Saturday, 3 December 2011

OccuPOWaKrishna

In what is being billed a major coup for the 99%, composer Philip Glass joined the Occupy Pro-testers in front of the Lincoln Center yesterday evening for a stirring rendition of the In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. Just a few moments before, in the complex's Metropolitan Opera House, the somnolent septuagenarian had just finished his performance of an extended satire of the same.

The enthusiastic crowd employed their "human mic" technique to near perfection, eerily simulating that insistent staccato present in all of Glass' work.

But most significantly, they struck a blow, blow, blow, blow, blow, blow, blow, blow to those who think this movement is blowing away, clearly to the dismay of the wealthy patrons who chose not descend the steps past the police blockade, maintaining a safe distance from their less well-dressed brethren.

Millionaire Lou Reed, who was present for the moving assembly and even helped a pick-pocket escape over a barricade after stealing his wife, musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson's iPhone, summarized the new "no-lose approach" so:
"By the principal of anti-violent not-possessing, we say to the 1%, 'Hey, you know, like, keep your stuff, we don't want it!' And if the Congress and Bo Rama decide to implement a more progressive tax system, we're okay with that too."