A lot of my work and energy is, ultimately, against people’s actions that I think are detrimental to other people, to animals and to the earth. Always being ‘against’ isn’t easy and I’ve watched many a friends/accomplices take the easier path in life, ie giving up what is important to them.
Though if you’re a regular reader of my site you know I don’t take an angry approach. But that anger is inside of me and has been for a very long time. I know I’m not alone in this, but sometimes it does feel that way. Then today I came across this (very) short film on Jacob Bannon, the frontman for one of my favorite bands, Converge. I was fortunate to meet Jacob last year when we both had tattoo appointments with our mutual good friend Thomas Hooper. Hearing these two artists I greatly respect discuss their trade was a privilege, to say the least. And this short film captures the energy and emotion that comes out of Jacob Bannon. It’s an insight into someone who has influenced me greatly yet it’s also self-reflective as he comes from the same sub-cultures that I do. Either way I’m sure you can relate to some aspect of this great film. Enjoy.