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While the sympathetic musicians involved may have donated their time and talents to the cause, they are also reaping invaluable free publicity. No, “Occupy This Album” is not likely to reignite the careers of Mr. Crosby and Mr. Nash in the way the Woodstock concert albums originally thrust them into the rock elite as part of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Still, at their age, the septuagenarians are likely grateful for even the gentlest of career lifts.

The message is clear: Make your voice heard, fight the power, and while you´re at it, buy our albums, concert tickets and T-shirts, the proceeds of which will remodel our kitchens. Occupy Wall Street might result in good business, though probably not of the sort the faithful intended.