I don’t love the music video representation for my example I tried to find a video where someone had plugged into the soundboard at a live performance but couldn’t find one so you get a lot of monitor feedback
BUT HERE’S THE THING WITH THIS SONG WRITTEN BY U2- it’s about Irish Troubles, specifically The Bogside Massacre in 1972. But there was also other events rightfully known as Bloody Sunday across the world, one being in Selma, Alabama in 1965 resulting in multiple deaths and inspiring LBJ to start the Civil Rights Voting Act.
Bono’s song is great because it doesn’t limit itself to the injustice experienced in Ireland at the time, it’s still today very relevant.
Saul Williams is one of the greatest performers I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet, see and experience live dozens of times. I’ve watched him perform for 30,000 people and for 300 people at Fader Label Tent.
To really successfully and thoroughly cover a song like Bloody Sunday one has to know the origins to make it their own.
“Fact is fiction and TV reality”...
The Irish Troubles were described as an ethno-national conflict, basically paramilitary civil war for 30 years, no one wants that again in the US, Britain, Territory known as Palestine.
My hope is that everyone can take this song and have it mean something to them in their daily life as a citizen of your respective country.
Congressman John Lewis was present in Selma and watched the beatings first hand, he played an important part in the Civil Rights Movement.
Let’s do more than hope to never see ethno/ race related violence on our streets again. Find a resolution and stick by it.