Politics is tricky; it cuts both ways. Every time you make a choice, it has unintended consequences.
On some planet, I probably could have been a lawyer. On some planet, I could have been somebody in advertising.
A significant event for me was learning Hank Williams, reconnecting with his music's simplicity, which inspired me to inhabit the same territory. It's different, because I grew up on Led Zeppelin, The Stooges and punk, so in that sense I'm mutating country and folk more than a few degrees.
That's not to say Eddie's never done anything malicious. But he never grabbed power for power's sake. His position was gained only because he has that energy, and that's naturally where he ended up.
Richard H. Stoddard