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Monday, April 22, 2013

A Public Shaming from William Bolcom

Composer's new song "Aren't You Ashamed?" takes aim at Congress.
Composer William Bolcom.
The composer plays his song "Aren't You Ashamed?" written following the he wrote chiding the Senate following their failure to vote on more stringent background checks for gun ownership.

Congress bowed to pressure from the National Rifle Association after the call for stronger gun control legislation following the December slaughter of first graders in Newtown, CT.

It's a really great song. Video footage of the composer performing it after the jump.

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Since 2007, Superconductor has grown from an occasional concert or CD review to a near-daily publication covering classical music, opera and the arts in and around NYC, with excursions to Boston, Philadelphia, and upstate NY. I am a freelance writer living and working in Brooklyn NY. And no, I'm not a conductor.