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Sun Aug 16, 2020, 02:28 PM

It's not a protest in North Carolina until the banjo comes out. (At Louis DeJoy's mansion)

Last edited Mon Aug 17, 2020, 04:39 AM - Edit history (2)





It's not a protest in North Carolina until the banjo comes out.

This is a great moment in Greensboro, North Carolina as we protest outside Louis DeJoy's mansion.

#USPSprotest #DemCastNC #SaveTheUSPS




Notice the sign that says "I'm tired". Aren't we all?


Here's the Youtube video with the lyrics featuring Joe Troop thanks to cayugafalls



Special thanks to RuralOrganizing.org

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Reply It's not a protest in North Carolina until the banjo comes out. (At Louis DeJoy's mansion) (Original post)
octoberlib Aug 16 OP
luvs2sing Aug 16 #1
SheltieLover Aug 16 #2
soldierant Aug 16 #35
SheltieLover Aug 16 #36
malaise Aug 16 #3
Amaryllis Aug 16 #4
madamesilverspurs Aug 16 #5
octoberlib Aug 16 #6
AnotherMother4Peace Aug 16 #8
yardwork Aug 16 #12
octoberlib Aug 16 #32
Hekate Aug 16 #34
cayugafalls Aug 16 #20
cayugafalls Aug 16 #22
Delmette2.0 Aug 16 #13
Delmette2.0 Aug 16 #15
cayugafalls Aug 16 #21
octoberlib Aug 16 #25
Hekate Aug 16 #33
octoberlib Aug 16 #40
SiliconValley_Dem Aug 16 #7
Monsieur_Grumpe Aug 16 #9
Illumination Aug 16 #10
cayugafalls Aug 16 #11
NoRoadUntravelled Aug 16 #14
AmyStrange Aug 16 #16
robleb Aug 16 #17
Politicub Aug 16 #18
cayugafalls Aug 16 #19
octoberlib Aug 16 #23
Cetacea Aug 16 #24
cayugafalls Aug 16 #26
Cetacea Aug 16 #27
BaronChocula Aug 16 #28
calimary Aug 17 #46
Brother Buzz Aug 16 #29
Hekate Aug 16 #30
LisaL Aug 16 #31
pazzyanne Aug 16 #37
cwydro Aug 16 #38
bobbieinok Aug 16 #39
llmart Aug 16 #41
BlancheSplanchnik Aug 16 #42
CousinIT Aug 16 #43
TexasBushwhacker Aug 17 #44
octoberlib Aug 17 #45
Joinfortmill Aug 17 #47

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 02:33 PM

1. Solid picker and good tenor! nt

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 02:42 PM

2. Also has home in DC

And probably other places.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 04:39 PM

35. Protesters were in DC also.

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Response to soldierant (Reply #35)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 04:40 PM

36. Yes, they were!

Making noise in early morning to "wake him up."

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 02:45 PM

3. Sweet

Should put it on YouTube

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 02:46 PM

4. THis guy is really good. CAn anyone make out the words?

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 02:49 PM

5. The crowd sure approved of the lyrics.

Here's hoping that we get a chance to!


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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 02:56 PM

6. The first line was about going out to the mailbox to get his paycheck and it wasn't there.

I'll ask the person who posted it if they can get them.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:19 PM

8. "I'm waiting by the mailbox. The say a check is coming soon"

Last edited Sun Aug 16, 2020, 04:22 PM - Edit history (1)

Probably a singer/songwriter modifying a traditional bluegrass song. Possibly a song in the tradition of Woody Guthrie (check out his song - "All You Fascists Bound To Lose" or Pete Seeger

I love the sound of the banjo, especially with the mandolin - reminds me of my "picker" son.

EDIT TO ADD: "music and lyrics by Joe Troop". A very talented young man - very talented.

Also edit to correct 1st line of song.

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Response to AnotherMother4Peace (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:29 PM

12. It sure is! It's a bluegrass melody and picking style.

It's in the protest song tradition, but this is bluegrass and this musician knows what he's doing. That's powerful because it will resonate with other bluegrass musicians and fans - and they tend to be more on the conservative side of politics.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 04:26 PM

32. Joe Troop, the singer, is a member of this progressive rural organization

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Response to yardwork (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 04:34 PM

34. I love bluegrass -- and this guy is really good

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Response to AnotherMother4Peace (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:55 PM

20. His name is Joe Troop.

I posted the YouTube version down thread and it has the lyrics.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:58 PM

22. Lyric video is posted down thread. His name is Joe Troop.

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:32 PM

13. That southern twang (?) I never understand what is said when it is in a song..

Ok, I'm from the northern Rockies and my mother made me enunciate my words. I got teased when. I came home form Oklahoma and threw out a y'all once in a while.

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:34 PM

15. That southern twang (?) I never understand what is said when it is in a song..

Ok, I'm from the northern Rockies and my mother made me enunciate my words. I got teased when. I came home form Oklahoma and threw out a y'all once in a while.

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:57 PM

21. Lyric video is posted down thread. His name is Joe Troop.

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 04:06 PM

25. Here's the lyrics

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #25)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 04:27 PM

33. Thank you very much-- I always like to see the lyrics

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Response to Hekate (Reply #33)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:23 PM

40. So do I! Especially if they're protest songs.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 02:56 PM

7. very nice

 

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:27 PM

9. Pete Seeger would be proud.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:28 PM

10. Well even thought it's twangy & hard to understand, it's a HIT!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:29 PM

11. That was sweet!

There is hope. I think dump really fucked up this time.

I hope we continue to hammer the right on this message. It touches everyone in the US on a daily basis.

Every time the letter carrier comes by, you are reminded of what is going on. You don't need the media to hammer a message home, it arrives, or not, every day.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:33 PM

14. You can quickly add your name to protect USPS thanks to Resistbot.

Just text USPS to 50409

You will be asked a couple of questions and then your name will be added to the list of over 1 Million Americans who have already signed. I'm not on Twitter but apparently there's a long list going (you can opt out of having your name appear) that's driving even more signatures.
You can also DM USPS to @resistbot on Twitter or Messenger.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:36 PM

16. Ok, that was funny, and...

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the banjo picker wasn't too bad either.

Yay!
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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:37 PM

17. CAREFUL!

Trump will send in his stormtroopers to put down this violence!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:38 PM

18. Protest art!

Love it!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:43 PM

19. Here is the original version on YouTube with Lyrics by Joe Troop.

"A Plea to the US Government to Fully Fund the Postal Service" - Joe Troop



Edited to add, it looks like that actually might even be Joe Troop.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #19)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:59 PM

23. Thank you!

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #19)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 04:02 PM

24. Talented.

That is him and he also plays fiddle.

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Response to Cetacea (Reply #24)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 04:08 PM

26. Wow! That is so good.

That is a real earworm and had me tapping my foot and everything!

Thank you for that one!

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #26)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 04:11 PM

27. Sure. Thanks for tracking down the first video

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 04:11 PM

28. I'd rather be bluegrassed than gaslit! n/t

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Response to BaronChocula (Reply #28)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 11:15 AM

46. Bluegrassed, NOT teargassed!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 04:23 PM

29. Your subject line, alone, deserves a recommendation

Thank you for posting this.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 04:24 PM

30. DeJoy is not feeling the joy! This is GREAT!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #30)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 04:25 PM

31. He shouldn't feel any joy after what he has done.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 04:44 PM

37. Love bluegrass music and this is very good! nt

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 04:46 PM

38. rec.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 05:17 PM

39. Great, great NC banjo Post Office song!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:29 PM

41. +1

So nice to see these sort of protests in NC. Used to live there for about ten years and miss a lot of it, especially the geography of the state.

Took me awhile when I moved up north to stop greeting people with "hey".

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 08:08 PM

42. Great Scruggs style, or Bluegrass.

Personally, my passion is Old time styles, clawhammer and such. But this kid and the original songwriter are GREAT! Love a good American roots protest song!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 11:30 PM

43. It's @JoeTroopMusic on Twitter - lyrics

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 01:23 AM

44. Good to see most folks are wearing masks n/t

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #44)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 04:34 AM

45. It's the law in NC. Some folks don't follow it but

most of these people are probably Democrats.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 02:27 PM

47. Love this. Share.

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