Monthly Archives: February 2017

Ball of Wax 47 Songs: Danbert Nobacon & the Axis of Dissent – “Revolution 9.01”

This is a banjo and snare drum marching song that seems to be lightly channeling the Pogues. I can see the band walking down the streets of downtown Seattle like in a Macklemore video. Slowly picking up more and more … Continue reading

Posted in Ball of Wax, Check Out This Song | Tagged | Comments Off on Ball of Wax 47 Songs: Danbert Nobacon & the Axis of Dissent – “Revolution 9.01”

Ball of Wax 47 Songs: Julia Massey – “Carry On”

The theme of looking forward with hope and determination continues with Julia Massey‘s “Carry On,” a 2017 take on the acoustic political folk song. The song starts with a personal moment, a sister wondering how to explain this election to … Continue reading

Posted in Ball of Wax, Check Out This Song | Tagged | Comments Off on Ball of Wax 47 Songs: Julia Massey – “Carry On”

Ball of Wax 47 Songs: Caroline Keys (w/ Nate Biehl + VCCA Chorus) – “Hope Resists!”

It’s been pretty hard to feel good for the past few months, so the concept of a “feel-good” song – especially as part of a compilation directly addressing our current situation – might make you cringe or roll your eyes, … Continue reading

Posted in Ball of Wax, Check Out This Song | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Ball of Wax 47 Songs: Caroline Keys (w/ Nate Biehl + VCCA Chorus) – “Hope Resists!”

Ball of Wax 47 Songs: Darryl Blood – “Germania”

Our old pal Darryl Blood‘s “Germania” does a great job of packaging an earnest expression of incredulity and horror at our current situation with a simmering groove that keeps your head nodding with the rhythm even as it’s shaking at … Continue reading

Posted in Ball of Wax, Check Out This Song | Tagged | Comments Off on Ball of Wax 47 Songs: Darryl Blood – “Germania”

Ball of Wax 47 Songs: Wiscon – “My First Day”

Welcome to Ball of Wax 47: Songs of Resistance and Rebuilding. When I put out the call for this volume a little after November 8th, I could never have predicted the variety of musical responses it would generate. This collection … Continue reading

Posted in Ball of Wax, Check Out This Song | Tagged | Comments Off on Ball of Wax 47 Songs: Wiscon – “My First Day”

Ball of Wax 47: Resist! 2/26 at the Sunset

Ball of Wax 47 Release Show: Songs of Resistance and Rebuilding Sunday, February 26, 7pm doors The Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave NW $8 [tickets] – entry includes a BoW 47 CD All profits to the NW Immigrant Rights Project … Continue reading

Posted in Ball of Wax, Community | Comments Off on Ball of Wax 47: Resist! 2/26 at the Sunset