Ranting, Raving, and Rocking by Sal Canzonieri
This was my eighteenth column in AMP magazine. This one Rants on the phony Al Queda, Raves about Gravyzine compilation vinyl LP, and Rocks on about new records by many great new rock n roll bands !
(September 2007 issue #?)
Welcome to my eightteenth column for AMP magazine.
This month’s Rant:
Well, hopefully by the time this column comes out a lot of people aren't dead. Because the “war” against the Iraqi people for the Sunnis' oil, isn't going as well as planned and because congress and the AMERICAN PEOPLE are seeking to finally impeach that asshole, suddenly people “in the know” are springing up and “predicting” that there will surely be another “attack on American soil”. WHICH YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS: we the people are being to threatened by our National Socialist (nazi) government again. Few things are more dangerous than cornered animals, and the Bushit administration is certainly cornered. Right now Bush badly needs some event to re-ignite war-fever and distract the world from his domestic scandals. Israel (which has a prior history of attacking US warships and framing other countries) certainly needs something to trick America into attacking yet another of Israel 's perceived “enemies”.
For people who are supposed to be in favor of protecting Americans from terrorist attack, these assholes sure spend a lot of time wishing that terrorists would attack Americans. If “terrorists” ever do attack between now and election time, the American people are going to wonder why, after so many years of the War on Terror and its horrific cost in lives and money and civil rights, an even worse terrorist attack happens. The public will surely conclude that Bush and the Neocon devils are not only mistaken in their strategy, but utterly incompetent and corrupt.
The recent British pseudo-terrorism incidents this past July, like all post-9/11 "terror," clearly benefits the political agendas in Washington and London at a key moment, while undermining all political opposition to Anglo-American foreign and domestic policies:
1. Bush-Cheney (and the equally complicit Democratic Party leadership) is provided another justification to ramp up the "war on terrorism," and expand its intensifying world war and resource conquest, and step up of the pace of installing a police state within US borders. The Bush administration and its allies around the world obviously have been planning a new 9/11 (blamed on "terrorists") that could create both a justification and an opportunity to retaliate against selected targets.
2. Britain 's incoming Gordon Brown government has been provided with a fresh London 7/7-9/11-style crisis around which it can now impose draconian police state measures upon the British people. Brown seamlessly inherits the "war on terrorism" agenda from war criminal and liar Tony Blair, and ups the ante. It is not clear if Brown's ham-fisted actions are completely of his own design, to "appear tough" to his new constituents, or the result of pressure from Blair and Bush (who is "pleased" with Brown's forceful response).
4. A violent "wag the dog" distraction from ongoing US domestic political scandals, notably Bush's commuting of the sentence of Scooter Libby in the CIA/Valerie Plame affair, benefits Bush-Cheney. Another threat to the American people to back off.
And the threats are coming in hot and heavy! For those of us who have carefully studied events prior to and leading up to 9/11, this sets off giant alarm bells, because there were inadvertent tip-offs about that “unfortunate event” as well. For example, Hollywood director, producer and documentary film maker Aaron Russo, his latest release, America: From Freedom to Fascism, told The Alex Jones Show that Nicholas Rockefeller had personally assured him there was going to be an ‘event' that would trigger the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq eleven months before 9/11 took place.
First: Fearmongering, former Republican Senator Rick Santorum suggested on July 9 th that a series of “unfortunate events,” namely terrorist attacks, will occur within the next year and will change American perception of the war. “Between now and November, a lot of things are going to happen, and I believe that by this time next year, the American public's going to have a very different view of this war, and it will be because, I think, of some unfortunate events, that like we're seeing unfold in the UK. But I think the American public's going to have a very different view.” He is either fear-mongering and/or accidentally letting the cat out of the bag about new terrorist attacks being planned right now to continue to enable, drive and justify the Neocon, home-grown Fourth Reich.
Second: Evil scumbag loser, Michael Chertoff, the secretary of homeland security, on July 10 th told the editorial board of The Chicago Tribune that he had a “gut feeling” about a new period of increased risk. He said he based his assessment on patterns of terrorists in Europe and intelligence he would not disclose. “Summertime seems to be appealing to them,” Mr. Chertoff said. “We worry that they are rebuilding their activities.”
Third: U.S. counterterrorism analysts issued a new report warning that the al Qaeda terrorist network has managed to rebuild a significant amount of its operational capacity. The classified report, titled “Al Qaeda better positioned to strike the West,” was issued by the National Counterterrorism Center and first reported by the Associated Press. The nation's top intelligence analysts echoed these concerns in testimony on Capitol Hill this past July 11th, saying that agencies have been watching al Qaeda's activity in Pakistan carefully. “We see more training. We see more money. We see more communications. We see that activity rising,” said John Kringen, who heads the CIA's analytic division.
Yeah, they can SEE all this stuff, but they can't go there and get rid of them? So, HOW are they seeing more training, money, communication, activity, etc.? Simple, because the CIA are the very ones that are funding and aiding this fictitious organization! How else? Through ESP? Through clairvoyance? Through magic?
Fourth: Headlines scream: “Al-Qaida Video Threatens Attacks on U.S. ” Then the TV news, fake as ever, shows someone wearing a white robe and a turban, a person named Adam Yehiye Gadahn, who also goes by the name Azzam al-Amriki, says al-Qaida would not negotiate on its demands. BUT, Adam Gadahn/Azzam al-Amrika's real name is Adam Pearlman. Yes, he is Jewish, posing as an Al Qaeda terrorist for the US media, and more than that he is the grandson of a member of the board of the Anti-Defamation League!!!!! Azzam in Arabic means either "determined" or "resolved". Second, "Al-Amrika" (it's sometimes spelled "Amerika") translates back to " America ". Interesting use of words Mr. Pearlman is using for a name, I'd say. But even without having to translate the whole name, no Arab has the last name of Amrika. In other words, he is a HOAX, intending to trick America into ANOTHER war on Israel 's enemies.
WISE UP PEOPLE! Al Qaeda IS a HOAX! There is no Al Qaeda, do you know what that word is slang for in Arabic language? It means TOILET BOWL! "Ana raicha Al Qaeda" is colloquial for "I'm going to the toilet". A very common and widespread use of the word "Al-Qaeda" in different Arab countries in the public language is for the toilet bowl. This name comes from the Arabic verb "Qa'ada" which mean "to sit", pertinently, on the "Toilet Bowl". In most Arabs homes there are two kinds of toilets: "Al-Qaeda" also called the "Hamam Franji" or foreign toilet, and "Hamam Arabi" or "Arab toilet", which is a hole in the ground. And, the potty used by small children is called "Ma Qa'adia" or "Little Qaeda". So, again I ask you, if you were forming a terrorist group, would you call yourself, "The Toilet"?
Would a serious Moslem terrorist fundamentalist religion based organization actually call themselves “toilet bowl”. No, have some fucking common sense! The CIA or whatever created them and called them that to PROVOKE real Moslems into committing acts of terror against us. That list of people that came out quickly right after 9/11 of people who were leaders in Al Qaida is an OLD LIST OF KNOWN DRUG DEALERS that the FBI had for a long time! Many people had already seen very same list of names years before, and now it was reused to give the impression that there was an organized group against us.
Look at this:
In 2004, we have an Israeli posing as al-Qaeda in the Philippines . Philippine National Police (PNP) operatives apprehended an Israeli suspected to be a member of the al-Qaeda terror network in Baguio City on June 7, 2004. Arrested was Mera Doutvsky. A week later, explosive materials plenty enough to sink a passenger ship were seized by authorities.
As far back as 2002, The United States government has been provided with concrete evidence that the Israeli Mossad and other Israeli intelligence services have been involved in a 13-month effort to "recruit" an Israeli-run, phony "al-Qaeda cell" among Palestinians, so that Israel could achieve a frontline position in the U.S. war against terrorism and get a green light for a worldwide "revenge without borders" policy. Evidence of the Israeli dirty tricks burst onto the public on Dec. 6, 2002, when Col. Rashid Abu Shbak, head of the Palestinian Preventive Security Services in the Gaza Strip, held a press conference revealing the details of the alleged plot, as his agency had put the pieces together. The revelations undermine the "big lie" that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has used to justify new brutal attacks on Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and other occupied areas. Sharon claimed on Dec. 4 that Israeli intelligence had "hard evidence" of al-Qaeda operations in the Gaza Strip. Now, the top Palestinian leadership has shown the United States and other nations how Israeli intelligence entities were creating that al-Qaeda link! But, the alleged al-Qaeda recruiters were traced to Israeli intelligence, said Colonel Shbak. He detailed incidents, some of which were described in official documents, of cell phone calls and e-mails, where Palestinians were asked to "join al-Qaeda." Shbak said, "We investigated the origin of those calls, which used [wireless phone] roaming, and messages, and found out they all came from Israel," reported the publication, IslamOnline. He said that the potential "recruits," had been given money and weapons, "although most of these weapons did not even work." He also noted that the money for these targetted Palestinians "was transferred from bank accounts in Jerusalem or Israel ."
Abu Qatada, ONE of al-Qaeda's most dangerous figures has been revealed as a double agent working for MI5, raising criticism from European governments, which repeatedly called for his arrest. Britain ignored warnings - which began before the September 11 attacks - from half a dozen friendly governments about Abu Qatada's links with terrorist groups and refused to arrest him. Intelligence chiefs hid from European allies their intention to use the cleric as a key informer against Islamic militants in Britain .
Then not too long ago, in Iraq, we had two British operatives, arrested by Basra police and later freed by a British military operation, were identified by the BBC as "members of the SAS elite special forces" They were disguised by wigs and Arab dress. Iraqi sources reported that the Iraqi police were watching the two, and when they tried to approach them they shot two policemen and tried to escape the scene. The Iraqi police chased and captured them, to discover large amount of explosives planted in the car, which apparently was planned to be remotely detonated in the busy market of Basra . The SAS involvement in Iraq was discovered on the 30th of January 2005 when an RAF Hercules plane crashed near Baghdad killing then British servicemen after dropping off fifty SAS members north of Baghdad to fight Iraqi guerillas.
This double agent stuff goes way back, the CIA has been in bed with the same people for years:
A recently declassified French intelligence report details the extent to which "Al-Qaeda" and Osama bin Laden ran operations for the CIA. "Al-Qaeda" has also served multinational oil interests. Washington 's support and management of the "Militant Islamic Network", including "Al-Qaeda," has been continuous since the Carter administration, through the Bosnia/Kosovo/Macedonia NATO wars of the Clinton administration, and in full flower beginning with and since 9/11. "Al-Qaeda" as well as Al-Qaeda "foreign fighter hordes" propaganda is a key component of the Pentagon's Iraq occupation and pacification program.
OBVIOUSLY: CIA + Mossad + MI5 = Al Queda
It is a well-established and deliberately unaddressed historical fact that the CIA created "radical Islam" and Islamic "terrorism" during the Cold War. It is also a documented fact that the US , its allies, and their intelligence agencies (CIA, Pakistan 's ISI, Britain 's MI-6, etc.) have -- from the 1970s to the present day -- continued to use and guide terrorist groups, including "Al-Qaeda," as intelligence and propaganda assets. "Islamic terrorism" is a manufactured weapon of Western geostrategy, serving Anglo-American interests. Which in turn serves Israeli interests. Why is this happening? Naturally, to support Israel 's plans for the “new middle east”.
And don't you think that it's just Bushit and friends that are the guilty ones here working for Isreali interests. Most of the US Congress is involved as well. Why would the Congress, which supposedly exists to serve the will of the AMERICAN people, be obeying the will of Israel ? Well, maybe because Israel 's lobbying/spying organization, AIPAC, is PAYING THEM TO! Yes, you heard me. Members of AIPAC, the organization suspected of spying for Israel , donate vast sums of money to the members of US Congress. And the US Congress has sold our young men and women in uniform to go off and fight and die in wars Israel has created. It's a big MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME! Congress gives billions to Israel , and AIPAC kicks some of it back to the congressmen that gave them the money in the first place! TOO BAD OUR CORRUPT POLITICIANS CAN”T BE EXECUTED LIKE IN CHINA !
So, here is what you need to do. You need to call all of your congressional representatives and tell them they can either work for AIPAC, or they can work for you, but you will not tolerate a Congress that accepts money from suspected spies of a foreign government and then quite obviously proceeds to serve the will of that government. Tell them that not only will you never again vote for any Congressman that accepts money from Israeli agents but that you intend to work for and support their opposition next election. Tell them better no government at all than a government that serves a foreign power.
Get angry. WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR YOUR CHILD'S LIFE? Surely, after another 9/11 “event” is staged, not only is the reinstatement of the draft inevitable, but martial law will be imposed as well. Don't be surprised if there are no elections next year. Is it not obvious that Psychopaths Run Our Lives?
This month's Raving:
Starting in 1994, Gravy was a Montreal based fanzine that was a favorite of die hard rock & roll fans. Gravy was loved not only for their cool 60s meets 70s art retro garage punk design but also for interviewing the coolest bands and discovering some of the hottest new ones, such as Teengenerate, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Supersuckers, Sebadoh, TAD, Melvins, Guided by Voices, Electric Frankenstein, The Dwarves, Iggy Pop, New Bomb Turks, Joe Matt, El Vez, The Makers, Fu Manchu, Man or Astroman, The Spaceshits, The Make-up, Girls against Boys, The Lazy Cowgirls, The Muffs, Murphys Law, Wayne Kramer and many more.
Gravy transformed into GRAVYzine online at www.gravyzine.com in 2002. But now Gravy has been resurrected in a new format, a VINYLZINE! Gravy is spearheading the “back to vinyl” movement that's growing in leaps and bounds worldwide with this special compilation of the choicest new garage / punk / rock & roll / rockabilly bands that are getting the Gravy stamp of approval. A dozen hot tracks feature all aspects of the new underground scene that the kids want to know about! Join those in the know and grab a copy of “Get It! Smash it! Vol.1 Gravy vinylzine! Liner notes by New Bomb Turks singer Eric Davidson. The vinyl LP is on multicolor marbled vinyl, so no two copies look alike. It is a limited edition pressing of only 500 copies, so you better get one now before it is too late and you have to pay a fortune for it on eBay!
The new garage rock is not 60's influenced, but late 70s/ early 80s influenced instead. Which makes for a much more interesting and wilder sound, having more diverse influences. The Gravy zine comp LP gathered together 12 bands from the US , Canada , Italy , Norway , etc, to show what the new sound is like. Here's a list of the bands and songs on this ground-breaking new comp LP:
CPC GANGBANGS – from Montreal
DEMON'S CLAWS – from Montreal
THE JET FIVE – from Montreal
THE SUNDAY SINNERS – from Montreal
THE GOGO PLEASERS – from Montreal
BLOODSHOT BILL – from Montreal
MOTORAMA– from Italy
THE CHEATERS – from Norway
THEODORE GRIMM – from New Jersey
WHEN I WAS DEAD – from New Jersey
SOME ACTION – from New York City
THE FIREJACKs (featuring Bloodshot Bill) – Montreal / Tennessee USA , and elsewhere
Contact information for ordering: SAMIA17@OPTONLINE.NET / GRAVYzine POB 294, WHIPPANY NJ 07981 / www.gravyzine.com
This month's Rocking:
Well, there's been a slew of great Hot Rock Action records out in the last few months, as always ignored by the music press, under the radar but still sounding great as ever. Nowadays people don't even bother going into record stores, they just get the records direct from the bands and labels. Keep on the lookout for the following cool records, on the internet or in the record stores:
The Genders, “Virgin No. 72” album on Dead Sea Records – From Tel Aviv, Israel , come these lanky Classic Rock monsters. EF have had the pleasure to play with this amazing band live last year when they toured the USA . If you love big Rock with fat tasty riffs and super tight well crafted songs with an AC/DC meets Buck Cherry sound, then you'll love this band! They boogie like the best of Savoy Brown, and the shake with the energy of today's Punk influenced High Energy Rock & Roll. Blessed with one of the best deep Rock voices around, Amir Neubach sings silky and smooth, like a great single malt whiskey. This is their third album that I have, all of them have been thoroughly enjoyable party rock style records. Their music is always groovy, clever, and danceable. Can someone with brains and some cash take this band under their wing and let them be the Rock Stars they sound like! Another band, along with Sweden 's Dollhouse and the UK 's Clams, that could be HUGE here in America if the radio would play them and a real record label would invest in this always dependable and smart Rockers that the Chicks would surely dig if given the chance to groove on their hot rock sound. Check them out at www.thegenders.com
Rock City Dropouts, “Check It Out” album on Super Rock Records – From Atlanta GA, another amazing band that EF played with. They put on a totally high energy live show, hootin and a hollerin, with a really cool sound that flows seamlessly from Black Oak Arkansas southern fried real classic rock & roll right into almost Pop Rock choruses and then smoothly right back again into the fat Power Rock riffs and high octane Bob Segar System smoking Ops mania! There's even a taste of Stiff Little Fingers meets The (early) Misfits in their sounds too. It's real American Rock & Roll, just as hot as where they are from. Check them out at: www.myspace.com/rockcitydropouts
The Bourbon Saints 3 song demo CD – another powerful and ripping supertight High Energy Rock n Roll steamroller that EF had the pleasure to play with (including the LA Slumlords!), at the Fistful of Rock & Roll mini-fest we held in LA at that stupid shit house The Viper Room. If you are smart, you will contact these guys via their myspace page or go see them live as soon as you can. Look there aren't too many bands that are smart enough to not only create their own sound without lazily copycatting some other band but to do it in such a great way that you can remember every song they do and you put their demo cd right back on as soon as it is over! Everything is perfect about their sound, from their rich vocals, musical power, memorable melodies, and cleaver lyrics. Check them out at: www.myspace.com/theboubonsaints
Flexx Bronco, “Volume 1” album (self released) – yet again a great live band that EF has played with. Hailing from San Francisco , thankfully that hasn't stifled their Classic High Energy Punk Rock & Roll. Hearty vocals, big riffs, lots of punch, emotional music that keeps a steady AC/DC meets Humble Pie pace in your face, you can't go wrong with these guys. They write real songs that do something, which is more than most bands can ever say. Flexx Bronco has a bluesy country feel to their songs, but still Rocks like Kiss. Check them out at www.flexxbronco.com
Kickstarter, (no title) album on Excelsior Records – Great snotty Punk Rock & Roll, with overdriven raw Johnny Thunders guitar sound! I think this three piece is from California too. Refreshing to hear a leather-jacketed muscle punk round of songs. Fast to mid-paced songs propel you along, with tasty riffs and cool Chuck Berry leads with a strong bluesy appeal. Lyrics are funny cynical “streets of Hollywood ” horror stories of local victims of drunken debauchery, drug depravity, and doped out dead enders. Music goes more in the direction of the Angry Samoans, Dictators, NY Dolls, side of 70s Punk Rock, without every getting sloppy or, horror of horrors, stooping down to gutter punk level (thank god!) and fully carries itself well in the company of all the great Punk Rock & Roll that has emerged from California over the years. Fans of southern Cali greats The Stitches will like this, I do. Check them out at www.kickstarter.us
The Nick Vivid Effect demo CD – WOW! I am almost totally speechless! A real motherfucker of a debut! THIS IS AMAZING Alice Cooper Mott the Hoople style GIGANTIC RIFF Glam ROCK! This band is way TOO GOOD for shithole NYC! Man, RUN to get a chance to see this TWO piece band blow everyone off the stage! Featuring the ever talented Nick Vivid on guitar and vocals, who along with drummer Shane Kerton were in the also amazing Drag Citizen. This is so super amazing, purely emotional, hard felt, real, FUCKING ENJOYABLE and FUN TO LISTEN TO, jaw dropping song writing that most bands will pale in comparison to! I listened to this 3 song demo like 10 times in a row and it still sounds great. If Bush didn't cheat to be president and set the world off kilter fucking everything up so much that even the frigging Boston Red Socks won the world series against the NY Yankees, then the Nick Vivid Effect (or their previous Drag Citizen band) would be RADIO GODS! Fuck what is wrong with the world? Can't we just storm the radio stations and the rest of the crooked music biz and just kills those bottleneck control freak assholes once and for all so that everyone can hear PURE TALENT again on the radio! GOD DAMN! This band is SO GOOD that I get this MAD at the injustice of it all! If you every trusted me about REAL ROCK & ROCK then listen to THE NICK VIVID EFFECT ! As great as the Wildhearts! Check them out on www.myspace.com/megaplatinum
On Parole “Volume 3” self released CD – One of the very best new powerhouse bands from Sweden (besides the ever amazing Dollhouse). This is really smile inspiring toe tapping, head banging, big fat boogie Motorhead meets Turbonegro fun rock n roll. Melodic as fuck too. Totally enjoyable riffs and 70s style Deep Purple monster rock that gets the girls up and shaking their things. Vocals are rich and full blues style. Blistering leads, John Bonham drums, Bad mutha Bass, all the best ingredients for Real Rock & Roll High Energy! Check them out at www.on-parole.net
That's it for now! More great rock n roll to come!
Oh, before I forget! Near the end of 2007, we will be having the First International FISTFUL OF ROCK & ROLL festival in Montreal Canada ! Featuring a load of amazing bands from all over Canada and the USA and elsewhere! Montreal is the new (always was really) ROCK & ROLL CAPITAL OF NORTH AMERICA! For further news as it is available check out the Fistful news blog at www.myspace.com/fistfulofrock
That's it for this month! Thanks.
If you want your cds, dvds, etc., to be reviewed in this column, send them to: Sal Canzonieri, POB 294, Whippany NJ 07981 , USA , thanks!
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