Sunday, October 23, 2011

Booker T. - Green Onions (2009) Everybody's Favorite

This fabulous piece blows me away even now as it did in 1962.

Booker T & the MGs LIVE - "Green Onions" - stereo


And here's a great version from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Tom Petty- Green Onions 1999 Hamburg
From: sk8boardercm5 | Jun 22, 2008 | 34,281 views
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Live at Hamburg 1999
Green Onions

and of course Telstar

Uploaded by chessmoon on Oct 27, 2006
Telstar by The Tornados a short video Directed by Alan Smithee

Chimes Of Freedom Flashing -Bob Dylan- Youssou Ndour , tracy Chapman, Spingsteen, Sting, Gabriel

dylan: Chimes of Freedom Flashing

Uploaded by xorbah on Apr 15, 2011
Bob Dylan's Masterpiece - from Newport, 1964: Chimes of Freedom Flashing

Youssou Ndour :
"Embraced for his beautiful voice and fine songwriting, N'Dour, with his band the Super Etoile de Dakar, has toured the globe for 20 years, all the while adding other styles such as Afro-Cuban and rock."

"Everyone likes to be in on a secret. And like lots of the best singers, Youssou N'Dour knows how to make listeners feel as if they're not just hearing his music but overhearing it."

"Like the musical storytellers in Africa called griots, Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour is presenting the culture and history of his people"

Youssou Ndour Chimes of freedom

And here's a live version including Youssou Ndour, peter gabriel Tracy Chapman ,Sting, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Marley's protest song Get Up Stand Up.

and so it goes,

Friday, October 21, 2011

Clinton Jubilant Over Ghaddafi's Death ( torture & summary Execution)

Looks like a parody on SNL. Is it real ?

 Hillary Clinton's response to Ghaddfi's death. She shows no concern about the details of his death another possible murder or assassination . If he lived the US would have insisted on keeping him silent and put on trial in a Kangaroo Court like they did Saddam. Another one for American Wild West rough justice rather than the rule of law ie lynchings .

Clinton jubilant over Gaddafi's death: "We came, we saw, he died"
From: PlanetEarthAwakens01 | Oct 20, 2011
A true psychopath if ever there was one...

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared a laugh with a television news reporter moments after hearing deposed Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi had been killed.

Anti-War Song Bruce Springsteen Bring Them Home

Bruce Springsteen Bring Them Home San Francisco 2006 YouTube
Song written by Pete Seeger in 1965 during the Vietnam War

Now the song is sung to bring the troops back from Iraq and Afghanistan .
These wars can not be won.
The Iraqi people are not America's enemies and their oil belongs not to America but to the Iraqi people.
And staying in Afghanistan for what to protect "the Opium Crops" and to piss off every living soul in the region .
Meanwhile the US government has forced NATO troops to carpet bomb Libya for political, strategic and economic reasons to extend the American Empire

Pete Seeger and Friends, "Bring 'em Home"

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Anti-war song Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya

The Civil War song When Johnny Comes marching Home Again was based upon the Irish song "Johnny I Hardly Kene Ya"

Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya- Tommy Maken & The Clancy Brothers

and a different full throttle version
Toby Johnstons - Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya!
TobyJohnston -2008

Compare this version of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"

and so it goes,

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

And the band played Waltzing Mathilda Anti-war song

This is an anti-war song and is an indictment of how the English used the soldiers from the British Colonies especially as mere cannon fodder-sending them into the bloodiest battles or in the first waves of attacks on the enemy the Turks, the Germans- so the Australians, Canadians, the Irish & Scots were treated as mere pieces of meat for the Wars ongoing meat grinder.

"The young people ask
What are they marching for?
and I ask myself The same question"

And the band played Waltzing Mathilda-played by The Pogues

Here's the version by one of my favorites Liam Clancy

Liam Clancy - Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Dubliners Waltzing Matilda : Eric Bogle : Anzacs Gallipoli

Uploaded by celticstar01 on Mar 11, 2008
Tribute video of The Dubliners & Ronnie Drew's classic version of Eric Bogle anti-war song - The Band played Waltzing Matilda, with photos from the Anzacs Gallipoli Campaign. Almost 4,000 members of the Royal Dublin Fusilers also died at Gallipoli.

and so it goes,

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Unknown Soldier-Jim Morrison & The Doors

Jim Morrison & The Doors - "Unknown Soldier "

Monday, October 17, 2011


A Black Woman's Smile

Bruce Cockburn -if I Had a Rocket launcher

Bruce Cockburn -If I Had A Rocket Launcher

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sky Pilot-Eric Burdon & The Animals Hypocrisy of Military Chaplains

The Hypocrisy of military Chaplains as they ignore the Sermon on The Mount
Sky Pilot by Eric Burdon & the Animals

And here's Bob Dylan's take on the notion that the USA has God on its side but don't other countries even US enemies also claim to have God on their side as well.
Why are Americans unable to understand that they are not exceptional in this regard. The Serbs when they slaughtered their non-Christian neighbors also insisted and still do that God is on their side.
The terrorists who attacked the US on 9/11 also claimed to have God on their side .
The British, the Dutch, the Germans, the French, the Spaniards when they had their empires also believed that their actions were justified because each of them claimed to have God on their side.

Kay Kyser Praise The Lord & Pass The Ammunition

Serj Tankian -Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition

and of course here's Vera Lynn singing "We'llMeet Again" as a backdrop to the finally of the anti-war satirical film "Dr. Strangelove "

and there you go again.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Universal Soldier -Donovan Leitch

Donovan Leitch - Sings Universal Soldier

Buffy St. Marie talking about when she wrote "Universal Soldier"

Anti-War & Other Protest Songs

Bruce Cockburn - 'They Call It Democracy"

Jefferson Airplane -Volunteers of America

Cream plays "In A White Room"

Bruce Cockburn- " Burn Baby Burn "

Buffalo Springfield- For What Its Worth

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Suggested Songs For 9/11 "Messiah Ward" By Nick Cave & "Windowsill" & "Neon Bible" By Arcade Fire

Note disclaimer not approved by Nick Cave or Arcade Fire

Sad Song & Video for 9/11 -
A Brutal unnecessary barbaric act answered first with shock and tears and then Shock and Awe and a brutal barbaric unnecessary War in Iraq and the torture , humiliation , and muder of one million Iraqis. All to give solace to Americans and to assuage their desire for Revenge.
And still it all continues as America bullies its way around the Globe like the old elephant in a China Shop or in your living room on TV.

NICK CAVE -" Messiah Ward" from ABATTOIR BLUES"

America the victim becomes the victimizer -
Battle of the " Bibles"
America declares war on Islam or is it just about the oil or Expanding the Empire
New Apostolic Movement aiming to take the White House and punish all the Heathens
Blessed are the War Mongers

Neon bible- Arcade Fire

Uploaded by arielxcore on Dec 4, 2009
Neon Bible by Arcade Fire

I made this video to show different types of religion, and some of the major harm it has done our country.
I am not attacking religion or saying it is bad, but this song makes a good point of how foolish it all seems

Another song about USA post 9/11
Arcade Fire - Windowsill [Subtitulos Español]

and so it goes,

Wounded Heart - A Poem for 9/11

Wounded Heart - A Poem for 9/11

Wounded Heart
( on the events of 9/11 New York
By Gordon Coombes

watching thousands die in an instant
planes crashing into skyscrapers
liquid fire raining down on Manhattan
leaving a mountain of twisted metal
a memory from a nightmare
forces itself into our waking world
replayed a thousand times on TV screens
& everyone for days on end
say all the right things
sitting on a cushion cross legged
all a tremble trying to be still
images appear vivid violent
shatter our repose
our minds violated raped
needing to scream
watching crowds panic & running
through the shadow strewn canyons
being chased by boiling grey clouds of dust
tv cameras catch people as they stop
in their tracks looking back in disbelief
watching tears streaming down their faces
watching our hearts break
each time the TV replays the horror
buildings exploding against a still
perfect fragile china blue sky
in that moment frozen in time
leaving us to tend our wounded hearts‑

voices are heard speaking of the horror
the shock & disbelief
& a thousand & one cliches
our language inadequate inept
fails us cut too close to the bone
our hearts breaking
our minds in turmoil
wanting revenge to taste blood
to spill someone's blood
our primitive urges rise to the surface
our civilized rational selves overturned
our blood lust over‑powering
& those who call for cooler heads
need to be patient & keep silent
til those waves of emotions subside‑

for some it is an opportune time
to push their political agenda
to pass on their bile & hate
appealing to tribal instincts
appealing to the worst in us
conjuring up demonic powers
& magical solutions
calling for Crusades & jihads
to last a hundred years
to protect our homeland
to destroy the evil all around us
dividing the world into us & them
our society slipping into insanity
to bring on a new Dark Age
as we retreat into our fortress of fear‑

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Arcade Fire Hipster Attack -Best Band In The World - Neon Bible In An Elevator

Arcade Fire Hipster Attack

The music "Know Nothings' in a bizarre twist accuse the Grammy awards of being fixed because the band that won for best album they never heard of. Well that's their problem.

Music critic Steve Tout believes that the proof is that Arcade fire were able to play one of their own songs without having rehearsed supposedly at the auditorium .

Arcade Fire has probably played that song a hundred times or more as with any of their songs.
Why shouldn't they be able to play one of their songs in an impromptu moment as it were.

They are always on tour and before and during tours they work on the musical arrangements in a rather obsessive manner.They do not lip-sync, they are professional musicians but they don't rely on having a stage show with a group of professional dancers or choreographer , at times they do use various lighting and stage effects, big screen tvs and other props but at other times they will appear to be minimalist.

One of Arcade Fire' most interesting and arty and surreal if you like videos is the band performing Neon Bible in an elevator... One member keeps the beat by tearing pages out of a magazine a must see. So since my editor insists I guess here it is from 2007-

Arcade Fire and fans go on the offensive post-Grammy win
Are you still angry about album of the year going to some hipster no-name band? Time to get over it by Drew Grant at, Feb. 23,2011

Hey, remember last week, when everyone was really upset that this band no one has ever heard of won the Grammy for album of the year? Everyone was like "Who/what is an Arcade Fire and what do they have to do with the 'Suburbs'?" There was even a whole website dedicated to people not knowing who Arcade Fire was. It's like these people never listened to the trailer for "Where the Wild Things Are."

In one of the most vocal criticisms of the band's win, record executive Steve Toute took out a full-page ad in the New York Times, completely blasting the NARAS and the Grammys for losing "touch with contemporary popular culture" and also fixing the awards. His evidence? Because after their win, Arcade Fire played two songs, one right after each other, and were completely prepared!

As the show was coming to a close and just prior to presenting the award for Album of the Year, Arcade Fire performed 'Month of May' only to, surprise, win the category and, in a moment of sheer coincidence, happened to be prepared to perform 'Ready to Start.' Does the Grammys intentionally use artists for their celebrity, popularity and cultural appeal when they already know the winners and then program a show against this expectation?

Complete conspiracy. Or else, you know, these guys tour a lot and are used to impromptu performances. (Steve is also mad Justin Bieber didn’t win, by the way.)

While Steve's shot is directed more toward the Grammys than with Arcade Fire itself, we have to wonder if NARAS is really "losing touch with contemporary pop culture." Millions of hipsters disagree with you there, Steve. Like the guys in Funemployed, the comedy group behind the "Arcade Fire Hipster Attack" video. These dudes are ready to pound the daylights out of anyone trying to besmirch their favorite soundscape artists.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

More Arcade Fire: Grammy Winners" Intervention" Eisenstein's Battle Ship Potemkin , Cover of Clash's "Guns of Brixton" & "My Body Is A Cage" Sergio Leone

Arcade Fire Cover of Clash song Guns Of Brixton
with french horn, hurdy gurdy, upright bass & megaphones

For those brave citizens rising up against Tyranny in Middle East and Africa

Intervention by Arcade Fire edited with footage of The film Battle Ship Potemkin by Eisenstein
Note this video compilation has been on Youtube since 2007 and has had almost 2 million viewings

and check this out Arcade Fire song My Body is a Cage using the iconic ending of the great Sergio Leone western "Once Upon A Time In The West " (Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda )

Arcade Fire "My Body is a Cage" "with Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West"... my favorite western." hat tip to Youtuber jthelms 2007
this video has received over 3,500,000 viewings.

Happy trails to you,

Friday, February 18, 2011

Arcade Fire -Best Band in The World Unknown by Many???

Arcade Fire -Intervention on SNL Saturday Night Live

How is it that so many Grammy awards viewers never heard of Arcade Fire- they have been on SNL , David Letterman, Conan, Jools Holland's show in the UK etc.
If interested watch some the videos on YOUTUBe. They play songs in various styles-sometimes soft sweet sentimental or full ahead rock ie keep the Car Running or Intervention , Rebellion Lies Each new album has been a revelation -each time we wait to be surprised in the direction they musically and lyrically -They are as it were a Work in Progress -

And here they are performing with David Bowie- great version of Arcade Fire's signature song Wake Up! Bowie and others such as U2 and Clash have been promoting them for years

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Egyptian Uprising Noam Chomsky Calls "Remarkable"

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Noam Chomsky gives his analysis of the Egyptian Revolution
Obama did little to in this situation to prove Americans really are in favor of democracy and then speaks as if he is on Mubarak side when all is said and done.

Egyptian Protests Expose Fraudulent U.S. "Spreading Democracy" Meme
Submitted by Steve Horn Via on January 31, 2011

The Egyptian people have exposed the great myth that prevails in the sphere of United States' foreign policy, namely that U.S. foreign policy elites are concerned with "spreading democracy."

That is because, as Hampshire College's Michael Klare has written, since 1945, the United States has maintained a foreign policy that is centered around "blood and oil." The foreign policy establishment often uses "democracy spreading" as a public relations platitude because it sounds much better than saying, "We went to war for oil." But caring about democracy goes out the window when one truly scrutinizes U.S. foreign policy through a critical lens. Sourcewatch calls this phenomenon Big Oil, Big Lies.
Case Studies Exposing the Mythology

Several case studies ring a bell.

Case in point: The cozy relationship with Azerbaijan, a country with one of the worst human rights track records in the world. It just happens to be next to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline, and is strategically located next to Iran, another oil-rich country.

Case in Point: Those who know the history of Iran know that in 1953, the Central Intelligence Agency and the MI6 together overthrew the democratically-elected leader, Mohammed Mossadegh.

The reason? Mossadegh decided to nationalize Iran's oil and British Petroleum, then called the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, didn't like that very much. Thus, Mossadegh was overthrown and replaced with the oil-industry friendly Shah Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, a man who happened to be brutally oppressive toward his own people.

To repeat, the U.S. had a democracy in Iran, but because that democracy chose to nationalize its oil, the U.S. overthrew it.

Case in point: The long-standing "special relationship" with Saudi Arabia, a country with one of the worst human rights' track records in the world. Last time I checked, I heard they have quite a bit of oil, too.

Case in point: The overt favoritism by the U.S. toward Israel in the Israel-Palestine conflict. Israel is currently in the midst of its 44th year of the illegal occupation of Palestinian territory and on a daily basis commits egregious human rights violations against the Palestinian people, all while the United States showers Israel with expensive toys, to the tune of over $3 billion+ per year in military aid.

Case in point: The "special relationship" with Egypt that has existed since the days of Henry Kissinger-led "shuttle diplomacy", which resulted in the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty of 1979 (yes, this Henry Kissinger). Egypt switched from being a Cold War enemy to a Cold War ally, and a country that has had an atrociously bad human rights' record for decades has now erupted from within as a backlash against this. The U.S. is complicit in these Hosni Mubarak-led human rights abuses, as it is caught in a pickle, which is the "special relationship." These abuses are irrelevent to the foreign policy establishment though, for Egypt is located on the Israeli border, and like Israel, serves as a client state in the region.

Some have called this moment in history in Egypt Obama's 9-11, for it is quite obvious that he has no clue what to do about it or what to say about it. While true, the most apparent and least presumptive thing to say right now is that the American Empire has been exposed, its hypocrisy and hubris shed in the limelight, and Nemisis, the Greek Goddess of Revenge, has her eyes peeled and focused on Narcissus -- the United States in this scenario.
The Revolution Carries On

As the days roll on, the Egyptian protests grow in size, with the biggest one yet planned for February 1.

The Middle East, for better or for worse, is a changed place forever and there's no looking back for the Egyptian people now.

Just don't buy the spin about "concern for democratic rights" by Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama -- they could care less about that. They are just scared they are about to lose an obedient regional client.

And then all hell could really break loose in the region, domino effect style.

Only time will tell.

and so it goes,

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rachel Maddow & The Rightwing Nutters Response To Egyptian Revolution

Rachel Maddow examines the right wing media's insane reactions to Egyptian uprising-
* how dare these barbarians reject our friend Mubarak???
* end of the world
* Communist liberal progressive conspiracy
* The muslims are coming???
* Mubarak is a good ally and should be defended by USA-
* invade Egypt
* Nuke or Bomb Iran
* Israel fears for its existence
* Mubarak nor the US need to act according to Geneva conventions or other human rights international agreements
* Anti-Americans wrote the Geneva Conventions and special international agreements on treatment of POWS or non-combatants- we torture if we want to

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Monday, January 3, 2011