Occupy Musicians Pledge Support for OWS Movement

 

Aligned with Occupy
Writers, Occupy Filmmakers and Occupy Comics as well.

 

By Fred Mills

 

At OccupyMusicians.com you can view a fairly lengthy list of
musical artists who have signed the online “petition” – or, more accurate, a
pledge the reads, “We, the undersigned
musicians and all who will join us, support Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy
Movement around the world.”
Among the familiar names on the list: Amanda
Palmer, Franz Nicolay, Ian MacKaye, John Zorn, Dave Allen, Dan Deacon, Kliph
Scurlock of the Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore, Tom
Morello, Shara Worden (aka My Brightest Diamond), Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson,
and Talib Kweli.

 

They are soliciting additional signatures as the web page
indicates:

 

“Are you a working musician in support
of the statement above and the Occupy Movement? Please send us an email with
your name, instruments, musical affiliations, and location to occupymusicians
at gmail dot com
. [We mean ‘musicians’ broadly, as in sound engineers,
sound artists, producers, DJs, producers, instrumentalists, composers,
lyricists, etc]”

 

Watch a video (via Okay Player) for Musicians Occupy Wall
Street:

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, you should also take a look at the Occupy
Musicians latest press release, which specifies some of the group’s goals:

 

 

*to facilitate performances at Occupy spaces and events

 

*provide links to media wishing to interview Occupy-supporting musicians

 

*host testimony and other writings of musicians for why they support the 99
percent

 

*host embedded media to Occupy-related songs and music videos

 

*network musicians to Occupy locations and Occupy fund raisers

 

 

And you can also follow the group on Twitter: @weoccupymusic

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