Tester…

Tester…

Here’s the deal…

 

https://www.quarterflash.net/goodbyeunclebuzz.html

Let’s see II

Hi there – stereogum posted this the other day

During quarantine, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has been doing some family bonding and putting it up online. With his wife and his songs, Tweedy has been doing a regular Instagram Live broadcast that he’s been calling The Tweedy Show. Sometimes, the show involves covers. (That’s where Jeff played a John Prine song shortly after Prine’s death.) As Brooklyn Vegan points out, Jeff’s wife Susie has posted the most recent Tweedy Show to YouTube, and it features a whole set of covers. Much of the hour-long Tweedy Show episode is made up of the kind of farting around that you see on most Instagram Live broadcasts, but it’s still kind of fun to hear the people in this family getting annoyed with each other, or making each other laugh, just like any other family. And the covers are really nice. Jeff, for instance, sings Neil Young’s “Try,” one of the songs from Young’s just-released 1975 album Homegrown. And Jeff’s son Sammy sings on a trio of covers. One of them is Arthur Russell’s ballad “Close

 

Here’s the thing…

Here’s the thing…

Do love covers. Let’s see if these are any good

More Simple Steps

More Simple Steps

More Simple Steps

STEVEN IRBY

Stop Training Police Like They’re Joining the Military

Excerpts:
“Many police recruits enter the academy as idealists, but this kind of training turns them into cynics, even before their first day on patrol.”

“As the protesters pouring into the streets are reminding the nation, police in the United States kill roughly 1,000 people a year, a per capita rate of violence unparalleled in other democratic countries. Relative to their representation in the overall population, a disproportionate number of those killed by U.S. police have been black- or brown-skinned.”

Read the article:
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/police-academies-paramilitary/612859/

Simple steps

Americans disapprove of Trump response to George Floyd death and protests, polls find

“Dallas Chief of Police Renee Hall implemented a new order late Thursday night compelling officers “to either stop, or attempt to stop, another employee when force is being inappropriately applied or is no longer required,” the department says.”

Meanwhile in Minneaoplis:

“The police chief said the contract needs to be restructured to provide more transparency and flexibility for true reform. The review would look at matters such as critical incident protocols, use of force, and disciplinary protocols including grievances and arbitration.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/minneapolis-police-withdraw-union-contract-negotiations-medaria-arradondo/

How the early Christian church gave birth to today’s WEIRD Europeans

How the early Christian church gave birth to today’s WEIRD Europeans

Medieval church rules against marrying close relatives broke down strict, long-standing kinship structures, paving the way for a more individualistic modern Western society. In September 506 C.E., the fathers of what would later become the Roman Catholic Church gathered in southern France to draw up dozens of new laws. […]

How the early Christian church gave birth to today’s WEIRD Europeans

Click here to view original web page at www.sciencemag.org