The Protest Movement

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Slothrop, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Slothrop

    Slothrop Member

    Today, you can listen to the new Neil Young album Living With War on his website. You can hear the entire album absolutely free http://www.neilyoung.com

    Another amazing performance is available to see on youtube. It is an artist named "Pink" doing an original song called Dear Mr President


    Bruce Springsteen also has a new album out of Pete Seeger songs called We Shall Overcome

    And of course there are those country favorites, the Dixie Chicks, listen to their new cut on their site http://www.dixiechicks.com/
     
  2. Slothrop

    Slothrop Member

    Almost forgot Pearl Jam and Worldwide Suicide which they performed on SNL a few weeks back.
     
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    PINK??

    Oh yeah with lyrics like...

    "You make me sick
    I want you and I'm hatin' it
    Got me lit like a candlestick
    Get too hot when you touch the tip......

    This is definitely a person with vast political experience and definitely should be listened to. When's her next book due out?
     
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    To be fair....here are the actual Pink lyrics..

    PINK LYRICS

    "Dear Mr. President"
    (feat. Indigo Girls)

    Dear Mr. President
    Come take a walk with me
    Let's pretend we're just two people and
    You're not better than me
    I'd like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly

    What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street
    Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep
    What do you feel when you look in the mirror
    Are you proud

    How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
    How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye
    How do you walk with your head held high
    Can you even look me in the eye
    And tell me why

    Dear Mr. President
    Were you a lonely boy
    Are you a lonely boy
    Are you a lonely boy
    How can you say
    No child is left behind
    We're not dumb and we're not blind
    They're all sitting in your cells
    While you pave the road to hell

    What kind of father would take his own daughter's rights away
    And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay
    I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
    You've come a long way from whiskey and cocaine

    How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
    How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye
    How do you walk with your head held high
    Can you even look me in the eye

    Let me tell you bout hard work
    Minimum wage with a baby on the way
    Let me tell you bout hard work
    Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
    Let me tell you bout hard work
    Building a bed out of a cardboard box
    Let me tell you bout hard work
    Hard work
    Hard work
    You don't know nothing bout hard work
    Hard work
    Hard work
    Oh

    How do you sleep at night
    How do you walk with your head held high
    Dear Mr. President
    You'd never take a walk with me
    Would you


     
  5. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    After looking at pictures of Pink....maybe "W" doesn't want to take a walk with her, but I'm sure Bill Clinton is interested!! :lol:
     
  6. Slothrop

    Slothrop Member

  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I received this e-mail several times today.....different folks sent it............

    The First of May is Shopping Day!

    Illegal immigrants are planning a nationwide boycott of all goods and services on Monday, May 1st. They have marched in our streets and demanded rights as a reward for breaking our country's law. They hope to show that they have an impact on our economy, they hope to hurt American business, they hope to emotionally and economically blackmail us into submission.

    So what can we do? All Americans who support LEGAL immigration but demand that all immigrants RESPECT our law are asked to act on May 1st. Wear RED or BLUE that day (they will be wearing white), and go SHOPPING.

    If you have to grocery shop, make it May 1st.
    Need gas in your car? Fill it up May 1st.
    Buy Mother's Day gifts, buy summer clothes, buy whatever you need, but BUY ON THAT DAY.

    American citizens outnumber illegal immigrants, and we MUST make ourselves heard. Wear red or blue to show your pride in your country, and your opposition to weak border and amnesty legislation. And GO SHOPPING!

    Let's make May 1st a day to remember, and remind Congress that the illegal immigrants they cower before can't vote. We can. And we will.

    The First of May is Shopping Day!


    Shopping is my favorite pasttime and I wear blue everyday (my jeans). Looks like it'll be just another regular day for me.

    Do it the legal way !!
     
  8. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Great post , great Idea. Moreluck thanks for sprucing up what was otherwise turning into a waste of webspace.
     
  9. Illegal immigrants are planning a nationwide boycott of all goods and services on Monday, May 1st.

    Hmm...I have not heard of this, is there any confirmation other than some emails?
     
  10. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Protest Music You Say! OK, of many I could think of, here's one that really rings a bell with me of late.

    The Sound Of Muzak

    Hear the sound of music
    Drifting in the aisles
    Elevator prozac
    Stretching on for miles

    The music of the future
    Will not entertain
    It's only meant to repress
    And neutralise your brain

    Soul gets squeezed out
    Edges get blunt
    Demographic
    Gives what you want

    Now the sound of music
    Comes in silver pills
    Engineered to suit you
    Building cheaper thrills

    The music of rebellion
    Makes you wanna rage
    But it's made by millionaires
    Who are nearly twice your age

    One of the wonders of the world is going down
    It's going down I know
    It's one of the blunders of the world that no-one cares
    No-one cares enough

    Written by Steven Wilson and performed by British Prog/Metal band Porcupine Tree who's influences range from 60's and 70's Pink Floyd to the Beach Boys, Beatles, Radiohead and believe it or not ABBA.
    4th track on the 2002' In Absentia CD

    http://www.porcupinetree.com/index.cfm

    "Music of rebellion made by millionaires nearly twice your age"
    How true it is!

    Best music is rarely found on commercial radio and that's why I never waste time listening to it!

    "There is no darkside of the moon, really. Matter of fact it's all dark!"
    :thumbup1:
     
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    K-Earth 101 will keep you locked into the 60's. That L.A. station is always on my radio dial. Every Sunday morning is Beatles time there.

    Kool 93 in Vegas is pretty good too, for oldies.
     
  12. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    moreluck,
    On Sunday morning as in many morning that I can I enjoy internet radio but specifically I like Cosmic Island on Live 365. It's all ambient music that I really enjoy. As I came of age as a teenager in the late 60's, thanks to bands like King Crimson and Pink Floyd, I developed a healthy appreciation for Progressive Rock music. I'm a huge Peter Gabriel/Steve Hackett era Genesis fan thanks to a Jethro Tull roadie who turned me on to them in 1971'. In the latter 70's as the Punk sound sent "prog" back to the underground I moved over more towards jazz and fusion sounds including becoming a big fan of Tangerine Dream. I've always been captured by synthetic sounds and what you could do with them. Now I'm just a fan of music in general. Saw the band Porcupine Tree that I linked to earlier back last summer but then several weeks later saw Ricky Skaggs and Terry Clark but not on the same night. Ricky is great and Terry Clark puts on an awesome show and was a blast to go see. I also like both Keith Urban and Brad Paisley who are both awesome guatiraists.

    I was a little bit of a musician when a teenager but my kids have taken on the task real seriously. As a result we do have a couple of sythesizers on hand so sometimes for fun I just come down, put on the headphones and start twisting knobs to see what sound I can generate. Every so often I run upon some alien like sound that I'll fire through the PA late at light and cause everyone in the house think some alien monster has landed in the backyard!

    Yep, some of us never really do grow up!
    :tongue_sm

    BTW: My daughter's band does a pretty good cover of the Beatles' Daytripper. Love talking music if you every wanna!
     
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

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