Here’s the 6th album to be decoupled from the FingerPainting: Complete set. The title feels like a fittingly optimistic meditation with which to enter the new year, hoping for the greatness of possibility to be realised.
There are so many things that can make us despair, but holding onto some kind of shred of optimism that we can rise above the misery and find a path to a better future for all of us… that’s why I play music, why I teach, why I continue to wrestle with the questions of how to make art sustainable in the face of the pressures of capitalism to measure all value in monetary terms…
As Bruce Cockburn sang “Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight, got to kick at the darkness til it bleeds daylight”. And we do it because of the possibility that things will get better, that we can do it for those who are powerless to kick their own darkness.
Here’s to a justice and peace-filled 2014, friendsby