Archive for July, 2010

The Persistence of White Supremacy

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Here’s the real point about Shirley Sherrod, from a post to the SNCC mailing list. Ruby Sales is a black activist and theologian who narrowly escaped murder after the Selma-Montgomery March. (The bigot rifleman killed a white theology student instead. The bigot rifleman was then acquitted by an all-white jury.) In case some more Breitbart scum […]

KOTJ July 25 2010

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

CINDY BULLENS LIVE on Kick Out the Jams, Sunday July 25  10 AM – Noon Eastern time Cindy Bullens will join me in the second hour to talk about her new album, Howling Trains and Barking Dogs. It’s an exploration of her Nashville songwriting ventures with such collaborators as Radney Foster, Bill Lloyd and Matraca Berg. […]

Albert Leccese

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Please Join in A Toast to Genius & Greatness Today, Saturday July 24, at 2:30 Mountain Time My friend Albert Leccese, who designed the best sound systems in rock’n’roll, died last Saturday. We’d had just a nodding acquaintance ’til four and a half years ago, when he developed lung cancer. I helped him find the […]


Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

An Apology for the absence of the Andre Williams Kick Out the Jams show For reasons best understood by Loft channel management, and not by me at all, last Sunday’s Kick Out the Jams show, built around the great Andre Williams and his smokin’, dirty R&B did not air. In its place, aired…standard Loft programming, certainly nothing […]

Andre Williams on Kick Out the Jams This Sunday July 18

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Andre Williams, genius of filthy greasy genius R&B (Bacon Fat, Jailbait, Twine Time, Shake a Tail Feather, many many many more) came to Sirius Satellite Radio last spring and we did an almost one hour interview. We covered the entirety of his career in general, his struggles with drugs and alcohol, pimping and gambling, in […]

What’re we fightin’ for

Friday, July 16th, 2010

What’re we fighting for? “Let us be revolutionaries in such a way that we enhance the circle of life. Let us be revolutionaries so that our children, generation after generation, shall enjoy freedom & a healthy, clean Mother Earth.  Let our lives be based in the circle, not some straight line that has a dead […]

DAVE With DION at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Wednesday July 7

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

DAVE With DION at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Wednesday July 7 I’ll be appearing Wednesday evening at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, talking with education director Lauren Onkey and one of the Hall’s most under-rated (no matter how highly you rate him) inductees, Dion. He’s made a video where he […]

It’s An “Unprecedented” Oil Blowout–Just Another Lie

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

It’s An “Unprecedented” Oil Blowout–Just Another Lie July 2, 2010 Robert Bea, the Cal-Berkeley engineer and expert on system failures, has a great interview in the current issue of Science News where he talks about the equation, A + B = C that leads to things like the BP gush: “A is important. It’s things like […]

A Toast to Old Friends and Mercedes Benz

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

There’s a batch of cherished pictures on my office wall. Most of them are no big deal, artistically, although there’s a noirish Bert Hardy shot that is like a still from a documentary based on Graham Greene and John Le Carre. But the best picture, artistically and topically, is one that arrived totally unexpectedly as […]