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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:54 PM
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"GET UP, STAND UP: Pop and Protest" on PBS American Masters TONIGHT!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 08:59 PM by stlsaxman
This is the most important piece of Television this year! Hell- this millenium!

Brilliantly hosted by Chuck D.

Watching?

Let's post!

Peace, NOW!
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WarNoMore Donating Member (530 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:00 PM
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1. I'm loving this.
This is more like the way PBS used to be. Last night & tonight,the footage has been fantastic. A real trip down memory lane
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:04 PM
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3. And it's full of footage no ones ever seen!
We can do it again, you know...

This single show has restored my faith in humanity, by telling how many CAN change the world. And much of what we wanted to change back then (yes- i was a teenager then) is happening again- only worse.

We gotta get movin', people!
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:28 PM
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11. It's shown how powerful music is
I would love to see a concert for peace.
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The Kicker Donating Member (253 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:28 PM
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37. What a great idea, Cynatnite!
I know that if someone organized it it would be a sold out concert. They would have to have more than one show, I think. Sounds like just what we all need to replenish our energy when many of us feel ,sometimes, so impotent.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:02 PM
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2. Seeing amazing scenes on this.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 09:06 PM by madfloridian
I have not seen some of that footage....and I remember Vietnam.

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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:05 PM
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4. I just got up to Tivo it on KQED (local PBS)
Thanks for the 'heads up'!!
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:05 PM
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5. I just got up to Tivo it on KQED (local PBS)
Thanks for the 'heads up'!!
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The Kicker Donating Member (253 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:09 PM
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6. This program is excellent!
Are the repugs loosening their grip on PBS ? This is the PBS I remember from days of old. I have refused to contribute to PBS recently because they turned into Propoganda Bull Shit. I guess I'll have to keep an eye out. I may just donate again if they finish pulling their heads out of corporate ass. Great history being shown tonight.
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:13 PM
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7. BIKO! I'm starting to weep...
"And the eyes of the world are watching now... watching now".
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:14 PM
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8. Beautiful!!
I've been loving this all the way!
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The Kicker Donating Member (253 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:18 PM
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9. Chills!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 09:19 PM by The Kicker
Tracey Chapman Talkin' bout a Revolution (sounds like a whisper). Can you feel the real love from these conscious music makers? They sing heartsongs. Only the most callous do not recognize their sincerity.

edit:spelling
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:26 PM
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10. Clash and the Pistols!
FUCKIN'-A!
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The Kicker Donating Member (253 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:36 PM
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12. Hard to believe.
It seems that there would be more participation on this thread on this progressive site. Just think, this show is all about progression and many people have access to it. There are many people who cannot afford cable or dish tv who have free access to such an important record of musical protest.
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erinlough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:03 PM
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29. I do so agree!
I don't think anyone is watching. You just want to yell sometimes....
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Carolinagirl Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:39 PM
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13. Gosh I think I've found friends!
I was surfing the net, stumbled accross this place while watching the same show on PBS, and loving both!!
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The Kicker Donating Member (253 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:44 PM
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16. Welcome to du, Carolina girl.
I'm fairly new at posting here, and don't post alot, but DU is my favorite. Hope you enjoy this site as much as I do. As soon as I can afford to, I am going to donate. This place is well worth it.
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:46 PM
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18. Welcome home Carolinagirl!
well, welcome to DU anyways.... heheh



:hi:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:33 AM
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40. Hi Carolinagirl!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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ncrainbowgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:27 PM
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44. Welcome to DU, Carolinagirl!
From one of your Carolinian neighbors to the north! :hi:
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:42 PM
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14. STEVE EARLE!!!!
wow wow wo wow!

*shivers*
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:45 PM
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17. I got chills from that song! n/t
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:43 PM
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15. Excellent
it really shows how important music is to social change. You know now why the right wing wants to cut art and music programs from education?




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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:49 PM
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19. All the way up to the current regime!
and now....

oh fuck, this is just too great!
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The Kicker Donating Member (253 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:49 PM
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20. Fucking idiot,*ush!
What a buzzkill to have smirky mcfucktard's ugly mug and voice show up.
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WildClarySage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:50 PM
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21. Enjoy it while it lasts.
CPB & PBS are quickly dying now. :cry:
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:58 PM
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27. oh contrair- this is them givin' the BIG F-YOU to what'shisname...
that new president of CPB...

Tomorrow there's the special about "the 60's: the years that shaped a generation" on PBS...

That guy said something like- "stop being so political and have more music programs..."

PBS just said- "Okay- here you go, motherfucker!" :rofl:
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:51 PM
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22. Link to the PBS page-
for those who wanna see it.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/getupstandup/
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:53 PM
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23. Bono is a fantastic individual n/t
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jim3775 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:53 PM
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24. They could have metioned Zappa
Would it have been so bad to replace that long bit of bush talking with something on the velvet revolution?
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The Kicker Donating Member (253 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:54 PM
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25. Thanks for the thread and link stlsaxman! n/t
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:16 PM
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32. you're welcome, Kicker! n/t
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erinlough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:54 PM
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26. Crying watching "ohio"
this was the moment when I became a liberal. 17 years old and shocked that my age group was being assasinated. No wonder I am what I am.
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:11 PM
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30. I was in 8th grade when Kent Stae Massacre happened...
we walked into the history class first thing the next morning and the teacher (working on a defermernt) had a newspaper on each desk. "After you read the headline and article I want you to turn to page 78 in your history books and tell me what these wto stories have in common." It was the Boston Massacre-

Anti-taxation protest and the crowd threw snowballs at the redcoats and they in turn fired into the crowd killing four.

Anti-war protest and the crowd threw rocks at the Ohio National Guard and they in turn fired into the crowd killing four.

The teacher followed that up with the Santana quote: "those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it".

Brilliant.
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erinlough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:16 PM
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33. Great teacher. Thank him for me if you ever see him. n/t
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ChickMagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:55 AM
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43. Exactly my story
Edited on Thu Sep-29-05 08:56 AM by ginbarn
I was crying watching that (Ohio) too - that's when I knew I'd been betrayed and became a liberal forever.
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:00 PM
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28. That was great, but...
I wish they played more of the songs before going to commentary.

I mean you can't hear just 20 seconds of a Bob Marley performance!

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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:15 PM
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31. Could you imagine how long the show would be? lol
i agree one hundred percent, though...
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BlackVelvetElvis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:18 PM
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34. Will this be on again?
I hate I missed it.
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:23 PM
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35. Me Too (nt)
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erinlough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:24 PM
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36. PBS.org has listings based on your area.
it repeats Oct. 1 in Chicago.
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melv Donating Member (506 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:45 PM
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38. I want a copy of this! nt
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Dancing_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:10 PM
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39. Yeah, it was great!
But I noticed that the power of music to uplift people in to a movement that could change society seemed to be petering out by the end of the show...even though their were some musicians still trying.

I think music is going to change in order to be as effective as it was again...and the change is already happening on the internet. A site where you can hear some of that is the Peace Jukebox: http://www.peace-not-war.org/Jukebox /

Also, the trend is getting into general indie OMD's like http://artistlaunch.com and http://soundclick.com It's a real problem that we don't have as an effective an EARTH-WIDE musical forum as mp3.com used to be. When mp3.com went under in 2003, we were just beginining to politicize it progressively, but it's shear internationalism made it a force for global peace love and understanding. And it seperated itself from the worst aspects of corporate pop from the get-go. What are some of your current favorite online destinations for new music???
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:37 AM
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41. Aw I missed it
:( Is there any way to download this online?
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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:47 AM
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42. I loved the Boss footage question is it going to be reaired any time soon
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