The North Carolina General Assembly's actions this session have not gone unnoticed in the local music community -- which is overwhelmingly against the current general direction of things. So local musicians are starting to write and record songs of protest, starting with Django Haskins' "We Are Not For Sale." That helped inspire a group to form, the NC Music Love Army, which is doing activism reminiscent of 1990s-vintage protests against then-Sen. Jesse Helms. An NC Music Love Army recording is in the works, and some of the group's members got together Saturday afternoon for an open rehearsal. For a report, go here.
NC Music Love Army steps up to sing
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David Menconi has been the News & Observer's music critic since 1991. Before that, he spent five years at the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. He has a masters in journalism from the University of Texas and a B.A. in English from Southwestern University. You can find more of his writing here.