You know Amy Goodman, one of the most TRUSTED names in the circulation of news and information, was wrongfully arrested while trying to cover the RNC.
this is wrong on its own, but more dangerous for the precedence it sets.
Stand up for the people who stand up for you
Sign a petition to have all charges dropped against Amy Goodman (Independent Journalist from Democracy Now). The first link is straight from Democracy Now’s site. They both are petitions to local and state gov’t officials offices in St. Paul MN to have all charges dropped against Amy Goodman and her associates.
TAKE ACTION HERE
The next link is from the freepress advocacy website. again, copy the whole bit of text, even if it wraps around to the second line:
you can make a difference right now.
first off, i hope you are all doing well enjoying the last days of summer. I came quite close to avoiding Burningman, which for all of its loveliness/passion/wildness/freakshowness really feels like a waste of resources, and a kind of uber-indulgence of luxury at a point when time/energy could perhaps be better spent. That said, i decided to go for a quick 2 day jaunt, in part becuase it is such an exquisite collection of people all in one place whom i want to connect with, and also despite my issues with the festival, there is and has been so much goodness as well, and i want to give back…throw down some music for all the heads who have supported me for so long.
Speaking of giving back, most of you probably know that Darin (FreQ Nasty) has been working full time on giveback.net which is a tremendous gift of community service. if you have not checked it out yet, you should. We made a track together a few months back as a donation to the struggle of the Tibetan people, and we are asking for your support as well. THere is a click though banner on myspace.com/bassnectar …you can get the music, the track, and sync in with giveback.net. Or you can go direct to giveback.net/freqnectar
So now for the Burningman 2008 schedule…most years i play 5 times a night, 5 or 6 nights in a row. NOT THIS TIME
THURSDAY NIGHT (technically friday morning)
12:30am @ Root Society
LOCATED AT ESPLANADE & TEN OKLOCK
SATURDAY NIGHT (technically sunday morning)
2am @ NExus
LOCATED AT “A” STREET & TWO OKLOCK
5:30am @ Nexus
LOCATED AT “A” STREET & TWO OKLOCK
i have one insane freakout womp session THURSDAY NIGHT (technically friday morning) at Root Society. its probably the biggest sound system on the desert, and one of the few sets in the past year where i will just be DJing on CDs, cuz laptops and dust do not a happy couple make. So from the greatest hits bangers to new concoctions of full throttle madness, that is the spot.
Then on Saturday Night (technically sunday morning) i have an hour to go ballistic in the deep night; nexus has an air tight booth, so the laptop is in effect and i can get more insane on the layers and remixes.
After a few hours biking around in circles, i will come back on around 5:30am for a 2 our sunrise meltdown….as always SUPER EXCITED FOR THAT!!!
Sept 5th in SF @ 1015 Folsom for the annual Get Freaky
Sept 6th in Colorado @ Redrocks with STS9
Sept 13th in Socal @ the Ranchita Rocks Festival
…and after that we have a ridiculous road trip that runs nonstop until december. more info soon.
feels like we been running full steam all year, but instead of taking the next 6 months off, we’re moving into HYPER DRIVE…. The theme of the fall tour is The Other Side, which amorphously plays on pretty much every topic you apply it to. I’m holding off on releasing another full length album until i have SOLID time at home in the labs to perfect every succulent square inch of it, so we are going to release a series of singles, EPs, and remix packs this fall, in coordination with the tour (which will sweep through just about everywhere)…as well as the 2008 election. Which at this point, i clearly favor Obama to McCain, but taking all affairs into consideration (from my frustrations with the 2 party system, to my disdain for the incorrigible Republican party, to my distrust and disapproval of the Democratic party, to even feeling let down by Obama’s swing to the right – evidenced in his suport of the FISA act which dropped my jaw as it shat on the constitution, and on everything he pretended to be in terms of a freedom fighter and a voice for the oppressed…instead siding with Big Goverment, Big Corporate, and that ridiculously ignorant American propoganda of trading in your Freedom for your Security..) so anyways, hopefully we will have a forum on the road for addressing issues as they evolve, always exploring The Other Side.
So, knowing Myspace, it will take 13 years to plug in all the data for fall dates, but ive listed them below and will see to it that they get added to the schedule asap.
For now, you can go to
there will be a freakshow of collaborators on different dates, including Fort Knox 5, Beats Antique, Seasunz & Allie Star, and some others i cannot name yet.
i’ll be changing things up from DJ sets, to live PA and live remixing, to showcasing and experimenting with new songs off the album and live works in progress, to some collaborative experiments, and also lots of throwbacks to the old record crates, digging out the long lost treasures, and combining them with the newness
in addition to Shambhala, The Greek Theatre & Red Rocks with STS9 this summer, we are toying with the idea of year 11 at Burningman, but thats a loaded concept, so for now,
here are some of the fall dates, early announce for the early birds:
Ranchita CA Ranchita Rocks 2008 – Go Lightly Farms 09-13-2008
Northampton MA Pearl Street – Club Room 09-24-2008
South Burlington VT HIGHER GROUND 09-25-2008
Milwaukee WI Miramar Theatre 10-02-2008
Chicago IL Metro 10-03-2008
Lawrence KS Granada Theatre 10-04-2008
OXFORD MS PROUD LARRY’S 10-08-2008
MEMPHIS TN NEWBYS 10-09-2008
Austin TX La Zona Rosa 10-10-2008
Dallas TX Lizard Lounge 10-11-2008
NASHVILLE TN EXIT/IN 10-15-2008
Huntsville AL Crossroads 10-16-2008
Athens GA Georgia Theatre 10-17-2008
BIRMINGHAM AL ZYDECO 10-18-2008
Carrboro NC Cat’s Cradle 10-29-2008
CHARLESTON SC THE POUR HOUSE 10-30-2008
ASHEVILLE NC ORANGE PEEL 10-31-2008
Charlotte NC Neighborhood Theatre 11-01-2008
Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 11-05-2008
New York NY Bowery Ballroom 11-07-2008
Washington, DC DC Rock and Roll Hotel 11-08-2008
PORTLAND OR Wonder Ballroom 11-14-2008
SEATTLE WA NEUMOS CRYSTAL BALL READING ROOM 11-15-2008
VANCOUVER BC COMMODORE BALLROOM 11-22-2008
there are a GOB of more places coming but thats what has been announced officially.
Please avoid headache, hassle, and possibly not getting in and simply buy tickets in advance. it just makes it easier for everyone and cheaper for YOU!
Also, if you would like to get involved, contribute art, information booths, news/information, etc, send some details to email@example.com
cant wait to see you out there again, thanks for all the love this spring and summer!!!!
WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT!!!!!
This next transmission is just a single track, unmixed, intended for (amongst other things) DJs who want a super charge full throttle explosion to add to their sets. While the Bassnectar scientists crank away in the labs working on new album material, we thought we might toss out a couple of bootlegs or something, so we’re starting with this.
A tribute to one of the major musical influences of the Bassnectar sound, this mash-up combines elements of Blue State Riddim’s beats and vocals (featuring Jahi) with one of metal’s most insane bangers ever. For whom the bass tolls is about uprising, and about defiance. it is a positive way of saying we will never forget what certain neo- conservative humans did over the last decade, even after they have left office, locked up their records in presidential libraries, blacked out all their crimes on paper, pardoned each other, siphoned the wealth of the middle class into their defense contractors and other corporate crony cash deposits. Even if the major media that they own and control tries to rewrite history, and say they are good people, or maybe the media will just avoid the topics, and supply refuge, it is important to keep in mind that some heavy crimes have been committed, under the watch of Dick Cheney, George Bush, George W Bush, and so many others. We will not forget, and we will not forget about the wars they started, the people they killed, the economy they destroyed, the policies they passed, the torture they condoned, and the personal gain they enjoyed as a result of their crimes. Enjoy this music.