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Holiday Heroes

Posted by on Dec 25, 2006 | 0 comments

David Bowie… Heroes. Happy Holidays.


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from the vaults…

Posted by on Dec 20, 2006 | 0 comments

The Who… “Young Man Blues”. 1970. One of those times when they really were the best. It’s a glorious noise with power and purpose. Play it LOUD!


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Johnny Was

Posted by on Dec 16, 2006 | 0 comments

Stiff Little Fingers cover Bob Marley’s tune Johnny Was… sheer genius.


Woman hold her head and cry,
‘Cause her son had been shot down in the street and died
From a stray bullet.

Woman hold her head and cry;
Explaining to her was a passerby
Who saw the woman cry (cry)
Wondering how can she work it out,
Now she knows that the wages of sin is death, yeah!
Gift of Jah is life. (life)
She cried: Ah-um, I – I know!
“Johnny was a good man,” I – I know! (never did a thing wrong)
“Johnny was a good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good,
good, good, good man”, (Johnny was good man)
she cried – she crie-ie-ie-ie-ie-ie-ie-ied!

Wo-ooh! Woman hold her head and cry,
As her son had been shot down in the street and died
Just because of the system. (system)

Woman hold her head and cry;
Comforting her I was passing by.
She complained, then she cry:
Oh-ooh-wo-ah, cry (ah-ah), yeah, I know now (ah-ah),
no I know, I know now: (Johnny was a good man)
Said I know, mm-mm-mm-mm-mm. (Never did a thing wrong)
Ah! Ah! (Johnny was a good man)
Can a woman tender care, she cried, (Never did a thing wrong)
Cease towards the child she bear? (Johnny was a good man)
Wo-ho-ho-ooh! Woman cry, woman – (Never did a thing wrong)
She cried, wo-oh! She cried, yeah! (Johnny was a good man)
Can a woman tender care
Cease towards the child she bear? (Never did a thing wrong)
Wo-now, cry! (Johnny was a good man)

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the only band that matters…

Posted by on Dec 9, 2006 | 0 comments

The Clash… covering Sonny Curtis’ I Fought the Law… into the weekend with a little kick in the pants.


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Shake for me

Posted by on Dec 7, 2006 | 0 comments

Howlin’ Wolf… cause it’s hump day. Shake it!


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writing to reach you…

Posted by on Dec 6, 2006 | 0 comments

Travis for Maria…


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Leonard Cohen and U2

Posted by on Nov 30, 2006 | 0 comments

Tower of Song…



(c/o Cursor)

Well my friends are gone and my hair is grey
I ache in the places where I used to play
And Im crazy for love but Im not coming on
Im just paying my rent every day
Oh in the tower of song

I said to hank williams: how lonely does it get?
Hank williams hasnt answered yet
But I hear him coughing all night long
A hundred floors above me
In the tower of song

I was born like this, I had no choice
I was born with the gift of a golden voice
And twenty-seven angels from the great beyond
They tied me to this table right here
In the tower of song

So you can stick your little pins in that voodoo doll
Im very sorry, baby, doesnt look like me at all
Im standing by the window where the light is strong
Ah they dont let a woman kill you
Not in the tower of song

Now you can say that Ive grown bitter but of this you may be sure
The rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor
And theres a mighty judgement coming, but I may be wrong
You see, you hear these funny voices
In the tower of song

I see you standing on the other side
I dont know how the river got so wide
I loved you baby, way back when
And all the bridges are burning that we might have crossed
But I feel so close to everything that we lost
Well never have to lose it again

Now I bid you farewell, I dont know when Ill be back
There moving us tomorrow to that tower down the track
But youll be hearing from me baby, long after Im gone
Ill be speaking to you sweetly
From a window in the tower of song
Yeah my friends are gone and my hair is grey
I ache in the places where I used to play
And Im crazy for love but Im not coming on
Im just paying my rent every day
Oh in the tower of song

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Bob Mould…

Posted by on Nov 23, 2006 | 4 comments

Will be light blogging for a few days… but will post some music… See a Little Light…


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videobuzz – the evens

Posted by on Nov 13, 2006 | 0 comments

Fugazi was a real voice of reason during the Gulf War. And, Ian McKaye is still out there preaching the gospel of sanity with The Evens. Not great video by any standard, but the audio is okay. Squint your eyes and grab a beer and you’re almost there!


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angel in blue

Posted by on Oct 31, 2006 | 1 comment

J. Geils Band from 1981. Song for Marilyn Monroe. The intro is messed up a bit, but the rest of the song is intact… (bad edit on someones’ part.)

The animated parts of the video are an early form of rotoscoping, which Ralph Bakshi experimented with in the Lord of the Rings animated films. Richard Linklater recently used digital rotoscoping for both Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly. It’s come a long way.

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videobuzz – television "call mr. lee"

Posted by on Oct 31, 2006 | 0 comments

The only music video that Television ever did, for “Call Mr. Lee” off their self titled “reunion” album in 1992. It sort of disappointed me back then when it came out. But, it has truly grown on me over the years to be a favorite. I suppose I expected too much. Richard Lloyd lays down some great guitar work on this track and the entire album.


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There’s Nazi’s in the bathroom…

Posted by on Oct 26, 2006 | 0 comments

…just below the stairs.

The rather prophetic “Nobody Told Me” by John Lennon from 1980. Released posthumously.

In the middle of the video, you’ll see John and Yoko sitting at an all white chess board with all white pieces, which is an art piece called “Play it by Trust”. It was on display at the Whitney when I first saw it over a decade ago. Very funny. People sometimes fail to realize how completely ironic and funny Ono’s art can be. It can also be very sobering as well, to be sure. That ability to juxtapose and contrast ideas within a work of art was something that Ono shared with Lennon, as shown in the lyrics to this song.


Everybody’s talking and no one says a word
Everybody’s making love and no one really cares
There’s nazis in the bathroom just below the stairs
Always something happening and nothing going on
There’s always something cooking and nothing in the pot
They’re starving back in China so finish what you got

Nobody told me there’d be days like these
Nobody told me there’d be days like these
Nobody told me there’d be days like these
Strange days indeed
Strange days indeed

Everybody’s runnin’ and no one makes a move
Everyone’s a winner
And no one seems to lose
There’s a little yellow idol to the north of Katmandu
Everybody’s flying and no one leaves the ground
Everybody’s crying and no one makes a sound
There’s a place for us in movies you just gotta stay around

Nobody told me there’d be days like these
Nobody told me there’d be days like these
Nobody told me there’d be days like these
Strange days indeed
Most peculiar Mama!

Everybody’s smoking and no one’s getting high
Everybody’s flying and never touch the sky
There’s ufo’s over New York and I ain’t too surprised

Nobody told me there’d be days like these
Nobody told me there’d be days like these
Nobody told me there’d be days like these
Strange days indeed
Most peculiar Mama!

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Part 4 of Rushkoff and Pinchbeck Dialogue

Posted by on Oct 15, 2006 | 0 comments

Finally got part 4 up and running on Google Video… Enjoy.

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3.


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burn one down

Posted by on Oct 13, 2006 | 0 comments

Ben Harper… it’s Friday.


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Kill for Christ, Kill for Mohammed

Posted by on Sep 26, 2006 | 0 comments

What’s the difference between this:


or this:

And this?


Conservative Christians and Conservative Muslims both strive for the same end: the destruction of those they perceive as the enemy. And, that means killing their perceived enemy and innocent civilians that are in the way.

The only difference, at the moment, is that the Evangelical Christian’s are working from the advantage of being comparitively well off and from a position of power, while their Muslim couterparts are working from a relative lack of power. Hence, the propesnity for suicide bombings.

The general perception is that Christian Evangelicals have not yet fully embraced terror acts such as suicide bombings. It should be noted though, that acts of Christian terror are not unknown to be sure.

I expect they will be increasing in the days and years to come, if the videos above are any indication.

Scary shit.

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