Wednesday, October 31, 2018

It's The Great Trumpkin, Peverett Phile 3 Pheaturing Pamela Moore

Riddle me this, kids. You can carry it everywhere you go, and it does not get heavy. What is it? I will tell you later. Haha.

Hello, everybody, welcome to the Phile for a Wednesday... it's Halloween! How are you? May your Halloween be scarier than what's actually going on with this country. This Halloween, scare people by carrying a TV tuned to cable news. Just a reminder you've got plenty of time to plan a disappointing last-minute Hallowen costume. Okay, what is going on out there in the world?
Oh, Shaun White... Shaun White's Halloween costume was so offensive he apologized to the Special Olympics. In a surprising moment of respite, a lot of the best celebrity costumes this year avoided some of the tired and bigoted themes that often crop up during the holiday. Basically, the other rich white people saw what happened to Megyn Kelly when she defended black face, and they took notes. Well, most of them. Rather than falling back on a racist Halloween costume, professional snowboarder Shaun White decided to punch down on another marginalized group by dressing in an ableist costume. In a what some would call a bold move, White dressed up as Simple Jack, a character with a disability played by Ben Stiller in the 2008 film Tropic Thunder. As you can see from the photo, he really leaned into stereotypes of the intellectually disabled.

Needless to say, White got called out by people who felt his costume was an overt mockery of people with disabilities, and played into harmful stereotypes. Given his platform as an Olympian, it left a very bad taste in people's mouths. The Special Olympics directly responded to White's costume, expressing how disappointing it was to see him mocking people in that manner. The official statement read, "We are truly disappointed that Shaun White, an acclaimed Olympian, would choose this costume which is so offensive and causes so much pain. Disability is not a joke nor should it be a punchline. We hope that Shaun White and others learn that this just continues stigma, stereotypes and discrimination." After receiving backlash both from followers online and the Special Olympics community, White issued an apology and removed his original Instagram post of the costume. The Special Olympics responded by thanking him for addressing concerns, but others believe he should put his money and platform where his mouth is. Hopefully, White will take this critique into genuine consideration so he can function as an ally in the future.
Human beings possess an incredible ability to miss the point much of the time. We'll consistently turn a blind eye to real cultural issues and then scream about cookies, but hey, that's the duality of humanity, right?! I might be projecting entirely too much onto this cookie story, but the absurdity is almost too much to stomach (pun intended). Basically, Thomas the Baker is a small family-run operation that spans over thirty bakeries in the North East and Yorkshire. As with most bakeries during the holidays, they sell gingerbread cookies! Thomas the Baker has been selling "gingerbread people" since 1983, with no specified gender beyond delicious. Sounds reasonable, right?! If you thought "yes, that sounds reasonable" then you have not been drinking the same frustration filled Kool-aid as some. A Manchester tattoo artist Demi Leigh Heffron shared a photo of Thomas the Baker's ginger people on Facebook with the caption: "It’s happening. It’s actually happening. It’s 2018. Stop the earth, I wanna get off." Here it is...

In a true move of exhausting irony, Heffron's photo went viral because people assumed the cookies were recently de-gendered to be PC, and they were furious! The assumption that these cookies were no longer called gingerbread men was not only inaccurate for Thomas the Baker, but also absurd?! They are cookies, they have no gender, and yet people felt deeply offended by the concept that someone might not gender them as male. Those jumping on the ginger people bandwagon railed against liberal snowflakes, when they themselves are the ones worked up over COOKIES. I am beyond exhausted. However, there were voices of reason who knew Thomas the Baker has been selling ginger persons for years. Eventually, after receiving scores of harassing phone calls about the cookies, Thomas the Baker issued an official statement. "Sorry to disappoint you all... they have been Ginger Persons since 1983. It was chosen by one of our Managers in York and the name stuck. We did get a complaint from trading standards in the 80s that we were discriminating against ginger haired people... seriously." Human beings are truly petty idiots.
Just when you thought this Halloween might have been the one that made everyone think twice before stepping into an offensive costume, a dad in Kentucky really messed up. Bryant Goldbach was attending a Trail of Treats event in Owensboro, Kentucky with his two children, when he decided to dress his son up as Adolph Hitler, complete with a mustache and swastika, while he wore what appears to be a Nazi officer uniform.

Note: his daughter appears to be dressed as a totally Halloween-appropriate and adorable fairy. Let's all just hope she's not supposed to be like, an Aryan Angel, considering anything is possible with this theme. Now, let's unpack all this. Trail of Treats? Is that supposed to be a play on the Trail of Tears? Or, are we all just hyper-sensitive to white supremacists disguised as history buffs right now? Secondly, why would anyone ever, regardless of political beliefs, think it's okay to dress up their child as the leader of a genocide? Goldbach was met with a lot of backlash for his costume at the Trail of Treats, event, and was apparently genuinely surprised that people took issue with his choice. Feeling hurt, confused, and radicalized, he took to Facebook for sympathy and justified his costume with a "love of history." Last year, Goldbach reportedly dressed up as a confederate solider. Of course he did. After going viral, Goldbach has been forced to rethink his decision. He told The Owensboro Times, "I wasn’t trying to make a statement or put my son in any position. It was bad judgment. I want people to know I am sorry.” According to Courier & Press, screenshots of Goldbach's now deleted Facebook page displayed images of slogans such as, "White pride doesn't mean hate," "Being liberal means being a hypocrite," and other controversial opinions on social justice issues and the concept of "white privilege." Surprise! Gary Mazo, A rabbi of Temple Adath B'nai Israel in the nearby town of Evansville, Indiana, didn't appreciate Goldbach's interpretation of honoring history through antisemitism. He said, "The fact that the father apologized is important; the fact he did not know the costumes would be offensive is a very sad reflection on our society. A good rule of thumb would be: If your costume calls to mind an event where millions were killed, choose another costume." Goldbach, we really hope you learned your lesson.
On the day where eleven people were murdered at a synagogue in the deadliest attack on Jews in American history, President Trump sent a few tweets, and proceeded with his scheduled rallies. Hours after the massacre, the Trump Train rolled into Indiana and played "Happy," Pharrell Williams' infectious earworm from the Minions movie. Pharell was not happy. Pharrell is threatening legal action against Trump for using his intellectual property in a post-massacre pep rally, noting in a cease-and-desist that the presidents "Happy" dance constituted copyright infringement and a trademark violation. The letter itself is a more powerful rebuke of Trump than anything a Republican member of Congress has said. The letter reads, "On the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings at the hands of a deranged ‘nationalist,’ you played his song ‘Happy’ to a crowd at a political event in Indiana. There was nothing ‘happy’ about the tragedy inflicted upon our country on Saturday and no permission was granted for your use of this song for this purpose. Pharrell has not, and will not, grant you permission to publicly perform or otherwise broadcast or disseminate any of his music." The use of "Happy" without permission constitutes copyright infringement in violation of 17 U.S.C. § 501. This violates Pharrell's trademark rights under the Lanham Act. People are grateful for Pharrell standing up to Trump in the only language Trump understands: lawsuits. The legal threat extends to all Pharrell songs, so Trump is also barred from using "Blurred Lines," even if it's the perfect soundtrack to the "Grab Them By The Pussy" tape.
Just in time for Halloween, a photo was shared on Twitter that will surely haunt your dreams... Proving that nothing is actually what it seems, this optical illusion has the Internet almost as stressed as the last image to divide humanity and our collective sanity, the infamous dress. If you dare, take a look at this photo of... a... crow...

...That is actually a cat? Are all crows actually cats? Are all dogs dolphins? Is everything we've ever known and seen just a trick of light for our primitive perception? Naturally, people are freaking out. Some have blamed magic, the only logical explanation. And, it's not over yet. The craziest part is that this cat has even managed to trick computers. So maybe it's really just a crow? Considering the fact that Halloween is here, it only makes sense that this cat is clearly Professor McGonagall from Harry Potter, everything is a lie, and we can't trust anyone or anything. Trick or Treat!
So, I tried to Google "pumpkin" the other day but instead I Googled "pimpkin" and this is what I got...

That's funny. You know what makes me laugh? Old people wearing inappropriate t-shirts...

Hahaha. So, you know there's a new Halloween movie out, right? Did you know Jason, not me, but the hockey mask wearing Jason has a cameo. You think it'll be scary but it's not...

They talk for hours and hours and hours apparently. They tell me if I go to Walmart I'll see the oddest people. I didn't believe it until I saw this...

Hee-haw! I like Ryan Seacrest but when I saw this pic of him dressed up as Punky Brewster for Halloween all I could think of was he looked more like a human Montgomery Burns dressed as Dora the Explorer. Am I right?

You wanna see the most scary AF pumpkin? Here it is...

I mentioned earlier about the guy who dressed up his kid as Hitler for Halloween. Well, this kid in a costume might be worse...

He looks so happy there. If you need a quick and cheap costume for your kid real quick how about this one?

So, last year and the year before I called the Halloween entry It's The Great Trumpkin... and some you said that's a great pun but where is the Great Trumpkin? Good point. So, here it is...

Happy now? Hahaha. Okay, here's another Halloween costume common you probably didn't know were horribly...

Costume: Hot Dog.

Why it's offensive: Obesity epidemic. Nuff said?

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! I'm laughing. If you spot the Mindphuck let me know. Oh. Man. Okay, a friend of the Phile who doesn't normally tell jokes wants to tell a Halloween joke today. I think it's gonna be really funny. He's a singer, patriot and renaissance man. You know what time it is...

Happy Halloween, humans. A couple are walking through the woods on a dark, foggy night. The girl says, "I don't like this. It's creepy and cold and I think we're lost." The guy turns to her and says... "Shut the fuck up... I don't know what you're bitching about, I'M the one who has to walk back alone." Well, well, well... I do believe it's time to start carrying a bat wrapped in barbed wire with me wherever I go. Happy Halloween... my freaky little darlings.

Men who post a lot of selfies on social media sites are more likely to have psychopathic personality traits.

Candy Corn
Umm, can corn is candy shaped like corn. Seriously, it's right there in the name.

Ignoring the requests of the city's mayor, the feelings of a mourning family, and statements from the targeted Jewish community, President Trump is barging into the city of Pittsburgh like the Kool-Aid Man. Shooting victims and the city of Pittsburgh told Trump to stay away. He didn’t listen. He's coming to see you, whether you like it or not. Likely in pursuit of better optics than him jamming to "Happy" mere hours after the worst anti-Semitic attack in American history, Trump is heading to the city where eleven people were murdered because of their synagogue's support for refugees. Not even members of his own party, who've perfected the art of bending to his will, wanted to be seen with him there. Yesterday, Lynette Lederman, a former president of the synagogue where the shooting took place, let Trump know that he's not welcome, on cable news where he's most likely to see it. A rabbi asked him to wait at least until the end of shiva. Howard Fineman, a reporter and Pittsburgh native, heard from his sources in Steel City that the White House has taken to trickery and deception to try and get this visit to look the way he wants it to look. Yes, the White House falsely leaked that the mayor, county executive, and governor of Pennsylvania will meet with him, when it reality, they will be at the funerals for the murdered. The community is grieving, and a lot of people don't want to see the guy who spread the same rhetoric as the mass shooter and said that some neo-Nazis are "very fine people." Fineman also reports that the White House is trying to "push Trump into hospital rooms of victims," who are telling him to politely fuck off. In an open letter to Trump, Jewish group Bend The Arc asked Trump to kindly leave them alone until he denounces white nationalism. Many Jews have gathered in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh to make sure that Trump doesn't get the photo-op he wants so badly, he'd defy the wishes of the community in mourning. Wishes of the grieving be damned, Mr. President is here to comfort you!!! Prepare to be comforted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You can take the girl out of Fox News, but you can’t take the Fox News out of the girl. Megyn Kelly, who famously lost her shit over the idea that fictional character Santa Claus could possibly be black, has yet another terrible take when it comes to costumes and black people. On a roundtable about Halloween costumes on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today," Kelly lamented how back in her day, nobody got all offended about minstrelsy like these snowflake kids today. "What is racist?" Kelly asked about dressing up as a race you are not. "You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person that puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid, that was okay, as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character." Couple of things, Megyn Kelly: 1. People absolutely got offended if they saw a white person darkening their skin to look like a black person... you just probably didn't know any black people or speak to them about it. 2. "Whiteface" is not as common as blackface, nor is it equally offensive. 3. Implying that blackface is no different than "walking around with a fake axe in your head" would be understandable if people were discriminated against for having axes in their heads, but alas, that is not the case. The clip quickly went viral, as people marveled at her stupidity. To try and defend her position, Kelly brought up the time Real Housewife Luann de Lessup dressed up as Diana Ross, something for which de Lessup apologized. Dr. David J. Leonard, chair of the department of critical culture, gender, and race studies, wrote in the Huffington Post, "Blackface is part of a history of dehumanization, of denied citizenship, and of efforts to excuse and justify state violence. From lynchings to mass incarceration, whites have utilized blackface (and the resulting dehumanization) as part of its moral and legal justification for violence. It is time to stop with the dismissive arguments those that describe these offensive acts as pranks, ignorance and youthful indiscretions. Blackface is never a neutral form of entertainment, but an incredibly loaded site for the production of damaging stereotypes... the same stereotypes that undergird individual and state violence, American racism, and a centuries worth of injustice."

The 89th book to be pheatured in the Phile's Book Club is...

Ethan will be the pheatured guest on the Phile tomorrow. Now for some Halloween...

Phact 1. Once spooky halloween myth is true. The jack-o-lantern mushrooms glow so bright you can literally walk through forests using their light on a cloudy night

Phact 2. The Irish invented Halloween. It was originally a Celtic festival called Samhain, which celebrated the harvest.

Phact 3. Many towns in the U.K. won’t sell eggs and flour to under 16-year-olds, in the weeks leading up to Halloween to curb "anti-social behavior."

Phact 4. Halloween candy made with palm oil contributes to deforestation of orangutan’s natural habitat

Phact 5. Americans will spend around $7 billion on Halloween, and another $447 billion for Christmas.

Today's pheatured guest is an American singer-songwriter, mixing hard rock, heavy metal, melodic rock and industrial music. Her latest album "Behind the Veil" is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Please welcome to the Phile... Pamela Moore.

Me: Hello, Pamela, welcome to the Phile. Happy Halloween! How are you?

Pamela: I'm doing great, thanks, Jason. Happy Halloween.

Me: Where are you from originally, Pamala?

Pamala: Seattle, Washington.

Me: So, I am confused about your career... you have done some work with Queensrÿche I know that. Is this album, "Behind the Veil," your first solo album?

Pamela: I guess you could say it's my sophomore album... sophomore metal album. I did a CD called "Resurrect Me." It was received quite favorable which made me happy.

Me: Do you like making your own music, like this album?

Pamela: Well, the new album was supposed to be out a year ago or more than that. During that time doing the album my mom passed away very suddenly. We were writing and some of the songs were already done, I was still writing the last half of it. It kind of put a wrench in it as far the timeline, getting it out the way we were supposed to do. The album, I was just talking to Michael Posch, he's one of my co-conspirators in this whole thing, he's written most of the work of the album with me as he did with "Resurrect Me." We were talking about it just yesterday and I'm really proud of it, it's got a lot of depth to it. In way I would almost call it a conceptual album even though I didn't set forth to have that happen. There's a lot of references to where I was at actually. Emotionally, seeing the passing of my mother now and how that happened. It really kind of reflects on me too, and morality and what happened, where did they go. A lot of people have faith in certain things. It's like that situation and the climate of some of my musician friends who were going through some conflicts as well, so there was a lot of that... intense depth to that.

Me: So, who plays on the album with you, Pamela? Some really cool people, right?

Pamela: We have a great rhythm section that agreed to play on the album. Rudy Sarzo playing bass and Casey Grillo playing drums. I always wanted to work with both those guys so having them on this album meant a lot to me.

Me: So sorry about your mom. I lost both of my parents in 2000. So, what can you tell us about the songs on it?

Pamela: The material itself is pretty. There's a couple of longer songs. It's got intros and kind of takes the listener on a little excursion so to speak. I'm very happy with it. Sonically it sounds really good. It's a lot more reflective I would say and lot more personal. It's probably the most personal work I've ever done. It kind of puts my heart out on a sleeve but I find that that's very therapeutic and a lot of cases when I'm honest like that I think it helps other people too. I'm hoping it's two fold.

Me: Is this album something you like to go back and listen to or does it stir up too many emotions? 

Pamela: It actually helped me. It doesn't stir up bad things. It's been over years since my mom passed away. It doesn't stir up bad things, it doesn't inspire me too to realize I've gone through that certain situation. I was very close to my mom, and to have that happen just kind pushed me back to reality. What is life really about? What is this for? What happens, why and what ifs? It's actually therapeutic and actually doesn't empower me in a way and I'm really thankful for that. I'm thankful that I'm able to write, especially with the people I'm writing with and putting out those things. I'm not trying to say I'm self absorbed but in way in that moment I was incapsulated in what was going on. I think probably a lot of musicians end up doing that, in some sort of fashion. Having something that touched them emotionally and the gift of being able to connect that is going to help other people connect as well.

Me: Do you think a lot of people who listen to your music think you are being real?

Pamela: Yes, and a lot of listeners know if I'm putting it on to. I really have to be careful and very vulnerable. I've been lately telling people that even though it's a scary place to be, it's a powerful place to be. I'm just wide open. It's true.

Me: Do you think when you write a song over the years you'll learn a life lesson from it?

Pamela: Yes, I think songs after years after specific things in my head at that time when I was recording it, I think over years I should be learning a life lesson from it. Then they morph into something maybe a little bit different. Sometimes songs meaning will change for me, what was supposed to be "oh screw you" type of song becomes "oh cool, I'm empowered." It's interesting how artists approach certain things, as for me it's my hearts on my sleeve most of the time. It's where I'm at emotionally, physically, so that's where it's at for me.

Me: Do you find it easy to write, Pamela?

Pamela: It's hard for me to just write a kind of song where I'm just going to have to write a song today. Some people have a gift of doing that, but for me I have to have a connection to it at some point, or some inspiration for it at some point.

Me: So, some people go into the studio and write. Do you have to write and plan beforehand? 

Pamela: I know, some people just have their stuff together and can do it. Sometimes that could backfire too. I don't know, it's just people are wired differently. That's the beauty and nature of the human condition. That's what I write about.

Me: Do you have plans to tour, Pamela?

Pamela: Yes. We've been actually searching for some people. A lot of the booking agents are super busy. We have a lot of people that are packing up their band and going out, making money, promoting what they're doing. Mainly, I believe, the nature of the business has changed so much. Getting a whole lot of royalty checks. I believe that my more established friends are getting booked a lot quicker than me. If you have contacts of people that are regional that we can do some shows, I have a band that's ready to go.

Me: What was your CD release party like? Did you have one?

Pamela: It was very successful. We played the album in its entirety. The new set has a lot of songs of the new stuff but favorites of the older album as well, so it really sounds really good.

Me: Do you want to tour?

Pamela: Yeah, I'm aching to get out there. We won't be doing a designated tour as lot of my musicians as well as myself don't really ave time to be able to do something like that unless it's a huge money event. In this situation we did want to play the songs and get out and see the people. We didn't get to do it when I had "Resurrect Me." I'm ready and willing, so if anybody reads this, tell them to get ahold of me.

Me: What do yo think of the music industry nowadays?

Pamela: It's easier now to be able to record, send different files back and forward to different people. This is a self release, and I'm no a rich woman to say the least. So a lot of my money as gone towards that. I released a video and need to get another one out. It's a little bit difficult to do that when I have to have resources to pay my bills I have that too. Marketing is soooo important and I have really a better idea, even though I knew in the past about record labels and how much money they would put out to make a band happen. There's a lot of resources that had to go out and once they were able to get those bands established then a lot of money started to come in for them. So I totally understand all of that and then now it's a whole different marketing world. Something I used to have a lot more distain to, I've go to appreciate Spotify and all these download sites, I can make money on it, but I have to really work at getting placed on a play lost and it's a whole different thing. It's like a whole other job.

Me: You teach as well, right? What do you teach?

Pamela: It's a whole different ball game. I'm finding out to I have a vocal and performance coaching business. A lot of my students are not releasing albums, they are releasing singles. They are promoting those and I'm like wow, it's hard for me to wrap around my head around it but they are the future at the moment.

Me: Do you do the classes by Skype or in person? How does it work?

Pamela: It's both.

Me: Cool. How long have you been teaching?

Pamala: I started it about ten years ago now as kind of a supplemental type of thing, I was doing bit more touring and it kind of evolved to a really wonderful kind of like day job. I think of it every day it's not really a job, I really love working with my students. It's kind of passing on the baton so to speak. It's wonderful to see them grow as singers and it's wonderful for me because I learn a lot about myself and it keeps my voice in shape. I do both, I have a lot of in person stuff I do and I also do Skype lessons. A lot of people just do Skype. It's kind of nice to be right in front of them if possible. It takes more of my time certainly, but at least I could see what they are doing and how they're maneuvering through their breaks and things like that. It's really been a challenge but I have to tell you it's really satisfying. It almost brings me to tears sometimes when I see a young girl come in and they sing at thirteen and they graduated and their voice has just blossomed. It's a real satisfying job that I have and I really love it.

Me: How old do you think kids should start singing?

Pamela: That's a good question because it really depends on the child. The child has to depend on the parent and of course their have been situations where they are just pushing, pushing, pushing too much. Look at Bruno Mars, he won a contest when he was just a little kid and he's an amazing talent. I suppose it'll have to be where the child is in their growth. I had one student, this was a few years ago now, she was only six, and I thought I don't know if I could do this because she was so young and I don't teach music theory. She came in and she had perfect pitch, she was a delight and she had harmonized just on pitch. I looked at her and asked how was she doing this? Hahaha. I haven't talked to her for so long but she's obviously with someone that if you see the nature with them, that they've got this going on, I hope they cultivate it and see if they run with it but I don't think it should be hammered down their throats either, it's probably more case to case type of thing. I don't know, there are times as well when kids get burnt out. I've have known some that had amazing voices and could sing really, really well, but they are just not into it. It's up to them really.

Me: Do your students know who you are?

Pamela: A lot of kids don't know who I am, a lot of parents don't know. I get students by getting referrals out, I don't advertise it or anything. I have students that do see me performing, they could Google me to find out. A lot of parents have after I've been working with their child for a while they'll go "oh my God, I cannot believe you did this." Obviously I tell them if you want to know my credentials you can go on my website and see what I've done. A lot of parents will do that because they are concerned and want to make sure their child is getting the right care. I had testimonials from kids that said I've had tons of experience and should work with me.

Me: Does working with Queensrÿche help you at all?

Pamela: I haven't worked with Queensrÿche for a very long time so that's probably not in people's minds. There's a generation that's pulling over into the teen years now. But obviously I feel that it's a good credential to have. If I was going to learn a specific type of genre like pop or rock or something I'd want to go to someone who'd done it before. I wouldn't want to go to someone who hadn't sung before, haven't performed before. It's just like if I went to a doctor, I'd want to go to a doctor that specializes in girl parts. I think that Queensrÿche helps, it gives a little more insight. Here's how to sing and here's what happens.

Me: Cool. Pamala, thanks for being on the Phile on this Halloween entry. Come back again soon. 

Pamela: Thanks, Jason, take care.

That about to for this entry of the Phile. Thanks to my guests Laird Jim and of course Pamela Moore. The Phile will be back tomorrow with author Ethan Siegel. Spread the word, not rho turd. Don't let snakes and alligators bite you. Bye, love you, bye. Oh, the answer to the riddle I started of this entry with is... your name. Ha! Have a safe Halloween, kids.

Not if it pleases me. No, you can't stop me, not if it pleases me. - Graham Parker

Monday, October 29, 2018

Pheaturing Kelly Keagy from Night Ranger

Hey kids, welcome to the Phile for a Thursday. How are you? So, the best part of any photo involving Melania Trump or her terrifying husband are usually people in the background... someone giving them the same side eye many of us feel deep in our souls. A photo from Tuesday's Be Best event at The White House Family Theater went viral after observant viewers spotted a little girl in the background who was OVER IT. Melania invited thirty sixth grade students from Digital Pioneers Academy to join her and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos for a screening of the movie Wonder, an anti-bullying movie about a boy with Treacher Collins syndrome. It was during a photo op with the students that this glorious snapshot was taken, revealing the unified mood of anti-Trump Americans across the country.

Perhaps the best part is that she's looking directly at the camera, much in the style of "The Office," except in this reboot Michael Scott is a fascist president. This is truly two years of political misery summed up in one simple photo stance. People also noticed that another girl who is further in the background has an equally disgusted face in the photo. Based on this photo, they may not have been feeling Melania's vibe or the quality time with DeVos. I have no idea what was going through that girl's head, or any of the other children, but I can imagine going to an anti-bullying event with DeVos and Melania isn't the most inspiring event for anyone of any age.
Another day, another Permit Patty out there terrorizing black people for just living their lives. Today's story of a racist white lady comes from Charlotte, North Carolina, and involves a very drunk middle-aged white woman who decided to harass two black women who were standing outside their own apartment complex waiting for AAA to arrive. Now, if the Internet has taught us anything, it's that white women are constantly calling the cops on black people for really, really stupid reasons (racism). And that's exactly what this drunk blonde did. But not before making a huge, racist scene, which was caught on video and shared to Twitter by one of the black women's god-daughters, who goes by "Stacee J" on Twitter. She tweets...

In the video, the seemingly very inebriated white woman demands that two black women tell her where they live. When they explained that they live there and calmly asked her to leave them alone, she responded by calling one of them a "bitch" and asking "is your baby daddy here?" She also bragged about how much money she makes. In a second video, she brags about being "hot" and aggressively approaches one of the black woman outside her own door, saying, "I'm white and I'm fucking fabulous" (she's right about one of those things). According to Stacee, the woman's racist behavior got even worse as the night progressed...

Yup, you read that correctly. This oversized glob of blonde drain hair actually tried to call the cops to report a black cop. According to Stacee, the abusive woman had been evicted by the time the cops arrived. She also quickly figured out where the woman works, and put her and her company on blast. And with a little help from the Internet, the woman's manager and supervisor were located. It didn't take long after that before... Kudos to Stacee for taking such swift action to make sure this woman loses her "$125,000" salary. According to WFAE, the woman is also facing criminal charges. Good luck in jail, bitch.
Children learn how cruel and close-minded society can be at a very young age. Whether it's the media reinforcing gendered stereotypes, or loudly opinionated peers, even kids living in the most liberal areas quickly find out which interests and fashions are "for boys" and which are "for girls." Gender may be a construct, but it's one that's heavily enforced by everyone from toy and clothing manufacturers, to school teachers. Kids are often subconsciously fed a fear-based narrative around doing anything that's not meant "for boys" or "for girls," and this goes double-fold for little boys expressing any connection with femininity. When you add a heaping dose of toxic masculinity and homophobia, these views become even more strongly etched into a kid's psyche. But it doesn't have to be this way. More and more parents are raising their kids with an open mind about gender expression and self-expression in general, which bodes well for the future! However, one of the biggest hurdles to raising kids undefined by gender roles is all the other kids who are still stuck in the old mode of thinking. After his 5-year-old son Sam got bullied for wearing nail polish to school, the father and writer Aaron Gouveia posted a thread on toxic masculinity that quickly went viral. He opened up the thread by sharing Sam's interests, and how he loves being active and "rough and tumble" but also appreciates the beauty of purses and bright nail polish. Since Sam is only five, and both his parents encourage him to explore self-expression, he hasn't previously considered how some people believe nail polish is "only for girls." So, Sam proudly wore his bright red nails to school. Unfortunately, the other kids at school didn't appreciate Sam's nail polish as much as he did. Many of them bullied him and called him names for daring to express himself freely. The bullying lasted all day and drove him to tears by the end of the day. He soon wanted his parents to take off the nail polish because he was ashamed. For Sam, this was one of his first encounters with realizing how the world treats anyone different like they're wrong. It was a wake up call to the brutality of conformity. The whole scenario is even more frustrating when you consider how the kids who bullied him are young and mostly parroting what they've heard from others... parents, television, etc. Gouveia implored other parents to reflect on what they've enforced in their own kids, their own sons particularly, noting that it takes active effort to raise kids who don't subscribe to the cult of toxic masculinity. Following the traumatic day at school, Gouveia made sure to sit Sam down to chat about the importance of staying true to yourself. That sometimes, when people bully you for being different, they're jealous of your freedom. After a long chat with his dad, Sam decided to leave the nail polish on, because he likes it and it makes him feel good. His 10-year-old brother even painted his nails in solidarity. People on Twitter expressed their support for Sam, with many posting photos of themselves wearing nail polish. It's nice to see this many people shirking outdated notions of masculinity in favor of a freer existence. Sometimes, the Internet is full of good.
It is October 29th in the year of our Lorde 2018. That's right: it's that time of the year when parents debate whether or not it's racist to dress as Moana for Halloween. My understanding is that the average parent has seen Moana upwards of fifty, if not one hundred, times. It's a Disney film that's captured children's imaginations in a profound way. I think the repetition would drive me slightly crazy, but I think Lin-Manuel Miranda did an incredible job composing the music. Anyway, the voice actress who portrays the titular heroine weighed in and explained that it's not racist to wear a Moana Halloween costume if you're not Polynesian (specifically Tongan or Samoan). Earlier this week, Auli'i Cravalho explained to People that "it’s absolutely appropriate. It’s done in the spirit of love and for Disney and for the little ones who just want to dress up as their favorite heroine, I’m all for it." She continued, "I would encourage anyone who wants to dress up as a wayfinder who journeys beyond her reef to figure out who she truly is, I totally support you. Go for it! Parents can dress up as Moana, too." I'm honestly relieved to hear this news, because without cute kids dressed as Moana and co., Halloween wouldn't be the same. Maybe I'll be Moana for Halloween...
In the most Florida Man story to happen outside the state of Florida, an Iowa Man ate a Tide Pod and then trashed his hospital room. The Omaha World-Herald reports that "Brandon McVay, 26, is charged with second-degree criminal mischief... a felony... and disorderly conduct in a place of business." McVay ate the laundry detergent and was then treated in the critical care unit. Per the World-Herald, "A nurse told the officer that McVay got out of his hospital bed and began breaking items in the room before he went into the hallway and destroyed more equipment. Staff said he 'was yelling loudly while he was destroying items,' reports say. McVay is accused of destroying or damaging four computer systems by smashing or throwing them to the ground. The hallway was littered with broken keyboards, computer monitors and glass, police said. The estimated cost of the damage was more than $7,500. McVay was arrested and held at the hospital." I sure hope that the freakout is covered by his insurance.
So, instead of writing this little blog maybe I should be listening to this record...

Ummm... maybe not. I stayed a a hotel recently and glad my hotel wasn't like this...

That hotel that doesn't tell you where room 326 is. Do you like Tyson's food? Have you seen their new ad slogan?

Ha. If you have been to the beach recently you might have seen this new warning sign...

Nice. One thing that cracks me up is old people wearing inappropriate t-shirts like this guy...

Hmmmm... I don't know what to say. They say when I go to Walmart I could see some weird sites. I didn't know what they meant until I saw this...

Ever go to a bar or restaurant and see one of those tip jars? Some get really creative...

Do you love dogs? I do, but some dogs could be such assholes...

So, hockey fans, did you see the Leafs have changed their logo?

One of the best things about the Internet is you can see porn real easily and free. But the problem is you might want to just look at porn and not another website or blog, like this one. So I thought why not show a porn pic here? But then I thought what about if you are at work or school... I don't want you to get in trouble. So I came up with a solution...

You are welcome. Alright, you know I live in Florida, right? Well, there's some stuff that happens in Florida that happens nowhere else in the Universe. So, here again is the pheature called...

Of all the states in the Union, the state of Florida is the most frequent punching bag for its gator-infested swamps and bonkers Florida Man headlines. Tallahassee mayor and Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum delivered an answer so good and so cutting when asked about his opponent's ties to racist groups that it single-handedly redeemed the state. Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis has a history of spreading racist and Islamophobic conspiracy theories, using hate crime-adjacent language to describe Gillum, and speaking at white supremacist conferences. Gillum did not hold back. “My grandmother used to say, 'A hit dog will holler,' and it hollered through this room," Gillum said, likely lulling DeSantis into a false sense of security because Gillum brought up his grandma. "Mr. DeSantis has spoken. First of all, he’s got neo-Nazis helping him out in this state. He has spoken at racist conferences. He accepted a contribution and would not return it from a someone who referred to the former president of the United States as a Muslim n-i-g-g-e-r. When asked to return that money, he said no. He’s using that money to now fund negative ads. Now, I’m not calling Mr. DeSantis a racist. I’m simply saying the racists believe he’s a racist." The Internet is in awe. People are already praying for Gillum 2020. Your move, Florida.

You don't have to be British to laugh at this meme, but it will bloody well help.

Man, now I'm hungry. Okay, so, I don't know if you know this but some common expressions you might use are homophobic AF. So here is someone to explain to you another expression and what it means.

Hello, everyone. To most people, saying something “sucks” means its low quality or inferior. Saying someone “sucks” means they are terrible at something, most likely sports or playing music. It’s such a part of our everyday language that even children are known to use the term without seeming offensive. But the term originated as gay slur mocking the practice of oral sex between two men. It assumes that the practice is somehow degrading; therefore, people who “suck” should be ashamed of themselves. Come to think of it, maybe we should start using the term “sucks” as a compliment? That's all for today, have a nice day,

If you spot the Mindphuck let me know. It's pretty funny.

If you're having umbrella problems, I feel bad for you, son. I've got 99 problems (and growing!), but, fortunately, not knowing how umbrellas work ain't one. Unfortunately, the same can't be said about the President of the United States of America. Saturday, Trump was boarding Air Force One in the rain, umbrella in hand. And as he attempted to enter the door, instead of doing what 99% of humans do and closing the umbrella, he did this...

Trump basically discarded the umbrella like a piece of trash he didn't know what to do with, and left it rolling around in the rain. If you're relating to that umbrella right now, you're not alone. People are noting that the gesture, though small, says a lot about who he is as a person (selfish, entitled, incompetent, to name a few). As many have pointed out, this is not the first time Trump has been called out for umbrella misuse and abuse. In fact, he's known for hogging umbrellas and letting his wife get soaking wet (not in the good way).

The 89th book to be pheatured in the Phile's Book Club is...

Ethan will be on the Phile on Thursday. Now for some...

Phact 1. The assassin order in the "Assassin’s Creed" video game series was actually based on a real order of assassins that existed in Persia and Syria from the 11th-13th century.

Phact 2. Saddam’s reason for refusing nuclear inspectors was that he thought they spied for the U.S., which in fact was true.

Phact 3. Media mogul Pat Robertson used his charity work as a front to mine for diamonds in Zaire and gold in Liberia, allying himself with dictators Mobutu Sese Seko and Charles Taylor (two dictators, embezzlers, and butchers).

Phact 4. The Los Zetas cartel was formed by a group of commando’s who defected from the Mexican army in the late 1990s. It is considered by the U.S. government to be the “most technologically advanced, sophisticated, and dangerous cartel operating in Mexico.”

Phact 5. There is an old system of Placage in New Orleans, which was created in order to circumvent the law and arrange long-term, common law marriages between women of color and white men of stature.

Today's guest is an American drummer and vocalist, best known for his work with Night Ranger whose latest album "Don't Let Up" is available on iTunes. Please welcome to the Phile from Night Ranger... Kelly Keagy.

Me: Hey, Kelly, welcome to the Phile. How are you doing?

Kelly: I'm great, Kelly, how are you?

Me: I'm okay. So, where are you from, Kelly?

Kelly: San Francisco, but I lived in Minnesota for eight years, I got married to someone from there. Then I moved to Nashville and now I live in Arizona.

Me: Cool. How long have you been in Night Ranger?

Kelly: I started my career with Night Ranger in Minnesota and did twenty years there. Eventually none of us live in the same town. We had a little break during the 90s and then we got back together around '97. We've been continuing on since then.

Me: What got you into music? Who were your influences?

Kelly: I think growing up in the 60s when pop music changed from being like Motown. Music like that my brothers were playing all the time. They were music fans. When I was five or six I heard about Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis and stuff like that. I was a sponge at that point. I was like what's this and there were television broadcast with the Beatles and of course that was the last straw for me seeing that band play and how talented they were.

Me: So, why the drums, Kelly?

Kelly: Seeing Ringo a singing drummer. Across the street from me was my friend who was learning guitar, learning to play Beatles songs and I borrowed a drum set from his cousin, we played in Hollywood and from then on we practiced every day then after ten years we were playing night clubs and I was still a singing drummer, which was a real asset for me.

Me: So, you sing and play drums... why is that?

Kelly: Well, I consider myself a singer before I consider myself a drummer. I think out of necessity drummer's aren't the singers but I felt like I can do both, and I did. I play both at the same time and it's a unique challenge for my brain. I did that better than I did with school. I think a lot of people are probably in the same boat.

Me: You have a great voice, Kelly. When did you know you had a good voice? I have a horrible singing voice and people have told me. Haha. Did you know yourself or did people tell you you could sing?

Kelly: I think it was that feedback from people I was playing with. I would go back and forth from playing drums and singing and having a drummer play. Throughout high school I would hop around from band to band, either singing or playing drums so I developed both.

Me: Did you watch other singers and drummers and get pointers?

Kelly: Yeah, I would watch Lennon and McCartney, Jim Morrison and Hendrix and Jack Bruce and Clapton, those were the big ones for me. I just had to copy those voices because we were covering all those music. So, whoever I was playing with was doing those songs and I had to imitate. Eventually I realized I need to have my own style and not sound like anybody else. That's when I started to play mind to Motown singers, like the Four Tops. The lead singer in that band had a gruff voice. The Temptations had a way of putting out that vocal. I would just try to copy it and get that gravely sound. So, it was just basically trying to get along in those times when I was actually trying to find my own way.

Me: What were some of your first bands you were in, Kelly, do you remember?

Kelly: Yeah, one was a band called Rags which was a San Francisco club band in 1973.

Me: So, when did you meet the Night Ranger guys?

Kelly: In 1979 I met Jack and Brad in the band Rubicon which was a Bay Area funk rock band. Jerry Martini from Sly and the Family Stone was the sax player, Max Haskett, from Cold Blood which was another Bay Area band, all supported at there Fillmore in the early 70s. Bill Graham put those bands on like Cold Blood and of course Sly played those places and of course those bands split up in the 60s and became other bands. So Jerry and Max got together and formed this band Rubicon with Jack Blades and Brad Gillis were in the band, and I came in later as the singing drummer.

Me: So, how did Rubicon turn into Night Ranger?

Kelly: It was about '80, in May of 1980 we opened for Eddie Money in north of San Francisco to do our first gig as a band called Ranger. Then some time after that they had this sort of guitar battle of the bands and stuff like that in the same venue So, we just continued and in our off time we would make demos, we found a manager that tried to get us some dates, then he fell out. Then Pat Glasser, our first producer saw us at a show case in L.A. and put up money to make a demo that was first circulated. We eventually got a deal about '82.

Me: Did you get a deal tight away?

Kelly: No, it took awhile. Around that time around 1981 we weren't getting a lot of work. We still got together about once a week to try to write songs. The songs on the first album we got from the demos. I don't know, it was like two years from the first gig we were doing to the time we got signed. Around that time Brad got asked to finish a tour with Ozzy after the tragic death of Randy Rhoads. In the middle of that tour they stopped in New York and Brad went out and auditioned. At that time Brad and I were like in another band playing on weekends to secure an income. He was just a sign man there, a hired gun. So, during that time when he was out there we were still shopping that tape which had four songs on it.

Me: What did you think when you finally signed that record deal, Kelly? You must of been thrilled to pieces.

Kelly: Well, I can't remember the exact time line but I remember Eddie Money was getting ready to go out on tour with his first or second album. I knew some of the management people at Bill Graham's office who were managing Eddie, and I know he was going out on tour and I was almost gonna sign up and be a roadie. At that time I was desperate to have a gig. It was about three weeks when I went to Bill Graham's office and I asked about the tour and they put me on the list. Then we get this call from Pat Glasser saying we got a deal. Neil Bogart was the president of Boardwalk Records was in the hospital with cancer. He wanted to know what was going on with the label and wanted to hear what some of the bands they were thinking about signing. They of course had Joan Jett, Frankie and the Knockouts, which was an east coast band and some other acts. Bruce Bird took our tape to Neil who was sick in bed and said, "Here is one of the bands I'm considering. What do you think?" He heard some of the stuff and said, "I like this band. What are you gonna do with them?" Bruce said, "Well, I'm seriously thinking about signing them." After that it got the wheels rolling for Pat to go in there and have meetings and eventually we got the deal with Boardwalk. Then we had to scramble because Brad came back from that tour and we had a month to get this record going. We all moved down there to Hollywood and stayed in an apartment and started making the rest of the record. We just camped out and went to do it. we had some rehearsals and wrote a bunch of songs.

Me: You first single was "Don't Tell Me You Love Me." Did you pick that to be the single or did the record company?

Kelly: I think the record company. They didn't steamroll over us but Bruce Bird and Paul Glasser and all those folks had a decision with it. We kind of knew when we were in there, we knew we had four or five songs that were kind of potential singles of that record. Those days they would throw about five songs to radio and let them have feedback to. They would play those songs late at night and get people calling in saying they liked this song, or I don't like this song or whatever. That's how they did it back then, it was old school. They just tried to get as much feedback as possible.

Me: What was your first big tour like, Kelly? Did you tour with anybody?

Kelly: We toured with Kiss and Sammy Hager. We went to playing in front of 50,000 a night from clubs. We did that too and sometimes play fourteen days straight, just to keep it rolling and pay for everything.

Me: So, after the tour what did you guys do?

Kelly: We came back home. They were still working on "Dawn Patrol," getting singles out there and we played with Sammy Hager in our home town and we were like this is amazing. Then we get the call from Bruce Bird at Broadwalk saying the record is going bankrupt. He had to come up and have an emergency meeting with us. We were like oh my God, this is the end of our career. We only had six months of touring and being out there. Bruce came up and spent the night and we were up all night trying to figure out what we were gonna do and he goes, "Irving Azoffa just took over MCA. I went and had a meeting with him. We are gonna make a deal with them to keep things rolling. He sees the numbers you have sold, a half a million records." We to go in in two weeks after being on the road for six months and try and make a new record. That's what we did. We made a deal with Irving and we went back into the studio with Pat Glasser and started rehearsing for the second record again and put songs together. We had some material left over from the first album.

Me: Okay, so, I have to admit, the only song I really know from you guys is that bloody "Sister Christian" song, which when I hear it it gets stuck in my head. Which one of you guys wrote that song?

Kelly: We were rehearing that song during our first album. I just had basically "you're motoring, what's your price for flight" and the first was "Sister Christy blah blah blah blah." That's all I had, I just had those chords. We just basically put that thing together. I had that verse and I had the stuff, but I didn't have it arranged. We got together and were rehearsing as a band and we thought where are we going with the solo. Jack asked what was I singing... Sister Christian? I was like, no, I'm singing Sister Christy. I'm singing about my sister. It's about her growing up, coming of age and all that. He said, "I thought you were saying 'christian.'" A light bulb went on and we all thought "Christian, that sounds better." We just adapted that. That's how we would do things with the band, someone would throw out something and we'd be that sounds good, let's try that. The first three albums were done like that.

Me: Who did most of the songwriting?

Kelly: Jack would write song ideas and choruses and then we'd put stuff together. He was the main writer but I snuck one in there. I had a good opportunity with great musicians to bring good ideas in and have them be finished off as songs.

Me: I didn't realize that you sang that song, Kelly. That's rare for a drummer to sing and play, right?

Kelly: Yeah, it's wild, that doesn't happen too often. Only a handful of guys do that out there. I think we mentioned earlier Ringo singing "Boys" back in the day and I thought this is unbelievable. This guy is singing. Then when they recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl actually hearing him do it live, I was stunned. He was playing amazing drums and singing in front of 18,000 people. I thought I could do that, and so later on when it came up I was already a great asset to bands being able to actually sing and play.

Me: Okay, so, that second album was a hit and then you started to do headline tours. What's the big difference with being a headline band than an opening band, besides money and headlining?

Kelly: With opening we always thought it's great slot to have because we didn't have to have another hours worth of material. When we were an early band we were like we could play our best songs in 45 minutes but being headliner we had to being two hours worth of material and somehow keep the audience interested. Once we jumped to headliner it was tough, we only had two albums under our belt at that point. When we got to "Seven Wishes" we were like how are we gonna out this together. A lot of times as well we were co-headlining back in the day. It wasn't two hours, it was more like an hour and a half. We had to pace ourselves, man, stamina is the thing.

Me: So, how does it feel being in the band and playing all this time, Kelly?

Kelly: Jason, it's been 35 years. Who does that? We're still around and so fortunate we can still play and people keep coming out to see us. We are just gonna keep playing.

Me: You guys did break up for a few years. What happened there?

Kelly: Well, basically we grew up together. We were spending more time with the band than we were with our families trying to keep this career rolling. Then when we stopped it was like a release, I was like I'm really glad. I had some addiction problems back then so it was really nice to get off the road and get myself straight and sober. So, that's what I did for the first basically three years, man. It was like a really welcome break for me. Jack continued on with the Damn Yankees and they had great success, they sold like three million records.

Me: Yeah, I saw the Damn Yankess open for Bad Company. So, when you guys got back together how was that?

Kelly: That was another great build up to something. It was nice to come back, look at each other in the eye and know we missed each other, we missed playing with each other. We like came up in the ranks and learnt how to play our instruments together out there in front of people. Whatever we do, when we play in front of 20,000 people we are still trying to get better and improve. Once we got back together in '96 was we went to Japan because they were screaming to have Night Ranger back again. We've been going back over there every two years since then.

Me: You put out two solo albums, Kelly. Did you always wanna do that during the Night Ranger years or was it a spur of the moment thing?

Kelly: I never thought I would do solo albums because I always thought I'd be in a band. I always like contributing to a team like that. When I'm doing a solo album I'm making all the decisions. Which is something I had the pressure to do, make that decision. How good is that song? How good is that production? How good is that performance? It's all me. How it happened was Jim Peterik from Survivor and Ides of March in the 70s, and wrote a lot of songs that Survivor did and contributed to 38 Specials catalogue, he's a well seasoned songwriter and he came to me and said, "Hey, I'm doing a solo album. I want you to sing a song there." I went up there and contributed to that and he said he got a deal with an Italian label called Frontiers and he said, "What do you think of that? Serafino hit me up and said, 'You know, I like that song you did with Kelly.' So, why don't you do an album for Sarafino?" So I got ahold of Serafino and he said, "I want you to do a solo album." I was like God, I never thought about being a solo artist. I went to Jim and asked him if would like to write this album with me. I went up to his house in Chicago and we wrote three or four great songs in the first few days we were together. He's one of those guys that would come in and he's got an idea. That's how we got the first album together. I basically recorded it with Brian Bart in Minneapolis and he basically played on everything, Brian Bart is an amazing engineer and a great musician as well.

Me: Cool. So, I downloaded Night Ranger's latest album "Don't Let Up." I really like that album. What can you tell us about it?

Kelly: I LOVE that record. With the last three records we've been doing we get in a room, we set up, and we just start jamming. We just start playing different feels and ideas and all of us can play different styles pretty much. We know each other and played together for so long, and we set out a week and in the first four or five days we'd get some good ideas to put down and record.

Me: Do you think you've grown as a songwriter all those years, Kelly?

Kelly: Well, I think a good songwriter has to look around and see what's changing in music and maybe use some of those influences. I think it's really important that I actually know in my heart what makes up a good song. I think after so many years I have a good feel of something I heard on the radio and maybe it's an old song or a new song. I just keep tapping into those influences and keep that open. Keep an open heart and an open mind to new stuff and whatever the language might be out there, what people are talking about or whatever try and incorporate some of that stuff into the writing.

Me: When "Slow Ride" was in the movie Dazed and Confused it was one of the best things to happen to Foghat and that song as it turned on a lot of new fans to the music and the band. "Sister Christian," which I think is your guys "Slow Ride" was in the movie Boogie Nights. Did that movie help the same way Dazed and Confused helped Foghat?

Kelly: Oh, yeah, absolutely we got new fans. That was such a cult film and still is but you never know. We didn't know that song was going to blow up. We just write a song and try to put everything into it and basically hope for the best. We hope that the other person on the end of that, either its the fans or the record company, are going to hear that spark that we initially put to that song. Who knew they were going to use that song the way they did in that movie? We were shocked. For one thing in the 80s we were in that living room in the Hollywood Hills. I think I know that dude, I mean the coke dealer. Haha. I think is till have his number. Hahaha. I'm kidding. When we saw that clip we were like holy shit, that's whatshisname. Oh God, those times were wild, when we were flying by the seat of our pants.

Me: Hahaha. Kelly, thanks so much for being on the Phile. I hope to see you guys in concert soon. Please come back again.

Kelly: Thanks, Jason, good interview. Love it.

You're motoring, what's your price for flight in finding mister right, you'll be alright tonight... man, that's a catchy song. That about does it for this entry of the Phile. Thanks to Kelly Keagy for a great interview. The Phile will be back on Wednesday, Halloween with It's The Great Trumpkin, Peverett Phile 3 Pheaturing Pamela Moore. Spread the word, not the turd. Don't let snakes and alligators bite you. Bye, love you, bye.

Not if it pleases me. No, you can't stop me, not if it pleases me. - Graham Parker