By Elizabeth Willoughby on
When producers of the Occupy This Album CD asked activist Michael Moore if he would be willing to contribute to it, they had his mighty pen or his film making talents in mind. A poem, perhaps, or a music video.
Not famous for his singing, the film maker suggested recording a song for the CD instead. “When the laughter died down, I recorded this”, said Moore .
He and a team of musicians and vocalists perform Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’”, with Moore as lead singer. There was no need to modernize the lyrics for the Occupy Movement nearly half a century later; Moore used Dylan’s exact 1960s lyrics with one short injection from an Occupy speech he made previously.
The Occupy This Album is a four disc set created autonomously by music professionals wishing to support the Occupy Wall Street Movement, with 99 songs featuring David Crosby and Graham Nash, Jackson Browne, Steve Earle, Tom Morello, Willie Nelson and many more.
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