Michael Moore Sings for Occupy CD

Published on May 5th, 2012

Filmaker, and activist extraordinaire, Michael Moore, has released a song (wait…what??) for the Occupy Wall street movement’s upcoming release, called ‘Occupy This Album’:

my contribution to “Occupy This Album”, a compilation CD (99 songs!) featuring David Crosby & Graham Nash, Steve Earle, Tom Morello, Willie Nelson, Ani DiFranco, Third Eye Blind, Immortal Technique and Jackson Browne to be released Tuesday, May 15th. All proceeds from this album will go to fund the Occupy Wall Street movement (all the musicians and songwriters have donated their time and music).

They asked me if I’d like to record a poem or maybe make a music video of some of the songs. I said, “I could just sing a song.”

When the laughter died down, I recorded this.

I hope you enjoy my first try at this new profession (though I have no intention of giving up my day job).

And thank you, Bob Dylan, for your contribution, and for approving this, my debut

I admire your passion Mr Moore, but I’d stick to your film-making, and activism.

If you want to check out a cool Occupy-themed protest song, I point you in the direction of SittingNow/CCN’s Joe Nolan:

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About Ken Eakins

Ken Eakins is a Freelance Journalist, Academic, and Videographer from the UK. Ken started SittingNow in 2007 as a repository for all the esoteric and underground stuff that he enjoys researching. The map is not the territory!

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Comments

  1. Posted by David on May 13th, 2012, 21:22 [Reply]

    as a reply: here’s Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Michael Moore Is A Rich Man – Laugh Out Loud, a New Topical Song about the music industry’s buy-out of the Occupy Movement
    http://vimeo.com/42005072

    Michel Montecrossa about the song:
    “‘Michael Moore Is A Rich Man – Laugh Out Loud’ is a New-Topical-Song about a man of the 1% who pretends to be a man of the 99%. It’s an ironic song for occupy’s day without the 99%’. It’s about the music and movie industry of the 1% making a buy-out of the Occupy Movement, inviting the 99% to gladly become like the 1% through things like ‘Occupy This Album’ and stuff.”

  2. Posted by Kim on May 15th, 2012, 09:20 [Reply]

    I was going to post a reply to this comment but then I looked at the picture of Michael Moore at the top of the page.It looks like he has been catapulted face first into a sheet of glass and is slowly sliding down it Wile E Coyote style.

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