Posted in music on April 26, 2012

May Day flyers & posters @ Terminal 5 (more by BBG)
May Day protest

As you may have heard, the Occupy community has organized a protest to strike on May 1st as part of May Day. In solidarity with that sentiment, the Occupy Guitarmy organization is calling on musicians of all shapes and sizes to meet the group in NYC at Bryant Park....

All strings, shakers, and voices welcome
Bring your guitar (or other portable string instrument)
All levels of musicians from complete beginner to shredder needed

Assemble at noon @ Bryant Park by the Gertrude Stein statue
March from Bryant Park to Union Square

Once Occupy Guitarmy reaches Union Square, they'll kick off a free, amplified rally at 4PM (with the correct permits) featuring long-time supporter Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave etc) and performances from Immortal Technique, Das Racist, Dan Deacon, and the Bobby Sanabria Band. More details are available via Occupy Guitarmy and below.

Later that night head to UCB East to protest some more and laugh while you're at it.

You can also catch Das Racist this summer in Red Hook Park.

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Occupy Guitarmy

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Comments (77)

hippies

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 12:07 PM

deadbeats

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 12:13 PM

going to hear the free music then walking the fuck out.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 12:14 PM

OCCUPY MY HUMMUS

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 12:15 PM

LOL @ white People

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 12:17 PM

So glad I haven't send any of my spent D-cell batteries for recycling. All I need now is some piss balloons, and I'll be rooftop parade route, with bells on.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 12:25 PM

The occupy movement is the best thing in youth culture going right now. You haters spend to much time grabbing your weiners and listening to kanye west.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 12:27 PM

"The occupy movement is the best thing in youth culture going right now"

Then, we're doomed. Sorry, but the truth hurts.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 12:31 PM

The monkey in the emusic ad has more brains than this group of derelicts.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 12:32 PM

When is the AMEX presale?

Posted by the dizzle | April 26, 2012 12:36 PM

There's something incredibly oxymoronic about the term "Youth Culture."

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 12:49 PM

They should ship anyone who shows up to ego stroke farce straight to Guantanamo Bay. I'm tired of these idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 12:53 PM

12:27...please explain and defend your statement.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 1:11 PM

FUCK YOU

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 1:17 PM

PROPS TO DAN DEACON

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 1:23 PM

Occupy this here

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 1:23 PM

1:17 pls explain?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 1:35 PM

Mr Balloon Hands, Mr Balloons

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 1:36 PM

How is Glenn Branca not leading this? How is occupy going to continue to exist as a movement if they don't even know the right people to call to organize and regulate a guitar militia???

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 1:43 PM

I plan on occupying a seat at mamouns today around lunchtime.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 1:55 PM

I hope Glenn Beck shows up!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 3:16 PM

Where does this Union Square 4pm start time claim come from? I can find that substantiated anywhere.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 3:50 PM

*CAN'T

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 3:51 PM

The answer to all complex political issues is a rock concert.

Please fuck off attention starved showbiz 'occupiers'.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 4:03 PM

WILDCAT MARCH 1PM SARAH D ROOSEVELT PARK

www.strikeeverywhere.net

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 5:47 PM

Regardless of how you feel on the whole issue - and people clearly have polar opposite views, as per above - I am hoping this does not turn into a confrontational issue with the police. We do not need a fucking riot, and you that are protesting probably do not want to wind up in jail overnight, so....do your thing but obey the police and don't try and show them up. You won't win...

Posted by Joshua Sanders | April 26, 2012 8:25 PM

^I'm actually hoping the police bash some of their useless skulls.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 8:44 PM

^ "obey the police" ?! Fuck the "police"- mindless, do what your told drones. NYC 'finest'- what a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 9:45 PM

Tom Morello is such a phony, like his old band Rage Against The Machine was. Fuck the system...but nevermind our major label and all the oppressive things it has done to underground music like make millions of off it and not pay the ARTISTS WHO MADE IT anywhere close to a respectful, respectable royalty.

Joshua Sanders you are a prime example of why the Occupy Movement shouldn't have organized live music shows. These shows front like protest in the streets when they're just concerts where you can show up but have to behave, but define "behave". I really, truly want to know the number of police brutality incidents involving Occupies vs. cops assaulted by Occupiers. I'm sure the police brutality far outnumbers the cops getting hurt.

You exude a paternal attitude because you automatically assume people will show up to antagonize the cops who have antagonized the protesters 100X more than the protestors have antagonized the cops.

Be cool with the cops? How 'bout the cops be cool with the protestors? Try less mace and batons and more letting people yell and scream.

Posted by D | April 27, 2012 4:01 AM

Ok, I looked at the poster for this again.

FUC K THIS SH IT.

Occupy Guitarmy is nothing more than co-opting of a real protest movement.

Occupy Music Group? Sounds like Sony Music Group. Tom Morello, former major label lackey.

I wouldn't be surprised at all if a major label has their hand in this cookie jar that shouldn't be a cookie jar.

The poster art speaks for itself. A sea of guitars but no people. Cuz this self-promoting garbage isn't about people, it's about the MUSIC, maaan! Namely what Tom Morello is hawking.

What infuriates me about this is not one hardcore punk band (i.e. a band part of a actual social revolution which hardcore punk definitely was - BV doesn't exist without it), just industry rap and an industry hack like Morello.

Posted by D | April 27, 2012 4:28 AM

yes, they need Vinnie Stigma to be legit.

Posted by Sunny D | April 27, 2012 6:19 AM

"real protest movement"

LOLWUT?!

If you count planned and manufactured "movements" with funding from dubious foreign sources as "real", then I guess so. For actual Americans, those of us who love freedom, this trash is so clearly a thinly veiled manipulation of the populous by self appointed "oligarchs". Same old song, different singers.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 8:33 AM

9:45 would be the first guy to run and call the cops if he was mugged.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 8:38 AM

Actually it's the police who need to behave themselves because a., they're the servants of the people- not the other way around, b., the whole world is watching, and c., they're under a tremendous amount of pressure protest or no protest. 5 pigs have already blown their brains out this year. Speaks volumes.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 8:41 AM

If giving a choice between NYC cops and OWS protestors, I would side with the police 100% of the time. OWS idiots are a joke, really just a drag on the organism of our society. Get a job then tell me about how unfair life is.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 9:10 AM

910pm Yeah cuz you're a pro-police brutality fu ckface because by you siding with the cops 100% of the time, you advocate police brutality.

The OWS protesters aren't idiots or a joke, you're the idiot and a joke with no clue as to why they're protesting cuz you're too busy su cking cop co ck. Hitler would be proud of you.

Plenty of protesters have jobs and are looking for them.

And by having a job your won't face unfairness in your life? Man you really are a sheep.

Posted by D | April 27, 2012 9:35 AM

9:10 you sound like hitler.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 9:38 AM

9:35/9:38 - get a job you silly child

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 9:41 AM

^ Actually, you should go learn how to communicate in English first. You're not prepared to compete in the arena with the grown-ups yet.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 9:43 AM

LOL you don't have to put a space in order to type "fuckface", Mr. Science.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 9:44 AM

9:38 is Hitler

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 9:47 AM

9:44pm Thanks fuckface.

Posted by D | April 27, 2012 9:50 AM

"people clearly have polar opposite views"

No jackass, the views are almost uniformly negative at this point. Your attempt at spin is weak at best.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 9:51 AM

OWS people are just a bunch of people that want to get laid.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 10:08 AM

why does everyone on this board and the middle east and in OWS and the police hate america?

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 10:10 AM

What the fuck were you trying to ask 10:10?

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 10:12 AM

Hey OWS losers 'protester' is not a sustainable social identity. Maybe try a career and shut the fuck up.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 10:32 AM

10:08, yes pretty much.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 10:32 AM

@ 838

That's right, douchebag. Because the cops WORK for me, THAT'S
where MY tax dollars go- to pay for those cunts to do their job and all their cushy benefits, health care, pensions.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 10:36 AM

^like you pay taxes beardo

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 10:55 AM

To everyone saying"get a job". Thats why ppl are protesting because they can't get a job! What makes u think ur secure because you have one. R u happy with the peanuts they trickle down and let you have? Fact is Americans workers make less now than they did in the 70's (inflation included) and they will keep taking from us until we all stand up and say enough. But these facts don't phaze some of you, you're all too happy to accept and conform with the illusion that the world's most powerful countries are moving forward.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 11:32 AM

10:36...they don't work for YOU...you self absorbed asshole. They're there to protect and serve which they did last year. They served the public and did us all a favor by getting rid of the drug addicted, freeloading trash that "occupied" that park. It's only too bad they had to hold back and weren't allowed to open fire on that crowd of scum.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 11:33 AM

11:32 it's EASY to get a job in NYC, if you're not a retard. EASY.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 11:56 AM

It's a Catch-22.

The OWS protesters need to get laid in order to go out and find jobs but they can't get laid because they don't have jobs.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 11:59 AM

11:32 - what 11:56 said. So long as you know how to wash yourself, and you have a modicum of politeness and know how to turn a computer on and type, you can easily, EASILY make AT LEAST $40k per year JUST TYPING WORDS. You will need to get off your high horse and actually accept that you are not as "exceptional" as your parents lied to you about. You need to face that you are not king of the universe, but you are actually just another employee trying to get by.

Stop whining, get the fuck out of the street, and get a fucking job.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 12:01 PM

No 11:59 - the OWS protestors need to grow the fuck up. They need to cut the cord from mommy and daddy and sink or swim. It is the way of all species, the young must leave the nest in word and deed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 12:03 PM

I used to beat the piss out of Tom Morello when he was a smart ass kid in high school, and we may just need to "reminisce" on May 1st!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 12:05 PM

12:01 Exactly, if you can speak English in NYC you can EASILY make 40k a year.

You idiots are mad because you can't find jobs in the fields you got degrees in like Landscape Architecture, Art History, Creative Writing etc.

"Stop whining, get the fuck out of the street, and get a fucking job."

Well said.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 12:06 PM

@ 1133

You and your ilk are so fucking retarded it's hilarious.


Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 12:11 PM

Taking into account unemployed, underemployed, part time, the figures are more like 25% of ppl in this country that do not make a living wage. This year saw the record for most applications towards food stamps EVER. People are not making enough or just are not making at all. Corporations are cutting jobs left and right, Public Service jobs are being cut left and right. But you will just ignore the facts. Ur right, if ur lucky u can find some shitty 40k job typing behind a desk. Are there enough of those for everyone? NO. What about 10 years from now when that well runs dry and they insist that MORE cuts are needed to save this economy? We didn't create this mess we shouldn't have to pay. Hands down, no exceptions. if we don't stop this assault on us now they will keep chopping away until there's nothing left.
Take into account the whole US not just the fairy tale make believe Brooklyn that you live in.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 12:15 PM

12:11...Not as retarded or hilarious as a Zuccotti Park rape victim.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 12:59 PM

^

yeah right, your dumb ho mother. that was pretty funny.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 1:11 PM

People who say "just get a job" or callex unemployed "lazy" have no real problems and are cold, cruel people, plain and simple. if you oppose the reason the US needs OWS, you are simply a nazi. no other way to look at it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 1:12 PM

^I don't see any of these people at OWS.. I see a bunch of under 30 beardo liberal arts types.

"if you oppose the reason the US needs OWS, you are simply a nazi. no other way to look at it."

Typical nonsensical hyperbolic OIWS nonsense.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 1:20 PM

OWS isn't just about jobs. The entire system is dysfunctional + corrupt- top to bottom. Recent news of Secret Service, GSA, John Edwards etc illustrates why we need to shine a light on our fucked up gov and blood sucking corporations and lobbyists.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 1:35 PM

1:11...Not even a rapist would touch your Moms sore infested, rancid cunt.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 2:11 PM

Gotta love how the OWS movement all but disappears in bad weather or with out a celebrity there for a few hours.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 9:31 AM

10:10 back a week later just to explain that everyone on here is very angry that people decided to protest.it might not change anything and they might be spoiled or naive, but it's no big whoop really, so relax and let them play their guitars in the name of something they like a lot. that's what guitars are for.

Posted by ten ten | May 1, 2012 2:10 PM

Hey 2:10 - that's amazing how you can read peoples' thoughts and intentions like that. What am I thinking now? Nope, try again. No, wrong a second time. Again? Hey, I thought you could read my thoughts and intentions ... .you have no such power! OK, now that we've cleared that up, STFU with your projection and too-much-idle-time nonsense and go find a fucking job, idjit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 2:21 PM

well it does sound like you're a bit angry....

Posted by ten ten wins! | May 1, 2012 9:54 PM

well, you do sound like a self important leach on my society .....

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 10:10 PM

OWS = NYU

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 10:18 PM

Gotta love how people like 9:31 PM talk shit about things they obviously have no knowledge of.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 12:03 AM

well it does sound like you're a bit angry....

Posted by my egy | May 2, 2012 3:41 PM

How is Glenn Branca not leading this? How is occupy going to continue to exist as a movement if they don't even know the right people to call to organize and regulate a guitar militia???

Posted by hafiz | May 7, 2012 4:31 AM

too happy to accept and conform with the illusion that the world's most powerful countries are moving forward.

Posted by Filmes de Sexo | May 9, 2012 11:09 PM

I particularly loved this movement. It's good to know that there are still many people who care about the world more than just your own "tail".

Posted by Núcleo da Tecnologia | June 25, 2012 12:45 AM

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