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well now this discussion is legit!! Thanks Max Jack!!
2012 is Woody's (the Godfather of protest songs) 100th year
Gail, have you heard the New Multitudes album, the old Guthrie lyrics set to music by Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Jim James and Anders Parker?
Pretty excellent...saw them play out this year, it was phenomenal...I kinda hope those guys work together again.
Harry, I have not. I did see Arlo G at Red Rocks this summer and he spoke about that, setting his father's, (were they newly discovered?) words to music..I will be checking out the New Multitudes. Thank you!
One of my favorite Jackson B songs. Saw him on the Running on Empty tour late 70s and then just a few years ago. JB has managed not to age much in his tenure as a rocker.
A bit obvious perhaps, but in response to all the anger, mud-slinging, and name-calling that seems to have reached an all-time high during this particular campaign, I think everyone involved would do well to heed John's advice and "free your mind instead" ...
Was reading my hipster kid's magazine Under THe Radar, this month "The protest issue" http://www.undertheradarmag.com/
The article poined out Dylan wrote his great protest "tomes" Blowing in the Wind and Times they are a Changing " in his early 20's. Several artists discussed the difficulty is writing a such a piece, too specific of a topic and you become "stuck in the moment"..future listeners will not relate. Too vauge and well "what the F are you trying to say? and worst wearing your heart on your sleeve so to speak, puttting it out there in the form of a crappy song.
Dylan managed to pen masterpices , timeless applications for all purposes. Times they are a changing chokes me up more now than ever, and this one..well..
a little piece of pop culture on the topic at hand
another timeless killer of a song