Double Jeopardy

The aust ‘Voice to Parliament’ vote in Aust (where the predominantly white australian population vote on giving the indigenous population who have lived in australia for around 60,000 years <yes 60,000> an official voice to the govt.

It looks like it will fail because racism in aust is rife, (FARK) …. is on the same day as the election here in NZ where a smug hard right racist pentecostal who’s entire agenda is to gut all social services to provide a a $20 tax break to the general population, but a really large tax break to the weathly, who has a massive advertising budget and looks like winning.

My head is fucking exploding.

2 sickening likely outcomes on the same day.

TASMAN RICHARDSON (is rather good)

This is an extract of his work Firing Squad I first witnessed as a live performance at the Nemo Festival in Paris 2011. I found it astoundingly powerful and really inspiring at the time. I highly recommend having a dive into his work!


Longer cut if its of interest.

https://www.tasmanrichardson.com/

Yet another go at Atmos mixes

 

FFS put on headphones.

Musings on how grotesquely divided the global population is at a time when unity would make such a huge difference to our survival.

Kirke Godfrey: Original Idea, Drums, Percussion, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Arrange, Produce, Mix, Master.

James Gardner – FM wrangling, Guitar ‘Figures’.

Jeramy Mayall – Etherial Pianissimo.

Patrick Higgins – Sax(ish)

Jimmie Reid – Monologue

Dan Bridge – Vox

Derrick C – Vox

Nathan Young – Vox

Hill Ryder – Vox

By Request of Bruce Foster : the ‘Mute’ Graphics Version

The current state of the world is incomprehensible to me as what seemed like accepting scientific facts, and expectations of common decency fell away as billionaires, selfishness and disease continue to tear the world apart.

Remembering the first time I heard Gil Scott Herron’s ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ and what an impression that track made on me, and looking back at the last few years, and conversations with fellow musicians it seemed reasonable to voice our discontent. I was noodling around and made a groove to try to relax one afternoon, then asked a few people to add to it expressing their views of…

The State Of Things…

I’m responsible for the banging and booming and clanging noises, Production and Mix…

Dan Bridge wrote and sang his vocals, and  played the guitar  that’s under his vocal.
Nathan Young wrote and sang his vocal
Hill Ryder wrote and sang his vocal
Patrick Higgins provides the mellifluous top line.


Dan Bridge:

Listen to the speaker claim to Cut a little deeper Same people still ain’t equal Promises they’ll be a sequel
But what’s a promise from a criminal And the righteous subliminal It’s only political
There’s gotta be a reason that it rhymes with hypocritical
The water rising, women’s rights flicker like lighting
Children in cages, militias are frightening
The lawnmower trims the blood from the grass leaves And spits out the sins for another school funeral
There’s much too much blood to get blessed
How’s a man to hydrate with all these bullets in his chest
An overhead bowling ball hanging from a string That’s the state of things
Who can marry who What should we do It ain’t nobodys business To judge or to choose Classified emails lock her up Classified documents fuggetaboutit Get wise, inflated chicken thighs Bitcoin highs, Nuclear skies, Ukranian cries
Slip another ship of oil through the embargo
An overhead bowling ball hanging from a string That’s the state of things


Nathan Young:

The revolution will not be televised, it will be livestreamed, tweeted, and viral-ized, caught crooked corporations close door underhanded lies shared and discussed On every social media platform device. a grassroots movement, demanding some improvement from a system formed against us, the disillusioned but now the will of the people will not be denied organized online plugged in and amplified The revolution will not be controlled, By those who seek to keep us from being in the know. toned down freedom of reach This is the state of things, a call to action reduced to hashtags and memes The algorithm schemes to keep some certain things unseen just keep dumbing them down with the next big thing untouchable elite dance their way out of mind with their catchy choreography and throw away lines Times up tik tok, social credit score, ready or not hope you’re up to date with acceptable thought Big tech may try to censor and suppress, But the people will find a way to express the truth.


Hill Ryder:

If you’re talking from prejudice Shut your mouth
If you’re speaking without listening Shut your mouth
If you’re coming from hatred Shut your mouth
If you only got opinions Shut your mouth
If you haven’t done the research Shut your mouth
If you’re shouting over others Shhhh….
If you’re quoting out of context Shut your mouth
If you don’t have the knowledge or experience Shut your mouth


Kirke Godfrey:

Racism!

Human Trafficing
Endemic Corruption
Alternative Truth
Science Denial
Crypto Ponzi
Toxic Positivity
Fascism
Climate Denial
Billionaires
Opiated Masses
Mindless Social Media
Sock Puppet Journalism


Credits:
Released December 23, 2022
Kirke Godfrey: Drums, Percussion, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Brass, Arrange, Produce, Mix, Master.
Dan Bridge: Vox Guitar solo.
Nathan Young: Vox
Hill Ryder: Vox
Patrick Higgins: Flugel(ish)
Peter Miller: Assisted with the skilful AI art work prompts!

Perspective shifts… 

“It feels to me in general, and I’m saying this as a 57-year-old man, music used to be the thing; that was what I was doing. When I had time I was listening to music. I wasn’t doing it in the background when I was doing five other things, I wasn’t treating it kind of like a disposable commodity. I don’t go to the cinema and do my taxes while movies are playing. I’m there to watch a movie.

I miss the attention music got; the critical attention music got, not that I’m that interested in the critics’ opinions, but to send something out into the world and feel like it touched places. It might have got a negative or positive [response] but somebody heard it. It got validated in its own way culturally; that feels askew [now]… that feels like a less furtile environment to put music out into, in the world of Nine Inch Nails.”

Trent Reznor from an interview with Rick Rubin: HERE

 

Division 2023

Musings on how grotesquely divided the global population is at a time when unity would make such a huge difference to our survival.

Kirke Godfrey: Original Idea, Drums, Percussion, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Arrange, Produce, Mix, Master.

James Gardner – FM wrangling, Guitar ‘Figures’.

Jeremy Mayall – Etherial Pianissimo.

Patrick Higgins – Sax(ish)

Jimmie Reid – Monologue

Dan Bridge – Vox

Derrick C – Vox

Nathan Young – Vox

Hill Ryder – Vox

Option 2: Accept that we are deluding ourselves.

Get Ready for the Forever Plague

Public health officials’ COVID complacency has opened the door to new illnesses and devastating long-term damage.

First read this by Andrew Nikiforuk:

https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2022/07/04/Get-Ready-Forever-Plague/

Then while ya all fired up and trying to reject it:

https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2022/07/08/Forever-Pandemic-Nikiforuk-Replies-Critics/

#ChurArdern

Jacinda Ardern

Given the shattering deluge of violent misogynistic abuse levelled at her by the ‘right wing’ I totally understand why she’s stepping back, but…

 I’m still totally GUTTED!

She’s been brilliant as a PM of New Zealand, and led the world on how to respond to catastrophic  events, while right wing govts and media globally have been been, by their actions and inaction,  directly responsible for thousands of deaths, so of course, the same have spent all their toxic energy trying to undermine her.

She was prime minister through the country’s darkest times. “She did so with absolute dignity while managing to keep our country’s economic status in line with the most successful OECD countries in the world.”

“Prime Minister @JacindaArdern has guided New Zealand through crises and seized opportunities by leading with foresight, integrity and empathy. Her country is better off because of her remarkable leadership—and the rest of us are too.”