In case you’re not aware, an upside-down American flag is a distress signal
As you might imagine, as an American citizen, it’s been difficult for me to focus on blogging much this week. Or for that matter, on much of anything. I try to keep politics to a minimum on this, a music site. But the site of the US Capitol being invaded by a bunch of Trump-inspired thugs sent me (and a lot of others) over the edge. And so it cannot be ignored.
I am not going to lecture you. But I did think about what I could post that would speak to the moment. I thought maybe a “Blues for America” post or perhaps just a bunch of new tunes for a new year. Instead – without comment – I instead decided to post these half-dozen songs.
For those of you around the world who might wonder if America is still the beacon of freedom it says it is, frankly I have no fucking idea. Nor does anybody else. Best to get your own houses in order and don’t count on us to be there. Deal with that.