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Stay Away (Infected Lincoln Log)

Posted in Art, humor with tags , , on June 18, 2010 by trapperKeeper

Stay away from the syphilis, just ask Abe Lincoln.

Multi-tasking & Creative Processes

Posted in Art, humor, life, Photos with tags , , on February 1, 2010 by trapperKeeper

Above is an improved kaleidoscope piece.  Below is a collage made from photos from my trip to Portland.  Also, some links to one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever witnessed, “Let’s Paint, Exercise, fill in the blank(s).”  While absurd, the program still projects a positive message centered around creativity, multi-tasking, civility, not being afraid to fail, patience when dealing with jackasses, and getting out there and tackling life.  I had an enjoyable weekend hanging out with friends, fine-tuning the computer, taking a few walks, and watching the spectacle that is “Let’s Paint, Exercise,…”

I’m looking forward to the new month, a month of creativity, especially in regards to music.  I’ve taken a long enough break.  As John says, “Don’t be afraid to tackle that project…don’t be afraid, just do it.”

Some of the tasks won’t be so fun, but they are necessary.  Plus, they can, surprisingly, turn out to be fun.  For example, I’m reading a book on music law, which touches upon some of the same issues surrounding image law, that has been pleasant and informative page-turning experience. Get out there and do it!

Beware of the Whispering Winds of Shit (Shit Blizzard)

Posted in humor, trailer park boys on October 30, 2009 by trapperKeeper

tpb burger

Happy Devil’s Night.  In Detroit, Devil’s Night is very real and not very cool, although there are sections of the city that could be burned down with no real loss to anyone.  I think I am going out as Officer/Trailer Park Supervisor Jim Lahey.  In honor of TPB and shit analogies, here is Jim “Shit” Lahey.


Swine Flu Madness (God Is Angry @ Baconnaise)

Posted in Funk, humor, Music, politics with tags , , , on April 30, 2009 by trapperKeeper


Welcome to Swine Flu Pandemic 2009 sale event, which coincides with the going out of business everything must go sale.  And just in time for our last Mothers’ Day sale.  What does all that mean?  A smorgasbord of entertainment (clowns painting faces, celebrity dunk tank with Porky the Pig, carnival games that test your survival skills) and food (cotton candy, hot dogs, icees, dry rations) will be provided after you prove you’re not infected with the swine flu.  Once inside, you’ll find beds, fridges, microwaves, gas masks, duct tape, plastic sheeting and more.


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There’s Gonna Be a Party For Days (Bootsy, Tigers, & Spartans, Oh My!)

Posted in Detroit Tigers, Funk, hoops, humor, Music, politics on April 6, 2009 by trapperKeeper


Happy Parliafunkadelicment Thangday!  I present some more Bootsy today, but first a ramble.

I spend a lot of time sitting in front of my computer screen.  I have an addiction to knowledge and the internet has put a whole world of information at your fingertips, in a way that the antiquated .  No doubt, I am big proponent of physical reading material.  It can be read without electricity; reading a book is romantic, reading a kindle is efficient and efficiency is overrated.  If you free up more time, you just have more time to kill.

Anyways, I intake a lot of information about the world.  I can’t help but look big picture, it is just the way my brain is wired.  If I wasn’t able to laugh at the absurdity and stupidity of humankind, I couldn’t bear to stick around this earthly realm unless I wasn’t able to afford to travel around the world and experience as much of the world as I could handle.  Thankfully, I am still able to laugh and for my salvation from a very bitter, cynical  to a cynical, pessimistic optimist.  I think it has to do with the fact I don’t fear death because I don’t fear the unexpected after body death.

I want the world to become more just; for people in America to realize that our way of life is not sustainable environmentally, economically, or spiritually; .  I just doubt the capability of America to change.  I wonder if citizens are educated enough to see the oligarchy running things and have the courage to work to overthrow it, which will require people to overcome their fear of scary news, which the ruling classes dispense through their mainstream media.  I ultimately figure worst case, my body perishes; best case, my body perishes.  For now, my guiding idea is we can’t let them who surround us defeat us because we really surround them.  Now if I can just figure out who them is.


Excuse the above typing, for I my bigger reason for posting on the warmest day I have experienced in many months is to give up the Funk.  As I stated above,  I am going to follow last week’s Bootsy post with another.  This time, it is a live show, recorded in Louisville, from 1978.  The only thing better than Bootsy is live Bootsy, where hardcore bass orgies occurred on the regular.  Just lend Bootsy your ear and soak in his cheer.

Bootsy knew how to work a crowd and his Rubber Band knew how to play the Funk.  This recording captures the Rubber Band in their funky ripeness.  I like this album better than the studio recordings, which are still outstanding but seemed to bring a little too much polish.  Live, the space bass is unrestrained and Funk electricity oozes out of the band.  Funky flute and heavy bass get equal attention on ” Bootsy? (What Is the Name of This Town).”  Space bass is all up in your face on “Psychoticbumpschool.”  Extending the “party for days” chorus, Bootsy gets the crowd worked into a frenzy on “Hollywood Squares.”


Catfish and Bootsy goes off on “Very Yes.”  Maceo and the horns add a whole new element to “Can’t Stay Away.”  Next up is the monstrous “Stretchin’ Out,” a hair-raising, spine-tingling jam with a pulse that builds and builds getting the audience on the verge of climax and teasingly holds it there for as an almost unbearably long time before providing release.  This one is sonic speed.  If I were asleep and someone started bumping this one, I would up like a cat hearing the rattle of a laser pointer.

The relief doesn’t last long, as Bootsy busts into “‘I’d Rather Be With You,” which was one of his premier bass orgy songs.  Bootzilla requests a floating vibe before going into foreplay.  You risk permanent damage if you’re not properly lubricated before hearing his poppin’, fuzzed space bass solo.  Bootsy is one of the best at making the bass talk, this version of “I’d Rather Be With You” is a marvelous demonstration of his skill and Bootsy doing a Jimi-Hendrix thing on bass.  “Bootzilla” includes some Motor Booty riffs among the classical theme and “America the Beautiful” and “Star Spangled Banner.”

The recording quality isn’t the best, you can hear a buzzing sound throughout, but it doesn’t matter for the Funk overwhelms.  Bootsy and the crew make it sound so easy, but it isn’t easy to be that funky.  And don’t mistake his levity for shallowness, as Andre 3000 said “I might look kinda funny, but I ain’t no fool.”

If I had access to a time machine for just one trip, I would pick a vintage P-Funk show, perhaps one of the funk festival performances so I could see a bunch of great bands.  For all of the moments to pick from, I would go with P-Funk .  I have felt multiple times the transcendental power of a great show.  I can’t think of anything that would make me happier than seeing the Parliament-Funkadelic empire throwing down a classic performance.  Eddie Hazel would have to be present and up front.  Huzzah for transcendental moments.  Go Spartans!  Go Tigers!  It truly is spring for regular season baseball is upon us.  Only several months before it becomes a real grind.

Track Listing

1    Intro-Maceo        :20
2    Bootsy? (What Is the Name of This Town)    Parker, Clinton, Collins    3:12
3    Rubber Duckie    Clinton, Cooper, Collins    :53
4    Psychoticbumpschool    Worrell, Clinton, Collins, Collins    3:14
5    Pinnochio Theory    Clinton, Collins    6:26
6    Hollywood Squares    Clinton, Collins    5:39
7    Roto-Rooter    Clinton, Collins, Collins    3:44
8    Very Yes    Clinton, Collins, Collins    5:28
9    Can’t Stay Away    Clinton, Collins    6:07
10    Stretchin’ Out (In a Rubber Band)    Clinton, Collins    11:23
11    I’d Rather Be With You    Collins, Clinton, Cooper    10:18
12    Aah the Name Is Bootsy, Baby    Parker, Clinton, Collins    4:25
13    Bootzilla    Collins, Clinton    6:21

I Just Love My Country, and I Fear For It (Ignore the Neo-Cons & Liberals Behind the Curtain)

Posted in humor, Music, politics, reagan on April 1, 2009 by trapperKeeper


I didn’t expect the neo-cons to go away quietly. They are attempting to work with Obama, particularly in regards to Afghanistan.  Like Kwame Kilpatrick, they believe in their mission and their destiny.  Neo-cons aren’t even conservative, they’re just interventionists pretending to be conservative.  Sadly, the neo-cons were celebrating Obama’s policy because they agree with it.  Neo-conservatism and neo-liberalism have some beliefs in common, including American exceptionalism and the faith in capitalism and the “free” market.

Anyone expecting change from Obama better be staring the truth in the face.  We aren’t getting any real change.  Obama is a defender of the establishment.  Even if he weren’t, the Bush administration placed many loyalists in government positions that Obama would have to spend enormous amounts of energy and capital to fighting the bureaucracy to get reforms enacted and actually done.  As Rome burned, Nero fiddled.  As America burns, Obama assault the public with a PR display meant to portray him as an everyman to cover up the pillaging by Wall Street.

If the federal government of Wall Street isn’t careful, it is going to generate more than death threats or even bosses being held hostage like in France.  At least, the threats will create jobs.  The powerful elites are going to need to build bigger walls, maybe even moats, to protect themselves if they continue down the path they’re on.  Not everyone can be employed as a repo man and there is only so much garbage to pick through.  Down with the oligarchy!


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Ronald Reagan Bombs the U.S.S.R. (Extraterrestrials on Drugs)

Posted in humor, Music, politics, reagan on March 31, 2009 by trapperKeeper


As every sensible person knows Ronald Reagan was a prick.  He is loved by some and ignored by many, but make no mistake he was a total prick.  He was responsible for the murder of many innocent people, mostly poor, around the world, especially Latin America, and within the United States due to his military endeavors and his policies and actions responsible for the devastation of crack.  He oversaw a massive financial scandal, which was impressive until Wall Street’s most recent pillaging.  He was an enemy of the common man despite his ability to appeal to the common man.  People are easy to fool and Reagan was a natural spokesman for the neo-con movement.  Unfortunately, we are still suffering from his disciples.

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