There’s nothing like a good ol’ fashioned protest to out the Muse in everyone.
The Occupy Wall Street movement is pretty impressive, growing from a mere 1,000 protesters in New York City to 15,000, plus thousands more in cities in over 25 different countries. Cardboard boxes, pepper spray, celebrity visits, union participation, arrests, Reddit support, and lobbyist nightmares are all part of the story, and good stories inspire songs, some good, some bad.
Here are a couple Occupy Wall Street protest ditties circulating YouTube currently, answering the question WWBDD (What Would Bob Dylan Do). Sort of. What do you think? Inspired and provocative or bandwagon-jumping and opportunistic?
“Occupy Wall Street” by Jeremy Gilchrist
This guy’s got a nice voice, and seems a little more serious about the issues…