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Cindy Hood

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I'm taking the protest theme a little bit further, using some more recent songs.  
 
Without further adieu, here they are:

1.  Of The Times by Carl Wilson.  The economy.  This song is from Carl's Youngblood album that was released in 1983.  That was 33 years ago and the bad economy is even worse now.


2.  Guilty by the Newsboys.  Endangerment of the US Constitution's first amendment rights. This is from the new movie, God's Not Dead 2.  A teacher is suspended from a public high school for even mentioning Jesus' name to a student.  During the trial, it was argued that Jesus was mentioned throughout the Bible by many people about his teachings and miracles.  He EXISTED and therefore was a historical figure.


3.  When You Gonna Learn by Jamiroquai.  Endangerment and destruction of Planet Earth, it's people and animals by irresponsibility and greed. 


4.  Let's Impeach the President by Neil Young.  Protesting the modern day American Government/President for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with other important issues like spying on the American people's phones and computers.  


"Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence"
                          
                                  - Leonardo da
Vinci

Have a good week, everyone!

For copy/paste convenience:

Carl Wilson/Of the Times
Newsboys/Guilty
Jamiroquai/When You Gonna Learn
Neil Young/Let's Impeach the President


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I'll have to vote on these later

But, here's some protest songs

First, CCR's timeless classic.  



Less specific than most anti war songs released in the early 70s.  Black Sabbath's War Pigs



This 2007 song by Avenged Sevenfold is an interesting protest song, as it's a protest song against protesters

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Cindy Hood

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Here's some comic relief on the protesting subject (Not that I agree about the seals though).


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Quote:
"Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence"                         
                                  - Leonardo da
 Vinci

"Oh, yeah? How 'bout you shut your damn mouth?"
                           - Phil da Vinci, Newark, NJ

Sometimes I agree with Phil.

Without expressing an opinion on any political, economic, environmental or religious questions:

Gold -- Jamiroquai

Silver -- Carl Wilson

Bronze -- Newsboys

Tin -- Neil Young -- Sometimes Neil forgets the musical aspect.


Speaking of silence: The Music Machine, "Talk Talk", 1966



A better one from Neil: CSNY, "Southern Man", Journey Through the Past soundtrack



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Gold -- Carl Wilson.

Silver -- Neil Young.  Sometimes Neil remembers that the musical aspect has to play 2nd fiddle to the B.S.

Bronze -- Jamiroquai.

Tin -- Newsboys.

I'd add in Student Demonstration Time here EXCEPT that THESE folks [represented here]...unlike the 'great faker'...were serious and not just pandering to the temperature of the exact moment.  Dubya riled A LOT of folks.  Even fence sittin' ol' Mick got in on the act...and he's mostly show and oh-so-little else which really counts...



Only the donald could underdo jr.

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Lee -- I don't mind second fiddle, but at least be part of the orchestra. [smile]


Stevie Wonder, "Living for the City", Innervisions, 1973



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Hi Cindy.

I guess these are protest songs?


Black Eyes Peas, "Where is the Love?". 




Macklemore ft Mary Lambert, "Same Love".






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gotta go with

1) Carl's voice, and the song is catchy, "Of the Times"
despite the run of the mill production style.  and what was that about the economy,
Cindy?  It's roared for years out here in CAL.  My theory?  We don't hate liberals or the prez: we
try to work with them rather than undermine their ideas.

2) Neil Young's rather conventional, "Let's Impeach the President." 

even though it sounds like 'City of New Orleans' don't it?   I give him points for the too much surveillance lines.  Most of the rest of them are just too Johnny one-note and cliche'd.  Imagine if Dylan had done this song, how much better it would have been?  because you'd probably have more verses where the narrator is revealed as a crackpot himself...

3) Jamiroquai, 'When You Gonna Learn'

Makes Von Ronk and Country Joe sound subtle...

4) Newsboys

'Guilty' (of questioning bronze age fables and superstition, a wooden boat so big it holds 2 of every animal on earth is mentioned and so is a giant fish that houses a man, so they are uh, historical fact also...)

what is endangered?   Right to religion?  where/when? in what way? 
'Guilty I guess also of hating science and education in general, praise him'
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Gold - Neil Young 

Silver - Carl Wilson 

Bronze - Newsboys 

Tin - Jamiriquoi 
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Bingo!

Thanks, John B. [thumb]

That's it - 'City of New Orleans'. 

I was whistling this melody into my Shazam app this evening, trying to figure out where it was from. 
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And what's Young saying in 'Let's Impeach the President'? 

A lyric site has it as 'flip-flop'. 

Surely it's 'with-draw'. 
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John B., I think that each of the videos are self explanatory in their issues.  I chose these 4 songs of protest as more modern day issues from my last protest week.  These are all subjects of great concern today.  I don't take any personal views on any of them.
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I should point out that almost everyone I know is religious, including all three of my brothers and two who live in California.  I am not.  In some countries, yes, it's true, you have some religious belief, and you may be followed by the government and jailed or worse.  This does not happen in our country.  So, I can only theorize that the people in the movie who feel that their religion is 'endangered' means they believe their religion should be used as mandatory public policy.  I dissent.
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That's fine, John.  The beauty of this battle is that you can vote on musical talent instead.
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Green Day, from their album released just this month, although this song was released earlier as a teaser.  "Bang Bang".  Against gun violence.  Sounds very ... Green Day.




Manic Street Preachers "4st 7lb", (1994).  A protest against girls starving themselves.  Some pretty tough lyrics (kindly added with the clip).




And I'll cut and paste from some Ramones top ten site to explain what this song is about.

"'Bonzo Goes to Bitburg' has a complicated history. The single — a slam on President Reagan's visit to a German cemetery where Nazis were buried — was released only in England. It turned up the following year on the 'Animal Boy' album, retitled 'My Head Is Hanging Upside Down.' It's one of the very few political tracks recorded by the Ramones, who typically stayed away from such subjects, probably because members had such varying views."






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