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 Blind wrote 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 (think Non-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.
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