Friday, June 3, 2016
The Rebel Black Dot Song of the Day: SKAfter Party
Reel Big Fish, "Everything Sucks" (live) from Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album, Disc 1: More Shtick Than You Can Shake a Stick At (The Last Angry Man)
Skammentary: Last Friday, when the studio album rendition of "Everything Sucks" was the R.B.D.S.O.T.D., I meant it. That selection started off as a gleeful complement to L.T.J.'s "Overrated (Everything Is)," but took a dark turn as I stared into the abyss of this year's presidential politics & my own stubborn sinfulness (which I then compounded by flirting with the sin of despair). This Friday, because joy is a choice—an act of the will, like love, & not the emotion it is commonly, mistakenly supposed to be—I'm all smiles, ready to take on whatever horrors lie in wait.