This playlist contains some new songs as well as a few old, removed-by-Youtube tracks from the previous Emmylou Harris playlist, a post that someone seems to be fixated on. ;) Watch them now before Youtube takes them down! Long term readers will have to excuse the repetition. On a related note, the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) Bill will hopefully be shot down today, otherwise the internet as we know it will essentially be over. As the internet is the world's single largest base of information and culture, providing education and freedom of expression to people who would otherwise have none, the bill has the capacity to herald a new era of censorship while severely impeding the democratic process. However, freedom of expression comes with its own problems, and one of those problems happens to be the death of independent music since artists are basically now forced to work for free while manufactured, corporate-sponsored pop music is its sole replacement. In the present economy, this means that artists are focused on survival at the expense of creative expression, and we all suffer from cultural impoverishment. Even though the incredible luxury of free music is sill available, at least for the time being, please remember that freedom in its highest form comes with responsibility towards others. So, please support local artists and record stores, otherwise there may come a time when soulless corporate pop is the only option available.
*The first version of this post kept crashing my computer so down it went.