Aug 5, 2014 Rob WeirEvery few years the mainstream media drives a lame stallion out of the stable to see if he’ll gallop. All of a sudden there will be a spate of articles on the disappearance of protest music and every explanation except the right ones will be trotted out to tell us why there is no Dylan, Ochs, or Seeger in our midst. I think it was Holly Near who incredulously responded to a journalist’s question of where all the idealists have gone by remarking, “You must be hanging around with the wrong people.” Anyone who doubts Near’s wisdom should check out Ron Olesko’s excellent piece on David Rovics in Sing Out! v.55 #4 (Spring 2014). Or maybe listen to Holly’s music instead of asking her stupid questions.