Wednesday, November 30, 2016

fire.

a video.

starring justice & susan sarandon.


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

u name it.

a holiday anthem.

from snoop, shirley caesar, & dj battlecat.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

we the people...

a video.

starring a tribe called quest.





stronger together.

FILE UNDER:  a moment of clarity.


Friday, November 18, 2016

slumber party.

a video.

starring britney spears.

i see it coming.




starring the weeknd & daft punk.

stream here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

penthouse floor.

starring john legend & chance the rapper. 

lavender.

a video.

from badbadnotgood & kaytranada.

all we needed.

a video.

starring craig david.





savage.


a video.

starring e-40, jazzy pha, & b-legit. 
 

dream no more.

a video.

starring metallica. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

blended family (what you do for love).

a video.

from alicia keys.


how??

a video.

from the flaming lips.


gone til november.

FILE UNDER: a moment of clarity.


words.

"Nobody in this country knows how to talk about class. America is like a giant manor estate where the aristocrats don't know they're aristocrats and the peasants imagine themselves undiscovered millionaires. And America's cultural elite, trained for so long to think in terms of artificial distinctions like Republicans and Democrats instead of more natural divisions like haves and have-nots, refused until it was too late to grasp the meaning of the rage-storm headed over the wall.

Just like the leaders of the Republican Party, who simply never believed its electorate wouldn't drop and roll over on command when the time came, we media types never believed all that anger out there was real, or at least gathered in enough force to matter.

...Yes, Trump's win was a triumph of the hideous racism, sexism and xenophobia that has always run through American society. But his coalition also took aim at the neoliberal gentry's pathetic reliance on proxies to communicate with flyover America. They fed on the widespread visceral disdain red-staters felt toward the very people Hillary Clinton's campaign enlisted all year to speak on its behalf: Hollywood actors, big-ticket musicians, Beltway activists, academics, and especially media figures.

Trump's rebellion was born at the intersection of two toxic American myths, the post-racial society and the classless society.

 ...It's too late for any of us to fix this colossal misread and lapse in professional caution. Now all we can do is wait to see how much this failure of vision will cost the public we supposedly serve. Just like the politicians, our job was to listen, and we talked instead. Now America will do its own talking for a while. The world may never forgive us for not seeing this coming."

ROLLING STONE: President Trump: How America Got It So Wrong

deaf dumb and blind.

starring black lips.



PITCHFORK: Listen to Black Lips’ New Song in Response to Trump Victory

a moment of clarity.




words.

"Mrs. Clinton did what good girls — women — have to: She played by the rules.

She put her head down and worked hard, devoted her life to service, waited her turn, and never got angry (or at least never showed it). She made mistakes along the way, certainly — but she had the résumé, the qualifications, the stamina, and she didn’t lash out when those things were questioned. Mrs. Clinton took the high road, again and again: deflecting interruption after interruption, maintaining her momentum in the face of a man hovering over her, not responding when he called her “nasty” in front of millions of viewers.

And she continued to play by the rules as she took the stage for her concession speech on Wednesday. Calm and composed after a devastating defeat — and one in which she won the popular vote — Mrs. Clinton took the high road yet again, telling her supporters that they owed Mr. Trump “an open mind and the chance to lead,” and offering to help. She reminded her supporters that this wasn’t about her, it was about America. And she apologized — apologized! — for losing. Holding back tears, Mrs. Clinton told young women, “Nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion.”

“To the little girls out there,” she continued, “never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world.”

Every opportunity except becoming president..."

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Girls Can Be Anything, Just Not President

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

campaign.

a video.

starring ty dolla $ign & future. 

stay.

a video.

starring mac miller. 


please, please, please.

with samantha bee, sarah paulson, and hillary clinton.


if i was your man.

a video.

starring nick cannon.

queen.

FILE UNDER: AMERICA/a moment of clarity.


say10.

a video.

starring marilyn manson.



ROLLING STONE: Watch Marilyn Manson's Brutal, Trump-Inspired 'Say10' Video

Monday, November 07, 2016

words.

a moment of clarity.

for your consideration...

"...That our political process was so easily reduced to a grotesque joke in the past year should tell us all something.

It showed that the people who run this country don't really care if we make a mess of our democratic rituals, provided we don't actually elect someone hostile to their interests.

Otherwise, mazel tov! So long as the population keeps going to work and spending money, nobody up there really cares what goes on.

If all this hatred and rancor were somehow suppressing consumption, if it caused people to stop cyber-shopping or buying crap in malls, there would be an immediate call for a national reconciliation movement.

But since all it's doing is splitting up families, undermining faith in public institutions, causing political gridlock and making Americans the laughingstock of the world, the powers that be just shrug.

Better to have us at each other's throats and making fools of ourselves than thinking about things that matter, like how wealth is divided up, who really has political influence or other such questions.

This election took 18 agonizing months to complete. It could have been done in five weeks.

The only people who benefited from it taking so long were media companies that depend upon making us miserable as a moneymaking strategy, and politicians who escape general scrutiny when the population is divided.

...But maybe our biggest problem is the political process itself. Our version of politics dehumanizes and demeans all of us.

Maybe next time, we should shut it off. Try to think about politics only when it intersects with our real lives. Take walks. Spend time with our kids. Something, anything, but not this. There has to be a better way than this."

ROLLING STONE: After This Election, Turn It Off

thick of it.

a video.

starring mary j. blige.





Sunday, November 06, 2016

Saturday, November 05, 2016

demagogue.

with franz ferdinand.


a moment of clarity.

FILE UNDER: america.


words. 

 "...The black-inflected online community has offered a nonstop tutorial on the nature of institutional racism and how it has led to tragedies like the Charleston church massacre and the shootings of Trayvon Martin, Walter Scott, Tamir Rice, Laquan McDonald, Philando Castile and many others. Black Twitter has ridiculed attempts by traditional news media and others to draw a distinction between racism and “unintentional bias.” Those who defend this distinction typically argue that deploying the charge of racism commits harm by alienating people and stopping “the conversation.”

This argument reduces the discussion of structural racism to the equivalent of dinner party chatter, in which one guest challenges the bigoted views of another without spilling the Margaux. But life is no dinner party. And an unarmed black man shot by a police officer is dead whether the officer is openly bigoted or not. The Black Lives Matter movement deserves much of the credit for pushing back against that distinction and advancing a candid way of speaking about racism that is making its way into the national consciousness.

 ...The bigoted outpouring licensed by the Trump campaign will surely persist — whether or not Mr. Trump wins. This election has made clear that racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny and xenophobia still have broad constituencies in America. The first step toward keeping them at bay is to insist on calling them by their rightful names."

THE NEW YORK TIMES: The Election That Obliterated Euphemisms

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THE NEW YORK TIMES: Republicans and the Myth of Election Fraud

Friday, November 04, 2016

Tuesday, November 01, 2016