A song about young Alex of Ever Reviled Records, and plenty of other people, who get diagnosed with something ridiculous like this because they don't follow the orders of authority figures well enough to suit those authority figures. Free Alex!
I wrote this after reading Mat Callahan's book, The Trouble With Music. Of course I've read lots of other great stuff on this subject (the commons) but I love what Mat wrote about music and culture as also part of the commons. I agree.
I wrote this song in mourning after the death of Carlo Giuliani. He was at the G8 protests in Genoa, Italy. I was at the festivities around the climate change talks in Bonn, Germany, happening at the same time. From 'Living In These Times'