Shrink-wrapped full-color Digipak & glass-mastered CD containing liner notes, photos and artwork designed by Fyza Hashim (14eleven.com) with help from Alex Barron, Stevie Summerise & David Hornbuckle.
Includes unlimited streaming of Sometimes You've Gotta Fight to Get a Bit of Peace
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There is no such thing as a self-made man; if there is, then he surely isn't me, 'cause I wouldn't be who I am right now if it wasn't for my second family. When the house that I used to call my home started feeling like a penitentiary, seven men on Dancy & 29th took me in, and then their kindness set me free. We were packed like sardines into each room: I was never, ever short on company. I heard straight men saying "I love you" to one another without insecurity. I read tons of books and rode around on bikes when I wasn't at a party or a show. I had little time to feel sad and down; I was flanked by friends and always on the go. Art seeped through the walls like sweat from pores: posters covered almost every inch of space. I gave J permission to paint my car; now my hood has a huge likeness of my face. There were instruments scattered all about; not a week went by without a singalong. That's how Meryll and the Trapdoor Band wrote so many of my all-time favorite songs. We grew vegetable out of concrete plots, dumpster divers eating better than the rich. Every evening we would all gather 'round for another tasty homemade meatless dish. We would bless the food, and then Coleman would ask us all what was the best part of our day. I'm still thankful that I can answer him, though it's been a year since we all moved away, since the gentrifiers came and had their say...but I still hang out with them almost every day!