I’ve heard people say there are three sides to every story: the side you’re on, the “other” side, and the truth. The challenge in our age is that there are so many conversations happening simultaneously it’s difficult to decipher what is information and what is merely entertainment.
One of my favorite David Byrne quotes is, “Everything is intentional. It’s just filling in the dots.” Perhaps a benefit of this dialogue happening all at once is that we begin to make connections by looking backwards at history, the battles we’ve won, and the battles we’re still fighting.
In my job, I get to see the best of people, the vulnerability in people, and a commitment to compassion across generations. I see a different world than the one that is portrayed on the news. However, like many, I feel a deep disconnection between where we are and what I’d like our values to be. Hidden inside this dissonance is my own accountability.
I decided to record the Buffalo Springfield song “For What It’s Worth” because I believe we are in a time of connecting the dots again in our culture and in ourselves. In my travels, I see people in both red and blue states beginning to say, “There is something happening here; what it is ain’t exactly clear.”
“For What It’s Worth” premiered yesterday in Blurt Magazine and is available today on your favorite digital outlets through MPress Records. I hope you enjoy it.