Welcome to Issue 43.5 of Digestable, your daily mouthful of real things happening in the world, minus alarmist pandemic news.
Today’s news, fermented:
This fossilized insect genitalia is all I have for you. Happy weekend.
Caro's Advice Corner
DJ M0RO’s low-key Music Show
This week’s setlist is random tidbits inspired by hanging out on the internet while dEpReSsEd and so without further ado here are some musical things that have brought me light lately:
You may have seen Nikki Aliah’s Earth is Ghetto making the rounds on the internet and the hype is *well* deserved. One of my fav collabs on the tune is Rahbi’s backing vocals and soulful layering. This cover by Javaunchi gave me chills. Wouldn’t want Bernie to miss this classic party either.
Rahbi has a playlist that’ll definitely help beat the depression blues with some *deep cuts* and generally noteworthy music out of Atlanta. Tune into ATL HOE! for all kinds of fun and appreciation; it’s a genre-bending compilation of songs you love, haven’t heard in a bit, or are just learning about but deserve so much credit. Listening to this totally changed my mood and got me dancing :)
I wouldn’t usually cue up music I’m not listening to myself, but in the spirit of how-could-i-not-mention-this-epic-music-story, four strangers all named Paul O'Sullivan form a band. Okay you see what I mean? That’s an amazing story and your day is better just for knowing that. (it’s just not my vibe but maybe it’ll be yours?!)
I’ve written about Tobe Nwigwe here before but he deserves special recurring recognition for his Inauguration Day cover of Teddy Pendergrass’ Wake Up Everybody because WOW did it make me shed moisture from my eye holes. Stay till the end to witness the most adorable baby improv moment.
“The world won’t get no better, we gotta change it, for you and me.”
Brought to you by the superb Latifah Azlan.
We're still dealing with the remnants of the Biden-Harris inauguration today, which I don't really care for in terms of covering it for ~*Hot Goss*~. I'm sure you've seen that story about Joe Biden removing the "Diet Coke" button that Tr*mp had installed in the Oval Office that would send over a butler with a tray of Diet Coke to him if he pressed it. I am just relieved that the extent of Tr*mp's insanity in installing things at the Oval Office was a button that delivered Diet Coke rather than launching nuclear warheads or slaughtering elks in Montana for their leather or something else as equally destructive. And to be honest, if I was that butler, I'd rather just be belled over than have to actually listen to him move his mouth hole at me for whatever it is he needed. The button was a win-win for everyone involved in that situation, no doubt about it.
Aside from that, I have nothing more to share this Friday, so I'm sending you off into the weekend with this tweet that I came across yesterday and have not recovered from since -- because we all need a good laugh every now and then.