An episode mostly of protest music, to put you in the right mindset to be fighting daily, and to keep your spirits up, so you know people have your back. It's hardest to be the first person to stand, and it's just as hard to take your first stand, but it's important that everybody get out and protest right now, so we don't take this lying down.
There's classic rock, stuff from two of the countries that Trump hates (Syria/Mexico), some stuff from countries that are worried about us (UK/Germany/Japan) some stuff to get you angry, some stuff to help you ease off enough to get your second wind, and then a bit more to get you angry again. This is one of the times that I have to say that Roger Daltrey is wrong - the new boss is not the same as the old boss. Trump's gotta be removed from office as soon as possible, before that's no longer an option... He's currently making Nixon look like a 3rd grade class president with delusions of grandeur. Keep at it, folks.
Yeah, I took a little time off. Head wasn't in the right space, body was failing a bit, bunch of other things went sideways, but I didn't quit on you. Don't quit on me. We're worth it, all of us. (And feel free to spread the show around - I know, I know, self-promotion is a shitty thing to have to do when we're in the middle of a revolution, but we all gotta do it anyway...)
It's a hard time right now. One of the most despicable people just became the President of the United States, and he's trying to take the country back to the 1800's. We aren't going to stand for it, but it's also important we stand together, and that we remember who and what we're fighting for. It's okay to stumble, it's okay to sit and take a breather, it's okay to lean on someone else for help now and again, but we aren't going to back down, and this show's all about togetherness and trying to stay positive in the face of adversity.
I know I said I wasn't going to do a Friday show, but I can change my mind, too, and I keep coming back to this Frank Turner lyric...
"So try and get better and don't ever accept less..."
Double long show again, because I wanted to do an extra long work out show of stuff I use to motivate myself into going to the horrible gym in an effort to try and get back into shape, a shape other than the one I'm currently in. I hate the gym. Everybody hates the gym, but fuck it, if you want to eat rich, you need to do the work to be able to afford it. And while I'm scaling back what and how I eat, I'm not giving up all the things I like. Fuck that.
Also, no show over the weekend. And still need ideas for the next scene show.
It's a double-sized show 100, chuck full of all the stuff I love to listen to, from today all the way back to the 60s. There won't be a show this weekend, but hopefully the larger show makes up for it.
It's chilly in San Jose right now, far colder than I like a California winter to be. Hopefully you have someone to hold close right now and keep you warm. If not, the music'll have to do. Hang in there. I'm trying to.
Mostly just some music for you to listen to.
Well, this is it folks, the last mix of 2016. The year is finally drawing to a close, and while there were a ton of horrible things that happened, there were a few rays of personal sunshine that I'm going to hold onto dearly into 2017 and hope that I can make it through another go around of the sun.
If you're one of those people who enjoys when I make weird left turns in the show, and delights in being surprised, don't read the setlist until you've listened to this episode once...
Sorry about no show earlier in the week, but the Year End Concert Review had gotten lost in the holidays, so I wanted to let it have more time for people to listen to it. Hopefully this extra long show makes up for it, and hopefully you people are actually listening to these things. Some days I feel very much like the lone person standing on the edge of the world, shouting into the abyss.
But I hope we'll get through things together.