MMA Special Programming : Power of music, internet and literature

“The Suburbs” Arcade Fire from the album The Suburbs

“Lucid Dreams” (Franz Ferdinand) from the
Tonight Franz Ferdinand
“Blind” – Hercules and the Love Affair
What’s coming up for this special week of elections coverage on the morning afters this week?
Let’s take a listen together and realize the power of the media from music, to the internet and the written word.
First music , you may or may not know but our Prime Minister decided to play a song with a little girl called Maria Aragon who is the latest
pop culture sensation who had previously melted Lady Gaga’s heart.  Can you imagine which song it was?
Here’s a clip of it:
Ever since  it has been aired, Yoko Ono got wind of it and has declared a copyright infringement as she  owns the rights to Imagine through Lenono Music.
Now can you imagine why these anonymous artists chose to make their own rebuttal version of the song in protest?
Can you imagine the real context in which this
song was made in?
Thanks to a Democracy Now  special dedicated to John Lennon back in 2005, here’s an excerpt of the song and the intentions behind his music and the power it still has today. (

John Lennon 1940-1980: History Professor Jon Wiener Discusses Lennon’s Politics, FBI Files and Why Richard Nixon Sought to Deport Him.

So we’ve listened to the power of music and now we move on to the internet as it is a powerful tool of communication and this time around it has definitely offered alternatives in thinking  and perception to the elections.
So let’s take a look at 2 websites which claim to be non-partisan such as votepair and openmedia.
The site offers you the chance to swap your vote. To know how it works There’s even an explanation available on how it works.

The same applies to openmedia as they’ve gone one step further into the futuristic ideologies of writers from the turn of the 20th Century,
as they’ve launched the idea of a robot running for prime minister
don’t believe me ?
Here’s a clip :

Now before you start spreading the news of the possibility of a robot running for pm please note that is not a registered party on the elections canada website.   Although it definitely makes you wonder doesn’t it?
While we’re thinking about who is on the list, please see below.

Registered Political Parties and Parties Eligible for Registration

Updated on April 14, 2011


The information maintained in the Registry of Political
Parties is updated on receipt of a written report,
signed by the leader of the party.

Registered Political Parties

Deregistered Political Parties

Political Parties That Lost Their Eligibility to Become Registered

  • National Alternative Party of Canada (section 369(2))
  • The Ontario Party of Canada (section 369(2))
  • Absolutely Absurd Party (section 367, withdrawal of application)
There you have it for the first hour!
2nd hour
DN Headlines
ARCHIVE Sabrina’s Archive Stash on Beth Ditto from February 7,2011
Zoreen’s cricket report
“The times they are a changin'” Bob Dylan
Nico’s bike courier report
Audio Archive of George Orwell’s 1984 Chapter 1.

Note: Chapter 2 will be aired next monday
“Sound of silence” – Simon and Garfunkel
Producer’s Note: This show was made as a  reflection on the power of music and the internet. With an important focus on literature and visionaries.

One thought on “MMA Special Programming : Power of music, internet and literature

  1. Thanks for sharing our version of “Imagine” 🙂
    we’re actually not hiding our identities at all, we did try to contact Yoko Ono and Lenono music for permission to use it… We have a strong feeling it’s not an issue 😉
    Keep up the great work!

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