Dull Razors

Leave a comment

January 27, 2016 by Tommy Link

 

I wrote “Dull Razors” around the time the Occupy Wall Street movement was happening. I knew a handful of people who had been traveling to the city to be part of the movement, but the appeal was lost on me. I understood the desire for economic reform and want for justice against the 1%, though I didn’t understand how people standing around in the streets of New York was supposed to accomplish this. Now years later, we have a potential presidential candidate gaining popularity that has been outspoken against economic injustice for his entire career. So if the Occupy movement is part of what got us here, I’ll happily admit to my short sighted-ness on the issue.

The song has been a point of some pride for me though. Not only did it live in an excellent light as a Strangers and Liars song on our first album ‘Five Seat Concert Hall’ (props to guitarist Justin Anderson who came up with that little intro lick I’m playing at the opening), it also earned some minor acclaim as an honorable mention for American Songwriter‘s lyric contest.

11025883_10100355981896880_2764775795638787917_o

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

With Tommy In-Toon!

Instagram

Meanwhile, Russians see this weather and are all "don't have a Mos-cow, man". #coffeeoftheday #brrr #coffeeroundtheworld #staywarmstaycaffeinated #bobsburgersforlife #coffeepuns #donthaveacowman One of the few songs I can fake my way through on piano. #fakeittillyoumakeit #bonyfingers #tompetty #southernaccents #piano  #covers  #tommylinkmusic I'm enjoying this short hair/long beard look for the winter. Part Jim Henson, part old man with the shovel from Home Alone. #homealone #jimhenson  #oldmanmarley  #seasonschange #sodoi #tommylinkmusic The troops are ready. #tistheseason #nutcrackers  #changingoftheguard #christmastime #decorationstation
%d bloggers like this: