“Stealing money from tax payers to make the greedy weapons industry richer and the United States more unstable and less safe. This money belongs serving the needs of the people not destroying the planet. #WarIsNotGreen The #Costofwar is killing all of us.” (-Jodie Evans)
“This ridiculous Pentagon budget passing proves again that the ruling class does not have the same interests as the people. Their goal is to enrich themselves and their friends at Lockheed Martin and Raytheon at the expense of the people. 550,000+ unhoused people in the U.S. 1 in 10 adults in “significant” medical debt $195 billion in medical debt held by individuals 16.9 % child poverty rate and our members of Congress vote to send our money to the military? We deserve so much better than this. While constituents live paycheck to paycheck and drown in debt, Congress will award the Pentagon $858 billion, over half of which will go to private companies who profit from the war economy. Now, as the US heads towards a full-scale war with Russia and seeks another with China, it’s important we remember:
War will not solve our problems nor our conflicts. It destroys communities, ecosystems, and societies for generations. Invest in the people, not in war!” (-CODE PINK)
The Iraq War has cost the US nearly $2 trillion (militarytimes.com)
To this day, Iraqi society is continuing to recover from years of the brutal American war. “The social fabric of Iraq was shredded,” -Phyllis Bennis at our 2017 People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War
“Westerners think they’re free because they can say whatever they want and vote however they want, but *what they want* is controlled by mass-scale psychological manipulation. Being able to speak and vote as you wish is meaningless if the powerful control what it is that you wish.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
Glenn Greenwald on Twitter: “Musk’s claim for these bans is they linked to sites showing his plane’s movements, which he regards as doxing and endangers his family. Even if true, should be a warning at most. Permanent bans of multiple journalists looks like the old censorship regime liberals long cheered. https://t.co/3oGYv5HOmO” / Twitter
Caitlin Johnstone on Twitter: “I mean, there should be no coming back from this. This is as open an admission that you are a collaborator with establishment power structures as you could possibly make. But there are just as many Elon stans today as there were before he tweeted it. https://t.co/BLXlY6kqfJ” / Twitter
Socialist Smurf on Twitter: “@caitoz I mean the dude said this 👇 and made it loud and clear his allegiance is with establishment power structures. Him admitting to being pro FBI is just icing on the cake. https://t.co/CNYquFuXhi” / Twitter
Popular Resistance on Twitter: “TONIGHT at 7:30 Eastern on WTF is Going on in Latin America and the Caribbean hosted by @hey_ter – Get the scoop on the recent coups in #Argentina and #Peru. Watch live at https://t.co/945PPAEgde https://t.co/6dOa2a5Kzw” / Twitter
#BoicotALosEspeculadores🛢️🇻🇪🇷🇺🛢️ on Twitter: “Desde la @Asamblea_Ven en la ciudad de Caracas el movimiento @FreeAlexSaabOrg , exigiendo la liberación del enviado especial AIex Saab secuestrado por el imperialismo. #FreeDiplomatSaab #TodosConAlexSaab @codepink @DemocracyNowEs @anyaparampil @VP @secblinken https://t.co/CzFNhfCZpb” / Twitter
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
Nowadays they’ve been hiding the Real Stuff for so long and elevating Fake Garbage, that almost anytime somebody says something about goth, punk, performace art, dance music, style, nightclub subcultures, glamous, originality, any of it, shit media immediately references awful shite like Miley Cyrus, Katie Perry, Gaga, Pink, or McDonna. People seem to have forgotten how important and ubiquitous Siouxsie was in my generation, she was everywhere, all my friends had her t shirts, posters, albums, cassettes, and postcards on the fridge, she was probably every bit as big as Depeche Mode, The Cure, or the Smiths, the cruddy Sunday night faux niteclub we hung out at in Indiana played something by her probably every fifth song. Remember all those 12 inch dance remix singles? So yeah she’s been a recluse for quite some time now and can you really blame her? Everything sucks so much ass in this modern Musk-Bezos-Gates world, who would even wanna play for those dumbass, festival goin’ brainwashed motherfuckers? I guess if “working class symapthizer” Springsteen can charge five grand a ticket to hear his old man Orbison impressions and hard luck tales about growing up poor in the fifties some more, she deserves to make some money after all that fearlessly provocative trailblazing she did that everybody else imitated. So yeah her Glorious Return is exciting news for all us basement dwellers and night time people. I hope she makes new music with the Banshees.
Ya know that corporate magaiznes like Rolling Stone and Spin are weapons now, just full of falsehood fabrications and manufactured culture, assemblyline rich people bullshit. Those hack festival goers are paid big bucks to talk about Kanye and Elon Musk and fucking all those absolutely banal and inspid monarch programmed Dizney slut puppets all day, while ignoring the Great and authentic artists who are still fully alive and still making crucial works of heavy genius and long lasting resonance. Like Peter Murphy, he’s still so vital even if you don’t see him on 120 Minutes, or in the twenty dollar fucking glossy magazines anymore. His works are always filled with vibrant emotion and contemplative prose, and onstage he still rocks like a real live wire, even with the beard. You just have to dig a little bit deeper to look for the real rocknrollers. He’s the Lion of the gothic tradition, as important to some of us as Bowie or Iggy, artistically way above most of the shit we see getting hyped nowadays. The twisted propaganda misinfotainment industry that runs all the media for the One Percent Davos billionaires agendas will have you believe like HARRY STYLES is the new Bowie, I mean he aint even the new David Cassidy, ya know? The so called mainstream has never sucked so bad, it’s all garbage, lies, and glorifying cannibalism, but people with Amazon ready income streams continue cheerfully consuming the corporate bullshit like it’s real and normal and not all fake headlines about how China protests are those sweat shop working people asking to be even more enslaved by capitalist shareholders-that aint what’s happening-those protests are the people saying they refuse to submit to the Fauchi clampdowns and mandates and big pharma protocols, this same EXACT phrama sponsored Big Media .promoted those same protocols and mandates non stop for years in the land of the gullible and home of the big tech panopticon fascists. If you wanna get wise to what’s really happening I suggest you read Whitney Webb and Max Blumenthal regularly. Gray Zone and Unlimited Hangout. Rob Sheffield is paid big money to tell you Britney Spears and Kanye West are good but I’ll still be here redirecting you towards credible indie media sources and Real Singers like Peter Murphy as long as I’m around. I turn 53 tomorrow. Hope I don’t “die suddenly”, like so many of my fifty something friends nobody wants to talk about.
“Please don’t ever claim that Bernie is a radical. Bruce Dixon got it right he is nothing more than a sheepdog for democrats along with the squad.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
“He’s just a water boy to a pro-wall st. anti-worker, pro-war party. What a disappointment.” (-Jimmy Dore)
“Saying a US politician is bad on foreign policy but good on domestic policy is like saying a serial killer was nice to his family. It’s like, okay, who gives a fuck? They’re mass murderers and you should hate them.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
“The biggest gangster in the world is the US government. The biggest scammer in the world is the US economy. The biggest liar in the world is the US mainstream media.” (-Danny Haiphong)
“Over 55% of the union members rejected the contract that denied them paid sick leave. The Squad voted yes on that very contract. That makes the Squad strike breakers. Workers can’t rely on Democrats. We only win if we build fighting movements, including militant strike actions.” (-Sonja Ponath)
“”This is just stunningly dishonest…Hundreds of thousands of workers who understand what has happened are calling out the betrayal of the squad & the Dem Party & pres Biden, you have commentators…saying that if you agree then you are actually sneering at workers..” (-Brihana Joy Gray)
“That’s why it’s important to pay attention to narratives — who adopts them, how they are reshaped & how “influencers” use them to destroy movements from the inside.
The anti-war movement died when it embraced Obama. The same thing happened to the remnants of Occupy with Sanders.” (-Primo Radical)
“Shitlibs who screamed Elon was “fascist” cuz he wouldn’t ban people they hate R now saying he’s fascist for banning people they like. Weird how they were ok banning the leading doctors & scientists in their field 4 challenging status quo on Covid but hack journos need protection” (-Jimmy Dore)
“Elon Musk using his control of Twitter to enact petty personal vendettas is a good illustration of why the rich shouldn’t run things.FYI if you think Bill Gates, George Soros or Pierre Omidyar are any better than Elon Musk it’s because you’re a dopey shitlib. Elon Musk could live stream himself giving the FBI director a deep throat blowjob to completion, stand up, wipe his chin, look right in the camera and say “I gave him a blowjob because I love the deep state so much,” and Musk simps would still say he’s fighting the deep state. It says so much about the power of the propaganda machine of the US-centralized empire that people not only believe the Official Lines, and they not only parrot the Official Lines, but they actively condemn anyone who calls the Official Lines into question.” (~ Caitlin Johnstone)
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says weapons flowing into Ukraine are showing up now in the Lake Chad region
“As The Nation said before they deleted the article from their site, “The Pentagon’s accounting fraud amounts to theft on a grand scale—theft not only from America’s taxpayers, but also from the nation’s well-being and its future.” (-Lee Camp)
Useful Idiots on Twitter: “Biden, who attacked Trump for his veto, who campaigned on treating Saudi Arabia as a pariah, who promised to end US support for the Saudi war on Yemen, decided he actually agrees with Trump, now a major theme of his presidency. @aaronjmate @kthalps https://t.co/v5iNJhLXOu” / Twitter
FREE THE WHISTLE BLOWERS, USE RICO TO JAIL THE WARPIGS! IF SUDDEN DEATHS INCREASED BY FORTY PERCENT, SHITLIBS WOULD JUST SHRUG & SAY MAYBE IT’S CAUSE OF THOSE MANSPREADERS TRUMP OR PUTIN. OR CAUSE CHAPPELLE WON’T WEAR A DRESS.
Transhumanism And The Future Of Humanity: 7 Ways The World Will Change By 2030 (forbes.com) while they keep us arguing over nickel and dime bullshit, their one world government microchip control grid is well underway with full support from the office professional/managerial class. The Real Resistance does not worship billionaires or pretty red carpet puppets.
GLEN FORD: READ HIS BOOK BLACK AGENDA (RIP)
STOP “IDENTIFYING” WITH RICH PEOPLE WHO DO NOT CARE ABOUT POOR PEOPLE! BILLIONAIRE TECHLORDS ARE NOT YOUR SAVIORS!
REAL LEFTISTS SUPPORT THE WORKERS!!! NOT THE PAIDOFF PHONIES IN CONGRESS, OR POSH RED CAPET TV CELEBRITIES!
Hassan Mafi on Twitter: “On this day in 2008, Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi threw his shoes at war criminal G.W. Bush who illegally invaded Iraq and slaughtered over a million Iraqis based on WMDs lies. The journalist described his move as a retaliation for the invasion. https://t.co/kuaHREw6Si” / Twitter
“Read my @MintPressNews
investigation into how Jeff Bezos bought the Post, made everyone work hardcore hours (just like Musk) and turned it into a vehicle for his own economic interests.” (-Alan MacLeod)
“We need to remember that there are psyops being done on every dissident group. That is how they control all conceivable opposition.
As such, there is no real litmus test. There are “anti-jab” feds, “pro-Palestine” feds, “anti-imperialist” feds, feds who “support” Assange, etc.” (-Primo Radical)
Vinay Prasad MD MPH on Twitter: “The @nytimes that recommends we all mask Says there is strong evidence masking helps Click on the word ‘evidence’ and it leads to a cluster RCT that was…. wait for it… Negative. It Failed to show a benefit of masking The strongest evidence they can find is negative! 🤣🤣 https://t.co/QJH5Np7oqd” / Twitter
“Standing with Rail workers is considered “Ultra Left”??? If you were actually trying to discredit the DSA you couldn’t do a better job.” (-Jimmy Dore)
“I said it a year ago and I’ll say it again because it’s even truer now: The real division today is no longer left/right, liberal/conservative, or Democrat/Republican. It is between those who will accept a technocratic biosecurity surveillance regime and those who will resist.” (-Aaron Kheriaty, MD)
NADER ON ANOTHER IDENTITY POLITICS FRAUD SQUAD POSER WITH MONEY FALLIN’ OUTTA HIS POCKETS
Briahna Joy Gray on Twitter: “”The Congressional Black Caucus is so immersed in corporate contributions…And Hakeem Jefferies comes out of that environment…Now, Hakeem Jefferies, unknown to most people, had a very radical uncle…It didn’t rub off.” @RalphNader https://t.co/z7dadEY9b2 https://t.co/gMz3B9y3q0″ / Twitter
“Rally for Railroad Workers! Tues 12/13. Support the fight against brutal & unsafe working conditions, 24/7 on-call scheduling & virtually no family/sick leave. This is what the future looks like for us all. Stop the war on working people! Worcester & across the US.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)
Independent Socialist Group on Twitter: “National Day of Action! Solidarity Rally for Railroad Workers Worcester, MA Central MA Korean War Memorial 12pm-1pm on Tues Dec 13 See you there! https://t.co/uovPm60AfZ” / Twitter
“Shame on Joe Biden and the Democrats for opposing the Yemen War Powers resolution that would end the U.S. support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen. And shame on Bernie Sanders for caving and continuing to caucus with the warmongering Democrats.” (-Ryan Knight)
“”Investigators noted that the Army’s database claimed that service officials reviewed facilities in the years 0012, 1776, 2201 and 3013.” …So the Pentagon claims to have inspected buildings they can’t find, filled with weapons they’ve lost, in years that haven’t happened yet. The Pentagon LITERALLY loses buildings, planes, guns, & missiles. Don’t ask how one loses a building, but they somehow manage it. But it gets worse. Sometimes they don’t even know what YEAR they’re in. “16,000 records that might reveal either the source or the destination of some of that [trillions] had been ‘removed’.” So if this were not a crime, then why cover up the paper trail? In this latest audit failure – “What they found were several new weaknesses in how DOD accounted for its assets, [including] 2.9 million personnel; equipment &weapons including 19,700 aircraft… & physical items including buildings, roads & fences on 4,860 sites worldwide.” To put $21 Trillion into perspective, if you earned $100,000 every year (after taxes) for 70 years, you’d have to live that same life 3 MILLION times to get to 21 Trillion. Forbes & The Nation were some of the few outlets to cover the scandal & they made it clear it was not just discrepancies. “According to gov records & interviews with DoD officials, congressional sources, & independent experts” this was & is fraud. The Pentagon avoided federally mandated audits for 25 years, but that didn’t stop the truth from coming out that there had been over $21 TRILLION of unaccounted-for financial adjustments over 17 years. If you ran a market, or a shoe store, or a daycare & you couldn’t account for HALF your inventory, you’d quickly be arrested. Yet the Pentagon does just that & it’s met with a yawn by the ruling elite & the media. But this is worse than just negligence.” (-Lee Camp)
Jimmy Dore on Twitter: “The JIMMY DORE SHOW Is Live! NOW! Ryan Grim STILL Protecting The Squad! 2nd Round of “Twitter Files” Irks Corp Media! With Whitney Webb @_whitneywebb Featuring Kurt Metzger @KurtMetzger & Stef Zamorano @MiserableLib https://t.co/mBTPBYDNtQ https://t.co/DRLVKDddpB” / Twitter
Elon musk Electric vehicles Neuralink Synthetic mRNA SpaceX Starlink Cryptocurrency Quantum computing that I have no doubt that twitter will now be integrated as the core A.I. brain of the majority of his agendas. Elon wants to sell you the transhumanism dream….” (-Scrap Iron Ryan)
The FBI is worried that TikTok can be used by the Chinese to spy on Americans. Meanwhile, the FBI is using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and probably Pinterest to spy on everyone around the world.” (-Primo Radical)
Primo Radical on Twitter: “Any suggestion that a New York evidence warehouse didn’t just spontaneously combust on its own is an unhinged conspiracy theory, and the only people who would utter such a contemptible idea are Russian trolls and white nationalists. https://t.co/SF7b1SkYTY” / Twitter
“My investigation for Mint Press News
found that the US has sold at very least $28 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia since it started bombing Yemen.
The real figure could be as high as $63 billion.” (-Alan MacLeod)
“Joe Biden isn’t a communist.
Joe Biden is an imperialist war pig who serves Wall Street first, last, and only. The GOP is selling anti-communist lies to fuel partisanship. The reality is both parties are agents of corporate oligarchy.” (-Danny Haiphong)
War and sanctions are driving killer inflation in the EU & US, and sky-high windfall profits in Russia. Brilliant.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)
“18 months later the Peruvian Oligarchy drove Pedro Castillo into prison, preventing him from entering the Mexican Embassy for asylum. But just like they never expected Castillo to become President they also never expected thousands of people on the streets demanding his freedom! Thousands of people keep flowing into Lima to protest the overthrow of Pedro Castillo. The people of Peru insist on overturning the 1993 constitution written in blood by the Fujimori Regime and that Castillo hoped to replace through a constituent assembly. The situation in Peru is intensifying after the coup against Pedro Castillo. Protests & roadblocks continue to grow across the country & in the capital Lima. These are already having effect. Dina Boluarte, head of the coup govt, has even slipped having to call for early elections. Today is the 7th day of protests in Peru. There are now major roadblocks across Peru. The scale of the protests continue to grow despite 7 people, mostly underage, being killed by police. The coup govt. greatly underestimated that people would fight back & defend Castillo.” (-Manolo De Los Santos on CIA coup in Peru)
“Congress is this insanely undemocratic congress where they’re just constantly overthrowing Presidents, it’s true that he dissolved congress, but it’s not a Coup, it’s legal politically, it’s in the constitution” (-Benjamin Norton)
“Imperialism is the single most important issue facing the working class.
When the US wages war on the world, it’s waging war on working people everywhere.” (-Danny Haiphong)
I’ve said for years that I could tell my tweets weren’t reaching as many people as they should, based on my follower count. The thing they don’t seem 2b reporting is that twitter did this to people they thought were “too left” as well- & again, they never let a strike trend.” (-Boots Riley)
LONE MEMBER OF FRAUD SQUAD WHO STANDS WITH WORKERS AGAINST FATCAT TYCOON BOSSES, IS SAD. THEY JUST ROTATE, IT’S A SHAM, A PUPPET SHOW, A PIG CLUB BUT YOU WANT IN IT.
Pig-media, schools, and secondhand, NFL, vicarious, chickenhawk, flagwaving keeps Murkkkans drunk on their own passivity, complicity, filth and slovenly sloth, torture camps, CEO planes destroying the atmosphere, crass consumption and mass murder, all of ’em seem to be forever identifying with military family members service, or Thanking Obama, some more, for knowing Beyonce and walking behind Chelle or whatever, cause Gender and “LADIES FIRST!” keeps it all so classy, that p.c. fauxwoke cancel cult is all so powerful now, just a non stop juggernaut of nuttines and lies and transparent obedience signaling that almost every last fucking member of my former schoolmates, old bands and former creative arts gang have succombed to. It is terrifying how quickly they’ve all regressed, defaulted, forgotten, missed the meeting, been reindoctrinated back into the Bush/Cheney/Obama/Toby Keith patriotism world from which they came. This is paricularly appalling coming from ex punks and mean former liberals who we now refer to mostly as Gotmines or Shitlibs. You know the people who used to have all the Save The Whales signage and saw U2 concerts and liked Will Smith and Chelle Obama to prove how they were “Not racist”TM, and cried during those commercials for pets with that Sarah McLaughlin angels song, or “Everybody Hurts” by REM. These same folks now are in lockstep with anything Bill Gates, Gropey Joe, or Klaus Schwab order of them. It is truly some “THEY LIVE!” or “Twilight Zone” or “V For Vendetta” or “Matrix” like shit. Beyond Orwellian, just crazy. I sent some antiwar shit to a former companion and they wrote me back some crazy belligerent pro war gung ho bootcamp bullshit about how that’s just how it is now, Bitcoin and Bezos and obeying the transhumanist Harari twerp for science and war is good. I can’t fuckin’ believe how malleable everyone has become. No one in the Squad or Sanders fight for any real leftist value anymore, ever, at all. Nothing-they are all full on Hillary/Pelosi/Reagan/Cheneys! Anti Trump tweets mean nothing to those of us at the bottom of your okey dokey, hokey pokey Ten Thousand Dollar Pyramid Scheme, the propertarians and Airbandb owners just wanna get back to sports and beer and online shopping. WTF? I know I stand alone here, but I’m still all like, power to the people for real, not just as some podcast advertisement. Revolution. Rocknroll. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE. Now more than ever. They all pretend hated Reagan back in their long forgotten adolescence or college slumming phases but Obama and DOUBLE DOWN DOCTOR DOCTOR JILL BIDEN made ’em all just love alla Reagan’s policies. They pledge alliegence to The Man. Or Wokey Whoa-Man. Whatever, man. Meanwhile the Real Anti War Community is spied on, hassled, harrassed, disrupted, censored, slandered and demonetized. Everybody is getting the Cointelpro treatment while they yuppies holding their I-phones in one hand and channel changer in the other just keep repeating how we should all just be more obedient to the rich people above us, meaning themselves, of course. Everybody from Chris Hedges to Abby Martin. Medea Benjamin and Ray McGovern are censored and shadowbanned. Anti-imperialist and all pro freedom voices have been purged by the spooks from both legacy media and repleced with actual spies, or cenosred by the billionaire techlords on social media, but the Hillarybot Squad worshippers don’t see a danger with Assange and Hale being lockedup or Hastings and Rich and Wellstone and Dr. David Kelly dying mysteriously. Just okeydokey whatever Hillary wants. And her Powwow Chow Pocahontos Pal and fellow eager beaver Republikkkan Gal Senator Millionaire Liz Warren. I can’t believe middle class people look to Condoleeza Rice, Hillary or Pelosi for advice about anything-they are all known crooks, far rightwing liars and war criminals. Lyn Cheney’s the devil’s daughter-don’t tell me nothing about Ivanka if you like Lyn Cheney. Bernie’s a big sellout coward and a disappointment, but I highly doubt he’s a sexist, but the Gender divide is all these undercover Republikkan, fake as fuck, pro war, Bloomberg Wall Street Dems have to run on, madeup divisions, so they continue to smear Sanders, and he pitifully continues to capitualte to the deep state oligarchy. So sad. Sanders was the only member of congress who refused to stand and applaud their CIA puppet they tried to install in Venezeula-all the rest of these jetset Pelosis and Met Gala starlets are all for coups of socialist democracies, that is NOT DEMOCRATIC by any actual definition-these hacks and mannakins and empty suits won’t even fight for sick days or Julian Assange. You brunchers who enable them kinda suck. Bill Gates is not your special sweater science cuddlybear.
Matt Taibbi on Twitter: “@ShellenbergerMD @bariweiss @JohnBasham @TitaniaMcGrath @RealJamesWoods 66. Lastly, people on the left, right, and in between want to know what else is in the #TwitterFiles, from suppression/shadow-banning of leftists to lab-leak theorists, or amplification of military propaganda or conservative accounts. We know everyone has questions.” / Twitter
When you were young did you ever love somebody? I remember buying the 12 inch single and a silver book of Hendriz poetry when I was 14-ish from It’s Only Rocknroll on 8th Street, walkin’ ’round in the snow with the Walkman on, my main two cassettes that year were the Cult and Thompson Twins. I was in love with a girl and this music made me think of her, but I had to leave that smalltown where she lived and fled to NYC where a couple of older broads had taken me in. It’s funny how music and memories swirl together so deeply that even a certain time of year or temperature drop can bring all that stuff straight back to life.
the dream academy – edge of forever – YouTube now that you’re older…?
This would come on the radio when I was in juvenile corrections. Dream Academy – “The Love Parade” (Official Music Video) – YouTube
It used to drive my hardcore punk and dude-metal Scorpions bros crazy that I loved this band. My Randy Rhoades shredder, mulleted headbanger guitar hero, Dekan used to dismissively call me, “The Flower Power Popster”. I still love the Dream Academy. “This is dedicated to the one I love…”
“it’ll go on forever…”
“When you were young
Did you ever fall down
Graze your knee
And want to run to someone
‘Cause now that you’re older
I’ve been falling down
I want to run to someone
But there’s nobody around…”
It was right around that same time I discovered “Hunky Dory”, Inxs, the Fleshtones via the MTV IRS CUTTING EDGE HAPPY HOUR, Lords Of The New Church, Divinyls, Billy Idol and the Cult. I stupidly went back to that loathsome hellhole of a town but after what I learned and experienced in Lower Manhattan, I was never the same again and I started fighting back, believing in myself, kicking against the pricks.
POSITIVELY YEAH YEAH YEAH MOTHERFUCKERS
These rowdy punk soul sixties influenced R&B all night motherfuckers along with Animal House/Blues Brothers and Van Halen and the Time, kinda taught us boisterous black sheep how to really get down. We were from that kinda tradition rather than the mopey grunge buzzkillers that bought up all the stages who followed us. Peter Zaremba was like a garage punk James Brown back in the day, they STILL rock like fuck!
SO TRUE ABOUT STUART ADAMSON BEING THE BEST
I will admit, as much of a radical rabble rouser as I’m accused of being, sometimes, summa the Great Old Bands can be a little too one note Billy Bragg preachy for me. I like a whole symphony of ideas, ya know what I’m sayin’? Like what made the Stones, and the Clash and even Hanoi Rocks so great was their diversity-they could play tear in your beer old truckstop country, or ska, or disco, or angry protest music, or freaky psychedelic, or speed warped highway songs and still have that continuity, their own sound, that identifiable stamp as a band, so yeah, summa the big sky bands from the eighties that U2 kinda did a more watered down and commercialized version of could get a little bit too single mindedly focused on some miner’s strike or something-the war in the Falklands, but if all Stuart ever wrote was “Big Country”, he’d still be among the greats in my book. The Skids were also anthemic. Mike Peters credits Stuart for being his a-ha lightning bolt moment, immediate predecessor. That’s a pretty bold thing to admit. In Murkkka, people don’t even own up to having influences-they’re all so W Bush unapologetic,and dummy sports popular vote competitive, ALL THE CLOWNISH PLAY ACTORS LIKE TO STRUT AROUND LIKE THEY ARE BO DIDDLEY ORIGINATORS NOT COPYCAT COME LATELYS SPENDING THE INHERITANCE.Staurt Adamson, now that guy was a pathfinder, a trailblazer, a sing from his heart guy. I was already bored with the xerox-rock, way back in the early nineties with all those Orange County bands in “Maximum Rocknroll” just unimaginatively regurgitating dumbed down, suburbanized, mama money, allowance punk, silver visor from Spencer Gifts in the mall versions of the Clash or Ramones til doomsday, which, in my opinion, was when dorks like Robbie Thomas and Dave Grohl came on the scene. Doomsday. Turned everything into a class clown joke. The WEF are depopulating the third world and want to microchip enslave whoever survives their dumb wars. Schwab was Kissinger’s protegee but even more entitled and empowered. You should probably do the opposite of whatever he tells you to do. He is not the emperor. Or at least he shouldn’t be. Fight the NWO.
Ricky Varandas on Twitter: “NEW #TheRippleEffectPodcast (@_WhitneyWebb & Dr. Jessica Rose | #Epstein, #Covid & Cover-Ups) WATCH: https://t.co/72FkM5BcLO LISTEN: https://t.co/9BKlCVk4x7 SUPPORT: https://t.co/XlXZoelONm https://t.co/dPcsSURjNt” / Twitter
In my early twenties I got his greatest hits and realized what a formidable songwriter the guy was. When I first got out of detention hall, I had hoped to rekindle a little love I’d had with a beautiful girl a couple years before but she’d sadly moved on. His song, “State Of The Heart” was a 45 I listened to over and over again while me and Tom and Joey and Fred drank many 12 packs, until my older pal, Dan Yorksie who was running a chop shop bicycle operation outta my basement broke it against the cement wall and got me to set fire to the Polaroid I took of that girl on the first night we met. It only burned even more permenently into my memory. It felt exactly like “Pretty In Pink” as I carried her memory in my heart for years. She went with some trendy soccer star who had the nice clothes, the nice smile, the car, blue eyes, popular. I was Duckie, he was Blaine. Now I’m Harry Dean without a fuckin’ pack of smokes.
This was the B Side to “Love Somebody” Rick Springfield – The great Lost art of conversation – YouTube
A FAVE BAND ON FAVE TV SHOW:
I don’t want some halfassed My Chemical Romance Hot Topic Emo Version and I’ve lost so much of my once proud shag that I just don’t think I have enough left to really adequately achieve the old fashioned Aqua Netted Johnny Thunders-Alarm-Nikki Sixx-Steve Stevens oversized, razorcut jetboy mane I had when Mickey Mac sent a black limousine to retrieve me and my scuzzy, mohawked old guitar player for our high school graduation, well her graduation anyways-they chased me outta that school years prior. I think I got kicked outta six schools and quit two or three, school was not for me. . I sat in between a girl named Regina, whose uncle had kicked me out of the downtown school, she was all cute and Bambi eyed in a white Mary Ann dress and then, there She appeared in a burst of blinding white light–that one true innocent teenage love of mine who attended a Catholic school that the volleyball coach had me expelled from for having No Doze caffeine pills and for wasting their expensive glittery Thunderbirds stickers you were supposed to sell to some rich relative for $500 by just sticking mine on my school desk and locker, she had shown up also, in all her brightly beaming Brigitte Bardot black glasses splendor, but not for me, she had only shown up to give a graduation card to the popular kid she ditched me for while I was in detention hall on my way back to her, so that was honestly a bit of a jab to the deslusional wishful thinking little boy heart. She went her way that day but I got to see her smile. Whoa he was something else back then. I mighta mentioned her in a song.
That night, while I was in her Poison postered bedroom makin’ my moves on the also exquisitely beautiful Mickey Mac, she had just been dating Bobby Doll, so that was mostly what she wanted to talk about: Poison. Or her gigantic dogs. Meanwhile, her mom was getting my surly guitarist wasted with big bottles in the kitchen and her mom’s dubious boyfriend was asking him if he was up for a gas station robbery or something like that. I guess he saw the nosering and combat boots and black leather jacket and ripped jeans and Max’s Kansas City or GBH t shirt and assumed my guy was an armed robber, rather than a future academic glass artisan. My life’s been a tragiccomedy in that way. Anyhow, yeah, like I was telling my comrade Neen, the Alarm were the prototype of bighaired glammy bandido, desert rebel, Zapatista outlaw gang that first inspired me to recruit my own black flag drunken pirate army. It was pre internet, so we did not know how many other bands were already doing all the same shit as us, in the grebo movement over in the UK, so we thought we were way cooler and more edgy and innovative than we actually were, but for 1986 in a smallish conservative tankplant town, a regular hotspot on the crack highway in between Dayton and Toledo and Detroit, we were radical as all fuck, there. Hell In Fishnets & Blue Eyeshadow! The local evangelical tv station even did a whole anti rock epidode and brought in an outta state PMRC crusader to warn all my other girlfriend’s mothers about the dangers of Aqua Net and eyeliner and all the strange goings-on at that chipped yellow painted, rain faded, long neglected farmhouse on the outskirts of town across from the old K Mart. “They had Eastern tapestries and Christmas lights all year round! Motorcycles in the yard and a Super Nova spraypainted green! A pale and scrawny pasty guy in scarves! Many booze bottles on the old piano! ” Just greasy kids really, drinking beer, playing covers. Wearing all the things that nobody wears.You know that Spencer P. Jones song, “You’ve Peaked”? Some peopel say I peaked early, I say I’m ready for primetime.
I WAS AT THE ONEIDA BAPTIST INSTITUTE WHERE ROCK WAS CONTRABAND WHEN THE US FEST TOOK PLACE
the ufo guy Why Was David Icke Banned From 26 European Nations? – Activist Post probably an inside job like Alex Jones
DID I EVER TELL YA ABOUT THAT TIME I WAS HUDDLED IN THE COLD SLEET AT THE BACKSTAGE DOOR IN DETROIT AT A BRITNEY FOX SHOW JUST TRYING TO GET IN TO LOOK FOR MY OLDER NOIR LEATHER BLONDE BOMBSHELL MAKEUP ARTIST GIRLFRIEND & THOSE FOUR BEWIGGED CINDERELLA WANNABES GOT OFF THE BUS & WALKED RIGHT BY ME LIKE THEY NEVER HEARD “JUKEBOX HERO”?
I can really enjoy repeat listens to “GYPSY ROAD” in a certain mood, at least partially because it brings back so many good memories of all night laughing with my famous celebrity DJ/radio programmer friend way back before he started making the big bucks, when he still lived in a dumpy get high trailer with a metalhead guitarist and a couple of big stinky dogs named Glenn and KK, but you know more than a few Cinderella songs in a row kinda can grate on my nerves, I like ’em, don’t get me wrong, but only for about maybe four songs tops then I need a break from all the screeching. I always kinda thought Britney Fox were like Cinderella wannabes. Every band who ever made it to “Headbanger’s Ball” is still trying to milk the old brandname and fractured off into feuding factions, it’s kinda sad really-like with that whole stupidly tedious L.A. Guns debacle. Or Gene Loves Jezebel. Which one does mom like best? I only feel bad for people who got rippedoff like Chris Holmes in WASP. Britney Fox are more Spinal Tap than even like, Quiet Riot or Roxx Gang.
“It says so much about the power of the propaganda machine of the US-centralized empire that people not only believe the Official Lines, and they not only parrot the Official Lines, but they actively condemn anyone who calls the Official Lines into question.” (~ Caitlin Johnstone)
STAY WILD, STAY FREE, ALL MY BROTHERS & SISTERS & FRIENDS OF THE REVOLUTION!