Please check out “Sonny Meadows Week” at Peace Couple (plus, quiz at bottom of this post)

As many of you know, Sonny Meadows is a local musician and activist, here on Long Island, New York. The Wilders have admired his work — and his many solo performances and band performances — over the years. With the advent of the occupy movement, it seems to us that Sonny’s music about injustice, social justice, war and peace, is even more valuable. Now there are legions of empowered people to enjoy these songs, and learn this music.

At our Peace Couple website, we do a “Peace Song of the Day”, every day of the year. We used this past week to celebrate Sonny Meadows. If you go over there, you can check out which 7 songs we picked from among Sonny’s long list of favorites. (Maybe you want to guess first, or, think which of his songs you would have chosen, before you click over?)

For the real insiders, we could not resist making a game out of this project. So, at the readmore, you can find a quiz. See if you can match the Sonny Meadows song, with a brief quote from the lyrics. (And, if my darling husband is reading this, you have to play, too! And, no cheating!)

Sonny Meadows/Peace Song of the Week Quiz
1. Can you guess what the Peace Song for Monday 12/5 was?

The quote is: “Should we raise a salute and fall to our knees and let fear take hold of our civil liberties?”

Answer for Monday is: here.

2. Can you guess what the Peace Song for Tuesday 12/6 was?

The quote is: “And our prisons are filled with 2 million or more Poor Folks…While the rich and the powerful never serve a day. The rules don’t apply if you know who to pay…”

Answer for Tuesday is: here.

3. Can you guess what the Peace Song for Wednesday 12/7 was?

The quote is: “Gainin’ ground on the football field, Sunday School, the Boy Scout Troop, History books, John Wayne, Parades down Bedford Avenue. I was raised to be ready whenever the trumpet called…”

Answer for Wednesday is: here.

4. Can you guess what the Peace Song for Thursday 12/8 was?

The quote is: “We used to care about the children, our future was in their hands, their health and education was vital to our plans. But the costs kept on risin’ we can’t afford to care anymore, just like…”

Answer for Thursday is: here.

5. Can you guess what the Peace Song for Friday 12/9 was?

This hint will do it for a lot of the local peace activists. The quote is: “…you will find Susan Blake”

Answer for Friday is: here.

6. Can you guess what the Peace Song for Saturday 12/10 was?

(Admission, this song is more a funny song for peace-minded folks, than a song specifically about peace…)

The quote is: “I miss Haldeman and Ehrlichman…The Mitchell’s both Martha and John…”

Answer for Saturday is: here.

7. The finale! And, last song of Sonny Meadows Week 2011...
Can you guess what the Peace Song of the day is for Sunday 12/11?

The quote is: “One last time with our lovers we waltz across the floor…”

Answer for Sunday is: here.

2 Responses

  1. Love the artical on Sonny Meadows, Great Job
    BTW- I got all the answers, but i produced all of these songs so I had an unfair edge

    • LOL!

      Thanks for stopping by, Sonny.

      Peace,
      Kimberly (and Ian)

      PS – You must have been paying very close attention. Sonny Meadows e-mailed us that he had trouble with some of the answers!!!

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