Sole, aka Tim Holland, is looking for a little help from fans to fill the streets with Tea Party extras this weekend for his newest video, "White Rage." The filming will be going down Saturday at a currently undisclosed location downtown around 2 p.m. Click through for full details if you're interested in participating.
"I've been following the Tea Party movement since it started," Holland explains. "I just wanted to write a song about what's really going on, this fear of white people becoming a minority." If you're interested in getting a closer look at the song before you sign off on your image appearing in a video, you can check out the lyrics on the Sole discussion board. Rest assured, any real Tea Party members looking to show up and party might want to rethink that plan.
"White Rage" is also part of a new series of songs that Holland dubs "rap as journalism." The first of these was released a little over a week ago; "Bradley Manning Swag," is a song about the man who leaked the insane collateral murder video (the one that looked like a video game) to Wikileaks last year and who is currently in a military prison in Quantico, Virginia.
"I think people are just angry, and they don't know who to be angry at," he says, "So it's time to start fighting fire with fire. With modern technology I can write and release songs almost instantly." It's this instantaneous release that makes the whole idea of the journalistic approach possible. The plan is to release new songs every few weeks.
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If this all sounds like your bag, you're welcome to participate. There are a few rules for interested participants; first off, you'll need to keep your clothes simple and plain. Second, you need to come up with a Tea Party slogan and make yourself a sign. Finally, you need to RSVP ahead of time. Drummer John Wagner will be behind the lens for the occasion and judging by current weather reports, it's looking like it'll be a beautiful sunny day -- perfect for a staged protest.