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  • What music are you streaming?

    Chinaski said:
    that's right up my alley @CretanBull. very shoegaze pop. where they from (assuming CA)? do they have anything else?
    My best friend manages them.  They're twin sisters, who were also in a band called Courage My Love (which was much different!).  Since covid, Courage My Love has been on hold and the girls started this project from home and they're gaining a ton of attention - especially in the UK (a British label is releasing their stuff).  They have one other song out already (I'll link it below!).  They're releasing 1 song a month, and with each song they're also releasing an issue of a zine that's thematically linked to that month's song.  Uzumaki is the most shoegazy song, but that element is in all of their songs.

  • RIP in 2021

    Rupert Neve.  You might not recognize his name, but his work changed your life.  Neve was a pioneer in the music business, an engineer who designed studio equipment that is still highly sought after today.  The Neve console at just one studio (Sound City in LA) recorded over 100 Gold and Platinum albums from Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, Metallica, and too many others to list.

  • Gina Carano / Disney Star Wars

    Just a summary...

    Phil Donahue loses his job for speaking out against war -- no fear of cancel culture
    Dixie Chicks get banned for speaking out against war - no fear of cancel culture 
    Colin Kaepernick loses his job for protesting police violence - no fear of cancel culture

    Gina Carano doesn't have her contract renewed after giving people deadly advice in the middle of a pandemic coupled with anti-semitism - CANCEL CULTURE IS OUT OF CONTROL!!! 
  • Gina Carano / Disney Star Wars

    Peeps said:
    Peeps said:
    Hopefully this teaches everyone to only espouse accepted viewpoints and opinions. 

    Freedom of speech doesn't equal freedom from consequences of that speech

    Did my post seem to indicate that I didn't think that was the case?

    To be clear, I don't care about Gina Carano. She is a largely forgettable actress. Disney can hire and fire whoever they want. The larger idea that only people who are "on the right side of history" are employable, though, is more than a little concerning. 

    This is a false narrative that stems from the right-wing's obsession with being persecuted.  When has it ever been acceptable for a company that has employees that either deal directly with the public or represent the company in a public way to project abhorrent views?  If you owned a small business, say a fish & chip shop or something, would you hire someone who had a swastika tattoo to work your front counter?  You probably wouldn't, but if you did you'd at least tell that person to cover it up and wear long sleeves if you did.  Whether she likes it or not, Gina Carano is very strongly associated with Disney - the things that she says and does reflects on them, makes them subject to boycotts etc.  They effectively asked her to 'wear long sleeves' and she chose not to.  If your fish and chip shop employee had an offensive tattoo worked in the kitchen out of public view, maybe you wouldn't care.  If Carano was an office worker at Disney, maybe they wouldn't care.  But when you become a recognizable representative of a business, it comes with a level of responsibility.
  • Gina Carano / Disney Star Wars

    The people who brought us McCarthyism, book burning, mass boycotts, murdering abortion doctors, enshrining Christianity in government policy and public life, suppressed anything critical of America in the name of patriotism (Phil Donohue and the Dixie Chicks lost their careers for questioning the Iraq War)...destroying people who literally did nothing wrong are suddenly obsessed with the nonsensical idea of 'cancel culture' because they're finally being held accountable for the rotten shit they actually say and do.