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Do you hear the people sing?

A Turkish choir singing “Do You Hear the People Sing?” (also sometimes called “The People’s Song”) from Les Miserables.  I couldn’t help getting choked up when they began to sing in Turkish.

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People Get Ready

“People get ready, there’s a train comin’ You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin’ You don’t need no ticket you just thank the lord” —  It has … Continue reading

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New Coup video! “The Guillotine”

http://youtu.be/acT_PSAZ7BQ

This video is absolutely incredible. Revolutionary art right here!

“We got the guillotine
you better run!”

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New Baader Brains EP

I want. You can buy this for me here. Listen to them here:

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Detroit’s 404 Willis

In the mid-90s Willis St. in Detroit used to be one of the epicenters of the Midwest punk scene. 404 Willis (now Flo’s Boutique right next to Avalon Breads and Goodwells), my friends tell me (I was too young to … Continue reading

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“One Dimensional Man” by Sims

This song is a brilliant attack on bourgeois consumer politics (buying organic, eco-friendly, etc.). Sims is a member of the Minneapolis-based hip-hop collective Doomtree (of POS and Wugazi fame). Check it out:

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Remember Clear Channel’s censorship of 150 “lyrically questionable” songs right after 9/11?

I’ve been trying to figure out what, if anything, I should write about the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks.  It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. I’ve been particularly annoyed by all the depoliticized media coverage of … Continue reading

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