George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper | The Daily Social Distancing Show - YouTube

So good.

Senate Votes to Allow FBI to Look at Your Web Browsing History Without a Warrant - VICE

Sanders and any other Senator who didn’t show up for amendment vote should be ashamed.

Avenue 5 - Airlock Scene - YouTube

Pretty much America right now.

Seminal punk label Dischord’s entire catalog is now free online

“Free” is a bold headline, as it’s pay-what-you-can and the money does go to the artists. Definitely worth checking out. Some of my favorite bands of all time.

Michigan Family Declares the Sidewalk In Front of Their Home as a Monty Python ‘Ministry of Silly Walks’ Area

This is amazing.

The Case Against Impeachment Has Nothing to Do With Impeachment - The Atlantic

An excellent historical look at the lengths politicians have gone to shore up white (and usually male) minority power.

As Fast as Her - Chicago Blackhawks - YouTube

This is Zoey’s fifth year playing youth/girls hockey and my second as a volunteer. I’m so glad she has role models like Kendall Coyne and the Buffalo Beauts to look up to every time she steps on the ice.

Beyond Fracking: Oil-and-Gas Industry’s Toxic Waste Is Radioactive - Rolling Stone

Between this and climate change, the only moral and logical choice is a Green New Deal. Any argument against is simply (short-term fossil fuel industry) profits over people.

Ian MacKaye: Full Interview (AUDIO ONLY) - House Of Strombo - YouTube

Such a good conversation.

How IDLES Singer Joe Talbot Challenges Masculinity With Punk - NowThis

The New Mutants - Official Trailer

Comes out April 3rd. I dig it.

Writing Feeling Into Song With Sharon Van Etten (Rebroadcast) - 1A

Great interview. This makes me love @sharonvanetten even more. Hope she comes to Buffalo some day.

Why the Clash’s ‘London Calling’ Still Matters - The Ringer

One of my fave albums of all time. Will be listening today.

Sacha Baron Cohen Uses ADL Speech to Tear Apart Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook

The ultimate aim of society should be to make sure that people are not targeted, not harassed, and not murdered because of who they are, where they come from, who they love, or how they pray.

The 2010s Have Broken Our Sense Of Time

Or more simply, the algorithm:

You can find yourself wondering why you’re seeing this now — or knowing too well why it is so. You can feel amazing and awful — exult in and be repelled by life — in the space of seconds.

“There Is Definite Hanky-Panky Going On”: The Fantastically Profitable Mystery of the Trump Chaos Trades – Vanity Fair

Shady at best, criminal at worst.

Video: Watch Sharon Van Etten Play The Tiny Desk : NPR

SO good. I don’t know how she plays Seventeen every night.

The Delusion and Danger of Infinite Economic Growth - The New Republic

Extreme weather events, melting arctic ice, and species extinction expose the lie that growth can forever be prioritized over planetary boundaries.

The Consumerism Curse – On my Om

“Fundamentally, it is a business model that is flawed —- capitalism is still functioning on the premise of endless resources.”

Also, endless growth and endless waste. None of which are sustainable. Yes, capitalism has improved the quality of life for many people. It has also left many behind – through inequality, oppression, and overwork.

Between inequality, climate change, and resource depletion something needs to change. I doubt America would ever go for socialism, so I am hoping for some kind of compassionate capitalism that blends elements of capitalism, socialism, and social justice. It’s going to take a bold vision and a lot of work – just hope we’re up for it. Time is running out before huge change is forced upon us by nature.

How Politics Can Make You Sick - Elemental

Just as an official impeachment inquiry of President Trump begins, a new study finds 38% of Americans were already stressed out by politics, with 11.5% saying they’re so stressed it’s making them physically ill, even if only a little.

I’ve talked to numerous friends about this subject. Based on the responses, I’d guess those numbers are low. I’m definitely in both categories.

The oral history of Veruca Salt’s American Thighs — The A.V. Club

This took me back to high school and freshman year of college. Absolutely love this album.

Introducing ‘1619,’ a New York Times Audio Series - The New York Times

Crucial listening. Please give up 45 minutes of your life each week to follow this series. We grow as a country when we learn about the lives and history of our most marginalized.

88 Important Truths I’ve Learned About Life

Super good list.

A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Visit for the amazing art, stay for the vision of a forward thinking economy and just society that tackles climate change head on.

How to take a picture of a black hole | Katie Bouman - YouTube

So awesome.