2012 23 Nov

The following songs were recorded mostly in Pasadena, California from 2010 – early 2012 on my Tascam 8-track machine.

 Tracks

1 2:14 122 listens
2 3:06 93 listens
3 2:25 82 listens
4 4:56 89 listens
5 4:32 98 listens
6 2:24 82 listens
7 3:03 112 listens
8 4:00 99 listens
9 2:10 118 listens
10 2:37 117 listens
Published under Musicsend this post
2011 23 Oct

Probably it would be something like this if “Uncle Sam” were a real person today. I think arguing the left/right thing is a waste of time. It’s an allusion. They are one and the same and it is only a distraction.

It’s like this:

Published under Lifesend this post
2011 15 Aug

All the same. Wake up! The division is killing us but what do I know? Nothing. This is what they want. Keep attacking the other side instead of working together. Shameful at what is happening here! Bottom line.

It’s all fun, right? Point fingers, slander, and mock, etc, etc, etc.

Get real! Wake up! Our future depends on it. Bottom line.

They can’t get with it. Can the American People????

More dividing name-calling:
Southerner Vs. Northerner
Yankee Vs. Rebel
Liberal Vs. Conservative
Mexican American Vs. White American
Black Vs. White
Evangelical Vs. Athiest
Christian Vs. Muslim
Lower Class Vs. Upper Class
Middle Class Vs. Lower Class
Upper Class Vs. Lower Class
Gay Vs. Straight, etc., etc.

ALL AMERICANS! Get over it! Too much specialization.

Published under Protestsend this post
2011 8 Aug

Wrote this one in Bulgaria in 2008 while I was a Peace Corps Volunteer but it applies even more today to the current political situations. More division than I have every seen. Where is the leadership? No where to be found. Not the best sound quality.

We’ve got to preserve our health.
It is all for ourself.
People are running scared.
Just like they haven’t cared.

Some turn to the booze.
This isn’t what I choose.
Which is the way?
Certainly there’s a new day.

Chorus

We’re all in survival mode.
We carry big load.
We’re all in survival mode.
We carry big load.

Arguments and tempers flare.
This I don’t wish to bear.
There’s no point to this.
Better avoid and miss.

We live within our cave.
Wishing only to save.
Our egos cause problems.
With pride we wear our emblems.

Chorus

We’re all in survival mode.
We carry big load.
We’re all in survival mode.
We carry big load.

We make shady deals.
so we can eat our meals.
We keep up the front.
In our power hunt.

Have faith in one another.
We’re brother and sister.
Fight through the pain.
We’re all the same.

Words and Music by Jim Guittard 2008

Published under Life, Musicsend this post
2010 27 Nov

Rise up from the heavy sleep.
You’ve been so far into the deep.
Make the sweet noise for today.
It will carry you from the Bay.

Your confusion will disappear as you trust.
Leave your ancient fears in the dust.
They’ll be covered over in time.
Speak your heart with rhyme.

With courage, you’ll strum again.
Upload all the trash into the bin.
Set your eyes up to the sky.
Always tell yourself I’ll try.

Dark times are no more.
There awaits you an open door.
Don’t let the fear get you.

Fear is nothing new.
Fear is nothing new.
Fear is nothing new.
Fear is nothing new.

Your fans wait with excitement.
To see how your time has been spent.
Write again about the Tymes.
It’ll sure clear up your minds.

Fear is nothing new.
Fear is nothing new.
Fear is nothing new.
Fear is nothing new.

Words and Music by Jim Guittard 2010

get the song here:

http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/622778

Video images are taken from the public domain.  It’s made by Don Robert Catlin and Liberty Films:

http://www.archive.org/details/Liberty_2

Our ancestors stood up.  Now it concerns the whole world.  Your great great grandma would be livid.  She came on the boat for nothing.

Published under Life, Musicsend this post
2010 27 Oct

Bobby Jameson – There’s a War Goin’ On

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – There’s A War Goin’ On

Bobby Jameson – Vietnam

John Lennon – Power to the People

Patti Smith – People Have The Power

BRMC – Spread Your Love

Country Joe McDonald – I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag

Joan Baez – With God On Our Side (Bob Dylan)

Bob Dylan – Masters of War

Gil Scott Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

William Nowik – No War No More

The Byrds – The Times They Are A Changin’ (Bob Dylan)

The Turtles – Eve Of Destruction

Woody Guthrie – All You Fascists Bound To Lose


The Youngbloods – Get Together

Donovan – The War Drags On

The Doors – The Unknown Soldier

The Byrds – Chimes of Freedom

Simon and Garfunkle – Sound of Silence

Pearl Jam – Fortunate Son (CCR)

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate So

The Stevenson Ranch Davidians – The Truth Shall Set You Free

The Black Eyed Peas – Where Is The Love?

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On?

Edwin Starr – War

Pete Seeger – Bring ‘Em Home

Joan Baez – We Shall Overcome

Jim Guittard – Rise Up America

Rancho Relaxo – Plan Your Revolution

The Doors – Peace Frog

Arthur Lee – Everybody’s Gotta Live

Phil Ochs – What Are You Fighting For?

Bob Dylan – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Rage Against the Machine – Take the Power Back

Steve Earle – My Uncle

The Flying Burrito Brothers – My Uncle

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young – Ohio

Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth

Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth



Richie Havens – Freedom

System of A Down – BYOB

Jim Guittard – Listen To Your Voice

Bjork – Declare Independence

The Ramones – My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down

The Beatles – Revolution

Stone Temple Pilots – Revolution

Public Enemy – Self Destruction

The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations

Tom Petty – Something In the Air

Sean Wright – Ready Or Not

Please forward on if you want the wars to end! Music is power!

Published under Life, Musicsend this post
2010 2 Apr

You’re buried underneath the America Dream.
You got no time for nothing.
Sit at your cubicle for hours and hours.
Don’t forget about your paper towers.

Pick up the phone and talk to people you don’t like.
What’s it all for? You wish you could take a hike.
No, you gotta pay off your credit cards.
And listen to all the flippin’ retards.

Go back home and you’re tired.
So you drink some coffee and get wired.
And you get in a rage
Cause you had a terrible day.

Turn on the tube for the brainwashing.
They tell ya how to feel and it really stings.
Pop open the beer let your head fill with fear.
That leads to absolutely nothing to hear

Do it all over again the next day.
Keep on in the monotonous robotic way.
When will you say, “Is it all worth this?”
Probably only after you sink to the abyss.

Go back home and you’re tired.
So you drink some coffee and get wired.
And you get in a rage
Cause you had a terrible day.

Words and Music by Jim Guittard 2009
http://jimguittard.com/
Filmed on Location in Sofia, Bulgaria
download song for free at:
http://www.archive.org/details/BuriedUnderneathTheAmericanDream

Published under Uncategorizedsend this post
2010 20 Feb

Here’s my latest song I wrote and recorded last night. Enjoy!

World’s Angriest Hippie

You’re really a bit mad
You’re not a fad.
Not even bad.
Maybe just sad.

You keep us in line.
And doing fine.
We’re all mad too.
We’re all a little bit blue.

Chorus

The world’s angriest hippie
Turning all our heads around.
Pushing all the buttons.

Instrumental break

Chorus

The world’s angriest hippie
Turning all our heads around.
Pushing all the buttons.

You’re getting Understood.
It must feel good.
You’re music is the weapon.
Falling down from the internet zeppelin.

Keep your ideas flowing.
Your planted seeds are growin
The truth is your friend.
And it’s blowing in the wind.

Chorus

The world’s angriest hippie
Turning all our heads around.
Pushing all the buttons.

You’re just a bit mad
And not a fad
We’re sad.

Words and Music by Jim Guittard 2010

Download for free here:  http://www.archive.org/details/WorldsAngriestHippie

Published under Uncategorizedsend this post
2009 10 Dec

Transcript

Greetings my fellow peace haters.

I come today to accept my Nobel Peace Prize. It is an honor to receive such an award. It is a funny day. I fooled you guys. I’m laughing my head off now.

Afghanistan, get ready for our troops. Get out the heroin. We’re gonna have a party like there ain’t no tomorrow. Dig it! Word.

And for you haters, who didn’t vote me in, you’re gonna have your rights taken from you. I got some other “Peace” projects in the works.

Let me tell you. You guys know about the “Patriot Act”? We’re gonna rev that thing up a notch. Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Ghandi, and Moses, you all got nothing on me. You be hatin’ on me and I don’t like you guys talkin’ trash about my reputation. Big deal. I hung out with some thugs in Chicago. That’s where I get my ideas. So this prize goes to all those thugs that supported me in the past.

You ask ,”Where do we go from here?” I go up to the top. We’re gonna create a welfare state. In my opinion, this will bring “peace”. What a better way to demobilize and demoralize the American people. It’s a psychological game that I am winning at. I’ll get you where it counts: the brain. Now you will think that government is the only source for help.

This is where I rise up. Oh my gosh. The power that I get. You guys get smashed and I rise.

Dig it! I’m on my game, American people. The check’s in the mail.

You may have objections about me and this peace prize. Don’t worry, I’m on your side. “Yes We Can! Yes We Can!” You remember? I’m so up there.

Al Gore and I are making plans to control the world. You guys are incapable of having any sort of feelings. Keep playing your games and watching Oprah.

Take your damn pills! We got ya! Oh, one other thing. Take you swine flu shot.

Long live the Republic! Peace out, America!

Things To Consider:

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

Thomas Jefferson

“The Framers [of the Constitution] knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.”

Hugo Black

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to = remain silent.”

Thomas Jefferson

“The offspring of riches: Pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance, tyranny”

Mark Twain

“Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

Ben Franklin

Published under Lifesend this post
2009 9 Oct

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