Monthly Archives: January 2016

Music for a Sunday: And all the joy within you dies…

“Morning maniac music” in mourning for Paul Kantner (he’s backing Grace Slick on vocals here), who died this past week. Damn, January has been a brutal month for rock, starting with the death of David Bowie and ending with this … Continue reading

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Wankers of the Week: Don’t be like Bill

Crappy weekend, everyone! So, how’s everyone holding up under the onslaught of stupid stick-figure memes? Nauseated? Me too. Which is why I’m only devoting one post to that stupid shit. Don’t be like Bill, people. And the rest of this … Continue reading

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Martyrdumb.

Complete, unedited video of LaVoy Finicum’s truck being pursued by police, then stopped. At the 9:15 mark or thereabouts, he swerves his truck to miss a spike strip, and appears to almost hit an officer. The truck then careens into … Continue reading

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The Nobodies

Los Nadies [The Nobodies] (2012) from Laura Saenger on Vimeo. Sorry I’m too tired/busy to post any original material lately, folks. But soon…soon.

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Quotable: Zora Neale Hurston on discrimination

Oh, that Zora. Slaying two formidable vultures — racism AND sexism — with one stone.

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Music for a Sunday: Time you straightened right out

This one goes out to the late John Bradbury, drummer of the band that started a movement. Two-tone ska that combined black and white, punk and reggae, social justice and fun. Sadly missed.

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Finally, a song for men’s rights!

Because it’s only FAIR, right? RIGHT?

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Wankers of the Week: The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

Crappy weekend, everyone! And an especially crappy one to all my US friends caught in the Nor’Eastern Seaboard. You have my sincerest sympathies, from New York all the way down to DC. Hope you can see your hands in front … Continue reading

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Rape law in Germany: a veritable devil’s carnival of injustice

The memo that “Not All Men” have gotten, but which all men should get. Including white men in general, and Germans in particular. Hi, me again, harping about Köln, again. Or rather, translating yet another good Störenfriedas piece about just … Continue reading

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Quotable: David Bowie on drugs, sobriety, and surviving

David Bowie reminisces about how he and Iggy Pop went to Berlin and lived there on and off for some three years while coming off drugs. According to the YouTuber who posted this (on the 11th): “The interview was recorded … Continue reading

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