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  • The Times, They Are A-Changing: Love is in the Air, and Music Returns to Protest Lyrics

    Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune|Jun 14, 2019

    (tca/dpa) - Is there a formula that explains artistic expression in hard times? Fear and anxiety equal urgent music? "Music comes and goes in cycles," Mike Watt, bassist of the groundbreaking postpunk band the Minutemen, once told the Tribune. "And it gets good only when the people making it can feel the wall against their shoulder." Protest music is once again in the air. And why not? Everything feels unstable, pressure points magnified: immigration policies, racial violence, sexual assault, LB...