Maximum Joy - Building Bridges (1982)
In light of the recent blog entries on racial/cultural divides, and that today is the anniversary of the September 11th plane crashes, I thought I would cast a little hope into our little blog and the web world at large with this beautiful dub/disco jam that asks the ever-important question:
How do you feel about building a bridge?
Between you and me,
Between them and us?
This was originally released as a b-side to Maximum Joy’s 12” White and Green Place (1982) on Y Records. In 2005, the label Crippled Dick Hot Wax! issued a compilation that includes most of this too-short-lived band’s slender output. The compilation is titled Unlimited (1979 - 1983) and I highly recommend adding it to your music library.
And in other news: I am sending out vibes of peace and hope (also HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) to all the humans and animals and plants in the world. As Yoko Ono says, “a dream we dream together is reality.” LEZ DO IT!!!!
For inspiration, get to know one of our modern day freedom-fightin’, bridge-buildin’ badasses: Malalai Joya.