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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 “I see you standin’ on the other side

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

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

BEAT ANGELS

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

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

GOOD QUESTIONS

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

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

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

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

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

EMPIRE OF ILLUSIONS AND WHEN IT RAINS

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

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

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

(-Aaron Mate’)

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

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

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

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

@MiddleEastEye

 #ShireenAbuAkleh

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

LET FURY HAVE THE HOUR

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

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

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

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

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

Still crazy. U.S film trailer – YouTube

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FASCIST BOOK LOCKS ANTI WAR VOICES OUT 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

@ACLU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Brothers Steve “#1”

If you were into 00s powerpop/glam, then you probably remember Los Angeles band TSAR. If you don’t, then rush and grab their albums! 3 members of TSAR play in The BROTHERS STEVE, but the music of the band is more influenced by TEENAGE FANCLUB, GUIDED BY VOICES or The KINKS. The 60s powerpop influences perfectly mix with 90s altenative Brit pop in “Angeline” and some strong 70s glam rock influences can be heard in the very catchy “We Got The Hits” and in “Carry Me.”Songs like “She”, the organic “C’mon Pappy” or “Carolanne” are rooted in the 60s but manage to sound modern at the same time and The BROTHERS STEVE also display some garage rock’n’roll influences in “Songwriter” or in “Beat Generation Poets Turned Assassin.” Although this album doesn’t sound like TSAR, it definitely has some similarities in the songwriting, the bubblegum melodies and vocal harmonies, and I personally won’t complain about it.
That’s modern powerpop at its best, and the perfect summer album if you’re still looking for one! /Laurent C.

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Down To Rock #9 (June 2013)

polaroid_teddy_dtrMy name is Teddy Heavens and I’m bringing you the latest Sleaze/Glam/Punk and Trash rock and roll news from the Golden State and the streets (and gutters) of Hollywood, California! From the Valleys to the alleys, I’ll find the coolest bands to report on and let you know what’s up from the Rock and Roll capital of the world!
A lot of rock and roll has been going on in Los Angeles since last I wrote!! Live gigs galore: Prima Donna, Crash Diet, Tsar, Glamour Punks, Iggy and the Stooges, The Damned, Flag/Black Flag, the International Swingers (Punk Rock Super group www.internationalswingers.com), Michael Des Bares, The Horrors, Kyle Vincent (house concert-ex Candy Singer playing solo material), Johnny Thunders tribute show with Walter Lure, Rebel Rebel, L.A. Death Dolls, Punk Rock Museum party, Alice Cooper and M. Manson, Etc.
Check out my new Glam Punk website at www.ftwrecords.com and check out the band Wyldlife, good garage glam punk in the vein of Iggy, Sweet, Slade and Prima Donna!!!! http://wyldlife.bandcamp.com/ Also check out Rocky Shades from Wrathchild new band, Wildside Riot at http://www.wildsideriot.com/
TSAR Live- The Bootleg Theater Downtown Los Angeles
This show was the first by Tsar in Los Angeles in a long time, and the place was jammed with people singing along. This band is polished on record but very raw and powerful live and I gotta see them when they play, which is very rare, usually every 5 years. They played all the good shit from their first 2 records: Calling All Destroyers, Silver Shifter, Kathy Fong, Band-Girls-Money, and stuff off the latest CD The Dark Stuff like the catchy Police Station. Great pop band with catchy songs, you can get all their stuff off ITunes!!!
Black Star Riders CD Review-All Hell Breaks Loose
This is the new release from the band that was playing out as Thin Lizzy and have now released some original songs. This is some good 70’s style hard rock, with catchy vocals, harmony guitar lines and a surprisingly good singer in Ricky Warwick. The vocals are very Phil L., thick and full, and the production is great. This band is made up of hard rock legends and their experience shows. Fans of Lizzy will love this as well as all other hard rock fans.
War & Peace CD Review- Flesh & Blood Sessions
Blast from the past, this was a hard rock super group from back in the late 80’s featuring Jeff Pilson, Vinnie Appice, Randy Hansen and Michael Diamond. I’ve always loved Hansen’s guitar playing from back in the day with Champagne & Cocaine/Take You Higher, and Appice’s drumming is always great. Another calling card for this release is Michael Diamond from Legs Diamond, seeing he did not really do anything after this project. This material was recorded at the famous Sound City Recording Studio in the late 80’s and Thanks to Deadline Records and Tim Yasui for putting out Gems like this from hard rock and punk legends. The CD has some good hard rock songs and playing, check out “Kill for the Love of God” and “I Don’t Want To Be Lonely”, worth checking out.
Michael Des Barres CD Review- Carnaby St.
Michael self released this new batch of songs and the production is clean, clear and smooth, and the playing is great. The drums/guitar/bass and singing is spot on and this band is a must see if in Los Angeles or Austin, where they usually play. A play by play of each song goes like this:
You’re my Pain Killer-bluesy and laid back
Carnaby St.-cool glam trash track reliving the wild ass days in late 60’s London. Killer bass playing and singing/screaming, Michael going off at the end like a punky Rod Stewart.
Forgive Me– 70’s hard pop rock
Sugar-mellow Bo Diddly “I want Candy” riff with A+ bass playing and cool wah wah guitar.
Route 69– another bluesy/boozy number (70’s movie reference from Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry).
Please Stay-Michael brings us back to church! Minimal instruments, flawless performance on vocals.
Little Latin Lover– hard rocking song advocating for immigrant rights.
Hot and Sticky– The best song the Stones haven’t written in 30 years.
From Cloud 9 to Heartache-another cool pop song with a Culture Club vibe.
My Baby Saved My Ass– “from my wicked past” Michael is the rock and roll man!!! I once saw him at the Melrose swap meet in full face makeup and nail polish.
The Key of Love– cool ballad
Overall Michael has provided us with some good trashy rock and roll over the years and he still rocks better than most who are in their 20’s. I loved the Chequered Past record, and still think an artist or band could have a hit with “NO KNIFE” from that record (along with Frankie’s THE POWER OF LOVE), so support the man and get his music and go see the shows!!!!
If you want me to review your music or write about your event, send it all to:
Teddy Heavens
27750 Firebrand Dr.
Castaic, Ca. 91384
ftwrecords@aol.com

TSAR “The Drugboy tapes”

Point in fact, Tsar was the best band to come out of Los Angeles in the 2000’s! They are one of the greatest power pop bands to come from the Los Angeles area, ever!!! Period!
They usually put out an album every five years, their debut in 2000 and Band-Girls-Money in 2005 and now this release, The Drugboy Tapes. This release is a compilation of pre-debut demos of 6 songs off the debut record (Afradio, The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die, Ordinary Gurl, Kelly Fong Is The Bomb, I Don’t Want To Break Up, and Silver Shifter) plus a unheard gem and a retitled song and two live cuts.

I always assumed that the songs and production on their debut masterpiece album were a product of the “big” producer and “big” expensive recording studio. The debut record had lush production, killer hook after hook, in the form of cool little guitar riffs and vocal melodies, inventive vocal delays, and memorable chorus after chorus!!! I was dead wrong, these demos (90% of the debut record) show that the singer and guitar player had the songs all ready to go, so it makes sense that they got a record deal and put it to wax, as is!!!! They used drum machines, cheap keyboards, digital delays, and acoustic guitars on rented and returned home recording gear to get their dream rolling, and the song structures are intact, and in some cases more interesting. The amazing thing about these demos is that the riffs and little hooks and sweeteners were already in place, showing just how genius singer/guitar player Jeff Whalen and guitar player Daniel Kern truly are.

The one demo song that did not make the debut, “Son of Light” sounds like it fits in nicely with the rest of the power pop hits on the debut record and the two live songs on the Drugboy Tapes, are taken from the first ever live performance of the classic debut line up, from a live show on KXLU radio station (A local Los Angeles taste maker indie radio station). Only 3 songs from the debut are not represented by this demo release, “Disappear“, “Mono Stereo” and “Teen Wizards” and “The Glower” was renamed “Calling All Destroyers” from the debut record. This release is highly recommended, as well as their Debut record and Band-Girls-Money, and if you are ever in the Los Angeles area, check http://www.tsar.net for current gigs. In the 2000’s they toured with the likes of Duran Duran and Towers of London and they recreate their catalog of songs live and are very high energy must see live act! Get this release from CD Baby or Itunes./Teddy Heavens

If you want me to review your music or write about your event, send it all to:

Teddy Heavens
27750 Firebrand Dr.
Castaic, Ca. 91384
Ftwrecords@aol.com