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Gentrifier Beware

May 13, 2014

Just imagine: someone walks into your house—uninvited. That alone is enough to make you go off…but then they push you out of your easy chair, smack your wife on the behind and tell her to go get you a beer out of your refrigerator, tell your dog to fetch your slippers for him. Then grabs […]

One Is A Hundred

November 28, 2012

November 27, 2012  by Perry Redd   Most Americans were unconcerned about the efforts to garner and renew the respect of Walmart workers.  Some Americans asked, “What’s wrong with Walmart? I like Walmart!”  The protests on Black Friday were not designed to end capitalism or crush Walmart, though some in the media attempted to portray it […]

Election of Illusion

November 14, 2012

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary November 13, 2012 by Perry Redd You saw what I saw…or didn’t see. I’ve lived through twelve presidential elections, and I’ve never seen a show of deception so transparent and overt as this one. It was pure illusion and a frontal insult upon Americans—and to […]

Immigration In Your Back Yard

July 6, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary July 5, 2011 By Perry Redd What are you all going to do when you find that the thing you hate is in your back yard? What I’ve come to learn is that with conservative ideology, many of the social and economic positions taken, like […]

The Very Recent War On Us

February 22, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary February 22, 2010 By Perry Redd I wrote a song a few years back that I never really warmed up to, until I recorded it.  It was written while I sat behind the walls of a federal prison.  It was fueled by the reality of, […]

Do You Feel American?

February 16, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary February 15, 2010 By Perry Redd I have to ask myself, like any other American, do I feel American?  One thing I know, is that if I voice that I don’t, I may get attacked by the Right as not being so.  So I better […]

Losing At Home

January 25, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary January 24, 2010 By Perry Redd Are we there yet?  Have we rebounded from the downed economy of two years ago?  Our dear President tells us that we’ve made leaps and bounds from where we were.  We gained 100,000 new jobs last month, we had […]

Obama’s Prophecy

November 1, 2009

How quickly we often forget. Our president is a prophet and we don’t know it. It’s been a year since he was elected, and 53% of Americans said they wanted change. Unfortunately, 46% said they didn’t. During the heat of the primaries, the junior senator from Illinois knew that certain people needed it—and would act up if things didn’t.