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I’m just going to pretend like it’s last summer in Brooklyn, a world in which it’s 87 degrees, this song is blasting out of every window, and the idea of extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy seems totally absurd.

Things are still super busy for me in non-internet land, but I haven’t forgotten about you!  There is light at the end of the tunnel, though, and I’ve got a couple of good posts in the works.  Until then, I will post little bits of awesomeness for your internet pleasure.

This time I’ve got a good one for you, one of my favorites: Salt n’ Pepa’s None of Your Business.  I love love love these women, and I think we really have these ladies to thank for bringing some fierce messages on positive sexuality and sexual empowerment that continue to resonate over a decade later.  When I get down on some of the disgusting and patronizing narratives around women’s sexuality and what we do with it – particularly around women of color, but really for women in general – Salt n’ Pepa’s message of trusting women with our bodies always cheers me up.

So in the timeless words of these talented ladies: Don’t keep sweating what I do, cuz I’m gonna be just fine.  Enjoy!

Lyrics here.

 

My favorite all-immigrant band, Gogol Bordello, has an awesome new video I want to share with y’all.  Immigraniada (We Comin’ Rougher), from the band’s latest album, Transcontinental Hustle, is an awesome portrayal of immigrant life and resistance, based on the band members’ own experiences with immigration:

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