Let’s be very clear. Many of us have been in a nightclub bathroom where all the rules go out the window. People of both sexes, all sexual orientations, and identities, are doing their hair, taking a piss, doing blow, or maybe even starting a family in one of the stalls – in whatever bathroom happens to be free. And in the context for that night – the code of conduct is temporarily lowered by consensus. And you would hope, should something get out of hand – people would do something in pretty quick order.
That is not what we are talking about here. In your Walmarts, your schools, your goverment offices and business.. your highway rest stops – there are rules to make sure that creepy stuff is not happening and that everyone can do their business in a safe setting. Everyone. Creepy behavior does not belong in public bathrooms. If I walk into a public bathroom and see a straight man shooting up, i’m turning right around and filing a complaint.
Be-ing trans-gender is a real. It is not behavior – it is an identity. There’s nothing creepy about it. Here’s an expert link to get up to speed. If you are not up to speed, ok.. But no time like the present to get informed.
I recently watched – back to back – What Happened Miss Simone? – a documentary about Nina Simone – and Beware of Mr. Baker? – a film about the rock drummer Ginger Baker for the 60s rock band Cream.
All i can say is. Holy shiz. Like – holy mother flipping shiz. I had heard she was mad as a hatter. But I had no idea. She once walked up to Martin Luther King and shouted I’m not non-violent. On stage, her personal demons fueled by the indignities of the times enhanced her performances to hypnotic and frightening levels.
Ginger Baker looks, plays, and acts like the spawn of Satan. Not someone to turn your back on.
But – wow – what incredible artists. Ginger Baker is really a jazz drummer. Would have been wild to seen them on stage together. What would that have been like?
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Here’s an awesome tune I’ve never heard. Great for late night driving, thinking, and hatching of schemes. I know noting about Dennis the Fox, but i love his haircut and serial killer glasses.
A decent story on the current state of Mardi Gras Indians in New Orleans culture without getting into specifics. Mentioned in the Story are the Red Flame Hunters All Youth Indian Tribe. I saw them pass by the Back Street Cultural Museum on Mardi Gras 2015. I was impressed with their presence, presence and suits. The kids are the real deal.