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poor lonesome boy No protest songs anymore? (61* d) RE: No protest songs anymore? 19 Mar 01

Whoa, John Hardly. Food for my brain tonight. I'm with you, I think... It's not that we dont' have protest singers, just look at the list on this thread, it's just that other than you, me and the Mudcatter three, nobody is listening to them anymore. I'd say Tracy Chapman was probably the last one to meet with any kind of commercial success. U2 will take a chance with protest every now and then, but not really known for it. To add on to Hardly's point though, there has not been an issue like Vietnam which has consolodated youthful anger. Maybe that's a good thing. Maybe the causes aren't as serious as they were and exposure of the bad are pretty damn obvious, even when the finger points back at our own societies. Liberal guilt has become a pretty powerful lobby on its own. But I've been listening to a lot of talk on the WTO lately. 'Seattle' has become a war cry. This might just be the next big thing. And if that's so, there might just be a junior Dylan out there right now ready to document it all for the masses in the coming years. Hey... you never know.

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