The timing is interesting - Kim Jong Il continues to test his manhood, the border (where the 'bridge of no return' is located) is more tense than ever, yet is getting more visitors and tourists than ever at Panmunjeom. I worry that Korean people or ex pats living there will see the video as another example of American presumptuousness. But the feedback so far has been mostly positive, and right on target. The message is simply two things:
1. How sad it is when a country, group, or family is divided
2. Sometimes love can break through those walls
And hopefully the recognition that there are some Americans that have a respect for and interest in Korean culture, history, and people.
We're gonna go play rock n roll in Seoul. But the message is bigger than that. Sponsored by hashi.org, we're about reaching out with the hand of friendship - one person to another, one country to another.
And I'm so stoked to be going with two of the finest musicians on the planet! Christina Rasch(keyboards and vocals) and Tanner(bass and vocals). They're both really tall, too, so I'm considering them my bodyguards, too.
We'll keep you posted.