MEDIA ROOTS- Kevin Martin is a songwriter based in San Diego, CA that identifies his music as ‘throwback pop’, combining his love of performance flair with vintage piano-pop stylings. His song ‘TV News’ was written as a result of his waking up to corporate media brainwashing.
Kevin Martin performs ‘TV News’ outside of the Civic Center at Occupy San Diego.
KM: Television had become a part of my conscience– it told me what to think and how to think it. When I was watching it the most, I felt completely divided within myself. The moment I connected this inner division to my mass media consumption, I wrote the song ‘TV news’.
The corporate media surpressed its coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement for weeks, and when it did cover the mass protests it either downplayed them or cast them in a negative light. I decided to perform ‘TV News’ at Occupy San Diego and hope this video will help inspire others to join the movement.
Learn more about Kevin Martin at kevinmartinmusic.com