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Video Clip of The Week: Wyld Olde Souls, “For What It’s Worth”

Yeah I know, I haven’t posted a Video Clip of The Week since before the start of Covid, and that was another lifetime ago. I admit I have not been listening to any new music, because I’m just not feeling it. But with the election coming up, and the stakes being as high as they are, I have started to revisit music that has influenced me deeply; particularly where the lyrics resonate with the current state of our society and our world. One of the classic songs that I just can’t shake free from my brain is “For What It’s Worth” written by Stephen Stills in 1966, and recorded by his band at the time, Buffalo Springfield. If you aren’t familiar with the song, take a look at the lyrics:

There’s something happening here
But what it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
A-telling me, I got to beware

I think it’s time we stop
Children, what’s that sound?
Everybody look what’s going down . . .

Yeah, heavy. It’s probably no coincidence then that musicians of a certain age are also feeling this song, and why The Wyld Olde Souls are back after a long hiatus with a faithful cover of “For What It’s Worth” that’s as relevant as ever in tumultuous 2020.

Please enjoy their modern take and vote in November as if your life depends upon it. Our future and core beliefs of who we are as Americans and citizens of the Universe are at stake.

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Video Clip of The Week: The Donkeys, “Blues in the Afternoon”

Oh boy, a road trip video soundtracked by music that recalls the mellow California sound of the 60s as epitomized by bands like Buffalo Springfield and The Byrds: just the perfect thing for enjoying on a Sunday morning while your coffee brews in the kitchen! At just One Minute, 48 Seconds, The Donkeys‘ video for their sublime “Blues in the Afternoon” reminds me of taking the train into Grand Central after a weekend spent in Connecticut, arriving back into the city and suddenly finding yourself heading down town on the subway like the trip out of Manhattan never happened. Maybe it was just a dream. Dreamy.

The Donkeys apparently carry this ‘California Dreaming’ vibe across eleven tracks on their new album, Ride The Black Wave, due for release on June 3rd, 2014 on Easy Sound Records. You can pre-order that at This Link. Enjoy!

Donkeys Band