S., singing a song about ecocide, and that might not sell advertising space.
It is not me that is picking the performers for the night, and I know that I don't have an automatic right to be asked.
But don't forget that many of these celebrities are the trophies of billionaire corporations whose only intention it is to manipulate you into giving them your consent and the last of your money.
I have been afforded a platform to participate in the cultural conversation. government on Guantanamo Bay, drone bombs, surveillance, capital punishment, prisons for whistleblowers, corporate subsidies and bank bailouts.
I brought my earnings from around the world home to New York City and paid my taxes. In the United States it is all about money: those who have it and those who don’t.
I have gladly paid a price for speaking my truth in the face of loathing and idiocy.
At the age of 35 I was awarded the UK’s Mercury Prize.
But if you trace the trail of breadcrumbs, the deeper truth of it is impossible to ignore.