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Monday, November 7, 2016

Frank Capra looked into the future and saw a Trump presidency: And it wasn't pretty...



A world without core human values, such as kindness, empathy, a connection to one's community, caring for others, is a world doomed to crumble and fail.

Trump's world, I fear, would look much like Frank Capra's "Pottersville," from It's A Wonderful Life. A place where ruthless progress (for oneself) is valued over all else. We are a strong, but also fair and compassionate country. (At least we wisely strive to be.) But, Trump does not see any longterm value in those core human values. And that is his ultimate failing.

Putting others needs and first is not partisan. It's not Socialism. It is human.

And we need to stay human to survive.

We need a presidency where core human values are built right into the very platform for our own happiness and survival.

It is our country's capacity for caring for others how we both flex and strengthen our greatest muscles. And the entire planet sees this for what it is: Beautiful and revolutionary. And they revere and respect us for these noble concepts.

A world, a Trump presidency, built without core human values, would be no life at all. It would just be "Pottersville," and thus, doomed to fail.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Carrie Bradshaw gets Conscious Uncoupled (on HBO)...and somehow, still looks FABulous!

Actually, I lied.  Most of the time Parker may look fabulous, but the show never hides the fact that Divorce is Hell.   Which, let's face it, is never cute.

There are epic talents behind the creation of HBO's Divorce, especially in the writing/casting department. Along with the entire production's full-on commitment to not just putting an insightful, yet honest spotlight on what can only called Our Horrific Statistic:   That half of married people will, for better or worse, endure the train wreck commonly called Divorce.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I am actually good, can't help it if we're tilted: Christine and the Queens

Can't stop listening & watching, while doing my face with a magic marker.  Guess I'm tilted, too. 






Well, Héloïse Letissier, you will always be "Keith Richards" to me.  And Christine.  And I want to hear even more about "The Queens," too.  Keep sharing.  Keep moving.  Keep singing.  And keep expressing.  We need your gift for articulating the view from the margin along with your gorgeous self-acceptance now more than ever.









"Tilted"
I will die before Methusalah
So I'll fight sleep with Ammonia
And every morning with eyes all red
I'll miss them for all the tears they shed

But I'm actually good
Can't help it if we're tilted
I'm actually good
Can't help it if we
I'm actually good
Can't help it if we're tilted
I'm actually good
Can't help it if we're tilted

I miss prosthesis and mended souls
Trample over beauty while singing their thoughts
I match them with my euphoria
When they said "Je suis plus folle que toi"

But I'm actually good
Can't help it if we're tilted
I'm actually good
Can't help it if we
I'm actually good
Can't help it if we're tilted
I'm actually good
Can't help it if we're tilted

Nous et la man on est de sortie
Pire qu'une simple moitié on compte à demi-demi
Pile sur un des bas côtés comme des origamis
Le bras tendu paraît cassé tout n'est qu'épis et éclis
Ces enfants bizarres
Crachés dehors comme par hasard
Cachant l'effort dans le griffoir
Et une creepy song en étendard qui fait:

I'm doing my face
With magic marker
I'm in my right place
Don't be a downer
I'm doing my face
With magic marker
I'm in my right place
Don't be a downer

I'm actually good
Can't help it if we're tilted
I'm actually good
Can't help it if we
I'm actually good
Can't help it if we're tilted

I'm actually good
Can't help it if we're tilted

Thursday, April 21, 2016

In tribute to so much loss of talent in 2016: Someone Great

In tribute to ~

Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Prince and so many others who chose to leave in 2016.

LCD Soundsystem's tune seems an appropriate choice to address the gaping hole left where their unique brilliance once shined so brightly for so long in our world.

Take nothing for granted.  

Life is so fragile.




Monday, April 11, 2016

"Success" by singer songwriter, Nellie McKay (pssst! It's about Bernie Sanders!)



Success

Written & performed by Nellie McKay



i told her not to cry anymore

i told her not to fight in his war

life was a waste there in a sunday school parade i..

wake up with a rush to the head

pour some coffee and force my dinner

air crisp and the tail lights red

scuttle right now they're getting dimmer

don'tcha know i said this could not be true

anyone could see i's due but you

spend time in your subaru

you got all the perks

is this the scene it ought to be

doesn't seem quite possible

is this the free economy

doesn't seem quite logical

they say hard work is happiness

bang bang bang there goes the bell

i'm heading right towards success

agua fresca, agua pura...

agua fresca, agua pura...

yo le dije no a llorar - i told her not to cry

yo le dije no a limpiar - i told her not to clean

el ascensor no se detendría en nube--the elevator would not stop on cloud...

despertar a toda prisa - wake up hastily

encienda el televisor - turn the tv on

comer beber vestirse ir - eat drink dress go

ni un minuto para pensar - not a minute to think

don'tcha know i said it could not be right

anyone could see i'm dyin tonight

getting by on overtime

we got all the work

is this the boon it ought to be

maybe it ain't happened yet

is this the new democracy

doesn't seem compassionate

i hate the time and stretch latex

bang bang bang there goes the bell

i'm heading right towards success

ladies we gather ranks today

to be rather frank in saying

we have been wronged and we've all had enough

come sister join with us

here out on the picket line

you will have a grand old time

sister can you spare a sign

walk the circle take your time

you will not be left behind

sister can you spare a sign

there may be better days but let it be done

let it be done

let it be done

here out on the picket line

you will have a grand old time

sister can you spare a sign

Sunday, April 10, 2016

A video of fabulous celebrity endorsements for Bernie Sanders 2016! Must see!

An amazing array of talent speaking from their heart about why they stand with Bernie Sanders in his run for president 2016.

Speakers include Danny DeVito, Killer Mike, Susan Sarandon, Art Garfunkel, Dick Van Dyke, Spike Lee, Seth Macfarlane, Alan Cumming, Graham Nash, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, Mark Ruffalo to Sarah Silverman.

This is a must see. Watch --



Published on Mar 29, 2016
Danny DeVito 00:00
Killer Mike 01:49
Susan Sarandon 03:56
Art Garfunkel 04:33
Dick Van Dyke 05:21
Spike Lee 05:49
Seth Macfarlane 06:48
Alan Cumming 09:16
Graham Nash 09:43
Danny Glover 10:24
Harry Belafonte 10:55
Mark Ruffalo 12:14
Sarah Silverman 13:52

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