NSA Listening Party – Charity Case’s new CD!

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a compilation

CD & online release from

Brooklyn For Peace

&

Charity Case

featuring the new single

we don’t want to live (in a surveillance state)

Featuring Songs From

charity case
(ft. moki marz)
chee malabar
dave lippman
gio safari
hollands
irka mateo
joe phillips experience project
john munnelly
raram de ny
raya brass band
skidan
spiritchild
veronica nunn
zap zap 4 ever

with 3 new music videos from
Charity Case:

dossier

we don’t want to live (in a surveillance state)

the only one

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Where Available

Limited Edition CD available
suggested donation $2 – $5
to obtain a copy of the CD please email
contact us
if you cannot make a donation but want a copy
please contact us
or you can stream here
not all album tracks are available online
but the webpage has non-album:
artwork
outtakes
music video links
&.
!

and join us for our
CD release party
at Pianos
November 18th, 6-10pm
w/ Hollands!

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NSA Listening Party started with the writing of charity case’s song “the only one,” and with these lyrics:

                    they’ve got my calls and letters recorded since i was born

                    sometimes i say ‘hello’ or write them but they never write back

                    they’ve got all kinds of ways to make you think you’re the only one

                    and i won’t be the only one

We wondered: who else would join us in a musical reaction to the Snowden leaks and the beginning of the unmasking of the surveillance state?

With Brooklyn For Peace, we found 14 artists, all but 2 Brooklyn-based.

We wanted the content and attitude and perspective of the album to be true to Roger Waters’ promise: “If I’m in I’ll tell you / What’s behind the wall.” If you find out even an inkling of what’s happening, let everyone know.

Giosafari affirms the role of the artist in his song “Sing At the Top of Your Lungs”:

                    What’s the reason in the schools the arts are first to go?

                    Well, you know, it’s we the artists’ job always to show

                    the way things are; we artists must choose never to ignore

                    the violence, incompetence, injustice, endless war.

John Munnelly sings of the mental madness of being held back from knowledge:

                    Life today has too much dis-information

                    distract and distort from the ills in our nation

                    feel dis-empowered, have a sense of frustration

                    ‘bout things they don’t want us to know

Dave Lippman seems confident and hopefully not quixotic in his tribute “The Interdictedcalle”:

                    Arise ye pris’ners of surveillance

                    Arise phone callers of the earth

                    For Google swipes your information

                    Of privacy there is a dearth

And Spiritchild is on lyrical fire with “Surveillance Society (Free Tarek)”:

                    Beyond tap phones and emails.

                    Coded text red flags And details.

                    They don’t need that.

                    They’ll take your grandma if she utters the fact “something wrong” Handcuffs slap clap.

                    . . . . .

                    We good at letter writing we good at freedom fighting.

                    This song is my post card stamped delivered.

We can’t say how many musical genres are on this compilation: jazz, rock, pop, raram, folk, rap, hip-hop, balkan folk, traditional, antifolk, indie, psychedelic . . .

                    Hey Kids, what do you say?

                    We don’t want to live – in a surveillance state.

 

 

 

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