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Kindness rules!!! May 16, 2019

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Frank Zappa December 11, 2013

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ZAPPA

   

 

Cover Battle – “Uprising” August 23, 2013

 

The original song, by Muse, is anthemic. And revolutionary. And inspirational, motivational, defiant and battle-ready. It gets you pumped up for action and ready to strike out against the injustices surrounding you and to fight back your oppressors. And it’s a damn good song. I get a kick out of how the video is basically demented animatronic zombie teddy bears destroying a post-apocalyptic toy town like Godzilla decimating Tokyo.

 

The shredded guitar work brings the anarchy while the incessant drum beat spurs you on to take up the cause.

 

I think I found the first cover by looking up a snippet of song I heard in a beer commercial then clicking on other links under the name of the artist, Andra Day. This cover is just Andra and the guitarist, in a room, with a couple of microphones. Her song, like her style, is a very jazz-like take on a decidedly modern song. I like her strong vocals and she has a really lovely range to her voice. And bonus – she seems like a really nice person. I left a comment on her YouTube page and posted the video on Twitter and she was kind enough to reach out and thank me for it. Very sweet.

 

The third video is from a young violinist named Grace Youn. No vocals, just Grace in a split screen duet (with herself). It’s just one of the many cool things you discover when you go searching for covers on YouTube. Her bio says she’s 21 but she looks 13, and she’s extremely talented. Currently studying for her Masters of Music degree, she maintains the powerful urgency of the original piece.

   
   

   

 

RIP: Richie Havens 1/21/41 – 4/22/13 April 23, 2013

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Richie Havens, iconic Woodstock singer, dies at 72

Richie Havens official site

Richie Havens on wiki

   

 

Stop the violence January 21, 2013

   

   

One Billion Rising

   

Strike. Dance. Rise.

   

VDay

   

Eve Ensler, VDay founder

   

 

December 15, 2012

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SHAKUR

 

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to 3 warriors for women’s rights December 10, 2011

 

 

 

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, Tawakkul Karman

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Tawakel Karman

Leymah Gbowee

Nobel Prize official website

   

 

#Revolution November 21, 2011

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Seriously?!?! October 27, 2011

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Paul Ryan: Obama Preying On ‘Fear, Envy and Resentment’

   

 

 

 


 

Are you serious with the crap? Is this the political version of “I know you are, but what am I”? Next they’re gonna try to grab Obama’s hand, slap him and say “Why are you hitting yourself? Why are you hitting yourself?” Rethuglicans have been “preying on ‘fear, envy & resentment'” and spurring on divisiveness since before Obama got into office!!!

   

 

#OccupyWriters October 20, 2011

   

   
   

Writers support Occupy Wall Street

   

Lemony Snicket

   

Alice Walker

 

 
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