Oh Al, I’m proud to know ya, and call you a friend- one of my favourite local performers, poets, and people. Knock ’em dead, kid… he’s playing a free show as The Empty Bottle (not The Hideout! Doh…) next Sunday from 2-4 if you’re looking for something to do after brunch. I’ll unfortunately still be serving brunch across town, or I’d be there in a heartbeat.
Oh, and speaking of poverty… here’s one of the better articles I’ve read on the topic of “white privilege” written by someone who came from a less-than-priviledged position- Gina Crosley-Corcoran from Veruca Salt. It acknowledges the universal hardships of struggle, of class boundaries and barriers, of shared obstacles and differences in opportunity to surmount the hurdles between failure and success in our society.
Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person