Monday, September 27, 2010

Jim James to Play Rally Tomorrow!

The Kentuckians for the Commonwealth are holding a rally downtown tomorrow, Tuesday September 28th. KFTC fights the good fight and good people surround it. Some of those people are gathering at the corner of 4th Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard for a rally.

Here's the lineup:
Wendell Berry - legendary Kentucky author and poet
Jim James (of My Morning Jacket)
Daniel Martin Moore
Makalani Bandele - affrilachian poet
Kate Larken

Here's the reason for the rally (from an email from KFTC):
As you know, the EPA is conducting a series of public meetings to accept input on possible new regulations on the storage and disposal of coal ash. This follows the huge disaster at the TVA coal-fired power plant in Kingston TN, where over 1 billion gallons of toxic materials spilled into tributaries of the Tennessee River.

We are asking that coal ash be classified as a hazardous waste, which will greatly strengthen the requirements for handling and storing this toxic material.

The rally begins at 4:30 p.m. This is a great cause. If you go, go to support the cause, not just to listen to a few living legends. I'm sure they'd like it that way.

Update: This was a great event. Jim James and Daniel Martin Moore played one song each, "Look at You" and "Needn't Say a Thing", respectively. Here are some photos.

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