Last week I posted a mash-up of GOP soundbites which eerily felt like a soundtrack for a lot of what’s been going on in America’s current events. Today, I’m posting a song that Third Eye Blindwrote specifically for the Occupy Wall Street movements.
OWS has recently celebrated its second month as an acting movement and support continues to grow strong from all across the country (and world). All of this rallying around a central issue that affects so many different demographics brings to mind back when a couple of decades ago the American people were protesting the Vietnam War. During that time period countless war songs were written to unify as well as inform the masses. Obviously this isn’t a new concept and has been going on for well over a hundred years, dating back to the Civil War era.
From the drum circles in Zuccotti Park to Hawaiian musician Makana openly playing his own Occupy-song in front of Obama at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting this past week, musicians are taking the lead on the issue and showing their support through their art.
It has the classic Third Eye Blind sound with well, a classic Third Eye Blind message (thinkNon-Dairy Creamer). It’s been interesting to observe how musicians (and the industry) choose to react to OWS and I’ll continue to keep my ears open for more.
There’s a building energy in the air whether you choose to believe it or not.
Many of the American people have decided that they can’t take it anymore, anti-Wall Street movements have sprung up all over the country in the wake of the looming 2012 Presidential election. The whole political structure of the country is scrambling, on both sides. Something’s brewing and this eerie mashup of a track by Dave Allen can really paint the picture for you.
Allen was recently watching a GOP debate when simultaneously he pulled up a link to the Mars Rover three year trek and the audio just clicked. Mixing other samples from Disjecta, Jan Jelinek, Massive Attack and others , Gary Allen creates a haunting track that almost derives those same emotions I felt after watching Requiem for a Dream.
Play the track while you check out the creepy Mars Rover video below. For more information, check out Allen’s site.
The other day Lindsey wrote a post in which she expressed a bit of disgust at the subject of professional wrestling, but praised those crazy kids dressing up like zombies and occupying Wall Street. This implies that those kids are better than professional wrestlers, in her opinion. In my opinion there CAN be wrong opinions.
Lindsey’s opinion on pro wrestling is an prime example of this type of occurrence. Of course, this should be expected. She is a girl and was born south of the Mason-Dixon line, and everybody knows that women and southerners are the biggest morons in the world!!!#badguywrestlerswag