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November 5th, 2021

The Red Chuck Précis

(Weekly lyrics from Zach Bryan/Revival)

Greetings world!


It's a new look and a new name! The Weekly Quick Pick Mix has grown beyond a mixtape, so it seemed time to give this thing a new name. Weekly, I'm going to continue delivering to you a blog post of what's going on in my world & my thoughts on the larger world, your Weekly Virtual Mix Tape, and a collection of links & reads I've been sticking in my brain the past week.


Welcome to The Red Chuck Précis!


I had a fun moment this week while hitting the Twitter-verse to communicate my love for the newest release from Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Georgia Blue. The album is full of Georgia covers, with proceeds from sales going to Black Voters Matter, Georgia Stand-Up, and Fair Fight. I was gushing on Twitter and Mr. Isbell himself reacted to the post. As I said later, sometimes the Internet is really neat.


Be sure to pick up that album on Bandcamp and, if you're able, donate to those great causes!


As you listen to your weekly mix tape, be sure to find all of those bands on Bandcamp or wherever else they may reside and buy that music. Streaming is great for discovery, but let's support those artists with our dollars so they can continue making amazing tunes.


Take care of yourselves and take care of each other.


-Justin


Made You A Mix

Weekly Virtual Mix Tape: November 5th, 2021


The Red Chuck Weekly Virtual Mix Tape playlists are a collection of ten songs I've been listening to this week, crossing genre, era, and taste. No themes, just the tunes I've been sticking in my ears lately.


Available on Spotify & Apple Music.


After discovering your new favorites, be sure to support those bands on Bandcamp or their websites by purchasing that music.



Made You A List

A collection of links & reads I've been sticking in my brain the past week.


How To Citizen: S3/E4: Move Slow and Fix Things (with Esra’a Al Shafei)

One of the best podcasts running, a positive light on bettering the world in a time when cynicism and attacks have become the norm. And “scale is moronic“ might be my favorite quote ever.


NPR News: If NASA greenlights this interstellar mission, it could last 100 years

Voyager remains one of the coolest things humanity has done. I'm glad to hear we're figuring out how to extend the spirit of the mission.


The Most Detailed Map of Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution in the U.S.

A fascinating and disturbing tool.


Scrub Hub: Can indoor air quality hurt my health more than the outdoor air?

Speaking of clean air, this is an interesting read. We're slowly, due mostly to economics, working to replace our gas appliances with electric for this very reason.


NPR: Climate change is bad for your health. And plans to boost economies may make it worse

“Heat sparks violence and disrupts sleep. Wildfire smoke can trigger respiratory events thousands of miles away. Flooding can increase rates of suicide and mental health problems. Warmer winters expand the range of disease-carrying mosquitoes and ticks.”

“Earlier this year, more than 200 medical journals put out an unprecedented joint statement, calling climate change the "greatest threat" to global public health and urging the world's top economies to do more to slow it.“


Commentary: Keith Kindred: Effort to ban CRT in Michigan schools misguided

"Why don’t you want anything critical about America taught to our children?"


Slate: Our Puny Human Brains Are Terrible at Thinking About the Future

“The further out in time you try to imagine your own life, the less activation you show in the MPFC. In other words, your brain acts as if your future self is someone you don’t know very well and, frankly, someone you don’t care about.”




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The Red Chuck Précis is a weekly blog including my recent thoughts, a virtual mix tape playlist (available on Spotify & Apple Music), and a list links, reads, & other interesting things I've found from around the Web. Also available as an email newsletter.