Sat, 24 April 2010
Pentagon Shooter Blues
In a twist on the familiar musical form called the blues we journey into the mind of the lone shooter scenario. The voice floating over our intro piece by Isotope 217, "Solaris" off of Utonion Automatic, is one John Patrick Bedell aka " the pentagon shooter".
From the words of our protangonist thru John Zorn's "Great Lobby" from Filmworks 3 and into the "The Bourgeois Blues" by Leadbelly. It was written after Lead Belly went to Washington, D.C. (just like the Pentagon Shooter!) at the request of Alan Lomax, to record a number of songs for the Library of Congress.The song rails against racism, classism, and discrimination in general, with such verses as "The home of the Brave / The land of the Free / I don't wanna be mistreated by no bourgeoisie".
Amidst all this voyaging one must keep in mind that no matter how difficult things seem, "Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down." Eric Bibb off of Mali to Memphis.
As the light fades on the walk into the unknown, the final facts are revealed and summarized by a statement released by the family,
"We may never know why he made this terrible decision.
One thing is clear though - his actions were caused by an illness and not a defective character."
Wed, 31 March 2010
The rolling sounds of electrifying fetishism bark at our ears. Konono No 1 "Ungudi Wele Wele" They are known to command more respect on international stages than at home. The global audience is ready for this.
In the middle Jegog: The Bamboo Gamelan Of Bali "Tabuh Pengawit: Gending Truntungan" (in case you wanted to know.) I thought this mirrored the exotic sound of Konono's electric thumb pianos quite well if I do day so.
At the end there was a edited version of Bardo Ponds "Cry, Baby, Cry", probably their only Beatles cover but dont take my word for that.
In the middle, the in between spaces, the media seeping into the cracks trying to unravel the false flag for exactly what it is. Make your own conclusions.