Liverpool [UK], up until 1986, was still the classical Dock/Port in the transportation of goods as well as people. To compare, its local rival Manchester had an established Airport but was only a quarter of its current 2013 size, and also the price of a Plane Ticket was expensive due to lack of competition within the commercial airline sector.
One of the benefits was obtaining things from all over the world as childhood Birthday & Christmas Presents, especially Action Figures from far places…
Whilst I didn’t own that exact action figure I had a number from the same range from Japan and, before you Tweet, they where finally given away to my local Oxfam (UK national chain Charity Shop) once this life-changing moment arrived on my radar…
Due to the overt racism on British 1970’s & 1980’s Television (it still is but only shows up during moments of major national tension) many people got their entertainment via VHS Tapes (the Great-Grandparent of Blu-ray) creating a compilation of African-American Television. Along with similar films this tended to be uplifting rather than humiliating. The media as a whole, even now in the allegedly more liberal era of the early 21st Century, has problems dealing with the following subject. Yet people have been doing this since the beginning of humanity…
The greatest impact those mentioned American VHS compilations had on me was a Horror-Gangster Film
J. D.’s Revenge
The Film, released in 1976 and based in New Orleans, tells the fictional story of a African-American University Student studying Law (a new concept to my 8 year old self in 1985) that gets possessed, after participating as an audience member in a hypnosis act whilst on a night-out in a cabaret club.
Normally in Cinema possession occurs by a demonic force, yet what makes this unique is that it’s done by a restless soul of a murdered Gangster. The genius angle of the Film is the Gangster – ‘J.D Walker’ – died in 1942, and due to the rapid socio-economic changes, especially in America, this might as well be 84 years rather than the actual 34 time difference. Everything had suddenly progressed, from Women’s Rights to Music.
I remember my Dad, talking about ‘J.D Revenge’ for about two weeks to everybody. So, on a School-night in the early hours when everybody was sleeping I went downstairs put the VHS in & put my Dad’s Headphone’s into the front of Television. What I discovered was & still is a classic with plenty of memorable quotes. ‘J.D Revenge’ totally changed the way I saw Black people & for the better as the ending is uplifting.
The Film nails this point in a superb manner with J.D being amazed & surprised at this new world. Praise should go to Glynn Turman for a memorable performance playing two polar opposites, the type of young man who every mother would love her daughter to marry & a foul-mouth ultra-cool street villain.
George Lucas was that impressed with Turman that he was his first Choice to play a certain ‘Han Solo’, yet due to racism in Hollywood & Western Society funding would have NEVER been given as Carrie Fisher was lined-up to play the role of ‘Princess Leia’. Even in 2013, non-White Actors in American Cinema are portrayed as either the side-kick or equal, rarely the hero-lead of a Film. Before anybody mentions Will Smith, in my opinion he’s the Hollywood version of Barack Obama – simply all hype with zero substance. Smith is the kind of Black Man that White People like due to him having no edge when he’s interviewed – you know what you’ll get. Certainly this doesn’t apply to say Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington or the considerably older Morgan Freeman.
It’s possible those in control, yet always in the shadows of the Anglo-American Economic-Political-War Machine, might consider Will Smith as American President thus the perfect marriage of Langley, Virginia to Hollyweird, California. Will Smith has that much clout in Hollywood he can make a vanity project (his Son is the Co-Star) costing $130million yet Zombizoids programmed to worship corporate celebrity will go to the Cinema for this…
Will Smith speaking in that ultra-serious manner is as believable as Real Madrid announcing Tony Pulis as their new Manager. Things can still have high quality with very little or no expense, something Will Smith could do with understanding:
Feel free to leave a comment below or send a tweet directly to the star of
‘J.D Revenge’ Glynn Turman with the hashtag #GJBlog
The above Photo speaks volumes about what in my opinion Jay-Z has brought to Hip-Hop… corporate thinking that has taken the focus away from the struggles of ordinary African-Americans. I’ve seen numerous interviews with the man on Television & in print over the years, with the impression I always get is his OWN feeling of self-importance – maybe it’s cultural perhaps with him being an American and a rapper?
After watching the below short video from Samsung – yeah that’s correct.
Hip-Hop has gone from it’s understandable connection with Street Culture especially Fashion to now sadly selling Mobile Phones for a South Korean Multinational.
You’ll be understanding my viewpoint after this Promotional Advert for Jay-Z new album out on the *4th of July (as one does) –
‘Magna Carta Holy Grail‘…
The manner of the advert in making Jay-Z appear as if some form genius is laughable, I suggest it’s more to do with having Corporations constantly informing us (the 99%) that he is?
After seeing that ‘Glory/Worship Fest’ of Jay-Z, I connected it with a conversation that BBC Hip-Hop DJ – Tim Westwood had with 50 Cent around sarcastic remarks made by Jay-Z regarding Mr. Cent.
What results is a very interesting analysis from 50 Cent on the psychology of Jay-Z in late 2009.
Watch from 3mins : 30secs onwards…
Hip-Hop is now under the tight control of the Corporate Elite, as they realised the raw power of the music as a way to improve humanity for the 99% in raising awareness of social inequality & bringing diverse people together – therefore ending ignorance. As mentioned in my now extensive archive on this website; culture has been hijacked by a Western Elite with the aim of lowering the intelligence of Consumers yet maximising profits. This is why Musicians with the Political Strength of John Lennon or Joan Baez aren’t around these days, but the current crop who are endorse everything from Luxury Cars to Chewing Gum.
Ask yourself is life in this early 21st Century Perfect, are all the problems of Humanity been successfully eradicated?
The answer sadly & possibly tragically for all of us is NO…
I’ll end this article with a surprising recent upload on Tim Westwood’s vast YouTube Channel, something that he was involved way back in 1990. That being a time when Rappers might not have had Off-shore Bank Accounts yet could understand the ordinary person on the street…
Send a Tweet about this article to the following with the hash-tag #GJBlog
What can be said about Margaret Thatcher from me that hasn’t already been mentioned on the Television News, Nationwide Radio Stations & major Newspapers of Great Britannia since the announcement of her death on Monday 8th April 2013?
Honesty. None of this ‘no talking bad of the dead‘ traditionalist rubbish let’s get real…
The reason why Margaret Thatcher is rightly hated is that the nation wanted & in some way still require a leader that can make Britain great, and her methods on doing that have divided the nation. The only other Prime Minister since 1945 that can attain similar levels of negativity is…
Tony Blair was Prime Minister from 2nd May 1997 – 27th June 2007, that’s a long time yet for high ranking British Politics it’s more like a hundred years. Some would say his long-lasting legacy was Education, specifically in it’s compulsory phase, yet if this is true shouldn’t it have therefore produced more intelligent and sophisticated young people? You’d think this would be the case yet millions of them find this entertaining…
Also, praising Politicians for improving services for a nation’s Health Service/Education/Public Transport doesn’t work with me as that’s the same as giving merit badges for each Parent that feeds/clothes/houses a Child. This stuff is standard issue requirements. Current British Prime Minister David Cameron is asking for another 4 years in Power because he’s given an exemption to the National Health Service not being part of his austerity cuts, is he for real?!
I believe that Margaret Thatcher was, like her good friend Ronald Reagan, created. This being the correct term used by those figures who are in control yet we never see. It’s possible that each major leader is an actor paid to perform a role for it’s audience:
The British amongst you might view the above video as being somewhat typical of historical antics within The White House yet this little known BBC Documentary shows some uncomfortable truths about Margaret Thatcher.
Would the BBC have the courage to re-show this amazing Documentary showing the honest truth about Margaret Thatcher? The answer is unlikely, mainly because they wouldn’t want to become future victims of David Cameron’s austerity cuts. We have to realize that for all our technology; we occupy a world where Corporations have limitless resources & Journalists report rather than investigate corruption. Now honesty is located in Blogs rather than on TV News.
What proves how out of touch Margaret Thatcher along with each of her successors are, is the following 1985 Report from the American Ambassador to London – Raymond Seitz to his superiors:
Reading it, you get the feeling that Ambassador Seitz is in shock that the vast riots happening just four years earlier wasn’t direct enough to get Thatcher’s attention. Particularly the fact that the country included late nineteenth Century levels of actual poverty.
The report was made 28 years ago but worryingly it still has relevance hence the 2011 UK Riots. Life is getting bad when a Politician seems less convincing than a Professional Wrestler, isn’t living in a Democracy about being honest?
The majority living in Britain feel that life could be better yet it isn’t. Therefore ask yourself this, is our Democracy simply just an illusion? We might as well make CM Punk the new Prime Minster in the next General Election.
I will be celebrating the fact that such a vile individual like Thatcher is dead as these festivities at least show those pulling the strings in the shadows that they haven’t got complete control… yet. As long as freedom of expression doesn’t promote hate & violence then it should be allowed – that’s called True Democracy.
Margaret Thatcher leaves behind two children:
Sir Mark Thatcher – currently banned from entering America, Monaco & Switzerland for being an ‘undesirable’, due to funding an unsuccessful plot involving mercenaries taking over an oil-rich Equatorial Guinea (West Africa) in 2004.
Carol Thatcher – disgraced journalist banned from the BBC for openly expressing racist opinions.
Baroness (she was later given this title) Thatcher was known to be very keen on quoting scripture from The Holy Bible, whilst I am not Christian I found the following that’s suitable…
It’s now a year (and a bit) since Darren first started writing blog posts for me. Having known him and his theories for a while I knew that I wasn’t going to get an ordinary submission from him but I still couldn’t of predicted the source material he would deliver each and every month. He’s certainly not disappointed in terms of surprise!
There are times when I’ve disagreed with certain aspects of what he’s said or even felt that I’m part of some of the people he’s lambasting (sorry, I love Breaking Bad), but I’ve always felt what he is writing is interesting, and certainly worthy of being put out there. And more often than not completely different from everything else on my blog, so at least a nice diversion from me enthusing excitedly about fifteen year old hip-hop albums.
On this year anniversary he focuses once again on music, this time the band that define the city he is from and I live in, the Beatles. You’d normally get an anniversary post on a Liverpool based DJ about the Beatles enthusing about their apocalyptic albums, but that isn’t Darren’s style. Conspiracy theorists on the Fab Four aren’t a new thing of course, but at least in Darren’s hands their entertaining and enlightening, regardless of how much you believe in the substance.
Thanks for a year Darren!
Photo: Mona Best – Owner of The Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool, UK & main inspiration for the most productive section of The Beatles Discography [Rubber Soul to Let It Be Albums].
It’s been exactly a year since my first article on GeneralJimmy.com.
Being from Liverpool, I decided to deal with something not commonly known by many people about the heritage of the city that may have been deliberately hidden by the Mass Media/Entertainment Industry:
It was my first ever article for a mass audience & what surprised me was the reaction of readers to this Photo of an actual Beatles Record Cover, I included:
The Beatles are still making money 44 years AFTER they decided to call it quits, with the City of Liverpool, specifically it’s City Centre, making a nice couple of quid as well due to plenty of fans making the pilgrimage. I live near the vicinity of Penny Lane & have met people from all over the world, some of whom become rather emotional as they have realise a life-time ambition.
Yet living in Liverpool at times you get the feeling that the people of city aren’t aware of the huge influence that The Fab Four have given the world. This below video, being a prime example…
You see Penny Lane has NEVER had a Fire Station, instead near-by Rose Lane does. Nobody knows why Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles at the time, decided to change to title of the song, particularly as Rose Lane is possibly more catchy. Also, Rose Lane has always had that picturesque classic English Suburbia feel with lot’s of independent shops, unlike the boring but still nice Penny Lane. What happened if Epstein for some reason didn’t want THAT level of attention on Rose Lane even when it had all the landmarks referenced in the song along with being nicer?
The following excerpt is from the book ‘Haunted Liverpool’ by Liverpool Paranormal Writer – Tom Slemen…
″…Lennon sneaked out of his house, 251 Menlove Avenue, where he was living with Aunt Mimi, and walked just over a mile through the December snow to the bridge of destiny, arriving there just before midnight.
The Devil duly appeared as a tall shadowy figure with horns and uncanny-looking eyes . A bargain was struck.
Within three years, millions upon millions of people would idolize Lennon, and the rest of his band – The Beatles.”
Guess, what… Rose Lane is the location of that ‘bridge of destiny’, above the railtracks that go through Mossley Hill Train Station.
Before you dismiss this possibility allow Russell Brand to explain how humanity could have always interacted with other realms even life-forms since the beginning…
Therefore, humanity very may well be co-existing with other more advanced life-forms on this planet who may view us like we view Pigeons due to the intelligence/scientific knowledge gap.
Things, really get bizzaro when a woman from Delhi [India] relocated to Liverpool [UK] due to marriage & by doing so changed the world forever. This individual is…
The story goes that Mona arrived in Liverpool on Christmas Day 1945 to a City greatly destroyed by The Luftwaffe (Nazi Air Force), as a consequence of being a massive target during the second world war which had ended seven months previously. Mona’s background involved being brought up in a household of good-living, due to her farther having rank in the British Military in colonialist India for what would be the final years of The British Empire. Having to deal with a European Winter must have come as something as a culture-shock, coupled with a considerable lowering in living standards.
After nine years living in Liverpool, Mona had become frustrated with family life living above a Pub (how British can you get) yet a dream came with an answer, this being…
Sell everything the family had of value including the Sliver & bet the entire cash on a horse that was 33/1 to win The Derby.
If the dream manifested into reality then Mona could finally buy outright a House she had been eyeing up for some time, located in the new suburb of West Derby far away from the outskirts of the City Centre.
So, a strange symmetry happened that a woman needed a Horse to win The Derby so she could take her Family to a better life – if Russell Brand’s theory of existence might indeed be correct then the circumstances needing it’s intervention were here.
The Horse in question was called ‘Never Say Die’ & rode by an 18 year old Jockey that would in time become seen as the greatest ever in the history of that sport – Lester Piggott.
As you would have guessed, Mona’s dream did in-fact manifest into reality & it’s likely that she would have put her money down with an illegal Scouse bookmaker – UK Law of that time insisted that people could only bet at the Racecourse of which that race was happening.
Another interesting fact was the house that Mona bought with her winnings foretold in a dream was formerly a branch/Social Club of The Conservative Party. An established British Political Party with a shameful history. Mona decided to transform what was certainly a nest of vipers into something totally opposite… a Family Home that also doubled up as an artistic venue inspired by her Indian Heritage. Mona also relaised that a new-breed of social class was emerging… The Teenager.
Not old enough to occupy the Pubs, Social Clubs & Discothèques but old enough to no longer gain enjoyment from kicking a Football in the streets with friends. This gap in the market was crying out to be filled within Liverpool, so Mona therefore decided to give the basement a look of a nightclub yet was really an early evening/daytime weekend venue for the Teenage youth of Liverpool with affluent backgrounds. Clubs need music & enter three wise men…
Paul, George & John.
The trio soon got word of this new exciting venue, owned by a cool foreign exotic woman, where they could perfect their craft. She was impressed enough to let them be the house band providing they help with the painting & decorating of The Casbah Coffee Club.
In, time Mona used her influence on George who would ask endless questions about India & that nation’s spirituality (a theme that would emerge in The Beatles best work), to include her Son, Pete as Drummer.
Making three into what should have been a fabulous four.
Question: Why does Macca always take that pose, he looked stupid then & he still looks foolish now!
Things started off well enough but Pete soon started gaining more of the attractive looking female following, something which lead to jealousy especially from John, ironically a character trait which would become one of his most loved songs…
The original three also had a habit of starting trouble which could have manifested tragically when Stuart Sutcliffe joined the group for the legendary Hamburg sessions after attending the The Casbah. Legend has it that the cause of Sutcliffe’s death was due to a punch to the head, possibly from Lennon, during a drunken row in Hamburg’s famous red-light district.
After Sutcliffe’s death they decided they needed an enforcer to join, in short heavy muscle, but also not that good looking to replace Pete Best. Liverpool at the time was alive with music, its port status ensured it was the first place in the UK to get the sounds of America (even before that of London), which meant a vast majority of Teenage Boys wanted to replicate that Rock n’ Roll sound from across the ocean by being in a band.
They found their quarry in Ringo Starr, a drummer that was from the street-wise Toxteth area of Liverpool with a reputation for taking no s*%t. Later on, Starr would admit his tough fighting persona was due to insecurity as he missed a vast amount of education as a Child due to illness.
When Ringo replaced Best, the group had signed a contract with EMI Records leaving Best close to suicide as his dream was taken away from him at the worst possible moment. Yet, what kept him alive was the strength of his Mother as seen in this interview about the split…
John Lennon wrote a letter some years later to Mona Best requesting as a tribute the use of her father’s Military Medals for the Band. They planned to wear them on the psychedelic army uniforms for the publicity photographs of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album. Mona agreed…
As a Mentor to John, Paul & George it must have hurt Mona to listen to the constant praise of their work especially once those Indian String sections with Sitars became part of The Fab Fours work as without her they wouldn’t have known about them.
Then as a Mother seeing a Son with talent betrayed at an early age by people considered close friends must have been even harder. Sure, millions if not billions of Pounds had been taken away yet feelings are worth more than money. Whilst doing research for this article, I encountered something that is truly extraordinary.
You’ve been warned…
The odds on Mona’s bet was 33/1… the number 33 is seen by many as having negative vibes, so to speak. The first Atomic Bomb known as ‘the Gadget’ was detonated at Trinity Site, New Mexico at the 33 Degree Latitude. Spanish explorers to The New World originally called this area La Jornada del Muerto (The Journey of the Dead) but now the site is marked by a small stone obelisk & we know The Freemasonic Brotherhood loves those obelisks.
Both Hiroshima and Nagasaki are both very close to that same 33 Degree Latitude.
Jesus Christ is said to have been executed when he was 33yrs old.
There happens to be 33 sections within the emblem of the United Nations.
& last but not least the highest self-admitted level of Freemasonry is the 33rd Degree.
Albert Einstein always claimed the understanding of numbers could deliver a deeper understanding to reality. Did Lennon make that deal made with ‘The Devil’ or more specific a Trans-Dimensional entity?
In the absence of an answer to that question, at least you now know about a Woman who’s actions (or was it influenced?) changed our world forever.
Mona Best (3 January 1924 – 9 September 1988) aged 64yrs.
Whilst these views should be taken seriously, I think it’s much more simpler and easier to understand when assessing this simple definition:
1. the condition of a individual pretending to be something they are not, especially in the area of morals; a false presentation of belief or feeling. — hypocrite, n. — hypocritic, hypocritical, adj.
This reached ‘Mt. Everest’ levels at the second presidential inauguration of Barack Obama in Washington D.C (USA) on Monday 21st January 2013. Specifically, the invitation of Beyoncé to sign the national anthem as the climax of this historic event.
Now, Beyoncé has signed a $50million (£30million) deal to promote Pepsi but Michelle Obama, from the very offset of her role as ‘The First Lady’, has been busy promoting Healthy Living. Erm… let’s compare & contrast shall we…
It get’s better as everybody watching, either those estimated 800,000 in Washington or Billions watching across the world, witnessed Beyoncé deliver big-time with a traditional yet unique interpretation of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
Now wait for the comment from the presenter at the end of the below performance, as it nicely goes into the final section.
But, it seems the truth at times can expose the trickery played on the masses, the best explanation coming from the over-lords of American Hollywood Gossip: TMZ.
I like the reaction of Harvey Levin (wearing the Green Polo Shirt), who is completely stunned at the slyness and front to do such a thing at such an occasion. This being the same man that founded TMZ who knows full well the levels of deception that celebrities are willing to use in self-promotion. Watching it, it felt like Levin viewed it as a step-too far.
If, such an audacious blag (Liverpool [UK] slang term meaning ‘clever con’) can be played, then what else has OR will be pulled on millions or even billions of ordinary people..!!
As for Beyoncé Knowles, her blag has not only failed but backfired on her spectacularly, as she is going to be delivering the Half-Time Show at the NFL Superbowl in New Orleans on Sunday 3rd February 2013. You see, Pepsi have been, even for their standards, going into hyperbolic-overdrive around this fact since November 2012.
The game itself sees for the 1st time; rival coaches being Brothers:
John Harbaugh (Baltimore Ravens) vs. Jim Harbaugh (San Francisco 49ers).
So, due to her endorsement deal alongside the clash of the Harbaugh Brothers, this Superbowl will be the most watched in history, as even those not into sports are likely to tune in.
As Half-Time Performer, Beyoncé under contract with the NFL, will have to do at least one Press Conference in front of the world’s media. I guess some questions around her ability to perform on the big-stage are going to be asked directly to her, which will in turn lead to some awkward karma moments.
So, reader what would you rather have celebrity or integrity? This is the question that will not only decide the outcome of the Twenty first Century but possibly Humanity itself.
One of the things I despised in my youth was the American S**tcom – ‘Friends‘
[1994 – 2004].
This was due to it’s worrying depiction of New York City being an oasis of White People, when in reality the same period of time was the apex of a certain Sean Combs that just happened to also come from Manhattan.
This being, a prime example of his purple patch circa 1995…
Now, I am NOT saying that if you the reader enjoyed or still watch endless repeats of the show on Channel4 [UK National Television Station] that you’re a subconscious white supremacist – instead replace the racism with a predilection for being rather bland and lacking any individuality. Get the picture… you don’t at the moment but hopefully by the time you’ve pondered this article you’ll start to question yourself, possibly for the first time.
Now the thing with ‘Friends’ was that it had the same impact of Swine Flu, able to take over vast amounts of people due to one person in a collective having ‘the infection’ then spreading it via word of mouth to others.
Everybody began recreating scenes giving exact synopsis of the latest episode leading to some bizarre acts of one-upmanship I’ve seen, going a little bit like an actual incident that happened in the common room during my Sixth form days:
Alan: ‘Joey, goes on the phone to that Phoebe where’s me $20 that I lent you in the Coffee Shop? If you haven’t got it then you best Toss me Salad as Chandler is getting his leg over tonight at Monica’s. Phoebe then goes if you give me another $20 I’ll lick your feet..!! That bird is proper off her head’.
Barbara: ‘No, you got it wrong she told Joey for another $20 she would swallow him & and let Ross watch but they both laughed as Ross is a clown’.
Alan: ‘You sure?’
Barbara: ‘I am sure cos’ I was giving you head whilst it was on but you weren’t paying any attention, as always’.
The impact of ‘Friends’ has delivered comedy for people that simply out of desperation want to connect with as many people as possible. Rebellion isn’t cool any longer it’s now all about conformity. Resulting in…
Now Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant in my book seem like quite good people as they’ve possibly realized that they have acquired millions of fans – sorry sad bastards, sorry dick-riders – that think even when they blink it’s funny. Hence them creating a show in which their friend goes around the world on an all-expenses paid whilst they sit in a studio, watching the footage, and laughing at his stupidity.
Erm… didn’t we see something with a very similar format years BEFORE on MTV, except this was far more creative and & enjoyable:
I’m not all about criticism as I do at times deliver solutions & and this costs no money whatsoever.
On Friday 21st December 2012 at 11am (1100hrs) UK Time, the Earth will complete it’s 20,000+ year journey reaching the centre of the Milky Way. Yet, this information wasn’t obtained by BBC Science Poster Boy Professor of Particle Physics Brian Cox but by an ancient culture: the Mayan Civilization of what is known today as Mexico.
To know about Astrophysics you need electricity, then Information Technology for precise data to declare dates of The Universe including Planets. No evidence currently exists that shows these highly mathematical people had such equipment yet the question remains; how did they uncover such information? Time-Travel, perhaps?
Evidence of such being provided by the exquisite artwork on the tomb of Mayan Ruler:
K’inich Janaab’ Pakal.
If you aren’t even willing to consider the possibility that the above is some sort of Spaceship then you really have watched far toooo many episodes of ‘Friends’!!
All I can advise you is that perhaps on Friday 21st December 2012, Humanity hopefully will connect with something on a mass yet also individual basis that raise our interest to such an extent we will no longer accept sh**e Television & plastic celebrities.
We must remember that diversity is the key along with having an open-mind to at least investigate the possibilities of life or would you rather pay to be one in an audience of fellow thousand zombizoids laughing at Michael McIntyre trying to be funny but never even coming close to succeeding.
Allow yourself to let the Ancient connect with the 21st Century explained in the below brilliant YouTube:
To counter the indulgence currently being wacked out by my drawn out saga of releasing my top 25, I asked a few others to contribute their top ten. Darren flips the script not only in his choices, but also in our usual blogging techniques by offering a great selection brilliantly streamlined in comment.
10. 6 Feet Deep – Gravediggaz.
Perhaps the most surreal concept album ever conceived in Hip-Hop, but also one also producing some of it’s most highly creative beats.
9. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West.
Is he a member of The Illuminati? Why is the Album Art bizarre? Elton John’s on the record..!! Despite all these interesting questions, it will be remembered as one of the greatest artistic works in Hip-Hop history.
8. Illmatic – Nas.
Nas’ first ever long player has, due to the total brilliance, become something of a curse for his career as with each proceeding album leaves aficionados disappointed. Sort of how Wayne Rooney has never topped his début for Manchester United.
7. Midnight Marauders – A Tribe Called Quest.
Deliberately recorded from Midnight till 6am, the result was a unique sounding album that captures the collective at their zenith. Wide awake when the majority of their counterparts where sleeping.
6. When Disaster Strikes… – Busta Rhymes.
This album can only be described as perfect Saturday Night Warm-Up Music, ready for before the adventures begin. It’s just fun; something that’s sadly in very short supply within the genre & the lifestyle.
5. Doggystyle – Snoop Doggy Dogg.
Long before the Adidas contract & numerous other endorsements that he now promotes turned him into a brand, Snoop Doggy Dogg was a youngster with the aim of being the No. 1 on the Mic. When this came out he most definitely was.
4. Cypress Hill – Cypress Hill.
This entire album was in-fact intended to be the demo version, yet it was decided that it’s rough gritty sound perfectly suited the lyrics. At times, the imperfections are better.
3. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) – Wu-Tang Clan.
It simply should work having that many members then including tooo many samples from badly dubbed 1970’s English Kung-Fu Films.
An Aggressive but also silly combination, yet one executed perfectly.
2. Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde – The Pharcyde.
A group of four very young 20yr old stoners from Southern California that have concerns about women, marriage & weed make a masterpiece without realizing. It doesn’t matter it you’re from Los Angeles or Leeds, you’ll instantly connect with this album as it’s about the Human Experience.
1. The Score – The Fugees.
Inspired by the later work on Bob Marley, it impressed both the ghettos & the suburbs across the globe.
According to urban-myth, for some reason the album directed connected with the Chinese Population making it currently the most bootlegged album in history.
Agree or Disagree with my selections? Send me a Tweet at @DazAltTheory using hashtag #GJHH25
Arcade Fire, Spike Jonze & Martial Law in America?
The majority of you might be surprised that something as powerful as this, created by award-winners in Popular Music & Cinema is hardly known about – yet this is sadly the case. What needs to get your attention is why the majority of you are interacting with this for the first time?
Shouldn’t the subject matter of the above Short Film got headlines especially from the Music Press along with that once cool but these days totally self-righteous British Newspaper The Guardian.
Before, some of you think that it might have been caused by a lack of promotion from Arcade Fire’s representatives, I’ll take the alternative view that’s it was way toooo close to actual reality..!
It must be remembered that the United States of America in terms of land-mass is more like that of a continent, therefore it will always contain varying different views on socio-economics based on geographic location. Residents living in San Diego (California) will be totally different from those living in Cleveland (Ohio).
Whilst in the UK, we have differences this is generally on a North vs. South basis, strangely summed up in the current Television Classic – Game of Thrones, yet due to a considerably smaller land mass we tend as a people to be on a more harmoniums wave-length.
Before, American readers take umbrage with my views; the United Kingdom is far from it’s title as clearly seen by the social tension of wide spread riots of 2011 especially in the Capital City – London.
Photo: Enjoying the spoils in Peckham, South London.
Who exactly are Arcade Fire?
The common belief due to the Music Press is that the entire band are from Montreal, Canada hence their unique acclaimed style of music. Yet, if you regularly read my articles one theme that keeps returning is the role that the main-stream media play is actual deception at times arranged with each other.
Going on a tangent as these articles tend to do, Sky News along with it’s sister station Sky Sports News reported the below yet the BBC have ignored this therefore giving the false impression that the Liverpool vs. Manchester United Premier League game of Sunday 23rd September 2012 had absolutely NO trouble.
Sometimes I wonder why continue keep paying my BBC License Fee…
If you’ve guessed Arcade Fire aren’t totally French Canadian & you’d be correct. The band is the Wu-Tang of Indie Music with 7 Members with 3 driving the artistic direction of the collective these being:
The Butler Brothers & Régine Chassagne.
Chassagne is married to lead singer of the band Win Butler & is most interesting as she has a direct link to being strongly against Fascist Dictatorships due to her immediate families experiences of living in the Haiti controlled by C.I.A Operative – François “Papa Doc” Duvalier.
This then leads to concerns around the manner America is currently heading as both Butler Brothers (Win & William) are America Citizens born.
It’s not a far-out theory that majority or entire Western Entertainment Industry is controlled at Boardroom levels by those whom aren’t fans of equal opportunity for all humanity. Therefore, a potential reason why the following might have occurred:
Another interesting fact, was the Band deciding on the respected Berlin Film Festival to be the place to premier the short film where 78yrs earlier, a short Fascist Dictator became supreme leader of Germany & we know the rest.
Have a watch of the Press Conference in which nobody directly including band members addresses the subject of the Film depicting America being under Martial Law:
The final word on this article should go to Leader of Arcade Fire – Win Butler from an Interview with Billboard (major league American Entertainment Magazine). Ask yourself does he know something those in ‘The Club’ have possibly planned & / or is giving us the ordinary 99% of humanity a clever warning.
“…that 30 years from now, when a computer virus crashed all the computers, and people have to look at DVDs to see what life was like in the early 2000s, there is some record of what we were thinking visually.”
As you’ll know today is the 11th Anniversary of that tragic day in New York City.
What’s vital is to deal with the information rather than simply dismiss the possibility of such things being pre-arranged to manipulate the Global Population to accept a new style of Politics that monitors people…
CCTV & recording Digital Communication being the prime examples of ‘protecting people’ in this ‘The War against Terror’.
‘The Dark Knight Rises‘: funded by those that control you.
Rating: Not as good as ‘The Dark Knight’ – 3 out of 5.
A magick trick can ONLY work if the participant is unaware of the techniques being used to manipulate them.
I declare that Christopher Nolan is a smart-arse ‘Magician’ whom uses Pop Culture to create works based on Inception meaning placing subliminal messages into the thought processes of a significant percentage of the Global Population via his Films. Do not continue if you are yet to see this!
Don’t believe the hype around the Film as it’s…
A very good Saturday night Movie attempting but failing to be a Cinematic Masterpiece.
These are a few points that I have with it & always please leave your views especially if you’ve seen the film.
1). It’s the MOST along with blatant Pro-Fossil fuel / Nuclear Power Promotional piece, you can imagine. It made me think if silent backers of Nolan’s Batman ‘Trilogy’ are actually major Corporations? ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ cost $250million to film then another $150million to promote Worldwide, that’s $400million worth of cheddar..!!
2). Only one true moment of exquisite brilliance exists within the film is a very sensual dance along with conversation between ‘Bruce Wayne’ & ‘Selina Kyle’…
3). Why are all Main Characters connected with ‘The League of Shadows‘ that’s actually based on the legendary Mystic-Warrior Class from Ancient Eurasia / modern day Iran – The Hashshashin entirely White?
I connected this with White European Culture obsession with Ethic Cultures yet
still wanting to maintain their Ethnicity? An example being everybody I know that loves those ‘Rocky’ films are always White.
Also, what’s the deal with this White obsession with Tan’s? If I obtained £1.00p for each time a White Person has compared their Summer Holiday Complexion to mine I’d be rich…
4). ‘Selina Kyle’ sums up the hypocrisy of the Western World in that she judges ‘Bruce Wanye’ for his ‘Sliver Spoon’ origins but then has a taste for the high-life herself as seen in the final of the film she seen in.
5). Nolan is ignorant in his view of the American Underclass as becoming ‘Animalistic’ if given the reins of power from those current Elites whom are supposed to improve standards for all of globally.
It must be noted that the United Nations, Commonwealth Secretary-General & various Multi-National Corporations had made it know privately to Mandela; the process would cause such psychological trauma to the population of South Africa it would lead to mass bloodshed. They where wrong as people are better than why they consider.
6). Warner Bros. Pictures & Nolan certainly didn’t have much time for the Occupy Movement that was occurring across America during the filming of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. Technology, has made it possible for knowledge to spread & it’s possible we are learning things not covered by the Main-Stream thus being aware of how the Magick Trick has been played on us.
7). Guess who visited Occupy Wall Street, last year. Yet, what was his motivation?
8). Anne Hathaway that play’s ‘Selina Kyle’ admitted to admiring the work of Ayn Rand, that’s the same as British person admitting they admire Margaret Thatcher = not clever.
9). The American Industrial-Military Complex would simply Nuke, any City on Home Soil that had been taken hostage by an Eurasian Terrorist with Anarchist tendencies.
Stanley Kubrick, knew very well the homicidal tendencies of the American Political-Military-Corporate Elite Class view of ordinary people way back in 1964…
Giving the order to Nuke Gotham would lower the Public Budget & also increase Patriotism with a result being vast amount of the population signing up to join the US Military to destroy ‘The League of Shadows‘.
That happened directly in America after 9/11 with that many people signing up to join the American Military it took on average 14mths from them signing to their first induction day..!!
10). Nolan is seen as a visionary but he’s really just a decent filmaker; yet in 2012 that’s sadly seen as excellence.
11). Why is such a violent & psychologically intense Film only a 12A (UK) / PG13 (America), it includes ‘Bane’ snapping people’s necks..!!
12). I found the sarcasm along with belittling view of Men expressed by ‘Selina Kyle’ on par with that of a know-it-all Teenager. Also, for a Woman to have that power over Men she’d need to resemble Bianca Beauchamp rather than Anne ‘nice but not Sexual’ Hathaway.
13). Nolan also didn’t get the Badass nature of ‘Bruce Wayne / Batman’ character instead he made him appear as weak.
Whilst, in the source material the character DOES have moments of depression when pushed he reacts with focused violent intimidation.
Whilst, ‘Bruce Wayne / Batman’ doesn’t kill even when having the ability the film should have shown in this manner of cold strength. Those of you that have seen ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ will understand…
14). ‘Bane’ to me had a German accent, ‘Miranda Tate’ is French & ‘Dr. Leonid Pavel’ is Russian. Therefore, playing to long-held American fears going back to 1776, that these mentioned nations aren’t to be trusted as they wish to obtain their nation.
15). The Ending was terrible, leading to the numerous sequels that Hollyweird demands just like ‘Jabba The Hut’ requesting constant food.
Christopher Nolan is just like Danny Boyle in making highly expensive productions that seem to have a obvious meaning but really to the untrained have the possibility of a complete other meaning.
Yet, for all their endeavours Nolan & Boyle will never reach Kubrick’s level as they ‘work for the Man‘ rather than exposing his trickery.
At the time of making this review (Monday 30th July 2012) my Twitter – @DazAltTheory has been suspended with no explanation yet to be given why?