[American Flag Emoji] (2015)

for three percussionists and three boombox operators

performance by Ensemble 20+

program note:
"Maybe Partying Will Help" - D. Boon and Mike Watt, from Double Nickels on the Dime

As I look over this beautiful land,
I can't help but realize that I am alone
Why am I able to waste my energy
To notice life being so beautiful?
Maybe partying will help

And what of the people who don't have what I ain't got?
Are they victims of my leisure?
To fail is to be a victim,
To be a victim of my choice.
Maybe partying will help