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LIFESTYLE/ ARTS/ CULTURE/ ETC:
QUOTES FOR THE WEEK
PUNMASTER MUSIC NEWS-SELECTED ARTICLES
LIFESTYLE/ ARTS/ CULTURE/ ETC:
Women's Visionary Congress, July 29-31
6TH ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND ON THE
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MISSOURI
Mystic Garden ~ Gathering of the Tribes
July 20-25, Selma Oregon
- Live Multi-Media Concert! upcoming events
Big Sur-June 24/25
Drug War’s March of Folly
Major International Leaders Plead for the US and
the World to Get Smart and Stop the War on Drugs
Call Off the Global Drug War
Poland Approves Drug Decriminalization
-- Sort Of
Thailand and cannabis coop movement
The Drug Policy Forum of Hawai‘i
Pro legalization presidential candidate Gary Johnson
Snubbed in CNN GOP Presidential Debate
What About The Children?:
"is one of the persistent refrains we hear from the cannabis prohibitionists,
so let’s examine some factual information regarding cannabis and the children."
Dr. Grinspoon on Easing His Son's Pain with Medical Marijuana
Marijuana Cannabis Use In Pregnancy Dr. Dreher
Magic mushrooms could have medical benefits,
'Magic Mushrooms' Can Improve Spiritual Benefits and Psychological Health
The Psychedelic Experience
The Psychedelic Experience-other
The Complete Social History of LSD:
The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond
New York Public Library Buys Timothy Leary's Papers
Timothy Leary archives
- The Message
A Psychoactive Sacrament
Does MDMA Have a Role in Clinical Psychiatry?
Ecstasy As Treatment for PTSD from Sexual Trauma and War?
New Research Shows Very Promising Results
CBS news, Ibogaine the addiction stopper
Cura, cura, cuerpecito [Heal, heal, little body]:
Reflections on the therapeutic possibilities of ayahuasca†
by Beatriz Caiuby Labate and José Carlos Bouso
Ken Tupper's writings on ayahuasca,
education, and related topics
The International Center for Ethnobotanical Education,
Research & Service is a philantropic,
non-profit organization based in the Netherlands.
-Wasi (Cusco Workshops)
"Preserving shamanism's ancient sacred knowledge"
The Plant Kingdom and Hallucinogens
Ancient Psychoactive Incense and Preparations
The Plight of the Huichol Indians
Lakota Peyote Healing Song
Psytrance Goa :
documentary of hippies from goa and the music
RAVE TRANCE GOA PکYCHEDELIC
Goa Gil interview
Times Square yoga for the solstice
WHO IS THE MASTER?
(ROBERT ANTON WILSON)
Are You Experienced:
How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art
The Gnostic Way
Does Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians reveal a 'historical' Jesus?
Why I Broke Up With God:
Sarah Sentilles discusses how she went from almost becoming an Episcopal priest,
to jettisoning her Christian identity.
Through the Wormhole
- Tracking Souls to the Afterlife
- Who was Allan Kardec?
Author of the Impossible
Greek cutbacks leave cultural treasures locked out of sight
All PDF Books Free to Download from National Academies
Robert Venosa, the shaman
Chris Dyer's Slideshow Speech at the Alchemeyz
psychedelic art gathering in Hawaii
'Cave of Forgotten Dreams' becomes highest-grossing independently
released documentary of 2011
Inside the Surprising World of an Urban Underground Collective
of Artists, Punks and Non-Conformists
A Music Festival to Make Your Head Spin
Growing Up With Gil Scott-Heron:
In Loving Memory
Climate Scientists Say,
'Get Used to It' Sizzling Heat Turns Much Of US Into A Frying Pan
How the West Was Lost:
The American West in Flames
The new normal is hot -Climate Change
Obama Laughed at When Referring to The Overwhelming Scientific Evidence
on Climate Change.
(scary-these are our elected political representatives)
10 most climate-ready cities in the U.S.
Greenpeace Head Arrested on Cairn Oil Rig in Greenland
Fracking Australia's Great Artesian Basin -
The Fight For Their (and Our) Lives - Spread Virally
Poisoning Paradise -
Ecocide in New Zealand -
Part One -youtube
- Ecocide in New Zealand
Chile volcano causes ash cloud and lightning tears the sky apart
Chile volcano could get worse, as travel woes grow:
grounds Australia, N.Z. flights
New quakes rock New Zealand's Christchurch
Lake covered by ashes at Argentina.
China warns of more rain after deadly floods
Fighting Erupts Over Chinese Hydropower Dams in Burma
Peru Revokes Permit for Giant Dam on Amazon Tributary
"It Takes a Village":
clip from Agent Orange:
A Personal Requiem by Masako Sakata
has the burger giant cleaned up its act?
How to Wreck a Planet 101:
Three Energy Developments That Are Changing Your Life
The Global Energy Crisis Deepens
A fight over the future of farming:
U.N. ag group vs. Big Ag
The Pesticides and Politics of America's Eco-War
Japan finds radiation traces in whales
Dolphins caged for tourist shows
Save the Saddest Dolphins
Why The Sea Turtle Is Becoming Extinct
- Humans Again
Orangutan rescues coot chick from water at zoo in Dublin
Islam and the camel
700-Million-Year-Old Fossils: Oldest Armored Creature?
Think the German E. coli outbreak couldn’t happen here?
Like LEED on Whole-Grain Natural Steroids
Truly Amazing Tree Houses
Aquaponics Greenhouse Tour
- Winter Update!
How to Make a Pot in Pot Cooler
Japanese Ministry of Self-Defense shows off a flying sphere robot
Extraordinary map reveals Earth's gravity field for the first time
Outer Edges of the Milky Way Orbited
By Innumerable Invisible Galaxies
Self-Replicating Moleculesand the Meaning of Life
Fighting the Parasite from Hell
New Life Form Unwittingly Created By Monsanto Unleashed :
The European E. Coli Outbreak:
The Real Story
E. coli bacteria easily killed with spices like garlic, clove,
cinnamon, oregano and sage
this "Food" Radically Increases Your Risk of Cancer
Seeds of Destruction:
The Diabolical World of Genetic Manipulation
PREFACE. This is no ordinary book about the perils of GMO.
Seeds of Deception:
Everything you HAVE TO KNOW
about Dangerous Genetically Modified Foods
GMO's What You Need to KNOW!
Hr 759 and Hr 875 Will Nationalize GMO's!
Koch Brothers Led Fight to Defend Formaldehyde Despite Carcinogenic Evidence
Never Feed Your Child Using This Because You Want Them to be Healthy
-microwaving of foods in plastic bowls
Do mobile phones really cause cancer?
Dangers of Cell Phones (Part 1 of 2):
"Be Aware: These Cell Phones Can Emit 28 Times More Radiation"
12th Report on Carcinogens
The Great Cancer Hoax:
The Brilliant Cure the FDA Tried Their Best to Shut Down.:
"In the 1970’s, Dr. Burzynski made a remarkable discovery that threatened to change the face of cancer treatment forever. His non-toxic gene-targeted cancer medicine could have helped save millions of lives over the last two decades had his discovery not been criminally suppressed by the US government, as his therapy, called “antineoplastons,” have been shown to effectively help cure some of the most “incurable” forms of terminal cancer."
Cancerous Cells Cannot Thrive Without This
"550 Times More Powerful than Vitamin E
-The Age-Defying Antioxidant You've Never Heard Of*"
No Deaths from Vitamins
- None at All in 27 Years
-real food activist
The Lost History of Medicine
Ori Hofmekler on Nutrition for Optimal Muscle Building
part 1 -youtube
Help Make Your Body 62% Stronger
- Flood it With This Inexpensive Nutrient
The Popular Food that Turns Your Gut into a Pesticide Factory
Dietitians Are buying Coke’s Line:
Sugar, Fluoride, Artificial Colors are SAFE for Children!
Women especially warned of increasing harmful drug interactions
The Amazing Oil That Trims Women's Waistlines
Spray sun tans:
"This Beauty Mistake' Stops You From Producing Vitamin D "
--10 Symptoms He Shouldn't Ignore
The Truth About "Erectile Dysfunction"
10 States Where Abortion Is Virtually Illegal for Some Women
Fukushima Called the 'Biggest Industrial Catastrophe in the History of Mankind':
"Scientific experts believe Japan's nuclear disaster to be far worse than
governments are revealing to the public. "
Radiation crisis and Japan updates
Worse than meltdown, government report says devastating
'melt-through' has occurred at Fukushima;
Official suggests Japan could become 'uninhabitable'
Secret US cables accessed by Dawn through WikiLeaks:
Water issues could sweep away Indo-Pak peace process, feared US
American Journal of Public Health reports that 400,000 women were raped
from 2006 to 2007 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
And that's just one country out of 192 recognized by the United Nations.
Teens Locked Up and Forced to Give Birth to Kids Sold into Slavery
-- How Can This Happen, and What Can We Do About It?
Bahrain Crown Prince Meets Obama As Doctors Are Prosecuted
Sri Lanka Killing Fields Documentary Channel 4 UK
18 Dead as Israel Opens Fire On Golan Protesters
"This is like a turkey shoot"
CIA Expands Drone Strikes to Yemen
US Kills 130 People In Yemen
By Hakim Almasmari
"The Yemeni government did not allow the US to conduct random attacks
in the country, though it has agreed to cooperate in the fight against
al Qa'eda," said Tareq Shami, the ruling party's spokesman.
Turks To Trigger NATO Confrontation With Syria?
NATO kills 29 people in 60 strikes on Libya capital :
Tripoli came under unprecedented sustained bombardment on Tuesday
by NATO-led forces, who say they will not stop bombing until
leader Muammar Gaddafi leaves power.
NATO Says It Mistakenly Hit Libyan Rebels Again
Rape in Libya:
America’s Recent Wars have all been Accompanied by Memorable Falsehoods
When the war-going get tough, the professional P.R.Campaigns get Going
By Prof Peter Dale Scott
NATO's War Of Aggression Against A Sovereign African State
By Obi Nwakanma
Libya is the first flash point in the resource war that is bound to once more
make Africa the battlefield of the great industrial powers. Once they take
out Ghadaffi, that challenge to organise and fund a formidable African
resistance against a new colonial mandate using the UN will weaken.
REPORT FROM TRIPOLI:
More NATO "Humanitarian Intervention:
" The Bombing of Al Fateh University, Campus B By Cynthia McKinney
Gaddafi's daughter files "war crimes" lawsuit related to NATO air strike
that killed relatives:
Suit is over alleged assassination of four of the Libyan leader's family members,
claiming that NATO illegally attacked a civilian target in Tripoli.
Farrakhan Blasts UN, Defends Khadafy
"What has Muammar Al Qathafi done to deserve what this united coalition
of demons is putting on him?"
Farrakhan said. "They say he has lost the moral right (to rule) because he has
killed his own people. But you have never proved that charge.
Check the record," he said..
Gaddafi's Stolen Billions:
Max Keiser Explains 'Financial Terrorism'
International Banks like Goldman Sachs have been looting Libyans money
and were able to siphon billions of dollars from that country as they excel
in raping countries cheating and stealing through monopoly deceit and lies.
Gold, Oil, Africa and Why the West Wants Gadhafi Dead
By Brian E. Muhammad
Muammar Gadhafi's decision to pursue gold standard and reject dollars
for oil payments may have sealed his fate.
The Destabilization of Syria and the Broader Middle East War
Hidden Agenda in Syria
Must watch video
Britain and France are still pushing for a UN resolution, condemning
the brutal crackdown against anti-government activists in Syria.
Russia, which opposes any attempts to intervene in the Syrian conflict,
said it won't back the move.
Treason in Greece
Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert report on the indignation,
loss of national sovereignty and treason in Greece.
The Battle against Neoliberalism:
Massive Popular Uprising in Greece By Yorgos Mitralias
ODIOUS DEBT AND HOW GREECE WILL BEAT THE NWO
Greece Unrest :
Syntagma Square 15 June 2011 04
Greece Unrest :
Syntagma Square 15 June 2011 04
"The banks and politicians are afraid"
- Spartan Indignants
IMF Raped Greece Ireland Portugal
We're broke and we don't need blarney:
Last week the latest figures for unemployment showed that the number out of
work is going up, not down; it's now at 14.8%, up from 13.2% a year ago.
Also last week we learned that the interest payments on our huge debt burden
are now eating up HALF of all the income tax raised in the state.
Protest Movement Spreads to Neighbourhoods, Small Towns
Reforms Up Against the Clock
Italy’s Voters Scrap Nuclear Energy!
Bilderberg And You
World Revolution Not Seen on TV
- Rallies Around the World
- Please Repost
9 Countries That Do It Better:
Why Does Europe Take Better Care of Its People Than America?
Paving the Road to a Hungrier, Unhealthier, and Less-Educated Nation
The Spreading of False Ideologies into our Culture
Bill Moyers Discusses Independent Media and Fighting Back
Against Unbridled Corporate Greed and Power
Anonymous Hacks Monsanto's Website
Before It's News
Why the Pentagon Papers Matter Now
Eisenhower's Worst Fears Came True
Inside the Koch Brothers' Expensive Echo Chamber
Issues and Alibis news
- How to Avoid Being a Propaganda Tool
Who Owns You?
George Carlin - 3 Minute Video
The game is rigged! Nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care.
Overcoming Despair as the Republicans Take Over:
A Conversation with Noam Chomsky
Shame of America:
Desperate Man Robs Store for One Dollar
in Order to Go to Jail to Get Health Coverage
US Orders News Blackout Over Crippled Nebraska Nuclear Plant
Dangerous radiation leaked from three-quarters of U.S. nuclear power plants
Fukushima and the Mass Media Meltdown
The Repercussions of a Pro-Nuclear Corporate Press
US nuke regulators weaken safety rules
America's Energy Ethos:
Do, Regardless of Harm
Environmental Leaders Call for Civil Disobedience
to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
American Banks 'High' On Drug Money:
How a Whistleblower Blew the Lid Off Wachovia
-Drug Cartel Money Laundering Scheme
S.W.A.T. Team Breaks Down Doors Looking For Student Loan Defaulters
Empire or Republic.
How the Empire Destroys its Own People
From Joplin, Missouri to Kabul, Afghanistan
Reveling in the Pain of Others:
Moral Degeneracy and Violence in the "Kill Team"
- The Riot Dog
5 WikiLeaks Hits of 2011 That Are Turning the World on Its Head
-- And That the Media Are Ignoring
Our Fantasy Nation?
What can we do about death?
Reinventing the American medical system
Deadly Fungus Strikes Joplin Tornado Survivors, Volunteers
Is There a Place for Atheists in Alcoholics Anonymous?
Watch A Dispatch From LA's "SlutWalk"
"Shoot the Slut:"
21st Century Backlash Is All About Sex
Supreme Court to Women of Wal-Mart:
You're on Your Own
Ain’t No New Thing:
Reflections on the Whitey House Gil Scott-Heron Dies at 62
by Randy Sheilds
Remote Control Killing Like Sport
By Stephen Lendman
It's America's newest sport. From distant command centers, far from
target sights, sounds, and smells, operators dismissively ignore human
carnage showing up as computer screen blips little different from video game images.
The difference, of course, is people die, mostly noncombatants.
The Militarization of America:
How the Military Mindset Is Permeating Our Political Culture and Society
William Astore, American Militarism Is Not A Fairy Tale
America's Next War Theater:
Syria and Lebanon?
Washington's War against the Resistance Bloc
And the band played Waltzing Mathilda
(Australian anti war song)
Obama Is a War Criminal
Holding the President Accountable on Libya
By Ron Paul
The president's attack on Libya was unconstitutional and thus unlawful.
This policy must be reversed.
Is the White House Up for Grabs?
By Mike Whitney
Obama simply trusted his Wall Street mentors Summers, Bernanke,
and Geithner, the trio that sabotaged the recovery while making sure
the banks and speculators got as much liquidity (and bailouts) as they needed.
The GOP's CIA Playbook:
Destabilize Country to Sweep Back Into Power
The Fascinating Story
of How Shameless Right-Wing Lies Came to Rule Our Politics
Top 10 brownwashing Republicans
Thatcher Refuses to Meet "Nuts" Palin
The Most Offensive Political Video Ever?
Ayn Rand's Poison:
GOP Faces Backlash for Their Obsessive Worship of a Psycho
Koch Family Celebrated for Founding Hate Group
Wealthiest 1% Rule Our Politics
-- But There's Hope in the Fight Against Global Capital
Spoils Of Victory
Obama Financial Suporters Get Top Jobs
By Fred Schulte, John Aloysius Farrell and Jeremy Borden
More than two years after President Obama took office vowing to banish
"special interests" from his administration, nearly 200 of his biggest donors
have landed plum government jobs and advisory posts, won federal contracts
worth millions of dollars for their business interests.
It's Still the Economy, Stupid
If Yemen Falls, so Does the Dollar Reserve?
By Anthony Wile
The corrupt and vicious Saudi regime lies at the heart of Money Power. Without Saudi willingness to support the continued dollar-oil exchange (forcing the rest of the world to hold dollars) the dollar reserve currency system seriously degrades.
China Ratings House Says US Defaulting: Report
A Chinese ratings house has accused the United States of defaulting
on its massive debt, state media said Friday, a day after Beijing urged
Washington to put its fiscal house in order.
Unemployment Now Worse than During Great Depression
By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd
We knew it was bad, but the latest US Unemployment Report,
released Friday, proves that we are in the worst slump since
the 1930s. This puts it in perspective:
It’s the McEconomy, stupid:
"So hiring at McDonald's accounted for about half of the
nation's job growth in May"
Credit Market Nightmare:
The US Default Idea Is Going Mainstream:
What if the GOP really doesn't worry about crashing at all,
and in fact it thinks crashing might be good?
US Mayors Tell Congress:
Bring War Dollars Home
Top 10 Worst Corporate Income Tax Avoiders -
Richest Americans Get $1.4 Million Tax Cut in Pawlenty Plan
What Did Millionaires Do with Bush Tax Cuts?
Corporate America Is Hoarding Tons of Cash:
Why In the World Would Obama Think About Giving Them More Tax Cuts?
The $2.5 Trillion Tragedy:
What America Has Given Up For 10 Years Of Bush Tax Cuts
Neocons Trade Medicare for War
KR # 202 Understanding Financial Reality
-pocast from my friend Martin in Nimbin
Koch Funded AFP Papers Detroit Homes With Fake Eviction Notices
The Financial Road to Serfdom:
How Bankers are using the Debt Crisis to Roll Back the Progressive Era
By Michael Hudson
Financial strategists do not intend to let today's debt crisis go to waste.
Foreclosure time has arrived. That means revolution - or more accurately,
a counter-revolution to roll back the 20th century's gains made by social democracy:
Is Marx‘s critique of capitalism still valid?
Russia Says IMF Chief Jailed For Discovering All US Gold Is Gone
Russia Warns American Police State Now Rivals That Of Nazi SS
They Are Going To Come For You
…Why Are You Helping Them?
100 Percent Scared:
How the National Security Complex Grows on Terrorism Fears
Freedom vs. Security:
A False Choice
CIA Chief Leon Panetta:
Cyberattack Could Be 'Next Pearl Harbor'
The Obama Administration's
IMF Hit by Hackers Sometime in May
Anonymous Busted in Spain, Allegedly for PlayStation Hack
Lulzsec takes down the US CIA
Is Your Mobile Phone Transmitting Your Private Information to Corporations?
As AT&T and T-Mobile Edge Closer to Merger,
What's In It For Customers?
The Secret $8 Billion Wireless Scam:
How AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Game the System
What is Behind Facebook
—A New World Order Agenda?
The Latest Creepy Step From Facebook: Facial Recognition Technology
How to Disable Facebook's Facial Recognition Feature
300 words that will get the CIA, FBI, and NSA
to look at your web page?
- Wake UP!
FKN Newz Greatest Rips
Pilger Film Banned By Lannan Foundation
By John Pilger
A rich and powerful individual and organisation, espousing freedom
of speech, has moved ruthlessly and unaccountably to crush it.
Video - Full Movie
The film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted
politics, regulation, and academia.
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura:
9/11 and the Orwellian Redefinition of "Conspiracy Theory"
By Paul Craig Roberts
War is Peace
- Freedom is Slavery
- Ignorance is strength
Bush Family Aided Hitler
Who Manages the World?
Luke Rudkowski Goes to Dinner at Bilderberg Meeting
The Rockefeller World Order and the "High Priests of Globalization"
By Andrew Gavin Marshall
World War Nears After Vatican
-Knights Templar Talks Fail
Fulford newsletter of upcoming earth events!:
''What the White Dragon Society is fighting for and why
the Old World Order wants to stop it''
''Only one man now stands between humanity and freedom:
Peter Hans Kolvenbach, the Black Pope''
- By The Elders Of Zion.
Ghost Of Albert Pike
- By The Elders Of Zion
Scientology's Narconon Rehab Clinics:
Are They a Racket Trying to Make New Converts?
-- The Creepy, Inhumane Legal Weapon the State Uses to Break Prisoners
Doomsday Ice Age Fears Fuel US-China Land
Grabs In South America, Africa
Attack On Japan, US Linked To ‘Alien Whale Race’ Nearing Earth
- The Comet Song
Kazakh Money in Congress?
6 Billion "In Cash" Missing in Iraq
Burzynski The Movie
- Cancer Is Serious Business
Death of Superman
New Sex Slavery Memoir Tells a Powerful Tale
-- But Are Personal Stories the Best Way to Fight Exploitation?
Les Nuls - LSD
It's a reefer
Deepak Chopra Meets His Holy Holiness Sri sri sri Spankneesh ji.
Larry King Live:
CNN Official Interview:
Mike Tyson's pigeon passion
PUNMASTER MUSIC NEWS:
Leslie West’s Leg Amputated
A life-threatening medical ailment resulted in doctors amputating the Mountain guitarist’s leg.
Leslie West was in Biloxi, Miss., Saturday to perform with Mountain at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino when his leg began swelling, a serious condition for anyone but especially perilous for West because he is diabetic. After being rushed to the emergency room, doctors decided the leg had to go in order to save West’s life and amputated the swollen limb up to the knee.
Although West is expected to make a full recovery, he does face extensive rehabilitation before he can get back to the business of being one of rock’s legendary guitarists. In the meantime his family has asked fans as well as the media to respect his privacy.
Wild Man Fischer, Outsider Musician, Dies at 66
By MARGALIT FOX
Wild Man Fischer, right, with Frank Zappa around 1968.
Wild Man Fischer, a mentally ill street musician who became a darling of the pop music industry in the 1960s and as a result enjoyed four decades of strange, intermittent and often ill-fitting celebrity, died recently in Los Angeles. He was 66.
The cause was heart failure, said Josh Rubin, a filmmaker whose documentary portrait of Mr. Fischer, “dErailRoaDed,” was released in 2005. (The film’s title, taken from one of Mr. Fischer’s songs, is a word he coined to describe the radical dislocation he often felt.)
Mr. Fischer, whose first name was Larry, had lived with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder since he was a teenager. Since 2004 he had resided in an assisted-living facility for mental patients in Van Nuys, Calif.
A singer-songwriter, Mr. Fischer was sometimes called the grandfather of Outsider music, but he was an outsider even by Outsider standards.
His voice was raspy and very loud. There was little tune to his melodies, and his lyrics had the repetitiveness and seeming simplicity of nursery rhymes. His singing, typically a cappella, was punctuated by vocal effects like hooting, wailing and shouting.
Whether Mr. Fischer was a naïve genius whose work embodied primal truths, or simply a madman who practiced a musicalized form of ranting, is the subject of continuing debate.
But he attracted — and retains — a cult following, which over time has included well-known figures in the music business. Among them were Frank Zappa, who produced Mr. Fischer’s first album; the child actor-turned-musician Bill Mumy; the radio host Dr. Demento; and the singer Rosemary Clooney, with whom Mr. Fischer recorded a duet.
Mr. Fischer made several albums, toured sporadically and performed occasionally on television, including, in 1968, on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.”
His best-known song was almost certainly “Merry-Go- Round.” The tune has a faint Caribbean lilt. (In the recording studio, Mr. Fischer was often provided with instrumental accompaniment.) The lyrics, on first hearing, can strike the listener as a joke:
Come on, let’s merry-go, MERRY-go, merry-go-round.
Boop-boop-boop. [This is Mr. Fischer making a calliope-like noise.]
Merry-go, MERRY-go, merry-go-round.
In the end, though, the joke — postmodern and self-referential — is on the listener: Once heard, the song circles unremittingly around in the head like a carousel that can never be stilled.
Lawrence Wayne Fischer was born in Los Angeles on Nov. 6, 1944. From his youth on, whenever he was in a manic upswing — a state of intense creative energy he would call the “pep” — songs cascaded out of him.
At 16, after he threatened his mother with a knife, she had him committed to a mental institution. He was committed again a few years later.
After being released for the second time in his late teens, he lived mainly on the streets. Dreaming of becoming a famous singer, he performed in local talent shows.
He gained a small following and by the mid-1960s was opening for the soul singer Solomon Burke. He later opened for Alice Cooper, the Byrds and others.
Most of the time, though, Mr. Fischer stood on the Sunset Strip, where for a dime, or even a nickel, he would sing for passers-by. Mr. Zappa discovered him there and in 1968 released “An Evening With Wild Man Fischer” on his label Bizarre Records.
Mr. Fischer eventually fell out with Mr. Zappa, as he did with nearly everyone in his orbit. He languished until the mid-1970s, when he was almost single-handedly responsible for the birth of Rhino Records.
Rhino had been a record store in Los Angeles; Mr. Fischer, a habitué, recorded a promotional single, “Go to Rhino Records,” in 1975. Demand for it proved so great that it catapulted the store’s owners into the record-producing business.
For Rhino, Mr. Fischer recorded three albums: “Wildmania,” “Pronounced Normal” and “Nothing Scary.” The last two were produced by the comedy rock duo Barnes & Barnes, in real life Robert Haimer and Mr. Mumy.
Mr. Fischer’s other songs include “My Name Is Larry,” “I’m Selling Peanuts for the Dodgers” and “I Wish I Was a Comic Book.” (That aspiration, at least, was realized: he was featured in several comic books over the years.)
With Ms. Clooney, he recorded the single “It’s a Hard Business.”
Mr. Fischer is survived by a brother, David, of Agoura Hills, Calif., and a sister, Joyce Sherman, of West Hills, Calif.
In 2004, after a severe episode of paranoia, Mr. Fischer was placed in the assisted-living facility and put on medication. Mr. Rubin, the filmmaker, whom Mr. Fischer had telephoned, often in high excitement, 20 or 30 times a day for several years, visited him there many times.
“After he went to the facility, the phone calls just stopped,” Mr. Rubin said in an interview on Friday. “The ‘pep’ was gone.”
Daniel E. Slotnik contributed reporting.
Brian Wilson Denies Beach Boys Reunion
Brian Wilson has put an end to rumours of a Beach Boys reunion. He says he didn't even know it was happening.
In the world of on-again-off-again relationships, there may be none greater than Brian Wilson and the rest of the Beach Boys who have been pondering, at a minimum, a reunion concert to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
Thumbs up on the concept has come from Al Jardine and Mike Love while Brian Wilson has flip-flopped between maybe and "what?"
In a new interview with the Village Voice, Wilson is back to the latter, saying he isn't aware of any plans. "I don't know anything about that. I don't really [have a relationship with the other members] right now, and I'm not really interested in them."
The full interview will be published in the June 8 issue of the Voice where Wilson will also delve into ending his touring days, his George Gershwin album and the upcoming release of the Beach Boys' album Smile.
DAVID “FRANKIE” TOLER, FORMER ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND DRUMMER, PASSES AWAY AT AGE 59
BRADENTON, FL - David “Frankie” Toler, former Allman Brothers Band drummer, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, at 2:00 PM in hospice care in Bradenton, Florida, after a prolonged illness at the age of 59. Frankie is survived by his wife, Marsha, their daughter, Aja Kayle, and his older brother, Dan Toler. Frankie Toler’s health had been in decline for several years and it prevented him from recording and going on tour, but after receiving a liver transplant two years ago he had been able to play at some band rehearsals.
Frankie Toler had an extensive and stellar career as a world-class professional drummer, and played on the world stage with legendary bands and musicians, many whom are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Frankie came to national attention in the 1970s when he appeared on Dickey Betts & Great Southern’s album, Atlanta's Burning Down, and he toured extensively with the band. Later, Frankie was asked to be the drummer for The Allman Brothers Band and he appeared on their album, Brothers of the Road. When Gregg Allman began planning his solo album at the time, he only had one drummer in mind for his new band: Frankie Toler. Frankie recorded two albums with Gregg and touring extensively as the drummer with The Gregg Allman Band.
Frankie also played and toured with The Marshall Tucker Band from 1992-1994 and he played on their album, Walk Outside The Line. Frankie, along with his brother Dan, recorded two albums as The Toler Brothers Band and together they toured extensively throughout the country in the early 90s. In 2005, Frankie recorded an album with a legendary ensemble of Southern Rock all-stars as the Renegades of Southern Rock; and in 2009 Frankie played drums on the Toler/Townsend Band’s self-titled first album.
Frankie Toler’s brother, Dan Toler, who was the lead guitarist for The Allman Brothers Band, the Gregg Allman Band and Dickey Betts Great Southern Band, said of his younger brother, “Frankie was absolutely the best drummer I have ever played with in my entire life. He was a part of my life for the past 60 years and to lose him now is just devastating. But I did have the opportunity to grow up with one of the best rock and roll drummers in the world and it was truly a gift from God. I was blessed to have known him.”
Bruce Springsteen singing on new Pete Seeger album
LOS ANGELES (Billboard) – Bruce Springsteen has recorded a new Pete Seeger song for a Seeger album that is penciled in for release this holiday season.
Springsteen sings two verses and a chorus on "God is Counting on Us," a song Seeger wrote in response to the oil spill in the Gulf Coast. Appleseed Recordings will release the Seeger album.
The song will be the sixth exclusive Springsteen song that Appleseed has released in conjunction with its various Seeger projects, label owner Jim Musselman told Billboard.com. The Boss has had tracks on 1998's "Where Have all the Flowers Gone," 2007's Sowing the Seeds" and 2007's "Give Us Your Poor" among others.
"Tomorrow's Children," the latest Seeger recording from Appleseed, won the Grammy this year for musical album for children. Seeger, 92, has been honored with Grammys, a Kennedy Center Award, the Presidential Medal of the Arts and a Lifetime Legends medal from the Library of Congress.
Springsteen paid tribute to Seeger in 2006 with his album "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions" and a subsequent live album featuring performances of the recordings.
BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD TO TOUR
Buffalo Springfield are heading out on tour. According to Billboard, the legendary group will be hitting the road come September, and member Richie Furay said that they have a “bunch of cities for the fall,” and now they’re just trying to put it all together “logically.” The band will be performing at Bonnaroo this weekend.
• TIDBIT: The current incarnation of Buffalo Springfield includes Furay, Stephen Stills and Neil Young.
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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
- 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
- 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