What's All This Then

Why should I care what this guy has to say?

The correct answer is that you shouldn’t. We’re all entitled to our opinions. Develop your own. I try to be sane and rational, but that may change with the level of caffeine intake. I’m just telling my stories in the hopes they may amuse and/or inform others. And... I Confess... I'm showing off my bitchen collection a bit.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Tomorrow is Election Day Here in California


Jerry Brown is running for re-election.  Coincidentally, he was governor during the first punk era.  

San Francisco punk band, The Dead Kennedys, had visions of Jerry Brown becoming an evil new-age Hitler type.  

I take this Election Day to post.....


California Uber Alles b/w Man With the Dogs


Released in 1979 on what looks like the Optional Music label. This was packaged in typical folded paper in plastic bag.  




I am Governor Jerry Brown
My aura smiles
And never frowns
Soon I will be president...

Carter Power will soon go away
I will be Fuhrer one day
I will command all of you
Your kids will meditate in school
Your kids will meditate in school!

[Chorus:]
California Uber Alles
California Uber Alles
Uber Alles California
Uber Alles California

Zen fascists will control you
100% natural
You will jog for the master race
And always wear the happy face

Close your eyes, can't happen here
Big Bro' on white horse is near
The hippies won't come back you say
Mellow out or you will pay
Mellow out or you will pay!

[Chorus]

Now it is 1984
Knock-knock at your front door
It's the suede/denim secret police
They have come for your uncool niece

Come quietly to the camp
You'd look nice as a drawstring lamp
Don't you worry, it's only a shower
For your clothes here's a pretty flower.

DIE on organic poison gas
Serpent's egg's already hatched
You will croak, you little clown
When you mess with President Brown
When you mess with President Brown

[Chorus]





The B-Side, Man With the Dogs, features an Airedale.  How vicious!







I saw The Dead Kennedy's a few times.  One time at The Other Masque - an empty warehouse type space near the corner of Vine and Melrose in Hollywood. It was a dump.  When the crowd started jumping around during a band's set, a cloud of dust would rise.  You could hear sneezing.  

I have a memory of singer Jello Biafra attempting a stage dive hoping to be caught by the audience.  Nobody was really interested in catching him.  The crowd stood aside and made a clearing.   He went thump on the hard concrete floor. We the audience were not his Alles! 





Jello Biafra recently showed up on 'Portlandia' playing a punk who came out of a coma 30 years later.  Like Rip Van Winkle, he was appalled at the state of society.  His chant of 'die yuppie scum' was met with 'we're not yuppies, we're foodies'