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?

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‚Äôs Vineyard had immigration hearings in Florida scheduled as early as Monday. A few … Continue reading cruelty to immigrants is now a campaign tactic

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

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”