The way this world is turning often makes me feel I am out on my own. In the here-and-now, I am at a loss to identify where I stand and who I can relate to politically. A search for kindred spirits has recently implored me to explore the music, personality and world view of singer-songwriter Phil Ochs in greater depth after neglecting his legacy for so long. I have now been firmly pulled into the orbit of the thoughts and words of this much-maligned “topical composer” and am struck by the pertinence of Ochs’ political observations to what I see unfolding around the world at present.
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