Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Rock Your Rights! II DVD

We here at JTM just got back from the HFStival, and we got to do some great interviews with some awesome bands. We interviewed The Fixx (One thing leads to another...), Boy Sets Fire, and Anti-Flag. We are currently editing these interviews and selecting clips for our Rock Your Rights! II DVD coming out later this year.

We want to make sure as many people as possible get out and vote for this mid-term election. Sometimes people tend to only come out for the elctions that also include a President/Vice-President vote; but we here at JTM feel this election is just as important as one of those elections, if not more important.

Check back frequently here and at our website to see when the Rock Your Rights! II DVD comes out. Don't forget to support the bands that help us out by maybe buying one of their CDs!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

What the people want.....

It looks like what the people want is the Dixie Chicks, Bruce Springsteen, and Pearljam! Check out the Amazon best seller list and you can see the Dixie Chicks are doing fine. The new CD is out, and it is NUmber1! Their old album "Home"is at number 8! So much for the Dixie Chicks career being over!

We here at JTMP urge you to support the Dixie Chicks and buy their new CD!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Stephen Colbert is our Hero!

Well, it seems Stephen Colbert made quite a splash at the Whitehouse Corresepondent's Dinner the other night. Watch the clip and prepare to laugh your ass off. So much so, the MSM is ignoring him and gushing on about George W. Bush's routine was funnier. Yeah, right. Plus, what is there to laugh about when this man deceived the nation into invading Iraq and brave young men are dieing because of his deceptions?! There should be impeachment hearings going on, not comedy routines!

There is a website now, called ThankYouStephenColbert.Org that now has over 40,000 comments on it from people glad that Colbert showed how the MSM has been turned into a puppet by this administration; but we can't really fault them....the media has been bought up by 5 major companies and the reporters are held in check by their corporate masters. I guess they are sore about that. Go there and leave a comment and thank Stephen!

A (formerly) good Op-Ed writer at The Washington Post, Richard Cohen, wrote a column against Stephen Colbert. Send him a note telling him what you think: cohenr@washpost.com

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Neil Young's "Living with War"

Well, Neil Young debuted his new album Friday by streaming it free. For those of you who haven't heard it yet...you can go to our website and listen to it. It rocks!

The Chicago Tribune is calling it a "punk-gospel anthem".

We here at Justice Through Music are excited about all this. We have been using music as a form of protest and to try and bring about progressive change for over four years now! We have Pink's new song, "Dear Mr. Presdent"; which is one of my personal favorites, and many more. check them out!

Justice Through Music reminds everyone to register and vote this November!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

News Release for "HARMONY VIDS!" Campaign!

JUSTICE THROUGH MUSIC LAUNCHES 'HARMONY VIDS!' - A CAMPAIGN AND
CONTEST FOR THE BEST PROTEST MUSIC VIDEOS

On April 17, 2006, Justice Through Music, www.jtmp.org, a non-profit that works with famous bands to inspire people to support civil rights, will launch a new campaign to called 'Harmony Vids!' to motivate artists, bands, filmmakers, and others to create a whole series of new protest videos. JTM is looking for videos that make a cultural statement, have staying power, and will result in a change in consciousness.

In the first category, JTM will post a few dozen protest songs from the band Op-Critical, and whoever makes the best video of each song will win at least a $500 prize, and the video will be featured on the JTM front page, submitted to film festivals and cable TV, placed in a Harmony Vids! DVD, included in press releases, and played on many Internet sites, cool blogs and news sites where they will be viewed by millions of people.

The second category will be for bands which submit their own music videos, and the same prizes noted above will be awarded for first place in the following categories: rock, urban, country, and other. Prizes will only be awarded if there are multiple submissions for each song or band category.

The first video, available on www.op-critical.com, is about a wife who lost her husband in the Iraq war, and it was shot at Arlington National Cemetery.

Protest songs can be about the war, politicians, the environment, fascism, lies, fear, the military and all civil rights related topics. JTM will post all videos submitted as long as they are good quality. Submissions will be accepted until September 15, 2006 and winners will be announced by October 1, 2006. For more information, visit Justice Through Music, www.jtmp.org.