By Colin Newton
Posted July 2, 2015
“I literally know as much as everybody else,” he told Giive a (bleep) with a laugh. But Long is still pretty solid on anything resembling a guitar, and he has more than just one piece of advice. His latest album, Ode to Thinking, is as thoughtful as they come, the result of changing perspectives and taking time with friends to look at events that matter in a social sense.
“I just feel like I’ve changed a little bit as a person. I’m a little bit more into my surroundings and socially,” Long said. “We have conversations about an article or a segment on the news or a bill that passed.
“I wasn’t necessarily trying to write from my perspective.”
So it’s fitting that an album that touched on social issues and examined new perspectives also saw Long giving back. The album was financed through crowdfunding on the website PledgeMusic. When the album reached its goal, Long donated a portion of the extra money to
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