Song of the Day – “New Music” Wednesday – “QQQ” – Heimer

Everyone is stupid
everyone is dumb
shout out to the moon
shout out to the sun

Why would I choose this glitch-pop song from Heimer on November 9? Hmm, I have no idea.

From Teilzeit Swag.

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Farewell.

Hatred and ignorance have won. 

Although I have never been diagnosed with clinical depression, I have a dark viewpoint, always seeing the worst side of things. But it never seemed to affect my core. Deep down, I have always thought that people, in general, were good. I have been proven wrong. Every person who voted for Trump either agreed with the hatred and ignorance he espouses daily or don’t care about it. 

My entire worldview has been changed by this election. Now I have to, for my sanity, retreat and try to rebuild…something of myself. Some way to be able to deal with a world where hatred and ignorance wins. 

My blog, enthusiasm noted, will be going on immediate hiatus for several months, at least. I just can’t bring myself to post my little songs or attempts at artwork right now. Today’s articles will be the last for the foreseeable future. 

Hatred and ignorance have won. 

Song of the Day – “Name’s the same” Tuesday – “Little America”

R.E.M. – Karla DeVito

Rally round your leaders it’s the mediator season

I’ve just got to hope Little America still exists after today.

From their sophomore album, Reckoning. They were travelling a lot by car and bus in those days, and constantly telling their manager “Jefferson, I think we’re lost”.

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A bright little pop tune composed by DeVito and her husband, Robby Benson, for the 1986 release Wake ‘Em Up in Tokyo.

Song of the Day – “My Mistake” – Kingbees

Many new wave bands turned to rockabilly as their sound of choice (Stray Cats, Elvis Brothers), just like the Kingbees did. Their lead singer, Jamie James, performed for a couple of years with Slim Jim Phantom and Lee Rocker of the Cats.

Don’t make a mistake – get out and vote!

Song of the Day – “Politics Aside” – Everything But the Girl

Let’s set Politics Aside and listen to this beautiful tune from Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn. From 1991’s Worldwide.

Song of the Day – “Don’t Worry About the Government” – Talking Heads

This song from Talking Heads ’77 is not overtly political, despite the word “government” the title. It’s a plea to relax about all the things that pile up on us.

I see the states, across this big nation
I see the laws made in Washington, D.C.
I think of the ones I consider my favorites
I think of the people that are working for me

Song of the Day – “I Blew Up the United States” – Was (Not Was)

Was (Not Was) asked the musical question Are You OK? with their 1990 album. I gotta say no, man, no. This shit’s getting too real.

It’s a free country
I’m within my rights
Every child should have a weapon
And a ton of dynamite
My hand is steady
And my eye is cold
A voice inside my head
Keeps saying “Do as you are told”