Monday, August 28, 2006

The Freedom to Sing

World Wide Wadio is "an All-Star team of radio writers, directors, producers and sound designers" in Hollywood. Among their clients are American Airlines, Cadillac, Pepsi, Tyson Chicken, MTV, Fox TV, ABC, DirecTV...

They've got another venture, (you're librarians, you're good at intialisms and acronyms...) that was set up as a protest and activism site on behalf of the First Amendment of the US Constitution. "Our dream is to spread our message through the Internet and the Mass Media; to have as many people as possible singing and sharing our song, proudly wearing the message on our merchandise... and taking the first crucial step toward that most American of all activities: political protest in the name of Free Speech."

And so, they've done a song parody of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee"* called "FCC FU." A complete version is available at YouTube here, but work friendly perhaps only if you're wearing headphones and using a computer not in a public space (not because of profanity but not everyone will enjoy the parody and goodness knows we all want to avoid contributing to a hostile work environment) . This version is a full choral one, but there's a "heavy metal" audio version available at the FFCFU site (click on downloads).

* To this British-born, Canadian citizen, the tune is "God Save the Queen."

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