The simple answer is because the Truth goes better with a soundtrack. It's one thing to endless type and type about something, it's another to become sonically emersed in it. To literally hear the pleas and cries for freedom.
Music has meant a lot in my life, I can honestly say it may have save my life - and there are many others that can say the same. In today's social and political climate, it's become increasingly clear that our entire way of life needs some serious saving.
Truth 2 Power Radio draws from a library of nearly 1000 Mp3's I've collected over the last 15 years, songs of power, passion and in many cases - outrage. Most song are including in a preset songlist which is updated periodically, but every once in a while I will be going on the Mic Live to DJ the broadcast in real time. (A Schedule pending - switching to Live Broadcasting can cause station outages) So stay tuned.
The Station Plays Songs from the Vietnam and Civil Rights Era, including:
MC5 - "Kick out the Jams"Protest music of the working class in the 70's.
The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy for the Devil", "Street Fighting Man"
Creedance Clearwater Revival - "Fortunate Son".
Jimi Hendrix - "All Along the Watchtower", "Freedom".
Marvin Gaye - "What's Going On", "Inner City Blues".
Stevie Wonder - "Past Time Paradise".
Jefferson Airplane - "Voluanteers"
The Beatles - "Back in the U.S.S.R", "Revolution"
Black Sabbath - "War Pigs"
Judas Preist - "You Got Another Thing Coming", "Breaking the Law"
Iron Maiden - "The Trooper"
Bob Marley - "Get up, Stand Up", "I Shot the Sherriff"
Rush - "Freewill"," Subdivisions"
The Clash - "London Calling", "I Fought the Law", "Rock the Casbah"
Bruce Springsteen - "Born in the U.S.A."
John Lennon - "Imagine"
Don Henley -"All She wants to do is dance"
Jackson Brown - "Running on Empty"
Metallica - "...And Justice for All", "
Dokken - "Will the Sun Rise?"
The Police - "Synchronicity II"
Guns N Roses - "Civil War"
Suicidal Tendencies - "Institutionalized"
Nirvana - "Rape Me"
Rage Against the Machine - "Know Your Enemy", "Freedom"
Queensryche - "Resistance"
Pantera - "I'm Broken"
Megadeth - "Foreclosure of a Dream"
Tupac - "Keep your Head Up", 'Letter to the President"
Bodycount - "Copkiller"
Bad Religion - "American Jesus", "21st Century Digital Boy"
Skid Row - "Youth Gone Wild", "Quicksand Jesus"
Arrested Development - "Tennesee", "
Pink - "Dear Mr. President"
Dixie Chicks - "Not ready to make nice"
Neil Young - "Let's Impeach the President"
System of a Down - "B.Y.O.B"
Green Day - "American Idiot"
Kanye West - "Jesus Walks"
Christina Aguilera - "Beautiful", "Fighter"
I know that most music, especially these days, is stupid and disposable. It's meaningless at best and purient at worst. ("Don't you wish you're girlfriend was a freak like me?" Fuck no!)
This songs in this collection are all vital. They have meaning and resonance. When you sit and really listen to what people with the courage to speak Truth 2 Power have been saying for generations, it's reminds you that this struggle has been going for longer than most of us have been alive, and that it will continue after we're all gone. But that while we're all here - we have a responsibility to get in the fight, to take inspiration from those who've come before us and to inspire those who will follow.
And keep Rocking the entire time.