Live from the Holiday Ho Ho Hoedown Benefit show at ICON Astoria in, The Repressions perform “Christmas Time’s A-Comin'” written by Tex Logan, and first recorded by Bill Munroe in 1951.
Africa by Toto~ Live Acoustic Cover ~ New Video
The wonderful Twitch Music community and audience keep The Repressions challenged with requests from all eras. Enjoy their acoustic cover of Africa by Toto on YouTube today!
New Live Video ~ Whatever Happened to the Bookstore
Lift your head up, lift your head up, lift your head up, lift your head up now! It is about truly taking in all of the beauty in the moments and the world around you, and also about looking directly at the things in our world that need action and reform. Here is a live performance from The Repressions’ latest show at c’mon everybody in Brooklyn.
Upcoming Shows & A Video in Flannel
Save the evening dates! Next live in person shows Wednesday August 24th in Brooklyn, Friday September 2, and Sunday September 4th in Queens! More details to come very soon. Another Twitch Raid Train show will be Saturday August 20th at 8pm, and Tonight and Tuesday we’ll be playin on Twitch and what may happen? Something like this:
Doing a Twitch show is a unique performing experience. While the venue has more creature comforts, you tend to play much longer sets than at a music venue. You have to be ready for anything at either gig, but there is a tension and freedom taking random requests and improvising on a song you may have never played before. Nate did a fantastic job winging it with one of Barbara’s favorite Red Hot Chili Peppers songs, Dosed, on YouTube today.
To The After ~ New Live Video
To The After is a song of reversal, of fear, and hope through living in the present while the future is only questions.
Ophelia’s Song – The Repressions New Video
Ophelia’s Song is a song of healing, of hope, of saving ourselves while imagining saving literary characters. It only takes a simple slip to drown in despair, but there is light in you.
Thank You Charlotte Bronte
Female authors have always struggled to be taken objectively, for this reason and others far more oppressive in the past they have used pen names, often male. Still today many use pen names or initials in the hopes of being judged fairly. It is a funny thing, since reading is one of the best things that we can do to learn critical thinking, compassion, empathy and imagination. Why should marketing and sexism detract from precious books and thought?
Here is to the excellent authors mentioned, and those that could not fit in the song, and to books themselves, our dearest friends, the books!
Please enjoy this song and video, and let us know who your favorite authors are!
So much to do inside but the timing is not always right…
New Video, New Song~ Old Man Willow
This is a song about Old Man Willow from Lord of the Rings, perhaps the most frightening part of Fellowship of the Ring. Enjoy the song, and thank you for listening!
Fresh and silly Memes, New artwork, Photos and More
Fresh from the oven… follow The Repressions on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube for your daily fix of weird humor, music and artwork!