Saturday, January 16, 2010

Links By George January 18th

Link to my radio show live stream on Wednesday
nights between 8-11 pm (Sydney time)

NIM-FM streaming

World Clock-Time Zone to calculate
the time and date



Ralph Metzner workshop in Petaluma CA May 21

Kumbh Mela Haridwar India Jan 14-April 28

A Winter Feast for the Soul
Jan 15-Feb 23

6th International Amazonian Shamanism Conference:
Iquitos, Peru July 10-17

Ayahuasca Healing seminars in the Amazon

Ininite Life Peru
Sacred Shamanic Healing in jungle village

Black Smoke author Margaret Wys discusses
her new book and the treatment of her cancer with ayahuasca

Aya Avatar Drink the Jungle Juice

The Invisible Forest
Artaud in Arden

The Harvard Psychedelic Club by Don Lattin

Review: Harvard's famous head trippers analyzed
in Lattin's 'Psychedelic Club'
By Peter Magnani

A Trip Into Psychedelic History:
The Archives of M. Stolaroff

Documents for Serious Psychonauts

The Entheological Paradigm
Humanity's Guide to Reality

Martin Ball
Entheogenicist, Writer, Musician

Avatar and DMT-elves

A world where everyone is on LSD

The Role of Drugs in Prehistory

Multi dimensional artist extraordinare Robert Venossa
Interview with Michael Robinson, Creative
Director of Reality Sandwich.

Wonderrful entheogenic podcasts including
AyasminA’s interview with Dr. Stephan V. Beyer,
author of Singing to the Plants: A Guide to Mestizo
Shamanism in the Upper Amazon.

The Year In Pot: Top 10 Events That Will Change
the Way We Think About Marijuana

Six Things That YOU Can Do To Help End Cannabis Prohibition

The Best Chance Yet for Legalizing Marijuana

Welcome To The NORML Women’s Alliance

Beckley Foundation website
Cannabis Commission Report
"Firstpublished in Drugs and Alcohol Today Volume9

The Global Cannabis Commission Report

Drugs and Alcohol Today journal

Rival to government drug advisory panel launched

California Grows A Brain?

Czech govt defines rules of hallucinogenic plants growing

Europe: Russia Bans Salvia, Hawaiian Woodrose,
Blue Lotus Flowers, Synthetic Cannabinoids

Pot clubs in New Zealand

Making medical cannabis Nimbin Australia

Sewage as a Measure of Society's Drug Use

Funny situation after a cop rips off the pot-youtube

Hats Off To Hofmann-wonderful video dedicated to
Albert from friend Neil Pike and the Pagan Love Cult

Hippie Havens

The Human Be-In

The Beat Hotel-film

Podcast 207 – “A Tribute to Alan Watts”
Guest speakers: Alan Watts, Dr. John Lilly,
Laura Huxley, and others

Aldous Huxley versus George Orwell

Pieman news and links

Plato's fiction is coming to life

Human Being or Human Going?

The Path of Peace, Justice and Healing

Stanislav Grof, M.D.

The Universal Pantheist Society!

The Satchidananda Ashram channel on youtube

Yoga Journal - Yoga Meditation - Meditation to Invoke Joy

with ATEEKA in a beautiful setting in Italy

.Advaita-Vedanta society

The Conscious Army - Love Is The New Religion-youtube

Paratopia Episode 49: Gregory Sams - Sun of gOd

KOS about Mother Earth Preparing for Change Point
at the New Moon Solar Eclipse

Brazilian Military Document Confirms
UFOS Under Intelligent Control

Lecture by Capt. Bil Robertson on UFOs

Ancient Earth Carvings Found in Amazon Jungle

BORNEO: Bridge Development in Kalimantan
Threatens Rainforest, Mangroves, and Coral Reef


Graphic designs that stretch consciousness
from Pure Graphic Box

Avatar – return to Earth causing depression

Chris Squire of Yes - Meeting Jimi Hendrix-youtube

Yes-Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix cover)-1994-youtube

Cocksucker Blues: Robert Frank's Rolling Stones slop-doc

The Meth Minute 39 / Syd Barrett Visits His Accountant-
The Meth Minute 39 -youtube


Ancient Lakes On Mars Could Have Hosted Life -
Say Scientists

The Tub-E Electronic Bathtub By Wild Terrain
Designs Is Amazing

Paper-thin batteries made from algae

Power of osmosis used to deliver eco-friendly energy

Star Wars technology?

100mph 'Entry Level' Electric Motorbike

What happened to the hominids who were smarter than us?

Plan for human mission to asteroid gains speed


Beyond Copenhagen
Why our leaders are failing us and why, collectively,
we now need a far broader and deeper global movement for change.

The Book of Synergy (English subtitles)-youtube
German Trailer with English subtitles one of the most
comprehensive presentations of past, presence and future
of the renewable energies, an encyclopedia, which
contains a richness of material, for laymen as for experts

Watch Frank Capra's 1958 Film on Global Warming (Video)

'Tigers Most Endangered of World's Major Species'

Ocean Mind
Jeff Warren travels around the world on a passionate quest
to understand whale mind, culture and communication.
A fascinating and wondrous journey into the alien mind of the whale

Obama Administration Assault On Wild Horses-
Calico Complex Roundup, Dec. 28 Thru Feb 2010

African Desert Rift Confirmed as New Ocean in
the Making (The science behind 2012

Climate change already a reality in Africa

Thousands of new species found in deep sea

Stockbroker Plans World's Largest Urban Farm in Detroit

Intentional Communities magazine

For the Next Seven Generations

Slaughterhouse and Crime


Skin care and your health

Breakthrough Diagnosis Tool Uncovers What’s
REALLY Causing Your Health Problems

STOP Taking Fish Oil Until You Read This

Why Haven't Fruit & Vegetable Eaters Been
Told About This Toxic Waste Overload?

Juicy and Tender, Seitan Is Quite Possibly the Best
Fake Meat -- But There Is a Downside

15 Horrifying Reasons to Never Let Anyone You Love
Near a McDonald's

Three Approved GMOs Linked to Organ Damage

Ukraine and World Pneumonic Plague Information

How to Reinterpret Your Body
Quantum Living and experiencing your body
in a more spiritual way.

A Question a Day keeps disintegration of self away


'Total Disaster and Chaos' in Haiti

The Truth about Haiti's Suffering


Australian Soldiers Kill Afghan Children: Report
By Sophie McNeil
Click to view.

'Grey goo' food laced with nanoparticles
could swamp Britain

Three Cheers for the Swiss People
by Paul Green

Telling the Untold Story of the Genocide of
Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

UN-told Story of Haiti


Ted Rall | Haitian Earthquake: Made in the USA

Pat Robertson's Racist Blaming of Haitian Victims;
and the Televangelist Misuse of History

Pat Robertson's 'pact with the Devil' Haiti comments
leave White House adviser Jarrett 'speechles

Haiti Earthquake Emergency


Flight 253: Anatomy of a Cover-Up
A Failure to "Integrate and Understand,"
or a Thin Tissue of Lies

Is Anyone Telling Us The Truth?
By Paul Craig Roberts
Who benefits? Clearly, attacking Iran is on the Israeli-U.S.
agenda, and someone is creating the "evidence" to support
the case, just as the leaked secret "Downing Street Memo"
to the British cabinet informed Prime Minister Tony Blair's
government that President Bush had already made the
decision to invade Iraq and "the intelligence and facts
were being fixed around the policy."

Humanity’s Right to Life By Fidel Castro
The leader of the Cuban Revolution writes about
the adverse effects of climate
change and the embarrassing series of events that
resulted in the failure of the
Copenhagen Summit

Manataka American Indian Council

Michael Klare, The Blowback Effect, 2020

Our New (?) American Sense of Truth and Justice

America the Traumatized: How 13 Events of the
Decade Made Us the PTSD Nation

The Growth of Citizen Co-Ops Is a Positive Development
As Corporations Fail Us in Every Way

Adbusters Talks to BuzzFlash About Who Funds
(and Pollutes) Our Culture: The Advertising Industry

The Worlds New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy

US builds up its bases in oil-rich South America

Altenative news from various sources

Excellent news and editorials

A.N.S.W.E.R news and activism


Blackwater Goons Get Off

Blackwater/Xe mercs arrive in Somalia, Al-Shabab says

UK troops 'executed Iraqi grandmother':
UK government ministers are to be given previously
unseen police reports from a Basra crime unit which
conclude that Mrs Talib's body was dumped on a
roadside in a British body bag in November 2006.
There was a bullet hole in her abdomen and her
face had injuries consistent with torture, police reported.

Hackable Drones, Crumbling Empire

The Year of the Assassin

In Wake of Airline Incident: Drumbeat for
US War in Yemen Loudens

How the Worlds New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy

The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global
Consciousness in a World in Crisis

U.S., NATO Expand Afghan War To Horn Of Africa
And Indian Ocean

The Military-Industrial Complex is Ruining the Economy

Never Mind the Facts, Let's Have a War...

Amazing speech by war veteran
"...Our real enemies are not those living in a distant land
whose names or policies we don't understand; The real
enemy is a system that wages war when it's profitable,
the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it's profitable,
the Insurance Companies who deny us Health care
when it's profitable, the Banks who take away our homes
when it's profitable. Our enemies are not several hundred
thousands away. They are right here in front of us..."
- Mike Prysner


Top 10 Reasons the GOP Let the World Be Destroyed

Filled with Gossip, Palin is Whacko, Harry Reid Gaffe,
and Get Even Accusations

How and Why the System Worked on 12-25-09

Secret Service Investigates Obama Effigy in
Carter’s Hometown

Breaking With Obama? by Ralph Nader

The Perils of Passivity

Behind the Veils of Power: Hope for Progressives

In the next decade, I hope to become more radical
The left is the main hope against xenophobic, securitised,
apocalyptic barbarism. We
should expect radical change
Costas Douzinas

Prostitution in the US Government
By Paul J. Balles
January 03, 2010 "Redress" -- MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann,
in a special commentary, referred to Senator Joe Lieberman as a
"senatorial prostitute" for selling himself to the US insurance and
pharmaceutical industries.

Mass Amnesia: Right-Wingers Forget Who
Was President on 9/11/01

George Bush Heckled In A Pizza Restaurant (VIDEO)


America Slides Deeper into Depression as
Wall Street Revels
By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
December was the worst month for US unemployment
since the Great Recession began.

Number of Americans Using Food Stamps as Sole
Income Soars 50%

Cerberus Capital: Literally Blood-Sucking the Poor
to Make Their Billions

Junk Food, Cheap Ad Space: Kentucky Fried Chicken
to Take Advantage of Cash-Strapped Cities

Zero Net Job Creation Over Last Ten Years

U.S. job loss report is blow to still-fragile recovery:
Blame it on Wall Street

The Other Plot to Wreck America

Oldest Swiss Bank Tells Clients to Sell U.S.
Assets or Leave

Are Many Corporate CEOs Psychopaths?

Police and Protestors
We believe it is now time to ask what constitutes the
appropriate policing of peaceful protest.

Who Would Benefit Politically from a Terrorist Incident
on American Soil? The Strange Case of
Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab

What's Next: Muslim-Only Lines at Airports?

Woman, 85, told to unzip pants by airport security
Family outraged after elderly traveller left 'terrified'
by inspector's search

U.S. - Israeli Complicity in Terror Plots Exposed

"Don't Tase Me, (Big) Bro!" Taser International
Develops Eerie Surveillance Technology

The face of new private security systems
See it to believe it: The Chertoff Group


Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr. on the Failure of the Public Sector,
the Coming Military Crackdown and
What Can Be Done to Stop It

The New Totaliatarionism
Rule through Barbaric Annihilation

Liberty Has Been Lost
By Paul Craig Roberts

LT. Col Anthony Shaffer on Alex Jones Tv 1/3:
Able Danger and DIA Prior Knowledge of 9/11

Military Plans to Control Internet Revealed

Use of potentially harmful chemicals kept secret under law

Paranormal Activity or Government Social Engineering

Project Camelot Interviews David Icke

Alternative views

The Bilderberg Group 1/4 - Conspiracy Theory
with Jesse Ventura-youtube

33 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True,
What Every Person Should Know…

Why Yemen is the next war front.

Making Islamophobia Mainstream
How Muslim-bashers broadcast their bigotry


"Place me not with those who are weak of mind and willingly give up the rights of others, for these poor ignorant souls know not that the rights they give up are their own!" -- Warren Friton
"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself." -- Thomas Paine
"If you don't stand for something, you stand for nothing." -- Mel Thompson
"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything." -- Alexander Hamilton
"The freedom of speech and the freedom of the press have not been granted to the people in order that they may say things which please, and which are based upon accepted thought, but the right to say the things which displease, the right to say the things which convey the new and yet unexpected thoughts, the right to say things, even though they do a wrong."-- Samuel Gompers (1850-1924) Source: Seventy Years of Life and Labor, 1925
"And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in all the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual." -- John Steinbeck - (1902-1968) - Source: East of Eden, 1952
"It is frequently said that speech that is intentionally provocative and therefore invites physical retaliation can be punished or suppressed. Yet, plainly no such general proposition can be sustained. Quite the contrary.... The provocative nature of the communication does not make it any the less expression. Indeed, the whole theory of free expression contemplates that expression will in many circumstances be provocative and arouse hostility. The audience, just as the speaker, has an obligation to maintain physical restraint." -- Thomas I. Emerson Source: The System of Freedom of Expression, 1970
"All history is one long story to this effect: men have struggled for power over their fellow men in order that they might win the joysof earth at the expense of others, might shift the burdens of life from their own shoulders upon those of others." -- William Graham Sumner - (1840-1910) American academic and professor at Yale College
"We create an environment where it is alright to hate, to steal, to cheat, and to lie if we dress it up with symbols of respectability, dignity and love." -- Whitney Moore, Jr.
"Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependant upon popular opinion?" -- William Lloyd Garrison - (1805-1879)
"I wouldn't call it fascism exactly, but a political system nominally controlled by an irresponsible, dumbed down electorate who are manipulated by dishonest, cynical, controlled mass media that dispense the propaganda of a corrupt political establishment can hardly be described as democracy either." -- Edward Zehr - (1936-2001) Columnist
"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them." -- Justice Joseph Story : (1779-1845) US Supreme Court Justice 1833
"...Our real enemies are not those living in a distant land whose names or policies we don't understand; The real enemy is a system that wages war when it's profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it's profitable, the Insurance Companies who deny us Health care when it's profitable, the Banks who take away our homes when it's profitable. Our enemies are not several hundred thousands away. They are right here in front of us..."
- Mike Prysner
"Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned." - -- Swami Nirmalananda - Source: Enlightened Anarchism
"A free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought." -- Leon Blum - (1872-1950)

"Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion -- and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion ... while Truth again reverts to a new minority.": -- Soren Kierkegaard - (1813-1855) Danish philosopher

"Most Americans aren't the sort of citizens the Founding Fathers expected; they are contented serfs. Far from being active critics of government, they assume that its might makes it right.": Joseph Sobran - (1946- ) Columnist

"Always stand on principle, even if you stand alone.": - John Quincy Adams - (1767-1848) 6th US President

"Formerly no one was allowed to think freely; now it is permitted, but no one is capable of it any more. Now people want to think only what they are supposed to think, and this they consider freedom.": Oswald Spengler - (1880-1936) Source: The Decline of the West, 1926

We allow the most atrocious lies uttered by political and moral prostitutes to go unchallenged. These lies are endlessly recycled in the commercial media until they become ingrained in the public conscience as truth. Worse than burying our heads in the sand, we bury them up our collective ass. How do you like the view?: Charles Sullivan

Ask yourself why totalitarian dictatorships find it necessary to pour money and effort into propaganda for their own helpless, chained, gagged slaves, who have no means of protest or defense. The answer is that even the humblest peasant or the lowest savage would rise in blind rebellion were he to realize that he is being immolated, not to some incomprehensible 'noble purpose', but to plain, naked, human evil.: Ayn Rand

BEST NEWS OF 2010 SO FAR *****

Featuring Performances by The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, James Brown and The Flames, Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Supremes, and more!
The T.A.M.I. Show Director Steve Binder Available For Interviews
In Stores March 23
"In the top three of all rock movies" -- Quentin Tarantino
Number 15 on the '100 Greatest Moments in Rock History' -- VH1
Los Angeles, CA – One of the rarest rock events ever captured on film, the 1964 concert known as The T.A.M.I. Show, featuring performances by future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, the Supremes, and many others, will be officially released for the first time by Shout! Factory on March 23. The T.A.M.I. Show: Collector’s Edition includes exciting new bonus features including new commentary by director Steve Binder, original T.A.M.I. Show radio spots, and a 20-page booklet with liner notes and rare photos and memorabilia.
The T.A.M.I. Show was filmed live at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1964, a mere seven months after the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and introduced the Swinging ’60s to America. This legendary film has never been available on DVD and hasn’t been seen in its entirety since it originally appeared in theaters, including its "world premiere" at 33 Los Angeles area theaters on November 14, 1964. Mastered from a new High-Definition transfer and restored to its original length, this complete version features the Beach Boys performances that were removed shortly after the film’s initial theatrical run.
The T.A.M.I. Show is the first concert movie of the rock era, capturing such superstars as the Rolling Stones (with the late Brian Jones), James Brown, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Miracles (featuring Smokey Robinson), and many other Motown and British Invasion acts in their early prime. Aside from the five rock groups, all the performers are backed by a band that we've now come to know as “the Wrecking Crew,” famed for playing on all the Phil Spector-produced hits, and included future stars Glen Campbell and Leon Russell among others. Fanita James, Jean King, and future solo star Darlene Love, billed as The Blossoms, provide backing vocals.
This special set is what music fans have been waiting for: the ultimate collector’s edition of this long-unavailable landmark film. Critically acclaimed and long sought after, the film contains James Brown’s legendary performance, which was a major influence on Michael Jackson, Prince, Mick Jagger, Sting, Beck and many others. Rick Rubin calls it “the single greatest rock & roll performance ever captured on film.” The T.A.M.I. Show was added to the Library Congress’s National Film Registry in 2006.
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Jan And Dean
SHOW OPEN: (Here They Come) From All Over The World

Chuck Berry
Johnny B. Goode

Gerry And The Pacemakers
Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying
It’s Gonna Be Alright

Chuck Berry
Sweet Little Sixteen

Gerry And The Pacemakers
How Do You Do It?

Chuck Berry
Nadine (Watch for actress Teri Garr dancing in a bikini behind Chuck!)

Gerry And The Pacemakers
Like It

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
That’s What Love Is Made Of
You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
Mickey’s Monkey

Marvin Gaye
Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
Pride And Joy
Can I Get A Witness
Hitch Hike

Lesley Gore
Maybe I Know
You Don’t Own Me
You Didn’t Look Around
Hey Now
It’s My Party
Judy’s Turn To Cry

Jan & Dean
The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)
Sidewalk Surfin

The Beach Boys
Surfin’ U.S.A.
I Get Around
Surfer Girl
Dance, Dance, Dance

Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas
Little Children
Bad To Me
I’ll Keep You Satisfied
From A Window

The Supremes
When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes
Run, Run, Run
Baby Love
Where Did Our Love Go

The Barbarians
Hey Little Bird

James Brown and The Flames
Out Of Sight
Prisoner Of Love
Please, Please, Please
Night Train

The Rolling Stones
Around And Around
Off The Hook
Time Is On My Side
It’s All Over Now
I’m Alright

Filmed at the Santa Monica Civic Center October 29, 1964

Bonus Features
New commentary by director Steve Binder
Original T.A.M.I Show radio spots
20-page booklet featuring detailed essay and rare photos and memorabilia


San Francisco Chronicle

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Leah Garchik column....

P.P.S.: Shopping at Barnes & Noble in Marin, David Gross noticed the special-edition Woodstock 40th anniversary edition of a Moleskine book, printed on what the package describes as "heavy acid-free paper, " perhaps not the most appropriate material for the commemorative occasion.


The Who Wrong For The SuperBowl

by Paul Cashmere
Family groups have attacked the choice of The Who as star act for the SuperBowl.
The Who have been booked to play the Superbowl halftime show.
The legendary British band will perform at the interval of the NFL Super Bowl XLIV halftime show in Miami, Florida on February 7th.
The annual game is the biggest date in the American sports calendar.
But speaking to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, said while it had no problem with the band, its only objection was that guitarist Pete Townshend - who was arrested and cautioned by police in 2003 for accessing child pornography - performing with them.
Founder and chief executive officer Evin Daly said: "The Who is a great band. Pete Townshend is the only issue here."
But speaking to the Associated Press, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said despite the protests, the band would still be playing the halftime show.
He is quoted as saying: "UK police cleared him since he was doing research for a project on child abuse."
Townshend was cautioned and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for five years after he admitted using his credit card to look at a pedophile website for research into child abuse.
He was cleared on a separate charge of possessing indecent pictures downloaded from the web.


Neil Young Receives Royal Honor

by Paul Cashmere
Neil Young has been given the Order of Canada as part of Queen Elizabeth II`s New Year honors.
The Order of Canada is the second highest honour that can be awarded to a Canadian. Young had previously been granted the O.M. (Members of the Order of Canada) and can now add the O.C. (Order of Canada) to his name.
Neil Young, O.C, O.M. received the new honour “for his contributions as one of Canada’s greatest musical talents whose unique voice and iconic songs have influenced generations of musicians, and for his support of educational and charitable organizations”.
Young was amongst 57 new appointments for the honor presented by the Queen’s representative in Canada Governor General Michaelle Jean.
The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize the lifetime achievements of outstanding Canadians.


Another reminder from Tom Montgomery....
A rare solo evening w/ Al Kooper!!!

Monday, January 4th at Yoshi's in San Francisco
8 pm - $18

Wednesday, January 6th at 19 Broadway in
8 pm - $25

If you don't know who Al Kooper is (I doubt any one on these lists doesn't know who Al Kooper is!) check out this Youtube w/ Stop from Super Sessions

And read this...


Steeleye Span Founder Tim Hart Dead From Lung Cancer
by Paul Cashmere
Steeleye Span founder Tim Hart has died at the age of 61 from lung cancer.
Hart was diagnosed 12 months ago in December 2008 and told the cancer was inoperable.
Tim Hart formed his first band Rattfinks while he was still at St Albans High School. The school also generated another famous band, The Zombies.
In 1970, Hart formed Steeleye Span with Maddy Prior. The group regularly toured the United States and Australia.
Hart’s first solo album came in 1979. Prior contributed vocals to the record.
In 1988, Hart’s health declined and he gave up music to become a writer and photographer.
He was persuaded to perform again in 1995 for the charity War Child. He was part of a five hour performance that featured almost every previous member of Steeleye Span.
In 2008, he once again reunited with Prior for a one-off performance for BBC’s Electric Proms.
Tim Hart died in the early morning of December 24, 2009.
Watch the original promo video for Steeleye Span’s ‘All Around My Hat’ from 1975:
Like any rock star worth his salt, Carlos Santana claims to be quite the night owl. But he’s not out partying and causing trouble. Nope, Carlos spends the midnight hours writing music.
(Cut #3) “I like to create like between 11:30 ‘til like four o’clock in the morning, three. ‘Cause the whole world’s asleep, and the phone don’t ring, and you know, it’s unobstructed, it’s yours.”
Santana kicks off a slew of shows at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas on February 3rd.
Big Brother and the Holding Company Guitarist James Gurley Dies at 69

Experience Hendrix LLC & Legacy Recordings Launch Monumental Jimi Hendrix
Catalog Project With Collection Documenting Pivotal Creative Period in
Valleys of Neptune Available Everywhere Tuesday, March 9
* * * * *
Experience Hendrix LLC and Sony Music Entertainment's Legacy Recordings
launch their monumental 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project on Tuesday, March
9, with the release of Valleys of Neptune, a newly curated album of 12
fully realized studio recordings, more than 60 minutes of music never
commercially available on a Jimi Hendrix album, from the artist Rolling
Stone magazine called the greatest guitarist of all time.
Centered around tracks recorded during a pivotal and turbulent four-month
period in 1969, Valleys of Neptune unveils the original Jimi Hendrix
Experience's final studio recordings, as the group lays down the foundation
for its follow-up to Electric Ladyland, alongside the guitar superhero's
first sessions with bassist Billy Cox, an old army buddy he'd recruited
into his new ensemble.
Valleys of Neptune provides an essential, compelling, and up-til-now
largely unseen view of what Jimi Hendrix was up to musically in the
critical period between the release of Electric Ladyland in October 1968
and the 1970 opening of his own Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village,
the state of the art facility where he would begin his final project, the
ambitious double album First Rays of the New Rising Sun.
Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC, the Hendrix family-owned
company entrusted with preserving and protecting the legacy of Jimi
Hendrix, noted, "My brother Jimi was at home in the studio. Valleys of
Neptune offers deep insight into his mastery of the recording process and
demonstrates the fact that he was as unparalleled a recording innovator as
he was a guitarist. His brilliance shines through on every one of these
precious tracks."
Valleys of Neptune is originality electrified, offering more than 60
minutes of previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix music, originally recorded,
and newly mixed for this historic release, by Hendrix's longtime engineer
Eddie Kramer, who first worked with the guitarist on Are You Experienced?
in 1967. Valleys of Neptune is produced by Janie Hendrix, John McDermott
(who contributes detailed liner notes to the album) and Eddie Kramer.
"Valleys of Neptune" has long been one of the most sought after of any
commercially unavailable Jimi Hendrix recording. The song will be released
as a single globally on February 2, 2010, nearly forty years after Jimi
finished recording the track at New York's Record Plant in May of 1970.
Other highlights on Valleys of Neptune include blazing studio covers of
Elmore James' classic "Bleeding Heart" and Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love"
as well as premier performances of original Hendrix compositions like
"Ships Passing Through The Night," "Lullaby For The Summer" and the
original un-dubbed Jimi Hendrix Experience rendition of "Hear My Train A
Comin'." Also included in Valleys of Neptune is "Mr. Bad Luck," a Jimi
Hendrix Experience track, produced by Chas Chandler during the 1967 Axis:
Bold as Love sessions.
As part of the opening wave of releases for the Jimi Hendrix Catalog
Project, Legacy Recordings will also be releasing new deluxe CD/DVD
editions of Are You Experienced?, Axis: Bold As Love, Electric Ladyland,
and First Rays of the New Rising Sun, also available on vinyl, on March 9.
Each of the essential titles in the Jimi Hendrix catalog to be newly
reissued on Legacy will feature a bonus DVD featuring newly created
documentaries directed by the Grammy award winning Bob Smeaton [Beatles
Anthology, Festival Express, Beatles: The Studio Recordings] and featuring
interviews with Experience members Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox,
original producer Chas Chandler and engineer Eddie Kramer. In addition,
Smash Hits, Jimi's original compilation, will be reintroduced. The
critically acclaimed Live At Woodstock will be available as a standard DVD
as well as a Blu-ray Disc.
"No artist has ever transformed the pop music landscape as profoundly or
as permanently as Jimi Hendrix," said Adam Block, Senior Vice President and
General Manager, Legacy Recordings. "We are proud to be partnering with
Experience Hendrix in releasing Valleys of Neptune, a treasure for Hendrix
fans both new and experienced. It's an auspicious start in fulfilling a
shared vision for the Jimi Hendrix catalog going forward."

Valleys of Neptune
Stone Free
Recorded: Record Plant, New York, April 7, 9, 14, May 17,1969
Producer: Jimi Hendrix
Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Bass: Billy Cox
Drums: Mitch Mitchell
Backing Vocals: Roger Chapman, Andy Fairweather Low

Valleys Of Neptune
Recorded: Record Plant, New York, September 23, 1969, May 15, 1970
Producer: Jimi Hendrix
Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Drums: Mitch Mitchell
Bass: Billy Cox
Percussion: Juma Sultan

Bleeding Heart
Recorded: Record Plant, New York, April 24, 1969
Producer: Jimi Hendrix
Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Bass: Billy Cox
Drums: Rocky Isaac
Tambourine: Chris Grimes
Maracas: Al Marks

Hear My Train A Comin’
Recorded: Record Plant, New York, April 7, 1969
Producer: Jimi Hendrix
Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Bass: Noel Redding
Drums: Mitch Mitchell

Mr. Bad Luck
Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, May 5, 1967
Producer: Chas Chandler
Additional bass and drum recording, Air Studios, London, June 5, 1987
Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Bass: Noel Redding
Drums: Mitch Mitchell

Sunshine Of Your Love
Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, February 16, 1969
Producer: Jimi Hendrix
Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Bass: Noel Redding
Drums: Mitch Mitchell
Percussion: Rocki Dzidzornu

Lover Man
Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, February 16, 1969
Producer: Jimi Hendrix
Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Bass: Noel Redding
Drums: Mitch Mitchell
Ships Passing Through The Night
Recorded: Record Plant, New York, April 14, 1969
Producer: Jimi Hendrix
Guitar, Vocals: Jimi Hendrix
Bass: Noel Redding
Drums: Mitch Mitchell

Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, February 17, 1969
Producer: Jimi Hendrix
Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Bass, Backing Vocal: Noel Redding
Drums: Mitch Mitchell

Red House
Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, February 17, 1969
Producer: Jimi Hendrix
Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Bass: Noel Redding
Drums: Mitch Mitchell

Lullaby For The Summer
Recorded: Record Plant, New York, April 7, 1969
Producer: Jimi Hendrix
Mixed By Eddie Kramer
Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Bass: Noel Redding
Drums: Mitch Mitchell

Crying Blue Rain
Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, February 16, 1969
Producer: Jimi Hendrix
Additional bass and drum recording, Air Studios, London, June 5, 1987
Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Percussion: Rocki Dzidzornu
Bass: Noel Redding
Drums: Mitch Mitchell

* * * * *

Experience Hendrix Tour 2010, the fourth edition of the biennial concert
tour that features an all-star line up of music greats paying homage to the
music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix gets underway in early March of next year
with special performances across the country.

Featured artists who will be performing music written and inspired by Jimi
Hendrix include some of the best known and most respected artists in
contemporary rock and blues including Joe Satriani, Jonny Lang, Eric
Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Brad Whitford (of Aerosmith), Doyle Bramhall
II, Ernie Isley, Living Colour, Double Trouble’s Chris Layton, along with
bassist Billy Cox. Cox, who first befriended Hendrix when the two were in
the 101st Airborne Division of U.S. Army, played in both the Jimi Hendrix
Experience and Band of Gypsys and performed with Hendrix at such landmark
festivals as Woodstock and the Isle of Wight. Cox commented, "It's a thrill
for me to play Jimi's music for audiences now as it was in the 1960s."

March 4 - Santa Barbara, CA - Arlington Theater (1)
5 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheater (1)
6 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint @ Hard Rock (1)
7 - Mesa, AZ - Ikeda Theater (1)
9 - Fresno, CA - Table Mountain (1)
10 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theater (1, 2)
12 - Reno, NV - Silver Legacy (1, 2)
14 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre (1, 2, 3)
16 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater (1, 2, 3)
17 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theater (1, 2, 3)
18 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theater (1, 2, 3)
20 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre (2, 3)
21 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater (2, 3)
23 - Akron, OH - Civic Theatre(2)
24 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre (2)
25 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theater (2)
27- Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre (2)
For more information, visit
Yoko Ono To Write Biography of John Lennon
Yoko Ono will tell the story of her late husband John Lennon.
The 76-year-old widow of the late former Beatle has revealed she will put
pen to paper over the next few years and write an autobiography about her
eventful life with John.
She said: 'I would love to do it. I just have to find the time.
'It will be my next book, which will be written in the next five years.'
Yoko – who was blamed by many Beatles’ fans for causing the legendary
band to split – previously claimed she wouldn’t release a book for fear
of hurting the families of people close to the group, including John’s
ex-wife Cynthia Lennon.
John’s marriage to Cynthia broke down as his fame grew and shortly after
he met artist and musician Yoko.
The couple – who had a son Julian together - divorced in 1968, one year
before his marriage to Yoko, the mother of his son Sean.
Yoko is looking forward to revealing all about their affair and dispel the
myths surrounding The Beatles’ break up.
A Beatles expert said: 'Unlike Cynthia, Yoko has never really told her
side of the Beatles story and the truth about her affair and subsequent
marriage to John, so the book will be much awaited.
'She’s always maintained she never broke up The Beatles, so this will be
her chance to put the record straight.'
John died in 1980, after being shot by a deranged fan outside his
apartment building in New York.
Drummers from around the world are getting behind their kits to help bring
peace in Sudan. NME reports that the Sudan365 campaign launched today and
sees Nick Mason from Pink Floyd, Stewart Copeland from The Police and
Radiohead drummer Phil Selway appearing in a film that features a “drum
beat for peace.” Fans can learn more at now.
The Allman Brothers Band has released details of their annual New York
City residency. This year, the group will perform eight shows at the
United Palace Theatre uptown on 175th street. The dates include March 11th
to the 13th, the 15th and 16th, and the 18th through the 20th. The band
won’t be touring much this year so its members can focus on other
projects, so be sure to get your tickets soon. They go on sale January
15th at Learn more at
• While the shows are typically held at the Beacon Theatre, they
had to be moved this year due to a scheduling conflict.
Will there ever be another Led Zeppelin reunion? Guitarist Jimmy Page
says it’s all up to singer Robert Plant. Page told Nightwatchers House
of Rock, “Musicians can always play together but I don’t think you can
go out with a band called Led Zeppelin if you haven’t got the original
vocalist.” In the meantime, Jimmy is working on new music for an as yet
unconfirmed project.
Jack Bruce
Composing Himself
The Authorized Biography
By Harry Shapiro, Foreword by Eric Clapton

When Cream broke up in 1968 it was by no means a foregone conclusion that
it would be Eric Clapton who would enjoy continued commercial success.
After all, it was Jack Bruce who had the looks, and who co-wrote and sang
all the band’s major hits, including ‘Sunshine of Your Love’, ‘I
Feel Free’ and ‘White Room’. But he was a singular talent who wanted
to be a pioneer, not just a pop star, and he was never happy resting on his

Bruce’s formative years set the tone for a musical journey that has
twisted and turned through the decades, moving through and combining many
genres and styles. His background is in classical music and jazz; at 10 he
was winning classical song contests, at 12 composing string quartets and
improvising on piano. Then he fell in love with Thelonious Monk and Charlie
Mingus and left home at 18 to find his fortune as a jazz bass player. He
found his way into the London blues scene and played with luminaries such
as John Mayall and Graham Bond before first tasting chart success with
Manfred Mann. Then there was Cream, one of the most influential rock bands
of their time, who sold 35 million albums during their two-year existence.
Cream split in their prime but their influence endured, and when they
reformed in 2005 tickets were selling for nearly £2000 on e-bay.

In the 40 years since Cream split Bruce has continued his musical
adventures with the likes of John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham, Carla Bley and
Mick Taylor, never quite achieving the success and recognition he deserves.
It has been an often troubled life - heroin addiction, management rip-offs,
family tragedy, and a failed liver transplant, all of which he speaks about
frankly in this book, telling a story that is sometimes inspirational,
sometimes bleak, and always honest.

Harry Shapiro is an author, journalist and lecturer who has written widely
on the subjects of drugs, popular music and film. He is the author of
Waiting for the Man: the Story of Drugs and Popular Music, Shooting Stars:
Drugs, Hollywood and the Movies, Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy and
biographies of Graham Bond and Alexis Korner.


Jimmy Page Launches UK Album Stamp Set

by Paul Cashmere

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has launched a classic album stamp set
in the UK featuring Led Zeppelin IV.

The 10 stamp set also includes Pink Floyd ‘The Division Bell’. The
Clash ‘London Calling, Rolling Stones ‘Let It Bleed’, David Bowie
‘Ziggy Stardust’ as well as covers from Primal Scream, Blur, Coldplay,
Mike Oldfield and New Order.

The UK Royal Mail researched thousands of covers before deciding on the
top 10.

Plant spoke at the launch saying "Almost 40 years after the album came
out, nobody knows the old man who featured on the cover, nor the artist who
painted him. That sort of sums up what we wanted to achieve with the album
cover, which has remained both anonymous and enigmatic at the same time."


Thanks to Dave Basner for these news stories...

Jimmy Page recently revealed he planned to write new music this year and
now, according to, the Led Zeppelin guitarist is claiming
that he will make radical statements with his upcoming album. Jimmy stated
he thinks it’s important to make “musical statements” with his new
material and promised to do something “ambitious” adding, “Musically,
it will be a different picture in quite a radical frame, I hope.” No
word yet on when the effort will come out. Read more at
• The album will be Jimmy’s first solo record since 1988’s


Thanks to Pete Slauson....


Elaine Trotter and Andy Neddermeyer ( and I made this new this new 10 minute video for the "Gurley Clan" .. Nice footage and interview with James ..(Sept 09)
We all miss him..

In 1935…Bob Hope made his first network radio appearance.

In 1936…The first pop music chart based on national sales was published by Billboard magazine.

In 1970…George Harrison recorded the second guitar solo for “Let It Be.” It was the last Beatles recording session to feature Harrison, Paul McCartney and George Martin, as well as the last recording session of the Beatles as a band.

In 1971…At London’s Abbey Road studios, Pink Floyd began sessions for Meddle, the follow-up to their 1970 album Atom Heart Mother.

In 1973…The Allman Brothers Band announced through Rolling Stone magazine that Lamar Williams had been hired as the replacement for Berry Oakley, who died in a motorcycle crash in 1972.

In 1973…Australia announced that they had placed an “entry ban” on an unnamed member of The Rolling Stones. The Immigration Ministry lifted the ban five days later, and the identity of the band member was never revealed.

In 1976…Beatles road manager Mal Evans was shot and killed in Los Angeles by an LAPD marksman after he threatened cops with a rifle at his girlfriend’s apartment.

In 1986…Thin Lizzy’s bassist-singer Phil Lynott died in the intensive care unit of Salisbury Infirmary in England. His kidneys, liver and heart failed due to blood poisoning and multiple internal abscesses caused by drug abuse. He was 35.

In 2000…Oasis declared they would release their fourth album Standing on the Shoulder of Giants on their own label, Big Brother, as the famed Creation imprint disintegrated.

In 2004…Ray Davies of The Kinks was shot in the leg in New Orleans. The "Waterloo Sunset" songwriter was pursuing two men who stole his lady companion's purse.

In 2006…The body of 1970’s teen idol Barry Cowsill was discovered in a New Orleans morgue. The Cowsills bassist, who performed hits like “Hair,” was believed to have died when Hurricane Katrina struck the city in 2005.
from tv Netherlands

Rare Footage Of Bob Dylan - Girl From The North Country
from Canadian TV

Treat Her Right - Bob Dylan [Rehearsal for Letterman]
Captain Beefheart documentary

Beefheart on Letterman

Friday, January 1, 2010

Links By George January 3, 2010

A happy holidays greetings to all. There are solutions being offered for a
couple of problems associated with my newsletter/blog and radio show.
Many of my mailings are going by mistake into spam boxes. One solution
yahoo has offered me is that if everyone receiving or wanting to receive
my emails would add my email address to their address book, the mailings
would not be received as spam. If there is such a problem, I would probably
have to send this message by itself without a newsletter as it might get
into the spam box anyway. So try it out if you like and
add as well as into
your address book.

Many friends have also been asking me if there is a solution
to being able to listen to my radio show since it is on at awkward
hours based on time zones. There is a free program that I have
heard about that allows the recording of live streaming radio shows
such as mine and then you can listen to it whatever time is convenient.
Here is the program:

Link to my radio show live stream on wed nights
between 8-11 pm (Sydney time)
NIM-FM streaming

Lots of articles again this issue and hopefully some of which are
interesting to all. The featured artist this time is Fred Weidmann
whose wonderful images appear on the top part of the bottom
section of the blog.
I have started using a breakdown of each of the sections of my
newsletter with this edition.
In the first section, I divide Lifestyle
into subsections High Consciousness, Arts, Science, Environment,
and Health. In the National Section I subdivided into War, Political,
Economic and Surveillance. Of course many of the articles don't fit
into any of such categorization, but in general, it could be an easier
approach to navigation.

The newsletter format allows for easier skimming of headlines
as well as for dial up in general. The blog is formatted such that
the articles appear in the middle part. On the right side are a column
of images and videos. Once you scroll down the right side column to
the end, the section of art starts with the most recent featured art first.
The quotes of the week and music articles of the week appear on the
bottom of this section as well.



Boom Festival
Portugal Aug 18-25

2012 Tipping Point Gathering
Jan 22 to 24 and Mayan Site Expedition

Inner Paths Retreat with Shipibo shaman Guillermo Arevalo
April 26th - May 2nd 2010

Maha Kumbha Mela in Haridwar, India from Jan 2010

Tea As Soma pt. 1

Música Brasileira de Ayahuasca (Brazilian Ayahuasca Music)

Ayahusasca inspired art

Darpan and healing with ayahuasca

Scientists study possible health benefits of LSD and ecstasy

Soul Medicine: Ecstasy (MDMA) as Therapy


The Neurology of Spiritual Experience

Inspiring a New Year
“I Channel in order to Dream ~ Inspiring Intuition…

The Genomic Bodhisattva
An Interview With David Pearce

New study: Brazil best for religious tolerance

Bolivia's Morales Says He Will Legalize
Small Coca Holdings

Gnostic Video entheogenic podcasts

10 Reasons the U.S. Military Should (Officially) Use Pot

R-Rated Pot -- Tame Meryl Streep Movie Got
Smacked with 'High' Rating

World's oldest marijuana stash totally busted

Britain bans 'legal high' drugs

Drug War Fact book

The Year on Drugs 2009: The Top Ten US Domestic
Drug Policy Stories

The Year on Drugs 2009: International Drug Policy Developments

Colorado resort legalises cannabis, but not on the ski slopes

'Let's not stop at marijuana legalization'

In the Beginning: The Birth of a Psychedelic Culture

Weed Card-youtube
An amusing little song

Midnite - Paygan Pay Gone
...every time you get pay, pay

Banking In The Pig-youtube


George Carlin On Drugs And Marijuana-youtube

Democracy in America - George Carlin youtube

"Republicans Stand for Raw Unbridled Evil"
Frank Zappa Magnet

David Spain is an ethical attorney, humanist, permaculturist,
sustainable community practitioner, neighbor and friend.
Read his solution to many of the economic problems that plague
backwards thinking and could provide the revenue for a healthier
economy and planet. This is a neat, elegant solution which adapts
the old Henry George ideas to modern times and which academics
have never been able to refute.

Octopus communicates with Psychedelic Color Language


Nambassa was the counter culture festival in New Zealand as
was Woodstock in the US and Aquarius in Australia.
Organizer Peter Terry's site is full of excellent images
and stories of that time as well as inspirational, thought
provoking and clear insights on events today. Have a
look at his beautifuly updated site.

Hippies in New Zealand

Brainwaving-excellent articles on consciousness

Insight Course: Foreword
Fluid Intellingence and Transparency

2010 Predictions from . Beyond. Inspiring-youtube


My friend Chris Dyer's new film project
"Postive Creations" -youtube trailer

Jimi Hendrix - French documentary - Isle of Wight Festival RARE -
10/10/1970 - Interview

A Secret Masterpiece:
The Only Album "Bob Dylan" Ever Produced

Brian Auger-the fabulous music of

Jeff Beck-still making fine music

The Greening of Hip-Hop

Beautiful World - Wonderful World-youtube

Beautiful World - in existence-youtube

Beautiful World - Love Song-youtube

Beautiful World - Journey of the Ancestors
(HQ VIDEO)-youtube

George Harrison-
Save the World-youtube

John Lennon's Imagine (Deluxe Edition) :
A Personal Documentary

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) -
John Lennon-with contemporary

Solidarity Forever (Pete Seeger)-

Pete Seeger & Bruce Springsteen HQ "This Land is Your Land"
"We Are One" Obama Inaugural -youtube

Woody Guthrie- This Land Is Your Land-

"Look at the Birdie": Previously Unpublished Short
Stories of Kurt Vonnegut

Foolish People website opening portals to higher dimensions

Fred Weidmann's fantastic art realms

Claire Reid's fine tattoo artistry

New Year folklore

Hundreds of pagans turn up at Stonehenge for the
winter solstice... on the WRONG DAY

The Saturnalia of ancient Rome

UN Sponsored Poster Campaign Depicts Humans
As Evil Monsters

Secret Societies & Masonic Myths


The murder of Rasputin

Pyramid hologram over Red Square-youtube

Crop Circles

Arlene DeWinter's very nice site:
WINTERSPELLS: A Magical Life in Faery Witchcraft

Arlene's other site
Gothic Faery tales

History and Celestial Time

Left in the Dark
'The Biological Origins of the Fall From Grace'

Marla Frees Psychic, Medium and Spiritual Life Coach


A Hidden Universe

Has dark matter finally been detected?

Opening to the Infinite


Become Green in 2010: The Whole Green Catalog,
Large Format

Previously undiscovered ancient city found
on Caribbean sea floor

A Long Kept Secret For Generating Free Electricity is
Finally On The Open, And You'll Never Have To Pay A
Single Dime to the Power Company

"Introduction to an Orbo Electromagnetic Interaction
and free energy

Hitler reacts to Steorn's demo and launch of Orbo!-


Environmentalism in the Third Reich

Secret plan to save Earth from asteroid

Requiem for a Crowded Planet – What does the Failure
of Climate Talks mean?

High-Profile Activist's Arrest Fuels Fears of Police
Crackdown in Copenhagen

Copenhagen's Failure Belongs to Obama-
Naomi Klein

One Year Later, TVA Coal Ash Spill Problems
Still Far From Over

The Real Avatar Story: Indigenous People Fight to Save
Their Forest Homes From Corporate Exploitation

Fast track oil exploitation in Amazon

Biofuel Developments Set to Destroy Kenya's
Tana River Delta



Right Wing Whole Foods Chairman Gets His Wings Clipped

Tell Parents About Ringling's Treatment of Baby Elephants

More than 120 whales die in strandings

Are You in Favour of Banning Bullfighting
in Catalonia - PLEASE VOTE "SI!"

Top 5 Animal Rights Victories of 2009

Green stories of the decade


10 Most Famous "Medical Miracles" of All Time

70 Heartbreaking Stories From People Who Have Had
Their Lives Destroyed By H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Side Effects


Does Aspartame Cause Tumors and Pose Cancer Risks?

Could This 'Forbidden Medicine' Eliminate the Need for Drugs?

Can This Natural Hormone Actually Heal Brain
Injuries & Strokes?

How to Wipe Ten Years Off Your Face

Shrooms for health

Cancer drug: the other use for mistletoe

Avoid These 7 Foods and You're Off
To A Healthier New Year

There Are Natural Remedies For Thinning The Blood

Holistic emergency medicine protocol

Guess What? Casual Sex Won't
Make You Go Insane

Why I Quit Working in Porn

The 9 Strangest News Stories of 2009


Russia holding secret meetings to save
Earth from asteroid

The Moment Of Truth
By Fidel Castro

Syria will defend Iran if Israel attacks:
If Israel does attack Iran's nuclear facilities, it will
undoubtedly result in a regional war after Iran and Syria
signed a mutual defense agreement on Sunday.


Leaked Australian blacklist reveals banned sites

Is the Internet Filter Australia's Berlin Wall

EU/IMF Revolt: Greece, Iceland, Latvia
May Lead the Way

Group claims responsibility for Athens bombing
A radical anarchist group claimed responsibility Monday
(December 28th) for an explosion late Sunday near the buildings
of the National Bank of Greece and a big private insurance
company on a central boulevard in Athen

Global Warfare, Health and Finance:
The 2009 Legacy


Excellent in news reporting and commenting

Robert Freeman | The Real Top Ten Stories of the Past Decade

50% of All Food In U.S. is Wasted: Read a Book About It
and What to Do

Food Poisoning Blamed In Second Northwest Flight 253 Bomb Scare

Terminator 2009: Judgment Days in Copenhagen


Afghan Civilians Handcuffed And Killed By US
Occupation Forces: Report Western troops accused of
executing 10 Afghan civilians, including children
By Jerome Starkey In Kabul
American-led troops were accused yesterday of dragging innocent
children from their beds and shooting them during a night raid
that left ten people dead.

Yemen: Pentagon’s War On The Arabian Peninsula


Jimmy Carter | Gaza Must Be Rebuilt Now

End Of The Year: U.S. Recruits Worldwide For Afghan War

"Accountability For War Crimes is Imperative":
An Interview With Cindy Sheehan

Congress Invested in Defense Contracts

Hooked on the War Economy
Woodstock's Dirty Secret
Today, Made-In-Woodstock components fly F-15s and F-16s and
Apache attack helicopters over Iraq, rumble through Afghanistan
in Bradley tanks, fire warheads from rocket launchers, and prowl
the oceans in nuclear submarines.

Americans Are Hell-Bent on Tyranny
Paul Craig Roberts
Here in Great Moral America we only hold accountable celebrities
and politicians for their sexual indiscretions. Tiger Woods is
paying a bigger price for his girlfriends than Bush or Cheney will
ever pay for the deaths and ruined lives of millions of people.

2010: U.S. To Wage War Throughout The World

World's Sole Military Superpower's 2 Million-Troop,
$1 Trillion Wars
By Rick Rozoff
With a census of slightly over 300 million in a world of almost
seven billion people, the U.S. accounts for over 40 percent of officially
acknowledged worldwide government military spending with a population
that is only 4 percent of that of the earth's. A 10-1 disparity.

A Super Power Of Near Demonic Dimensions
Prof Noam Chomsky

Ridding America Of The Warmongers
By Sherwood Ross
America today is a warfare state, the most powerful ever, and its leaders
lie when they claim that small countries half way around the world with
$5 billion annual military budgets represent a threat to Washington,
which spends roughly $800 billion a year for war. That's more, by the way,
than the $780 billion all 50 state governments combined collected
in 2008 to run the country.

Something's Not Right Here
By Bill Moyers - Mat Taibbi - Robert Kuttner
Truth is, our capitol's being looted, republicans are acting like the
town rowdies, the sheriff is firing blanks, and powerful Democrats in
Congress are in cahoots with the gang that's pulling the heist. This is
not capitalism at work. It's capital. Raw money, mounds of it, buying
politicians and policy as if they were futures on the hog market.

"Nobel Peace Prize Winner Barack Obama, is Preparing for
War in South America"; Interview with Eva Golinger



A Ripple of Hope from the Past


Gallup Poll: 44 Percent Of Americans Want Bush Back
By Dan Carter
A new Gallup poll found that President Obama's approval
rating continues to dip. But the poll also uncovered a much
more disturbing fact: 44 percent of Americans would be
happier with George W. Bush back in the White House.
My, how quickly we forget.

The Ten Worst Nightmares Bush Inflicted on America

The Top Ten Years of This Decade

The Ten Most Influential Progressives

10 Greediest People of 2009

America is not a Democracy
By Noam Chomsky
America is not a democracy, nor was it intended to be.

Welcome to Orwell's World 2010
By John Pilger
In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a superstate
called Oceania, whose language of war inverted lies that "passed
into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past', ran the
Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past'.

Michael Moore's 'Capitalism: A Love Story

Velvet Revolution-activism news

Settlers torch Palestinian property, uproot trees

Holocaust Survivor Stages Hunger Strike for Gaza

One Day We'll All Be Terrorists
By Chris Hedges
This corruption of our legal system, if history is any guide,
will not be reserved by the state for suspected terrorists, or
even Muslim Americans. In the coming turmoil and economic
collapse, it will be used to silence all who are branded as
disruptive or subversive.

Celebrating the birth of history's most famous Liberal


While You Were Sleeping… The Economy Collapsed

How Banks Fleece the Unemployed

2010 Food Crisis Means Financial Armageddon

Big Money Vs. the Health of the American People.
You Can Only Buy Them Off to Get It.

Breadline USA:
The Hidden Scandal of American Hunger

Hillary Clinton offers climate aid to poor countries—
with strings attached

Don't Let the Senate Sneak Offshore Drilling Into
the Climate Change Bill ! TAKE ACTION !

Arundhati Roy's Fiercely Brilliant, Thought-Provoking
"Field Notes on Democracy"


JFK Calls for a Revolution-

War is a Racket & the Attempted Overthrow
of FDR by Wall Street

Harry S. Truman's warning to America: Limit
CIA Role To Intelligence


Top Secret Weapon Developed by CIA Causes Heart Attacks


The Pentagon Launches Plan to Master Lightning

Army Again Turns to Depleted Uranium
for New Weaponry

Obama's Bioweapons Program

The Hidden Bombing of WTC 6

Israel did 9/11, ALL THE PROOF IN THE WORLD!!

A New Radio Program for Amerika - The Smoking Gun

UN Chief: We Will Impose Global Governance

Rothschild Agents Take 10 Key Posts In
Administration of Rookie President

Are Presidents Afraid of the CIA?


The Desiderata
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble,
it's a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann
"If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another." - Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama quotes (Dalai Lama, b.1935)
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." Jimi Hendrix
"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace." - John Lennon
"This focus on money and power may do wonders in the marketplace, but it creates a tremendous crisis in our society. People who have spent all day learning how to sell themselves and to manipulate others are in no position to form lasting friendships or intimate relationships... Many Americans hunger for a different kind of society -- one based on principles of caring, ethical and spiritual sensitivity, and communal solidarity. Their need for meaning is just as intense as their need for economic security." : Michael Lerner

"Now my friends, I am opposed to the system of society in which we live today, not because
I lack the natural equipment to do for myself but because I am not satisfied to make
myself comfortable knowing that there are thousands of my fellow men who suffer for t
he barest necessities of life. We were taught under the old ethic that man's business
on this earth was to look out for himself. That was the ethic of the jungle; the ethic of
the wild beast. Take care of yourself, no matter what may become of your fellow man.
Thousands of years ago the question was asked; ''Am I my brother's keeper?'' That
question has never yet been answered in a way that is satisfactory to civilized society.
Yes, I am my brother's keeper. I am under a moral obligation to him that is inspired,
not by any maudlin sentimentality but by the higher duty I owe myself. What would
you think me if I were capable of seating myself at a table and gorging myself with
food and saw about me the children of my fellow beings starving to death." -
Eugene V. Debs: - 1908 speech
" I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table
of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights." -
Bishop Desmond Tutu:
"Fear is not the natural state of civilized people". - Aung San Suu Kyi:
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the
argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.": William Pitt - (1759-1806)
British Prime Minister (1783-1801, 1804-06) during the French Revolutionary
and Napoleonic wars. - Source: Speech, House of Commons, 18 November 1783
"There are some things the general public does not need to know, and shouldn't.
I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps
to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows"
The late Katharine Graham, owner of the Washington Post
The foulest damage to our political life comes not from the 'secrets' which they
hide from us, but from the little bits of half-truth and disinformation which they
do tell us. These are already pre-digested, and then are sicked up as little
gobbits of authorised spew. The columns of defence correspondents in the
establishment sheets serve as the spittoons.: E.P. Thompson, British historian


Lead guitarist of Big Brother and the Holding Company, James Gurley passed away in a Palm Springs hospital Sunday after a heart attack, just shy of his 70th birthday.

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2010 will be a big year for Jimmy Page fans because the Led Zeppelin guitarist revealed he plans to debut some new music in the new year. In an interview with Sky News, the rocker said, “Next year, I have every intention of playing music live and making it – manifesting it… I’ve got the music waiting. It just needs to be done. So that’s it. That’s what I’ll be doing.” Check out video footage from the interview at

In 1957…The production chief of Paramount Studios petitioned the army to defer Elvis Presley’s induction by two months so “The King” could finish filming King Creole. When Presley himself made the request, the draft board agreed. The board then came under fire from those protesting Presley’s special treatment.

In 1963…The Beatles performed their first Christmas show at the Gaumont Theatre in Bradford, England.

In 1964…Ode to a High Flying Bird, a picture book tribute to Charlie Parker by Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, was published in England.

In 1967…The Rolling Stones album, Their Satanic Majesties Request, was released. The album reached number two in the American album chart, below The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour.

In 1967…The Beatles held a costume party at London's Royal Lancaster Hotel to celebrate their Magical Mystery Tour film's transmission on the BBC.

In 1968…Crosby, Stills and Nash performed together in public for the first time.

In 1968…In Memphis, Tennessee, Janis Joplin gave her first solo performance.

In 1970…Elvis Presley went to the White House to volunteer his services to President Nixon on fighting the nation's drug problems. He gave Nixon a chrome-plated Colt .45 and the President gave Elvis a Narcotics Bureau badge.

In 1972…Ray Jackson died after suffering burns in a fire at his home. He was 31. The Memphis guitarist wrote the hits "Who's Makin' Love" and "I Don't Want to Be Right."

In 1974…At The Rainbow Theatre in London, Bad Company was joined for a jam onstage by Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. The group performed B.B. King’s “Rock Me Baby.”

In 1978…Rod Stewart settled out of court with drummer Mickey Waller, who claimed he was not paid royalties for his work on 1974's Smiler album.

In 1979…California Governor Jerry Brown held a fundraiser at the San Diego Sports Arena with performances from The Eagles, Chicago and Brown's girlfriend, Linda Ronstadt.

In 1989…Carlos Santana became the proud father of Angelica Faith.

In 1992…David Crosby was a guest on the ABC sitcom Roseanne.

In 1992…Blues guitarist Albert King died from a heart attack in Memphis.

In 1996…Tony Bennett was rushed to a hospital and underwent an emergency operation for an erupted hernia. Bennett was just arriving at the White House for a holiday dinner with President Bill Clinton when he fell ill.

In 2003…Starsailor wrapped up their Silence is Easy European tour with a show in Belfast. The U-K rockers performed John Lennon's "You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away" and "Jealous Guy."

In 2005…A report by Human Rights Watch claimed the music of Eminem and Dr. Dre was used to torture detainees at a secret CIA-run prison near Afghanistan.

In 2005…Sir Elton John married his longtime partner David Furnish at a civil union service in Windsor, England.
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Favorite Records./Musicians (1-50)

  • Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland
  • Beatles: Sgt. Peppers
  • Beatles: White Album
  • Led Zeppelin: 1
  • Rolling Stones: Let it Bleed
  • Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
  • Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street
  • Led Zeppelin: 2
  • Beatles: Revolver
  • Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced
  • Grateful Dead: Live '72
  • Cream: Disraeli Gears
  • Beatles: Abbey Road
  • Big Brother/Janis: Cheap Thrills
  • Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers
  • Jeff Beck/Rod Steward: Faith
  • Jimi Hendrix: Axis Bold As Love
  • Grateful Dead: Anthem to the Sun
  • Miles Davis: Bitches Brew
  • Traffic: first one
  • Doors: first one
  • Rolling Stones: Satanic Majesties
  • Ten Years After: Cricklewood Green
  • Spirit: The Family That Plays Together
  • Cream: Wheels of Fire
  • Stepenwolf: first one
  • Jefferson Airplane: After Bathing at Baxters
  • Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour
  • Traffic: Dear Mr. Fantasy
  • Greatful Dead: Aoxoxo..
  • Animals: Love Is
  • Pink Floyd: Ungamunga
  • Miles Davis: In a Silent Way
  • Tim Buckley: Blue Melody
  • Tim Leary/Jimi Hendrix: You Can Be Anyone
  • Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow
  • Doors: Soft Parade
  • Joe Cocker: first one
  • Ravi Shankar: Monterey
  • Rolling Stones: Beggars Banquet
  • George Harrison: All Things Must Pass
  • Doors: Strange Days
  • Jimi Hendrix: Cry of Love
  • Weather Report: I Sing the Body Electric
  • Doors: Waiting for the Sun
  • John Coltrane: My Favorite Things
  • Grateful Dead: first
  • Zappa: Hot Rats
  • Traffic: Low Spark of High Heel Boys
  • Jethro Tull: Aqualung



Favorite Records/Musicians (50-100)

  • Tim Buckley: Greetings From LA
  • Allman Brothers: Live At the Filmore
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra: Birds of Fire
  • John Mclaughlin: Love, Devotion and Surrender
  • Santana: first
  • Pink Floyd: BBC
  • Led Zeppelin: Houses of the Holy
  • Jimi Hendrix: Band of Gypsys
  • Miles Davis: Bitches Brew Sessions/Another Bitches Brew
  • Grateful Dead: (live from the 80's)
  • Crosby Stills Nash and Young: deja vu
  • Bob Dylan: Subterenean Homesick Blues
  • Tim Buckley: Happy Sad
  • Weather Report: second
  • Santana/McLauglin: Love, Devotion and Surrender
  • Bob Dylan: Hwy 61 Revisited
  • Derek and the Dominoes: Layla
  • David Crosby: If I Could Remember My Name
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • Jimi Hendrix: Rainbow Bridge
  • Led Zeppelin: III
  • Pink Floyd: Shine on You Crazy Diamond
  • Miles Davis: Live-Evil
  • Grateful Dead: live 90's
  • Beatles: Rubber Soul
  • Miles Davis: Sketches of Spain
  • Jimi Hendrix: Cry of Love
  • Moody Blues: In Search of the Lost Chord
  • Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour
  • John Mclauglin: My Goal's Beyond
  • Santana: Welcome
  • Country Joe: Electric Music
  • Pink Floyd: Pompei
  • Moody Blues: Tomorrow
  • Who: Tommy
  • Stevie Wonder: Talking Book
  • Jimi Hendrix: Midnight Lightning
  • Frank Zappa: Us and Them
  • Quicksilver: first one
  • Spirit: Fresh Garbage
  • Mothers of Invention: Only in it for the Money
  • Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs and Englishman
  • Bob Dylan: Another Side Of
  • Cream: Fresh
  • Yes: first
  • Who: Live at Leeds
  • Rolling Stones: High Tides
  • Tim Buckley: Safronia
  • King Crimson: Court of Crimson King



Favorite Records/Musicians(100-150)

  • Paul Butterfield-East West
  • Jean Luc Ponty: Enigmatic Voyage
  • Miles Davis: Seven Steps
  • Shawn Philips: Faces
  • Byrds: Notorious Bird Brothers
  • Steppenwolf: Monster
  • Raphael; Music to Disapear In 2
  • Buffalo Springfield: Retrospect
  • Neil Young: first
  • Beatles: Let it Be
  • Pink Floyd: Meddle
  • Neil Young: Everybody Knows this is Nowhere
  • Allman Brothers: Eat a Peach
  • Frank Zappa: Apostrophe
  • Gong
  • Miles Davis: Big Fun
  • Neil Young: Zuma
  • Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
  • Doors: Morrison Hotel
  • Soft Machine-first
  • Grand Funk Railroad: Closer to Home
  • Jefferson Starship: Blows Against the Empire
  • John Luc Ponty: Tales of...
  • Blind Faith
  • Neil Young: Harvest
  • Jefferson Airplane: Volunteers
  • Eric Burdon and War
  • Rolling Stones: Between the Buttons
  • Jefferson Airplane: Bless Its Pointed Little Head
  • Cream: Goodbye
  • Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
  • Who: Who's Next
  • Quicksilver: first
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young: 4 Way Street
  • Tim Buckley: Happy/Sad
  • Lauro Nyro: Christmas and the Beads of Sweat
  • Spirit: Ice
  • Shawn Phillips: Colaboration
  • Rolling Stones: Only Rock and Roll
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra: Inner Mounting Flame
  • Pink Floyd: Animals
  • Traffic: Last Exit
  • Stevie Wonder: Talking Book
  • Pink Floyd: Obscured by Clouds
  • Jean Luc Ponty: Cosmic Messenger
  • Steve Stills: first
  • Bob Marley: Exodus
  • Pink Floyd: Saucer Full of Secrets
  • Traffic: Shoot Out at the Fantasy Farm
  • It's A Beautiful Day: first
  • Pete Townsend: Who Came First
  • Mothers of Invention: Freak Out
  • Doors: LA Woman

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