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03/15/07: Greedy ex-DKs okay song for rape scene in new Tarantino Movie
From Jello Biafra:
East Bay Ray and Co. have gone ahead and cleared a cover version of Dead Kennedys' "Too Drunk to Fuck" for a brutal scene in Grindhouse, a 'double-feature' directed by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. This is their lowest point since Levi's. I Like some of Tarnatino's work, another place in the film might have been fine. But this goes against everything the Dead Kennedys stands for in spades. The scene is actually in the "Planet Terror" film directed by Rodriguez. Tarantino himself is pointing a gun at a disabled amputee woman's head yelling "Dance, Bitch!" as the Nouvelle Vague cover of "Too Drunk to Fuck" plays from a boombox. The terrified woman later "wins" by killing Tarantino, but that excuse does not rescue this at all. I wrote every note of that song and this is not what it was meant for.

Some people will do anything for money. I can't help but think back to how prudish Klaus Flouride was when he objected to H.R. Giger's painting on the "Frankenstien" poster, saying he couldn't bear to show it to his parents. I'd sure love to be a fly on the wall when he tries to explain putting a song in a rape scene for money to his teenage daughter.

The deal was pushed through by a new business manager the other three hired, Kevin Raleigh of Associated Talent Management in Hollywood.
- Jello Biafra


02/27/07: DJ Jello Biafra on WRVU FM
When Jello was in Vermont on tour, he dropped in at WRUV as a guest DJ. You can hear Jello playing some records he bought while touring and talking about current events. Go here to the WRUV archive page, click on the pulldown menu, and choose 2007-02-24 @ 2200h: Matt, Frozen Peanut Butter World. You can either download the entire show as an mp3 file or stream it.
*** The archived show will only be available for the next few days, so don't snooze on it! ***

Here are Jello's tour dates for the next few weeks:

02/27/2007 Living Room Providence, RI
02/28/2007 Knitting Factory New York, NY
03/01/2007 Torp Theater New Britain, CT
03/02/2007 Baronet Theater Asbury Park, NJ
03/03/2007 TBA Philadelphia, PA
03/04/2007 449 Room (449 S. Broad St.) Trenton, NJ
03/05/2007 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
03/06/2007 MeDIA Co-op Theater Memphis, TN
03/17/2007 Parish II Austin, TX (AT SXSW Showcase)
04/09/2007 Sacramento State University Sacramento, CA
04/11/2007 Cal State University Northridge Northridge, CA



02/05/07: Listen to Jello's KMOX interview online!
KMOX 1200AM in St. Louis, MO interviewed Jello on Thursday, February 1. If you want to hear the archived version, look here and scroll down or search the page for "Jello."


01/31/07: Jello Interview on KMOX 1200am St. Louis, MO
On Thursday, February 1, the "Two Johns No Waiting" radio show on KMOX 1200am St. Louis, MO will interview Jello live on air. The appearance is scheduled for 8:30pm CST. Tune in, or check out the show's website for an audio archive of the interview.


01/28/07: Quashing rumors: Jello is alive.

Over the weekend, people have been spreading rumors that Jello Biafra has been shot or was killed. We've received quite a few queries from people everywhere. This is completely UNTRUE. AT staff has spoken to Jello, and he said he checked himself for bullet holes and didn't find any. Thank you to those who expressed their concern. If you hear any rumors like this in the future, please check the AT website and AT MySpace for the official info. If we don't say it happened, it probably didn't happen.

In the mean time, Jello will make the following appearances in the coming weeks:

Jello Biafra
02/19/2007 UW Student Union Milwaukee, WI
02/20/2007 Belcourt Theater Nashville, TN
02/21/2007 Mad Hatter Covington, KY
02/23/2007 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
02/25/2007 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
02/26/2007 Iron Horse Northampton, MA
02/27/2007 Living Room Providence, RI
02/28/2007 Knitting Factory New York, NY
03/01/2007 Torp Theater New Britain, CT
03/02/2007 Baronet Theater Asbury Park, NJ
03/03/2007 Ethical Society Philadelphia, PA
03/04/2007 449 Room (449 S. Broad St.) Trenton, NJ
04/09/2007 Sacramento State University Sacramento, CA
04/11/2007 Cal State University Northridge Northridge, CA



12/14/06: Jello on NPR/PRI's "Fair Game"
The new Public Radio International show Fair Game interviewed Jello, and will air the episode starting tonight, running through the weekend. To find out what stations air the show, go here. If your local NPR station doesn't air the show, you can check the Fair Game website for an online version starting Friday, 11/15.


12/13/06: Jello on Creepy Sleepy!
You can hear Jello Biafra on the Creepy Sleepy on-line radio show! Here's the mp3 link. Ch-ch-check it out!


11/08/06: Jello on-line and in-person!
1. Jello apologizes for missing the Omaha in-store appearance, though he made the show later that day. He missed his first flight.

2. Jello Biafra is featured on Mindwalk internet radio! Here's all the details from one of the most consistently entertaining and thought-provoking on-line radio shows around:
Mindwalk 53: Punk Voter Battle Cry
Jello Biafra, "get out and vote" spoken word from his new 3 CD set "In the Grip of Official Treason"... plus Sweatshop Union and Anti-Flag.

Mirror broadcast quality mp3 downloads or find rss feed here:
http://www.upstartradio.com
http://radio.indymedia.org/news/2006/11/15789.php
http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=20433
TRT 29:30 Stereo 128/44 27meg mp3

For more info on Sweatshop Union, Jello Biafra, & Anti-Flag:
http://www.sweatshopunion.com
http://www.alternativetentacles.com
http://www.anti-flag.com


10/27/06: Jello and Punkvoter unite against Prop 90!
Jello Biafra and Fat Mike have united Punk Voter to oppose the stealth Proposition 90 here in California.

Here's how Jesse Luscious the AT Mail Male (who moonlights as a political activist when he's not packing orders for you) describes the Proposition:
"Prop 90- bans most zoning and eminent domain moves by government unless fair market value is paid to the owner. It may also require reimbursement for loss of revenue due to workplace safety regulations, rent control regulations, environmental laws, or any other regulation which negatively affects the value of properties or businesses. Yes, there's been some egregious abuse of eminent domain by local governments, and the US Supreme Court's pro-eminent domain decision 2 years ago was a terrible decision. However, this proposition goes much much further.

By mandating that cities, counties, and the state reimburse landowners and business owners for the effects of zoning, worker safety, rent control, and environmental laws, the proposition effectively ends most local regulation of developers. For instance, a landowner can say "I want to build a 10 story casino which pays minimum wage and is powered by a coal furnace in downtown Berkeley." When Berkeley turns down the proposal because of existing zoning, green building, and living wage laws, the city must reimburse the landowner for the "loss" of revenue from the rejected project because these laws have decreased its value. If this passes, then government can either go bankrupt or remove many useful common-sense local laws, leaving our entire state open to whatever project for-profit developers come up with. Oregon, which just enacted a similar law and is 1/10th the population of California, is currently facing $5 Billion in related lawsuits.

This is a trojan horse proposition like Proposition 13 was in 1978- presented as a tax break for small property owners, it ended up stripping away most existent education funding and California tumbled from #1 in per-pupil spending in the 1970s to #47 this month. Proposition 90 is a truly terrible proposition.
No on 90


10/21/06: Jello on LUVER!
You can hear the new Jello Biafra spoken word triple cd streamed live tomorrow (Sunday 10/22/06) on The Talking Stick program on Frank Moore's always entertaining

09/21/06: Biafra bashes Bush bill
According to Senator Patrick Leahy on the
Bill of Rights Defense Committee website, the US Congress is trying to shield the President from future criminal prosecution while making torture and rigged trials legal and unreviewable by the US Judicial system!

After reviewing the facts, Jello Biafra said, "This is the most corrupt thing I've heard of congress doing ever. Hey kids, can you say coup?" He suggests "Faxes, e-mails, polite but firm prank calls to the offices of your congress creatures" to let 'em know what you think about this shameful move on the part of the Republican leadership!


07/31/06: Jello Art Contest Completed!
From Jello Biafra:

"Thanx so much to everyone who submitted their art and ideas! I wound up going the Winston Smith route in the end, but this sure was an eye-opener.

It was interesting to see how different people imagine and interpret my work. Some of the drawings, graphics and collages were quite good. There were also some great media wire service photos that we couldn't afford to use.

I was surprised at how many people turned in drawings of me, considering I make a point not to put my face on my album covers. I can't believe how many artists waste so much precious art space on yet another picture of their ugly mugs. Some entries were clearly from people who had no idea who I was. One person even submitted a bunch of drawings of mutilated women.

So I hope this was inspiring for everybody involved and no one got put out too much. Keep at it and stay tuned for the album!"


07/11/06: Jello explains Net Neutrality
Not everyone understands the issues around net neutrality. [Although you can go to SaveTheInternet.com for a lot of in-depth information about it] Jello lays out Net Neutrality in this brand new mp3. He recorded this last month when he was in Washington DC on his recent spoken word tour- dig in!


06/27/06: Jello meet and greet in Chicago 7/3!
On July 3, Jello is scheduled to do a brief meet and greet at Reckless Records on Broadway (3157 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657) just a few doors down from Lakeshore Theater where he'll perform that night. The meet-n-greet will begin at 4:30pm. You can bring your AT releases for Jello to sign, or buy Jello-related items at the record store to get signed. (Jello will NOT sign DK "reissue" releases on Manifesto Records.)


06/19/06: Jello Art Contest Open Now!
Incredible late-breaking news for all our Bat-ical friends and felines out in interweb land! Jello Biafra's upcoming spoken word record, "In The Grip Of Official Treason," is being compiled right now. In fact, some of Jello's upcoming shows may end up on the new record!

But enough about recording, this exciting news is all about... the art!

Here's what Jello has to say!

"Yo! I am putting out a new spoken word this fall called, "In the Grip of Official Treason." Some of the subjects, as you might guess, are Fall of the Rome Under Bush, Iraqnophobia, Vote Fraud, comatose bribe-addled Democrats, Geometry teacher part II, the full "Ass Clowns in Toyland" (Ministry), new "Die For Oil, Sucker," etc.

Right now, I'm drawing a total blank on the art! Any ideas? Rough concepts or even found photos or old art is possible. I don't want anyone to go to too much work when the image might not be used. I've also talked to Winston Smith, John Yates and others about this, so we'll see what happens. I don't want any designs too reliant on Bush, Saddam, Condosleezza, etc., that will date the whole thing like an '80s Hardcore album with Regan on the cover. But if you feel inspired, deadline is July 4.

Peace + Sabotage, Jello Biafra"

Please e-mail all ideas/submissions to:
press@alternativetentacles.com
or send them to:
Alternative Tentacles Art Contest
PO Box 419092
San Francisco, CA
94141 USA
All mail submissions must be RECEIVED by Wednesday July 5th 10AM to be considered.

Good luck to everyone!


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