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Feelin’ Groovy

I remember the era when folksingers were on the forefront of political protest. Are musicians too afraid to do that today?

Instead, comedians are filling the void. Here are two more videos from the same Stephen Colbert show:



  1. rk wrote:

    It wasn’t just a single era when music was used to resist military engagements. There are a few surviving recordings of anti-war songs preceding WWI. These shortly gave way to pro-war songs. It isn’t clear whether the music is the reflection of social values or influences them. WWII also had, at least a few anti-war songs. This isn’t a new phenomenon, which makes it more interesting that it has stopped.

    I suspect part of that part of the reason may be the politicalization of some of the political music. But that’s just speculation on my part.

    Monday, June 5, 2017 at 4:32 pm | Permalink
  2. redjon wrote:

    Umm… Then it must be up to the rest of us to do something? Or accept things as they are.

    Remember that, we live in a country where May 4th, the anniversary of the Kent State Massacre, has become known as Star Wars Day.

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 12:38 pm | Permalink