Really, it's about damn time, Sean Lennon. Your mom tweeted her support of Occupy Wall Street, like, a month ago and we all know your dad would've been on that movement in five minutes flat. It didn't happen until Monday, but Lennon finally lived up to his family name by performing a cover of Madonna's "Material Girl" with Rufus Wainwright and Gasland director Josh Fox, among others, at Occupy Wall Street.

Before they kicked off their acoustic take on Madonna's ode to gold diggers and general materialism (ah, I see what you did there, guys), the band ceded the floor to Josh Fox, who talked to the crowd about fracking, the subject of his documentary. It got a little tricky to keep up the call-and-response as Fox got into legislation and more technical jargon, but everyone seemed to enjoy saying the word "fracking." (Methinks a few Battlestar Galactica fans were in this crowd.)

Then, the song got under way. Wainwright seemed over it by the second minute, but the rest of the gang had a grand old time with Madge. You can check out some photos Lennon posted on his Tumblr, or watch the video below:

Commentarium (17 Comments)

Oct 25 11 - 8:14pm
jmh

the sound of a million eyes rolling

Oct 25 11 - 8:15pm
Huh?

What does fracking have anything to do with OWS?

Oct 25 11 - 8:43pm
profrobert

Large oil and gas corporations running roughshod over the environment so they can make money. It's consistent with the corporate greed is harming the nation message.

Oct 25 11 - 9:14pm
comma

John Lennon would have joined the protest while his money collected a nice, fat interest rate? Only to sell records. Lets see his kid be relevant without waving his father's name around. Do the 99% not see that the last people they should be applauding are the 1% that show up just for the free publicity. All of the money of the 99 is sitting in the same banks and invested in the same companies that they are "protesting". But maybe the OWS people are just the same types of attention whores. We will see who is still around when the snow falls and if Tim Robbins is still interested then.

Oct 25 11 - 11:19pm
So maybe you should

tell us what you have done for humanity lately? Hateful comments don't count...

Oct 25 11 - 11:55pm
@commonga

Didn't your step-mother hug you as a baby? If so, she knew what she (wasn't) doing.

Oct 26 11 - 12:12am
comma

How about 10% of my income to charitable foundations? How about participating in community service projects as well as helping out at various area soup kitchens as well as the Red Cross? It's not much but it is something. I don't waste money on stupid posters endless harping on the big bad wolf. Which, by the way, can only be as big and bad as its customers, most of whom are the general public, allow them to be. Somebody on here will call bullshit to my claims: and so it foes.

Oct 26 11 - 12:13am
comma

*goes. You're welcome, jr. Have a nice day.

Oct 26 11 - 12:35am
So it "foes"

Comma, I'd be pretty likely to believe your claims if you didn't seem to have so much hate for those who are protesting about the very reasons that people end up needing charities and soup kitchens. Regarding customers, there are record numbers of people swapping out their funds from big banks to credit unions...it's a start.

Oct 26 11 - 12:36am
And yes...

I know G is right next to F. I want to know...fat fingers?

Oct 26 11 - 1:16am
comma

I hear what you're saying. But I really don't think that the protesters are, or will, make any difference. To me it will always look like just a big party attended by people who will show up anywhere that they can just hang around in a crowd.

Oct 26 11 - 1:30am
But there is

a huge difference between "will always look like" and "I've been there and seen what it is really about." What you imagine ≠ what is. It's much more diverse than you might think.

Oct 26 11 - 10:19am
comma

Maybe, but I'll bet that I'm really close.

Oct 26 11 - 2:26pm
Most people

in here would bet that you're WAY off.

Oct 26 11 - 4:22pm
mm

Cynicism is always easier than earnest engagement. No risk.

Oct 26 11 - 9:26am
fishstix

He should have sung 'Imagine there's no Pizza!'

Oct 26 11 - 12:11pm
comma

http://money.cnn.com/2011/10/26/news/economy/occupy_wall_street_backlash...

This is either as legitimate as OWS or OWS is as completely bullshit as this is.