“It’s new for many observers, on the left and the right, to grasp how a movement might unfold without a clear agenda, set of leaders — or even one anthem. Many people find the non-hierarchical structure of Occupy Wall Street frustrating. Among the presumptions it overturns is the one that leads us to expect and emblematic musical performance: that new Dylan or Baez or Mahalia Jackson lifting every voice toward song.”
At NPR, Ann Powers on what sort of music scene is unfolding down on Wall Street.
How’s that for a sentence you never thought you’d hear?