PeaceSmithies: Do you know any guitar players? (Occupy Guitarmy)

April 28, 2012 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

On May Day (Tuesday, May 1, 2012), Occupy Wall Street folks are going to hold an event: 1,000 guitars in a joyful, musical, nonviolent Occupy Guitarmy march.

I can’t think of a better place to find guitar players (and banjo players, and tambourine players, and…) than among the PeaceSmiths crowd. I think we have had 1,000 guitars at our Open Mics sometimes! (Or, it just seemed like that when they used to run until 2am.)

If you are a guitar player, please do lend your talent to Occupy Guitarmy! And, please consider inviting your favorite PeaceSmiths features or Open Mic performers to participate.

Some basic info…

You can find all the contacts, info, set lists, and schedules you need at the following website:
occupyguitarmy.tumblr.com

Where to meet (starting with rehearsal time):

Assemble at noon at Bryant Park by the Gertrude Stein statue
March from Bryant Park to Union Square
Performance in Union Square

Occupy Guitarmy
Set list:

“One Guitar” – Willie Nile

“We Shall Not Be Moved” – Traditional spiritual

“World Wide Rebel Songs” – The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello)

“El pueblo unido” – Sergio Ortega

“This Land Is Your Land” – Woody Guthrie

“Which Side Are You On?” – song by Florence Reese,
popularized by Pete Seeger, sung for May Day with new, Occupy Words

Videos and performance notes on
Guitarmy’s Youtube channel: here

More info and schedules for Occupy May Day and
General Strike events in NYC:
www.maydaynyc.org

A website that covers and support many national and international Occupy Wall Street events:
www.occupywallst.org

And, don’t forget to come to the next PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse, the Friday after, May 4th at 8pm in Amityville. You can share stories about May Day, Occupy, and Guitarmy, and see performers: Katie Pearlman, Allone, and Michael Korb!

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PS May Coffeehouse: Friday, May 4th A LI peace event: PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse on June 1st

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Calendar

Fri. Dec 1st
8pm
John Myles
and
Zack Reyes
plus
OPEN MIC

*
Fri. November 3rd

8pm / Jazz & more
Coincidence Machine
and
Jimi Durso & friends
and
Rudel Drears, jazz piano
plus
Open Mic!

***

Fri. October 6th
8pm
Bluegrass and Jazz!
PLUS
Open Time.

The PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse is the first Friday of the month, from October to June.

Public Access TV

PeaceSmiths Monthly Coffeehouse and Monthly Forum can sometimes be seen on Public Access TV on the Woodbury Cable system channel 20 on the following shows:

Church of Comedy

Harmony Rising

Banner Photo

The banner photo is PeaceSmiths friends and banner in Washington, D.C. for a peace march on January 27, 2007. Susan is waving on the left, above the "e". Photo copyright Merly Thinanyi of Thihanyi Photography in Valley Stream.


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