Archive for December, 2010

Captain Beefheart R.I.P.

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Captain Beefheart 1941-2010


The avant-garde rock musician passed away of complications from multiple sclerosis.

Don Van Vliet, who blended rock, blues, psychedelia and free jazz under the stage name Captain Beefheart, died Friday of complications from multiple sclerosis in a Northern California hospital. He was 69.

From 1965-82, Beefheart worked with a rotating ensemble of musicians called the Magic Band, with whom he recorded 12 studio albums. Van Vliet sang and played the harmonica and saxophone among many other instruments.

After two decades in music, Van Vliet retired from performing to devote himself to painting and drawing. New York City’s Michael Werner Gallery hosted several shows of Beefheart’s paintings and confirmed the musician’s death Friday.

A native of Lancaster, Calif., Van Vliet was friends and a regular collaborator with another eclectic California musician, Frank Zappa.

Van Vliet began performing as Captain Beefheart in 1964, and the Magic Band’s first album, 1967’s Safe as Milk, was highly regarded. His first bandmates were guitarists Alex St. Clair and Doug Moon, bassist Jerry Handley and drummer Paul Blakely.

After a stint at A&M, they signed to Zappa’s Straight Records, which in 1969 released Trout Mask Replica, ranked No. 58 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

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Thursday, December 16th, 2010


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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Panasonic “Urania” videoclip

early Panasonic stuff

Mika Vainio / Ilpo Väisänen / Sami Salo

banned in D.C.

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Bad Brains live @ CBGB, 1982

Banned in D.C. with a thousand more places to go
Gonna swim the Atlantic, cause that’s the only place I can go

You, you can’t hurt me
Why?! I’m banned in D.C.

We, we got ourselves, gonna sing it, gonna love it, gonna work it out to any length
No worry, don’t worry, about what people say
We got ourselves, we gonna make it anyway

You, you can’t hurt me
Why? I’m banned in D.C.

And if you ban us from your clubs, it’s the right time, with the right mind
And if you think we really care, then you won’t find in my mind

Noooo! You can’t afford, to close your doors, so soon no more
My oh my i lay you down upon the ground so soon no more
Nooo you can’t afford to close your doors so soon no more
My oh my i let you down upon the ground

A note of appreciation from the rich

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Let’s be honest: you’ll never win the lottery.

On the other hand, the chances are pretty good that you’ll slave away at some miserable job the rest of your life. That’s because you were in all likelihood born into the wrong social class. Let’s face it — you’re a member of the working caste. Sorry!

As a result, you don’t have the education, upbringing, connections, manners, appearance, and good taste to ever become one of us. In fact, you’d probably need a book the size of the yellow pages to list all the unfair advantages we have over you. That’s why we’re so relieved to know that you still continue to believe all those silly fairy tales about “justice” and “equal opportunity” in America.

Of course, in a hierarchical social system like ours, there’s never been much room at the top to begin with. Besides, it’s already occupied by us — and we like it up here so much that we intend to keep it that way. But at least there’s usually someone lower in the social hierarchy you can feel superior to and kick in the teeth once in a while. Even a lowly dishwasher can easily find some poor slob further down in the pecking order to sneer and spit at. So be thankful for migrant workers, prostitutes, and homeless street people.

Always remember that if everyone like you were economically secure and socially privileged like us, there would be no one left to fill all those boring, dangerous, low-paid jobs in our economy. And no one to fight our wars for us, or blindly follow orders in our totalitarian corporate institutions. And certainly no one to meekly go to their grave without having lived a full and creative life. So please, keep up the good work!

You also probably don’t have the same greedy, compulsive drive to possess wealth, power, and prestige that we have. And even though you may sincerely want to change the way you live, you’re also afraid of the very change you desire, thus keeping you and others like you in a nervous state of limbo. So you go through life mechanically playing your assigned social role, terrified what others would think should you ever dare to “break out of the mold.”

Naturally, we try to play you off against each other whenever it suits our purposes: high-waged workers against low-waged, unionized against non-unionized, Black against White, male against female, American workers against Japanese against Mexican against…. We continually push your wages down by invoking “foreign competition,” “the law of supply and demand,” “national security,” or “the bloated federal deficit.” We throw you on the unemployed scrap heap if you step out of line or jeopardize our profits. And to give you an occasional break from the monotony of our daily economic blackmail, we allow you to participate in our stage-managed electoral shell games, better known to you ordinary folks as “elections.” Happily, you haven’t a clue as to what’s really happening — instead, you blame “Aliens,” “Tree-hugging Environmentalists,” “Niggers,” “Jews,” Welfare Queens,” and countless others for your troubled situation.

We’re also very pleased that many of you still embrace the “work ethic,” even though most jobs in our economy degrade the environment, undermine your physical and emotional health, and basically suck your one and only life right out of you. We obviously don’t know much about work, but we’re sure glad you do!

Of course, life could be different. Society could be intelligently organized to meet the real needs of the general population. You and others like you could collectively fight to free yourselves from our domination. But you don’t know that. In fact, you can’t even imagine that another way of life is possible. And that’s probably the greatest, most significant achievement of our system — robbing you of your imagination, your creativity, your ability to think and act for yourself.

So we’d truly like to thank you from the bottom of our heartless hearts. Your loyal sacrifice makes possible our corrupt luxury; your work makes our system work. Thanks so much for “knowing your place” — without even knowing it!

Rich $cum of America

He who hath the gold makes all the rules.

Please make copies and share with other members of your caste!