Put on your drool catchers and positivity hats, because yoga darling Michael Franti has joined in #OccupyWallSt. According to the codpinknyc tweets Mr. Franti “came to listen,” but heyyy since he already had his guitar on him…
Unfortunately, the NYPD broke up the jamboree, but not before Franti got in some reverse rabble rousing pop tunes and a cowboy hat. He also shared some inspiring words about showing up and sticking with the mission, along with Franti-esque turns of phrase like “even near wall street there’s a crack in the sidewalk where the flowers grow.” Obviously not your Radiohead crowd.
UPDATE: Here’s an interview with Michael Franti from GroundedTV
And here’s yoga homeboy Deepak Chopra leading a two-minute meditation, which is actually more of a “ask yourself what world you want to live in” call and response kind of deal.
As the protest draws more attention from popular public figures (Russell Simmons et al) we have to wonder when popstar yogis will take the podium. MC Yogi? Bikram? J Fri? Stay tuned.