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Rubes + Rubles

Sunday's Doonesbury doesn't need a preamble, but I was reminded of that 2016 unauthorized recording in which House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said to a room of GOP representatives, "There’s two people, I think, Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump … swear to God.”

In Defense of Humans

In defense of humans Lay down your power trip Stop toying with emotions and relationships Cause you don't rise when people fall In defense of humans Lay down your politics They're all big money and media tricks Cause you don't rise when people fall I see you rot this world I see you ride this world I see you rape this world On, off, on, off, on, off And I don't like what I see Greed In defense of humans Lay down your human pride We're born into our bodies No chance to decide Cause you don't rise when people fall In defense of humans Lay down your sticks and stones Weapons and violence are better off left alone Cause you don't rise when people fall I see you rot th

Songs 2019

Songs released this year that captured my fancy (plus a few exceptions). Click here for Spotify Playlist 01. Love is Everywhere (Beware). Wilco. Tweedy claims this song's inspiration is the woman's march. That's cool. It also proved to be the perfect accompaniment to my dad's diagnosis and demise this summer. Nels Cline's jangly guitar is beautiful & bittersweet. 02. Cattails. Big Thief. This song debuted early and stuck. 03. Ghosteen Speaks. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Like the odd novel Lincoln in the Bardo, this song will alienate. Everett, for instance, isn't keen on the ghostly chorus. I think it and Lincoln are pretty epic attempts to wrestle with and respect the death of a kid. 04. Rol