If you've never heard of a musician named Chet Gardiner, here's a fine introduction.  This is his solo acoustic version of a song I wrote a few months ago, which he recorded at his home studio in Hawaii.  

Both the bassy resonance of Chet's voice and his delivery reminds me very much of the last recordings Johnny Cash made, which I think were brilliant. Chet's fingerstyle DADGAD guitar playing is so evocative as well.

He plays a lot of other instruments as well, and I'm very much looking forward to hopefully spending the last half of January with other musicians at his studio in Hawaii making a record together.  More on those plans soon...

It's been interesting to hear in recent mainstream news reports all of the open speculation about the Saudi government's role in the 9/11/2001 attacks in the US.  An old friend of mine knew Mohamed Atta.  He tried to tell the FBI, but they weren't interested.  After years of living on the road, in fear of being killed for knowing too much, he decided it was time to contact me and tell me his story, the basic details of which I try to capture in this song.

I can't reveal the identity of my friend, and I can't personally verify the details he has shared with me, but I'm sure he didn't make this up.

The most recent round of attacks against me online from my cancellation campaigners are because I sang at the wrong conference. In this podcast I explore that kind of response to an artist allegedly doing the wrong gig.

The most recent round of attacks against me online from my cancellation campaigners are because I sang at the wrong conference. In this post, I explore that kind of response to an artist allegedly doing the wrong gig.

While Merrick Garland goes to Ukraine and makes plans to prosecute Russian war crimes, the hypocrisy of his Justice Department's ongoing pursuit of the extradition of Julian Assange for exposing US war crimes -- under the draconian and anti-democratic Espionage Act of 1917 -- becomes increasingly outrageous.

If you're like me and you heard a recent NPR story and marveled at how a touring band gets to the point where things are so precarious that an increase in the price of gasoline means they have to cancel some of their festival gigs, I thought I'd unpack this reality a bit.

Every year in mid-July there is a festival on the south coast of England to remember the class war that raged there during one particularly tumultuous period in the 1830's.  As I'm looking forward to singing at the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival next month, I was inspired to do more research and write a song for the occasion.

We're launching this tour from my living room. The fancy livestreaming equipment will stay at home -- it'll just be my bouzouki and a carryon suitcase on the road with me this summer. Destinations include Kansas, England, Scotland, Ireland, New York, and Oregon. More gigs wanted!

Many of the people I know who are opposed to gun control laws are anarchists, communists, and others associated with the left.  This podcast is for them.

Great Replacements

Living in a settler-colonial country that was built by Replacement as a fundamental operative concept, I now listen to liberal pundits talk about the idea as if it were just invented by the Right. 

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