From a press release I just stumbled across.
Following successful demonstrations by Free Culture NYU, Swarthmore Students will stand up for the rights of music consumers in a protest on February 25th at the Tower Records store on South Street.
That’s right. Just getting word that South Street will, for a refreshing change, be used for something other than posing and people-watching. Lord knows how long it’s been since Tower Records has been truly vibrant, much less a worthy destination. And I’m not talking about Mardi Gras Day riots and stuff. (Apologies to all those Tower Records folks… I’m trying to be snarky here.) History aside, South Street has become a glorified mall.
I said it.
…But I digress. It seems as if someone thinks it’s still relevant. That it can draw from it’s population the seeds of righteous discord. That it can be a place where people stand tall in the face of encroaching corporate greed and social oppression. That it can be more than it was…
Does anyone else feel it’s odd that we have to ship in people from NYU to have a proper protest? I mean REALLY, people.
Ummm… Just read the press release. I’m obviously out of my depth here.