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Holy crap! I hope to find this, though I don't get Showtime (or cable, or sat dish...). This is going to cause some to flip out more than Michael Moore's movie did.
"This is a horror story because most of the characters are Republicans," director Joe Dante announced before the November 13 world premiere of his latest movie, Homecoming, at the Turin Film Festival. Republicans, as it happens, will be the ones who find Homecoming's agitprop premise scariest: In an election year, dead veterans of the current conflict crawl out of their graves and stagger single-mindedly to voting booths so they can eject the president who sent them to fight a war sold on "horseshit and elbow grease."


A Sign

Chunks are falling from the Supreme Court.
The marble was part of the dentil molding that serves as a frame for sculptural figures. The piece that fell was over the figures, near the peak of the building, and to the right of the figure of Liberty, who has the scales of justice on her lap.

Here it is noted why this happened today.

Hang On

From here:
"The President has always been willing to make changes," the senior aide said, "but not because someone in this town tells him to - NEVER!"

For the moment, Bush has dismissed discreetly offered advice from friends and loyalists to fire Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and bring back longtime confidant Karen Hughes from the State Department to shore up his personal White House staff.

"He thinks that would be an admission he's screwed up, and he can't bring himself to do that," a former senior staffer lamented.

One of the key things that makes one a functioning adult is the ability to say, "Oops, I fucked up." And then figure out how to fix what you fucked up.

Those who continue to do what doesn't work, even when the rest of the world, including those who backed them, is saying "whoa," are going to crash and burn eventually.


Scary Shit

Very scary shit. Fanatical President scary.


Oh, the Humanity

"Will these classic candymen get out of this delicious dilemma?"

Bunker Hill

Just go listen to Bunker Hill. Associate of Link Wray, sounded like Little Richard cranked up a few more notches.


The Fragility of Early Music

Oh, fu... shit.

Found the above windowvideothingy here, which is where you will find how to download mp3s of old tunes, and avoid the tragedy.



Thanksgiving Prayer from William S. Burroughs.


Gags 'n' Gals!

Search for "soundies" on the Internet Archive and look what you get, Gags and Gals, three swingin' WWII era minimusicals of Gals gone wild. As one review puts it, "This exercise in female objectification is actually a lot of fun!"

Marimba Video Madness

Mario, Luigi, and the Princess on marimba.

Repeat: Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens.


Marching Band on Dope

Here's a baddass halftime band in the 1970s, with mp3s of "White Punks on Dope" and "Suffragette City."
A scatter band is different from a marching band in that it spells out words or makes shapes, instead of marching in formation. In the Stanford Band's case, that meant doing a tribute to the recently kidnapped, Cal student Patty Hearst at the Big Game against Cal (UC Berkeley) by making a formation of a hamburger bun which was missing a patty. During the 1971 Rose Bowl game half time show, the band first spelled out OHIO STATE and than quickly rearranged themselves to spell OH SHIT. This was broadcast on NBC to a national audience. They were banned from the next year's bowl game. In another spelling fiasco, the band first formed HI FOLKS and then shifted the top of the O to the top of the L to spell HI FUCKS. This, too, made it on TV and got them banned.

Link Wray

Message from family on official site.

A bunch of stuff here, including photos and video of last shows. The guy was rocking all through this year.


President Meets Little Man From The Future

"You're like one of those lil' hallucinations I useta have back on those nights I partied a little too much. Lil' spacemen from the future, bodies of robots, heads of the wisest humans. If you weren't Japanese, I'd ask you to take over FEMA, but then, you don't look Japanese, so maybe we could get away with it, heh, heh, heh."

Exit Strategy?

He needs someone to show him the goddamn door.

Congress Saw All The Intelligence Bush...

...showed them.

Yes, It's True

PCL Linkdump has the news and a bunch of worthy Link Wray links.

Why is this news in Europe and not here?


Link Wray, RIP?

Question mark, because no word of it is turning up on the Google. But the punks of have their ears to the ground.

He's one of the reasons SwaG! is SwaG!.

Republicans Turn To Schmidt

Differences over policy on the Iraq war ignited an explosion of angry words and personal insults on the House floor yesterday when the chamber's newest member (above) suggested that a decorated war veteran was a coward for calling for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops.

As Democrats physically restrained one colleague, who appeared as if he might lose control of himself as he rushed across the aisle to confront Republicans with a jabbing finger, they accused Republicans of playing political games with the war.

Here's the story. Basically, Republicans are playing fucking bullshit political games to keep a shit war going. Shit head calls a Vet a coward. Their message to the troops: Keep fighting, keep getting killed and maimed -- we support you!

Video here.


High Fructose Corn Syrup

Not so good for you.

" laboratory tests High Fructose Corn Syrup causes male rats to never fully develop their testicles. And High Fructose Corn Syrup also causes the hearts of female rats to expand until they burst. "

And it is stored in the body as fat. But you could guess that.

I'm just trying to convince myself that my reoccurring Mountain Dew habit is much worse than my coffee addiction.

When I was a child, sodey pop came in tiny bottles, and was made with real sugar. And a mix of cocaine and morphine. Now it's in gallon jugs of pure HFCS. What the hell.

Reach Out And Touch Someone



Vietnam Vet Congressman Calls for Iraq Pullout; Adds, "And Cheney's a bitch."

The story.
Murtha, a Marine intelligence officer in Vietnam, angrily shot back at Cheney: "I like guys who've never been there that criticize us who've been there. I like that. I like guys who got five deferments and never been there and send people to war, and then don't like to hear suggestions about what needs to be done."

Children's Death Metal, The Fall, Black Flag, etc.

I swear I just saw this guy doing a spoken-word show a few weeks ago...

Once again, I have you turn to WMFU. Here's a bunch of video, including The Fall, Black Flag, some art film and a fun clip, utilizing children's programs, by Dying Fetus, "Kill Your Mother, Rape Your Dog."


Many Brazils. I did not count.


Quote of the Week

From here: "A weirdo is someone who goes beyond the norm and operates entirely on their own frequency. Sometimes they happen to hear each other out there in the ether, but it takes a station like WFMU to bring them all together. Once you’ve got a bunch of weirdoes in one place, no one is really that weird anymore."

I'd like to think of WIDR and SwaG! as playing this role.

Tico Tico

61 Tico Ticos

Is Woodward Cheney's Boy?



Don't Freak Out

MC5, 1970, Detroit TV. Love the hippy chick intro.


I Was So Wrong

This is why when I wear my special hat I seem to behave in an erratic, even self-destructive, fashion. The radio waves (probably coming from their Frankenstein radio device) that They keep beaming at me aren't blocked, THEY'RE AMPLIFIED! THEY ARE MAKING ME INTO THEIR MALFUNCTIONING ROBOT PET! ALL BECAUSE I'M AN ENEMY OF THE BAVARIAN ILLUMINATI WHO RULE THE DARK HEART OF THE EARTH... OH. MY. GOD. I better take it off.


Ali Versus Bush

Using his trademark sophisticated wit, Bush made a funny with the Greatest. Who do you think won?
Bush, who appeared almost playful, fastened the heavy medal around Muhammad Ali's neck and whispered something in the heavyweight champion's ear. Then, as if to say "bring it on," the president put up his dukes in a mock challenge. Ali, 63, who has Parkinson's disease and moves slowly, looked the president in the eye -- and, finger to head, did the "crazy" twirl for a couple of seconds.

The room of about 200, including Cabinet secretaries, tittered with laughter. Ali, who was then escorted back to his chair, made the twirl again while sitting down. And the president looked visibly taken aback, laughing nervously.

Was Ali making a political statement? In his remarks about the fighter, Bush mentioned the Olympic gold medal, the grit, "the Ali shuffle, the lightning jabs . . . the sheer guts and determination he brought to every fight." He did not mention Ali's very public opposition to the Vietnam War, which led the prizefighter to lose his boxing license for three years when he refused to serve in the Army.

Nature Boy

On early, early TV show, America meets the first hippie, Eden Ahbez, in 1948.

No More Stalins, No More Hitlers

We have a new type of rule now. Not one-man rule, or rule of aristocracy or plutocracy, but of small groups elevated to positions of absolute power by random pressures and subject to political and economic factors that leave little room for decision.

They are representatives of abstract forces who have reached power through surrender of self. The iron-willed dictator is a thing of past.

There will be no more Stalins, no more Hitlers.

The rulers of this most insecure of all worlds are rulers by accident. Inept, frightened pilots at the controls of a vast machine they cannot understand, calling in experts to tell them which buttons to push.

—William S. Burroughs From Dead City Radio, 1990 Island Records, and Interzone, 1989 Viking Books

Link to movie here. Then go here... I've got a photo of Fats Domino's house on another computer, from 2003.




Google Video is an awesome thing.

Enemy's Visit

Washington Note calling for the citizen's arrest of Ahmad Chalabi, the guy who helped sucker us into Iraq. He'll be in Washington and New York, meeting with best buds Condi, Dick, etc.


Three More Years?!? Fuck!

New York Times comes this close --> ][ <--to call for Bush to shape up or ship out. Actually, the "shape up" is clear, the "ship out" is implied.

Trust, Gone

ABC News's Sam Donaldson: .... The damage to him is that the American people don't trust him anymore. It's a personal character thing. It's not, `This policy doesn't work' or `Gosh, we're going to have high heating oil bills; that's terrible, I don't like that.' It's, `I don't trust you.' You can't repair that by getting rid of X, Y or Z. He's the problem in the minds of a majority of the American people.

From here. You know who they're talking about.



I love the spam with the cryptic messages that seem to be written by those for whom English is a new and novel thing.
Many bartenders like driving every other day..
Doesn't Kate's granddaughter miss shaving for a few months?.
The politicians dislike playing all day long..
The gardners regret skiing well..
Betty Sue wasn't enjoying working..
I missed shouting carefully..

Lazaro Scofield


Electric Swamp

Quintron and Miss Pussycat's double disk Swamp Tech/Electric Swamp features the most amazing puppet film ever. It is the Star Wars/Godfather of puppet film.

The Electric Swamp DVD is a tale of Cinnamon the Alligator who investigates the mystery of the Formosan termites who destroy New Orleans. It's full of NOLA in-jokes and references (including the puppet of Ernie K-Doe, who's been dead for about five years now -- Q and P hung out with Ernie and wife Annette (she's also a puppet here, and supplies her own voice) before he died), but the spooky thing is the theme of destruction. Cinnamon tells us, "Mother Nature is on a wild escapade!" It was finished before Katrina.

At the end, the city is saved and Annette says, "Mother Nature can be Mother Nature again, without destroying our favorite places."

The Fall Just Don't Stop

No, not talking about Bush polls. The Fall on some BBC twit's show.


Something They Knew And Ignored

Italian secret services warned the United States months before it invaded Iraq that a dossier about a purported Saddam Hussein effort to buy uranium in Africa was fake, a lawmaker said Thursday after a briefing by the nation's intelligence chief.

New SwaG!

New SwaG! radio recordings.

"Brownie, yer doin' a heck of a job." -- Our President, George W. Bush

Two days after Katrina hit, Marty Bahamonde, one of the only FEMA employees in New Orleans, wrote to Brown that "the situation is past critical" and listed problems including many people near death and food and water running out at the Superdome.

Brown's entire response was: "Thanks for the update. Anything specific I need to do or tweak?"

And your tax dollars are still being paid to this asshole.


Oh My God, What Have I Done?

"Find me on MySpace and be my friend!"

I read in some magazine all the cool kids are doing this to promote their bands.