Isn’t Barney Frank a corrupt and retired banking fart

From CNBC:

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Doesn’t anyone have kids or grandkids?  Whatever goes down with the Green New Deal it sure as shit beats the plan we currently have which is nothing from centrist Democrats and going hard carbon from Trump and his asshole friends.

Don’t people realize huge changes need to happen to keep the planet livable?

For that I praise the Green New Deal and shit on Barney Frank’s head.  Shit needs to happen and it needs to kick off about ten years ago.

Music for 2/19/19!!! Drugdealer, Woman’s Hour, Jessie Ware

@@@ Jessie Ware: Adore You (Universal Music, 2019) A major label single off the Line of Best Fit weekly email. It’s a lush electronic love song with some shout outs to Prince for influences. The beat is a laidback techno thing, with a whole basket of synths woven over the top of it. For a mainstream track this is pretty nice. You can really hear the advances in the quality of synths as they are full and lush and make a really great instrumental background when arranged in this way. This is the best thing I heard today by far. Check it out.

@@@ Drugdealer: Fools (Mexican Summer, 2019) A pre-release single I got to via the Line of Best Fit. A midtempo mid -70s classic soft rock tune. I imagine you would have to be super into this time and place in music to make such a faithful reproduction of that period of laidback rock. I can’t really understand that, but we all different and shit. Jerry Rafferty, the Doobie Brothers, and a few pubes of the Eagles. If you’re looking for some fresh sounds from that period have at it as they are into it bigly.

@@@ Woman’s Hour: Ephyra (Practise, 2019) I got to this record via the Line of Best Fit weekly email. The first tune is a little proggy and a little arty with descending keyboard lines and vocals before a supporting drum machine enters. After a spoken word intro the second tune gets into a bit more aggressive area with a bombastic Beastie Boys beat, some pong synth patches and more female vocals. I’m have a bit of a difficult time figuring out where this record is at. The sounds are electronic, but the beats and the moods differ significantly from tune to tune. I would say this is an updated Kate Bush kind of thing but not as fleshed out and a bit jumpy.

YTD recordings listened to: 96
Good music, not list worthy: 54
Not good music: 37

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, 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, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Converge, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel

Roger Stone is a self-deluded comic book character

From CNBC:

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Stone put a picture of a judge up on Instagram with rifle crosshairs on the picture, making it appear that he or someone else is going to shoot him.

This is some fucked up Hollywood villain bullshit and this man needs three hots and a cot to bring him back to reality.

I guess we’re sinking to the level of threatening and shooting judges now.  Man, we’re a classy ass outfit.

First he brown nosed McCain, now he appears content to put his head up Trump’s ass!

From Huffington Post:

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I almost feel bad for Lindsey Graham.  He is a weak man who needs a strongman to define his life for him.  First John McCain and McCain’s unending support for war and now Trump and his bullshit.

Plus I think Graham needs to look up the definition of a coup, he must not have been paying attention in school.

Music for 2/18/19!!! Almamagretta, Mdou Moctar

@@@ Almamegretta: Ennenne Dub (Sanacore, 2017) I saw this dub outfit has a new record out on Echo Beach, a German imprint, but it’s not around on bandcamp or the streaming sites. Many of the tracks on this album have been remixed which is not a problem but might make it a little less sonically cohesive. Almamegretta hails from Naples Italy and they sing in both Italian and English. This first une, Tiempo Niro, is very brisk and they come back down to a slower dub tempo in the second tune, Pray. They have some sticky rhythm parts here but the vocals do not consist of pieces of processed vocals as you would find in a typical dub outing. They’re more dub tunes with vocals across the whole tune. I find this less interesting but they have some wicked sounds going on here. They also have some electronic sounds up in these tracks which give it more of a Massive Attack feel.

@@@ Mdou Moctar: Wiwasharnine (Sahel Sounds, 2019) Another new arrival at WRIR, an excellent world music station in Virginia. This is a pre-release single from a record coming on March 29th. If you closed your eyes and put a white boy out in front on the vocals this could almost pass as an American rock band. It’s a bit bouncier and more cheerful than your usual West African desert blues shred show. I have nothing against an upbeat number. Big rock guitars, it’s a good track.

YTD recordings listened to: 93
Good music, not list worthy: 53
Not good music: 36

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, 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, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Converge, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel