I have always been a huge fan of the MC5 so when Wayne agreed to do my show I nearly shit myself. I initially got to meet Wayne over coffee in his offices to discuss a charity concert he was producing for Jail Guitar Doors USA. Wayne and his wife Margaret are incredibly warm people and I felt like we were instantly friends. However, I was incredibly nervous to ask Wayne to do the show because I’m an Irish catholic and by nature we don’t think we deserve anything so we often toil in the dirt with a bottle of whiskey as we sing about our mother.
Anyway, I finally got the nerve to ask him to do the show and that it would help promote for the concert.
Wayne gladly agreed and we recorded a few days later. Wayne and I didn’t discuss the MC5 days too much. We discussed his time in prison and how our prison systems have become corporate entities more concerned with profit the rehabilitating human beings.
I did have to have to ask Wayne about playing the famous 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. I know he’d probably been asked about it a thousand times but the Chicagoan in me had to hear about it.
This was also another turning point in my show. Getting involved with Wayne and Jail Guitar Doors. Wayne is another guy who is endlessly political and playing at protests and organizing shows to help bring awareness to the world. He’s a fucking great guy and I am honored to know him.