fears run rampant in the streets
and in our homes of you and me
the revolution won’t be on tv
until there’s violence or death to see
but by then it’ll be too late
to turn the war into love

cause now it’s getting kind of hard to breathe
and now my garden hose is a flame thrower
oh how could we be so dumb
as to kill our children’s future
but not make them understand

that we could be better off, be better off, be better off
if we all just did something right
we could be better off, be better off, better off
if we cared less for money
and more just for life

East Cameron Folkcore: Better Off

Still haven’t found words. But I’m listening to this East Cameron Folkcore album on repeat.

Hard-working orchestral folk punk band East Cameron Folkcore is releasing a lot of material in September. There is an all-new LP  Better Off coming out in September (in Germany on Grand Hotel van Cleef) as is Fossils, an all-acoustic, live EP of older, truly stunning material. The EP is streaming on soundcloud now, and available for streaming and pre-order on bandcamp. The songs are as politically raw and emotionally complex as usual. The EP is “dedicated to the work and to those who do it.” so it’s also great to listen too while reading Dave Zirin’s commentary on the Olympics or writing the 95th job application without diminishing hope for a response, or, you know, working.

Well, while I am here I’ll do the work –
and what’s the Work?
To ease the pain of living.
Everything else, drunken

Allen Ginsberg. 

I stumbled upon this quote on the East Cameron Folkcore website. In the mood the world is putting me in,  I’m really, really looking forward to their set at Obstwiesenfestival this Saturday.