Thursday, March 30, 2017

SPIN-OFFS: a look back at the Temecula New Music Scene 2000-2010

PART 4 OF END OF AN ERA -

BSC, CA – No, you didn't blink and miss Parts 2 & 3, it's just that to really understand the original music scene around the valley during the Golden Era is to know it wasn't just because there were 2000 bands in a 25 mile radius that was the key. Like gas vapor in a carburetor you needed that spark. In Part 1 we spoke about the fuse combustion combination of three people. This part called Spin-offs has to start off with one of those 3 architects, William 'Bill' Gould, Jr.

It should also be noted that there was another common ground between me and the young, aka underground or political kids in those days besides music – The Simpsons. Almost like drawing a fish in the sand was being able to drop a Simpsons Show quote and hearing a snicker from a young person that got the 'in' joke while everyone over 30 snoozed on. Other influences included a long love of live music [see Memoirs] inspiring new bands.


This CD recording of a live performance with four or five band members was Bill's first band, and featured a song not unlike my last day of student teaching a gifted class; the fourth wall was broken in a way that truly touches you with surprise. Track #5 was a song not only about me, but it also bore my name [later tied into the title of Memoirs]. This song may have come from a question Bill asked me one day in the very late 90s: Should he follow a commercial route or a musical desire? My advice, do what you like and the money will come. He started a band with a girl singer from Kansas, a transplant - Jeney Kingsbury.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

NOTHING EVER RETURNS HOME

A FRESH START OR A NEW BEGINNING? -

BSC, CA – As I pack up the office, the CDs are a big part, me being a music reviewer and all. Playing one from the days of Madlin's by Jonathan Magdaleno seemed to fit my mood from returning from seeing Tyler Goulet's trial and sentencing. In fact, the title is a line from the last song on the DIY artistic effort. You could say that the trial and sentencing went as well as could be expected, considering I left the house at 7AM and got back at 3. If you knew how close in distance the courthouse is from me physically, you'd say, 'WOW!'

To be truthful, we were done a few minutes after 12Noon but when you don't drive, you take the public chauffeur service, aka the bus. Around here the local lines are an hour apart to catch, and I had missed breakfast so it was over to The Shamrock for a wee bit o' lunch. When I left the house it was 47 degrees and when I returned the temp was 81.


Like a tourist I needed assistance with the procedure but I soon found the courtroom, the last one on the right. True to form, Tyler was number 7 on the alphabetical list of names but in the grounded world his name might as well have been Zoidberg. His case was the last one before lunch [though his co-defendant up on mostly the same charges continued after]. Even the courtroom was changed at the end to a new judge located the first smaller courtroom, #202.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A TALE OF TWO CITIZENS

THE NEW MISSIONARY POSITION -

BSC, CA – When I was growing up back in the 50s, three things weren't talked about openly in the black community; a creepy in-law you didn't want to sit on the lap of, homosexuality (illustrated through comic relief in Wedding Crashers), and an out-of-wedlock pregnancy. In those days you were turned out [homeless] only if you were a girl and preggos, otherwise, you were family even if you had to live in the basement. Of course if you poor, there was always a landlord between you and being homeless.

Those Southern values ring true in Iowa, a state also with basements and cellars where a majority of Memoirs takes place. Also some hocus pocus. But I now live in Southern California, a place with no basements or cellars unless there's wine or beer connected. The country has changed a lot in attitudes towards homosexuality [some areas more than others] while single motherhood seems a normal thing given the constant war side effects, prison system privatization, shrinking construction job market,and the drugging of the country through prescription meds, powder drugs, or both. The landscape of America has changed, and not for the better.


Recently where I live, in Temecula, CA, two homeless people in town were 'rescued' by the authorities. One made the front page of the PE Thursday weekend free ad-zine that features 4-5 stories and ads for the weekend. The other made the police blotter. One is at least 60 years old and the other is 27. After being rescued, one was given food, shelter, a place to shower, sleep, and rest up until his family arrived to take him home, out of state. The other got 3 hots and a cot. His trial comes up at Southwest this Wednesday. One is a Christian, can you guess which one? Details after the jump.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

END OF AN ERA

THE START OF ALL AGES

BSC, CA – Though I believe the plea for a 'teen place' for music is real, the idea that anyone, especially those coming from some state not known for music beyond a star or two, can jump start a local music scene here without knowing the valley's musical back story, is ludicrous. A simple research into the definition of a scene via George Plimpton will yield the 6 rules of a genuine scene. However, you can do the tour with me as we start Part 1 in illustrating the Golden Age of new [original] music [by signed/unsigned artists], the true birth of the modern valley music explosion.

The music here in the valley took a long time to fuse with many false starts and sputters, unaided greatly by the powers that used to be unfavorable. But once the fuse was lit, it stayed lit, and on a warm March night, a lot warmer than it is this March, a Wednesday night became the high water mark of the valley's ignition of music.


This night in March was highlighted by an [over] sold-out show that featured Ruebens Accomplice, HelloGoodbye, Limbeck, Steel Train, and London Colours. The year was 2005 and the night ended with a band-signed poster that read “Thanks for one of the Coolest Venues in Southern California. We love you guys.” [Heart] SteelTrain

Thursday, March 23, 2017

ZEN COMES TO JAPAN

“THEN I MET A MAN WITH NO FEET” -

BSC, CA – After killing all the Japanese Christians in Asia by nuking its only two Christian cities, then speculated to have caused the tsunami [H.A.A.R.P.] that unleashed Fukushima in retaliation over the island nation government's push to investigate 911 [DARPA alleged], it now comes to light that America, in the form of Monsanto, has poisoned another generation of the nation's children. Fellow activist crusader and SuperMOM, Zen Honeycutt files this report, shining a different light on the current Russian, Chinese, and NK resistance to America.

“I expected to go to Japan to speak about Moms Across America’s work and warn mothers of the health risks of GMOs and toxins so they could avoid them. Considering the Asian diet, I was sure their health was far better than ours. I was shocked to discover that Japanese, [S]Korean and Filipino children health issues had far surpassed American children. Over 15,000 moms gathered to hear me speak in 5 locations, where I learned why the crowds were so large. 


Japanese children have developmental delays 2x higher than the US. Korean children have autism and developmental delays 2-3x higher. According to the Autism Society of Philippines, at least 1 million, or 1 out of 33 children in the Philippines had been diagnosed with autism in 2014 (more without healthcare are likely to have symptoms), which is far worse than our current 1 out of 68 children. I was crushed. I was Angry. I was Outraged.”


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

HER DOG SKIPPY

PIZZAGATE IS LOCAL, PEDOGATE IS GLOBAL -

BSC, CA – There is no doubt that President Trump has a plate full of political turmoil probably not seen since Pilot's day about 2000 years ago. Looking back for the immediate impact, I would have to say today the news blast is bigger considering the worldwide, nations-linked network interlaced within the NGOs and political avenues concerning pedos. That in itself is a whale of an issue, embedded as it is within the mainstream media elite but busting forth like Springtime.


WOTS is Jeff Sessions sent Tony the Whiner a no-nonsense note that read, “You can have Jerry S. as a cellmate for your foreseeable future, or you can be the partner to cartoon cat Sylvester. Your choice, but don't tarry, they're trying to impeach me and you'll go down before I do.” - Your friend, JS

Amazingly all of this [war talk with Russia, NK, China, NWO, CFR, etc,] is tied together, it just depends on where you are getting the battlefield news from; front lines or CNN. Speaking of the networks, it seems another news journalist professional who got too close to some real news has suffered for his airing the wrong [real news] subject. More after the jump.

Monday, March 20, 2017

HEDGE FUND HUMMER ON VALEANT

THE 4 BILLION DOLLAR SWALLAR* -

BSC, CA – Tis said the stock market is a humbling place, where even astute investors make many mistakes. William A. Ackman, a billionaire before he hit 50 and a master investor is a prime example of an Inside Job who is in the California spotlight now because of an insider trading suit happening here. The type of behavior is indicative of those like Sean Parker, another billionaire prevented from his inside job by a different billionaire. Crazy times and seemingly no country for a deviant man.


Today, things are very different for William A. Ackman. His company’s performance is way down, he is in the midst of an expensive divorce, and on March 13, he and the investors in funds run by Pershing Square Capital Management swallowed a $4 billion loss on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, a beleaguered drug company. Big Pharma shot a wad. Gulp.

A little over two years ago, William A. Ackman, was one of Wall Street’s brashest and most self-assured hedge fund managers, and Valeant was a big Pershing Square holding. But several months after May 2015 Mr. Ackman and his investors began riding Valeant’s shares all the way from $262 to $11, driven both by rival investors who had bet against Valeant’s shares and former fans who dumped the stock as bad news emerged.

As much as Mr. Ackman and investors in his $11 billion firm would like to close the book on Valeant, they cannot do so quite yet. That’s because of a Valeant-related lawsuit in a federal court in California contending that he and his firm violated securities laws in 2014. According to the plaintiffs, Pershing Square secretly acquired a stake in the pharmaceutical giant Allergan based on nonpublic information from Valeant that it intended to mount a takeover bid.

This is not just any lawsuit. Damages in the case may be $2 billion, as noted by the judge who certified the litigation as a class action Wednesday. Mr. Ackman’s lawyers, who in court hearings have put potential damages at less than $1 billion, are vigorously contesting the case and contend there is no liability.


Defendants in the matter, which has not received a lot of publicity recently, are Mr. Ackman, his funds, Valeant and J. Michael Pearson, the company’s former chief executive.

The case is entering a crucial stage. Court documents indicate that Mr. Ackman and Mr. Pearson have either been deposed by lawyers for the plaintiffs or will be questioned under oath soon. The documents also show that Mr. Ackman must set aside 12 hours to answer questions.

Mr. Pearson was the architect of Valeant’s business model, in which the company acquired drugmakers and jacked up prices on their products. Mr. Ackman, 50, is one of the country’s best-known activist investors — taking large positions in companies and trying to use that weight to influence their direction and decision-making. Initially, Mr. Ackman praised Mr. Pearson’s strategy of acquiring rivals rather than developing drugs internally.

Mr. Ackman declined to comment on the mistakes he made in Valeant or the lessons he gleaned from the loss.

In a statement, Pershing Square noted that the firm “has generated billions of dollars of profits for its investors and double the stock market returns since the inception of the firm inclusive of our large loss on Valeant.”

“Unfortunately,” it continued, “we cannot guarantee that every one of our investments will be successful. We regret the loss which occurred due to Valeant board and management decisions made prior to our active engagement with the company. Over the past year, as members of the new board of directors, we have taken important steps to stabilize the company, including replacing prior management, which positions the company for a better and more profitable future.”



(Story link for original source and full article here. *- Beverly Hillbilly speak for 'shallow')

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A LENTEN LUNCH REVIEW

EATING OFF-MENU AT TRATTORIA TOSCANA -

BSC, CA – With Ash Wednesday beginning the 40 day official start to Easter, a celebration not found in the NT [KJV], it was time to revisit an Italian restaurant I ran up on a while back owned by another guy named 'Pete', actually Pietro in this case, for Lent*.

It was rare day when I wondered inside the cozy atmosphere of Trattoria Toscana one afternoon after the lunch rush with some time to kill. The visit prompted several more but never a review until now because it was a bucket list story. As the end of an era approaches, I feel more a Morgan Freeman than a Denzel every day.


The restaurant area is reminiscent of a cafe in coziness but the more sedate d├ęcor brings a better setting for enjoying well-prepared food [all Italian, prepared by real Italians from the Isle of Sardinia] in those hidden gems outside Wine Valley. The Old World ambience comes via a fetchingly similar story to Ric, the Italian who owned The Vault [First Season]. When you read about the Isle it makes you wonder what could ever cause a person to leave?

Like Riccardo, it was love at first sight, or first bite, if Pietro was cooking for his American tourist.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON HIRE

THE GREAT SATAN – EXPLAINED -

BSC, CA – What a week! “It all comes out in the wash!” – Old School motto.

Barack Obama caught [and denying] ordering illegal use of the government by wiretapping a political opponent to Hillary Clinton, the current and ruling President for the People, Donald J. Trump.

The exposure of the CIA using a program to hack the DNC that leaves 'Russian' footprints behind for investigators to find [using the cop's gun to shoot the police chief type stuff], Hillary hiring a hit piece writer to destroy Trump and gullible lemming Rep. Maxine Waters calling it the gospel. Both Antarctica and PizzaGate, now called PedoGate, continue to heat up and it's not climate change, Terri-farming that's doing it, plus we got a massive dump about the CIA from Vault 7 – Booyah!


But beyond a doubt, the real News of the Week wasn't a leak, but a tweet. Sonavagun!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE

THE STONER STIGMA? -

BSC, CA – Today I check for the results of LA's Measure M [M for mucho, money, marijuana, their urban Reefer Madness], the latest megalopolis mission to come out of LaLa Land. Their goal, to issue licenses for legal weed businesses [?]. The problem is Jeff Sessions, and President Trump's stand for medical marijuana and against profiteering the plant as recreational.

Clearly the election of Donald Trump as President fits into the bracket of Pope Francis being our last Pope, if you believe that sort of thing. I do or I would not have published Memoirs of Mr. Pete & Mary Jane Green, itself a testimony to the esoteric side that Mary Jane showed me. See the upcoming Stoners, Sufferers, and The Selfish, for more elaboration on that view point.

In the aftermath of the President's decree, all the forces who were celebrating after Prop 64's 'win' at the polls now find themselves to be the ones the Feds are looking at now. Already event pardners of last year are distancing themselves from one another, others are holding 'unity [pity] parties', re-branding the mission statements, while some are still throwing out that old red herring, 'the stoner stigma image' as bait. All these groups want to own cannabis completely to make bank off this wheel of misfortune.


Now these groups have their own wheel of misfortune to fight, inheriting their own 'stoner stigma' as Parker Pot Poseurs, or 3Ps. You can find these people at any pot event that serves liquor. They all have a cause but that isn't their real purpose.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

WHEN YOUR BETTERS AREN'T

EYE LEVEL -

BSC, CA – When you reach the eye level you see on the back of a one dollar servitude note, the view is spectacular, or as we say around the office, “Sa-weet.” This view is only available to outsiders in this age of Matt 25[KJV].

Back in the day this view was restricted, available only to those in some secret societies, parodied by The Simpsons' Stonecutters. A joke that tells you the truth while trivializing it with a comical spin, that's why we love Hollywood. They know what's cracking and put it out artistically for us to catch. All the rest of us had back in the day were the musings of the barbershop men, and if we were lucky, the sayings of a seer. I was lucky.


“In your day all of Man's secrets will be revealed for all to see,” was one of those sayings in the household I grew up in. The latest two shoes to drop all concern ex-VP Joe Biden, someone who first crossed our desk in this piece. After the jump we look at the latest wave of despicable to come out of the Democratic Party, birthers of the Klan, all stemming from a careless pedo weiner, a bird of the same feather, as it were now.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

WHEN CHANGE BECOMES COLLUSION

ONCE AN ASS HAT, -

BSC, CA – Most people became disillusioned with [x-President] Obama sometime during his second term because the crowd always wakes up before the end of a administration, think Nixon. For people like me and other Citizen Journalists [those who don't follow the fake stream media], there were two early telltale signs that Barack was just the usual politician, only in blackface.


The very first sign for those paying attention was that famous weekend both Obama and Hillary disappeared [to attend a Bilderburg meeting for the layout of the 2008 election scheme]. At that time Hillary was sucking the air out of the room on Obama by charming all those Bible-toting, gun-loving white folk she abandoned in her failed WH bid for 2016. Alex Jones saw it too but anyone not black against Obama risked being smeared as a racist. I'm not saying that there weren't any racists, after all, this is America, land of the free [white].

The second strike was the lesser known soundbite that came from the medical marijuana camp which voiced a spineless answer from the candidate when finally pinned down by a wheel-chair bound activist at a town hall meeting, only to come back strong the next week with the MMJ plank in his Change platform. The local old school activists around here will tell you that I warned them against 'hope and change' before the '08 election.

Now Donald Trump knows what kind of crowd he is really dealing with. Being a smart man, I would think that the Don will learn from past holes in the dike around his Fortress of Solitude. Remember Donald, if their lips are moving...

Friday, March 3, 2017

ABRAHAM, MARTIN & JOHN, PLUS YOU

INCENTIVE EVIL -

BSC, CA – As the last days wind down for this reporter's beat, the political territory covered over the years has been vast and varied, but it's time now to distill it down like a prime Kentucky bourbon, for this story is aged like such. The 3 men listed in the title have more in common than just a song. Can you deduce what that commonality is since this is the second part to The Mark of The Beast?


In the first part we saw how 'money' and the idea of it, is really a form of mystical servitude from our Strong's Concordance definition of 'mark' from the NT beast connection. You are either a slave to it or a slave for it. But a slave nonetheless. The concept of the money system comes from Nebuchadnezzar, see first chapters of Daniel, KJV. However beyond the invention of the system, this King was sent a dream which cryptically reveals what the system really is. And who.

Money is the system of blood energy for the god mammon*, the god of money who is only mentioned 4 places in the Bible [Matt 6:24; Luke 16:9, 11, 13]. While this is hard to envision, once again Hollywood comes to the rescue with the visuals of Dr. Strange's enemy, Dormammu. Same form but with different metal sections, ie., head [gold]; upper torso [silver]; down to the feet [petrol dollars]. Satan and Jesus both come from off-planet, either wholly or in part, but mammon is an earth god symbolizing ownership and control through the use of money, his blood energy. As Prince of the Air, Satan is mammon's Darth Vader hence the 'earthly' material enticements ['temptations'].