Rapper Lupe Fiasco Calls Obama A Terrorist

Rapper Lupe Fiasco said president Barack Obama was the "biggest terrorist" in an interview with Shira Lazar on What's Trending.

 

Rapper Lupe Fiasco Calls Obama A Terrorist

Rapper Lupe Fiasco said president Barack Obama was the "biggest terrorist" in an interview with Shira Lazar on What's Trending.

 

New Pete Seeger song about BP

Pete Seeger became famous as one of Woody Guthrie's best friends, a black-listed folk singer fighting for workers' and civil rights and against war and nuclear weapons. He's spent his more recent decades as an environmentalist, devoting his energies to cleaning up the Hudson River and teaching children about music. Although he's now 91 years old and losing his voice, here's a new song from Pete Seeger about the BP oil spill. The best part about the song is that it's not negative, either - it's a very upbeat, inspirational message focused on moving forward and getting the job done.

"When drill, baby, drill / Turns to spill, baby spill / God's counting on me / God's counting on you!"

Seeger is one of my heroes, and seeing him sing with Bruce Springsteen at the 2009 inaugural concert will remain one of the highlights of my life. A big, big h/t to Andrew Revkin for this video.

Ruin Karl Rove's Special Day - LP/Culture Jamming his memoir

The idea began as an internet rant and quickly has expanded since then. Karl Rove, Bush's brain, the man behind George W. Bush's presidency wrote a memoir and had the unmitigated gall to call it "Courage and Consequence".

I'm irritated by a lot of things, but this really rubbed me the wrong way. The architect of the Swift Boat Veterans, 2 wars, and our economic crisis taking a victory lap and making money on book tours? Courage? BAH! Why not release a record with good bands with the same name with songs about his deeds and how bad he sucks? Why don't we call it the same name and try to bum out his special day by releasing it BEFORE his book?

Well, why not?

Help support us producing this compilation of songs and have it released the same day as Karl Rove's memoir of the same name, "Courage and Consequence"

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The Eminem/Universal lawsuit - finally, justice for artists?

(x-posted from Daily Kos).

Preposition: Record companies, on the whole, tend to rip off musicians.

It's not something that music consumers often think about, apart from being a general bit of conventional wisdom. Like the apocryphal stories of star-struck kids heading for Hollywood with the intention of becoming movie stars only to wind up junkies living in skid row hotels after being spat out by the heartless studio machine ("Mulholland Drive," anyone?), it's kind of assumed that naive bands signing deals with cigar-chomping, Porsche-driving label executives are going to wind up getting screwed on the deal. Sad, but kind of a comes-with-the-territory thing.

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