What would happen if a few people weren’t dragging the rest of us down?

Russian Exile Musician Releases Anti-War Single

Dmitry Spirin is a good pal of mine from the Russian band Tarakany! (Cockroach). If you’ve watched Raw Travel, you’ve heard Dima’s music. He’s a very talented and popular songwriter and musician. I met him on my trip to Moscow in 2010, and we released Tarakany’s album “Russian Democrazy” together on Punk Outlaw Records in 2013, just as […]

Trumpism’s Cognitive Dissonance

While visiting family down south, I had yet another befuddling conversation with a “Trumper” also claiming to be a “Ukraine supporter” who has somehow rewired their brain to ignore the fact that the Trump faction of the GOP are the primary folks responsible for abandoning Ukraine by blocking continued US funding. I’m curious how one […]

Hey Aaron Lewis (Stain’d) – Can you hear Putin now?

  Ukraine accuses Russian snipers of abusing child, gang raping mother Apologies for the jarring headline, but we do no one, especially ourselves, justice when we choose to look away. This was reported early in the war soon after it occurred. Russian propagandists, apologists, and the just plain ignorant, blithely waived it away as western […]

Gas Prices Got You Down? Buck Up!

$10 PER GALLON IN FRANCE: These are the gas prices for a Liter of Gas in France. Multiply x4 to get a gallon. Convert Euros to Dollars, and we’re talking north of $10 per gallon. This might explain why you see some small vehicles like these on the streets of Paris. I don’t know their […]