Occuponics Celebrate Occupy Wall Street 6 Month Anniversary

The Occuponics were on hand this past weekend to provide a musical soundtrack to OWS (Occupy Wall Street)’s 6 Month Anniversary, as shown in the following clips. Additionally, lyrics from The Occuponics’ Paul Stein’s song, “What We Believe Cannot Be Jailed,” were quoted in The Wall Street Journal of Monday in the article by reporters Jessica Ferger and Pervaiz Shallwani.

Occuponics at Liberty Square, 3/16/2012

The Occuponics’ Stephen Carl Baldwin and Paul Stein perform at Liberty Square (AKA Zuccotti Park) on March 16, 2012, participating in COOLS (the Cultural Occupation of Liberty Square), a winter series of lunchtime performances and concerts whose purpose is to demonstrate that Zuccotti Park has not been abandoned and that Occupy Wall Street has not collapsed. Thanks to Robert K. Chin for making this recording. We are always glad to see Robert recording OWS, because he really know what he is doing!

Occuponics: Sixteen Tons

“Sixteen Tons,” a working song written by country great Merle Travis and made a hit by Tennessee Ernie Ford, is a natural candidate for performance in OWS-related events. Here, Stephen C. Baldwin and guest harmonica player Anthony perform the song at Zuccotti Park (AKA Liberty Square) in late 2011.

Don’t Let The Occu-Flu Chill Ya!

Don't Let the Occu-Flu Chill You An unpleasant, debilitating illness beset Occupy Wall Street (OWS) in the early weeks of January, 2012. Protesters returning from Washington DC may have brought the malady north after a mass demonstration there. Because many former Zuccotti Park campers now huddle, wandering nomads, in church shelters where disease easily spreads, an outbreak of what is being called the “Occu-Flu” has presented itself as the latest obstacle to OWS. Symptoms are centered in the stomach and this aggressive occupying microbe will seek out every available haven in the body.

The Occuponics recorded this brief Get Well ditty to express all those affected by the dreaded Occu-Flu.

The Occu-Flu By The Occuponics by Stephen Carl Baldwin


Don’t let the Occu-Flu go chill ya
Cause the Occu-Flu can kill ya
You know the germ don’t give a damn about me and you
So if you go down to Zuccotti
Better take care of your body
We’ve got a long long way to go before we’re through
Don’t let the Occu-Flu go chill ya
Cause the Occu-Flu can kill ya
Don’t let the Occu-Flu go chill ya
Cause the Occu-Flu can kill ya

The Occupy Wall Street Song by Paul Stein, Accordionist, Oct 23, 2011

The Occuponics perform Paul Stein’s Occupy Wall Street Song on October, 23rd, 2011, at Zuccotti Park, AKA Liberty Square. This recording was made several weeks before police raided the encampment, and one can get a good idea of how the camp looked in its prime, and sense the wonderful energy that was present in the place.

Occuponics Jam With Brian Eno and Laurie Anderson at Occupy Wall Street

The Occuponics greatly enjoyed the chance to jam with Brian Eno and Laurie Anderson at Liberty Square (AKA Zuccotti Park) on the afternoon of November 16, 2011, as crowds gathered attempting to re-enter Zuccotti Park after police and municipal authorities evicted protesters from the area. Brian and Laurie are two of our heroes.

There’s a video interview with Brian and Laurie that was recorded that same day; you can view it here:

Additionally, an audio interview with Brian and Laurie can be listened to at the site of Miss Ntertainment: http://missntertainment.com/2011/11/15/brian-eno-and-laurie-anderson-at-occupywallstreet/

Occuponics: December 11, 2011

Accra Shepp is a very talented photographer who for months has been documenting the people of Occupy Wall Street using an antique box camera. In early December of 2011, Accra took a photograph of The Occuponics down at Zuccotti Park (AKA Liberty Square) and the band was very grateful to be honored in this way. You can check out more of his images online at the site of the Steven Kasher Gallery.