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Thursday, November 10, 2016

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

Saturday, April 23, 2016

We wanna be your lover, but we're too sad to __ck.

"I wanna be your lover" Official Video: Prince


Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover (Official Video) by Prince-Official

Nation Too Sad To Fuck Even Though It’s What Prince Would Have Wanted

NEWS IN BRIEF
April 21, 2016
VOL 52 ISSUE 15
News · Death · Celebrities

CHANHASSEN, MN—After hearing the shocking news of the iconic pop star’s unexpected death, the U.S. populace reported Thursday that it was simply too sad to fuck, even though they knew it was what Prince would have wanted. “If Prince is looking down on us right now, I know he’d want to see us all get down and fuck, but I’m still just so upset that he’s gone that I don’t think I could get in the mood,” said 37-year-old Arizona resident Carol Parnum, echoing the sentiment of tens of millions of Americans across the country, who acknowledged that, despite recognizing that nothing would have brought more joy to the seven-time Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist than everyone getting freaky and fucking all night long, their emotions were still much too raw to do so. “Look, I understand that Prince wouldn’t want us to be moping around with our heads in our hands, crying about how he’s gone and never coming back—no, he would want us to fuck raw and to fuck nasty. But I...I just can’t. My heart just isn’t in it right now.” After much personal anguish, the teary-eyed nation reportedly took a deep breath and solemnly mustered the resolve to get naked and start fucking, saying it was simply the right thing to do.*


*The Onion

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
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