Vox Populi

Vox Populi: A Public Sphere for Politics and Poetry

Jose Padua: Because Even in the Darkest of Days Revolution Is a Movement Towards the Light

On the same day in August 1967 when American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell was killed, my younger brother was born: one bad guy down, one good guy up … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: The Como Mamas “Count Your Blessings”

. Old school Gospel music from the album Come Upstairs by The Como Mamas, produced by Daptone Records. The Como Mamas — Ester Smith Mae, Della Daniels, and Angela Taylor — are three … Continue reading

August 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Charlie Chaplin — Modern Times “Nonsense Song” (1936)

. When Chaplin sang this song in Modern Times, he was internationally famous, but it was the very first time that the world had heard his voice, after two decades of … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Caravan Palace performs “Rock It For Me”

. Caravan Palace is a French electro swing band based in Paris. The band’s influences include Django Reinhardt, Vitalic, Lionel Hampton, and Daft Punk. Zoé Colotis – vocals Arnaud Vial … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Parov Stelar — Demon Dance

. This hypnotic montage showcases the music of the contemporary Austrian composer and artist Parov Stelar, one of the pioneers of electro swing. Stelar started his career as a painter and … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Neil Young premieres new protest song, “Children of Destiny”

“Stand up for what you believe / Resist the powers that be” Canadian rocker Neil Young and Promise of the Real have just released the video for their  new Trump … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Order from Chaos

. This short animated film is the result of a collaboration between the UK-based electronic musician Max Cooper and the French motion graphics artist Maxime Causeret. Order from Chaos features … Continue reading

July 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Nobody Speak — DJ Shadow

. “You wanna hear a good joke?” Music: Run the Jewels & DJ Shadow Cast: Igor Tsyshkevich / USA Ian Bailey / UK Vika Akentyeva / Portugal Vladimir Arhipov / Germany … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: War & Pierce perform “I Lived To Tell About It”

. Chris Pierce and Sunny War met through a mutual friend, the composer and producer Jared Faber who thought that the two accomplished musicians would hit it off. Pierce, War and … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: In the Someday with the Sound of All the Passing Years

We only have one TV in the house, and last night Julien took a break from whatever he wanted to watch and let Maggie take control of it. What she … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Operetta vs Trump (Gilbert and Sullivan edition)

. Make the Roman Empire Great Again! Rebecca Nelsen and Eric Stoklossa of Operatico Politico describe the decline and fall of a Modern Roman Empire with a little help from … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Operatico Politico vs Trump (Rossini Edition)

. Opera singers Rebecca Nelsen and Eric Stoklossa of Operatico Politico brilliantly summarize the Trump administration with a little help from Rossini. Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to … Continue reading

June 4, 2017 · 2 Comments

Video: Adriano Celentano performs “Prisencolinensinainciusol”

Vox Populi contributing editor John Samuel Tieman says of this video:  . I love this song. I first heard it on the TV show Fargo. . Wikipedia says, “The song … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Hunter S. Thompson on Outlaws

. In this short animated video from Blank on Blank based on a 1967 interview with Studs Terkel, Hunter S. Thompson talks about the year he spent living and drinking … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · Leave a comment