WRECK: The Mind = Electrical Outlet
- wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 97.2 ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: no. 269: The Mind is an Electrical Outlet
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"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more
and more closely, the inner soul of the people.
On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach
their heart's desire at last
and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."
* H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
"Bareheaded, / Shoveling, / Wrecking, / Planning, / Building,
o Carl Sandburg "Chicago"
Pools & Currents > Denis Smalley 
Losing Weight Through the Power of the Mind > Pound Guru
Operation Mind Control > Skull vs Ice 
Mothersboard > Cray 
Cut-Up > Morceaux de Machines 
Rd0blst > Cray 
Same Old Station (SOS) > Jason Robinson vs Marcelo Radulovich 
Rothko > Morceaux de Machines 
+ Hellburbia [exc.] > Jello Biafra 
Discrete Jungle > Jason Robinson vs Marcelo Radulovich 
Didjeridoos and Don'ts > Phill Niblock 
Sound of Music > Bonzo Dog Band 
Clara Nostra [exc] > If, Bwana 
Frieden Bitte > Joscha Oetz 
Thanks > Jackson MacLow 
Fault > Foal 
Un Champs l'Été > Guido del Fabbro 
Governor Virasoro > Chango Spasiuk 
Enemy Ears > Blurt 
The Leech > ZGA 
Part 3 > Urban Sax 
Empty Vessels > Blurt 
Look at That > Bob Log III 
Dog > Bob Donough 
Streams > Jonty Harrison 
Monday Night at 8PM > Harvey Anderson 
Cockroach > Jack Kerouac 
Sacréboules > Christian Bouchard 
Show 19 > Lisa Kucharski 
 "Sources / Scenes" on Empreintes Digitales <www.electrocd.com>
From the ED whoosh-wphap-krink school of dramatic electroacoustic
composition. Enjoyable high-concept experimentation using computer
mangled sound source material.
 One of my all-time favorite deep dub compositions.
 "Undo" on Bip-Hop <www.bip-hop.com> Music and digitally analyzed
glips and blips scraped off the wetnose of a dying satellite.
 "Liberum Arbitrium" on No Type <www.notype.com> Abstract
Hi-concept lo-fi migraine-as-inspiration sound-noise compositions
 "Tandem" on Accretions <www.accretions.com> Interesting
collaborations from the San Diego jazz cabal - a good mix of standard
jazz instrumentation with tapes, samples, and unconventional
 "Become the Media" on Alternative Tentacles
<www.alternativetentacles.com>. Somewhere between a stern and
badgering high school political science teacher and Lenny Bruce we
find Jello bringing consciousness to those who didn't even know the
difference between being awake and asleep. He masterfully holds the
attention of the audience who want rock n roll despite his whiney
voice. Earnestness rewarded.
 "Young Person's Guide to Phill Niblock" on XI Records
<www.xirecords.org> Tape-only compositions performed on tape + live
musicians. Live musicians create their own scores and fuck with the
tape, the space - improv with a machine then.
 "The History of the Bonzo Dog Band" on United Artists vinyl.
 "Clara Nostra" on Pogus <www.pogus.com> One of the great
[numerically and conceptually] projects which involves a long
Bryars-like meditation on "106,476" clarinets. Imagine a 747 floating
through the Taj Mahal.
 "Vieles ist Eins" on Accretions <www.accretions.com> German
California jazz improv collaborations with a number of surprising
 "Open Secrets" on XI Records <www.xirecords.org> Interesting
record although I cannot listen to a few minutes of it at a time
before I get agitated, my palms sweat, my eyes begin to flicker like
a computer screen. I remember being part of this inventive word
festival in Heidelberg to which Mark Boswell and I were invited. We
were definitely the virgins in the crew but I did get to eat meals
with people like Heiner [not Herman] Goebbels and Robert "Iron Man"
Bly, a great American poet who somehow went batty in the 1980s when
he combined male hormones and pagan mysticism and feel-good group
therapy. Anyway, sitting next to Bly during the JM performance, he
leaned over and said something like, personally I admire Jackson and
consider him a friend but honestly this is rubbish. Or something to
 "Foliage" on Coginition Audioworks <www.cognitionaudioworks.com>
 "Carré de Sable" on Dame <www.actuellecd.com> Very interesting
record which claims to be a "collection of hotel chamber music
pieces" that form "the soundtrack to the time taken to create
personal ecosystems and to have fun with very simple materials"
 "World 2004" on Wrasse Records <wrasserecords.com>. World music
sampler with plenty of surprising sounds that you don't just think
your listening to yet another PC-packaged compilation of
ethno-musical greeting cards.
 "Let There Be Blurt" on Salamander <www.salamanderrecords.com>.
Having greased the reigns once held by Albert Ayler and Kurt
Schwitters this kinetic sax-poet teeters on the brink of absolution
and damnation, with brilliant glimpses of inspired verbiage. He and
the rest of the Blurt crew will be in Amsterdam December 2 at the
OCCII along the Amstelveenseweg just across the street from the
southwest entrance to the Vondel Park. Definitely worth the couple of
Euros to get in.
 "The Flight of Infection" on Tariff/Bridman
<www.traiffrecords.com> Strange jazz rock from saint Petersburg in
Russia [not Florida].
 "Fractions sur le Temps" on EPM. Imagine 20 saxophonists dressed
in white emergency worker uniforms on a floating island that looks
like its made of fluff and cloud, and hearing the incredible sound of
20 saxophones floating down the river into neverneverland.
 "School Bus" on Fat Possum <www.fatpossum.com>. Operating
somewhere between Hasil Adkins, Mojo Nixon, lo-fi Captain Beefheart,
and DIY dirty garbage can blues.
 "Word Jazz & Pictures from a Gone World" as compiled by friend
and fellow Radio 100 DJ, Fritz. Donough is one of those inimitable
jazz voices, few and far between. Listen to his work with Miles Davis
on a number like "Blue Christmas" and you sense here was the birth of
the modern human - cynical, affable, hip, suspicious, cautious, tired
of society, in other words a jazz beatnik Kerouac was my idol, life
role model until he got fat, boring, couldn't write any more [just
read Paris Satori! Yikes!] and was revealed as a small-thinking
Republican. What a tragedy - so much love of words, language, sound
and so gruesomely handled by the book reviewers that you can almost
see his decline with every straight press denunciation of his work.
My first "novel" was an epic road poem somewhere between Homer and
Kerouac and documented some Greyhound bus trips as well as
hitchhiking adventures in years that seem so distant now.
 "Evidence Materielle" on Empreintes Digitales
<www.electrocd.com> that mixes the notions of acousmatic [sounds
whose sources remain hidden] and electroacoustic [strategy of playing
and listening to sounds which involved treating all sounds and noises
equally and composing with found sound with human manufactured
sound]. Here sounds are gathered from turbulent points in the life of
water as it interacts with rocks, or moves from solid, to liquid to
 "Fractures" on Empreintes Digitales <www.electrocd.com>
Electro-acoustic at its best - inspired by what we often forget to
listen to in a busy everyday life, these composers use as the basic
elements of composition: "An association between the passing of an
airplane marked by human activity, two Chinese balls rolling on the
ground, and a brook.
 "It's All in the Wrist" on Apart Mental. DIY genius of sample collage.
o Benefit: Went to the Benefit party at the OCCII here in Amsterdam
Saturday night for the comeback of that enduring and beloved
alternative news-oriented pirate/free radio station Radio de Vrije
Keyser, [new frequency: 89.6!] which began some 25 years ago. The
festivities included legendary blond bomb punk poetess and former
radiomaker at Patapoe, Diane Ozon, the band, the Fucking Virgins,
which played a monumental set of romantic hardcore complete with
young teens in a makeshift mosh pit with flying elbows and dangerous
mohawks. Then we heard from anarcho-poet, Nico van Appeldoorn, who
also helped put the current state of affairs around culture, morally
bankrupt politicians, and the history of pirate radio into further
context, making the relation between resistance, poetry, free radio,
and the squatter scene of then and now into proper and humorous
perspective. Then came the headliners, the local ska band
Hardheid,which has a huge following. The crowd was nice with ages
spanning from between 15 or so to 65! Anyway, the OCCII is always a
good choice for inexpensive culture on the edge on non-acceptability.
o John Peel: Trying to catch up here. With SO much news, tragedy,
details and emotions, plus its that crunch part of the year [End of
October until New Years]. I wanted to chime in belatedly with some
few comments about John Peel [died age 65] who was interesting and
important in broadcasting because he offered hope, the notion that
one can become a force to be reckoned with in music/radio world even
despite having good/eclectic taste. He offers hope that the existence
of tastemeisters is not always predicated on mere moneyed access to
media outlets. Plus he was plucked from a pirate radio station, was
given free reign to structure and play what he liked. Plus he was no
showman and just played and talked intimately about what he liked. I
saw the BBC special homage to him and have to say, he was great, he
loved the Fall, and other at any one time little known or appreciated
bands and was able to given them their just audio due. He made bands
that deserved to be heard. BUT, the notion that he was somehow unique
or way out there or uniquely eclectic and doing something that NO one
else was/is doing was pretty much bullshit. And HE would have been
the first to admit this. Just listen to any number of interesting
radio stations [Aligre & Libertaire in Paris, WFMU in NY, Patapoe
here in Amsterdam, Resonance FM in London and hundreds of others] you
will notice that happy eclecticism, random fire inspired potpourris
of aural gratification abound and where enthusiastic knowledge with
segues served up with loving care and audaciousness are the norm. He
may have fostered this but he is and never was that out there nor
that unique in this respect. But, that said, he had a inimitable
non-style based on veracity, modesty, enthusiasm, and intimacy
Cute side light is the fact that The Undertones' Teenage Kicks, was
one of his favourite songs. A pretty minor ditty that sounds like
painful post doo wop garage heading toward punk but hey, it is cute.
"Broadcasting Legend John Peel Dies, Aged 65
'It feels like John Peel invented Radio 1'
John Peel, the veteran DJ who discovered dozens of major bands during
a broadcasting career spanning 40 years, has died after suffering a
heart attack. Peel, who was 65, was taken ill during a working
holiday with his wife, Sheila, in the city of Cuzco, Peru, and never
recovered. The Radio 1 controller, Andy Parfitt, " What we find
about great broadcasters is that they are completely dedicated to the
music. John would seek out the most obscure and most interesting
things to him and would play it and talk about it. That's what makes
really exciting radio, people saying exactly what they feel, and
that's why people loved John. He was real."
The Undertones bass player, Michael Bradley, today said Peel's death
had robbed radio and the music industry of one of its greatest
voices. "He was a very funny, very warm man and we will always be
grateful for what he did for The Undertones," said Bradley. Over the
last four decades he was renowned for helping to break bands from the
Undertones to Siouxsie and the Banshees who were unsigned before he
played them. Peel presented the award-winning Radio 4 programme Home
Truths as well as a late-night weekday show on Radio 1 and was famous
as a champion of
new music. Parfitt added: "John's influence has towered over the
development of popular music for nearly four decades and his
contribution to modern music and music culture is immeasurable.
Hopeful bands all over the world sent their demo tapes to John,
knowing that he really cared. His commitment and passion for new
music only grew stronger over the years.
o Fat / Slave / Voters: Two interesting demographic studies that came
out around the elections. One compared the US map of 1860 divided
into slave states and free states and one with the voting behaviour
of the US electorate this year and the maps were amazingly similar in
that almost all the free states and territories voted for Kerry while
all the slave states voted for Bush. Pretty amazing if mere
o Another map show that states suffering the highest rates of obesity
among their residents pretty much without exception voted for Bush.
[http://my.webmd.com/content/Article/95/103430.htm%5d By Todd Zwillich,
WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Michael Smith, MD October 20, 2004:
"Antiobesity policies are failing to curb the rising obesity rates"
The report accuses "the federal government of not having an organized
effort to attack rising overweight and obesity rates, which now
affects more than 60% of Americans.... It also blames states for
failing to follow up on nutrition and activity programs that are
intended to fight the $139 billion-per-year epidemic." "Simply asking
and chastising people to eat less and exercise more is not the way to
solve this problem," says Shelley Hearne, executive director of Trust
for America's Health, which issued the report. Only four states:
California, Hawaii, Texas, and West Virginia, have nutritional
standards for snack bar and vending machine foods widely sold in
schools, according to the report.
Of the fattest 15 states [Alabama, Mississippi, West Virginia,
Indiana, Kentucky, Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio,
Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina, Oklahoma, North Carolina], only 2
are in the north, all are fairly poor states AND only Michigan was a
Kerry state. On the other end of the large intestine: Colorado, the
skinniest state, also went for Bush. Of the other skinny states
[Connecticut, Vermont Maine, Montana, Rhode Island, Massachusetts,
Hawaii] only, as said, and Montana voted Bush.
o Emotion Blind to Fact: Nothing seems to be able to shake belief and
feelings when it comes to American politics. This is something the
Left and the atheist and non-believer finds hard to swallow: logic,
facts, argumentation, data, obvious lies pointed out have almost no
effect on the FEELING that Americans have that Bush is more of a REAL
man than Kerry. Yikes! Even the countless articles and books that
came out written by conservatives who felt disillusioned and scared
by the tenor of the Bush regime. This is an interesting article that
came in a couple of weeks ago on Interactivist Info Exchange:
Collaborative Authorship, Collective Intelligence
"Marines Self-Destruct" Robert S. Finnegan, Southeast Asia News
There isn't a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is
blind to. It has its 'finger men' to point out enemies, its 'muscle
men' to destroy enemies, its 'brain guys' to plan war preparations,
and a 'Big Boss, Supra-nationalistic Capitalism. It may seem odd for
me a military man, to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels
me to do so. I spent thirty-five years and four months in active
service as a member of our country's most agile military force, the
"I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major
General. During that period I spent most of my life being a
high-class muscle man for big business, Wall Street and the Bankers.
In short, I was a racketeer - a gangster for Capitalism. "I suspected
I was just part of the racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like
most members of the military profession I never had an original
thought until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in
suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This
is typical of anyone in the military. "Thus I helped make Mexico and
especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped
make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to
collect revenue. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central
American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. The record of
racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International
Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the
Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China in
1927 I helped Standard Oil.
"During those years I had, as the boys in the back room say, a swell
racket. I was rewarded with honors, medals, and promotion. Looking
back on it, I feel I could have given Al Capone a few hints. The best
he could do was operate in three city districts: I operated on three
- Major General Smedley D. Butler, USMC, as quoted in Money, December 1951.
If only we had a Smedley D. Butler clone in the Corps today, Bush and
his gang of Nazi wannabes would certainly have their hands full.
Sickened by the deterioration of my Marine Corps - indeed what looks
to be the destruction of anything resembling honor and fidelity - I
must now relegate myself to the past Corps, where we at least had a
semblance of our duties to ourselves and to our country. No more will
I consider myself a part of today's elite organization that began in
Tun Tavern in 1775. I cannot lend my name to the sycophantic,
mindless robots that now fill out our ranks. Marines who kill for
fun. Who kill without question. Who kill for their false God, George
How did this come to pass? How was an honorable fighting force
subjugated, degraded, and turned into unrepentant killers of
civilians? We who prided ourselves as being above all other services,
officers, NCOs, and enlisted who knew the difference between right
and wrong on the battlefield and would die protecting the civilian
population from excesses? What has happened to us?
To see my kids - yeah, MY KIDS - in a video clip exulting over the
killing of an unarmed civilian with overwhelming firepower was the
end of my association with today's Marine Corps. Brain-dead Marine
Corps Corporals and Sergeants mugging to the BBC camera, shouting
"right on", as they observe an unarmed Iraqi they have turned into
hamburger from a fortified position with overwhelming firepower.
Some warriors. Perhaps their God Bush will give them absolution, and
then hey, it's right back to the killing. Fundamentalist Christian
rock before the battle, baptism in a water-filled dinghy by
prostitutes wearing the cross of the chaplain. Our slain comrades?
Let Bush take care of 'em.
This is straight out of an acid-induced nightmare. So my children go
forth to slaughter innocent civilians in Fallujah. May your God Bush
bury you in cheap metal caskets. Perhaps the shedding of your blood
will partially wash away the everlasting stain and disgrace you have
brought upon our Corps. Our Corps and history will damn you. You will
know everlasting shame.
And a final warning to young Marines - should you fire on American
civilians in some future domestic insanity, you will be destroyed by
your own kind - that's right kids - your parents in the "Old Corps"
will see to it that the likes of you will never plague the earth
again. [Robert S. Finnegan is the Managing Editor of Southeast Asia
News, a former Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Marine
Corps and the lead investigator/Senior Editor for The Jakarta Post,
Jakarta Indonesia on the Bali bombings of 2002. He may be reached at
* Dance Activism:
"No Body is Neutral" by Danswerkplaats Amsterdam & Bodies Anonymous
1 - 4 december 2004
Melkweg theater Amsterdam / Lijnbaansgracht 234a
dans: Hideto Heshiki, Peter Cseri, Guilherme Miotto
choreografie: Jack Gallagher
muziek: Ivo Bol
licht & video: Bernie van Velzen, Jack Gallagher
kostuums: Aziz Bekkaoui
dramaturgie: Fransien van der Putt
[pure dance, non fiction, multi media]
doors open: 20:30, Saturday 22:00
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o Soon, the unveiling of new juggernaut: <http://wreckthismess.com/
courtesy of Pavement Tulip, a genius stuck in the body of a Polish
skier in Brooklyn's inner denouement.
o Check out excerpts from my erotic-dérive novel: Paris Sex Tete on
Parisiana <http://www.parisiana.com/> with help from editor einar
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