Saturday, October 21, 2006

Concert and then some...


We went to Ann Arbor last night and saw the Indigo Girls in concert. It was a great show and I was pleasantly surprised to discover a new band that opened for them called Three 5 Human. I haven't been able to find a web presence for them but if you have the chance to check them out..do it! They rocked out and had a great message too. Their name comes from The Three-Fifths Compromise when slaves were regarded as 3/5 of a human being when determining the distribution of taxes and the appointment of members to the U.S. House of Representatives. They named their band that to keep the meaning in the forefront...so that we don't forget the past and remember that things can change. The lead singer, Trina spoke briefly and the message that keeps ringing in my head is "the Government doesn't have the power...the people have the power". It sometimes becomes difficult in today's political arena to remember how true that is. I remember a line from the movie V for Vendetta, "People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." I think that our government has forgotten that they exist to serve their people when all I have seen for many years now is government serving themselves and corporations. We the people have the power to change our government and need to demand change. Our society today is distracted by so many things that don't matter. We must wake up!!!!! If you're not angry then you're not paying attention. It is also easy to get depressed and burned out by all the wrong we see in the world so we must have balance...do what you can and enjoy this life's journey. Turn off the TV and read a book, go outside and play, have fun, and set aside time to become informed about what is really going on and demand a better world...for all.

2 comments:

Adam said...

Is this the band you're talking about?

www.myspace.com/35thshuman

dar said...

No..I actually saw that on myspace and thought it might be them but it's not. They are actually a rock band vs. a hip hop band. I'm suprised they don't have a site! Sigh. Thanks for looking though!