Lee Ballinger

Lee Ballinger, CounterPunch’s music columnist, is co-editor of Rock and Rap Confidential author of the forthcoming book Love and War: My First Thirty Years of Writing, interviewed Honkala for CounterPunch. RRRC is now available for free by emailing Ballinger at: rockrap@aol.com.

Can’t Find My Way Home

Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South

Rap on Trial

Eddie Van Halen and the Future of Humanity

Foster Youth

Imagine That

None Dare Call It Fascism

Musical Unity

Swann Song

Soccer and Immigration

Fre Ballesteros, Visionary

Soccer, Baseball and Immigration

Is the US Really That Much Different Than Haiti?

Music and Mayhem: Guthrie & Dylan Confront a System That Kills Its Own

The VA: If Their Lips are Moving, They’re Lying

Trump v. Marshawn Lynch

Pizza, Football and the People: Which Side Are You On?

Trump and Hist Brother From Another Planet, Jerry Jones

When the Levee Breaks

On the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library

Chuck Berry: “Up in the Morning and Off to School!”

Good Riddance to Brent Musburger

Tupac: Holler If You Hear Him

Anthems and Anger: Why Brandon Marshall is Right

Tupac the Freedom Fighter: 20 Years Later

Boom, Boom (Mancini), Out Go the Lights!

Germans, Mexicans and the Struggle for America’s Soul

Rave On: Music, Ecstasy and the Real Tragedy of Corporate Drugs

Sports is Life, Life is Struggle

Let the Games Begin

Wounded Veterans: Charity or Change?

Peyton’s Place: “Fuck You” to Working America

Hasta la Vista, Lemmy

The Alamo: America’s Shrine to White Supremacy

The Corporations Make the Decisions, We Pay for Them

Slavery is the Root of All Evil

Donald Trump vs Metallica: One Border Don’t Stop No Show

Take Down Your Flag

The Amistad, Artists and the Struggle Against Police Brutality Today

King of the Blues

A Little Love for a Disintegrating Country

Dollars, Death and the LAPD

Don’t You Want to be in That Number?

Are You Ready for Some Football Hypocrisy?

Human Needs, Dirty Deeds

Robin Williams: Visionary

The Fox in the Clippers’ Henhouse

The Fox in the Clippers’ Henhouse

Hip-Hop Culture and the Growing Threat of Police Violence

Ballin’ and Beatles