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There are Better Angels Here: 45th St. Got Soul, by Davin Michael Stedman

I am so happy to be one of those bands you just might catch at Sea Monster Lounge. Catch me this Saturday with The Staxx Brothers and my 12th Street Horns. Andrew Nunez has built an Empire of funk, based on a Constitution of Jazz; founded upon on a deeply authentic Declaration of Soul, . . . → Read More: There are Better Angels Here: 45th St. Got Soul, by Davin Michael Stedman

Momma These Trees Were Meant to Die, by Davin Michael Stedman

I had a moment tonight remembering what real journalism feels like. A United States can’t elect a Donald Trump unless they have been inoculated by a critical mass of Opioids and click bait.

Yes, The New York Times has a slant. All papers have an audience and a point of view. I am not . . . → Read More: Momma These Trees Were Meant to Die, by Davin Michael Stedman

We Will Follow: Meet Lagos MC and innovator Mtrill, by Davin Michael Stedman

My friend in Lagos, Nigeria Mtrill Teria is going to be doing a TED talk November 11th.

On the bright side of social media I have been able to have a consistent glimpse into the lives of many Nigerian innovators in music, business, and technology.

I have also got a 3rd row seat into . . . → Read More: We Will Follow: Meet Lagos MC and innovator Mtrill, by Davin Michael Stedman

We Will Follow: TADIMAN – Kdor drugemu jamo koplje: New Video From Slovenia’s Finest Reggae Artist, by Davin Michael Stedman

Tadej Tadiman Tratnik is one of the more intriguing reggae artists I met in Kingston, JA. He definitely stood out Inna di Yard at Chinna’s place.

Though this world had signs of diversity, from a Japanese Rasta that smoked but never spoke to an esteemed professor from Berkeley, Tadej found a way to blend . . . → Read More: We Will Follow: TADIMAN – Kdor drugemu jamo koplje: New Video From Slovenia’s Finest Reggae Artist, by Davin Michael Stedman

Humans minus Sal = Future (X), by Davin Michael Stedman

HELP, IS THIS ALREADY A SCI-FI STORY?

In the year 20xx, a super computer at Cambridge finally becomes self aware. Our worst fears that such a computer will destroy our civilization comes to pass, but in a twist humanity itself is spared.

The computer gains consciousness and becomes immediately aware of the evil, manipulation, . . . → Read More: Humans minus Sal = Future (X), by Davin Michael Stedman

The Hunt for Goldeneye, by Davin Michael Stedman

When I go back to Jamaica, one of my goals I am sending the mysterious German manager Lennart Tacke, is filming myself playing my Bond song at Goldeneye.

Of course I haven’t written my Bond song yet. But I told Scott Rowe I would pen such a tune for our Brighton band Sherlock . . . → Read More: The Hunt for Goldeneye, by Davin Michael Stedman

The Real Threats to American Democracy, by Davin Michael Stedman

Let me tell you something that Putin understands, that his Soviet predecessors were blind to in their circle jerking Marxist cult:

America was never going to be over thrown by Leftist labor leaders, or beatniks, or hippies, or Black Panthers that took night classes and found out they had the right to bear arms.

. . . → Read More: The Real Threats to American Democracy, by Davin Michael Stedman

Van Morrison and the Squirrel, by Davin Michael Stedman

YOU SEE I KNOW THIS SQUIRREL that is quite obsessed with Van Morrison:

As I trade texts with the great Rock & Roll music critic Dennis Cook about the virtual Morrison mix tape he is making for me, for you, and for Mother Earth, I recalled this amazing little story I forgot to tell . . . → Read More: Van Morrison and the Squirrel, by Davin Michael Stedman

The Face of Our Modern US Military is an African American Woman, by Davin Michael Stedman

It’s a GIGANTIC lie that Donald Trump supports the Troops and here’s why:

The Face of our modern US Military is an African American woman. When you look at the numbers it’s staggeringly obvious.

African Americans only comprise 13% of our population of the United States. Yet Black Women comprise 30.1% of all women . . . → Read More: The Face of Our Modern US Military is an African American Woman, by Davin Michael Stedman

Oh, We’re All Taking The L Now Homie, by Davin Michael Stedman

I came to a hard realization today. If we are dealing with a people that dealt with losing a War by spending the next one hundred years putting up 1500 cheap statues, there is no way we are going to convince them they were fooled by Donald Trump. Not in our lifetimes.

These are . . . → Read More: Oh, We’re All Taking The L Now Homie, by Davin Michael Stedman

WE ARE NOT YET THE CHOSEN, by Davin Michael Stedman

I am thinking about writing an absolutely chilling Halloween story called THE CHOSEN.

It is an only barely dramatized version of what happened to my friends, but thankfully not my immediate family, as RIGHT WING & RUSSIAN BOTS began to scour the internet for victims. Throughout 2016 I watched as these BOTS zeroed in . . . → Read More: WE ARE NOT YET THE CHOSEN, by Davin Michael Stedman

HOMIE THAT’S NOT JESUS, by Davin Michael Stedman

I think I may have figured out how Americans of Indigenous Eurasian ancestry, such as myself, have confused the Jewish God Jesus with all our lost but only half forgotten Gods of War.

This has something I have wanted to say for quite a while, but this has reached a boiling point. And traveling . . . → Read More: HOMIE THAT’S NOT JESUS, by Davin Michael Stedman

Who Cares About the Troops More? by Davin Michael Stedman

Here’s a question that troubles me, ever more as 45 awkwardly ass smacks the drums of War as a creepy Game Show host that gets to pick the wrong door.

Who cares about the Troops more?

The person that supported sending our young men and women to fight in Iraq or Afghanistan, or the . . . → Read More: Who Cares About the Troops More? by Davin Michael Stedman

Time After Time, by Davin Michael Stedman

I tread very carefully here, but I have been getting…how can I say this?

I have been getting interesting feedback from my conservative friends and acquaintances about what happened in Vegas.

I am not throwing anyone under the bus here (Charlottesville & Nice has loaded that saying with unnecessary imagery).

What I am driving . . . → Read More: Time After Time, by Davin Michael Stedman

There’s Something That Keeps Happening Here, by Davin Michael Stedman

OK I will say this, to put Las Vegas and the firepower we all heard echo in a historical perspective:

As the automatic crack of a machine gun fire rang into my ears at a handful of rounds per second, I asked myself with little practical knowledge of American arms, if that was the . . . → Read More: There’s Something That Keeps Happening Here, by Davin Michael Stedman

If We Could All Be Giants, by Davin Michael Stedman

I am not going to comment right now on the insane machine gun slaughter at a country music concert in Vegas, or tell you yet what Tom Petty means to me. But I will head into work to trim that sweet legal erb and keep getting a little smarter and laughing out loud a . . . → Read More: If We Could All Be Giants, by Davin Michael Stedman

The August of Our Folly, by Davin Michael Stedman

Do you think our military might be dangerously overextended if we can’t ‘invade’ Puerto Rico and help what is inevitably going to be our 51st State?

The National Guard should not be in Iraq and Afghanistan. That is a sign of Imperial stupidity. Folly in every sense.

Sun Tzu would have some interesting things . . . → Read More: The August of Our Folly, by Davin Michael Stedman

A Question of Empathy, by Davin Michael Stedman

Real Question: can you recall via living experience or historical knowledge, a President so incapable of doing, or even knowing the basic functions of his job?

This isn’t even a Partisan question. Here’s part II:

If your party has a President that is shame f_cking both the pillars of your party’s alleged ideals, as . . . → Read More: A Question of Empathy, by Davin Michael Stedman

Maybe These are Just Sermons, by Davin Michael Stedman

At what point do you feel like people are going to just anonymously start destroying self driving cars?

You know, peacefully, without harming humans, only corporation.

Will Uber & Lyft tint the windows so protesters will not know if these vehicles are unoccupied?

With the tradition of populist uprisings in the United Kingdom and . . . → Read More: Maybe These are Just Sermons, by Davin Michael Stedman

Your Boy Bob is Woke as F_ck, by Davin Michael Stedman

You can call it White-splainin’ or Man-splainin’ or man-spreading or cheese breadin,’ but Bob Costas just freestyled from his dome some of the greatest commentary on the intersectionality of Sports, Racism, and Patriotism OF ALL TIME.

PLEASE WATCH, especially my dear friends from other nations. This is a fellow Civilian I salute:

Donald . . . → Read More: Your Boy Bob is Woke as F_ck, by Davin Michael Stedman