Episode-818- Greg Yows of Revolution Rock and Roll

Find all of Greg's Music at RevolutionRockAndRoll.com

I am really excited to welcome Greg Yows to The Survival Podcast.  Greg is a great friend to both the show and me personally.  Together we wrote “The Revolution is You” our show theme.

When asked about himself Greg says,

“I am a simple songwriter. The hippies in the 60s had their “protest” bards in the form of Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Janice Joplin, John Lennon, Joan Baez…the list goes on. Now, I ain’t claimin’ to have their skill. But I have just as much passion for my cause. And that cause is making sure my kids enjoy freedom from the tyrannical, over-taxing, nanny-state governments that are currently plaguing our nation.

I hail from the piney-woods of East Texas where the fishing is amazing but the county was dry. So here I am in Austin, a computer programmer by day and musician at night…cranking out patriot songs between honey-dos, working on my preps, gardening, fishing and taking care of my two kids.”

Join Greg and I today was we discuss his music at Revolution Rock and Roll, some of the other things he is currently working on, the role of our military, life as a prepper and more.

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13 Responses to Episode-818- Greg Yows of Revolution Rock and Roll

  1. Thanks for the music. Listen every day for a year to Revolution is You still gets me choked up. This new song well I cried. You have very powerful songs Just love them. I have passed them on to others and not one bad review. Can’t wait till the next song comes out.

    Your advice for the young spot on. No debt and just get off your butt and do it. That advice works for people in their 50’s also. Which you guys will reach faster than it took you to go through your 20’s 30’s. I was 20 something forever I turned 40 last week and this June will turn 50. Man I hate to think by this Jan I will be 60. The old farts had it right when they said time speeds up. Dang it! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  2. Thanks, Roundabouts! I just hit the four zero myself. Jack is next :) Youth truly is wasted on the young. The good news is we still have plenty of time to make a difference.

  3. Backwoods Engineer

    Audio server fail. Can’t download the MP3, can’t play in page or in popup. Is it just me?

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  5. Hey Backwoods-
    I just checked and it seems ok with Firefox. Do you have Adobe Flash installed? I think it’s required. Let me know if you are still having problems through the Website and I’ll send you the tunes directly.

  6. Backwoods Engineer

    Thanks Gregg. Love your music, man. I usually use iTunes, but I’m stuck here at work and can’t (firewall issues). I’m using Chrome; will switch to Firefox and try that. Thanks.

  7. Great show! Great music! I must say there are two songs I never tire of; the theam song to firefly and the theam song to The Survival Podcast.

  8. I am a musician myself. That is kind of a dark song there, I understand the sentiment and it applies to many other areas, I think I have had some dark thoughts but I sort of try to resist them as they sometimes scare me ..

    Any songs for state’s rights, bring back the state militia, more power to the county sherrif type stuff ?

    My favorite warriors that come to mind are Crazy Horse, Geronimo, Sam Houston, Arjuna (ancient vedic), King David (biblical psalms attributed to)

    psalm 18:

    1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me
    fight against them that fight against me.
    2 Take hold of shield and buckler,
    and stand up for mine help.
    3 Draw out also the spear,
    and stop the way against them that persecute me:
    say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.
    4 Let them be confounded and put to shame
    that seek after my soul:
    let them be turned back and brought to confusion
    that devise my hurt.
    5 Let them be as chaff before the wind:
    and let the angel of the LORD chase them.
    6 Let their way be dark and slippery:
    and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.
    7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit,
    which without cause they have digged for my soul.
    8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares;
    and let his net that he hath hid catch himself:
    into that very destruction let him fall.
    9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD:
    it shall rejoice in his salvation.
    10 All my bones shall say,
    LORD, who is like unto thee,
    which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him,
    yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?

  9. Check this one out, psalm 18 from the bible, sometimes reading stuff like this sends chills up my spine:

    1 I love you, LORD, my strength.

    2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
    my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
    my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

    3 I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,
    and I have been saved from my enemies.
    4 The cords of death entangled me;
    the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
    5 The cords of the grave coiled around me;
    the snares of death confronted me.

    6 In my distress I called to the LORD;
    I cried to my God for help.
    From his temple he heard my voice;
    my cry came before him, into his ears.
    7 The earth trembled and quaked,
    and the foundations of the mountains shook;
    they trembled because he was angry.
    8 Smoke rose from his nostrils;
    consuming fire came from his mouth,
    burning coals blazed out of it.
    9 He parted the heavens and came down;
    dark clouds were under his feet.
    10 He mounted the cherubim and flew;
    he soared on the wings of the wind.
    11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him—
    the dark rain clouds of the sky.
    12 Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced,
    with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
    13 The LORD thundered from heaven;
    the voice of the Most High resounded.
    14 He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy,
    with great bolts of lightning he routed them.
    15 The valleys of the sea were exposed
    and the foundations of the earth laid bare
    at your rebuke, LORD,
    at the blast of breath from your nostrils.

    16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
    he drew me out of deep waters.
    17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
    from my foes, who were too strong for me.
    18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
    but the LORD was my support.
    19 He brought me out into a spacious place;
    he rescued me because he delighted in me.

    20 The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness;
    according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.
    21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD;
    I am not guilty of turning from my God.
    22 All his laws are before me;
    I have not turned away from his decrees.
    23 I have been blameless before him
    and have kept myself from sin.
    24 The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness,
    according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.

    25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful,
    to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
    26 to the pure you show yourself pure,
    but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.
    27 You save the humble
    but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.
    28 You, LORD, keep my lamp burning;
    my God turns my darkness into light.
    29 With your help I can advance against a troop
    with my God I can scale a wall.

    30 As for God, his way is perfect:
    The LORD’s word is flawless;
    he shields all who take refuge in him.
    31 For who is God besides the LORD?
    And who is the Rock except our God?
    32 It is God who arms me with strength
    and keeps my way secure.
    33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
    he causes me to stand on the heights.
    34 He trains my hands for battle;
    my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
    35 You make your saving help my shield,
    and your right hand sustains me;
    your help has made me great.
    36 You provide a broad path for my feet,
    so that my ankles do not give way.

    37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them;
    I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
    38 I crushed them so that they could not rise;
    they fell beneath my feet.
    39 You armed me with strength for battle;
    you humbled my adversaries before me.
    40 You made my enemies turn their backs in flight,
    and I destroyed my foes.
    41 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them—
    to the LORD, but he did not answer.
    42 I beat them as fine as windblown dust;
    I trampled them like mud in the streets.
    43 You have delivered me from the attacks of the people;
    you have made me the head of nations.
    People I did not know now serve me,
    44 foreigners cower before me;
    as soon as they hear of me, they obey me.
    45 They all lose heart;
    they come trembling from their strongholds.

    46 The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock!
    Exalted be God my Savior!
    47 He is the God who avenges me,
    who subdues nations under me,
    48 who saves me from my enemies.
    You exalted me above my foes;
    from a violent man you rescued me.
    49 Therefore I will praise you, LORD, among the nations;
    I will sing the praises of your name.

    50 He gives his king great victories;
    he shows unfailing love to his anointed,
    to David and to his descendants forever.

  10. The one before that was a typo, it was first part of psalm 35 not psalm 18

  11. What I meant about how dark stuff like that can apply to other areas is just anger in general, could be verbal stuff etc ..

  12. Yeah, it is not fun to put yourself there. Sometimes I just follow my thoughts and they lead me to a song. I really have very little to do with it. This was one of those cases.

    I do need to do one about State’s rights, though.

  13. Greg, I still love this song! My kids have heard it so many times now, they sing along every time Jack’s show starts up. I’m hoping the spirit and meaning of the lyrics stays with them.