Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Herbert Huncke ‎– From Dream To Dream

The Lights Are Shining On Me
I Try To Tell Things
The Evening Sun Turned Crimson
Listen To Me
On Heroin
New Orleans 1938
On Being A Romantic
The Savior
On Language
On Joan Burroughs (With The Bells Of Brugge)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine (1961)

Ronald Reagan's first venture into political speech no doubt terrified many of his listeners with his conclusion, telling them that if they did not prevent the passage of Medicare, "one of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it once was like in America when men were free."

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Conversations with Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Slim, and Sonny Boy Williamson (1947)

In 1947 Alan Lomax recorded bluesmen Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Slim, and Sonny Boy Williamson on a Presto disc recording machine at Decca Studios in New York City after they had given concert at Town Hall. In a session of candid oral history and song, the three artists, Southern born but with established careers in Chicago, explained the origin and nature of the blues. “They began with blues as a record of the problems of love and women in the Delta world,” Lomax wrote. “They explored the cause of this in the stringent poverty of black rural life. They recalled life in the Mississippi work camps, where the penitentiary stood at the end of the road, waiting to receive the rebellious. Finally, they came to the enormities of the lynch system that threatened anyone who defied its rules.” The interviews were issued in a fictionalized form in the magazine Common Ground (1948) under the title “I Got the Blues,” but they were deemed so controversial that their audio release was delayed for ten years. When United Artists finally issued them in 1959 on LP as Blues in the Mississippi Night, Alan used pseudonyms at the artists’ request to shield their identities and protect family members who still lived in the South against possible reprisals — such was the reach of the prohibition against public commentary on Southern racial and labor conditions.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Brother Theodore-Confessions


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mis.Information:Organized Contradictions (Slow To Speak)

Frida Kahlo –Endurance
Jim Morrison –Money vs. Soul
Will Ferrell –The Shed
Matt Damon – House Musik
Jeff Mills –Music
Unknown Artist –The Decline In Quality Music
Louis Farrakhan –Wealth & Wisdom
Christopher Penrose –We Are Your Friends
Jim Morrison – Starting A Religion
Unknown Artist – Religion & Little Boys
Maya Angelou –My Sin
Michael Moore – Fear
Fred Peterkin –War
Unknown Artist –The Seasons Of Human Nature
Saul Williams – The Pledge
Weather Underground –Rebellion
Basquiat –Living In The Past
Akido  –Awade
Benjamin Smoke –Misplaced Keys
Dogtown  –Pirates
Bush Choir –September 11th
Miles Davis –Love
Unknown Artist –Sadness
Unknown Artist – Out Come The Freaks
Moodymann – Magick
Unknown Artist – Awareness Of The Strange
Joe Coleman – Heroin
Unknown Artist – I'd Swear There Was Someone Here
Unknown Artist – Til The End Of Time
Sun Ra – Bypass Earth
Unknown Artist – Always Forward
Tommy E – I Need To Go Away
Dumbeldore – Happiness
Unknown Artist – Imagination
Unknown Artist – Heroin's Grip
Unknown Artist – All Of Your Wildest Dreams
Unknown Artist – Bushes $ Contributions
Maya Angelou – Black Like Me
Joe Coleman – Fear, Desire
Unknown Artist – White House Officials
Wake & Bake* – 4.20
Dogtown – Valedictorians
Fela* – Gift Of Music
Unknown Artist – Ego
Theo Parrish – Be Yourself
Unknown Artist – You're All A Bunch Of Fuckin' Slaves
Unknown Artist – New Frontiers
Unknown Artist – Work Individuality
Unknown Artist – Don't Think
Sun Ra – His Story
Unknown Artist – The End