Violence deployed against human beings is immoral. Violence deployed against human beings who are weak and unable to defend themselves - be it a child, a woman, a man, or a community - is immoral and criminal. It’s wrong when football players beat their wives and kids, it’s wrong when parents use it to discipline their offspring, it’s wrong when Barack Obama uses it against wedding parties in Pakistan, and it’s wrong when Israeli generals use it against schoolchildren in Gaza.

Violence is the deployment of power in its most base and crude form; it is excusable only when used as a last resort in the most desperate of circumstances by the weakest of people. Frustration, anger, impatience and fear aren’t acceptable excuses.

Stopping hitting people, for fuck’s sake. 


manhattan/amtrak - 2012

So don’t waste your mind on nursery rhymes
Or fairy tales of blood and wine
It’s turtles all the way down the line
So to each their own til’ we go home
To other realms our souls must roam
To and through the myth that we all call space and time

It’s sort of 70’s outlaw country, except the guy knows a bit about things like multiverses and magical realism.

The whole album is solid, top to bottom. Easily the best thing I’ve heard so far this year.

drill field, blacksburg va - 2013