“No Katmandu.” “No Pokhara.” “No Manang.” First World problems, meet your cousin: Third World problems. I have sooooooo many mixed thoughts about Gemma Wilson and her 15-year old son Charlie — who are now famous for being chased by a two-stick swinging, rock-throwing Nepali woman who supposedly lost her Third World cool after Mama Wilson […]Read More So, What Happened with Pissed-Off Nepal Mountain Woman and That Terrified British Mom?
One Saturday morning about 47 years ago, soldiers entered a tropical hamlet in search of enemy fighters and killed more than 500 unarmed civilians, many at point-blank range. One of the execution methods also included throwing a villager down a well, and then chasing the lethal cocktail with a detonated hand grenade. several of the […]Read More Colin Kaepernick Kneels Because You Kneeled First
Sheila Ellis from the band Annabel (lee) made me aware of a pretty badazz event taking place right now: Aniela Marie Perry is playing for a straight 24 hours and blending musical styles to support the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund — a nonprofit that provides financial assistance to musicians in need. Among her many projects, […]Read More WATCH LIVE: Cellist Aniela Marie Perry Plays 24 Hours Straight
I dig songwriter-musician Saoul Bumbu’s latest album, The Juice, for a reason similar to why I have a problem with much of modern Pop music recordings: the songs — even the ones performed by highly competent musicians — sound like the artists are simply playing by the numbers. And you then wonder if the culprit […]Read More Album in the Crosshairs: Saoul — The Juice (Independent Release)
Another sun tries to rise again in the East, and may take the form of a new Silk Road — resplendent with high-speed transportation and communication infrastructures; large-scale mining projects; a rail and maritime distribution strategy that will connect East and Central Asia with parts of Europe and Africa. All this development activity will generate […]Read More Why America’s Losing Its Mind Over Silk Road 2.0