May 22, 2017

Israel Daramola will soon release his collaboration album with Lloyd.

[Ed.- The country seems to be disintegrating at a remarkable pace. Every day brings a fresh deluge of horror. In Alternative Facts, Israel Daramola pauses for a second to look back and take stock of the previous week to ten days. There’s danger in retreating into a shell and letting it wash over you; it’s important to catalogue each new, impossible wrong.]

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In Other News:

Betsy DeVos is ready to put her master plan into action. I wish she had been booed even harder at Bethune-Cookman.

Trump made his first foreign trip to Saudi Arabia this weekend in order to absorb the power necessary to commit heinous war crimes and civil rights violations.

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The world is a mess and God has disappeared but at least men can wear rompers now.

Twin Peaks The Return Counter

Parts 1 & 2:

What’s going on? Special Agent Dale Cooper is trapped in The Black Lodge while his evil doppleganger roams free. The evil Dale was supposed to return after 25 years (I think) but doesn’t want to which is a problem… for some reason. Also some other stuff happens.

Knee-jerk reaction? I am utterly confused yet deeply enthralled. I haven’t stopped thinking about it.

Nostalgia bait counter? The scene with 25 years older Laura Palmer was full of callbacks and Shelly Johnson making googly eyes at James Hurley and Bobby Briggs at the Bang Bang bar is pure bait but it was wonderful.

WTF? There’s a electrical surge powered tree in the black lodge that feels straight out of Aqua Teen Hunger Force or something. There’s a giant clear box in some building in the middle of New York that…does… something(?). Laura Palmer opens her face up and a blinding white light comes out. There’s a woman’s head and a man’s headless body found in a bed in South Dakota. The Chromatics are the new Julee Cruise.

Sum up the episode in five images:

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In summary: this was two hours of confusing esoteric nonsense meant to make nerd bros feel intelligent for pretending they understand it and loved every minute of it. I have no clue why anyone should like it including me but I do.

Song Of The Week:

Pining for 2008??? What a time. The Trump administration is gonna be great for the nostalgia industry.

And that’s it. We’re still doomed but Twin Peaks is back and there’s a new Alien film. Everything is just fine.