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Don't be afraid, Wǒ de péngyǒu! Today we are embarking (woof woof ) on a musical adventure to far-off lands, sailing across continents, gliding through backstreets and great public squares and forests and hillsides…all in just over 30 minutes!

Like how Miles Davis was contemporaneously exploring jazz-rock fusion and rolling improvisations, Cherry's impetus was world music, blending American jazz improv with inspiration derived from Asian instrumentation and composition.

Press ▶ and let it wash over you.

Afro-Indic-Diasporatic BONUS:

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Late to the game on this one, friends. Apologies.

Evil Does Not Exist, (JPN, 2023)
Detroit Film Theatre
5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
Saturday, May 25, 2024, 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, May 26, 2024, 2:00pm

Multi-nominated and multi-awarded 2023 film by director Ryusuke Hamaguchi…

Deep in the forest of the rural village Harasawa, single parent Takumi lives with his young daughter, Hana, and does odd jobs for locals. The serenity of this untouched land is disrupted by the arrival of a Tokyo company ready to start construction on a glamping site for tourists—a plan that could have dire results for the community.

This potent and foreboding new film from Oscar®-winning director Hamaguchi (Drive My Car) is a haunting, unexpected experience with its rapturous score that breaks from the usual country-vs.-city themes and walks the line between the earthly and the metaphysical. Grand Jury Prizes, Venice Film Festival and Asia Pacific Screen Awards. In Japanese with English subtitles. (105 min.)

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Owner George Boukas said he first learned of the collapse from a 10 a.m. phone call from Detroit police. He said he intends to reopen the bar once the damage is repaired, although he isn't sure when that will be. A masonry repairman was already at the bar Friday afternoon to survey the damage. […] “It’s all about getting everything back up to code — engineering, permitting, construction — so it’s going to be a whole process," Boukas said. "Right now, we’re closed indefinitely.”

The timing of the collapse was particularly inconvenient for the bar's business, coming on the eve of this weekend's Movement electronic musical festival. Temple Bar was set to host a Friday night fundraiser for the Underground Music Academy and a Saturday night dance party. […] “I had 11 DJs lined up for tonight," Boukas said. "I had to cancel everything."

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En Vogue - Free Your Mind (iv.melmac.space)
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"…and your ass will follow." Thank you, Dr Funkenstein.

COVID-19 Edition BONUS:


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The Freep just published a drone fly-by video of the renovated, iconic Michigan Central Station—despite the name, there's been no actual commitment by Amtrak—scheduled to officially reopen June 6, 2024.

Interesting to note: the drone video unfortunately neglects to show the northmost-facing corner, the location of the newly-added Ford Virgin Sacrifices Plaza, designed in an Egyptian-futurist motif, and the remodelled Entrance to Hell, developed in tandem with Elon Musk co-founded The Boring Company. With the future of the towers uncertain and no real plans forthcoming, both Bedrock and GM are considering their own direct, non-stop shuttle to Hell at the Renaissance Center location.

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Everything I say is a lie…
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Lil Nas X - J Christ (invidious.fdn.fr)
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Montero Lamar Hill, professionally known as Lil Nas X, was named after the Mitsubishi Montero[^1]. For those unfamiliar with the vehicle, it's a non-descript, generic SUV. Compensation? Or just another bored artiste telling outright lies to interviewers just for fun?

Whatever. It's catchy enough.

[^1]: Rice, Nicholas. "Lil Nas X Details Where His Birth Name Came From — and the Origin of His Stage Moniker". Peoplemag.


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[-] [email protected] 0 points 2 days ago

Uhmm...that's certainly an interesting talking point to concentrate on.

🧘

Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do

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Rule #1: Don't panic.

In Michigan, the case initially went undetected. A nasal swab first tested negative for influenza in Michigan, but an eye swab from the patient was shipped to CDC. There, it tested positive for the flu virus, according to the CDC.

The virus has been circulating in dairy and poultry farms across the U.S. for several months, and was detected in Michigan cattle March 29. Just more than a month later, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s director Tim Boring directed farmers to take extra precautions to separate potentially infected livestock and to minimize interaction between humans and farm animals. […] Boring, in the statement released Wednesday afternoon, said finding the human case is “exactly how public health is meant to work, in early detection and monitoring of new and emerging illnesses.”

From the Freep's coverage

[Michigan chief medical officer, Dr. Natasha] Bagdasarian said the average Michigander shouldn't panic. […] "The risk to the general public remains low," she said. "And that's for a few reasons: No. 1, we have not seen evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission. ... For this to become a bigger risk to the general public, we would be looking for sustained human-to-human transmission and we have not seen that."

Citing privacy concerns, no details were released Wednesday about specifically which farm employed the Michigan worker or in which county the infection occurred. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development reported Monday that avian influenza outbreaks have been identified in 18 dairy cow herds in the following Michigan counties: Clinton, Gratiot, Ionia, Allegan, Ingham, Isabella, Montcalm, Barry and Ottawa.

It's more cow herd outbreaks than in any other state, according to the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. Since the outbreak began in February 2022, H5N1 avian influenza also has been detected in domestic birds from 23 Michigan counties: Bay, Branch, Cass, Eaton, Genesee, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Menominee, Montmorency, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Ottawa, Saginaw, Sanilac, Tuscola, Washtenaw and Wexford.

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Synthesized beats and sounds will abound downtown this Memorial Day weekend in modernist Hart Plaza for the 123^rd^ annual Movement Festival, the yearly mecca for EDM/techno/house/tekno fans from Detroit…aAnNdD bBeEyYoOnNdDdDdDdDd

Saturday Sunday Yes, Monday too!

Besides the official Movement Festival website's infographic, the Metro Times also has a schedule with dates and descriptions and a thorough list of this year's special guests, like…

LudacrisCarl CraigDJ EttaStacey Pullen ☆ Dames Brown* ☆ RimarkableStacey Hotwaxx HaleTee GrizzleyRyan ElliottSpeedy JReferenceMilan ArielWaajeed ☆ *and SO MANY mMoOaArRrRrRrRrR

See y'all there and remember to hydrate.


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KALEO - Lonely Cowboy (iv.datura.network)
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Live in the Colosseum. Yes, that Colosseum. You know…the one in Rome, Italy?


Laissez les bons temps rouler!
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From ace reporter Anna Liz Nichols at MichiganAdvance…

The Caring for MI Family Tax Credit is one of the proposals under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recommendations for the state’s next budget and would afford caregivers tax relief of up to $5,000.

“That work is almost always uncompensated. … It is not always visible in policy in terms of how we respond to the needs of caregivers, things that caregiving requires so that people can do it,” [Michigan Lt Gov Garlin] Gilchrist said. “Caregivers are a critical infrastructure to life, to success, to wellbeing, to stability, and we need to make sure that they are really supported.”

“These are people who care for their loved ones and use their own dollars for out of pocket expenses, grandparents taking care of grandchildren, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, mothers daughter taking care of those who they love,” [state director of AARP Michigan Paula] Cunningham said. “They don’t do this for the money, they do it because of their commitment to their family members and … their loved ones.”

Although the majority of the readers of this community were hatched from reptile eggs, I'm sure there are those among us who are part of this uncompensated, unofficial nursing team (if you aren't, I wouldn't ever wish it on you). Talk about tough; you're constantly in damage-control mode. At least with the state's proposal, this monthly USD$416.00 largesse could help with, for example, occasional outside care so you can do stupid stuff…like take a shower or grocery shop or talk to someone.

Otherwise, you know, we could always demand the dismantling of the trillion-dollar racket known as "American health insurance" and maybe shoot for a system proposed back in 2003 by the late representative John Conyers (D-MI) that would cover most of these needs…? No, I get it…y'alls too busy checking…

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Suggs - I Am (invidious.lunar.icu)
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Remember…Parma spelled backwards is AMRAP!
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[-] [email protected] 0 points 6 days ago

If you can’t take an insult you have no business being in politics, which is just a formalized method for handling conflict.

…I think we can all agree on this.

MTG made it personal because she’s an asshole

…and here's where you throw your whole argument out the window. Pushback (and language) of this nature has no place in civil discourse, much less justification of such. We, and they, are not friends at the bar. We, and they, are in a public arena where, like it or not, we are held to certain social customs and rules. Rep Greene was clearly out of line with such a playground ad hominem attack on Rep Crockett. But instead of "taking the high road" or having Greene officially reprimanded for her childish behaviour most unbecoming of a public official—at least Rep Ocasio-Cortez correctly addressed the attack initially—both Reps Cortez and Crockett returned the volley with Ms Crockett improvising that scene from Do The Right Thing. Would you applaud that kind of escalation from your children?

"Pearl clutching," my ass.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

Muhuwaahaaahaaaaahaaahaaahaaaa! 😈

You're welcome!

[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 week ago

I just wanted to say thank you for this. It shouldn't ever be an invitation for violence, the topic is far from being black-or-white and I'm sorry you feel threatened daily by, for lack of a better term, the ignorant.


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[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

Yeaaaaah…~~you~~ we wish! 👴 🧓 👵 🤣

[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 week ago

Thanks, @bob! 👍 Sometimes the tone of the message gets lost in written communication, as we've all experienced.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 week ago

But both parties are the same, am I right?

Care to elaborate? Or is my snark detector not working today?

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

And like potato chips, just one more…

  • Bold As Love (Olympic Studios, London, UK, October 5, 1967)
[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 week ago

I did like the downtown revitalization that was happening during his tenure.

Like what, exactly? What did "one of the worst mayors in America" do for the City of Detroit during his tenure? Y'know, besides bankrupt it even further and use it as his personal Al Capone Junior Playhouse®…?

I haven’t been to the city in almost 17 years but I’d be interested to see how it’s held up.

I forget sometimes that participants of this community are not necessarily from the city nor metroDetroit™. I have to ask: where are you residing that you haven't visited Detroit 2.0 since the end of Kilpatrick's ~~reign of terror~~ time in office?

P.S.: I 💘 your username!

[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 week ago

No way they’ll reliably meet US safety standards.

The linked article mentions that the Seagull presently doesn't meet US Safety Requirements. But that's probably the least of our worries.

BYD and its line of EVs is an economic scatter bomb Made in China. BYD's products are heavily subsidized by the PRC and built by unionless "slave labor." It doesn't matter at all if the Seagull makes one yuan of profit, like the Chinese solar panel market they're created to flood the market and later, when the competition folds during the inevitable "race to the bottom", attain market dominance. Even if BYD does meet US safety standards, even with heavy US import taxes and tariffs applied, their EVs would still sell for less than a Volt or a Tesla. At that point, how could the average US car buyer not be tempted?

This is not to say that American automotive industry is without blame or was somehow blindsided, having dropped the ball as they did back in the 1970s with the first wave of Japanese imports. The US government must share the blame for being at least 10 years too late on having in place a national EV charging strategy much like the Highway Act of the 1956. I guess, like the pre-2008 banks, everyone was just making too much money to do anything about it.

Here's an article over at Electrek regarding the present US EV situation. While I won't say I entirely agree with their analysis they do make many legitimate points regarding EV strategy.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

Gnashing of teeth

Worth it for the cover art alone! 😄

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we can be bought with sporting even tickets???

Well, yeah. You pick the event, what's a "good seats" ticket cost these days? Not "nosebleed section" tickets where us mere mortals sit.

It's the pay me back part that chafes me too. Like that isn't any greasier. Ugh, I need a shower now.

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