Wayne Kramer once said, “Who do I see when I look in the mirror? I had to take time and find out that I wasn’t who I always thought I was. If I look back at my track record, I was kind of a prick. A pushy, shovey, driven, self-obsessed, self-seeking young man.” It’s been a long strange trip. George sits down with the guitarist that founded The Motor City Five, the emerging punk force that formed protests and guided a new direction of musical approach. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Kramer revived MC5 with members of Soundgarden, Fugazi, Faith No More and Zen Guerilla. He takes a moment to strum George’s nylon stringed guitar and talk about his work providing instruments to prisons with Jail Guitar Doors project, radical politics, jail jams with Red Rodney, sobriety, the value of free jazz, collaborations with Johnny Thunders, GG Allin, the Black Panther Party, his thoughts on the new guard with Rage Against The Machine, Eminem and beyond.
Jay Soule is from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (Deshkaan Ziibing Anishinaabeg). He also goes by the name Chippewar to create his art, representing the hostile relationship that Canada’s Indigenous have with the government over their land. He designs and prints some beautifully loud artwork and apparel with a message. He’ll explore his story and spin some of his favourite songs with George.
We’ll also be visited by our friend Kandle and Strombo will premiere new music from former member of The Posterz, Kris The $pirit.