WRECK: Jittery Post-2004 Joie de Vivre?
- wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 97.2 ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: no. 273: Jittery Post-2004 Joie de Vivre?
streaming in the ether and via internet: <http://freeteam.nl/patapoe/>
6 December 2004 / 17-19.00
" the rich are just like us it's just where as we feel guilty for
not being rich while living in America, they also
feel a bit guilty, a bit, but not nearly as much as they feel
GRATEFUL for not being us"
o Nancy Cohen, Tea for Two, a Radio Play
"The band was not making music, it was simply murdering silence with
a vulgar, ferocious energy.
One felt as if witnessing a deed of violence"
o Joseph Conrad, Victory
We Remain Faded > Headphone Science 
Es Läuft Schlecht für Bernd > Rocket Freudental 
In Flight > Lusine Ici 
The Evil Ones > Marcelo Radulovich 
If God Were Alive (& he is) You Could Reach Him by Phone > Paul de
Marinis & Ann Klingensmith 
Surement > EZ3kiel 
Church Bells > Speedy J vs Bass Communion vs Hia vs Grant Wakefield 
Check fluff Filter > Phagz 
Oudaïwa > Aïwa 
Black Magheddo > The Seven Sages of Mesopotamia 
Yawlidi > Souad Massi 
Madre > Khaled 
Oriental Wind > Wax Poetic 
Zimmerpflanze > Rocket Freudental 
Tranquility Fuckin' Bass [first Moon Walk > The Onion 
Xin > Fat marley 
Everyone Dub > SismX 
The Fibonacci Number 4 > Prospero 
Simoom > Lois V. Vierk 
Showgh > Kayhan Kalhor & Ali Akbar Maradi 
Simoom > Lois V. Vierk 
Maqam-e Gel wa Darreh-avaz > Kayhan Kalhor & Ali Akbar Maradi 
Lo-Fi Woman > Messer Chups vs. Lydia Kavina 
 "We Remain Faded" on No Type <www.notype.com> Top 25 of 2003.
 "Die Weisheit Wächst auf Bäumen" on Lautsprecher/Pavlek
<contact@...> Uncontrolled spastic geniuses. Whittle a
stick made of sound and jab it into unnamed human orifices.
 "Condensed" on Hymen <www.klangstabil.com/hymen>. The sound of
two-opposing thoughts caught in a cheap highway motel.
 "The Evil Ones" on Titicacaman <www.titcaman.com> Great
post-election sonic discontent.
 Influential innner-life soundscapist. His work always has the
feel of apparitions, hallucinations, misapprehensions, fleeting
moments of satori.
 "Barbary" on Jarring Effects <http://jarringeffects.free.fr> Top
25 of 2003.
 "The Force This Time" on Sub Rosa <www.firethis time.org>.
Special Sub Rosa radio mix for Radio Libertaire & WTM-Paris.
 "Popular Electronik Uzak" on Samboat <www.toolboxrecords.fr>.
Intensely eclectic, wayward and right-on collection of weird / world
/ French electronica and sampleodix.
 "World 2004" on <www.wrasserecords.com>. Non-patronizing world
music not afraid to be non-pure and folksy. Good antidote to the easy
listening of some Putumayo collections.
 "The Seven Sages of Mesopotamia: Tales from Black Magheddo for
Wreck this Mess" on Htz Records <www.htz-records.com>. A record I
continue to turn to often. Top 10 of 2002.
 "Vox Populari Mix" Top 10 of 2004.
 "Shake the Nations! On Dubhead. Top 25 of 2004.
 "Fibonacci" on Black Note <www.deconstructionist.com/blacknote>.
Liner notes: "the fibonacci numbers are a self-creating recursive
pattern. Each number is the sum of the previous 2 in the series. As
the numbers grow larger, the proportion between 1 number and the next
approaches Phi, the number that the ancient greeks revered as the
Golden Mean, which they saw as the most beautiful and perfect
 "Simoom" on XI. Sometimes mixes happen without warning. This one
just came together as a mix of modern composers, post-dub and middle
eastern pop and classical musician-composers. Simoom in Arabic means
hot, dry, violent wind. LVV, born near Chicago in
1951pianist-ethnomusicologist studied Gagku.
 "In the Mirror of the Sky" on World village
<www.worldvillage.com> excellent Persian music [spike fiddle, lute]
with some yodel-esque vocals on some tracks. Mystical, elongated,
 "I.D.E.A.L." on Lieu Unique <www.lieuunique.com>
o Just trying to catch up at year's end with unposted playlists in
this past year of incredibly intense and divergent feelings and
emotions. I think the global tenor has begun to have a direct
poisonous impact on the innermost feelings of humans. Then again, our
personal un-green habits have a direct effect on the sad
ecological/psycho-geological state of the world today. Music may be
one of the few available tools to help bridge the gap between
expectation and reality, hope and result. But then again, with the
consistent genre and style mongering of commercial culture music is
ever more used as a weapon to create disequilibrium, the suspicious
paranoid feeling that we are being left behind when we do not
massively consume. The feeling that we are instantly out of fashion,
voiceless this is being enforced by the structure of commerce
because nothing leads to buying more than anxiety with the faint hope
of hope and happiness as carrot And so WTM remains as a little speed
bump, a splintery door stop in this climate.
o Patapoe continues to broadcast via the internet and will be back in
the local air some time in mid-January.
o Free Vermont!?" by Peter Lamborn Wilson / Interactivist Info
ExchangeCollaborative Authorship, Collective Intelligence
Should Vermont secede from the USA and declare itself independent
again (as it was from 1777 to 1791) under the name Second Vermont
Republic? This question was posed to attendees at a conference and a
town meeting, both held in Middlebury, VT on the weekend after the
national election, Nov. 5-7; and in both cases the answer was a
nearly unanimous YES.
The conference - Rad.Con 2 - was organized jointly by the Second
Vermont Republic (SVR) and the UK-based Fourth World Organization
(publishers of Fourth World Review), which sponsored the first
"Radical Consultation" in Britain in September, 2001. American
historian Kirkpatrick Sale contributes regularly to Fourth World and
made the keynote speech at Rad.Con 2 in Middlebury. Fourth World
proclaims itself (on the cover of each issue): "For Small Nations -
Small Countries - Small Farms - Small Industries - Small Banks -
Small Fisheries - & the Inalienable Sovereignty of the Human Spirit."
This "platform" is largely based on the writings of the twentieth
century philosophers, Leopold Kohr and E.F. Schumacher, summed up in
the phrase "Small is beautiful". Radical decentralists, greens,
bioregionalists, "buddhist economists", socialists, libertarian
marxists, anti-globalists, Libertarians, separatists, "Third" and
"Fourth World" nationalist movements, tribal rights militants,
neo-luddites, true federalists, true conservatives (i.e.,
conservationists and isolationist anarchists - and even a few
disgusted Democrats - can all find something to admire in this
The name Proudhon came up several times at Rad.Con 2, and I made sure
to mention Lysander Spooner and the American Philosophical Anarchist
view of secession: namely that small states are less bad than big
ones; that every state has a perfect right to secede, as does every
town, neighborhood family, group or individual; that every
independent and autonomous individual and group has the right to
confederate freely with others. Administration and economic
organization should be undertaken by revokable delegates to regional
congresses; public defense by a people's militia, etc.
The question posed to Rad. Con. 2 delegates - "After the Fall of the
American Empire, Then What?" - takes on extra urgency after the Nov.
2nd election. And it was meant to. SVR founder Thomas Naylor felt
certain that the Republicans would "win" and that the conference
would therefore be riding a wave of anger and confusion. The next
four years should see the US Empire mired in Mid-Eastern war, vast
debt, inflation, depression (both economic and psychic). More and
more socialist-leaning governments will win elections in Europe and
South America. Even now many Americans feel disgusted with Democratic
Party waffling and hypocrisy and ready for something much more
radical. If you don't like the word "secession" call it
''independence''. Either way it's American as apple pie.
The most forceful and interesting talk I heard (because I missed the
first day) was made by Don Livingston, a professor from Emory
University, whom Naylor called one of the philosophical gurus of the
Second Vermont Republic. I heard that Kirkpatrick Sale's keynote
address was also rousing. I was also very impressed by Prof. Naylor
and his reborn Green Mountain Boys (and Girls), the core SVR
membership. Particularly memorable were Jim Hogue and Gus Jaccaci,
who acted the roles of Ethan Allen and Tom Jefferson at the Town
meeting on Saturday evening - as nice a piece of political theater as
I've ever seen. The town meeting voted to make Jan. 15 a State
holiday commemorating Vermont's independence and first Republic,
launched on that day in 1777 and the British Empire when the region
seceded from New York State in one rash and dashing gesture of
defiance. Oddly enough it succeeded.
Delegates to Rad. Con. 2 came from England and other faraway places.
The neighboring state of New Hampshire sent a delegate from their own
Free State Project, a Libertarian inspired political scheme aimed at
greater local autonomy and perhaps secession. We heard about similar
movements in other states including Maine, Alaska, Hawaii, Texas,
So. Carolina and Puerto Rico. Some of these separatist movements seem
rather right-wing, others more left-wing; all appear small, but all
rather lively. We New Yorkers at the conference wished we could have
said as much for our own home state. But at least we had the
satisfaction of learning (from Prof. Livingston) that New York, along
with Virginia and Rhode Island, actually reserved the right to secede
when signing the US Constitution. Our revolutionary governor George
Clinton was himself a radical democrat and Anti-Federalist who (under
the pen-name Cato) attacked the Constitution as sheer
counter-revolutionary reaction - which it was.
* Pirate radio calls for inauguration protests, December 22, 2004
[courtesy Pieter Punk] Washington (CNN)
An unauthorized radio station in the nation's Capital called for
"massive protests" in the week leading up to the January 20
presidential inauguration. The station broadcast Wednesday at 1680 AM
and identified itself as "Guerrilla Radio, WSQT." During the
identification message, an announcer said, "WSQT is a project of
urban activists in the D.C. area working on housing issues, homeless
issues, issues of war, issues of occupation both at home and abroad,
and issues of the environment that we all have to live in." After
being tipped by a reporter, an official with the Federal
Communications Commission said enforcement investigators will try to
pinpoint the transmitter using direction-finding equipment.
Other programming featured rap music with urgent, unsettled lyrics
that were generally shouted instead of sung. The station's poor audio
quality made the vocalizations nearly unintelligible. An unidentified
announcer said, "It's time to say no to Bush and no to a Ban on
abortions." The announcer also called on the Supreme Court justices
to "get off your butts" and free people unfairly imprisoned on drug
convictions, and further stated that "we know you can hear our signal
up there, and all you people in Congress."
There is no authorized radio outlet in the Washington area on the
frequency used by the protesters, federal records show. CNN
monitored the signal on a conventional car radio as far away as the
Maryland suburbs, about 10 miles from downtown Washington. An FCC
monitoring station is within reception range of the signal, the
agency official said. There was no immediate response from the
station to an e-mail requesting an interview. The e-mail was sent to
an address mentioned in the broadcast. A number of anti-Bush groups
have planned protests around Inauguration Day. Organized events range
from demonstrators turning their backs on President Bush to war
The anti-war, anti-racism group known as ANSWER has announced a
demonstration along Pennsylvania Avenue as the president travels from
the U.S. Capitol to the White House. A statement at
<www.ANSWERcoalition.org> calls for participants to claim spots by 9
a.m. Another group has urged demonstrators to come to the official
public ceremonies and then, at a set time, to turn their backs
collectively on the president. The group is organizing on the Web at
<www.TurnYourBackOnBush.org> A third group, <www.ReDefeatBush.com>,
seeks to focus attention on Perceived voting irregularities in the
November election. (CNN's Paul Courson contributed to this report.)
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