Money On The Radio

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After 9/11 the country went into a whirlwind. There was an immediate backlash of new laws, security, and pop culture. This song is about my paranoia living in the United States after 9/11. No one really knows exactly what happened that day. Since that day my eyes have been more open than ever.

The phrase "Money on the Radio" means simply that. You must buy your way onto it. It's the sad truth that everything comes down to the dollar sign. Dance music has been big for years (especially over-seas), but not nearly as popular as it is today. It seems the only thing on mainstream radio these days, especially in the New York City area, is club dance music. Rock radio has died and has been replaced by a breed of mindless robots. What happened to rock and roll?

Rock and roll was once urgent and powerful. It encouraged those who were "different" to embrace it and screw whoever told them otherwise. It was a call to arms and a rejection of the "norm". All the radio plays now are the same top ten artists, a very small group of people that control the masses. A very small group of people that control what you are allowed and not allowed to listen to. It's a monopoly and it has brainwashed multiple generations and will continue to do so. I'm sick and tired of mainstream media telling our country not think, not to question, just keep drinking and dancing your lives away as if solely to distract us from something else more important - thinking for ourselves. - Duane Okun


from Socratic (The Album), track released January 10, 2012



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Socratic mixes clever witty lyrics, catchy spangled melodies, and engaging arrangements into a melting pot full of pop sensibility and rock & roll elements to deliver a unique and tasteful spin on a modern (and not so modern) culture.

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