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Newspaper Man

The Desert rocker offers a pro-union anthem for downtrodden workers everywhere.

Reprint courtesy of, Darryl Sterdan at Tinittist.

Inspired by a real person and actual events, the first single from the La Quinta desert rocker’s upcoming album Space And Other Things shares the story of a disabled man who sold Sunday papers on a city corner — until the paper he worked for was sold and he lost his job:

“The papers cutting corners They say you have to go Union men aren’t wanted They say you’re getting old.”

Writing the song, Sier quickly found it morphing into a pro-union salvo for countless unsung heroes being exploited by corporations that care more about the bottom line than the people they employ. A driving, progressive rock track, Newspaper Man’s opening bass track — performed by legendary bassist, Chris Chaney — sets the stage for an anthem dedicated to workers and across the globe.

“I wrote this song to deliver a universal message with the hope of bringing people together to create a more enlightened world through meaningful change,” Sier exclaims.

That activist streak runs through the rest of Space And Other Things. From billionaires colonizing Mars to the extinction of the human race, the eight prescient songs target a specific cultural topic, telling their story with futurist genre-bending production and musicianship. “The goal of the new album is to showcase songs that serve a higher purpose fueled by my concerns over free speech, human rights abuse, rising inequality, and climate change.”

Purchase a digital copy here

The Little Red Book

Monied men with their penchant for extracting all things from the Earth for profit set themselves up for the mighty fist of the Wobbly and Hobo jungle activists.  The IWW (Industrial Worker Of The World) took matters in their hands from the windy city of Chicago, organizing to strike against greed and abuse of commoners rights to a fair living wage regardless of race and color. Their protest songs were heard in halls across the world, sung from "The Little Red songbook" popularized by singer-songwriter/activist, Woody Guthrie. Read more


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