New Orleans By David Rovics International Activist Singer/Songwriter/Blogger Is Now The Number 1 Son

From: David Rovics
Published: Thu Sep 15 2005

New Orleans, LA –David Rovics’, internationally acclaimed activist/singer/songwriter/blogger, new hard hitting tune, "New Orleans" that main stream media organizations have refuse to recognize, is now the number one song on the Acoustic -- Folk Charts. Hours after the song was released online, the straightforward song that describes the incompetent, mismanaged multi-layered government response to the biggest and deadest natural disaster of the century on US soil, shot to the number one position of the cyber chart.

The MP3 studio recording is available to hear online or as a free download for portable music players like Apple’s iPod at:

"That song was just wonderful...awesome... perfect." Commented a blogger after listening to "New Orleans" on "Made me cry... so true, if they would have been white and wealthy they would be ALIVE."

New Orleans (Excerpt)

In National Geographic
And the Times-Picayune
They forecast the apocalypse
Said it was coming soon
Preparations must be made, they said
Now is the time
It was years ago they shouted
Inaction was a crime
They said the dikes must be improved
And the wetlands must be saved
But Washington decided
Instead they should be paved
Because malls were more important
Than peoples’ lives
So put some gold dust in your eyes
And hope no storm arrives

…Thousands and thousands of people
Abandoned by the state
Abandoned by their country
Just left to meet their fate

New Orleans, New Orleans, New Orleans

David Rovics Bio

David Rovics has been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US. Amy Goodman has called him "the musical version of Democracy Now!" Since the mid-90's Rovics has spent most of his time on the road, playing hundreds of shows every year throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He and his songs have been featured on national radio programs in the US, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and elsewhere. He has shared the stage regularly with leading intellectuals (Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn), activists (Medea Benjamin, Ralph Nader), politicians (Dennis Kucinich, George Galloway), musicians (Billy Bragg, the Indigo Girls), and celebrities (Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon). He has performed at dozens of massive rallies throughout North America and Europe and at thousands of conferences, college campuses and folk clubs throughout the world. He makes all of his recordings available for free download on his website,, and the downloads are in the many hundreds of thousands. More importantly, he's really good. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, and he will make the revolution irresistable.


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