I really like this blog to focus solely on music, but being as pervasive as music is, politics will creep in… I had already been planning a "Total Crush" segment to this blog (similar to Guilty Pleasure) and Ezra Furman was going to be my first post - particularly motivated by the video below. Well, then he posted this post-election blog on Tumblr which just put me over the crush edge. I think he's an incredibly smart, dynamic, connected individual who I could just fawn over all day. Oh, and his music is good too. ;-)
Ezra Furman: A Guide for the Perplexed
"I think this election was a crucial step forward in that journey toward the American dream. Obama does not suffer from the terribly persistent Republican delusion that a government that works to improve the lives of its citizenry is somehow un-American. He instead suffers from the hopeful delusion that we could be ‘all in this together.’ As someone who believes in the inescapability of a certain level of delusion, I support our president’s version of madness. It may just be the sort of hopeful madness that can actually get us somewhere real. Wish me luck at my Vienna show tonight. It’s going to be tough to conceal my patriotism and optimism. Actually, I don’t think I’m going try."
(Read the Full Post here… Ezra Furman: A Guide for the Perplexed, It’s morning in Vienna. Interesting things have...)
See him in motion… swoon.