Florida is…

25) The place where this complete and total jerk lives: ‘We should hang’ Ilhan Omar, Florida congressional candidate writes in fundraising letter

26) The place where this happened: Florida man accused of secretly recording boys in their homes, offering one of them money for sex

27) The place where this happened: Florida Man Abandoned Son on the Side of the Road Because He Thought the Child Was Gay, Police Say

Music of the day

Sometimes, when you mix two things together, you wind up with something greater than the sum of the parts. Here is a great musical example of this process. Start with a short, sweet song written by Sam Rosenthal of Black Tape For A Blue Girl. Now combine it with Love Spirals Downwards’ Suzanne Perry’s lush vocals and Ryan Lum’s guitar, and you get a version of the song that either gives me chills or brings tears to my eyes – or sometimes both.

Oh, and how about some free music?

As I was preparing this post, completely coincidentally, Projekt Records has released the album this song is taken from as a name-your-price (including free) digital release on Bandcamp. The album, of these reminders, is 2-CD tribute to early Black Tape For A blue Girl music. You should definitely get it, and yes you should definitely pay at least something for it. We need to support the artists. I do.