Hi My names Andy but i go by "Matsi" its black foot for "peace maker". I'm an anarchist I've read Proudhon,Bakunin,Goldman,Berkman. by the way if you guys could recommend any anarchist writers it will be very appreciated. I'm from California,the valley they call it the worlds fruit basket or something like that. Theres a lot of agriculture going on over here. its like the great Woody Guthrie Said back in the great depression "california is a garden of eden...A paradise to live in or see,but believe it or not.you won't find it so hot if you ain't got the do re mi". I'm a native american my family is from a small indian pueblo. My Grandfather first came to the U.S to work as brasero during ww2. my father has worked in the fields for most of his life. I myself have worked Picking fruit Pruning and Thinning under the blazing sun of the west. I don't dress in Doc Martins,Spikes,patches or have a mohawk...,but i do love punk music.i love the energy in it,the meaning in the lyricism,the optimistic hope,the unapologetic criticism of this fucked society,and the zero tolerance for bullshit and lies. My mother used to be a teacher in the poverty stricken region of Oaxaca,being a teacher there means traveling very long distances to teach a couple of kids who grew up speaking a native dialect how to read and write in Spanish. since the Mexican government could give to shits about some remote far off indian village in the mountains. any ways my mother helped me identify oppression at a very young age with stories of the Spanish conquest and government repression of our community. what im trying to say is im not to trustful of government or organized religion... As for my username...its not meant to be taken literal.its an oxymoron. it says what i think of modern day pop music.that being rap,rock,metal what ever it may be. I'm of the thought that if music hasn't communicated anything to you it has failed... I listen to anarcho punk,punk,oi, \m/ punk folk and folk. I'm always looking for new music recommendations. so if you have any please post them. thanks! I don't play any instruments , but i would want to learn to play some of my favorite Ochs/Guthrie songs. I found this forum while trying to download some anarcho punk bands. ps music recommendations plz!!!