Someone else besides me has noticed the "unusual" alliances between libertarian Republicans and progressive Democrats, and has documented a dizzying amount evidence to show that such lineups aren't, in fact unusual. I highly recommend this article. The two-party system is a lie. Here's why. I cannot help but feel that the powers that be smile … Continue reading mindless rat-maze of the two-party system
Love circa 1966. Public domain, original photo by Elektra Records. Arthur Lee top middle Love was one of the greatest bands that most people never heard of. Like their East Coast counterparts The Velvet Underground, they were considered influential to many musicians in subsequent decades. Love was also one of the first American pop bands … Continue reading Arthur Lee he sees everything like this
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives held a rather extraordinary vote that says a lot more about the reality of American politics than most media pundits would have you believe, and provides Exhibit A as to why not to take either MSNBC or Fox News very seriously. The truth is, there are four major political … Continue reading the four major political parties of the united states
Soundtrack in my head: The Ditty Bops, "Ooh La La" In my top-to-bottom review of my music collection to determine suitability for my DJ sets, I've now gotten to the music I've categorized as "folk." This broad category hasn't been anywhere near as present in my sets as I would have liked. That has been … Continue reading dance as you folk
neufal54 / Pixabay Soundtrack in my head: XTC, "Senses Working Overtime" It would be folly for me to say that I totally understand or get the Bahá'í Faith after five and a half years of being a Bahá'í, much less twenty-four years after being introduced to the Faith. How do I get closer to that … Continue reading does Ruhi help or hinder my understanding of the Baha’i Faith?
Soundtrack in my head: Thievery Corporation, "The Richest Man in Babylon" No review of my musical influences is complete without a review of Thievery Corporation, arguably my favorite all-time band for when I'm behind the DJ boards. They have been influential taste-makers for over a decade and a half, serving up a delightful blend of … Continue reading Thievery Corporation: a world-wide whirlwind of influences
Soundtrack in my head: Talking Heads, "Life During Wartime" geralt / Pixabay In my last three posts I talked about the revelation of the mass surveillance program in which our emails, internet searches, and mobile phone data are collected, stored and subject to review by the U.S. government at any time. It could be said … Continue reading everything we know about politics is wrong (paranoia run amuck version)
Engin_Akyurt / Pixabay Soundtrack in my head: Don Henley, "Dirty Laundry" You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? Well, I just caught the New York Times saying much more about American journalism than I ever thought it would say. "Journalism, Even When It's Tilted," was written by journalist David Carr. … Continue reading the New York Times unwittingly tells the truth about American journalism