I’m sure the Koch Brothers give a flying fuck about you and me

From Bloomberg here:

Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who run Wichita, Kansas-based Koch Industries Inc., added $1.3 billion to their collective fortune yesterday on reports that U.S. industrial production gained more than forecast. The surge elevated their net worth to more than $100 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Well, we better preserve their liberty to spend their fortune to destroy the environment in their efforts to make even more loot.

Because even when you have $100+ billion you really don’t have enough money or power and you need to relentlessly pursue more of both.


3 Voces Para el Pueblo Side 2 (MP3)


Lado 2:

Un Disco Mas – Julio Jaramillo
Temeridad – Olimpo Cardenas
Ayudame Dios Mio – Lucho Bowen
Niegalo Todo – Julio Jaramillo
Tu Duda Y La Mia – Olimpo Cardenas
Ladrona – Lucho Bowen



Ex-Mayor Bloomberg does God’s work for him

From here:

Yet even better than being a rock star, the ever-confident Bloomberg believes his work on gun safety and public health in general has earned him the approval of the most important judge there is. “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed,” he told the Times. “I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

It’s good to see Bloom-Pants maintains his healthy level of self-esteem.

He’s earned his place in heaven, despite his racist stop and frisk policy!

Apparently, God is a cracker.


“The Girls” Side 1 (MP3)


Side 1:

Darling, I belong to you
One Little Mistake
Dream Love
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury
He Never Looks My Way
I’m Gonna Love Ya’ Till I die


Active Music Listening Friday April 18, 2014

YTD recordings listened to: 268
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 177
Not good music: 75

Honorable Mentions: 0
Buys: 1

Possibles: Boyd Rivers, Chris McGregor, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Dave Arner Trio, Trap Them, Bill Horist, MAKU Soundsystem, Zomby, Retox, Owiny Sigoma Band, About Group, Jello Biafra, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Jessie Mae Hemphill, All Pigs Must Die, Kendl Winter, Shigeto, Bone Dance, Cage the Elephant, Defeater, Sidi Toure, Lindi Ortega, Jonwayne, Christian Kjellvander, Okkyung Lee, Tiger Hatchery, Xiu Xiu, The Ballantynes, Debruit and Aljawal, Slidhr, The Whammies, The Chewers, La Misa Negra, Melingo, Alexander Hawkins, Cheryl Pyle, Mexican Dubwiser, Toxic Holocaust

@@@ Alden Penner: Exegesis (Self-released, 2014)  I found this record on the CFUV weekly charts email out of Vancouver.  Stripped down intimate folk that morphs into a full band slacker/psych vibe opens up the record.  The female singer sounds an awful lot like Yoko Ono — something you don’t encounter very often.  The second tune, Louis XIV, is much more rockin’ than the opener, Precession.  There are different types of tunes within this record, but not so much for it to feel fragmented.  I also thought of the Pixies as one of the tunes was rolling through.  Lots of subtle quirk packed in here.

@@@ I Exist: From Darkness (Prosthetic, 2013).  Some buzzy thrash off a recent heavy metal mailorder email.  Very engaging drummer, a surprising amount of bass for a metal record and a piquant blend of power chordage and classic metal guitar shred.  They get into a more mainstream hard rock vibe on the third tune, Sorrow on Hill.

@@@ Teebs: Estara (Brainfeeder, 2014).  Some New Age influenced ambient electronica I found on the CFUV weekly charts email.  I liked the arrangements of the sounds more than I dug the vocals.  Has a wee bit of a Sigur Ros feel.

@@@ Horse Thief: Fear in Bliss (Bella Union, 2014).  Some dramatic, soft indie electronic that I got to via a music publicist email.   The second tune, I Don’t Mind, is an uplifting dittie with a big swelling chorus.  Instrumentation is basic band plus required synth player tucked in there.  The lead singer sports a bit of a Dylanesque nasal twang, but he’s ensconced in a basket of oohs and aahs and harmony vocals.

I streamed here, I think you can too.

The kind of headline that can a journalist’s house burned to the ground

From CNBC:

Get used to it: The rich do get richer

As one would expect from a headline containing so much propaganda, the writer goes on the usual ‘this is just the way it is’ here’s a weird reason why it’s okay, blah blah blah, media fellatio.

I can’t be the only person out there that wants to burn this guy’s house down when I read that.

3 Voces Para el Pueblo Side 1 (MP3)


Lado 1:

Lagrimas De Amor — Olimpo Cardenas
Rondando Tu Esquina – Julio Jaramillo
Yolando – Lucho Bowen
Nuestro Juramento – Olimpo Cardenas
Cinco Centavitos – Julio Jaramillo
No Me Mires A Los Ojos – Lucho Bowen