Tuesday, August 9, 2011

You Gotta Agitate, Educate, Organize!

All eyes are on Wisconsin today- by all accounts, the voter turnout in Wisconsin is approaching levels usually seen only in presidential races. Buttloads of money from outsiders has been flowing into Wisconsin, to a heretofore unheard-of extent. While the outcomes of these elections is uncertain, the high voter turnout bodes well for the Democratic candidates (by delaying the elections a month through chicanery, Conservatives may have scored an "own goal"- they pushed the election back to a month when teachers tend to have some free time). Hopefully, the pushback will be successful, and liberals will gain some momentum. One lesson learned is that a "boots on the ground" effort will beat plutocrats' money-bombs.

Gotta put up a fist-bump, shake-rump song today. Wisconsinites, today's the day for a Big Decision... here's That Petrol Emotion's (the band was formed by former members of my beloved Undertones) Big Decision, a rocker which sums up what today is all about: "Wha'cha gonna do in this day and age? You gotta agitate, educate, organize!"





Give 'em hell, Badger staters! You know who you are...

7 comments:

Substance McGravitas said...

Geez, their singer was bad. "Good Thing" was a great song though.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I saw TPE at a dance club in Milwaukee.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

How about one of the classics?
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Geez, their singer was bad.

He's no Feargal Sharkey, to be sure!

I saw TPE at a dance club in Milwaukee.

I think if you got cut, music would flow out of the wound instead of blood.

How about one of the classics?

That is a good one, old chum!

vacuumslayer said...

That's a pretty good song...but the singer seems to be following the son g instead of leading it. It's got a nice catchy guitar riff to pull you in, but the singer doesn't capitalize on it's rockin' punchiness.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

...but the singer doesn't capitalize on it's rockin' punchiness.

Reminds me of a certain president and the 2008 elections.
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It's got a nice catchy guitar riff to pull you in

These guys were known for their amazing riffs, to the extent that other bands would "steal" them (to be fair, Something Happens acknowledged their influence in the name of this song- gotta put up a post about their debut album).