Radio Free Earth — Can’t Take Anymore. Josh from Radio Free Earth will be joining us in the comments tonight using the moniker rfearth. Please join me in giving him a hearty Firedoglake welcome.
What’s on your mind?
hey newton — how’s the sf bay area tonight?
Hi there. Nice to be up late with you!
Very well, thank you. We got some precip this afternoon/evening – things are ‘wet’ but it’s not actively raining at this moment. But we’ll take it!
How’s your deal?
so glad you could join us tonight! how’s Massachusetts tonight — i know its forking late for you and appreciate you staying up to be with us
i really like this song and the video you made to go with it… what provoked you to do it?
Hey Suzanne!! How are you?
i’ll know more tomorrow when i see the doc (and see the leg in between cast changes). will get to find out how big the incision is — my guess is its gonna be around 6 inches or so… tomorrow i find out if i am an optimist or a pessimist….
hey ce — how’s ohio tonight?
Actually the song goes back to ’99 believe it or not. But it seems still true today, so I recently recorded “Can’t Take Any More” again for a new album. And with Occupy heating up last fall, I had a desire to start making some relevant videos and this one popped up to the top of the list.
petro! how’s toronto tonight dood?
The song and the video were fabulous! Just Wow! and so nice to have rfearth here at LateLateNight. Suzanne, I thought you were resting up…..how did you pull this off?!
i love the images you used — would not have thought it was that old of a song — its so relevant for today
Thanks Dearie! Hello petro!
Josh, did you make the video? It is amazing…..really touches so many, many points. I’m wildly impressed.
hey dearie — how’s the south central california coast tonight?
josh reached out to me on facebook — unfortunately right before i fell — with a link to the video and saying he thought it would be a good one for lln. i liked the video and was totally jazzed when i found out he was with radio free earth and invited him to hang out with us when i featured it. i feel bad about the delay in sharing it with youse guys
I guess a lot of issues have just gotten brushed under the rug, and there’s finally just bubbling up to the surface.
Warm and thunder filled. Hey gal! I missed you.
We had rain, ice and snow today and it’s now just frizzin’ rain … Curling Season is here ! *g*
When you’re back from the Dr. and rested, lemme know when’s a good time to call you.
missed you guys too — but i wasn’t fit company — still having some bad days (and nights) but hope they decrease in number and that my stamina returns to what it was — i really would be horribly embarrassed if i nodded off while hosting lln
Dearie, I made the video with Rose Wessel, a friend of mine, who has a bit more experience doing video than I do. We worked together and then I started getting the hang of it and took over from there. It’s fun what you can find, visually speaking, when you start googling and working your way through youtube. Amazing, really, and one thing leads to another.
It is truly a great song/video !
The coast is good. Cool….and with warnings of Santa Anas coming next week. But I still love it.
The video is so good. I think that women are now back into the fray….and soon you’ll be able to add some shots of women taking their grievances right up into the faces of the Religious Right hypocrites. Man, those dudes are really pushing all the buttons at once….. I do believe they are going to get a little push back.
my doc appt is late tomorrow afternoon — and i figure its gonna wipe me out for the rest of the day. fri i got some stuff going on — how about sometime this weekend…. we can tweak the time in email
Welcome Josh, loved the images used in the vid.
Glad you like it, Petrocelli
is that the same rose that did the video for fukashima mama (linked in comment 20)?
Yes, there’s more and more people feeling like they “Can’t Take Any More,” right? So much to be frustrated about!
They lost the fight against teh gay, so now they’re focusing on wimmen’s private parts … and by ‘they’, I’m speaking of the political/religious nexus.
tuez! how’s florida tonight? so glad ya like it
That’s right, Suz, same Rose. Fukushima Mama was the first vid we did together.
Looking forward to it !
I second that!
Virginia State=Rape=Advocate McDonnell has received a couple of pointed emails from me that I.Will.Never.Forget….and that his dreams of being VP are over. I’m sure they will change the main page so that no one can email.
i really would be horribly embarrassed if i nodded off while not hosting lln
Why, I do it all the time.
on edit: That didn’t come off the way I intended. I’ll go back to my corner now
tis another good one dood :) i really enjoy your mix of music and politics
laughing — no need to go into the corner — altho that is where i stash the good stuff for when i’m sent there
LOL … tuez !
Welcome to the foot-in-mouth club ! I’ve laid a few large Eggs here and at Marcy’s place, which I thought were funnier than heck, but on re-read were … um … not ! *g*
*cough* … what’ll it be tonite, Suz ?
You should have been here the night I asked if anyone knew how you were doing and typed who, instead of how.
Let us all recognize this religious right movement for what it really is: The American Taliban….
i’m thinking maybe a separator — cream, kahlua and brandy over ice in a tall glass dood — if that’s not too much to ask for
I would love to hear a song about women raging….and shots of the women who are trying to push back….. I suspect there will be some good material coming up in the next few weeks….particularly if Santorum keeps running his stupid mouth (and don’t hesitate to put in shots of his wife with her lover prior to her breeding years….and also married Gingrich cavorting with mizCallista in her pre=pious days.)
Not to mention a bunch of fuckin assholes.
ohmystars — that’s so forking funny tuez — hell, its been so long since there was a who…
You are exactly right, except the citizens of America are going to have to toss them out of power … something the Occupy movement can do !
robert! how ya doing dood? i’ve not seen ya since your house caught fire — so glad you showed up so i don’t have to worry about ya
Here’s a pretty good one…
hey thatguy — how ya doing tonight?
I”m so glad that tuez got to share that with you…. when she typed it, I laughed out loud. A good belly laugh is good for one’s health.
Excellent choice … sending a Large helping your way !
josh — how goes it with the new cd? do ya have a release date?
Hi Suze! I thought then that tuezday knew something I didn’t…
The CD is all wrapped up. I expect to send it to the factory early next week. There’s no official date but I expect to have copies by March 20 for sure. Digital before then…
House still undergoing restoration. Insurance company moved us from $4000 a month hotel suite into a very nice but less costly townhouse until work is complete.
Just had internet restored….
Aloha, Suz, Josh, and lln pups…! Mahalo, Josh, for taking a dip in the Lake…! ;-)
Suz, so glad to see you!
And welcome rfearth! Great song and video
ROFL … Peppermint Tea spewed outta my nose …
hey tejan — how’s texas tonight? if there wudda been news on that front, i wudda been shouting from the rooftops (laughing)
Howdy, CTuttle. The water’s fine!
Aloha, the robert…! Glad to see ya finally back…!
Glad to hear that things are moving along, Robert. Hope the condo is working out for you.
Holy He** !
I hadn’t heard about this, hope you are all doing fine, given the situation.
sweet! i hope the lln peeps check out your site — i did and i like it. i hope ya get some cd sales from new listeners tonight :)
yikes! any eta for when the house will be done? must been horrible not having tubes…
aloha tut — how’s paradise tonight?
Apparently I knew a few things even Suz didn’t know.
hey margot — how ya been? so glad you liked it :)
OK. Wish I’d stayed home. Long story. I’m home now. hope to sleep soon. How you feeling?
i’ll find out officially tomorrow at the docs. unofficially, i’m gonna need more pain meds.
Liberty Mutual (SafeCo) has been treating us pretty well. Still, I miss my old world. Ain’t no place like home….
Mighty soggy all day, tho it didn’t damper our Occupy spirits earlier today…! ;-)
Tentative date is mid May, but repairs seem slow, so I’m beginning to wonder if it may be much longer….
portland had a good turnout with their march today and got praise from portland pd!!!
i sure know that one — am feeling like dorothy myself
Doing good, Suz, hope you don’t have a very long day tomorrow.
That truly sux, Suz…! You’ve got my best healing vibes headed your way 24/7…! *g*
And if you decide to lead the women’s new movement in video and song…. be sure to throw in some clips of Ann Richards and Molly Ivins…. we still love them! They spoke truth to power…and there is not enough of that going around.
i’ve got my fingers and toes crossed for ya dood — hope it is sooner than later
evening, Suzzzz – firegods
i figure i’ll be there for a couple hours since they are taking new xrays, taking out the stitches/staples and putting on a new cast.
hey ppd — how’s monterey bay tonight?
Watching an episode of Peter Gunn on ME TV, guest starring Jack Lelane….
And thanks for sharing with us tonight….and for having the smarts to reach out to Suzanne! Really enjoyed the vid/song…..and would listen/look for more.
[[[PETRO]]] I was thinking about you because I’m reading a great novelist now, and the setting is a tiny village near Quebec. Louise Penny, first book is Still Life. Amazing series of mysteries.
Hey ask the doc for, I know it as vet wrap, but it’s a sticky gauzy stuff you can wrap around you cast that comes in different colors. That way you can color coordinate your outfits. I got some from my ortho for that purpose, even though I already had the same stuff for my horses, but not in so many colors.
pretty good, thanks — we got some much needed rain today. Not great for my flowering fruit trees, but we’ll take the water when we can get it.
Heh. Texas is warm tonight…one reason I’m still up…66 degrees at 12:48 pm. 83 predicted for tomorrow.
Petro – glad to have made ya chuckle. Be quick to dry off the keyboard; I can’t afford to replace it for ya. *g*
Well, this is just a drop-by – gotta go to bed so I can trudge (methaphorically) off to yet another interview (for same job) tomorrow in the morning.
Not sure how all this works; hope to learn more. If they hire me I believe I might make some suggestions re: organization. ; (
Anyway, Suze, so good to see you here. Hope the cast changing thing is not too horrible. See ya when you’re ready.
Been LLNFDL- MIA, so learning just now about your fall. If you don’t mind telling the story again, what happened?
Thanks for being open to the video. There will definitely be more. I’m now working on a video for a song called “Free Speech Zone.”
Dubbed N29, it was coordinated with similar protests in other cities across the country.
*heh* That reporter needs to get his facts straight… It was #F29…! *sheesh*
check out the store at his site dearie
Best wishes for the interview tomorrow!
And, Suzanne, I don’t know whether to warn you that the 99 is coming up … or just sit back and laugh out loud if you snag it by accident!
what a great idea! jen’s cast is light blue with purple criss-crossing like a ballet slippers’ ribbons tied in a purple bow on her foot — tis totally girlie looking for a girlie girl
fingers and toes crossed the interview goes well tejan — and thanks
Oh can’t wait for your “Free Speech Zone”, if it’s anything like “Can’t Take Anymore” it should be great.
BINGO! I’m sorry for laughing…..clearly, Suzanne, the universe wants to shower you with luck and health and good wishes. Enjoy!
Rawk on Suz…! ;-)
start here — the good news is i didn’t drop the baby — and read to the most recent post
Here is the stuff I’m talking about.
And you got the magic 99
please let me know when its up :)
aw fuck i did it again
hell it wouldn’t be lln if i didn’t snag that forking happy lucky 99 at least once a week
i’m gonna bookmark that! sweet stuff (and great colors) thanks tuez
*heh* It’s inevitable…! ;-)
I’m telling you…..the cosmos knows when someone needs a dose of luck and love.
I will certainly let you know when it’s done and posted.
Hee hee – Suze got the 99 again…thanks for the good wishes.
and sending mine for (((Suzanne))) and (((Robert Arend)))). Nite!
*laughing* thanks for being so optomistic dearie — and i love how you belly laugh when i forking snag that forker
Thanks to the RIAA/MPAA and shit like SOPA, I’m more than happy to support indies.
sweet! judging by the reaction tonight, i’m sure the peeps would love to see it when its up
Sweet dreams, tj…!
I understand that completely!!!
Here’s a photo album of today’s festivities here in sleepy Hilo town…
My youtube clip is taking forever to load…! 8-(
Great song & video!!! Looking forward to following up on what’s there and what is coming :) The images are very powerful.
[I so wish Phil Ochs was still with us]
Dayam, so sorry about the whole daughter and then mommy falls and fractures. Hope both heal quickly and both get enough good drugs to tamp down the pain….
Just to throw it in there, I wonder if anybody has critiques of the video. I’m new to this form, and any feedback could be helpful.
If it weren’t so late at night, I’m on the east coast too, and if I didn’t have a couple drinks in me, I’d love to discuss the RIAA/MPAA bullshit with you. I’m also sure everyone else here, who isn’t aware of the extent they rip off artists, would like to talk about it.
Too much bullshit, too little time.
Love the photos! Yay for Hilo. Where are you, CT, in the photos?
And I know you to be clean-of-mouth, but I hope that one of your pals will carry one of my favorite signs: Jump, You Fuckers.
Re: Phil Ochs, a friend of mine posted this video the other day on facebook: Ringing of Revolution
The video is a powerful statement on the con game America has become. Dillon Ratigan should feature it on his ‘Greedy Bastards’ MSNBC show….
hey louis — so glad ya like it — how ya doing tonight?
The part that’s sticking in my mind is the clip of John Wayne, followed by the Banksters … really sums up corruption in a powerful way !
Looking forward to your future work … stop by often to let us know and also find us on FB.
I love the video. It’s a great aggregation of powerful images from the Occupy movement.
thanks dood — as tuez put it — we have 3 generation of women in this house all learning how to walk at the same time.
the big question is who will walk first — my bet is on the baby (laughing) i know i’ll be last
That’s a long nasty discussion, isn’t it. The quote that sticks in my mind is Elton John saying that the music biz talks like hippies, but they act like the Italian Mafia. I don’t think he was necessarily joking.
Terrific idea ! I’m sure pups will help get this to Keif, Dylan, et al.
not a critique but i would love to see some video of you guys performing
I’ll try emailing it to his staff. They might get a kick out of it. Thanks for the thought.
That’s a real sweet one. Thanks. Lyndon Johnson did a poor job playing God. Ochs did a good Dylan.
I’m standing to the left of the big Occupy Helco banner, holding the blue & white umbrella…! ;-)
Suz! I’m good, real good. Thanks for hosting this! And keep up with those meds, girl.
I was kind of thrilled when I found that John Wayne snippet and realized it was concise enough to fit in that space!
What’s the fb link, by the way?
Oh, definitely. Do you read Techdirt? They are always writing articles about the RIAA/MPAA racket. But to think some of the original stars in Star Wars never made a dime, due to “funny” accounting practices is absurd. Same with, wasn’t it Weird Al, among others, who have never made a dime, on album sales, for the same reason. The whole “reverse comp” thing needs its day in court.
The video and music really click in the early stages….. John Wayne twirling his gun “to be a man” …. later there is a lot to read and I couldn’t quite keep up with the signs, but I still found it enormously moving…made me want to get up and get involved. And I think that is the point, really.
My wife, who sometimes sings with me, and I recorded a version of this — retitled “Rhythms of Revolution” — after an arrangement that pulls in “Hang on Sloopy,” “Like a Rolling Stone” and “Guantanamera.” I’m editing that now, too, and trying to decide if it’s up to snuff to post, but I can let you all know.
Most music videos start with the music and then the video is fit in. Video first, then music, is I guess how movies are scored. I wonder then how to put together a 3-5 minute video, then write the music.
Yes, I am high.
Also very smart to have a sign telling when the next meet up would be….
Good on all of you!
tis my pleasure louis (and i just took my 11pm pill — only 20 minutes late)
Thanks, Dearie. A few people have said both those things. My secret hope was that it went fast and people might want to see it again. This video stuff is a new form for me – totally fun, but very different from music in many ways.
I’m glad it made you feel you want to get up and get involved. Me, too!
Please do let us know. Sounds like a marvelous medley ) not to mention genre hopping
Could be an experiment! I’ve heard of stories written based on magazine cover pictures, so why not? Are you up to it? Gotta find a good video, and go for it…
Will do, Louis.
You betcha…! Gotta promote the Cause…! ;-)
Very smart. I hadn’t even thought of planning to make people want to see it again…and again, actually. But on first viewing, that was my response.. the video builds and I began to feel “I want to watch this again”… and I think I will watch it again and again…just to make sure I catch it all. It’s really wonderful… really thought provoking.
The best thinking always comes to the stoned.
Notice, things have gone downhill since the war on drugs?
Oh, I didn’t mean for me doing it :) Was just putting it out there (in other words, I’m not up for it). But maybe I will see videos with that in mind now.
And I just want to throw this in: The world is a better place for having Jon Stewart in it.
Cool. Spread the word, too…
hehe, tuez, got that right. I was gonna say before, after your post, “Too much bullshit, not enough drinks”, but, well, I guess that last word can be just about anything.
The ‘greedy bastards’ racketeers have turned the USA into a national Al Capone-era Chicago….
I was just teasing, really, but wondering if you might be a musician. I’ll think about it, too. What it reminds me of is that video of the Shining Trailer, with the music changed, I think to make it look like a fun family movie. And again, there’s the “Count Censored,” which is hilarious. There’s a lot of clever things you can do by messing with found materials!
Louis the way to get shit done and smoke, is to have the joint in one hand and the work in the other. For instance, I can totally clean the house top to bottom in no time flat, and best, if I start out with a joint in the left hand and a vacuum in the right. If I start out with a joint in the left hand, nothing in the right, and my ass in a chair. Well, my ass will stay in the chair.
Get involved dude
Hey, folks, it’s gotten way past my bedtime, but sure was fun! Thanks for letting me crash the party. I appreciate all the nice feedback and hope we can do it again sometime. Suzanne, thanks especially to you for picking this up from my email and running with it.
aint that the truth tuez — ass in chair tends to stay in chair
It’s the fuckin’ middle men. Middle men needs to be a four letter word. Not sure how to do it though.
tuez……words to live by. So simple, really.
josh — twas totally my pleasure to feature your music. i’m so glad you had fun tonight :) i knew the lln peeps would love it and i’m so happy they made your delurking a positive experience. don’t be a stranger and let us know when you have a new video up.
g’nite and thank you
Dayam, I just watched the whole clip…! You caught all the real Iconic clips…! Bravo…! A most excellent montage, Josh…! Besides the Jump, and the UC-Davis pepper spraying, ya featured my favoritest; the Goethe quote held up by that hawt Babe…! ;-)
Night Josh. Thanks for stopping by. Loved the vid and music.
Keep up the good fight.
Happy dreams, Josh. Come on by anytime.
I play piano, but I don’t compose or write lyrics (other than a bunch of songs in the early ’70s). That’s the challenge. The video clip would have to be really good.
I haven’t seen those vids you mentioned but I’ll look for ‘em.
PS – The Shining Family Movie clip
The Count Censored.
Good night, all.
Much Mahalo, Josh…! Please don’t be a stranger to the Lake…! *g*
Thanks Josh. Thanks Suz. Thanks tuez – am going now, to get involved. Nighters, all :)
tis about time for me to get horizontal too peeps — that synthetic morphine pill is kicking in and my typing has gone to shit.
thanks for being so welcoming to josh tonight — i’m so happy it went well and my instinct that youse guys would like it was correct. thank you for letting me hang out with ya tonight.
g’nite all and thank you (((lln peeps)))
Happy dreams and quick healing, Suz.
No, just putting yourself out there, will get you respect. If you can play, and have confidence in your ability. You’ve won the game.
((( group g’nite)))
Mahalo Nui Loa, Suz, for putting this awesome lln together…! *g*
Sweet dreams, Suz…!
And goodnight forever Davy Jones (of The Monkees), wherever you are now….
Obama is a murderer and a fraud.
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