So much for posting a timely update!  A combination of my PS2 port blowing up on my PC, preparing for some intense stuff at work and working on music with my sister-in-law has kept me exceedingly busy!

But for the first time in a long time I have a couple hours of freedom.  So here’s a quick update.  The Flobots? Awesome!  If you every have a chance to see them, do so.  Great talent, great messages and they are a ton of fun.  I’ll now tuck my original post behind the fold.

I think they are the natural progression from Rage Against the Machine. It’s about time someone inherited the counter-establishment torch. They’re awesome musicians, like Rage. They’re completely unsatisfied with our government, like Rage. But they are funny! And, most importantly, they have hope! They’re not raging… they’re trying to create a movement for change: a positive movement. ‘Nuff talking. I’ll let you know how the show was next time I get a chance to write!

“Butterfly wing crosswinds send black hawks toward hurricane survivors.
Roses sprout from empty lots and sidewalk cracks.
Pacifist guerillas move undetected through concrete jungles.
New forms are beginning to take shape.
Once occupied minds are activating;
People are waking up!
The insurgency is alive and well.

Rise of The Flobots:
Portrait of the new American insurgent.
Rattle and shake the foundations of the world order,
Assembly line incent, resist, refuse, inform, create.
Direct loved ones to the trenches.
Suit up, forge rubble into fortresses:
Plaster, cloth, aluminum,
Broken porcelain, Rusted platinum.
Burn blood stains from decompressed diamonds,
Hammer the battle cry into Braille studded armor.

We are building up a new world.
Do not sit idly by.
Do not remain neutral.
Do not rely on this broadcast alone.
We are only as strong as our signal.
There is a war going on for your mind;
If you are thinking, you are winning.
Resistance is victory.
Defeat is impossible.
Your weapons are already in hand.
Reach within you and find the means by which to gain your freedom.
Fight with tools.
Your fate, and that of everyone you know, depends on it.”

From “We Are Winning” off the 2007 Flobots Album “Fight With Tools”.