Friday, August 06, 2004


What do Bruce Spingsteen, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, REM, the Dixie Chicks, Jurassic 5, James Taylor and Jackson Browne have in common?

They're touring this October to bring about regime change in the US. Bruce writes (reprinted on these shores.)

We will be performing under the umbrella of a new group called Vote for Change. Our goal is to change the direction of the government and change the current administration come November.

Through my work, I've always tried to ask hard questions. Why is it that the wealthiest nation in the world finds it so hard to keep its promise and faith with its weakest citizens? Why do we continue to find it so difficult to see beyond the veil of race? How do we conduct ourselves during difficult times without killing the things we hold dear? Why does the fulfilment of our promise as a people always seem to be just within grasp yet for ever out of reach?

* -yeah, ok, that's a very predictable title, but it is Friday lunchtime and I'm dying for a beer.

:: Posted by pete @ 12:38