All this hubbub over removing Confederate statues from American soil…I’m so confused…I mean, the people commemorated by these statues ARE NOT AMERICANS. All of them, EVERY SINGLE DAMN ONE OF THEM, denounced their citizenship to the United States of America in 1861, took a solemn vow to a completely different nation, and then took up arms against this country, killing thousands upon thousands of Americans on the battlefield, largely over their refusal to give up their right to OWN OTHER HUMAN BEINGS AS SLAVES.
“We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” Continue reading “Trump and the Rest of History’s Losers” »
No, don’t call the police, really. It’s the name of the song. And in a world that’s seemingly going straight to hell, the new LCD Soundsystem single, their first in 11 years, is glorious. Just what I needed….
Welcome to the very first edition of the Facebook Dungeon! What is it? Simple. It’s where stuff that I would normally post on social media goes to die. Stuff that’s too long, too political, too controversial, or just plain too stupid to actually put on Facebook. I’ve kind of gone off the rails on FB with my anti-Trump political posts, so I’m thinking if I post them here instead, I’ll give my FB friends a little bit of a break. I’m aware of the problem, and I can also tell I’m wearing out my welcome with my words and links and likes and angry faces and all that other associated who-ha. But I’ve got opinions that I think are important, if to nobody else on the planet but me. Putting them down in words makes me feel just a teeny little bit better. Booze also helps.
So I had this idea…
WFMU, the world’s greatest freeform radio station, needs our help! For decades the station has been home to Nachum Segal and the JM in the AM show, but now that show, and its financial supporters, are leaving WFMU in December. This leaves a huge whole in the station’s funding, so they are this month hosting a ‘silent’ fundraiser in order to raise money to fill the hole that JM in the AM’s leaving puts them in.
Record stores. There’s really nothing like them in the world. In my opinion, at least. French trip hop/hip-hop producer Wax Tailor agrees, and on his latest tour around the U.S. stopped by some small independent record stores to talk to their owners about why, and how, they stay in business.