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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 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:
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!

06/13/06: Bike Cop Hates Jello Shirt!
"Hello Alternative Tentacles,
I recently purchased the Dick Cheney/Evil Dead t-shirt. I absolutely love it, and my affection for AT Records has only grown because of it. So my friend wanted to hang out, and we agreed on the yuppie/tourist-infested mall in downtown San Antonio since it's basically the halfway point between us. What a great time to wear my new shirt! And I got lots of glares from patriotic Texans.

On my way home, to the next bus, a cop saw it and didn't find it funny. Officer Garcia, badge #0622, to be exact. Bike cop, looked like a total idiot with the helmet on. He demanded identification, so I handed over my license. The explanation of what I was doing (coming home from a day out, trying to catch the last bus, "see here's my transfer") didn't convince him as he just laughed it off. Finally I got pissed and demanded to know what was up. He asked me what my shirt meant. I said it was a movie.

Officer: "Yea? And is Mr. Cheney in it?"
Me: "No."
Officer: "So why is he on it?"
Me: "He nearly dies every few weeks and some people think he's evil. It's a joke."
Officer: "I don't find it to be a funny one."
Me: "Yea I can tell by your line of questioning..."
Officer: "Don't get smart! Don't resist!!!"
Me: "I'm not. I'm standing here." [I was wearing flip-flops too]
Officer: "If you want to resist, I have many little toys I can use to make you stop." [He really said all of this.]
Me: "As I said I am standing here."
Officer: "Well for now you're being detained for suspicious activity."

He writes shit down and calls in my license. But the funny part was, the guy on the other end had him repeat it many times because he couldn't understand the stooge. Finally he gets it. 10 minutes passes. He's embarrassed now, so he pushes my license back at me and pockets my transfer. This was right after the last bus #602 passed. He smirked at me and told me to get lost and that he'd come find me if he needed me. I said "good luck!" and walked off. Fucking fascist. So maybe you guys should notify future patrons that this shirt might get your on TIPS or TIA or some shit like that.

Just thought I'd share my story. Keep up the great work!!!

06/08/06: Jello on Marc Maron's radio show
Jello will be on the Marc Maron Show tonight as a guest. 10:20 Pacific time, you can listen from Air America's LA affiliate, KTLK, to hear Jello promoting his upcoming spoken word tour.

05/19/06: Jello Biafra and Henry Rollins!

Henry Rollins and Jello Biafra at last Friday's incredibly fun and successful spoken word/art auction fundraiser for the West Memphis Three put on by Skeleton Key. Jello says it was the first time he and Henry have performed together!

05/11/06: Jello, Rollins, Penelope, Richman for West Memphis Three!
This Friday May 12th, there's an all-star Skeleton Key exhibition and spoken word event in San Francisco at 111 Minna Street, SF (@ New Montgomery & 2nd Streets). It's a benefit for the West Memphis Three

The art will include the one-night debut of artwork by WM3 prisoner Damien Echols, plus art by many others, including Carol Queen, Jayne County, Jonathan Richman, Matt Skiba, Shepard Fairey, Firehouse Kustom Rockart, and Winston Smith.

Speaking will be Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, Jonathan Richman, Matt Gonzalez , Penelope Houston and Jacob Pitts. Michale Graves and Jacob Pitts will be playing acoustic sets.

Don't miss this incredible once-in-a-lifetime event!

05/09/06: Jello talks to Punk News Dot Org!
You can read the extensive interview our buddy Aubin from did this past winter with Jello here!

04/26/06: The Latest DK Fiasco?
From Jello Biafra:

We are again getting reports of a Dead Kennedys song turning up in a truly putrid TV show behind Jello's back. This time, instead of "American Idol," it's "California Uber Alles" used by "The OC" But again, we need visual proof. The Dead Kennedys partnership is now run in Cheney-esque secrecy, so a simple inquiry to East Bay Ray seems useless.

Is the song used only in the UK's Channel 4 commercial, or have there been more like it? Thanks again for the crucial help in busting 'em on "American Idol," but if we can't prove an "OC" connection, we should let this one drop.

Thanx again, Biafra

03/28/06: Jello in NOLA
Here's a shot of Jello in New Orleans last week.

Please donate to the Women's Center at the Common Ground Collective in New Orleans, LA (see the Jello News item from 2 days ago).

03/26/06: NOLA donations needed!
Jello Biafra just came back from speaking in New Orleans, LA, and is asking everyone to read this list of items needed by his friends at the Women's Center at the Common Ground Collective in New Orleans, LA.

From Ms. Kitty @ the Women's Center:
"It is super super hard to get stuff down here, due to price gouging and the city being half abandoned, so anything you can donate is appreciated. The requested items are separated into light and heavy sections since you need to think ahead since it costs a lot more to ship to NOLA at the moment than normal places. Plus, we do not have mail delivery, Common Ground picks it up from somewhere about every two weeks it seems.

Those items that have been marked with an * are especially needed.
LIGHT items
office products
hole punch
cutlery (forks, spoons, etc.)
feminine hygiene products, especially alternative methods such as lunapads or the keeper type cups
crochet hooks and yarn
nail clippers (toe and finger)
tylenol and tylenol pm
midol or other menstrual pain reliever
pregnancy tests
AfAm hair care products(perms, doo gro, etc)
children's underclothes

HEAVY items
laundry/dish detergent
shampoo/conditioner (all types)
You can donate money, but money orders or cash only please. We are really punk rock at the moment.

Please send all donations to the following address:
Miss Kitty Love, Director
care of: the Women's Center at Common Ground Collective
1415 Franklin Ave
NOLA 70117
also, please send a note with a return address, in case I have time to send you a thank you card!! Please pass this on/re-post and thank you in advance!!

One last thing- if you can, we would LOVE if you could donate your TIME!!!! Please come down. Get in touch with me for more details if you are considering this. Peace!
Sincerely, Ms. Kitty (cristina), Director
Common Ground Women's Center 9th Ward, NOLA"

03/24/06: Biafra Barnstorms Across Canada!
That's right, Jello's playing the width of Canada in April- check out his latest dates!

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