Sumner Erickson, brother of legendary psychedelic rock pioneer Roky Erickson, plays an original song, The Sun is Always Shining. Sumner recently performed at the 5th Annual Roky Erickson Psychedelic Ice Cream Social. The concert featured, Roky Erickson and the Explosives, Spoon, Robyn Hitchcock and Peter Buck, Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai, Tommy Hancock, Black lips, Powell St. John, Sumner Erickson of the Texcentrics. The Concert was hosted by radio guru Jack Blood with special guest anti-psychiatry activist and author Leonard Roy Franks and Dr. John Breeding. The Roky Erickson Trust celebrated electroshock Therapy survivors. Roky Erickson, Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Franks, Jim Franklin (poster artist for the event) are all electroshock therapy, ECT survivors. The Ice Cream Social is co-sponsored this year by the Coalition for the Abolition of Electroshock in Texas (CAEST). Many artists have been hurt over the years by the labels and biological treatments of the mental health system. Roky Erickson, Townes Van Zandt and Jim Franklin are Austin music legends who suffered from psychiatric electroshock, also known as electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT. Families Rock Productions is also a co-sponsor. Stay tuned for more concert footage. Links Sumner Erickson's Websites http://www.myspace.com/sumnererickson http://www.myspace.com/texcentrics http://www.sumnererickson.net/ Roky Erickson Trust http://www.rokyerickson.net/ Coalition for the Abolition of Electroshock in Texas http://www.endofshock.com/ Video footage by Mary Marvel http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=m... This video was edited by Psychetruth http://www.youtube.com/psychetruth http://www.livevideo.com/psychetruth http://www.myspace.com/psychtruth Copyright 2007 Sumner Erickson. All Rights Reserved.
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