Dan Bull's Latest Song: We Are All Aaron Swartz

from the carry-on-his-work-that-still-needs-completing dept

Dan Bull, whose music we've featured on Techdirt many times, has put together a song as a tribute to Aaron Swartz, entitled We Are All Aaron Swartz. It's short and sweet but makes the two key points: the loss of Aaron is terrible for the world, but also that the burden is now on the rest of us to continue Aaron's work.


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    Jay (profile), Jan 18th, 2013 @ 2:54pm

    The hardest thing is filling those really big shoes.

    I'm older than Aaron, may not be as smart, but damned if fighting for democracy is one of the hardest things to do when American culture is mired in history that can't be ignored.

    It's a new year. Let's hope we can carry the spark that Aaron started by fighting to make a difference.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 18th, 2013 @ 2:55pm

    Aaron Swartz? Aw, man, I wanted to be Harry Styles or Justin Bieber.

     

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    Nigel (profile), Jan 18th, 2013 @ 3:20pm

    but also that the burden is now on the rest of us to continue Aaron's work.

    that is all..

    Nigel

     

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    Zos (profile), Jan 18th, 2013 @ 4:01pm

    Just out of curiosity, was i even close to first to submit this one?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 18th, 2013 @ 4:04pm

    Milk, milk, milk...

     

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    shane (profile), Jan 18th, 2013 @ 4:10pm

    Pfft

    Like Aaron would object.

    Damn straight milk baby.

     

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    Nigel (profile), Jan 18th, 2013 @ 4:13pm

    Re:

    http://www.artandcopyfilm.com/

    firstly, its "Got Milk"
    Secondly, fuck you.

    Nigel

     

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    commenter8 (profile), Jan 18th, 2013 @ 4:15pm

    Sign these White House petitions!

    White House petition to Fire US Attorney Carmen Ortiz (41,903 now)

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/remove-united-states-district-attorney-carmen-orti z-office-overreach-case-aaron-swartz/RQNrG1Ck

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 18th, 2013 @ 4:53pm

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    Scum, scum, scum...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 18th, 2013 @ 6:32pm

    Dan is a good singer. Maybe I should write a song for Aaron Swartz.

    Aron Swartz Tribute
    (Creative Commons ShareAlike 3.0 Unported, no attribution required and you can't require attribution of any remixes you make)

    Aran Swartz was a prodigy, it ainít fair that his life had to end short because our society likes to lock down information, block you from getting a decent education and go after academics and intimidate those seeking to improve our knowledge with didactic interrogation tactics. The rest of the world is catching up and surpassing us intellectually, using that knowledge to improve their economy by creating superior engineering and manufacturing jobs and technology. Instead of facilitating those who want to expand their knowledge, encouraging people to actually learn and go to college, we deter those seeking self improvement, artificially inflate the cost of information and punish those seeking to expand our economic movement (like Aaron Swartz). Innovation starts with prior knowledge and the spread of information is pertinent to the creation and production of new products. but, alas, excess control and monopolistic profit supersedes the importance of our economic success.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 18th, 2013 @ 6:32pm

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    Clearly someone hasn't been weaned off the breast yet. Does baby need his pacifier?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 18th, 2013 @ 6:37pm

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    and that's why we're in this economic mess.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 18th, 2013 @ 6:39pm

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    (or) and unless something changes we won't ever escape this economic mess. *

     

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