Archive for August, 2007

Deb’s House Concerts


Emma’s Revolution is listed on the front page of eFolkMusic.org in the New MP3 Singles and Digital Albums section.


They do a great show with songs you’ll remember for a long time. And, they’re offering one of their songs as a FREE mp3 DOWNLOAD!


Check out their concert schedule, too. You’ll be glad you did.


One of Pat Humphries’ songs was played at the end of Bob Edwards Weekend today (Sunday October 7, 2007).

You can now purchase Emma’s Revolution’s CDs and digital albums from efolkmusic.

Please take a moment and listen to the preview for “Swimming to the Other Side”.


Here are a few YouTube links to Emma’s Revolution:

Green Holiday Reception 2006 (song by Emma’s Revolution: Living Planet) “If all the world were peaceful now, and forever more, peaceful at the surface and peaceful at the core, all the joy within my heart would be so free to soar. And, we’re living on a living planet, circling a living star.”

Code Pink (song by Emma’s Revolution: Code Pink) “Code Pink for freedom. Code Pink for peace… Code Pink for women, boys, men and girls. Together we’ll make peace in this world… Code Pink!”

[update Oct 31, 2007 – Huffington Post on Code Pink]

Kennebunkport Peace Rally (song by Emma’s Revolution: Peace, Saalam, Shalom”) “Peace, Saalam, Shalom … We believe in peace … Peace, Saalam, Shalom … We will work for peace … Peace, Saalam, Shalom”

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I love a Southern accent. I love being in a place where strangers are friendly to each other and no one views me with suspicion when I speak to them in a friendly way. These are two more aspects of life in North Carolina that I missed without realizing how much I missed them.

I did not realize, until I was back home, the degree to which my experience in Oklahoma was one of being a stranger in a strange land. This lack of realization was in spite of the way I was frozen out at work (in my first job there) by people who had been told (by someone I trusted) that my views were more liberal than theirs. This was in spite hearing the words, “You’re not from around here, are you?” when I was new to town, and knowing the person who said them was not offering to help me find my way around. This was in spite of trying really hard to find my people, whoever and wherever they might be, yet finding it hard to find that welcome I had hoped for. This was in spite of people who formed negative opinions about me, before they even knew me, just because I spoke to them. I did not know how to respond when those things happened.

I did eventually find friends in Oklahoma, people I love and value, people who love and value me. I met a lot of really good people in Oklahoma. I met a lot of caring, hardworking, “peace, justice and equality”-loving people. And, I met loving, open, thoughtful and creative people. There are many wonderful people in Oklahoma, and I consider myself privileged to know some of them.

What I did not have while I was away was the daily experience of love and support that I now have by living near my family. I had no idea how much I was missing. I knew I missed my family, but I had no idea how much I missed them until I was back home. Now, several months after my return to North Carolina, every day is still amazing and wonderful.

I also had no idea how much I missed Southern accents. I was in a place where I heard one once in awhile. But, I also was around people for whom that sound is foreign. People who live in Tulsa are from Oklahoma, both coasts, the Midwest, various other states around the USA and from places around the world.

Now, I’m living in a smaller city where almost everyone has some form of ‘Southern’ in their speech. I love hearing so much ‘Southern’. It feels comfortable to me.Southern is a song I recognize. I feel happy hearing it all around me.

Some days, I just sit and listen to people talk and let those Southern accents wash over me. It feels wonderful!

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