10.7.03 - 11.2.03
The website is finally fixed!! Our host did
some upgrades and we couldn't update for over a week.....
But we're BACK! With tons of news!
Ellie being interviewed by ANSWER
First off, a big gooey WELCOME to all our new peace
rally friends! The rally & march in DC last weekend
was awesome, attracting between 30,000 and 50,000 rockin
people! Check out some pics!
Our Flat Top outfits and the Big Pink Banner were a
hit! We were spotted on C-SPAN and the Chicago area
news, as well as a bunch of websites.... Check out the
press page for details.
Thank you to Ellie for dressing like
a nutcase with me and helping give the Big Pink Banner
some touch-up work for its 8th event, and to Maria for
coming out and chasing people down with flyers!!
Maria, Myshele, and Ellie
In other news, the message
board is back up, so if the last update threw you off,
it out!! Lots of new posts & interesting things to
The Goos are off tour right now, but there are some awesome
shows happening to tide you over till they're back! The Tell
Us The Truth tour features Billy Bragg, Lester Chambers,
Steve Earle, and the Night Watchman (Tom Morello), and more.
They've got dates along the east coast from November 7th -
24th, and are bringing attention to media consolidation, fair
trade, and the fact that we're all sick and tired of being
lied to! Check out tellusthetruth.org
for more info or to get tickets. If you're more into the punk
thing, there's Bands
Against Bush. To hear some audio public service announcements
from a lot of different artists, check out Rock
Feeling creative?? MoveOn.org
is running a contest to create a 30-second video that tells
the truth about George W. Bush's policy failures.... This
contest is sponsored by Jack Black, Moby, Michael Moore, and
many other cool people. The winner gets their piece aired
on national TV during the week of Bush's State Of the Union
address next year! For more info, check out bushin30seconds.org.
Phew! It's amazing how much news can pile up in just a week....
But get this -- Fans For Peace has been around for almost
a YEAR!! Can you believe it?! The idea was born in Poughkeepsie
at Halloween, and the website launched on November 17th.....
Time flies! We're gonna come up with some kind of rockin'
extravaganza to celebrate.... If you have any ideas, please
post 'em on the message
board or e-mail DreamTooLoud @ aol . com !!!!
Love & Light
MESSAGE BOARD INFO: For those of you who've
noticed the weird message where the message board is supposed
to be, don't worry. World Of Goo is having the same problem.
Seems some hacker managed to get into the template and delete
the copyright line from the bottom (where it says copyright
YaBB) -- causing the board to shut down. All the other stuff
should still be there, though, and we should be able to reinstall
the template soon and get back to our debates. Thanks for
Love & Light
Interesting link I just found about music &
politics - "The Big 5 Record Labels are not good for
music. They built their cartel on a morass of exploitative
record deals, pay for play radio, and album price fixing.
They lock out any artist that rejects their terms and use
their monopoly power to keep independent labels small and
marginalized. Even musicians that succeed with major labels
resent the unfair contracts they're forced to sign and the
creative control they have to sacrifice. It's just as bad
for fans: every year radio gets worse, CDs cost more, and
now they're monitoring your home computer. It's way past time
to end the major label death grip on radio, musicians, and
everyone who likes music. The major label system has failed
and it's time to build something better. We shouldn't be defensive
about filesharing, and we can't be cautious about proposing
new ideas. Music is screaming for us to do something."
Sound interesting? Check out www.downhillbattle.org.
Love & Light
Washington, DC costume update:
for the Oct. 25th protests, we're going to be dressing
up as the TV-headed people in the Flat-Top video! I've
gotten ahold of ten sets of coveralls (sizes small -
extra large), but anyone who wants to join in the costume
thing should make their own TV head to wear with the
are more images from the Flat Top Video on the screen
captures page. For more info about the protest, check
out the upcoming events page!
Love & Light
TONS of updates here on the site! The official
number of Fans For Peace
has now passed 150!! A big, gooey welcome to all our new friends
There are lots of great new submissions to the
what fans are thinking page,
a brand-new question of the
month, a sneak peek at the next book - autographed by
Robby! - in the Fans For Peace
Book Club, some cool orgs
to check out, and of course the message
board is always overflowing with new and wonderful stuff!
October 25th there's a massive March on Washington
to end the occupation of Iraq, bring the troops home, and
provide money for jobs, education, and healthcare, instead
of war and destruction. There will be some Fans For Peace
will be in attendance.... Interested in joining us and helping
carry the Big Pink Banner? Check out the upcoming
events page for details!
Love & Light
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