Tag: interview

Mother Jones: Rapper Killer Mike Tells Bernie Sanders: “I Rap About a Lot of the Stuff You Rant About”

Killer Mike Interviews Presidential Candidate US Senator Bernie Sanders DEC 17, 2015 – Rapper Killer Mike, who recently gave a rousing speech at a Georgia rally last month, sat down and did a great interview of US Senator Bernie Sanders who is currently running for US President. Mike told Bernie, “I Rap About a Lot of the Stuff […]

Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq” Creating Controversy

Chicago Rapper “Chance the Rapper” Attacks Film With Tweets DEC 9, 2015 – Spike Lee’s new movie “Chi-Raq” about gun violence in America, based on the old Greek play Lysistrata where the women hold back sex to try and end the Peloponnesian War, is creating quite a buzz and even a feud between the director Spike […]

Natalie Maines Speaks Out in LubbockOnline Interview

Musical-Activist From Dixie Chicks Speaks Out on Justice and Lack of Support From Her Hometown SEP 19, 2015 – Natalie Maines, outspoken musical-activist and singer for Dixie Chicks, gives a candid interview about her hometown of Lubbock, Texas to a media outlet in Lubbock about the lack of support from the place she grew up. Folks […]

James McMurtry: “I’m much more of a socialist than some of my characters are”

Activist-Musician’s Song “Can’t Make It Here” Became Accidental Occupy Anthem MARCH 23, 2015 – A friend of mine turned me on to the new album “Complicated Game” by James McMurtry this weekend, and it is great. Straight, raw songwriting weaving stories about America and life, and telling it like it is. The sweet, natural acoustic […]

Pussy Riot’s Nadia and Masha Still Active After Release

Two Musical-artist-activists Take Guardian’s Carole Cadwalladr on Tour of Moscow DEC 12, 2014 – Carole Cadwalladr has a great piece up on Guardian about Mashha and Nadia of Pussy Riot, and how they feel about being released from the penal colony, and their opinions on Putin shutting down the opposition party, invading Ukraine and all the crazy things […]

Willie Nelson Tells AARP: “Medicinal Form of Pot Can Cure Everything From Stress to Cancer”

Musician-activist says, “Ill probably take a couple of hits before or after the show tonight.” DEC 11, 2-14 – One of JTMP’s favorite activist-musicians, Willie Nelson, gave an interview to AARP.org recently, and he spoke out on genetically modified Frankenfood, positive thinking, and medical cannabis. On the GMO food-like products that the chemical-food factories are […]

Graham Nash Talks Music, Politics and Bradley Manning With FOX411

OCT 21, 2013 – Graham Nash talked music and politics with FOX411 recently, and he talked about how his father went to jail for a year over an incident where someone hid a $30 camera at his house, so he developed a "sense of unfairness." Nash told FOX411, "I always felt the justice system was buyable. Rich people don't go to jail, it's always the poor people." With JPMorgan trashing our economy and stealing money from people's retirement accounts and taxpayers and only paying a fine and nobody going to jail, it seems he is on to something. 

Nash talked about the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, and how he got a call from a friend telling him they needed defense money for people who disturbed the convention, and asked him to come out and sing. Nash said, "When I heard what happened to Bobby Seale, where they bound him and chained him and gagged him and called it a fair trial. When you put Bradley Manning into a room with bright lights for 24 hours a day and strip him naked and humiliate him for a thousand days before his trial, that's not fair to me." 

To read the entire FOX411 interview click here.  (photo credit: Matthew Harris/CC)