Saturday, July 26, 2003

THIS FRIDAY: August 1st

First Frickin' Friday #7:

Ralph Carney


Bucky Sinister

doors at 8:30pm

show at 9pm(ish) at

21 Grand in Oakland

This will be an incredible show!!! Ralph is an amazing horn-player, who started with Akron pre-post-punk sensations Tin Huey and went on to become a regular in Tom Waits' band as well as playing with everyone from William S. Burroughs to Galaxie 500.
Locally you may have seen him play with Mr Lucky or the Oranj Symphonette. Check out his website for more on him and his brand new solo album. Ralph will play live and talk about his music, his instruments, the Tin Huey reunion, and a whole lot more!!

Bucky is a fixture on the San Francisco spoken word scene. His book King of the Roadkills was published by Manic D Press, and his work is featured in the The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (amongst such writers
as Jack Micheline, Diane DiPrima, and Jim Carroll). He also recently appeared in the stage version of Reservoir Dogs at Spanganga Bucky will read from his work to begin the evening.

For all you San Franciscans who need help finding the East Bay, once again the BART Pool will be in effect to help you. Stay tuned for more details.

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

What there is to hide

Ashcroft is defying a court order and not allowing Zacarias Moussaoui to accused 9/11 plotter Ramzi bin al-Shibh. Once again the man who leads our nation's law enforcement blatantly defies the law as he sees fit. I will tell who what my suspicion is as to why he won't allow the questioning, two :

In court papers, the department said Attorney General John Ashcroft had determined that testimony from the accused terrorist Ramzi bin al-Shibh, a confessed participant in the Sept. 11 attacks, "would necessarily result in the unauthorized disclosure of classified information" and that "such a scenario is unacceptable to the government."

The government has said Mr. bin al-Shibh is being interrogated at a secret place overseas.

Mr. bin al-Shibh is very likely being tortured right now, in whatever "ally" has conveniently lenient laws to allow it. If he were produced for this case then he would let the world know what atrocities he'd been submitted to. I feel pretty sure that this is the case. And I can understand that some people would in fact be pleased to learn that those responsible for 9/11 are being tortured. But that's not what this country was founded on. And it is in difficult times like these that it is MOST important for us to stand by our principles. If not then we undermine their integrity. I can't believe these people are running my country!

Saturday, July 12, 2003


I have been re-miss in not promoting it ahead of time here. It is going on RIGHT NOW!!! This year it is a 24 hour event and features as incredible a lineup as ever. I missed the cult leader brown bag lecture series, which I am quite bummed about. But there's a whole other stage show this evening starting at 8pm(ish).

I am proud to sat that I have participated in Dadafest in every year since its inception in 1998. 6 of 'em. This year's theme is disaster preparedness, which is unfortunately ripe with inspiration in this country right now. My 2p:

Dont' trust the government.

Trust the people making fun of the government.
Or the other people making fun of the government.

There are so many to choose from!!!

LATE BREAKING NEWS: The Cult Leaders lecture series will be happening at 4pm at Dadafest!! I haven't missed it yet after all!!! See you there!?

cool, it's faster!! Plus there's a built-in help now. How long has it been since I linked to those Blogger people? Too long, I'd wager. I'm glad they're (still) free. And I envy them for working for Google.
New blogger interface. This only affects me, don't worry. Only a test.