Distriction Playlistic: Memorial Day ’09 Mix

Quick and dirty lunchtime/BBQ mix for the holiday. Literal mix of older, new-ish, pop, hip-hop, this and that. It’s a general smattering: a bit random, not particularly thematic, but a universally decent mix for a mid-day holiday meal. Start off mellow for the swelter. Pre-interlude: less local, a bit bossa nova and ska over funk,…

Distriction: City Stroll May 17

Still trying to keep up with the Joneses … not the family next door — their house got foreclosed. I’m trying to keep up with the kids who can afford to play, where and when I work. Though I wouldn’t mind dwelling on the recess side of the recession for a bit, kind of like…

The Re-Branding of America: Distriction – WMATA Wisdom May 16

Saturday, May 9, 2009 was a tandem. My 22nd birthday and college graduation. At my age you start to notice the subtexts, as an elder it is my civic duty to pass on this gained sapience. One thing I’ve learned: Metro stations are life’s little wisdom pockets … Yes, this is astoundingly true — sadly,…

The Re-Branding of America: Boys will be Border Patrol …

America: we are paranoid, underfunded, overpopulated, our southern border states tend to be a bit xenophobic, and we are xenophobically paranoid about overpopulation. What to do … what to do? Turn boy scouts into border patrol. How did we get so paranoid, to the point where we breed children for battle, you ask.