Private Session: Resistance songs

Joined by Mark Mendoza and Soona Amhaz this week, talking about their recently released photojournal/book (too fresh to be defined) titled, "Crooked: Part 1." It's an aggregation of photos the two authors have collected over the past six months from the various protests across the country. Most are funny, all are poignant and hoped to be remembered.

Those photos of resistance that live in our Facebook and Instagram accounts? They can sit on your coffee table, too. They can be a physical reminder, too.

Listen in to hear more about the book, its contents, and where you can pick up a copy around San Francisco or online.

Songs of past and present resistance are played throughout.

Also discussed in this week's episode:

- Nina Simone / Alicia Keys (<3)

- Tupac as the spiritual guide to Mark's childhood

- new Jay-Z ?


Amazon link to buy the book:


  1. Fight the Power by Public Enemy on Fear of a Black Planet (Def Jam)
  2. I Wish I knew how it would feel to be free by Nina Simone on Baltimore (BMG)
  3. Yes We Can Can by Pointer Sisters
  4. F.U.B.U by Solange on Seat at the Table (Colombia)
  5. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) by Marvin Gaye on What's Going On (Tamla)
  6. Kill Your Mama by Alicia Keys on Here (RCA Records)
  7. Someday We'll All Be Free by Donny Hathaway on Never My Love (Rhino Entertainment Company)
  8. Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday on Lady Sings the Blues (Warner Music)
  9. We The People.... by A Tribe Called Quest on We Got It From Here....Thank You For Your Service (Epic Records)
  10. I Give You Power (feat. Mavis Staples) by arcade fire on I Give You Power (Infinite Content)
  11. Changes by Tupac on Greatest Hits (Epic Records)
  12. These Days by Nico on Chelsea Girls (Universal)
  13. Appletree by Erykah Badu on Baduizm (Universal)
  14. Zealots by Fugees on The Score (Ruffhouse)
  15. Black Man in a White World by Michael Kinwanuka on Black Man in a White World (polydor)
  16. Don't Touch My Hair by Solange on A Seat at the Table (Saint Records/Columbia)
  17. Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley on Grace (Columbia)