Now that the new year is upon us, let's take a look back at some of the music that got us through the days and continue to warm the fires as we move into the new year. Below are six music videos and two videos simply with music. For the curious all of the YouTube videos have privacy enhanced mode enabled. Please feel free to leave a comment (we turned anonymous comments back on) of your favorite music videos from this past year, as we're always curious to hear what is out there.
Today, I awoke to see that Fidel Castro had passed away at 90 years of age. Some years ago, I found myself living in La Habana, Cuba when Fidel was still running things. Here is a quick story about this photo.
The Genesee River Rebellion(GRR) is a new quarterly publication from the Rochester Black Rose Anarchist Federation. It's a large 4-page newspaper with 6 articles of varying length that we picked up for free from the distribution bin inside a local Rochester restaurant. There was a stack full of copies placed in the distro and it appears that there are stacks of this paper around a handful of local establishments for the curious reader to find. There also appears to be a subscription based model along with some other perks for those that signed up via the GoFundMe page, which accordingly raised around $1,500 of a $2,000 goal for printing costs, etc. Aesthetically, the local publication looks nice and it was exciting to find an anarchist newspaper circulating around in hand on our way to get some food. On the other hand, there are also some gripes about the publication and the ideas behind it. Below is a brief review of the new publication, along with some shared experiences from the Black Rose Anarchist Federation.
Unfortunately (for some, not all) Wall Street is not the dystopian image of a far off future created by rich white men, but actually a rather exaggerated depiction of the capitalism during the 1980s. When I say “rather exaggerated”, I mean that the movie does portray the world of Wall Street in a some-what informative, yet overly romanticized way. Ultimately, it's just a movie and not a documentary of 1980s stock trading, although reality is never too far away.
The seasons are changing here, from the autumnal fall to the arctic-like winter months, and with that so is this site. As we here are still apprenticing to become a drupal wizards, the site has suffered and exhibited signs of a lacklusterism and in need of redesign and more / improved content. After all, what is this site but a collection of somewhat anonymous writings gathered over the years from around the Internet, so they could finally have a place of their own (again) to lay their head at night.
Authors intro: Please don't read this review if you are concerned with spoilers, as this review is more of a recounting of the story and contains plently of information about the book that could ruin it for you. Having said that, please do read the review if you are curious about reading the book or have already read it. At risk of defeating myself from the very beginning, I will also add that this is not my best writing.