Television: John Oliver is now officially the smartest man on TV. On Sunday night, explaining secondary debt (not unlike what the banks did with toxic mortgages, only on a one on man, the banks take a tax write off for bad debts and then sell em to secondary mortgage buyers who come after you with a sledgehammer), he formed a debt buyer company, bought $15M in bad medical loans for $60,000 and forgave them.
Recorded: I’ve just heard Marla Mase’s third album Miracles: Lost And Found, release date unknown though one hopes her label drops “Everyone Dies” pretty soon, a terrific piece of observational cynicism. The album only gets Marla redux twice, in the proforma “Back To The Beginning, Pt 1” and “Back To The Beginning, Pt 2” – two jazzed up beatnik spoken word song scalers. If you throw in the follow up to “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick”, “Wake Up And Make Love With Me”, and the triad of 60s inspired pop at the start of the album, what you’ll find is an artistic statement aimed at the charts. Pop music by inclination instead of sales, I can’t wait for you to hear it, so start with the video.
Live So I am going to Beyonce tomorrow, though I nearly got a front row ticket for today and blew it off at the last minute… probably $500 after everything was said and done. What am I hoping for? No rain. Also considering the Roots Picnic at Bryant Park on Saturday, October 1st.
The Race For The Presidency: Clinton clinches the nomination, meanwhile Sanders rails against the Superdelegates, and he has a point except… Clinton has 3 million more votes than he does…
Trump: Now comes the hard part for Trump. Trump is like the school bully in the playground, buoyed by the screams of approval by those around him, every piece of bad behavior leads to another and another… but how does it build upon this to a coherent worldview? And does it need one? Is building a wall and not letting Muslims in the country enough?
Sports: Copa Centenario… The US needs to win today or they are out and fast barring a miracle.
from Dermot to Nickelback is a highway to hell
seven days later she falls to earth
emotional vocals crooning over a gently plucked acoustic guitar
nostalgia as the last exit to oblivion
The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 11-25-22 – 12-1-22, Jimi Hendrix And Zayn’s “Angel” Reviewed
I can’t see how it can be a hit but it sure deserves to be
Thank you readers, thank you Alanis, thank you, thank you, karma.
a weekend of stardust-spangled grandeur
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – September 1980 (Volume 12, Number 4)
excellent work by future editor John Kordosh
let’s share the music, laughter and love of this past year
an explosion of sounds, images, colors, confetti, and bright lights