It’s a war out there. Make this song part of your 2021 armor … With the first 12 days of 2021 shaping up to be a sequel to the perfect American maelstrom 2020 has proven to be for many of us — pandemic death spiral, mass unemployment, coup attempts, imminent threats of White terrorist violence […]Read More Aural Dive: ‘Moving to the Light’ by Division X
Dedicated to those who still think racism was born on November 8, 2016 … Note: I suppose this series will become a quadrennial thing for me. Check out my three posts about the 2016 elections. Soon after the 2016 elections, I went on record early to cast my doubt on the theory that Russian hackers […]Read More 2020 post-election meditations: it’s not the Russians or Bernie Bros. It’s White supremacy.
Get ready to stream the most spectacular personal implosion, IRL … This side of 2020 looks like a mix of Lord of the Flies, Station Eleven, Blues for Mister Charlie, The Unwinding, Papa Doc, Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World, How to Rig an Election and Animal Farm, with a consistent stitching of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen […]Read More Trump stars in ‘Superspreader: The Final Tour’
Looks like Senator Kamala Harris didn’t put Vice President Mike Pence away after all … I’ll follow-up my earlier note about the debate with a mix of 12 hits, misses, and outright lies. Let’s start with the visual allegory of the night That fly arguably made an allegory for the entire Trump administration. I can’t […]Read More 13 takeaways from the Harris-Pence VP debate
A timely release for the summer. And our times. Thanks to Jamal Dixon and his Africans on Warren Street EP, I’ve found pandemic living room club songs for my summer playlist. On the heels of his debut Brick City smasher, the New York area DJ and producer’s creative lion has been fiercely roaring in the […]Read More Aural Dive: Jamal Dixon – ‘Africans on Warren Street’ EP (2020, Nylon Trax)
Placing data in the hands of an erratic administration means more than politicizing science — it’s downright dangerous. Pardon the fucked-up language I’m using, but Team Trump’s demand for hospitals to send coronavirus data directly to the White House — while bypassing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a data collection point — […]Read More Turning from bad to worse: Trump wants US hospitals to send coronavirus cases and testing data directly to the White House, bypassing the CDC
“First we make our choices. Then our choices make us.” — Anne Frank Hearing that one-time GOP Presidential candidate, former Fed board possibility and Jefe de Pizza Herman Cain being hospitalized for COVID-19 didn’t surprise me much. So, my immediate thought recalled the tweet Cain sent from from the cull’rd section of Trump’s June 20 […]Read More Herman Cain has the shucky-ducky coronavirus? A hard head leads to a soft behind …
File under “Smoke from the dome” Trump is experiencing an unprecedented perfect storm of conflicting vectors. Vector 1. Trump’s need to be reelected. Vector 2. Trump’s need to have the economy help him ride Vector 1. Vector 3. The increasingly compelling fact that wearing face masks while being present among large groups will reduce transmission […]Read More Physics, elections, and the President’s brain
Premature mortality, mental trauma, depression, anxiety … Warning: embedded videos contain graphic violence. What if your innocent and non-threatening family member or neighbor was attacked by a police dog — like then-52-year old Desiree Collins was when she was taking out her household trash nearly three years ago? How do you think Collins should feel […]Read More A reminder that police violence is a danger to communities’ mental health. And research supports that claim.
The numbers suggest people demand change — regardless of what the stock market says. People need to connect relevant reasons to protest with their personal lives so they can hit the streets with conviction. In many cases, these reasons combine to drive even more energy into crowds. In the case of the George Floyd protests, […]Read More Carry this thought with the George Floyd justice protests: income inequality is the highest in a half-century