Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Michael Taub and occasionally other musicians have been writing and singing songs about the economy since 2012. We are available to perform and to give talks about how the economy works and what needs to change.
100 years from now, when people look back at our times, they will say that this was the end of capitalism and the beginning of a new, caring and sharing economy.
The time has come to take direct action and regenerate our culture and our world.
A song I wrote after the election in 2016, but didn't sing until after the election in 2020.
This is the true story of the Black Jockey Liberation Army, made in commemoration of the House of Representatives officially censuring the Racist-In-Chief in 2019. We wrote the song to the tune of Rally Around the Flag, a Civil War era song sung by Union soldiers. It was written by George Frederick Root in 1862.
This is a song about the efforts the State of California made to establish a public bank for the growing cannabis industry. It's a rewrite of an old Fats Waller tune called If You Were a Viper, written by Stuff Smith in 1936. The nickname for that song was The Reefer Song.
We sang this song as a bit of civil disobedience at hearings in Vermont about legislation that was supposed to address climate change (but didn't).
This is an original tune where we trace the history of money in the US and upward mobility and how the system has gone awry.
A vocabulary lesson to help people understand new terms like quantitative easing. It's written to the tune of Diddy Wa Diddy, so we took a song about sex and turned it into a song about money, two things you can't discuss at a New England dinner table.
What influence does money have in Washington DC?
We knew that the story of money in the US is a train song. This is a rewrite of the Wabash Cannonball.
We updated the Pie in the Sky song for modern times.
Over there, over there... If you've ever read Diary of an Economic Hit Man, you know how true this song is.
This is one of the fossil fuel songs we sing. We rewrote Drill Ye Tarriers Drill to describe the problem with pipelines and tar sands.
To tell the story of how the banking rules have changed we rewrote a song about a Travelin' Man, a minstrel song from the last century.
A true story about public banking in Vermont. We asked Arlo Guthrie for permission to rewrite Alice's Restaurant on the 50th anniversary of the song being published.