One of the few holiday songs that mean something to me.
This is a description of what I want:
The dude incorporates the tuning pegs into his composition, need I say more?
Nothing to say, just listen.
“I see you, there’s lots of people right there with you, I’ve been there and you’re not alone.”
Words of wisdom from Jay Smooth:
During the gala dinner, renowned Hawaiian guitarist Makana, who performed at the White House in 2009, opened his suit jacket to reveal a home-made “Occupy with Aloha” T-shirt. Then, instead of playing the expected instrumental background music, he spent almost 45 minutes repeatedly singing his protest ballad released earlier that day. The ballad, called “We Are the Many,” includes lines such as “The lobbyists at Washington do gnaw…. And until they are purged, we won’t withdraw,” and ends with the refrain: “We’ll occupy the streets, we’ll occupy the courts, we’ll occupy the offices of you, till you do the bidding of the many, not the few.”
Here’s a video of the song:
And a video of Makana talking about his experience.
You can download the song here.
I edited and did the music for this:
I love this piece by TIm Minchin and the animated short film of it just came out today.
You sexy, sexy organization you! I’m flying on Thursday and am looking forward to our “date.”