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Lunging after some glimpse of a new and better world


Families Belong Together. Amid extinction and kleptocracy, Saturday was spent marching for a most basic human right. Ridiculous. But Republicans have gone all white and nationalist, so...

The new IDLES new single from their upcoming album Joy as and Act of Resistance can explain...

My blood brother is an immigrant A beautiful immigrant My blood brother's Freddie Mercury A Nigerian mother of three He's made of bones, he's made of blood He's made of flesh, he's made of love He's made of you, he's made of me Unity! Fear leads to panic, panic leads to pain Pain leads to anger, anger leads to hate Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, Danny Nedelko My best friend is an alien (I know him, and he is!) My best friend is a citizen He's strong, he's earnest, he's innocent My blood brother is Malala A Polish butcher, he's Mo Farah He's made of bones, he's made of blood He's made of flesh, he's made of love He's made of you, he's made of me Unity!

Meanwhile, one fruit of our current fascists times is the preposterously solid feminist punk coming out of San Francisco's Thrilling Living. GirlSperm gets the most press since it features Tobi Vail of Bikini Kill, but I recommend the Cremalleras from Tijuana or Rina and Anti-Sex from Mexico City. Good stuff.

On the subject of songs sung in California's original colonial language, the Downtown Boy's new Selena/Pretenders cover is lovely. Their shows are a sea of multicultural/gender upheaval. Worth a look-see.

I gotta learn to speak Spanish.


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