Occupy Guitarmy: 2nd Rehearsal

The Occuponics have been consulting and playing with The Occupy Guitarmy, an open source music collective that allows musicians of all stripes to perform socially conscious songs together.

There is a lot of work that goes into organizing The Guitarmy, but also a lot of fun when we can put down our Word Docs and Spreadsheets and jam together. The following video captures the Guitarmy’s second rehearsal together; the song performed is Florence Reece’s “Which Side Are You On.”

In July, The Occupy Guitarmy will lead a 99-mile musical march between Philadelphia and New York City in solidarity with the Occupy National Gathering. Over at http://occupyguitarmy.tumblr.com, you can learn more about participating in this exciting event.

Occuponics Join Ash Wednesday Pilgrimage, 2-22-2012

The Occuponics were proud to join musicians in the Catholic Workers Band (AKA “The Filthy Rotten System”) who greeted marchers who made a 12-mile pilgrimage from the Footbridge to Ellis Island in Liberty State Park to the Elizabeth Detention Center for the third Consecutive Year on Ash Wednesday, 2012. This center – run by a private, profit-making company, is filled with immigrants who are threatened with deportation, and one of the songs performed at this event was Woody Guthrie’s “Deportee.”

This annual event is archived on Facebook at the following link: http://www.facebook.com/events/119230314865597/

Ash Wednesday Pilgrimage from Ellis Island to Elizabeth Detention Center 2-22-12 : Arrival at EDC