Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Music is the Revolution!

Bob Dylan's "Masters of War", Mr. Marley's "Trenchtown Rock", Sonic Youth's "Youth Against Fascism", Public Enemy's "Can't Truss It", Phil Collin's "Land of Confusion" (snicker). Music can build the foundation for change and/or alert the masses to the need for it.

The ishtar went down at the RNC a week or so back. Much of it was swept under the rug as Sarah Palin, beauty queen, took the stage. While the Minnesota police force maintained law and order, 1984 style, the people were undeterred. Highlights from democracy in action.

Roomie, this is not the chill out, but at APT, in an election year, we bringin' it raw.

In related news, B-Nice, Dr. D, and yours truly caught activist/journalist Amy Goodman last Friday at Portland High. Goodman was fresh off her arrest at the RNC. Her talk was emotional and insightful. Peep an exerpt of her new book, Standing Up to the Madness.


El Manicero said...

Amy Goodman does have an inspirational air about her. When I saw her, I was so pumped and angry. She is amazing. I admire her so much. Yo, Strangler great clip of Rage killin' it! You have inpsired me right now.

The citizen that never sleeps

T-hatch said...

Were there naysayers in the crowd? I saw here in Burlington a couple back and there was definitely a small amount of vocal agitation in the crowd. She was great though!

T-hatch said...

btw, here's a joke:

What's the difference between a police department in urban America run under a Republican administration, and one under a Democrat?

W2 said...