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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

“Don’t Iraq Iran” … Julie Felix sings ...

Dylan at Piccadilly, London
Excerpt, minor edit by Carolyn Bennett 

Masters of War
Come you masters of war 
 You that build all the guns

 You that build the death planes
 You that build all the bombs
 You that hide behind walls
 You that hide behind desks
 I just want you to know
 I can see through your masks.
You that never done nothin’
 But build to destroy
 You play with my world
 Like it's your little toy
 You put a gun in my hand
 And you hide from my eyes
 And you turn and run farther
 When the fast bullets fly.
Like Judas of old
 You lie and deceive
 A world war can be won
 You want me to believe
 But I see through your eyes
 And I see through your brain
 Like I see through the water
 That runs down my drain.
You fasten all the triggers
 For the others to fire
 Then you set back and watch
 When the death count gets higher
 You hide in your mansions
 As young people's blood
 Flows out of their bodies
 And is buried in the mud.

You’ve thrown the worst fear
 That can ever be hurled
 Fear to bring children
 Into the world
 For threatening my baby
 Unborn and unnamed
 You ain’t worth the blood
 That runs in your veins.
How much do I know
 To talk out of turn
 You might say that I’m young
 You might say I'm unlearned
 But there's one thing I know
 Though I'm younger than you
 That even Jesus would never
 Forgive what you do.
Let me ask you one question
 Is your money that good
 Will it buy you forgiveness
 Do you think that it could
 I think you will find
 When your death takes its toll
 All the money you made
 Will never buy back your soul.…

Singer, guitarist, songwriter (genres folk, folk rock) Julie Ann Felix was born (June 14, 1938) in the United States, lives in England, and has been performing since 1963 under the recording labels Decca, Fontana, RAK, EMI, and her own label, Remarkable.

 For the past few years, Julie Felix has appeared annually at the Wynd Theater in the heart of historic Melrose in the Borderlands of Scotland. The Wynd is a small privately managed professional theater for live performances of all disciplines.

A remarkable career

In 1964, Julie Felix was the first solo folk artist to be signed to a major British record company.  Her first album, ‘Julie Felix,’ and first single, ‘Someday Soon,’ were released.

In 1968, Felix accepted a television series of 17 shows, directed by Stanley Dorfmann, the first color series produced by the BBC. The series, whose guests included Spike Milligan, Richard Harris, Leonard Cohen, Dusty Springfield, Donovan, and Jimmy Page, was sold to virtually every country in the world including Russia.

In the 1970s she moved to the EMI label and recorded the album “Lightning” (producer Del Newman); toured Japan, Australia and New Zealand; and relocated to Norway where the title track of her 1976 album “Hot Chocolata” rose to number 1 on the singles chart.

In the early 1980s, she took a break from music and returned for a while to her native California. But in the late 1980s, she participated in a peace march through Central America; and on this dangerous journey, she witnesses the suffering of Latin America’s indigenous peoples and is, in her words,  “inspired to return to singing.”

Back home in England’s Hertfordshire, Julie Felix begins singing for Latin American refugees, for women’s and gay rights, for peace projects — including demonstrations against the Persian Gulf War.

She establishes the first New Age Folk Club, The Magic Messenger, to offer a platform for budding musicians and poets; and creates her record label, Remarkable Records, that releases her first album, “Bright Shadows,” after a ten-year hiatus. In the 1990s, she sets up Goddess Tours, which arranges trips and pilgrimages to sacred sites throughout Britain, Turkey, France and the U.S. Southwest. The year 1998 marked her 35th year of professional singing in what she terms a lifetime “blessed with music, magic and adventure.”

Sources and notes

Lyrics at http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/b/bob_dylan/masters_of_war.html
Julie Felix - Masters of War (Bob Dylan lyrics) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q4LvC0ipVo&feature=youtu.be

May 25 in London, “Leading figures from the arts will perform in protest against plans to attack
Iran,” Stop the War Coalition announces. Among the scheduled performers are  Alberto Portugheis, piano virtuoso, antiwar campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize nominee (performing two Chopin pieces); and British folk legend Julie Felix (singing her hits Tiger Eyes and Children of Abraham), http://youtu.be/2q4LvC0ipVo.

Friday May 25, 2012, 7.30 p.m., St James’s Piccadilly, London
Reserved seats – standard £20 or concessions £15; Unreserved seats – standard £15 or concessions £10; 50 percent ticker price reduction for Friends of Stop the War, details at http://bit.ly/IjsOen. STOP THE WAR COALITION Special Bulletin May 16, 2012, Email: office@stopwar.org.uk; Tel: 020 7561 9311
Web: http://www.stopwar.org.uk
Twitter: http://twitter.com/STWuk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/stopthewarcoalition


Short list of Julie Felix’s most recent CD/cassette recordings and gigs

Bright Shadows (Cassette Only), Remarkable RR199, 1989; Branches in the Mist, Remarkable RR399, 1993; Windy Morning (CD Only), Remarkable RR499, 1995; Fire - My Spirit (CD only), Remarkable RR599, 1998; Live From the QEH Birthday Concert (Double CD), Remarkable RR699-2, 2000; Starry Eyed and Laughing. Songs by Bob Dylan, Remarkable RR799, 2002; I Walk With Beauty, Remarkable RR800, 2003; Rainbow Collection, Trak TR1048, 2004; Bright Shadows (CD Only), Remarkable RR900, 2006 (http://www.knibbworld.com/juliefelix/discography.htm)


Friday May 25, 2012: St James’s 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
TONY BENN & ROY BAILEY perform their sell out show “The Writing on the Wall”; readings and performances by Mark Rylance, Brian Eno, Kika Markham, Al Kennedy, Roger Lloyd Pack, Alberto Portugheis, Cat Phillips, Peter Kennard, Amir Amirani

Wednesday, May 30, 2012, Hazelwood House, Loddiswell, Near Kingsbridge South Devon TQ7 4EB, http://www.knibbworld.com/juliefelix/gigs2000.htm


Julie Felix, Masters Of War, UK, Deleted, CD ALBUM, 469105
Resisting the new world order, http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/un-shocked-by-gaza-destruction

Julie Felix sang Blowing In The Wind for thousands of anti-war protesters ...


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