Friday, August 21, 2015

Wilco Perform "Misunderstood," "Random Name Generator," "The Joke Explained," "I'm Always in Love," "War on War," "Bull Black Nova," "It's Just That Simple," "Give Back the Key to My Heart," "A Shot in the Arm," "True Love Will Find You In The End," & "We've Been Had"

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Flo Morrissey Performs "Pages Of Gold"


After hearing this song on Sound Opinions from WBEZ Chicago rebroadcast locally on WRUR, I rushed down the road to Record Archive to purchase this twenty-year-old Englishwoman's album Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful, on 180 gram vinyl, of course.

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“The Pill, The Rubber, and Abortion, Oh My!”

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Defund the N.S.A.!

"NSA spying often occurs because the resources are in place, and have to be used for something," writes Philip Giraldi, himself a former spook — Why We Spy on the Japanese.

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Not News

Not national news, at least — Family Members Identify 3 Killed in Mass Shooting on Rochester's Southwest Side.

Why is this local news not national news? Is it because the national media is racist? If so, where is Black Lives Matter™? Or is it because black-on-black mass-violence so commonplace that it's not newsworthy beyond local news, whereas white-on-white mass-violence or indeed any instance of white-on-black violence is so rare that it instantly makes the national news?

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

My Bubba Perform “Gone
,” “Knitting
,” “Going Home” and Bob Dylan’s “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go”

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Feel the Bern?

"The 58th Presidentiad, to use Walt Whitman’s coinage, is upon us, and among its biggest surprises is the spirited campaign of Bernie Sanders, socialist senator from the Green Mountain State," notes The American Conservative's Bill Kauffman of Batavia, New York down the road (New York State Route 33 to be exact), so "I asked three of my favorite Vermonters for their impressions" — Bernie Sanders—Yes or No?

I feel cold to the Bern. I'm enjoying his surge for purely nostalgic reasons; back in the nineties during my Lexington Coop days I was stupidly stoked that a man who "defiantly called himself a socialist" had been elected to Congress, when I was too young to realize like Mr. Kauffman's "decentralist agrarian Reaganaut" friend, that this means "[u]ltimately all power must be centralized in the national government," and that "for Bernie the Truth is what is required to be true by Marx’s scientific theory of history."

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Calexico Perform "When The Angels Played," "Falling From The Sky," "Miles From The Sea," "Sunken Waltz," "Bullets & Rocks," & "Cumbia De Donde"


A band I have been listening to a lot since buying on vinyl their excellent 2015 Edge of the Sun album, whence come most of the songs performed in this post, named after the town across the border from Mexicali that I was happy to have welcome me back after a two-month land trip south of the border back in the early nineties.

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My Canadian Summer

I'm back from an unplanned hiatus that started with a trip north of the border to the spectacular Algonquin Provincial Park, was followed by another trip north of the border to the Brant Conservation Area and the incredible Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation Champion of Champions Powwow, and will be followed by two more trips north of the border, the first to Brant Conservation Area again and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Three Fires Homecoming Powwow and Traditional Gathering and the second to the Indian Line Campground and Canada's Wonderland.

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