Melvin Van Peebles: Love, That’s Occupy Wall Street
Thirteen/WNET New York’s MetroFocus did a short but very interesting interview with Melvin Van Peebles in which he talks about one of his songs, “Love, That’s America,” used in Occupy Wall Street related videos:
When I found out that the song had been co-opted by Occupy Wall Street, my jaw dropped. It went viral online. People were remixing it and mashing it up with videos from the protests. The time I wrote it it was a time of social upheaval, the Stonewall Riots had just happened. Forty years later, the same thing was going down in the streets of New York City.You can read more here.
See Van Peebles debut feature film La Permission and a performance by Melvin Van Peebles widLaxative at 92YTribeca tomorrow, Feb 25.
Melvin Van Peebles will be present to participate in post-screening Q&A and will then perform with his band Laxative in the Mainstage space. [Melvin Van Peebles Screening + Live Music]