Guest vocals by: Mochi Harmonica by: Pussyfoot Recorded @ Doublewide Studios / Chicago Mastering by: Blaise Barton @ Joy Ride Studios / Chicago -------------------------------------------------------------------- 100% DIY or DIE. NO THANKS to a record label. Download it. Burn it. Share it. SUPPORT INDEPENDENT MUSIC OR BE FORCE-FED CRAP! MADE IN CHICAGO, USA.
SIT DOWN & SHUT UP (named after a Chicago anti-protest ordinance bit.ly/IrAXOS ) is an audio documentary from the front lines, simply put FROM THE STREET AND FOR THE STREET. This is our humble attempt of following in the great Folkways tradition to speak to a 2012 audience. An unwilling participant surrounded by a failing educational system, crumbling infrastructure, privatization, SOPA, CISPA, free speech zones, tear gas, flashbangs, rubber bullets & pepper spray.
In late September of 2011, Chicago filmmakers/artist/musicians JaGoFF headed out to document the few dozen folks that had gathered to echo what a few days earlier had begun as a small ripple on Wall Street.
We engaged in conversations across the board, from students saddled with massive debt to single mothers holding down multiple jobs, teachers, social workers, unemployed construction workers and nurses. Political affiliation did NOT matter. People were finding common ground - pointing to the growing disconnect that Washington and Wall Street had with the rest of the country. It certainly felt like a tipping point.
Within a few weeks, the dozens of folks grew to thousands marching in the streets. Thousands marched and thousands were arrested. Absent in all of this was the "mainstream media", filling the void were citizen journalists photographing, tweeting, recording and live streaming.
Messages are as varied as the voices. Corporate money out of politics. Education finance and reform. Eviction moratoriums. Homeless shelters. Health clinic closures. Police precinct closures. Putting a end union busting.
These recordings are a snapshot during of the birth of the movement. It probably isn't the first recording of it's kind and we certainly hope that it is not the last.
Out of chaos comes order.
This album was recorded Sept. 28th, 2011 through March, 2012, is FREE and is licensed under the Creative Commons (for noncommercial purposes). Do with it what you will. You wrote it and it belongs to you.
Download it. Share it. Most importantly, play it LOUD! credits released 01 May 2012 (MAY DAY) All music written, performed, recorded and produced by JaGoFF.
Lyrics by the 99%.
Album Mixed down by JaGoFF.
Mastering by: Danny Leake @ Urban Guerrilla / Chicago
100% DIY. NO THANKS to a record label.
Download it. Burn it. Share it. SUPPORT INDEPENDENT MUSIC OR BE FORCE-FED CRAP!