Much has been said recently of the push by members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to limit public comment at their meetings. By design, public comment is a time for discourse and an opportunity for residents to confront their elected officials directly. But design and application are sometimes drastically different.
Take for instance this civically active singer. Most people approach the microphone to nervously deliver their comments in a shaky voice. This man, however, took out a pocket radio and remade Soft Cell’s Tainted Love into a protest not only of the proposed sale of the Orange County Fair Grounds, but he turned it into an assault on the listeners’ ears.
From 2009, PublicCEO presents “Tainted Sale:”