Party Like It's 1984
"WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH."
Memo to the Bush administration-- "1984" was a dystopic novel- a warning. It was not supposed to be a user's manual.
"Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows"
Remember Prince? Party like it's 1999? Well, big brother wants to party like it's 1984...so does Anais Mitchell.
Anais is on Ani Difranco's Righteous Babe Records label out of Buffalo, NY. We saw them a few months back in SF. Great show until lil Molly called and we had to run home ;)
Ani's new Canon is a retrospective treat. So is this one...Cheers.
Anais Mitchell-- Listen
down at headquarters, there’s a big database
with black and white photos of the side of your beautiful face
and your library record, and all your test scores
and an invitation to party like it’s 1984
baby, don’t look so nervous, they just want the facts
and it’s all written out in the usa patriot act
cause we don’t take no chances in a nation at war
so tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1984
oh, honey, what did i tell you about the house being bugged?
they can hear us making breakfast, they can hear us making love
but excuse me a minute- big brother’s at the door
and he’s ready to party like it’s 1984
you know you’re my one and only; you always have been
sure is gonna be lonely after i turn you in
so i’ll wait till tomorrow to file my report
and tonight we can party like it’s 1984
And Ani's poem about 9/11... Self Evident
So much to consider in our present state of affairs...these are significant reminders and celebrations of possibility through the lyricism of music...
Silence is the death of liberty.
We should consider some of the evidence of demonstrable democratic decay around us and spring to action before it's too late...
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead