Received the piece linked below from a few folks who were shocked that it came from an artist. Makes sense, most artists position themselves – or at least give the impression of being – on the far left. Regardless, no genuine artist, especially one who writes, sings & plays music – is incapable of critical thought. Whether or not they complete those thoughts is where we may agree or disagree…
Oftentimes artists’ loyalties, causes and charities turn out to be illegitimate, which has happened to the best of us. Some come around with age, others with adversity, but one thing is for sure: it takes a lot of testosterone to go against the grain of one’s industry and point out the annoying inconsistency of the current culture and traditional institutions.
Add an artist still trying to make a living as one, and well, perhaps Angus Young would say: “he’s got the biggest b@lls of them all!”
Read it. You’ll really like it.