Different Races

April 20, 2022By Barry BlissPhilosophy, Health

I do not believe that any race is inherently better or worse than any other. While we all may be racist to some degree, I, like many others, strive to irradicate the racism within myself. I do, however, believe that there are differences between races. Different races came about because we migrated to different parts … Read More

Jesus, Pagans, and Saving it for a Song

April 17, 2022By Barry BlissPhilosophy, My Life

Either most people do not understand what peace, dignity, and love are, or they purposefully choose cowardice and depression. Whether or not the Jesus we have heard of was a real physical figure (more evidence suggests he was than I realized) is, in some ways, irrelevant. it’s the message many have resignated with, along with … Read More

Brief Thoughts on Twitter

April 14, 2022By Barry BlissPhilosophy, Current Affairs/Politics

Two people have recently been banned from Twitter. (Probably more, but there are two I know of.) One of them is Barrett Brown, a journalist and activist that tends be pro-BLM. He cannot stand Peter Thiel, and he is not a fan of Glenn Greenwald either. Great writer, sincere and courageous, and hard to pin … Read More

Stream of Consciousness, I Suppose. March 31st, 2022.

April 1, 2022By Barry BlissPhilosophy

Copied from the paper copy: Place me on a planet newly born and allow me a million years to calm down a bit, to re-sensitize, to become content with a simpler set of experiences, to rest from the worrying and hurrying, to laugh off old fears, to re-stabilize, to re-ground, to settle, reply, remember. Technology … Read More

No Claims Being Made. Just Interesting.

March 31, 2022By Barry BlissHealth

“286,220 people reported to have side effects after getting Pfizer BioNTech Covid Vaccine. Among them, 47 people (0.02%) have Alopecia areata.” https://www.ehealthme.com/vs/pfizer-biontech-covid-vaccine/alopecia-areata/ “A 52yo male developed sudden-onset reading difficulty and aphasia 7d after the second dose of an mRNA-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.” “Whether there was a causal relation between the ICB and the vaccination remains speculative … Read More

In Defense of Comedians

March 29, 2022By Barry BlissPhilosophy, Current Affairs/Politics

Supposedly, centuries ago, Kings (and Queens?) sometimes had court jesters. One of their jobs was to be honest with the King, in a court where most were too afraid to say anything they feared he might take offense at. Also supposedly, the court jester was guaranteed that he (or she?) would not be punished for … Read More

Standard Time, Year Round, Please

March 17, 2022By Barry BlissHealth, Uncategorized

Switching to “day light savings time” year round is being proposed in the U.S. Soon as I saw this, I thought, “No”. From what I can tell, a bunch of scientists are saying “no” as well. This from the Washington post: While no time system will be perfect for everyone, making daylight saving time permanent … Read More

The Revenge of Analog, by David Sax (Book, 2016)

March 8, 2022By Barry BlissUncategorized

This is a book that I am currently enjoying reading. Early on, David discusses the returning interest in vinyl records. He moves on to Moleskin notebooks, film, and board games. That is as far as I have gotten. I do not believe the book contains anything about sound recording using analog equipment, but I have … Read More

Friends (?)

March 1, 2022By Barry BlissUncategorized

Some of my old friends have stopped returning my email(s), knowing I am not “vaccinated”. Some of my old friends have continued to converse with me. When the smoke clears, I will remember who did what.    If sincerely apologized to, I’ll forgive and all will be as before. (I’ve made numerous mistakes, had to … Read More

Questions Answered: More Sidewalk Stuff

February 17, 2022By Barry BlissMy Life, Music

“Is the labelling ”anti-folk” still relevant?”  For me, yes and no. I was never really against folk music, but then maybe none of the others were either. There’s a story about it’s invention, but basically it caught on, and the press used it. The word ended up basically meaning “assertive folk”, or “punk folk”, but … Read More

More Antifolk Questions Answered

February 16, 2022By Barry BlissMy Life, Music

“Would you use the word nostalgia looking back at Sidewalk days?”  Well, if someone is looking back nostalgically, that would be that. If they are looking back in a detached, perhaps clinical way, then it would not.  I don’t claim to have never indulged in nostalgia, though generally I see it as a weakness, not … Read More

Answer to a Question About Sidewalk

February 15, 2022By Barry BlissMusic, My Life

“If one listens to your song Sidewalk (which is an incredible song in many ways), this era seems to have been an important one in your life. If so, in what ways? If not – why not?”  Thank you for the compliment.  This answer will have to be quite broad in scope, and very limited. … Read More

Send me your question.

February 12, 2022By Barry BlissMy Life, Uncategorized

If you have a question for me, about my beliefs (or lack thereof), about my punk rock days, about my time at Sidewalk in the antifolk community, or anything else, you can email me at barrynowbliss at gmail dot com. The answer may end up being a blog post. Let me know, when/if you email … Read More