Revolution #244, August 28, 2011
This Week: Get "All Played Out" Playing on Campus Radio
Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011
"All Played Out" with words by Bob Avakian, and music by William Parker, should be part of our efforts to shake up and wake up the campuses with BAsics and the special issue of Revolution. As an announcement in Revolution stated, "Avakian's heart and soul, outrage and humor, poetic spirit, and confidence in the masses to make revolution—transform the planet and themselves—comes out in this challenging declaration that the world really doesn't have to be this way, and we can make and live in a radically different and better world."
Burn a few CDs, and print some double-sided jewel-case inserts (download front and back—both in Word format). Take 20 minutes and take these to the radio station and speak with anyone there, especially the music director and jazz, hip hop, and new music DJs, and current events and political program hosts. Play it on the spot if possible, and introduce them to this leader and the movement for revolution he leads. Be sure to have copies of BAsics and the special issue on hand, and extra inserts to leave. Pass out the CDs to everyone you meet, and follow up the next day. Learn as much as you can about what people are thinking of this piece and what it concentrates, and get suggestions of who would play this on their shows. Follow up to get "All Played Out" played on air! This would be an important part of saturating the campus.
Be sure to burn the high quality WAV file here: http://soundcloud.com/allplayedout/all-played-out-avakian-and-parker.
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