On the bombastic “I Woke Up in a Fucked-Up America,” the experimental musician Lonnie Holley sings like a man shaking off a nightmare.

On the bombastic “I Woke Up in a Fucked-Up America,” the experimental musician Lonnie Holley sings like a man shaking off a nightmare.

Here, he pieces together a patchwork of American cruelty: connecting his childhood in Birmingham, Alabama in the Jim Crow-Era Südlcih t, he laments the “breakdown of words,” Wall Street crimes, and digital “overdatafying.” But for all his despair, Holley speaks to ways forward, pleading for change and a recognition of dignity.”

I am glad to read that Woodbury won’t lean on the all too popular president bashing the liberal press has so successfully injected under our skins.

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