Music Fans

Join OurStage to discover and listen to new music from great indie artists.

Login or sign up


Get exposure building your fan base and selling music.

Find opportunities through our competitions.

Artist Sign Up



Video Playback Error

The Adobe Flash Player is required to watch videos on this page

PlayThe Ballad Of Susette Kelo (Released version)

by Bill Dyckns

Folk/Rock- Story of Susette Kelo of Ft Trumble, CT. who fought to keep her home in the "Eminent Domain" case "Kelo vs Ft Trumble" in the U.S. Supreme Court. The final result was devastating to everyone. The court said : (sic) "Yes. Eminent Domain may be used to take from one private individual and given to another for economic gain."
Uploaded: May 2, 2009
Duration: 7m 7s

Comments for The Ballad Of Susette Kelo (Released version)

Portrait of BDyckns
Thanks Ron. This assault on our so called liberty was the impetus that re-lit the music making and writing which disappeared upon my return from Nam. I had lost direction...Took 20 years to find my way back.

Portrait of Ron Siegrist
Good song, bad story. Good story telling

Portrait of BDyckns
Much thanks TAM...Eminent Domain needs to be used when needed i.e. population booms you need more schools, roads, etc..But in this case they took land for personal gain. Taken from one private set of individuals and given to one private individual who attains high profits along with the "haves" involved. Officials were brought up on charges when all was said and done. Check out Ms Kelo's book "Little Pink House" for the real horror of it all.

Portrait of The Altruistic Messiah
Great tune, & with such a dramatic & powerful presence ~ it's the perfect sonic for a very interesting subject !
I recently watched an episode of that old TV series "The Big Valley",
specifically "The Odyssey Of Jubbal Tanner" which aired on 10/13/1965 (back when I was 9).
It dealt with eminent domain as it's subject, ultimately leading me to find this amazing quote:

"Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once? ...I do not hesitate to say, that those who call themselves abolitionsists should at once effectively withdraw their support, both in person and property, from the government of Massachusetts, and not wait till they constitute a majority of one, before they suffer the right to prevail through them ...Moreover, any man more right than his neighbors, consitutes a majority of one already." 'David Henry Thoreau'.

Anyways it's been on my mind over the last week, (even in my OS blog) so it was nice to trip on this tune a couple times this morning & reiterate all of those ideas & feelings. You did a great job.

More About The Artist