The Fist in the Velvet Glove — my friend Larry Long shows us how to rage against the machine

One of the chapters in my most recent book, Dancing with the Gods, was called “The Fist in the Velvet Glove”.  It was about the power of art to create political and social change.  A perfect example is this new song by my friend, Larry Long — a man whose mentor was Pete Seeger and who walks the walk with more conviction than anyone else I know.  I hope you enjoy it.

12 thoughts on “The Fist in the Velvet Glove — my friend Larry Long shows us how to rage against the machine”

  1. Therese M Jacobson

    Timely, terrific, chilling, tells the terror as it resonates within. Thank you, Larry Long!

  2. What a wonderfully beautiful and perfect song for an absolutely awful and insane condition. THANK YOU for sharing this Kent. Mitakuye Oyasin.

  3. Wow, he has put to music what a lot of us have been thinking. Thank you Kent for sharing this.

  4. Thank you for sharing Kent! Since I left Facebook I am out of the loop on Larry whom I admire.

  5. I truly understand leaving facebook — for a dozen reasons, ranging from the suspect way they use the data to the strange algorithms that determine what you see to the addictive potential to the toxic gruel of kitten videos and political diatribes. Still, I have to be there for professional purposes. And then there are the great things, like Larry’s frequent postings of his music and performances. He truly is a wonderful and a talented man. I was happy to be able to send his song along to you.

  6. Thank you for sharing this. I might have missed it and not been so enlightened. It has a powerful message. I’m somewhat new to your work. It has not only enlighten, educated but inspired me as well. For me, it started with Wisdom of the Native Americans then on to Voices in the Stone, Neither Wolf nor Dog, The walk at Twilight, The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo and now I’m 260 pages int Chief Joseph & the Flight of the New Perce. Dancing with the Gods will be next. Thank you for the education and inspiration.

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