use with credits/no edits please. The Thumbnail Cover Photo for this video is by Kevin Connelly of the Earth Island Institute at The Brower Center in Berkeley.

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In this video, the featured artist is Mignon Geli performing a solo concert of Native American Flute presentations for the “Berkeley Night For the Buffalo” event on 9-30-16. She employs sound tracks and beats from the Goodshield Aguilar 7th Generation Rise Band.

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This is Mignon’s 4th tour with the Buffalo Field Campaign Roadshow. She met Goodshield Aguilar because he was touring with the roadshow, and they went on to do some great collaboration! Although Goodshield Aguilar was not on this 2016 tour, his music and spirit are most definitely are a big part of this sound. See the several links below to know the work of this soulful musician, Mignon Geli!

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Karaj Lost-Coast opened the evening for his first-ever performance for the Buffalo Field Campaign Roadshow with a marvelous song called “Headlands”. Karaj Lost-Coast Home Site: http://www.karajjlostcoast.com

The event was sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists with the Buffalo Field Campaign to bring their awesome “Roadshow” to Historic Fellowship Hall in Berkeley, CA. on September 30, 2016.

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 Mignon Geli Bio at The Black Hills Are Not For Sale

Mignon Geli was born in San Francisco, California, of Filipino and Spanish ancestry, and currently living in the California Sierra Foothills by Coloma, in Nisenan-Maidu country, for the past 16 years.  Twelve years ago, her son gifted her with a native wood flute.  She is self-taught, plays by ear, and a couple years later added native drums to her repertoire.  She can flute along in many genres of music from traditional native to contemporary native, to folk, rock, jazz, funk, soul, etc.  She is a member of the Neena McNair Family Singers, a multi-cultural women’s native traditional Drum group.  When not playing solo flute or women’s Drum, she often joins Goodshield Aguilar or his 7th Generation Rise band, http://www.GoodshieldMusic.com at many festivals and events and is a member of Walan Amana, a Nisenan rock band.

mignon-geli_flute_screenshot-2016-buffalo-field-campaign-roadshow_berkeley-caMignon is a volunteer broadcaster since 2007, on KFOK Community Radio, 95.1 FM, Georgetown, CA hosting “Indigenous Soul” airing pre-recorded indigenous music and sounds of Turtle Island (America) Wednesdays, 4-6pm.  http://www.kfok.org/about-us/broadcaster-profiles/302-mignon-geli

nisenan-tribe_screenshot-2016-buffalo-field-campaign-roadshow_berkeley-caShe is also a member of the El Dorado County Indian Council http://www.edcic.org Friends of the Nature Area http://www.georgetownnaturearea.org and an active supporter of the Buffalo Field Campaign protecting the last of the wild, genetically pure buffalo in Yellowstone Park:  www.buffalofieldcampaign.org   Anna Kastner and she are co-coordinators of the Global Indigenous Peoples Village at California World Fest’s annual music event, which just took place July 14-17, 2016, in Grass Valley, California. Many of the musicians from the Unity Concert participated.

where-the-wildlife-grows_karaj-song_screenshot-2016-buffalo-field-campaign-roadshow_berkeley-caPlease visit http://worldfest.net/global-indigenous-peoples-village/.  She has three music albums available for purchase:  Naturally Flute & Drum, Soul-A-Mente, and The Fifth World, all in collaboration with Goodshield Aguilar and/or 7th Generation Rise.

montana-state-coralling-wild-buffalo-policy_screenshot-2016-buffalo-field-campaign-roadshow_berkeley-caThe Fifth World album is available on CD Baby and includes Buffalo Wild by John Trudellhttp://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/7thGenerationRise

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Alfred Jacob Miller (January 2, 1810 – June 26, 1874) was an American painter and sketcher best known for his paintings concerning the northwestern United States.
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San Francisco Harbor 1850 California Gold Rush Era

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California Gold Rush 49’ers working the American River in 1849

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Mignon Geli – Native American Flute at “Berkeley Night For the Buffalo” (5:02) SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE HEART OF BERKELEY YouTube Channel.

Mignon Geli – Native American Flute Presentations for the “Berkeley Night For the Buffalo” at BFUU Facebook SJC Videos. The event was sponsored by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists with the Buffalo Field Campaign to bring their awesome “Roadshow” to Historic Fellowship Hall in Berkeley, CA (5:03). Vic Sadot captured a short video with his cell camera of Mignon Geli playing Native American flute music with tracks from Goodshield Aguilar and The 7th Generation Rise Band in Historic Fellowship Hall of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists at Cedar & Bonita in the heart of Berkeley, CA.

“Let the Buffalo Roam!” with Mike Mease is one of two video clips captured by Vic Sadot and pasted to the BFUU Facebook from the Berkeley Night for the Buffalo in Historic Fellowship Hall in Berkeley, CA on Sept 30, 2016 (18:52) BFUU Facebook SJC Event Videos. 

Vic Sadot 9/11/16 concert and reflections posted at TruthTroubadour Blog

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and Vic Sadot of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee in Historic Fellowship Hall in Berkeley CA on 9/11/16 at the Opening Candle Lighting Ceremony for the 15th Anniversary of the 9/11/01 Terrorist Attacks on the United States of America.

TRUTH TROUBADOUR BLOG 9-21-16 Berkeley, CA: Veteran 9/11 Truth Singer-Songwriter Vic Sadot Organizes 9/11/16 Concert in Berkeley – This blog reports on the first segment from the 18 song concert. The focus is on how Vic came to write The BALLAD OF WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ at the suggestion of David Slesinger who he met at the July 22-24, 2005 DC Emergency Truth Convergence at three locations in Washington, DC: the National Press Club, Lafayette Square for a rally, and numerous sessions at American University. This segment is from the 9/11/16 Vic Sadot Concert Released audio recorded by David Yandle Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee as a “Truth & Justice Love Songs” solo concert by Vic Sadot. It opened with a Candle Lighting Ceremony by Cynthia Jean Johnson and Vic Sadot. Please share this blog and the new video! We thank you!  http://truthtroubadour.blogspot.com/2016/09/veteran-911-truth-singer-songwriter-vic.html

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William Rodgriguez was head janitor at the North Tower of the WTC for about 20 years. He even survived the bombing in 1993 for which the FBI was alleged to have played a major role in setting up. He came in late on 9/11/01 and threw himself into the rescue effort. He was acclaimed a hero and dined at the Bush White House until he told his story to the corporate-government press and the 9/11 Commission. Then he was shunned by that media. William Rodriguez became a leading activist and advocate for victim families and is still at that effort.

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Rob and Vic Sadot performing at the July 22-24, 2005 D.C. Emergency Truth Convergence at American University. Vic also played two new 9/11 Truth songs at the rally in Lafayette Square across from the White House: “Mad Cowboy Disease” and “Are You A Citizen Or Are You A Slave?” (the latter co-written with Cindy Abromowitz)

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Ray McGovern, former CIA daily briefer for several US Presidents, founded Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS). Here he is speaking to the crowd at the D.C. Emergency Truth Convergence rally in Lafayette Square across from the White House where Vic Sadot sang his first 9/11 Truth songs. Vic went on to release a 16 song CD on 9/11/11 for the 10th Anniversary of the event titled “9/11 Truth and Justice Songs”, which remains available at CD Baby, and for which there are now videos to go with most of the songs. Some are also given away at SoundCloud by BroadsideBalladeer.

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This is Donna Marsh O’Connor on 9/11/05 at the UN demanding an independent investigation and evidence of how her pregnant daughter Vanessa Lang Langdon died in the World Trade Center. Vic Sadot sang his new song, “The Ballad of William Rodriguez” at the Dag Hammorskold Plaza right after she and William Rodriguez spoke to the crowd.

The two of them teamed up on 9/11/16 to speak out. If you click on their photos here, it will take you to their 2016 9/11 presentations for “9/11 Fifteen Years Later – What Have We Learned?” (1:42:34) Other Voices, Other Choices. Donna Marsh O’Connor Introduces Ray McGovern on 9/09/16 at Binghampton University in central New York State.

For a more detailed review of Vic Sadot’s 9/11/16 concert, we refer you to the Truth Troubadour Blog on the event.

SF Mime Troupe Video by Vic Sadot

The San Francisco Mime Troupe kicked off its Summer 2016 Season to a large crowd in Berkeley’s Cedar-Rose Park on July 2 and 3. Then they packed everything up and did a show in Dolores Park in San Francisco on July 4. “Schooled” (6:34) is the title of the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s Summer 2016 musical play.

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Vic Sadot created a short  video (6:33) made from photos and short clips at the end of the show on July 3 at Cedar Rose Park. It has been posted at Vic Sadot YouTube and Truth Troubadour YouTube. The lyrics are full of one line gems that pack a lot of impact in the whole context of the storyline. Ira Marlowe runs a little Berkeley club called The Monkey House, and he is one of the most prolific songwriters in the SF Bay Area. Daniel Savio is the Musical Director for the SFMT Summer Tour. Try to remember to get the free flyer “Schooled Lyrics”, which is separate from the program. Get both! You won’t regret it!

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They will be back in Berkeley at Live Oak Park at Shattuck Ave. & Berryman St. on Saturday, July 9th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30) and Sunday, July 10th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30). To get a good seat on the grass you should get there an hour before the music and you can bring small lawn chairs and picnic stuff. The summer tour goes all the way to the grand finale at Dolores Park on September 4 and 5. There will be only one more curtain call in Berkeley at Willard Park (aka Malcolm X Park) on August 20 and 21.

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It was another great combination of script writing, comedic talent, and clever song crafting. They pass out a program with all the credits and also a Song Lryics flyer for this year’s play called “Schooled” written by Michael Gene Sullivan and Eugenie Chan. Directed by Michael Sullivan. Music & Lyrics by Ira Marlowe. Musical Direction by Daniel Savio. In “The Campaign”candidate Babbit is a Trump-like boastful character derides his oppostion saying he is: “Up against some mommy whose kid can’t make the grade… and some aging commie on the corner. Vote for Babbit! Vote for Babbit! Here’s your chance, now grab it!” Candidate Ethel retorts: This country needs citizens, awake and aware! Standing up to power and that class of billionaires! Our schools need teachers, respected and inspired! Our kids need to be taught, and not just wired!”

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Will Durkee plays guitar and bass in the 3 piece SFMT Band. The actors and Troupe members go into the crowd after each play to solicit support. Their political message is able to get to the root of our social problems because they do not accept funding from corporations. The SFMT BAND is Will Durkee on guitar and bass; Dominic Moisant on percussion; and Daniel Savio on keyboards.

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This new Vic Sadot video about the 2016 SF Mime Troupe Summer Tour is set as a Creative Commons Copyright for Non Profit Use with Credits. “We are The San Francisco Mime Troupe! And we are in our 57th year of fighting oppression one play at a time!”, states Rotimi Agbabiaka when the play ends and it’s time to make the pitch for grass roots support.

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The events are Stage Managed by Karen Runk. Scenic Design by Jay Lasnik. Costume Design by Blake More. Sound Design by Keith Arcuragi and Taylor Gonzalez. CAST OF CHARACTERS: Rotimi Agbabiaka plays Thomas Jones and Arthur Quisdedo; Velina Brown plays Lavinia Jones and Estelle Partridge; Lisa Hori-Garcia plays Fredersen J. Babbit and Michiko Chimlis; and Keiko Shimosate Carreiro plays Ethel Orocuru, Tatianna, and the Choir Student. See full credit listings at Show Bios for 2016 “Schooled” Personnel. 

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SFMT also has a great online Store for SFMT promotional items!

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The key to the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s independence and artistic integrity is their San Francisco Bay Area fan-based funding. They do strategic grant fundraising that also supports the many projects they engage in. At the SFMT Merchandise Booth at every show many attractive souvenir items are available. I went for the T-Shirt this year. There is also a volunteer sign-up sheet at the merchandise booth, and you can subscribe to this unique SF Bay Area cultural project at their website. After the show, you can have a chat with the cast and crew. But on days when they have to bust everything down and haul it to the next show, they may seem weary and in a hurry. Able bodied volunteers are appreciated in most cases (lol)…

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The San Francisco Mime Troupe is indeed a precious example of community theatrical resistance to war and social injustice as well as being a participatory education vehicle for citizen empowerment. Come laugh and enjoy the sunshine as you contemplate the great difference between being “educated” to be capable of doing the critical thinking needed of citizens in a democracy; and being warehoused and “schooled” to be a pawn in the plans of the super rich psycho-patholigical predatory class out to privatize every commonwealth resource and institution on the planet. SF Mime Trouple may be a rag tag organization, but their mission is to make all the difference in the world. So…

“What are you’s gonna do about it?!!!” (Fredersen J. Babbit – Corporate School Board Candidate in “Schooled” by Michael Gene Sullivan and Eugenie Chan)

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ps I am doing my own Summer of 2016 Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign to maintain similar independence and artistic integrity intact for my own music projects. See Berkeley Calling Blog post 6-23-16: “Vic Sadot Launches IndieGoGo CD Fundraiser”. The “Truth Troubadour” CD Campaign will end on August 9!  Or go directly to Vic Sadot Launches 2016 IndieGoGo Truth Troubadour CD Fundraiser Campaign June 24, 2016 for 47 days to end on Aug 9! Please share this link now to help launch this project! Come hang out here with Vic for a few minutes!  Thanks! Vic Sadot

 

 

Vic Sadot to Guest Co-Host NoLiesRadio Friday July 1 Morning Show

Press Release by Vic Sadot at BERKELEY CALLING BLOG 6-29-16: Vic Sadot will Co-Host “False Flag Weekly News” on No Lies Radio on Friday, July 1, 2016. Now archived at No Lies Radio YouTube Channel!

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Vic Sadot will fill in for Professor Anthony “Tony” Hall of the University of Lethbridge on the popular live-stream radio show called “False Flag Weekly News”. The main host is Kevin J. Barrett. It’s on the internet at No Lies Radio on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 8 PST; 11 am EST. It can be watched at either the NoLiesRadio dot org site or in “Hangouts” on the NoLiesRadio YouTube Channel. There are always lively comments posted live in the Hangout chat box. Sometimes a host will mention information contributed by a participant in the Hangout session.

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Vic Sadot, singer-songwriter based in Berkeley, CA, has a BA in Political Science from the U of DE. On 9/11/11 Vic Sadot released a 16 song CD titled “9/11 Truth & Justice Songs”, which remains available at CD Baby with two previous Vic Sadot CD’s: Comin’ Home by Vic Sadot’s Planète Foll Band (1997) and Broadsides & Retrospectives (Best of Vic Sadot & the Crazy Planet Band 2005). Vic Sadot has made music videos and a playlist for most of these 9/11 Truth & Justice Songs at his “Truth Troubadour” YouTube Channel.

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Vic Sadot blogs at “Truth Troubadour” (9/11, deep politics); “Berkeley Calling” (politics and culture in the SF Bay Area with the “Living tradition of Free Speech in the SF Bay Area” as the theme); and “Broadside Balladeer” (political songs by Vic, Phil Ochs, topical folk songs). In 1973 Vic interviewed political folk singer Phil  Ochs, and in 2015 Vic created a video to go with that audio sound-track. See PHIL OCHS 1973 INTERVEIW at Vimeo or YouTube. While living in Delaware Vic Sadot was the band leader and singer-songwriter for the Crazy Planet Band (Reverb Nation) and the Planète Folle Cajun/Zydeco Band (Facebook for both bands).

Since moving to Berkeley, CA in 2008 Vic has mainly been a strategic street singer by making appearances, often unannounced, at various events. Vic showed up at at the San Francisco Federal Reserve Building on the 100th Anniversary of the Fed on 12/23/13 for the “End the Fed Rally”, and his performance was captured by Fifth Mike BridgeSpecial “ILLUMINATE THE FED” version of Bob Dylan’s “MASTERS OF WAR” (3:34). Singing with the No Nukes Action Committee at their events on the 11th of every month at the SF Japanese Consulate is reflected in photos used in the video “No Nuke Blues Fukushima Update”, and Labor Video YouTube Channel which captured the most recent speak-out and sing-out at the French Consulate in San Francisco. Local activists expressed their solidarity on June 14, 2016. See San Francisco Solidarity with the French General Strike.

Last week Vic launched a 47 day Indiegogo 2016 “Truth Troubadour” CD Fundraiser Campaign that will end on August 9. Vic hopes to release the CD on 9/11/15, if not sooner. Vic is also looking to book some concerts for the 15th anniversary of the terrible  9/11 and Anthrax crimes of September 2001 and the subsequent cover-up. He can be reached at TruthTroubadour@gmail.com        Follow Vic at Truth Troubadour on Twitter!

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The founder of the show, Kevin J. Barrett, has a PhD in Arabist-Islamologist Studies. Kevin is an amazingly prolific author, and also blogs and hosts another solo radio show as “Truth Jihad” (Truth Struggle). The latter part of the False Flag Weekly News show covers the 2016 election with James Fetzer, PhD Philosophy Emeritus U-MN, reporting and analyzing the latest developments of the last week. Jim also hosts “The Real Deal” Radio Show on the Media Broadcasting Center Official Channel. He blogs at the James Fetzer Blog. Jim is also an amazingly prolific author.

Vic Sadot, singer-songwriter based in Berkeley, CA, has a BA in Political Science from the U of DE. On 9/11/11 Vic Sadot released a 16 song CD titled “9/11 Truth & Justice Songs”, which remains available at CD Baby. Vic has made music videos for most of these songs at his “Truth Troubadour” YouTube Channel. Vic blogs at Truth Troubadour, Berkeley Calling, and Broadside Balladeer. Truth Troubadour Blog is about 9/11 and deep politics; Berkeley Calling Blog is about politics and culture in the SF Bay Area with the “Living tradition of Free Speech as the theme”; and Broadside Balladeer Blog covers political songs by Vic and others, Phil Ochs, and topical folk songs. Fpr example, see Broadside Balladeer Blog: Phil Ochs Legacy Lives On In The House of Woody. Many of Vic’s most recent songs are free mp3 downloads at SoundCloud by Broadside Balladeer.

Professor Anthony “Tony” Hall is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the American Herald Tribune. His most recent article there is “Is the 9/11 scam coming undone?”.

Vic Sadot first met Tony Hall at the 10th Anniversary 9/11 Truth March from the Gandi Statue to the Hebst Theater for the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance 10th Anniversary Film Festival. Vic and Tony sang together on the way there. Unfortunately, Vic was expelled from the NCA911TA for blowing the whistle on censorship of the Pentagon section of a director’s film without his being consulted. Vic did not go public with this matter until after he was expelled on June 4, 2014. See Vic Sadot Expelled from Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance in Quickie Vote on 6-04-15 Truth Troubadour Blog

Vic’s opposition to the strategy of prioritizing the group’s energy and focus on the release of 28 pages from the 2002 Congressional 9/11 Report, and his advocacy of instead stressing the release of the 6,500 pages of the 2014 Senate Report on US Torture as suggested in Washington’s Blog was not well-received. Neither was Vic’s call to expand the film festival to include more recent false flag investigations done since the 9/11 one was prosecuted and only encouraged the state terrorists to do more of them. See An Alternative 9-11 Truth and False Flags Film Festival – Truth Troubadour Blog 2-21-16 by N CA 9/11 “Truth” Alliance Expelled Whistleblower Vic Sadot to watch the mostly short films that Vic submitted for consideration to the 2015 9/11 Truth Festival.

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Vic Sadot, strategic street singer, with Gordon P. Wright holing the mic to the left and Anthony “Tony” Hall to the right singing the lyrics to one of the 16 songs officially released that very day on a CD titled “9/11 Truth & Justice Songs”.

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Some Books by Dr. Kevin J Barrett: “Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie” (April 26, 2007); “9/11 & American Empire: Christians, Jews, and Muslims Speak Out” Vol 1″  & Vol 2 (2006 with Editors John Cobb and Sandra Lubarsky); “Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters” (2009); “We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo!: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11 (Apr 2, 2015) with Paul Craig Roberts; “ANOTHER French False Flag?: Bloody Tracks from Paris to San Bernardino” (January 6, 2016).

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Some Books by James Fetzer: “Nobody Died at Sandy Hook” (Banned by Amazon!!! MoonRockBooks.com 2015); “And Nobody Died in Boston, either: State-sponsored terrorism with Hollywood special effects” (January 28, 2016); Murder in Dealey Plaza: What We Know that We Didn’t Know Then about the Death of JFK (Nov 1, 2013); “The 9/11 Conspiracy: The Scamming of America” (Mar 22, 2007). Jim’s latest blog is “Hilary Clinton, the CIA, and the Mob” (June 28, 2016).

Some Books by Anthony Hall:  Earth into Property: Colonization, Decolonization, and Capitalism (McGill-Queen’s Native and Northern Series) Paperback – August 23, 2010; The American Empire and the Fourth World: The Bowl With One Spoon, Part One (McGill-Queen’s Native and Northern Series) Paperback (July 26, 2005)

Vic Sadot wrote a song and made a music video in support of Kevin Barrett after reading the various views of 22 writers in the 2015 book of the same title this song is named for, We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo, edited by Dr. Kevin J Barrett. Kevin contributed heavily to two of the six verses. Watch the video! We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo!” (5:30) Published 11-05-15 at Truth Troubadour YouTube Channel by Vic Sadot. Now with French subtitles by Will Summers, the translator of the book into French!

 

Vic Sadot Launches IndieGoGo CD Fundraiser

Calling Berkeley and Beyond, Vic Sadot Launched his 2016 IndieGoGo Truth Troubadour CD Fundraiser Campaign on June 24, 2016. It will last 47 days and end on Aug 9, 2016. Premiums include autographed CDs, SF Bay Area Release Party Invitation, T-Shirts, house concerts, etc. Watch the short video where Vic tells you about some of the songs to be released, musicians like Eric Golub and Rob Sadot on the CD, and premiums offered. Have a look around the Truth Troubadour CD page via the links featured there. Please share this link now to help launch this project!  IndieGoGo-Facebook_Berkeley-Hills_Vic-Sadot_1200x630_SF-Bay_October2012byRobSadot046art-poster-vic-sadot

Songs we need to get out include originals like Full Spectrum Dominance (Rob Sadot electric guitar), No Nuke Blues Fukushima Update, An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King, The Harbor of Love, Lori; and covers like Bob Dylan’s Masters of War and John Lennon’s Working Class Hero. These are acoustic songs with Eric Golub featured on violin, viola, and ukulele. Come hang out with me here for a few minutes! http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/truth-troubadour-cd-by-vic-sadot/x/11464365#