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It gives me great pleasure to announce the airline of choice on all domestic and international flights will be with my dear friend and mentor, Richard Branson of Virgin Atlantic for ROCKBOYS.
After introducing ROCKBOYS at MAGIC in Las Vegas on Feb 2014, I will be hosting an after show party at my Villa at the Marriott four blocks from Mandalay Bay.
If you plan on attending my after show party, do not hesitate to R.S.V. P. me via email… looking forward to seeing you all there!
CLICK ON THE POSTER FOR SHOW DATES
Toyko was a blast! Thank You USMC for the “tour” which went way too fast for me, and yeah semper fi… I much prefer Hawaii, it’s a lovely place to be now that it’s freezing outside… brrrrhhh!
Our newest mix for Inka Bob’s energy “tea” will include “Pineapples” from Hawaii and “Moringa” from Ayacucho, Peru as well as my special blend of KoKa “herbs and spices” from Cuzco which will kick start your mornings for longer lasting power!
All will be Exclusively available at FreeWorld outposts and sovereign Indian reservations & Casinos in the US of A. in the coming months… (hooray!)
Put our plaid shirts on your Christmas list and keep those cards and letters coming people… I love you all! (not really, but it sounds good).
Counting down to ObamaCare!
In order to avoid the fiscal cliff ObamaCare will be pushing them over, ALL Companies doing business in the USA will soon implement a 30 hour or less work week for millions of people on January 1 2014, doing this will qualify companies to become exempt from having to provide their employees any health plan. Full time workers will become part-time employees and will have to pay for coverage themselves OR be subject to a “penalty” by the IRS if they do not purchase a health plan. It’s THE LAW, (nice work Barry).
But first… a little history about Generation’s X, Y and Z.
In the United States a Baby Boomer is a person who was born during the Post–World War II “baby-boom” years of 1946 and 1964, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The term “Generation Jones” has sometimes been used to distinguish those of us born from 1954 onward from older Baby Boomers.
I was born in ’54, so I belong to this Generation Jones sub-group of boomers… we ARE the dregs… the bottom of the boomer barrel and have always been treated as such by them.
Generation X, commonly abbreviated to Gen X, is the generation born after the Western Post–World War II baby boom. Demographers, historians and commentators use dates from the early 1960s to early 1980.
The Millennial Generation, also known as Generation Y, is the demographic group following Generation X whose beginning birth years are from the early 1980s to the early 2000s.
Generation Z is one name used for the group of people born after the Millennial Generation which some sources have it starting in the late 1990’s or from the mid 2000s to the present day… This is the generation which is currently being born.
So what we have today is Gen Y bent over and about to take it dry and sideways from the older Boomers who have them and everyone else stuck with their own non-repudiable student loan debt, housing, crazy high rents and other crap specifically pinned to them without recourse while the older Boomers and their mac-daddy puppet in the White House heap Medicare Part D onto their entitlement bounty as Gen Y are being herded like lambs to slaughter under ObamaCare… just in time for the older Boomers to retire and feed their Health Industry’s much needed dollars.
Gen Y have all been conditioned via our Orwellian media and educators to think socialism is just perfect and have them clamoring for more!
Because they are the product of older Boomer administrated schools… They’ve been trained like lab mice to howl about the demon 1% without realizing their real enemy is the older Boomer parasite class who have overcharged them for their education, promised them jobs that don’t exist, robbed them of their future. Many older Boomers weren’t bright enough to save for their retirement and have no intention today of moving out of the job market.
America Schools have long conditioned young people to become nothing more than idiots to serve this structure, from the Beaver Cleaver 50’s to the 2010’s. The current establishment wants compliant people who will sacrifice their labor and well being as well as funnel their lives into the central planners scheme to support their form of government under the guise of patriotism while creating more wars to enlist young people to be a part of expeditionary forces, blow up and shoot dusky shaded people around the world, not for our freedom, but for oil, Wall Street bankers and all our politicians who’s agenda is to get a job and instill fear amongst us all… they care little about who comes home from their war without arms or legs, or if they come home at all.
Gen Y needs to wake up!
Obama’s socialism is simply one set of people ripping off another set of people to sacrifice for their benefit… it’s going to be pretty rough for Gen X, Y & Z as they age under ObamaCare.
Gen X is birthing and conditioning Gen Z, and if Gen Y lets the boomers take them for a ride any longer, even if us “Gen Jones” dregs try to help them, their Gen X predecessors and their Gen Z antecedents are going to leave them behind.
I saw this entire fiasco developing as a youth which is why I wanted nothing to do with their educational system or it’s brainwashing.
Sadly, our schools today produce simple minds, people who are not capable of logical thought, they have become zobots, plugged into an electronic paradigm feeding on itself like bacteria.
Under ObamaCare, they will now be keeping themselves in servitude, “hoping for change” …alone and confused… forever.
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East Hampton. NY / November 1, 2013
Obituary by Laurie Anderson
What a beautiful fall!
Everything shimmering and golden and all that incredible soft light.
Water surrounding us.
Lou and I have spent a lot of time here in the past few years, and even though we’re city people this is our spiritual home.
Last week I promised Lou to get him out of the hospital and come home to Springs.
And we made it! Lou was a tai chi master and spent his last days here being happy and dazzled by the beauty and power and softness of nature.
He died on Sunday morning looking at the trees and doing the famous 21 form of tai chi with just his musician hands moving through the air.
Lou was a prince and a fighter and I know his songs of the pain and beauty in the world will fill many people with the incredible joy he felt for life.
Long live the beauty that comes down and through and onto all of us.
— Laurie Anderson
his loving wife and eternal friend
The Black Angel’s Death Song (1966)
The myriad choices of his fate
Set themselves out upon a plate
For him to choose
What had he to lose
Not a ghost bloodied country
All covered with sleep
Where the black angel did weep
Not an old city street in the east
Gone to choose
And wandering’s brother
Walked on through the night
With his hair in his face
On a long splintered cut from the knife of G.T.
The rally man’s patter ran on through the dawn
Until we said so long
To his skull-shrill yell
Shining brightly red-rimmed and
Red-lined with the time
Infused with the choice of the mind
On ice skates scraping chunks
From the bills
Cut mouth bleeding razor’s
Forgetting the pain
Antiseptic remains cool goodbye
So you fly
To the cozy brown snow of the east
Gone to choose, choose again
Sacrificial remains make it hard to forget
Where you come from
The stools of your eyes
Serve to realize fame, choose again
And roverman’s refrain of the sacrilege recluse
For the loss of a horse
Went the bowels and a tail of a rat
Come again, choose to go
And if Epiphany’s terror reduced you to shame
Have your head bobbed and weaved
Choose a side to be on
If the stone glances off
Split didactics in two
Leave the colors of the mouse trails
Don’t scream, try between
If you choose, if you choose, try to lose
For the loss of remain come and start
Start the game I che che che che I
Che che che ka tak koh
Choose to choose
Choose to choose, choose to go.
Cherished Memories of Lou:
In the summer of 1969, after John Cale left the Velvet Underground, Sterling Morrison rented a house in Wading River, L.l. where I was living at the time, he became my neighbor, I was 14 yo.
Martha was Sterling’s girl friend who he would later marry, she subsequently became an art instructor at my school for the summer, we became friends because she was hot and she let me create all I ever wanted to create as well as hang out with her. I eventually became her assistant… re-arranging the seating in a “U” shaped plan so she could teach the kids better, designing t-shirts and just having fun… it was a Catholic Boarding School called “Little Flower”.
I remember this one nun, a Sister Francine who used to stare at Martha’s derriere because she wore tight denim cut-offs which were all the rage at the time… the girls called them, “hot-pants”.
Halloween in 1969 was at Martha’s, she invited me, so I went… she introduced me to Sterling & Lou and other folks who trickled in from Warhol’s Factory from Manhattan who journeyed to their house.
As the evening progressed I was given a substance , a barrel shape tab called “orange sunshine” … next day, I wound up at another party in the Hampton’s, (don’t ask!) and eventually made my way back home… forever changed.
Several weeks later, I turned 15… there was another party where friends of Martha’s were staying… I have very good memories of that party despite the fact the house burned down the next day… word was a cigarette had been smouldering in the couch which eventually ignited… the one fatality was a yellow canary.
I eventually ran away from school at 16… hitch-hiked to California and became a nobody… was picked up by the highway patrol and after a couple of months of being in their juvenile delinquent facility, I finally told them my name, where I was from, was subsequently flown back on a 747 Jumbo airliner… I sneaked into first class and partied with a widow on the second floor, we became wonderful friends after landing at JFK… whereby I ran away again… never to return, living a haphazard life traveling around the country, hitching back to California drifting up to Canada traveling back to NY via Niagara Falls and winding up in the Village where the rents were cheap, the parties plentiful, having art shows with others in a desolate, abandoned part of the city which was developing to become a hub for artists… SoHo.
I was now 17yo… almost legal & punk. (1971)
In 1979 Lou inspired me to create a magazine in order to show Warhol that his magazine, “Interview” was passe… so I did naming it “IMPACT” it was eventually mailed to Warhol which naturally irked him.
Later on, Lou married Laurie Anderson whom I promoted in IMPACT Magazine (1980), her perfomance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music truly was a historic event… another great memory.
Prior to his release of a song he had been working on in his head before 1972 (Walk on the Wild Side) Lou’s poetry and style had a great influence on my life as a youth.
Now that he’s gone, history is catching up with the fragments of all our lives. I hope a younger Teen Generation will see fit to keep his music alive… so many memories are washing over me like the tides.
God Bless Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison and the Velvet Underground!
ISON is on it’s way and is being escorted by two ships from Andromeda.
No time left to leave this orb, may as well get ready for the coming fireworks!
Andromeda is represented in the northern sky by the constellation Andromeda, which contains the Andromeda Galaxy.
Always good to hear from all of you whenever I return from my annual fishing hiatus in the Adirondacks, to the place of my birth, this foul stench, over priced, over hyped “city that never sleeps”, which I love dearly with all my heart and soul… N-Y-C
I do long for those roof top barbeque parties I hosted way back in 1981, they went so well I thought it might be time to host them again as autumn approaches for these anxious times.
Bloomberg has his spies all over the place these days so I’ll have to be careful when it comes to having my BBQ parties way up on top of my favorite penthouse skyscrapers.
All decent people in NYC are glad his corrupt administration is making that final journey into oblivion.
With that said, let’s move onward!
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The recent battle regarding my IMPACT Trademark is soon to be resolved at the Patent & Trademark Office in Washington, DC. Licensing of my brands will commence as scheduled, it’s the smartest plan at present, one which I am happy to report is in the works, so buckle your seats …get ready for take off!
Mr. Paul Kuhn is a partner with an investment management firm in Nashville, Tennessee. A Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vanderbilt University and a former Navy officer, he received his MBA degree from Indiana University.
His late wife, Jeanne, died in 1996 following a long fight with cancer, during which she found medical marijuana the only relief that allowed her to continue several regimens of chemotherapy.
Mr. Kuhn is a long-time NORML supporter and activist. He ran the Illinois NORML program during the 1970s when he lived in Chicago and served on the NORML board for a number of years during the 1980s. He rejoined the board in 1996 and now chairs the NORML Foundation’s Development Committee.
In the following video Mr. Kuhn is speaking at the Nashville Kiwanis Club in Tennessee on August 23rd, 2013.
The fact Edward Snowden broke his oath to not reveal what the government was doing is insignificant.
The events leading up to the Boston bombing were not stopped by the NSA, FBI or CIA, proving this policy to spy on every citizen did not prevent that attack, nor did it stop what was going on in Benghazi.
They claim over fifty (50) terrorist attacks were prevented this year alone, but for some weird reasons have provided no names of the assailants or what detention facility they are currently in… it all sounds bogus to me.
We are all now Guilty until proven Guilty by our government and their warped justification for spying on us is that in order to protect freedom for Americans they have to destroy it.
In my opinion, Edward Snowden IS a patriot and if the Founding Fathers were alive today they would say the same thing.
Tyranny today IS the Government in Washington, They DO NOT represent “We the People”, they represent corporations and what is in the best interest for Communist China.
We should have ended the Cuba embargo after Russia got rid of Communism, but the buffoons in government, both Democrats and Republicans do not know a damm thing about Peace because War is what puts money into their pockets.
Politicians are very clever to manipulate the sheeple who daily watch our Orwellian News media, gladly tootin’ their horn against citizens who expose our elected leaders determination to destroy the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
And what’s with all this nonsense about his lack of a formal education… since when did dropping out of High School become a crime?