Here you are, in a world that is ruled by Rock & Roll. AC/DC, Aerosmith, Guns & Roses, Zeppelin, Free, & the Rolling Stones are all being blasted out of every window of every home & then suddenly you are awake… “Strong & Lean, one Bad machine, you know what I mean. This is a Rock n Roll Dream”. Sex & Patriotism is a Kick-ass band from Lansing, MI that came on the scene in 2004.
The quote I used earlier are lyrics from the song “Rock n Roll Dream” off of Sex & Patriotism’s debut album ‘To Die For’ & this CD is “to die for” as from start to finish you are sure to get your ass kicked. The songs are heavily influenced by the aforementioned bands listed & are twisted into their own anthems that will have you throwing your fist in the air.
Simon is a successful businessman with a loving family and a large circle of friends whose world falls apart when he is diagnosed with an aggressive form of motor neurone disease and given two years to live. Within weeks of the diagnosis, the disease causes Simon to lose the use of his voice. Faced with the prospect of a rapid physical decline, Simon tells his family that he is considering ending his life at a Swiss suicide clinic. Filmed and directed by award-winning filmmaker Rowan Deacon, and made in partnership with the Open University, this intimate and deeply moving film follows Simon and his family and friends as they grapple with the huge moral, emotional and legal dilemmas around Simon's choice.