Let me make the songs of a nation and I care not who makes its laws.
– Plato quoted by Grout, Donald J. A History of Western Music, 1973. p. 8
During a television interview in California last week, I was asked what the people thought of my appearance when doing events across the country, as if to say that the politicians are the standard in conveying the message to bring about resolve to the American people. I responded with, “What, because I am 6’5, have long hair, tattoos and am a drummer for an international band, Junkyard Prophet, and quite studly?” Well … that’s what my wife tells me. Though I am having fun, the question came across as almost in insult to me.