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Sunday, July 17, 2005

Call to Action

In a day when idealism, at least of the progressive variety, is sorely pressed, John Flynn plays some inspiring folk music with a political bent. The guitar-backed vocal melody is enough to get you into a rhythm, but lyrics that describe corruption and evil as a dragon that "walks with priceless treasure out democracy's front door, It buys and sells the very ones that you and I vote for" and "It prays upon defenceless ones, the poor, the sick and the old," calls listeners to action. Flynn's music tells stories, pokes fun, and reminds each of us that we have a responsibility to make the world a better place. Listen to a few of his songs -- you'll want to hear more.