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Musical Notes

  Singing brings joy to the human heart. Perhaps there are those few who hear the joy of song and react negatively because they have hardened themselves to their own happiness. And perhaps there are those few whose souls withhold … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago

Before Governor Scott Walker took office he had already created controversy by stating he would refuse funds for a new light rail system that had already been approved with federal money set to come to Wisconsin. He demanded that the … Continue reading

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How Can We Keep from Singing

For two and a half years singers have been meeting at the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda to sing songs of protest against the Scott Walker administration and the slew of conservative legislation that has passed with the right-wing control of the … Continue reading

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The Problem with Permits

In the last week close to a hundred citizens have been arrested for singing in the Wisconsin Capitol building. Each one has been charged for gathering without a permit, which comes with a $200.50 fine. The singers are gentle, angry … Continue reading

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Song of Protest

This week marks two years that I have been going to the Wisconsin Capitol to sing four verses of “We Shall Overcome” to protest the Walker administration and the takeover of our state by corporations. I try to make it … Continue reading

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The Luck of the Irish

Apparently we Irishmen are either unwitting or unrepentant lawbreakers, but due to the luck of the Irish we get away with it with no consequences. For the past two years the Solidarity Sing Along and other protesters of the Scott … Continue reading

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On Reading the Constitution Day (or Wisconsin Irony Day)

September 17, 2012 Dear Governor Walker, I will be stopping by the Wisconsin Capitol again this afternoon as I have done almost every day since March of 2011 to sing four verses of “We Shall Overcome” in the rotunda.  But … Continue reading

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