“Am I scared of the state? Pretty silly not to be. I’m a brown person. I might be killed by the police for existing in certain spaces. [But] fear is the mind killer … you can’t let the fear stop you from doing things, from living, from existing, from resisting.” (- Tortuguita)
“”The Sierra Club Georgia Chapter is horrified by the killing of Atlanta Forest Defender, Tortuguita, by state police and we continue to rise in solidarity with the movement to protect the Weelaunee Forest.” (-Gina Webber)

“A country with 25% of prisoners on the planet; where 19 year olds get life sentences for crack possession, is in no moral position to lecture about justice and equality.” (-Richard Medhurst)

“If you find yourself constantly saying this – “oh my god I used to love this great leftist but then he overnight turned into a far right fascist” – maybe it’s worth reflecting on whether you are stuck in archaic left/right frameworks with no relevance to neoliberal global power:” (-Glenn Greenwald)

“When the Western media whitewashed fascists from Ukraine & the anti-democratic crackdowns on Ukrainian society by the actor president Zelensky, another part of the Ukrainian story that was expunged was its endemic corruption.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

Kalltha KKKKops Karens only kare when the tv tells them to. Ajamu Baraka on Twitter: “Where is the outrage from the human rights champion? Like the authoritarian regime in Ukraine that it supports, the U.S. has thrown its weight behind another right-wing regime as it has been doing since 1945.” / Twitter

“Disrespecting Jetset Pelosi is the WORST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED!” This man is a nobody who had no right to challenge her authority or expect some kindof audience with his representatives to redress his grievances as their constituent. He’s a white patriarchal male and does not even have a lobbyist! HOW DARE HE??? Send ’em to Gitmo for feminism! And Science! Lyn Cheney wins! Shitlibs celebrate! Man Who Propped Feet On Pelosi Desk Guilty In Jan. 6 Case | HuffPost Latest News


Aaron Maté on Twitter: “@mtracey @anyaparampil The feeling is mutual. BlackRock plans to turn Ukraine into a “beacon of capitalism,” and Goldman Sachs says that Ukraine’s reconstruction will offer “good economic incentives for real return and real investment.”” / Twitter

“Addressing a Chambers of Commerce meeting in Boca Raton today, Zelensky thanks BlackRock, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and others for their support of Ukraine. Adds that sending Ukraine heavier weapons, like Abrams tanks, represents a “big business” opportunity for US corporations” (-Michael Tracey)

“The US couldn’t defeat the Vietnamese, a people who had been robbed and impoverished by colonialism.

That the US thinks it can defeat Russia, a major economy and military power, is laughable. The empire never learns.” (-Danny Haiphong)

Ellsberg: Losing 1st Amendment Reverses War of Independence ( Yep, I been trying to tell you that for quite some time.

FBI Wants to Put Me On Trial for Fighting for Black Freedom: Instead Put the Colonizer State on Trial! | CovertAction Magazine

‘The government killed him’: A tribute to activist and programmer Aaron Swartz 10 years after his death (

Panelists Predict ‘Catastrophic Cyber Event’ at World Economic Forum – Valiant News

Garland Nixon Discusses Free Speech, Internet Censorship, & Rage Against The War Machine – YouTube

Jeremy Loffredo on Twitter: “The U.S. Africa Summit concluded with the announcement of a Gates/ Bezos copper mining project in Zambia. Their company, KoBold, aims to control & mine “all the world’s reserves” of “green” metals. My latest for @TheGrayzoneNews” / Twitter


It almost never snows here in the deadend desert ghostville, but it did this morning, not as much as I would like, but the tree in the front yard looks beautiful. Some loose cows have been traipsing through our yard at night, fertilizing, and knocking lawn chairs and small trees down. I find the whole notion of loose cows somehow thrilling. “FREEDOM!” Was sad for my friend who just lost her mom, that is some hard shit to cope with, the only silver lining was the good ole lady lived to be in her mid nineties and helped her daughter get a house and lived there with her family and got to know her grandkids and great grandkids. That’s about as good as it gets in this mysterious life. I was thinking about our mutual friend the great unknown, fuckedover songwriter, and how his life shoulda gone differently and how frustrated I was by empowered influencers in his life who envied his talent so much they sabotoged his career. He used to console me a lot when women were ditching me to pursue “Less Than Zero” creeps from the upper class or I was gettin’ the business from thr poshboys in the tough guy bands, he could always make me laugh about our shared permanent outsider status. He was not only the most talented person I knew, but also the kindest, aside from maybe my blusman record store brother from way back when. I miss him so much, the songwriter guy, he was like my own personal Obi Wan Kenobi, we would lose track of time talking on the phone for hours. He’d tell me rocknroll was just one more media myth that had long ago been hijackeed and weaponized by the bad guys in the tower. I like to believe he’s in a much groovier place, the people here kinda mostly suck. The capitalists, the power mongers, their fake as fuck suit-dummies, the pathetic rank n file sports team zombies stubbornly worshipping these paid for mannakins in the department store windows. I confided to my friend how fuckedup I think it is that the people who have some weight to throw around never seem to do that for any good purpose, or they just outright use it for evil. I see winners writing history right in front of me, though. Evil fuckers lining up their minions, and doing these ridiculous podcasts about how cool their scene was twenty five years ago. They were not cool, I can tell you that. They owned some shit, inherited some shit, got away with fucking over some lower ranking people, that much is true, but that don’t make ’em cool. The opposite of cool, but that’s how Bizarro World everything has gotten probably since Bush/Cheney. Up is down and left is right and war is peace and obedience is freedom and all that. How did people get so easily fooled? The privileges of membership don’t even really seem that good to me. I seen people sell out for nothing. To sit beside some married wealth bimbo at the hotel pool, I guess, and then they have to suck up to their husband like he’s some important figure, just cause he’s got a good job. I never understood that shit at all. I must have skipped that meeting. I know the Bill Clinton Nafta/Three Strikes/Telecommunications Act that handed the public airwaves over to just a tiny clique of propagandists is a big part of how it all started. They called it triangulating. Middleclass people still think they are having a culture war with the other wing of the Fascist Empire. I never got along that well with the privilege seekers who are only motivated by gloating about how good they are cause they got a special parking space near the gentrification brunch spot. People I knew in real life are still kinda like imitating “Seinfeld” and “90210” and thinking it’s hip and cool and somehow witty. Man, they pulled off the Biggest Bamboozle on 9/11, after that, they knew they could just tell the goofy gullible mad herd tv watchers ANYTHING and they’d believe it. The warpigs and police state control us not only with their tanks and extrajudicial assassinations but with pop culture garbage. Harry Styles and Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Lizzo are just as damaging as the Fraud Squad, they’ve really all helped dumb the whole culture down. The deep state not only exists and censors shit on social media, they even exert control over shit like “Saturday Night Live” and “Rolling Stone”, now. Once you see it, you can’t unsee it. I love snow.

The Squad Has SOLD OUT To The Military-Industrial Complex – YouTube

Black People Need to Leave The Two Party Duopoly | Stop Cop City | Nick & CJ Weekends / Twitter

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TSA Seizes Passport of Journalist Who Was Critical of Davos… – Activist Post

Free Julian Assange: Noam Chomsky, Dan Ellsberg & Jeremy Corbyn Lead Call at Belmarsh Tribunal – YouTube


When I was a kid, recklessly adventuring around the country in brokedown black vans with skulls painted on the sides, and smelly Grayhounds, and tiger painted Oldsmobiles, playing shabby shows in nowhere boy’s clubs and VFW halls, and trying unsuccessfully to cement a real dedicated and D.T.K. L.A.M.F., “When You’re A Jet” lineup for my many set to self destruct in fifteen minutes crash and burn glam bands, I’d keep running into all these like, Warrant or Cherry Street or Tuff kinda Dude-Rock dudes, in headbands and Pirates Of Penzance white shirts, who all “looked up” to Tracii Guns and Nikki Sixx, admonishing me that I should be screeching in a super high pitched voice like Slaughter or Waxl or Davey Vain or Jim Gillette, they all seemed like clowns to me and not in a good way, the metal heads in the L.A. “hair” bands. My thing was more punk rock, like the Lords, Hypnotics, Hangmen, and these fellas. I never stopped writing about them in my fanzines and columns and unpublished memoirs cause I never stopped listening to them, they were a big part of my bloody youth and I am gratified that they are still being discovered by new generations of rocknroll enthusiasts, they were undoubtedly one of the best in my opinion, one of the rare bands that really had it, fully got it, knew what they were doing, you can’t get that stuff no more, I mean aside from their whizbang reissue on Easy Action Records. I’m so happy the Gunfires are finally getting recognized in the slick mainstream major league rawk magazines because they deserved a better go of it back when they were together, they were like comets. My wife sez my garage is like a shrine to all my fallen friends and forgotten bands, well here is one of the really brilliant bands fro the old daze who are being currently rediscovered. I only wish Ant had lived to see some of the positive press praise and pretty colored pinups presently appearing in all the exquisite $25 coffeetable magazines from the UK! (RIP) ANT you were one of my faves!

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Review – Witness To The Crime – Gunfire Dance – – Easy Action Records – (

Gunfire Dance – Witness To The Glam Punk Crime – Skylight Webzine

GUNFIRE DANCE/(Live at CBGB’s) – YouTube

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So if you’ve known me for a long time, ya might know I kinda got hassled into “interning” at a hardcore label in my 20’s cause somebody’s mom insisted I could “earn” my way into a paying job, well that was bullshit, live n learn, price of an education, there is no earning your way into a job if you lack basic computer skills and there is no pleasing anybody’s mother, that was all a self defeating and sometimes humiliating waste of time that got me nothing, and the dish ran away with the spoon. While I was there, I met some famous MTV alternahunk, they called him, who’d hang around the record store and chat with me about Big Star, Alex Chilton, and the Deadboys. He seemed nice enough, would help me shovel snow in the winter and actually one day made a big point to invite me to see one of his shows at the hipster in crowd bar but when me and my leather clad sideman showed, he kinda gave us the Great Big No, I guess cause his college rock starlet accomplices seemed to disapprove of our appearance or something. They clearly thought of themselves as very highbrow, super literate, lofty intellectuals cause they came from wealth or attended universities, but mostly cause nerd critics always worshipped them like Liz Phair, for being female and vaguely naughty, while we were perceived as like, monosyllabic male, metalhead, mook L.A. Guns guys in the mirrored shades and black leather, so they totally went outta their way to kinda look down their posh noses at us, blew us off collectively as if he had not personally invited us to come hang out with him, it was always middle school in the grunge decade-like we never met the credentials of the Alternative rich people. We were undeniably droput white trash wild boys. So anyways, I became ever more leery of Alternative types I assocaiated with New England posh college scenes. Or Spin Magazines. We had drafted a couple of these music school trained musicians into our flash bastards punk band in the early nineties, and they were really talented lads with brother harmonies and helpful arrangements, real qualified pop heads, and seemingly fun loving at first, right, I thought we were all bonding over our mutual love and appreciation of the Buzzcocks, Pretenders, Only Ones, and Waterboys, but they were “just visiting” the backstreet badlands where we dwelled, and again, there was this weird, New England class thing happening, where their real estate and rose gardening wives and moms sortof scolded them for consorting with the lesser than, low life likes of us, cause we were rowdy, less cultivated, wore fur coats and leather pants, and kinda made a scene wherever we went. They were just like, too rich for us-those guys were driving Jaguars and had grown up in mansions. I’m 53 and the most money I’ve ever had was two grand, once. Two grand that I wasted on a band project with an unreliable lineup. I know other people make two grand in a night and throw it away on nothin’, but if it’s all you ever had, it’s hard to get over, a real hurtful fuckover, when it comes to nothin’, talk about all those wasted years, and nothing to show for any of it. 

   So that Boston flash bastard punk band of ours was briefly lived, and when me and the hellion guitar player foolishly returned to the midwest, all the preppie people there had also inflitrated the formerly punk rock music scenes. We were always targets in the midewest, we just got hammered and hammered, cause we would not conform to their like sports and fratboy social hierarchies. We were still punk, never “Alternative”TM. Though sometimes people did compare some of our songs to Soul Asylum and Gin Blossoms, that was never what we were going for, at all. I was into Generation X and Hanoi Rocks. He went straight to jail for ancient smalltown badboy warrants and I spent about three years getting punched in the eye, while he was not around to protect me, it woulda gone different had it been the two of us. I am still triggered by grunge, like if I hear Matchbox 20 on the radio, or Pearl Jam, I wanna fucking throw up. Fuck I hated that shit. Alternative, my ass. Fuck all those grunge motherfuckers. Most of ’em were never even into music, just their own privilege and trust fund mediocrity, look at our stuff, it was only about being popular, like I said, middle school. Still is, in several parts of the country. Surprisingly though, I came to really genuinely LOVE this band called, SCARCE that a beautiful writer turned me on to. I think she knew I’d appreciate how they made a real effort to be entertaining in all the velvet and gold lame’, and also crafted these sensitively considered and thoughtful lyrics and melodies. Me, too. So yeah they may have came out of that same richkid blue blood WASPY New England hipster scene I hated, but man, they were playing real, real heartfelt pop songs, drawing from actual human emotions, not just ponceing around on somebody’s parent’s dime doing covers. I LOVED their songs. They toured with Hole. Oh yeah, I met Hole and they were all real fucking nice people, actually. Not Courtney, but the other three were all alright. Anyways, Chick Graning was awesome. He and his cohort Joyce Raskin made a fantastic record together in that loathsome grunge era, that I came to deeply love, and they finished creating against big odds and in spite of a scary health crisis, when Graning suffered an unexpected near-fatal brain hemorrhage. Not only did SCARCE stand out way above above all the annoyingly classist and snotty heiress, crunchy granola Cambridge college bands, but as I relocated to other medium sized college towns, I saw so much even inferior, half hearted, auto-pilot attempts at “Being Alternative” in every fucking town, like no matter where we’d venture, for years, there was the Local Gentry always present, and sleepwalking through all these really lame bands, with nerd fan clubs, that almost seemed like they were doing for college credits or something. Talk about interns. All the crunchy granolas did these generic sya nothing indie bands everywhere, but almost none of them EVEN TRIED to write a song from the heart. So that made SCARCE seem even more SCARCE! They wrote good songs. From the fucking heart. Wow, huh?! EXCELLENT IDEA! There was a rumor about them making a documentary about their band at some point, but I sadly have never seen it, if it exists. SCARCE were a real band who wrote real songs that were real good. When I heard that band Howlin’ Maggie who got famous with their big hit, “Slut”, they reminded me of Scarce. I know you maybe never even heard of SCARCE, but they are an imortant band to me because of their genuine personality and soulful, poetic artistry. A rare band. I wish them all the success they should have gotten way back in the Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana era. They were way better than almost all the Lollaplaooza and Lillith Fair stars. “Glamorizing Cigarettes”, man, holy smokes! It’s perfect hit. Wish I wrote songs that good!!!

Glamorizing Cigarettes – Scarce – YouTube

OH MAN! LOOK WHAT I JUST FOUND! Scarce – Days Like These (Preview) – YouTube

Scarce – Obviously Midnight. – YouTube

Joyce Raskin, My Misadventures as a Teenage Rock Star | Secret Garden Books

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Scarce – All Sideways – YouTube

Scarce – Deadsexy | Releases | Discogs



New Hampshire Veterans Testify Against Unconstitutional Wars – Blog

Julian Assange and the US government’s war on whistleblowers (

Contribute to the Atlanta Solidarity Fund – Action Network

Chris Hedges and Kevin Gosztola: Julian Assange and the End of Press Freedom + The Belmarsh Tribunal on Julian Assange, Press Freedom – Dandelion Salad (

Cynthia McKinney Interview – Social Programming, Pedophilia In Politics And Deep State Control (

With no accountability, how can US intelligence community keep us safe? (

Airidescence 藝術家 🩸 on Twitter: “Day 18 of anarchism and foxes and bats 🦇☀️” / Twitter

nolan on Twitter: “BREAKING: A new survey that Atlanta filled out to get a loan for Cop City shows that 43% of training will be for cops who live outside the State of Georgia. Meanwhile, they are calling all out-of-state protesters “terrorists”. This is not just a local struggle #StopCopCity” / Twitter

Finian Cunningham and Scott Ritter: This is a Proxy War Between NATO and Russia – Dandelion Salad (

Sinema Shows Up At WEF To Be With The Rich, Hasn’t Held Townhall Ever With Her Constituents – YouTube

Defend the Atlanta Forest on Twitter: “Hundreds of organizations & individuals have signed in solidarity with #StopCopCity “The struggle that is playing out in Atlanta is a contest for the future…It is up to us to create a peaceful society that does not treat human life as expendable.”″ / Twitter

HOW FUCKED UP IS THIS? WHAT IF YOUR DAD HAD NOT HIS UNION? YOU WOULDN’T PROBABLY OWN THAT BIG HOUSE! The Real News on Twitter: “The deck has always been stacked in the boss’s favor, that’s why the right to strike is such a powerful weapon. And right now the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could seriously restrict our right to strike.” / Twitter

Revolutionary Blackout Network🥋 on Twitter: “Kshama Sawant explains the role of Ryan Grim and other journalists who spend a large portion of their time defending the Squad” / Twitter

The Complete History Of Monsanto, “World’s Most Evil Corporation” (

Summa what WEF wants Transhumanism And The Future Of Humanity: 7 Ways The World Will Change By 2030 (

Davos Plans For The Next Pandemic – Suggests National Digital Infrastructures To Track Vaccination – Activist Post

Black Agenda Radio January 20, 2023 | Black Agenda Report

Ben Norton on Twitter: “The US Agency for International Development (USAID) funded the “family planning” program of Peru’s far-right dictator Alberto Fujimori. This was used as cover to commit genocide against Indigenous nations, sterilizing nearly 300,000 people from 1996-2000.” / Twitter usual eugenics

Parents Catch FBI In Plot To Force Mentally Ill Son To Be A Right Wing Terrorist (

David Sheen on Twitter: “Out of nearly 100,000 Israelis protesting the new Likud-Kahanist government last night in Tel Aviv, maybe a couple hundred brought Palestinian flags, to represent the people most oppressed by this regime – and the crowd beat them up and ripped up the flags” / Twitter

Raided by The FBI for Being Socialist –


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The War Party and its faux-gressive Minions

Obama reverses decision on torture memo from the ACLU

Ralph Nader on Twitter: “On the latest Radio Hour, we welcome back retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson to talk about American military policy, including the record $816.7 billion Pentagon budget, the war in Ukraine and more! Listen here:” / Twitter

Caitlin Johnstone on Twitter: “@johnpilger Worth remembering these comments from Pilger about a “purge” of dissident voices at The Guardian around 2015:” / Twitter

The Convo Couch on Twitter: “That’s part of the plan. To keep us divided. If they accomplish that, then they can hold power. We must unite as poor people says Rev. Annie Chambers. Check out the whole interview..” / Twitter

Steven Donziger on Twitter: “BREAKING: After killing a climate activist in Atlanta, police hit 7 more protestors with bogus “terrorism” charges. The total number of activists protesting Cop City who face “terrorism” charges now stands at 13. Pure intimidation. Stand strong.👊⤵️” / Twitter

Cop City is ON FIRE | Vanguard & Kyle Kulinski Interview #2 | AOC CONFRONTED by Immigration Protester / Twitter

Palestine, Censorship, and Punishment | Black Agenda Report

Newly Declassified Documents Reveal that President George W. Bush Authorized Shootdown of Hijacked Airplanes on 9/11—But Only After Three Planes Had Already Crashed | CovertAction Magazine

Whitney Webb on Twitter: “Fun fact: The US Justice Department is part of WEF’s Partnership against Cybercrime, which is run by an Israeli intelligence veteran and pushes for the end of online anonymity and the merging of Wall Street w their regulators and intelligence agencies.” / Twitter

Revolutionary Blackout Network on Twitter: “Selling S**: The Military Premieres Monday January 23rd at 9AM ET/ 6AM PT” / Twitter

Israel and Its Supporters Have Redefined Antisemitism to Stifle Solidarity With Palestine (

Workers are 46% more likely to make below $15 an hour in states paying only the federal minimum wage | Economic Policy Institute (

“Julian Assange is in solitary confinement, facing execution via Espionage Act, if deported, for the same act of mishandling classified intel that Pres Biden committed.” (-Dr. Naomi Wolf)

Neil DeGrasse Tyson EMBARRASSED After Spreading Covid Misinformation – YouTube

Going Cashless: Norway’s Digital Currency Project Raises Privacy Questions – Activist Post

Jon Stewart FINALLY ADMITS He questioned The Vaxx! – YouTube


You know there aint that much in the way of real primo rocknroll anymore but Birmingham, England’s got a real badass rocknroll band you might already love by the name of the Black Bombers. If you aint already hip to them by now, check ’em out! They just added a formidable fourth member Critt from the Godfathers!

Black Bombers – Break It Down – YouTube

Black Bombers – Raw Ramp (Record Store Day 2017) – YouTube

Black Bombers – Relentless – YouTube

Black Bombers – ‘Last Bite’ – Easy Action Records April 2022 – YouTube

Black Bombers – You Take My Money – YouTube

UK’s Black Bombers deliver another payload | Singles Bar (

Black Bombers – Black Bombers – Music

LONG LIVE CUBA! US Veterans Sail Historic Peace Boat to Cuba – LA Progressive watch this video

John Pilger on Twitter: “‘There is no free press without a free Julian #Assange’, writes Ben Cohen below, cutting through the nonsense that a free press already exists. I can report that Julian is putting up an extraordinary struggle to survive and needs the help of all of us.” / Twitter

Mica Soellner on Twitter: “.@AOC town hall immediately disrupted by demonstrators holding anti-war signs, including ones requesting a halt on sending weapons to Ukraine” / Twitter

Ben Cohen on Twitter: “”As long as the Biden administration continues to deploy tools like the Espionage Act to imprison those who dare to expose war crimes, no publisher and no journalist will be safe,”” / Twitter

WAR IS NOT GREEN, YOU SHITLIBS! CODEPINK on Twitter: “Yes. NordStream was a calculated escalation and inexcusable attack on the climate – with no accountability four months later. #WarIsNotGreen” / Twitter

John Pilger on Twitter: “The war you don’t see, the news you will never read.” / Twitter

1/18: The CIA’s 75-Year Love Affair With Nazis In Ukraine | Children of the COVID! | There Are No Innocent Americans | Hands Off Uhuru! | Biden LIES About Attending Black Church EVERY DAY! + (

Shailja Patel on Twitter: “”What is the point of private jets, luxury hotels, and clinking champagne glasses if they lead to nothing more than handwringing and vague promises? We propose measures to ensure a sustainable future by taxing the world’s wealthiest people.” – @Jayati1609″ / Twitter

“Inventories of zinc on the London Metal Exchange have plummeted by 90%.

Peru is the world’s 2nd-biggest producer of zinc.

The world’s 3rd-largest zinc mine is Peru’s Antamina mine, which is owned by the massive Swiss corporation Glencore. .Peru is the world’s 2nd-biggest producer of copper (after neighboring Chile)

Goldman Sachs wrote in 2022 that “copper is the new oil” and “sits at the heart of capturing, storing and transporting these new sources of [renewable] energy”. Peru has large reserves of copper, gold, zinc, silver, lead, iron, and natural gas. After a coup overthrew left-wing President Pedro Castillo, the US ambassador, CIA veteran Lisa Kenna, met with mining and energy ministers to discuss “investments”. (-Ben Norton)

Ben Norton on Twitter: “Former CIA analyst Fulton Armstrong admitted to The Guardian newspaper that, in Cuba, “a lot of the so-called independent journalists are indirectly funded by the US”. They spread anti-government disinformation with the support of CIA cutouts like the NED” / Twitter

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Matt Taibbi Explains The Key Takeaways From The #TwitterFiles – YouTube


Chances are you’ve heard the Backstreet Girls before I did, I kinda blocked out everything I remotely associated with the whole Nineties Sleaze Metal Revival for awhile, anything from Hardcore Superstar and Backyard Babies to Turbonegro and Vains of Jenna, just probably outta sheer sour grapes, it was just too painful to hear so many bands with that big production value as I was never able to keep a steady lineup together of any of my own bands and that era and it was all seeming very assembly line formulaic and money oriented again, like have money or fuck off, ya know?  Backstreet Girls are Norweigian, very eighties glam sounding, a dumb sense of humor (ex:”Sick My Duck”, “Getcher Yo Yo’s Out”), had some members of Glorious Bankrobbers pass through their ranks, and indeed are way cooler than I’d imagined. They’ve been around since ’86 with many differnt lineups and say their prime influences were Rose Tattoo and the Ramones, so that should give ya some idea.


Backstreet Girls – Where Have All the Bad Boys Gone (Official Music Video)-Directed by Sander Heibø – YouTube

Backstreet Girls – Awright Awright Awright – YouTube

Back With A Bang – YouTube

Backstreet Girls – Temple Of Lust – live at Rockefeller – YouTube

Backstreet Girls – Boogie My Life Away – YouTube

Backstreet Girls – Going Down – YouTube

Backstreet Girls – Too Cool For You (Official Video) – YouTube

Caitlin Johnstone on Twitter: “In 2014 The Guardian published an op-ed about Ukraine by @SeumasMilne that would be shriekingly condemned as Russian propaganda today. I doubt there’s a single paragraph in this article that could be published in today’s mainstream media environment.” / Twitter

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Hard Lens Media on Twitter: “@HardLensMedia is proud to be the first to have interviewed 4 people who will be speaking at the @RageAgainstWar_ event on February 19th. @nick_brana @angela4LNCChair @jimmy_dore @GarlandNixon. This Friday we will also be interviewing @SarcasmStardust” / Twitter

Richard Medhurst on Twitter: “WATCH: Over 1 MILLION Protest in France Against Macron’s Pension Plan” / Twitter

Richard Medhurst on Twitter: “WATCH: Liberté, Egalité, Censorship?” / Twitter

Richard Medhurst on Twitter: “WATCH: US, Germany & BIG DRAMA Over Leopard Tanks for Ukraine” / Twitter

The Convo Couch (@theconvocouch) / Twitter


Man, I love Sohodolls so much! FAB! An electronic band starring Maya Von Doll who put out some early singles on Poptones. Numbed Generation is too right.

Sohodolls – Is This Love – YouTube

I’m Not Cool – YouTube

The Soho Dolls – Stripper – YouTube

Sohodolls – Mayday – YouTube

Sohodolls – Bang Bang Bang Bang – YouTube

Sohodolls – Right and Right Again – YouTube

Sohodolls – Open Your Eyes – YouTube

Sohodolls – Letter To My Ex (Thank You, Goodbye) Official Video – YouTube

Soho Dolls Prince Harry – YouTube

Sohodolls (@sohodolls) • Instagram photos and videos the more things change by cindy sheehan

Misty Winston Talks Of Anti-War Movement, Free Speech, Activism, & More (

Foreword to the Amazon Kindle Version of the War Room/DailyClout Pfizer Documents Analysis Reports eBook – DailyClout

Neil DeGrasse Tyson And Compounded Ignorance – by Rav Arora (

“I stand with the 13 million children in the US living in poverty, but hey since the ‘IN’ thing you’ve all been instructed to do by our Oligarchy is standing with Ukraine, you do you. Anybody ever wonder why our media hasn’t been focusing on the massive protests happening all over Europe since the war started?

If so, you shouldn’t because the reason is obvious. They said Iraq had WMDs, they lied.

They said Gadaffi gave soldiers Viagra, they lied. They said babies were thrown out of incubators in Kuwait, they lied. They said Assad used chemical weapons, they lied. They said they had control in Afghanistan, they lied.

They are lying again. What a surprise!

Ukraine is starting to look like Libya, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and all the other countries the United States got into wars to bring freedom and democracy

Amazingly the same people always make money on these efforts. If you see somebody giving you actual facts about what is happening and the only push back is calling them a Putin puppet, silly memes and personal attacks, maybe you should think harder about who you believe. American society has been programmed to either hate Russia, China or both

Not because they cause us any threat, but because our Oligarchy sees them as a threat to their control of the world. Biden, Hunter and Ukraine

What a corrupt shit show that is. Remember when some of the leading doctors and scientists in the world questioned our handling of Covid and our Gov’ts response was not to debate our policy but instead was to smear, fire, censor and try to humiliate them-

Crazy thing is that it turned out what they said was right. Who’s the politician that worked with Segregationists to stop busing, eulogized a known white supremacist, pushed and wrote laws to mass incarcerate Black people, called us predators born out of wedlock and said we don’t know how to raise our kids on the debate stage?

It doesn’t matter though he represents the Blue team and has the letter ‘D’ next to his name. The Deep State that you say doesn’t exist isn’t loyal to a Political Party, they are only loyal to their agenda.

It sucks that they have now decided to turn their power against your fearless leader Joe Biden doesn’t it?” (-Black In The Empire)

Mainstream Media Has Been a Complete Failure Covering US Perpetual Wars – Blog

Cashless Society: Big Banks Prepare To Launch Digital Wallet To Compete With Apple Pay And PayPal – Activist Post

CODEPINK on Twitter: “SATURDAY don’t miss this important Tribunal! It’s time we in the US recognize sanctions for the economic warfare they are and for the death and violence they impose on the world.” / Twitter

Israel’s Hysterical Response to “Farha” Proves the Movie’s Effectiveness (

CODEPINK on Twitter: “Those who want to keep vilifying Cuba to justify the brutal blockade are swimming against the current of public opinion! We’re proud to have gathered signatures for this important letter for diplomacy and solidarity with the Cuban people✊” / Twitter

Revolutionary Blackout Network on Twitter: “Cop City is ON FIRE | Vanguard & Kyle Kulinski Interview #2 | AOC CONFRONTED by Immigration Protester | The Latest on US-backed Coup Regime in Peru | Monterey Park shooting | LIVE at 815ET / 515PT YouTube –” / Twitter

Medea Benjamin on Twitter: “Instead of engaging in DIPLOMACY, which is what the head of the State Dept is supposed to do, Blinken brags about the US military escalation in Ukraine “from Stingers to Javelins to HIMARs to Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Patriot missile batteries .”” / Twitter

CODEPINK on Twitter: ““When the United States involves itself militarily in a conflict, it often finds it hard to get itself out, let alone avoid deep entanglements that blow well past lines it had drawn at the start of the intervention.” @BMarchetich on escalation in Ukraine” / Twitter

The Podesta Brothers Revealed to be in Portugal the Day of Madeleine McCann’s Disappearance (

Dr Naomi Wolf on Twitter: “DailyClout | US Freedom Flyers” / Twitter

Guido Goldman, the CFR and the German Marshall Fund (

Strong Militaries, Weak Society: The Missing Story in the Global Firepower Ranking (

Biden’s Dangerous Foreign Policy | Black Agenda Report

Pentagon Can’t Account for $220 Billion of Gear Given to Contractors (

The Myocarditis Weapon & The DARPA/NIH COVID Experiment (

EXCLUSIVE Special Report: Medical profession implements WHO digital diagnosis code for the unvaxxed –

Think Things Are Bad Now? Just Wait, Says Chris Hedges – YouTube

Right and Left To Join in D.C. Protest: ‘Not One More Penny for War in Ukraine’ – Original

US, Israel Launch “Most Significant” Military Drills in History in Message to Iran – Activist Post

BAD FAITH Pushes Kshama Sawant to Accept NATO LEFT Member Marianne Williamson as Progressive Challenger / Twitter

ChuckModi on Twitter: “On Jan6, I stood here for 10 min as Capitol Rioters destroyed hundreds of thousands in media equipment. NO ONE, incl. Trumper “normies” asked them2stop. These ppl crying #AtlantaRiots DGAF about property damage — only protecting killer cops #StopCopCity” / Twitter

Steven Donziger on Twitter: “BREAKING: A widely-circulated photo clearly shows members of the SWAT team in Atlanta that killed climate activist Manuel Terán were wearing body cameras. Terán’s mother says her child was assassinated. So where is the footage? @defendATLforest @GBI_GA” / Twitter

Defend the Atlanta Forest (@defendATLforest) / Twitter


TOUR DATES | Billy Idol I wanna go!

Billy Idol – Postcards From The Past – Vídeo Dailymotion

Cruel World Fest To Feature Siouxsie Sioux’s First U.S. Show Since 2008 – SPIN fun for booj folks but not for me, love the bands, though.

Iggy Pop – Every Loser (Full Album) 2023 – YouTube

Billy Idol – Whiskey And Pills – YouTube

Sunset Strip Video Magazine 3 – 1991 – YouTube


Black Bombers “Last Bite” b/w “You Take My Money”

(-Easy Action Records) – Review by General Labor


“When two scorpions are in a bottle, they both lose. This is the preventable danger that is growing daily, with no end game in sight between the two nuclear superpowers, led by dictator Vladimir Putin and de facto sole decider, Joe Biden.

Putin’s first argument is, Washington invented the model of aggressive, illegal invasions, and destruction of distant countries that never threatened U.S. security. Millions have died, been injured, and sickened in defenseless countries attacked by U.S. armed forces. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney killed over a million innocent Iraqis and devastated the country in so many ways that scholars called it a “sociocide.”

Putin’s second argument is that Russia is being threatened on its sensitive western border, which had been invaded twice by Germany and caused the loss of 50 million Russian lives. Soon after the Soviet Union collapsed, the West’s military alliance against Russia began moving east. Under Bill Clinton, NATO (The North Atlantic Treaty Organization) signed up Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic in 1999 leading to major arms sales by the U.S. giant munitions corporations.” (-Ralph Nader)

“The Cold War, from 1945 to 1989, was a wild Bacchanalia for arms manufacturers, the Pentagon, the C.I.A., the diplomats who played one country off another on the world’s chess board, and the global corporations able to loot and pillage by equating predatory capitalism with freedom. In the name of national security, the Cold Warriors, many of them self-identified liberals, demonized labor, independent media, human rights organizations, and those who opposed the permanent war economy and the militarization of American society as soft on communism. 

That is why they have resurrected it.

The decision to spurn the possibility of peaceful coexistence with Russia at the end of the Cold War is one of the most egregious crimes of the late 20th century. The danger of provoking Russia was universally understood with the collapse of the Soviet Union, including by political elites as diverse as Henry Kissinger and George F. Kennan, who called the expansion of NATO into Central Europe “the most fateful error of American policy in the entire post-Cold War era.” 

This provocation, a violation of a promise not to expand NATO beyond the borders of a unified Germany, has seen Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro and North Macedonia inducted into the Western military alliance.

This betrayal was compounded by a decision to station NATO troops, including thousands of U.S. troops, in Eastern Europe, another violation of an agreement made by Washington with Moscow. The Russian invasion of Ukraine, perhaps a cynical goal of the Western alliance, has now solidified an expanding and resurgent NATO and a rampant, uncontrollable militarism. The masters of war may be ecstatic, but the potential consequences, including a global conflagration, are terrifying. 

Peace has been sacrificed for U.S. global hegemony. It has been sacrificed for the billions in profits made by the arms industry. Peace could have seen state resources invested in people rather than systems of control. It could have allowed us to address the climate emergency. But we cry peace, peace, and there is no peace. Nations frantically rearm, threatening nuclear war. They prepare for the worst, ensuring that the worst will happen.” (-Chris Hedges)

“The hostile faceoff with Russia causes that and is entirely misplaced–led by war hawks in Obama administration–especially Victoria Nuland, who cheered on an overthrow in Ukraine.

I think this is an issue where something does need to be said–but it’s important to understand where they are coming from. The United States, under Bush 1, had an agreement when Germany joined NATO; Russia agreed with the understanding that NATO would not move one inch to the east. Since then NATO has pursued a policy of basically encircling Russia, including the threat of nukes and drones and so on.” (-Jill Stein)

 “Obama & his liberal buddies at Media Matters legitimized censorship. The target, as always for liberals, was supposed to be the “right.” But, as always, the real target was going to be critical left voices. His tour is just a continuation of that neoliberal assault on democracy.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

It was clear we’d reached a whole new level of Orwellian doublethink when it turned out liberals will call literally anyone in the world a Nazi except actual, literal Nazis.

You know capitalism is totally working when there are people getting paid millions to help start wars by people who make billions from wars while Silicon Valley megacorporations are censoring those who try to end wars and everyone’s praying the world’s richest man will stop this.

There are no “private” companies worth billions of dollars. In a corporatist system it is impossible to grow that big without becoming intertwined with ruling power structures. This is especially true for corporations of immense political consequence, like social media platforms.

We are surrounded by propaganda at all times. Our entire civilization is saturated with it. When you say you support internet censorship to stop “Russian propaganda”, what you are really saying is that you only want your own rulers propagandizing you.

The notion that some opinions are Russian is one of the most mind-destroying beliefs ever circulated in a secular society.”

❖(-Caitlyn Johnstone)


A Chick-Pea is what we call capitalist got-mine, ex punks, who still wear a Max’s Kansas City t shirt, but no longer stand for, or embody, even one single core value, or egalitarian, rebellious and inclusive, corner stoop principle of punk, aside from (snicker) Owning Shit, and perhaps, a contrarian tendency to seek negative attention by pretend-liking Trump, ala Johnny Rotten, a rather shit move, just to get up pronoun fixated, show me your papers, see something/say something people’s noses, since nothing else they do distinguishes them from your run of the mill, imperialist, conservative, police state, elitist, tv believing, brunch-band, Shit-Lib. I avoid all gentrification brunchers. Get lost, chick-peas!

Mainstream middleclass Murkkkans are still addicted to monopoly media, there is always talk of breaking up the monopolies, but that’s a joke, Congress is owned by them. So ya know, all day and all night here, it is Big 5 official narrative war propaganda, and public relations consent manufacturing about how these billionaire despots are your FriendsTM who want you to be healthy and own nothing, but be happy. Both of Chuck Schumer’s kids are tech lobbyists. Factcheck that, Zuckerberg. So it really has become a Big Brother shit show. Brought to you by Pfizer. Dummy slogan repeaters all cheer, each day, when Gropey Joe announces another Eight hundred million dollar giveaway to his mercenary coup rightwing proxy army in the Ukraine, or for Israel to buy more weapons to steal more land from peasants, but no relief is forthcoming for people in this country, USA! USA!, who have not received their food stamps in months. One welfare mother waited an hour and a half to talk to a welfare worker on the phone who said they were months behind simply digitally replenishing the cards, because, “nobody wants to work”TM, but that the benefits might, be given, retroactively, in the future, to struggling families, but she is not sure. No word from MSNBC Psaki who is tearing-up, child cages under Trump style AOC weeping, over the idea of some airlines no longer requiring masks. Meanwhile, Wal Mart, where all the food stamps are spent, has RAISED all their prices by twenty-five percent and millionaire tv propagandists just say, “Blame Putin”. That’s your government and it’s Official State Media. All the money goes to rich as fuck billionaire Great Reset surveillance capitalists, Blackwater regime change mercenaries, and weapons manufacturers. Fuck you, poor people. You should have married up and inherited your Airbandb the hard way, by the bootstraps, like I did. God bless Hunter Biden(D), he’s just so… misunderstood. These dirty panhandlers loitering near my Whole Foods, though, they need to be PUNISHED! They are probably doing….DRUGS! Silly wabbits, dwugs are for rich people! Oil company vice presidents, fortunate sons, and biolab consultants. For SCIENCE! And DIVERSITY!TM

    “USA! USA! USA! USA!” Like George Carlin, I’ve arrived at the point where I no longer believe anything on tv and have to presume that whatever the HONKY DEATH MACHINE has to say, the opposite is almost always, the irrefutable hard fact, on the ground. All the most reliable journalists have been purged by Tech lords, not Just Assange and Hersh. Abby Martin, Glen Greenwald, Cait Johnstone, Jeremy Scahill, Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate from Gray Zone. Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberly from Black Agenda Report-they are all being banned and purged, censored and deplatformed. Big 5 corporate whores are even going after Chomsky for saying a diplomatically negotiated settlement between warring countries  is always preferable to sacrificing the innocent population of a country to the  richman’s dogs of war. So yeah, I’m sick of fake music, fake news, revised history, the unquestioned rule of the One Percent. The evil empire does not love you. The billionaire despots are not your friends. The Pentagram, I mean, Pentagon, is not your friend.

A CIA lady torturer is now running a Gwenyth Paltrow style wellness brand as a health and beauty coach, she’s gonna help you realign your chakras for feminism and healing. Only in Amurkkka!

CIA Torture Queen Now A Beauty And Life Coach – Caitlin Johnstone


      I think it’s good to take breaks from unprecedented propaganda juggernaut. I know I’m happier since I been locked outta Facebook, it’s a poison pill. On one hand, I had likeminded activists to talk to about what’s really happening in this mad unreality show world, on the other hand, we’re all being spied on, sold to governments and corporations, and censored like crazy. Of course, that means having to dig ever deeper over my morning cups of coffee for any scraps of real news that ain’t just “Rah-Rah Murkkka’s #1” war propaganda, billionaires with surgical enhancements and product lines make believe for tv problems, or works every time like Colt 45 basic bullshit like Guiliani on “The Masked Singer”. So you know, I kinda need a new notebook to write lyrics in, a new rocknroll book to escape into. Ideally, a James Calvin Wilsey or Mike Martt like guitarist to help me save rocknroll for the generations to come before it’s too late. It is getting real intensely hot where I live and I am already depleted from being out in the sun this morning. Coffee sick, alienated from most of humanity, crazy from the heat. Wishing I had like a day off and an air conditioner and maybe ten or fifteen of those Cucumber vodka spritzers, but I am always on the clock, now. There aint no weekends off. Maybe I’ll lose some of that Covid Quarantine weight gain. Kinda makes me smile, how people are still whining about being forced to social distance for like a month a year ago, I been social distancing since about 1997! People who are unaware that they have been relentlessly propagandized are the scariest. The virtue signalers, or as I call ’em, the obedience signalers, waving their Ukraine flag, talking about “democracy”, enthusing about Kanye or the Foo Fighters, AOC and Lady Gaga have utterly no idea what they are talking about. I abhor the true tragedy of the commons which is all the innocents caught in the crossfire of super power wars, but for me, it’s not a selective outrage, I’m as sickened by the atrocities of Libya which shitlib evil Hillary still laughs her ass off about, of  actual genocide in Yemen, of Palestine, of Iraq and Afghanistan. It still pisses me off that Big-Jet Inside Traitor, Pelosi and her gross fake liberal friends, applauded that Juan Guiado guy trained by Schwab, who the USA! USA! tried to thrust upon Venezuela. USA! USA! is still trying to overthrow Cuba, they knew what they were doing installing white nationalist rightwing mercenaries in the Ukraine. They knew innocents would die. Shit-Libs say what?  “I would have stormed offstage, if I was a judge on the Masked Singer, too!” Not because Guiliani helped kill the soul of NYC, murdering the melting pot tradition of being accessible to everyone from all over the world, by hardon “broken windows theory” policing and making it only affordable to Obscenely rich people, not because he is a total stop and frisk, granny groping, TSA cop from hell, not because he helped cover up who the real culprits behind the bombed buildings in NYC were, but because, he was friends with an always useful, all purpose boogeyman fuckfaceTrump, who talked some sexist shit to Billy Bush on tv, the only issue that mattered to shitlibs besides Covid and the flag waving for Ukraine. Before I got locked out of the surveillance panopticon, my leftist anarchist friends were all saying the Oscars were sponsored by Pfizer, so it was entirely possible the whole ongoing meme viral weapon of mass distraction, wag the doggy, Will Smith controversy was more empty-theater to promote Pfizer’s new Alopecia drug. I dunno man, but all these middle class gender warriors identifying with Johnny Depp or Amber Heard are more worried about the fate of famous millionaires’ feelings than the human rights, or lives of any of us disposable poor people who they all hate and fear and loathe and plagiarize and look down on. 


     All the assimilated trustarfari haves on the hill are frightened like hell that they’re gonna catch the Poverty from one of us. They love their bosses, though, and Official Sources. They love their higher ups, their “Superiors”. Kinda like all those scene queens who defend bad behavior of aggressive dickhead nightclub owners, cause they are chronic kissasses who want to DJ Tuesday nights, headline that hipster club on weekends, and shmooze for free drinks, I got nothing in common with people who defend muscle bound rich people punching out mentally ill, scrawny, homeless people. I am way closer to being a homeless person (again) myself, than I am to ever, ever, even in, 100 years, becoming a millionaire nightclub owning, cocaine swaggering, free with his fists, punch out the little guy macho  bigman, or even a suckup hipster scene honcho with a fancy pants, managed band to promote out of some gentrified zipcode. I’ve known a lot of nightclub owners, they were all in bed with crooked cops, the mob, gangs, they are not nice people. My favorite one is the Republikkkan punk who owns a fat actor bar, and charges twenty bucks per beer, who groans and moans, and moans and groans, all day, everyday from his barstool, about welfare mothers, even though his bar was basically given to him as a handout by some rich actor/rockstars, and even still, he complains non stop about people with drug problems, because he helpfully insists that alcohol is not a drug, see? Hipsters, though, they like being, pay to be seen, faux celebrities, and do not like being spoken to by pesky transients. Sheesh. I understand what Johnny Thunders meant when he sang, “Alone In A Crowd”. I can’t relate to none of those people with the Johnny Thunders tattoos with big hats who dress like me. 

   Flick-flick-flickin’ through that nonsense Netflix brainwash garbage, I tried to watch this seemingly camp Lindsey Lohan show about running a hipster resort on an island in Greece, reminding me of a long dead former Lip Service plastic pants wearing old drinking buddy named Jack Taylor, and the whole thing was like shockingly for real–ridiculously glorifying model-hooker-bottle opener-servants of the rich. I had to turn it off like six minutes into it. I know motherfuckers who emulate that kinda gentrification VIP slobbering hooker slavery bullshit. Wanna get their selfie with some replacement member of some sucky poser, milking the dead carcass of a long dead brand. Get massaged by two incense burning, Asian ladies on Friday night at the all-night health spa for enlightenment and vibrant and diverse Buddhism “because they’re worth it!” Not my scene, man. I gotta go burn some sage just thinking about it. 

    I’m watching a Lou Reed concert past my bedtime already but it’s too hot to sleep and I sure do miss fearless and original artists like him and Robert Quine. Sometimes, when I think of all the Urban Outfitted mobs of hipster rich people who claimed to like all these same bands I do, I’m always like, “were they listening to some other records I never heard?” ‘Cause none of their actions or choices or own art or beliefs reflect their love for the Clash or Nick Cave or whoever in any meaningful way besides like, hairdos and shoes, I guess. I suppose I better take some melatonin and quit typing and retreat to my dreams where I’ll see a few of you there. 

NEXT DAY: If you know me, you know I’m a total lifelong devoted fan of Duran Duran, who Black Bomber, Dave Twist grew up collaborating with, always have been, that group soundtracked my early teen years. “Like An Angel”, “Last Chance On The Stairway”, “Hold Back The Rain”, man, I loved all that shit. Slow danced with a girl I loved to “Save A Prayer”. Ya know? “Ordinary World” and “Do You Believe In Shame”, that shit speaks to summa the most sentimental and sincere parts in me. One of my best friends died a couple years ago-Bobby Cloyd, and he was bassist of my first real band, a celebrity DJ and wouldbe frontman, played Andy Taylor in a D2 tribute act. He was who I sang INXS and Duran Duran songs all night long with, in my first apartment that we painted purple. Emptied endless bottles of champagne and Jack Daniels with. Took road trips with, shared my early lyrics with, and trusted. So that’s been awful, just wretchedly sad and painful just endlessly missing that guy, not only was it a horribly unexpected death of a true soul brother, someone who understood me like few others, but it was also the death of a dream. I was hoping to reunite with the motherfucker, finish our operation, kinda like how Nick Rhodes reunited with Stephen Duffy. Ahhh, so yeah, I’m not one of those people who think Duran‘s the same without Andy, or that his empty chair can be replaced with Amy Winehouse’s dumb shmuck hipster producer. I’m an Andy Taylor fan. Truth is, I love a lot of Birmingham rocknroll. ‘Big Jacobites and Bounty Hunters enthusiast. I used to work at an Ohio record store called Mind Dust Music with an older hippie dude who taught me everything about the Stooges, Doors and Stones, and sixties garage and psychedelia, who I loved dearly named Dave Andra. He was one of my lifetime’s biggest influences and sincerest friends and he died two Christmases ago and I’m just not over it, at all. I used to be allowed to smoke at Mind Dust and flip through all the imported metal magazines like Kerrang! and even got paid for it! I even got laid in that store. Some chick from Gomer, Ohio showed up outta nowhere and asked me nicely! I putta “back in 15 minutes” sign on the door and took her downstairs! God bless you, Randy Springer, wherever you are now! When we discovered Gunfire Dance, in our late teens or early twenties, they got us all excited that we could follow in their blackhaired, frilly shirted, speed snortin’, tear it up style, cowboy glam boots-steps! I discovered the Jacobites when I first moved to Boston in my early 20’s to make it big in show business, ha ha. Dave Kusworth‘s “English Disco” was one of my fave records when my middle children were small, they’re grownup now, and faraway. I don’t know if I’ll even see ’em again. I interviewed Twist, Kusworth, Sudden, various other Bounty Hunters and Jacobites for Sugarbuzz and Sleazegrinder fanzines, online. Fuck. I was not prepared for the death of Kusworth, to me, he had one of the best voices in rocknroll, right up there with Chrissie Hynde, Chris Isaak, Tex Perkins, and Peter Perrett. I loved that guy. All his stuff. These streets aint paved with gold no more, it’s all kinda vanishing in front of me. Aint no such thing as rocknroll where I live, there’s a lotta fakeass cash-in, mama money posers, but the real shit is mostly obsolete. Take a bite outta this apple:

I still don’t know why I’m not on the Easy Action promo list, but let me tell ya somethin’, “LAST BITE” is what straight up, real deal, no shit, kickass punk rock sounds like, what summa my early bands woulda sounded like, had various lineups not mutinied in different cities, chasing ska, or hot rod garage, or Pussy Galore, or grunge bandwagons, looking for some cheapass shortcut to fame, a blonde vocalist, a richer vocalist, someone not as inflammatory or contentious or strongwilled or provocative, an eager beaver bruncher like the rest. Someone who could pay for plane tickets and hotels. Khaki shorts and chain wallets, baseball caps and big truck ownership. 

    Man, the BLACK BOMBERS are everything. If you like real rocknroll, they got it.  If you love the kinda punk rock I love, you go outta your way to find all their records, right? Steve Crittall was in the Godfathers when they were making a big bad beautiful noise and he brings it here with the Prefects and Tenderhooks and Subterranean Hawks drummer, Dave Twist. The Legendary Birchie from Gunfire Dance(!!!) and a commanding vocalist, Alan Byron. “LAST BITE” is a big middle finger to establishment oppressors and evil politicians. I’m gonna go blast it again, in the garage, and jump up and down a little bit in front of the mirror. Wear my most ridiculously oversized, Rev. Norb sunglasses and furry hat, and pretend I still have some rebellious fuck you bandmates!  All that and a fucking astonishingly badass DAMNED COVER! THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT! THIS IS THE REAL THING! THIS IS WHAT WE ARE THIRSTY FOR IN A TIME OF LIES AND BULLSHIT DECEPTIVE FABRICATIONS! Smart motherfuckers who can really play, all sincerely throwing down with real pathos and genuine article gutsy soul power. All that and they dedicated the snazzy as hell rocknroll 45 to Dave Kusworth and Walter Lure! The thing about these guys is not only have I always resonated with all their music, I’ve spent much of my life, trying to find like minded musicians, like them, to make this kinda real dangerous, non compliant, disobedient rocknroll with. You know-Lords Of The New Church, Damned, Deviants, Pink Fairies, Motorhead influenced absolute motherfuckery!!!

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