SPORADIC TIMES #5
MORE MALVINA ON THE INTERNET
There are several sound clips of Malvina on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
INTERNATIONAL CENTENARY MALVINA TRIBUTES
Margret Roadknight, Malvina's great friend from Australia, writes:
Hi, Nancy! finally on the Net, so Greetings from Oz!! Hope you and Claudia are fighting fit, and will send me the occasional e-mail (though I'll check yr website every so often for official updates).FAR OUT
Friend of mine, back from a visit to Homer, Alaska, said she heard two hours of different people singing Malvina songs on the Public Radio Station there. KBBI, I think she said.
Larry Kelp starts his favorable East Bay Express review of Ear to the Ground, the new Folkways CD, thusly: “Berkeley's Malvina Reynolds was already a grandmother when she became her generation's Ani DiFranco, writing, recording, and publishing her own music and booking her own concerts until her death in 1978.” Later he says, “The music is brilliant, Reynolds' voice is craggy and not nice, and her lyrics are as relevant today as when she wrote them, scarily so.”
Rosalie Sorrels' combined celebration of Malvina's 100th birthday and Rosalie's new album of Malvina songs, No Closing Chord, was a rousing success. Sold out a week in advance, the August 23 gathering at Berkeley's Freight and Salvage Coffee House brought together old friends and new for cake and song. Having fun on stage with Rosalie were album accompanists Nina Gerber, Barbara Higbie and Bruce Barthol, with Will Scarlett adding mouth organ on a few tunes. Rosalie told stories of her travels with Malvina and rounded off the evening with a short set of her own excellent songs.
The album includes two songs never recorded by Malvina: “I Cannot Sleep” and “No Closing Chord” (words by Malvina and music by Pete Seeger) which was first sung at her memorial in 1978. No Closing Chord is available from Red House Records.
UU MALVINA SERVICE
Pat Lamanna writes:
The service has also been performed at the UU congregations in Kingston and Croton-on-Hudson, NY, and we would consider traveling to any UU congregation within about two hours of Poughkeepsie.
I would also send a copy to anyone who requests it. They can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREEDOM SONG NETWORK
The November 16, 2000, Freedom Song Network song swap will feature songs by Malvina. It's at 885 Clayton St. in San Francisco, starts at 8:00pm. Freedom Song Network will be doing another Malvina tribute at the Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival at San Francisco City College on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in January 2001.
LITTLE BOXES: ELECTION 2000 VERSION
by Malvina Reynolds
Little boxes on the ballot
Little boxes on the ballot
They have stolen the election