Wreck: Brilliant Withdrawal
- wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3 ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: 374 [971*]: Brilliant Withdrawal
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28 May 2007 // 17.00-19.00
"It is my fervent belief that when legislators create a list of
places where people can't carry guns, what they have actually done is
create a shopping list for a mad man." Texas governor Rick Perry
"I actually got angry that Virginia Tech had said 'no you can't have
a gun', and here's this incident, the second-largest school shooting
in the world and no-one could do anything about it. Now, when I walk
into my own class, I have to think: 'Where do I want to sit so I can
make a quick getaway?'" Andrew Sugg, Baylor University student and
member of the Students for Concealed Carry on Campus
Berlin / room for Room > Jonas Braasch 
Fish Tales from the Bible > If, Bwana 
La Valse de la Bourgeoisie > Willem Breuker 
Stolz > Coolhaven 
Harlem Overdrive > Visit Venus 
Rote Gitarre > Coolhaven 
Der Affe unde Der Ich > Rocket / Freudental 
Erführung > Coolhaven 
David Hasseloffalwaffle [think positive] > Message for Fish Cliffy 
Geburtstag Drink am Sunset > Coolhaven 
Gerümpel zu Verkaufen > Rocket / Freudental 
Harlem Overdrive > Visit Venus 
Morosofie1.1e > Wreck This Mess 
#23 The Lay of Ike > John Berryman 
Pleasing the Korean > Pussy Galore 
Christian Soldiers > Barbara Barg 
Phallus C > Osibisa 
Morosofie2.1e > Wreck This Mess 
I Don't Need It, I Don't Want It & You Cheated Me Out of It > John Giorno 
Hey Lawdy Mama > Minutemen 
Buckets of Rain > Bob Dylan 
Tongue Tied > Wanda Jackson 
Dangerous Ground > Varsity Singers 
Hot Dog That Made Him Mad > Wanda Jackson 
Anglais avec son Sang Froid > Paddy Roberts 
 "Global Reflections" on Deep Listening <www.deeplistening.org>.
Interesting foray into "jamming" with your surroundings or at least
having a dialog with the invasive out there and your hermetic in here.
 "Radio Slaves" on Generator. Brilliant high quality material from
the master DIY 80s tapesmiths. Too bad this CD is already acting up
in a manner no unlike a poorly burned CDR. It's hard to get it to
play in a variety of CD players.
 "Drums in the Night / Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" on BVHaast
<www.bvhaast.nl>. Excellent interpretations of Brecht work.
 "Strombolique Phantasien" on Taple <www.coolhaven.nl>. Is the
post-modern equivalent of a rock opera based on the life of
cult-actor David Hasselhoff. Highly recommended for those who don't
mind finding their hero unrecognizable or pulled down a peg or 2.
 "Music for Space Tourism, Vol. 1". 1995. German Visit Venus is a
duo that produces chill beats and eminently cozy jazzy electronica.
There are also humorous-kitschy-post-mod excavations of denigrated
genres like jazz rock and the spacey jazz of Weather Report.
 "Wir Leben Wie Gespenster" on Trikont
<www..rocket-freudental.de>. Rocket in that great tradition of
rudimentary punk rock [like Trio] which simplifies everything down
about 8 notches and comes up sounding fresh, original, punk,
experimental, kinetic. Always recommended.
 V/Vm-related material of dumpster-jumping in the pop garbage bin
area down a dead end alley. Vengeful irony never sounded so sharp.
 Section one of a commissioned soundscape piece for Worm-produced
program on Morosophy for VPRO public radio, the personal philosophies
of schizos that are so involved and enthusiastically elaborate that
their insanity begins to gain a kind of resonance of possibility.
 great poem by one of the many poets from that late-1950s through
1970s era who were so astute at fusing their own spiritual misgivings
with the general zeitgeist that they ended up with a single exit
option - suicide.
 "Pussy Galore" on Pussyfoot. Special compilation. Ny-ish noise
punk with a special "my life in the thrill kill kult" side which
meant moving beyond just lame old guitar punk and incomprehensible
[and thus lauded] noise. They engaged in clever remixes that made
their material more listenable and resonate beyond just post-CB's
 "One World Poetry: Live from Amsterdam" on Giorno Poetry Systems
/ Knipscheer / MilkyWay. As produced by the long-dead Benn Possett,
deliriously blends Dutch and Anglo poets for a really nice record of
resistance poetry with a sense of humor. Recorded live in Amsterdam
in 1980. Includes this excellent Barg piece. Stay tuned for more on
the Benn Possett memorial reading to happen in Amsterdam in 2008.
Anyone who appeared at one of his events is invited to perform. It
will be a full gala event.
 "Osibisa" on MCA vinyl. Found this on Queens Day for 50 cents.
Olatunji meets Santana on the way to Burundi Black's house.
 "Project: Smersh" on SST vinyl. Now listened to I believe their
special blend of earnest leftism, speed metal jazz noise was
overrated because you REALLY wanted to like them.
 "Blood on the Tracks" on Columbia vinyl, 1974. Still a great
record at a time when I went to see Dylan and met 2 Jim Morrison fans
dressed as pre-Goths and we had a kiss and discuss encounter on their
front stoop on the Westside of Ann Arbor.
 "Let's Have a Party" on Charley vinyl. great compilation by this
vivacious, sexy, Oklahoma-born rockin' queen of rock and roll who
toured with Elvis as a kind of female equivalent.
 "Songs of America" on Concertone vinyl.
 The Englishman and his usual bloody cold.
Oh the Englishman is noted for his "sang froid"
Which translated means his usual bloody cold
And he loves his pipe and slippers and the missus and the nippers
And he's happy simply growing old
And he never says a word if he can help it
That's why people say he's always full of phlegm
He's quite unmoved by atom bombs and rockets to the sun
He never speaks to strangers for it simply isn't done
But when cricket starts his fury's uncontrolled
The Englishman with his usual blood cold
Oh the Englishman could not be called romantic
His technique is not particularly good
All the French and the Italians chase their women round like stallions
But the Englishman's a suet pud
And the slightest demonstration of affection
He regards as being rather infradig
He says the way the French behave is absolutely nuts
He'd like to try it really but he hasn't got the guts
He's scared to death the neighbours might be told
The Englishman with his usual blood cold
Oh! The Englishman has lot of little foibles
And some of them are really past belief
For he's still of the opinion that the folk in each dominion all regard
him as the big white chief
But in spite of all of his curious delusions
Underneath it all he has a heart of gold
And when the Armageddon comes
And all the world is dust
And men will come to judgement as we know they surely must
He'll be there with his umbrella neatly rolled
The Englishman and his usual blood cold
The Englishman and his usual blood cold
o Murder in Manheim Township: My mother lives in Amish Country,
Pennsylvania Dutch Country. In the middle of picturesque rolling
hills in mid-PA. Very conservative - people are still proud that they
voted 4 times AGAINST FDR! - and the burden of a lot of religious
zealotry. A lot of the people in the area seem to know what is best
for everyone. A lot of these people are not Amish and not Mennonite.
They are in fact the benefactors [economically] from the fact that
they live a lifestyle so unusual that people come from big cities
like Philly in big buses just to photograph them. They also hate the
Amish as is the wont of many religious zealots, they hate with
justification. The Amish don't pay taxes the same way as normal
people do and tear up the pavement with their horses and buggies A
year ago or so some normal guy, a milkman, hijacked a big milk truck
and drove it to an Amish one room school house, chased all of the
boys and teachers out, lined up the little girls and shot them in the
head one by one execution style, then killed himself. No one saw him
as anything but ordinary. No record, no unusual behavior, married,
religious, kids His wife had no idea that he had amassed a sizeable
gun collection. You know the story; whenever and wherever [US, UK,
NL, wherever] there is a murder in an unlikely place, a suburb, a
quiet town, the neighbors are always interviewed and always say: he
was such a nice guy, ordinary, played with the kids, fed birds, was a
boy scout leader
A more recent murder less than a mile from my mom's house in a
well-to-do area, someone killed a teen boy and his parents, while the
20-year-old daughter managed to escape to call police. The immediate
aftermath led to lots of advice on increased security and vigilance.
The problem with this scenario is the one that keeps coming back:
Ordinary people are the murderers. Like a scene out of Night of the
Living Dead, the more you try to barricade yourself from external
killers, the less likely you will be able to escape from inside when
you find out the killer is one of you. This is the illogical notion
behind getting guns to protect yourself. The more we try to protect
ourselves from those out there who are murdering us, the more we
forget that we are locking ourselves in homes, fortresses and gated
communities with the very people who will do us harm - ourselves, our
relatives and friends
A majority of murders happen inside the house and are committed by
someone [family, friends, acquaintance] of the victims and are often
killed with their own weapon. The murder in this clean and upscale
hood remained unsolved and would have remained so had the perp not
confessed to his father and had his father not gone to the police.
The accused [self-confessed] was the teen boy's best friend. Thus far
still no motive but the boy said he had merely intended to smother
his friend to death but instead knifed him and his parents to death.
The point here is that normal people gather with other normal people
in a kind of tribe and depending on how fervently they want to remain
untaintedly normal, they tend to exclude [often to the excluded's
relief no doubt] the not-normal - usually something to do with black
or gay or alternative lifestyle or environmental nuts or
non-christians or free thinkers or, well, you know It is there that
they conveniently manage to place blame when things do not go
according to the book [Bible or other self-help manual] and as one
can certainly now conclude: the enemy is among and he is us. Us
because we pressure the young to conform to stupid ideologies that
crimp and crumble the minds of kids, skew their values to
unlivability. And those who seek the answer, the respite, in families
should take a look at the ravages of what family member do to one
another. Sure families are great when they are great but hell when
they are the very criminals you thought lived outside your gated
[psychologically] communities. This is one of the central themes of
my novel Ocean Groove, Ocean Grave, which documents incidents that
happened while I lived in a self-righteous, self-enamored, weird
religious community along the New Jersey shore, which was a summer
resort for Methodists [the kind that came here were precisely the
kind with mean-spirited bumper stickers like GOD WILL PUNISH YOU FOR
NOT HEEDING MY WORD], Republicans right-wingers with god on their
Today on the BBC website, this article. Mind you, this is 2 years
after Jeb [bro] Bush, as governor of Florida, signed legislation that
allows people to carry guns into bars to protect themselves!
Americans call for gun freedom By Kati Whitaker, BBC Radio 4's
Crossing Continents 5 July
In the aftermath of the Virginia Tech massacre, many Americans have
been campaigning for permission to carry guns in more places, even
churches and schools.
"Imagine you are in a restaurant and a mad man is walking around from
table to table, pointing a gun, taking aim and pulling the trigger,
going to the next person, taking aim, pulling the trigger and so on,"
says Suzanna Hupp.
"Even if you have chosen not to have a gun with you - don't you hope
the guy behind you has one? Just imagine that." But Suzanna Hupp does
not have to imagine. It was October 1991 when a gunman entered the
diner where Suzanna, a Texan chiropractor, was having lunch with her
parents. The man methodically executed 23 people including Suzanna's
parents. Suzanna had a gun. But since Texan state law at the time
banned people from carrying guns in public places, she had left it in
"My gun was 100 feet away in my car, completely useless to me," she
says. "I was angry at my legislators because they had legislated me
out of the right to protect myself and my family." The massacre was,
until Virginia Tech, the largest mass shooting by a single gunman in
the US. Now, in the wake of that tragedy, Suzanna is one of a growing
body of Americans campaigning for the availability of more, rather
than fewer, guns. "Nobody could have stopped that guy from the first
couple of murders but it sure wouldn't have been a body bag total of
32," she says.
Statistics are hard to come by, but at Saxet Gun Show in Austin
Texas, there was plenty of anecdotal evidence to back the claim that
since Virginia Tech, more Texans, at least, are now applying for
licences to carry guns. At a huge convention centre in the southern
suburbs of Austin, Judith Baker of A Texas Girl's Guns firearm sales
company was talking a young woman through the safety features on her
new handgun. "Gun sales have gone up since Virginia Tech. Not just my
own sales but many dealers and distributors have also increased their
gun sales," she says.
"And we are not just talking men here but I am seeing a lot more
women wanting to get their concealed handgun licence. I am glad to
see that women are learning to protect themselves."
Some 48 states in the US issue licences to allow the carrying of
concealed weapons to those who pass a background check. But states
vary in their restrictions. Thirty eight states, including Virginia,
ban weapons at schools. In Texas, certain places like churches,
courthouses and schools, are designated "gun-free zones". It is an
exception that Texas governor Rick Perry recently challenged with the
wholehearted endorsement of campaigners like Suzanna Hupp. "It is my
fervent belief that when legislators create a list of places where
people can't carry guns, what they have actually done is create a
shopping list for a mad man," he said.
Guns in classes
Andrew Sugg is a student of aviation science at Baylor University at
Waco and a member of the newly formed national body Students for
Concealed Carry on Campus. He is spearheading a campaign for students
to be allowed to carry concealed firearms into the classroom. "I
actually got angry that Virginia Tech had said 'no you can't have a
gun', and here's this incident, the second-largest school shooting in
the world and no-one could do anything about it," he says. "Now, when
I walk into my own class, I have to think: 'Where do I want to sit so
I can make a quick getaway?'
"I look at my book bag and think: 'What can I throw at someone who
comes through the door? What could I do to stall him and let
everybody get away or what can I do to stop him from doing this?'."
It is a mindset that is of considerable worry to the campus police
Baylor University has a dedicated force of 24 police officers who are
trained and drilled to respond to a firearms attack such as that at
Virginia Tech. Its chief, James Doak, said that the potential for
strife is considerable among its 14,000 18-to-22 years-olds - whether
it is stress of exams, girlfriend problems or simply hot tempers. Add
guns to the equation and the combination could be lethal.
"We cannot rely on students who have not been drilled in these
situations to respond properly. Would they freeze up? Would they have
a sense of terror in their hearts so they respond inappropriately?"
he says. "Our officers have a level of life experience which students
can't possibly have at the age of 21 or 22."
But like many other Americans, Mr Sugg points to the Second
Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms, as a fundamental
justification for his position. "Guns are to me a freedom, that is
what won us our freedom during the revolutionary war and we've had
them ever since," he says.
Your main weapon is to participate in society by refusing to
participate in the escalating insanities now described as avg. normal
society. Anyway, back to the music, one of the only distractions that
may be able to save humanity from itself
I'm currently writing the liner notes for a great new disc: Suicidal
Yodels by Erika Stucky. She does lots of cover versions and here on
this new release will cover Dylan's "All I Really Want to Do",
featuring some amazing yodels [echoing and amplifying Dylan's own shy
plaintive yodel] as does the rest of this intriguing set of blues
yodels as filtered through a Haight-Ashbury Swiss gal
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