Thursday, March 02, 2006

Music Matters: Nominations

Though I have given up on the Democrats, I can never give up on working together to build a better nation and world.

Please join me in this participatory post series, "Music Matters," in which we will try to find musicians and groups who make good sounds that lead us together to dream for better things.

In earlier decades, Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, and many others joined us together in song and dance into a vision that almost succeeded in transforming the world. We've slipped back, but now is the time to go forward.

Let's start with open nominations by readers (please use the Blogger comments) of up to 3 artists/groups per reader, of currently performing or recording musicians who contribute to our movement to make a better world. Please provide URL's if you have them, and feel free to plug your reasons for nominating them.

On March 20, the anti-war concert Bring '‘Em Home Now! will make music in New York featuring R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Public Enemy frontman Chuck D and Rufus Wainwright.

Nominations as of March 2, 2006 (alphabetical):

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Blogger Ryvr said...

Yep, I count as a reader too ... and I'm nominating Dark Star Orchestra, Max Creek, and Rusted Root. All three perform excellent and danceable music, but perhaps most of all, they all unite the crowd into a loving, dancing mass of good humanness.


10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ummmm. really hard question to answer... guess if I had to pick my three favorites at this very moment, they would be: Gandolf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams (AUSOME!!! Check out for yourself ), my father, Rick Frost & Warren Haynes.

12:55 AM  

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