Sixty Seconds 

with Ed Hamell, of Hamell on Trial

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Indy: Your new album, Songs for Parents Who Enjoy Drugs is mostly addressed toward fatherhood in general. Is parentcore the new musical wave?

EH: I see it has great potential. I have a finger on the pulse of a large demographic, though they don't know it yet.

I guess an open-minded person, a liberal, would say stuff like, "I'd be reluctant to bring up a child now." And I'm thinking, "No, the opposition is breeding! We need more open-minded people!"

Indy: You interchange a lot of these familial issues with pretty blatantly sexual ("Jerkin'") or incendiary ("Coulter's Snatch") songs ...

EH: I just hate [Ann Coulter's] guts. "Coulter's Snatch" is a bit of a joke. It's cathartic.

Once, after a show, though, a guy came up to me and said he hated the song. He said that when you bring it down to that level, then you're becoming Bill O'Reilly, then you're fighting on their terms. But you know what? They don't care about the facts. And to a large extent, the Democrats, they sit back and watch and say, "Well, at least they won't invade without the weapons of mass destruction," and then they do that. "Well, they won't eavesdrop on our conversations," and then they do it.

Eventually, Bush will be eating a child's heart on TV, and the Democrats will say, "Well, at least he won't eat two." So, I really don't have to care about the facts. I'm just enraged at this point.


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