2012 has set us back in a lot of ways. Still stinging are the surreal massacres in Minnesota, Colorado, and Connecticut, where people who had no access to healthcare but plenty of access to weaponry committed atrocities that shouldn't have had any place in our society. Yet, there they were. Right in front of everyone.
2012 saw us continuing wars in countries that we had all but forgotten about. Yes, we're still at war with Afghanistan, but then again, we have troops in Iraq, we're still, after 5 decades, technically at war with North Korea, and we're at war with ourselves, with congress having voted to label the United States a battlefield, giving the government the right to detain whoever they wish without question or due process.
2012 also saw people in Washington and Colorado speak out for legalization and regulation of marijuana, which was unprecedented and wonderful, as perhaps it's a sign that the people realize the War on Drugs has been about as successful as Prohibition was almost 100 years ago.
But 2012 is all but gone. 2013 has already arrived in parts of the world. We have the power to make it a better year, but it's on each of us. We can't make the world a better place until we can make ourselves better people. We need to spread compassion and joy and love. Share them like we have way too much to keep for ourselves.
That being said, I'm sharing my time, my radio show tonight, with my friends back home in Colorado. I'm playing music from there, and when the ball drops there, it'll be 10:00 here, right in the middle of the show. So, Colorado people, enjoy... this episode of the B-Dub Chronic is for you.
Tickle Me Pink "Typical"
My Body Sings Electric "Oceancrest"
Five Iron Frenzy "The Greatest Story Ever told"
3OH!3 "Don't Trust Me"
Gabrielle Louise "On Account of Me"
The Fray "How to Save A Life"
The Essence "Dream On"
Five Iron Frenzy "Oh, Canada"
Chemestry Club "Bend to Colors"
Reno Divorce "Lovers Leap"
Gabrielle Louise "Don't Be Hasty"
The Helium Arch "Lost, But Free"
Royal Dead "Death Cycle"
Devotchka "All The Sand In All The Sea"
Joe Nicholson "It's Raining Progs!"
The Darning Needle "For Grandmother"
Tickle Me Pink "Madeline"
Mahatma "Me Siento Bien"
Gabrielle Louise "Until The Morning"
Flobots "Stand Up"
Michal Menert & Break Science "All Eyes On You"
The Helium Arch "Entering Capricorn"
The Fray "You Found Me"
So, Colorado, get down, kiss someone you love, and if it's a stranger, kiss them like you love them, too. You never know what 2013 will bring...