How many times is Larry Kudlow going to appear on Sunday morning shows–representing the White House–drunk as a skunk before someone says, “Hey, Larry, maybe don’t do that?”

Mayors and governors issuing statements to the feds saying, “Don’t come into our cities!” are essentially old dudes in suits banging a gavel and yelling POINT OF ORDER into a room filled with coked up wolverines.

Went out of the house wearing an extremely bold Black Lives Matter shirt today and didn’t get accosted. Given where I live, I’m shocked.

The saddest of encouragements.

I’m going to play DOOM deathmatch tonight for the first time in more than 20 years.

“Amazing that four guys with some guitars and a drum set could make that kind of noise, huh?!”

Daughter, 5: “Do they have to be boys?”

Me: “Absolutely not!”

Daughter: “Okay good.”

Thinking a lot about John Lewis today. Thinking a lot about good trouble.

Fuck CBP.

I feel like renaming ice cream because ICE now stands for an oppressive arm of the government. Sounds like gestapo cream now.

And if you haven’t seen it: Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others perform While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

WHERE DOES THE GUITAR GO. That’s the power of Prince.

Context: I’m watching Metallica’s 1994 concert from Mountain View, CA.

The number of ridiculously heavy riffs that Metallica managed to write between 1980 and 1992 is unfair. No one should be able to do that.

Creeping Death is still so fucking heavy. 🤘🤘

And that wasn’t even what Prince was know for! It was just one facet of his personality. But man, he was amazing.

Not knocking Kirk or anyone else. It’s just that Prince was stiff competition.

I’ve seen so many amazing guitarists during my lifetime, and the thing I keep coming back to: Prince kicked all their asses.

Kirk Hammett is amazing.

Prince was better.

Metallica was so much better when they were political.

Another shot from this morning’s walk.

People need to be able to stay home without worrying about bills or whether they’ll be employed in the not too distant future. Small businesses need to survive. The US government could help, but they won’t, and it’s fucking maddening.

You know what would help parents stay home and take care of their kids until the pandemic is over? Temporary universal basic income. Or cover the payrolls of affected businesses so they can shut down for the duration. High-level solutions.

Went on a walk this morning. Lighting was great.

Reminder: the Lincoln Project is making some fantastic ads, but they’re a Republican organization. If you give them money, and you’re not a Republican, that money will ultimately be used against you. They are not your friend.

HBO Max works with my VPN on, which is more than I can say for Amazon and Netflix.

At this point, I’m somewhat mad that the iPhone hasn’t switched to USB-C yet.

Finally ™ started watching Black Mirror. I dig it! 📺

One advantage of staying at home all the time: no driving means never getting tailgated!

BREONNA TAYLOR. Say her name.

GEORGE FLOYD. Say his name.