Yes, I thought it'd be time for that dreaded topic once again!
Those who know my stuff over the years know that i don't shy away from writing about political events, current events, social commentary, etc. Some people hate those kinds of songs, some people love them. My feeling is, its certainly not all i do, but I think especially these days, its an important thing for at least some of us. yes, I know that most of the time these songs won't 'change someone's mind'.. but i think they can provide news, information, support for those already on your side, and maybe even sway some on the fence who never thought about some of these issues. Plus, its a great way to use those thoughts and feelings many of us have and channel them into something creative. Given all that's happening these days around the world, it seems we need political songs more then ever.
Your thoughts on political/topical songs in general?
(and shameless plug alert, here's my most recent song, which is, yes, political in nature. I should state that the four or five before this one were not political at all, (the first one I posted here was/is, but i've held back writing more till now... http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/21546 )