Ranting, Raving, and Rocking by Sal Canzonieri
This was my twelfth column in AMP magazine. This one Rants on the post 9/11 USA by Bush & pals, Raves on Monster Model Kits, and Rocks on about Canada's The Dearly Beloved!
(May 2006 issue #45)
Welcome to my twelfth column for AMP magazine.
This month’s Rant:
Like the high gas prices? Ha, that's nothing, it will be hitting $5 a gallon
this year. It really should be $18 a gallon! The higher it is the faster
they will invest in alternative non-fossil based fuels. There is no real
reason we are still burning dinosaur juice all these years other than the
oil companies kept the prices low to make sure that we would be continuously
using it like the 'addicts' that Bush said we were. Gasoline has been very
cheap for decades when it should never have been, especially considering
that not only The USA, but China and India, and the rest of the world are
burning through billions of gallons a year. Is it any wonder that crude oil
is considered to be only available for the next 100 years? That's nothing,
100 years, that means each year the price of gasoline will go up little by
little a few dollars a year. Each dollar paid for gasoline is another dollar
paid to terrorists, from the Saudi government to the US Oil companies, all
terrorists. Let's get off the Oil standard, it's archaic and stupid to use
it at all (at least for transportation,
since you will still need it to make most plastics).
Many people are showing slowed down films of flight # 175 right before the South Tower was hit, which show something attached to the underside of the Boeing Plane that is not ever there in any other such plane (it was also the maiden voyage of this brand new plane by the way), and the slowed down films show a small rocket, actually a wire guided missile, shooting out and entering the tower. You can see the films, taken from commercial tv station coverage at this site: www.letsroll911.org There on the 2nd plane, which hit the 2nd World Trade Center building, there is a very large extra piece of equipment that has been attached to the plane's fuselage, off centered on the right side of the fuselage, just forward of the gear well doors. But, it is not standard equipment for a Boeing 767 200 ER, or any other passenger aircraft. Boeing was asked to identify this equipment, obvious in almost all the news photos from 9/11. They refused to identify it, and instead suggested that these questions be answered by the 9/11 Commission. It is CLEARLY visable in all the photos and film footage that show the underside of this plane, it's not an 'if' it is there, but a 'what' is there. No one can deny something that is so clear in all these photos that is not ever seen on any other passager plane anywhere. See for your self. The ONLY planes that exist that has such a thing are military planes. Was a military plane painted to look like a passenger plane and then used to attack the building? Weird too is that in not one photo of this plane do the photos show that there are any passenger windows on the plane.
Plus, totally illogical that this Atta guy, who would be killing himself in
a few hours, would drive all night from Massachusetts to Portland Maine, and
then check out of room 232 of the Comfort Inn south of Portland at 5:33 a.m.
on 9/11, driving their rented blue Nissan Altima to the airport, arriving in
a lot at 6 a.m. with only a few minutes to catch a commuter flight to
Logan Airport. In fact, their last-minute check-in caused their two bags not
to make that flight, which forces the airline to have their bags arrive on
the next flight. Especially since this bag contained all the information
about the operation and who was involved, including the names of the
hijackers, their assignments and their al-Qaida connections. Sounds like
bullshit to me. Why would someone about to kill themselves by smashing a
plane into a building, give a shit about packing a bag that contained all
the info the FBI would want to know? How wonderfully thoughtful of the
hijackers! Those nice terrorists! And, why would they risk these loaded bags
(which included correspondence from the University Atta went to in Egypt,
Almari's international driver's license and passport, a videocassette for a
Boeing 757 flight simulator, a folding knife and pepper spray, and even
extra heavy duty weapons they figured they didn't need!) be somehow opened
by security and the plan would have been foiled before they ever made it to
Boston. Then, by another amazing coincidence, similar papers were found in
the wreckage of another airliner! One of the pieces of luggage was said to
include "Arab-language papers amounting to Atta's last will and testament,
along with instructions to the other hijackers to prepare themselves
physically and spiritually for death." This guy thought of everything! But
why would a terrorist go spilling all the beans in these two suitcases? He's
not a PR man? Oh, and don't forget that his wallet was miraculously found on
the ground in NYC! How come no one else's wallets or purses were found, just
his? This guy tells all his pals "Check all of your items -- your bag, your
clothes, knives, your will, your Ids, your passport, your papers. . . . Make
sure that nobody is following you." and then he leaved behind two bags full
of information? Incredible! And how about a couple of months later FBI
Director Robert Mueller said on CNN, that there was no factual proof these
were the guys. Weird too that five simultaneous terror hijacking drills were
going on right at that time, that up to 22 planes filled the air
screens so that no one there knew what the hell was real and what wasn't.
Weird too that a week before the military was testing a new remote control
device that could overtake a plane's controls from a distance and that four
of the people that invented the device were told to go to a meeting on 9/11
and of course wound up on one of the 9/11 flights! Weird that someone
anonomously warned Brown in California not to travel that day. Weird that
these are just a few of the weird things that are connected with 9/11.
The band members are Rob Higgins, Niva Chow, Damon Richardson, Shannon Foerter, Alex Oreilly, and John Pogue. Damon recently used to drum for the great Danko Jones band. Rob was in Change of Heart previously. The Dearly Beloved have a super sophisiticated writing style and they haven't released their first album yet. They have two singers that work really well together like X did. Their voices blend well together in some parts and then contrast each other in other parts of the songs. Their music is High Energy Rock, with intelligent lyrics and an exciting sound. One of the first things you are struck with is how great they write their song arrangements. Canada seems to have some of the best song writers around, with other bands like Nasty On, Tricky Woo, Come On, Bionic, all great Rock & Roll song writers.
What's great about their sound is that is careens from spiky punk into Nirvana bits and into guitar riffs that rip and then the arrangements change suddenly into late 80s post-punk like from Homestead Records back in the day. But altogether, besides telling you that they have great record collections, is that their sound is fresh and adventurous. They obviously have a lot of experience playing live and recording, because they sound not only very smart and exciting but also relaxed enough to groove into their songs while still maintaining a vital sense of urgency.
You can't go wrong checking these guys out, give their songs a listen and
contact them via myspace to buy their 6 song ep.
Dearly Beloved (and Be Your Own Pet) are the beginning of a new youthful
wave of Rock bands that are up and coming for the new generation that
doesn't copy cat everyone around them and that doesn't bore you at all.
If you like great songs that stick in your head and that bring you on an
exciting adventure journey as good as any post-punk bands from days gone by
were able to muster, then you will be happy to hear their music. I totally
love Niva's voice on their songs and the way that her and Rob's voices don't
step on each other and act just as much of an instrument as the guitars and
(c) 2006 BGT ENT / Sal Canzonieri