I was pleased today to hear that Canadian singer/songwriter Buffy Saint Marie is being presented with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award this year at our music awards ceremony- The Junos. How amazing to receive an award for what you have done for others.
Such a beautiful woman ageing well at 76 years young.
She spoke today about how her music was silenced in the US and continues to be because of it’s condemnation of war- songs like The Universal Soldier. She took refuge on Sesame Street for 6 years to stay alive as an artist and in an effort to move her message forward with young people. She then said there is more money in love songs than protest songs. See how there are so many similarities between music and pots. Although da Blues seem to be the best selling pots but not necessarily the best selling music. The protest song is probably what a Voulkos stack is all about for me.
I bought this Johnny Reid album and Scratch ruined it by telling me it was so full of corn ball love songs. My heart beats like a drum and all kinds of goofey lines. Scratch was right and now I can hardly listen to the corny lines. If I ever muttered those words to my would be partner she would know I was sleeping with someone else. Well not really sleeping.
So Dennis Allen you can keep the Bebe and Celine in the US but we want Buffy Saint Marie to come home from Hawaii and ya Neil Young can come back too.