August 25, 2017

Modcast #390: Joe Strummer's Bootcamp

Unless you've been living under a rock you know all about the recent outbreaks of violence during protests, anti-protests, free speech marches, and so on. From Portland, OR to Portland, ME; Boston, Phoenix, Seattle, San Francisco, Louisville. It seems like there is some sort of unrest just about everywhere. None of it more publicized though than the white supremacists and neo-Nazi's who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia. We shouldn't be surprised, this has happened many times before. Sadly, it will likley happen many times again.

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This now famous quote from uber-contrarian Henry Rollins has been popping up in memes and social media over and over again. "This is not the time to be dismayed, this is punk rock time. This is what Joe Strummer trained you for." That got me and Mary Queen of Cosmos thinking and drinking (we do a lot of both).

Who are the people Joe trained? Who are the graduates of Joe Strummer's Bootcamp? This week's modcast highlights just a few.

The Clash -- Know Your Rights (1982)
Gil Scott Heron -- The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1970)
Jamila Woods -- Blk Girl Soldier (2016)
The Julie Ruin -- I Decide (2016)
Billy Bragg & Wilco - All You Fascists (2000)
X -- See How We Are (1987)
Propagandhi - White Proud and Stupid (1998)
Body Count - No Lives Matter (2017)
A Tribe Called Quest -- We The People (2016)
Chumbawamba - Enough Is Enough (1994)
The Offspring - L.A.P.D. (1992)
Fink -- Yesterday Was Hard On All Of Us (2011)

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes -- Wake up Everybody