GUTTER GOSPEL: LEGENDARY GOTH, FORMER SINGING ALLEYCAT/CABLE HOST/FANZINE PUBLISHER/DISHWASHER/RECORD STORE DUDE/GLAMARCHIST OF MANY BIG HATS, GENERAL LABOR’S REGULARLY SCHEDULED REFLECTIONS ON CHARLIE SEXTON, THE AVENGERS, MISSION UK, FIELDS OF NEPHILLIM, FOLLOW GARLAND NIXON ON TELEGRAM & ROFKIN, DESANTIS TORTURE RESUME’, NEW NORMAL IS DIE SUDDENLY, JOHN DISSED ON JFK, WHITNEY WEBB, CAIT JOHNSTONE, CHRIS HEDGES, CORBETT REPORT, CHRIS ISAAK, JESUS & MARY CHAIN, AND ESPECIALLY AMPLIFYING BLACK IN THE EMPIRE!

“On the prairie pavement

Losing proposition
Quitting school and going to work
And never going fishing
Water all around
Never learn how to swim now

If being alone’s a crime I’m serving forever
Being strong’s your kind
Then I need help here with this feather

If being afraid is a crime we hang side by side
At the swingin’ party down the line
At the swingin’ party down the line” (-Replacements)

“Before the election 51 intelligence agents signed a letter saying Hunter’s laptop was Russian disinformation, Biden on the debate stage said nobody believes it was real except Trump. Big Tech blocked it, MSM said it was fake. If you worry about election interference, it’s here.” (-Black In The Empire)

““Dismantling the war machine, and the war economies that fuel it, is one of the most important things we can do to meaningfully address climate change before it’s too late.” (-Teddy Ogborn; CODE PINK FOR PEACE)

“If your “non-aggression principle” doesn’t address the coercive systems which force workers to sell their labor at minimal prices to pay rent to land hoarders who artificially inflate housing costs, then it’s not a non-aggression principle, it’s a selective aggression principle. In our fucked up civilization “individualism” increasingly means having the freedom to express your uniqueness by choosing between hundreds of makes and models of automobile while thinking the exact same thoughts as everyone else about America, capitalism, and foreign policy….Anyone who spends a lot of energy trying to control your narratives about yourself is trying to control you. They’re trying to imprison you in a psychological cage of their making. It’s important to extract their tentacles from your mind by any means necessary.

If you start paying attention to this you’ll find that it’s not just individuals who try to manipulate your understanding of yourself, but institutions as well. Advertisers, propagandists, religious leaders — they’re all telling you who you are in various ways all the time:

“You don’t matter.”

“You’re defective.”

“You don’t look right.”

“You’re here to work.”

“You’re here to consume.”

“You must obey.”

“You’re worthless unless you’re successful, and success means X, Y and Z.”

“You’re not intelligent enough to make up your mind about this subject for yourself.”

We’re smashed with toxic messages like this all our lives. Maturity is extracting all the narratives about you that were put into your mind by others so that you can become your own author. It takes work, because a lot of those narratives got in there a long time ago and now sit unnoticed in our subconscious, pulling our strings from behind the scenes.

The worst thing you can do is let someone else be the author of your story. Especially when the kinds of people most keen to do that are those who don’t have your best interests at heart. Generally speaking, the people most eager to author your story for you will be the ones least qualified to do so.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“Journalist @GarlandNixon

was permanently suspended for joking about the brutal violence U.S. empire metes out around the world. His comment on the suspension: “Change Blinken to Putin and change Palestinians to Ukrainians and it gets boosted by Twitter instead of censored.”” (-Dan Cohen)

Telegram: Contact @garlandnixon

Garland Nixon | Rokfin

“Biden is freeing a turkey while continuing to torture a journalist. #FreeAssange” (-CODE PINK FOR PEACE)

“or those people so concerned about Ukraine, do you ever wonder why that is your priority and not what is being done to the people in Yemen and the Palestinians who have suffered for much longer, have much higher death counts and whose suffering is funded by our country? Their News isn’t there to inform, their job is to tell you what to think. Americans worked harder to deny the Nazis in Ukraine, than the Nazis in Ukraine did. Who is making money off of this war?

If you aren’t asking yourself that question, you’ll be a sucker forever. I have no interest in giving up my freedoms and willingly handing them over to the same people that have done nothing but lie and steal from us to transfer trillions of dollars to themselves.” (-Black In The Empire)

How to not get Iraqed in Ukraine: Turn off the lapdogs who scam us into war after war. Turn on the watchdogs who got #Russiagate right:

@aaronjmate

@mtaibbi

@ggreenwald

@Consortiumnews

@ChrisLynnHedges

@LeeCamp

@MarkAmesExiled

@freedomrideblog

@krystalball

& more. As one of Russiagate’s targets, I was hauled in for a 3-year Senate Intel Cmte investigation based on the “Russian asset” smear. The Senate report found zero evidence for that BS. And of course there’s been zero correction from corporate media. Just another political hit job. Russiagate conspiracy theory is dying & none too soon. Russiagate was the 1st step to manufacture consent for war w Russia, peddled by the same MIC tools now drumming up #UkraineCrisis. Screw warmongers pushing us to the brink. Pass the mic to the folks who got #Russiagate right!” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

The Russiagate Obsession Is Mass Distraction | Howie Hawkins for our Future

Comrade Misty is Putin’s Buddy 🍀 (@SarcasmStardust) / Twitter

Medea Benjamin on Twitter: “How great that Colombia President @petrogustavo has called on Biden to drop charges against Julian Assange. Gracias presidente!” / Twitter

6G, Internet Of Bodies: Globalists Won’t Stop Hacking Humans – Activist Post

How a US and Qatari regime-change deception produced ‘Caesar’ sanctions driving Syria towards famine – The Grayzone

Something to Think About on Thanksgiving – by John Dissed (substack.com)

“They said Nelson Mandela was a member of a Hate Group

Malcolm X and Muhammed Ali were members of a Hate Group Fred Hampton and Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) were members of a Hate Group Kyrie now in a Hate Group I guess challenging white power is the definition of Hate. Hell MLK was a Christian and they still killed him

All you Trumpers can get offended, but white power considers you a Hate Group too. The United States invades countries totally unprovoked all the time, they just have an obedient enough media to convince us that there is a good reason. There is no NATO, G20, or UN

It’s just the United States giving orders.” (-Black In The Empire)

“Naming your war machinery after the Indigenous tribes your government genocided is the modern-day equivalent of wearing the skulls of your enemies on your war horse.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

Revolutionary Blackout Network (@RevBlackNetwork) / Twitter

Bernie Sanders & The AMERICAN LEFT is so WEAK a GENERAL STRIKE is OUR ONLY OPTION | RBN LIVE – YouTube

 MARY CHAIN FOREVER!

A local dude who’s always been a dick to my wife, I guess because like all the old men here in this deadend town, he has a crush on her and no social skills, so the best he can do is like pull the girl’s pigtails, but he suddenly became all civil and humble, of so lovey dovey and uncharacteristically polite yesterday, shyly mumbling something about how, “nobody likes me”, you know, fishing for sympathy of some kind from her, and it turned out, he’d been hospitalized and they put a stint in his heart. I keep noticing how in this grotesque last stages of capitalism, ratrace horrorshow, most Murkkkans can only ever find it in themselves to try ‘n’ be even halfway decent to their fellow man, when they are either on death’s door, or a loved one of theirs died unexpectedly, they usually have like a moment of humanity, humility and self awareness, before resuming the usual non stop bragging and backstabbing and mercenary, only ever out for themselves gluttony, greediness, and territorial pissings. I myself, am in conflict-I’m lonely like an old Roy Orbison song, but I can’t stand fucking people cause everytime I go around any of them, they just wanna rob and steal and hit on my old lady and suck us dry. They just all became flesh eating zombies. Sometime around 1995. Some dastardly shit went down and I saw all my former associates change.You know, maybe part of my nagging, grueling, seasonal depression and infinite despair isn’t just being caused by my estrangement from my kids and former friends and forever flames but also because I am going through a period of semi forced sobriety which is always hard for someone with my particular cocktail of afflictions, but I remembered this morning also, that I am probably not getting enough JESUS & MARY CHAIN lately, and that’s important to my sense of overall serenity and wellbeing and stability. Ever since I was a bighaired, gloomy, runaway sleazy street urchin at about fifteen, moping and smoking and always trying to hustle up some beers in the gutter of St Mark’s and Second Avenue, shoplifting postcards to send home to my unrequited love way back in the green honky suburbs, I been in love with the songs of the Jesus & Mary Chain, not just the formula, not just the black leather, or crazy moptop hair, but the fucking songs man, such timeless melodies and the lyrics are beyond compare really, maybe I just have a similar type of personality to those guys or whatever but all their lyrics sing straight into the deepest heart of me. I’m an even sadder soul if I aint remembering all the strength and courage and comfort and consolation, affirmation and hallelujuh motherfuckery I still get from those grumpy geezers! Mostly they probably just remind me of you. Sometimes I think I really need some more champagne, a firepit, and a big ole ghetto blaster like way back in the old daze when it was me and you and her and him, and Dave Andra and them.

The Jesus and Mary Chain – Ground Control – @arteconcert – YouTube

The Jesus And Mary Chain – “Almost Gold” – YouTube

The Jesus And Mary Chain – Far Gone And Out (Official Music Video) – YouTube

The Jesus And Mary Chain – Good For My Soul – YouTube

The Jesus And Mary Chain – Reverence (Official Music Video) – YouTube

Kiss This: Being on the outside with Jesus and The Mary Chain | Columns (i94bar.com)

Jesus and The Mary Chain’s perfect pop set to the aesthetics of noise | Reviews (i94bar.com)

Jesus and Mary Chain Look Back on 30 Years of ‘Psychocandy’ – Rolling Stone

“If Joe Biden was my dad, I’d smoke crack too.” (-Just A. Thought on twitter-censorverse)

“Why Americans aren’t out in the streets rallying against their government for funding mansions for Zelensky, enriching the defense industry, giving weapons to Nazis, and engaging in the largest money laundering scheme, while there’s a homeless epidemic is beyond me.” (-Fiorella Isabel)

“Liberal corporate journalists sit online all day, roaming in packs, spewing the most vicious insults against those they dislike.

But the minute someone criticizes them, they scream “harassment.” Why would think think people won’t see, or would accept, this double standard?” (-Glenn Greenwald)

“Users Have A Right To Know”: Class Action Lawsuit Sheds Light Onto Google’s Opaque Data-Mining Practices – Activist Post

The “Great Reset” Must Fail — The Sooner, The Better – Activist Post

AP Editor Said She “Can’t Imagine” A US Intelligence Official Being Wrong – Caitlin Johnstone

The Club of Rome and the Rise of the “Predictive Modelling” Mafia (unlimitedhangout.com)

Mick Wallace on Twitter: “In response to this #US Massacre in #Iraq why didn’t #EU call for Sanctions against US..? The US – with the help of other #NATO Members – killed over a million citizens in the illegal invasion of Iraq, and still there was no call for Sanctions against anyone for this Terrorism…” / Twitter

THE LONELY ONES

Some nights I have vivid dreams that I’m back at the dive bar where my doomed old gang and I were the artists in residence for a number of years. Or at my first hometown purple apartment. Or yellow bandhouse in the country. They’re mostly all gone now. The places and the faces. Just names now, memories. Like Jim Carroll sang, “I miss ’em! They Died!”

Chris Isaak – The Lonely Ones (Audio Only) – YouTube

Gone Ridin’ – Official Music Video – YouTube

CHRIS ISAAK Western Stars – YouTube

There She Goes – YouTube

JOIN CODE PINK

ANSWER Coalition on Twitter: “A standing room-only crowd gathered in NYC to say NO to the U.S. war machine’s policy of escalation and proxy war in Ukraine. This is the beginning of a new chapter for the anti-war movement! https://t.co/3oE6zLDIYl” / Twitter

CODEPINK on Twitter: “20 years ago today, 100 women began a 4 month vigil at the White House in opposition to the US war in Iraq. We called ourselves CODEPINK. #CODEPINK20 https://t.co/FAcPA73VYh” / Twitter

Medea Benjamin on Twitter: “Saudi-led coalition continues its seven-year blockade of Yemen. Why isn’t this front-page news? https://t.co/1qqId6c1G9” / Twitter

The Chris Hedges Report: The truth about Ukraine with Medea Benjamin – YouTube

The Empire Files on Twitter: “Eyewitness account of @MansoorAdayfi: Ron DeSantis smiled & laughed while watching his torture at Guantanamo. The “human rights lawyer” used his position to help maximize impact of torture on detainees. Interview by @MikePrysner for @EyesLeftPod [TW: torture] https://t.co/0WEBZ2ihFo” / Twitter

Ann Wright (@AnnWright46) / Twitter

Ray McGovern (@raymcgovern) / Twitter

Ariel Gold אריאל ✡️☮️🕊 (@ArielElyseGold) / Twitter

https://www.codepink.org/gaza2022

CODEPINK on Twitter: ““The cost of war is that we might lose our humanity. We do lose our humanity.” Dianne Budd recounts CODEPINK’s 2012 visit to Pakistan and the violence of the drone program. #CODEPINK20 https://t.co/mwh4Xh5waG” / Twitter

CODEPINK on Twitter: “At the Real Path to Peace in Ukraine panel at @PeoplesForumNYC many speakers made an essential point. Fueling this war, like all wars, fuels climate disaster a.k.a. even more death. #WarIsNotGreen #PeaceInUkraine” / Twitter

“People who spent many years spreading imperialist propaganda on Syria & viciously attacking those who refused to do the same are now silent on – or justify – the US’ ongoing occupation & devastating sanctions. They feigned concern for the Syrian people & have callously moved on.” (-Louis Allday)

“Class, please now turn to section 1.4 of Herman and Chomsky’s propaganda model in ‘Manufacturing Consent’: ‘Flak and the Enforcers: The Fourth Filter’. All academic and media dissidents are targeted. The idea is to discourage others from citing, reading them.” (-Media Lens)

“PSA to the people of the United States:

Forget about Russia and China. These countries will pursue their own path whether you like it or not. Your country is governed by sociopathic warmongers and profiteers who don’t give a damn about you.” (-Danny Haiphong)

‘This system is designed to keep us divided by using 2 political parties preaching different social ideologies while they are all working for the rulers who are robbing us

As long as you think being loyal to your team and giving them power will change something, we’re trapped. I don’t care how pissed my people get The reality is that I thought Reagan was the worse thing that could happen to Black people in my lifetime, but then Bill Clinton got elected and we worshiped him while he and people like his buddy Biden went to work destroying our families. I don’t vote Dem or GOP Time for Black people to stop guaranteeing votes to Dems, who only talk about voting rights because we vote for them, and haven’t done right by us for a half century, even worse some things they make us fear about the GOP, they turned around and did to us. I watched the Democrats convince Black people that Trump was the biggest anti-Black President in History, keeping in mind that over 20% of our Presidents owned slaves Then convince us that the architect of Black mass incarceration was the answer to racism I’ve seen it all now. They haven’t told us the truth about a war yet, but maybe this time, right?” (-Black In The Empire)

Fiorella Isabel on Twitter: “So @GarlandNixon got suspended because he pis*ed off Anthony Blinken and the State Department with the truth? So much for “free speech” Elon! https://t.co/OIAdOPnnv3” / Twitter

4th Amendment Protection: Shut Down The Surveillance State – Activist Post

Coalition Appeals Ruling that Allows Dept of Agriculture to Confuse and Mislead Americans with GMO Food Labels – Activist Post

CHARLIE SEXTON 

I had to go retreive a ladder to climb up on the roof  and investigate a stench coming from the pipes, and my old lady ended up being the one to get up there in the end, I just held the ladder, but first we had to go get a second ladder, that was taller than the initial one we got from a nearrby cowboy’s place, while he is in another city receiving chemo treatments, it always gives me the memento mori blues when I have to go over there cause he’s got his tools, his drills and hammers, all his books, musical instruments, compuers and keyboards where he makes his music, his hats, all his cars and stuff just sitting there waiting for him. I really hope he makes it back-he’s got a real cool pad, kindof like a gypsy encampment, I love it over there in spite of the vague gloom. Everybody’s getting older, ya know I’m about to turn 53 in less than a month, ya know I might as well be fifteen though cause aside from all the fear and responsibility, the crazy white beard growing outta my face, I’m still him. Same kid who just stepped on the Grayhound with his Walkman and Charlie Sexton and fucking Dream Academy and Cult and Thompson Twins cassettes. Ever hear ole Charlie cover the Replacements? That’s my whole adolescenece right there. Makes me wanna walk the long and perilous two miles to the gas station and get some beer and cigarettes, ya know? Light a fire in the yard. Listen to “Beats So Lonely” all night and Chris Isaak’s “Two Hearts” and probably some Beasts Of Bourbon, Gun Club. Rowland S. Howard. “Those stars in the sky…”

Charlie Sexton – Impressed – SXSW 2014 – Strange Brew – YouTube

Swingin” Party – Charlie Sexton – SXSW 2014 Strange Brew – YouTube

Jesus – Charlie Sexton – SXSW 2014 Strange Brew – YouTube

CHARLIE SEXTON-Regular Grind – YouTube

Charlie Sexton at The Kessler Theater in Dallas, Texas – YouTube


MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD AND THE MORNING DREAD

My second hand Mr. Coffee coffeemaker left behind by some former tenant looks nice n fancy, but it’s been leaking all over the kitchen curtain and clusterfuck of electronics, so I made the risky decision to use my wife’s K-Pods again this morning rather than risk another wet coffee spill catastrophe, our judgy landlord is coming to inspect the faulty water heater today before agreeing to pay the licensed outta town contractor to show up, as we already got another highpriced handyman toolbox guy guy coming to fix the sewage stench in the bathroom pipes next week, and we still got the problem of the blown down fence. We are grateful she has agreed to let us live here, truly deeply grateful, but I never feel like rich people really know what it’s like to never, ever have any real sense of housing security, the poors are always waiting for ya know some kinda heavy safe or piano to fall on top of us, cause we aint got no say, no money to throw at the problems, we’re just supposed to grovel and hope for the best, and I never been that good at appeasing the fancy cosmos-especially cause everything is always always all about their whims and desires, they have their moodswings, we got zero stability. I wake up with a certain measure of terror each day because of all the poverty related stress and parenting anxieties. The holidays are a hardship if you’re parenting, there aint many worry free hours in this life anymore. Somenights I’ll dream that I’m hanging out with a blackeyed old bassist, or the Fleshtones, or the Stones or the Time-I think it’s the cheap gummy melatonin I’ve been taking to help me sleep through all the loud adolescent hollerings we got from the ripoff “clearance” aisle at Wal Mart, but the dreams are good. I thought I was gonna be writing with Jam & Lewis in last night’s dream, I brought my lyric notebook, but they wanted me to sing some shit they already wrote with like too heavy for me clanging rap beats. But then they brought in Dez Dickerson to play guitar and I was like, I’ll find a way to make this new wave! I was askin’ em to make it sound more like Andre Cymone’s “Surviving In The Eighties.” Somebody told me they got a book by Dez, I dunno if I ever seen one, I never even got to hear anything by the Modernaires except for their ten second song in the film.

The Jimmy Dore Show – YouTube

How BlackRock Conquered The World – Part 2: Going Direct – Activist Post

T-Rex – Children of The Revolution – YouTube

‘Western Values’ Are A Big Jerk-Off Fantasy: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix (substack.com)

Outrageous Brainwashing Event—Sponsored By Bush Institute and CIA-Backed National Endowment for Democracy (NED)—Deliberately Falsifies History to Inflame American Hatred Against Russia and China | CovertAction Magazine

Bernie Turned Progressive Movement Into “Rotting Corpse”! – YouTube

The journalist-run, intelligence-linked operation that warped British pandemic policy – The Grayzone

Watch: FBI Director, DHS Secretary Grilled On Tech Censorship Collusion, Targeting Everyday Americans As Terrorists – Activist Post

50 Groups Target Bill Gates on Farming and Technology: ‘You Are Part of Creating the Very Problem You Name’ • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

Common Censored: Episode 208 – Apologies for Chemical Experimentation, Protections for Homicidal Extremists, Confused Missiles & MORE! (libsyn.com)

Ex-CIA Insider: ‘Biden Just Signed the U.S. Dollar’s Death Warrant’ (breitbart.com) Bill Gates Reset is a bad idea,.

Alan MacLeod & Lee Camp: US Psyops Include Video Games, Social Media & More – YouTube

NEWS, SPORTA & WEATHER DESK

Dennis Kucinich: where are the pro-peace Democrats? – The Grayzone

Settler Pogroms Against Palestinians Will Become the Norm Under New Israeli Government (mintpressnews.com)

Greg Palast on Twitter: “#BrianKemp ordered the arrest of the first African-Americans elected to the Quitman school board – whom he charged with the felony crime of ballot stuffing! The #Quitman10 were paraded before cameras in handcuffs and orange suits, like they were terrorists in Guantanamo. #gapol https://t.co/fjQAgrXCY6” / Twitter

Katie Halper on Twitter: “Tune in Monday morning at 10am EST when @aaronjmate and I go over the Sunday morning news shows we watch so that you don’t have to. Then come to callin where we take your calls at 11am. https://t.co/WF9NPCkEo3” / Twitter

‘Wave of Litigation’ Over COVID Vaccine Mandates — Nike, Washington State University Latest to Face Lawsuits • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

THE MISSION 

Ex Sisters Of Mercy and Red Lorry Yellow Lorry members, originally known as the Sisterhood, Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams and company were somehow real big in the late eighties 120 Minutes era, probably played by MTV more often than even Peter Murphy. I suspect they had an even bigger following in the UK as I seem to remember them having like colored pinups in the imported heavy metal magazines we sold at Mind Dust Music a used leftovers record store, kinda like a glorifid garage sale with a shrink wrap machine in the basment, way deep in the sticks. I seem to remember some English tabloid controversy with ex Nightmares In Wax/Dead Or Alive dude, Hussey arguing with the DARK EMPEROR OF ALL GOTH, Andrew Eltrich over their name. They toured with the Cult and even like, Whitesnake and Led Zeppelin lovin’ stoner trash heavy metal kids in hicktowns in the Murkkkan flyover country seemed to like ’em well enough. They kept going through an ever changing revolving door of various players-members of Ghost Dance and All About Eve and the Waterboys and Fairport Convention, filtered steadily through their ranks, leaving some scuzzy, chainsmoking, used record store clerks wondering how one goes about paying for a band to record and tour and attract a non stop calvacade of shithot sidemen, as I kept running into the wall, always crashing in the same car, rocknroll wise. As soon as I’d lead another fighting unit to the brink of victory, they’d always mutiny and take some of the songs, all the connections and hard won buzz, and all the credit. I remember listening to “Severina” alot when I was dating my former goth girlfriend Steffani. Her mom preferred Kenny Rogers. Me, too, probably, at least that “I Just dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In” song. Whenever I hear “The Gambler” at the grocery store I think her mom Etta is saying hi to me. The Mission were nowhere near as cool as Sisters Of Mercy, or even Dead Or Alive, if you ask me, they were just so-so, ho-hum, kinda generic really-the Alarm without the singalong anthems. Even with primitive drum machines, Sisters Of Mercy just rocked a lot harder. I thought summa their stuff sounded a bit like a more brooding, plodding, gloomy U2. They got the guitarist from Spear Of Destiny and covered the Osmonds Crazy Horses at some point which was kinda cool.

The Mission – Wasteland – YouTube

Mission Uk – Severina – YouTube

The Mission UK – Wasteland (Extended Video) – YouTube

Wayne Hussey: “I spent all my money on birds, booze, drugs and guitars” | Louder (loudersound.com)

The Mission UK -17- Deliverance (Live 2004) – YouTube

WASTELAND IS RIGHT

Listening to them on a cold morning in autumn 2022, in the shadows of a post pandemic, still clamped-down, controlled information, kidnapped and murdered journalists, enhanced interrogation Gitmo celebrity torturer, fascist authoritarian, tech surveillance billionaire, New World Order type of dystopian world, I think to myself, “we probably liked their big hats, mostly.” Same with Fields Of Nephillim. A couple of my pentegram drawing, Motley Crue loving, River’s Edge druggy buds who were into the slightly more evil side of goth all seemed to prefer the Fields Of Nephillim. I had gone to some real fanatical, strict, abusively fear based, religious indoctrination camps, so while I never really subscribed to their uptight theology, I also was never as ginned up as many of my peers about the hellfire clubs, serial killer fixating, Ricky Kasso imitating, and debbil worshipping.Even decades before the rich people in the Pacific Northwest ALL started forming their travelling wildwest show fisteen piece cosplay ever slightly so goth jugbands and spaghetti western yeehaw orchestras with all the ruffly saloon skirts and mustache wax, I was always into the Straight To Hell spaghetti Westen vibes.I grew up in Kentucky on the floor in front of the black n white tv watching old Roy Rogers King of the cowboys movies with my grandmother. My favorite film is probably “Tombstone”. Again, I mostly just liked the hats, but I was trying so hard to find a willing and able, committed lineup for my own graveyard loitering punk band. Kids came and went, ya know? One day, a dude has a foot high mohawk, a nosering, is copying Ogre from Skinny Puppy and talking about how to program the Sears catalog toy Synsonic drum machine that sadly sounds NOTHING like our beloved Jesus & Mary Chain, and the very next day, he decides if he’s not the Only Star on the Scene, he’s quitting punk rock and going into real estate. We had so much of that in the early years. Kids would quit cause they found a girlfriend willing to have sex with them and later reemerge as mod scooter owning Paul Weller skas or Minor Threat straight edgers or whatever. A guy would say he was interested in maybe managing my band, but then I’d findout he just wanted to show me all the sixties Aquarian oversized velvet paisley suits he had tailor made back when his father died and he inherited the tool and dye business and blew all the money on bluegrass vinyl and velvet clothes. If I showed you Polaroids of any of my bands from that era, ya know if you squint, we looked a whole lot like the Mission UK or Nephillims, but I soon found out the hardest way, that without adequate funding, some kinda sugar daddy income stream, it is impossible to keep a band together for very long. Dudes always wanna feel like they are “Getting Somewhere”. Sometimes, cats would come along who looked perfecta and could already play and you’d think, “ah yeah, alright, at last”, but they’d knock up some trailer chick and get guilt tripped into the army or something. This one’s a junkie, that one’s a crackhead in love with your girlfriend. One kid I knew was like BORN for it, born to be a star, he had it. Maybe not anymore, but back then he still did. But alas, he took another path entirely, joined the straight world, that just flatout broke my heart. Happened AGAIN whjen the hometown heavy metal heart throb guitar punk gave up the GBH t shirt and leather jacket and joined the marines! I kept losing all these guys to med school, the townie police force, the military, or real estate!!! I’d meet another guy who’d say he was a producer, have me over to his place, he’d record my songs and then start COVERING them, without me. Him singing my songs. WTF?!

Other former bandmates would tell me we have to change with the times, they wanted to imitate the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, or play math metal, or industrial/techno, or buzzkill gloomy grunge, or basball cap spaz punk, or suck up to the cocaine pocketed, suave acting, douchey fratboy rich people who owned the local studio, I did not like those creeps at all. I hated their cornball garbage bands and was not impressed their rich parents bought them businesses and music industry careers. I was accused of being a punk purist cause none of that shit seemed authentic to me, at all. Even if the joiners of the adult world kept scoffing about my notions of realness and integrity and truth and soul, ’cause bands I like from Bowie to Sputnik were all about artificiality and exploitation, and fast buck wig wearing, and non stop trend hopping, but what the bandwagon chasers did not seem to understand about me, was that I had more in common with Dirty Degville, Pete Burns, Steve Strange and Boy George than I ever, ever, ever would with Eddie Vedder or Chris Cornell or Thurston Moore or the Beastie Boys. Batcave glam ala Flesh For Lulu and Lords Of The New Church was authenticty to me, my vibe, the frequency I communicated in. I did not care to follow trends, most usally being top down dictated, by an ever merging media monopoly mafia. I hated all that stuff other people said they liked, from Warped Fest fake punk to Nighttime sit-com lifestyle programming unreality tv, to all that miserable post grunge radio shlock, like Creed and Nickelback and the fucking Foo Fighters. No thanks, man. Some other guy said he was gonna sign my band but only wanted to get near my ex girlfriend, that became a frequent pattern for awhile. One cat offered to give me five percent of my own personal original compositions if I’d cut my real songwriting partners out of the deal and let him claim part authorship of songs he just covered or recorded new arrangements of, and he’d keep like 95% of the publishing. I setup an ASCAP account for fifty dollars which is a lotta money for me, when a dude was promising me he’d get my songs placed in movies and commercials, but it was all just a copyright robbery scam and I am grateful I had the spidey senses to not sign anything. I’m not a business lawyer and ya know you can not negotiate with plaigirists, they’re gonna file paperwork to steal your shit with or without your permission. It gets depressing, everytime I venture out of my hole, those music business predators will find away to burn me some more. They’re like City Hall with leather jackets. The school board with mimosas and Tuesday night DJ jobs. Growing up, I’d just get crushed by the juvenile authorities and admin in the pockets of rich sports moms, everytime-they were just there to elevate the rich kids and punish the poor. They were always behind the scenes deciding who would get the sports car, big gold trophies and corner office and pretty blonde homecoming queen, and who would get the corporal punishment paddlings, curfews, after school detentions, and cold on a cement slab solitary confinement. The shifty paperwork pencil pushing office people and pilledout bed ridden telephone tree sports moms decided all our fates-who would be the winners and who would be the losers. I memorized that Marc Anthony speech for my theater class, but like always, the monosyllabic quarterback was allowed to mumble his way through it instead. His dad owns a factory. That was the way of the world and I was seeing it more and more with all too vivid clarity, in a crash course, upclose and personal way, everyday when I turned 25 and some Richie Riches were suddenly coming for both of my ex girlfriends. They deployed every dirty trick-the blacklistings, the smears, the in crowd clique shunning and cancelling, the bouncer bruiser sidewalk beatdowns. Any length, to protect their turf and power trip, paid for celebrity, mom sez I’m the winner status. In winner takes all capitalism, if somebody fucks you over, and they know you know they fucked you over, they just rationalize you are flawed or defective and somehow deserved it. No apology is forthcoming if they have more power than you do. They double down on fucking you over rather than ever admitting wrong. All that most conventional, school indoctrinated, sports oriented Murkkkans give a fuck about is, Winning and that means iron fist controlling their enviornement even if it involves lying, stealing, or cheating to have and to hold that status. They wanna be the girl with the Most Cake and tell themselves they are beyond fake. Mom’s Favorite. They’ll have entire empires they lord over and tell some dude on the street with nothing to “check his privilege”, that’s how batshit think tank controlled this modern day faux woke narrative has become. Preppie privileged trendy rich people fucking just suck so bad and always will, even and especially if they try to hijack some pop culture shit like Hunter S. Thompson or Garage Rock or the Clash. Those are just brand logos to them-they never listened to the words or got the message. So I can’t argue with the fraud squad scenester squares. I aint no debate team scholarship winner. I never learned how to stand up for myself at least not against the office pricks. I don’t know how to keep a cool head and poker face and leverage lies and power against weaker people, like the shameless tie guys behind the desks. What was sad is how my wife had gotten her hopes up that I was finally being discovered, but nope, it was the same old annual false hope users and capitalist ripoff schemers bullshit song n dance, takers taking, bloodsuckers sucking. It’s what they do. Eventually, it was just me and the AC/DC guy and he was no good at programming drum machines or paying rent, and neither was I. Later, it was just me and the girlfriend, kinda like Lux & Ivy, or Nik & Mrs. Fiend. We had some potential sidemen with big hats coming around kinda auditioning, but they kept integrating everything we talked about into their Primary Gentrified Hipster Empire Brand. Now it’s just me, trying to get the grumpy teenager to help me download the Audacity software program.

Fields of the Nephilim ‘Power’ remix video-clip 1986 – YouTube

Fields Of The Nephilim – Preacher Man – YouTube

Fields Of The Nephilim : Psychonaut – YouTube

WATCH: ‘Secret Power’ (consortiumnews.com)

Ajamu Baraka Interview (Video): An Objective Look at U.S. Foreign Policy – Peace Dividend

A Political Odyssey by Mike Gravel – Penguin Books Australia

Rafael Correa (@MashiRafael) / Twitter

johndissed on Twitter: “Elon Musk Leaves Trump’s Fate to Twitter Poll! Matt Orfalea On YouTube Censorship! W/ Kurt Metzger https://t.co/HwxdxYKH0c” / Twitter

“Trump & Biden are major war criminals because they conspired with their neocon advisers to commit international aggression. That’s the worst war crime it’s possible to commit, and both parties are leading us straight toward WW3 today.” (-Geoffrey M. Young)

“Weed the manipulators out of your life by noticing who spends a lot of energy trying to influence the way you think about them, about others, and about yourself. The latter are the most dangerous. People who try to manipulate your ideas about yourself are your enemy. Cut ’em out.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“…Cuba continues to follow its difficult and heroic path based on Fidel’s ideas…keeps developing, defending its interests with dignity & implementing reforms despite unprecedented external pressure…” (-Russian upper house chairperson Valentina Matviyenko)

Fiorella Isabel on Twitter: “More leaders should be saying that without US & NATO aggression via expansion & sanctions we wouldn’t be in this situation. Further without a US-backed coup in 2014 thousands would be alive. Pretending otherwise is denying reality.” / Twitter

Geoffrey M. Young (@GeoffYoung4KY) / Twitter

‘Collateral Murder’ and the My Lai Massacre (consortiumnews.com)

Denial of the Obvious: Far Right in Maidan Protests and Their Danger Today | VoxUkraine

Stew Peters’ Documentary “Died Suddenly” Is Now Out, Nov 21, 2022 (substack.com)

G-20 Leaders Promote Global Vaccine Passports So ‘You Can Move Around’ • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

273. Whitney Webb | One Nation Under Blackmail – YouTube

SCOTT RITTER: The Back Channel (consortiumnews.com)

Primo Radical on Twitter: “After releasing my new interview with @_whitneywebb yesterday, YouTube went back and deleted a clip from my first interview with Whitney from 2020 in which she details the connections between Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein. (This was not a strike, it was just deleted.) https://t.co/r9txTklKby” / Twitter

The Case for Democratic Worker Control (consortiumnews.com)

Oil war: How US and Saudi crashed crude prices to hurt Russia, Iran, Venezuela in 2014 – YouTube

sarah on Twitter: “Football Legend Eric Cantona: “Let’s not forget Julian Assange. A journalist jailed in England for publishing war crimes.” 🔥 https://t.co/OJ6BjvAvNw” / Twitter

BETWEEN US LEGENDARY GOTHS

Man I had another crazy music dream last night. I was at a show-Ozzy, Chris Holmes from WASP, Buck Cherry and Lita Ford. Now in real life, I aint been to a show in years and years. I asked Lita how much for her latest cd and she said, “Two year’s of my life’s work will cost you $25”. I was having fun with Lita in the dream-we were sortof partying. I had no money to buy her merch. with-even in the dream world I’m still empty pocketed. Cold morning, my second hand coffee maker’s been leaking all over our kitchen curtains and stuff so I’m mooching Kerig posh coffee offa my sleeping old lady.

Exile in Traumaville. In my little life, it was really weeks and weeks and weeks ago, I had somebody from my own inner circle kinda doing a lotta yelling of unkind things at me, it was like over a month ago, and I still have not really processed it, or gotten over it, man, I guess it just makes me feel real lousy, cause it reminds me of all the bad shit from the long gone past, just another fuckedup echo of how I never fit in with this society and never really wanted to, but that kinda adversely affected all my relationships with everybody who was dying to join the in crowd and be popular in the capitalist ratrace world. Ultimately, it just makes me wanna go somewhere alone and chain smoke, or maybe have a nice big bottle of something relaxing and passout. Escape this fuckedup, mean spirited, competitive control freakery power trip kinda backstab culture for awhile. I used to call people and talk on the phone whenever I started to feel, ya know, disconnected, misunderstood, unappreciated or undervalued or alone. Things are different, now, I can’t seem to really honestly relate to that many people. It’s all like that old movie, “THEY LIVE!” I-phone zombies walkin’ around reciting shit they were programmed to say, either from TikTok (millenials, etc) or MSNBC (boomers, middle class landlords). They all belligerently interrupt you with their dutifully memorized and predictable tv slogans.

It’s really kinda too cold out to wanna go for a dangerous walk through all the desert town snarly unleashed pitbulls and four packs of druggy teens and rightwing gun nuts of meth land, where I live now. My sister in law was visiting a sick relative in the midwest and her and her friend were heldup at gunpoint by some rightwing fucking crackpot with a big truck, just last week. She was begging him for their lives. That’s how crazy this country is. Besides fucking around on the internet and caregiving, babysitting really, I got nothin’ goin’ on here. I foolishly tried to call a faraway relative yesterday, got just got stuck talking to her retiree, tcable drunken know it all blowhard, poor listener, interrupting spouse, he mostly brags about his fame and fortune, and then he complains about Russia. This has been going on for years now. “Russia, Russia, Russia”, I was glad to get off the phone but now I’m back to fucking around on the internet, or sitting silently, smokefree and sober in a chair. You can imagine my excitement!

“Our Gov’t has been arming Nazis for 8 years, and the ADL is after Kyrie and Kanye. Considering the fact that the Russians lost the most fighting Nazis, I guess it’s not surprising that they are the only ones still fighting Nazism, but it is kinda crazy to watch the rest of Europe arming them.” (-Black In The Empire)

Status Coup News (@StatusCoup) / Twitter

Ghosts are immortal | Reviews (i94bar.com)

“The richest 1% have already blown their fair share of the 1.5°C carbon budget six times over. They are literally devouring our planet.” (-Jason Hickel)

“If capitalism was really about “voluntary transactions” capitalists wouldn’t work constantly to crush unions and destroy the labor movement.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

Margaret Kimberley (@freedomrideblog) / Twitter

Status Coup News on Twitter: “”It seems like we’re hated. We’re good people, we’re just poor. We’re not bad people just because we’re poor but we get treated that way. I don’t understand what happened to America,” -Mondella Brown tells @JordanChariton on their uninhabitable living conditions in West Virginia https://t.co/EHaYyo05GQ” / Twitter

Evacuation of CIA’s Afghan Proxies Opens the War’s Blackest Boxes (theintercept.com)

Flash Metal Suicide: Stars from Mars – Sleazegrinder (sleazegrinderforever.com)

Flash Metal Suicide: Charlies Sexton – Sleazegrinder (sleazegrinderforever.com)

Electoral Denialism Cuts Across Party Lines: Despite What the Corporate Media Would Have Us Believe, Both Parties Engage in the ‘Big Lie,’ and the Rest of Lose Because of It – Dispatches from Project Censored: On Media and Politics

David Priess on Twitter: “OK, this is bonkers: During a brief window in 1950-51, children could get the Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab—a kit allowing them to make nuclear reactions at home using ACTUAL RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL. It was removed from shelves in 1951. https://t.co/uflOuWM0CC” / Twitter

Volume 27, Number 321 — Saturday, November 19, 2022 (consortiumnews.com)

Reading Proust in War – The Chris Hedges Report (substack.com)

“Every single one of these black mayors sold black people out to real estate developers and the prison industrial complex

The black misleadership class is the biggest threat to black lives.” (-Revolutionary Blackout Network)

“If it weren’t for Obama we never would have heard the Corn Pop story or have to live with the nincompoop who felt the need to tell it.” (-Margaret Kimbereley)

“Happy birthday, Joe Biden! There’s a lot to celebrate these days, and I couldn’t be more grateful that America has you sitting behind the desk.” (-Barack Obama)

“From baby-eating Germans in 1914 to Viagra-fuelled Russians, the lies of war are as old as war itself. Trust nothing you read, see or hear that is not independently sourced and attempts to cover both sides.” (-John Pilger)

Jason Hickel on Twitter: “Is neoliberal capitalism really making the world better and better? Here’s my response to the narrative promoted by Gates, Pinker, Kristof, Bono and the Davos set.” / Twitter

Dr. Yara Hawari د. يارا هواري on Twitter: “Seeing as everyone is talking about football… In June 2014 the Israeli regime fired missiles at a beach in Gaza, killing 4 boys playing football aged 10-11 from the Bakr family. The attack happened in front of international journalists who were sitting at a beach side cafe. https://t.co/7b0sXAhEm5” / Twitter

How the US military-industrial complex was created (with historian Aaron Good) – YouTube

✽ Orlenys 🍁🍃 on Twitter: “¡Inmensa, Hebe! ❤️✊🏽 Una huella profunda en la historia de Nuestra América y el mundo. Ejemplo de firmeza, desprendimiento, coherencia, lealtad, humanidad. Dignísima mujer de nuestros pueblos. Cuánta falta nos hará su lucidez, su valentía, su guía, su temple para tomar postura. https://t.co/YqeyGXCYtp” / Twitter

Cristina Kirchner on Twitter: “Queridísima Hebe, Madre de Plaza de Mayo, símbolo mundial de la lucha por los Derechos Humanos, orgullo de la Argentina. Dios te llamó el día de la Soberanía Nacional… no debe ser casualidad. Simplemente gracias y hasta siempre. https://t.co/TVUfmywmAi” / Twitter

“Who knows if Twitter will still be here in a few weeks. You can follow my independent journalism at:

Telegram: https://t.me/benjaminnorton Mastodon: https://mastodon.social/@benjaminnorton Substack: https://multipolarista.substack.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@Multipolarista” (-Ben Norton)
REMEMBER WHEN AOC CRIED CROCODILE TEARS OUTSIDE THE BORDER GULAGS OVER CHILD CAGES? BIDEN QUADRUPLED THE POPULATION BUT RIGHTWING MEDIA STILL SCREAMS HE’S LETTING ‘EM ALL IN, WHILE AOC SAYS NOTHING, CAUSE SHE’S CONTROLLED OPPOSITION LIKE OBAMA, IN THE POCKET OF THE ELITE.

A Migrant Was Shot Dead. Was It an Accident or a Hate Crime? (theintercept.com)

Will Biden Sell Advanced Drones to Ukraine? (theintercept.com)

FTX Partnership With Ukraine Is Latest Chapter in Shady Western Aid Saga (mintpressnews.com)

It’s Expensive to be Poor, It’s a Big Club and We Ain’t in it – YouTube

Maligned in Western Media, Donbass Forces are Defending their Future from Ukrainian Shelling and Fascism | CovertAction Magazine

Ron DeSantis’s Military Secrets: Torture & War Crimes – YouTube


Biden Travels East in Clouds of Mistrust | CovertAction Magazine

The Damned – I Just Can’t Be Happy Today. – YouTube

Caitlin Johnstone on Twitter: “Whoever controls the narrative controls the world.” / Twitter

https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/euthanizing-the-poor-is-just-capitalisms

HEY SHITLIB! BLACK IN THE EMPIRE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY!

Our system has created a society of people worshiping and defending politicians with all their souls like they are members of their families or close friends, instead of like employees who work for us I hate to break the news, you don’t know them and they don’t care about you. Repping the color Blue and the letter “D” doesn’t make a politician less corrupt, it just means you have to lie harder to convince people that you care. What makes anybody think that after decades of working to create their multi-trillion dollar scam of a system that they are just gonna let a bunch of average citizens go into a booth and vote their power away? If the people in power don’t fear you, they probably control you. Once you realize that both Parties are ultimately working together things clear up pretty quick. Everybody knew the Hunter laptop was real except for BlueAnon. If you want the main people who interfered in the 2020 election, it was the Intelligence Agencies, Media, Big Tech and the FBI.” (-Black In The Empire)

“Today’s mistrust in Governments, Politicians and the media stems from corruption and blatant lies. They attack free speech because they fear an uprising. Defending free speech is essential for us because if they don’t fear the masses they will be emboldened and even more extreme.” (-Kim Dotcom)

The EXACT Episode that got Jimmy Dore Fired From TYT! – YouTube

Flash Metal Suicide: Four Horsemen – Sleazegrinder (sleazegrinderforever.com)

Tulsi Gabbard Completes Shift to the Far Right, Joins Fox News – YouTube

Caitlin Johnstone on Twitter: “Landlord: Stop saying landlording is passive income. Me: It is passive income; renting out a property is not a full-time job. Landlord: It is when you landlord TWENTY-SIX of them.” / Twitter

Listen: Soft Cell brings in Pet Shop Boys to rework new single “Purple Zone” (slicingupeyeballs.com)

The Real Path to Peace in Ukraine – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pCsHlEEmCfxllZSlRB2Og

THE AVENGERS

Some dudes my guitar player was friends with in the eighties had these seemingly unlimited allowances for cigarettes and beer and records and smut magazines and poppers from the adult book store. Even though they were much older than I was, eight to ten years older, their overindulgent and protective elderly parents blamed all their mental illnesses and dabblings with the occult and drug use and girl problems on me cause I had black eye makeup and Aqua Net piled high haystack hair. One of the records that really captured us for a minute that they had in their gigantic collection that I got to play real loud on their awesomely big major seventies/eighties thundering speakers old fashioned stereo was that striking pink Avengers album. Something about penelope houston’s version of “Paint It Black” would really catch all us black t shirted outcast teenagers who had no other place to go, so we’d all end up congregating in the unfinished back wreckroom of this seemingly normal ranch style house, kinda like a Brady Bunch sortof place in baketball hoop and fire station suburbia. I dunno why I kept going over there when the parents were blaming me for being a bad influence on their precious Funtleroys who were actually the ones paying to buy me beer and ciagarettes and then becoming fixated by all my little girlfriends from back in those days-those dudes still fixate on all my former death rock female companions thirty sevn years later, but like I said, I really had nowhere else to go. Something ’bout Penelope screamin’ “we’re the ones” felt real empowering to us singled out, smalltown scapegoat punks. We were the blamehounds but we were also the ones leading the charge, breakin’ outta the box, taking all the punches for the lames who only followed, who made believe they were punk by association, or by what they purchased with the mama money. One of the brothers at least tried to be creative, the other one just kinda sat on the couch and told his mom how he was cooler than I was. She always agreed. 

The Avengers – We Are The One – YouTube

The Avengers-“I Believe In Me” – YouTube

Well, my brothers and sisters and friends of the revolution, my Dear Comrade Laur tells me I already got twenty columns piled up in the pipeline now so you won’t read these words for about five and a half months from the morning I type this on 11/23/2022, that is if the HONKY DEATH MACHINE aint blown up the planet by then. You know what I always, say, get down with it, get funky. “If we put our shoes on and leave right now, we can be there before last call!” STAY WILD STAY FREE! FIGHT ALL FASCISTS FOREVER! STAY RIGHTEOUS! ON THE SIDE WITH THE PEACENIKS AND THE PAUPERS AND THE ANGELS AND THE CLASH! WE LOVE YOU! Your pal, The Last Of The Last Of The Last Of The Last, I’m Only Here To Help!

GUTTER GOSPEL: GENERAL LABOR THE LAST OF THE LAST OF THE LAST OF THE LAST RAMBLES ON AND ON ABOUT SEXTON, ISAAK, DANZIG, DOORS, CULT, KRISTOFFERSON, LEONARD COHEN

“I feel like we haven’t been talking enough about the fact that US government agencies were just caught intimately collaborating with massive online platforms to censor content in the name of regulating the “cognitive infrastructure” of society.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“The US empire really is threatening all life on Earth with potential nuclear apocalypse:

The US military commander who oversees nuclear forces said, “This Ukraine crisis that we’re in right now, this is just the warmup” “The big one is coming,” he added” (-Ben Norton)

“According to the NYTs, support for war in Ukraine represents a commonsense &, therefore, an unchallengeable position. Any deviation from that position represents Kremlin influence & makes one an enemy of the state. This is the state of liberalism today.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

Outraged Activists Denounce Obama as “War Criminal”—Interrupting His Speech at Democratic Party Campaign Rally | CovertAction Magazine

“”When your time is turned into money, the felt presence of immediate experience is analogous to being enslaved. I mean, Let’s be frank about it, it is enslavement.” (-Terrence McKenna)

“I said what I said. White progressives want us to get behind Nazis but they’re silent about planned US intervention in Haiti and starving kids in Somalia. I see you. From here on out, fight your own struggles.” (-Sabby Sabs)

“BEFORE EVERY ELECTION:

Democrats give speeches about democracy being on the ballot. AFTER EVERY ELECTION: Democrats give excuses for why they can’t govern for the people even when they have a majority. Stop falling for it. Democrats serve the same corporate overlords as GOP.” (-Ryan Knight)

“your culture is your operating system”. (- Terrence Mckenna)

“Been wild to watch the progressive Democrats try to convince us that Biden’s unhinged foreign policy isnt a big deal.” (-Revolutionary Blackout Network)

“This servant of capitalist power is shameless. If democrats cared about workers they would have passed Build Back Better legislation, raised minimum wage & not executed the Obama era plan to initiate a proxy war with Russia.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

Margaret Kimberley on Twitter: “Obama tried to cut social security when he was president.” / Twitter

Matt Duss vs Ray McGovern DEBATE on Ukraine | How to End the War in Ukraine | The NATO LEFT is Dangerous | LIVE at 3PM ET (substack.com)

Robert Skvarla on Twitter: “John Yoo, Bush admin torture lawyer, calling for American intel agencies to create fake terrorist groups, as an “offensive strategy,” in 2005: https://t.co/FgbYgl7lfW https://t.co/3k9w5z5NUc” / Twitter

“This latest move in the race to Armageddon

-worsens nuclear madness already at boiling point -discourages urgently needed negotiations -continues a $1.7 T boondoggle for the MIC, while there’s “no money” for child tax credit, clean water in Jackson etc.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

Revolutionary Blackout Network (@RevBlackNetwork) / Twitter

When someone intellectual and anti-capitalist/anti-imperialist rises up among us that isn’t a celebrity, they’re either imprisoned or killed. If they become a politician they become absorbed by the Dems or cast away like a leaper.” (-Jay Befaunt)”

Violence against the poor happens every day in this country, but you won’t hear about it as the top story on the news because the corporate media exists to protect the interests of the ruling class.” (-Ryan Knight)”

China opposes the US blockade on Cuba and doesn’t impose sanctions on other countries. The US literally imposes criminal sanctions on at least twenty other countries in addition to Cuba. Which country is the “threat” again?” (-Danny Haiphong)

Let’s Be Clear: If WW3 Happens It Will Be The Result Of Choices Made By The US Empire (substack.com)

THEY GOT NOTHIN’ IN THIS WORLD TO LIVE UP TO

I can’t even tell you why I wake up so depressed everyday, I’ve been called a dry drunk by the cult of al anon. It’s a lotta factors. Grief, estrangement, disappointment, betrayals and abandonment, rejection, tyranny, being browbeaten by lies and ruling class bullshit all day everyday and all my ex friends and relatives totally buying into the Bulllshit Narratives that all purpiose unprecedented super villain Trump is in cahoots with Putin, that Trump is somehow an anomoly and to blame for all of society’s ills, and that woke, philanthropic, feminist pants suits like AOC, Obama, Bill Gates, and Doctor Fauchi just want them to be healthy, happy, joyous and free for super scientific philanthropic salvation. We’re on the brink of World War 3 thanks to Sleepy Joe’s dementia gung ho Reagan like cowboy brinkmanship and the Fraud Squad broken campaign promise phoniness, all the poor people are dying, or being evicted because they can’t pay two grand a month with minimum wages, but middle class shitlibs just wanna virtue signal their support for Zelensky and Pfizer and bug eating transkids Canadian Euthanasia rights.I’ll admit it. I wanna flee this relentless barrage of on script unrealities and yes,  drink some booze and melt into old songs.

In 1985, I was struttin’ around Lower Manhattan with a buncha crazy friends-a hard boozing intellectual, important dayjob having political consultant son of the guy who founded the Village Voice who hipped me to Lenny Bruce and all this NYC politics and newspaper stuff-we’d go to all these crazy parties and he’d pay for all my Guinness and Jameson’s and we’d have to send him home in his oversized detective trench coat semi passed out in the back of the taxi cab; a bearded, drunken Lithuanian poet who got me into Bukowski who let me play “Let It Bleed” until the dawn’s early light; a beautiful older girl friend in a sparkling dress from East L.A, who dabbled in filmmaking but excelled at being a shake the earth it-girl wherever she went; a superbrained intellectual from Spanish Harlem with a big scar on his face who introduced me to the writings of Eldridge Cleaver; a loudly abrasive and curmudgeonly know it all Jewish jazz snob with a rent controlled be-bop apartment on 11th street and the blackest sense of offensive humor I’d ever met-who constantly shocked me into laughing out loud but bought me beer and woke me up each day by bellowing, “Shit Urchin!” and his beautiful, hip, black, British girlfriend. Some actor-cosmopolitan bigtime sophisticates in an 11th floor party/video editing loft on Broadway and Astor Place who got me into all kinda music. Aside from being abducted by a black Manson and his karate cult in Washington Square Park for a few days, it was mostly all loitering at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut or Downtown Beirut, going to museums, galleries, after hours bars, old records, real cool indie boutiques still overflowing with like sequinned brasieres and rhinestone sunglasses, leopardskin pillbox hats, leather trousers, salmon colored Bogart fedoras, you know, all the eighties Cramps influenced underground retro cool trash culture. Freebeing records, little vhs rental storefronts that specialized in old B Movies. Crazy hip-hop influenced graffiti was still all over the place. Sicko filmmakers, next big thing designers. The ABC No Rio/Rivington Street Art Park anarchist community. I was living in my own B-Movie back then, kinda part Fleshtones and part John Waters, going to the Pyramid Club with my sometimes roommate, Minkie The Mink-a Nancy Spungeon clone from Michigan shrieking at the drag queen doorperson to let me in because I was her son, in a matching leopardskin coat. Running up people’s phonebills keeping in touch with my teenage muse in honky suburbia and finding out about all kindsa cool music that really seemed to capture and convey all my impossible feelings for her-bands like New Order, Joy Division, Gene Loves Jezebel, and Charlie Sexton. Fra Lippo Lippi: “heaven help me if this is love…how can you ask me, then let me go? I still believe there’s A HEART IN HERE…” Charlie I first saw in some Random Notes partying with Ronnie Wood, he was supposedly the shithot new Texan boogie guitar star in the Stevie Ray Vaughan mold, both Billy Idol and Steve Stevens at the same time, but when you heard his pulsing Keith Forsey dance record it was all synths and drum machines and Charlie crooning his heart out in a voice that was equal parts David Bowie and Elvis Prseley. “So lonely…so lonely!” would play in my head as I trudged around in the filthy grime and slushy snow of downtown Manhattan in cold December, missing that chick in the Midwest. He had joined Joe Ely, a guy Joe Strummer was really into’s band when he was just a young teenager like me, but I could not play guitar for shit, still can’t, even though I owned a Tokai that had been autographed by Steveie Ray Vaughan until my church girlfriend took a call from my new wave girlfriend and all hell broke loose and both of their moms drove them over to confiscate their belongings from my mother’s basement. 

Up Against the Wall – YouTube

    The plan was for my skate rat stoner pal Dave to play that guitar and I’d become the sidewalk barker medicine show loudmouth protest singer frontman. I was really into like, Roy Rogers and Doctor Creep and  the Fonz, Evil Kenivel, Lux Interior, and David Lee Roth-all the red baron Peter Pans with aviator goggles and ghetto boxes, greaser streetgangs, singing cowboys, and campy horror hosts, so I thought I’d be a bit of all that and see what happened! You know here I’m like 35, maybe 37 years later, and I’m still callin’ my as yet unassembled, imaginary goth-gang, the Loneliness Maximum Torch & Twang! Yeah, I was totally influenced by Charlie Sexton, Elvis, the Stray Cats, Cramps, Chris Isaak, Tyla, Mink Deville, HST, and all the bands who sang about outsider alienation and unrequited love and had cool hair and black leather jackets. In more recent years, Charlie went on to play part time second fiddle in the Arc Angels sharing vocal duties and then became Dylan’s main guitar hero, but man, being a team player is cool as fuck and everything, but that dude had one of the best voices, ever, in my book. You ever hear his tribute to EP from the “True Romance” soundtrack? That’s the only Q Tarantino movie I ever liked, first place ya saw James Gandolfini. It was too violent and abusive for my frail little heart but there was so much quotable, epic dialog, ya know me and an old bassplayer once were calling our demotape band Heroes For Sale after the comicbook store in that movie, we weren’t the only ones. Pre internet, you’d be calling your garage band like, the Causalties, or Undesirables and designing your elaborate cartoon skull logo in the leather daddy biker ha with the obligatory eyepatch and Zapatista gun belt for your stickers and fliers and t shirts but have no idea there were already ten other bands goin’ by that same moniker. Cats like Lux and Joey Ramone and Stiv Bators offered me irrefutable proof that one need not be as pinup pretty as Charlie Sexton to still rock like fuck and sing your heart out and all I ever wanted to do since I was about four or five was front an unholy barbarian band of rebellious gypsy wastrel revolution rockers. Once I saw David Peel hollering in Tompkins Square Park, I was in like Flynn. With the Out Crowd. Nowadays you got these preppie model millionaire manufactured forgery fabrications like bogus boyband faux quirky monarch programmed Harry Styles suddenly dressing up in the pink shiny pants and pink furry coats just like me in 1987, but bizarrely, they are being paid millions for it cause Bowie glam androgyny has been suddenly hijacked by Davos billionaires to advance some Klaus Schawb occultist transhumanist agebnda. They threw me into like Hitlerian Baptist reform schools and sent me to shrinks and encouraged their All Amukkkan football teams to beat me silly for dressing exactly like that 30 some years ago. What madness. So yeah, man. Charlie Sexton, he is all aces. One of my top faves even into my elderly goth years when it’s cold in my bones and there aint no good news forthcoming, his music still sings straight to my old tombstone mind and big bottle heart. Come back, Charlie, rocknroll never forgets. When I was young and pining over some lost love, it was most usually like say the Smiths or New Order or the Replacements that I was listening to. As I got older, it was most often Chris Isaak. My wife always says I should track down Keith Forsey and get him to produce me but I figure that dude made more money than KISS between Billy Idol and “Don’t You Forget About Me”, he’s probably in some disco mansion on a beach with Georgio Moroder remixing some mountains of cocaine fuelled Studio 54 masterpieces, I just moved out of a leaky no furnace fuckled up trailer in the middle of nowhere land and have no band but yeah I love that glossy eighties new wave Psychedelic Furs and Charlie Sexton soundtrack sheen. Of course I know it’s too late for me, been hearing that since I was about twenty one, but ya know, I believe in miracles. I believe in a better world for me and you, so open that bottle, mateys, hoist the black flag. You tell ’em General Labor’s comin’, and all the brothers and sisters and friends of the revolution are ridin’ with me!

Charlie Sexton MTV 1985 – YouTube

BOWIE With CHARLIE SEXTON ~ LIVE ’87 – YouTube

THE CRAMPS – Ultra Twist – LIVE TV 1995 – YouTube

Charlie Sexton at Austin City Limits – YouTube

Lords of the new church- Live on the tube – YouTube

“Why the Dems are about to be whacked:

“Biden inherited a difficult economic hand—the pandemic, excess Fed liquidity..large budget deficits..& pre-existing global tensions. Yet he has greatly exacerbated the economic & geopolitical crises” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

“Capitalism cannot be made kinder.” (- Michael Parenti)

“what we call reality is in fact nothing more than a culturally sanctioned and linguistically reinforced hallucination” (- Terrence McKenna)

“Funny how Russia only does this stuff in the years that Democrats lose.”( -Primo Radical)

The Politicians Who Destroyed Our Democracy Want Us to Vote for Them to Save It (substack.com)

Thursday Throwdown: The Progressive Ukraine Letter Embarrassment (substack.com)

“This profile offers an interesting window into the BlueAnon cult. On top of endless conspiracy theories about Trump and Putin, they seem to share the habit of working lucrative media jobs and gathering at the fancy homes of affluent members.” (-Aaron Mate’)

“A political party that tried forcing everyone to take an experimental vaccine, that illegally instructs Big Tech to silence dissent, that raised the price of literally everything, and that put our planet on the brink of nuclear Armageddon should never be allowed to govern again.” (-Primo Radical)

“Neocon child actor Ben Shapiro has had his career astroturfed by corporate GOP powerbrokers, granting him notoriety and affluence while he trades on bogus antisemitism victimhood narratives.

He perfectly embodies the phenomenon I described and runs the same hustle as the ADL.” (-Max Blumenthal)

“The ultimate question is this: Will the US accept that it cannot rule the world and that it must share prosperity with all nations or will the US in a final act of arrogance destroy the world because it cannot accept that the days of living at the expense of others are over.” (-Kim Dotcom)

American-Born Canadian Professor Attacked by Mainstream Media for Opposing NATO Narrative on Ukraine | CovertAction Magazine

KINGS OF THE HIGHWAY

I always related to the outcasts, misfits, throways, scorned by society, the people in the little old man skid row divebars ya know? As Tyla so elqoently sang, the sad and the lonely are the only ones with style. Oscar Wilde said it all first and better. Nobody ever sang it better than Chris Isaak though. Okay maybe Tex Perkins, sometimes. Or Leonard Cohen, Kris Kristooferson, that’s about it though.

“When I can not sing my heart., I can only speak my mind..” (-John Lennon)

“I don’t want no counseling…” (-Chris Isaak)

“I met a girl in Mexico and shoulda told her then I know that I still think of you, we never will be through.” (-Chris Isaak)

Chris Isaak – Nothing’s Changed – YouTube

Chris Isaak Guitarist James Calvin Wilsey: The ‘King of Slow’ – Rolling Stone

ASTRO ZOMBIES

One band that united all us comic book reading greasy kid stuff leather jacketed boys, back when the skins hung out with the jocks and the punks and new wavers were considered mortal enemies of the metalheads and thrashers and all the dumbfuck follower cliques had their rulebooks and regulations I kinda hadda scoff at and still do, we all loved the Misfits and Danzig. Ones who say they did not were either nerds or they’re just lying to appease the bespectacled fauxwoke gender studiers with the beige and argyle lives and pet hair all over their clothes.I’ve always hated sniveling asskissers sucking up to power for extra credit. Shit, my band of wild eyed wolf children covered three Misfits songs and two Danzigs. He might be a bit of a bridge n tunnel rightwing mook weightlifter but I always thought he was extraordinarliy entertaining and talented and a great vocalist in the presley/Lux/Morrison tradition.

Where Eagles Dare – YouTube

The Misfits – Skulls – YouTube

Danzig – She Rides – Vidéo Dailymotion

Girlboss Politics Won’t Beat the Right (jacobin.com)

Morrissey – Glamorous Glue – YouTube

“The democrats abandoned their base, insulted the public with two years of diversionary anti-Trumpism while delivering to the only base they really care about – finance capital, Big Oil & military/industrial/complex. Radical sheepdoggers have little to work with.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

Black Politics and the 2022 Mid-Term Elections | Black Agenda Report

Jacobin

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“At first flash of Eden

We raced down to the sea
Standing there on freedom’s shore”

I will tell you this: when I was 12 and 13, Jim Morrison’s “Absolutely Live” made more of a lifelong lasting impression on me than any of those bullshit racist whitewash history books, hungup homophobic military recruiters, creepy deepwoods perverse pedophile brimstone prechers, brutal bruising wrestling team coaches, stupid fucking preppie sadist Amerikkan Psychos in their dumb golf shirts with their mama mansions and license to harm less powerful people, or the endless behavior modification torture techniques of all those horrible detention hall abusers. He was right and they are wrong. I still yearn to be wild and free again. I had a friend at that age who was a real heavy metal guitar prodigy like Randy Rhoades who also loved the Doors, but he kinda always wanted to be popular. His mom gave him a sports car at some point, and he got a goth girlfriend, but somehow, they corraled him into joining the military and he became a sharpshooting sniper for the empire, instead of a shirtless longhair playing classical influenced solos in the spotlight at my side, so that was a big bummer to me cause I thought he would always be one of the pirates, the resistance, the outlaws, the rebel alliance, aw man, ya win some, ya lose some. Losing that dude to the military was one of my life’s first real setbacks, I mourned his decision for a number of years. Some of our other friends sadly followed. I stayed the course, ya know Jim Morrison was like my gateway into Iggy Pop and Stiv Bators. After I met those guys, something in me changed. There was no going back to the namby pamby, clock punching, grocery bagging, suburban world of mime and acquisition. All those kids we used to know grew up to be regular tv watching home owners and like, gentrification brunchers-somedays, it really gets me down.

The Doors – Waiting For The Sun – YouTube

The Doors – Five To One (Live In Europe 1968) – YouTube

*NEW REMASTERED* – The Doors – Celebration of the Lizard – YouTube

My Wild Love – YouTube

Ugly-Things.com – Wild Sounds from Past Dimensions

Charlie Sexton “Sunday Clothes” live – YouTube

BORED OUT (tumblr.com)

Charlie Sexton & Chuck Prophet. Some Gilrs Live. Madrid 2019 – YouTube

Charlie Sexton – Pictures For Pleasure (Live) – YouTube

Top Economist at Major Global Bank Says Corporate Profits Are Fueling Inflation (commondreams.org)

MintPress News on Twitter: “Footage has emerged of Israel bombing Gaza last night for the first time since the war in August, which killed around 50 Palestinians. The late-night assault led to power cuts in parts of the strip. https://t.co/uZPpQiTO44” / Twitter

“Clinton News Network (CNN) is pushing straight-up pro-war propaganda. Where are fact-checkers on assertion Russia actions created food & fertilizer shortage when when everyone knows it was Western sanctions on Russia that created global food crisis.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

Noam Chomsky on Venezuela – YouTube

‘Americans Aren’t Serfs’: House Democrats Propose End to Wall Street Rent-Gouging (commondreams.org)

“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing Impossible obstacles. Dream the Impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up.” (-Terrence McKenna)

SOUTHERN DEATH CULT

 Some hardnosed sadists in youth corrections seemed to get their jollies by punishing working class and particularly black youth for any deviation from sieg heil sports and military obedience culture, so we so called delinquents kinda had to rally together and I met some of my life’s best friends in juvie hall where the authorities and their sports mom bosses hoped to permanently break our youthful creative spirit. When I finally got out of the detention center for wayward DJ/rappers and styling product abusing makeup wearers, I was subjected to some repeat gang violence where jealous husband rednecks of girls who had a lingering thing for me and their friends held me down and bloodied my nose, broke my glasses, the usual pummelings I was sortof accustomed to and would be ongoing features of my visits to Ohio where they manufacture the fratboys even into the grunge years. The couch potato mama’s boys action flick tough talkers who always bragged about their manly fighting skills ran from the beatdowns. Left me to my fate.Only good thing about those guys was their mom’s house had warmth in the winter, they were seven and ten years older so they bought my beer and smokes with their rich kid allowances and let me immerse myself in their elaborate record collection where I discovered many of my favorite bands. The Southern Death Cult, Theater Of Hate, Sisters Of Mercy, the Mission, 45 Grave, some Bauhaus side projects and spinoffs I’d never heard before. A Lotta life changing stuff like that. I was really particularly en thralled by Andrew Eltrich and Ian Astbury and have to concede my early bands initially suffered somewhat as a result of my trying too hard to sound like Ian rather than finding my own voice. It took awhile. You know what’s crazy as fuck? I’m the only old punk I know who kept his core values, is still actively anti fascist, anti corporate, anti censorship, anti war in middle age. Like Cait Johnstone said, everybody’s antiwar until the propaganda starts. It’s a sad world we live in.

Southern Death Cult – False Faces (Live) – YouTube

SOUTHERN DEATH CULT – MOYA – YouTube

DEATH CULT – GOD’S ZOO – TUBE – 1984 – YouTube

THE CULT – HOLLOW MAN – On Bliss TV 1986 – YouTube

Drink The New Wine – YouTube

Love and Rockets vinyl reissues, “The Albums 1985-1996” box set announced (slicingupeyeballs.com)

KRISTOFFERSON

I was nineteen or twenty before I finally found my real voice or started composing any halfway worthwhile original material. One of the songwriters who really helped set me free, Post Westerberg, was Kristofferson. He wrote about what he knew. Once I started doing that, it all came natural. 

THE PILGRIM, CHAPTER 33 – Kris Kristofferson – YouTube

kristofferson sunday morning coming down – YouTube

Kris Kristofferson~Blame It On The Stones – YouTube

The Silver Tongued Devil and I – YouTube

COHEN

My dad and Paul K are mostly responsible for getting me into Cohen but Danny and tattoo Mark also loved im. Of course he is the greatest in my opinion. 

Leonard Cohen – Closing Time – YouTube

Public Enemy – Fight The Power (Official Music Video) – YouTube

Time Zone (Afrika Bambaataa feat.John Lydon) – World Destruction – YouTube

Fucking cold as fuck here-even my coffee got cold in the cup. I wanna drinksmoke but my old lady don’t want me to. I used to go on walks but where we live now, it’s all militia crazies and vicious animals unleashed in their junk yards, so I’m restless, kinda upset, depressed, cold feet and a little bitter, so ya know, I end up just doing a lotta yardwork. Then there’s the odd jobs. Today i gotta try to figure out somewhere to take all these fuckedup burntout fluoresecent tube lightbubls my lanlord left here in the tool shed and then we gotta go off property to wash our clothes and then it’s some odd jobs for low wages, send me good vibes brothers and sisters and friends of the revolution, I need ’em now. STAY WILD, STAY FREE! xo