The Sounds of Freedom (Musical Theme for November 17)

I thought about sitting this one out, but I’m also trying not to take the easy way out. I decided to at least explore the topic, even though I decided that I wouldn’t provide narrative for any of the individual selections. While this thematic topic is not as well thought-out and organized as I’d like, I offer a variety of glimpses into various definitions of freedom.This is a theme worth exploring more fully; it is clear that some views of freedom are quite limited. For those who have never had to suffer or fight for freedom, it seems that freedom simply means doing what one wants to do. Apparently, there are shades of freedom, some rather pale and superficial, while others reach deep and touch the very soul. I hope to come back to this theme. In the meantime, I offer these selections

Freedom (Jimi Hendrix)

Redemption Song (Bob Marley)

Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Free Bird

Born to Run (Bruce Springsteen)  

Free and Easy (Dierks Bentley)

If I Had a Hammer (Peter, Paul, and Mary)

 

Here are the links for the other people participating in the musical theme activity! These are always interesting to check out! Enjoy!

Bear       OH FREEDOM!     http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/music-themes-oh-freedom/

Bear       FREEDOM    http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/music-themes-freedom/

Eva         http://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/freedom-to-be-free-who-said-there-could-be-music/

Willow     FREEDOM    http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/musical-theme-freedom/

Willow     FREEDOM: PART 2     http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/musical-theme-freedom-part-2/

Willow     FREEDOM 3     http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/musical-theme-freedom-3/

D.S. Nelson    #17 MUSIC OF FREEDOM       http://hatpaintladdersandwonkypooh.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/17-music-of-freedom/#comment-1524

Johnny    FREEDOM — FOR NOVEMBER 17  http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/freedom-music-theme-for-november-17/