(migrating older info from CP playlist)

Ben Harper – Better Way

Michael Franti and Spearhead: Hey World

For some reason, this song runs through my head when we talk about machines, and the somewhat self-righteous reaction against them: (the lyric “some will rob you with a six-gun, some with a fountain pen.”) Woody Guthrie – Pretty Boy Floyd

On graffiti and urban policing: Michelle Shocked, Graffiti Limbo. About the actual killing of a graffiti artist in NYC in the 1980s.

From Lorna:

Imagine – John Lennon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRhq-yO1KN8
Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Ykv1D0qEE

From Dominique:

In class, we spoke about growth machines that produce wealth for those in power by encouraging real estate development at the taxpayers’ expense. Similarly, the machine in this song is the music industry, producing wealth for the already affluent mainstream sellouts, at the expense of the creativity and originality of growth for the musicians they sponsor. I immediately thought about this song when we started reading Ferman’s book and each time we spoke about growth machines. Hope you enjoy 🙂

“Welcome to the Machine”–Pink Floyd

my reply: Dominique – that reminded me of THIS song, referencing the same sort of machine, but in a Smiths-y sort of way:

From Michael:

Seeing that we’re on the subject of “non-routine” collective action, I wanted to share a song that fits with the theme of this section of the course.


It’s called “I’m Against the Government” by a band called Defiance, Ohio. idk how you guys embedded links in text on this section so I’m not going to fool with it

From Rachael S:

Big Yellow Taxi- Counting Crows

From Julia:

Common, John Legend – <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUZOKvYcx_o” title=”Glory” rel=”nofollow”>
Pete Seeger – <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJUkOLGLgwg” title=”We Shall Overcome” rel=”nofollow”>
The Specials – <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgcTvoWjZJU” title=”Nelson Mandela” rel=”nofollow”>
Arabian Knightz ft. Lauryn Hill – <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z696QHAbMIA” title=”Rebel” rel=”nofollow”>
Madeline Davis – <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR8BK56mHOw” title=”Stonewall Nation” rel=”nofollow”>


One thought on “(migrating older info from CP playlist)

  • November 27, 2015 at 10:31 pm


    In thinking about riots, “Let’s Start a Riot” by Three Days Grace was continually stuck in my head. Just as a heads up, it includes a few expletives, but I can’t quite imagine a song of that title without them. I hope it gets your thoughts and frustrations about breakdown theory and non-routine collective action flowing like it did for me!

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