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That's right, the descendant of Tipper Gore's Parent's Music Research Council (PMRC) is the Parent's Television Council (PTC), right down to the "liberal" figurehead of Executive Director Tim Winter, self-described "liberal" (6/1/05 interview on "Fresh Air" NPR).
More subtle than previous censorship efforts, the PTC calls for economic boycotts- er, scheduling restrictions, extending the FCC to cover basic cable- instead of basic government censorship. The PTC still relies on false information that blames teen sex and violence on television, not on biology. It refuses to call on parents to protect their own children, instead of demanding that adults sacrifice their artistic choices.
Please check out their website and tell 'em what you think about the censorious underpinnings of their initiatives! Their 800 number is 800-882-6868 feel free to call them on their dime.
There will be a potluck at 4pm, followed by bands from 6-9pm, and a movie at 10pm. It all happens at Station 40, 3030 B 16th Street (@ Mission), San Francisco. $5 all ages!
The result is 6 new ferocious songs, charged with overdrive and distortion, that have snaked and swaggered directly from the black heart of rock and roll. Recording sessions at Studio 880 (Oakland) with Marco Martin and Louder Studios (San Francisco) with Tim Green, are tentatively scheduled for the upcoming months.
In the meantime, The Sermon will be performing in San Francisco and in the Pacific Northwest during the summer as well as Los Angeles in the fall. The Sermon are booked by Jason Cotter of the Chaka Kong Agency. See http://www.chakakong.com or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Contact
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"When intellectuals attack: A forthcoming UC Press book has come under fire from Harvard Law School professor and O.J. Simpson murder-trial defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, who claims that De Paul political-theory professor Norman Finkelstein's 'Beyond Chutzpah' -- billed as "an exposé of the corruption of scholarship on the Israel-Palestine conflict"-- includes misinformation and defamation, some of it involving Dershowitz himself.
A sequel to 2004's 'The Holocaust Industry', Finkelstein's latest book, whose main section is titled "The Greatest Fraud Ever Sold," was originally set for publication by the New Press in New York. After Dershowitz wrote to the New Press leveling his charges, Finkelstein switched to UC. Now, with the help of a law firm, Dershowitz has leveled the same charges in missives to Arnold Schwarzenegger and UC. The book's publication date has been delayed. Enmity between the two profs is ongoing: After the release of Dershowitz' 2003 book 'The Case for Israel', Finkelstein accused him of having plagiarized a third writer's work. Moreover, he devotes a section of his personal Web site to what he calls "The Dershowitz Hoax."
"The auction was a great success. Almost 200 people
attended the event and we raised over $30,000. Home
Alive can breathe easier now and not have to be so
worried about money. Thank-you so much for your
donations. Our Spring/Summer classes are starting so if people are in the Seattle area and want to check us out, they can go
to our website..."
Regardless of whether or not CBGB's is a great place to hang out, or if the bathrooms are really not THAT bad, or if Hilly is a saint, the club's still a rock and roll landmark on par with Sun Studios and Motown Studio A.
Here's more information about saving CBGB's, along with a fair amount of information about BRC.
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All proceeds will benefit Home Alive. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual tickets are available, or invite your friends and purchase a table for 10!
Home Alive was formed in response to the brutal murder of Mia Zapata, singer of Seattle band The Gits in 1993. It is a Seattle based anti-violence project that offers affordable self defense classes, provides public education and awareness, and leads local community organizing efforts. Their work in self defense encourages everyone to recognize their entitlement to the basic human right to live free from violence and hate.
"Conservative group forms alliance, urges Bush, Congress to modify sections of the anti-terrorism law
Conservative libertarians launched a campaign yesterday to persuade President George W. Bush and Congress to fix the sections of the anti-terrorism Patriot Act that they say intrude on privacy and harm civil liberties.
Long wary of the act's enhanced police powers, the conservatives announced they had formed the organization Patriots for Checks and Balances with the liberal American Civil Liberties Union in time for hearings in the Republican-controlled Congress next month on whether it should renew 16 Patriot Act provisions that expire at year's end. At a news conference yesterday, ACLU Washington director Laura Murphy underscored the importance of raising the profile in the debate of such prominent conservatives as Grover Norquist of Taxpayers United, David Keene of the American Conservative Union and Paul Weyrich of the Free Congress Foundation...
Bob Barr, the group's chair and a former Republican representative from Georgia who voted for the act in 2001, said the sunsetting of the provisions and the hearings in the House and Senate provide a "unique opportunity" to add checks and balances to the act. In a letter sent to the president yesterday, Barr and his group asked Bush "to reconsider your unqualified support" for three specific provisions, only one of which is set to expire without reauthorization.
Those are the so-called "sneak-and-peek" Section 213, which allows agents to enter a place without first notifying the owner; Section 215, which permits agents to get business and library records more easily; and Section 802, which broadly defines terrorists and terrorism. Section 215 is due to expire at the end of the year..."
New York, NY –CBGB's, Forward Face, friends and family of Brandon Chevalier-Kolling (aka Brandon Possible) are teaming up to present a Memorial St. Patrick's Day Benefit show at CBGB's downstairs lounge, 313 Bowery. www.cbgb.com
ph: (212) 677-0455. The event will be held March 17th, 2005. Doors@7:30pm. Tix: $5 at the door. Proceeds will go to Forward Face.
Bands will include: Death Mold, Eyes of Hate, The X-Possibles, Low Flying Jets, Stockyard Stoics, and Disassociate.
Forward Face provides children and their families with immediate support to manage the medial and social effects of craniofacial conditions. We work to educate, advocate and raise public awareness about facial differences.
X-Possibles and Leftover Crack drummer, Brandon Chevalier-Kolling died in his sleep, on tour in Texas late December 2004.
AT SXSW Showcase 2005
8pm - Yuppie Pricks
Now's your chance to read his actual words and make up your own mind about what he wrote. Dig in!
Alternative Tentacles is proud to announce the signing of Hip-Hop legend Blowfly! Before there was Kool Keith, Old Dirty Bastard, or 2 Live Crew- in fact before there was hip-hop for that matter- there was Blowfly. Sampled by Jurassic 5, Ice Cube and Puff Daddy, sued by the head of Publishing giant ASCAP, and the first rap artist to have a record banned ("Porno Freak" in Alabama- 10 years before 2 Live Crew), this 60 year-old caped, masked black superhero / music genius has been credited with everything from inventing rap music and the Miami sound to outraging public decency throughout the South and the world with trash classics like "Shittin' on the Dock of the Bay".
His new album, Fahrenheit 69 is an election piss-take of epic proportions. Tackling issues as far-reaching as R. Kelly, terrorism, G. W. Bush, ugly people, and um... boogers, this album fits perfectly with the independent, irreverent spirit that Alternative Tentacles is synonymous with. Featuring guest appearances from rappers Afroman , Slug (the MC for Atmosphere) and Electroclash freaks Gravy Train, Fahrenheit 69 is Blowfly's first album of completely new material since 1988's Blowfly For President. One listen to Fahrenheit 69 is ample evidence that new material has been long, long overdue.
Alternative Tentacles is thrilled to be responsible for unleashing the legendary Blowfly on a new generation of unsuspecting freaks!
For more info on Blowfly, visit http://www.blowflymusic.com.