This week, we'll look at sustainability and cooperation. One of the searing truths of the music you listen to is that it don't come easy. Musicians create and if they are good enough or plain lucky, they can take their songs on the road and sell a few tickets. Independent artists ask only a bit of cooperation from us. This podcast is entirely dependent on the bands that offer up their music for us to play for free. In turn, they ask only that you buy a ticket or a song or a CD directly from them. One of these is the enormously gifted songwriter Kristen Hersh.