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Five years in the making since Vic’s last CD in 2011, Truth Troubadour CD by Vic Sadot and the 18 songs on the disc were posted at CD Baby on Dec 2, 2016. The 300 LTD run pressed CD’s arrived at my place in Berkeley on Dec 13, 2016. Here’s a photo of me with a handful!
Now we need some listeners and some reviews! Most songs have been set to full-length preview. But the 4 licensed cover songs only allow you to listen to a short clip.
♫ Vic Sadot has a released a new 18 song CD called Truth Troubadour at CD Baby where songs can be listened to in full length preview and purchased. ♫
“Truth Troubadour” CD Back and Front Cover for a simple sleeve jacket package
“Truth Troubadour” is a poetic acoustic mix of broadside ballads and sweet love songs featuring Vic Sadot on vocals and acoustic guitar, and Eric Golub on viola, violin, and ukulele. Rockin’ Rob Sadot is featured on electric guitar on 3 of the songs. The lead-off song, Left My Mind, is the only rock song. Left My Mind has Dean A Banks on keyboards and Rob “Rbeast” Hunter on drums rocking it out on an old Joe Sadot song. Vic and Rob Sadot are on acoustic and electric guitars respectively. “Truth Troubadour” is the most acoustic and reflective CD of the four that Vic Sadot has listed at CD Baby (see discography below). Some songs already have videos made for the just released sound track. “Full Spectrum Dominance” is about the rapid trend since the crimes of 9/11 were effectively blamed on Muslims in need of a “war of terror” in their resource rich nations neighboring the Apartheid state of Israel now occupying Palestine. Mass surveillance in violation of the 4th Amendment and the shredding of the Bill of Rights has been enacted with anti-Constitutional legislation like the so-called “Patriot Act” and Presidential NDAA decrees.
Descriptions for Truth Troubadour songs:
1 Left My Mind (3:29) Joe Sadot – Folk Rock contemplations on time, mortality, purpose, urgency
2 Changes (4:09) Phil Ochs – Poetic romantic reflective melody on seasons passing
3 The Fog Watch (4:30) George Reuter poem; music Vic Sadot – Vision of a time before paved roads when the farmers annual delivery of the harvest to market in oxen-drawn wagons required an overnight stay at the Mermaid tavern and travel by daylight… “The wagon wheels are rollin’ through the mud…”
4 Lori (3:24) Joe Sadot – A wonderful melody and poetic verse by Vic’s brother Joe Sadot who passed in 1978.
5 Fayette County Snow (3:00) Greg DeCowsky – Snowy winter night in the 14th week of a West Virginia coal miner strike: “They’re sending men with guns to force us back into the mines…”
6 An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King(4:59) Vic Sadot – Based on William Pepper’s book
7 Working Class Hero (3:46) John Lennon – Explicit Warning: Has an F in the lyrics. Classic John Lennon!
8 Masters of War (4:13) Bob Dylan – Vic’s version of a Dylan song that remains all too relevant today
9 Selling Futures (4:24) Vic Sadot – Original version was written in 1973. Now re-worked for 2017!
10 Courage To Resist: Free Chelsea Manning! (5:22) Vic Sadot – A gender-update of the original 2009 song. “The chat logs showed your motive was to let the people know… about the crimes the state made secret to help the corporate empire grow”
11 United Fruit (4:07) Phil Ochs – “And the fruit from the island of Cuba is stolen no more!” (1965)
12 The Kidnapping Coup (7:47) Vic Sadot – Vic tells the story of the 2004 US military coup against Haiti
13 Full Spectrum Dominance (5:39) Vic Sadot – “Beware of those who joke about sending in the drones!”
14 No Nuke Blues: Fukishima Update (4:19) Vic Sadot – Written in 1979 about Three Mile Island, the song unfortunately had update verses for Chernobyl in 1986 and for Fukushima in 2011.
15 Billboard Bandit (3:21) Vic Sadot & Greg DeCowsky – Blues rock inspired by a real news report
16 Dearest Lady (3:15) Vic Sadot – A romantic poetic ballad of reflection and regret
17 Sea of Sedation (4:47) Vic Sadot – Gentle, funny, and poetic song about hemp, hypocrisy, and hope
18 In the Harbor of Love (3:05) Vic Sadot – A romantic poetic tribute to love
Vic Sadot DiscMakers Discography & Credits for Product Releases Since 1985:
(1) 1985 “Good Time Delaware” 45 rpm single by Crazy Planet Band; Front cover art by Michael Schwartz; Back cover art by Debbie Hegedus;
(2) 1988 “Ride the Wind” LP by Crazy Planet Band; LP 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; CD cover photo Geof Williams; Cover design Michael Tank;
(6) 2016 “Truth Troubadour” CD cover photo & design by Vic Sadot.
Sammy Fielding at the controls at Ancient Owl Audio. Vic Sadot wearing a San Francisco Mime Troupe T-shirt is very pleased with the mix-down process in November 2016.
Rob Sadot in October 2012 in the Berkeley, California studio doing a session with his brother Vic and with Eric Golub on various stringed instruments. The songs in that session that are on the “Truth Troubadour” CD are “Billboard Bandit” and “Full Spectrum Dominance”. Rock also played electric guitar on the opening song “Left My Mind”, a great rock song composed by departed brother Joe Sadot.
After Event Update Photos
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.
Welcome to “TRUTH & LOVE POETRY VIDEOS” Group at Vimeo. Founded by singer-songwriter social justice activist Vic Sadot based in Berkeley, CA. What a surprise it is to get a new poetry video presented to the group every now and then! Today in Berkeley Calling Blog we feature the four most recent poetry videos: (1) “Happy Dancing Energies” from spacey (poem by Ava Bird); (2) Imitation: “Edgar Allan Poe Video Poem” from Mark “Iron Strike” Holmberg; (3) “Nature Moments: The Ocean” from Microdac; and (4) Arrival (Video Poem) (2:26) from Athina Souli and her class project team in Greece with English sub-titles. We hope that you enjoy these poems. If you really like one or all of these poetry videos, then we hope that you will share them with others!
No Nukes Action Committee organized a Fourth Anniversary of Fukushima Demonstration and March from the Japanese Consulate to PG&E Headquarters in San Francisco on 3-11-15. The rally was live-streamed to Japan on the internet at UstreamTV by Genta. (1:58:14) Now archived at at IWJ-SF Ustream! Please share the video widely!
The rally was led by Chizu Hamada and Steve Zeltzer. It featured many Bay Area community activists concerned about Fukushima’s ongoing release of radiation and the threat posed by the similar situation of Diablo Canyon Nuke Plant, which was built on the Pacific ocean beach over an earthquake fault. The crowd joins Vic Sadot in singing “No Nuke Blues”, a song about the Three Mile Island Accident in 1979 in Pennsylvania, the Chernobyl Accident in 1986 in the former Soviet Union, and the Fukushima Disaster on March 11, 2011 in Japan. That segment starts at 1:04:30.
At 1:09:20 Janet Weil reads her poem to the crowd at the Japanese embassy with Vic Sadot on guitar.
Cynthia Papermaster speaks about the “Ratepayer Revolt” at 1:46:00 in front of PG&E HQ.
See also the Facebook Page of SHUT DOWN DIABLO CANYON – NO NUKES ACTION COMMITTEE
NO NUKE BLUES – Fukushima Update Version by Berkeley Broadside Balladeer Vic Sadot. FREE MP3! Get it at SoundCloud! Use it!
The original “No Nuke Blues” was written in 1979 about the Three Mile Island accident on the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. The song was updated with a verse about the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 in the former Soviet Union. Unfortunately, a new verse was written in 2011 about the ongoing Fukushima catastrophe. Here’s the Fukushima update verse:
They say earthquakes and tidal waves messed up the best of plans!
There are deadly radiation leaks from Fukushima in Japan!
Contamination’s spreading through the land, the air, and sea!
It’s time to put an end to this insane nuke industry!
This version has Vic Sadot on vocals, acoustic guitar, and piano accordion. Eric Golub plays violin. This recording was done in Robot Envy Studio in Berkeley, CA with owner Sammy Fielding as sound engineer.
Québec – California Solidarity Shines in Richmond – BEREKELY CALLING BLOG by Broadside Balladeer Vic Sadot: Stopping Fossil Fuel Disaster! – Starting Fossil Free Solutions! From Lac-Mégantic, Québec to Richmond, California! SATURDAY, March 1, 12 noon at Bobby Bowens Progressive Center, 1021 Macdonald Ave, Richmond CA. Marilaine Savard of “Citizens of Lac-Mégantic” in Québec had a week long speaking and solidarity tour in the San Francisco Bay Area. Report from the Richmond gathering where panel and speakers included Mayor Gail McGlaughlin, Andres Soto, Pennie Opal Plant, Antonia Juhasz, George Monterey, David Solnit, and others. http://berkeleycalling.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/quebec-california-solidarity-shines-in-richmond
SF Federal Reserve 12/23/13 – ILLUMINATE THE FED on the 100th Anniversary of the Usurpation and Privatization of US Monetary Authority – Vic Sadot performing Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War” with a special “Illuminate the Fed” ending by Vic. Lyrics posted here too!