These Days: Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Terrorism: Seven dead at a funeral in Kabul, where innocent people can’t even die in peace. Meanwhile, according to AP: “A couple hundred protesters passed the night under two big tents on a road near the presidential palace and the blast site and about 200 more joined them during the day.” As someone else said recently, enough is enough. But who cares right? All that ever happens in Afghanistan is slaughter.
Trump Discussing Kabul (ha ha ha): “We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don’t get smart it will only get worse.” As always, this guy finds the wrong thing to say at the wrong time. I wouldn’t trust him to get smart about terrorism if the planet depended upon him. When the US stops killing Syrian civilians, by the the thousand, perhaps he can add his two cents.
Concerts: My GovBall is over for another year. In order of preference: Lorde, Jessie Reyez, Danny Brown, Stormzy, Wu Tang Clan.
More Concerts: I am blowing off day three to catch the Weeknd at Prudential.
More More Concerts: Next week Donovan and the Chainsmokers (not together)
Festivals: I am trying General Admission for Panorama, I’ve never done it before and I am indifferent enough to the line up I figure what the hell…
Manchester’s One Love: The Ariana Grande benefit at Old Trafford is on Freeform at 2pm, in the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attack in London it should make for interesting watching.
New Music: I haven’t had the chance to concentrate on Friday’s release because of GovBall. But on early listen, alt-J (Grade: B+) and Halsey (Grade: B+) are the keepers.
Old Music: Coulda tripped out easy… listening to some of the old troubadour and the Chainsmokers.
Opioids or terrorism or terrorism by Pharmaceuticals: Nearly 22 people suffer opioid overdoses on Long Island over two-day span. It is pretty terrifying that doctors are prescribing highly addictive painkillers after kickbacks from big business.
Theresa May: “enough is enough” -as opposed to what, precisely? The UK were going soft on terrorism but now they’re pissed?
Celebrities We Care Zero Fucks About: Kathy Griffin and Bill Mahr. One uses the “n word” outside of a rap song and the only is so tone deaf she manages to get Trump some rare positive publicity.
Sports: Yanks and Mets won yesterday.
Putin: Never had a close relationship with Flynn? How do you know when Putin is lying?