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08/15/03: Jello Declines Latest DK "re-union" PR stunt "Offer"

Re: Their press release "inviting" me to join their cash-in nostalgia show in Hollywood on August 19th.

To put it mildly, this reeks of false advertising. They obviously aren't serious or they would have called me on the phone. Instead, their message came through their lawyers and their publicist.

What's the matter, not enough Hot Topic bozo teens flocking to stuff cash in their bikinis? Are they having that much trouble selling tickets to a bar that holds less than 600 people?

If they really want to, "bury the hatchet," why won't they stop suing me? They have been dragging me through court for almost six years now, and have refused attempts to compromise and settle.

I feel sorry for anyone duped into paying top dollar for a ticket because they heard, "I might be there". But I hardly think I'm "letting fans down" by refusing to be part of a nostalgia scam.

It makes even less sense than the California Recall election. Sorry I'm not running, folks, but I didn't want to take votes away from Gary Coleman.

No, seriously, I'm supporting the high-quality Green Party nominee with the vision and skills to govern - Peter Camejo! Please vote for him.


07/14/03: Ice-T & Jello on a hot afternoon

Jello Biafra introduced Ice-T /BodyCount at the Warped Tour on Saturday in San Francisco. Jello got to the Teal Stage and was putting down Bush and his politics and constant war, etc. irritating the crowd who then started throwing full bottles of pop at him (and one orange stink bomb). He loved it, stirring up controversy, making people think - ah, being "punk"! What a novel idea at the Warped Tour!

Jello also attended Ice-T /BodyCount 'sPalo Alto show Saturday night. Ice-T introduced Jello to the crowd and told everyone to give their support and respect to Jello, cause he's a real G. Then Jello sang Cop Killer alongside Ice-T on stage. At the end of the set Jello dove into the crowd, getting a ride.


07/03/03: Jello Jealous Again at Black Flag Show
Here is what happened during the Rollins Band show at the Fillmore on Tuesday night:

Henry Rollins enlisted Keith Morris to tour with him and the guys in Mother Superior that are also the musicians for the Rollins Band. They perform Black Flag songs. All proceeds go to raise money for DNA testing for the West Memphis Three (www.wm3.org).

They are also promoting the recording, Rise Above, that features various singers (Lemmy, Ice-T, Hank III, QOTSA, etc.) singing Black Flag songs. All proceeds of Rise Above benefit the West Memphis Three.

As they tour, they ask different singers to join them on stage for a song. The song Jello performed was Jealous Again. Jello also pulled the winning raffle ticket for a clear body Dan Armstrong Dan-electro guitar. All of the people that participated on the Rise Above record signed it, including Jello.

P.S. It was a blast, the crowd roared like a lion when Jello got to the stage. And yes, Jello dove into the crowd at the end of the song. Awesome! He wore his WM3 t-shirt too.


06/24/03: Jello Wants Your Help : Wesley Willis vol. 3

A note from Jello:

"Hello! I'd like to talk more about the latest ugly chapter in the increasingly Kafka-esque DKs,Inc. nightmare, but our attorney's have me under a strict gag order not to shoot my mouth off until the next round of court hearings.

Meanwhile, its full speed ahead on a mid-Fall release of the long-awaited Wesley Willis' "Greatest Hits, Volume 3" CD. We would like your input & help in putting this new album together.

We don't think studio recordings exist of some of his more recent classics. Does anyone out there have good live recordings of any of these songs?:

George Bush is a Stupid Asshole
Osama Bin Laden
Michael Jackson
Look Out For The Turd Burglar
Get Your Brains Splattered
I'm Hoo Riding on You
Thou shallt Not Kill
Mothra

He also wrote an entire album abot his struggle with Leukemia. Did he perform any of that on the last tour?

We only want these if the sound quality is good, "the rock band is aw-some-" and Wesley is fired up.

Other hot performances and between-song monologues are welcome too. (I'd still like to hear those early cassette tapes he sold in subway stations in the early 90's.)

Other nominations are welcome but I'm already at a logjam of over 40 winners. Got any good photos? Wesley tattoos? (I saw 2 in one day (!) in Denver awhile back.)

To submit material:

CDRs, pictures of Wesley and your Wesley tattoos:

ATR
PO Box 419092
San Francisco, CA
94141
attn. Wesley Willis Volume 3 Submission

MP3s to : info@alternativetentacles.com

With the world on a hellride and demons here at home his spirit is more uplifting and refreshing than ever.

Stay off the Hell Bus,

Jello Biafra"


06/20/03: Jello Biafra Appeal Denied in Lawsuit Filed by Other ex-Dead Kennedys

We are shocked that the California State Court of Appeals has denied our appeal in an unpublished opinion, and sent the dispute back to San Francisco Superior Court for further hearings. Those hearings will give us an opportunity to prove facts different from those claimed by the other ex-Dead Kennedys. So, unfortunately, this dispute is far from over. We are far from giving up. Stay tuned.

Sadly this means we need your support now more than ever. If interested, please help us out through the Alternative Tentacles Legal Defense Fund, http://www.alternativetentacles.com/page.php?page=atlegalfund


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