TagFrank Etheridge

Scattershot: Low-Blow Screenshots

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Social-Media Algorithms Strike Again Dang it, y’all. Despite recent upgrades in my personal life, the Almighty Social-Media Algorithm still thinks I got a drug problem. The Omniscient One continues to market me as a lonesome, lone wolf on the prowl for love. “Maybe everyday is Saturday morning.”—Drive-By Truckers** Both of which I understand, given my history. But all this mess...

Scattershot: A Blessing and a Curse

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“Maybe everyday is Saturday morning.”—Drive-By Truckers** One Christmas when I was in junior high, I asked my cool, young Uncle Garrett to give me N.W.A.’s album Straight Outta Compton, at the time making headlines /infuriating Whitey for its track, ‘Fuck tha Police.’ Uncle G came through. But he wanted to listen to it with me, pointing out its Parental Advisory...