It’s from his book “Solipsist” :)
Henry Rollins interviewed by Pharrell Williams.
Holy crap, what an interview. Two of the smartest people in the music business, dropping serious knowledge for 20ish minutes.
Must watch. An absolute must watch.
This was really great.
It is obvious that the two offenders saw the victim as some one that could be treated as a thing. This is not about sex, it is about power and control. I guess that is what I am getting at. Sex was probably not the hardest thing for the two to get, so that wasn’t the objective. When you hear the jokes being made during the crime, it is the purest contempt.
So, how do you fix that? I’m just shooting rubber bands at the night sky but here are a few ideas: Put women’s studies in high school the curriculum from war heroes to politicians, writers, speakers, activists, revolutionaries and let young people understand that women have been kicking ass in high threat conditions for ages and they are worthy of respect.
Total sex ed in school. Learn how it all works. Learn what the definition of statutory rape is and that it is rape, that date rape is rape, that rape is rape.
In the spirit of equal time, sites like Huffington Post should have sections for male anatomy hanging out instead of just the idiotic celebrity “side boob” and “nip slip” camera ops. I have no idea what that would be like to have a camera in my face at every turn, looking for “the” shot. I know what some of you are saying. “Then why do they wear clothes like that unless they want those photos taken?” I don’t know what to tell ya. Perhaps just don’t take the fuckin picture? Evolve? I don’t know.
While I don’t think he’s commented specifically on the two most recent Black Flag reunions yet, I know he’s said before in that past that he’s not crazy on the idea of being an old man and playing music he wrote as a moody twenty something, so I think that’s probably why. He’s also a busy man, as we all know. He’s in the midst of writing two books at the moment and I think that’s the sort of thing he’d rather be doing right now at this time in his life.
As far as Henry’s working relationship with Greg Ginn, I can’t really say for certain that it’s at it’s best in recent years(I’m sure people have speculated enough about this as is) so that might have something to do with it too.