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    wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 97.2 ~ Amsterdam Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: no. 278: Grumpy Old Men* streaming via internet:
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 7, 2005
      wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 97.2 ~ Amsterdam

      Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: no. 278: Grumpy Old Men*

      streaming via internet:

      future home of PTP under construction: 88.3 FM
      New home of Radio Vrije Keyser: 89.6 FM

      "One of the biggest changes in politics in my lifetime is that the
      delusional is no longer marginal. It has come in from the fringe, to
      sit in the seat of power in the Oval Office and in Congress. For the
      first time in our history,
      ideology and theology hold a monopoly of power in Washington."
      o Bill Moyers, US TV Journalist

      10 January 2005 / 17-19.00

      Atlas Epileptic > Pierre-André Arcand [1]
      The Evil Ones > Marcelo Radulovich [2]
      Scan [Theo Loevendie] > Wiek Hijmans [3]
      Melody > Serge Gainsbourg [4]
      Tirade > Freek de Jong [5]
      Round Midnight > Wiek Hijmans [3]
      New Worlds of Old > Gary Lucas & Jozef van Wissem [6]
      From Her to There and No Return > Wiek Hijmans [3]
      Tomorrow Never Knows > Gary Lucas & Jozef van Wissem [6]
      Cargo Culte > Serge Gainsbourg [4]
      Autopsy Plates 1-6 > DJ Singe [7]
      Cold-Hearted Bastard > William Burroughs [8]
      Money Jungle > Ellington, Mingus & Roach [9]
      Il Combattimento > Konrad Boehmer [10]
      Vexations/Satie [exc.] > Dr. Dr. Jazz [11]
      Meccanik Dancing (Oh We Go!) > XTC [12]
      Lust For Life > Iggy Pop [13]
      Spanish Boots > Jeff Beck [14]
      She's Crafty > Beastie Boys [15]
      Ik Ben Niet Helemaal Goed > Freek de Jong [5]
      Rock Island Line > Mano Negra [16]
      Kneeling Drunkard's Plea > Johnny Cash [17]
      Indios de Barcelona > Mano Negra [16]
      Voila l'Été > Les Negresses Vertes [18]
      Killing Rats > Mano Negra [16]
      Il Combattimento > Konrad Boehmer [10]

      [1] "Atlas Epileptic" on Ambiances Magnetiques <www.actuellecd.com>.
      Embracing the entire sensory world we have glorious post-sensual

      [2] Private Release single. Usually on accretions
      <www.titicacaman.com>. Post-coronation revenge blues.

      [3] "Classic Electric" on X-Or <www.xs4all.nl/~xorluc> Wonderful
      electric guitar interpretations of Theo Loevendie, Steve Reich,
      Thelonious Monk, among others. I knew I'd miss a disc for my top 30.
      THIS definitely deserves to be in my Top 30+ for 2004.

      [4] "Histoire de Melody Nelson" Humorous iconoclastic pop genius
      creates first atmospheric big-sound pop opera. Take John Barry and
      put him on the same sinking ship with Celine [the writer not the

      [5] "De Komiek" on Ariola vinyl. This guy seems to be on TV ALL the
      time in the Netherlands. This over-exposure has an inverse affect on
      his reputation as a kind of acerbic politically tinged comic. People
      are just tired of the guy. Too bad.

      [6] "The Universe of Absence" on BVHaast <www.bvhaast.nl>. Dynamic,
      propulsive and yet ambient masterpieces of timeless fusions of old
      sentiments [and instruments] with modern sensibilities and
      technologies. In my Top 30+ for 2004.

      [7] "Now Then After: The City in the 21st Century" produced by Stuart
      Argabright [Voodooists]. Genius and still unreleased sonic
      architecture that bids adieu to making sense of our reality.

      [8] "One World Poetry" on Knipscheer / Milkyway / Giorno Poetry
      Systems vinyl. Documentation from fourth edition of this great
      festival that brought together cutting edge wordsmiths, old geniuses,
      grumpy revolutionaries, post-hippie idealism, fluxists, Kesey, Dutch
      Beats, Giorno, Ed Sanders, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Bernard Heidesieck,
      Remco CampertŠ

      [9] "Money Jungle" on Blue Note. Grumpy old geniuse sitting around
      creating menacing joy.

      [10] "PositionŠ" on BVHaast <www.bvhaast.nl>. Beautiful package of
      electronic / electroacoustic composer. Recommended.

      [11] "Vexations" on Party Beach <drdrjazz@...>. Image surf
      music in a toaster oven interpreting the heavy-drinking and
      sartorially eccentric Satie who produced a lot of vexing music, music
      that tries preconception, patience, and pushes us into new realms via

      [12] "Death Disco" on EMI <wwwemicatalogue.com>. Great grumpy
      nihilistic dance music for those wrapped in dusty velvet curtains
      expecting the apocalpyse to be something of a disappointing fireworks
      display and boring repartee. The perfect antidote to the Reagan years
      if you do not have a hammer. XTC here making fun of their Slough
      environment [recently heard of in "The Office"]. It sounds like
      Slough is 2 bits Jersey and 1 bit Long Island...

      [13] "Nude & Rude" on Virgin. I always thot David Bowie was only
      tolerable when working with others but even here this 1990
      collaboration does not hold up as well as earlier Iggy solo & with
      the Stooges.

      [14] "Truth / Beck-Ola" on Epic vinyl. This grumpy young man known
      for his fits of hubris and attitude lives like a hermit in some
      isolated mansion in the British [?] countryside, living off his past.
      Why notŠ Some of his guitar work really holds up. This is real metal
      driven blues.

      [15] "Licensed to Ill" on Def Jam, 1986. Still compelling punk hip hop

      [16] "Patchanka" on Boucherie 1988. Le Garçons Bouchers label of
      French ethno punk with a danceable edge.

      [17] "Unchained" on American. Produced by Rick Rubin who admired JC
      so much he encouraged this comeback. It's not as good as all the hype
      made it out to be.

      [18] "Le Grand Déballage" on Virgin <www.negressesvertes.com>. Great
      post-clash multi-cultural shambling ethno-punk.


      * some are neither grumpy nor very old. You guess which.


      Torture Chicks Gone Wild [exc] By MAUREEN DOWD January 30, 2005

      "ŠA former American Army sergeant who worked as an Arabic interpreter
      at Gitmo has written a book pulling back the veil on the astounding
      ways female interrogators used a toxic combination of sex and
      religion to try to break Muslim detainees at the U.S. prison camp in
      Cuba. It's not merely disgusting. It's beyond belief. The Bush
      administration never worries about anything. But these missionaries
      and zealous protectors of values should be worried about the American
      soul. The president never mentions Osama, but he continues to use
      9/11 as an excuse for American policies that bend the rules and play
      to our worst instincts.

      "I have really struggled with this because the detainees, their
      families and much of the world will think this is a religious war
      based on some of the techniques used, even though it is not the
      case," the former sergeant, Erik R. Saar, 29, told The Associated
      PressŠ. What good is it for President Bush to speak respectfully of
      Islam and claim Iraq is not a religious war if the Pentagon
      denigrates Islamic law - allowing its female interrogators to try to
      make Muslim men talk in late-night sessions featuring sexual
      touching, displays of fake menstrual blood, and parading in
      miniskirt, tight T-shirt, bra and thong underwear? The A.P. noted
      that "some Guantánamo prisoners who have been released say they were
      tormented by 'prostitutes.'"

      Mr. Saar writes: 'A female military interrogator who wanted to turn
      up the heat on a 21-year-old Saudi detainee who allegedly had taken
      flying lessons in Arizona before 9/11 removed her uniform top to
      expose a snug T-shirt. She began belittling the prisoner - who was
      praying with his eyes closed - as she touched her breasts, rubbed
      them against the Saudi's back and commented on his apparent erection.'

      After the prisoner spat in her face, she left the room to ask a
      Muslim linguist how she could break the prisoner's reliance on God.
      The linguist suggested she tell the prisoner that she was
      menstruating, touch him, and then shut off the water in his cell so
      he couldn't wash.

      "The concept was to make the detainee feel that after talking to her
      he was unclean and was unable to go before his God in prayer and gain
      strength," Mr. Saar recounted, adding: "She then started to place her
      hands in her pants as she walked behind the detainee. As she circled
      around him he could see that she was taking her hand out of her
      pants. When it became visible the detainee saw what appeared to be
      red blood on her hand. She said, 'Who sent you to Arizona?' He then
      glared at her with a piercing look of hatred. She then wiped the red
      ink on his face. He shouted at the top of his lungs, spat at her and
      lunged forward," breaking out of an ankle shackle.

      "He began to cry like a baby," the author wrote, adding that the
      interrogator's parting shot was: "Have a fun night in your cell
      without any water to clean yourself." A female civilian contractor
      kept her "uniform" - a thong and miniskirt - on the back of the door
      of an interrogation room, the author says. Who are these women? Who
      allows this to happen? Why don't the officers who allow it get into
      trouble? Why do Rummy and Paul Wolfowitz still have their jobs?


      Marx and Makhno Meet McDonalds's: Casualized Workers in Paris Win
      Several Strikes, Honorably Lose Another with Combined Union and
      Non-Union, Legal and Illegal Tactics
      By Loren Goldner <http://info.interactivist.net/>

      Over the last several years, a revolving network of militants in
      Paris, France, have developed a strategy and tactics for winning
      strikes by marginal, low-paid, outsourced and immigrant workers
      against international chains, in situations where the strikers are
      often ignored by unions to which they nominally belong, or are
      actually obstructed by them.

      While some of these methods benefit from aspects of French labor law
      that are more favorable to strikers than one finds in the backward
      U.S. of A, the overall strategy can certainly find its uses in other
      countries. The group, which calls itself simply Collectif de
      Solidarite (Solidarity Collective) slowly emerged as a network from
      the ferment and upswing in struggle following the 1995 near-general
      strike in France over pension "reform". Their composition ranges from
      casualized workers to people with steady jobs, people who want to
      fight and who see no perspective for doing so within a traditional
      union framework. Experience taught them that initially isolated
      strikes of marginal workers employed by big chains, in the worst
      possible conditions, can win if they are turned into city-wide
      actions by militants from "outside" the workplace (but hardly
      "outside" the increasingly downsized and outsourced work force), and
      - equally important - militants who are not members of vanguard
      groups coming mainly to fish in troubled waters for their own
      recruitment. The strategy could not be farther from the timid
      "corporate campaigns" as developed by the likes of Ray Rogers,
      politely asking stockholders to sympathize with workers, but instead
      involve direct action to shut down businesses with a mixture of legal
      and "extra-legal" (in the grey area between legality and illegality)
      tactics. The network also makes use, where and when it can, of
      better-known methods of creating embarrassing publicity for
      well-known corporate logos.

      The current wave of activity took off in 2002 in a victory for a
      McDonald's strike in the heart of Paris. Five employees were
      arbitrarily fired, accused of stealing from the cash register. A
      strike of 115 days ensued, with regular support actions from other
      McDonald's and fast food restaurants around Paris. In this strike,
      one organizer from the restaurant department of the largest French
      union, the C.G.T. (Confederation Generale du Travail), sensing an
      opportunity for some publicity, did help the strikers (who were
      members of the C.G.T.), against the indifference or hostility of the
      rest of the union. But the actions of the Solidarity Collective
      were indispensable in keeping up picket lines, turning away customers
      and explaining the strike to them, and occasionally shutting down
      other McDonald's locations around Paris. After nearly four months,
      McDonald's management caved, rehired the fired workers, and granted
      other concessions.

      The committee then turned its attention to a struggle that became its
      greatest success to date, the 10-month strike of African immigrant
      maids at ACCOR, the third-ranking multinational hotel chain. ...
      The Senegalese and Malian women involved were often barely literate,
      spoke little or no French, had never been informed of what rights
      they had under French labor law, and were subjected to killing piece
      rates based on the number of rooms cleaned. Further, their jobs were
      outsourced to a cleaning company, Arcade, with completely arbitrary
      scheduling based on the amount of work available from week to week.
      Most of the women developed work-related physical conditions after a
      couple of years on the job, which were not recognized as workplace
      injuries. They did belong to the small alternative union SUD
      (Solidarity-Unity-Democracy), but even this union mainly walked away
      from the strike early on.

      In spite of these obstacles, the Solidarity Collective was able to
      keep the strike alive with unceasing "pin-prick" tactics, disrupting
      hotel lobbies with leafleting twice a week, explaining the strike to
      hotel guests and putting pressure on customers and other hotel
      employees to support the strike; these and and other highly visible
      interventions placed ACCOR and Arcade management on the defensive.
      Their main object was a (successful) attempt to disrupt the smooth
      impersonal functioning of the hotels and to expose the outrageous
      conditions of the maids to public view. As in the McDonald's strike,
      the Solidarity Collective provided the decisive forces that on
      occasion kept the strike alive even when most of the strikers were
      demoralized and close to giving up, while always being careful not to
      substitute themselves for the strikers. Benefit concerts made the
      strike more widely known and raised money. After 10 months,
      management again caved, most importantly on the crucial issue of
      piece rates, the pressures of which were significantly reduced.
      Further concessions were made in the introduction of regular
      scheduling, rehiring of fired strikers, and a payment of 35% of wages
      for the time struck. Š

      The experience of this strike in turn set the stage for further
      involvement in a renewed strike at MacDonald's in Paris. As soon as
      management thought they could get away with it, they moved to fire
      and harass employees involved in the original strike. As a result,
      the struggle erupted anew in early March 2003.

      On May 3, 30-40 members of the Solidarity Collective held a meeting
      in the occupied McDonald's restaurant in the Strasbourg St-Denis area
      of downtown Paris. We then marched to the nearest Frog restaurant
      about 10 minutes away. The strike of Tamil workers had begun in
      reaction against the firing of a Tamil assistant manager but that
      question was quickly overshadowed by demands over outrageous working
      and sanitary conditions and numerous violations of labor law. The
      boss assigned people their vacation time when it suited him; the
      dishwashers had to work with cold water; there was no extra pay for
      overtime; people getting off at 1 AM had to be back at 8 AM, (whereas
      legally there are supposed to be at least 11 hours between shifts).
      The Frog manager had told one Tamil worker: "I'm pleased with your
      work. A European wouldn't do it for even an hour."

      The pleasure of participation was heightened because a fair number of
      the Frog clientele were arrogant yuppies, many of them Brits, as was
      the manager quoted above, who became apoplectic. On this second
      intervention, the Solidarity Collective did not fool around. Here a
      certain "strike culture" specific to France came into play, one not
      easily transposable to American conditions. People marched into the
      pub and immediately one spokesman started shouting through a
      bullhorn; within minutes the main door was blocked and covered by a
      15-foot tape with strike slogans in 10 languages and a detailed
      leaflet in French and in English.

      Then the police showed up and a bizarre ballet began. (One can only
      imagine the response of the NYPD or the San Francisco TAC Squad in a
      comparable situation.) They treated the strikers and strike
      supporters with kid gloves (it was generally assumed they were under
      orders to do so, in order to avoid episodes creating bad publicity
      for the right-wing Chirac government, just then gearing up for an
      attack on public sector workers), huddling with the strike supporters
      over a legal restraining order saying that pickets could do this, but
      not that, etc. We could block the main entrance, but not be inside
      persuading the customers to leave, and so forth. Periodically one of
      the strikers set off a bullhorn that sounded like a police siren,
      adding to the generally unravelling atmosphere.

      Then we marched to another MacDonald's that was also on strike. It
      was packed but it was shut down in about five minutes by the same
      tactics. We were turning people away at the door telling them the
      place was closed and 90% left immediately. It was particularly
      interesting to see lots of scruffy "hip hop" types taking note of the
      strike. At 6:30 PM the same day, a second action was undertaken
      at another Frog location in the very upscale St-Germain des Pres
      neighborhood, on a little side street. For all the complications that
      later emerged between the strikers and the CNT (Conferation Nationale
      du Travail) , the anarcho-syndicalist union they had joined, it was
      initially an upper to turn the corner and see the Tamil pickets with
      their red and black banners CNT banners, somehow symbolic of a real
      internationalism. Most of the Tamils barely spoke French and at times
      it was difficult to tell (through the lone interpreter) what they
      made of all the factional politics swirling around them, not to
      mention (as it later turned out) their own factional politics (cf.
      below) Nonetheless, as union members in the anarcho-syndicalist CNT,
      they were protected by all kinds of labor laws that don't exist or
      are a dead letter in the U.S.: they couldn't be fired for striking,
      they couldn't be permanently replaced by scabs (but could be replaced
      by temps during the strike itself), and if they returned to work they
      would be protected by their open-ended contractŠ.

      The locale was hardly a "proletarian" scene, with mainly upscale
      foreign tourists and French bourgeois passing by. The Solidarity
      Collective managed to get a fair number not to cross the picket line,
      and some of us were explaining the strike to people in English,
      French, German and Spanish. With an old shoe box, we started
      collecting money and raised about 30 euros ($35) in 2 hours. This is
      a great crash course in sociology, seeing who responds and who
      doesn't. It was also interesting because even people who were
      obviously indifferent or hostile were polite. I imagined similar
      types in the U.S. telling me they were damn well going to eat where
      they pleased. That said, it must be pointed out that the specific
      climate leading up to the imminent showdown over public sector
      pensions in May-June 2003, definitely increased sympathy for the
      strike among passers-by and potential patrons.

      The Solidarity Collective has developed these tactics in 5-6 strikes
      of the most exploited immigrant and young French workers in the Paris
      region and the tactics often work. The collective is made up of a
      Paris-wide network of militants who see the need to go beyond
      workplace-organizing; the decisive elements in winning such strikes
      are 30-40 people from outside the workplace who give, or try to give
      the strikers the forces they need for all the aspects of waging a
      strike that gets into trouble, above all through isolation. Š
      Solidarity Collective people are NOT a vanguard group fishing for
      members in troubled waters; they come as equals in the recycled labor
      market. Beginning in May, 2003, the Frog Pub strike began to be
      transformed by the large public sector strikes that began in March
      and continued until the end of June. For weeks, Paris saw one (mainly
      controlled) mass demonstration after another. The main issues (which
      can only be dealt with in the most summary way here) were the
      government's (ultimately successful) attempt to increase the work
      requirement for full retirement benefits for public employees to the
      37 years already in effect for the private sector, and to attack
      teachers with a series of educational "reforms" aiming at large-scale
      layoffs of non-academic personnel and the reorganization of
      curriculum in accordance with the "local" job market. The Frog
      strikers, many of whom were cooks by profession, hit upon the idea of
      selling drinks and sandwiches to the passing demonstrators from
      strategically-located sites along the demo route, combined with the
      aggressive publicity for the strike and fund-raising which the
      Solidarity Committee was conducting in every demo already. This
      tactic netted the strike fund a much-needed boost, and just as
      importantly made the strike against the "patrons negriers"
      (slave-driving bosses) known on a scale unimaginable in its initial

      At the same time, it must be said that the series of mass
      demonstrations, mass meetings and occasional confrontations with the
      police totally dwarfed the forces of the Solidarity Collective, and
      created a situation in which the traditional leftist vanguards, above
      all Lutte Ouvriere, could successfully carry out their systematic
      takeover and manipulation of the mass assemblies. In spite of
      numerous independent rank-and-file initiatives, the unions and the
      leftist groups ultimately were able to to their work of
      demobilization well. Even before the mass movements faded away,
      however, several factors began to weigh on the Frog pub strike, and,
      in contrast to the successes of the initial Macdonald's strike and of
      the African maids against ACCOR and Arcade, set the stage for a
      defeat, one for which, however, Frog management paid a steep price on
      several fronts.

      The first unfavorable turn of events was an internal crisis of the
      CNT which directly undermined the Frog strike. Little enough is known
      outside the union about this internal crisis, which unconscionably
      turned the strike into a factional football among CNT
      mini-bureaucrats, except that at its culmination it led to the
      summary replacement of the head of the CNT's restaurant section.
      Instead of largely ignoring the strike (as the CGT, with one notable
      exception, had done with Macdonald's) or walking away and then
      claiming responsibility for the victory at the end (as SUD had done
      with the African maids' strike), the CNT initially ran the strike
      with little attempt to involve the strikers, presenting themselves as
      "professionals" who would made short shrift of Frog management in a
      few weeks.(2) The upshot of this method, when this bravado was
      revealed for the empty pretension it was, led the strikers to see as
      their only reliable allies the Solidarity Collective, which latter
      the CNT was treating as nothing but an organizational rival,
      projecting their own gate-receipt mentality onto the Collective's
      intentions. In the final months of the strike, only a handful of CNT
      militants continued to work seriously with the strikers and the
      Solidarity Committee.

      Taking a similar destructive toll was the discovery, in mid-summer,
      that 7 of the strikers were members of the nationalist Tamil Tigers.
      One of the two Frog Pub managers had managed to contact the Tigers,
      who constitute a sort of shadow government for the 15,000 Tamils
      living in the Paris region, much as the North African Islamic
      fundamentalist groups attempt to impose themselves on the North
      African population in France. Through whatever deal or payoff, the
      Tamil Tigers not only pulled their own members out of the strike but
      threatened the life of one of the strikers who refused to give up.
      By mid-summer, the public sector and teachers' strikes had largely
      been defeated, except for the ongoing actions of the intermittents du
      spectacle (3) which continued sporadically into the fall.
      Nonetheless, the work of the remaining 7 strikers and of the
      Solidarity Collective began to bite, particularly at the largest Frog
      pub at Bercy, whose clientele had seriously diminished in sympathy
      with the strike, a situation prevailing well into the fall. As a
      result, in spite of the fadeout of the CNT and the "intervention" of
      the Tamil Tigers, the Frog managers were still keen to settle.
      Finally, in October 2003, the remaining strikers accepted a lump sum
      payment of 5000 euros each in exchange for being laid off (which
      would qualify them for further unemployment benefits). Š Transposing
      these tactics to U.S. conditions will obviously have to take account
      of the significantly rougher terrain they will confront. But I am
      aware of no other approach, in confronting the employer offensive now
      underway for more than three decades, which has had anything like the
      Solidarity Collective's small, but still impressive successes.


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      1075 SB Amsterdam
      the Netherlands

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      o Old playlists archived at <http://www.wfmu.org/~bart/
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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
      moos and eddie du bois


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    • bremsstrahlung recordings
      Hello, bremsstrahlung recordings has undergone a few changes receintly and so we d like to let you know about our new focus, website and online-first label.
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 7, 2005

        bremsstrahlung recordings has undergone a few changes receintly and so we'd like to let you know about our new focus, website and "online-first" label.





        We have just overhauled our website and changed our URL address. We are no longer at www.lowercasesound.com but now at www.bremsstrahlung-recordings.org. The site has been completely redesigned, the content has been expanded and we have added an online-first release section.


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