Jeremy Messersmith, Hastings 3000 join in the Occupy movement
Photo by Nick Vlcek
As Occupy Wallstreet and our own local version, OccupyMN, wear on, more and more Minnesota musicians are asserting themselves as vocal members of the 99%. Over the past few weeks, artists ranging from hip-hop acts Toki Wright, Sean Anonymous, and Guante to R&B maven Mayda to former Husker Du drummer-turned-songwriter Grant Hart have performed in solidarity with the Occupy movement, and over the weekend a few more notable musicians threw their hat in the ring.
On Friday afternoon, Jeremy Messersmith announced that he had written, recorded, and uploaded a new song in less than 24 hours. The song, called "Blue Sky (Corporations Are People My Friend)," is a contemplative acoustic ballad that concisely sums up some of Messersmith's thoughts on the current situation and offers a sentiment of hope.
In true democratic fashion, Messersmith is offering the track as a free download and invites others to remix and reuse the song at will. Read the lyrics at his SoundCloud page , and listen to the track here:
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene each week with music news, trends, artist interviews and concert listings. We'll also send you special ticket offers and music deals.