Lao Sue — New Song And Music Video By Tony King, Lyrics By Caitlin Johnstone

A singer/songwriter named Tony King and his band Beautifully Mad took me up on my public offer for any musicians so inclined to put my poem “Lao Sue” to music, and it’s so gorgeous I need to share it immediately. King won Australian Songwriter of the Year in 2020 and 2009, and I’m deeply honored that he chose to make something so beautiful with some lyrics that are really special to me for a whole host of reasons.

King also put the song to a music video which really brings out the wacky fun romantic feel of the whole thing, and… I dunno just watch it I’m so excited to share this with you.

King’s website is here and his Patreon is here.

I’m just so thrilled with how this turned out and how cool this open artistic collaboration model is. I should do it more often. Maybe I will.

God damn I love this job so much. Thank you all for making it possible.

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Caitlin Johnstone

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I write about the end of illusions.

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