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These Days: Tuesday, June 7th, 2016


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.


  1. Dick Destiny on June 7, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Here’s why we will not be saved. You make the conceptual error of equating “smart” with what you can do if you have fame, money and the staff to consult for months with a grass roots organization, with no publicity, but the generosity to teach you how to do what they did.

    John Oliver isn’t the smartest man in the room. He used the smarts of others, with the advantage of being able to make shaming comedy tv out of of America’s lethal economy. Which affects him not at all personally although affording him quite a bit of benefit in terms of nightly material to take to the bank.

    Same gig as all the comedy critics. Without daily atrocities and the problems of a moribund system for the majority, they have no show to entertain those who haven’t been maimed by the American condition. Yet.

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