NFL’s Goodell — idiot-genius!

From here:

It is simply easier for the NFL to have a commissioner who can accept $40 million a year to fall on surface-level, non-lethal grenades while the league pressures broadcast partners like ESPN not to air the damning evidence that indelibly links the sport to the brain damage doctors know it causes.

If you’re watching footbal, you’re helping these players accumulate brain damage and keeping the whole shitpile rolling downhill.

And please don’t give me that ‘they’re grown men, they don’t have to play football’ bullshit.

The Trump is a giant middle finger with a bad haircut

From here:

In our delusional democracy ordinary elections can no longer produce the cleansing that our filthy, corrupt system needs. I believe that many millions of Americans who do not vote would be motivated to vote for Trump. They would enjoy sending a big F-you to the establishment.

This side of Trump I can groove on.

The racist part where he incites racist idiots to blame Mexicans — that part is complete bullshit.

A big fuck you to our smart and sensible two parties is entirely called for.

9/3/15: Ben Rector, Crazy Town, Pins

@@@ Ben Rector: Brand New (Sampler) (Aptly Named Recordings, 2015).  Some uplifting, cheerleading soft butter-y rock I got to via the Beats Highlights page.  The lyrics of this first tune are chock full of tired ass worn, cliches.  I’m gonna dance and I don’t care if people are watching — shit like that with big whoa ho hos underneath that.  I”m gonna give the second tune a chance and then probably flush.  The second tune, The Men That Drive Me Places, is like a stale grilled cheese with way two much cheese oozing out of the bread.  I mean, just fuck me I hate this song.

@@@ Crazy Town: The Brimstone Sluggers (Membran, 2015).  Slotted as alt metal on this week’s All Music weekly it’s really just mainstream pop music with some fuzzy bass and some power chords.  Perfectly manicured for America’s shopping mall.  I can see metalheads busting a what the fuck, yo upon hearing this, this has really nothing to do with heavy metal.  This isn’t really my cup of tea, it’s a cheesy pop biscuit.

@@@ Pins: Dazed by You (Bella Union, 2015).  A single tune from a music publicist email.  Think the Ramones with clean guitars and stacked female harmonies.  Simple, straight ahead vocal melodies over basic guitar and drums.  Speeds up and disintegrates across the finish line.

YTD recordings listened to: 702
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 404
Not good music: 243

Honorable Mentions: 17
Buys: 11

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Dave Arner Trio, Bill Horist, MAKU Soundsystem, Zomby, Retox, About Group, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Bone Dance, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Debruit, Slidhr, The Whammies, The Chewers, Alexander Hawkins, Toxic Holocaust, Equal Stones, Comeback Kid, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, Spacesuits, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mohamed Abozekry, Dawn Richard, Leo Welch, Mastery, Leviathan, Xibalba, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Ellen Jewell, Akitsa, Chico Trujillo, Richard Thompson, Jeremy Pinnell, Pat Thomas, Knauti, Janelle Monae, The Alchemist, Luther Dickinson, Andra Day, Frog Eyes, Owiny Sigoma Band, Ruby Amanfu

That reflects proper police training!

From Wapo here:

An off-duty detective in Massachusetts told a driver that he would “put a hole” in the man’s head during a tense evening encounter that was caught on the driver’s dashcam video.

This one was a clueless white dude who accidentally backed up his vehicle as a cop approached.

And he almost died for it.  If he had boosted some cigarillos from the 7-11 or had sold the undercover cop some loosies that guy would be dead.

I continue to be shocked at how the good cops, and most of them are decent people will not turn on the bulletheads that are flushing their profession down the drain.

9/2/15: Gin Wigmore, Tamaryn, Cazette

@@@ Gin Wigmore: Blood to Bone (Island, 2015).  If that theatrical little punk ass Marilyn Manson was a lady and loved herself some electronic elements to go with the cock/vag rock music it would sound like this first tune, New Rush.  Bombastic-city.  The second tune, Nothing to No One is a bit more tame but still sports a very rawk vibe.  The third tune is the cherry on the macaroni and cheese with some high register mewling about her heart.  Blah, blah, blah.  Off the Beats highlights page.

@@@ Tamaryn: Cranekiss (Mexican Summer, 2015).  An ’80s rhythmic undercarriage with a tapestry of super reverbed female vocals slathered on top.  Boring underneath, messy and uber feminina up top.  The second tune, Hands All Over Me, opens with the simple, bouncy synth figure and then with the tidal wave of female vocals on an ’80s.  I guess that’s the formula for this record.  Yikes, not really where my head is at but if you’re up for it….

@@@ Cazette: Desserts (ICON, 2015).  Some super sexy Swedish EDM off the Beats highlights page.  After a little vocoder vocal intro we’re deep in the boom titch Valley of Cheesy synthesizers.  When that synth bass goes bem, bump, bomp — hold up, Kenny G sax and finger snaps!  Oh yeah, I’m on this like white on rice.  Second tune, Genius.  Little Nile Rodgers funk guitar vamp, big dramatical vocal and I sense the coming club explosions.  Hand claps, chainsaw synths….wait for it…wait for it…EDM snare roll and there it is.  Boom titch for the masses!  I’ve enclosed a lyric video for one of the tracks – I don’t know who the genius was to suggest highlighting the lyrics for this record but be forewarned this record could make you stupid.

YTD recordings listened to: 699
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 404
Not good music: 240

Honorable Mentions: 17
Buys: 11

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Dave Arner Trio, Bill Horist, MAKU Soundsystem, Zomby, Retox, About Group, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Bone Dance, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Debruit, Slidhr, The Whammies, The Chewers, Alexander Hawkins, Toxic Holocaust, Equal Stones, Comeback Kid, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, Spacesuits, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mohamed Abozekry, Dawn Richard, Leo Welch, Mastery, Leviathan, Xibalba, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Ellen Jewell, Akitsa, Chico Trujillo, Richard Thompson, Jeremy Pinnell, Pat Thomas, Knauti, Janelle Monae, The Alchemist, Luther Dickinson, Andra Day, Frog Eyes, Owiny Sigoma Band, Ruby Amanfu