HAPPY N E W YEAR

SALES is wonderful . . . this song is wonderful . . . please enjoy with a glass of champagne.

2016 wasn’t so wonderful for the world. I started college and graduated from SFUHS which was wonderful, but I can’t help but focus on the election of a fascist to the highest office of the US govt. For all the upsetting things that happened in 2016 (pulse, Aleppo, Trump, the many many shootings of unarmed young black men by cops, the many many other shootings of innocent people by people who shouldn’t have guns . . .) there are actions we can take to try and be better personally and also to better the world. Give to the ACLU or Planned Parenthood, call your congressperson about issues you think are important, stay informed and read quality journalism (this blog does not count), and above all treat others with kindness and love one another.

During Pinegrove’s show at Irving Plaza Evan talked about how their songs are principally about love and how he’s hopeful that each person singing along to his lyrics follows their message and lives a life of love not hate. On a slightly different but related note, music is always what heals me when I’m hurting. When things become overwhelming and shitty put on a record. And do what Evan said. Learn to be better from the music you listen to. Listen to the lyrics, think critically. Hopefully sometimes reading this blog and listening to the content I share with you makes you feel and live a little bit better.

I’m sending you absolutely all my love for the New Year. Let’s make it great, we have the power don’t forget it!

One thought on “HAPPY N E W YEAR

  1. I think beauty (your blog) is an antidote to the ugliness and sorrow in the world and therefore this blog is a very important news site. You may not be famous like the NYTimes but your solitary voice of beauty, sound thought, warmth, honesty and love represents a critical enunciation of what Ernest Bloch calls the Philosophy of Hope. This blog, which is your soul’s expression, is the point. BTW, love “Alice In Wonderland”!!!!

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