Subject: Re: [september17discuss] What is your favorite protest/liberation
for once almost don't agree with Jackie not exactly. I agree with Jon
as well sort of. We should use Labor Songs, Labor songs adapted by the
Civil rights movements is fine(ideally no one is going to listen to
this which is fine). I would like to say that culturally the 60s made
our society more humane. However economically and this is only very
partially because of the new left they sent us backward economically.
What I believe is we have to avoided at all costs looking like the 60s
and try our best to look like something new. To do this we have to do
what tom Haden did in the first place announce and make clear and just
put out the as us kids who are silly some times call it "mems" of being
From: Jon Good <email@example.com
To: september17 <firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Thu, Sep 29, 2011 11:09 am
Subject: Re: [september17discuss] What is your favorite
My big problems with adopting the trappings of the 60s movement is that
1) the 60s revolution failed, and 2) all the art and cultural things
surrounding it has been totally co-opted for the purposes of making
money, 3) we already have enough stuff that thematically links us to
the 60s and there are plenty of other awesome movements to connect
with, and 4) while it's a cultural touchstone for middle-class white
folks and is awesome for bridging the gap between generations within
that demographic, it looks absolutely ridiculous to everyone outside it.
I like the sentiment of Where is the Love, I think there's just too
many lyrics for people to be understood.
Something simple, already popular, and NOT related to the 60s hippie
movement will have the potential to be fantastically effective.
On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 9:30 AM, gail zawacki
Speaking as a granny, I love taking the All We are Saying, Is Give
Peace a Chance and changing peace to whatever - Earth? It fun to sing
and add clangy music to.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkZC7sqImaM
On another note, I heard on NPR this am that there is going to be an
investigation of the pepper spray incident and that made me realize, I
bet I know what was going on (I was right behind the girls) which is,
that cop deliberately sought the one girl out because she was marching
for much of the way topless (fortunately she had donned it prior to the
incident). He's probably kind of a closet perv. and really nasty man.
On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 8:49 AM, jason ahmadi
I've been thinking rather than chanting, it would be really cool if we
could all sing in unison on one of our marches. If people like it we
could repeat it. I can make copies at my office so if people want to
send me their favorite songs for everyone to sing I could print out
some lyric sheets!
Let's also try and break free from the old school protest songs (even
though I am including "we shall overcome") and try some new stuff like
"where is the love?" by Black Eyed Peas. But don't let that stop you
from suggesting those oldies and goodies for me to write down.
The grannies shouldn't be the ones having all the fun!
Peace and Love,