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2020 has been rough, but at least we’ve still got some great musicians delivering some summertime tunes.
He pulls from personal and collective conscious experience to create transformative indie rock.
States that have reopened have now reclosed, and the absolute miss of pulling old movies and shows for racism rather than changing policy. photo courtesy of Charles E. Spirtos via Wikimedia Commons
Responsibility chains, intent-behavior gaps, local validators, and incalculable loss… but also koalas and yogurt.
A company has created a protective suit that includes a snap-in canister for drinking & vaping.
Movies that speak to the experience of living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, music by Monteagle
Shana Falana is one of our favorite dream-pop artists – currently based in Kingston, New York. Shana and Michael Amari explore darkness and light in their almost-meditative songs, which are illuminated by dazzling visual projections at live shows. During quarantine, Shana brought us into her home and daily life to give us a look at what’s happening in her world while live music isn’t happening. Music: “Go Higher” by Shana Falana Darkest Light is available now from Arrowhawk Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
The ins and outs of what it’s like for two parents to raise children during the pandemic. Also, music by Shana Falana.
Not everything about pandemic parenting has to be a major life lesson, sometimes it’s about the little things.
COVID-19 response bungling. Biden’s VP options. News/media roundup. ‘Driveways’ now on VOD. BTR Live Studio w/ Honey Cutt.
No lockdown for Sweden. US economy in decline. NY cancels primary. News/media roundup. Chris Hemsworth in ‘Extraction.’ Music by Marble Arch.
John Knefel explains that despite the Trump Administration’s efforts to downplay the spread and effect of COVID-19, the United States is still far behind in testing and without the answers to questions about the virus, many parts of the country will need to remain in lockdown. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
The responsibilities and pressures of parenting during an already anxious quarantine increase as my son’s mother gets sick.
How about all new double shots to help us get over the mid April quarantine blues.  New music heals, and so do double shots so you’re welcome!  Dig in to it!
For this week’s show we put out a call on the internet for anybody interested to call and leave me a message “with your story of the music that’s helping you get thru the fear, anxiety, uncertainty, and isolation and maybe giving you hope right now.” I’ve also put together a playlist on Spotify featuring music by the artists who called in, along with the music they mentioned in their calls. For new music this week, we hear singles and album tracks from Golden Rules The Thumb, Zelma Stone, 2nd Grade, Levitation Room, Next Great American Novelist, A.O. Gerber, Laura Marling, None Of Your Concern, and Varsity – plus a bonus exclusive performance from Poingly (check out Poingly on MD back in October 2019). For more, check out the Greenway Records Weekly Jam playlist series and ZEBEDEE’s live album, raising funds for The Mayor’s Fund To Advance NYC.
Being both the parent and teacher for my six-year old becomes especially challenging during the “empty days” of quarantine life.
Quarantine your Passover right with some Passafire to go along with your matza and bitter herbs. We will get through this, and for us fans, reggae will certainly help.
I thought co-parenting a six-year old autistic boy as a newly separated dad would be a challenge, and then along came a global pandemic …
We doubt the theme of this month’s show has anything to do with what’s going on in the world but we don’t doubt that, at some point, we’ve all been sick. Let’s just hope it’s not right now. Join us in revisiting past maladies from a chopped off finger to a completely made-up little boy who has cancer! It’s all funny, we promise.
Hiding at home with dub, roots, dancehall as our medicine, plus select tunes from The High Reeds outta Lyon France.  Enjoy and stay safe!
John Knefel comments on how the coronavirus has disrupted our economy and who will suffer most should the U.S. face another recession.
As the coronavirus closes venues, bars and cancels tours—as a fan, you can help.

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