One of the things we’re doing actually started this past Friday, called Firebrand Fridays. We played a small place in Los Angeles with Tim Armstrong, Wayne Kramer, Jill Sobule and the Last Internationale, and the idea is that every Friday is a Firebrand Friday. And to encourage artists with a radical political bent wherever they are to get up on some stage or at some barricade or in some basement, sing their song, send it in to us, and then via the website we’re gonna broadcast the best of every Friday all over the globe.
Will you be putting out your forthcoming solo record on Firebrand?
No. I was signed to Mom + Pop Records prior to the even the notion of this being a label, though I do guest on at least two of the records that we’re making right now. I play on Ike’s record, and I play on Ryan’s record.
I found this sentence from Firebrand’s mission statement interesting: “We know that music alone does not change the world, but we recognize that it is an integral part of the movements that do.” It seems you believe it.
That’s right, yeah. Music both reflects and propels the struggles of the day.
Even if music alone does not change the world.
Yeah, though I suspect it might [laughs]. We’ll see. We’re determined.