Are there any Jams left to Kick Out?
As long as people don’t have enough to eat, as long as there is no justice for all, as long as health care and education and opportunities are within reach for the few and not the many, as long as a kid is in trouble with the police, as long as people serve unconscionable sentences in prison, there will be jams to kick out.
And it will continue long after I’ve left the planet. In my view, this is the nature of civilization building. It’s not crazy to work for a better world for the people of our planet. It’s crazy not to work for one. It’s even crazier not to work to save our planet.
And those jams, the musical ones, will remain important and will need to be kicked out too. We need art, dance, music, theater, film, and all of our story-telling tools to continue to inform us, to amuse us, to nourish us, to connect us, and reinforce our beautiful human imperfection.