Sunday, May 27, 2012

Links By George~ May 29th





















LINKS BY GEORGE NEWSLETTER

Aloha from an off-grid rain forest cabin in Hawaii. For the past 7 years
I have lived in several places around the world and have been sending
my "links by george" newsletter, blog and facebook postings which I
describe as "an eclectic list of links of articles, music and quotes relating
to alternative lifestyles, culture, shamanism, spirituality, politics,
conspiracies, art images and environmental issues". I arrange the format
so as to flow from one story to another as well as have the option to find
out more details on any particular story.

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"LINKS BY GEORGE" DIRECTORY:

LIFESTYLE/ ARTS/ CULTURE/ ETC:
EVENTS
HIGH CONSCIOUSNESS
ARTS
MUSIC VIDEOS
ENVIRONMENT
SCIENCE
HEALTH
GLOBAL NEWS
NATIONAL NEWS
GENERAL INFO
WAR
POLITICAL
ECONOMIC
SURVEILLANCE/FRINGE POSSIBILITIES:
QUOTES FOR THE WEEK





HIGH CONSCIOUSNESS:

Dad Saves His Little Dying Son From Brain Cancer With THC Oil

-you tube

Sick Judge on Medical Marijuana:

It's a "Human Rights Issue"































ENVIRONMENT:











Arctic Melt Releasing Ancient Methane



SCIENCE:

Water Molecules Characterize the Structure of

DNA Genetic Material



Wind At Sea Is Strangely Van Goghish, Says NASA


GPS for the Brain: New Brain Map Developed


HEALTH:




















Why We Cry:
The Fascinating Psychology of Emotional Release




GLOBAL NEWS:


















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Time for NATO to face new realities.


NATO's Core Function is to Advance US Global Interests

and Foreign Policy Goals.


WAR:



POLITICAL:










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ECONOMIC:









SURVEILLANCE/FRINGE POSSIBILITIES:














U.S.OBEY FKN NEWS

-youtube


HUMOR:




QUOTES:

"The history of totalitarian regimes is reflected in the evolution and perfection of the instruments of terror and more especially the police." - Carl J. Friedrich - Source: The Pathology of Politics, 1972

"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." - Benito Mussolini.

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the American flag." - Huey Long
"If you think of humanity as one large body, then war is like suicide, or at best, self mutilation" - Jerome P. Crabb.

"If civilization has an opposite, it is war. Of these two things, you have either one, or the other. Not both" - Ursula Kroeber Le Guin

"All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul." - Mahatma Gandhi

"What is the unmistakable mark of a wise man? It is Love, Love for all humanity." - Sri Sathya Sai Baba
1967
"We're going to become guilty, in my judgement, of being the greatest threat to the peace of the world. It's an ugly reality, and we Americans don't like to face up to it. I hate to think of the chapter of American history that's going to be written in the future in connection with our outlawry in Southeast Asia." - Senator Wayne Morse - (D-OR) - 1967
"I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar soaked fingers out of the business of these [Third World] nations so full of depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own. And if unfortunately their revolution must be of the violent type because the "haves" refuse to share with the "have-nots" by any peaceful method, at least what they get will be their own, and not the American style, which they don't want and above all don't want crammed down their throats by Americans." - General David Sharp - Former United States Marine Commandant

"Our leaders are cruel because only those willing to be inordinately cruel and remorseless can hold positions of leadership in the foreign policy establishment... People capable of expressing a full human measure of compassion and empathy toward faraway powerless strangers...do not become president of the United States, or vice president, or secretary of state, or national security adviser or secretary of the treasury. Nor do they want to." - William Blum - Author of Rogue State
"Few of us can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that The State has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied." - Arthur Miller - Playwright
Perhaps this is the bottom line to mental illness: incomprehensible events occur; your life becomes a bin for hoax-like fluctuations of what used to be reality. And not only that--as if that weren't enough--but you ... ponder forever over these fluctuations in an effort to order them into a coherancy, when in fact the only sense they make is the sense you impose on them, out of necessity to restore everything into shapes and processes you can recognize. The first thing to depart in mental illness is the familiar. And what takes its place is bad news because not only can you not understand it, you also cannot communicate it to other people. The madman experiences something, but what it is or where it comes from he does not know.

PHILIP K. DICK, Valis


PUNMASTER MUSIC NEWS-SELECTED ARTICLES


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gregg Allman is getting married for the seventh time.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member has told several interviewers this week that he's engaged to his 24-year-old girlfriend, Shannon Williams, and Allman's publicist and manager confirmed the news Friday morning.
Allman talked about the unexpected love he felt for Williams in an interview with The Associated Press earlier this year for a story about his memoir, "My Cross to Bear," but admitted he was leery about taking the relationship further because of his past difficulties in his love life. But Allman told Howard Stern, Piers Morgan and a SiriusXM town hall audience this week that he's taken the relationship to the next stage.
Little is known about Williams, who entered the 64-year-old rock pioneer's life after a liver transplant and a run of health difficulties. Allman told the AP in a love-struck voice he met her while in Florida on Friday, Jan. 13, and "I am totally in love."
Allman's failed marriages make up a significant part of "My Cross to Bear," a best-seller after its release May 1. He offers a rare glimpse into his private life, detailing the rise and collapse of his relationship with Cher, among other topics. It's clear his failed relationships haunt him. He told the AP he has a distrust of the institution of marriage and has been left with the feeling that few, if any, of his wives were actually deeply in love with him.
No date has been set for the marriage.

PAUL SIMON WON’T RECORD WITH ART GARFUNKEL AGAIN
The last time that Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded together was for their 1970 album Bridge Over Troubled Water, and it seems that things will stay that way. Paul told the BBC that he won’t ever record with Art again. The pair was set to tour in 2010 but scrapped the trek due to a problem with Garfunkel’s vocal chords. Simon blamed that issue on thwarting any plans for a reunion in the future, adding that he “would just as soon not go back and visit the past.”

GRATEFUL DEAD MUSIC ADDED TO NATIONAL RECORDING REGISTRY
The Grateful Dead’s music has been added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, which only includes recordings that helped shape the American cultural landscape. The band’s famous 1977 Barton Hall concert has been named a sound of cultural significance. It’s been cited as one of the band’s best performances and hailed for its sound quality. Drummer Mickey Hart spoke about his old group to the Associated Press, saying, “The Grateful Dead just touched a nerve, and it’s still relevant in many ways today.” Other artists with music going into the Recording Registry include Bo Diddley, Parliament, Donna Summer, Prince and Dolly Parton.
Learn more at LOC.gov.









Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Links By George May 1st


Aloha from the rain forest and I hope my newsletter finds everyone well. As in the photo,
by working together, we can build a better foundation for a sustainable life through
cooperation and mutual respect. We all have a song or smile to share, a tree to plant or
a habitat to provide. Challenges in one paradigm can open up creativity to think out of
the box and focus on how to manifest positive intentions in other ways and areas.
As ever, this issue is full of articles ranging from spirituality to health to politics, music,
fringe and beyond. If not enough time to read all of this information, I suggest going down
the headlines. I strive to arrange the articles in a way that one story can flow to the next.
After a quick read, if there are any particular articles that you wish to read more details
about, you can do so when you have more time. Every week I have the intention to limit
the number of articles that I post, yet as I do my daily research, I find more and more
stories that I feel need to be expressed. Whenever I hear feedback from people in many
parts of the world that are appreciative and thankful for the information I am connecting
them with, I feel that the extra hours I stay on the Internet a day are worth it. I do hope
at some point that there won't be as many stories to report and I can finally start to write
my autobiography.
I add several new art images in the section below the news. The latest art is the one
that is on the top part of the long art section on the bottom.
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As many of you know, I have been sending out this newsletter for over 8 years. I am
committed to networking these articles and stay many hours a day researching. Our
financial situation is very challenging as it is and the cost to keep the internet services
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LIFESTYLE/ ARTS/ CULTURE/ ETC:
EVENTS
HIGH CONSCIOUSNESS
ARTS
MUSIC VIDEOS
ENVIRONMENT
SCIENCE
HEALTH
GLOBAL NEWS
NATIONAL NEWS:
GENERAL INFO
WAR
POLITICAL
ECONOMIC
SURVEILLANCE/FRINGE POSSIBILITIES:
QUOTES FOR THE WEEK
PUNMASTER MUSIC NEWS-SELECTED ARTICLES



LIFESTYLE/ ARTS/ CULTURE/ ETC:


EVENTS:



WUD Society and Politics Presents:
Psychedelics-Breakthroughs,
May 7, Madison Wisconsin



Chicago Screening of Dirty Pictures and Shulgin Fundraiser
(May 18, 2012) in Chicago, IL



U.S./NATO Out of Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa!
Money for Jobs and Education!
Sunday, May 20, 2012, Chicago




Wind in a Mirror.
Ayahausca Visions by my friend Josie Hyde.
San Francisco, May 23



Aloha Wisdom Gathering w/ Indigenous Grandmothers:
June 2-6, Big Island, Hawaii




Rainbow Gatherings Guide-Welcome Home




HIGH CONSCIOUSNESS:


The War on Pot:
Why Celebrating 4/20 Means More Than Just Getting High




Most of North Carolina Grand Jury's Cases Are Drugs




Oakland 4/20:
"Obama, You're Alienating Your Base"



#OpCannabis:
Anonymous Hackers Take Up Marijuana Activism




Cannabinoid receptors give cells the tools they need to defend
against HIV infection
Link



The Cannabis Assembly, Free guidance and support for the legal
religious use of cannabis



First Interview with Albert Hofmann for English-Language Audience:
In 1976, Michael Horowitz interviewed Hofmann for High Times, a first for an
English-language publication. Despite Hofmann's initial misgivings about having the
conversation appear in a magazine that celebrated illegal drug use, he eventually agreed.
It offers a thorough account of the creation of LSD, as well as his discovery of
psilocybin/psilocin in mushrooms and ergine in morning glories.



When LSD Was Legal (And Cary Grant Was Tripping)



On Acid:
LSD and the Sorcerer’s Apprentices



Dr. Athanassios Kafkalides is an early pioneer in the clinical use of LSD and devoted
a great deal of time to clinical research into the psychotherapeutic application of
psychedelic drugs. His research concluded in major findings in the field of the
prenatal and perinatal stages of human life. My appreciation and thanks to his son and
my friend Zephyros for organizing this site and bringing awareness to his father's
devotion to helping people





Erowid psychedelic folder for Michael Horowitz




Why a documentary on the Secret History of Magic Mushrooms?



Wasson and Allegro on the Tree of Knowledge as Amanita
by Jan Irvin and Michael Hoffman
Link



On the Origins of Ayahuasca



Dragibus:
A quarterly publication on the botany, cultivation, history, and usage of
medicinal and Link
entheogenic plants



Ayahuasca video
by Arnaldo Cintron



Don Emilio & His Little Doctors (1982),
by Luis Eduardo Luna
[Complete Film]



Peru’s Takiwasi Center Uses Medicinal Plants to Treat Addiction



Can a hallucinogen from Africa cure addiction?



Acacia spp. – Acacia Tree:
rich source of DMT



Dale Pendell Absinthe Kit (Wormwood)



Shamanic Workshops from Ross Heaven



Shamanism Approved as a Religion in Norway



Alan Moore:
The Role of the Shaman
-you tube



PSYCHEDELIC YOGA
by Sri Brahmarishi Narad



Bicycle Day 2012:
The Shulgin Blotter Art Fundraiser



Eros And The Eschaton "What Science Forgot"
Terence McKenna
-you tube



Drugs:
More Than Chemical Reactions
by Dennis Mckenna



The Good Friday Marsh Chapel Experiment:
4/20/ 1962




How Psychedelic Drugs Can Help Patients Face Death



Tibetan Book of The Dead
- The Great Liberation - NFB



Life After Life :
NDE Documentary Film



Mushroom Death Suit Consumes Body After Human Wearing It Dies_



Plant/Human Symbiosis & the Fall of Humanity:
A Talk with Tony Wright



In Goddess We Trust:
America's Spiritual Crossroads



The Bon Tradition And The Concept Of Non-Duality



Sacred Life COINS OF THE NATURAL WORLD
A new book by Martin Gray



Dealing with Suffering and Seeing It As Grace
by Ram Das



Tribes of Creation:
This site is devoted to the cultivation of our humanness in conscious, respectful,
and free-flowing dialogue with the Natural world.



The Golden Age of Getting High in America:
How 2 Young Hippie Girls Became Major Players in the Drug Trade



The Beats:
Remember the Tea



Spiral of Cooperation.
My interview and translation in Greek of the Mayan Spiral of Cooperation message
Link



Dr. Dyer's Latest Children's Book
- I AM is now Available




ARTS:


Alan Moore:
Art is Magic
-you tube



My friend Glenn Bodish's excellent article on the meaning of art for him and society



WT/Influencer:
Ziggy Marley On the New Documentary "Marley"
-you tube




ENVIRONMENT:



Earth Day:
9 Films That Will Change the Way You Think About the World



CSG-Free Community.
The Channon and Keerrong Make a Stand.
Check out this video of communities working on a grass roots level to
protect their environment



Wendell Berry:
This old farmer is still full of piss and vinegar




Towers Kill 6.8 Million Birds a Year,
Study Estimates



Melting glaciers liberate ancient bacteria



SCIENCE:



Scientists find 'man's remotest relative' in lake sludge




Powerpot Generates Electricity From Your Campfire




Inteligentry and Manufacturers Gearing Up for Noble Gas Engine Roll-out:
Use hardly any gas or electricity in your car with this revolutionary technology




HEALTH:




Dr. James Oschman Discusses Earthing or Grounding
-youtube



The healing touch of the wild




THE MEDICINE HUNTER'S FAVORITE HERBAL ADAPTOGENS




TOP 3 MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS




THE ALARMING TRUTH ABOUT ANTIBIOTICS




Let’s put an end to ‘dietary tribalism’



Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee, Ireland
– Fluoride causes cancer faster than any other chemical



Devil's Work:
The Fascinating History of America's War on Masturbation and Porn



Women, Sex and S&M:
Mainstream Media Totally Wrong About Female Desire -- Again



Sexual healing through body and spirit



Sex-for-Hire Robots Predicted by 2050





GLOBAL NEWS:


It’s official:
China now eats twice the meat we do



Afghan schoolgirls poisoned in anti-education attack



Indian ferry splits in two, 40 dead



The next People's President of India 2012
- Dr. Leo Rebello
-video



Global famine if India, Pakistan unleash nukes:
study



UK GOVERNMENT TO PLACE MISSILE BASE ON ROOF OF RESIDENTIAL FLATS



Chossudovsky's New Book:
America's "Contingency Plan" to Attack Iran with Nuclear Weapons Review
of "Towards a World War III Scenario.
The Dangers of Nuclear War"



'Putinomics' is the biggest threat to Russia's environmental movement



The European Stabilization Mechanism, Or How the Goldman Vampire Squid
Just Captured Europe



North, South, East, and West:
Austerity Revolt Felt Across Europe.
Europe’s austerity backlash gains steam in challenge to German-driven program



European, US Austerity Drive is Suicidal:
Nobel Economist Stiglitz



Greek anger keeps German tourists away




Germany to Greece:
Cut Safety Nets for Citizens But Keep Buying Our Weapons




THE US SPONSORED "PROTEST MOVEMENT" IN MALAYSIA




United Arab Emirates (UAE) lead Anti-Iran Alliance on Behalf
of Washington and Tel Aviv




NATIONAL NEWS:


GENERAL INFO:



Issues and Alibis news service




Lewis Lapham,
Machine-Made News



'Whole Food, Not Whole Foods':
Renegade Farmers Reclaim Land on Earth Day




Mother Wins Top Environmental Award for Beating Monsanto




Dr. Mercola Discusses An Important Topic: GMO
-youtube



The REAL COLOMBIA SCANDAL:
When Bedding Prostitutes Is Worse Than Crimes Against Humanity



Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the FBI



Milwaukee Red Cross Told To Prep For Chicago Evacuation During NATO Summit



John Pilger | You Are All Suspects Now.
What Are You Going to Do About It?
Link



Wal-Mart Covered Up Widespread Corruption



U.S. Judges Admit to Jailing Children for Money



Toddler Terrorist:
TSA Threatens Lockdown Over 4-Year-old Girl



Witness To Murder:
US Border Patrol Beat and Taser Man to Death
Link



Private Prison Corporations Are Modern Day Slave Traders



NDAA Nullification Becomes Law in Virginia.
Effective July 1st.



How Obama Became a Civil Libertarian's Nightmare



The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal



Federal agents raid Mormon food storage facility, demand list of customers
storing emergency food
Link



Vermont Legislature Votes to Overturn Citizens United




Jim Hightower | The Citizens United Gang



SDS Founder, Tom Hayden on Participatory Democracy From Port Huron
to Occupy Wall Street
-you tube



What If the Greedy Rich Paid Their Share?
8 Things to Know About Wealth and Poverty in the US



GOP's Ridiculous Student Loan Plan



GOP Wants to Axe Food Stamps to Save Defense Budget
Food Stamps In Crosshairs Of Republicans' Plan To Save Military



Don't Let Business Lobbyists Kill the Post Office



Fear of a Koch Planet




How Liberty Was Lost
By Paul Craig Roberts



ALEC is plotting to take down state renewable energy targets



Dow Chemical Reaps Rewards by Funding PBS' 'America Revealed
'Is 'America Revealed'--or PBS? Dow-sponsored public TV series tracks
Dow's product lines
Link




Eyeless Shrimp and Fish With Tumors:
The Horrific Consequences of BP's Spill




THE GULF IS DYING:
Two years After the BP Drilling Disaster, Gulf Residents Fear for the Future




Greg Palast | BP Covered Up
Blow-out Two Years Prior to Deadly Deepwater Horizon Spill



BP Cover-up
Part 2: Bribery, George Bush and WikiLeaks




The Most Evil Chemical Company and the Second Richest Person in the World:
Millions VS Monsanto and Watching the Gates Foundation



Blamed for Bee Collapse, Monsanto Buys Leading Bee Research Firm



Shocking Conflict of Interest:
Private Water Companies Partner With Fracking Lobby



61-Year Old Woman Violently Arrested After Peacefully Protesting
a Koch Funded Meeting focusing on child poverty in the state.



Romney Vows to Build XL Pipeline Himself



4/27/2012 -- Cloud of depleted URANIUM heading towards Hawaii and West Coast?



Why Fukushima Is a Greater Disaster than Chernobyl and a Warning Sign
for the US. The radioactive inventory of all the irradiated nuclear fuel stored in
spent fuel pools at Fukushima is far greater and even more problematic than
the molten cores




Dan Rather Got it Right:
George W. Bush DID go AWOL




A Conspiracy of Whores



Interview:
Nuns Face Vatican Rebuke for "Radical Feminism"




The Relationship Between Christianity and Capitalism



Noam Chomsky on America's Declining Empire, Occupy and the Arab Spring



Chris Hedges | Welcome to the Asylum:
"The quest by a bankrupt elite in the final days of empire to accumulate greater
and greater wealth, as Karl Marx observed, is modern society's version of
primitive fetishism."



Jeremy Scahill:
US Has Become 'Nation of Assassins'



The Way of the Drone:
Emblem for an Empire of Cowards


WAR:


Obama Approves More Killing In Yemen




SYRIA:
UN Working With NATO to Provide Pretext for Intervention UN "aid" program
to be used in establishing NATO "humanitarian corridors."



TOP OF THE WORLD:
NATO Rehearses For War In The Arctic
The Western campaign for global dominance has reached the top of the world.



Welcome Home Vietnam from my Vietnam Vet friend Chuck
-youtube



POLITICAL:




ATTENTION MSM:
Ron Paul Wins Alaska!
-you tube



Ron Paul Picks Up 122 Missouri Delegates !! -
Caucus Chairman Arrested !!




Mitt Romney:
Professional Liar



Romney Advises Broke, About-to-be-Unemployed College Students:
“Just Borrow Money From Your Parents!”




This Supremely Republican Supreme Court




Awful:
GOP Rep. Wants Tax Hikes For The Poor, Says They ‘Don’t Have Skin In The Game’




ECONOMIC:


Getting Paid 93 Cents a Day in America?
Corporations Bring Back the 19th Century



What Is Corporate Enterprise?
Second in a Series on Poverty, Wealth, and Globalization



Five Tax Fallacies Invented by the 1%



The National Debt and Federal Budget Deficit Deconstructed
- Tony Robbins
-you tube



MF Global:
The Untold Story of the Biggest Wall Street Collapse Since Lehman





SURVEILLANCE/FRINGE POSSIBILITIES:



Supreme Court:
Organizations Can't Be Sued for Torture



US Muslim:
I Was Tortured at FBI's Behest in UAE



Fraser and Freeman, Creating a Prison-Corporate Complex



Rebecca Solnit, American Dystopia, Fiction or Reality?



Unplugging Americans From The Matrix




Whistleblower:
The NSA is Lying -- The U.S. Government Has Copies of Most of Your Emails



OBAMA'S dept of homeland security buying huge arsonal's of ammunition!
FOR USE AGAINST WHO???



Operation Pearl:
9/11 insights




The 9/11 Attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC):
Unspoken Financial Bonanza
- by Prof Michel Chossudovsky



9-11 WTC Biggest Gold Heist in History:
$300 Billion in Bars
-you tube



VATICAN OFFICIAL TIED TO BP, GOLDMAN-SACHS, AND MEDIA
CENSORSHIP IN THE OIL FIASCO INCREASING EVIDENCE OF FOUL PLAY



Project Camelot UFO Portal


HUMOR:

Memory a spoof
by Pam Peterson



PUNMASTER MUSIC NEWS:



The Band drummer Levon Helm in final stages of cancer
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Drummer Levon Helm, a longtime member of The Band, is in the final stages of cancer, his family said on Tuesday.
Helm, 71, who also toured with Ringo Starr's All Star band in the 1980s and won a Grammy Award for his 2011 release "Ramble at the Ryman," had canceled a series of recent gigs, raising fears about his health.
A message posted on his official website by his wife Sandy and daughter Amy, said that Helm "is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey."
"Thank you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration... he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage," the message added.
Robbie Robertson, former front man of The Band, sent a message of "love and prayers" to Helm during a speech at the weekend at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Helm, who also sang vocals and plays guitar and mandolin, played with The Band until their 1976 " The Last Waltz" farewell performance, which was filmed by director Martin Scorsese.
He rejoined The Band when it reunited some years later without Robertson, and then forged a solo career.
Music Legend Merrell Fankhauser Releases Definitive Collection 'The Best Of' Two-CD Set
Featuring 32 tracks – over 90 minutes of music!
4/3/2012 - London, UK – Music collectors worldwide rejoice! Legendary singer/songwriter/guitarist Merrell Fankhauser, who has led one of the most diverse careers in music, has released for the first time a new compilation 'The Best Of' two-CD set on UK's Gonzo MultiMedia. Featuring vintage tracks, hard to find gems and unreleased material, Merrell Fankhauser's 'The Best Of' is sure to please the most avid fan. Merrell Fankhauser is considered one of the main innovators of surf music and psychedelic folk rock, and is widely known as the leader of the instrumental group The Impacts who had the international hit “Wipeout”. His travels from Hollywood to his 15 year jungle experience on the island of Maui have been documented in numerous music books and magazines in the US and Europe. Merrell has gained legendary international status throughout the field of rock music; his credits include over 300 songs published and released.
“Merrell Fankhuaser 'The Best Of' is my first retrospective, a 2-CD set with songs from 1963 to now. It was a difficult task to pick a group of songs from nearly forty albums – I found a few unreleased gems along the way.” - Merrell Fankhuaser
Merrell Fankhauser 'The Best Of' features tracks spanning the majority of the music legend's extraordinary career; featuring Merrell And The Exiles (1963-64), Fapardokly (1966), Merrell And HMS Bounty (1968), MU (1971-74), and solo (1976-2011) including several unreleased recordings. Many tracks included on this compilation are hard to find, highly sought after, collector's items that have been out of print for many years, making Merrell Fankhauser 'The Best Of' the definitive collection.
Merrell Fankhauser has presented a number of television programs over the years including 'California Music', 'Route 66 TV Live', and in 2001 he began hosting a music show called 'Tiki Lounge' that airs on the California Central Coast, Southern California, Hawaii and parts of the East Coast. 'The Best Of The Tiki Lounge' volumes 1&2 DVDs feature highlights from Merrell's cable TV show and is also available now on Gonzo MultiMedia UK.




QUOTES FOR THE WEEK:



"Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions." - James Madison

"Each act, each occasion, is worse than the last, but only a little worse. You wait for the next and the next. You wait for one great shocking occasion, thinking that others, when such a shock comes, will join with you in resisting somehow. You don't want to act, or even talk, alone; you don't want to 'go out of your way to make trouble.' Why not?-Well, you are not in the habit of doing it. And it is not just fear, fear of standing alone, that restrains you; it is also genuine uncertainty." - Milton Mayer - They Thought They Were Free - http://bit.ly/I2rlbC

"The two greatest obstacles to democracy in the United States are, first, the widespread delusion among the poor that we have a democracy, and second, the chronic terror among the rich, lest we get it." - Edward Dowling - [1941]
"Excessive partiality for one foreign nation, and excessive dislike of another, cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots, who may resist the intrigues of the favorite, are liable to become suspected and odious; while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests." -- George Washington (1732-1799) Founding Father, 1st US President

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks." - "It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men." -- Samuel Adams- (1722-1803)

"One of the things they want is a passive quiescent population. So one of the things that you can do to make life uncomfortable for them is NOT to be passive and quiescent." - Noam Chomsky
"The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." - Plato

"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 Columnist

"By far the most dangerous foe we have to fight is apathy - indifference from whatever cause, not from a lack of knowledge, but from carelessness, from absorption in other pursuits, from a contempt bred of self satisfaction" - William Osler (Canadian Physician, 1849-1919)

"Philosophy should always know that indifference is a militant thing. It batters down the walls of cities and murders the women and children amid the flames and the purloining of altar vessels. When it goes away it leaves smoking ruins, where lie citizens bayonetted through the throat. It is not a children's pastime like mere highway robbery." - Stephen Crane

"Mourn not the dead that in the cool earth lie, but rather mourn the apathetic, throng the coward and the meek who see the world's great anguish and its wrong, and dare not speak." - Ralph Chaplin
"Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?" - Kahlil Gibran

"If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged" - Noam Chomsky

"The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home" James Madison: US fourth president" 1751-1836

"The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment." - Robert M. Hutchins

"When people ask me, 'Why can't labor organize the way it did in the thirties?' the answer is simple: everything we did then is now illegal." - Thomas Geoghegan
"A new fascism promises security from the terror of crime. All that is required is that we take away the criminals' rights-which, of course, are our own. Out of our desperation and fear we begin to feel a sense of security from the new totalitarian state." Gerry Spence, lawyer and author, source: Give Me Liberty, 1998

"...So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men." Voltaire, Fran├žois Marie Arouet (1694-1778), Philosophical Dictionary, 1764
"The death of a single human being is too heavy a price for the vindication of any principle, however sacred." - Daniel Berrigan

"These are the men who, without virtue, labour, or hazard, are growing rich, as their country is impoverished; they rejoice, when obstinacy or ambition adds another year to slaughter and devastation; and laugh, from their desks, at bravery and science, while they are adding figure to figure, and cipher to cipher, hoping for a new contract from a new armament, and computing the profits of a siege or tempest." - Samuel Johnson

"As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever." - Clarence Darrow
"The terrible, cold, cruel part is Wall Street. Rivers of gold flow there from all over the earth, and death comes with it. There, as nowhere else, you feel a total absence of the spirit: herds of men who cannot count past three, herds more who cannot get past six, scorn for pure science and demoniacal respect for the present. And the terrible thing is that the crowd that fills the street believes that the world will always be the same and that it is their duty to keep that huge machine running, day and night, forever." - Federico Garcia Lorca - Spanish Poet and Playwright

"There is something perverse about more than enough. When we have more, it is never enough. It is always somewhere out there, just out of reach. The more we acquire, the more elusive enough becomes." - Unknown

"Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment." - Mark Twain

"Much of our activity these days is nothing more than a cheap anesthetic to deaden the pain of an empty life." - Unknown

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Jimi Hendrix

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Godfather

Doctor Tim

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Third Eye Past Infinity

Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones
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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd
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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

Muses

Muses

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

Sirens

Sirens

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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