09/01/04: Jello pro-Johnny Cash, anti-RNC!
From Democracy Now's report from the RNC about the protest against the Republican's attempt to connect music legend Johnny Cash with their party:
JELLO BIAFRA: "This is Jello Biafra reporting from outside the infamous auction house, Sotheby's, where the Man in Black Bloc has converged upon the Tennessee republican delegation who has gone for a private viewing of items from the Estate of the late Johnny Cash. As Steve Earle would put it, "Johnny would be rolling in his grave."
...What would Johnny Cash think of Bush's illegal war in Iraq, let alone what he does to people of lesser means in the South and the rest of the United States? What would Johnny Cash think of mountaintop removal, for example, where the coal companies blow the whole top off of mountains in Appalachia, and if all the debris lands in the valley and buries people's homes and buries streams? They don't care. Why do they do it? Because they can.
So people are here to take back the spirit of Johnny Cash, or at least subject these republican fat cat scam artists to a little bit of the old spirit that goes back through Johnny Cash or as one of my friends in the Melvins put it, when Johnny Cash died he looked off wistfully and said he was our Abe Lincoln in a way. And so the people inside and the people at Sotheby's, they are going to sell Johnny's effects to rich people who want to buy a piece of Johnny Cash. And I guess the message from the protesters here is you cannot buy a piece of everybody, let alone have everybody lie down while you wreck the country with the PATRIOT Act and go off to illegal blood baths in the Middle East which accomplish nothing except creating more terrorists. "
09/01/04: Jello to speak at RNC protest event tonight!!!
Jello is scheduled to appear at a Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting media march on Wednesday, September 1. Jello will speak at 8pm in front of the CNN/NBC building at 6th Avenue and 56th Street. The march will begin at 6th Ave and 52nd St before the CNN stop, and will continue after the stop to Fox with more speakers to start between 8:45-9pm. For more information, visit http://www.marchonthemedia.org/
Jello is also scheduled to be on Air America tonight, time to be determined.
08/06/04: Jello scheduled to appear on Air America on 8/9
Jello is scheduled to appear on the "Morning Sedition" radio show on Air America between 7-7:30am EDT. For more info and to stream the show, go to http://www.airamericaradio.com.
07/16/04: Jello's Statement about the DKs Lawsuit
I and Alternative Tentacles have thrown up our hands at getting any justice from the three ex-Dead Kennedys' greed-motivated lawsuits, and the shocking denial of our appeal. The court refused to hear any evidence of the many shady things they have done since the trial.
But that does not mean that the verdict and court rulings are the real truth any more than George Dubya was democratically elected president. They just got away with a lot of lies. O.J. Simpson would be proud.
What they have done to Dead Kennedys since their hostile takeover speaks for itself. Their money uber alles mentality has more in common with Dick Cheney than the vision and principles our band stood for.
I'm as proud of Dead Kennedys as I ever was. It seems obvious I love and respect what we accomplished far more than they ever will.
If they force me to blow the whistle again, I will. We'll continue to oppose the dumbing down and pimping of the DK catalogue, phony "reunion" shows (often with my likeness in the ads), selling my image into video games, their refusal to show me all the books, blah, blah, etc., etc.
Ending our defense against their main legal attack does not mean I endorse or recommend any Dead Kennedys releases on Decay Music, Manifesto, Plastic Head, Cleopatra, MVD, etc.
I can't. I'm too ashamed.- Jello Biafra
06/29/04: Jello's playlist from Ohio radio show!
Among many other things he's been doing, Jello was able to dj on Colombus, Ohio station WWCD101.1 FM while he was in town for the community-run festival COMFEST. He appeared on the The Independent Playground. Sunday nights from 10p-12a and Thursdays
from 11p-1a. You can isten live at 101.1 FM or on-line. Featured were many unreleased songs from upcoming records, including the eagerly awaited Jello Biafra/Melvins release "Never Breathe What You Can't See"!
WESLEY WILLIS - JELLO BIAFRA (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
JELLO BIAFRA + D.O.A. - JESUS WAS A TERRORIST (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
THRALL - PETROCHEMICAL PHARMACEUTICAL MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
NO WTO COMBO - LET'S LYNCH THE LANDLORD (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
PHANTOM LIMBS - PISS ON THEM LIGHTLY (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
CAUSEY WAY - ??? (UNRELEASED)
CRUCIFUCKS - HINKLEY HAD A VISION (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
LUDICRA - 1000 WOLVES (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
JELLO BIAFRA + MELVINS - McGRUFF THE CRIME DOG (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
WESLEY WILLIS - THE TERMITES ATE MY HOUSE UP (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
FISH KARMA - CHICKEN LIPS (???)
JELLO BIAFRA + MELVINS - ISLAMIC BOMB (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
SLIM CESSNA'S AUTO CLUB - THIS IS HOW WE DO THINGS IN THE COUNTRY (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
IOWASKA - WAR WEARY WIDOWS (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
LARD - WAR PIMP RENAISSANCE (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
JELLO BIAFRA + MELVINS - VOTED OFF THE ISLAND (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
MUNLY - LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
LEFTOVER CRACK - ROCK THE 40oz. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
BELLRAYS - VOODOO TRAIN (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
SERMON - HAND TO HAND (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
MENTALLY ILL - GACY'S PLACE (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
BURNING IMAGE - FINAL CONFLICT (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
ZOLAR-X - TIMELESS (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
JELLO BIAFRA + MELVINS - YUPPIE CADILLAC (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)