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Regina Spektor, “Sellers of Flowers”, off her 2016 album Remember Us To Life. Fucking brilliant. A Russian novel (she’s Russian-born) wrapped up into a song. If I ever met her I’d shake her hand and say I wish I could have written a song like this. Of course, I’ve written songs that are basically William Faulkner novels wrapped up into a song, but nobody will ever confuse them with something as brilliant as this.

– Badtux the Music Penguin

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Where white folk celebrate the kindly Uncle Tom caricature that they’ve made of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was a nice negro (in their caricature version of him, not in real life, where he was righteous and fiery and said tons of things that white people wouldn’t like to be reminded of today).

So fuck that. I’m more sad about the death of Dolores O’Riordan, whose Irish lilt and clear enunciation made for a distinctive and refreshing voice on a radio filled with sloppy slurred drugged-out singers in the early 90’s. She was only 46, and still in fine voice just a few months ago…

Fuck reality. Donald fucking Trump is still alive despite consuming more Big Macs than the entire city of Detroit, and someone who actually contributed beauty to this world dies young? That’s why I know if there is a God, he’s a vicious and vindictive son of a bitch and I want nothing to do with him. Besides, Hell would have better company.

– Badtux the Sad Penguin

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Family history

Larkin Poe, “Mad As A Hatter”, currently unreleased but they have a lot of good songs that *have* been released. Look’em up, y’all.

As someone whose father died basically of dementia at an age not much older than what I am right now, this one struck home big-time.

– Badtux the Music Penguin

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Ho ho Christmas.

— Badtux the Humbug Penguin

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The only way Bakersfield is ever groovy

Bakersfield is, like, the bunghole of California, a land of meth and brutal cops and broken promises and dead dreams. Black Mountain makes it almost groovy though with “Space to Bakersfield”.

– Badtux the Music Penguin

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YOLO never sounded so pretty

Weyes Blood. This young lady sure can sing purty! And no auto-tune anywhere in sight, y’all.

– Badtux the Music Penguin

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