Thursday, March 29, 2007

Friday On My Mind

By the time ya read this, I'll already be hurtling down the I-5 towards LA for the weekend...




I'll be staying smack dab downtown...staying on Olive st, which no longer looks like this


or this...


but more like this...


In fact I suspect it'll be mind numbingly dull perhaps, but at least with supposed "4 star" corporate comfort upgrade ...



here's a few pix from the last time I was down there...










Here's some tunes i'll be jamming in the car tonight on the long 5 or 6ish hour journey and likely I'll have some new stuff to crank when i come back...


1st up, the Australian band whose founding members in the 70's helped manage their nephew's band AC/DC and get a bit o' recognition...

Easybeats - Friday On My Mind

Here's a remix of Portland Ore's sons of liberty who helped us fight the british invasion in the 60's...

Paul Revere & The Raiders - Kicks (Millenium Remix)

I just can't get enough of that drunken brit chanteuse

Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good ( Skeewiff Mix )

and here's a fun Quincy Jones cover from the British DJ crew of Al & El who did the remix above

Skeewiff - Soul Bossanova

and one more mash up for the road...

gotta go...

Outkast vs Marvin Gaye - So Fresh & So Clean vs Let's Get It On

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Achievement Unlocked - Like I Give A Care

Been awhile since I got all random on yo' azzes...

so dig in...

Last i remember I was ranting about the type of fools we find making decisions for us in government roles...

Y'know, all the usual suspects were on my list including everyone's fave Attorney Weasal in General, Alberto Gonzalez, and similar cronies placed in posistions all over the Bush admin. I wouldn't be surprised if they daily use the U.S Constituition they are sworn to uphold as toilet paper at the White House. After all, it's a simple case of interpretation, as the oath never said they couldn't just "uphold" it up their dripping asses.

Of course being an equal opportunity ranter, I find Democrats with similarly abhorrent activities to point at.

My fave this week was VA Senator Chuck Webb whose lackey was arrested carrying a concealed gun in into the halls of congress, that the aide said later was actually Webb's. Politically proficient Webb then quickly distanced himself from the assistant at a press conference and merely sympathized with his "unfortunate" incident. Best of all, Webb knew the guy was rotting in DC jail on his 45th birthday...

for some reason, I found this track appropriate

You Say Party! We Say Die ! - Like I Give A Care

Lose All Time

Download MP3

You Say Party! We Say Die!- Like I Give A Care (mp3)
from the album "Lose All Time" by You Say Party! We Say Die!

released by Paper Bag Records




    Yo hey by the way, if y'all noticed I've been quasi MIA here this week, I wanna apologize to the invisible masses...

    or at least that stop by here regularly for info-tainment for my lack of posts thus far into this month... I attribute some of this to technical difficulties...

    Spring is in the air...and also my lame "blogger" account has mysteriously eaten my last two posts when I hit the "publish" button...

    Nothing like typing away furiously for an hour or two, getting all my links correct etc and have the work just vanish into thin browser air. That can take the wind outta yer overall blogsails pretty quick ... then yer ftp account starts acting up and all the sudden yer posting tunes to YouSendIt...


    I know it's all free... but ya get what ya pay for huh?

    maybe it's time to change some software around here I guess...


    Just reminds me that I can't get no satisfaction can I?

    Here's a song that more or less sez the same thing, 'cept they've got a liquid light show, some very cranked marshalls, and a whole lotta orange sunshine coming on strong...

    I speak of Blue Cheer , the 60's San Francisco sound band that found Mr. Stanley Owsley as a patron of the arts. Owsley, a renowned LSD brewer, reportedly gave the band as much high powered fuel as they needed. Hence this lysergically warped take on the Rolling Stone's 1965 breakthrough hit single...

    Blue Cheer - I Can't Get No Satisfaction ( you send it link)

    Speaking of free crap for addicts, here's more for y'all...

    Here's some X box sounds for all you gamer geeks, as apparently there's more than 6 million lamers connected to Xbox LIVE network alone. Within that worldwide wigout some 2,000,000 text and voice messages are sent every day between members on the service.

    These are sounds from games, like ya don't get enuf of those...

    Hidden Orb sound (MP3)


    Agility Orb sound (MP3)


    Achievement Unlocked sound (MP3)

    Hmm... let's up the ante' a bit...

    delve into some real show biz, not virtual nonesense...


    Here's a lively Italian novelty song from Louis Prima...Baciagaloop (Makes Love on the Stoop).

    Recorded circa 1954 I think for the Jimmy Durante TV show, and rippedfrom an old dusty 10" I got stashed in the closet...

    I know it ain't the greatest fidelity, and come to think of it, Prima himself wasn't a great believer in fidelity either, just ask Keely.

    The scratchy recording is just how yer Mama & Papa woulda heard it back in the day off a 10" "long player". The sucker apparently goes for $55 on EBay, so I think the value of just hearing my copy must be at least a few bucks... so no whining.

    Louis Prima - Baciagaloop ( Makes Love On The Stoop) ( you send it link)

    Prima is nothing less than a legend, and legend is generally an overused term that I can actually endorse using in Prima's case. His career spanned decades, and had way more highs than lowly lows...

    Check out this lively documentary if you need further evidence of the man's charisma & show business greatness.
    Since yer still reading I'll toss in one more Louis Prima track, this one about my hometown on the Mississippi, St. Louis...

    It's track 26 on his jam packed Capitol Collector's Series disc, which can be had for less than $10, and it's certainly worth every penny...

    Louis Prima - St. Louis Blues


    I have a few more minutes to lay out some tracks, so we'll go funky I guess...

    here's a rarity that recently saw the laser light age of CD, however this is ripped from an authentic vinyl copy... put out by Drive records, a subsidiary of empresario Henry Stone's Miami based recording empire. The band's name was an attempt to cash in on a hit record by Beginning Of The End, a Bahamanian band who'd already scored with their hit "Funky Nassau"> This 45 was was produced in part by Mr. Clarence Reid ( aka Blowfly) and I'll take Henry Stone's description of the band verbatim from his own website for additional background...

    This band consisted of four members, Arnold “Hoss” Albury on keyboard, Ivan “Cool Breeze” Orlando on drums, Charles “Carlos” Hepburn on bass and lead vocals, and Simeon Taylor on guitar. The Horns of many Deep City and T.K. Records in the early days came from the famous Marching 100 of FAMU, consisting of Aaron Johnson and Willie North on trombone and Earl Bethel and Earl Finley on trumpet. Ivan Orlando played on two gold hits, Clean Up Woman with Betty Wright and Rockin Chair with Gwen McCrea. Check out the unique grooves on these classics. This group played on the original Blowfly x-rated albums. They were also, with the exception of The Horns, Betty Wright’s tour band. They were very exciting and entertaining in their colorful tapestry/designer uniforms. With Hoss on the organ B3, they sounded like a 10 piece band. This group set the pace as the foundation of the T. K. era and Miami Funk. They were so hot that they had to have three names to make way for releases, Funky Nassau, The Rising Sun, and Arnold Albury And The Casuals.


    Funky Nassau featuring Carlos - Look What You Can Get ( When You Tired Of What You Got At Home) ( you send it link)

    & for end of post stragglers...

    Here's one of the better Hip Hop tracks I've heard in months, maybe years... ironically from a Brit label...


    Backini w/ Dr. Oop Capone -
    Radio

    Download (mp3)
    from the single "Radio"
    by Backini (feat Dr. Oop Capone)

    Radio

    released by British indie
    Lumenessence Recordings



    More On This Album


    anyhow... I've got other shit to do...

    a bit o' cash to spend, hotel rooms to book for this weekend, vodka to drink, and so I really better be going...

    Monday, March 19, 2007

    So, I had a week off of work... a spring break as it were, and it made me a lethargic blogger as well it seems. Unintentionally or not, I found less time to update my lil blog here since I was officially "vacating"...

    I didn't leave town, unless ya count jaunts to Oakland, Hayward & Berkeley as "leaving" and I didn't stop writing. Just not directly at y'all. In fact I was more prolific than usual, or pro-loafic as the case may be. I did end up contributing about 10 or so entries over at my other blog project

    http://sf.metblogs.com/profile.phtml?author=1312...

    Those rants don't always focus on music though, being mainly composed of locally relevant current events in San Francisco, things that my visitors today from Maribo Denmark and Chieri Italy might not care as much about. In fact 13% of my web hits are from the UK, over 24,000 a year. On average I seem to get two visits a day from Finland, and a little less than one hit day is from South Korea.

    I don't know what they expect me to share of interest, so I'll just ramble on a bit and hopefully y'all like what ya read, and of course hear.

    First Up...

    The new remix from Cassetes Won't Listen, for a track from the new Def Jux El-P release called

    I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead...


    El-P - Flyentology ( featuring Trent Reznor)( Cassettes Won't Listen remix)

    Oh and besides thanking Wortis & World's Fair & co in NYC for that track, I also want to Thank to the NY Times for finally saying nicely the sh*t anyone with their head out of their ass knew awhile ago...

    They ran an editorial on theMarch 11th that seemed to get the sh*t soup stirring finally...

    Even Republican a-hole's have noticed that devious doucehebag Alberto Gonzales does not know the difference from being Bush's personal lawyer and United States of America's Attorney General...

    If only there was street justice...

    MSTRKRFT - Street Justice

    Speaking of street justice, meet Messy Marv, an SF rapper with mucho macho street clout, whose concept to bring peace to the bloody Western Addition includes allowing neighborhood based rappers who represent both the warring "Uptown" and "Downtown" factions some mic time to get their stories out. messy marv is a persuasive businessmanMarv has two CD's coming out soon that will highlight the Fillmoe hood and both use local mostly unkown talents. He isn't shy about making a buck off the battles either, rap or otherwise, but does say that he will be putting some donations from CD proceeds into local gyms & community centers.



    Fillmoe Nation Vol. 1 coming this spring will represent Click Clack City's "Uptown", while Fillmoe Nation Vol. 2 to be released a few weeks later is a collection focused on "Downtown" based rappers. Messy recently told hip hop fansite BallerStatus.net,

    "I wanted to give people that had not had their shot, an opportunity to express themselves, I wanted to put them on, give them a chance" He added "I have seen people I grew up with killed in this violence and I want to play my part by trying to help the community," said Messy of the situation. "I decided to make these albums, so I could show not only SF and Fillmoe what is happening in our communities, but also the country -- the violence that happens in our neighborhoods everyday and the need to stop it."




    Marv achieved his "baller status" through many guest appearances on other rapper's CD's, plus his solo releases like "Discobayish" & "BANDANNAS, TATTOOS & TONGUE RINGS", that have reportedly sold over 50,000 units total.



    Amongst other interests, Marv has also recently affiliated himself as a pitchman for East Bay based beverage "Hunid Racks", a self proclaimed "Energy Drink For Real Hustlers" that's endorsed by plenty pimps & playas alike. His duet with local rapper Yukmouth is one of the beverages theme songs and can be heard on this mp3 below (also featured on the drink's MySpace page)...



    Yukmouth & Messy Marv - Sippin' On 100 Racks (mp3)





    Marv's last CD "Muzik Fo' Tha Taliban" apparently wasn't as well received in the hyphy nation as previous efforts, with critics citing it's perceived Anti-American title. Last week SF Weekly published a cell phone interview with Marv by writer Sam Chennault, in which Marv defended the album and did some damage control.



    "Muzik fo Tha Taliban was in no way to disrespect the United States of America," Messy clarifies. "I've been getting a lot of bad reviews because of the title, but I was just trying to paint a picture of our own war within our own community. I was trying to give the people a soundtrack for this war. It's the same thing as in Iraq. We got a war going on over there [in Iraq], but they missing the war that's going on right here."





    Here's another track from Messy Marv, from a documentary soundtrack CD put together by one of the Fillmoe's fave son's JT The Bigga Figga.



    Juvenile & JT The Bigga Figga Present: Gotta Get It - Original Documentary Soundtrack
    Download



    Messy Marv - "Thug Life"
    (mp3)
    from "Juvenile & JT The Bigga Figga Present: Gotta Get It - Original Documentary Soundtrack"
    by Various Artists
    Get Low Digital




    To hear more Messy Marv, head over and befriend this purported peacemaker on his MySpace page, where almost 12,000 fans already have...



    MySpace.com/messymarvonline



    Messy Marv's Fillmoe Nation Vol. 1 compilation is slated for release March 20, Vol 2 follows in April, and both will be released through Marv's Scalen LLC P&D deal via indie imprint SMC Recordings, a label that's actually distributed by Fontana, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group.





    Maybe I just doubt the whole thing cuz I'm a fatalist...

    Robbers on High St - The Fatalist

    But some folks do have the will to live & I mean really live...

    Last Thursday March 15th was a special hard rocking benefit concert at The Bottom Of The Hill to benefit 55 year old former Bay Area classic rock radio personality from KOME/KSJO Dennis Erectus who has no medical insurance and is recovering from a heart attack.



    countdante comic book adThe gig was organized by Count Dante, a custom kimono wearing, larger than life persona ,known as The Deadliest Man Alive. The Count delivers "THE WORLD'S ONLY KUNG-FU ROCK AND ROLL SUCCESS SEMINAR" that according to his own statistics "has transformed millions of WORTHLESS LOSERS into MARTIAL ARTS MILLIONAIRES!" Now he hopes to transform some of that mayhem into money for a friend in need.



    Count Dante, by some accounts a local UPS employee, is also by night a rock n roll super hero of epic proportions, and had been managed by Erectus previously when wrestling in the deadly Rocktogon as part of the great ribald SF based shebang known as Incredibly Strange Wrestling, which regularly packed the Fillmore, and toured the US & Europe.



    Here's Dante's reminiscence of Dennis' contribution to the Bay Area's rock n roll radiowaves:

    Years before Howard Stern hit the airwaves, Erectus perfected the shock jock formula but did it with a kind of intelligence that made him a uniquely Bay Area phenomenon. He was the nighttime deejay at KOME 98.5 during the station's most envelope-pushing years in

    the late 70s and 80s.  Erectus & The PoontanglerWith such raunchy skits as "Celebrity Gang Bang," Erectus' show was the slice of airtime that had

    thousands of South Bay 13-year-olds (such as myself) strapping on transistor radio headphone sets because we didn't want our moms to know what we were listening to. Unlike Stern, who would use a similar shtick to make fun of the homeless and mentally disabled, Erectus' targets were always racists and the powerful elites. Televangelists, the Reagans and Maggie Thatcher were often on the receiving end

    of those audio gangbangs.






    Dennis has been at San Mateo Medical Center since his Thanksgiving Heart Attack, and since he was employed only part time as a rdio station engineer, he had no medical insurance. Hopefully some of the money raised can help an old Bay Area rocker out.



    A BENEFIT FOR DENNIS ERECTUS MARCH 15th



    at the Bottom of the Hill1233 17th Street (17th @ Missouri)

    San Francisco, CA 94107



    featuring COUNT DANTE & the BLACK DRAGON FIGHTING SOCIETY, a dangerous show biz combo formed in the name of spreading Dante's powerful message, and who have two albums on their own label Hofbrau Dojo.




    SF Black Metal Legends STONE VENGEANCE



    and THE MAKES NICE a new project from Josh of The Fucking Champs.



    If you can't make it to the show and would like to contribute, donations are being accepted in Dennis' benevolent account. Checks made out to either Dennis Netto or Dennis Erectus may be sent or brought to account administrator Jona Denz-Hamilton care of :



    KBAY Radio 190 Park Center Plaza #200, San Jose, CA 95113



    Here's that mp3 I promised you from The Count that has a special Bay Area historical footnote, with Redwood City being lauded for it's role in being the home of AMPEX for many years. Sadly the company killed off their magnetic tape division a couple years ago, but anyone whose ever gotten a "studio tan" could tell you that Ampex 456 was the shiznit...



    mp3 download:



    Counte Dante & The BDFS - Redwood City, Rock City ( with Dennis Erectus)



    more music from The Count at http://www.count-dante.com/




    Oh. did i mention that superstar scratch mixer maestro outta Daly City DJ Q-Bert is heading out to annoint far corners of the planet... This dates could be of interest to those far flung souls in the outer netisphere that I never see...

    TUESDAY, APRIL 10TH, 2007
    CABERET ALEATOIRE
    41 RUE JOBIN MARSEILLE
    MARSEILLE, FRANCE

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11TH, 2007
    AKWABA
    500 CHEMIN DE MATOUSS 84
    CHATEAUNEUF DE GADAGNE, FRANCE

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2007
    ONE HAPPY CLOUD
    ARISTOFANOUS 12
    ATHENS, GREECE

    here's some Q Bert in case you don't know what the hell I'm talking about...


    Q Bert - James Brown Mix

    Cold Cut w/ Q Bert - Cosmic Rays

    Q Bert vs Mix Master Mike - French Battle



    Anyhow...here's one last David Bowie track that never goes out of style,...

    David Bowie - Space Oddity

    and I'm done for now...


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    Saturday, March 10, 2007

    consent decree and happiness for thee

    So as everybody knows that cares by now... Eddie Van Halen has joined Britney Spears and SF mayor Gavin Newsom and Lindsay Lohan in announcing his rehab.

    Only thing is he's got a least two decades of boozing experience on all of 'em...

    jeez dude... took ya minute to figure that shit out eh?

    I thought Michael Anthony was the whiskey sodded troublemaker... you know with the Jack Daniels shaped bass guitar. But apparently he's been booted in favor of Eddie's kid...

    Sad...

    So, whatever... we get no classic VH reunion tour ,or even mini performance at the lame Rock n Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. Nope... nothing, just my luck...

    Instead, I hear Genesis are regrouping for a summer shed tour...

    Sadly I bet that Phil Collins dude is more fun to hang around than Eddie anyway...he's at least got more common sense...

    Genesis - Turn It On Again live

    With that scariness out of the way...

    I suppose my best bet for live music satisfaction for the foreseeable future will be the Legendary Stardust Cowboy and Hank IV down at "your dive", El Rio in San Francisco on Saturday night.


    It'll be my second weekend in a row catching the endearingly monikered Klaus Flouride ripping it up on stage, this time with the Legendary Stardust Cowboy... aka The Ledge.

    Norman Carl Odam is a bit of a character apparently,
    a sci-fi rockabilly cowboy kingpin that has to be seen to be believed i suppose. The Wild West version of Wesley Willis...or something like that.




    Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Paralyzed

    Legendary Stardust Cowboy - My Underwear Froze to The Clothesline

    bonus

    New York Night Train's Oral History Project: Kid Congo Powers Remembers The End of The Gun Club, and working with the total kook known as The Legendary Stardust Cowboy

    Kid Congo - Oral History

    Another legend of sorts on the bill is Bob McDonald... kind of our own local lush version of David Yow...

    All you SXSW attendees can catch Bob with his band Hank IV at a couple opportunities in the coming week...

    Mar 14 2007 midnight
    SXSW! Showcase at Lava Lounge in Austin. Hank IV plays at midnight.
    Mar 17 2007 3:30PM
    Trophy's (Austin) for the WHOOPSY MAGAZINE PARTY. Hank IV plays at 3:30pm.

    Here's a couple tracks from Hank IV's debut CD/LP that recently came forth via Hook Or Crook Records... I met one of the proprietors the other night, and he seemed like a swell fella, who has big plans for his little label, or at least for his bar tab. Look for these folks in Austin...

    Hank IV - Tonight We Ride


    hank IV - Got Got

    In other music industry twitchings...

    A settlement, or as the Hollywood Reporter called it "consent decree" has been reached with the FCC & corporate chain broadcasters over the investigation into corporate radio playlist payola. Looks like Clear Channel & pals are agreeing to pay $12.5 million to make the Federal Communications Commission's investigators to sort of just go away. The "pay for play" probe involved transactions between major labels & Clear Channel Communications Inc., CBS Radio Inc., Entercom Communications Corp. and Citadel Broadcasting Corp. Of course none of these large broadcasters will admit "wrongdoing", but as a group have simply agreed to pay a collective fine and dedicate a total of 8,400 half-hour segments to "independent music" over the next three years. The indie quota agreement is through some sort of mysterious private 2nd agreement made with the American Association of Independent Music.

    The organization has about a 100 or so labels involved including Epitaph, Koch, Hopeless, Matador, Ninja Tune, Relapse and Putamayo...

    Here's their board of directors who represent a bunch of labels, many I notice who've had distribution deals via majors. One board member is from Lookout Records, the label that stopped paying royalties to most of their bands awhile back including cash cow Green Day, and lost control of the Berkeley based band's lucrative back catalog a year ago.

    Mmmm, that's leadership...







    Glen Barros


    Concord Music Group

    glenb@concordrecords.com

    Term Ends 2009









    Lesley Bleakley


    Beggars Group

    lesleybleakley@beggars.com

    Term Ends 2008









    Peter Gordon


    Thirsty Ear Recordings

    peter@thirstyear.com

    Term Ends 2007









    Steve Gottlieb


    TVT Records

    steve@tvtrecords.com

    Term Ends 2008









    Doug Keogh


    Roadrunner Records

    keogh@roadrunnerrecords.com

    Term Ends 2007









    Glenn Morrow


    Bar/None Records

    glenn@bar-none.com

    Term Ends 2007









    Molly Neuman


    Lookout! Records

    molly@lookoutrecords.com

    Term Ends 2008









    Thomas Silverman


    Tommy Boy Records

    tom.silverman@tommyboy.com

    Term Ends 2009









    Amaechi Uzoigowe


    Definitive Jux

    acu@definitivejux.net

    Term Ends 2009



    Read an LA Times' story on the FCC probe by Jim Puzzanghera here. Of course known music biz ranter Bob Lefsetz has an opinion too...

    Speaking of settlements & leadership...

    Commander in chief wannabee Barack Obama finally paid his parking tickets... ones he got while attending Harvard Law School -- 17 years ago. He had racked up $140 in fines and Obama's decade+ worth of late fees tallied another $260. The Somerville (Mass.) News published the story Wednesday.

    So now we know how quickly the man can get things done, and that he truly respects & believes in the rule of law. Like, Totally Presidential Dude...

    or at least like every other broke ass dude driving a bucket around here...

    I know that Hollywood likes to tell us their industry is a gamble, and downloading & home copying and bootlegger's etc are all hurting bottomlines...but somehow the Motion Picture Association of America released figures showing Americans spent $9.49 billion on movies. That's about 1.45 billion tickets sold, 63 films grossing more than $50 million and Disney's Johnny Depp franchise sequel "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" -- made $400 million.

    Psychologist's say that owning a piece of a $400 million film might not make ya happy. Actually psychologists don't even call it happiness, they call it "subjective well-being" and a new study says it's all relative. Long term studies captured levels of life satisfaction both prior to and after major life events like marriage, divorce, unemployment and illness or disability. What they found was that basically some people get bummed out easier than others...

    No shit sherlocks...

    Source:newsroom.msu.edu/site/indexer/3014/content.htm

    Busdriver - Happiness ('s Unit of Measurement)


    Just saw that an old friend of mine is currently on tour on the East Coast, so if yer nearby you might wanna check out Mat Callahan w/Yvonne Moore. Callahan was a regular rabble rouser of sorts out here in the Bay Area for many years.

    In the 70's he had a political folk group called Prairie Fire, and after that an innovative world beat band called The Looters. They were the first US group invited to perform by new Sandinista President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua. They recorded discs for Alternative Tentacles, Island records and even Monster Cable's label Monster Music.

    Mat helped start a musical collective in the Mission called Komotion International, that held benefit shows, and then permutated into a record label and a magazine we all ran together for about ten years.

    He eventually split for Switzerland but I see is going to be back with his new musical partner Yvonne Moore and are doing dates with political folkie David Rovics. He has an album out currently called Wild Bouquet, that features some of his talented pals backing him up including Brain (Tom Waits, Guns & Roses) on drums, Joe Gore (P.J. Harvey) on guitar, Les Claypool (Primus) on bass and singer Zoe Ellis. It was recorded partly in San Francisco, and his new home near Lake Geneva in Mauer, Switzerland.

    Here's some Mat Callahan tracks & tourdates

    Mat Callahan - Jonny Refused

    Mat Callahan - Deep Down

    March 10 • Brooklyn, NY
    Vox Pop

    March 11 • Willimantic, CT
    Wrench in the Works • 7 pm

    March 12 • Boston, MA
    Berklee College of Music

    March 15 • New Haven, CT

    March 16 • Dunkirk, MD

    March 17 • Washington, DC
    Fleming Center • 7 pm

    March 18 • Norfolk, VA
    40th Street Stage

    March 20 • New York
    Googie's Lounge above The Living Room •

    March 23 • Hartford, CT
    La Paloma Sabanera
    Indy Media Group Show

    March 24 • New York
    Banjo Jim's • 8:00 pm

    Currently Mat's label Broken Arrow are offering a free 4 song EP of Mat & Yvonne with each order while supplies last...hey it's deal !

    Speaking of deals... and guys who refuse to cut one with the Feds...

    The Feds are still keeping harmless blogger Josh Wolf languishing in prison...

    While SF violent crimes spin out of control, and even more real criminals are in Washington, Wolf has done 6 months hard time. I bet Scooter Libby gets way less than that.

    Josh Wolf offered to show the video tapes to the judge in chambers, without the prosecutors present. Judge & system though really just want to send a message and hope the kid rots. The Feds routinely spit on all our freedoms, look at the beady eyes on that pudgy smug Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and you learn everything you'd ever need to know about American Justice.

    Nothing new here... Ironically despite Wolf's incarceration, this kid will do well once he is finally released... He's a Gen Y kid who now has more credibility going for him than the entire system run by suck up Baby Boomer generation reps that are coming down on him like a ton of worthless bricks.

    Wolf didn't burn the mattress, break the tail light, organize the demonstration or smack the cop...and says he doesn't have any footage of the cop getting hit. But he is paying the price for all of that, and most importantly, for sticking up for his right not to be an informant. On the streets they call informants a "snitch"...

    In real street crime cases, its a known fact that if you snitch ... then you die...

    That's just a fact of life, on SF streets or any urban area.

    It's why Lil Kim did time last year...because she wasn't a snitch.

    Lil' Kim - Bad Girl

    Would the SFPD offer to protect such a kid like Wolf if he did snitch out, or reveal who did what? That's a big rhetorical no.

    The cops have no credibility for helping out their informants. Many are hung out to dry, get no protection and too many have died here in SF...

    Even if he wasn't making a point as some sort of political martyr, he'd be wiser not to help the SFPD. Many of those who offered are dead...

    In interest of justice & restoring order, Ive tried to help SFPD on occasions and have been regretful of it everytime. Those piglets won't appreciate you trying to help them, and they'll turn on you, leaving nothing but grief in return for your assistance. The cops total lack of professionalism amazes me. No wonder SF streets are sinking into a sea of swill...

    Peter Plate - Snitch Factory

    and that's all I got for now...

    Shotwell - San Francisco's Withering

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