What follows are a collection of links I have found. This is not an exhaustive list nor have I completely vetted everything here as factual. Hopefully you will find something enlightening and different from the typical mainstream media blathering. I’m updating as I discover something interesting and now focusing on the growing outcry of medical professionals that all seem to be agreeing on the politicization of a virus. Please report broken links and I can post copies.
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Updated: May 5, 2021 8:12 am
Well. It’s been a while.
Quite a while.
So here’s a general update.
I probably should have titled this “music, music, I hear music” in a nod to one of my favorite bands, King’s X. But there’s a little more to relate than music. But while I’m on that topic…. more »
For years, possibly a decade, I’ve been saying we should all stop buying from Amazon. Why? Today there’s a better reason than ever before. YOUR livelihood.
In the year 2020, the year of covid, the year all small private businesses had to close to keep us all safe, ONLY the giant superstores were allowed to operate. Yes off course Walmart is pronbably the largest however there’s one that has eclipsed them all. Amazon. During 2020 while many lost their jobs, their shops, their ability to earn a living, Amazon broke all records with sales and profits unimaginable. Their employees were not just allowed, but forced to work in environments we were all told would surely give us all covid and half of us would die, so they could keep selling to those of us locked at home. Everything that makes this country what it was, was sacrificed on the altar of Amazon. Now why do you suppose that is?
In the wake of the antifa-like demonstrations to raise awareness of racial discrimination and brutality in various locations around the country by destroying homes and businesses and killing others, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Thursday that the Confederate Monument at Garfield Park will be dismantled. more »
Blackout Tuesday, June 2, 2020. A loose summation from wikipedia: a collective action to protest racism and police brutality, originally organized within the music industry in response to the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. Businesses taking part were encouraged to abstain from releasing music and other business operations.
I can’t emphasize the word STUPID enough! more »
I maintain a facebook (fb) profile NOT because I use it, but because some people insist on only communicating through facebook. That’s not intended to be an insult either, just the reality of things. I have long talked about deleting it and I probably should except for those messages and the rare opportunity that recently came up.
I was nominated by a close friend to name 10 albums that have influenced my musical taste and upbringing. And during this covid haze of boredom I thought sure I’ll play along. For those who don’t do fb (good for you!) here’s a summation without friend comments. more »
As I begin this post we are in the initial stages of this virus taking off here in the U.S. Never before in my lifetime have I experienced such a thing as this which is causing the country to essentially close in every way. The closest was 9-11, which severely impacted travel in this country, but only by air, and only for a short time. Restaurants, bars, business, all remained open with the exception of that day and areas affected such as New York. It did have the amazing affect of uniting us all. This time however the political divide in this country is far too great for this most insidious and invisible enemy to accomplish that. Worse yet the recommended “social distancing” is keeping those who can unite, apart. This is arguably the biggest threat to this nation we’ve faced in quite some time and people are still unable to lay aside partisan political horse dung. That is an exceptionally sad commentary on this society. more »
But as a quick update to the Lip Service post, I was recently contacted by a dear friend from 2 previous original bands. Initially I was going to sit in with his group on a one off gig but that unfortunately did not come to fruition. But since we’re slowly moving forward towards a reboot, maybe an old band, maybe a new, some of the old originals could possibly be involved, and some new writing. It’s slow for now, but I am ever SO hopeful. He and I have corroborated on some really great originals in the past and it is so good and exciting that we embark toward another venture. Stayed tuned.