Monthly Archives: May 2019

Rent Party: Burn It Down! (EP)

Holly, Matt, and Snezana have a digital preview of their upcoming CD release!

Burn It Down by Rent Party

released May 15, 2019 

Lunch Bag Records, 2019, EP 

All songs written by Rent Party, except “Bolje kada odeš,” written by Gene Clark, with lyrics by Rent Party. 

Recorded at I.V. Lab Studios in Chicago, IL by Chuck Kawal and at Five Cats Audio in Highland Park, IL by Matt Sobczyk. 

Mixed by Matt Sobczyk, Snežana Žabić, and Stanislav Žabić (tracks 6 and 7). 

Rent Party are: Holly Rose Shapiro (drums), Matt Sobczyk (bass, percussion, guitar), and Snežana Žabić (vocals and guitar). 

Special thanks to: 
Heather Brown: vocals on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Guitar on track 4.
Kim Simpson: lead guitar on tracks 6 and 7 and mandolin on 7. 
Stanislav Žabić: vocals on 7. 

Cover design by Jason Shapiro.

license

Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.


Yay, Democrats, but F the DCCC and DNC. #MedicareForAll #PartyOfBotterman

Stream of consciousness from the screaming hell of caffeine addiction, My love/hate relationship with my party. Campaigns and Elections. Adam’s wild years. Political economy. Election2020. Honoring Veterans.

Keep your hate, clipped and distant
Keep your luck, a two-headed cow
The pilgrimage has gained momentum
Take a turn, take a turn
Take a fortune, take a fortune – R.E.M.


Adam’s random thoughts on DCCC, 2019 Patrick Botterman Award Breakfast, and #MedicareForAll. Plus, Lisa on #MedicareForAll
Piss DCCC – image from last night’s deleted tweet. I meant what I said but didn’t want to slam the DCCC the same day the DEM HOUSE did some good work.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky IL-9 and Lisa
Jan and Lisa
Rock star in his own mind Adam Broad with True Rock Star Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

Blue No Matter Who

I was triggered by a meme. It’s funny but dangerous. Because #VoteBlueNoMatterWho. I am plenty pissed off about the stupidity and corruption of my party and I’m willing to fight to reform it. It’s the same loyalty I gave my personal stupidity and corruption. So I guess this is me Demsplaining to some of my comrades who are new to being inside the jackass party.

If you weren’t a democrat last week but you’re volunteering for a democratic presidential candidate today, I have bad news for you: YOU’RE A DEMOCRAT. And democrats close ranks after the primary. It’s a contract.

If you weren’t a democrat last week but you’re volunteering for a democratic presidential candidate today, I have bad news for you: you’re a democrat. And democrats close ranks after the primary. It’s a contract.

The good news is that if you enjoy beating up Democrats, Democratic primary campaigns can be bloodbaths. But not like a war where you physically bury the opponent. Like a Stanley Cup Playoff where there’s a handshake line at the end and someone advances and someone else goes home. It can be ugly, sloppy, brutal, and unfair, but it’s better than war, because the loser goes home and mopes or disappears on a hiking trip, not buried or imprisoned. It’s something we take for granted: the ability to replace or reform government without firing a shot.

If you’re volunteering for a democratic presidential candidate today and you’re telling democratic primary voters that you won’t Vote Blue No Matter Who vs. Trump, Democratic primary voters (required to win a Democratic primary) won’t trust you. And if after I explain this to you and you keep doing it, I won’t trust you either. I can’t be sure if you’re stupid, crazy, or just working for the GOP.

Rejecting a call for a united front against Trump is OFF MESSAGE and will be used by the corporate GOP-lite DINO sell-outs to feed the Not A Real Democrat narrative when Bernie wins the nomination. We are running a Democratic primary not an independent campaign. It’s one thing to criticize the corrupting influence of We’re On Your Side Too corporate money among our establishment leaders and another to ridicule party unity and make the nomination a meaningless prize in a fractured party.

There are all kinds of things we can talk about that will build unity, win the nomination, and defeat Trump and his GOP enablers (and put the writing on the wall for his DINO enablers): #MedicareForAll #GreenNewDeal #FairTaxes #SaneForeignPolicy. This election isn’t about the way the democratic party was wrong last week, last month, last year, the years before that, last century, or the century before that. It was very wrong very often. The GOP has an army of paid hypes to talk about that 24/7. Not our job. Our job is to vindicate the Democratic party and The Republic moving forward. All kinds of democratic primary voters can be persuaded on the issues if we take the time to explain them. Independent progressives can be persuaded to join the party if we have a realistic program for progress and reform. We do. Let’s focus on that. Let’s win for #Bernie2020 and let’s be the ones who shout #BlueNoMatterWho the loudest.

In solidarity!

Full disclosure: I am political director of the Vernon Township Democrats, co-organizer of Our Revolution Lake County, and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. I don’t always speak for the causes and candidates I am attached to and they don’t always speak for me.


Adam’s Daily Outrage Olympics: John Avlon, it’s you I want to drown out, not centrist dems #Bernie2020 #CorporateNews

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/12/opinions/twitter-distortion-2020-dems-avlon/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2OyYRPFaf-3ah-nabzp-WwOyQaTHCVwL_rs4uvpDzJs-f6Y3R9kX1KAe0

DISCLAIMER: This is the first in a series of installments reacting to a crappy corporate opinion piece. This is my new chew toy. This is my opinion. This is my knee-jerk reaction. I don’t always speak for my party, my comrades, and my candidates, and they don’t always speak for me.


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