Posted in To Do | music on December 1, 2011

Occupy this album

Is anything still going on at Zuccotti Park? Regardless, Jackson Browne and Dawes, who have collaborated before (just ask Lefsetz!), will perform for Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park today (12/1) sometime between noon and 1:30pm (I've seen it listed as 12, 12:30 and 1). Oh and Third Eye Blind, who wrote a song for the movement, will be there too! How's it going to be? How's it going to be...

Later tonight the movement will be at Lincoln Center with Philip Glass.

Dawes begin a run of proper NY and NJ shows on 12/3.

More info about Music For Occupy, the above-pictured album that features music by Jackson Browne, Yo La Tengo, Devo, Third Eye Blind, Lucinda Williams, Ladytron, and more, HERE.

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Comments (33)

Occupy a desk and computer
and contribute to society
Now there's a novel idea

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 7:51 AM

The 99% are pissed that they don't have the smarts to figure out how to be the 1%.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 7:55 AM

99% is a misnomer. The majority of Americans do not support this movement.
Neither do I.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 8:00 AM

But guys, don't you see what they are doing is IMPORTANT?! I mean, before the cops evicted them, they had a library of over 3000 in the park. 4000 books! BOOKS ARE IMPORTANT TO THE CAUSE THAT IS WHY THE COPS THREW THEM AWAY DON'T YOU SEE?!?!?!?

Wait... why did they need a fucking library in the park in the first place? Fucking idiot hippies...

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 8:18 AM

I don't agree with their approach, or half the things they're complaining about, but I agree with their right to protest. And I also agree with the core idea, that there is a growing disparity between the super-rich, and the middle class is being squashed.
7:51, I'm sure many people would love to occupy a desk, if there were a desk to occupy right now, while companies are downsizing before the closing of the books at the end of the year. I work at a large bank, and I just watched 10 people I work with get laid off.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 8:22 AM

It's a bummer when people get laid off.
Getting laid off has no connection to the federal government giving billions of dollars of our money to entities that were "too big to fail".
It's the government, stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 8:32 AM

"President Barack Obama hosted a top-dollar fundraising dinner Wednesday night, tickets for which (one of several held in the city Wednesday) ranged from $1,000 to nearly $36,000-a-plate, according to the New York Observer."

How many of the 99% were at those events?

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 8:43 AM

^^I was. My plate cost $22,000; but there was extra hummus...well worth it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 9:05 AM

The middle class is being squashed by taxes. Not because of the super rich.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 9:24 AM

Uhh, no, getting laid off acutally has nothing to do with the bailouts, 8:32. Nothing at all, in fact. And, I assume when you say, it's the government, stupid, your solution would be to cut taxes on the wealthy and deregulate the financial sector? That's just the vibe I'm picking up. Idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 10:01 AM

10:01, that's enough out of you.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 10:07 AM

screw you all and your stupid causes.

I'm gonna meet Jackson Browne! Late for the sky is the most underrated album of all time

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 10:07 AM

"99% is a misnomer. The majority of Americans do not support this movement.
Neither do I."

THANK YOU. They should call themselves the 0.1% of the 99% who choose to complain about everything rather than find viable solutions to problems.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 10:32 AM

third eye blind is back? oh sweet jesus finally!

Posted by d | December 1, 2011 11:06 AM

No one is even at Zuccotti Park anymore. This is so stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 11:23 AM

@10:32, what's your viable solution to problems? acknowledging that there is a problem, raising awareness of a problem, and starting a discussion about a problem is the first step in finding a solution to a problem.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 11:55 AM

" Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to affect change-in fact those are the only ones who have created change in society."

-Margaret Mead

Like it or not, OWS is here to stay, bitches.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 12:17 PM

"When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber"
Sir Winston Churchill

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 12:21 PM

I feel for you, 11:55. You've got a tough row to hoe as long as you keep telling yourselves that this is a problem of raising awareness and sharing information rather than a case of people simply not buying what you're selling. There is plenty of common ground to be had, but just because you're the proverbial blind squirrels who've found a few acorns, that does not in any way make normal people feel any sense of common cause with your grander ambitions.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 12:26 PM

'A conservative is a stupid guy's idea of a smart person'

Lord Bendover

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 12:28 PM

@ 12:26

'normal people' i.e. narrow minded, brainwashed halfwits.

LOL

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 12:31 PM

"third eye blind is back? oh sweet jesus finally!"

I know you are being sarcastic, but I would love to see the original lineup. The original guitarist wrote all the songs, and all he albums afterwards sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 12:51 PM

I love the smoke screen conservatives are putting up that somehow, magically, lowering taxes will fix all of our problems. Don't get me wrong, lowering taxes may have a slight impact on getting things moving.... but the much bigger problem is that America needs to solve the problems posed by globalization. We used to be a manufacting nation; now we just move paper around. I'm not sure that simply lowering taxes is going to fix the root of that problem.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 12:59 PM

12:59 - please take your straw man arguments somewhere else. You are boorish and totally transparent. You can ascribe overly simplistic or just incorrect motives or proposals to your side, but save it for the rational side, OK?

You are not as slick as you think you are, sonny boy.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 1:17 PM

12:17, you're adorable. OWS is not "here to stay". They were never actually occupying Wall Street to begin with. They were good little boys and girls who stayed corralled in Zuccotti like cattle. Then they were evicted from the park. So where are they now exactly? Flailing desperately with all these random events at Times Square (24 hours of free performances. That'll show those financial institutions), or the Philip Glass event tonight at Lincoln Center (very relevant to the cause), and this washed-up show of Jackson Browne and Third Eye Blind at Zuccotti.

Yeah, it's just like Tahrir Square.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 1:30 PM

Chill out, bros. 3EB is on it - all our problems are solved!

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 1:35 PM

Hey did anybody hear about Lou Reed endorsing OWS back in the middle of October? Been following the movement really closely since its inception and I just stumbled upon this video:

http://vimeo.com/31909216

Oh yea he is at the end of it by the way..

Posted by Myna | December 1, 2011 1:54 PM

lol lord bendover lol dick hertz whos dick hertz lol lol

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 1:55 PM

a bunch of fake indie bands who record (and make $ for) companies like Warner Brothers and Sony are suddenly radicals? Total hypocrites. OWS ia officially a marketing tool.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 2:04 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 3:29 PM

1:17, I don't see where the straw man is in my statement at 12:59. I'm basically saying that it's going to take more than lowering taxes to fix the economy. We have to address long term solutions for bringing manufacturing back to the U.S.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 5:29 PM

Third Eye Blind should play a benefit at Death by Audio.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 9:12 PM

who's laughing now

Posted by jordon | August 11, 2013 2:58 PM

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