Live: Janet Jackson and Azealia Banks are back on tour. Janet has a new album and will be playing Prudential Center on February 17 and Barclays Center on February 22, Azealia Bank, who anybody fortune enough to have seen her at Irving Plaza earlier this year, is one of the best live performers in hip hop, is playing Best Buy on September 26: better than anybody on the Global Citizen line up by a long shot.
World: Historic agreement reached today in the US and Iran today which lifts sanctions on Iran and in return halts Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons. The big question mark is the old “trust but verify” one, and the answer seems a little iffy as access at will to any site would not be necessarily given or could be delayed. I guess we will understand more about that later but it sure doesn’t sound ideal. Still, the world is a safer place today. Look at it this way: 1- If Israel approved of the deal, there would be no deal, 2 – If the US hadn’t maintained distance from Israel, there would be no deal. 3 -If the US had another option, there would be no deal. Given the circumstances, if this puts Iran back five to ten years in developing a nuclear bomb it has more than succeeded. US is now at the center of the world again, and they didn’t kill a person to do it..
Recorded:Two new M.I.A, songs and a video drop today, and sounds like more of the same. I guess that’s the problem with being so unique that everything sounds exactly like you. The new Tame Impala is streaming in NPR.
Books: Here we go, apparently the world can’t wait to dismiss the eagerly anticipated and surprising sequel to Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird”, where Atticus Finch is revealed as a segregationist. Yuck, right? But let’s wait and see that’s all!
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