Music And Politics
This website is for musings about music and the arts in general and this post is about that and more. Well, sort of…
I am crushed by the US election results. I am not afraid to say it. I am at my day job but I cannot focus for fear of what could and probably will happen to this country. But there is one ray of hope (and I’m sure more than one).
My musician friends will write protest songs and love songs and hopeful songs. They will be beautiful songs. They will help galvanize a movement. Who knows, maybe one of those songs will be an anthem for this movement.
I suspect many if not most of my friends will become activists. I may too. Or maybe I will continue spreading the gospel of great music and how it is a panacea for much of what ails you.
It is too soon to say. I am numb. I am angry. I am disappointed. I am sad. I am scared, for me and for everyone in the groups disparaged by our incoming president. I am a woman, so I am included in one of those groups.
Get out and see live music. Support local musicians and international stars alike. They have things to say that you will like. And with which you will agree.
I am reminded of these brilliant lyrics by Arlo Guthrie in “Alice’s Restaurant”: