Friday, March 30, 2018

Comedian Jim Carrey's Official Trump Portrait: "Will We Ever Stop Screaming?" PLUS Carrey on The NRA, Trophy Hunting, and 60 Minutes...

@JimCarrey: Dear Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery , I know it’s early but I’d like to submit this as the official portrait of our 45th President, Donald J. Trump. It’s called, 'You Scream. I Scream. Will We Ever Stop Screaming?'

The Political Art Of Comedian Jim Carrey: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump, Stormy Daniels, Jared Kushner...

And other recent ones from Jim Carrey:

Did anyone watch 60 minutes last night? Hell of a piece about a poor kid from Greece named Giannis Antetokounmpo who’s making it big in the NBA. America still has some magic. Pity you have to wade through so much cultural sewage to find it. ;^}

They're saying the NRA took Russian money to support the Republican party in the last election. Maybe that's why Trump and his flying monkeys are so accommodating? Is Wayne LaPierre also Putin’s stooge -- or just another run of the mill demon from hell?

Thursday, March 29, 2018

"People Have the Power!" Patti Smith

I was dreaming in my dreaming
Of an aspect bright and fair
And my sleeping it was broken
But my dream it lingered near
In the form of shining valleys
Where the pure air rarified
And my senses newly opened
I awakened to the cry
That the people have the power
To redeem the work of fools
Upon the meek the graces shower
It's decreed the people rule

The people have the power
The people have the power
The people have the power
The people have the power

Vengeful aspects became suspect
And bending low as if to hear
And the armies ceased advancing
Because the people had their ear
And the shepherds and the soldiers
Lay beneath the stars
Exchanging visions
And laying arms
To waste in the dust
In the form of shining valleys
Where the pure air rarified
And my senses newly opened
I awakened to the cry

The people have the power
The people have the power
The people have the power
The people have the power

Where there were deserts
I saw fountains
Like cream the waters rise
And we strolled there together
With none to laugh or criticize
And the leopard
And the lamb
Lay together truly bound
I was hoping in my hoping
To recall what I had found
I was dreaming in my dreaming
God knows a purer view
As I surrender to my sleeping
I commit my dream to you

The people have the power
The people have the power
The people have the power
The people have the power

The power to dream to rule
To wrestle the world from fools
It's decreed the people rule
It's decreed the people rule
Listen. I believe everything we dream
Can come to pass through our union
We can turn the world around
We can turn the earth's revolution

We have the power
People have the power

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Why Did Alex Jones Go To Russia in January 2018?

PJ Harvey Joins John Parish In A Moving Tribute To Sparklehorse: "Sorry For Your Loss"

Sparklehorse AKA Mark Linkous was a genius who sadly took his own life, but left some great art for us to have forever.

I have always been fond of his song "It's Not So Hard" and his collaboration with Radiohead's Thom Yorke on Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here", as heard in a crucial scene in the film Lords Of Dogtown. Then there was his masterpiece Dark Night Of The Soul with Danger Mouse and a host of guest vocalists such as The Pixies' Frank Black/Black Francis, Iggy Pop, and Jason Lytle.

"Sorry For Your Loss" is a nice tribute from Mark's friends John and PJ.

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John Parish ft. PJ Harvey – “Sorry For Your Loss”

Though it seems like just yesterday, eight years have slipped by since the passing of Mark Linkous, the prolific and openhearted musician better known as Sparklehorse. Though Linkous’ estate blocked a charity tribute album to him, back in 2015, a trickle of homages have rolled in, most recently a solid cover from Diiv.
Among the vast catalog of Linkous collaborators, John Parish and PJ Harvey sit among the most notable. Today, Parish and Harvey, longtime collaborators in their own right, release the single “Sorry For Your Loss,” a direct salutation to Linkous. The track arrives with the announcement of a new Parish album, Bird Dog Dante, an album he worked on while touring with Harvey as part of her band. Bouncing ideas off each other, and each of them close to Linkous, the two reportedly found it only natural to sing this as a duet.
The track plays with unexpected contrasts, fusing folky mandolin and toms with thick bass and a squealing electric guitar.  A slight departure from Parish’s recent, largely instrumental work, this new record veers more toward actual songs. “The sun never felt colder/The window rattled and I wondered if you just passed over,” he sings with Harvey, feeling the very spirit of Linkous in their bones.
Listen to “Sorry For Your Loss” above. Parish’s Bird Dog Dante emerges through the venerable Thrill Jockey label on June 15.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Comedian Jim Carrey Salutes Anti-Gun March For Our Lives & Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin"

Today our nation's youth are demanding their basic human right to go to school without dying in the name of greed. It's time for Congress to act like adults worthy of their office. PASS TOUGHER GUN LAWS! BAN THE AR-15! STOP TAKING NRA BLOOD MONEY! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!  @JimCarrey

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Cool, New Video: Jennifer Hudson's Powerful Gospel Cover of Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin" At DC "March For Our Lives" Rally Against Gun Violence

Audio: Patti Smith - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (live)(Dylan Nobel Ceremony December 2016)

Cool, New Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Song "Shiggy" Out Now; Album Out In May!

The new album Sparkle Hard is out May 18th on Matador.

Sparkle Hard

1. Cast Off
2. Future Suite
3. Solid Silk
4. Bike Lane
5. Middle America
6. Rattler
7. Shiggy
8. Kite
9. Brethren
10. Refute
11. Difficulties - Let Them Eat Vowels

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks 2018 Tour

Friday, June 1 Turf Club, St. Paul MN (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 2 The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, June 3 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL
Tuesday, June 5 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, June 6 Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA
Thursday, June 7 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH
Friday, June 8 Magic Stick, Detroit MI
Saturday, June 9 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Monday, June 11 Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC
Tuesday, June 12 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, June 14 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, June 15 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 16 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, June 17 Black Cat, Washington DC
Tuesday, June 19 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Wednesday, June 20 The Georgia Theatre, Athens GA
Thursday, June 21 Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Friday, June 22 Zanzabar, Louisville KY
Saturday, June 23 The Woodward Theater, Cincinnati OH
Tuesday, July 17 Mystic Theatre, Petaluma CA
Wednesday, July 18 Slim’s, San Francisco CA
Sunday, July 22 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, July 25 The Mohawk Austin, TX
Thursday, July 26 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Friday, July 27 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Saturday, July 28 The Vanguard, Tulsa OK
Sunday, July 29 Record Bar, Kansas City MO
Tuesday, July 31 Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO
Wednesday, August 1 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, August 3 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC
Saturday, August 4 Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, August 5 Star Theater, Portland OR Live Videos: "Falling Away", "Date w/Ikea", "Kennel District", "Summer Babe" by Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks feat. Spiral Stairs, The Chapel, San Francisco, October 1, 2016, Spiral/Scott's 50th birthday celebrations):

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Cool, New Video: Jennifer Hudson's Powerful Gospel Cover of Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin" At DC "March For Our Lives" Rally Against Gun Violence

PLEASE NOTE: Jennifer Hudson knows of what she speaks. In 2008, her mother, sister, and nephew were murdered; the victims of gun violence perpetrated by the deranged ex-husband of a family member.

The Times They Are A-Changin’ WRITTEN BY: BOB DYLAN 

Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’
For the loser now will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’
It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin’
Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin’
And the first one now will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’
© 1963, 1964 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1991, 1992 by Special Rider Music

Dylan performed "Only A Pawn In Their Game" at the March On Washington, August 28, 1963, shortly before Martin Luther King, Jr.'s electrifying "I Have a Dream" speech. King died April 4, 1968, another victim of gun violence. 

Stephen Malkmus Tribute To Lou Reed; Covers Velvet Underground "Beginning To See The Light" (2013)

Velvet Underground cover "Beginning To See The Light" starts at 5:26. It was a tribute to Lou Reed, who had just passed away October 27, 2013.

Former Pavement singer/guitarist Stephen Malkmus, appearing with The Jicks, live at the Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Oregon, Friday, November 8, 2013. 

Homecoming Show Encore: "Harness Your Hopes", "Stairway to Heaven", "Beginning to See The Light".

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Paul McCartney Remembers His Friend, Gun Violence Victim John Lennon At NYC Youth Anti-Gun March For Our Lives

Friday, March 23, 2018

Comedian Jim Carrey Roasts Jared Kushner In New Drawing "Self-Unmade Man"

                                                           SELF-UNMADE MAN

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Cool, New Video: Jack White Interview On KCRW: Morning Becomes Eclectic

Comedian Jim Carrey's Lovely Painting Of Trump & Stormy Daniels

Cool, New Video: Jack White "Over And Over And Over"...

Courtney Barnett's Apple Music Playlist: Influences

Billie Holiday, PJ Harvey, Patti Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Elizabeth Cotten, Nirvana, Ella Fitzgerald, Leonard Cohen, Pavement, Nina Simone, Lou Reed, Sharon Jones, Carole King, Jimi Hendrix, and more! Courtney's got good taste! Missing one great female artist: Barbara Dane

You can check out Courtney's Influences Playlist here....

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Pitchfork: M.I.A. Expresses Vindication Over Facebook Cambridge Analytica Scandal PLUS Exclusive Live M.I.A. videos

M.I.A. in February 2018, photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
“It’s nice when you end up the smart one at the end of the day. Not some paranoid crazy person.”
M.I.A. has long been critical of the internet and social networks and their alleged connections to the government. In 2010, she said to Nylon, “Google and Facebook were developed by the CIA.” In addition, her MAYA-opening song “The Message” from that year includes the lyrics: “iPhone connected to the internet/Connected to the Google/Connected to the government.” In 2013, after Edward Snowden leaked information about the N.S.A., M.I.A. acknowledged her lyrics’ prescience by calling out publications(including this one) that criticized “The Message.”
Now, M.I.A. has reacted to the ongoing Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal. “It’s nice when you end up the smart one at the end of the day. Not some paranoid crazy person,” she wrote. M.I.A. previously called out Facebook in January when she tweeted, “My social media’s has been frozen since last year... but they want you to support war in Iran because their Instagram is blocked by evil dictators 💤 Facebook says it is deleting accounts at the direction of the U.S. and Israeli governments.”

This week, M.I.A. also called out Instagram. She posted—on Instagram—that she believes the platform has capped her follower count. She shared a photo of her page with the words “MARK ZUCKX” written on it. In the caption, she wrote, “Through how they hold certain people down it’s easy to see who they uphold! Through who they uphold it’s easy to see how lost they want you!!!”

She continued, “Instagram is like FAKEBOOK. [ed. noteFacebook bought Instagram in 2012.] They want to let you know that my social media presence is weak but they manufactured the concept of what is weak what is strong. Now look at what this little game does to everything. Insecurity jealousy envy rivalry greed. Can we move it along. Darkness breeds darkness.”
One follower commented, “Then why keep using it if they’re doing you wrong?” M.I.A. responded, “You know I can withstand this lil piddly ting! Sometimes [you] gotta let ’em fuck you up, because the lesson is greater.”
Pitchfork has contacted M.I.A.’s representatives.

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