Peter Alsop | River of Life

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River of Life

by Peter Alsop

River Of Life is a musical float through our world with Peter's wise and funny songs about fracking, gmo's, feminist women's health centers, ways to deal with street harassment, dictators & capitalism! Last track is his notes on the songs.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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  Song Share Time Download
1. River of Life
4:27 $0.99
2. Frack, Frack, Fracking
2:02 $0.99
3. Let's Not Do This Anymore
3:43 $0.99
4. Hollaback
2:35 $0.99
5. G.M.O Cafe'
3:13 $0.99
6. We're Here for You
2:13 $0.99
7. Good Book
2:19 $0.99
8. Just Capital
3:52 $0.99
9. Me and You
3:21 $0.99
10. Topanga
2:01 $0.99
11. Liner Notes (River of Life)
9:14 $0.99
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Album Notes
This is a simple little album with somes big ideas!

1. RIVER OF LIFE is about helping each other stay alive and afloat in the river, ... not just us humans, but all living animals and plants.

2. FRACK, FRACK, FRACKING came out of a discussion with my buddy Chris Wrather, who supported his small local community in California to take action to stop outside profiteers from endangering their local health and water

3. LET'S NOT DO THIS ANYMORE - on a camping with my family, a domestic fight broke out in the next tent, and I had to figure out how to intervene

4. HOLLABACK - Emily May & hundreds of other women from all over the world use cel phones, social media and legislative pressure to raise awareness and stop street harassment.

5. GMO CAFE' - Carol Koury went into a restaurant, ordered food, then asked whether the food had GMO's, and no one there had even heard of GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms). Let's spread the word on this!

6. WE'RE HERE FOR YOU - Feminist Women's Health Centers in California and Atlanta provide complete health services for all women. I thought a Peter Alsop song might help them promote what they do so well.

7. GOOD BOOK - Jamila Raqib works with Gene Sharp at The Einstein Institute. His books have been used by many organizers of people's non-violent protests, by helping them learn how to overthrow their dictators

8. JUST CAPITAL - A woman on television stood with her grown children in the rubble of her destroyed home. "I wish I was dead!" she said, "I have no reason to live!" Horrible as it was, I felt someone had sold a 'bill of goods' to this woman about what was really important in her life.

9. ME AND YOU - I don't need you to "see it my way", but I do need you to at least "see my way."

10. TOPANGA - my home, where I think globally, act locally, love my family and friends, laugh, write, and remember the past so I have better tools to move into the future.

11. LINER NOTES - River of Life



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Chip Keyes

Making the political personal, add a dollop of wit
This is good, simple, direct, heartfelt music. Folk music, I guess, but more lively than that label might suggest. I hear echoes of John Hartford and Woody Guthrie in Mr. Alsop's work, and that's a fine thing indeed. His notes are on the last track, and almost as entertaining & enlightening as the songs. All the songs are good, but the title track-- and the Zen-ish story that inspired it--have each attained spots on my favorites lists. Give it a listen!