Sunday, September 23, 2018

Video: John & George Record Anti-Paul Slam "How Do You Sleep?"; New "Imagine" Boxset

1971, John Lennon's second solo album Imagine is recorded. George Harrison joins Lennon on a thinly veiled screed against former bandmate Paul McCartney --- the brutal How Do You Sleep?

A new, forthcoming Imagine boxset includes these takes as well as much, much more. It contains 4 CDs, 2 Blue Ray DVDs, and a 120-page booklet.

Personnel on "How Do You Sleep?":

[Verse 1]
So Sgt. Pepper took you by surprise
You better see right through that mother's eyes
Those freaks was right when they said you was dead
The one mistake you made was in your head

Ah, how do you sleep?
Ah, how do you sleep at night?

[Verse 2]
You live with straights who tell you you was king
Jump when your momma tell you anything
The only thing you done was yesterday
And since you're gone you're just another day

Ah, how do you sleep?
Ah, how do you sleep at night?

[Instrumental Break]

Ah, how do you sleep?
Ah, how do you sleep at night?

[Verse 3]
A pretty face may last a year or two
But pretty soon they'll see what you can do
The sound you make is muzak to my ears
You must have learned something in all those years

Ah, how do you sleep?
Ah, how do you sleep at night?

Courtney Barnett Acoustic On House of Strombo: "Sunday Roast", "Nameless Faceless", "Need A Little Time"

SETLIST: 00:34 Sunday Roast 05:25 Nameless Faceless 08:06 Need A Little Time

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Johnny Marr, God-Like Genius, Releases B-Side "Jeopardy" (Audio Only); On U.S. Tour Now

"Jeopardy" was recorded during the sessions for Call The Comet, but only previously available as a vinyl-only B-side to the single "Hi Hello".

Friday, September 21, 2018

Jim Carrey Says, "Kava-NO!" to Kavanaugh...

@JimCarrey (Sept. 17, 2018) says: "Republicans always look out for each other..."

@JimCarrey (Sept. 5, 2018) says: "Thank you for just doing it." 

@JimCarrey (Sept. 2, 2018) says: "Donald Trump is now inciting civil unrest at his rallies, threatening the safety of our citizens. A real President doesn’t do this. A real congress won’t allow him to."

@JimCarrey (Aug. 28, 2018) says: "Upon closer examination of the ultrasound the Planned Parenthood staff began to wonder if the terminated fetus actually belonged to Elliot Broidy. Or if the father was slightly more famous."

@JimCarrey (Aug. 23, 2018) says:

@JimCarrey (Aug. 22, 2018) says: "Figuratively speaking"

More Political Art From Comedian Jim Carrey...

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Patti Smith, Karen O, Flea, Jim James, Talib Kweli & Friends Rock L.A. Tonight For The Environment

L.A. friends! The Pathway To Paris, fresh off their smash success in San Francisco Friday night, come to L.A.'s Ace Hotel tonight for what promises to be a great show!

Please come and support this great cause!

For more info, click here...

Patti Smith talks Pathway to Paris and why people truly have the power

Saturday, September 15, 2018

"Liberal" San Francisco Officials Steal Homeless Man's Sleeping Gear & All His Worldly Possessions; Arrest Him When He Objects

This homeless man in San Francisco today came back from the bathroom to find that police were loading his sleeping gear and all his worldly possessions into a Department of Public Works truck for disposal at 16th and South Van Ness. He objected and began reclaiming his property when the police and "sanitation" workers confronted him, threatened him, beat him, and arrested him.

Out of sight, out of mind.

Instead of actual solutions to the very real homeless crisis, officials are content to simply remove the homeless and their possessions from public view.

Out of sight, out of mind.

Shame on the "sanitation" workers and cops who harass homeless people, stealing their meager possessions including sleeping gear. And shame on "liberal" San Francisco for not working for compassionate long-term solutions to the homeless problem, the housing crisis, and the sky-high cost of housing in Northern California in general.

Pathway To Paris: Rocking San Francisco's Global Climate Summit With Patti Smith, Bob Weir, Flea, Eric Burdon and Friends

Last night's Pathway To Paris concert, a cultural response to San Francisco's Global Climate Summit, presented a variety of musicians and activists in a quick-pased show which lasted nearly 4 hours.

Hearing from activists was inspiring, especially the three teen-agers who started Zero Hour. Two were 17 and one was only 16. They reminded me of the Parkland kids and they give me hope for this country,

Many in the audience came to see Bob Weir or Patti Smith and they were not disappointed.

Bob Weir brought out legendary Ramblin' Jack Elliot for "Friend Of The Devil":

Bob sang "The Other One),  his tribute to Neal Cassady (Beat generation inspiration & driver of the Further bus with Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters, as immortalized in Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test):

Escaping through the lily fields, I came across an empty space 
It trembled and exploded, left a bus stop in its place
The bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began
There was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of the bus to never ever land...

The evening began with a musical performance from the two Pathway To Paris co-founders, Jesse Paris Smith (Patti's daughter) on the piano, and Rebecca Foon on cello.

We soon learned that tonight would have been the 70th birthday of Fred "Sonic" Smith, guitarist extraordinaire for Detroit's MC5, the 1960's era explosive revolutionary rock band, late husband of Patti, and late father of Jesse and Jackson.

Both Patti and Jesse seemed very emotional about the anniversary, understandably so, and perhaps this only added to the intensity of the evening.

Patti joked that she was playing with TWO bass players - Flea on bass and Tony on piano.

Their version of "Pissing In A River" was one for the ages:

Patti went on to sing her classic "Because The Night":

At the end, the entire ensemble returned to help out on a song that Fred inspired, Patti's "People Have The Power":

It was nice to see one of the evening's MC's was Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. He plays Jaime Lannister on HBO's Game Of Thrones, which has wrapped filming its series finale (although we won't see it until next year). He joked that he was now out of a job since Game is over. He's quite serious; however, about his role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNDP. I still don't understand why he had to push Bran out the window like that. That was rather rude.

Flea, the bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, did a solo set which was really interesting. He created a bass loop, then played trumpet over that. His energy was infectious, which is one of the best types of infection.

Eric Burdon, classic singer for The Animals and (sometimes) War, did a great, short set of a Leadbelly cover ("In The Pines" AKA "Where Did You Sleep Last Night"), followed by Memphis Slim's "Mother Earth".

I enjoyed some of the lesser well-known artists too, such as Tenzin Choegyal (a Tibetan singer based in Australia), Imany, and Suluit as well, and having short speeches and videos from activists like 350's Bill McKibbon, simply brought home the message of why we were all there.

By the way, they are doing it all over again this Sunday in L.A.:

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Patti Smith, Bob Weir, Flea, Eric Burdon & Friends Concert Will Rock San Francisco Friday In A "Call To Action" On Climate Change

Pathway to Paris concert event set for San Francisco

Patti Smith and Bob Weir to join a celebration of climate action during the Global Climate Action Summit.
San Francisco, 11 July 2018: Pathway to Paris, together with and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced a special concert on September 14th at the historic Masonic in San Francisco. Set to cap off the Global Climate Action Summit, the concert will focus on the potential for cities to push for, achieve, and go beyond the climate targets highlighted in the Paris Agreement.
Bringing together leading musicians, artists, thinkers, and policymakers, this concert will serve as a call to action, urging the international community to ramp up ambition towards a climate safe future for all.
This marks the fourth collaboration between the partners who previously joined forces for concerts in each of the last three years. The first concerts, in Paris in 2015, coincided with the adoption of the Paris Agreement, while events in 2016 and 2017 served to celebrate climate action by state and non-state actors. Most recently, 2017 saw the partners host a concert at New York City’s historic Carnegie Hall where Pathway to Paris announced the launch of the ‘1000 Cities’ initiative. The initiative invites all cities of the world to transition off fossil fuels and move to 100% renewable energy by 2040 in order to turn the Paris Agreement into reality.
“In the world of music, the best way to improve is through collaboration. This is the same with the critical issue of climate change. We must join together to make this the most ambitious collaboration of our century. We will not be able to implement crucial and challenging solutions to climate change, plastic pollution, and all urgent environmental problems as long as we stand divided. Inseparable from the issue of climate change is the need for world peace, global communication, and an international collaboration unmatched by any event in human history.”– Co-Founder of Pathway to Paris, Jesse Paris Smith
“Cities play a critical role in transforming our world out of the era of fossil fuels and into a renewable world. This is our time to make this shift and transform our cities to become sustainable, resilient cities for us all and future generations. This is our chance as our window of time is narrowing.” – Co-Founder of Pathway to Paris, Rebecca Foon
Along with Patti Smith and Bob Weir, the concert will also feature Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tenzin Choegyal, French pop-soul singer Imany, renowned artist Olafur Eliasson, and Pathway to Paris Founders Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon. Speakers also include’s Bill McKibben.
Artist Olafur Eliasson will turn the whole audience into artists by creating an interactive collective artwork. Eliasson leads a choreography that motions its audience to hold up a Little Sun solar lantern. The result is a visually striking solar-powered ‘sunrise’ which raises awareness for climate action and energy equality.
Multi media artist Steven Sebring will be presenting a visual art and immersive sound experience.
All proceeds from this evening will be donated to, Pathway to Paris, and the United Nations Development Programme.
September 14th 2018
The Masonic, San Francisco
Doors: 18:00   Show: 19:00
Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 13th at 10:00 a.m. PST at,
all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone 1-800-745-3000.