Julian Casablancas, the leader of the Strokes teamed up with Rolling Stone to launch a new series of interviews, “SOS – Earth Is a Mess.”
The first episode came out today, October 29 and had a chat with Democracy Now host and best-selling author, Amy Goodman. An avid fan of Goodman, Casablancas opened the interview by admitting that he spent the past 5 years trying to play one of his songs during Democracy Now’s music break.
The interview covers a wide range of topics, starting with the 2020 election and the importance of toppling President Donald Trump, which Goodman specifically offers in terms of scientific denial and how to motivate pushing both the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis. Elsewhere, Goodman talks about the importance of independent media, the constant threat of violent white extremists and the importance of embracing community, kindness. and movements act like the Black Lives Matter, during these tough times.
“Always, when on the road, show that attentive care, because that’s what will transcend everything,” Goodman said. “And that’s really hope, when people say, ‘How does one get through this moment of despair and despair?’ That is, we show our love and support each other in any way. And I think the movements are an exaggeration of that. ”
“SOS – Earth Is a Mess” was inspired by the 2016 interview that Casablancas gave Rolling Stone where he talks to cultural critic Henry Giroux. The musician said of the new series in a statement, “Throughout this show, I will be contacting the image creators of tomorrow for their opinions on all matters affecting Left land. The show will try to have meaningful and courageous conversations to see if and when we can start fixing anything. Please fly with me ”.
Casablancas and the Strokes released their most recent album, New abnormality, in April. The band will act as the above musical guest Live Saturday night This Saturday, October 31st, hosted by John Mulaney.