Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Which Side Are You On?/Requiem for Mike Brown
There are some people who might argue that it's a fool's game to interrupt a concert that people paid to see, the same way that people argue against snarling traffic and making noise in public spaces. But there's a more valid argument, I think, to making a statement in a place where it will be heard. There's a logic in in tying a Requiem for Mike Brown with Brahms' Requiem, and there's a logic in using the old labor melody to get the point across. Is there justice for some or justice for all--what side are you on?
Some people will hear, some won't. But I'll admit it teared me up a little.