Tuesday, March 25, 2008
In 2005 I wrote Jim Musselman of Appleseed Recordings to see if he was interested in partnering on a benefit music CD about homelessness. Music has connected me to the world in profound ways particularly since I became addicted to a little known group called the Beatles. That led to love affairs with Bruce Springsteen, and eventually starting a band called the Wait with friensds (our mothers bought most of the Cds we created). I also became increasingly sucked into the issue of homelessness as I met more and more homeless people, and researched the issue through my work at UMass Boston. Marrying the two was unavoidable, but how? Little did I know that Musselman had also been profoundly affected by music, particularly folk music, people like Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger.