Many who interact with me in the course of my life, while meeting me as a speaker, might not know about my band TRIAL and what it means to me, and what it means to the people about whom I care most in my life. The band is an experience of the deepest emotion, authenticity, sincerity, and connection, which exists ONLY because of the relationship between audience and band along with the dynamic that genuine communication creates when people have the courage to make it happen. 

This photo was taken at the TRIAL show in Chicago IL which took place in honor of the release of the book "Burning Fight: The Nineties Hardcore Revolution in Ethics, Politics, Spirit, and Sound". The audience numbered 1100 from all over the world and it was the deepest honor to share collective creativity with them. The group is powerful, both in our passion and intensity and also in our sensitivity and love. Every single person in this photo is courageous and awe inspiring to me. Collectively, their depth and vast genius is beyond words.

Chicago IL, 5/2/2009
Chicago IL, 5/2/2009