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Rumblings of Revolution

by Granny Rocks

An expression of our longing for a better world and determination to get there. Half vocal and half instrumental in a seamless blend of classical, rock, jazz, pop and other styles in an original mix that is heartfelt, lyrical, fresh and always surprising.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Longing for Home
3:45 $0.99
2. Rumblings of Revolution
4:22 $0.99
3. They're Not Like Me
2:30 $0.99
4. We're All Hurting
2:57 $0.99
5. Love Is What's Worth Fighting For
2:01 $0.99
6. Mr Sax (The Ego) Gets on Board
3:16 $0.99
7. Bathe in Joy
2:59 $0.99
8. Moving Forward
4:45 $0.99
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Rumblings of Revolution expresses the dissatisfaction many of us feel about the state of our world and the captures the spirit of Oneness and hope that is also percolating within us -- all without being political or polarizing. Half vocal and half purely instrumental, the whole playlist reconnects us to the basics of who we are and who we want to be. The music is amazingly varied, combining rock, pop, jazz, classical and other elements in a unique blend where the style matches the essence of the song.

This is the first album by Granny Rocks, but before she was Granny Rocks, Granny was Beth Green, the composer and performer of three CDs of beautiful Classical/New Age music also carried on CD Baby under the name Beth Green. Her music at that time was mystical and often complex, heartfelt and uplifting. So what happened to Beth Green, and why did she turn into Granny Rocks? She can't explain it, but one day, a different kind of music started coming to her and her life changed.

Beth had been in training to be a classical pianist when she became chronically ill at the age of 15. She could no longer play the piano at all and felt alienated from music. In her mid-50s, computer-assisted music started to emerge, along with keyboards with a lighter touch. Since then, she has been able to compose music, which allowed her to overcome her physical disabilities, although with constant challenges and difficulties. During these years, when she had produced her prior three CDs, Beth had been pursuing a life of service, working primarily as an intuitive counselor. In 1983, she founded TheInnerRevolution.Org under the name of The Stream, and since then she has authored six books, including two of fiction, and has been a workshop leader, blogger (including the Huffington Post), seminal thinker and formerly the host of Inner Revolutionary Radio, now hosted by other members of her community. She also had and still has a YouTube channel with well over a hundred videos. And she has done this all despite chronic and severe illness.

And before the counselor and spiritual teacher, there was yet another Beth. Born in 1945, Beth had been a full-time social activist, fighting for social change until her mid-thirties. From the age of 9, she had taken an active role in questioning what she saw as injustice and at 16 she wrote a letter protesting nuclear proliferation, which eventually got her expelled from the Ivy League college where she was on scholarship. But that was not the end. She continued with the anti-war movement, workers' rights movement and women's movement, getting arrested three times in the process as she fought against racism, sexism and greed. By the time she hit her mid-thirties, she felt burnt out on the movement and the anger that was consuming her, and she had a spiritual awakening. Two years later, in 1980, she had a psychic awakening and was surprised to discover an inner voice that has guided her ever since. She found her prodigious inner guidance became a tool to help people overcome what blocked them from their wellbeing, and she quickly founded an organization to help people to transform. That organization in itself has transformed into TheInnerRevolution.Org, dedicated to spiritual activism and the common good.

Beth has continued this work, but in the past few years, she has also started experiencing her own rumblings of revolution within herself. Her organization was growing up, and she was no longer needed in as much of a hands-on way, and so although she continues to teach, train and counsel, she has felt the space to embark on a new career as Granny Rocks.

Granny Rocks is freer, edgier and more light-hearted than Beth Green the social activist or Beth Green the spiritual teacher. Her attitude is "Take your fighting elsewhere. I've got a song to sing," which is the first line of her song Bathe in Joy. She is happy to be back to her beloved music in a more full-time capacity, and she has cranked out her first album in a short space of time as music comes to her and propels her forward. Still physical disabled, she is unable to perform music in public, but her music still carries the Inner Revolution within it and wants to come out and meet people. And so she has created the Granny Rocks Experience, which combines her pre-recorded music with her humor and commentary. Each Granny Rocks Experience is unique, as she interacts with a new audience, and she can perform in person, if she is physically able to travel to the venue. But beyond that, Granny Rocks can go anywhere via the internet. She videoconferences with the people in their community and the participants can play each song as she goes along, using the CD she has made for the purpose. She also asks the hosts to give free copies of the CD to the audience members who want it, although donations are gratefully accepted.

Rumblings of Revolution is Granny Rocks' current show, and it's moving, funny, sad and inspiring. The logo on the CD cover is a hummingbird rising out of the darkness, and the words are "even the humblest can rise." Granny Rocks and Beth Green are still the same in essence -- fighting for us to be well, fighting for us to be happy, fighting against the mindless traditions and social, political and economic structures that are destructive to our earth and to the human soul. If you want to arrange for a Granny Rocks Experience in your community, contact and see what you can co-create. Be creative. She can come to a music venue, church, mosque, synagogue, bookstore, community center, your living room -- anywhere that people can gather to be real, to think, to feel and to have fun.

Bless you for reading this. Granny Rocks says that the hummingbird defies gravity and so does she. And so can we all.



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