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Pesto Manifesto



About this first segment of a new series for 2012 the hosts submitted the following:

Sam Hillmer, at a recent performance at The Clocktower Gallery, described how the manifesto was ‘out of style,’ and hand been replaced by the meme. He is right. The loud and extremist statements of this century’s famous manifestos have turned the practice into something society has become weary of. However, the songs of Pesto Manifesto demonstrate that the practice lives on in the lyrics of contemporary music, given a voice through the lyrics of today’s front men.

Pesto Manifesto is the first segment of our Jam Sandwich series. Ingredients include, but are not limited to, basel, parmesan cheese, and songs that double as manifestos. Inspired by the current political climate of American youth, most of the songs on this mix are direct declarations of personal ideals. The others, though more ambiguous in their message, maintain the inspiring themes and tones that support the rationale of this mix. So, listen up. Get inspired. Make a mix. Write manifesto. Start a revolution.
 

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