It's Monday, and that means the weekend is over. At least for those of you lucky bastards that get a whole two days off with the rest of the working world. Today was my Monday... sort of. Fucking split days off. But hey, I'm working, so fuck it. At any rate, I'm sure you're dreading the upcoming week a little more than usual due to the holidays, especially if it means a large family get together with in laws that you don't like, or don't like you. Or that uncle who thinks he is super political and parrots Fox News like a record player. Or the fact that the wife is insistent that you take part in the apocalyptic hordes of Black Friday so that she can test out her bear mace while hunting for the best deal on that dining set she had her eye on. I'll see it first hand as I work at Midnight on Thanksgiving Night for you greedy cunts.
But let's change gears for a moment, because I don't want my dismay over the holiday season to derail the fan post from what I originally intended it to be. Everyday day, we all see shit that makes us scratch our heads in wonder. Makes us feel as though society is headed to hell in a handbasket by express delivery. The Knockout Game... George Zimmerman beating his woman (again). A depressed father shooting his baby daughter and then himself because the mother didn't want to be with him ( I can't remember the names, but what in the fuck?). Monsanto genetically engineering corn and then suing actual farmers for copyright infringement (yes, this is happening). The Tea Party! MMA judging!! I could go on, but it'd be a long list.
In short, there is a LOT that would make us feel that there is no hope for humanity. But there are rays of hope all around us. We have but to look. And once we find them we should push to broaden their levels of influence. So that's what I'm here to do, in my small way.
The embedded video below is of a group of grade school kids (approx between the ages of 8 - 18) in Nashville, Tennessee displaying incredible talent as they cover one of my favorite songs by one of rock's most prolific bands, Tool. So whether you're dreading Black Friday, a new work week, or society in general, listen/watch and remember that the next generation has people like this in it. Maybe there is hope. Just maybe... I give you the kids of the Loveland, Maineville, and Lebanon Music Academies. They have many more videos as well on YouTube, so check them out.