Understanding Nicaragua

I am often amazed at how quickly the present becomes a long gone past. Case in point: how even my news-savvy thirty-something friends know nothing of the Central American revolutions of the 1980s, and thus have no context for understanding the current insurrection against the Ortega regime in Nicaragua. Here Read more…

Thanks to Hank

With some reluctance, I should say that my next big project will be a documentary movie about the life of Hank Wilson. I usually don’t speak of my projects until they are done, but most of my projects have required no money. This has been fundamental for me: make art Read more…

Nice piece in Blow Up

Thanks to Giuseppe Aiello for this extended profile in the Italian music magazine Blow Up. Giuseppe is also preparing the Italian translation of my book Creative Life: Music, Politics, People, and Machines. This will be the first translation of one of my books.¬†Giuseppe is part of the L’Asilo artist and Read more…

My new hero

Rebecca Ferguson is my new hero. I’ve been asked and this is my answer. If you allow me to sing “strange fruit” a song that has huge historical importance, a song that was blacklisted in the United States for being too controversial. A song that speaks to all the disregarded Read more…