MAGA Horror: I am not saying EXPOTUS Donald Trump was as terrible as Hitler, Stalin, Putin, Xi, but the instincts of Trump and of the GOP today are similar to most authoritarian governments and if you don’t believe that you haven’t been paying attention to January 6th, 2012. What is, well, interesting, is how it sheds light on how German citizens became rabid anti-semites, xenophobes, and belligerent neighbors and conquerors. The answer is, through targeted misinformation and a brutality that matches cultural stupidity with social management. I don’t see how anyone with any sense of history can do anything but repudiate it.
Is Biden Senile: And when we need an FDR we get a, well, we get a Joe Biden, a Dem operative way too old for the job with a VP in over her head. My own domestic policy is any one but Trump always, but Biden is sinking in a sea of handlers and cue cards, his numbers are tanking and the US thinks, and I agree, that he is not a great or even particularly good, POTUS. But as long as he can keep the GOP away I support him completely.
MASKED SINGER FROM HELL – all power, in a manner of speaking, to actor Ken Jeong for storming off “The Masked Singer” after Rudy Giuliani was revealed as a contestant. To quote Ken: (Rudy) should be in prison
False Flag: with information unsettling and scary, the subway shooting earlier this month was already grist for false interpretation. No, nothing is sacred.
On The Occasion of the 70th Anniversary Of Her Ascension: a Lizzy Barbie Doll…. needless to say men all over the world will be stripping her naked and putting her in sex acts with Ken and Barbie!
Jack White Can’t Sell Tickets At Barclay Center: my seat got randomly upgraded due to changes in production, or so they claim. In fact the entire upper section has been closed off because of a complete disinterest in White. His latest album is a huge disappointment, and his requirement that audience members have their cell phones locked for the duration of the show is hubristic in the extreme.
Yankees In Standings: they’re in first place.
Mets In Standings: also in first place, 3 games in the win column
Machine Gun Knicks: tickets for the MSG performance includes the legend that it may be moved if the Knicks make the playoffs: HAHAHAHHAAAAA…
The Nets: down 0-2 to the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs, you know who to blame so blame him.
Rap Stars Must Get Out Of The Gangs: with A$AP Rocky in prison for weapon possession, the father of Rihanna’s baby and one of the most popular rappers in the world, proves himself another banger who can’t get out of his own way. For God’s sake, he has been in the rap game since 2007, get out of the gangs already.
Overreach: “Tedeschi Trucks Band announces the most ambitious studio project of their storied career: I Am The Moon, an epic undertaking in four albums with four corresponding films and 24 original songs. Inspired by a mythic Persian tale of star-crossed lovers, and emotionally driven by the isolation and disconnection of the pandemic era, the thematic I Am The Moon totals more than two hours of music, unfolding a robust tapestry of genre-defying explorations that propel the treasured American ensemble into new and thrilling creative territory.”
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – November 1972 (Volume 4, Number 6)
Lester Bangs is threatened with possible death
A whimsical and wonderful folk tune
a godawful reworking of “Juicy”
The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 5-20-22 – 5-26-22, Harry Style’s “Harry’s House” Reviewed
his sweetness bleeds over
Ryan Adams is currently playing the best shows of his career
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – October 1972 (Volume 4, Number 5)
We leap ahead almost a year
A flatout triumph from a major performer
New Wave pop bliss out
I WISH I HADN’T GONE
a time-capsule type of roster