Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Jeff Mangum Occupies Wall Street

The other day when discussing the Occupy Wall Street movement, I was saying that some musicians need to get onboard and start performing in the crowd. As anyone who knows how to use the internet is now aware, our national media outlets have failed us and have been ignoring what may be one of the most important protests of our time (at the very least, it is certainly a newsworthy event). Shortly after stating that musicians may give the movement the attention that it needs, the internet was abound with rumors that Radiohead would be performing. Those rumors, of course, prove to be false. But on Oct 4th (Day 18 of the occupation), in one of the more surprising stories, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum performed a set for the activists. The notoriously reclusive musician put on a rare performance of favorites while surrounded by adoring fans who were singing along. Although not the best quality, the video below is still a power watch and an absolutely beautiful moment.

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“Themselves” (Minutemen cover)
“Holland, 1945”
“Song Against Sex”
“Two-Headed Boy Part 2”
“In the Aeroplane Over the Sea”
“The King of Carrot Flowers Part 1”
“Oh, Comely”

1 comment:

  1. Hey David, why the hell didn't you ever tell me about Mission of Burma. I got that album "Vs." bc I was reading that book I was going to give you. There great plus I can't stop listening to Husker Du - Zen Arcade
    - Migs