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2003: War Within A Breath

Artist Song
the Grateful Dead  Morning Dew 
Jimi Hendrix  Star Spangled Banner 
Jane's Addiction  Idiot Rules 
Bob Marley & the Wailers  Redemption Song 
System of a Down  War? 
System of a Down  Boom! 
Jeff Buckley  Eternal Life 
Rage Against the Machine  Born of a Broken Man 
Ben Harper  Fight For Your Mind 
North Mississippi Allstars  Freedom Highway 
CSNY  Find the Cost of Freedom 
System of a Down  F**k the System 
Bob Dylan  Shelter From the Storm 
Zakk Wylde  America the Beautiful 
Robert Plant  Morning Dew 


I know the mix is a bit eclectic, but it tells the story.
1. Robert Smith returns home from Vietnam shortly after a cease-fire agreement is signed on January 27th, 1973. Robert is constantly haunted by the many atrocities he has witnessed in combat. To ease his mind he listens to the Grateful Dead and witnesses them in concert countless times. In early December of 1973, Robert meets Lydia, his future wife, at Boston Music Hall while the Dead open the show with Morning Dew.

2. Time passes by and Robert and Lydia have two children, Joseph and Julianne. At the age of 18 Joseph registers to vote. and to fight.

3. George W. Bush comes into office. The draft is reinstated. At the age of 22 Joseph is picked to fight.

4. Julianne, who is now 19, goes to her first anti-war demonstration. She is told to "emancipate your selves from mental slavery/ None but ourselves can free our minds."

5-6. Joseph enters combat for the first time.

7. Joseph's best friend is killed in combat. Now, just as his father, Joseph is losing things precious to him and fighting in a war he does not believe in.

8. Joseph reflects on the similarities between his situation and his father's situation. War is beginning to erupt all around the world: the Middle East, Korea, the Philippines.

9-11. Julianne attends more peaceful, anti-war protests.

12. Several of Julianne's protesting friends become militant. The nation is torn as the police retaliate and attempt to put an end to all demonstrations, whether they are peaceful or violent.

13. Joseph is injured in battle and is sent home.

14. Time passes by.

15. Joseph listens to the same lyrics his father did to ease his mind.


loaf of cheez
Date: 2/25/2003
wow! great mix. i really hope you're not psychic or anything...
Geoffrey Holland
Date: 2/25/2003
Date: 4/2/2003
Very powerful. If this is on cd and you want to share it, email me. I'll make a trade with you and make copies of yours for me anti-war friends.
Date: 12/25/2005
Like Doyle said, this is a seriously powerful program mix. Very good work.