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Vic Sadot Sends 18 song “Truth Troubadour” CD To DiscMakers

The final art design and sound master mix were sent to DiscMakers for pressing today. This is the sixth music project by Vic Sadot where he worked with DiscMakers. It is the fourth that included the CD Baby digital distribution deal.

Click here to see a 3D preview of the cover-art at DiscMakers for the new 2016 “Truth Troubadour” CD release by Vic Sadot! Here is a screenshot too! Update DEC 9, 2016: If you click on the cover art below, it will take you to the Truth Troubadour CD at CD Baby.

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Vic Sadot DiscMakers Discography Product Releases Since 1985: (1) 1985 “Good Time Delaware” 45 single by Crazy Planet Band, cover art by Michael Schwartz & Debbie Hegedus; (2) 1988 “Ride the Wind” LP by Crazy Planet Band, cover art by Curt S. Wayne; (3) 1997 “Comin’ Home” CD by Vic Sadot’s “Planète Folle” Band, CD cover photo by Geoffrey Williams; (4) 2005 Vic Sadot “Broadsides & Retrospectives” CD cover photo & design by Dean A. Banks; (5) 2011 “9/11 Truth & Justice Songs” CD by Vic Sadot, cover photo by Geoffrey Williams, cover design by Michael Tank; (6) 2016 “Truth Troubadour” CD by Vic Sadot.

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Rob Sadot in the studio during his visit to California in October 2012. We did “Full Spectrum Dominance” and “Billboard Bandit” with Eric Golub on violin at that session with Owner/Sound Engineer Sammy Fielding of Ancient Owl Audio (formerly Robot Envy Studio).

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Eric Golub getting ready to record with Sound Engineer Sammy Fielding in Ancient Owl Audio in Berkeley, CA

Truth Troubadour CD Credits: Vic Sadot on vocals and acoustic guitar on all 18 songs; and on piano accordion on 9, 12, 14, 17. Eric Golub on viola 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18; violin 2, 12, 13, 15, 16; ukulele on tracks 4, 5, 9, 11, 18; baritone ukulele 14 and 17. Rob Sadot on electric guitar on 1, 13, 15. Dean A. Banks on piano/bass on 1. Rob Hunter on drums/recording engineer at The Tune Room in Wilmington, DE on 1. All other recording/mastering by Sammy Fielding at Ancient Owl Audio in Berkeley, CA. Back cover photo by Cecile Earle 7-22-16 Redwood Gardens. Front Cover & CD Design by Vic Sadot.
disc-label_truth-troubadour_vic-sadot-screenshot_discmakers_onlinedesign-proofThe Official Site for Vic Sadot Music http://www.vicsadot.com

Berkeley Barb Celebrates 50th Anniversary

After Event Update Photos

Country Joe McDonald takes the Freight & Salvage stage at the Berkeley Barb 50th Anniversary Celebration on August 12, 2015.

Country Joe McDonald takes the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse stage at the Berkeley Barb 50th Anniversary Celebration on August 12, 2015.

Singer-songwriter Emily Yates takes a 3 person selfie back stage at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse celebration of the Berkeley Barb's 50th Anniversary on 8-12-15. Emily posted it on Facebook within minutes. Modern times...

Singer-songwriter Emily Yates takes a 3 person selfie back stage at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse celebration of the Berkeley Barb’s 50th Anniversary on 8-12-15. Emily posted it on Facebook within minutes. Modern times…

Berkeley Barb Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Article by Vic Sadot at Berkeley Calling Blog: Many veterans of Berkeley Barb activist journalism in the past 50 years will be gathering from far and wide for a reunion with their movement friends. If you don’t know the Berkeley Barb history, you can visit the About Berkeley Barb section of the website. Meanwhile here is an excerpt, and below you can check out the schedule over several days Aug 8 – 14. Country Joe McDonald invited me to do a couple songs at the private event at The Freight & Salvage on August 12 at “A 50 Year Barb celebration party with live music featuring Country Joe McDonald, Jef Jaisun, Vic Sadot, Sal Valentino & friends, plus radio pioneer Scoop Nisker and comedy celebrating free speech and the alternative press, is scheduled at the Freight & Salvage at 2020 Addison St. in Berkeley”.  Read more at the Barb or Freight sites! On Saturday, August 15 Country Joe’s idea of doing an all day “BERKELEY PROTEST FESTIVAL” will swing into action with an Event Team who will coordinate over 50 performers of songs, poems, and comedy at the Historic Fellowship Hall of the BFUU in Berkeley.

Phil and Me – Celebrating Phil Ochs

Phil and Me. Phil Ochs 75th birthday will be on December 19, 2015. At “Celebrating Phil Ochs” website and Facebook there is a section for sharing your story about meeting Phil! I just posted one! And two days ago I posted a video enhanced version of the May 1973 interview that Rich Lang, Skip Pizzi, and I did with Phil at WGTB in Washington, DC. Check it out! Vic

Musical Tributes

Recommending this site “Celebrating Phil Ochs”, and in particular this page of song tributes to Phil Ochs, which includes my full Crazy Planet Band 1987 soundtrack in a video made by Dean Banks and also an audio at SoundCloud of the acoustic guitar version with Eric Golub on violin released on 9/11/11 on the CD titled “9/11 Truth & Justice Songs. Musical Tributes.

Standing On the Side of Love – Free Chelsea!

Standing On the Side of Love – Free Chelsea!.

STANDING ON THE SIDE OF LOVE” – Free Chelsea Manning! BERKELEY CALLING BLOG AT BLOGSPOT – Stand on the side of love, truth, justice, and peace!

  • COURAGE TO RESIST.ORG Plans a Speaking Tour for CHELSEA MANNING Attorney DAVID COOMBS, including an Oakland event at Humanist Hall, 390 – 27th Street, Oakland CA 94612 on Monday, Dec 9 at 6:30 pm! Activists call for unity on principles behind a heroic war-crimes whistle-blower like Bradley/Chelsea Manning, including Manning’s right to her identity.

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple, Alice Walker, released a statement denouncing the 35 year sentence and praising Chelsea Manning’s humanism.

  • Singer-songwriter Vic Sadot updated his song titled “Courage To Resist” to refer to Manning in the feminine as requested. The song has been recorded and posted on SoundCloud as a full length listen and download with share options at the link that is provided in this BERKELEY CALLING Blog.

  • Berkeley Fellowship of UU’s SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE issued The “STANDING ON THE SIDE OF LOVE” Resolution calling for resolute support for Chelsea Manning for her identity rights in addition to a reinvigorated defense of her public service in upholding the laws of the land by her commendable effort to expose war crimes and cover-ups. The chat room logs that led to Manning’s arrest show that Private Manning was motivated to uphold the law by exposing war crimes and cover-ups because he/she feared that an uninformed citizenry would be ill-fit to govern a democracy. After years of extraordinarily cruel techniques on Manning, including sensory deprivations such as sleep or light, and being exposed to extremes in temperatures in a cell with no blankets or clothing, as well as long stretches in solitary confinement, the military tribunal gave the patriotic whistle-blower a 35 year prison sentence. Meanwhile, all the war criminals all go free!
    http://berkeleycalling.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/standing-on-the-side-of-love-free-chelsea/

Daniel Ellsberg Speaks at 2013 Berkeley Justice Awards

Daniel Ellsberg Speaks at 2013 Berkeley Justice Awards.

Broadside Balladeer Blog – “Phil Ochs Highlighted in Smithsonian Folkways Collection”

Broadside Balladeer Blog – “Phil Ochs Highlighted in Smithsonian Folkways Collection”.