Audioslave Back After 12 Years with a Common Enemy

By: Kidman J. Williams

Audioslave hit the stage again after almost 12 years on Friday night in Los Angeles at the Anit-Inaugural Ball. Audioslave was the supergroup made up of Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog) and the memebers of Rage Against the Machine, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk.

The last time that these men were on a stage together was back in 2005 and broke up in 2007 shortly after the release of their third disc, Revelations.

So, how did the performance go? Well… Continue reading

Donald Trump – Ready or Not Here He Comes

By Kidman J. Williams

As I sit and watch this inauguration while I am writing this up, the Bible verses have been put out on the table, I can’t help but notice discomfort in Trump’s shrewd little ducky face. And his contempt as the Missouri State Choral sing for him.

JESUS! Does the man ever smile? Oh look, he did smile! Jesus, stop smiling, it reminds me of my ex’s creepy Uncle Frank.

I, like most of the country, I still can’t believe this is actually happening. We already voted in an actor who wasn’t that great…why not a reality star. Better him than one of the Kardashians I guess.

It has happened, officially now. Time to buckle into the ride and hope we don’t fall off the track in the first loop.

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All across the United States of America citizens are taking to the streets, walking out of schools, and even taking sick days from work to protest the inevitable fact that Donald Trump will be our next President of the US.

You can turn anywhere and find protests all over the country right now. Even in the very red state of Texas. There is a school in Austin where kids are going to be doing a demonstration by walking out of their classes.

Today is the inauguration, despite the millions of people across the country who have been in an odd state since Clinton lost the race. Never in all the elections that I’ve seen have I ever witnessed this kind of fallout.

Some people can’t eat, they can’t sleep, they can’t even function with long-time friends because they don’t share the same political views. The disdain for Trump is so great that our citizens can’t seem to keep it together anymore.

I went out into the streets (I needed to get cigarettes) and asked a simple clerk at my local Circle K, if he was a Trump supporter. Tyler was taking a smoke break on the side of the building when I approached him with his shaggy blonde hair and he said, “Trump is evil. He is a horrible person. Obama was awesome. He cared about people and he was about peace and he didn’t want to kick out illegal immigrants like Trump does.”

Well, I hated to burst his millennial bubble, but I did anyway, “You do know that Obama hasn’t had a moment of peace during his whole eight years in office? He also kicked out record numbers of illegal immigrants during his two terms.”

Tyler looked at me with disgust, like I killed his cat with a hammer and ate his goldfish live. “You know what? Fuck you!” he said with feeling as he brushed back his hair and walked away.

I yelled, “What did I say? I just stated the facts to you.”

This has been the most publicized inauguration I remember in all my years. I don’t even remember Obama’s being this public. And he was our first Black President.

Trump has already made some pretty controversial moves and he hasn’t even hit the Oval Office yet. His choices to head education, Betsy DeVos who has zero education in the job that she is about to take on. Rick Perry is another one. No reason an oil man should be in charge of environmental issues.

Either way you look at it, this is happening. The best I think that we can do is sit back, watch him closely and stop crying about it. This is our reality. This is our time. Watch him like a hawk and when he inevitably steps out of line, we need to stand united.