I have a definite talent for convincing people to try something new. I am a good salesman. When I'm on form, I can sell anything.
In the wake of the events of 11 September 2001, it now seems clear that the shock of the attacks was exploited in America.
When our governments want to sell us a course of action, they do it by making sure it's the only thing on the agenda, the only thing everyone's talking about. And they pre-load the ensuing discussion with highly selected images, devious and prejudicial language, dubious linkages, weak or false 'intelligence' and selected 'leaks.'
Every band I've worked with also wants to be countercultural in the sense that they want to feel that they've gone somewhere that nobody else has been.