This weekend's music thread is dedicated to the poor victims and their devastated families and friends in Uvalde. Songs about children, parents, family, love and life are the theme this weekend.
Karma is indeed a bitch, and both Will Smith and Chris Rock are learning from it. One will have to do penance; the other will benefit. I leave it up to you to figure out who is who.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson epitomizes what excellence looks like to the fullest despite all the obstacles placed before her path — stoically facing a gaggle of stupid questions such as when Lindsey Graham asked her to rate her faithfulness.
To float a reminder of how urgent the need to address Climate Change and the threat of droughts are, this weekend's theme includes songs about water, land and fire.
We can and should take this time to celebrate the marvelous moms who are with us now and those who may not be here but are always in our thoughts. Songs about women, mothers, and children are what we're sending out along with our love to moms around the world this weekend!
Among my list of pet peeves, is liberal. Is this because the conservatives on FOX made it toxic so I had to choose progressive? Maybe at first. But I did the little researching thing, and prefer left or progressive for several international and historic(al?) reasons.
The holiday representing the Pagan tribute to Spring and the Christian legend of rebirth is celebrated this weekend, Easter it is! It is a time to take joy in the gift of life and its regeneration. So this weekend's music thread is dedicated to songs about the cycle of life, nature and joy.
Recording their first song in 30 years, Pink Floyd (featuring two of the three surviving members of Pink Floyd, David Gilmour and Nick Mason), plays background behind the Ukrainian singer from the band Boombox, Andriy Khlyvnyuk, and his rendition of a Ukrainian ballad, "Hey Hey Rise Up". The song's profits go to help Ukraine. So this weekend's music thread is for songs dedicated to the incredibly brave and terribly suffering people of Ukraine.
Whether one is watching the assaults by Putin's war criminals in Ukraine, the footage of the 1/6 insurrection, even what was a safe haven from reality, The Oscars, public violence is so frequent and visible in today's world. So, to call attention to this pandemic of violence, this weekend's songs are about violence and peace.
My number one pet peeve about drumming, is that everyone thinks they can do it. Every drum circle of hippies I've been to, I want to confiscate their drums. You have fancy djembes, darboukas, and all sorts of frame drums and tambourines and shakers - but you can't count to four, let alone subdivide it.

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