Photos by G.
Henry Rollins has a new book! It’s called “Occupants” and it’s a book of photos that Henry Rollins took on his travels all over the world. Accompanying the amazing pictures are Rollins’ reflections on the situation. If you anything about Henry Rollins, you know this book is great because the man has seen and done a ton of incredible things and is not afraid to discuss them with total honesty – no matter who he pisses off. And all I can say to that is, AMEN HENRY! Henry Rollins discussed “Occupants” with Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore at McNally Jackson book store in New York on October 14, 2011. Thurston and Henry talked for an hour and it went by so quickly because both men are absolutely fascinating. It’s also interesting to note that I came home and heard the news that Thurston Moore has called it quits with his wife Kim Gordon (also of Sonic Youth) and there was not one word mentioned about it.
Henry Rollins talked a little bit about some of the places he visited over the course the last 7 years and some of his experiences in Africa, the United States and various war zones across the world. Rollins pointed out that some of the most dangerous places he’s seen are in the United States, where people are much less open minded than in places we’ve been led to believe are out to hurt this country. He also talked about his controversial decision to be a part of the USO, entertaining the troops. Rollins points out that he’s anti-war and the soldiers are not the ones who started it. He’s merely doing his part to put some smiles on the faces of the people who are doing what they think is defending their country. It was a really interesting way of looking at it. Rollins put it more eloquently and if he ever does a spoken word performance or public discussion, it’s highly recommended to listen to Henry Rollins speak – he really knows what he’s talking about, according2g.
After the discussion was over, Rollins and Moore hung out, signed books and spoke with fans. Both Henry Rollins and Thurston Moore were so nice! It was really impressive (especially since Henry Rollins and Thurston Moore who have each accomplished so many amazing things in their own right). You can see my photos with the legendary Thurston Moore and Henry Rollins after the jump. Thanks guys!