Sunday, July 15 2007
Psalm 100 instructs, "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!". What more joyful sound than the life-affirming song of protest, for that is the sound wrenched from the deepest grief and suffering, from exhausted and diseased lungs, and the voice raised in tuneful protest is among the most beautiful of human sounds. Sing out, indeed!
Wednesday, August 31 2011
As a folk-rebel, Phil Ochs feels charmed and harmed and rattled, talented and slightly twisted, in-the-grain and adrift at the same time.
Saturday, December 31 1994
Friday, August 5 2011
Phil Ochs didn't just chronicle the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s in song, he was part of them. Like Bob Dylan, his
Thursday, April 7 2011
NEW YORK — Though not the most famous musical figure of the 1960s, the protest singer Phil Ochs was one of the most emblematic. He began