“I can’t help but think about the world MLK described as a kind of Disney Land — a retreat from reality, a sprawling and idyllic state of mind, nestled in the swampland of the southern American consciousness.”
A&R guys from major record labels had already described the band as “positive rock,” and “perfect for a post-9/11 world.” The planets had finally gotten in line.
“I pray that in this age of separation and division and barrier-building and disconnection, that we transcend the lie that our thoughts and actions don’t affect each other. I pray that we put the neighbor back in the neighborhood.”
Listen to the interview I did with Net. Work. Master. about music, how to grow community, and how to achieve your vision.
“We must kill our babies, sometimes in violent and fantastical ways. We must embody the shadow, putting on the hockey mask and becoming the villain until we have laid waste to what doesn’t serve us, our family, or our community.”
“It seemed to be alive. And it seemed to know I was afraid. … It was as if it had opened a door into the Cosmos and stood blocking the doorway.”
“As far as the eye can see” can be a pretty small place.