Sunday, September 30, 2018

Comedian Jim Carrey Mocks Lindsey Graham

September 28, 2018: @JimCarrey says: "Ever wonder why women don’t report sexual abuse? Look no further than the hideous and hateful face of Lindsey Graham who offered nothing but anger and absolute disdain to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford following her courageous, and very credible, testimony. Talk about 'a disgrace.' "

September 25, 2018: @JimCarrey says: "The monster is out of control. Vote for your lives!  "

September 24, 2028: @JimCarrey says: "Colleges care more about donors than the victims of on-campus rape. That's why women don't report it and why ENTITLED LITTLE SHITS like Injustice Kavanaugh get to party and pillage their way to the Supreme Court.I'd like to suggest a new uniform for the highest court in the land."

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

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Best New Music: What The Kool Kidz Are Listening To... October 2018 Playlist

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

The Dodos, Certainty Waves

Elmore James, Pickin' The Blues: The Greatest Hits Of Elmore James

John Lennon with George Harrison: Video: "How Do You Sleep?" (From forthcoming Imagine boxset)

Johnny Marr: "Jeopardy" (B-side from Call The Comet)

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Hope Downs

Paul Weller, True Meanings

The Struts, Everybody Wants (LP), Kiss This (EP)

Event of the Season: Pathway To Paris concert with Patti Smith, Bob Weir, Flea, Eric Burdon, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, et al, Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, September 14, 2018

Next Up: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, (free), Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, October 5 - 7, 2018 feat Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy, Los Lobos, Steve Earle, Booker T. Jones, Robyn Hitchcock, Roky Erickson, and many, many others...

Streisand Disses Trump In New Song: "Don't Lie To Me" (Audio)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Cool, New Songs By Richard Ashcroft: "Surprised By Joy" & "Born To Be Strangers"

"Surprised By The Joy" is the first single from Richard Ashcroft's forthcoming album Natural Rebel out October 18, 2018.
Pre-Order It Here...

Here's the audio for the second single "Born To Be Strangers":

Richard Ashcroft belongs to that special category of "Hugely Famous in The UK/Couldn't Get Arrested in America" (unfortunately). In America, he's primarily known as the genius behind The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony", which besides being a great song, will go down in history for the monkeyshines going on behind the scenes with Allen Klein ultimately "winning" credit for the song for Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and the lion's share of the royalties for (as Harrison warned, beware of) ABKCO, Klein's company. Truly one of the great rock n roll swindles of all-time.

The good news is that despite that blow, Richard Ashcroft has continued to make amazing music.

This new album promises to be fantastic. Something to look forward to.

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.: