Among my list of pet peeves, is liberal. Is this because the conservatives on FOX made it toxic so I had to choose progressive? Maybe at first. But I did the little researching thing, and prefer left or progressive for several international and historic(al?) reasons.
The holiday representing the Pagan tribute to Spring and the Christian legend of rebirth is celebrated this weekend, Easter it is! It is a time to take joy in the gift of life and its regeneration. So this weekend's music thread is dedicated to songs about the cycle of life, nature and joy.
Recording their first song in 30 years, Pink Floyd (featuring two of the three surviving members of Pink Floyd, David Gilmour and Nick Mason), plays background behind the Ukrainian singer from the band Boombox, Andriy Khlyvnyuk, and his rendition of a Ukrainian ballad, "Hey Hey Rise Up". The song's profits go to help Ukraine. So this weekend's music thread is for songs dedicated to the incredibly brave and terribly suffering people of Ukraine.
Whether one is watching the assaults by Putin's war criminals in Ukraine, the footage of the 1/6 insurrection, even what was a safe haven from reality, The Oscars, public violence is so frequent and visible in today's world. So, to call attention to this pandemic of violence, this weekend's songs are about violence and peace.
My number one pet peeve about drumming, is that everyone thinks they can do it. Every drum circle of hippies I've been to, I want to confiscate their drums. You have fancy djembes, darboukas, and all sorts of frame drums and tambourines and shakers - but you can't count to four, let alone subdivide it.
There's a lot of rain around the country this weekend so it a downpour of music about rain and water is forecast for this weekend. Share your favorite songs about rain, the ocean, rivers, or anything that has to do with water. Soak it all in!
We set our clocks back last weekend and now the time has come for the arrival of Spring! So this weekend's music thread is about time and nature. Plant your favorite songs about nature and time in today's thread and let the music bloom!
This weekend's music thread is meant to remind people about the emotional struggle even the strong and defiant people of Ukraine have to deal with each and every day. Share songs about the blues, dealing with hard times, and overcoming them personally or with the support of friends. Slava Ukraini!
Your ignorance, prejudice, bigotry, and racism was the catalyst that drove me and sustained me. It propelled me to move forward and not stand still and accept your narrow-mindedness nor did it dissuade or discourage me from reaching for my dreams and making them come true.
This weekend's music thread goes out to the brave people of Ukraine defending their nation and the brave people in Russia protesting to stop this ongoing massacre of innocent people. Share songs about cities and countries around the world, as most of the world comes together to support Ukraine and cheer on Russian citizens rallying opposition to Putin and his criminal war.

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