Vengeancia (Updated May 16 2014) At Musicians 4 Freedom, we are always looking to meet and work with activists, musicians, artists, filmmakers, writers and contributors!
I am mostly on the land commonly known as Colorado, but I travel frequently to visit and assist friends. Here’s yours truly holding a Kokesh for Congress sign a few years back in New Mexico. Thanks to my sidekick Rene H. for the picture! Adam is a Featured Activist.
THE CHRISTIAN CONSPIRACY THEORIST: The War Behind the Veil
“There are very few folks who would consider themselves both a Christian, and a conspiracy theorist. While it might seem taboo, I would argue that the most genuine Christians are in fact also conspiracy theorists. This largely has to do with the fact that the Bible teaches who the real enemy is: non-human spirits.
“I would like to briefly discuss what it means to be a Christian conspiracy theorist, the benefits, as well as the dangers.” Read more.
Gonz Shimura, maker of Age of Deceit 1 & 2, cohost of Canary Cry Radio, and founder of The Prophecy Forum.
Here’s a sampling of folks we have worked with over the years.
Check out the Colorado Label GMO Show, here.
Find more events at Chris Mandel’s Colorado Revolution, here. Check out these upcoming Colorado events: Arise Music Festival, here; Sonic Bloom Festival, here; Groove Music and Arts Festival, here; Snowmass Mammoth Fest here.
“Tune in for the first show from the new AVTM studio in Los Angeles, California! Adam will be talking to special guests Stefan Molyneux of Freedom Radio, Mike Adams of Natural News and Josie the Outlaw.” More here. Learn more about Featured Activist Luke Rudkowski.
“I love music, and I’m a Truther. My first peek into reality was delving into the JFK assassination. Interestingly, the day JFK was murdered, The Beatles were releasing their 2nd LP in the UK, With The Beatles….” Check out The Game of Truth by Tommy Truther
“In a month or so, The Beatles would take over the world of music, while the CIA and its operatives were taking over America. It was a coup, plain and simple. The most concise and precise recently released book on the subject is called JFK & The Unspeakable: Why He Died & Why It Matters by James Douglass.”
“The author poured through FOIA records to find documented evidence, of which there is a lot. Another fascinating book arrives at the real story about Oswald called Me & Lee: How I Came to Know, Love and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald by Judith Vary Baker. Unprecedented details from an intelligent scientist who got caught up in Oswald’s world because of her brilliant and scientific mind.”
Find Tommy’s music at CD Baby.
Here is the official video for the song “Officer of Peace” from Featured Musicians Wandering Monks. Filmed and edited by Featured Activist Jason Bosch. The video stars Featured Activist Cheri Honkala as Sheriff. Find more at Strike Debt Denver, here.
Help make a documentary! Check out Lenny “Rock the Mic!” Chernila! More here.
“Power is not to be conquered, it is to be destroyed. It is tyrannical by nature, whether exercised by a king, a dictator or an elected president. The only difference with the parliamentarian ‘democracy’ is that the modern slave has the illusion of choosing the master he will obey. The vote has made him an accomplice to the tyranny that oppresses him. He is not a slave because masters exist; masters exist because he elects to remain a slave.” Jean-François Brient
“We are calling on people from all around the world to participate in their own local Global March Against Chemtrails And Geoengineering educational protest event, and take a stand for what they believe in. Our environment and our planet is on a dead end collision with the after effects of SRM and SAG Geoengineering that has already been going on for several decades.” Read about the March Against GeoEngineering, Read more.
“Individualist anarchists believe in mutual exchange, not economic privilege. They believe in freed markets, not capitalism. They defend a distinctive response to the challenges of ending global capitalism and achieving social justice: eliminate the political privileges that prop up capitalists.” Read more.
Colorado’s Chad B., aka Live Animal writes sporadically what he calls a “crass political blog.” Chad hosted our open mic and activism potluck and joined us live in 2012 on Sundays for our United We Strike radio program.
My Conversation With Live Animal
“Live Free, and love. . .Fearlessly.” That’s what I was told when I sat across the table from Live Animal, and make no mistakes; he specified I print the punctuation exactly as it appears. I tried to interview him, but he insisted on asking the questions. Either which way, what follows are the bits and pieces I was able to get out of this incredibly elusive character.
LA: Alright, I’ll make this short and sweet. My name is Live Animal. I’m a songwriter from Indianapolis. I moved to Denver last summer. I like being interviewed.
RVS: Well I’ve got to say, I’ve only heard you play a few times, and you’ve got an interesting stage presence.
LA: What does that mean?
RVS: The crowd gets real quiet and listens.
RVS: Why do you think that is?
LA: I’m not sure but I like it. What songs did you like?
RVS: The last one you did, Mind’s Eye. What’s that song about?
LA: People sometimes try and right topical songs, or songs about a particular thing. That song I just tried to write about everything I could; a big song so to speak. I guess it’s just an observation.
RVS: Ordinary Observations is the name of your CD.
LA: Yes it is. I wanted a way to insert my crass political commentary into a more palatable format. Ordinary Observations of Live Animal doesn’t sound threatening.
RVS: Crass political commentary?
LA: I don’t really want to talk about politics. I usually don’t. I write songs because if I were to just start talking about politics I would get all cynical or preachy or some combination of that. That’s probably why I write the things I do. I have a hard time expressing certain observations I have about relationships or society, or politics, and I’ve got to get it out somehow. That’s one of the reasons I write.
RVS: What would be another reason you write?
LA: To me, it’s a selfish act. It’s about taking a state-of-mind and bottling it. You bottle it up and kind of put it on the shelf and take it down when you want to. That way, I can look at a particular song and reflect on exactly how I felt about a specific thing at a specific time.
RVS: I can understand that. Most of your songs you played tonight weren’t political at all, with the exception of one.
LA: The City of X?
RVS: That song was so trite and in your face, what would cause you to write something like that?
LA: As factual as it may be, I must confess that I wrote City of X during a pretty dark period in my life. The glass was perpetually half empty so-to-speak. It’s basically a finger pointing song, but I still stand by every line in it.
RVS: Last question, what’s next for Live Animal?
LA: It’s hard to say. I’ve written about half an album worth of new material, but my pace has really slowed and I’ve been doing other things, visual arts, acting, writing different things. At this time I don’t really want to write more socially-conscious songs. I’m too burnt out on my own idealisms. I don’t like to watch the news or listen to NPR. I don’t want to research the “war forever” conspiracy. Social awareness is like eating a poisoned apple.
A good chunk of the material on my last album was written in the summer and fall of 2008. There was electricity in the air, and this false sense of hope. Once Obama got elected, we all had to face the grim realization that it doesn’t matter whether the puppet is a short-winded Texan or a well-spoken black man; he’s a puppet, nonetheless. Either which way, I’m just going to continue to do what I do and try not to analyze it too much. As a songwriter my biggest fear is becoming a slave to my own sense of who I am. Imagine an artist tossing a song in the trashcan because they don’t think it sounds like something that they would write. I just want to do whatever I feel like. Live free and love . . . fearlessly.
Rick Von Schmitt is a columnist for Nuvo Magazine 1-20-11