Berbual Dengan Ani Difranco

my conversation with Ani Difranco-

Ani Difranco (on stage, looking fucking hot strumming guitar): i think anything to do with nuclear is not so good…what do you think?

-a moment of silence ensued in the hall-

Me (a single howling in the big esplanade theater): Woohoo!!!!

Ani D: Yeah! You and me baby!! You and me!!

I beam bright red in the dark hall.

She proceeds to sing The Atom. (this is not a video i shot because Singapore does not allow to take photos or videos, although i went ahead and took some anyway, it’s just really bad hehe. this video is found online.)

For the world that continues to burn and bomb…for mass production of weapons of mass destructions…for the little atoms that makes you you and me me and the little leaves and the big whales that we have no more respect for…

The Atom- Ani D

the glory of the atom
begs a reverent word
the primary design
of the whole universe
yes, let us sing its praises
let us bow our heads in prayer
at the magnificent consciousness
incarnate there

the smallest unit of matter
with its orbiting electrons
echoing off the solar system
like a hawk in the hills at dawn
the smallest unit of matter
uniting bird and rock and tree
and you and me

oh holy is the atom
the truly intelligent design
to which all of evolution
is graciously aligned
one single structure
to which everything distills
the air
the wood smoke there
and the hills

leave me here surrounded
to everything that’s real
far outside the boundaries
of the digitized ordeal
leave me here awake
leave me here to heal

human beings are a cross
between monkeys and ants
you can see us from your spaceship
melting the polar ice caps
with our arrogance
summon a congress of angels
dressed in riot gear
we’ve got ourselves a serious situation
down here

i have this great great uncle
who worked on the atomic bomb
he got a nobel prize in physics
and a place in song
and i bet there were no windows
and no women in the room
when they applied themselves
to the pure science of
boom

yes, messing with the atom
is the highest form of blasphemy
whether you are making weapons
or simple electricity
someone fashion me a pulpit
i have been called to engage
with the maniacal heretics
of the nuclear age!

let the religious get religion
let consumers get a clue
let scientists get perspective
let activists get their due
let industry get a conscience
let the earth inherit the meek
let the divinity of nature speak

the glory of the atom
begs a reverent word
the primary design
of the whole universe
yes, let us sing its praises
let us bow our heads in prayer
at the magnificent consciousness
incarnate there

___________________________

i just got back from watching at the side ring of Malaysia being reviewed at the Universal Periodical Review of national human rights report at United Nation. i will post the link up when the video archive is up.

but i can tell you this for sure, Ani D would have rock those pretentious pricks to politcal helldom. seriously, we can do with much less politicians and much more funky radical feminist artists!!!

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