1. I don't care about the poor enough to want to support them all their lives
2. I don't want anybody interfering in my freedom.
Which puts me, more or less, in the whatever division. After living here for over 30 years, I am certain that whatever happens, my taxes will go up and really, that's all that it boils down to. Even in this day and age, the best a President can do is take the wheel of the US and try not to steer it into a wall.
Mitt (what a fucking name? who runs for Prez with names like Mitt and Barack??) is a haircut in search of a pocket to pinch and Barack is a social engineer without a PHD. As the Tao put it, think you're gonna change the world? It can't be done.
But rock and hip hop stars blather on and on with the same damn song: Support Barack Obama. I hate consensus opinion, it drives me bonkers. It is just so lousy. Mitt sucks but really, Obama is killing the country on the economy.
Whatever, I'd sit home myself but I'm a cynic. I am not Corin Tucker who loves Barack because he supports women's rights. Women's rights? Really, does she think Romney will repeal (can repeal) Roe vs Wade? What does she think he will do?
Spin has a post up in which musicians discuss the issues that effect them, and from Ben Gibbard to Dan Deacon they all come out for Obama. Really, does Ben think Romney's opinions about Gay Marriage have anything to do with anything? Does Killer Mike think Romney has anything at all to do with marijuana laws?
Except for Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, and some country yaahoos everybody is for Obama: it is cool versus wet, music versus Sousa, us versus them. But that doesn't defer to good versus bad. The whole point is: if the country works it isn't that important who runs it. In this day and age, if Killer Mike or Nicki Minaj really came out for Romney it would be an act of intense bravery.
weaving a fairy tale for us to get lost in
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1973 (Volume 5, Number 2)
“I don’t consider David (Bowie) to be even remotely big enough to be any competition.”
an old school New York feel
oedipal vulnerable and blue collar visceral
An emotional song with Miya’s acrobatic and vulnerable vocals
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1973 (Volume 4, Number 12)
From Robert Johnson to the Ramones – what a life!
one of the great top tens of the 2020
will mark their return to the road in early February, 2023 with a string of to-be-announced US arena dates
enjoyable and soulful romp
another full day of music