man! – i can’t stand public transport. it’s slow, unpleasant, ineffective & overpriced & i cycle or walk everywhere (have never & will never ever own/drive a car no matter what). due to a panoply of circumstantial misfortune & not wanting to rescind on a commitment, i found myself needing to take the tube last friday for the first time in about four months or more. various events through Continue reading The Human Cost/Decimation of Civilization:
further observations on London’s aggressive tree reduction/de-greening & public poisoning/herbicide. Continue reading death & dog-shit:
Graveyards! Wonderful havens of respite & nature-cosm’s in the shit-sty that is London. Few people, & a proclivity towards quite as well, just to heap cherries on the icing-wads. Old architecture heaving with character from decades (perhaps even centuries?) of elemental embellishing & beautification, ancient tilting stones, lop-sided from expanding soils wreathed in briars & festooned in ivy all choca’ with wild flowers. Basically, places of peace, beauty & solace amidst the soul braying contagion of this insane car-centric metropolis mishap. Continue reading Rest In Poison!
So my friend is being forced to move house (flat)! It’s one of those now ubiquitous “unscrupulous” but probably legal ejections that’s tearing sane minds & lives apart all over London as the residual vestiges of interesting people are expelled from the crapital due to extortionate rents & government solicited land-lord tyranny as part of the Cancervatives undeclared social purging initiative. Continue reading PURGED FOR PROFIT!
Some books on the Syrian catastrophe! Fuck anyone that complains about Syrian refugees! Deal with it arsehole!!! Continue reading Catastrophe in Syria!
Bleg: Hi Brett! So you have a new book/theory coming out. My understanding, at least in gist, is that it argues we should scrap politicians altogether? or that the ever exponentiating calamity & crisis that seems to be engirdling the modern world derives from their constant misrule & malfeasance so their existence/empowerment needs to be seriously questioned/contested. Please elaborate/set-it straight about the book & your ideal/solution to this ghastly emergency that’s shunting us towards extinction or worse. Continue reading The End Of Politicians – Forthcoming Book by Brett Hennig
Monocentralism. Univision & the disabling, obstruction or omission of pluralities.. Converge & scramble on whomever first surpasses the corporate margin or acceptable fame saturation/product definition.
The Wu Tang Clan story is pretty familiar now, & despite the worn canvas it’s still a very important & genuine yarn of profound creativity. Also, it almost did not happen & was met with dismissal & dubiety by soulless corporate shit-sacks that should of known better & should have been in another profession & position entirely (washing dishes perhaps?). Continue reading Beyond The 36 Chambers – Submerged & Secluded Hardcore Rap Classics
A major maverick eruption & ginormous flouting of rules & conventions! Recorded in July 2015, Endogeny & Exogeny, an entirely improvised excursion with all three musicians never having previously played together & recorded in a single day, severely effloresces the Avant-Jazz, Extreme Improvisation & “Cosmic” tilting genre/terrain to new escarpments. From some of the most drastic, frenzied & chaotic turbulence, to hyper baroque & consistently complex nuances & sensitivities, sprawling space-scapes, foreign-planets & supernatural eco-systems, anomalous Continue reading Kikanju Baku (drums), Michael Gregory Jackson (electric guitar/FX/pedals), Joseph Daley (tuba/FX) – Endogeny & Exogamy CD 2016
Decode n’ Debunk deconstruct th daily disinformation & duplicity.
Autocracy In The UK-Never Mind The Bullingdon Boys (by Debunk Dudayev):
Whenever a bank tells me to “never mind”, I get a little nervous. Celebrating “Anarchy In The UK”, by a bank, at a time of unsurpassed rabid bank-corporation-financial-sector-nabob-politician related scourge & turbo regressionism, impoverization social cleansing, fatal-austerity & free market extremism does seem a bit like a hit & run driver rubbing the injured pedestrians face in the wreckage of their crushed bike. But then again, perhaps it’s just a rare moment of honesty? As the banks continue to run amok, imperil & wreck-havoc pushing us towards a second “crash” in tandem with their Westminster cronies…oh & the terrorists, narco-moguls, human traffickers, despot regimes & shadow capital big-shots that supply them with so much of their business & wealth.
Anyways, Virgin Money have issued these two new credit cards baring two versions of Sex Pistols cover art & slogans. How you view ostensibly raw street based dissent & rejectionist music/sub-culture now representing croesus conglomerates, consumerism & banking I will leave to yooz lot. But the argument of the ultimate commodification & commercial compromise is so on the table it is the table. Still, John Lydon has been known to vociferously back Israel whilst chiding the Palestinians, participated in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here & been the mascot for Anchor’s Utterly Butterly range. Like I said, the table.
The art & words are the same, but the meaning has totally altered. To co-opt & subvert (but exploit the original artistic credibility), like using a piece of kitchen or gardening equipment for a killing (a neutral instrument turned effective murder weapon). Multiple meanings, hidden or optional, contorted & corrupted. “Never Mind” – accept, acquiesce, submit, do not contest. “mind” – being aware, thinking, being cognizant, analysing & formulating your own ideas, not being duped. “Never Mind”- don’t think, don’t understand, don’t be aware, ignore, supress, neglect.. the perfect victim. It’s the perfect stealth diktat for a credit card. Oblivion, blindness & expenditure. The punk/Sex Pistols addition also garnishes the whole concept/transaction with that slight glaze of “alternative”, tricking the gudgeons into faux non-conformity by way of association. Whatever useless shit you’re paying for, you can feel “punk” about it. drudgery “with attitude”. A fruit pastel for the condemned, some sugar in the slaughter. What a fuckin’ joke! “The Bollocks”- we could interpret this in many ways, but the context makes it so obvious. Spiralling political corruption, a Tory majority poised to inflict five years of total ruination & rape, rapidly expanding poverty, exponential degradation of living standards & quality of life, Westminster & high level establishment paedophile rings & sexual child murdering by MPs, a homeless crisis, a housing crisis, a prisons crisis, a domestic violence/violence against women crisis, a policing crisis, an air pollution crisis, a welfare crisis, an NHS crisis, ongoing austerity (i.e. acceptable extremism), proliferating plutocracy, hyper privatization & the mass selling-off of public assets at derisible prices to banks & vulture capitalists, deregulation, police state/snoopers charter/surveillance-state incrementation, the big push for Fracking in the UK, the curtailing of Human Rights whilst simultaneously scrambling for greater rights for the already practically invulnerable Corporations through TTIP/TPP etc, ongoing financial crisis, precariousness, malfeasance & recklessness with a second financial crash all but guaranteed & an utterly mad chancellor hell bent on inculcating it as fast as possible….i could go on & on (& I am keeping it basically domestic without straying into the state of the world or the biggest horror of the lot, Climate Catastrophe & the governments total inaction on this existential emergency), but we are basically engirdled with a conglomeration of crisis & calamity of almost unimaginable scale, that’s just increasing. I think we can call this – “The Bollocks” & it needs all of our attentions & priority NOW! of course at Virgin Money they would rather you just whacked it on your credit card & remained docile & abstracted! Consumption is the answer. never mind the bollocks, here’s mindless capitalism to mero-anesthetize your mind, distract & impair, divert & stunt.
Rebrand banking. Responsible banking, cool banking, hipster friendly banking. Like, your not a yuppie if you have a customized bank card linked to something allegedly edgy. On the advert, Virgin Money proclaim – “The Sex Pistols challenged the established ways of thinking-just as we are doing today in our quest to shake up UK banking.” So help “shake up?” UK banking by getting a customized credit card like a nonce. Again, this entire proclamation is deadly without clarity on which “established ways of thinking” are being targeted?! The psycho demolition freak George Osborne is “shaking up” the economic consensus with his indescribably perverse “Mr Micawber” Economics that he recently unveiled. As if basing your economic strategy in a time of dire emergency on a fictional character from a Charles Dickens novel isn’t a sure sign that this guy should be in a padded cell, SEVENTY SEVEN top economic academics (including Cambridge professor Ha Joon Chang & Thomas Piketty) wrote a joint public letter to the Guardian Newspaper warning that his plans for a “permanent budget surplus”-“have no basis in economics” & are “not fit for the complexity of a modern 21st century economy”. Osborne has been enshrouded by a litany of blaring contradictions, U-turns, repeated dismal failings to meet his own fiscal targets & criteria, utter mismanagement & ignorance to his profession/position & economics along with extraordinary munificence & grovelling servility to the private sector & banks (including refusing to press charges against HSBC when their most recent round of gigantic white-collar criminality was made public) whilst expressing utter parsimony, callousness & extremism to the mass-majority British populous through malicious & insane cuts that continue to increase in there severity, extensity & future duration.
We don’t need a “shake up” in banking. We need to shake banking off! Disaster feigning as solution. Mind the bollocks! & be vigilant, cos’ the vampires & vultures are circling you, your children & future generations & most importantly, the bloody planet we & all life relies on exist.
read Decodes article on the same subject here – n’ keep y’ dome dirt free!!!
Sonny Sharrock was an American guitar-maverick/revolutionary who inspired by the turbulence & absonant progression/permutation of John Coltrane & Ornette Coleman (& others) transfused what is to me the earliest form of Noisecore through the prism of chronic Avant-Garde Free Jazz Expeirmentalism. Imbued by the saxophone as a leading solo instrument, Sharrock created his own approach to the electric guitar, adhering loosely to the same antiphonic expression & intense extemporization as colossus saxophonists in The New Music/Avant Garde. During the mid-sixties he performed in session with Marzette Watts, Herbie Mann, Pharaoh Sanders & incredibly even Wayne Shorter (on 1969’s excellent Super Nova LP) before finally recording his debut as a leader “Black Woman” on the Frisco label “4 Men With Beards” in 68. Sharrock’s indelible supra-progression was largely in his course, anti-phonic, aggressive & ludicrously advanced methodology of guitar playing. At his most abrasive & “out-there” sections of Sharrock’s mid-sixties cacophonic-clarion sound, very literally, like modern-day Noisecore, Extreme Music, Improvisational Noise, Harsh Experimental genres. I find it difficult to overstate his precocity, the guy was there in a developed stage decades before anyone else (certainly to my knowledge) was doing anything like it. again, even comparing these bouts & techniques to neoteric “Noise” assimilating rubrics, this guys ridiculously futuristic & astoundingly-atypical playing style & compositional approach is so far forward it’s hard to believe, & I see his unique innovation & musical hostility as the first incarnation of so much modern “Extreme” music from Metal to Noise & it’s sub-strata’s. Continue reading Sonny & Linda Sharrock – Teleport & Time-Warp