Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving here in the states so we will be on a much relaxed posting schedule today. I hope everyone has a wonderful day and you get to stuff your face with your favorite foods.

Happy Fourth of July

Today is the 4th of July holiday so we will be on a more relaxed posting schedule. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable day and we’ll be back to our regular schedule when we release our “Best of 2019 (So Far)” feature with all of our mid-year best of lists tomorrow.

I’ll be spending some time with the friends and doing a little bbq and baseball watching.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day, and I recommend really reading what he wrote and talked about:

My friends, I must say to you that we have not made a single gain in civil rights without determined legal and nonviolent pressure. Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture; but, as Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals.

We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct action campaign that was “well timed” in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word “Wait!” It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This “Wait” has almost always meant “Never.” We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that “justice too long delayed is justice denied.”

Happy New Year

I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a safe New Year’s Eve tonight. I hope everyone has a fun evening. If you’d like to join the community as the clock strikes twelve, our forums are the place to be.

Thank you to everyone that visited this website over the past year. We’re hard at work on our year end lists recapping 2018, and are aiming to publish them early next week. Here’s to 2019.

Merry Christmas

Today’s Christmas eve, so I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone who celebrates a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday. We will be on a relaxed posting schedule over the next few days. The music industry is pretty much in hibernation mode.

I hope everyone has a wonderful few days filled with friends, family, and good food and drinks. We are currently working on putting together our annual “best of” feature and it should be ready to run early in January as we ramp back up for a new year.

I know the holidays can also be a difficult time for many, just know that our community is here for you and there’s a bunch of resources online if you need someone to talk to.

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving here in the states, so we’ll be on a more relaxed posting schedule throughout the weekend. Hope everyone has a great day filled with good food, good drinks, and good people. Come join us in the forums if you’re looking for company.

Happy Fourth of July

Today is the 4th of July holiday so we will be on a more relaxed posting schedule. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable day and we’ll be back to our regular schedule tomorrow.

I’ll be spending some time with the family and doing a little bbq and baseball watching.

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day here in the states, so we’ll be on a more relaxed posting schedule throughout the day. I’d like to take a moment to thank all of the service men and women that read this site for all that you do.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day and it’s worth re-reading some of his speeches:

This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant. I believe that even amid today’s mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow. I believe that wounded justice, lying prostrate on the blood-flowing streets of our nations, can be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among the children of men. I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down men other-centered can build up.

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone who celebrates a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday. I hope everyone has a wonderful day filled with friends, family, and good food and drinks. 2017 has been interesting, but it’s almost over. We’ll have our annual “best of 2017” feature ready to run early in January. All of us are building our lists.

I know the holidays can also be a difficult time for many, just know that our community is here for you and there’s a bunch of resources online if you need someone to talk to.

Happy Fourth of July

Today is the 4th of July holiday so we will be on a more relaxed posting schedule. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable day and we’ll be back to our regular schedule tomorrow.

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day here in the states, so we’ll be on a more relaxed posting schedule throughout the day. I’d like to take a moment to thank all of the service men and women that read this site for all that you do.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day. It feels like his words are needed now more than ever.

We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.