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After thirty years of life, it has become quite clear that there are only two paths available to me:

1) A rockstar, or

2) A US Congressman.

Each posses the ability to spread and grow your ideas and opinions, and create a movement.  We need more movements, yet at the same time we need more understanding – understanding of why we need more movements and what their aim is.

Words have so much power, and microphones do such a great job at amplifying that power.


Namely, Bad Religion.

From Spin:

In our November issue, SPIN celebrates 30 years of the iconic label Epitaph Records, tracing its rise from a DIY imprint founded by Brett Gurewitz to a powerhouse label that sent punk to the top of the charts.

Bad Religion — which included Gurewitz on guitar — were Epitaph’s marquee band, so to commemorate the label’s history, SPIN and MySpace Music rounded up top indie artists, including Tegan and Sara, Switchfoot, Ted Leo and New Politics, to record exclusive covers for a compilation album, Germs of Perfection: A Tribute to Bad Religion. Download the complete mixtape — or stream individual tracks below.

A free tribute to Bad Religion?  Yes, I think I will.

Download, download, download.