Where have all the songs of conscience and concern gone?

If you don't like the news ... go out and make some of your own.
That was the catchphrase of Wes ("Scoop") Nisker on San Francisco alternative radio station KFOG. Among his other KFOG pearls of wisdom that are uncomfortably relevant to our current predicament is the traffic bulletin "People are driving to work to earn the money to pay for the cars they're driving to work in. Back to you". Where have all the songs of conscience and concern gone? Gone to social media everyone.

It seems there may not be many more songs of conscience and concern on KFOG. More on that Peter, Paul & Mary album via this link. Any copyrighted material is included as "fair use" for critical analysis, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s).

Comments

Recent popular posts

Berlin Philharmonic's first woman conductor

There is no happiness for those who do not travel musically

How to reach a big new post-COVID classical audience

Ravi Shankar's centenary must not be lost to lockdown

Classical music must face the facts - click bait pays

The Berlin Philharmonic's darkest hour

Requiem for my vinyl

Word quickly spread that the old composer had lost it

Click bait pays but it also stinks

Grammy takes a Dame Ethel trip