Free Music at Bandcamp! Yum!

Projekt Records, via Bandcamp, has a free digital download of Area’s Agate Lines, a best of/retrospective album with material from all five albums and previously unreleased songs.  Area is a darkwave/dreampop band and this album is available  at name your price (including free).  Of course the nice thing to do would be to pay something, think of it as a tip.  All the tracks can be previewed at the Bandcamp page.  Go for it!

Area-Agate Lines cover

Why didn’t I think of that?

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton thinks that arming parishoners is the way to deal with shootings such as yesterday’s mass murder in a church in Sutherland Springs, TX.  He also says that “This is going to happen again,” which it of course will, if you don’t take steps get take guns out of the hands of crazy people and get mental health help for crazy people.

I’m sure it won’t be long before Paxton, or someone like him, seriously advocates for issuing firearms to every state citizen age 10 or older.  The gun manufacturers would certainly back such a measure.  The new right of passage will be going to the county office building on your tenth birthday to get your official state weapon and a box of official state ammo.  Then your parents take you to Guns-R-Us so you can buy a holster depicting your favorite cartoon character.

Weekly horrific shootings

Look, I get it.  The Second Amendment.  Cold dead hands.  All of it.  But then we also have attack after attack after attack with assault-type weapons.  I don’t see any part of the Constitution that guarantees the right of every citizen to be shot to pieces by a crazy person with a machine gun.  We need to screen purchasers better.  We need to clean up loopholes in the gun sales laws.  We need better mental health care in the U.S.  The are many aspects to the gun violence problem.  We need politicians with balls and the common good in their intentions.

And we need less shit from the NRA.

Your new juicy conspiracy theory!

I have, for your illumination and consideration, a brand new shiny conspiracy theory.  This theory is every bit as good and juicy as anything else you will find on YouTube, or Facebook, or any alternative news website.

The truly horrible and tragic shooting today in Sutherland Springs, TX was staged, and the perpetrator recruited, by the Trump administration so that you would not notice the news released today that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is actually a Putin crony, in business with Putin’s son-in-law, and that he has failed to disclose any of this in the process of being vetted for his cabinet position.

There you have it, my Certified Juicy™ conspiracy theory.  Enjoy!

A music video

It is my considered opinion that Twilight Time by the Moody Blues is actually the first Dreampop song.  Just one more reason why Days of Future Passed is a big reason why the Moody Blues belong in the Hall of Fame.

Anyway, here is a video of the song.  Surprisingly enough, I know the person that made it.