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Protest Music

Protest and topical music including comedy. We're interested in the history of protest music, for instance labor songs, civil rights songs, anti war songs. We also feature contemporary protest music and we particularly want to hear your protest songs.

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Of course Protest Music is on topic. But it doesn't have to be both. Protest or Music. Protest is on topic. Music is on topic.

 Acceptance, Equality & Cake!

This suburban Jewish mom is proud to be an American in light of the SCOTUS marriage equality decision.  (Like all good Jewish mothers, I support gay rights because I secretly hope for a gay son . . . so he'll never leave me for another woman . . . cue rimshot)

I wasn't sure how to approach the subject, but then I was inspired by Frank Bruni's moving and touching essay in the NYTimes.  

 First grader stands tall against homophobic street preacher
One of these people is going extinct and he's wearing a microphone on his face
Zea is a first grader who was at ComFest—a family-friendly music festival in Columbus Ohio. According to the video uploader:
Zea was not there to protest. She volunteers every year, and was on her way to spend her volunteer tokens on pizza.
The event took place one day after SCOTUS legalized gay marriage throughout our nation. This guy was sad about that and he and his friend, who likes to hold things, decided to take their "I'm lonely and I need attention any kind of attention will do" Karaoke machine out into the streets and yell about how everyone was going to hell.

Well, Zea wasn't born yesterday. She was born six years ago and therefore has already forgotten how the world ended back in 2000. In the face of purity this "preacher" had to back off. It is sweet to watch how simple and powerful Zea's silent protest is.

Watch the 21 seconds of this young girl's power below the fold.


 Marriage Equality quotes from Justice Kennedy in his Majority Opinion in ‘Obergefell v. Hodges’
There are quite a few diaries on different aspects of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on Marriage Equality, In this diary I would like to somewhat dissect and discuss some of what I consider to be Justice Kennedy’s most memorable statements and what they personally mean to me and I suspect to a great many other LGBT people and to our supporters.

To be sure this case will likely be the most important Civil Rights case of this century and will be taught to history students across America and beyond. In particular I think a lot of concentration will be put on teaching about Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion.

Full Supreme Court ruling

Follow below the fold to read these quotes and a further discussion on just how important they are and why.

 ♥Marriage Equality, Long Overdue♥ Photos NYC 2015 Pride Parade♥ #Love Wins

Congratulations I'm So Happy For Everyone.
This Is My Gift To You All.

The Parade March-5th Avenue New York City

People wait for the start of the 2015 New York City Pride Parade in New York on June 28, 2015. Under a sea of rainbow flags, hundreds of thousands of jubilant supporters poured onto New York's streets for the annual Gay Pride March, two days after the US Supreme Court's landmark ruling to legalize gay marriage. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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Gay Marriage Declared Legal Across The US In Historic Supreme Court Ruling Guardian News and Media by Dan Roberts and Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington June  26 2015

NYC Pride March 2015: Photos Of The Historic Celebration June 29 2015

New York City 2015 Gay Pride March Celebrates Supreme Court Ruling On Marriage Equality NYC Gay Pride Parade Video-auto-plays

You are all entitled by law and the Constitution, to the same rights, benefits, and privileges that everyone has.

Ignore ignorant people. Too many rigid, ignorant people out there.

Marriage Equality is about love; yes, although, Marriage Equality is also, very much about equal rights. It's about couples; often with dependent children, who pay plenty in taxes, having equal protection under the law.

Pensions, health care, etc. Having equal rights, so their loved ones can be taken care of. Same things anyone, anywhere, wants.

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.


Across the nation, a growing number of federal offices and state organizations offer tools and resources to help older adults find services, benefits, and other forms of aid that may be available to them. In addition, many of these resources provide resources on legal issues, health care, LGBT community centers, housing services and locators, and more.

Services And Advocacy For GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.
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♥For All My Friends And Good People Everywhere♥ TerraCycle Nationwide Program.
♥HUD Helps Public Housing Residents Become Homeowners. And More Great Links.

God's Love We Deliver, is the tri-state area's leading provider of nutritious, individually-tailored meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.

Act UP NY / Facebook
In March of 1987, ACT UP formed in New York City by a group of people as a diverse, nonpartisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis.

 ☮Invictus ☮ Unconquered☮

♥Celebrating☮Dr King♥ A Legacy Of Love

Photos Bayonne High School 2015 Graduation by Michael Dempsey The Jersey Journal June 22 2015 My Alma Mater, Class of 1969.

Photos 7 Jersey City High School Graduations by Summer Dawn Hortillosa The Jersey Journal June 22 2015

Photos Best Of The Best Dressed At NJ Proms by Len Melisurgo NJ Advance Media for June 22 2015

New City Kids / Facebook / Photos / Videos

New City Kids, More Than Just An After School Center!
Empowering at-risk teenagers in Jersey City NJ, to become mentors and role models for the kids in their neighborhood.

New City Kids Jersey City NJ
New City Kids 2014 Report Card
100% of our 12 seniors from the 2013 – 2014 school year graduated and enrolled in college this fall!

15 Teen Life Interns went on our annual college tour to 13 campuses where they talked to 19 New City Kids alumni about their college experience.

Participants in our SAT prep classes saw their scores improve by 136 points on average.

Over 500 one-on-one mentoring hours were invested in our Teen Life Interns by adult staff.

30 teens participated in City Sail: our free summer sailing program.

Average daily After School Center attendance has risen from 80 to 94 kids at our Fairmount Ave. site.

35 kids each received over 50 hours of musical instruction in keyboard, bass, voice, or drums.

68 children made it into gold club! They completed all three levels of extra credit including: literary devices, geometry, and geography.

14 first grade students each started a new class designed to get them up to grade level in reading.

61 children enrolled in music school, learning drums, bass, vocals, or piano.

Pay attention to your gut feelings.
No matter how good something looks,
if it doesn't feel right, walk away.

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Yes; I've been reading again.
More news below. Warning; graphic, senseless violence.
 BFSkinner Ain't Heavy, He's Our Brother. Game for a Fundraiser? #BFSkinnerFundraiserGame

You know this guy. BFSkinner needs our help. Let's play a game in his style. Unfortunately he cannot play with us today.

You know this guy.

BFSkinner in 2010
Joined Daily Kos in May 2008, 672 diaries published, 21,982 comments, 29,896 total recommends, 200329 total comment ratings. 366 people following him.

Most Recommended Diary: Dementia: Firsthand -- It sucks.

Diaries about his own illnesses including vascular dementia, situational depression, lupus, Crohn disease. Diaries about getting disability. Diaries of cross-group healing after racist tragedies. Whimsical diaries like How to write good. And late-night game diaries. 672 diaries.

Member of 27 Daily Kos groups, founder of That's Entertainment. Participant in real-world meetups of Netroots Nation (Minnesota) and Motor City Kossacks.

It is ironic, but after he earned his doctorate in psychology, he worked for Caremark, and he wrote instructions for nurses on how to interact with patients to maximize their ability to follow instructions and effectively change their lifestyles.

BFSkinner needs help.

His illnesses prevent him from working. He is waiting for Social Security to come through with his Disability. His hospital bills have piled up. He needs $4000 to pay bills and help him pay for housing until his Disability is approved.

Unfortunately he will not be able to play with us today.

First of all, BFSkinner asked me to express to you his deep gratitude to the Daily Kos community for your help him in the recent and distant past.

Unfortunately BFSkinner has been in the hospital for a couple of days, admitted with abdominal pain and an intestinal obstruction. He is on medications (steroids in treatment of Crohn disease), but he may need surgery eventually. However, at this time, tests reveal that his intestinal flow-through is enough to forestall surgery. Watchful waiting is the game his doctors are playing today.

I will keep you informed about his progress, as I have done before.

Since he is in the hospital, he will be unable to comment in Daily Kos diaries. The screen on his cellphone is just too small.

 The Confederate Flag May Be Over, But Racism Is Not

Maybe if we set this to music, right-wingers might actually understand it!

 47 Years After His Debut, 67-Year-Old James Taylor Hits #1 On Billboard Charts For First Time

From Rolling Stone, over the past 24 hours…

'Before This World' ends singer-songwriter's 47-year wait for a chart-topping album

By Daniel Kreps
Rolling Stone
June 24, 2015

Forty-seven years after his debut album, James Taylor has finally scored his first Number One record on the Billboard 200. The singer's latest, Before This World, sold 97,000 copies in its debut week, giving the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee his first ever chart-topping album. In addition to being Taylor's first collection of new music in 13 years, the surprise Number One was also aided by a vigorous promotional campaign by SiriusXM, who dedicated a channel to the singer and hosted a Town Hall with Taylor prior to Before This World's arrival.

Taylor had previously flirted with the Top Ten with nearly a dozen of his LPs, most notably 1970's Sweet Baby James (Number Three) and, more recently, 2002's October Road and 2008's Covers (both reached Number Four). However, Before This World hitting the top spot marks the second-longest wait between a Billboard 200 debut and a chart-topping album, Billboard reports. Only Tony Bennett, who waited 54 years – from 1957's Tony to the Number One album Duets II in 2011 – experienced a longer Number One holdout than Taylor. (Billboard doesn't acknowledge Taylor's 1968 self-titled debut in the equation since it never charted.)…

 Songs with difficult to decipher lyrics

Have you ever heard a song that you have no idea what the lyrics are?

Louie Louie is probably the most famous example of this... but there are others.

Songs that in total, or in places, are often impossible to understand.

This diary is dedicated to those songs.

Please feel free to put up any others that you can think of... I've included several well known ones, but I am sure there are others out there.

 The Evening Blues - 6-23-15

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Welcome! "The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of interest to the community.  

Just about anything goes, but attacks and pie fights are not welcome here.  This is a community diary and a friendly, peaceful, supportive place for people to interact.  

Everyone who wants to join in peaceful interaction is very welcome here.