I found this blog to be quite beneficial to my research. After my meeting this morning, I decided I would look more closely into the “occupy movement” …but I want to make sure I am learning about the movement across the globe. While we may be aware of the protests occurring throughout New York City, social movements have spread in over 1500 cities. Clearly, the occupy movement extends far beyond America, and at a rapid speed. It is truly incredible how quickly news can spread. I found this blog to be a great overview of the occupy concept and the major geographic areas of the most prominent protests.

Social Network Unionism

Newsletter #12M15M Issue 1

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1) Calendar of the  #12M15M  WG’s meetings and GA’s(Mumblehttps://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=dinamization12m15m%40gmail.com&ctz=Europe/Madrid

Here you can check the meetings of the work groups and the general  assemblies for the 12 and 15 of MAY actions.

By the international Facilitation team (dinamization12m15m@gmail.com)

2) Twitter: Platform for the hashtags of the #globalrevolution http://www.yeswecamp.net/

here you can find a very handy platform for people who use twitter and are involved on the global revolution. Website based on open code, below the tweet-boxes you can find a link to download the code and make your own “yeswecamp” with, for example, all the #hashtags that the neighborhoods  of your city are using or the dates and events that you need to follow

3) Occupy London – Occupy May https://www.facebook.com/events/288620067873162/

Occupy May is a facebook event created by Occupy LSX. They are already working for the global May at their GAs and in the Work Groups meetings.

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News Around the World

Chile Earthquake- A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck central Chile Sunday night

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/25/chile-earthquake-2012_n_1378614.html

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jsZz0L80EJKEWngc0ohu3woJDhPA?docId=97f8310de8f24dd48602b01296ea290b

2012 Political Elections- Elizabeth Warren and Rick Santorum 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/25/elizabeth-warren-road-weve-traveled_n_1378293.html?ref=elections-2012

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/25/us-usa-campaign-pennsylvania-idUSBRE82O0DD20120325

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/us/politics/santorum-projected-winner-of-louisiana-primary.html?ref=politics

Afghan Shooting- The United States has announced they will offer money to victims relatives

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/25/us-afghanistan-shooting-idUSBRE82O0BA20120325- U.S Pays Relatives

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303404704577303150575081824.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Occupy Wall Street- Arrests continue at Zuccotti Park

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/24/arrests-at-occupy-wall-street-rally/?scp=1&sq=occupy&st=cse

http://eastvillage.thelocal.nytimes.com/2012/03/24/video-arrests-during-occupy-wall-street-march-from-zuccotti-park-to-union-square/?scp=2&sq=occupy&st=cse

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/occupy-wall-street/

Kony 2012 – Jason Russel meltdown

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/wife-kony-2012-filmmaker-naked-meltdown-result-reactive-psychosis-article-1.1048161

http://todayentertainment.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/23/10828265-kony-2012-group-not-laughing-at-actor-jason-biggs-nude-freak-out-parody

“Come to town..It’s Circus Day in Dixie”

http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F40483266&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true&color=ff7700

Circus Day in Dixie (final rendition)

Version 3:

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls

Welcome to the circus, Step right up:

Sometimes when life gets tough we need to take a step back and enjoy what’s around us.

Albert Gumble’s, Circus Day in Dixie was a peppy patriotic tune despite the communities throughout America struggling during the post reconstruction era. Gumble was persistent to find an ensemble worthy of his traditional American song.

In 1909, the established, American Quartet graced the Edison cylinder archive with their recording of Circus Day in Dixie.  It’s instant popularity lead to several future recordings of the tune including The Versatile Four, Blossom Seeley, James Reese Europe, The Citations.

A time to “hear the music sweet”, “the clowns who wear the funniest clothes”, and ”Turkish dancin’ show”. The lyrics allow us to recognize the excitement filling the homes of Dixie, – the circus is here – remember to “Enjoy yourself!” “Let me see you smile!”.

Now ladies and gentlment, boys and girls!

Don’t be the last to arrive, you better hurry!

Works Cited:

The American Quartet, Circus Day in Dixie. 1909. Syracuse University Digital Library. Web. 8 Mar. 2012. <http://digilib.syr.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/cylinder&CISOPTR=1242&CISOBOX=1&REC=1&gt;

“American Quartet–With Billy Murray,” Tim’s Phonographs and Old Records. Tim Gracyk. Web. March 18 2012. <http://www.gracyk.com/americanquartet.shtml&gt;

“Circus Day in Dixie Lyrics.” Albert Gamble. Web. March 19 2012. <http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/c/circusdayindixie.shtml&gt;

Circus Day in Dixie Reflection

Gowalla gone already

Tech

Gowalla, which got its start at South by Southwest three years ago, has gone dark for this year’s festival. Users who try to log in to the location-based app’s homepage now get the message “Thank you for going out with Gowalla. It was a pleasure to journey with you around the world.”

This isn’t exactly a surprise. Facebook bought the Austin-based company three months ago and made it clear that the service was eventually going to wind down. The company said this in a statement back in December:

We know how much many of you loved Gowalla. It’s been the highlight of our lives as we’ve built it with your help over the past two years. As we move forward, we hope some of the inspiration behind Gowalla — a fun and beautiful way to share your journey on the go — will live on at Facebook.

The statement went…

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Circus Day in Dixie reworked [125]

Version 1:

Ladies and Gentlemen step right up!

Come to town, oh honey, come to town! Have you forgotten that it’s Circus day in Dixie?

Try getting through Albert Gumble’s famous patriotic tune of the twentieth century without humming along. Circus day in Dixie is representative of a generation eager to find independence. Gumble found his inspiration from his own experiences growing up during a century with major political, societal, and cultural shifts. Persistent to find an ensemble worthy of his song, in 1909 the American Quartet which included “first tenor John Bieling; second tenor Billy Murray; baritone Steve Porter; and bass William F. Hooley” (Gracyk) recorded the tune, bringing a smile to a country following the Reconstruction Era.

Circus Day in Dixie tells of a special day that occurs once a year, a time to let loose from the chaos of life. A time to “hear the music sweet”, “the clowns who wear the funniest clothes”, and see the ”Turkish dancin’ show”.

Now ladies and gentlemen, – the circus is here – remember to “Enjoy yourself!” “Let me see you smile!”.

Version 2:

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls:

Come to town, oh honey, come to town

Have you forgotten that it’s Circus day in Dixie?

Sometimes when life gets tough we need to take a step back and enjoy what’s around us. Albert Gumble’s, Circus Day in Dixie was the best thing to happen to a struggling society post reconstruction. In 1909, the established, American Quartet which included “first tenor John Bieling; second tenor Billy Murray; baritone Steve Porter; and bass William F. Hooley” (Gracyk) graced the Edison cylinder archive with their recording of Circus Day in Dixie.

First let’s see the big menagerie

Follow the crowd this way to see the main attraction

Step right in, they’re ready to begin

Let’s go down, we’d better hurry down.                       

Where the crowd is cheerin’, that parade is nearin’

Hear the music sweet

That’s for the dancers who don’t move their feet”

Now ladies and gentlment, boys and girls!

Don’t be the last to arrive, you better hurry!

Bibliography:

http://digilib.syr.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/cylinder&CISOPTR=1242&CISOBOX=1&REC=1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reconstruction_Era_of_the_United_States

http://www.gracyk.com/americanquartet.shtml

Duh'Merica

Dear MTV,

I remember sneaking behind my parent’s backs to watch the Van Halen “Jump” video when I was a kid.

I never understood why they didn’t want me to watch your station, it never really made sense to me. Van Halen rocked and so what if the lead singer was jumping around in spandex doing karate kicks.

I remember whey you played videos, I remember Kurt Loder. I remember Matt Pinfield and 120 minutes. I remember Yo!MTV Raps with Ed Lover and Doctor Dre.

I remembered when you played music.

MTV, what happened to you?

I just went to your website and looked up what music videos will be on, Ooops, I didn’t find many, but I did find this list of shows:

  • Jersey Shore
  • 16 and Pregnant
  • Awkward
  • I Just Want My Pants Back
  • I Used to Be Fat
  • Teen Mom
  • Teen Mom 2

I thought…

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Circus Day in Dixie / 2

Circus Day in Dixie is one of the most famous patriotic tunes of the twentieth century. According to Britannica Encyclopedia, Dixie was the name given to the Southern United States, more specifically the Confederate States of America (1860–65). The name Dixie was first used as the lyrical basis for the marching song of the Confederate Army titled, I Wish I Was in Dixie by Daniel Decatur Emmett. This song arrived more than 40 years before Albert Gumble composed Circus Day in Dixie.

A lively song, Circus day in Dixie is representative of a generation eager to find independence. Gumble found his inspiration from his own experiences growing up during a century with major political, societal, and cultural shifts. Gamble was persistent to find an ensemble worthy of his traditional American song. In 1909 the American Quartet formed which included “first tenor John Bieling; second tenor Billy Murray; baritone Steve Porter; and bass William F. Hooley” (Gracyk).

Little to do with the Southern association of “Dixie”, Gumble was looking to find a community defined by their inability to have fun. Circus Day in Dixie tells of a special day that occurs once a year, a time to let loose from the chaos of life. A time to “hear the music sweet”, “the clowns who wear the funniest clothes”, and  “Turkish dancin’ show”. The lyrics allow us to recognize the excitement filling the homes of Dixie, – the circus is here – remember to “Enjoy yourself!” “Let me see you smile!”.

Sources:

http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/war/map1.html

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/166813/Dixie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie

http://digilib.syr.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/cylinder&CISOPTR=1242&CISOBOX=1&REC=1

http://www.gracyk.com/americanquartet.shtml

http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/c/circusdayindixie.shtml

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/opinion/sunday/the-south-aint-just-whistlin-dixie.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all