There But for Fortune
Outside a Small Circle of Friends
I’m Gonna Say it Now
Love Me, I’m a Liberal
In the early 1990s a friend of mine was invited to play the violin on a song on Billy Bragg’s album, Don’t Try This At Home. He warned me that some of Bragg’s songs were a little bit political. He didn’t know I was becoming interested in those politics. I soon purchased Bragg’s Internationale, which contained a song “I Dreamed I saw Phil Ochs, last Night.” I had to find out who Phil Ochs was. Now I’m on a Phil Ochs fan mailing list, and whenever the topic runs to politics, whih is often, I’m one of the more conservative participants. It’s a strange feeling.