Revolutionary Blackout Network on Twitter: “What is the World Economic Forum Exactly? Capitalist Dictatorship in Action | Nick at Night Episode 1” / Twitter WATCH!

They all believe we have a democracy & a two party system. We don’t have either, we live in an Oligarchy, but most of the people who benefited under that oligarchy don’t want to acknowledge it. That’s the main problem.” (-Jimmy Dore)

“Working people asked AOC: why didn’t you & Squad use #ForceTheVote? The right-wing Freedom Caucus did.

AOC’s response: If we were to fight for something, we’d cause “relational harm” with the Democratic establishment. So we don’t fight for anything.” (-Kshama Sawant)

All these politicians calling for escalation with Russia— more weapons to Ukraine and more sanctions— let them go fight on the front lines and pay all their expenses out their own pocket. Don’t be shy now, there’s an entire brigade for foreign volunteers.” (-Richard Medhurst)

Compton Jay on Twitter: “George Carlin Politicians and the media are always PUSHING OUR DIFFERENCES That’s the way a RULING CLASS operates in any society Keep lower and middle class fighting so the upper class can make-off with ALL THE MONEY” / Twitter


That’s basically all I wanna do nowadays. On the rarer and rarer occassion I’m permitted some free time to let my hair down, have a drink, I’m a lightweight now, just end up feeling really happy for about two hours while watching old MTV videos before falling asleep and retreating into my dreams. I used to have friends who shared my love and appreciation for bands like the Jesus & Mary Chain and Sisters Of Mercy, but now it’s just me out here on my own, I can barely even bother to tape record any of the songs I involuntarily sometimes still halfheartedly write with ever diminishing quality and frequency. It just seems pointless without someone to share it with-just me and the drum machine. Dr. Jeep plays on with or without me, but me, maybe it’s the winter or lack of support, I’m just not feeling the old passions fulltime like I used to, maybe it will return, I’m not content with Netflix or the rocking chair at all. “I got nothin’ to say, I’ve said it before, I’ve bled all I can I won’t bleed no more, I don’t need nobody to understand…” Ya know? I mean I got the archives out there if the right sitation arose, but it’s getting more and more painful waiting for the right day and less and less likely I’m gonna find some Derwood Andrews or Honeyman Scott collaborator out here in the cold and windy ghostlands. It’s a bummer, man. A bad buzzkill bummer.

Sisters of Mercy – Marian (live in London) – YouTube

The Sisters Of Mercy – Walk Away (HQ) – YouTube

The Sisters of Mercy – Vision Thing [HQ – HD 720p] – YouTube

Sisters of Mercy – Body and Soul – YouTube
The Sisters Of Mercy “Lucretia My Reflection” (Extended/Remastered) – YouTube

Jimmy Dore on Twitter: “Weird how nobody has asked him this until now, Great job @ezralevant When do the Pro-Mandate pushers apologize & ask for forgiveness?” / Twitter

“Joe Biden has disrespected the Black community, lied to us, attacked us and played us for fools for damn near a half century, but it’s okay because he’s a Democrat.” (-Black In The Empire)

“There is no such thing as “left” mainstream media in the United States.” (-Danny Haiphong)

Danny Haiphong (@SpiritofHo) / Twitter

Today, we live in a world of incredible wealth and technology, alongside the most horrendous conditions of poverty, war and environmental crisis. This is result of capitalism, a system based on prioritizing profits not human need where the wealth is concentrated in the hands of a capitalist elite.” (-Kshama Sawant)

Compton Jay on Twitter: “Military Times How do Military recruiters meet their enlistment quotas? The Student Loan Debt Crisis **Strategy** make college too expensive + a ton of low paying jobs” / Twitter

Compton Jay on Twitter: “Their agenda is Jewish supremacy and apartheid rule, the annexation of large swathes of the West Bank, the expansion of illegal settlements, Jewish prayer at al-Aqsa Mosque and the rollback of a swathe of anti-discriminatory measures.” / Twitter

“Russia didn’t invade and destabilize the Middle East.

Russia didn’t stage countless coups and proxy wars in Latin America and Africa. Russia didn’t order NATO expansion on its own border, sparking the Ukraine crisis. That would be the U.S. – the greatest threat to world peace.” (-Danny Haiphong)

Jeremy Loffredo on Twitter: “On the schedule for the WEF’s Davos meeting, brain-computer interfaces, AI, green technology and the next pandemic are all taking a back seat to promote and escalate the war in Ukraine. Zelenskyy and his wife get not 1, not 2, but 3 exclusive events on stage.” / Twitter

““Democrats love employing a “diverse” group of oligarchs to do the work of the ruling class.” (-Nick Cruse)

“The WEF and their partners are constantly organizing, meeting, planning and making moves to create the future they desire.

Why aren’t we?” (-Just. A. Thought)

“Gadaffi wasn’t giving soldiers viagra in Libya

Babies weren’t thrown out of incubators in Kuwait Iraq didn’t have WMD’s The US wasn’t winning in Afghanistan These are the lies our Gov’t told us to get us involved in wars, and guess what?

Russia wasn’t unprovoked….The United States has made it clear that this war should continue until Ukraine is completely destroyed, every Ukrainian than can fight is dead and our weapons manufacturers get as much of our taxpayers money as possible. Russia was the only country that wanted the peace deal to work.

That’s not according to me. It’s the words of the former leader of Ukraine, and the French and Germans who were supposed to be making sure the Peace deal was honored But the Russia was totally unprovoked thing works. I find it hard to imagine being born and living in the United States for most of your life and still believing our country is the one telling the truth about a war. I thought that the imaginary Ghost of Kiev went rogue. Leave Biden alone about these documents

Putin did it!” (-Black In The Empire)

Compton Jay on Twitter: “Martin Luther King Jr “.. large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo, than about justice, equality, and humanity.. ”” / Twitter

Compton Jay on Twitter: “The Black Panther Party’s Ten-Point Program Explained” / Twitter

“When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” –MLK Jr.  Beyond Vietnam, 1967)

“People who hoard the world’s resources are telling people who barely have access to the world’s resources to limit their use of the world’s resources, while they continue to use as much of the world’s resources as they please.” (-Just A Thought on Twitter)

“The persecution of Julian Assange is the conquest of us all: If Julian can stand up, so can you; so can all of us.” (- John Pilger)

“Saadam didn’t have WMDs.

Gaddafi didn’t butcher his own people. Assad didn’t gas his own people. Putin didn’t invade Ukraine unprovoked. It. Was. All. Lies. To. Manufacture. Consent. For. War.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“After Iranians are liberated by the CEO of Uber, they can finally abandon their system of free healthcare, free education and heavily subsidized gas and become disrupters and entrepreneurs in the gig economy” (-Max Blumenthal)

“You violently suppressed the most peaceful protest Canada – if not the world – had ever seen. Assaulted protesters. Froze bank accounts with no due process.

Do you think Russia or Iran take you seriously when you criticize them for being tyrannical regimes? ” (-Viva Frei to crooked Schwab puppet Trudeau)

“Both parties have spread smear campaigns about socialism to make sure you don’t have basic human rights … like, health care, affordable housing, education…

There’s nothing scary about a society that can afford to live and go to the doctor if they get sick.” (-Thia Ballerina)


Mick Wallace on Twitter: “War is a money racket, lobbyists for the Military Industrial Complex are wearing out the carpets in Brussels, promoting War, promoting Death. Why is ugly, War is stupid, so why are our Politicians promoting War..? What happened to our desire for Peace…?” / Twitter

Michael Tracey on Twitter: “It was always heading in this direction: the constant mantra that it’s “only for Ukraine to decide” US strategic imperatives, the unchecked boiling-frog escalatory spiral, the lack of any meaningful opposition or debate. And now — crossing yet another once-unthinkable threshold” / Twitter

Aaron Maté on Twitter: “.@MichaelEOHanlon notes that US military assistance for Ukraine “far exceeds what the US did to help Afghan mujahideen fight the Soviets in the 1980s — or any of its other partners in Cold War-era proxy conflicts against the U.S.S.R.” Ukraine: the proxy war of all proxy wars.” / Twitter

InsiderHCW 🩺⚕️ on Twitter: “🚨 New from Jimmy Dore: CDC knew full well within the FIRST MONTH that the Safety Signal related to deaths was triggered. They did not reveal it to the public.” / Twitter

Gonzalo Lira on Twitter: “You know why they are all of a sudden talking about how bad gas stoves and gas heating is in general? The EU sanctions cut off cheap Russian gas. So American gas producers are trying to cut US consumption so as to sell the gas to the EU at huge markups.” / Twitter

Jimmy Dore on Twitter: ““MAY BE MORE LIKELY to infect people who have been vaccinated”” / Twitter

BEING GASLIT BY ABUSIVE GOVERNMENT & CORPORATION FATCATSMan if you got kids you are probably as sick as I am of them being programmed to think the word gaslit applies to every topic all the time, like it just means something they don’t like, I dunno man, it’s the only word the Tik Tok kids seem to know. I got three crazy cats chasing some kinda bug around, just tearing through the place, knockin’ shit down this morning. It’s gotten down to like twenty degrees where I live so the only way to visit my garage hideout is under many old blankets. Those Davos honchos are meeting in Switzerland and doubtlessly planning even more of their Total Control rollouts. I

got a second hand store fifty cent Janois paperback called “Buried Alive” with no resale value but I intend to read it today. Watched “Saturday Night Fever”, on vhs out there-loved the dancing, old times music, and old NY footage but forgot how depressing it was. They thought things were hopeless for the high school grad working class way back in the seventies. There aint no mom n pop paint stores where you get raises for being helpful and well liked by the clientele no more. A friend of mine got a job working for the city and the co workers were hiding his tools and shit when he rejected their offers to engage in slippery activities with them. I had that happen to me at a night club, I would not be part of the embezzling so they had to get rid of me. Middle class home owners and investment property passive income streams have been trained to hate Julian Assange and love the warpigs like Lyn Cheney and John Bolton and even make excuses for the racist kkkops. It’s some fuckedup Dr. Strangelove shit, for sure. It’s a mad world now, the instittuitions have all been inflitrated and captured by the evil oligarchs-the media, the academic journals, schools- professors get punished for teaching the history of propaganda on university campuses. I fret about the future, not just my own, I mean I know I got more suffering and hard luck on the way, but my kids are growing up in a culture that relentlessly promotes violence and war and corrupt authoritarianism and even media fetishizes cruelty, and bizarre shit like serial killers, murder cults, child molestors, cannibalism and military committing atrocity. Now ya got these super yacht dick rockets to Mars, shady Bond Villain billionaires who wanna hack your brains. In more ways than one. Online “factcheckers” are a joke-they work for the weapon manufacturing, big pharma shareholding, would be tech-emperors and all up in yo bidness secret police. Democrats vote like Republikkkans, the Squad was all empty marketing and performative theatrics for wishful thinking boomers who see their pictures together in their cloth masks giving thumbs up but pay no attention to how they vote on actual bills and police and war funding and Republikkkan wanna take away what little rights any of us still have left in the way of housing, access to any optical/dental/medicine aside from the boosters, and already eviscertaed foodstamp social safety net. There is always some headline in shitlib media about how some Orange Man Bad related Republikkan is about to be held accountable for his dirty deeds but it’s all just the same old meaningless partisan false hopium. Same with anti immigrant rightwing media, always telling the gun nuts that Hillary or Hunter Biden are gonna go to jail as if any laws apply to rich people. If we weren’t being lied to and gaslit non stop why would they employ a million spooks to hide our conversations online? Think about it. Censorship and propaganda are the tools of dystopian polce state tyrants.

Far-Right House Republicans Want to Use the Debt Ceiling to Dismantle the Welfare State (

Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “Satisfying to watch this predator get confronted on his lies and pandemic profiteering for five blocks with no escape. Would have been better if some left activist media outfit did this but they mostly served as Pfizer’s foot soldiers for the past 3 years.” / Twitter

Social Media Is Filled With Spooks! With Mike Papantonio (

Davos: Gates, Schwab, Global Elites Face Growing Criticism of Their ‘Master the Future’ Agenda • Children’s Health Defense (

The Chris Hedges Report with Kevin Gosztola (

Democracy Is the Solution to Davos Elites’ Global Oligarchy (

Compton Jay on Twitter: “1960’s were REVOLUTIONARY TIMES 2020’s will also be REVOLUTIONARY TIMES The RAGE was in the STREETS! We can’t UNSEE the atrocities of the U.S. Empire” / Twitter

Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “Ruth Smeeth, a tool of the UK Israeli lobby and apparent asset of US intelligence, was labeled in US diplomatic cables exposed by Wikileaks as “strictly protect.” No wonder Index on Censorship has so carefully avoided covering Assange’s trial.” / Twitter

WATCH LIVE: Stand-Up For Assange — Maurizi Book Event; Tribute to Fritzi Cohen (

Rivera Sun: 10 Things Older Than War – Dandelion Salad (

Odes to AI – by Sabra Marcroft – Between Worlds (

When It Comes to Mishandling Classified Documents, the Powerful Are Treated With Kid Gloves (

US May Help Ukraine Launch An Offensive On Crimea – Caitlin Johnstone

360 Degree Surveillance: How Police Use Public-Private Partnerships to Spy on Americans – Activist Post

Ian Miles Cheong on Twitter: “At the WEF, a Swiss MP proposes cities where there is no individual ownership of cars, and encourages punishing any businesses that do not align with environmental goals.” / Twitter

“I’m outraged that the State Department is moving forward with plans to build the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on land stolen from Palestinians. By doing so, the U.S. is complicit in the illegal confiscation of Palestinian property.

Pres. Biden should reverse this Trump era policy immediately (-Congresswoman Rashida Talaib acts like she doesn’t know how shit really works here.)

“As 100 Ukrainian forces arrived in Oklahoma to train on use of the Patriot air defense system, Oklahoma state Sen. Nathan Dahm (R) filed a resolution to reject foreign soldiers on Oklahoma soil.” (-Medea Benjamin)

“Truth and narrative control are frequently at odds. Those who don’t understand this reality and collaborate with it will not thrive in government or in media.”

(-Caitlin Johnstone)

FRED Talks | Sekou Odinga on Political Prisoners of the United States and Why We Must Free Them – YouTube

“The FBI has been a fascist secret police organization from day one. They don’t care if you are a communist, anti war protester, MAGA person, or Black organizer. If you oppose the system in any way they are coming for you.” (-Garland Nixon)

And the price that the United States must pay for the continued exploitation and oppression of the Negro and other minority groups, is the price of its own destruction.”  (–MLK Jr. The American Dream, 1965)

Aaron Dahmen on Twitter: “New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is quitting politics. Leaving ‘no later’ than Feb 7.” / Twitter

Swiss MP At Davos: Change Living Environments To Force The Public To Follow Climate Goals – Activist Post

Fred Hampton on the importance of revolutionary education – YouTube

JOHN KIRIAKOU: GOP Has Not Created a New Church Committee (

Garland Nixon on Twitter: “Just Being Black Was Enough to Get Yourself Spied on by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI via @thenation” / Twitter


They let Hillary and her team get away with destroying phones with hammers, wiping servers clean and erasing 33,000 emails. I heard they found classified documents under Hunter’s crack pipe. With all the corruption Pres. Biden has got away with over the years, the lies he’s told, all the damage he’s done to the Black community and the middle class in this country and the deaths he’s caused around the world

They decided to go after Biden for having classified documents? Reminder Our Gov’t just spent 20 years in Afghanistan spending billions of our dollars They were supposedly training them to govern themselves and forming a military The Taliban took the country back in days and we left billions in weapons there They tell us Russia is failing. Politicians took $100 billion in taxpayer dollars A huge chunk has gone to their donors They told us Russia would be driven out, lose Crimea and be sent back to the Stone Age Instead Ukraine has lost 20% of their country and 100,00 soldiers We got played by our Gov’t again” (-Black In The Empire)

TOO YOUNG! Lisa Marie Presley’s Official Cause of Death Deferred Pending Tests (

Dolly Parton reflects on deaths of Elvis, Lisa Marie Presley – Los Angeles Times (

How Elon Musk Is Aiding the US Empire’s Regime Change Operation in Iran (

Historical footage and interviews with Black Panthers – YouTube

Free Ahmad Sa’adat! – CODEPINK – Women for Peace

The Assassination of Fred Hampton: New Documents Reveal Involvement of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover – YouTube

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties: O’Neill, Tom, Piepenbring, Dan: 9780316477543: Books


who I am kinda telepathically linked to. He knows I live in a remote region and got kicked off of social media by big tech warpig spooks, so when he senses my alienation andf depression from afar he vary caringly and thoughtfully sends me songs via email that cheer me up immensely. He also runs my old page online. Thank you my brother and comrade. I can’t wait to hear your new grebo gang!

Zodiac Mindwarp Interview MTVE 24/01/88 – YouTube

Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction 1992 Live superchannel – YouTube

Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction – Pandora’s Grisly Handbag – YouTube


“The for-profit health insurance industry is the main obstacle to delivering high quality, universal healthcare for all. It should be replaced with a single-payer system, a public program that guarantees everyone coverage. There are limits to reforming a system that is dominated by these massive and rapacious corporations. This is what happens under capitalism – as long as corporations and the super rich own the economy and the politicians, every new generation has to fight hard just to defend itself.” (-Kshama Sawant)

The FBI vs. Martin Luther King: Inside J. Edgar Hoover’s “Suicide Letter” to Civil Rights Leader – YouTube

Is New Zealand A Beta Test For Western Governments Micromanaging The Populace? – Activist Post

Why the US government murdered Fred Hampton – YouTube

Avi Yemini on Twitter: “🚨WE CAUGHT HIM! Watch what happened when @ezralevant and I spotted Albert Bourla, the CEO of Pfizer, on the street in Davos today. We finally asked him all the questions the mainstream media refuses to ask. Full story: SUPPORT:” / Twitter

Caitlin Johnstone on Twitter: “There Are No Innocent Americans If the logic that “there are no innocent Russians” because the Russian people have a moral obligation to overthrow their warmongering government were evenly applied, it would also apply to Americans.” / Twitter

The Robust Opposition on Twitter: “The War in Ukraine” / Twitter

Ann Wright on Twitter: “As the absence of a “military solution” slowly dawns on the armchair warriors are calling for Russia to withdraw only to pre-February 24 & not return of Crimea & Donbas.” / Twitter

Why I Publish Art And Philosophy In Addition To News Commentary (

Davos Elites Can’t Solve The Problems They Create – PopularResistance.Org

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 16-20 January 2023 | Childrens Health Defense

Dems LINE UP Behind Anti-Abortion, Anti-Union Judge! ( elites love eugenics, yo.

Jimmy Dore on Twitter: “Fauci lLied About: Masks Herd Immunity Natural Immunity Origin Of Virus Funding Gain Of Function Research Risk Of Covid In Children Early Treatments He’s a pathological liar who should be investigated & prosecuted. He also smeared any Dr’s who challenged his lies.” / Twitter

“Bernie Sanders talks about socialism in Scandinavia, and he’s correct to point to the huge victories the working class has won there through struggle, such as socialized medicine, free college education, and paid family leave. But if you talk to working people in Sweden or Norway today, you will find out that many of those past gains have been eroded and some virtually eliminated, including massive under-funding of healthcare and other public services and a return to for-profit systems that are unaffordable to working class people.The underlying issue is the system of capitalism itself, and under this system the best means for regulating or checking their power is not relying on a government which represents the interests of the rich but for millions of working people to become politically active in workplaces and communities through building unions and our own political party. Capitalism is based on ruthless exploitation and competition, and leads inevitably to the development of mega monopolies.” (-Kshama Sawant)

Bayt Al Fann on Twitter: “Welcome to Al-Mutanabbi Street the ‘Book Market of Baghdad’, where books remain in the street at night because Iraqis say: “The reader does not steal and the thief does not read.” A thread on the rich heritage of the historic book market on Al-Mutanabbi Street…” / Twitter

Stop US Wars: MLK Week Of Actions – Jan 13 – 22, 2023 – PopularResistance.Org

whole thing seems fishy Why Lisa Marie Presley’s Children Won’t See Any Of The $100M Fortune Elvis Left To Her When He Died (

The Black Panthers Originals Truth Uncensored: Black Lives Matter, KKK & More | Sway’s Universe – YouTube

Sabby Sabs on Twitter: “🗣 My sister is not here. She’s never coming back. She was working for your company, doing something she had no business doing.” / Twitter

There is Room in the Tent for Everyone, by Kenn Orphan – Dandelion Salad (

GOP Forms New House Committee to Investigate Abuses of Intelligence Agencies Modeled on 1970s Church Committee—But Will Use Committee to Advance Nefarious Partisan Agenda | CovertAction Magazine


My first sips of alcohol were out by the grill when my grandfather would give me little tastes of his Maker’s Mark and laugh his ass off at the faces I would make. I loved the sound of laughter and loud voices, music and fun that always emanated from my grandparent’s card parties when I was a kid, they’d throw these big shindigs with candles lining the walkways and card tables and tacky suit jackets and bad seventies Brady Bunch dresses and dancing and booze galore. I would go around and discreetly sip up all the half finished cocktails. Then in about the sixth grade, me and my friend Sean located the keys to his mom’s glorious bar, we liked to party and started early. We always believed that was what it was all about. Then, we discovered Prince. “If you didn’t come  to party, don’t bother knockin’ on my door!” And Van Halen. We knew we were right. That might be the one thing I had in common with Poison besides the makeup and scarves and ripping off Hanoi Rocks and Van Halen-the desire to live life to it’s maximum volume. Boogie around the campfire. Fill the cooler, prepare the flask. Start putting on makeup, we are on our way to The Show. Poison frontman Brett Michaels continues to tour relentlessly in spite of a long list of health problems, he’s kinda become a Jimmy Buffet like Brand to a certain flag waving, sports loving, unreality tv watching, big truck driving, middle class suburban demographic. I’d say he appeals to mostly women who bleach their hair blonde, who were teenagers in the eighties, and former jocks who would never, never, never have admitted to liking Poison in the eighties. I can still VIVIDLY remember a lunch room encounter with some downtown white trash stoners who were into Bon Jovi, Ratt, Ozzy, Slayer…they drew the fucking line with Guns N Roses and Posion. “Fags”. Makeup wearers. In a way, Poison helped my cause in the midwest because prior to their big breakthrough, the closest thing to what I was all about anybody ever saw on tv was maybe the Cure or Billy Idol. Poison turned every girl’s bedroom into a big fan magazine glam pinup collage, overnight. These chicks who liked Matt Dillon or C Thomas Howell or Rob Lowe all became Poison girls and yeah Bon Jovi, too. I remember thinking their lip print and dayglo slides staging was pretty epic when I first saw the “Talk Dirty To Me” video. I was out in deep suburbia visiting my friends Autumn and Latrelle-their old school ranch style house was actually the first place my teenage band, Harlot ever played, when her parents were outta town. That first Poison “Talk Dirty” video? I liked it. They were like some super commercial, shiny toy company hybrid of Hanoi Rocks with Van Halen minus any intelligent bits. Perfect for middle Amurkkka’s teen angels, but like I said, it’d be another five years before midwestern males could even begrudgingly admit to liking any of their shit. I thought “I Want Action” was kinda dumb though. Dudes would have to slowdance at the preppie bar to “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”, eventually. By that time, “Sweet Child” and “Paradise City” had helped normalize some eyeliner abuse among the jocks and farmboys. Their parents all liked that awful Loggins & Messina song, “Your Mama Don’t Dance.” That “Unkskinny Bop” bullshit was inexcusable, just terrible, beyond hokey-why didn’t anybody tell ’em? My suspician is the juggernaut had already left the station and they just could not write songs very well. It’s my understanding that even “Talk Dirty” was a tune carried over from one of CC’s former bands. “Something To Believe In” was some overwrought attempt at writing “Rose” Part 2. As a lifelong dishwasher I appreciated the dishwasher quits fantasy of “Don’t Need Nothin’ But A Good Time”. I guess they really had three songs plus a KISS cover. A beautuful, beautiful girl I thought I really had a chance with, she was an artist and liked rocknroll, we’ll call her Vickie, she left me in the dust after a tour bus encounter with her rock god pinup Bobby Doll. I guess I left her house once drunkenly wearing her Zorro bolero hat and she harassed my guitar player at our job for months after that, just kept calling and calling. “Vickie Wants Her Hat Back”. That should be a song title ya know, I’ll make it an acoustic power ballad with mainstream patriotic, aw, shucks commercial country, denim wearing, leisure oriented, lifeguard bronzed, eighties retro nostalgia for people who like to party down by the river. Yeehaw!

Poison – Talk Dirty To Me – YouTube

Poison – Nothing But A Good Time – YouTube

Poison on MTV NYE 1987 – “Talk Dirty To Me” and “Rock & Roll All Nite” – YouTube

Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Official Music Video) – YouTube


Back in the Day (A Road Trip Anthem) – YouTube

“A status quo system wherein large-scale human behavior is driven by profit-seeking cannot and will not ever have any good answers for problems like poverty, crime, sickness, war, ecocide, injustice and exploitation, because solving those problems will never be profitable.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

Chris Hedges EXPOSES The Problem With Biden & The Media (Interview clip) – YouTube

10 Signs The War In Ukraine Is Part Of The Great Reset – Activist Post

CovertAction Bulletin: Who’s Behind the Far-Right Riots in Brazil? | CovertAction Magazine

Garland Nixon on Twitter: “Biden warns of winter with ‘severe illness and death’ for unvaccinated via @YahooNews” / Twitter

James Cintolo, RN FN CPT on Twitter: ““What people don’t realize is one dose of any COVID vaccine gives you 100% protection against being hospitalized or dying.” – Dr. Ranj Singh” / Twitter

Did J. Edgar Hoover Order the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr? | CovertAction Magazine

Ray McGovern on Twitter: “How Far Will Russian Tanks Go Into Ukraine?” / Twitter

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Resigns Abruptly, Theory Of Davos’ Doom Gains Momentum (

Proof: Strokes are caused by the COVID vaccines (

The FBI’s Crusade Against MLK Was Darker Than You Think – PopularResistance.Org

“Socialism is a fundamentally different social system where the world’s resources are not controlled by a greedy, undemocratic oligarchy. It’s not just an economic crisis that capitalism has created. We also face an environmental catastrophe created by a handful of gigantic fossil fuel corporations. We have a rotting infrastructure that is literally poisoning children in Flint, Newark and elsewhere.” (-Kshama Sawant) 

U.S. government found guilty of assassinating Dr. King – New York Amsterdam News

US Activists Honor The Anti-War Legacy Of Martin Luther King Jr. – PopularResistance.Org

Fiorella Isabel on Twitter: “The Squad; What is Their Role Moving Forward, The WEF Kicking it Off in DAVOS…” / Twitter

COINTELPRO: Why Did the FBI Target Black Activists Fighting for Equality? | NowThis – YouTube

The Supreme Court Is About to Eviscerate the Right to Strike – Truthout

Veterans For Peace (@VFPNational) / Twitter

The New COINTELPRO? Meet the Activist the FBI Labeled a “Black Identity Extremist” & Jailed 5 Months – YouTube

“If $100 billion got 20% of Ukraine taken, how much more of Ukraine can we get taken if our Gov’t steals another $100 billion from us? The road to Peace always leads to giving billions to weapons manufacturers…

Imagine how different the world would be if Americans became outraged at our own Gov’ts invasions of other countries.” (-Black In The Empire)

Secret COINTELPRO Is Alive Today – A Brief History – YouTube

Benjamin Rubinstein 🇵🇸 on Twitter: “The women who lied about Masha Amini’s death and sparked a western-backed color revolution in Iran is now a speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos. She has also given a speech in a Beverly Hills Synagogue calling for the overthrow of the Iranian Government during Yom Kippur” / Twitter on Twitter: “News 🧵 In his annual speech, President @NicolasMaduro denounced that US sanctions have cost the Venezuelan economy some $30 billion a year in losses since the 2015 Obama decree. “The impact of sanctions remains brutal,” said Maduro, demanding the US lift the deadly measures.” / Twitter

Veterans For Peace Golden Rule In Havana, Cuba – PopularResistance.Org FREE CUBA

Kawsachun News on Twitter: “The WEF’s annual meeting in Davos takes place this week. Here’s a run down of notable confirmed speakers from Latin America & the Caribbean.” / Twitter

Winds of New Cold War Howling in the Arctic Circle (

World Cup Racism, The Israel Lobby, and Jordan Peterson, with Smile 2 Jannah and David Miller (

“Keeping a technological innovation secret until it can be maximally profited from will always win out over making it public and sharing the information for the advancement of science & the common good. Workers will be exploited to the furthest extent possible to maximize profit. Under the current status quo, military aggression will always win out over peace whenever military aggression is more profitable. Keeping people sick to provide ongoing treatment will always win out over curing or preventing sickness wherever doing so is more profitable.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

COMBATE |🇵🇷 on Twitter: “MADURO: I discussed this with Lula, Petro and Fernandez. A new hour is coming to unite the peoples of Latin America. Towards the construction of that Community of Common Destiny our older brother Xi speaks of… of that multipolar world our older brother Putin speaks of.” / Twitter

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Garland Nixon (@GarlandNixon) / Twitter

Australian Fascism: How it destroyed the courts: Helmer, John: 9798370293542: Books

Washington Orchestrating Coups in Latin America: Evo Morales – Orinoco Tribune – News and opinion pieces about Venezuela and beyond

MintPress News on Twitter: “On January 13, 2004, British photographer and human rights activist Tom Hurndall died after being in a coma for nine months. Hurndall was shot in the head by an Israeli sniper in April 2003 while trying to rescue children from Israeli gunfire in Gaza.” / Twitter

Garland Nixon on Twitter: “Word from the Wise? Former Intelligence Official Admits That They Always Assumed the Hunter Biden Emails Were Genuine” / Twitter

‘Bring Down the Dictator’, Protesters Shout in Thousands-Strong Anti-Netanyahu Rallies – Orinoco Tribune – News and opinion pieces about Venezuela and beyond

“In a civilization which prioritizes the generation of wealth over the solving of problems, the option which generates wealth will always win out over the option which solves the problem. War profiteers, prison profiteers, big pharma, ecocidal industrialists — they all know this.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power.” (–MLK Jr. The Three Evils of Society, 1967)

I finally did it. Unsubcribed from The Rational National, the Humanist Report, Breaking Points, anything with Kyle Kulinski, and The Majority Report.

I uses to really enjoy these programs, but since Biden has been president they have revealed their true colors. I’m done! Breakthrough News, the Real News Network, Useful Idiots, Sabby Sabs, and the whole crew from the Revolutionary Blackout Network are keeping it real.” (-George Orwell’s Angry Ghost)

Socialist Archangel Gabriel on Twitter: “You don’t think #America would used the Federal Law-Enforcement Agencies like CIA, FBI & NSA would kill #Americans in a Psychological Operations (PSYOP) for a Nuclear War!! @SocialistMMA, @SabbySabs2, @ComptonMadeMe, @UnholyRom3, @Jaybefaunt & @KitCabello. #tuesday #BlackTwitter” / Twitter

Revolutionary Blackout Network on Twitter: “Who is Partice Lumumba | RBN on Jimmy Dore | Garland Nixon on MOATS | Prepare for Nuclear War with China | The Disease of Homelessness | Police Break Law to Boost Morale | MLK Statue | British Royal Family Got Rich from Slave Trade LIVE at 3PM ET Watch” / Twitter

Revolutionary Blackout Network🥋 on Twitter: “I wish the working class had the same level of class loyalty and solidarity that the ruling class does. No war but class war” / Twitter

Revolutionary Blackout Network on Twitter: “The Story of Patrice Lumumba | The Brutality of Colonialism | I AM THE REVOLUTION Premieres Wednesday, Jan 18th at 1230PM ET / 930AM PT” / Twitter

“I think that we’ve got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard. And, what is it that America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the economic plight of the Negro poor has worsened over the last few years.” (– MLK Jr. 60 Minutes Interview, 1966)

Russell Banks, John Brown And The American Soul – PopularResistance.Org

The Belmarsh Tribunal | openDemocracy

The Empire Provides A Paper Trail To The Conflict In Ukraine, No Matter What The Latte Left Says | Black Agenda Report

ASSANGE FACTS on Twitter: “Julian Assange recieved a global award for ‘Integrity’ by former senior US intel/military officers for his war journalism The US Govt charged him with Espionage & is seeking life in prison for the same publications #DropTheCharges #FreeAssange2023” / Twitter

“I am constantly calling on the Prime Minister to use the leverage which we have with the US in the alliance that we’ve got to pressure President Biden to drop the extradition charges, to allow Julian Assange to be free”. (-Christine Milne)

ASSANGE FACTS on Twitter: “ADX Florence Where journalist Julian Assange will spend the rest of his life if extradited… * US most violent inmates * Extreme solitary * Julian/family/lawyers under gag orders *At @CIA request (Who plotted his assassination in Embassy) #NoExtradition #FreeAssangeNOW” / Twitter


Ya know I think I first started glimpsing pix of old Nick Cave and company in punk mags in NYC when I was about 14. Wow, man. Him and Lydia. I wanted his hair. Who was the crazy, debaucherous songwriting son of a bitch? Back then, there was no Youtube and he was not played often on MTV, it was little by little we’d find out about these exotic artists from foreign lands, somethin’ in RE/Search or Search N Destroy or maybe Trouser Press, just a little bit at a time. One track on a compilation tape somebody would send you from france, that kinda thing, it was a slow go learning about your punk faves back then, but once we got a load of BIRTHDAY PARTY, it was a revelation we loved Bauhaus but these guys had a STOOGES like intensity. And let’s not forget that once mighty hair! That’s what we wanted our band to look like! They seemed more dangerous than our deeply cherished Cramps, and more poetic than the Pistols. That was our calling, what we thought we should do. We scared summa the temporary bandmates off with all the raging and heavy boozing, but we continued to form new linesups for about twenty years. none of ’em ever stayed together long enough to really accomplish that much, sadly, but the Birthday Party was the blueprint, and then we found out about the Beasts Of Bourbon. And the Coma-Tones! That was our scene. Nick Cave is still hard to beat and I still listen to Rowland S. Howard almost all the time. I used to know a girl with a Rowland tattoo. I think I’m gonna write a song about her. “The Girl With The Rowland Tattoo”. Of course me n Nick Cave disagree about some things. Like I would not play for Israel any sooner than I’d play Sun City. My heart goes out to the Palestinians under boot of a nutty racist government. I don’t have a band though. I was saying to one of my capitalist former bandmates we should give our music away for free like 20 years ago and he thought that was the most blasphemous profane shit he’d ever heard but I noted his big city band just made all their songs free online. I miss having a band because it’s a way, way, way more effective vehicle for sending ideas out to the world than any kinda effort to lift consciousness by writing diaries or manifstos on the internet. My longtime love here sometimes says to me I need to become more realistic and admit to myself that I’m never gonna relive any of that, or have a band like that again in this lifetime, and we are sick to death of the Agenda 21 big city gentrification rat racing and mimosa bruncher rich kid bullshit, so she has brought me to the middle of the most remote deadend desert graveyard town you can imagine, but I’m not really one who ever stops kicking against the pricks. I’ll be here all weekend!

The Birthday Party, “Junkyard” – YouTube

The Birthday Party – Fears of Gun Live – YouTube

The Birthday Party – Nick The Stripper (1981) – YouTube

The chaotic years of Nick Cave’s band the Birthday Party (

The Birthday Party (live concert) – April 6th, 1983, First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN – YouTube

In Context on Twitter: ““America is not a democracy, America is inhumane, and America is a dictatorship.” “America claims it is human rights while it is far from it.” Iraqis have accused the United States of violating their sovereignty and creating “chaos” on the anniversary of a US drone strike.” / Twitter

ASSANGE FACTS on Twitter: “Under editor Julian Assange @Wikileaks published evidence revealing the political protection of a paedophile ring in Belgium. The paedophile ring was connected to depraved child serial killer Marc Dutroux. #PublicInterestJournalism #FreeAssange2023” / Twitter

“Ukraine isn’t winning any war. The NATO stenographers telling you otherwise are sociopathic warmongers who could care less about Ukraine or its future.” (-Danny Haiphong)

““Everything I don’t like is socialism even when it’s capitalism”” (-Richard Medhurst ha ha on all these people who don’t know what they’re talking about but refer to ruthless baker owned capitalists like Obama, Biden, even Klaus Schwab the WEF emperor wouldbe owner of the world as “socialist”)


Compton Jay on Twitter: “An angry right-winger asks Muhammad Ali why he refused to be drafted to go fight in Vietnam. Here is Ali’s response:” / Twitter

Aaron Maté on Twitter: “But not Ro Khanna on Supporting The Ukraine Proxy War, because progressive media outlets never question progressive lawmakers about it:” / Twitter

Max Blumenthal on Twitter: “Ted Sorensen wrote in his memoirs that Joe Biden should “win the prize for political hypocrisy” Too bad Sorensen didn’t live to see Biden get nailed for the same thing (taking classified docs) the pro-war senator denounced him for doing when he torpedoed his nomination” / Twitter

Empire Politician – 1976-1977: Biden and Jimmy Carter’s CIA Nominee (

Alan MacLeod on Twitter: “”Fathered” — that’s an interesting choice of words for it.” / Twitter

“If we could run a real survey of a cross-section of Americans on this, my guess would be far less than 1% would know the US is illegally occupying one third of Syria and stealing 80% of Syria’s oil – while continually increasing impoverishing sanctions against it.” (-Janice Kortkamp)

Ben Norton on Twitter: “While the US and NATO wage a proxy war against Russia in Ukraine, military strategists and pundits in Washington have set their sights on China. @SpiritofHo went through the growing evidence showing that the US military is preparing for war with China:” / Twitter

“I’m old enough to remember Michael Moore being boo’d off the Academy Awards stage for opposing the U.S. tanks who – that week – were charging into Iraq.

Democrats were “pro-war” and silenced anyone who wasn’t. Astonishingly, they continue to make the same mistake.” (-Terry Von Loon)

“Most of the major international conflicts of our day involve the collision between the establishment doctrine of permanent US planetary hegemony and the reality that US planetary hegemony is ending.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

The wealth of the 5 richest oligarch families in France has increased by more than 650% in the past decade. Their wealth has tripled under banker-turned-President Emmanuel Macron. In 2012, these oligarchs’ wealth was around €64 billion; now it’s €419 billion.” (-Ben Norton)

“You can’t actually honor MLK’s life and legacy without acknowledging that he was murdered, in the words of his wife, by a conspiracy between organized crime and the federal government. the org crime/US intel-mil complex is the most lethal terror organization in history (-Whitney Webb)

Whitney Webb on Twitter: “more on the 1999 trial that proved the US govt and mafia were jointly involved in the conspiracy can be read here, among many other places:” / Twitter

Richard Medhurst on Twitter: “The reaction from a few British officers to Harry’s admission that he was off killing people in Afghanistan was anger; anger that he told the truth, not anger that he murdered 25 strangers in a foreign country on the other side of the planet and stained uniform.” / Twitter

Whitney Webb on Twitter: “The CIA front company building the Panopticon wants you to know that your digital surveillance state prison will be “inclusive” and “equitable” because everybody will be equally fucked. Yippee” / Twitter

Richard Medhurst on Twitter: “He can’t even apologize properly (not that it would make up for it anyway). He should say “I lied. Britain and America lied, and when we didn’t get our way at the UN, we ignored it and invaded, killed and plundered Iraq for its oil and strategic location because we are thieves”” / Twitter

Whitney Webb on Twitter: “NEW – @JohnnyVedmore joins me to discuss the imminent appointment of former Wellcome Trust head Jeremy Farrar to be the World Health Organization’s Chief Scientist and how it relates to the WHO’s attempts to obtain new powers through a secretive regulation amendment process.” / Twitter

Big Pharma Lobbied Social Media to Flag COVID ‘Misinformation,’ Latest ‘Twitter Files’ Reveal • Children’s Health Defense (

In Context on Twitter: “Historic photo of an indigenous Aboriginal Tasmanian family taken in the 1800s. The impact of European colonization in Australia almost wiped out the native Tasmanian population entirely.” / Twitter


Man, was it ever wonderful speaking with you the other day for so long. I loved it all, but one thing did bother me. You not getting The Who. Here are a few tunes by my top five band of all time that you will hopefully get. Way better than anything The Stones ever did, and I like those guys as well. To this day, The Who concert I saw in 1976 at Pontiac Metropolitan Stadium in Detroit, standing just 35 yards from the stage at ground level along with 76 thousand of my fellow Michiganders is still the greatest live music event I have ever seen. The Who were the first British Punk band. Their energy and angst were the blueprint for all the anarchy that was to follow them. Nothing comes close. Pete’s music and lyrics are the stuff of genius. No band can match The Who ‘s energy. Moon was one of a kind, a true innovator. And those bass lines! Roger’s screams, only Wilson Picket came close. If you play Juggernaut off my CD and then listen to Punk Meets the Godfather, you will hear the songs inspiration. Punk is one of my all-time favorite Who songs, so why not try to write it all over again? The Who are one of the main bands that Joe Hutchinson and I really bond over. You will never love (or even like) The Who like Joe and I do, and that’s Ok. But you have to give them there due and get what a force of nature that they were, and still are.

Ok, so I know you’ve heard this last one a thousand times, but these lyrics, the energy, the power. This is the musical equivalent to a hungry jungle cat being set free from a cage in the middle of a herd of Gazelle.  When I watch this I’m back in Detroit and it is 1976 all over again. I feel the energy, I hear the power chords, I see the lasers and the young girls in the shammy halter tops. I just wish you could have been there with me and my friends. You would have loved it and you would then get The Who.

Ray McGovern on Twitter: “Why am I so “obsessed” to expose Russia-gate, a pundit asked. In same vein, a colleague called me “one-trick pony”. “Russia has nukes”, I told the first; I reminded the second of my other main “trick”, as Patrick Lawrence elaborates″ / Twitter

Guido Goldman, the CFR and the German Marshall Fund (

Martin Luther King Day Special Encore Program: Restructuring The Edifice That Produces Poverty – PopularResistance.Org

The Growing Technocratic Biosecurity State Is Rapidly Removing Your Freedom & Pre-Crime Is Real (

Peru: Mass Protests And Major Challenges Ahead For The Left – PopularResistance.Org

Keith Davis, Jr. and Black Political Corruption | Black Agenda Report

Honored in Cuba and condemned by Washington, Ana Belén Montes walks free from federal prison – The Grayzone

The Last American Vagabond

These Scrubbed Reports Reveal New Secrets Into the Prince Andrew-Jeffrey Epstein Relationship (

Ray McGovern on Twitter: “Nevertheless, We Persist” / Twitter

The Ukrainian Solidarity Network: The Highest Stage of White Western Social Imperialism | Black Agenda Report

Prosecution in Saab case threatens to undermine the principle of diplomatic immunity – The Grayzone

Saving Julian Assange, With John Shipton And Kevin Gosztola – PopularResistance.Org

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” (–MLK Jr. Beyond Vietnam, 1967)

Max Blumenthal: US is Arming Neo-Nazis in Ukraine – YouTube


Kids Meet Former Black Panthers | Kids Meet | HiHo Kids – YouTube

Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution – YouTube

Ukraine and Imperialism’s Death Spiral | Black Agenda Report

Embrace MLK, Reject Barack Obama. Why Leftists Need to Challenge the Scourge of Black Neoliberalism ( BROTHERS & SISTERS & FRIENDS OF THE REVOLUTION, STAY WILD! STAY FREE! ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE! 

Gutter Gospel: General Labor Preaches The Good Word On Dolenz, I-94 Recordings, Juvenile Wrecks Spike, Chomsky, Hedges, Smash Fashion, Humpers, Bad Juju, Jonesy, Rev. Paul, Good Old Daze, Wef Narrative Control Big 5 Thought Police Censoring Anti-Imperialist Wrongthink, Caitlin Johnstone!!!  

“To live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”

                                                                      ~Howard Zinn

“”If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word freedom out of your vocabulary.” (-Malcolm X)

We’re Being Trained To Worry About ‘Russian Propaganda’ While Drowning In US Propaganda
One of the weirdest, most insane things happening today is the way the entire western world is being trained to freak out about “Russian propaganda” — which barely exists in the west — while ignoring the fact that we are spending every day marinating in billions of dollars worth of US empire propaganda.CNN has an article out titled “Darya Dugina’s death provides a glimpse into Russia’s vast disinformation machine — and the influential women fronting it” on the recently assassinated daughter of Alexander Dugin, a Russian political thinker of wildly exaggerated influence.The article uses Dugina’s assassination to further stoke its audience’s ever-growing panic about Russian disinformation, quickly becoming a commentary on Russia’s entire propaganda network without bothering to articulate how Dugina’s death “provides a glimpse” into its workings.Without the slightest hint of self-reflection or irony, this CNN article about Russian propaganda cites as its two main experts a think tanker from the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab and a think tanker from the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). The Atlantic Council is a NATO narrative management firm that is funded by NATO, the US government, the UK government, various other US-aligned states, the arms industry, and numerous billionaires. CEPA’s donor list looks similar to the Atlantic Council’s and includes US arms manufacturers and the US government through both the US State Department and the CIA cutout National Endowment for Democracy. Both are used to promote the information interests of the US-centralized power alliance in Europe and North America.As we’ve discussed previously, the way news media cite corrupt warmongering think tanks to discuss foreign policy without ever mentioning their immense conflicts of interests is plainly journalistic malpractice. But this practice is ubiquitous throughout the western news media, the because western news media are propaganda outlets.In which ⁦@CNN⁩ chooses to smear the assassinated Dugina as a “disinformation” purveyor (rather than just someone with a “pro-Kremlin world view”). Note that not only doesn’t the word “terrorism” appear in this long article, not even “assassination”.— Left �� on the News (@leftiblog) August 30, 2022The article cites RT, the Internet Research Agency, and something called United World International as examples of “Russia’s vast disinformation machine,” despite every one of those institutions having a degree of influence that is the exact opposite of “vast” in the western world. In 2017 RT accounted for all of 0.04 percent of total TV viewership in the UK. A study found that the much-touted US “election interference” campaign by the Internet Research Agency in 2016 consisted mostly of posts that had nothing to do with the election and comprised “approximately 1 out of 23,000 pieces of content” seen on Facebook. I’d be surprised if anyone reading this has ever even heard of United World International, and CNN’s own article acknowledges that before that outlet was banned from western social media its accounts only ever had a few thousand followers.Compare those paltry numbers to the nonstop barrage of empire propaganda that westerners are fed every day of their lives by every news media outlet of significant influence — whose coverage of the Ukraine war has eclipsed that of all recent wars the US has been directly involved in — and it becomes clear that this message we’re being fed that we all need to panic about Russian propaganda is itself propaganda.The CNN write-up criticizes RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan for saying in 2012 that “When Russia is at war, we are, of course, on the side of Russia.” As though CNN ever sides against the US during US wars. Not only does CNN consistently take the side of the US government in every single war, it conducts brazen propaganda operations to help start new ones, like the time it staged a scripted interview with a small Syrian child calling for US military interventionism in Syria.The only difference between Russian state media and US state media is that Russian state media is honest about what it is.This story disparaging @TheGrayzoneNews approvingly cites “Ross Burley, co-founder of the Centre for Information Resilience.”Politico’s @e_casalicchio doesn’t mention that @rwdburley is a UK state propaganda operative who has called for Grayzone to be censored. Why omit that?— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) August 29, 2022This wave of nonsensical, artificially created panic about Russian disinformation has been used to dismiss any and all information which comes out that casts the US empire and its lackeys in a negative light as Russian propaganda or the work of Russian agents. We’ve seen this over and over again, from the way Julian Assange has been falsely cast as a Kremlin operative to the way indie media are falsely framed as Russian propaganda operations.The latest example of this deception is the way incriminating leaked emails of prominent British figures published by The Grayzone have been dismissed in a new Politico hit piece as a dishonest representation of emails obtained by Russian hackers per “the Russian playbook”. Grayzone staff hastened to point out that not only does the Politico article fail to grapple with the rather important question of what the leaked emails actually contain, but that it failed to mention that its primary source is a UK Foreign Office veteran and psyops specialist who has a publicly stated vendetta to get The Grayzone censored online.The manufactured hysteria about a nonexistent epidemic of Russian propaganda in the west has people so blinkered and confused that it’s become impossible to criticize the most powerful government in the world for its planet-threatening brinkmanship with a rival nuclear superpower on any online forum without getting accused of being a secret agent for the Kremlin. My own social media notifications are continuously lit up with accusations of Putin loyalty and rubles in my bank account just for criticizing the most dangerous impulses of the most powerful and destructive government on earth, despite never having worked for Russia or any other government.What’s funny about all this is that by constantly warning of the dangers of Russian propaganda, imperial spinmeisters are admitting that they know it’s possible to manipulate public thought at mass scale using media. They’re just lying about who’s doing it to us.In reality, they’re not worried about Russian propaganda. “Russian propaganda” is just a spooky story we are told to keep us from noticing that our civilization is saturated in US propaganda. (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“The most important function of mainstream journalism today is to attack and try to discredit anyone who is actually doing what journalists are supposed to do.” (-George Szamuely)

“China doesn’t have 800+ military bases around the world. Russia doesn’t sanction 39 countries. Neither country is engaged in seven bombing campaigns abroad. That would be the United States, the imperialist hegemon and kingpin of chaos.” (-Danny Haiphong)


are a thoroughly entertaining series even if your kid’s yelling through about half of it. Man do I ever love Lisa Fischer. ‘Bout halfway through the Charlie finale and a little bummed there was almost nothing about ya know, Brian, or Billy Preston, or Bobby Keyes, but all n all pretty excellent. I could watch countless, endless hours of archival Stones footage.


You might remember how I warned inattentive folks during the DNC rigged primaries and Rachel Maddow-Pink Hats-Hillarybot Hysteria-When Liz & Hillary Slandered Sanders As A Sexist But Not Bill Clinton or Gropey Joe, (HUH?)-Fanatical-Russiagate’s initial first round, you know when Libya butchering, cackling warhawk Clinton was going on tv and calling people like Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein and Susan Sarandon Double-Secret, “Putin-Puppet”, Trump lovin’ Russian Trolls, and that kinda McCarthyist smear was being allowed to stand, and routinely repeated by gullible shitlibs online, that they’d end up saying everybody was a dirty commie, EXCEPT for facking multi million dollar super high salaried propagandist and new cold warrior Rachel Maddow, and here we are. Hillary asked why she could not just drone whistleblower journalist Julian Assange and now, she and her deep state cronies still have him locked up in Belmarsh while she still gets to trash talk good people on the tightly restricted airwaves of the USA USA corporate media. Mickey Dolenz having to sue the FBI who apparently thought the antiwar MONKEES were “too subversive”. What a laugh. “Monkees”, “More Of The Monkees” and “Headquarters” were like my go-to records as a young kid, and my dearly departed brother from another gutter Tattoo Mark who died on the mean streets of New Orleans used to tell girls at the bar that all my songs, “Always sound like the Monkees, if they were singing about slitting their wrists”. He’d also say I look “Just like Rachel, Lou Reed’s jilted lover”. He was my favorite insult comedian, a deep swamp bullfrog blues belter and a fantastic poet. (RIP) MONKEES FOREVER! Those rich scumbag, boomer aged, greedy, horrible fucking inhumane warpigs should have smoked a lot more pot, dropped a lot more acid, and listened to the words of the Monkees song, “For Pete’s Sake”.

If Julian Assange goes, the First Amendment goes. by Max Blumenthal (

Noam Chomsky: Propaganda Wars Are Raging as Russia’s War on Ukraine Expands (





All us hardcore fans of Richard Duguay can’t wait to hear his follow up to his glam rock masterpiece, BAD JUJU. If you don’t have that album yet, you are fucking missing out.

He’s astonishingly great! You might know he played with DUFF from Guns N Roses and Neurotic Outsiders. I think he’s just a smashing songwriter ala vintage Alice Cooper, Bowie, and The Doors.

Richard Duguay (


The Ukraine conflict has plunged the world into a geopolitical crisis. But this is not, as the writer Patrick Lawrence points out, the only crisis. The war in Ukraine has exacerbated the crisis within the western press, inflicting damage that he believes is ultimately irreparable. The press in the U.S. and most of Europe slavishly echoes the opinions of a ruling elite and oversees a public discourse that is often unhinged from the real world. It openly discredits or censors anything that counters the dominant narrative about Ukraine, however factual. For example, on August 4, Amnesty International published a report titled “Ukrainian fighting tactics endanger civilians.” The report charged Ukrainian forces with putting civilians at risk by establishing bases and operating weapons systems in populated residential areas, including in schools and hospitals, a violating the laws of war. To call out Ukrainian for war crimes, however well documented, saw the press and the ruling elites come down in fury on Amnesty International. The head of Amnesty International’s Kyiv office resigned, calling the report “a tool of Russian propaganda.” In one of the many broadsides the Royal United Services Institute in London wrote that “The amnesty report demonstrates a weak understanding of the laws of armed conflict, no understanding of military operations, and indulges in insinuations without supplying supporting evidence.” It is nearly impossible to question the virtues of Ukraine’s government and military. Those that do are attacked and banned from social media. How did this happen?  Why is a position on the war in Ukraine the litmus test for who gets to have a voice and who does not? Why should a position on Ukraine justify censorship? Joining me to discuss these questions is Patrick Lawrence who a correspondent and columnist for nearly thirty years for the Far Eastern Economic Review was, the International Herald Tribune, and The New Yorker. He is the author of Somebody Else’s Century: East and West in a Post-Western World and Time No Longer: America After the American Century.

The Chris Hedges Report Podcast with Patrick Lawrence (

The Pimps of War – The Chris Hedges Report (

NATO-backed network of Syria dirty war propagandists identified – The Grayzone

Chris Hedges: Ukraine & the Politics of Permanent War – Consortium News 

How Murdoch’s Rogue News Corp Operates – Consortium News

How the CIA has Infiltrated Social Media Companies, with Alan MacLeod (

Caitlin Johnstone: FBI’s Muting of Hunter Biden Story – Consortium News

“Dancing on the graves of Iraqis, Libyans, Syrians, Palestinians, Venezuelans. She’s dancing on the grave of Berta Cáceres, a real “gutsy” woman murdered for standing up to Hillary’s thugs.” (-Ali Abunimah)

“”You show me a capitalist, and I’ll show you a bloodsucker.” (-Malcolm X)

The ‘Noble Lie’ of a Democratic West – Consortium News

Deliberate Misrepresentation: Western Media Bias Makes Israeli War on Palestinians Possible (

The American Political Crisis | Black Agenda Report

Liberals Love Liz Cheney | Black Agenda Report

“Revolutionary Organizing: An Interview with Ahjamu Umi” | Black Agenda Report


Like I said before, from Angels In Vain to Saigon Saloon, from Joker Five Speed to Smash fashion, any band Scarlet Rowe’s in ends up being good.

– SMASH Fashion – Rompus Pompous – The Strange Brew


DHS Wants to Continue its “disinformation” Work, Flag “falsehoods” to Social Media Platforms – Activist Post

Noam Chomsky on Nazi Propaganda and the Bewildered Herd – YouTube

“By “international”, PBS means *US* sanctions The US illegally froze $9.5 billion of Afghanistan’s central bank assets and refuses to give them back. That’s called theft The US is now helping starve millions of Afghans The US-NATO military war ended, but economic war continues” (-Benjamin Norton)

“I trust Joe Rogan more than I trust Joe Biden.” (-Nick Adams)

“This is funny because the forces most aggressively undermining liberal rights from duopoly, including speech & freedom from war, are precisely the sector of the ruling class that Biden & corporate democrats represent. So, curious to see how they spin this.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“Cancelling student debt is a handout when it’s the economic elite talking.” (-Dr. Jill Stein)

“They put your mind right in a bag, and take it wherever they want.”
— Malcolm X

In Which Joe Biden Brags About Having Written the Patriot Act – Blog

” Why is it only a “handout” when people are in need? When we give the rich a $1,900,000,000,000 tax cut, did anyone call it a handout? When the House passed an $840,000,000,000 military budget, did anyone call it a handout? But canceling student debt is a handout? What a joke.” (-Public Citizen)

“If the 74 million people who voted MAGA are “semi-fascists” according to Biden, does that make the 81 million that voted for Biden & the “America exceptionalism” of the democrats full fascists?” (-Ajamu Baraka) 

“Stop moralizing with capitalists. Capitalists don’t have morals. They have ideology which fits with their model of exploitation.” (-Danny Haiphong)

 “1 in 6 American homes are behind on utility bills and we’re sending money to Ukraine. Tsunami of shutoffs coming and Bernie doesn’t give a f#*k.” (-John Dissed)

Schwab Family Values (

“The WEF’s Young Global Leaders program is a replica of Henry Kissinger’s CIA-funded International Seminar, which Klaus Schwab attended. Kissinger was a mentor to Schwab & also helped launch the Young Global Leaders program himself.” (-Whitney Webb)

The Kissinger Continuum: The Unauthorized History of the WEF’s Young Global Leaders Program (

Free Speech Doesn’t Matter If Propagandists Determine What People Say (

Revolutionary Blackout Network🥋 (@SocialistMMA) / Twitter

“Finland, Sweden, and Norway CAN’T be socialist. Why? Because they are in NATO. No self respecting socialist country would join an imperialist military alliance and help the US destroy the world on behalf of capitalism.” (-Danny Haiphong)

Shannon Ford on Twitter: “This has got to be a first in history, a first lady physically moving the president backwards while he’s speaking to the press.” / Twitter

“Obama armed the terrorists in Syria that killed my family and friends, beheaded our priests, and burnt down our churches.” (-Hannibal Khoury on Twitter)

Extended episode: Noam Chomsky: We’re Repeating Afghanistan in Ukraine (

Where the Wild Things Are: Literature, Boys, and Manhood (

Quotes – Malcolm X

4 Signs of an Authoritarian Regime – Activist Post

Roger Waters added to Ukrainian govt-sponsored hit list – The Grayzone

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


My ole lady threw her back out while doing heavy lifting for our sometime local employer and I feel pretty bad for her. Developers are driving us off our street with plans to spend the next few years with big machines and dirt movers and scandalously shady home builders building a big series of overnight popup McMansions. They start the hammering early nowadays. We got outdoor cats and a kid with a disability all this traffic puts at risk, there’s supposed to be like 200 new people across the street here and we kinda feel the squeeze. The old unwelcoming gentrification pressure I been subjected to since about ’95. When the haves wanna push out all the have nots. They wanna make the owners sell these lots to the big investors. That’s why we’ve had to take these new hard labor heavy lifting jobs as a side hustle moving shit for rich people. We gotta hustle up money to relocate. This rickety old desert trailer has been good to us these last few years but with the leaky roofs, freaky hermit neighbors, lack of furnace and creepy builders, it’s feeling like it might be time to pull up our circus tent stakes and ya know, kinda ease on down the road, like in that old Keith song. “I Will Walk Before They Make Me Run.” Hopefully, if the Good Lord’s willing and the crick don’t rise, we can be resettled somewhere safe by Christmas, but it’s gonna require some luck, longshot potential landlord cooperation and a mammoth amount of work and worry and more heavy fucking lifting and landscaping which is not my idea of good times, but our oversized teenager has outgrown the 53 year old trailer. The creeps in authority here have also put us all on notice by repeatedly deploying cops and code enforcer goon squads on our street to intimidate the elderly an disabled residents.

Our neurotic, needy, big fat cat pawed his way into the bedroom and woke me up about five thirty this morning and I was not ready to get up, but the neighbor’s confused rooster is cockadooing and I fed some outdoor feral cats and looked up at the night stars. My bored teenager is asking me to remember my own bored teenager shenanigans and I was telling him about how fun it was when we had two turntables and a mixer so we could make real mix tapes for people. My friends Sean and Fred had all the old, old, old school early rap 12 inches, ya know just shelves and shelves of ’em, and ya know like Midnight Star eighties soul and R & B. “Ready For The World” and Lisa Lisa-right? LL Cool J, Whodini, Ice T, Kurtis Blow and Run DMC. I can’t tell him much of the real story, he’s just nowheres near ready for all that, but I had a friend who I met in detention hall who was like a Biz Markie charismatic beatbox-he was a big onery rascal who used to sneak his daddy’s Cadillac out at night, we’d push it down the block then jump in and drive it out towards deep suburbia where the girls with the Farrah hairdos all lived. We’d be knocking quietly at their windows like in that Shaun Cassidy song, “Hey Deanie Won’t You Come Out Tonight”. They seldom did, but sometimes, there were about three girls from the local church, who would met us under the underpass by the railroad tracks. The one named Missy would always bring her hair brush with her everywhere. I guess she had some bad misadventures in more recent years, she shocked us all with so many of her choices. They all did, really. Yikes. Some of ’em got involved ya know with like the piss town drug culture, some others became Joe Job work a day, paycheck chasers, buying houses, building empires, buying real estate and all that shit. Two classes of people you really don’t wanna get involved with much are slave wanting empire havers and drug culture. You always get burned. I remember when there was no such thing as free long distance, ya know, pre NSA, pre I-Phones, you had to pay these fuckedup sky high phone bills, so I got a couple old homies still mad at me for using their phones while trying to contact people in faraway cities trying to organize shows for my greasy hoodlums bands and look for drummers and all that kinda stuff. Even the motherfuckers I reimbursed fully way back in the olden daze still go round complaining about it decades later. We all watched Duran Duran and Inxs on MTV and later on, VH1 kindof started off as the soft rock easy listening MTV, all Michael Bolton bullshit and like adult mush ala Phil Collins. MTV, man. That was everything, where we saw Billy Idol and Prince, Van Halen, and Adam Ant. “120 Minutes” and “Headbanger’s Ball”. Hard to believe there was a time when we could see bands like Lords Of The New Church and Zodiac Mindwarp on fucking television. Now everything is like New World Order Metaverse Goggles bullshit manufactured unreality shows about belting the Whitney Houston high note, it’s all artless, like Olympics sports competition. A world of fabricated suckiness. Imagine being such a crazy tyrannical overlord, you intentionally make show biz puppets that suck on purpose. We used to hear songs like, “Open Your Eyes” and “London calling”, but now it’s like all designed to dumb you down and numb you out, get you to not read, just be a mindlessly compliant slave, purchase, obey, die. As Stiv sang in “Ready To Snap”: “they’ll take their pills and they’ll never question why”. I never, never understood all these guys who would actually watch televised sports. I used to get stuck in hotel rooms with my grandfather watching golf for hours on trips to the Motor City to buy cars for his Smalltown, Kentucky car dealership. Kentucky is all about college basketball, like Ohio is obsessed with college and pro football. Not me, man. I was into Prince and Bowie and all those kooky new romantics, even the real daffy stuff like ABC and Visage.  I remember liking “The Surreal Life” and “Rotten TV” in later years, before they took good music off the airwaves and replaced it with those fuckedup fucking unlistenable “I Want It That Way” make no sense, expensive tennis shoes boybands, monarch programmed stripper pop, and aspirational beach house lifestyle programming like “90210” and “Friends”, “Dawson’s Creek”, “the Hills” and “Kardashians” that glorify idle rich kids and all that awful shit like Katy Perry candy jingles and like, all those hundreds of different creepy occult pop videos, Madonna’s daughter just did one where she and some dude are cavorting around on Houdini’s grave. I been outta step with faux popular culture for years and years now. I don’t even believe any of it is really popular, it’s just bad bullshit thrust upon us against our will by the creepy sociopaths and billionaire tech-lords who own the pig-media. My kid has Autism but all those gnarly Youtube clips of “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” seem to make dope dealing and dirty lawyering and crooked copping all seem glamourous to him and his former classmates. Sheesh, and then there’s all that illuminati-pop garbage.

I-94 Recordings


My old Detroit friend, I-94 Recordings honcho in chief, Jim Rinn, sent me some kinda digital version of a Candy Snatchers single. He’s the cat who brought you Cranford Nix Jr., the Trash Brats, and those essential and historic “DRUNK ON ROCK” compilations! Also this whole Detroit B Side series everybody’s talkin’ about. Check out all his boss swag. I’m a notorious luddite and tend to shun new tech, I’m still like a cassette tapes and records and cd’s kinda guy. I can’t really figure out all that Dropbox shit ya know I never had an I-Pod or I-Phone or any of that, but I used to see the Candy Snatchers perform pretty frequently way way back when I still went to see live rock shows. The dead guy was rude to me once, he was a good player, wild onstage, really flailed about and banged his head like a super adrenalized righteous glam stomper, but ya know he was all jackedup on the road and they were the excessively inebriated darlings of the underground back then, so he was feeling a disproportionate sense of self importance and made some ridiculous comment about my girlfriend at the time, all these live fast/die young tough guy punks were always trying to sortof be swaggering lady killers back then, but really, they were sometimes just coming off like brainless heavy metal dickheads. Locker room shit talkers. I will say they stormed the stage like crazy motherfuckers, grossed everybody out with the bloodshed. Larry reminded me of Danzig a little bit, or Elvis, actually, he had undeniable raw power. The fad chasing, disposable income enjoying, “garage rock” bandwagon, vinyl buying, Midwestern hipster scenesters who sucked up to the ripoff recordstore owner who inherited some money and thought he was Martin Chess or some shit, they were all pinned to the back wall of the bar, actually cowering, meekly afraid of the Candy Snatchers!!! I remember how they’d all stand in the back with their Rolling Rocks, totally intimidated by those guys. I guess one of those guys got in trouble with the law for something. The one with the sunglasses after dark who used to talk to me about Hanoi Rocks all the time. They kindof reminded me of the Dwarves and Electric Frankenstein, ya know? But my main fave band from that whole scene, before punk rock died was, of course, THE HUMPERS. The Humpers put on the best shows AND wrote the best songs. Of course we also all loved Scott Deluxe Drake‘s solo bands and his brother’s group, The Joneses, and their spinoff project, The Vice Principals. That was our favorite kinda rocknroll. The wild, untamed kind! I also remember Knox and The Vibrators putting on a great show back then, they played at an illegal after hours type venue and were such a blast, me and a spiked black jacketed, now sadly dead, punk rocker named Jude (RIP) and a hard drinking crusty street kid I loved who worked at my ex girlfriend’s pizza place named Howie (RIP) who is also gone too soon, were like singing in the mic with Knox all night, I think he  played all of “Pure Mania” live that night. These new younger guys Jonesy are pretty good throwbacks to the sad last daze of like Teengenerate and the Rock & Fucking Roll record label ran by Martin Mcmartin and those Sal Electric Frankenstein Fist Full Of Rock compilations. I kinda like ’em. ‘Lot like me n my friends when we were young, and dumb and joyfully playing a lotta Hollyood Brats and NY Dolls influenced basement band bubblegum, really. They look like they’re having a lot of fun. Shades of Doctor Boogie or the Sweet Things. Dig! I think they’re kinda fun, personally.


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Gov. Ronald Reagan explains his requested shutdown of California’s higher education system in Sacramento, Calif. on May 6, 1970. Photo: Bettmann Archive


In 1970, Roger Freeman, who also worked for Nixon, revealed the right’s motivation for coming decades of attacks on higher education.

Jon Schwarz

Jon Schwarz

August 25 2022, 2:57 p.m.

WITH THE vociferous debate over President Joe Biden’s announcement that the federal government will cancel a portion of outstanding student debt, it’s important to understand how Americans came to owe the current cumulative total of more than $1.6 trillion for higher education.

In 1970, Ronald Reagan was running for reelection as governor of California. He had first won in 1966 with confrontational rhetoric toward the University of California public college system and executed confrontational policies when in office. In May 1970, Reagan had shut down all 28 UC and Cal State campuses in the midst of student protests against the Vietnam War and the U.S. bombing of Cambodia. On October 29, less than a week before the election, his education adviser Roger A. Freeman spoke at a press conference to defend him.

Freeman’s remarks were reported the next day in the San Francisco Chronicle under the headline “Professor Sees Peril in Education.” According to the Chronicle article, Freeman said, “We are in danger of producing an educated proletariat. … That’s dynamite! We have to be selective on who we allow [to go to college].”

“If not,” Freeman continued, “we will have a large number of highly trained and unemployed people.” Freeman also said — taking a highly idiosyncratic perspective on the cause of fascism —“that’s what happened in Germany. I saw it happen.”

Freeman was born in 1904 in Vienna, Austria, and emigrated to the United States after the rise of Hitler. An economist who became a longtime fixture in conservative politics, he served on the White House staff during both the Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon administrations. In 1970 he was seconded from the Nixon administration to work on Reagan’s campaign. He was also a senior fellow at Stanford’s conservative Hoover Institution. In one of his books, he asked “can Western Civilization survive” what he believed to be excessive government spending on education, Social Security, etc.

A core theme of Reagan’s first gubernatorial campaign in 1966 was resentment toward California’s public colleges, in particular UC Berkeley, with Reagan repeatedly vowing “to clean up the mess” there. Berkeley, then nearly free to attend for California residents, had become a national center of organizing against the Vietnam War. Deep anxiety about this reached the highest levels of the U.S. government. John McCone, the head of the CIA, requested a meeting with J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI, to discuss “communist influence” at Berkeley, a situation that “definitely required some corrective action.”

The success of Reagan’s attacks on California public colleges inspired conservative politicians across the U.S. Nixon decried “campus revolt.” Spiro Agnew, his vice president, proclaimed that thanks to open admissions policies, “unqualified students are being swept into college on the wave of the new socialism.”

Prominent conservative intellectuals also took up the charge. Privately one worried that free education “may be producing a positively dangerous class situation” by raising the expectations of working-class students. Another referred to college students as “a parasite feeding on the rest of society” who exhibited a “failure to understand and to appreciate the crucial role played [by] the reward-punishment structure of the market.” The answer was “to close off the parasitic option.”

In practice, this meant to the National Review, a “system of full tuition charges supplemented by loans which students must pay out of their future income.”

In retrospect, this period was the clear turning point in America’s policies toward higher education. For decades, there had been enthusiastic bipartisan agreement that states should fund high-quality public colleges so that their youth could receive higher education for free or nearly so. That has now vanished. In 1968, California residents paid a $300 yearly fee to attend Berkeley, the equivalent of about $2,000 now. Now tuition at Berkeley is $15,000, with total yearly student costs reaching almost $40,000.

Student debt, which had played a minor role in American life through the 1960s, increased during the Reagan administration and then shot up after the 2007-2009 Great Recession as states made huge cuts to funding for their college systems.


Joe Biden’s Role in Creating the Student Debt Crisis Stretches Back to the 1970s

That brings us to today. Biden’s actions, while positive, are merely a Band-Aid on a crisis 50 years in the making. In 1822, founding father James Madison wrote to a friend that “the liberal appropriations made by the Legislature of Kentucky for a general system of Education cannot be too much applauded. … Enlightened patriotism … is now providing for the State a Plan of Education embracing every class of Citizens.”

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance,” Madison explained, “and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” Freeman and Reagan and their compatriots agreed with Madison’s perspective but wanted to prevent Americans from gaining this power. If we want to take another path, the U.S. will have to recover a vision of a well-educated populace not as a terrible threat, but as a positive force that makes the nation better for everyone — and so should largely be paid for by all of us.

Down To Rock #16

They should have been bigger!

Since no live shows in LA, I’ve been hitting the web to discover/rediscover some cool bands that gave it a shot, but for whatever reason, didn’t hit the mark.

ROSE TATTOO– A great band from Australia that broke in the early 1980’s, with a bluesy hard rock that was heavy on slide guitar, and the band members were heavy on tattoos and denim. These guys were a dirtier version of Guns N Roses before they existed. GNR covered one of their songs, and AC/DC was never this sleazy. Very good stuff if you dig loud grimy hard rock.

GIRL– This British band spanned Phil Lewis from LA Guns and Phil Collen from Def Leppard. Before that, they were part of this Punk Glam Hard Rock band on Don Arden’s Jet records. They released two albums that are NWOBHM classics in a very different way than most of those bands. They were raw in more of a Stooges/Ramones way and not so much metal. They redid a Kiss song and toured with UFO and the like, but I always dug them for their raw and punky attitude, all tarted up with makeup.

Smashed Gladys– Canadian band by way of NYC, these guys had a rough female lead vocalist, and they tore up the local scene with some raunchy bluesy hard rock with a dark glam image. I just recently got into these guys when I stumbled onto them on YouTube. They put out a couple of good major label releases, and were similar to Hanoi Rocks and any of the Andy McCoy led bands that came after. They used to rule the NYC Limelight scene and had a lot of hip supporters in that scene.

Electric Angels– From the ashes of Candy out of LA, came these gypsy glam NYC transplants. They recorded their major label record with super glam producer Tony Visconti and made a video with Cristina Applegate, but were unable to set the US on fire. Singer Shane had all that it took to become a superstar, timing and luck was not on their side. Guitarist Ryan Roxie now plays guitar with Alice Cooper and bassist Jonathan Daniel is a big time band manager now. My band Rebel Rebel was produced by Johnathan in the 80’s, as we were a cross of Sigue Sigue Sputnik and Motley Crue, which he dug. He hooked us up with some heavyweights in the business but we had our own agenda and wouldn’t listen to anyone. The rest is history for all of us.

The Starfighters– Great band from England that featured Stevie Young, now in AC/DC and a singer that almost became the new singer for AC/DC after Bon Scott passed away. Again, a band I just recently rediscovered as when I was a kid they were too much like AC/DC, but now I can appreciate the songs and sound, which is bluesy Hard Rock, no frills and just straight ahead. They have been pumping me up at the gym, which says a lot if you know how much I love/hate the gym! LOL Check them out, the deserve a listen.

Zodiac Mindwarp– Another great loud and dirty band from England that was more of sleazy hard rock than metal. They had a mad max/biker image, which was cool in itself, but the music was catchy and cleaver. Prime Mover is my favorite track, but you should hear them all, worth a look and listen.

I was only able to see the Electric Angels live from this list, and that was before they got signed and moved from LA to NYC. But, there is plenty of live footage from most of these bands online, please check them out and keep good old fashioned hard rock alive.