His solo career has seen him reel off a trio of acclaimed albums, including last year's Call The Comet, a big and bold record with a loose concept based around an alternative society
who find a new way of living.
A better, alternative society
is possible, we just need to grab it.
Instead, he preferred to imagine an alternative society
while writing the semi-conceptual album - "one where equality isn't an issue and people don't have to fight for it," he says.
"It's set in the not-too-distant future and is mostly concerned with the idea of an alternative society
. The characters in the songs are searching for a new idealism, although there are some personal songs in there too.
'Her death is proof that the revolution is alive-that people are actually holding their lives on the line to pave way for an alternative society
free from exploitation.
Members recall many wonderful parties that would go on for days, times for silent meditation, new love affairs, women dying, a fully functioning alternative society
. They saw themselves as holding Women's Land, in trust, for all women, and they were often inundated with guests, some escaping domestic violence while others might be just exploring their sexuality.
The 60-year-old carried on saying that the idea of this "alternative society
" came in the 1970s when he and a group of Swiss hippies; including intellectuals, painters, environmentalists and even ex-convicts, in addition to a 'dozen cows', sarcastically called the breathtakingly beautiful plot 'Alcatraz'; the famous San Francisco prison island, as a symbol of a liberated society, free from all modernization boundaries.
(9.) Trainer, 2014b, The Alternative Society
. http://The Simpler way.info/tsw/ TheAltSoc.lng.html
After sudden and confusing reunification' they complained: 'But why did you sacrifice the alternative society
This alternative society
fears nature and darkness: wild animals are killed or held captive and cities are illuminated by permanent light.
"People on the move" (87), as they call it, is the crystallization of a mixture of indignation, a passionate search for an alternative society
, and the curiosity to explore new media of communication and solidarity.
They still pay tax whenever they spend money like all others, they are not criminals or drug dealers who appear to flourish nowdays and are tax exempt in their alternative society