GUTTER GOSPEL GENERAL LABOR RANTS ABOUT DIGGING THE FIERCE MORAL COURAGE OF KSHAMA SAWANT, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, HEDGES & KUCINICH, ALAN MACLEOD, KIM IVERSON, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, KIX, EVIL EMPIRE COUP WHO THEY WANT, USA USA ONE BIG DUMB PSY-OP, LIES FOR WAR, WHO KILLED SETH RICH & MICHAEL HASTINGS, DIAMOND DAVE SHOULD REUNITE WITH VAI, JIMMY DORE SHOW, POISON BOYS, I STAND WITH QUIREBOYS SPIKE, LEE CAMP, THE REAL RESISTANCE DOES NOT SUPPORT THE ESTABLISHMENT OR FRAUD SQUAD FAUXWOKE UNION BUSTING BULLSHIT PANTS-SUITS, OR WORSHIP ANY BILLIONAIRES, LISTEN TO SABBY SABS, DR. JILL STEIN, JORY MICAH, WHITNEY WEBB, CAITLIN JOHNSTONE, LAZY STARS, TALKIN’ TO MY TATTOO ARTIST ABOUT REVOLUTION, & 80’s NEW WAVE!

LAZY STARS

Our good pal ex GUTTER CATS legend and gypsy vagabond wandering troubadour, Lazy Stars Jonny Kaplan has a buncha interview questions stashed in an old email he might get around to answering for you someday, but he’s usually busy sailing his boat back n forth from Florida to California or exploring foreign lands, but in the meantime, here’s some music for yas. We love ya, Jonny!

Jonny Kaplan and The Lazy Stars “When You’re Down” feat: Daryl Hannah – YouTube

Jonny Kaplan and The Lazy Stars “Sparkle And Shine” EPK – YouTube

Ride Free – YouTube

Damaged Pt. 1 – YouTube

When You’re Down – YouTube

POISON BOYS

JOEY PINTER has always had a keen eye for young talents-he’s who hipped me to Dirty Eyes, John Tyree, Sweet Things, Dr. Boogie and the glammy POISON BOYS. Check ’em out.

Poison Boys – “Tear Me Apart” Official Music Video – YouTube


Poison Boys “Been Here All Night” Official Music Video – YouTube

Poison Boys – Out Of My Head (Full Album) – YouTube

Don’t You Turn on Me – YouTube


Poison Boys – “Bustin’ Out” Official Music Video – YouTube


Poison Boys – Can’t Get You Out of My Mind (Official Music Video) – YouTube

I LIKE SPIKE

Always preferred the Quireboys to the Black Crowes whose best song was a naked ripoff of Mother Love Bone’s “Crown Of Thorns”. “Sometimes Salvation” was good and that kool chick from the Rat, Kit was her name, her mom owned an Egyptian dress store on Newbury Street, Kit played “She Talks To Angels” to me all night long way back when we were friends. So I have a soft spot for that one, I was crazy about Kit who looked just like Virgian Madsen from that eighties new wave movie, “Modern Girls’, but really the Crowes mostly had super nice, enviably Brian Jonesy clothes. As soon as Johnny Colt split they kinda became Deadheads, and as a non potsmoker reefer jams and Zeppelin covers aint my scene at all. The Quireboys have always been an oustanding rocknroll band. As someone who hadda lotta different bandmates who sang my songs in a velvet newsboy cap without me figuring they can pass as both of us, my sympathy and solidarity is always gonna be with SPIKE, basically my generation’s finest velvet jacketed, ciagrette raspy, Rod Stewart storyteller. Love him to death.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et-bQ_DvKKk&feature=youtu.be

THE REV.’S OLD BAND PAINTED HORSE REUNITED AT A HAUNTED MANOR

https://youtu.be/r0zXA3NE-JQ

“I don’t want to live in a make believe democracy where our lying corrupt Gov’t is telling social media companies what they can and cannot report and who they should and should not censor, no matter what the Party affiliation or personal beliefs.

I guess that makes me crazy. Putin isn’t trying to take over the world, the United States is trying to maintain their control of it. How has nobody noticed that our Gov’t only cares about democracy, sovereignty and human rights in countries that do not obey us?

Countries that serve a purpose for us can be a dictatorship, apartheid State, chop off their citizens heads, and committ genocides with a free pass. Until Americans escape the false reality we have been conditioned to believe since childhood that our country is a force for good, things in the world will get worse

The country that is most responsible for war, theft, lies, greed and suffering in the world is the United States. If our citizens cared about the truth, we’d look at what happened for the last 8 years before Russia went into Ukraine, but Americans will continue to believe this ridiculous narrative that Putin is just some crazy dictator doing this for no reason trying to take over the world. Matt Taibbi relayed the communications between people working at Twitter The Establishment wanting to hide truth and their captured media trying to spin it like it doesn’t matter or just ignoring it, doesn’t make him the bad guy It makes him one of the few real journalists left.” (-Black In The Empire)

“Ultraleft is when people get sick days.” (-DJ Cthulhu)

Sabby Sabs on Twitter: “Boston is still pushing out public housing residents. Where are they supposed to go? @MayorWu you made a lot of promises when you ran. Yet you’re allowing this to happen.” / Twitter

“Every legit journalist or human rights whistle blower in this country is a target of the One Percent if they tell the truth. Look at Hale and Schulte and Manning and Snowden and Kirakou and Assange. Just ask Seth Rich or Michael Hastings who embarrassed some generals and DNC insiders. Oh yeah, you can’t ask them shit. They’re dead as Gaddafi. Who killed them?” (-Pepsi Sheen)

Rev. Paul S. Cunningham | Machias ME | Facebook

Joey Pinter Rock and Roll | Facebook

Top Ten for 2022: Our Man In The USA JD Stayfree | Columns (i94bar.com)

“All but 1 of “Squad” crossed the picket line, voting w/ Dem-Rep majority to break rail workers’ strike.

A socialist can’t be a strike breaker. ” (-Kshama Sawant)

“Leftists are not liberals.

Leftists are not Democrats. True leftists oppose war, fight for workers’ power, and stand with all oppressed people and nations under the gun of US imperialism.” (-Danny Haiphong)

Why is it so difficult for U.S. left forces to understand neoliberalism as a right-wing phenomenon rooted in the power of a fraction of the capitalist class? A fraction that is dominant & controls the state with Its’ servants – Biden, Obama, Clinton the public face of this power.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“I find it hilarious (morbidly so) that anyone refers to the US as a democracy or a republic.

We’re an oligarchy, a violent empire where our “elected” officials get marching orders from war criminals. ” (-Eleanor Goldfield)

“For the first time, UK military official publicly admits conducting covert operations in Ukraine. After ten months, what everyone had rightfully assumed all along is finally put on the record: NATO forces aren’t just passive observers of the war” (-Michael Tracey)

The techniques used on alleged ⁦ @wikileaks

⁩ whistleblower #Schulte are considered torture: long-term solitary confinement, sleep deprivation, sensory overload, starvation… #Assange has reason to be worried, despite the US’s deceptive & unenforceable “assurances.” (-Jesselyn Raack)

“Stay away from those people who try to disparage your ambitions. Small minds will always do that, but great minds will give you a feeling that you can become great too.”
(-MARK TWAIN)

SORRY SHITLIB, YOU AIN’T WOKE OR PROGRESSIVE OR SCIENTIFIC OR ON THE LEFT WHEN YOU SUPPORT A SURVEILLANCE TECH POLICE STATE OR WARS FOR GLOBAL EMPIRE:

Media Lens on Twitter: “But, out of the goodness of his heart, Biden’s donating tens of billions of dollars to US arms companies supplying weapons to Ukraine. Is anyone fooled by this? https://t.co/SsV9IDUKFB” / Twitter


Bernie Sanders Pulls Yemen War Powers Resolution Amid Opposition From White House (theintercept.com)

Biden Kills Senate Resolution To End Yemen Genocide (substack.com)

Political Rebellion with Jill Stein | 2nd Annual General Strike Summit | Activist Edition – YouTube

Isabel Maxwell: Israel’s “Back Door” Into Silicon Valley (unlimitedhangout.com)


Under Cover of War, Zelensky is Leading Ukraine’s Massive Privatization Drive (mintpressnews.com)

Caitlin Johnstone: NATO Chief’s ‘Fear of War With Russia’ (consortiumnews.com)

UN Report: 11,000 Children Killed in Yemen (consortiumnews.com)

Leaked files: private spying firm targets global population with illegal spyware – The Grayzone

Documents show Bill Gates has given $319 million to media outlets to promote his global agenda – The Grayzone

Covid-19 – Mass Formation or Mass Atrocity? (unlimitedhangout.com)

Glenn Greenwald | Substack

US finalizing plans to send Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine – CNNPolitics

“Bernie Sanders Caves in to White House Pressure, there will be no vote on the Yemen War Powers Resolution. What a coward.” (-Dave DeCamp)

Elon Musk & Ron DeSantis will be the new face of the GOP. Anti-Fauci, anti-woke, and “pro-free speech” (with major exceptions). Fully in-league with Big Tech, intelligence agencies and Israel. This is the establishment trying to capture Trump’s base while getting rid of Trump.” (-Primo Radical)

“Billionaires are not our friends. None of them. How can you be a grown adult and not realize this yet? Stop looking to billionaires and celebrities for political direction.

Why would anyone think any one celebrity gives a crap about you? The thought that celebrities and billionaires care about us and have good intentions is absolute madness. Billionaires & Trillionaires are the oppressors.” (-Jory Micha)

“1,100 New York Times workers commenced a 24-hour walkout for better conditions, the largest walk-out at the Times since the 1960s. While I’d prefer all 1100 workers find jobs where they don’t pump out US empire propaganda garbage… I still think workers should be treated right.” (-Lee Camp)

The defense budget keeps goin up. Interest rates keep goin up. Food prices keep goin up. The cost of living keeps goin up. But the federal minimum wage hasn’t gone up since 2009.They unite faster than fk for wars, while ppl work 2-3 jobs to make ends meet. Pay Congress $7.25/hr.” (-Thia Ballerina)

“Former CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey is more honest than the liberal intelligencia providing ideological support for the neoliberal totalitarian state when he admitted losing control & warned of the danger of centralized control” of the internet by governments and corporations.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

#FraudSquad – YouTube

An Enemy of the State (@2njtd65rhx) / Twitter

Primo Radical on Twitter: “This story is not getting enough media attention. FBI agent shoots a black man to death in the Washington subway. At first, police say the victim was unarmed. Then, the next day, they say there was a handgun on him. https://t.co/hrS7fy3HMI” / Twitter

Stella Assange #FreeAssangeNOW (@Stella_Assange) / Twitter

Brittney Griner and the U.S. State | Black Agenda Report

NY Times’ EPIC Flip-Flop Over China COVID Policy – YouTube

Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “Zelensky’s Ukrainian forces are rounding up Jewish leaders in Kherson and accusing them of “cooperation with the aggressor state” Their crimes include allowing Jewish Russian soldiers to pray in their synagogue and not killing a lost Russian soldier https://t.co/siODhtYNnF” / Twitter

MintPress News on Twitter: “Last week, there were two coups targeting leftist Latin American leaders. They show how the neoliberal regime change playbook has grown beyond simple military violence. Ben Norton and Lee Camp explain what happened to Pedro Castillo in Peru. Follow the 🧵 below. https://t.co/StkPTavsXE” / Twitter

Lee Camp [Redacted] (@LeeCamp) / Twitter

Video: Fauci Lying About Recommending Lockdowns – YouTube

Chris Hedges: Israel & the Rise of a New Fascism (consortiumnews.com)

As long as they give millions to the Clinton foundation, right?! That automatically makes ’em woke and feminist for science and diversity and freedom. Corporate media always calls their prince a progressive. Saudi Arabia BEHEADS 81 In Unprecedented Execution – YouTube

STOP OBEYING THESE WAR PROFITEERING BILLIONAIRE MASS MURDERERS AND MASS INCARCERATORS!

Suspect AI Software Verified Mail-In Ballots With Little Human Oversight in Key Battleground States (unlimitedhangout.com)

PATRICK LAWRENCE: Germany & the Lies of Empire (consortiumnews.com)

The Unreluctant Vassal (consortiumnews.com)

“As someone who is/was shadowbanned simply because I don’t toll the hegemonic neoliberal political line, I welcome Twitter’s promise to deal with this policy & to reveal users shadowban status.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“Working class liberation dies within the Left versus Right paradigm.” (-Joey Wreck)

“The Chris Hedges Report Podcast with Dennis Kucinich on the folly of the proxy war in Ukraine and how the military-industrial-complex has become the enemy from within.” (-John Dissed)

The Chris Hedges Report Podcast with Dennis Kucinich (substack.com)

“The US “government” is a huge corporation in itself and most of us work for it no matter if we like it or not. Every single federal level politician is sold out to corporations no matter what letter they put beside their names.” (-Jory Micha)

“We live under a capitalist and imperialist state where the government and both parties exist to serve Big Business and the military industrial complex. Voting for more of this kind of government is not socialism and will never bring about change for the poor and working class.” (-Ryan Knight)

“In Peru protestors started taking police hostage every time a protestor was arrested. Today they met & did a hostage exchange.” (-Castillo Libertad)

“A San Antonio cop who was fired for intentionally giving a homeless person a sandwich with feces in it was rehired to be a police officer in Floresville, which is a town 30 minutes from San Antonio. Matthew Luckhurst should be in jail, but instead they give him a gun and a badge.” (-Fifty Shades Of Whey)

“One thing about jails and prisons is that there is nothing humane or rehabilitating about them. That’s why this is not a war between republicans and democrats. They are actually on the same 1% capitalist class team.

This is a war between the 1% capitalist class and the 99% of us, and we are losing. Trump, nor the Clintons will ever be locked up for anything because they are rich and you live in a capitalist society that unjustly excuses the rich and punishes everyone else.” (-Jory Micah)

https://www.amazon.com/Razzle-Story-Hanoi-Rocks-legend/dp/9526890698 hey Santa…

New book tells Isle of Wight’s Hanoi Rocks drummer Razzle’s story | Isle of Wight County Press

PRE-ORDER 2nd edition REBEL SOUL – Musings, Music, & Magic Hardcover BOOK by Bebe Buell – HoZac Records

Rose Tattoo – Beats From A Single Drum (Remastered) Blue Vinyl – Golden Robot Global Entertainment (goldenrobotrecords.com)

Milwaukee Police Department ASSAULT 74 Black Men – YouTube

FBI Won’t Release Seth Rich Laptop Info Because RUSSIA! – YouTube

Alan MacLeod on Twitter: “What’s the most insane thing you’ve read today? https://t.co/U5MST1hMsR” / Twitterilluminatibot on Twitter: “https://t.co/Q3EauZfaM2” / Twitter

Elon’s Twitter Is Still Infiltrated with Former FBI and CIA Agents – These Agents Are Frantically Scrubbing Their LinkedIn Accounts, Read the List Here (thegatewaypundit.com)

Ajamu Baraka on Twitter: “I personally completely support this. Psy-ops are supposed to be illegal in the U.S. but legislation passed under the Obama administration on so-called disinformation provided the space for wholesale domestic propaganda operations in the U.S.” / Twitter

“Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, and he had a kill list, started 5 more wars, and dropped more bombs than Bush Needless to say, the award has kind of lost its prestige. How many elections will you live through before you notice that we still end up screwed and the rich keep getting richer? We live in the reality created by the people that are exploiting us and creating worldwide chaos They own the media, the politicians, the Gov’t agencies and have no intentions of giving up their power They see their control slipping Sometimes the evil you fear is in your house. You’re allowed to type the name Seth Rich now? You don’t have to cross an ocean to find the people who are really interfering in our elections. If it exposes the people that I like, it is obviously untrue or unimportant If I don’t like who said it, they’re obviously lying If it is about people I hate it is definitely true So there is no need to research myself, because I have my team to confirm what we want to think. People get mad when I criticize Obama and I don’t care because the truth is that we got the same Presidency from him than we would have got from Mitt Romney. I’m 56 and I thought I voted for the first Black President, but now I realize that I’m still waiting. Dems use fear of what the GOP wants to do to the Black community, but if you pay attention, the things they told us to fear, they did to us themselves, as we celebrated their victory

Now if you want a fight for voting rights, they’re here as long as we’re voting for them. In spite of what the part of the Black community that is captured by the Democrats think, censorship is also a Black issue, because the second we step out of line from what the Establishment wants, we’ll be at the top of the list of people they want to shut up. I don’t focus on the Democrats because I like Republicans, I focus on them because they’ve been the ones suckering my community into voting for them for a half century, while delivering nothing for us.” (-Black In The Empire)

The reason you view your oppressors as your saviors is because billions of dollars are spent to warp your mind into believing that you are an imbecile who is incapable of taking care of yourself or knowing what is best for you.” (-Just. A. Thought on censored Twitters)

“Schools in America are more like prisons than they are halls of learning.” (-MC Squared)”

The problem with America is that we are nothing like what we think we are. We are a land of cowards. We do not have a democracy or republic. We barely even have a real government. We lock up the most prisoners in the world. We are subjected to 30,000+ laws made up by rich people. So many bootlickers on this app. Lol. What is wrong with some people?

The US is a fake “government” that does not care if you and your entire family die. Notice how when you are out you rarely see crime, even in big cities. The ruling capitalist class needs us to believe we are in extreme constant danger so they can hire more cops to protect THEM and their properties when Americans inevitably revolt.” (-Jory Michah)

“Breaking a strike & forcing workers back on the job against their will = always bad.” (-Leila Charles Leigh)

Briahna Joy Gray on Twitter: “”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…” @cmkshama” / Twitter

“I done watch this a million times I can’t stop watching it. Ryan Grim

is straight trash & playing dūmb but he is getting paid well by the oligarchs to play his role well & redirect. I’m not falling for that bull sh!t that Ryan is just a reporter when he weighs in almost every damn day to play Captain Save A Hoe to the progressives and especially AOC.” (-Natorrie Lee)

“AOC and the Squad soften the longer they stay in the Democrats — betraying striking workers is the latest.” (-ruth Coppinger)

It is commentators like yourself who…whenever the Dem Party is w/in the cross fire of workers, justifiably, then those people are going to be protected. So when the fire was against AOC & jayapal, then suddenly AOC starts tweeting & you all start defending her.” (-Brihana Joy Gray)

Worker here. Just got done listening to the whole interview. Kshama and Bri are 100% spot on. You are so disconnected from the working class it’s not even funny.” (-Nate Spud talking to a typical corporate media soldout deceiver in the TYT mold, fake as fuck DNC elite bridge troll RG)

Dems were opposed to $15 until the very end, at every step they fought it tooth n nail until a grassroots campaign forced their hand. Same with the #AmazonTax which was won twice, 2nd time after the Dems worked with billionaires to repeal the 1st” (-Ocadd)

Natorrie Lee (@Natorrie32) / Twitter

“In 2020, liberals said we must vote for Biden to end the war on Yemen. Media falsely credited him for ending it, and progressive dupes applauded him. Now Biden is openly pushing to continue the war. In 2024, the same liberals will again insist we vote for Democrats. A rigged game.” (-Dan Cohen)

“Wow supporting rail workers is now an “ultra left” position.” (-Purushva commeting on how far to the right the warpig Clintons and Obama and sellout Sanders and Rebooted Pelosi Fraud Squad have pushed the Overton Window.)

Briahna Joy Gray on Twitter: “‼️Fraud Squad? (w/ @cmkshama & @ryangrim‼️ “I’m sorry — what the actual f*ck?” – Kshama Sawant “They have to justify why they voted to break a strike knowing they had zero to gain from it.” – B A must watch debate about the future of the left. https://t.co/VFH6EDPAn5 https://t.co/pAlE2T9iS1″ / Twitter

Revolutionary Blackout Network🥋 on Twitter: “This is essentially Obama melting down because young people keep calling him a war criminal” / Twitter the droner who took away due process and the fourth amendment is just Cheney rebranded for boomers

Rando Calrissian on Twitter: “@ComptonMadeMe https://t.co/RUvau2ARnP” / Twitter

Tara Reade 🐎 on Twitter: “The Krassenteins are Dem ops & back on Twitter. They relentlessly stalked me & my family & issued death threats. My daughter was traumatized. They even purchased an old phone number to stalk me. There was also hacking. Terrifying. There are police reports. @Twitter @elonmusk https://t.co/5Nd0Z045aK” / Twitter

Black in the Empire on Twitter: “(NATO) Western hypocrisy in promising russia not to expand eastward https://t.co/Ywi31U9jMG via @YouTube” / Twitter

““House members who voted for the $858 billion FY23 NDAA—an $80 billion increase over the amount authorized by the FY22 version—received 6.9 times more money from military contractors than those who voted against it.” (-Matt Hoh For Senate on whores for war)

“There are two major grifts going on in US politics:

The fauxgressive “Left” of the Squad, TYT, Sam Seder & Breadtube. And the corporate populism of Musk, Ben Shapiro, Crowder & Charlie Kirk. Neither side questions US imperialism or the true crimes committed by US intelligence.” (-Primo Radical)

“On this Human rights day let it be said that the U.S. is the number 1 violator of human rights on the planet. No nation in human history is responsible for more death & destruction than this settler nation & capitalist empire.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“I’ll gladly wait a day to get my “pop-tarts” if it means workers get paid sick leave. Also, commerce flows because of workers, not the CEOs or corrupt government officials who exploit them. This is propaganda. President Biden & Vice President Harris just sided with the railroad companies over rail workers who are fighting for paid sick leave. They are working to deliver results for Big Business, not working families.” (-Ryan Knight)

“So-called American “leftists” who have swallowed anti-Russia and anti-China propaganda are far more frustrating than the right.

At least the right is honest and direct. American “leftists” cover up their warmongering in “freedom” and even “socialism.” “The communists who run Twitter.”

“The communists who run the FBI.”

This is your brain melting from anti-communism.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“But there is no money for children in poverty so take away the child tax credit and certainly no money for sick and parental leave. Why? The public’s money is being plundered to support a ruling class adventure in Eastern Europe where everyone is making money!” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“The US embassy is pushing the narrative that Peru’s President Castillo launched a coup. In reality he’s victim of a coup by the right-wing-controlled congress

Police arrested him. Congress swore in a new president Dina Boluarte, who was expelled from the leftist Perú Libre party” (-Ben Norton)”

In other words, if twitter does not comply with assisting the state in monitoring the public they will have a problem with Congress. Folks, what you are witnessing is the disarray among ruling class forces with neoliberal fraction opting for more repression & control.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“The only way to make this article honest and not sleazy would be if it were titled “Australian military industrial complex-funded think tank says Australians should pour way more money into the military industrial complex.”” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“Yes, we should all love capitalism for creating billions of poor people just to enrich a tiny few elites. Bush lied, more than a million Iraqis died.

Obama lied, more than 500,000 Syrians and Libyans died. Biden lied, more than 100,000+ Ukrainians died.

U.S. Presidents are the world’s most dangerous gangsters.

Meanwhile, the US is inching closer to World War III with Russia and China, monopolists like Musk have caused permanent recession, and hunger and poverty are skyrocketing.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“People defend their rulers for the same reason cultists defend their cult leader: because they’ve been indoctrinated. And using many of the same psychological manipulation techniques.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

HUMAN LEAGUE

Last year for Christmas I got that fantastic book about the New Romantic movement and it made ya smile alot, ya know if you grew up on “Smash Hits” and “ID” and “Interview” magazine like me-all the stories of weirdos nightclubbers like Marilyn and Boy George and Steve Strange and Nick Rhodes and John Taylor forming bands or obtaining early synthesizers and primitive drum machines and imitating Kraftwork and Bowie and Reggae and Bambatta however poorly gave us everything from Soft Cell to Howard Jones, Depeche Mode and Ministry. I still love all that stuff. One of the girls in the band quipped that Phil Oakey probably wanted some foxy black chicks like Bryan Ferry had but got two white chcicks who couldn’t sing, instead. So I gotta rememeber to cancel this Roku 7 day free trial probably expensive concert channel before they start charging me an arm and a leg but wow, man, in spite of my Loud Teenager yelling over most of it and complaining about how bad they suck, and he is not entirely wrong, I really loved and enjoyed watching the HUMAN LEAGUE concert video and hope to finish seeing the rest of it tonight. I love Human League, Phil Oakey is one of the reasons I first pierced an ear and dyed my hair and started dressing like I did back in 82 or 83 resulting in so much authoritarian persecution and conformity cow violence. I’ll always love The League. Anti-Nowhere League, too.

The Human League – Love Action (I Believe In Love) from ‘Multi Coloured Swap Shop’ – YouTube

The Human League – Mirror Man – YouTube This one will stay in my head for weeks now!

The Human League – The Things That Dreams Are Made Of TV Electronic Beats – YouTube

The Human League “Together in Electric Dreams” – Stockholm, Debaser Medis 11th November, 2016 – YouTube

The Human League – (Keep Feeling) Fascination – YouTube

The Human League Being Boiled 1978 – YouTube

THOSE DEEP STATE TECH-SURVEILLANCE DAVOS & BILDERBERG BILLIONAIRES YOUR FAVE TV MILLIONAIRE TOLD YOU WERE SUPER SAVIOR SCIENCE WOKE ROCKETMEN FROM THE FUTURE? NOT SO MUCH.

WHY DO YA THINK THEY DEPLOY RETIRED LETTERMAN & ALL THOSE BRANDNAME ROCK BANDS TO MANUFACTURE CONSENT?

Chris Hayes uses ILLOGICAL LOGIC to Defend the SCAB Left – YouTube

Progressive Democrats’ Failures featuring Jimmy Dore – YouTube

The Chris Hedges Report Podcast with Dennis Kucinich (substack.com)

German Peace Activist Under Criminal Investigation for Speaking Against War – World BEYOND War

Dr. Jill Stein🌻 on Twitter: “NATO Chief says a full-blown Russia-NATO war is a “real possibility” that may go “horribly wrong,” as he charges ahead. How can a warmonger we never elected drag us into a war we never authorized, that can kill us all with no questions asked? https://t.co/bi0iZHPDmu” / Twitter

Socialist Alternative | 2nd Annual General Strike Summit | Activist Edition – YouTube

You CAN’T Support Labor IF you Support Democrats (or Republicans) – YouTube

Kyrsten Sinema Declares Herself an “independent” to push the Democrats Further Right – YouTubeMax Blumenthal on Twitter: “Each dot represents $100,000 in US taxpayer dollars, according to the creator of this highly illustrative graphic” / Twitter

The Future Of AI Is Finally Here – And A Lot Of People Are Going To Be Out Of A Job (forbes.com)

The Mafia, CIA & Jeffrey Epstein Worked TOGETHER To Traffic Minors – YouTube

The Justice Democrats are like an episode of The Benny Hill Show – YouTube

danny haiphong – Twitter Search / Twitter

Alan MacLeod on Twitter: “This story can only exist in a failing society. That it’s being presented as a feel-good article is all the more dystopic. https://t.co/uyPCvDOuwb” / Twitter

Julian Assange Activists | 2nd Annual General Strike Summit | Activist Edition – YouTube

Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH™ on Twitter: “Alright everyone, I am back on Twitter! Let’s see my verification and completely uncensored, no unfollow programs, no bots assigned to me, and absolutely no shadow-banning. Let the world hear the medical truth (98% want it) on the pandemic and more! @elonmusk https://t.co/q1iPi36yUn” / Twitter

Whitney Webb on How Government Steals From Us, Bombshell Epstein Book, #Bitcoin & Decentralization – YouTube

Kim Iversen: WEF Is Marching Us Toward a Life of Passive Obedience • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

‘Strung Out Johnny’ Iggy Pop – Madeline Bocaro (madelinex.com)

Out of time but not running on empty | Reviews (i94bar.com)

Top Tens for 2022: Spencer P Jones biographer Patrick Emery | Columns (i94bar.com)

GUY GRIFFIN The Quireboys – Blackwater – Orchestral Quireboys Live – YouTube WHERE’S SPIKE?

MONDAY MORNINGWokeup terrified about going to the dentist again, worried about my very estranged and missing adult children, what kinda world we are lettin’ ’em inherit while we sleepwalk drowsily through this bullshit big pharma mooodpill I-phone metaverse psy ops propaganda spell. Try to talk to some friend you’ve known since third grade about 5Gen warfare, how d’ya think they’ll respond? All the middle aged, middle class moms seem mostly content to help preserve the far rightwing corporate billionaire secretive ruling class staus quo, s’long as they are presented with some diverse and fauxwoke politeness, shitlib celebrities like Kopmala and AOC (they/the man) they can worship, and nobody threatens to take away their winebox/pain pills, hot tub, passive income, or Amazon priviliges. Dudes I knew will stab you in the back just to stand in some squre foot beneath a lightbulb in the corner of some gentrified hive mind brunch bar, or to smack talk ya to that girl you used to know. So windy out here in Marlboro Country, that all the town’s Santas blew down, ya know-they all look passed out drunk…or weeping for humanity. I’m in a hostage situation, nowhere to run, nowhere to go. Can’t relate to nobody, got nothing in common with the money having empire havers. Somebody told me you can’t get on an Amtrak or Grayhound without a valid ID since Bush launched his fakeass police state “war (of) terror”, but DMV stayed closed during Fauchi shutdowns when a lotta people’s ID’s expired-now you need an appointment. And two forms of ID to get your ID even if you still got the expired ID. Shitlibs think all this stuff is just clerical errors, human oversight, bureaucratic red tape, oopsy daisy “well you shoulda blah blah blah”, but us poor people down on the street know the motherfuckers who own the government are trying to kill off all us inconvenient poor people. Kissinger calls us useless eaters-his protege Schwab has big plans to chip you and steal all your stuff. First they put their operatives in government and they incrementally strip you of human rights, while their gatekeeper bridge troll media whores bullshit you into thinking it’s all for a higher cause, the greater good-woke science and proper pro noun diversity. It’s a sham. You been pink and greenwashed-no billioniares care about your children’s wellbeing. When your Sunday church Target says Expect More Pay less, they talkin’ ’bout their policy towards their slaves. I don’t believe in billionaires or political parties, or today’s new slogan on pig-media, or that my identity can be assigned, defined or dictated or replicated by others. Certainly not by insanely giddy depopulator Gates or his Bond villain creepy crony Klaus in his occultic sci-fi dress. I was watching “Blade Runner” on VHS in the garage, hadn’t seen it since the 80’s-good flick-one of the Replicants is telling his hunter what it’s like to be a slave and live in fear all your life. That’s also a theme of my own song lyrics, so I guess others have been contemplating these grim facts of life before me. It really is a class war being aggressively waged on multiple fronts against us slaves by theses mighty psychopaths and we’re all so conditioned, we applaud them while they kill us, and curse our fellow slaves. Think about how England was forced to mourn for weeks when their monarch died. You better order that big pizza box football feast before halftime or it might be late, nudge, nudge. I live in the Southwest nowherelands and have to hear about the fucking UK royals and what Elon Musk had for breakfast EVERYDAY. Try and go a half an hour without hearing somebody Blaming Trump for everything, even though he’s just one more asshole ruling class bigoted blowhard, there’s millions more just like him. My high school sports coaches, most of the old men at my grandfather’s golf course. Every judge. Every member of the military. Your former father in law the nightclub owner. C’mon, think about it, you think he’s some unusual anomoly? Take a look at your dad. Ain’t he bitchin’ about the immigrants and protestors and Colin Kirkpatrick and how nobody wants to work, like, right now? Scotch n steak and casual racism? Law & Order, backs the blue? I’m so depressed I wanna go to sleep, but the mail lady’s gonna be here soon and she don’t like gettin’ out of her car so she honks the horn so I’ll come fetch the mail at the end of the driveway-she drive real fast, they all seem like maniacs to me now. I’m supposed to be getting a book for my birthday. I asked my mom for the Repalcements book, but then I realized, I should’ve asked for the RAZZLE book instead. Lucky to get anything, hope the heat holds up tonight. At my age you’re lucky to ecven have a roof. If you’re poor, you’re lucky to have even some of your teeth. Supposed to get down into the twenties tonight. The wind has knocked the whole town sideways. Lotta people are frightened as fuck about the stuff that Mark Crispin Miller and Tessa Fights Robots have to say about science, truth, facts, and profit motive propaganda, but I believe their main message remains, “Stay Human”, which is becoming ever more challlenging, in this Bladerunner-like Fifth Gen Warfare Metaverse Hive Mind Total Spectrum Domination Panopticon Monopoly Twitterverse Fake World.

Cold morning, many worries, miss my longlost, long gone, sadly absent, adult kids, might be taking more landscaping work, helping care for an ailing cowboy, the lady I was working for kinda gently replaced me with an infinitely more qualified and knowledgeable handyman, who actually knows how to fix things with tools, and aint as afraid of climbing high ladders, she was fortunate to find him, he works cheap and most fix-it guys around here are halfassed fly by night leave it all undone/might steal shysters. I don’t mind getting my hands dirty helpin’ out, but I’m not a handy dandy to-do list, roof and heating repairman, home improvement kinda guy, which was of course, my ex wife’s main complaint-she said she wanted a help-mate, somebody to retile the floor on her flip properties. I’m better with like a microphone stand and some scarves than I am with you know a hammer, rake, plunger or drill. I keep thinkin’ bout the Guy Griffin/Spike split and what a shame it is. I tend to sympathize with Spike. Ya know it’s happened to me before-even the guys who I helped build their whole thing from the ground up have looked at me and decided, i don’t need that guy, I’ll just sing his songs and wear his old hat. Use his bandname, nobody’ll know the difference. Of course everybody knows the difference. It’s kinda trippy bein’ me cause to my face all the hipsters and artsy fartsies will talk about how it’s groovier to be free, than have money, can barely hold  the pose for five seconds before they are full on back to rambling on about how they’re gonna be rich and famous, rich and famous, rich and famous, overnight rich and famous. Their mother in laws’s letting ’em run the Airbandb and they got their lotus flower paintings for sale in the lobby, or their wife bought ’em a website and a podcast and some vanity merchandise so now they decided they can eat your face and be you, they got the Tuesday night records DJ spot at the fake divebar in the gentrification zipcode where douchelords can punch homeless sick people and get away with it. The fake rocker kids in the expensive hats will all slap ’em on the back and affirm their alpha male ownership society “Thank You, Sir” status so they can keep theirTuesday night records DJ spot and free drink tickets to give to girls.

Cinderella – Gypsy Road – YouTube

Why Do Many Anarchists Seem to Support the Establishment? – YouTube

Ghost Stories of Capitalism: Racism is REAL, and It’s a Class Struggle | Black Agenda Report

Primo Radical on Twitter: “Vox Populi, Vox Dei https://t.co/aeuYUu2C2L” / Twitter

Primo Radical on Twitter: “Notice that he did not answer the question. https://t.co/r1h9eu2VDc” / Twitter

If the US Told Rwanda and Uganda to Get Out of Congo, the War Would End | Black Agenda Report

The right will claim to boycott Disney and call them groomers (without actually boycotting them) but still support all 1000 member corporations of the WEF.” (-Politics Noticer)

“Different sheep, same Shepard.” (-Thunder)

To be fair, the same thing happens on the right.

You can see it happening now with how Elon is trying to make the Twitter Files about Republicans vs Democrats rather than about the fact that the FBI & DHS engaged in a criminal conspiracy to interfere in the election.” (-Primo Radical)

ESSAY: Negroes Speak of War, Langston Hughes, 1933 | Black Agenda Report

Cryptome on Twitter: “Daniel Ellsberg @DanielEllsberg and John Young @Cryptome_org and will appear on @democracynow tomorrow morning, around 8AM, to discuss #Assange direct support. Check schedule at: https://t.co/JjYa39HobX” / Twitter

WikiLeaks on Twitter: “Live: European Parliament Press Seminar on the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought Speakers include wife of Julian Assange – who was nominated as one of this years three finalists @Stella_Assange #FreeAssangeNOW @Europarl_en Watch Here: https://t.co/YEXZY2jvKb https://t.co/a7Km93V3QV” / Twitter

Dr. CBS on Twitter: “1/3: This Wednesday 12/14 at 8pm, tap into this very important conversation about anti-imperialism! As our communities are increasingly under siege by police occupation, militarism, and endless war, it is important to organize for self-defense and self-determination. + https://t.co/8s6H72jqcB” / Twitter

Another Study Reveals that Kids’ Screen Use Can Stunt Emotional Development and “lead to more severe challenging behavior” – Activist Post

The Corporate Capture of Global Biodiversity Agenda (consortiumnews.com)

DR. ROBERT MALONE: The Inventor Of mRNA – YouTube

Biden Under Mounting Pressure To Drop Charges Against Julian Assange – Activist Post

INTERVIEW – F. William Engdahl: How BlackRock Created the Global Energy Crisis – Activist Post

EXPLOSIVE Truth About Vaccines & COVID w/Inventor Of mRNA Vaccine Technology, Dr. Robert Malone – YouTube

You’d Better Watch Out: The Surveillance State Is Making a List, and You’re On It – Activist Post

Primo Radical on Twitter: “They arrested him so he wouldn’t be able to testify before Congress today. Could this country be any more openly corrupt? https://t.co/oq3cwc7rHv” / Twitter

Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “”Is Sean Penn a Hollywood honey trap for the five eyes intelligence alliance..? Or is Penn nothing more than a member of the rising celebrity cult-humanitarian complex spearheaded by entertainment stars, billionaires and activist NGOs?” By @VanessaBeeley https://t.co/ZvJxyLe0wD https://t.co/oht4GDKYpx” / Twitter

Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “Sean Penn calls The Unvaccinated criminals and demands they be stripped of their jobs, while pushing the lie that the jab prevents transmission Penn is a Covid profiteer whose CORE received millions from Gates, Jack Dorsey & Clinton Inc to do mass testing https://t.co/qP7GMJ3lkI” / Twitter

Catherine Perez-Shakdam: The “Israeli Spy” Who “Infiltrated” MintPress (mintpressnews.com)

Michael Monroe – Midsummer Nights (Official Audio) – YouTube

I Will Stay (Live) – YouTube

On International Human Rights Day: Money for Ukraine and War But Austerity for the People | Black Agenda Report

“Building authentic radical opposition is no joke. That is why you won’t see millions being thrown at the Black Alliance for Peace by the enemies of humanity. We depend on the people. Please consider dying deep to support grassroots movement building.” (-Ajamu Baraka) https://blackallianceforpeace.com/donate

Well, like I always say, brothers and sisters and friends of the revolution, the clcok on the clubhouse wall sez it’s time for me to do my morning chores, I’ve procrastinated long enough, I suppose, but keep your electric eyes on the Revolutionary Blackout Network and Caitlin Johnstone and Whitney Webb’s pages if you wanna know summa what’s goin’ on behind the NWO propaganda bullshit. I love ya, Stay Wild, Stay Free! xo SF JD

GENERAL LABOR’S GUTTER GOSPEL: ELVIS COSTELLO, DURAN DURAN, CYNDI LAUPER, JILL STEIN, JACOBITES, FRAUD SQUAD ARE FAKE AF, BURROUGHS, ABBIE HOFFMAN, MODERN ENGLISH, ABBIE FOREVER!

TROUSER PRESS & CREEM & MAYBE SOMETIMES AT A FLEA MARKET OR IF YOU GOT YARD SALE LUCKY A BOX OF OLD ROCK SCENES

    I sat in history beside this beautiful rich girl way outta my laegue named Paulette-she liked Duran Duran which was exceptional for a suburban rich girl and she told me to get my haircut like Limahl. Who Nick Rhodes had just produced. Instead, I started spiking my hair up like Billy Idol. But that was progress. Prior to that, I just looked like Walso in the “Hot For Teacher” video, ya know? Nerd city, Elvis Costello. When I was a kid in hicktown Midwestern purgatory the old people’s idea of being cool was like, Huey Lewis, okay? The popular blonde preppie kids at my school who weren’t full on mom picks out their clothes, turnedup collar golf shirt preppie with designer jeans and maybe Michael Jordan tennis shoes, wore like white fedoras with black hat bands from Chess King in the mall. Member’s Only jackets. White suitcoats, skinny ties, breakdance shirts with flaps and snaps, penny loafers with no socks like Don Johnson from Miami Vice. The cover of the little entertainment magazine they gave away free at the grocery stores, it was actually probably called “The Entertainer”, it always alternated between like, this mainstream cheesy pop hair band from Toledo called the Affair who my bass player the popular local DJ actually liked and emulated because they had lights and management, and a much cheesier cover band all the thirty something/single people went to see called, wait for it: BMW! They did like really bad covers-think of the very worst songs you ever heard on A.M. radio, “Takin’ Care Of Business” or “ba-ba-ba-baybeh you aint seen nothin’ yet”. “China Grove” by the Doobie Brothers, okay? They thought that shit was like epic cool. They all had gold necklaces, chest hair, mustaches, cheeseball grins, curly hair, Hawaiian shirts UNDERNEATH white suitcoats. What a town. Every two or three months me and my arcade rat BMX bike trail, Iron Maiden and Dio stoner buddies and me might get somebody’s mom-Cheryl or Enid, to drive us all the way out to the nearby town’s hippie record store. Some guy’s dad had owned a Tool & Dye factory, left him with an inheritance which he promptly squandered on a record label that signed ancient studio musician fiddle players and bizarre psychedelic prog bands from Germany. He had a bunch of oversized paisley velvet hippie era clothing tailor made, and he spent the rest of the loot on a record store in the middle of cornfields near a high school and a fire department in the middle of fucking nowhere, but it still became a tristate destination record store mostly because he hired a really exceptionally cool, soft spoken hippie blues and garage punk enthusiast named Dave A., that’s the guy who got me into the Stooges and the Doors when I was 11 or `12 and still stuck on the Monkees  and Wings. That store was just like an old garage sale, it was the leftovers, the pickedover remanants of all the trends that had long expired-from Pet Rocks to Disco Duck. Blacklite posters and used porno mags. Lots of faded old Trouser Press magazines, but that’s where us greasy kids could learn about the sixties and seventies, pre MTV, pre Etsy, pre cellphones, pre internet. This was the Walkman and Pac Man era-Def Leppard and Duran Duran, okay? So being much older than me, like my parents age, Dave A. was a product of another time, you know that old Bob Seger lyric, “I’ll sit and listn to ’em by myself”? That was Dave A.-he’d get off work, and maybe buy a stack of frozen tv dinners from Clyde Evans grocery store, some Old Gold brand cigarettes, he’d buy several bottles of malt liquor, and fortified wine, climb the stairs to our shoebox one bedroom, key his way inside and take off his coat, and before he even got his shoes off, the record needle would be playing Canned Heat or “Electric Mud”. He could sit through both sides of a Devo or Pere Ubu album, he was a more patient man than me. He loved Elvis Costello, considered him like the biting new wave Dylan. He got me a job at that record store when I was about 17, and a blonde chick named Dawn would drive me to work out there cause I do not drive. He moved in to my purple apartment when he got evicted from his family home after his parents and beloved dog all died. He had a friend who was also into old blues records and they’d share joints and talk for hours about old blues dudes I’d never heard of. When he had hard liquor, he’d play some George Thorogood and the Destroyers, who I ended up liking, or Blue Cheer or the MC5. He loved acid, we tripped together all the time. I knew some girls who liked Cinderella and Ratt and Bon Jovi, they all hungout at a shithole biker/redneck heavy metal dive called the Wayside even though they were way underage, they had long legs, stonewashed jean jackets with little buttons on ’em that said Poison or Bon Jovi, big hair, and leather miniskirts and all the older dudes with Transmaros and mullets and rising sun muscle shirts would take turns taking them home and having their way with them, some of ’em did not even have their braces off yet-I was still a bit shy, and in love with a chick who liked the Smiths and Depeche Mode. I was trying to look like Phil Oakey from the Human League, or any of the eighties new wave baby Bowies. I had bad glasses, so sometimes, I’d try going around without them, and only end up like looking really extra bonus klutzy cause I was dropping shit, blind as a bat, bumping into things, crashing my bicycle in her yard. Finally got contacts and things got better. She liked Howard Jones when he was new, “New Song”, remember that? King “Love & Pride”, U2 “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, “Invisible Sun” by the Police. Did we go to see the “Dream Of The Blue Turtles” together at the Frontier Theater in the American Mall? It feels like we did, but I might be dreaming. Anyways, aside from the “Circus” and “Creem” magazines, you could still but at the grocery store news stand, there was nothing to do in my town, except if you had an older friend who was sixteen and could drive you around. There was a lake where people’s moms took them to swim way out in the rural county near the state park, a rollerskating rink where I got beatup repeatedly by a weightlifter karate dick named Paul M.. Do you remember the bad guys in “Some Kind Of Wonderful” or “Pretty In Pink”? Those were exactly the kinda super privileged, classic car driving, predator bullies I had to fucking reckon with all my life, while school administrators, rightwing coaches, and short sleeved/fat tied-full ashtray on their desk cause everybody still smoked indoors back then  juvie authorities provided cover for their gross misconduct and violence and instead came after us working class weirdos, lower class brats, for being too new wave, or in my friends, Dekan and J.R.’s case, too heavy metal. Remember that anthem, “You Can’t Stop Rocknroll”? My rent was about $600 a month I think, maybe less, but I still never had enough to pay the heatbill because I bought beer and cigarettes and bags of burgers and fries from the old fifties burger joint across the street where all the whitehaired old people always insisted on calling me “ma’am” to let me know some more, how they did not like my black hair or leather jacket. Assholes drove by us and always felt compelled to yell, “BOY GEORGE!” or “JOEY RAMONE!”, like it was  a bad thing. Man, that place sucked, my only respite was in the music. We could drink some booze or even beer and play those old records and new wave cassette tapes on my broken boombox and lose ourselves in the songs, escape into a sonic oasis where we were safe from abusive stepfathers and popular kid bullies and chainsmoking, sexually frustrated “Cagney & Lacey” wannabe butch tough guy lady probation officers who seemed to get off on intimidating minors, painstakingly solitary confinement and permanent curfew, behavior modifying us into corny country club conformity. They still think of themselves as altruistic, like they really believe they were doing some kind of good and philanthropic service for the community when they locked up teenagers for “chronic dress code violations” and helped cover the sins of the ruling class fortunate son football players, grandsons of local judges, grandsons of steel magnates and cheese factory owners-the son of the downtown bar owner-they all had total impunity-arsonists, cat killers, bully sadists. The meddlesome country club moms were all like these bedridden Stepford Wives, running their own kid’s lives by telephone, some of ’em were swingers. They all watched shit like “Dallas” and “Dynasty” and “Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous” and later on, “Melrose Place”. Lady golfers. Catalog shoppers. Secret pillheads. Swimming pool loungers, bon bon eaters. I knew what Prince meant when he said, “you don’t have to watch Dynasty to have an attitude”. I always had a stack of old magazines wherever I went, and a notebook. The local badguy from the Karate Kid, before the reboots, when he was just an evil bully and not a misunderstood middle aged loser still stuck in his glory days nostalgia, the local judo hotshot, he loved to elbow me when I was going up the stairs, knock my Pegasus Trapper Keeper outta my hands so all my shit would splay out all over the hall and I’d be getting stepped on by other jocks as I scurried to pick it all up, future song lyrics, band logo sketches and pinups of Adam Ant, Billy Idol, Boy George, Nina Hagen; or some blonde mulleted quarterback senior I rode the bus with might grab my notebook outta my hand and loudly read my sentimental prose about that new wave chick I told you about in a really cruel and mocking voice for all the laughing kids in the study hall. He’s still that hometown popular asshole. Still rules the school, is still big man on campus in that town. Unreal, ya know? I never knew my dad really but when I was 13 he sent me a package with Martin Crenshaw, Elvis Costello, Psychedelic Furs, Cyndi Lauper, Tears For Fears, and Elvis Costello records. I’m thankful to be outta that town where so many of my boyhood friends were killed, bullied into suicide, or pushed into military service or imprisoned in jails or the factory or just tortured forever on nonstop probation. I always related to that Rose Tattoo song, “Scarred For Life”. I still feel that way, exactly. “Kenny Silvers The Boy Who Disappeared”.

“Do you remember the new romantics? Do you remember the stars from mars? Do you remember promises, promises, I aint broken none of ours…Do you remember, hey remember…” (-The Naked Flames)

Trouser Press

ABBIE FOREVER!

Not all of my influences are glam or new wave. Cats like John Trudell, Stokely Carmichael, Ralph Nader, Malcolm X, and Fred Hampton had a big impact on me, too. Joe Strummer. Abbie Hoffman. I wish I did not have to teach everybody I meet about the Beats, Phil Ochs, the radical yippie tradition, the proto-punks, the Diggers, the American Indian Movement, the Up Against The Wall Motherfuckers, the Brown Berets and Black and White Panthers, but you know, it’s kinda like become part of my job, by default, I guess. All Power To The People, brothers and sisters and friends of the revolution. ABBIE HOFFMAN, PRESENTE!

SHE’S SO UNUSUAL 

Oh man, 1983 was a crazy year for me, escaped Baptist school in Southern Kentucky and fell in love, discovered the joys of eyeliner and thrift store shopping, pierced both ears and got my first tattoo. My holy trinity back then was Prince, Billy idol and Cyndi Lauper, now I was into Duran Duran, Adam & The Ants, and Van Halen as well, but the big 3 were IT! Not that many people make a debut album as good as Cyndi’s which is like one of those perfect, near lawless, timeless masterpieces that stays with you all your life. I started buggin’ my metalhead guitar deedlers to help me work out a heavy arrangement of “Money Changes Everything” way back before I found out it was a cover. I just love that song so much and in the video, ya know, Cyndi’s band look alot like the Revolution while she goes flying around in a motherfucking trash can like a magical cross between Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, David Lee Roth, and Oscar the Grouch. I went to see her at King’s Island with my gangsta O.G. friend Sean and some son of a bitch Ohio Buckeye fratboy piece of shit threw his shoe at poor Cyndi and hit her in the face with it while she sang “Time After Time” and I straightup cried right there in front of my gangsta friend and while Sean does not believe in tears, I think he knew me so well, he almost begrudgingly understood. Sean and I knew each other since the fourth grade when we got paddled for fighting on the playground-me and Turaj versus Sean and Dwayne, you can’t make this shit up. We had our first beers together probably, our first cigarettes, playing hooky, committing late night acts of vandalism, stealing beer brazenly outta suburban country club people’s garages which was risky business back then, our friend Danny who killed himself after fighting that shameful bullshit first gulf war based on lies, he got beat up pretty badly by Todd K.’s dad while attempting to steal something outta their garage, maybe beer, maybe bicycles, i was not there. I just know the old man roughed up Danny pretty good which was no easy feat back then. Danny went to the Catholic school cause he lived with his mom and marine stepdad but he beat the fuck out of a big fuckin linebacker dude named John L. who was a big wall of meat football player at my high school who disapproved of my dangling skeleton earrings and second hand little old man shoes and smoking jackets and salmon fedora and ridiculous four or five concho belts, d’ya feel me? MTV was a huge deal for me, I’d go to a kid named Erni F.’s after school to watch MTV and they had a number you could call to make requests and you know, being 12 or 13 or whatver I thought I was gonna get to talk to Martha Quinn, but no such luck. That would not happen til I ranaway to NYC in 1984 and I met her and Stiv Bators on Saint Mark’s Place in the village where I used to loiter round for hours talking to a goth chick named Lisa Genre (RIP) who was teaching me about like, Skin N Bones, Angels In Vain, Lords Of The New Church and the Divinyls. Madonna was cool in “Desperately Seeking Susan” when they dressed her up like a downtown Village Girl, but you know she never had no heart, really. Not like Cyndi Lauper. Cyndi was a real girl, Madonna was just like a ruthlessly ambitious disco tramp with exceptionally nice looks. I never did like material girls. Cyndi was a junk shop goddess. I love, love, love her. If I was rich, you know, I’d probably own one of those Cyndi Lauper dolls we’ve seen online. I was a sucker for her whole thing, man. The Rock & Wrestling Connection with Rowdy roddy Piper and Captain Lou Albanao, her videos, I was a Goonie, myself, ya know? So I will always love Cyndi, I’ll go to my grave still singing along with Cyndi. I feel so sorry for kids who’ve grown up you know with the Orwellian Monopoly Media and all that fake fucking awful bullshit muzak that aint got no heart, all those even worse than McDonna garbage pop sluts, ugh, just awful. If you wanna show me a good time, make sure there’s something involving Billy Idol, Prince, and Cyndi Lauper. And maybe New Order. Or Duran. The Jesus & Mary Chain. And booze. And makeup. Big Country. The Alarm. The Smiths. Dream Academy. The Cure. You know. Old new wave. George Michael, Michael Jackson, Inxs. Throw in some Zapp…”Diver Down”…”I love you more than I did when you were mine…”

“Assange’s life and the life of our democracy are hanging in the balance, in this case that is destroying press freedom & judicial integrity. Doctors4Assange implores Home Secretary Braverman & Attorney General Garland to release the most consequential publisher of our time now. It is a travesty that a publisher is languishing in Britain’s most notorious high security prison, when he shouldn’t have been imprisoned in the first place. The precarious condition of Mr. Assange’s physical & psychological health underscores the need for his immediate release. Given his chronic lung condition, Mr. Assange may be at increased risk of serious illness resulting from Covid infection. In addition, his mental health is placed at further risk by the solitary confinement he’s been forced to endure since his positive Covid test.Confirming these concerns, Mr. Assange has already experienced a mini-stroke, which occurred on the first day of his extradition hearing in the UK High Court. Compounding these health injustices, Mr. Assange was reported to have tested positive for Covid-19 last week. These abuses have been grinding down Mr. Assange’s mental & physical health for over a decade, generating risk not only of suicide, but also of physical illness like cardiovascular disease, known to increase under conditions of psychological stress.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

“The only gang problem the Haitian people have are the Western colonial gangs led by Don Biden & supported by his CIA & pentagon killers. Where is liberal/left on this issue? Most have fallen for racist propaganda of crazed gangs & Black folks unable to govern themselves. We need everyone to tweet out in opposition to the UN invasion of Haiti. #stopUNinvasionofHaiti The UN must stop being a puppet of Western powers. Russia & China if you abstain on this like you did on Libya, you will be called out. This resolution must be vetoed. This invasion is premised on racial tropes. The Haitian people are clear – stay out. Biden had a chance to support democracy when it came into office & choose not to. Your puppet govt is in trouble & now you want to invade??” (-Ajamau Baraka)

Fiorella Isabel on Twitter: ““All states that possess or aspire to genuine strategic sovereignty and are capable of challenging Western hegemony, are automatically declared enemies. These are the principles that underlie US and NATO military doctrines that require total domination.”” / Twitter

“We went from “No Nazis”, to “But Zelensky is Jewish”, to “There aren’t that many Nazis”, to “You all have Nazis too” (-Black In The Empire)

Kawsachun News on Twitter: “An image of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab and his family is projected onto a building in Bellas Artes, Caracas on the eve of the anniversary of his kidnapping to the United States, from Cape Verde. @FreeAlexSaabOrg https://t.co/Z253n3lihM” / Twitter

“Our Gov’t and their owners realize they are losing control of the world which makes them more dangerous than ever.” (-Black In The Empire)

JOHN 5

Man I never was a big White Zombie fan after maybe their first two records but I remember living on Rivington Street in the 80’s and seeing Ena Kostabi all the time when he was in the band cause he hung around with my older female roommates Lisa and Minkie. I discovered John 5 via his work with David Lee Roth, ya know and I like how he always plays what is right for the song rather than just deedling all the time for no reason. I think a couple other flash lead guys-Steve Stevens and Billy Tsounis also have that taseteful elegance, like they can Steve Vai and Eddie Van Halen all over the place til doomsday but they play to illustrate, show you pictures, I kinda love that. All my favorite guitarists-Mick Ronson, James Honeyman-Scott, Derwood, James Calvin Wilsey, Jimmy James, they all played with nuance and soul and not just weedle weedle weedle for no reason which is a turnoff to me, part of why I don’t really like much heavy metal wankage. John 5 though, yeah, I think he’s cool-defo not a Marilyn Manson fan by any long stretch even in the Dope Show heyday or when Alistarr from the Ultras had the Dali Gaggers with ex Spooky Kid Gidget Gein, they were just never my cuppa fake Alice Cooper. I was my own fake Alice Cooper! But man I wish I could find a competent rocknroll guitar player to join my deadend desert ghost town, elderly goth, antisocial glamarchist, and Maximum Torch& Twang punk band, THE LONELINESS influences include: Tex & The Horseheads, Chris Isaak, Marty Robbins, The Beasts Of Bourbon, Comatones, Generation X and Lords Of The New Church. Recordings, touring, video, live and in person at your next protest/riot! Meanwhile, word on the hairmetal podcasts has it John 5 will be replacing poor old Mick Mars in the Crue. 5 seems like the perfect fit, if Mick is no longer up for the arduous tours. The Crue seem like such irredeemable dickheads, but 5 survived Brian Warner and company, so I’m sure he’ll make out alrite.

“China and Russia haven’t been surrounding the US with military bases, so who is the real aggressor?” (-Black In The Empire)

“These conditions are collectively equivalent to psychological torture, as assessed by the former United Nations Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, and other medical experts in the field. 2/no national security defendant has EVER been acquitted in the Eastern District of Virginia, where Mr. Assange would be tried if extradited to the US.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

BEEN HAVING TROUBLE EDITING MY COLUMNS IN HOTMAIL

Seems that government spy software you read about in WIRED tech magazine does not like certain words or phrases I use frequently like Julian Assange and Ralph Nader, Dr. Jill Stein, Lee Camp, and Ajamu Baraka. I’m up early this morning, had some dreams I ran into the singer of Ratt at a rock magazine store and told him I empathized with his struggles to fly the Ratt flag since Robin Crosby passed with all those other guys always battling, lawsuits, lineup changes, etc. In the dream, I was buying some Stooges and Doors posters and a couple of like 80’s pinup Van Halen magazines. Wokeup with lotsa worries cause I got an appointment this morning with an older handyman neighbor who is supposed to help me repair a glass window I accidentally broke in a holy shit wasps panic. He wants to try to source glass from an eccentric hoarder neighbor, whereas my idea is let’s save time, get a nice piece of plexiglass cut to size at the local hardware store and silicone it in and call it good. At 7:30, I’m gonna head down to the local grocers by foot to try to purchase a box of donuts for the crew. At one o clock today, we’re supposed to be seeing a different dude with a truck and a dolly and hopefully a ramp who is scheduled to remove a bunch of big appliances and heavy debris from the place we’re moving into. The owner of that place is also a hoarder who has left a shit load of like sheet metal piles, chicken wire, limber, old poles in concrete just laying around, most of which she expects us to just cohabotate with and work around forever. The prime space in the garage is monopolized by a six foot high stack of mosaic floor tiles on pallets and stuff like that, big tubs of paint, multiple kitchen cabinets in this tiny garage that have to be moved to one of her many other storage properties to make room for our stuff and I’ve also got to find a big piece of wood to place over the jackhammered cement flooring in the back of the garage from an abandoned bathroom build  project, it’s kind of discouraging the work I got in front of me. High winds also blew down lengthy sections of fence surrounding the perimeter of the property, I’ve never mixed cement before, and it appears to be a serious security issue as the house is an a sketchy neighborhood. Bliss bubble yuppies in cars never notice crime elements in their rental neighborhoods, but I’m over fifty, know drug culture when I see it. There’s definitely a vibe on that street, so ya know, I’m pushing forward with this big overwhelming relocation project but only for my family who’ve totally outgrown the rickety disintegrating unheated desert trailer. I think Stephen Pearcy was in my dream cause I’ve been thinking about my old punk rock girlfriend Steffani who he also dated, and hoping she is happy in life, she was working at a radio station in the midwest last I heard with my catholic school party bro, Tom Staudt, I loved that they knew each other and were both in the music business. THey were both really good friends to me in my teens and early twenties before we all made our escape. We came from a bad town. Toxic sinkhole-crack, racism, sado sports culture, gang violence. Many of our former school friends ended up murdered or killed themselves there. That’s how bad the culture was we grew up in. Preppie motherfuckers from that suburban sports school still act like it was all normal and hunky dory. Ugh. All I can say is even with all my problems, I’m thankful I am not in fucked up fucking Fratboy, Ohio, USA! USA! Fuckshit, man, my old lady’s dada is in the ICU and yeah it’s all the same symptoms as everybody who is fit as a fiddle one day, then starts to have theses “sudden” and “unexpected” health issues after being browbeaten into taking multiple “safe and effective” medications. It’s so fuckedup. We’re praying for the old man, poor guy. He wants to live long enough to see his estranged wife and mother of his four children again. I’m rooting for the old grumpy dude like a motherfucker. We’re listening to Bob Seger in his honor.

“It seems like almost nobody in the US finds it strange that both Parties and both sides of the media establishment always supports every war our Gov’t gets us involved in, even though it always turns out that they were lying to us.” (-Black In The Empire)

MOST PEOPLE ONLY SKIM THE HEADLINES OR SLOGAN OF THE DAY

If it flatters their preferred partisan politicians, they say it is, scientific and facts based, if it makes their preferred partisan politicians look like the sellout fraud corporate whore grifter ruling class scumbags they truly are, and that’s ALL OF ‘EM, they just instinctively filter it out as “fake news” If their team is fucking them over, they don’t even wanna know. They just love their phony baloney “Dynamite Magazine” political/media celebrities so much, they shrug and look the other way when presented with evidence of their brazen corruption. www.opensecrets.org Take the fraud squad for instance, they campaigned on challenging the system as working class outsider candidates, now they’re in there, on the red carpets, they talk about being traumatized by rude protestors, vote for evil bullshit genocidal dangerous wars, and say nothing on behalf of Cuba, Venezuela, or Assange or Hale. The squad are every bit as poisonous to democracy as any hillbilly militia pro cop Maga protestor on the Capital steps, because they provide “educated” middle class property owners, le petit bourgeoise, with the ILLUSION they are being somehow “represented” by these complicit enablers and agents of the murderous super rich who they work for. That aint democracy it’s just late stage grossout monopoly capitalism.

“Bernie told you that Trump was the most dangerous President in history, then told you to vote for Biden who is pushing us towards nuclear war with both Russia and China and he not only isn’t pushing back, but is supporting it.” (-Black In The Empire)

“They lied to you about Vietnam. They lied to you about Iraq & Afghanistan. They lied to you about Syria & Libya. They lied to you about Honduras & Bolivia. They lied to you about Assange & Russiagate. So why the hell would you believe what they’re telling you about Ukraine?” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

AUTUMN MAKES ME WANNA HEAR THE JACOBITES & BOUNTY HUNTERS FOR SOME REASON

Maybe cause I associate my instructions to Dave Kusworth and Nikki Sudden with this golden era from my long gone past and a groovy folk chick named Nici I used to live with in Cambridge, Ma. We had a rent controlled therefore still affordable, big, cold, spacious bohemian second floor apartment in the wet leaves of Kenmore Square back in the early Sub Pop record club nineties. That rad chick loved the Jacobite’s so much, and also Rowland S. Howard and the Waterboys and Bob Dylan and Snatches Of Pink. She kept Nikki Sudden’s guitar string wound up in a little medicine bag she wore around her neck. I sure do miss that good lady, we were both kinda beatniks, though I was probably louder, wilder, more hedonistic, and radical leftist, she taught me about all kinds of music and literature and all about like, the Wobblies and Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie and the Zapatistas-all the pro power to the people, anti capitalist, working class tradition of righteous resistance culture defying the swells in the towers, the bossman, the white devils warpig honky death machine. Ahh yes, the beautiful chiming, gloriously cascading raggedy harmonies and scarf wearing bedraggled hypsy prince boozy troubadours inspired us all. Now even Kevin Junio is gone, Epic Soundtracks, Darrel Bath, the whole lot of ’em. If Heaven has a Velvet Basement…I’ve also been grooving to the Boys, that covers album created by the Golden Arm Hiroshi and the Tokyo Rat-The Golden Rat “We Got A Right”, anything Rowland, Nikki/Kusworth related. Soothes me. and a little Mazzy Star.