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"Revolution 9.01," was the first release from the forthcoming "Stardust to Darwinstuff" album by Danbert Nobacon & The Axis of Dissent coming out on 01.19.17. as an initial response to the inauguration of the Trump oligarchy. Rare in the art form of the pop song, it looks to consilience with science, to offer a measured critique of this catastrophe. And, in so doing, the song offers the counterintuitive idea that this "wake up call" might in the end be the necessary impetus for us (according to our moral and constitutional duty) to do everything in our collective power to resist and rollback governance "of the billionaires, for the billionaires and by the billionaires," and to actually set about replacing a long broken political system for all our sakes, and for the sake of all life on earth.

lyrics

HOW DID IT COME TO THIS? WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
WHEN THE OLIGARCH KNOWS BETTER THAN ALL THE WORLD’S SCIENTISTS
AS IF PHENOMENA WILL BOW DOWN TO LOGGORRHEA
AS IF THE REST OF US WILL TAKE THIS LYING DOWN

SO I PROPOSE A TOAST TO CHARLES DARWIN,
ELLEN DISSANAYAKE, BRIAN BOYD, AND E.O. WILSON et al
FOR GIVING US THE TOOLS TO COMPREHEND,
WHERE WE CAME FROM, HOW WE GOT HERE AND WHERE WE’RE BOUND

I CURSE THE RETURN OF THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN
WITH EVERY ADAPTIVE FIBRE IN MY BREATHING BODY
NOW TO SEARCH ALL OF GENE-CULTURE CO-EVOLUTION
FOR THE NEURONS THAT UNLOCK OUR REVOLUTION

TO H.G. WELLS, WHO ONCE WROTE
WHEN THE LIGHTS WERE GOING OUT ALL OVER EUROPE
THAT HUMAN HISTORY IS A RACE BETWEEN EDUCATION
AND THE CATASTROPHE THAT EMBRACES US NOW

I CURSE THE RETURN OF THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN
WITH EVERY ADAPTIVE FIBRE IN MY BREATHING BODY
NOW TO MUSTER EVERY OUNCE OF HUMAN EMPATHY
TO OVERTHROW THIS DEMAGOGUERY

THE WORLD IS UPSIDE DOWN AND COMING UNGLUED
‘PRESIDENT COULDN’T EVEN GET A JOB IN A PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL
UPDATING SHELLEY, ‘WE ARE MANY … THEY ARE FEW’
AND WE WILL DO WHATEVER WE HAVE TO DO

CONNECTED AS WE ARE BY THE ATMOSPHERE
OUR ANIMAL-CHEMICAL-WARNING RINGS AROUND THE ECOSPHERE
THIS IS OUR WAKE UP CALL, THIS IS GAME ON
EVOLVE VIVA LA RÉSISTANCE

SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL AND BREAK OUR BONDS
AND IN SO DOING TAKING DOWN, THE CARBON ROBBER BARONS
BECAUSE 3.7 BILLION … PLUS YEARS OF LIFE ON EARTH
IS SOMETHING WORTH FIGHTING FOR
EVOLVE VIVA LA RÉSISTANCE,
EVOLVE VIVA LA REVOLUTION

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from Stardust to Darwinstuff, released April 21, 2017
The Axis of Dissent on this song are:

Danbert Nobacon: acoustic guitar, vocals
Miranda Zickler: vocals
Jimmy Berg: accordion
Gregory Miles: banjo
Beau Herbert: mandolin
Austin Quist: bass
Steve Kamke: drums

Written by Hunter, N. Directed by Nobacon, D.
Produced by Mell Dettmer. Recorded, mixed and mastered by
Mell Dettmer at Studio Soli, Seattle WA, Oct-Dec 2016

EMI Music Publishing Germany 2017

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Danbert Nobacon & The Axis of Dissent Twisp, Washington

Danbert Nobacon 'freak music legend' got an associate degree in the science of children’s play in England in the 1990’s whilst moonlighting in the punk rock band Chumbawamba. He is currently teaching theatre at his local High School. His new album, the first in seven years, entitled "Stardust to Darwinstuff" exploring, the consilience between art and science, (release date April 2017) ... more

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