CANCELLED: Mad Ripple Hootenanny, MN State Capitol Rotunda, 8/19/13
August 18, 2013
I'm cancelling the Hoot at the MN State Capitol Rotunda on Monday, 8/19/13.
When I first heard they were arresting singers in Wisconsin, I was stunned and felt like I wanted to support singers and songs.
Turns out music is not what this is about, but about protesters not obtaining a permit to sing in the Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda. Everyone is free to sing and protest in Wisconsin, but if they want to do it in the rotunda, they have to schedule it. Seems reasonable.
Anyway, the whole thing leaves a bad taste in my mouth, and as much as I believe Scott Walker to be the spawn of Satan and that the Tea Party has hijacked Wisconsin, I can't really muster the necessary hippie outrage or make it into a cause at a time when Egypt and so much of the world is in flames.
The Hoot is about songs and singers and all this talk about politics, permits, and police give me and it the willies.
Pardon my jerking knees. On Wisconsin. As you were.