courtney barnett was 2 blocks away from my house and i didn’t know about it
Have a grate day!!!!!! -jarred
"…Lou Reed took his turn on the human mic. He said: “I’m a musician in New York. I’ve played all over. I was born in Brooklyn. But I’ve never been more ashamed than to see the barricades tonight. The police are our army. I want to be friends with them. I want to occupy Wall Street. I support it in each and every way. I’m proud to be part of this. Thank you.” His statement was broken up into fragments to be repeated in two waves across the crowd. As they repeated his words, he smiled.
While I consider Reed’s work with Amnesty International, AIDS charities, tsunami victims and other charities deeply valuable, I cherish most this moment of his political action. I saw Reed put the force of action behind his words. While many celebrities endorse positive change, they tend to shy away from public work against corrupt power. Still fewer will risk arrest, jeopardize their own safety, or leave the confines of the stage or their pocketbook to take direct action against injustice…
Reed’s radical action to undo a police barrier keeping two lawfully assembled groups apart was also a natural one for someone who spent a life making art about and advocating personal and collective freedom. It is easy to discuss these things theoretically, from the stage or podium, but in that tousled moment Reed was nothing but a human making a decision about wrong and right. Like his art, it was a risk worth taking and he took it naturally, completely, and with soul.”
— Daphne Carr