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Oct. 16th, 2017 09:25 pm
srukle: (tMG)
[personal profile] srukle posting in [community profile] mountaingoats
I wanna ride the hydraulics
Lit up like the North Star
I wanna wallow in the spoils before the crowd
I wanna play my guitar
Not gonna sit up and beg
Not gonna do tricks
Not gonna stand here on a sound stage
Tethered to a crucifix

The ride's over, I know
But I'm not ready to go

I wanna flash my pastel colors by the rail
On a windy day at Pimlico
Don't want to write songs with this clown they set me up with in a Los Angeles 
rehearsal studio
Not gonna tour with Trent Reznor
Third of three, bottom of the bill
You can't pay me to make that kind of music
Not gonna swallow that pill

The ride's over, I know
But I'm not ready to go

Maybe Dad is right
I'm still young
And I can write C++ just as good as anyone
I know this guy at LucasArts
He says they're looking for hands
In fifteen years I'll be puttin' back beers
With my feet in the sand
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There Will Be No Divorce

Oct. 15th, 2017 07:22 pm
srukle: (mountain goats)
[personal profile] srukle posting in [community profile] mountaingoats
The rain fell all night 
And it kept me awake
It was still falling by morning
It was hard to take
And you were sleeping on the floor
Breathing free and even
If I ever want to drive myself insane
All I have to do is watch you breathing
And at 5 AM, I turned the radio on
And an old man's voice sang a short sweet song
And then the static roared again
Hungry for blood
I heard the rain falling from the rain spout
Down, down into the sweet wet mud
And you punched out all the windows
And the wind began to wail
And you gathered your hair behind your head
Like God was gonna catch you by the ponytail
And then the old voice crackled through the static
And I felt young and alive
And the hair stood up on the back of my neck
We were rising from the grave
Yeah yeah
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Weekly Check in Oct 15

Oct. 15th, 2017 06:45 pm
tassosss: (Default)
[personal profile] tassosss posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew
Housekeeping (the usual stuff)
Reminder that we have a suggestion post if there’s a topic that you’d like to see discussed but would like to ask the mods to look into. This can be anything from general information, or a how-to-do-a-thing, or something you may want to discuss as a community. Folks are welcome to post directly to the comm as always, but if you’re not comfortable/don’t have spoons, we can help too.

As we don't always get the time to pull things out of the suggestions post into their own separate posts, it may be worth checking every week (or tracking the post) to see if there's any new information you're interested in.

Also if you need help with tags, PM [personal profile] redbird, who is our tag guru. Both [personal profile] tanaqui and I are very grateful for the help.


Hurricane relief
Lin-Manuel Miranda made a thing for Puerto Rico
[community profile] fandomlovespuertorico is live! Go and bid
Call your congress person to help Puerto Rico
Links for how to help with the relief efforts for Irma and Maria
For lots of links for hurricane relief for Harvey, see the check-in post from two weeks ago

Nuclear Deterrence
Pull the (Nuclear) Football bill before Congress to require congressional approval before a nuclear strike.

Healthcare
Trump is working the sabotage from within angle by not funding the subsidies that make Obamacare work. (Vox)

Poll #18940 This week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10


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called my one senator
4 (50.0%)

called my other senator
3 (37.5%)

called my representative
3 (37.5%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
5 (62.5%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
5 (62.5%)

attended an in-person activist group
0 (0.0%)

participated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
0 (0.0%)

signed up for alerts
1 (14.3%)

took care of myself
5 (71.4%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
0 (0.0%)

did something else
4 (57.1%)

committed to action in the coming week
2 (28.6%)



Avoiding nuclear war, one step at a time

Oct. 13th, 2017 06:29 pm
julian: Picture of Julian Street. (Default)
[personal profile] julian posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew
My very own own Senator Ed Markey, along with California Congressman Ted Lieu, has created a bill that would require authorization from Congress (either as a declaration of war or the more-common- of-late authorization of force) before a nuclear strike.

This is a wonderful bill for a number of obvious reasons; it's HR 699/S 200. (House/Senate version. House text.)

If you are so inclined, call your Senators and Congressfolk to urge them to pass it. (202) 224-3121, or use Resistbot. (Text the word "resist" to 50409 to begin.)

Rachelmanijia has more info, a script, and other ideas here, and the campaign is hashtagging it up at #PullTheFootball, if you're Twitter-inclined.

If you're not American, feel free to share the info around anyway; the more folks who get this info, the better.
(Crossposting from [community profile] hamiltunes.)



Can be bought on iTunes etc.. Proceeds go to https://hispanicfederation.org/unidos/

This bit from the info says it all, I think: "Vocals Performed by Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Camila Cabello, Pedro Capo, Dessa, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Alex Lacamoire, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno, Ednita Nazario, Joell Ortiz, Anthony Ramos, Gina Rodriguez, Gilberto Santa Rosa, PJ Sin Suela, Tommy Torres, Ana VillafaƱe."

LMM talks about the song (and stands by his Tweets at Trump):

Dinu Lipatti's Bones

Oct. 12th, 2017 10:20 pm
srukle: (winter)
[personal profile] srukle posting in [community profile] mountaingoats
We stank of hair dye and ammonia
We sealed ourselves away from view
You were looking at the void and seldom blinking
The best that I could do
Was to train my eyes on you

We scaled the hidden hills beneath the surface
Scraped our fingers bloody on the stones
And built a little house that we could live in
Out of Dinu Lipatti's bones

We kept our friends at bay all summer long
Treated the days as though they'd kill us if they could
Wringing out the hours like blood-drenched bedsheets
To keep wintertime at bay
But December showed up anyway

There was no money; it was money that you wanted
I went downtown, sold off most of what I owned
And we raised a tower to broadcast all our dark dreams
From Dinu Lipatti's bones
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Weekly Check in Oct 8

Oct. 8th, 2017 05:49 pm
tassosss: (Default)
[personal profile] tassosss posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew
Just the poll this week.

Housekeeping (the usual stuff)
Reminder that we have a suggestion post if there’s a topic that you’d like to see discussed but would like to ask the mods to look into. This can be anything from general information, or a how-to-do-a-thing, or something you may want to discuss as a community. Folks are welcome to post directly to the comm as always, but if you’re not comfortable/don’t have spoons, we can help too.

As we don't always get the time to pull things out of the suggestions post into their own separate posts, it may be worth checking every week (or tracking the post) to see if there's any new information you're interested in.

Also if you need help with tags, PM [personal profile] redbird, who is our tag guru. Both [personal profile] tanaqui  and I are very grateful for the help.


Hurricane relief
[community profile] fandomlovespuertorico
Call your congress person to help Puerto Rico
Links for how to help with the relief efforts for Irma and Maria
For lots of links for hurricane relief for Harvey, see the check-in post from two weeks ago

Poll #18913 This week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 7


I

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called my one senator
3 (60.0%)

called my other senator
3 (60.0%)

called my representative
2 (40.0%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
2 (40.0%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
3 (60.0%)

attended an in-person activist group
1 (20.0%)

articipated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

.

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went to a protest
0 (0.0%)

signed up for alerts
1 (16.7%)

took care of myself
1 (16.7%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
1 (16.7%)

did something else
5 (83.3%)

committed to action in the coming week
1 (16.7%)




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