Thursday, February 09, 2017

Gonna Snow in April!

And I am psyched.

Texas guitar legends Matt and Bubba Kadane are back with an new album "Snow" this spring. They call the band "The New Year" and it's their 4th album under that name. First two were absolute stunners.

Of course, before that, Matt and Bubba were the foundation of the greatest 90s band you've never heard of, Bedhead.  You should pick up their box set if you are not already clued in.

And, just to round things out, you can catch the Kadanes collaborating with David Bazan (Pedro the Lion) and Will Johnson (Centromatic) in an outfit called "Overseas".

All of this music is beyond essential.

This post is for Gerardo!

Monday, February 06, 2017

we have used our rule of law to create a rule of man


People. How on Trump's green earth can this be an actual law in our actual country?



"Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate."


Amazing.


We deserve a fair amount of the shit-storm we are enduring. No person should have this kind of unilateral power.

I only hope that it's not too late to do something about the incredible level of legislative deference to the executive built into our current system BY THE FREAKING LEGISLATURE.