We still have a problem with the media-political industrial complex’s inability to call a spade a fucking shovel—their power rests on avoiding articulating any fact or truth—and we’re unlikely to ever see Juneteenth as a federal holiday (I’m old enough to remember St. John McCain fighting tooth and nail to hold back Martin Luther King Day) but people are voting with their feet and timorous corporations are trying to hold on to their wallets, so today starts the de facto holiday, and I see a possible season between it and Memorial Day where we might, as a country, take the Civil War out of Ken Burns’ misty bourgeois mythologizing and see it as the second act in building this nation, with the third still to come.
Beethoven Complete Edition Stijn Hüwels and Tomoyoshi Date, hochu-ekki-tou Stijn Hüwels and Norihito Suda, 山水 / Sansui Hasco Duo, The Same Old Wonder Ray Suhey/Lewis Porter Quartet, Transcendent Martial Solal and Dave Liebman, Masters in Paris Noctilucant, Crumbling Cities Echoing Their Terror
On May 1, Bandcamp is once again waiving their fees, so if you buy something 100% of the money goes to the artist (they’ll also be doing this at the beginning of June and July, if you want to gird your wallet). Pi Recordings has started to issue a series called This is Now: Love …
Got any coin stuffed away in a digital mattress someplace? Asking for a friend… Seriously, I am asking, because this is 10 of my April fundraiser, and baby I’m still out here raising. I’m a maker and a taker, and if you can skim anything off the top, it all helps. If I’ve ever helped …
Don’t just read about the apocalypse, give it a listen as well!