I’m not sure how Joe Strummer would feel about “free” world revenge but him being killed 8 years later is an acitivity we must question. Was justice really served? Was this our only option? Shouldn’t we have just taken him prisoner? Is the cost of his martyrdom something we’re willing to pay? Sure, the cost of lives and cold hard cash are one of the things that have been hitting us through industrial complex and then there is the loss of feeling secure by our boarders.
How much did it cost to kill an Arab?
Total mind changer.
For the record we normally like to keep this blog poli-agnostic. But here’s a selection of some of the tweets from the last 24hrs capturing this event which may envigorate the beehive in ways we have yet to understand. From an extremists point of view Osama Bin Laden is/was their JFK. Crazy like Hitler but none the less a scary figure like Kadafi. Filmmaker Michael Moore was on fire!
Here’s what the twittersphere has been saying:
@MMFlint Cost of war to the U.S. since 2001: 1.2 trillion dollars. Interrupting Celebrity Apprentice: Priceless. (via Mike Olpin)
@MMFlint via Michael Moore
FOX News: Elderly Man on Dialysis Killed by Young African-American Male
@MMFlint CNN reports Osama buried at sea. Am I the only one that smells something funky?
@TheRodcast: PLEASE GOD LET IT BE A GAY SOLDIER WHO KILLED BIN LADEN
@GhostOsama via Osama Bin Laden
Well this sucks…I accidentally enabled location on my tweet
@andersoncooper Anderson Cooper
Does anyone else find it moving hearing people singing our national anthem outside the white house gates? I do.
@williammullin Bush just choked on a pretzel. #binladendead
@JennyJohnsonHi5 by Jenny Johnson
Obama says the US sent a clear message to the Taliban following bin Laden’s death, that message was a text which read “WTF! ROFLMAO! xo USA”
@UncleRUSH Russell Simmons
I’m not saying I’m not glad we got Bin Laden I’m saying the loud celebration outside my apt (world trade) hurt my spirit.
Osama jokes and Jack Bauer tweets are SO last night, people.
“When you blame yourself, you learn from it. If you blame someone else, you don’t learn nothing, cause hey, it’s not your fault, it’s his fault, over there.” -Joe Strummer
Playlist for Black Op helicopters:
Somebody Got Murdered MP3 by The Clash
Killing An Arab MP3 by The Cure
Bela Lugosi’s Dead MP3 by Bauhaus
Rock the Casbah MP3
I was digging in the archives a few months ago looking up video footage to lend to the Cruel but Fair movie [CBF on Facebook] and i cam across half a set by Ex Models from a Aviso’Hara Record release show for Made From Scratch. Anyway. The banter is funny and if you dig these guys you should enjoy these live nuggets which are not available anywhere else.
Ex-Models live @ The Court Tavern 2000 mp3s
Girlfriend is worse
the fun system
The pic is from a earlier EM show in 1999 way before they broke…note the plug spark sanjay t-shirt.
Well the first show in support of Stuart Wexler’s ambitious documentary on the 90’s New Brunswick Music scene was a huge success. I never saw so many gadgets and die-hard fans all in once place. The “Scene within the scene” to quote Bryan Bruden the old Mad Daddy’s manager. Was really awesome to see so many oldish faces in one place and sad that I could not talk to everybody. Hadn’t seen some of these characters in 5-8 years or so and glad to most are still alive.
So what does this all mean? Who cares right? it was so 90’s ago? Well first off the music was vibrant like the first time you self discovered. All the colors were represented and none sounded like the other. For quick view go ahead and download or listen to DJSPORK SHOW #29 No Frills Rock podcast. I play a few select tracks mixed in with current talent out there. it’s all about the rock.
Cruel But Fair movie page on Facebook or on YouTube.
NEXT SHOW: Sat 12.126.09 Court Tavern w/ Horsey, 3 to 6 inches, Prosolar Mechanics, Buzzkill and The Stuntcocks.