Monday, June 30, 2014

U.K. SUBS: "Emotional Blackmail", "Strychnine", "Creation" & "Riot" ... (for Skirzi)



***** U.K. SUBS- OFFICIAL WEBSITE



This induction into this journal's music/ arts honour roll society is to showcase some of the work of UK punk great, the U.K. Subs, which is another past due for this journal, and what a remarkable history and influence on the entire punk scene/ movement not just of Londontown or UK, but the world this crew has been! (and the London punk scene is absolutely incredible and excellent!) One of my fav's up there with folks like X- Ray Spex, Sex Pistols , The Ramones , The Distillers , Civet , and Lunachicks to name some. Of course alot of credit here to songwriter and vocalist Charlie Harper, who is the one who primarily held this together for nearly 4 decades and still keeps it raw as day one, yet fresh as alwayz ... they have played with the best of the best on so many bills large and small, and even took several songs of theirs to make it into the UK Top 40 at the same time, while still keeping that underground undertaste .

The band goes back to 1976 of the original punk explosion out of the UK and originally called the Subversives ... but this crew had such an impact on the entire punk scene genres to this day still, yet had quite a turnover in band members adding fresh instrumental flavours of like guitar work too over the years, it's just a crew that is alwayz going and going like that Energizer Bunny character {: ) I also wanted to include a nice live version of The Cramps classic "Strychnine" which is a fav, also done later by Joe Christ.

I was also wanting to dedicate this posting to a local drummer (although she is not currently active in a band, due to she goes to college full time working on her nursing degree) "Skirzi" who is friend's since school with Hannah and Gabriel (Paragraph 3) and likes to indulge in the history of punk genres as influences ... this is one that Skirzi was not familiar with that I pointed out because of their history ... and this is simply how it's done Dear! {: ) .... Enjoy!



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U.K. Subs- Emotional Blackmail (Live) ... Thanx to 1964JKT





U.K. Subs- Strychnine- Time & Matter Website Promo Video ... Thanx to TIMEANDMATTER





U.K. Subs- Creation (Promo video) ... Thanx to RADARPROOFRECORDINGS





U.K. Subs- Riot ... Thanx to RADARPROOFRECORDINGS




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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Campaign CONTRIBUTIONS vs. Corporate Billionaire RETRIBUTIONS ... UNITING Citizens against CITIZENS United PT.1 ... The WILLIE FOO FOO Edition ... (DEAD BROKE HILL PT.2) & (The AWAKENING PT.36)

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Another rain/ storm drenched day here on the Ranch (Dallas), which has been relentless over this last week ... but great for the many lakes around town. This posting to also serve 2 series of this journal ... "The Awakening" & "Dead Broke Hill". First below some news from earlier this year from the "The Nation" ... then I will add my part after.



***** THE NATION: Four Years After 'Citizens United', There Is A Real Movement to Remove Big Money From Politics




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Thomas Hudson Pickering aka "Ranch Chimp", "Commie Tommie" & "Skool" (short for old school) to kid's locally



There is progress being made as I explained in earlier part's of this series (The Awakening) and journal ... it's taking time ... but were getting there slowly. I want to focus on this now because this 2014 election's deal is going on and of course were already being programmed on who to endorse/ support for 2016 as well. Alot of folks when I first talk to them seem to feel hopeless politically and just dont care much for politics or politician's these dayz, and I cant blame them ... but there is a big positive to this as I stated when I started this journal and series, because it wakes us up, motivates us to change, etc ... we cant depend on a written word of legislation proposed to change things without changing how we do things and think ourselves, we are what makes this great nation. Also many probably like myself get bombarded with email's that will tell us updated figures of how much the Koch brothers have pumped into a campaign or their likes (I get several a day), and we need to meet deadlines to try to play catch up and out finance them or whatever, and sadly that's just what politic's have become today, so many of our politician's got caught in this type game of monopoly and have to focus more now on making a buck over doing their jobs ... get my drift?

Earlier in this journal I pointed out back in 2009 when President Obama got elected that the "big money" would NOT let this happen again ... which is why you seen later the push for this "Citizens United" deal ... heh, heh, heh, heh, heh ... these names they come up with sound so patriotic {: ) kinda like that sappy fucken music they play and tearjerker images in their corporate dominance commercials on the tele (TV) eh? {: ) What I meant by 'them' (big money) not letting this happen again was when the Obama campaign raised an enormous amount of money from American people across the board in small donation's which really added up, even conservative rival Sen. John McCain got the redass (upset) when Obama declined to take government money for part of it ... it was hilarious!! ... they didnt see that one coming at all {: ) But also as a result they pushed for that "Citizens United" (which probably cost them a bundle in lobby money, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {: ) so they could outspend anyone else ... you can call it a sort of retribution from this oligarchic type diseased enemy that has plagued this nation and many other's ... again that's the whole reason even to manipulate the markets more and all else their doing, to drive down our wealth and boost their's, that's why you see now our wages/ wealth dropping while their profits are booming/ soaring in the markets, etc. ... basically their cornering and ratholing it.

I am not saying that it is a negative thing to send in campaign donations and to support your parties and candidates, and give what you can afford or whatever ... plus, before you do anything online concerning such, you should track where that money is going and is it 'ligit', I notice much comes through 3rd party sources, I mean, I sure as Hell wouldnt just give personal bank/ credit/ debit account info and/ or money to some anonymous or fictional online source without some safeguard, verification, etc, considering all the online scam's there are going on, eh? But what we are missing is that it IS MORE IMPORTANTE to sign those petitions you get in your email or elsewhere and keeping the pressure on Washington (Capitalism Hill) and to vote, and especially locally ... that is where we failed so far ... I mean ... looking at the math and who spend's what, etc (sure, if millions of more Americans spent we could run some competition, but they have an almost unlimited pool of money themselves remember)... it's kind of dumb to think we will outspend the Koch brothers or similar entities, so on that end we are acting like Willie Foo Foo. Bottom line is to get some of this money OUT of politic's, not try to play a catch up game and pump more INTO it, eh? ... go spend your money wisely and most importantely in your communities to keep our economies going, cause these in that game are not going to do it for us. Now more than ever in my lifetime we have politicians whining they have money problems, some of which are multi- millionaires ... so you see why (understand that they have decent salaries and an enormous amount of benefits, freebies, security, etc, and basically set for life, unlike any of us from poor to upper middle class in any of the private sector's). This is also why we need to get it legislated to undo these things like Citizens United, so that our reps can focus more on their jobs domestically and in the interest of all America and our true allies.

You have many new organizations that are popping up and it is growing this awakening like a wildfire which I wrote plenty about since the beginning of this journal ... in this political awakening period you will see many you may not agree with whether your left, right, or in between, but we all do have one common enemy to our democracy, which is something we should be able to get some unity on. Some seen groups like Occupy Wall Street or even Tea Party Patriots as something of a fad or joke, and of course some of it was entertaining ... but what they didnt see was how these groups and splinters would bring a change about through their inspiration as I pointed out in the start of this journal ... that is what you see happening now ... even on the right side ... you have Tea Party support over- riding the mainstream GOP and even getting minority African American and Latino support ... and on the left side the progressive movement is growing ... and sometimes you have to listen to what is being said, even if some folks are called "extreme" ... in such a pop- culture politically sensitive and correct corporate lobby and pre- programmed ran society as our's, that is where you can find the most truth.


Word Out ....




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***** PD/ RCJ: "DEAD BROKE HILL" PART 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "THE AWAKENING" PART'S 35 THRU 1



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Saturday, June 21, 2014

GOP "POT O' PEE" 2014: WHINING about Obama ... Why Not Go WHINE to your Momma ... The "PUSSIES in the LILIES" Edition ... (Some Morning Breakfast For Thought PT.10)







Thomas Hudson Pickering aka "Ranch Chimp" & "Commie Tommie" (the car is a 2013 ZL1 Chevy Camaro convertible, with a LSA 6.2 liter supercharged V8 and 580 horsepower engine ... it dont fuck around (half- step), and neither do I : )



Part 10 of this series is inspired by the newest GOP pop- culture whining that I have had to listen to all fucken week! It's bad enough as a voting Democrat to have to listen to the guessing game of will dead broke "Corporate Clinton" (video at bottom of post) decide she will run for President ... then I have to listen endlessly on the news to all this BMB (bitching, moaning and bellyaching) out of the GOP/ Republican's due to this new bullshit going down in Iraq with all their internal problem's (and we all knew what this shit would amount to and what would happen, it never fail's) ... Iraq is OPEC's 2nd largest oil producer BTW (and Texas is running a close tie now), so ya'll know what that invasion was mostly about ... and ALL we hear now is about "the future of Iraq" ... what about the FUTURE of America?!! With the GOP politically whining, whining and whining that this situation in Iraq is President Obama's fault ... where the fuck is your memory of who started this bloody war over there and on what fucken ground's, eh? who was to benefit from the invasion? the relentless Saudi ass kissing from former President G.W. Bush, and who is financing who in this mess, and why the fuck are we really there? ... C'mon ... tell the truth for once ... just ONCE in your bullshit ass political lives talk the truth ... Hell ... I'd even settle for partial truth ... ya'll are pathetic!

This has been fucken constant, for 6 bloody years now! ... everything is President Obama's fault ... it doesnt matter with you SOB's ... if the fucken sun doesnt shine one day ... it's Obama's fault ... you whiny pieces of shit! ... the healthcare in America is Obama's fault ... our gas prices are high because Obama wont allow drilling in every fucken inch of the country! ... we have lousy rigged job number's because it's Obama's fault ... we are in such a political mess because it is Obama's fault ... ya'llz little panties are in a bind 7 dayz a week because of Obama ... it's no wonder that people suspect your "racist" as a couple co- workers brought up to me the other day who happen to be African American ... I mean ... why dont ya'll whiny babies just blame the extinction of dinosaurs on President Obama? I guess Congressman Eric Cantor lost because of Obama too, eh? ... ya'll got shut down by your own people ... that there should tell you something. It doesnt matter what it is ... it's Obama's fault.

You "do nothing" and "worthless" fucken crybabies have ACTUALLY spent 6 whole years not proposing one goddamn thing to help one goddamn thing/ issue in this nation ... not one! What the GOP have proposed and worked on passionately is ... defunding "ObamaCare", pumping more money in wars and extending wars, privatizing and building more prisons for profit to incarcerate more young people on non- criminal/ non- violent bullshit, most of who are poor youth from urban America, who cant pay your over- inflated defense fee's, cutting our veteran's, children's education and womens right to choice, "privatizing" to corporate control our Social Security, Medicare, Post Office, and much more to turn over to corporate interest's, and giving more mega tax breaks and subsidies to already over bloated profit's oil/ energy corporation's without no oversight or even a slight commitment/ contract to invest some of those breaks in our own nation ... ya'll have turned your fucken back on our nation ... and should be dealt with harshly without mercy for such action ... even Democrat's have sold our nation out, but your clan is the worst of the worst ... and you call yourselves "patriots" to our nation? I dont understand this as an American myself ... dont ya'll have any shame or pride or anything in your country or self ? ... I mean ... other animals and apes even have more values than some of you ... if we were a pack of wolves ... ya'll would be devoured ... plain and simple ... you are so lucky to live in such a politically sensitive and correct era and protected environments ... but shouldnt press your luck ... it will eventually run out ... trust me. Are you so cheap, easy and weak to buy out?

All this while running this nation into a shithole, and spending endless time making up shit about President Obama, a President who has bent over backwards to work with ya'll and frankly probably the most bipartisan President I have seen in my life and one of the best of, considering the plate that was on his table and all he has had to deal with, especially ya'll, who claimed they would work with the President on day one, but never even tried once! With this continuous sucking the asses of the middle east and nosing in their business/ affairz relentlessly, getting American's killed left and right, giving corporate welfare subsidies to every hedge bet foreign investment outfit, then pissing in a fucken pot trying to feed it to us as some kind of golden nectar, acting as if you have some idea's or answer's and not saying a goddamn thing of any fucken worth or substance to any American or any domestic business at that ... being the pro- business bullshitter's that you are and selling out this country worse than the fucken Democrat's could ever even try to dream of doing. And some of you are so pathetic as "men" ... you should be downright ASHAMED ... you pathetic lying chicken shit pussies ... go fucken whine to your Momma!


Word Out ....





***** PD/ RCJ: "SOME MORNING BREAKFAST FOR THOUGHT" PART'S 9 THRU 1




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Thursday, June 19, 2014

RICK WAKEMAN: "Solo", "Jane Seymour" & "The Battle"






This posting/ induction into this journal's music/ arts honour roll society will be to sample some of the worx of a great 20th/ 21st keyboardist and composer out of the London (UK) area Mr. Rick Wakeman, who been at it since age 5 ... and this guy is just an outstanding musician who is no secret to those who love keyboards, I will let the Wikipedia link handle this as far as the various keyboards that Rick worx with and has over the year's and doing session work with folk's like David Bowie, Sabbath, Elton John, spent a few year's with the progressive rock band "Yes", a great solo career, etc, etc. But for this posting I wanted to showcase some of Rick's worx "live", with him I prefer it over studio cut.

In the early 1970's a buddy and I (Shawn, who was a guitarist I played with) were given "all access- stage passes" (I believe it was 1973?) to see the band Yes at the Coliseum on the Georgia Tech University campus in Atlanta (we came up from Miami and were jamming in Underground Atlanta), I only had heard a couple Yes song's at the time like "Roundabout" as far as FM radio stuff, and had no idea who Rick Wakeman was at the time, nor even heard his name. But the band Yes, had this musician doing various solo's where he sat on a swivel stool surrounded/ circled by a very impressive keyboard's set up, like I never seen, of electric piano, minimoog, pipe organ, synthesizer's, etc, while spinning from one to the other on this stool and playing multiple keys at the same time, it was just amazing watching him in action, especially up close right on the side of the stage close to him ... it blew me away audio- wise and visually, and a show I will never forget!

Below I wanted to sample some of his solo work with Yes, as well as pieces off his solo LP/ album's "The Six Wives Of Henry VIII" and "Journey To The Centre Of The Earth ... and Thank You for all the great pieces over the years, you are the cream of the crop Sir! ... Enjoy!



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Rick Wakeman Solo ... Thanx to GMANNN





Rick Wakeman 2000 Part 7- Jane Seymour ... Thanx to DEVOUTYESFAN





Rick Wakeman- The Battle (Live) ... Thanx to DACREQUENA




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Monday, June 16, 2014

DEAD BROKE HILL (PT.1): The Clinton & Harris GHETTO to GLITZ Story & The American Dream ... The Capitalism Hill "TEARJERKER" Edition

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This posting will kick- off a new series for this journal called "Dead Broke Hill", and special Thanx to former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who inspired the series title, and my prayer's are with ya'll.

Times are tight all over as we know, we are alwayz told by our representation how tough it is on money and how much more cut's we need to make from our social services and entitlement's to our schools to wages, pension's, cutting military veteran's and even the elderly ... you name it ... it need's cut's (ALL thing's I may add, that WE SOLELY pay for, including their goddamn salaries and livelihood's). Well it isnt no different on our supportive politician's, even they too are having hard times, and there are as many tearjerker stories in our states capital's to even the big daddy of all "Capitalism Hill". Illinois Senator Napolean Harris is somewhat confused where he lives and even where his wife lives, and my heart goes out to him, he believe's he lives in a blighted urban neighbourhood, but mysteriously find's himself waking up in a much nicer suburbia neighbourhood and home. In recent past, Senator John McCain of Arizona didnt even know how many bloody damn houses he owns ... former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr (who also thought he lived in the ghetto) and his wife both claimed to had bi- polar disorder's that led to luxury spending spree's, etc ... so perhap's this is an illness eh? Former Secretary of State Clinton and hubby Bill left the White House dead broke and yet achieved that American Dream with her husband former President Bill Clinton ... making speeches. Some question the Clinton's being dead broke, but it makes sense eh? ... I mean ... some of those pant suits Hillary wore looked like some of those 1970's double knit thrift store outfit's ... and we all know ole Bill couldnt even afford a motel room.

So this series is dedicated to the tough times financially that all our politician's have to experience, and to show also in this posting that the American Dream IS POSSIBLE ... I mean ... all these folks went from ghetto to glitz almost overnight through their hard work running their mouth's ... more below ... Word Out ....




The Hillary Clinton Fund for Broke Politicians ... Thanx to CAMPUS REFORM





***** ABC NEWS: Hillary Clinton Defends High- Dollar Speaking Fees (newsread/ video)



Perfect evidence of our "representation" scam ... Thanx to RT AMERICA





***** CHICAGO TRIBUNE: State senator's home may be away




Hillary's Cribs Shock Young People ... Thanx to CAMPUS REFORM





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LIve in Concert- Tony Bennett- Rags to Riches ... Thanx to H. MEMO RHEIN  ... a lil classic song here I wanted to dedicate with love to ya'll {: )



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