In their first animated music video, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings face off against a pack of mischievous wolves in a psychedelic dance battle.
For more information about the making of “Retreat!” go to:
Artist: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Label: Daptone Records
Production Company: Slanted Studios
Executive Producer: Michelle Higa Fox
Director: Lizzi Akana
Art Director: Erin Kilkenny
Technical Director: Michelle Higa Fox
Additional Design: Josh Goodrich
Animation: Josh Goodrich, Shixie Shi, Tim Beckhardt, David Hobizal, Leah Shore, Gabriel Pulecio, Nika Offenbac
Watercolor Animation: Leeanne Brennan
FX Animation: Matt Timms
Special Thanks: Futurestack, Merlin, Olive, and the Fig Tree
Some hand shakes and other hair raising associations through the years.
“2012 GOP presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, shaking hands with Yasser Arafat should not be misunderstood!” pic.twitter.com/3Ln9gj0EbF
— Gus (@Gus_802) December 10, 2013
Republican President Richard Nixon shaking hands with communist “mass murderer” of all time, Mao Zedong* (1972). pic.twitter.com/cbTSau6t0t
— Gus (@Gus_802) December 10, 2013
Your gigantic unison right wing freakout of the day: Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro Shake Hands at Nelson Mandela Memorial.
President Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro today at a memorial service for the late Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
Obama stopped to shake Castro’s hand as he was walking to the podium to pay tribute to Mandela. The handshake between the presidents of the long-estranged Cold War rivals came at a ceremony honoring the life and legacy of the former South African leader at a soccer stadium in Johannesburg.
Breitbart “News” leads the two-minute hate: CNN: OBAMA-CASTRO HANDSHAKE SHOULD ‘NOT BE MISUNDERSTOOD’!!!
Here’s how propagandist John Nolte describes the handshake:
For those who believe in human rights and liberty, the sight of our president bounding up some stairs to energetically shake hands with Raul Castro, dictator of Cuba, was more than a little unsettling — regardless of the circumstance.
I swear, these hateful morons can’t even write one sentence without being dishonest. Obama was “bounding up some stairs” because that’s where the podium was. He wasn’t rushing up there because he was so incredibly eager to shake hands with Raul Castro — it’s where he had to go to give his speech. Good grief.
And there are currently more than 2000 absolutely disgusting, openly racist comments, of course.
The Republican Party’s Great White Hope, the guy who said he would have voted against the Civil Rights Act, is being sent on an outreach mission to African Americans, and no, you can’t make this stuff up.
In Detroit today, promoting his latest ridiculous scam (“economic freedom zones”), Sen. Paul took his message of outreach to the black community by speaking to a room full of white folks: Largely White Audience Turns Out to Hear Rand Paul Speak at African-American Outreach Event.
Paul then went to a larger grassroots event at the Grace Bible Chapel, where there were protesters from the civil rights group National Action Network outside. The online invitation said the event was intended to “celebrate the opening of our African-American Engagement Office in Detroit.”
Tracking footage from the Democratic super PAC American Bridge 21st Century, however, shows an overwhelmingly white audience ended up turning out:
Detroit is approximately 83 percent African-American.
Paul also spoke Friday at the Detroit Economic Club, where he proposed a plan to revitalize U.S. cities through the creation of “economic freedom zones,” which would cut federal taxes in communities that have an unemployment rate of 12 percent or higher.
Remember when Newt Gingrich pretended to be “surprised” by the deluge of vicious, hateful right wing comments responding to his praise of Nelson Mandela?
Well, that was yesterday. Today he’s come up with a way to blame it all on liberals, specifically those dirty liberals at MSNBC, who (according to Gingrich) used Mandela’s death as an excuse to “attack” Ronald Reagan.
Former Speaker of the House and co-host of CNN’s Crossfire Newt Gingrich appeared on New Day Monday morning to discuss conservative backlash toward his praise of late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, and changed his tune from the explanation he offered Candy Crowley over the weekend. While citing a misunderstanding of Mandela’s legacy, Gingrich also blamed “elements of the left, particularly on one news channel, who went overboard in trying to use this in a chance to attack Ronald Reagan.”
Of course, Ronald Reagan did oppose sanctions against the South African apartheid regime (in fact, he removed the sanctions put in place by the Carter administration), he did denounce Mandela, he did approve a billion dollar IMF loan to the Botha government, and he did sell them arms (that were used in Botha’s brutal crackdown on the black population).
Pointing out historical facts is not an “attack” or a “smear,” unless you’re Newt Gingrich and you need a way to walk back your criticisms of the deranged right wing base and blame it on the usual suspect: the “left wing media.”
Stand back — Glenn Greenwald’s playing the victim again: Glenn Greenwald Vows to Return to U.S. After ‘Exile’.
Glenn Greenwald said in an interview published late last week that he intends to return to the United States at some point, admitting that he does “feel a bit on exile.”
The Brazil-based American journalist who has reported extensively on top secret surveillance programs revealed through documents leaked by Edward Snowden said he refuses to be kept out of his native country simply for doing his job.
“I do feel a bit on exile but I don’t mean to stay away from the US,” Greenwald told the website Telerama. “I wanna force the issue at some point. I refuse to be kept out of my own country for doing journalism.”
In point of fact, Greenwald “exiled” himself to Brazil, nobody is trying to keep him out of the United States, and his talk about “forcing the issue” is absurd. There is no issue to force, and he knows this; but painting himself as a victim of the evil US always plays well with his cultish followers.