A band you need to know about: Magic City Hippies

Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 11.13.29 AMArticle by Flipse Flebo/Posted at;/musicdash.co – If I were road tripping the sunny beaches of the USA in the 70’s, Magic City Hippies would be on the stereo. (Let’s ignore the fact that iPods and CD players weren’t invented yet). If you’re into some laidback indie funk vibes then they are the band you want to look up. The Miami boys, formerly known as Robby Hunter Band, just released the EP Hippie Castle earlier this summer. Under their former band name, they released an album called Magic City Hippies, gaining some popularity around 2013.

Robby Hunter, Pat Howard and John Coughlin makes up Magic City Hippies, and with a name change they have shed their skin. Hippie Castle is far denser —still with many layers — but there is a conscious choice in every song, aiming towards clearer structure in what the band presents to the listener; each song building up atmosphere beat by beat. It is the epitome of well-organized chaos with sound universes clashing that could seem random, but the conscious choices are vibrant and strong if you let yourself dig a little deeper. In certain artists music, you can visibly hear the geographical influence which also is the case with these guys.

The immediate band to compare them to would be Tame Impala, but where they have a tight grip on their soundscape, Magic City Hippies is a metaphorically high five with sunglasses. Read more…


Not Sure, Should I Laugh or Cry?

bbbb.By Sherry Pasquarello/WWH – 

True, I am not sure what I should do, laugh, cry or look for a man behind the curtain. Those of you that have been with WWH for a while know that I am a true political junkie. Make no mistake following politics is not a hobby. It’s an obsession. It’s been one since the late sixties/early seventies. Like any obsession it’s grown though the years. Now that I have an abundance of free time and internet access and a DVR I can do more than scratch at the chicken feed the mainstream media throws.

I’m not much of a conspiracy theorist unless you count my deep hope that there really is a Loch Ness monster and that the Scottish government just doesn’t want us to know (a girl can dream).

Anyway, I have had a pretty good record over the years for ferreting out the reasons that, certain political parties or government agencies, local or national do what they do around election seasons. This time round, I am at a loss unless there really are some very convoluted schemes afoot.

What am I (or you) to make of this?

Palin interviewing Trump, why??? Now, a lot of folks laughed (it is funny/bizarre). Some people groaned. I’m sure a lot of the political big shots in the Republican Party may have thrown up a little and some of the other follow the leader wanna be types like Cruz may have been speed dialing Palin before the interview was even over. I want to know why this even found air time. Is it as it seems; just more ridiculous theatre from Trump? If so, what’s his game? Is it a shiny tinsel ball of deception so the electorate looks the other way? It’s so early in this political season is he a plant and if so by which party or which billionaire puppet master buddy of The Donald? Yes, he has money but with these folks there is never enough. Is he, by design so much of a complete loathsome jerk that he will make the rest of the pandering fools in his party look like sane alternatives? Or is he, like some of the normal Republican congresscritters and on air pundits claim a Democrat setting up the Republican Party for ridicule? I doubt that. This- go round the Republicans and their shills a FOX and right wing radio have done a damn fine job of that with no outside help.

So, what’s the deal? I’m tending on the theory that this is some sort of a covert plan. That isn’t good news but as they say, “forewarned is forearmed” and NO I don’t mean that second amendment bluster. I mean forearmed with knowledge and the time to really do something other than piss and moan about it.

All I do know is that despite what the fatalists in our ranks say, our vote, EACH vote must really count or the powers that be wouldn’t even bother with whatever theatre they’ve cooked up.

Peace, it don’t come easy!

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