April 17, 2021

At the last BABAM gig (backing the nurses union strike at St. Vincents in Worcester) one member mentioned this excellent Radiolab episode about 80s and 90s protests by ACT UP - hearing of the bringing and dumping of ashes of loved ones lost to AIDS - protesting the millions who died because of the slowness and paucity of government response - was very moving, and in general learning about what kind of actions provoke response, and what kind of actions are purely expressions of rage and grief, is worthwhile.

The gig in question was shutdown by the police monitoring the picket line... a surprisingly novel occurrence for the band.