Please Jeff Bezos: Let Those Mothers Work, by Dylan Van Keef

If Amazon was really on our side why would they be investing the 100 billion dollar might into taking away jobs from hard working American mothers that actually have some dignity and a still almost decent pay check as cashiers.

We see the End Game. Putting women out of work, whether single, married, separated, . . . → Read More: Please Jeff Bezos: Let Those Mothers Work, by Dylan Van Keef

Baskery – Hard On You, Shut the Cat Flap (Live in Wishbone Studios, North Hollywood, CA)

Take a listen to the extraordinary musicianship and taut harmonies of Baskery, self-proclaimed QUEENS OF BANJO PUNK and a trio made up of sisters Greta (banjo, drums, vocals), Stella (double bass, vocals) and Sunniva (guitar, vocals) Bondesson. The live take (above) of one of their catchiest but still unreleased songs was just added . . . → Read More: Baskery – Hard On You, Shut the Cat Flap (Live in Wishbone Studios, North Hollywood, CA)

The Nigerian Doctor Who Single-Handedly Tackled the Whole NFL, by Davin Michael Stedman

The news for American Football just keeps getting worse. The latest study points to repeated hits to the head, not concussions, and not even ‘stingers’ and ‘seeing stars’, as the main cause of CTE.

At first this was all just a wake up call for football players to realize that something they might experience . . . → Read More: The Nigerian Doctor Who Single-Handedly Tackled the Whole NFL, by Davin Michael Stedman

Cedric the Entertainer Crashes Blazers Post-Game Press Conference, by Chuck Strom

After the Portland Trailblazers’ win over the Indiana Pacers last Thursday night, comedian Cedric the Entertainer got up from his courtside seat afterward and took Coach Terry Stotts’ place at the podium for the postgame press conference:

Thanks to the graciousness of the Trailblazers, I’ve been in that briefing room a couple of . . . → Read More: Cedric the Entertainer Crashes Blazers Post-Game Press Conference, by Chuck Strom

Uncle Sam’s Pill Box Hat: Tom Petty shouldn’t have died like this, and neither should you, by Davin Michael Stedman

Well Tom Petty died of an opioid overdose, just like Prince and Michael Jackson. I know they were all in pain from the wear and tear of touring. These are my Idols too, I am not diminishing them.

I am stating the obvious and undeniable fact that this country, from top to bottom is . . . → Read More: Uncle Sam’s Pill Box Hat: Tom Petty shouldn’t have died like this, and neither should you, by Davin Michael Stedman

Jorja Smith – Let Me Down ft. Stormzy

“Let Me Down”, the new song from Jorja Smith f. Stormzy, dropped last week with an overwhelmingly positive response from critics and fans. Today, she shares the official video, directed by Hector Dockrill, who did previous videos for Jorja’s “On My Mind” and “Beautiful Little Fools”. Filmed in Kiev, we see Jorja taking . . . → Read More: Jorja Smith – Let Me Down ft. Stormzy

Cog – The Middle

Australian prog oozes charm and confidence, tenderness and power. Take a listen to “The Middle,” a comeback tune for Sydney progressive rock trio Cog. The band has been around since 1998– with some time off– and this is their first new music since 2008.

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Burning Spear – Institution

Burning Spear is that rare performer whose real name, Winston Rodney, was better– or at least as good— than his incendiary stage name. I would give my left nut to be named Winston Rodney today. Take a listen to this 1977 Spear tune recorded for Social Living. The rhythm section is one for the . . . → Read More: Burning Spear – Institution

Describe your perfect Seattle day only going to places that no longer exist, by Tom Kipp

As always, I sleep in on a Saturday morning ’til about 11:30, take a quick shower, then walk up Roy St. from my apartment on Summit Ave. for a leisurely lunch with Tim Cook at Siam on Broadway. Once the customary ten-star Thai cuisine has been consumed, we briefly duck into Orpheum Records to . . . → Read More: Describe your perfect Seattle day only going to places that no longer exist, by Tom Kipp

Harvey Danger – Pike St./Park Slope

When asked about my time in Seattle in the bad old days, I smile and say, “If you can remember the 90s, you weren’t there,” which is true. No lessons stand out to relate to you today. “Manifest Seattle Destiny” was the brightest and loudest and sharpest shared delusion of its time, which doesn’t . . . → Read More: Harvey Danger – Pike St./Park Slope

Swedish Death Purge Dilemma, by Jill Kuhel

Swedish death purge dilemma ~ More karate fighter bases than karate fighter guys. Hate to throw the excess bases away, but what to do with them? The fighter guys were broken in battle while the base endured.

(It is an arm work out.)

(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if . . . → Read More: Swedish Death Purge Dilemma, by Jill Kuhel

Hippo Campus – Buttercup

Hippo Campus’ meteoric career trajectory continues to steadily ascend, playing to packed, over-capacity crowds of joy-filled and enraptured fans at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza last summer, and headlining the Minnesota State Fair (the best of all 50 state fairs) in their hometown. Now that the holidays are past, the band is hitting the road again . . . → Read More: Hippo Campus – Buttercup

Company of Thieves – Treasure

Company of Thieves is back after taking six years off. Their new tune, “Treasure,” is pretty cool and you can hear it below. The band had a music industry story you hear about in the movies – founding members Marc Walloch and Genevieve Schatz met on a train station platform in Chicago and bonded . . . → Read More: Company of Thieves – Treasure

Our Martin Luther was a King, By Davin Michael Stedman

Name a greater man than Martin Luther King in the 20th Century.

I can’t. He is greater than FDR and Eisenhower, and those are giants. MLK got murdered in the 60s because he would have been an incredible Presidential candidate in the 80s, and a shoe in as Senator in the 70s.

I have . . . → Read More: Our Martin Luther was a King, By Davin Michael Stedman

After 42 Years, The Original Hail Mary Has Finally Been Avenged, by Chuck Strom

After the Minnesota Vikings’ miracle win in last night’s divisional playoff with the New Orleans Saints, ESPN was historically astute enough to replay footage of the original Hail Mary play from December 1975, when Drew Pearson of the Dallas Cowboys pushed off Vikings cornerback Nate Wright and caught Roger Staubach’s desperation pass from midfield . . . → Read More: After 42 Years, The Original Hail Mary Has Finally Been Avenged, by Chuck Strom

MLK Day Thoughts: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

On the Thursday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President Dump asked a bipartisan gathering in the Oval Office why the United States should accept people from “shithole countries” in Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean. He also asked, “What do we want Haitians here for?” He added: “We should have people here from . . . → Read More: MLK Day Thoughts: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Deeper Thoughts With Dylan Van Keef

Serious question: What does Trump have to before Democrats say Trump would be worse than Pence? What does Trump have to do before Conservatives say Trump is worse than Hillary?

Please share your thoughts. I think Trump has to f_ck a pig on live television and scream profanities about Ronald Reagan and Israel. . . . → Read More: Deeper Thoughts With Dylan Van Keef

Hoffabus, Brian Naubert’s New Album, is Excellent – Laser Show Release Party at Pacific Science Center (Seattle) on 1/30

Hoffabus is a new album and you MUST, MUST, MUST listen to it.

It is amazingly GREAT……

And that’s all you need to know about. Click here or on the video embed below to start enjoying this fine work.

Hoffabus is the new project of Brian Naubert, a Northwest songwriter who has been turning . . . → Read More: Hoffabus, Brian Naubert’s New Album, is Excellent – Laser Show Release Party at Pacific Science Center (Seattle) on 1/30

Ancestors: John Belushi, by Davin Michael Stedman

Did you know Belushi was an All State linebacker in Illinois? That partly explains why he was a ‘fat man’ doing back flips on stage at 30 like he was on the Chitlin Circuit.

Legend has it that live he was one of the most electrifying frontmen of all time.

Like Prince himself later . . . → Read More: Ancestors: John Belushi, by Davin Michael Stedman

XTC – Earn Enough for Us, by Steve Stav

The first time I saw Andrea after 14 years, it was just a friendly date for drinks at a bar called Flowers, down the street and over from me on the Ave. There were no ulterior thoughts or hopes; at the time, she was married and I was dating 2-3 gals who didn’t know . . . → Read More: XTC – Earn Enough for Us, by Steve Stav