JT Easy, the poet of the desert…
Protests against Wall Street are spreading across America as demonstrators march on Federal Reserve banks and camp out in parks from Los Angeles to Portland, Maine, in a show of anger over the wobbly economy and corporate greed. Big names like Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore, and Roseanne Barr have all showed up at the demonstrations; and Yoko Ono is also championing the Occupy Wall Street movement.
One rally song is emerging again and again:
For What It’s Worth.
In JT Easy’s new recording of the famous Buffalo Springfield song, he has introduced a new groove, while keeping the vibe and meaning of the original. This great song is just as pertinent today as it was in the Sixties, and he has brought it into the cutting edge of folk/rock.
(Post script: For What It’s Worth was inspired by an event at the dawn of the psychedelic era in November 1966. Curfew and loitering laws in Los Angeles to reduce the traffic congestion resulting from crowds of young club patrons were perceived by young, local rock music fans as an infringement on their civil rights; and the Stephen Stills song was born. Today it symbolizes worldwide turbulence and confrontation.)