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Frankham An Open Letter To Bob Dylan (65* d) An Open Letter To Bob Dylan 22 Aug 05


 This in. Kinda' interesting i think.

Frank
 
-------Original Message-------
 
From: Rev Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping
Date: 08/21/05 13:22:02
To: Rev Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping
Subject: Open Letter To Bob Dylan
 

Dear Bob Dylan,
You sang in the Gaslight and Cafe Bizarre and the Figaro and such places in the early 60s. What would match those fertile coffeehouses nowadays? Is there an empty stage and an open mike waiting for some kid who might change everything? In 2005, daily life is so depoliticized we really don't know how change would come. But even those of us not born when you sang A Hard Rain Is A-Gonna Fall -- remember your anthems. And oh, we wait for that new madflow singer, we need that song of change, with the way things are now.
By dealing what you created in the Gaslight Cafe to this transnational chain store Starbucks, you make the revolution that will blast from some dark little stage all the more urgent. Starbucks kills the Gaslights. You should know about their real estate practices. They kill Gaslights and diners and local hang-outs and replace them with their mass-produced fake bohemia. This is A Change Is NOT Gonna Come. Starbucks wants to silence the cafe that features that powerful unknown singer that we're waiting for, using your famous voice like a silencer.
Sincerely:
Reverend Billy
Savitri D
Kurt Vonnegut
Larry Harvey, Burning Man
Laura Flanders
Malachy McCourt
Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange
Sidney Lanier
Rosalie Sorrels
Alisa Solomon
Ricardo Dominguez, Electronic Disturbance Theater
Carl Hancock Rux
Benjamin Ferguson, Starbucksunion.org
William Etundi
Frank Morales
Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association
James Solomon Benn
Jonathan Kalb
Jill Lane
Lafcadio Cortesi, Forest Ethics
Johanna Lawrenson,
the Abbie Hoffman Activist Foundation
Edward Ziter
Eileen Clancy
Beka Economopoulos, Not An Alternative
Florindo Troncelliti
Marc Kasky, Kasky Vs. Nike
Julie Talen
Sean Basinski, Street Vendors Project
Bob Fass
Ben Shepard, Reclaim the Streets
Una Chaudhuri
Dee Dee Halleck
Jerry Goralnick
Stephen Duncombe
Kate Crane
Elizabeth Chin
Robert Cole, Robert Cole Productions
Laura Hart Cole
Gregory Sholette
Patricia Ybarra
Joel Kovel
Dee Dee Halleck, Deep Dish TV
Susan Smulyan
Scott Loane
John Bell
Jo Littler
David L. Wilson, Weekly News Update on the Americas
Deanna Zandt, Not an Alternative
Ron Hayduk
Ursula Ruedenberg, Pacifica Network
Coco Fusco
Tony Perucci
Jonathan Moll
Amy Gentry
Michele Smith
Richard E. Lyons
Fred Askew, Fred Askew Photography
Michael ONeil
www.revbilly.com
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