@jus10p Today I am going to start socially smoking thanks to the trending hashtag #ItsATrap. It's a great idea. Thank you!! 2 hours 6 min ago
@iamdiddy Meet me at Supperclub tonight for my official single release #FinnaGetLoose #MTV #VMA after party!!… https://t.co/ytjISeRV8J 18 hours 7 min ago
@BrunoMars Thank you MTV Thank you Hooligans!! https://t.co/gjhdERKkQA 17 hours 48 min ago
@ColinTilley RT @imvdb: VMA for Best Direction goes to @ColinTilley for “Alright” by @kendricklamar http://t.co/99YfocUDiv 3 hours 33 min ago
@iamdiddy Meet me at Supperclub tonight for my official single release #FinnaGetLoose #MTV #VMA after party!!… https://t.co/UlA6ADe9co 13 hours 33 min ago
@Videostatic Will catch up on the rest tomorrow, including the many new videos that dropped tonight. 15 hours 30 sec ago
@Videostatic Kanye West was in decidedly anti mode. (I loved it) 15 hours 3 min ago
@JosephKahn Blank Space wins! Love this girl. So much more awesome than you can imagine. @ Staples Center https://t.co/3Mnh0jVJt1 15 hours 16 min ago
@jus10p #VMA2015 numbers are officially in. 147 people worldwide tuned in to watch it. Lowest rated show since the infomercial for spanks. 12 hours 55 min ago
@Videostatic BEST VFX: Skrillex & Diplo “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer, Gloria FX, and Max Chyzhevskyy)#vmas 15 hours 8 min ago
@A_Listermann RT @chrisbrown: #TeamBreezy I'm hosting Ultra in Providence for my official after party! http://t.co/sItL8X7BBt 1 day 15 hours ago

WATCH IT: Rise Against "Ballad Of Hollis Brown" (Nico Sabenorio, dir.)

Rise Against and director Nico Sabenorio take you into the plight of the modern day famer in this video for the band's hardcore-fueled cover of the Bob Dylan folk tune "The Ballad Of Hollis Brown." Shot on-location at family farms across the Western heartland — including Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraaska — Sabenorio delivers a portrait of poverty, decline and disaster as on-screen factoids lay out the direness of the situation. It looks like a modern day Dust Bowl, something underscored by the intro/outro film clips about tackling the same problems in previous generations, and in the song itself, with its premonitions of ongoing misery.  

"The Ballad Of Hollis Brown" is off Amnesty International's Chimes Of Freedom, an epic 4-CD set of damn good Bob Dylan covers by a staggering list of who's who in the music biz that includes Adele, Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Costello, Gaslight Anthem, My Chemical Romance, Queens Of The Stone Age, Silversun Pickups, Sting and many others. It's under $20 at Amazon (or the vendor of your preference). All the proceeds go to Amnesty International. Go buy it.

--> watch "The Ballad Of Hollis Brown"

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"The Ballad Of Hollis Brown" (Amnesty International/Fontana)

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