Look On Down From The Bridge

June 24, 2018

“Look On Down From The Bridge,” written by Hope Sandoval, and recorded by her with the group Mazzy Starr in 1996. Ms. Sandoval’s more recent projects include Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions.

Hope Sandoval website

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The Truth About Money

June 24, 2018

“The Truth About Money,” written and recorded by Leon Haywood. A 1964 essay on personal finance.

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Grandview

June 24, 2018

“Grandview,” by John Mellencamp and Bobby Clark, and performed by Mr. Mellencamp with some help from singer Martina McBride and guitarist Izzy Stradlin.

John Mellencamp website.

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Hush

June 24, 2018

“Hush,” recorded by the Golden Gate Quartet, 1946.

“Soon one morning/Death comes a-creeping in the room”

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Coming Home

June 23, 2018

“Coming Home,” by Leon Bridges. Video directed by Chip Tompkins. Shot at Straight Razor Steve’s Barber Shop, Fort Worth, TX.

Leon Bridges website

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México Americano

June 23, 2018

“México Americano,” written by Rumel Fuentes, interpreted by La Santa Cecilia, featuring the Rebel Cats. Many people know the versions by Los Pingüinos del Norte and Los Lobos.

Zacatecas to Minnesota
Oaxaca to New York.
Two countries are my land,
I defend them with honor.

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Halfway There

June 23, 2018

“Halfway There,” written by Chris Cornell and performed by him with Ben Shepherd, his bandmate in Soundgarden.

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The Life of Death

June 23, 2018

“The Life of Death,” a 2012 video by Marsha Onderstijn.
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Conspiracy Theories: A Secret Plot?

June 22, 2018

More:

“Conspiracy Theories: Why More Educated People Don’t Believe Them,” Teodora Zareva, Big Think

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The 2020 census is in trouble.

June 21, 2018

The 2020 census suffers from lack of administration support, and the GAO has determined it has a high risk of failure. An inaccurate count of the population would threaten the integrity of many government programs and basic democratic functions, and the Department of Justice has has proposed changes to the 2020 form which would further undermine the census process and put everyone in America at risk.

A Vox video.

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