I had the wonderful opportunity to view “Phil Ochs – There But for Fortune” film at Steel Stacks tonight. I was invited to join a discussion group after the film with Ted Morgan, 60’s professor at Lehigh and Sonny Ochs, Phil’s older sister. In fact, I sat next to her during the show.
The film is a great documentary on Phil’s pointed music and words, but a reflection on the 60’s movements, and the part that folk music had in it. Ultimately a tragic tale, with Phil’s manic depression and eventual suicide, it resonated with me in respect to the current #Occupy movement and the new political awareness evolving.
I’m not sure why I was on the panel, but really appreciate the chance to partake in the event.