While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.
You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.
this makes me cry
Six line poem day #6
"So don’t get too caught up in lyrics, or album covers, or what the people playing the music look like. All of that isn’t music. That’s just human stuff — the icing on the cake — the human bits and pieces we throw in for our own purposes. Music isn’t involved in lyrics and imagery and style. Music is melody and rhythm. Besides, even the most sinister words and images cannot break music’s naturally bountiful spirit. And that’s why it can still feel so good to experience music of any variety. That’s why sometimes the angriest music can make you feel the happiest. Because here is a way to interact with those bad feelings in a totally good-feeling way. It’s cathartic. It’s healing. It’s good for the soul.
Music is a safe haven where we get to explore the full range of what it is to be alive — a way we can explore feelings and sensations we can’t describe or have access to any other way. No one listens to “sad sounding” music to feel awful. We listen to it because somehow it actually makes us feel good in a way that nothing else does — it’s a good feeling that’s hard to explain or get any other way. It seems mysterious and contradictory, but intense negativity can sometimes have an uplifting effect, especially when it’s experienced through music.”
For your listening and downloading pleasure and also ~*~just for fun~*~ we recorded this cover to share with y’all. You can now download this, as well as our Tape off our bandcamp for a few bucks. If you want to download it for free or pick up an actual tape, you can still find it over at Puzzle Pieces (http://puzzlepiecesrecords.bigcartel.com/).
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The Replacements - Alex Chilton
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (09.09.14)
Feeling genuinely bummed that I didn’t go see the Replacements at the stupid music festival that just happened in Boston. Whoops