(🔓) PROOF UNLOCKED: It took me a few extra days because of everything going on, but here's Volume 4 of the "Goodnight Playlist" series from the Music section of PROOF! It's my chance to archive/curate songs from this feed that folks asked me to catalogue. sethabramson.substack.com/p/the-goodnigh…
(PS) Song #3 always makes me feel happy, which doesn't make sense because the lyrics are super... not happy. I wonder if anyone else has the same reaction to this song.
(PS2) Song #6 is one of the most divisive songs I've ever posted on this feed in the six years I've been posting music here. Some people *really* hated it. Others hated it because they couldn't get it out of their heads once they heard it—an unwelcome earworm. So, caveat auditor!
(PS3) The incredible artist behind Song #8 mentioned me in an interview once, and I'm still not over it.
(PS4) Song #10 *literally* did what its lyrics are about: it got me through a very bad year. The amazing musician behind that song has interacted with this feed in the past and that, too, I am not over.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Seth Abramson

Seth Abramson Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @SethAbramson

6 Jun
(🆚) MAJOR BREAKING NEWS: Team Trump Had a Second Pre-Insurrection War Room

A massive new front has just opened in the January 6 investigation—and right now it's exclusively at PROOF. I hope you'll subscribe, read, share this news, and follow this thread. sethabramson.substack.com/p/major-breaki…
1/ The importance of this breaking news can't be overstated. The discovery, by PROOF, of the first Insurrection Eve war room led to a confession by a US senator that he'd lied to the media; lawsuit threats from Roger Stone and Michael Flynn; and a congressional inquiry in Brazil.
2/ This second war room is *bigger* news because it was more clandestine, hosted more dubious figures, was apparently the nerve center for all other war room sites—including Trump International and possibly the White House and VP's mansion—and was closest to the insurrectionists.
Read 8 tweets
6 Jun
(🔓) PROOF UNLOCKED: The big news dropping at PROOF tomorrow—on the insurrection—is fairly dark, so I chose to make this weekend's edition of "Lost Classics of the 1960s" the most saccharine-sweet one ever. I hope you'll listen in and share it with others! sethabramson.substack.com/p/lost-classic…
(PS) BTW, even if you're not into pop, the article is well worth checking out for a) the best song by Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd, b) a song by the "Argentinian Beatles" (with translation by me!), c) one of the great lost garage-psych classics, and d) a song by..."Fresh Maggots."
(PS2) I should say that "Red Pier" is actually one of my favorite sixties songs, as I think it's an amazing work given that it was created by a group of Midwestern teenagers who recorded one basically-never-heard but pretty decent LP, then disappeared into the midsts of history.
Read 5 tweets
5 Jun
DOJ now estimates it'll charge 550 people over the insurrection. It's at around 494 now. There have been *no arrests* of any GOP-operative or GOP-official plotters as yet, though we know that the 494 or so people arrested so far were foot soldiers executing the whims of *others*.
I don't know about you all, but while I want foot soldiers arrested, it gives me ~10% the satisfaction and sense of justice of seeing a coup plotter arrested. Like many of you I have variable confidence that the FBI will do its job with respect to powerful prospective defendants.
I'd add that we know at least *800 people* breached the Capitol, and some committed crimes outside but didn't enter, so even if the FBI eschews arresting *any* of the worst culprits—the plotter class—it's hard to see how 550 ends up being the final number of insurrection arrests.
Read 4 tweets
4 Jun
Here's a wild (🤪) idea: how about politicians never compare the situation they're being asked about to some past situation involving their political opponents. How about politicians address questions on current circumstances earnestly, openly and comprehensively—with no dodging.
I wish as Americans we had the sort of radar that caused us to tune out politicians the second their answer to a question is to raise a prior situation involving a political opponent. If you can't articulate what's right or wrong in the current situation, don't go into politics.
Today Jim Jordan dodged a question about Don McGahn by accusing the White House of being disinterested in Dr. Fauci's emails. This allowed Jordan to avoid the question of when politicians should—in *all circumstances*, regardless of the party of those involved—let an issue drop.
Read 5 tweets
3 Jun
(🆚) NEW: As promised, here's a special edition of the "Lost Classics of the 1960s" series—from the Music section of PROOF—for subscribers. If you like the Beatles, you'll want to check this out; there are bands here you've almost certainly never heard of. sethabramson.substack.com/p/lost-classic…
(PS) For what it's worth, in doing research for this article I came across two bands even I'd never encountered before—despite being a DJ specializing in sixties music back in the 1990s. And one song in this article is a new favorite sixties song of mine. (That takes some doing!)
(PS2) Whenever I do a "Lost Classics of the 1960s" article, I struggle to calibrate how obscure to get, as collectors, enthusiasts, and casual listeners have different senses of how obscure is *too* obscure. Two songs in this article are, I think, at the second-to-deepest level.
Read 4 tweets
3 Jun
I oscillate between responding to this headline with "not possible" and "no sh*t" cnn.com/2021/06/03/pol…
PROOF (augmenting the reporting at CNN):
Read 5 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!