Wednesday, July 27, 2016

I Hate Politics: The Illogical Thinking Behind "A Vote for Jill Stein is a Vote for Donald Trump"

"If you vote for Jill Stein, you are voting for Donald Trump."

"A vote for Jill Stein is a vote for Donald Trump"

Etc. Etc.

This is becoming a popular sentiment among my fellow Liberals and Democrats about those of us thinking of voting for a 3rd party candidate. And it's wrong. Not morally wrong, but logically wrong.

The simple counter-argument:

Assume: "A vote for [someone not named Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump] is a vote for Donald Trump."

1. If I were a Donald Trump supporter, I could just as easily assert that "A vote for [someone not named Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton] is a vote for Hillary Clinton."

2. The two statements together lead to the conclusion that "A vote for Donald Trump is a vote for Hillary Clinton," which is nonsensical. The only statements of this kind that are logically sound are a series of tautologies:

"A vote for Donald Trump is a vote for Donald Trump."
"A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for Hillary Clinton."
"A vote for the candidate I voted for is a vote for the candidate I voted for."

So please stop claiming that a vote for someone is actually a vote for someone else. The world is dumb enough as it is.

The Million Year Trip (Vol. 53): If She Should Happen to Ask About Me, Tell Her I Had to Be On My Way...

Here’s the set list that I played on my show on CHIRP Radio on Sunday, July 24th.
  • The-Drum - Narco (Contact)
  • Soft Speaker - Menstruation (Nautical Romance)
  • S T F U - Do It Now (What We Want)
  • MG - Brink (MG)
  • Wires in the Walls - Boy from Tupelo (To Emmylou)
  • Tracy Bryant - Tell You (Subterranean)
  • Tommy McGee - We Ought to Be Together (Positive-Negative)
  • TTNG - Coconut Crab (Disappointment Island)
  • John Cale - Changes Made (M:FANS)
  • Mahalia Jackson - When the Saints Go Marching In [1956] (Live from the Old Town School)
  • Inter Arma - Primordial Wound (Paradise Gallows)
  • Scroll Downers - I Want to Believe (Hot Winter)
  • Elusive Parallelograms - Absolution (Elusive Parallelograms EP)
  • Shellac - The People's Microphone (Dude Incredible)
  • Whyte Horses - Promise I Do (Pop or Not)
  • GØGGS - Shotgun Shooter (GØGGS)
  • Movement - 5:57 (Movement EP)
  • Tortoise - Penumbra (Beacons Of Ancestorship)
  • Linda Smith - So I Liked Spring (Sky Girl)
  • The Avalanches - Because I'm Me (Wildflower)
  • Bob and Fred - I'll be on My Way (Eccentric Soul: The Big Mack Label)
  • Magic Sam - 21 Days in Jail (The Essential Magic Sam - The Cobra and Chief Recordings 1957-1961)
  • Buddy Rich - I'll Never be the Same (Lionel Hampton Presents Buddy Rich)
  • Tal National - Say Wata Gaya (Zoy Zoy)
  • Miles Davis & His Orchestra - Israel (Bebop Spoken Here: Tempus Fugit)
  • BADBADNOTGOOD - Confessions Pt. II [feat. Colin Stetson] (IV)
I’ll be back on the air on Sunday, July 31st from 2:00pm to 4:00pm Central Time with more music on CHIRP Radio!

Art Link: Lui Ferreyra

Art by Lui Ferreyra

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

GLI Press Song of the Week: "Moonlight" by S U R F I N G

The GLI Press Song of the Week roams the internet looking for the best in shared new music.

I’ve only recently heard the term “Yacht Rock” being used to describe the kind of polished, MoR Pop that dominated FM radio from the late ‘70s to early ‘90s. The album from Australian artist S U R F I N G uses the sound as inspiration for a new kind of electronic dreamscape mood music. Fans of Washed Out will notice the similarities right away.

Art Link: Dima Rebus

Art by Dima Rebus