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Really liking my Obsidian + Tasks plugin + Drafts setup for my PKM and task management. The plugin is insanely powerful considering it’s all markdown, plus being able to put tasks anywhere in Obsidian is game changing. Once I get a few things worked out, I will write a post.

Calling Gen-Xers: The next issue of my music newsletter will focus on Nirvana’s Nevermind. I would like to feature some reactions to that record. If you would like to participate: send me a tweet-length answer to: “What did the 1991 you think of this album?” Thanks in advance!

Wow. Ice skating today really emphasized how badly out of shape I am… gotta get back on the exercise train ASAP.

After reading all of the articles on Substack over the last couple weeks, I feel better about my decision to move my music site off that platform. I was ahead of the curve, but I think the takeaway is owning your platform is always the best choice, if you can afford to make it…

The latest issue of One Last Wish just went out – this issue: Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti and an admission that my parent’s music wasn’t bad. Join me on my adventure!

Dear Reps Jacobs, Malliotakis, Stefanik, and Zeldin of New York

Dear Reps. Jacobs, Malliotakis, Stefanik, and Zeldin –

As a citizen of the United States and New York state, I am writing to you today to voice my disgust with your actions that have propped up the lies and misinformation from Donald Trump and encouraged the insurrection that occurred yesterday in Washington D.C. by his supporters.

The alternate reality and absolute delusion Trump supporters live within is astounding. You four have helped reinforce that delusion. You should be ashamed of yourself and I look forward to your expulsion from Congress for sedition.

The results of the 2020 Presidential election are clear and not even close. Any suggestion otherwise is dangerous, as we saw yesterday. Ask yourself, which option is more likely to be true?

A) the loser of the 2020 election is the person that:

  • lost the 2016 popular vote by 2.89 million votes to a historically unpopular opponent
  • only won the 2016 electoral college due to some 76k votes in 3 states (MI, PA, WI) that were solidly Democrat for the previous 30+ years of Presidential elections
  • oversaw mass death and economic collapse in 2020 due to the pandemic – in his re-election year
  • stoked division through lies and conspiracy for the last 5+ years
  • was a historically unpopular President

OR

B.) Somehow, as Trump suggests, all of these states coordinated massive voter fraud to just eke out wins in a couple states (most of which returned to their historical Democrat voting patterns) but very large leads in others, totaling a 7+ million vote lead in the popular vote and the exact opposite electoral college result?

Can you in good faith and logic really stand behind option B? Every single state certified their election results. The states that did do audits or recounts found very little change from the initial counts, if any at all – and no amount of change that would impact the outcome of this election. The court cases brought forth by the Trump campaign were laughed out of court for lack of standing and evidence. There’s no debate. At all.

If you somehow are conflating the outcome of the 2020 election with issues you may have with how states execute elections in the future, then this is certainly not the path to choose. The only thing you’ve accomplished is confusion, distrust, and anger… and false hope that the election would be overturned. That is a great disservice to this country and our future. Once again, you should be ashamed.

If you want to “fix” elections, I look forward to full Republican support for a voting rights act that gives every citizen of age the ability, ease, and access to vote securely in every election. No one should have to stand in line for hours to vote or risk their life or livelihood to exercise this right.

In closing, I truly hope you see the error in your choice yesterday and do the honorable thing and resign, as you have failed this state and country.

Thoughts and prayers, Jason

Without saying your age, post 4 albums that came out when your were 14.

Our weekly make pizza and watch the Mandalorian came to an awesome end this week. 🤯. We want to continue the tradition - what series should we watch next? Preferably something 12/13 year olds would like. Have Disney+, HBO, Hulu, and Netflix.

The December edition of One Last Wish is out now. I take a look at my top 20 albums from 2020, including my favorite: Punisher from Phoebe Bridgers. Work on January’s issue starts today, so subscribe now and don’t miss out.

November was busy! I kicked off two projects and would be honored if you checked them out:

  1. Mindful Tasks - my buddy Brian and I tackle our productivity pitfalls head on
  2. One Last Wish, a monthly newsletter where I dig in to the albums that changed my life (as well as new faves)

Happy Thanksgiving! Thankful for a low key day, a delish and easy meal, and most importantly: getting to hang out with four intelligent, funny, beautiful ladies every day. Hope you all had a great day.

Back in the 90s I loved making zines on the hardcore music scene… today I am kicking off a digital version. The newsletter is called One Last Wish and it will, of course, focus on music. Check it out – the first issue is up. I hope you subscribe!

Any micro.bloggers interested in a fantasy basketball league? I am working on starting a dynasty league on Sleeper.app. If so, hit me up! 🏀