• 10 Essential Albums From the Singles Era

    September 14, 2020 by

    For better or for worse, the last few years have seen the music business move back into being a very singles driven medium. With the dominance of streaming services making physical musical media a shadow of what it used to be, more and more artists are seeing that the big money is in singles that… Read more

  • Essential Albums: Nat King Cole’s After Midnight

    August 24, 2020 by

    It was 1956, and Nat King Cole was ready to go back to his roots. Since the Nat King Cole Trio truly broke out in 1946 with their version of The Brown Dots song “(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons,” Cole had gradually been doing less and less piano playing, instead focusing on his singing.… Read more

  • Kamala Harris and the Importance of Representation

    August 18, 2020 by

    With the recent announcement of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s running mate in the race for the Presidency of the United States, the blatant racism of Republicans continues to show itself. As if the obvious disregard for Black lives in their opposition to Black Lives Matter was not enough, “birtherism” has seen a major resurgence.… Read more

  • 10 Essential Songs by Smokey Robinson

    July 25, 2020 by

    When ranking the greatest songwriters in rock and popular music of all time, most lists are capped off by either John Lennon, Paul McCartney, or Bob Dylan. Although the quality of their work speaks for itself, and I think they are all certainly worthy of high praise, my pick will likely always be the incredible… Read more

  • How Progressive Hypocrisy is Damaging the Movement

    June 19, 2020 by

    The prevailing consensus among the majority of progressives or just generally left-leaning Americans is that the right has some sort of monopoly on bigotry. Although they may be majority shareholders in the enterprises of racism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism, the reality is that far more of the people on “our side” are toxic towards marginalized… Read more

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