How To Make Me Want To Fight You

Anyone who follows me on social media knows I like to talk politics. I can do it all day. I was a history major for a while with a serious interest in political science before getting into the news industry. The old rule of thumb was you never discuss politics or religion in politics, public company. But, I can talk politics with people diametrically opposed to me and my blood pressure won’t often trickle up in the slightest. It happens on occasion, but not often. No, if you want to get my blood to boil, talk music with me. I … Continue reading How To Make Me Want To Fight You

Some Of The Best Jam Bands Are Live Streaming Free This Weekend

I need to check my personal email more often. Just noticed this was in my inbox: I missed Isbell this afternoon. And got tuned in for the end of Gov’t Mule. I’ll be drifting in and out of this youtube link all weekend now. “Featuring Allman Brothers Band, The Black Crowes, Charles Bradley, Furthur with Trey Anastasio, Gov’t Mule with Ann Wilson, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Steel Pulse, Trey Anastasio Band with Derek Trucks, Widespread Panic, Margo Price, Zac Brown Incident, and many more!” Continue reading Some Of The Best Jam Bands Are Live Streaming Free This Weekend

Fab (Thirty) Five Friday–Oppression and Understanding

I had four of my five videos for my weekly feature picked out this morning. But, as I watch the news all day from Minneapolis, and see some truly disheartening Facebook comments this week, my mind has drifted to things I am incapable of feeling. Things the people who don’t look like me are talking about. Things that have been there for years, no matter how much those of us on Caucasian Island want to pretend they are not. Those who know me, most of my feeling, and a good amount of thought processing, is done through music. So, I … Continue reading Fab (Thirty) Five Friday–Oppression and Understanding

N-1: The Classic Material

My friend Tommy Kent shared a post on Facebook this evening that is some targeted marketing on Facebook, and extremely tempting at that. It was a face mask featuring some of hip hop’s most famous tape and CD spines. Yeah, the purchase finger got real itchy. So, instead of insta-buying, I went to work in Spotify throwing these classics all into one playlist, including the additional albums on the shirt versions. This will be my work music for the next week or so, in all likelihood, and a workout list for much longer than that. The playlist is 35 hours … Continue reading N-1: The Classic Material