Rhymes Against Humanity High Road Review Preview

I wrote a song last night, and it’s at the end of the podcast. If you show up to Milkboy on friday night, I might even play it again. wanna sing along?

Elizabeth Kübler-Ross defined the five stages of grief as, Denial, Anger, Bargaining Depression and Acceptance. If you are a decent human being, and I think you are, November 9th began your trek through these five stages and you are doing everything in your power to never reach stage five. To that end, you should watch the inauguration in the afternoon and let those awful emotions assault you in waves,* Now comes the important part, grasp whichever of the four you’re feeling and bring it with you to Milkboy, where you’ve already purchased your tickets Here
You don’t need to see, Kid Rock, and Chachi and The Nuge, and maybe, like two Rockettes. You need to see, these local Philadelphians who comprise The High Road Revue. A tremendous windfall of musical talent on one stage to help us all begin the process of not just surviving, but fighting the incoming administration and not allowing a Donald J. Trump to profane and destroy the representative democracy that was founded over there at Independence Hall, just five blocks from Milkboy where you’ll be watching the likes of…

The Fractals
John Faye
Stargazer Lily
Schoolly D
Hinton Bower Jones

Hannah Taylor and The Rekardo Lee Trio
Scott Silipigni
Cookie Rabinowitz
Morgan Pinkstone

Hoagy Wing
Hemline Theory
Adam Brodsky
Mia Johnson
•Chris Schutz
Brian Seymour
Eve Sheldon

Tickets are 12$ in advance/15$ at door and can be purchased Here
all proceeds will go to:
Penn Environmental, The Attic Youth Center, Women’s Law Project and 
The ACLU of Pennsylvania. You can sign up to join letter writing campaigns with The Coffee Clatch Coalition:
We’re gonna look back on this one day and be very proud of how we resisted. That resistance begins on Inauguration evening at Milkboy. See you there.

*Also, if you have any sort of juice with weather gods, I think a very, very, very windy day would make for some nice historical photos. Thank you in advance.


Phil Stinson, Police Arrest Database Deep Dive Edition

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Couple months ago I was fortunate enough to take a deep dive with my old friend Professor Phil Stinson whose work includes the country’s most comprehensive database on police arrests. We spoke at length about his qualifications and about his database and the path that lead him to such. And in this exceedingly depressing week of executions by police begetting assassination begetting Facebook outrage begetting empty words begetting Rudy Giuliani who for some reason is still being given a microphone, (I’m looking at you John Dickerson, you should know better), this podcast can serve as deep background on the data collection and research that is going on.

I hope you find it as interesting as I did. If you’d like you can go on over to Phil’s Facebook page where he keeps a pretty comprehensive set of links to the various and esteemed publications and broadcasts that quote or interview him.

Again thanks for listening and go out and love somebody because that’s the only way out of this fucking mess.


RAH All Banjo Players Go to Heaven. Ray (Duffy) of Light Edition














As 2016 Continues its Sherman-like Scorched Earth Campaign, yet another great musician has been steamrolled. Ray Duffy was one of the good ones, so good in fact, that he gave up a day of his all too short life to play banjo on an Antifolk Album.

This brief podcast is but a tip of the cap to a generous and tasteful player. Safe travels Ray, and thanks for the hang and the twang.


The Hinkie Stinky/Hinkie Thinky Edition With Jim Adair.

adair - 1 So last week the Sixers acted like an African Dictatorship and had a profound shakeup in a front office which was already under all kinds of national and local fire because of “The Process”. I sat down with Jim Adair of CrossingBroad.com who kind of looks like he’s sporting Groucho Grease in this photo. Jim spelled out and nicely recapped the whole she-bang to date in a way that an NBAvoider like myself could wrap his tiny little head around. I think you’ll find it interesting even if you don’t like basketball, or sports, or me. You can find Jim on the Twitters here and you can check out his clever tee shirts at OptionaliTEES

The show ends with a song from the new album of my friend and friend of the podcast, John Byrne.

As always, like us on Facebook, and leave a review in iTunes. Subscribe and enjoy, thanks.



RAH 034 Philly Music Lab/Fuck Bob Schieffer And John Dickerson Edition

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So, facing through Facebook t’other day I noticed that a few of my peers seemed to be having a really really good time without me. It turns out it was Dan Nosheny, Samantha Wittchen and Alexandra Cutler-Fetkewicz who have created PhillyMusicLab.com. What exactly is Philly Music Lab? I had no idea, but it looked like way more fun than I was having, so I got in touch and had them come over to the PRHQPCS and we talked for half an hour or so.

TLDR; It’s a commonwealth of, atypical music types who are going to use fraternity to help forward their careers and their art. It’s waaaay cooler than that antiseptic sentence, but you’re the asshole who doesn’t have time to listen to the interview, so a bland sentence is all ya gets.

The specific Labradoodles can be found in these varying places:

dan@phillymusiclab.com, @neonandshy
samantha@phillymusiclab.com, @samwittchen, @wittchenband

As always, like the podcast on iTunes or stitcher. Reviews are awesome so please don’t keep your love to yourself. That’s why Emily Dickinson never went viral. Though, to be fair, her IG was just a bunch of cat videos. But thanks for listening. And keep passing the open windows.

in re: above photos, It’s nigh-on impossible to take a multiface selfie where at least one person doesn’t look “special”, but everyone looks fuckable in at least one of these pictures. Choose your favorite for printing and framing.


Today Is The Day The World Changes 4/28/15

Photo Apr 28, 10 28 09While just 40 miles away in Baltimore, frustration and disenfranchisement are boiling over with typical results, what’s happening today up in the Supreme Court is anything but typical. As we speak, a giant greed of lawyers and their plaintiffs and a gallery of people who have been camped out for the better part of a week will make and hear arguments that will, in all likelihood lead to a ruling by the court later this year that should legalize same-sex marriage across the land. Like all fifty, even Alabama. Today is a big fucking deal and I can offer you some insight. Well not me, but I know a guy. That guy is lead counsel on the Kentucky case, one of several cases that have been balled up into a supersession by the court.

Since the court jesters in the robes are afraid of what we would think if we saw them working, we will soon have audio of this momentous day. We will never see more than a few sketches and some hugs and kisses on the steps out front, but for those of you who crave the inside info, I have a treat for you. My friend and and important footnote to American history, Dan Canon will be arguing in what I”m told is a very nice suit. He was generous enough to sit down with me last month and blah-blah about the case and some other stuff.

When the SCOTUS audio is released, I’ll throw it up on this page, but till then, you should listen, if you haven’t already, to Rhymes Against Humanity’s interview with Civil Rights Lawyer and Guitar Player/Songwriter Dan Canon. As a matter of fact, I’ll make it easy, just click below.

Remember, Love is winning because we have chosen love. Or perhaps the Oligarchs are throwing us a bone because it really doesn’t affect their marginal rate and we’re getting pretty fed up so this is a nice valve or whatever. Point is, its happening and you should listen to this interview with the guy who’s making it happen.