General Labor Preaching The Gutter Gospel: cancelled since ’83, social distancing since ’96! Lee Camp, Russell Brand, Goops, NY Loose, Miniskirt Mob, Junk Monkeys, Convo Couch With Fiorella Isabel, Wendy James, Glorious Bankrobbers, Nights Of Iguana, Princess Pang.

Four Times The US Gov‘t Nearly Killed Us All With Nuclear Armageddon (mintpressnews.com)

U.S.-Backed Ukrainian Officials are Trying to Prosecute Journalists for Spreading True Info (mintpressnews.com)

Liberals Love Liz Cheney | Black Agenda Report

“I think one of the many reasons a certain type of person reflexively defends police brutality is because they were physically abused as kids and/or physically abuse their own kids for being disobedient and haven’t psychologically processed how fucked up that is.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“On this day in 1998, Bill Clinton ordered a cruise missile attack on Sudan’s Al Shifa factory, which produced 90% of the country’s pharmaceuticals. The loss of the factory resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands from treatable diseases.” (-Friendly Neighborhood Comrade)

“Until a few years ago, “Russian propaganda” meant media created by the Russian government to facilitate the information interests of the Kremlin. Now it just means any media that criticizes the foreign policy of the most powerful empire that has ever existed.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

 (RIP) Eve Lee & Martin Truther

“The “left” in the west is entirely co-opted and what’s left are a bunch of egos vying for control of the co-opted orgs. There’s no left in the states or the west for that matter. They use their own against each other to destroy any oppositional organization or movement.” (-Fiorella Isabel)

“Dems have given lip service to M4A for decades, as they caved over & over to big donors. If you EVER want HC as a human right, don’t waste your time on candidates/parties corrupted by HC $$$. Seize the moment with @MatthewPHoh.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

“While the Daily Beast regularly smears antiwar public figures as Russian puppets and conspiracy theorists, it is running a fawning and apparently paid promotion for the George W. Bush “Authentic Leadership Masterclass” (-Max Blumenthal)

“Democrats when they’re in front of the cameras pandering for your votes: “We need to get money out of politics.” Democrats when nobody’s watching: *Take more dark money than the GOP*” (-Ryan Knight)

“Leftists aren’t Democrats. Democrats cheat leftists. Progressives don’t support mandates or identity politics. Maybe there’s some differences in opinion about how to solve problems, but be honest, or you’re no better than the stupid cancel culture you’re supposedly fighting.” (-John Dissed)

“The other population outside of Black and Latino people murdered and beaten by police every year are poor, working class white people. Black revolutionaries make no distinction in opposing the brutality of the capitalist state.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“The US police force has more funding than most countries’ militaries and Biden wants to add another 100,000 of these lovely gents to the streets.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

BNO News on Twitter: “Video captures 3 Arkansas police officers beating a man outside convenience store in Crawford County https://t.co/b9GyBk11Ou” / Twitter

…. ¤¤¤¤ Official Glorious Bankrobbers homepage ¤¤¤¤ ….

MONARCH PROGRAMMED FAKE HEIRESS INFLUENCER CELEBS AND DARK MONEY DEMS STILL SUCK!

   You gotta wonder what’s really up with those ghoulish deep state Cheneys goin’ after Annoying Orange Trump with so much gusto. He was a dutiful servant of his class and of his megadonors, droned that General who fought off Isis proxy armies in Iraq and Syria, he moved the embassy like Addelson and Kushner ordered ‘im to-his latest Qanon targeting thunderstorm (“storm is coming”) commercials have him all ginned up and gung ho for more wars with Russia and China and repeating the Likud narrative about how Iran is the country developing secret nukes-all that seems right on script with the usual corporate rightwing reublikkkan agenda. I gotta think the Lyn Cheney crusading against him has something to do with the extra scrutiny he has brought to corrupt elections, the hackable software and Diebold voting boxes-the war criminal torture gulag Cheneys probably jes mad ’cause that first Bush selection was obviously rigged in Florida, and Ohio and the Qanon maga KKKOp Lives Matter crowds were talking about election rigging in the USA USA. Remember Roger Stone’s Brooks Brothers Rioters and hanging chads, then old spook James Baker shows up and the Supremes neatly cancel any Gore recounts and shitlibs blamed it on RALPH NADER. James Baker’s the dude who signed the promise that USA USA would stop with the Nato expansion into Russian territories. So yeah Republikkkan party divisions are peculiar, but from my perspective, the ruling class are still big picture united, and all the tiresome tv hoopla is designed to keep us little people a feuding while they prepare more pillaging campaigns, gigantic giveaways to big pharma, always inciting wars with China and Russia, and P.R. feathering the path for Davos techcreeps to phase out currency and take us all microchip hostage. These mostly boomer and genx aged shitlib tv believers have all been crowing obediently about how it’s all Ralph Nader or Susan Sarandon or Jill Stein’s fault for years now. Gaslighter Former Secretary Of State, Hillary “He Died Hee Hee Hee Hoo Ha” Clinton even called Tulsi Gabbard, a pro war member of the military, a double secret dirty commie Putin foreign agent and she breezily gets away with all that slander, sells merch gloating about how she has total impunity from the deep state-remember when she called for Assange to be droned? Pepperidge Motherfuckin farms remembers.

   We used to get by with reselling second hand shit we bought cheap at thrift stores and junk shops and flea markets, until the Covid Clampdowns killed off all the little local businesses and swap meets and now there is only one remaining cheap donations store left, but since two or three different retiree boutique owners have been obnoxiously sourcing it daily for their two day a week tourist trap main drag operations, it’s become almost impossible to find much of any resell value and Ebay’s been gouging an ever bigger piece of the pie, so I’ve hadda sorta return to outdoor laboring and working as a mover. So many gnats swarming around your face post monsoons, I got nothing but dread anytime I walk outside, see the waist high desert weeds I gotta try and cut down with a halfassed broken jerryrigged old weed whacker. All that high price electric bill and grocery store pressure keeps us all in a collective state of anxiety-ya know? As somebody said online recently, you got Donald J. “Hit ‘Em Harder!” Trump and Crime Bill “Fund The Police!” Gropey Joe and Waterboarding and Blackwater regime change private army Mastermind, Dick “Shot His Lawyer In The Face” Cheney, all barking like fucking desert crack dogs about who is the most brutal and tyrannical jackboots gestapo pro kkkop superfunder. 

Stubbornly blind shitlibs love every far right fascist policy s’long as they prop up a couple of token black or gay people behind some podiums politely saying pleasing sounding things like breaking up big tech monopolies, or getting money out of politics, or providing free healthcare for all, but it’s just empty word saying. They all vote with Republikkans ninety percent of the time. I complained about AOC breaking all her campaign promises and refusing to force the vote and helping manufacture consent for the cop state crying about feeling “traumatized”. All these old Clash fans came after me. All her online boyfriends. I used to be one of ’em, I loved that Footloose Dance she did at college and naturally wanted to believe all those photo ops were real, but nope. Just another phony Obama on the take. Shitlibs bitch about Trump’s kids and born into crooked billions Kushner corruption, but when Glenn Greenwald proved that all corporate media platforms including Twitter and Facebook were incorrectly branding any discussion of Hunter Biden corruption as being fake news or Russian propaganda, it was bullshit-the kid really was fuckedup and the story was state censored prior to the election. Some Bannon operatives on the right are making a movie about it called, “My Son Hunter” an expose about the big coverup on behalf of a politician’s fortunate son. If your kid gets busted for crack smoking, he’ll go to jail. Biden’s kid got promoted to vice presidency of Ukraine oil company. The ruling class all fall up.

Motherfuckers say I’m stuck in the eighties, that I never liked anything much in the nineties except for maybe Pillbox, Mother Love Bone, Manic Street Preachers, “Rent Party” and The Humpers. They are not wrong.

40 Artists Who Defined Rock Music in 1982 (ultimateclassicrock.com)

J EDGAR HOOVER IS ALIVE AND WELL BUT MOTHERFUCKIN SHITLIBS THINK THESE JUNIOR G MEN ARE THEIR SPECIAL FRIENDS FOR SCIENCE AND WOKENESS!

“In St. Louis and Florida, members of the African People’s Socialist Party had their homes raided by combat-clad FBI agents using flash grenades and drones. FBI told them they’re under suspicion of conspiring with Russia.” (-Aaron Mate’) FBI Raids St. Louis Black Liberation Group Alleging Russian Ties | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis | St. Louis Riverfront Times

New Four-Part Documentary “JFK: Destiny Betrayed” Leaves No Doubt That JFK Was Assassinated as Part of CIA Coup – CovertAction Magazine

Shedding Light on Who, Exactly, is Responsible for the War in Ukraine – CovertAction Magazine

Has the Ukraine Conflict Driven U.S. Government Officials Crazy? – CovertAction Magazine

“August 8, 2014, the FBI raided Hale’s home. It was his last day of work for the private contractor. Two FBI agents, one male and one female, shoved their badges in his face when he opened the door. About two dozen agents, pistols drawn, many wearing body armor, followed behind. They photographed and ransacked every room. They confiscated all his electronics, including his phone.

He spent the next five years in limbo. He struggled to find work, fought off depression and contemplated suicide. In 2019, the Trump administration indicted Hale on four counts of violating the Espionage Act and one count of theft of government property. As part of a plea deal, he pled guilty to one count of violating the Espionage Act.

“I am here to answer for my own crimes and not that of another person,” he said at his sentencing. “And it would appear that I am here today to answer for the crime of stealing papers, for which I expect to spend some portion of my life in prison. But what I am really here for is having stolen something that was never mine to take: precious human life. For which I was well-compensated and given a medal. I couldn’t keep living in a world in which people pretended things weren’t happening that were. My consequential decision to share classified information about the drone program with the public was a gesture not taken lightly, nor one I would have taken at all if I believed such a decision had the possibility of harming anyone but myself. I acted not for the sake of self-aggrandizement but that I might some day humbly ask forgiveness.” 

I know a few Daniel Hales. They made my most important reporting possible. They enabled truths to be told. They held the powerful accountable. They gave a voice to the victims. They informed the public. They called for the rule of law.

I sit across from Hale and wonder if this is the end, if he, and others like him, will be completely silenced. 

Hale’s imprisonment is a microcosm of the vast gulag being constructed for all of us. ” (-Chris Hedges)

WENDY JAMES

When the big 5 mockingbird corporations were first ushering in the propaganda media fixated religion of Gender and misusing identity politricks and p.c. ideaologies for devious divide and conquer purposes, I was really not buying in to much of the grunge/alternative/boybands fake music hoax, and I remember how every entertainment weekly seemed required by law to do an annual cover story about how impossibly hard it was for a girl band to ever, ever, ever get signed or make it big in show biz. I was not into many of the Lillith Fair fake folkies. I did love the record Elvis Costello and wife and friends wrote for Wendy James very, very much. Dynamite performances from Wendy and the band, wonderful songwriting from the Costellos. Get this cd if you don’t have it. Exceptionally well written rocknroll.

FUZZY

Never liked their name cause it reminded me of an old man who hated me in the smalltown Midwest, but I worked with Hilken and Thom Jones from the Hipster Suck podcast and the lads from Boston’s power pop sensations Young Love at Tower Records back in the day. Hilken used to count all the money. Powerman 5000 Spyder made in store displays of Evan Dando and shit. Me n Barrie Hanley steppin’ on Evan’s in store display was a cover of one of my old zeens, sorta parodying Stiv steppin’ on Shaun Cassidy, ya dig? Shaun Cassidy was my first 45 and my first concert, too. 

FLUFFY

NY LOOSE

Here’s one of those little underdog bands I put on the cover of my 20-Nothing glam zeen who became overnight famous with like Madonna threatening to sign ’em and shit. I never got to see ’em when my friend Gary was in the band, but I did see em with Danny Nordahl from The Throbs and Faster Pussycat.

Brijitte West And The Desperate Hopeful “S/T” – Veglam

NY Loose | Brijitte West (brijittewestmusic.com)

THE GOOPS WERE PRETTY KOOL

“Big Pharma wants as many sick people as possible. Big oil wants as much fossil fuel use as possible. Big ag wants as much pesticide use as possible. Big banks want as much individual debt as possible. Our economic system is a death spiral.” (-Lee Camp)

“I covered the Nicaragua election last year. The journalists not allowed in were lying corporate stenographers like this one. The so-called “journalists” fleeing Nicaragua are the ones avoiding jail after spreading misinformation via their NED-funded “news outlets.” (-Julie Varughese)

“I’d much rather live in a society where everyone has healthcare, housing, and food than a society where 3 billionaires own more wealth than half the nation.” (-Ryan Knight)

“I don’t care if I’m called a Russian propagandist & haven’t cared since 2016. False words hold no effect on me. I’m here for truth, while others are here to divide, exploit & deceive. And I’m not about to let them have it easy. But fact is supporting NATO is supporting terrorism.” (-Fiorella Isabel)

jeremy scahill on Twitter: “Chomsky on media who used @wikileaks material: “Are they supporting Assange… who performed the honorable duty of a journalist & is now being tortured? Not that I’ve seen…We’ll use what he did, but then we’ll join the jackals who’re snapping at his feet.” https://t.co/7aFoQgPI73” / Twitter

Roger Waters calls for freeing Julian Assange at DOJ rally – The Grayzone

John Rensenbrink – Americans Who Tell The Truth

Green Party of the United States mourns Founder John Rensenbrink – www.gp.org

“Thank you to Elie Yarden for a generous contribution in memory of Green Party US co-founder John Rensenbrink. John was a fellow Green candidate for Senate and a philosopher who put his values into action. I’m honored and humbled by this gift in his memory.” (-Matthew Hoh For Senate)

JUNK MONKEYS

I always thought this garagey melodic punk band from Detroit were pretty cool in a Replacements, Soul Asylum, early Goo Goo Dolls sorta way. They covered The Mutants song “So American”.

Another cool cat from Detroit: Paul K Wilderness – Paul K and The Weathermen (RIP)

Paul K. & The Weathermen – Another Night On This Earth – Listen on Online Radio Box

“Trump is an amateur whose supporters rioted in the Capitol but George W. Bush actually stole an election. He also killed 1 million Iraqis.” (-Margaret Kimberly on Bush-Cheney admin.)

“if the CDC under Trump were doing what they’re currently doing under Biden, “blue checks” and liberal Twitter would be in resistance mode and screaming at the top of their lungs to follow the science. instead nobody cares at all” (-Brett Redacted)

“The U.S has so far given total of 10.6 BILLION DOLLARS to Nazi factions, black market weapons dealers & the corporate defense industry or what they call, Ukraine.” (-Fiorella Isabel)

Joe Strummer’s 10 Best Non-Clash Songs – SPIN

Davos Elite to “Fundamentally Change the Way Food is Produced and Consumed” – Activist Post

LET’S ALL HAVE A DRINK TO THE MEMORY OF GLAMTASTIC GUITAR GODDESS AMY WICHMANN FROM MINISKIRT MOB! (RIP)

She was one of my first friends in Hollywood and always put me on her guestlist cause she knew I was deadbroke and starving on the Sunset Strip. She was so talented. My friend Anthony sincerely believes she is related to Lisa Marie Presley. I think she may have jammed with some of my former bandmates in Ohio.

“U.S. politics under the duopoly is not about helping the people or planet. It’s about controlling the people and planet. And they control us by dividing us. They split the people into two teams (red vs. blue) while they are on the same team and serve the same corporate interests.” (-Ryan Knight)

“The CIA & operatives have infested every single facet of US/Western politics & orgs-especially the synthetic “left”. They’ve manipulated their own virtues against them, turned them on each other & ingeniously transformed them into the fascists they purport to call everyone else. The intelligence apparatus understood long ago that you don’t beat the enemy by simply hating it, but by studying & emulating it until you fully control it so much that it ceases to exist. Like a virus infecting the host, it becomes that virus  & what’s left is but a carcass. It’s clear the fight against fascism is not only against the obvious neo Nazis like Azov & Bandera supporters, but also those who defend them by denying their existence, wrapping Ukraine in virtues, while vilifying Russia to justify & CHEER for the murder of innocent civilians.” (-Fiorella Isabel)

“The UK could have had Jeremy Corbyn. Instead they’re getting empty refrigerators and frozen homes.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

Mike Pompeo suggests US could block Jeremy Corbyn from No 10 | News | The Times

While Claiming to Defend Freedom Around the World, the U.S. Has Dozens of Political Prisoners—and the Majority are People of Color – CovertAction Magazine

Chris Hedges: The Greatest Evil is War Tickets, Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

Bill Gates Lavished the Media with $319 Million in Funding – Activist Post

Watch JFK: Destiny Betrayed – Season 01 | Prime Video (amazon.com)

Free The Truth: Free Assange – Documentary on Twitter: “A short clip from our interview with the wonderful John Pilger. He gives a very insightful answer to the question: “What does the retaliation of the U.S. and their persecution of Julian Assange reveal about them?” Support the film: https://t.co/pbzpxsliXK #FreeAssangeNOW https://t.co/pxLxJS9Ujq” / Twitter

NIGHTS OF THE IGUANA

My brother NEEN turned me on to these guys. So kool, I THINK they’re from New Zealand. Check ’em out!

Noam Chomsky: Propaganda Wars Are Raging as Russia’s War on Ukraine Expands http://dlvr.it/SSKVj6

“The CIA answers only to the wealthy ruling class, which is the Real Government of the USA.” (-Gregory Fegal)

“This is funniest thing SNL has done in years. Except it’s not SNL,it’s the actual MasterClass company. Which makes it even funnier. This is happening cuz he hates Trump,which wipes away all sins, & so the Democrats now love this guy, but still hate Ralph Nader. AMERICA FUCK YEAH!” (-Jimmy Dore) – American Exception

American Exception (skyhorsepublishing.com)

“- US gets power from the petrodollar, the fact that most oil is sold in $$ – When the petrodollar ends, US empire’s power goes with it – This means the most powerful empire/military in the world NEEDS everyone to keep using fossil fuels, which = climate breakdown” (-Lee Camp)

“There is not a single video coming out of Xinjiang that is as brutal and violent as the one going viral right now of the Arkansas cops beating a man nearly to death. The United States is the true threat to human rights and peace in the world.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“The bipartisan indifference to the recent FBI raid on a Black liberation organization, @APSPusa

, underscores that both parties are ultimately united in disdain for those outside of the establishment political spectrum.” In FBI vs. Trump, the people lose – by Aaron Maté (substack.com)

“You never talk about the GOOD things America gives the world!” Like what? $400 million superhero movies? (-Caitlin Johnstone)

https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialOliverStone/playlists

“The further right someone is the less they have any clue what’s happening on the left. Past the Trump/Tucker Carlson point they can’t see the difference between Marxists and Democrats and think they’re the same; it’s just one distant, blurry blob to them.” (-Caitlin Johnstone on rightwing Maga kooks who think banker servants like Gropey Joe are leftist or that Bill Gates is somehow progressive)

REAL LOVE

All the cash I made by moving a house full of stuff has gone straight to the electric company, so if any of ya’all are wondering why I have not already acquired your latest book or cd or dvd, or whatever, that’s why. As Iggy Pop sang, “everything is really hard if you aint got that credit card…” Grocery prices have skyrocketed, gas prices, we are kinda struggling in the Biden Economy, so if you ever want me to review your thing, you gotta send me a promo copy. One cool thing about my teenage kid getting into all these appallingly violent tv shows, is he has discovered a lot of cool old music like Tommy James and shit. He is blasting Badfinger‘s “Baby Blue” as I type this on a rainy Monday afternoon and you know, I LOVE Badfinger! My wife is shopping and I know she’s gonna come home bummedout about the high costs of everything. We aint got no fancy stuff, or celebrity status or pay to pretend fame, but we chose Real Love and I am grateful and proud. I thought I’d found it long ago but I was wrong about somebody. I did not imagine I’d ever be able to sortof gradually pick myself back up and soldier forth and Try Again, but my old lady found me and stuck by me and I love her more than any worldly things. We are very blessed and even over twenty years in, it still feels new and exciting. You know that corny lyric, “cause we could never be wrong together”…that’s how it is. Real Love – song and lyrics by Tex Perkins | Spotify

OUR FRIENDS AT PUNK HOSTAGE PRESS:

Pleasant Gehman Shares Rock ‘n’ Roll Witch Tales (Excerpt) – LA Weekly

NEWS, SPORTS, AND WEATHER

Home – CovertAction Magazine

Former CIA Officer Joshua Schulte Faces as Many as 80 Years in Prison After Being Convicted For Providing Information to WikiLeaks – CovertAction Magazine

Ukrainian Regime Led by Media Darling Volodymyr Zelensky Kidnaps Student Dissidents, Bans Opposition Parties, Shuts Down Independent Media, Commits Egregious War Crimes and Imposes Regressive Labor Laws – CovertAction Magazine

What do the New York Times, Kiev Independent, Euromaidan Press, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and TikTok All Have in Common? – CovertAction Magazine

PRINCESS PANG

I knew a couple of these guys, Jay Lewis and Ronnie Roze from the neighborhood in NY in my teens and early twenties. I got some candid photographs of them on the street somewheres. Probably in them two big scrapbooks somebody confiscated during an eviction.  I think the drummer’s name was Brian Keats and he played with Misfits and Sylvain also. Ronnie Roze jammed with Thunders I’m pretty sure and worked at Bleecker Bobs. Jeni Foster played some metal festival recently. Pretty good little commercial hard rock band, I still dig ’em.

Breaking The Set! Gutter Snobs Released At Last, Free Assange, Jimmy Dore, Fred Hampton Leftists, Jamming To The Primals, Revolutionary Blackout Network, Junkshop Glam, Fake News, Real Pop! (-by J.D. Stay FREE)

 “The consensus is wrong. A painful part of aging is coming to realize how often this is true not due to a universal and honest ignorance, but rather a collaborationist submission to the fangs of popular opinion. For fear of ostracism, the human tribe will eat years of bitterness.” (-Edward Snowden)

“We need more money to plan for the second pandemic. There’s going to be another pandemic.” 
(-Gropey Joe musta looked at the receipts)


“The U.S. is probably one of the least woke countries in the world with its endless militarism, constant funding of the police, and bailouts for capitalist while allowing workers to starve Meanwhile people pretending this country is woke because they see more black and gay people. Notice how people who call themselves “moderates” are literally to the right of “ultra conservative” on policing? What does that tell you?” (-Revolutionary Blackout Network)

“It’s impossible to despise the mainstream western press too much, in my opinion. They’re paving the way to destruction and dystopia just as much as the plutocrats and politicians. They whine that the public hates them, but really the public doesn’t hate them enough.” (-Caitlyn Johnstone)

“Biden is out here acting like only Republicans are criticizing him. I am an independent socialist and disagree with Biden funding a proxy war with Russia. This was never about bringing democracy to Ukraine and always about laundering our money to the military industrial complex.” (-Ryan Knight)

“I have absolutely no illusions in the Guardian, none whatsoever. My mum brought me up to read the Guardian. She said, ‘It’s a good paper you can trust’. You can’t. After their treatment of me, I do not trust the Guardian.” (-Jeremy Corbyn)

“This is why J. Edgar Hoover considered Fred Hampton so dangerous – Hampton was uniting young people of all colors. The elites want the working-class fighting each other. Not forming coalitions.” (-Empire Of Lies on Twitter)

“Wild how quickly the narrative went from “nobody wants to work“ to “we need to force mass unemployment to fight inflation“.  Our entire economy is just a scam on working people protecting the capitalist class. – Covid hits causing stock market to collapse – Fed steps in dumps trillions to prop it up – Crumbs in relative stimulus given to working class – Corporations receive billions in subsidies while laying off workers – Corporations use narrative of inflation to price gouge workers” (-Mac@GoodPoliticGuy)

“The immorality of U.S. policy with Ukraine is appalling. When it became clear that the plan to arm & encourage Ukraine to bait Russia into a limited war in Donbas did not work, to encourage Ukraine to abandon negotiations in March & fight is unforgivable. But I guess we should not expect more from a state that would fight in Afghanistan for 20 years & then walk away & allow the people to starve after stealing their govt budget. And then you wonder why the non-European world sees the U.S./EU/NATO Axis of Domination as the enemy.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

 “I see you standin’ on the other side

I don’t know how the river got so wide
I loved you, baby, way back when…
And all the bridges are burnin’ that we might’ve crossed
But I feel so close to everything that we lost
We’ll never, we’ll never have to lose it again.

Now, I bid you farewell, I don’t know when I’ll be back
They’re movin’ us tomorrow to the tower down the track
But you’ll be hearin’ from me, baby, long after I’m gone
I’ll be speakin’ to you sweetly from a window in the Tower of Song.” (-Leonard Cohen)

BEAT ANGELS

So yeah, ya know all kinds of good stuff has happened in the wild world of the BEAT ANGELS! Those guys became fathers, published books, wrote screenplays and for all us fans, they finally found a cool label that released “THE GUTTER SNOBS”, their deeply cherished and much beloved, hard to find third album. They do a fucking PHENOMENOL cover of the Dic’s “STAY WITH ME” and wrote some amazingly listenable, unforgettable power-pop songs every bit as timeless and classic as any of their own heroes from like, Candy or Cheap Trick or The Raspberries. Often imitated but seldom equaled, ladies and gentlemen, the fabulous BEAT ANGELS! BUY IT NOW! Right the fuck on, nothin’ but Hell Yeah!

Beat Angels – The Gutter Snobs (2022, white, Vinyl) – Discogs

GOOD QUESTIONS

I’m not a big Russell Brand fan, he’s a little too new age cultish with his white linen Jared Leto-Ezra Miller mystic triangle affectations and former association with known occultic pop kitten, Katy Perry, but he asks some good and even important questions here. Exposes illusion of media-diversity and the bipartisan corruption of the con artist duopoly. The popular vote is almost always the dummy vote. Media is a crooked, paid for sham owned and operated by undemocratic secret society billionaires who will have you eating bugs and telling you that it’s for science and diversity. You wouldn’t wanna get CANCELLED, would you???! Or get deleted from The FriendsTM?? Fuck, man, i was never “MONETIZED” to begin with. What are they gonna do? Quit being nice to me? HA! I think Bernie Sanders let a lot of people down. Jimmy Dore was right when he said BS killed his own movement. They all talk pretty and then vote however their donor class bosses tell them to, never blocking wars or expansion of the police state. AOC is an even worse letdown fake fraud than Bernie and Obama. Tulsi Gabbard who, like the great DR.JILL STEIN, was slandered by Killary as a Putin/Assad sympathizer said:”Too many Democrats and Republicans talk a good game about civil liberties and claim to stand for freedom — but when it comes time to vote on protecting our civil liberties and right to privacy, they vote on the side of the power elite, and against liberty.” But she’s just one more phony pro war, pro Biden sheepdog candidate. Politicians are liars and they do not care about you. Their superiors, in fact, actively seek our destruction. I know, it’s hard to admit it. Shit’s gotten Dark.

“Shows why we shouldn’t drink the Kool-Aid. Pushing left in a party funded by billionaires, bankers and war profiteers doesn’t work.” (Dr. Jill Stein)

WELL OFF TRENDY BROOKLY HIPSTERS, RICH PEOPLE IN SPIN MAGAZINE DEPARTMENT

You might know people say I’m “stuck in the eighties” with all the Bunnymen and Adam Ant and Dexy‘s and Culture Club and the Furs. They are not wrong. I don’t know anything about The Kills really, they came along way, way, way after I dropped out from gentrified society with all the model duos and festival culture and $4000 rent and millionaire kids like Beck and DJ nights and designer clothing and shit but you can’t go wrong with T. REX. I like Bobby, I was always just jealous of his horn sections and background singers and that I never had a Creation guy financing my rock music. Saw a drifter from outta town napping on a park bench in the hot sun today. He had a little Snoopy pillow, reminded me of me when I was vagrant or free. It’s a hard way to go-the traveling life. Especially if you’re alone, like where I live the outta towners mistakenly think it’s a hippie community. Maybe it was fifty years ago, or even thirty five years ago, I dunno, but now, there is no one who will help them, no bus station, no Amtrak, no overnight shelter, it is an extremely inhospitable environment if you aint got a big gas guzzling oversized RV and credit cards. It gets like 110 degrees in the desert, or there are sudden monsoons that flood the streets and houses. Everybody is elderly in dilapidated old trailers and as poor as the vagabonds, except the ten rich people who own everything-they are greedy, authoritarian assholes. Surprised nobody’s called the kkkops on that poor sleeping guy yet. They’re usually all ran outta town after like, their second day. Sometimes they can scrap up some gas money at Wal-Mart, but you see the kkops come and run ’em out. They come in with their over optimistic deadhead hustles and have to hitch hike back out the next day. Ain’t no place for people who got no money.

This was good, though. Jesus & Mary Chain drummer made a right on frontman.

EMPIRE OF ILLUSIONS AND WHEN IT RAINS

Same exact assholes who complain about homeless people having cell-phones don’t seem to grasp that you have to have a phone with internet access to apply for  jobs and look for imaginary affordable apartments and you have to be reachable by phone. What kind of fuckedup fifties Fonzarelli fantasy are these 90210 motherfuckers even living in? That you just drive your imaginary car down to the Peach Pit and shake hands with Nate the malt shop owner and fill-out a paper job application with your No. 2 yellow pencil and assure him you’re a real hard worker and he hands you the mop, so you can work your way up to the top like Hunter Biden and jared Kushner with the sweat of your manly brow and macho Ford truck bootstraps? What the fuck, man? Ex punks I know all “identify” more with big shot millionaire club owners than they do with everyday homeless people targeted by the big shot bruiser gym membership dickheads. I’ll never get that, man. Or forget that. A nation of fucking suckups wanting to stay after school and bang out erasers for Mrs. Crabtree. All these fucking nauseating suckups making excuses for rich people’s bad behaviors. Millions are falling into houselessness, so gentrification hipster assholes can gloat and pose and have these self-congratulating zipcode circle jerks and brag about how they earned their beach house and record deal and Saturday night free drink tickets they got from their mom the hard way. It’s tiresome. I don’t like people at all, anymore-they’re all just fuckin liars with $1000 imported leather biker jackets drinking fucking mimosas and yapping about shit they heard fourth hand over endless brunch, they just keep falling up, and act like it’s cause they got so much talent and virtue and it’s all just like that old Heather Locklear commercial, “because I’m WORTH IT!” I gotta interact with these types sometimes against my will, the inheritance class, and in my mind, I’m always thinking about that old Sweet song. “Heard it all before.”

“The Empire is dying right in front of us, and the only question now is how many people will they kill trying to hold onto power.” (-Black In The Empire)

“I didn’t realize that Putin was a pro-worker union type. When you need to constantly invoke the Russia boogeyman to subjugate working people and sustain elite power at home, I suppose anything is possible.” 

(-Aaron Mate’)

About 6 mos. ago, me and an older desert cowboy neighbor climbed up onto the roof and tried to spackle the leaky roof with some black tar he had-the roof has been leaking ever since the last extreme wind emergency blew all the shingles off the garage. Now the garage is a secondary structure here, behind our ancient disintegrating rickety old trailer, but I use it as my wreck room, or den, where I keep my stuff and a lot of old videotapes got soaked losing any potential resell value ever, and some photos and collages and my HANOI ROCKS poster got drenched and ruined, I tried to individually towel off as much as I could, managed to salvage some of it, it just sucks-but it could have been worse and often is, just one of the perils of living in the desert. Monsoons. It’s happened before, I lost a lotta photos in a flood in my grandmother’s basement, a trunk fulla old letters and lyrics in my mom’s basement flood, and two guitars and two giant scrapbooks were appropriated when I was being evicted and in the middle of moving after I’d sold off the last of my books and records for pennies to the greed head smirking gentrification record store hipster, ’bout twenty years ago. No one likes having their stuff destroyed or lost or stolen or ruined in the elements. I’m grateful as ever for what remains. Nothing lasts forever in this disposable age where only technofascist billionaires and their attack dog, super militarized, cyber spies and secret agent enforcers have any rights. Table Of Nine Bilderberg occultists tell ya straight up they plan on seizing your belongings and chipping you for science (Google: WEF) but to most average joes on the street, that still seems as crazy as if somebody told them government employees were gonna be fondling their body parts at airports and groping their loved ones private parts, cause Muslim terrorists are coming with boxcutters for their freedom fries and good jobs, and that they’d willingly and sometimes cheerfully consent to that, cause the media told ’em it was for their own protection and the public health. For their own good. That the NSA would be monitoring and recording all their conversations and selling their information to the highest bidders and only billionaires are entitled to privacy in the New World Order being rebranded as Agenda 21 and now The Great Reset. It’s for science though, and diversity, and the public good and the public health, and they will own nothing and be happy. Don’t worry, be happy. Here’s some middle class insurance prescription pills. Anything that makes anybody uncomfortable can always be shrugged off as fake news. Conspiranoia. The Icke X Files. The uneducated ignorance of THE OTHERS. Smartest and arguably most talented guy I know, an old writer from Creem and Rolling Stone in the golden years, says he does not like Chris Hedges, not cause Chris is wrong, but he’s too gloomy. People want that upbeat serotonin feelgood confirmation bias partisan boost always being offered by slick advertising jingles and peppy television millionaires and kangaroo court show trials. Judge Judy and The People’s Court. Russiagate Rachel Maddow and her big words and glasses wearing. They don’t want no scrubs. They like their technofacsist propaganda delivered in soothing NPR “Coffeetime” tones of voice.

WHAT IF THE WHOLE WALL STREET SYSTEM & IT’S SECRET ORGANIZATIONS & LEGACY MEDIA THAT YOU PROTECT IS A SOCIOPATHIC ABUSER?

   We’ve all been born into slavery-institutionalized, some slaves like being slaves, s’long as they can have some authority over uneducated, lesser-than, sneetches from down the road. I’m the kinda guy who recognizes they can tell the majority ANYTHING, and the majority will believe it and stand in line all night at Best Buy even in the rain and eagerly comply and pay for the privilege of groveling for permission. Bark like dogs-Who let the dogs out? USA! USA! George Carlin said it in the eighties-that Murkkkans LIKE war, s’long as they don’t see no pesky images of what the USA is really doing-the carnage, s’long as the pig-media sells ’em a feelgood Super Bowl Sunday Marvel Comics Patriotic Super Hero Narrative everytime. Somebody on a plane yells, “Let’s Roll!” I instinctively knew THE GHOST OF KIEV was a propaganda construct the first day, and like a month later, corporate media finally admitted it, after using the storyline to manufacture consent for baiting Russia into useless and destructive, endless wars. The whole Captain Amerikkka and Iron Man battle cry, ya know people are so gung ho for that “shock and awe” sterile image video game bullshit. Timberland wearing. pot smokin’ Kamala Harris, and her Co-Veep, First SCIENCE EXPERT, Double Double DOCTOR JILL BIDEN THE SCIENTIST FOR SUPER SPACE SCIENCE, Zelensky the comedian and Blue Steel Ben Stiller and Bill Gates and Dr. Fauchi are battling the commies for justice!!! Oprah’s friend Gayle and Dr. Phil will know The Answer! What does Beyonce say? Gropey Joe will FIX IT! Hey, Gropey, leave those kids alone. ‘Upside to my shit getting ruined out there in the leaky fifty year old garage? Maybe all this rain is gonna help put out some of those wildfires started by the federal government that have been blazing outta control. Remember when W Bush told Murkkkans to BUY DUCT TAPE FOR FREEDOM and that it’d protect them from the SCARY SUPER VILLAINS like The Shoe Bomber and The Anthrax Killer and The Unabomber and The Boston Marathon Guy and Timothy Mcveigh and the Notorious Show Thrower? Murkkkan Public will believe ANYTHING! ANYTHING! And the complicit media will manufacture consent for the craziest dystopian bullshit shady despots like Kissinger & Co. can imagine. They’ll also demand you take Beyonce SERIOUSLY! She’s a SURVIVOR! Like ALL THE SINGLE LADIES, ALL THE SINGLE LADIES! Getcher hands up! HARRY STYLES is here to HELP YOU COME OUT! PINK HATS FOR…THE ONLY ISSUE EVER…OUR PREFERRED PRO NOUNS…BUT FUCK THE POOR. That’s the class aint nobody protecting, or really ever sincerely advocating for. AT ALL. Not even your so called ex friends with all the Namaste bumper stickers give a flying shit what happens to you-they just wanna smoke the legal white people reefer, watch horror movies on Net-Flix, stuffed their piehole with Trader Joe’s gluten free snacks, befriend your exes, steal copyrights of your old tunes they had no part in composing, and get seen at the poshest winebar event by the recently tattooed hometown conservatives you went to school with-right? Getting scene. Being seen. Motherfuckers seriously insist the TV does not lie for corporate sponsors. Or their higher-ups would’ve told ’em on PBS. Jim Morrison belligerently yelled in a drunken stupor, “you’re all a buncha slaves”. College dorks love to critique his poetry and dismiss him  an alcoholic, but those dweebs will never write one thing in their lives even a twelfth as lovely as “The Crystal Ship”. These Haves On The Hill are just gonna blindly accept the ongoing crucifixion of Assange and assassination of the real free press as unavoidable and tell themselves he shouldn’t have offended Hillary Clinton. Ya ever worry for like, Matt Taibbi? THE WAR ON JOURNALISTS IS REAL! War on whistleblowers-who killed Seth Rich? What is an authority figure BUT an extortionist?  “Julian Assange, the most important publisher of our generation, whose extradition to the US was approved on Friday by the British Home Secretary Priti Patel, is an example of what will befall all publishers and journalists that expose the inner workings of power.” (-Chris Hedges)

“This is for my dear sister Shireen! Long live Palestinian dignity – no oppressed people should ever feel alone in the world!” (-Dr. Cornel West)

@MiddleEastEye

 #ShireenAbuAkleh

Cornel West on the complicity of US media in Israeli crimes – YouTube

LET FURY HAVE THE HOUR

“Joe followed in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Bob Marley. Without Strummer you have to ask, ‘Who speaks for you now?’” (-Don Letts)

I can’t even tell you why I’m so depressed. I used to drink and smoke to cope but now my health is failing and I’m a caregiver. Partly it’s the deaths of so many good, loyal friends and how that represents the deaths of so many dreams. The anxiety about the future and keeping my loved ones safe and healthy. The pig-media pounds fear into us all everyday. Now they got their WW3 promoting and Monkeypox shots and always a new boogeyman coming for our imaginary benefits and bigbox service jobs supposedly. It’s exhausting even second hand hearing about all their bullshit media campaigns. New one everyday. Cut off from everybody I used to know cause they all succumbed to the Big Lies. I don’t speak Commercials.

So I got all these songs I’ve written that nobody’s heard-I guess I’m finally gonna download some recording software but that ain’t never been anything I naturally gravitate towards doing. I’ve got more like a….get a drummer and a 12 pack, and my dangerous guitarists who don’t get along, and head down into the basement with some beer and  a notebook kinda approach to rocknroll making. Rock Like Fucking Fuck, not that cyber techno, Auto Tuning, Skyping Pro Tool I-Pod whatever bullshittery.

I try real hard not to sweat material losses, ya know MAYBE some old bass player or his dysfunctional roommates ganked 300 45’s, or that ex girlfriend took all my old photos, or glam rock posters, the storage space got robbed of a buncha video games intended for my kid, and some guitars, and even Stiv’s purple ruflly shirt and a sword from my grandparent’s house, lost some furniture from my childhood home when it all got shit canned by my aunt after my grandma died, lost more when a different chick dumped me and her last call bar friends carried my shit to the dumpster, lost my grandma’s ice cream scoop in the last move-all these worthless but sentimental items I became attached to-all the old rocknroll t shirts, but shit comes and goes, it’s just the irreplaceable sentimental stuff that gets me. It ain’t the dollar value, I mean I’m just into my personal old crap, I’ve lost so much over the years, I gotta song about it called, “All My Broken Homes”. My wife sings it and plays the guitar. She digs it. It’s good, it’s an outlaw country classic. Awww, man. Ya know, day to day, ya learn to adjust and adapt and cope with the unacceptable. Like with me, I had loved ones spirited away, years ago-my beautiful, brilliant, legendary kids-they’re out there somewhere, still alive, doing their thing, they’re probably okay, beautiful stars-but they ghosted me, so that’s been hard to bear, year after year. So many of my dearest friends have croaked already. Then, there’s the death of liberty and human rights in this country, where kkkops casually kill people for no reason and the slavery spectators make excuses for ’em. The health system is totally corrupt and regulatory agencies are owned and controlled by fake philanthropic surveillance tech overlords. Nobody wants to hear any of that, cause they been trained to worship doctors or nurses, but then, a family member gets sick and they find out what a fraud that whole system is. As a songwriter, I’ve seen sucky people become big stars, while my own talented and trusted collaborators die in the gutter hated, blamed, and alone, and their demo tapes and journals just get automatically shitcanned, so there is almost no record of their life’s works. My own stuff has seldom been properly put to tape. Some former associates have begun the legal process of claiming authorship of my old tunes that they covered but had no real part in composing. They know I have kids and that’s my intellectual property but they want always more booty to throw on their unscrupulously ill gotten prestige and property piles. My main collaborator destroyed his body with hard livin’ and multiple collisions and is lucky to be alive, can’t really play the guitar anymore, or take care of himself financially, and I can’t take care of him, either. So we got all these unrecorded songs and it’s tough to see the wealthy people on the coasts kinda steal our whole vibe, sound, style and sometimes, even our songs, and pass ’em off as their own, and enjoy some moderate success from it. That’s the  question capitalist show business asks me every day. If somebody creates a prolific body of work that never gets signed by a record label, or written about in controlled media, did it have any worth? Did any of it ever happen if it ain’t on tv and youtube? Cause I’m hearing music everyday here with like, almost nothing original or real put into it, just like 1,000 bad medicine Bon Jovies…besides having impossibly rich sponsors buying these elaborate costumes and paid for studio slick backup musicians-there’s almost like, nothing there-that seems to be what this culture wants. All hats and no cows. Copycat clones in ten thousand dollar outfits with hundred thousand dollar videos that got nothing to convey or express but they got all the money, are well connected, like the good old music, and halfass regurgitate the surface bits for fun n profit and get to enjoy the privilege and access and celebrity collector aspects of ownership. Whaddya gonna do? Rich people get to be rich-that means freedom to pay for stuff you can’t afford, they can copy your whole thing, and as long as they’re the ones getting to make the recordings and videos, they will be the only ones who are ever remembered for it. The rest of us, our shit just gets thrown to the wind, might as well start makin’ peace with that as best as we can, it’s all ephemeral, just flickering by. No one cares about forgotten poor people no matter who did what, how, and when. Even SUCCESSFUL musicians I know feel like failures, cause everybody’s just trying to climb some ladder. Even people who make it big just get killed for their publishing. Ruthless white devils.

   I been wrestling with this understanding for a long time now, it’s still an unresolved hang-up of mine. Pierces my side. Man, it’s just fuckedup and most Amurkkkan Idolized people only recognize the sound and vision of the slickly produced. I had an ex who was into Kid Rock. As Charlie Sexton sang, “she can’t tell the difference, anyway…” It’s hard. I’m about to go for a walk in the rain flooded streets. I got a heavy heart. I found my wooden walkin’ stick blown down in a puddle, and even it was soaked all the way through. Me ‘n’ my boy walked on down in the knee high puddles to look at the river, it was runnin’ mighty high but we did not stick around to enjoy it for long cause all the low ridin’ Eminem wannabe “Breakin’ Bad” meth elements are cruising round slowly peddling their poisoned product and you can’t be around those people, they are too schitzed-out, nervous gun handlers. Chips on their shoulders. Lotta nuts in these nowhere dead-end, desert ghost towns. I learned the hard way to not hang out with the loose cannon drug crazies-you sleep out with the dogs, you gonna wake up with the fleas. I keep to myself nowadays, mind my own business, but of course, in my heart, I’m aways trying to figure out the secret recipe for making records. The rich kids all make it seem so easy. I’m still crazy, trying to put the band back together.

Still crazy. U.S film trailer – YouTube

“Australians – are you not ashamed that Mexico is doing more for your fellow citizen than the government of Australia?” (-Craig Murray)

“The case against Assange is a sham and is motivated by the US intelligence community and its colleagues in the DOJ. It is a sham because the First Amendment protects the freedom of speech of all persons, not just Americans. Even though the materials Assange and WikiLeaks received had been stolen by Manning, because they were and are of material interest to the public – drones targeting civilians, military actions in countries with which the US was not at war and government lying to the public on a grand scale – the media is free to reveal them.

The feds have perfected three things – lying, stealing and killing. In the Assange revelations, we learned that they have excelled at what they have perfected. They don’t care about the Constitution or the rule of law, both of which they have sworn to uphold. The deep state is motivated by a warped belief that its members are superior to the Constitution and can use the powers of government however they want, so long as they can get away with it.

They prefer the government’s unbridled liberty and the servitude of the rest of us. Assange is a hero. He exposed government without limits – the archenemy of personal freedom.”

(-Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel. Judge Napolitano has written seven books on the US Constitution.)

“Biden’s buddies in Saudi Arabia’s just raided stores, seizing children’s rainbow-colored toys, backpacks and clothing for ‘promoting homosexuality’, which is illegal. Nice allies you have, Joe.” (-Medea Benjamin)

https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/sex-pistols-star-john-lydon-24280777

FASCIST BOOK LOCKS ANTI WAR VOICES OUT 

  So yeah after enduring three or four years of being censored and Facebook jailed and even having my posts taken down by Zuck and his top down narrative control social engineers, they finally just locked my account up so I could no longer sign in and that’s fine by me, it was a big timesuck, and the people who would have most benefitted from seeing my posts and links to anti imperialist sources were prohibited by their rigged police state algorithms from even seeing my posts in their feeds. A lot of my allies had moved to Twitter but I see the permanent ruling class is installing a bunch of deep state spooks over there to manage our conversations and what we’re allowed to tell each other about, so I’ve been submitting columns to rocknroll magazines where I try to draw people’s attention towards what’s really going on in this world, encouraging them to think for themselves, ask who benefits, look for the profit motive, and to pay more attention to what goes on behind the curtains. You ain’t heard about what those fuckedup fascists have been plotting at all their secret gatherings, but you need to start researching ESG  an acronym that stands for Environmental, Social (Justice), and (Corporate) Governance. The goal of ESG, as World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab stated in Shaping the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is to make our world even less democratic and more of a monopoly to be shaped by this very creepy one percent technocracy at the top of the pyramid scheme. Start investigating that dude, a Kissinger protegee and his authoritarian friends, they’re gonna come to you via the Fear Channels as friendly sheep saying they want to help care for the enviornment all of a sudden, but it is the NWO that Bill Cooper and so many others warned you about. It’s been very kind of my online rocknroll fanzine editors to post my lengthy rants, but I don’t expect they can or will indulge my Rant habit forever. I can’t be mad at nobody about it. I usually push the envelope as far as I can, cause nobody else in my little musical circles even talks about freedom of speech, censorship, narrative control management, or freedom for JULIAN ASSANGE. I got like three unposted columns backedup in the pipeline. No one to call and no one who writes. Getting kicked off False Book left me some what estranged from my anarchist and socialist and human rights allies and old school Constitutionalists who aint in on the Big Bamboozle. Most people really do seem to trust the nice “educated” rich people on the television. Who work for the same exact two or five billionaires. 

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/06/20/global-ruling-class-endless-war-and-culture-mass-death

“Joe Biden goes into a restaurant. “I’ve created 8 million jobs” he tells the server. “I know”, the server replies, “I have three of them.” (-Matthew Hoh for Senate Green Party)

“How the hell is a country run by corporations, the military industrial complex and billionaires a democracy?” (-Black In The Empire)

“Nobody has done more to prop up Trump than the DNC. Leaked emails from 2015 show the DNC’s strategy was to actually prop up Trump in the GOP primary because they thought he’d be easier for Hillary to beat. Their strategy back fired so of course they are doing it again in 2022.” (-Ryan Knight)

“People Don’t Think Hard Enough About What Nuclear War Is And What It Would Mean “We’re being sedated into a propaganda-induced coma while immensely powerful people play profoundly dangerous games with our lives.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

YOU ARE BEING LIED TO & DECEIVED, BULLSHITTED, HOODWINKED. JOIN REVOLUTIONARY BLACKOUT.

“Pfizer arranged a trashy, $11K-an-hour Miami yacht party for failed Colombian presidential candidate Rodolfo Hernández The party followed leaks showing Colombia overpaid by $375 million for Pfizer vaccines & forfeited state assets to the Big Pharma giant.” (-Max Blumenthal)

“There is no agenda so power-serving and tyrannical that empire spinmeisters can’t find ways of using woke-sounding language to support it.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“Twitter is hiring a TON of FBI agents. Searching employment websites, it is clear Twitter has been extensively recruiting from the FBI, employing a dozen former feds. Twitter has also been recruiting from the CIA, NATO and the Atlantic Council. Nearly all of these hires have been in politically sensitive fields like trust, safety and security, allowing these organizations to influence its rules and content. Twitter is also openly “collaborating” with the FBI, with the bureau instructing it on general security and on which accounts to suppress and delete. This isn’t just happening at Twitter though. For instance, read my investigation into the extraordinary amount of NATO operatives that TikTok has been hiring to manage its content, trust and security. The take home message of all this is that the US national security state is silently acquiring extensive influence over the algorithms that decide what we all see online. And very few people are aware this is even going on. This is a problem because, as we see time and again, the US national security state is the source of many of the most egregious falsehoods anywhere. The idea they should be involved in deciding what is true and false info for the entire world is deeply disturbing.” (-Alan MaCleod) The NATO to TikTok Pipeline: Why is TikTok Employing So Many National Security Agents? (mintpressnews.com)

“Breaking news: The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that boycotts are not protected by the First Amendment.

@ACLU

 has confirmed it’ll take the case to the Supreme Court, with huge implications for free speech in America. The case centers around a law that requires public contractors to sign a pledge promising that they do not boycott Israel. If you refuse to sign the pro-Israel pledge, you are fired from your job. Versions of this law now exist in 33 states.” (-Julia Bacha) Opinion | I Live in Arkansas. Why is My State Telling Me Not to Boycott Israel? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

https://www.salon.com/2022/06/19/david-bowie-roxy-music-ziggy-stardust/

 ALL ABOARD FOR FUNTIME…In my twenties, I knew this exquisitely beautiful girl, golden pants, pink hair, a perfect otherworldly elfen face, she was really an etherel, make believe vision to behold and she was dating a famous old guitar player. I started running around with the two of them, just going to night clubs and little divebars, drinking in the parks, rolling through the streets, being friends and having fun. It felt like Recess. They had a squat in an old abandoned hotel we could sleep in for free back when all the hotels like St. Mark’s and Rutledge and Chelsea started jacking up their overnight prices-some junkies started a fire in there one night and burst into my room in some kinda crazy spell and my guitarist dude appeared with a knife telling ’em to get the fuck away from me which was really memorably super heroic. We aint really in cahoots no more, but I’ll always remember him with great appreciation and gratitude. I never laughed so much as I did palling around with those two. Anyways, he used to tell me all kinds of fabulous stories and he’s the one that got me into Bob Dylan and the Sensational Alex Harvey Band. Take a long line, have a drink on me.

CRUNCHY GRANOLA PACIFIC NORTHWEST AIN’T FOR POOR PEOPLE AND MSNBC/CNN TOKENIST “WOKENESS” AIN’T WOKE, AT ALL…

I first encountered the self proclaimed “woke” folks in Oregon, they were the most cloistered and privileged know it all college assholes and stoned philosophy majors you could ever meet and they all had just like hours and hours of pretty talk speeches prepared about why us coarse and uneducated poor people should let them boss us around for science and diversity if you were dumb enough to stick around and listen to their fuckin’ tedious navel studies control freak pie chart egomania, and one of their obedient roly-poly gamer nerds used to call me a hipster which actually would imply I have some kind of social currency or privilege or clubby clique or social cachet, when in fact, I’ve been an outcast all my life. A long time ago, I used to have some rocknroll friends who’d come to the rude dwellings of my big ghetto apartment and stay for days of madcap drinking, laughing like loons, playing about ten acoustic guitars and having these merrymaker all night singalongs with the junkshop glam and eighties new wave records on. It’s hard not to miss those times in the darkening hours of fascism and fake media manufactured unrealities and pro billionaire bullshit and partisan celebrity worship. I gotta say I was never as impressed with the gold jewelry and heavy cologne and parent owned businesses and investment properties of the ruling class local gentry as my former associates were. To quote those socialists from Rage Against The Machine, a college popular corporate nineties rap and thrash band, “fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me!”

“”Putin’s Price Hike” is such a comically dumb phrase. Like he’s hiding behind the shelves in grocery stores marking up the price of oatmeal.” (-Michael Tracey)

“As the majority of the wealth in the U.S. gets even more concentrated at the top both capitalist parties are leaning into the culture wars & insisting that the problem is your neighbor to deflect from the fact that the problem has always been our capitalist & imperialist system.” (-Ryan Knight)

“In the US, life has little value. Healthcare is costly, children regularly die of gunfire, and infant/maternal mortality are the highest in the “developed” world. The nation’s biggest investment is wars, policing, and prisons. The US is the epitome of a sham “democracy.” (Ben) Stiller called Zelenksy his “hero*, demonstrating that the American celebrity class is just as much a puppet of the rich as Zelenksy is a puppet of the US’s fascist-enabling military state currently bringing the world to brink of nuclear exchange.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“Neoconservative think tank the Institute for Strategic Dialogue is a Western intelligence cutout funded by US, UK, & many European govts Its “studies” are Western regime-sponsored McCarthyite attacks on independent journalists, laundered through the media.” (-Benjamin Norton)

https://blackagendareport.com/january-6th-scam

https://www.levernews.com/biden-taps-anti-social-security-ideologue-to-oversee-program/

REAL POP IS NOT MANUFACTURED BY THOSE NWO CREEPS WHO HANDLE BRITNEY & LIL NAS X

Another thing I kinda miss besides a real genuine grassroots Left not controlled or corralled, misguided, deceived, gaslighted, or redirected by rich middle managers back into the irredeemably corrupt clutches of the Hillary Clinton/Nancy Pelosi DNC, is of course, fnzines and other media platforms where real news is discussed and real music can be heard. When I say “POP”, the corporations have somehow hypnotized the masses, and changed the meaning or definition of that word, to refer to toxic garbage muzak, and idiotic boy bands, and fake capitalist rap. I mean real rocknroll, with heart and melody! Julian Assange and the guy who leaked the Vault 7 files are imprisoned but Goldman Sachs and all those Democrat and Republikkkan talking heads and puppet politicians who lied us into ten wars for oil company gougers are still at large. The airwaves are blanketed by war propaganda and sonic puke but I still retreat into a catchy song from yesteryears.

START LEARNING ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON BEFORE THE INDIE MEDIA GETS COMPLETELY SCRUBBED FROM THE INTERNET BY THE WEF CREEPS IN POWER

Bridge: Julian Assange Has No Prayer Against the ‘Empire of Lies’ – 21st Century Wire

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2022/06/21/protonmail-founder-apple-and-google-are-not-good-for-users-or-society/

REAL ROCKNROLL IS IMPORTANT AND HAS A MAGIC POWER, THAT’S WHY THE EVIL OVERLORDS ALWAYS TRY TO FREEZE IT OUT OR HIJACK IT!

THANKS TO DRASTIC PLASTIC FOR RELEASING THE GLAMTASTIC THIRD RECORD BY ONE OF MY FAVE BANDS THE WONDERFUL BEAT ANGELS!

Jeff Dahl

I remember when I picked up “Wicked”, the 1992 Jeff Dahl release on Triple X records! I listened to it in the record shop (something that is harder and harder to do nowadays since the record market sadly collapsed and killed small record shops first!) and it just hit me in the face… This mix of glam and punk rock was exactly what I was looking for at the time! Years have passed, Jeff Dahl recorded many records and played tons of shows since those days… It’s 2009 and his passion for rock’n’roll and music in general is still intact… Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Jeff Dahl!

So, you were a teenage glam fag?

Apparently, yes. I started listening to music before early punk started. In the late 60s & early 70s. So that music is a great influence. And like a lot of the earliest punk rockers, the 70s-era glam rock was a huge influence for me. Alice Cooper, Slade, T-Rex, Silverhead, David Bowie, the New York Dolls, Lou Reed and, most importantly, Mott The Hoople.
For me, there is a direct connection between 70s glam and the early punk movement. So I guess that makes me a glam fag!

You started your career very young in 1976. How different is the way you see music now since those days?

Well, it was after glam had finished and disco was the popular music of that time. Before punk rock had gotten any attention or popularity. So it was completely underground.
I remember seeing the Ramones and Patti Smith when they first were starting out and maybe only 50 people were at these shows! So 1976 was a time for underground music.

We heard that you’re working on new projects, can you tell us more?

I’m finishing up writing the music for a new album and I will begin recording soon. I am always writing new songs so that’s pretty normal for me to be writing or recording. I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about tours or traveling to play some shows but I don’t have any plans for that right now.
My priority is to record a new album.

You hung out and played with many rock’n’roll legends/famous people, which ones had the most impact on you? Do you want to share a few anecdotes with us?

I’ve been very fortunate to have been able to meet, record and play with some of my favorite musicians and musical heroes. Certainly, working with Cheetah Chrome is at the top of the list. He’s the best guitarists I’ve ever played with and he’s a really funny guy. Always making a lot of bad jokes and there’s always laughter with him.
We did 2 shows with Stiv Bators and this was the last time Stiv & Cheetah have played together. So that was an honor.
Recording with Poison Idea was an amazing experience and maybe the best singing I ever did.
And all the tours in Europe that I did with Freddy Lynxx are my favorite experiences on the road. He’s the perfect guitarist for me to play with, our styles compliment each others music perfectly. And he’s one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Freddy & I did an acoustic tour with Nikki Sudden in Europe and that was another great time… I’ve got so many great times over the years. I’ve traveled playing music all over Europe, the USA and Japan…
I’ve been so fortunate. Not just as a musician but also as a fan. Because that’s how I really look at myself, I’m still just a fan of good music.

You lived in Hollywood for 12 years, what were the best and worst things for you there?

The best part is all the music and musicians there. Any night of the week you could go to clubs and see some great bands that are now legendary. Basically, any cool band that played in Los Angeles from 1979 into the mid-80s, I saw.
The worst part was getting too far into the drugs and seeing your friends die.

You are considered as a leading figure in rock’n’roll and an inspiration source for many bands, how does it feel?

It’s a humbling and more than a little puzzling. As I said, I still just think of myself as just a “fan.” So if someone is influenced or enjoys my music, I know what that feels like because I still feel that way about the music I like.

A few years ago, you produced an album for The SLASH CITY DAGGERS, do you think that you’ll produce bands again in the future?

The Daggers was done at my studio in Arizona. I produced a lot of bands at that studio. But I’ve moved to Hawaii now, and I just have a small home studio… so I don’t know.
I suppose if the right band approached me, under the right circumstances, I would consider it. I like to produce and record albums but it has to be a band that I really love. I can’t produce something that is boring just for the money.

You have a song called “Junkies Deserve To Die”, did you write it because of bad experiences with junkie musicians?

Actually, the lyrics are written from a “first person” personal point of view. It’s how I felt about myself when I was using too much drugs. So when I sing:
Let me tell you about the times I gave myself up for dead…
or
Let me tell you about the visions of Hell I have seen…
This is me speaking for myself. There can be a lot of self-loathing involved when you’re addicted.

In Kevin K’s new zine Thunderpop, you say you don’t like the way modern albums sound, but you also admit that Protools and computers are quite practical. Do you think that you can have an old-school sound/production using modern technology?

Well, I am hoping so. I much prefer analog tape for recording but where I live is the most humid, rainy area of America so tape machines will not work properly out here. I’m just learning protools and I’m am mainly concentrating on the most basic, simple functions and applications.
My plan is to use it as closely to an analog 16 track recording rig as possible. I’m not interesting in advanced editing features, beat mapping, auto tuning, or midi. I want to just mic up my guitar, bass, voice or drums and record it straight in. And not manipulate things further.
Basically, using it just like in my old tape based studio. It’s just a different technology for capturing sounds. And so far, the sound quality is pretty good. Protools is clean but accurate so far as what it records. In the end, the computer and protools are just a tool and it’s how I choose to use it that should matter most.
So if I keep it simple it should be fine.

Many people found out about the best of glam and punk rock reading your fanzine Sonic Iguana, have you ever thought about bringing this amazing fanzine back to life?

I loved making that magazine but unfortunately now printed magazines are almost impossible to sell in stores these days. So many of the cool, small record shops that would sell this are closed and now gone, the same for distribution.. and the cost of shipping and printing are now much, much more expensive.
So from an economic standpoint, it’s can’t be done. I’m glad that so many people enjoyed that magazine… I still have people asking me to buy old copies but I have sold-out of everything now. Now, I guess, it’s a collectors item! Ha ha…

You’ve always written many acoustic songs, what is your approach when dealing with this kind of songs? What makes you want to write an acoustic song?

For me music is just music… you can call it punk, glam, rock n roll, blues, acoustic… if it’s good, then it’s good. I just enjoy making music. I just write songs. If someone wants to label it a certain genre… punk, hard rock, whatever… then that’s fine with me. It’s doesn’t matter. I just write and record songs.
One thing I can tell you is that a “good” song can be played in a lot of different styles… you could make a slow blues version, a fast punk version… a good song will translate itself into a lot of cool styles. When I play solo acoustic shows I might take a faster punk song like Goin’ Underground or I’m In Love With the GTOs and play it as an acoustic blues or in a folk rock style. It’s fun to do things a little different from what people might expect from me.

In Kevin K’s autobiography, we learn that Freddy Lynxx escaped from the music world, what do you think about that? Any news from him?

No, I’m afraid I don’t have any news from Freddy in some time now. I know he had some health problems and he was concentrating on raising his children. I’m sure he still loves music but I think his priorities are now his children and family. And, of course, I wish him all the best. I hope one day well make some good music together again.

I read somewhere that your drumming technique improved when working on the JET BOYS album…

I never played or worked on the Jet Boys album. That was recorded before I first met Freddy. But I started playing music as a drummer when I was in school and the style then was that bands wanted me to play like Ginger Baker or Mitch Mitchell… Basically, jazz drummers playing a lot of crazy stuff in a rock style.
But I much prefer drummers like Jerry Nolan, Charlie Watts, Buddy Miles and Ringo Starr… simple drummers. So that’s how my own drumming has evolved over the years. I’ve gotten more simple.

What about your French connection nowadays?

I still have so many good friends all over Europe. With myspace and facebook I try to keep contact. So in that respect, I’m still connected all over the world.

You got back to your family lands about one year ago. How is your life in Hawaii?

My wife and I grew up in Hawaii and it’s where our families live. We wanted to be closer to our family and Arizona got too crowded. So it seemed like a good time to make a move back home. Life here is in a small town on one of the less populated outer islands. It’s very quiet, the ocean is beautiful and there is a lot of nature.
There is not too much of a rock music scene here but there are a couple of good punk bands. So it’s a different life but we’re enjoying it a lot.

Imagine your house is being flooded, which guitar are you going to save first?

Well, first I would save my wife and my cats! But for guitars… probably my Les Paul that used to belong to Ron Asheton.

Will you tour again in Europe in the future?

I hope so… There are no plans at this time… it’s a long, expensive plane trip from Hawaii. But if the right offer were to be presented to me I would consider it. And if the opportunity to play with Freddy Lynxx or Cheetah Chrome came up again I would probably do it.

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