JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon cares about income inequality in a bullshit PR kinda way. #propaganda

From the Guardian:

You can count on this narcissistic douchebag to say the right thing because he’s slick as shit and he’s no dummy but he’s not gonna be cutting back on his salary nor his hookers and blow allowance anytime soon.

Ah, telling others to do what he’s unwilling to do, a fabulous American ruling class tradition.

Sometimes you feel like a dangerous nut! #MarjorieWackJob

From the Bulwark:

It’s my unsubstantiated theory that the GOP goes for these MILF-y hotties who are thick as bricks and all hyped up on their ovaries because it excites them and stimulates them in their nether regions.

It’s hot for them for a woman like this to get all dominatrix and circulate all manner of bullshit and propaganda. This is a sad bunch as after all the erections fade away the vast majority of people will realize this lady is just fucking crazy.

Enjoy your wood while you can conservatives.

Music for 1/23/21!!! Dead Manifest, Lil’ Skies

@@@ Dead Manifest: Blood (973399 Records DK, 2020) I got to this spirited blend of hard rock with some punk feels tossed in via a music publicist in the covid ridden UK/Ireland area. Pretty but not too shiny production with high energy and momentary Kurt Cobain feels from the singer. A less soaring vocalist who can push a vibe in a different way is always welcome to my ears. Percussive and stabbing guitar sounds with standard arena rock drums a more than solid effort. Obviously for the more mainstream hard rock listeneres out there of which there are unfortunately too many, we need more freaks.

@@@ Lil Skies: Dead Broke (Atlantic, 2020) Looks like somebody has been packaged to take the lil’ Post Malone crown. I don’t know what ethnicity or flavor lil’ skies lives in (or not) but the inclusion of the guitar here with the fat booty bass and the general vibe is aiming for that fat and profitable space where rock and hip hop can produce streaming pennies. He keeps mentioning some air national show and it serves as a weird vocal hook. Not sure I care about the national air show yo. He starts panting in the beginning of the next song and I’m having a Drake wave of Oh Lord, the Sensitive Gangsta, have we not had enough of this ridiculous archetype. Sounds pretty disposable.

Music for 1/22/21!!! Mariel Roberts, Anuel AA and Ozuna

@@@ Mariel Roberts: Armament (N/A, 2021) I got to this solo cello, pedal electronic music via the weekly gig announcement from Roulette in Brooklyn. She’s referred to a relentless explorer and I’m on the first of two pre-release tracks and it’s not quite. It’s a core of thick cello bowing with some drones and light industrial mechanical sauce. Now I’m nothing if not an honest reviewer and the second piece does get more into integrating the cello with the additional sounds and the second piece here sounds a bit like something from Lord of the Rings where the cello sounds like it’s fed into a cranked distortion pedal and they combine to make this low to mid frequency blasting sound from Hell. What’s interesting is that the sounds are separate and combined and it’s an effective use of the pedals.

@@@ Anuel AA & @Ozuna: Los Dioses (Real Hasta La Muerte, 2021) Some all Spanish gangsta and loverboy aspiring hip hop with plenty of purring and a ton of voices. Very tight, twerking bass and some nice sounds outside of the vocal arrangement. I like the energy of the dual MCs, I’m happy I don’t know Spanish and I think there’s entirely too much purring/gun shot posturing. There’s a chopped/gated/rhythmic effect on the synth that helps to drive the track in an interesting manner so overall it’s a mixed bag — solid MC energy, nice synth fx, solid beats, too much purring.