Thanks in large part to CDC mismanagement, our government intends to let millions more people die and become disabled from COVID-19.
a very young Berlin band
I was quite familiar with the band Berlin in my teen years. But I hadn't realized that they were releasing singles as early as 1979. They didn't really become that well-known until 1983. The lead singer Terri Nunn would have been either 19 or 20 years old in this video. John Crawford, who wrote this … Continue reading a very young Berlin band
how had I not heard of Chi Coltrane until now?
I was recently doing my frequent late-night habit of perusing music videos on YouTube. I'd become quite fond of videos from a couple of German live music shows--Beat Club and Musikladen--that had performances from the 1960s to the early 80s. One of the suggested videos was by an artist by the name of Chi Coltrane. … Continue reading how had I not heard of Chi Coltrane until now?
why is the democratic party shunning progressives even when control of U.S. house is at stake?
Michelle Vallejo trails her Republican opponent by just 1/10 of a point, yet gets little support from Democratic party leadership Does the Democratic Party really want a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives or do they only want a certain type of people representing them? Shunning progressives would seem like an extraordinarily dumb tactic … Continue reading why is the democratic party shunning progressives even when control of U.S. house is at stake?
how can you really not love Foxygen?
Foxygen has had a talent for mining the absurd depths of late 60s and early 70s California cheese-pop and creating something alternately hilarious and catchy. Their band name, and the album title "We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic" says a lot about how the degree to which they do and don't … Continue reading how can you really not love Foxygen?
cruelty to immigrants is now a campaign tactic
https://youtu.be/zw-KASkQyAk Cruelty to immigrants is now a campaign tactic. The blatant level of mistreatment of immigrants has escalated with the behavior of Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida and Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas. Some of the immigrants flown by DeSantis to Martha’s Vineyard had immigration hearings in Florida scheduled as early as Monday. A few … Continue reading cruelty to immigrants is now a campaign tactic
the biggest funders of the culture wars
If you believe that the biggest threat to the U.S. is critical race theory in schools, Goldman Sachs and AIG have a bridge to sell you. Financial institutions that profited handsomely from the Great Recession are some of the biggest funders of the culture wars. That's so they can keep a large section of the … Continue reading the biggest funders of the culture wars
Siouxsie and the Banshees and Dreampop
https://youtu.be/STgwl9RkMWk Siouxsie and the Banshees and Dreampop. If you think the band and the style might not fit well together, you'd be wrong. The Banshees weren't just influential as a punk band but also in the development in what eventually became the Goth and Dreampop musical styles. This 1987 single is probably the best of … Continue reading Siouxsie and the Banshees and Dreampop
it is time to sound the alarm
The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v Wade. They have openly stated their willingness to overturn rights to gay marriage and homosexual relationships.. They even have expressed willingness to overturn the rights to to contraception access. It is time to sound the alarm. https://youtu.be/c0VwFq3-UI0
a better choice than “God Bless America”
The House Democrats' decision to sing "God Bless America" on the Supreme Court steps was cringe-worthy on many levels. There's a historical aspect of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" that a lot of people don't know about. Legendary singer Woody Guthrie kept on hearing Kate Smith sing that song on the radio, and he didn't … Continue reading a better choice than “God Bless America”