May 7 – The U.S. government now supports waiving patents on COVID-related medical tools. What comes next? Read my piece in Democracy Journal about how the U.S. government can help provide vaccine access for everyone, everywhere.
I recently joined the board of the Medicines Patent Pool.
I hope you and yours are safe. Here is music for your home: Pacifica.
These weeks, beyond the dramatics of the proposed border wall, Brazil inaugurated a president of even worse impulses, a man publicly nostalgic for the days recent in his country’s memory when one could simply torture the opposition. These are our discontents. Read more
Here is “Failed States,” a new song of piano, talking drum and Gordon Withers’ cello we’ve just finished at Magpie Cage. The song’s story and double entendre refer to collapse in our societies and our relationships to each other. Read more.
Here is “All of Whom I Love,” a song I wrote in Hanoi, Viet Nam and have just recorded with Eamonn Aiken at The Bastille Studio in Arlington, Virginia. Kate Rears provides a cello quintet. I play nylon and steel … Continue reading