Somebody get Zuckie a big hypocritical sandwich!

From the Guardian:

As the Facebook CEO travels across the US to ‘learn about people’s hopes and challenges’, the cafeteria workers at his company struggle to make ends meet

Regular readers know I never miss an opportunity to take a shit on Mark Zuckerberg, aka Jesus Zuckerberg.  I will always never hesitate to shit on his stupid company, and his beyond ridiculous ‘mission’.

His real mission is to pretend that he’s actually improving the world when all he’s done is to build a gigantic advertising company/spying machine.

I’m sure the guilt is unbearable.

Music for 7/26/17!!! Old Bliss, Tamika and the Slay, Duendita, Shacar

@@@ Olu Bliss: Traveling Bliss EP (As We Arrive, 2017)  Today we are going to listen to bands that will be playing Afropunk 2017.  I’m not a huge fan of soft, strummed blues folk but Bliss’ voice carries the day.  The second tune (clipped below) goes full band (even horns!) but the vibe is still mad mellow with Bliss’ loose and soulful voice.  The brother can sing.

@@@ Tamika & the Slay: Ugly EP (Self-released, 2017)  Old school rockin’ r&b also from the Afropunk at the Knitting Factory advert.  Ms. Tamika has a steamroller of a voice and she’s out in front of a burning band on this first tune.  Full horn section, organ player, tambourine, they’re only short the cowbell.  These guys may be smoking before the show but they’re washing it down with Red Bull as this is no sleepy ass shit.  Let’s peep more.  The second tune is a ballad but it builds to quite a crescendo.   I’ve peeped parts of four tunes and the one below is the best.

@@@Duendita: Yikes! (Self-released, 2017)  I’m not a huge smooth r&b kinda listener but this is a really nice track.  The singer has a quirky voice that I enjoy listening to her.  The mix has an appealing thickness to it that I dig.  A simple arrangement of keyboards and laid-back guitar highlight her super sweet multitrack vocals (in places).

@@@ Shacar: Ghost (feat. Santos) (Paradice, 2017) A r&b single I got to via the same Afropunk semi-final show.  It’s a simple arrangement with a simple tight beat, some piano chords underneath Shacar hitting the microphone.  There is a break with some rhymes but it’s Shacar and a vocal guest singing really well.  A focused, clean and funky track.

YTD recordings listened to: 488
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 266
Not good music: 200

Buys: 7
Honorable Mentions: 6

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity

Trump treating racist weasel Sessions like a red headed stepchild! #enjoy!

Headline from CNBC here:

Trump won’t say whether he’ll fire Sessions, but says he’s ‘very disappointed’ in attorney general

Oh man, you gotta love this show.  Take a break from feeling down about the Trump and just watch him tirade that little fucker right into the toilet.

Couldn’t happen to a more racist fuckface.

Music for 7/25/17!!! Poppy, Tyler the Creator, Dasher

@@@ Poppy: Interweb (Mad Decent, 2017)  The official anthem of the NSA!  Maybe I’m a spider, maybe I’m a fisherman, I’ll catch you in my interweb.  A sultry female singer, some synths and a standard boom bap beat but the lyrics are great.  Tongue in cheek I would think but ya never know.

@@@ Tyler, the Creator: Flower Boy (Sony, 2017) I really liked one of the singles so I’m back for the full length.  I really like his rhymes, but I don’t dig the sounds on this record thus far.  It’s a lot of synths which decreases the funk factor (for me at least).  I continue to really like Who Dat Boy, the pre release single, it really stands apart from the first three tracks.  Folks expecting a continuation of that single will be disappointed.  Is it wrong for me to want my hip hop funky?

@@@ Dasher: Sodium (Jagjaguwar, 2017)  Some garage-y punk off this week’s CFUV playlist email.  Fast out of the gate with slashing guitars these guys whip a solid punk shitty.  All members of the outfit are at full energy.  They have a little bit of a ’80s Janes Addiction kind of sound in the vocals and the guitar sound.  Solid B+ and the female singer does good work.

YTD recordings listened to: 484
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 264
Not good music: 198

Buys: 7
Honorable Mentions: 6

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity

Dems as shit opposition coming out into the open

From the Guardian here:

For the past decade, leading Democrats like Obama, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Senator Cory Booker have trumpeted charter schools (and their disdain for unions, regulation and government enforcement of civil rights protections). They paved the way for the Devos-Trump education nightmare.

Then, three Democratic Senators even voted to send Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court in Trump’s first months (where he voted to kill a black man his first week on the job and has supported Trump’s Islamophobic travel ban), despite how Republican senators had just denied Obama’s nominee a hearing for a year.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York voted against 20 of 22 Trump nominees. But in “progressive” New York State, Gillibrand is joining her fellow senator Chuck Schumer (and 12 other Democratic senators around the country) to support a bipartisan bill that will make the civilized act of protesting against the Israeli occupation of Palestine a felony.

The Democrats are not anybody’s savior, unless you count the work they do for their donors.

And the gap between Republicans and Democrats is not as large as the Democrats would have you believe.

Of course, nothing sticks to Obama he’s the Teflon Brother, the Democratic Party version of Ronald Reagan.