Joe was a Swedish-born singer-songwriter and union organizer who was executed after being convicted of murder in 1914. No recordings of Joe Hill exist, but that doesn’t matter to Tom. He’s inspired by Joe’s never-say-die, in-your-face attitude. Joe united workers of different backgrounds through music, and that’s what Tom tries to do with Rage Against the Machine and all of their related projects.
Tom and Rage have lent their support to imprisoned American Indian Movement leader Leonard Pelltier as well as the Zapatista rebels in Mexico among many others.
Friday’s post was about a real Champagne supernova.