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Bat-Fan

The night is dark over Gotham San Francisco, and crusaders of all variety battle the ne’er-do-wells wreaking crime, injustice, corruption, greed, and violence. Who are the real villains and heroes, and how can we stop them (short of donning a cowl and tights)? Well, bat-jazz, the batusi, and bat-dancing couldn’t hurt.

Read this if you think I am politicizing the Batman. He is far too complex for our feeble, mild-mannered minds to analyze his politics, philosophy, psychology, or sexuality.

Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb.

PLAYLIST
In the Hall of the Mountain King – Duke Ellington
Batman The Animated Series Theme – Danny Elfman
Birth of the Batman – Shirley Walker
Flee For Your Life! – Nelson Riddle
Batman Blues – Nelson Riddle
Again – Lionel Newman
Plaisir D’Amour – Giovanni Martini
Robin’s Theme – Sun Ra
The Joker Is Wild – Jan & Dean
Batman Theme – Link Wray
Batman Riddles The Riddler! – or – (Hi Diddle Riddle) – Nelson Riddle
Batman – Lee Hazlewood
The Penguin The Marketts
Robin (Pt. 1-2) – The Revengers
The Cat Woman – The Marketts
Gotham City – Nelson Riddle
Catwoman’s Revenge – Power Records
Birth of the Penguin – Danny Elfman
Batman and the Joker Duel – Shirley Walker
Lasiurus – Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard
The Batman Theme II – Andy Strumer
Genetic Theft – Jon Button/Michael McCuistion
Batdance – Prince
I Wupped Batman’s Ass – Wesley Willis
Watch The World Burn – Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard
Gotham’s Reckoning – Hans Zimmer
Why So Serious? – Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard
The Fire Rises – Hans Zimmer
Batman’s Destiny – Shirley Walker
Total Paranoia – Serj Tankian
Batman Theme – Neil Hefti

On Wednesday, the Senate passed a bill to extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone’s first $250,000 in income.

The legislation prevailed 51-48 — a vote that signals Democrats would ultimately be willing to allow tax cuts for high-income earners to expire at the end of the year. Although Republicans ended their filibuster, they voted against the measure, with Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Jim Webb (D-VA) voting with them.

The GOP is standing in the way of middle-income tax cuts until wealthy Americans get a tax cut too. They’re working to keep much of America poor and unemployed.

Though research shows that unemployment and underemployment may lead to depression, suicide, crime and even violence.

Research shows that spells of unemployment for a young person often damage the person’s happiness and health for many years to come. The California unemployment rate is among the highest in the nation.

But global reports of the connection between mental health and employment prospects are showing us that young people often suffer from feelings of self-loathing, failure, panic, and a whole range of mental health problems during times of high joblessness.

recent study by the National Institutes of Health found that “youth unemployment is associated with an increased vulnerability to psychiatric disorder.” Unemployment, the study found, can also influence the course of pre-existing disorders. For young people facing a tough job market, the chances of tragedies increase: suicide rates spike, as does the incidence of violence. Budget cuts, shredded safety nets, and flawed health insurance make finding help more and more difficult for those who are suffering distress.

And much to our dismay, we find that we are not only living in a classist America, but a very much still racist America as well.

Romney’s strategy has incorporated racial and cultural cues, both subtle and blatant, as a means of deflection from the Obama campaign’s relentless offensive based on questions about Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital,

In short, the theme boiled down to this: remind those core voters that the stakes in this election include another four years with a black guy in the White House — Casting Obama as “other”, “foreign” or un-American.

The poll, conducted by Langer Research, found that among the non-black adults it surveyed, 62 percent “think blacks in their community don’t experience racial discrimination (a view at odds with what most blacks themselves report) Those same voters think African-Americans have an equal shot at success, and 59 percent expressed a preference for Romney in the presidential race. 19 percent of non-black respondents said they did not believe that blacks “tried as hard as people of other races to get ahead” and favored Romney 54 percent.

Non-black registered voters who think blacks do experience discrimination in the respondents’ own communities were far more likely to name Obama as their candidate, 56-37 percent.

Romney’s most recent spate of race plays began with his visit to the NAACP convention, where he dangled some bait asserted himself as the best candidate “for African American families,” Romney was clearly playing to the the white Republican base, whose leaders often express purported knowledge of what’s best for black people, and repeating the “free stuff” line, similar to Gingrich’s  “food stamp president.”

Romney surrogate John Sununu asserted that Obama was somehow foreign, having been partly raised in Indonesia, and then in [foreign?] Hawaii, where Sununu characterized him as “smoking something.” “I wish this president would learn how to be an American.” He apologized, but the whole thing was a distraction from Romney’s remarks: ” [Obama’s] course is extraordinarily foreign.”

This is all while Florida Gov. Rick Scott is purging ‘certain people’ from his state’s voter rolls, with some claims up to 87 percent so far have been people of color.

“Florida is a state with a history of disenfranchising blacks.”

Every Republican supports these racist manipulations, it seems, except for Florida’s former Republican Party chairman Jim Greer, who blew the lid off what he claims was a systemic effort to suppress the black vote. In a 630-page deposition recorded over two days in late May, Greer, who is on trial for corruption charges, unloaded a litany of charges against the “whack-a-do, right-wing crazies” in his party, including the effort to suppress the black vote.

In the deposition, released to the press yesterday, Greer mentioned a December 2009 meeting with party officials. “I was upset because the political consultants and staff were talking about voter suppression and keeping blacks from voting,” he said, according to the Tampa Bay Times. He also said party officials discussed how “minority outreach programs were not fit for the Republican Party,” according to the AP.

All despite the fact that no one can find reports of in-person voter fraud, the entire claimed purpose of the purges in the first place.

At a time when vast, disproportionate majorities of busts for small crimes (like personal pot possession) are dealt out to non-whites (despite white kids smoking most of the pot) in almost every major city, the Republican leadership is openly searching for new ways to disenfranchise minorities and their vote.

In the state’s notoriously botched 2000 election, the state sent a list of 50,000 alleged ex-felons to the counties, instructing them to purge those names from their rolls. But it turned out that list included 20,000 innocent people, 54 percent of whom were black, the magazine reported. Just 15 percent of the state’s population is black.

They’ve already used their scams to ensure that black Americans suffer more economic inequality and less mobility.

From 2005 to 2009, black wealth declined by 53 percent, African-American wealth was wiped out by the Great Recession, making it a tremendously destructive event for economic mobility among black families.

The African-American joblessness rate  surged to 14.4 percent in June, and shows no signs of going down.

And the class war rages on and on.

James Henry, a former chief economist at consultancy McKinsey and an expert on tax havens, has conducted groundbreaking new research for the Tax Justice Network campaign group – sifting through data from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and private sector analysts to construct an alarming picture that shows capital flooding out of countries across the world and disappearing into the cracks in the financial system.

“These estimates reveal a staggering failure,” says John Christensen of the Tax Justice Network. “Inequality is much, much worse than official statistics show, but politicians are still relying on trickle-down to transfer wealth to poorer people. This new data shows the exact opposite has happened: for three decades extraordinary wealth has been cascading into the offshore accounts of a tiny number of super-rich.”

The world’s super-rich have taken advantage of lax tax rules to siphon off at least $21 trillion, and possibly as much as $32tn, from their home countries and hide it abroad – a sum larger than the entire American economy.

All the more reason to see Mitt Romney’s tax returns. Who, by the way, spent his week raising even more foreign money, including two with bankers and lobbyists involved in the expanding Libor rate-fixing scandal. He’s worth about $200 million, and if elected, would be among the richest presidents ever to occupy the White House, topping both the Roosevelts and the Bushes , who were no slouches. In fact, he’s wealthier than the last eight presidents combined.

And remember, Ann Romney’s pet horse gets a $77,000 tax credit  when your kid gets $1,000.

Meanwhile… those few U.S. Representatives we like actually built enough momentum to pass Ron Paul’s bill to subject the Fed’s monetary policy to audits by the Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan and independent congressional agency. As Dennis Kucinich, one of 89 Democrats to vote for the bill, put it: “It’s time that we stood up to the Federal Reserve that right now acts like some kind of high, exalted priesthood, unaccountable to democracy.” While the leadership of both parties fight against it.

This same left-right coalition, led by Paul and joined by liberal Democrats such as Alan Grayson, that succeeded in enacting an Audit the Fed bill back in 2010. Even though that 2010 bill was substantially weakened by the same forces that oppose the bill now — the Fed, the White House, and party leadership — that audit, once completed, “revealed 16 trillion dollars in secret bank bailouts and has raised more questions about the quasi-private agency’s opaque operations” and independently showed that the Fed ignored rules to aid the largest banks.

This is a clear case of socialism for the rich and rugged, you’re-on-your-own individualism for everyone else.” ~Bernie Sanders

In other words, the system is rigged in favor of the largest banks and their elites, so they play by their own set of rules to the disfavor of the taxpayers who funded their bailout. The incentives are to cheat, and cheating is profitable because there are no consequences.

The oligarchs are usually among the first to get extra help from the government, such as preferential access to foreign currency, or maybe a nice tax break, or—here’s a classic Kremlin bailout technique—the assumption of private debt obligations by the government. Meanwhile, needing to squeeze someone, most emerging-market governments look first to ordinary working folk—at least until the riots grow too large.

Despite what they’d like to convince us (and themselves), wealthy individuals and corporations need the help of government more than anybody:

“I owe the public nothing.” ~J. P. Morgan

  • The U.S. government will be spending $55 billion on Homeland Security next year, in addition to $673 billion for the military. The police, emergency services, and National Guard are trained to focus on crimes against wealth. (In cities, business interests keep police focused on the homeless and unemployed, and on drug users. Wealthy Americans rest better at night knowing that the police are “stopping and frisking” in the streets of the poor).
  • The wealthiest Americans are the main beneficiaries of tax laws, property rights, zoning rules, patent and copyright provisions, trade pacts, antitrust legislation, and contract regulations.
  • Their companies benefit, despite any publicly voiced objections to regulatory agencies, from SBA and SEC guidelines that generally favor business, and from FDA and USDA quality control measures that minimize consumer complaints and product recalls.
  • The growing numbers of financial industry executives have profited from 30 years of deregulation, most notably the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act. Lobbying by the financial industry has prolonged the absurdity of a zero sales tax on financial transactions.
  • Federal judicial law protects our biggest companies from foreign infringement. The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership would put governments around the world at the mercy of corporate decision-makers.
  • And did you know? Private jets use 16 percent of air traffic control resources while paying only 3% of the bill.

The traditional image of ‘welfare’ pales in comparison to corporate welfare and millionaire welfare. Whereas over 90% of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families goes to the elderly, the disabled, or working households, most of the annual $1.3 trillion in “tax expenditures” (tax subsidies from special deductions, exemptions, exclusions, credits, and loopholes) goes to the top quintile of taxpayers. One estimate is $250 billion a year just to the richest 1%. The most profitable corporations get the biggest subsidies. According to Citizens for Tax Justice, 280 profitable Fortune 500 companies, which together paid only half of the maximum 35 percent corporate tax rate, received $223 billion in tax subsidies. SEC documents show that Exxon paid 2% in U.S. federal taxes from 2008 to 2010, Chevron 4.8%. As if to double up on the insult, the petroleum industry readily takes public money for oil spills. Cleanups cost much more than the fines imposed on the companies. Government costs can run into the billions, or even tens of billions, of dollars.

All we can really hope for is that the rich will turn on each other, and since everyone was doing it, start to dime on each other in the wake of the Barclay’s LIBOR fraud.

The other banks still under investigation have, according to a Reuters report, strongly considered all jumping into the pool at the same time and trying for a group settlement with regulators. The regulators like the idea because it will involve a great big number and a big list of names. The banks are warming to the idea because the big list of names means no one firm gets the Barclays treatment. In other words, settle quick and hope no one digs too much into how much criminal activity each member of La Familia is responsible for.

But if the (mostly) uninvolved Goldman takes the law into their own hands with suits against the firms responsible, some serious shit is going to get stirred. Since nobody will actually go to jail for widespread fraud and conspiracy, perhaps they will just sue themselves into oblivion.

And as our democracy is threatened by the suppression of journalism (which wasn’t really doing much of it’s job anyway), the buying of America by the psychopathic 1%, and spying on nearly every single American, perhaps it’s time for a Constitutional Amendment to rescue us!

Facing more Conservative Judicial Activism, it will probably be difficult to undo the damage of legalized political bribery under Citizen’s United. Corporations are not granted regular human and citizen rights, but more rights than the rest of us.

Many of our constitutional amendments were passed in reaction to ideal-driven justices serving the enemies of social justice and liberty, and most have been franchise-expanding and democracy-reinforcing provisions that strengthen the progress of what Lincoln called “government of the people, by the people and for the people.”

Now, our government even admits that it’s violating our civil rights.

The U.S. government violated the American people’s rights to privacy protected under the Fourth Amendment at least once under FISA. A letter received from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence reported that the government has been abusing its new surveillance powers. It was admitted by the Director of National Intelligence that the U.S. has been making “unreasonable searches and surveillances.”

Cell phone records show at least 1.3 million government requests for customer data last year, ranging from subscriber identifying information to call detail records, geolocation tracking, text messages, and full-blown wiretaps. And this is probably an understatement, since they are pulling data from cell phone towers used by everyone, and neither corporation nor government agency is deleting information in a timely manner.

“Domestically, they’re pulling together all the data about virtually every U.S. citizen in the country and assembling that information, building communities that you have relationships with, and knowledge about you; what your activities are; what you’re doing. So the government is accumulating that kind of information about every individual person and it’s a very dangerous process.”

~former NSA Technical Director William Binney

Our Congress is having difficulty finding the details, and apparently even other judges are in the dark concerning the secret court orders allowing surveillance. And Department of Homeland Security Sec. Napolitano wants more drones in your backyard!

And the NYPD probably breaks international law in their quest to surveil, suppress, assault and otherwise over-police the Occupy protestors.

The report, which chronicles events from late September 2011 up to July of 2012, extensively documents numerous ways in which the NYPD acted with excessive force, attempted to intimidate and harass members of the press and expelled activists from public space due to the content of their speech. This resulted in at least 85 instances of police arrests of journalists, 130 incidents of violence committed against Occupy activists, including punching, over-hand swinging of batons, and “intentionally applying very hard force to the broken clavicle of a handcuffed and compliant individual.”

The executive summary states, in plain language:

“The abusive practices documented in this report violate international law and suppress and chill protest rights, not only by undermining individual liberty, but also by causing both minor and serious physical injuries, inhibiting collective debate and the capacity to effectively press for social and economic change, and making people afraid to attend otherwise peaceful assemblies.”

“The evidence strongly suggests that police use of force was unnecessary and disproportionate, in violation of international law.”

Even doing art in chalk on the sidewalk is a misdemeanor offense… if you’re an activist, that is. Yeah, this isn’t political targeting at all.

Stranger in a Strange Land 2012-07-28: Bat-Fan! by The Stranger on Mixcloud

~The Stranger
thestranger@earthling.net

“Tune in next week: same bat-time, same bat-channel!”

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BLUE

2010-11-06

Chill out, reflect on the news and lower your blood pressure.

PLAYLIST
Billie Holiday – I Can’t Get Started – Lady Day
Charles Mingus – Mood Indigo – Shoes of the Fisherman’s Wife
Jelly Roll Morton – Sidewalk Blues – jelly roll blues
R.L. Burnside – You Gotta Move – Mr. Wizard
Ella Fitzgerald – When I Get Low I Get High – Ella Fitzgerald
Gene Krupa – Feelin’ High and Happy – Big Band Classics
Thelonious Monk – Bemsha Swing
Willie Dixon – Walkin the Blues – Blues Legends
Muddy Waters – Goin’ Down Slow – Chicago Blues Kings
Otis Rush – It Takes Time – Blue On Blues
Jack Kerouac – Charlie Parker – The Jack Kerouac Collection
Charleston Chasers – Wabash Blues – Jazz Mad: Hot Dance, Jazz & Instrumental Blues 1925-1930
Annette Hanshaw – There Myst Be Somebody Else – Art Deco: Sophisticated Ladies
Bessie Smith – Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out – Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
Sonny Boy Williamson – Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide – Mississippi Blues
Memphis Slim – Frisco Bay – Rockin’ This House: Chicago Blues Piano 1946-1953
James Moody – Heritage Hum – The Doors of Perception
Elmore James – It Hurts Me Too – Dust My Broom
Buddy Guy – Ten Years Ago – Buddy Guy: The Complete Chess Studio Recordings
B.B. King – Guess Who – B.B. King & the Kings of Blues
Dinah Washington – If I Had You – Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Sun Ra – Intergalactic Motion – Outer Spaceways Incorporated
Quincy Jones & Bill Cosby – Hikky Burr – Smackwater Jack
Blues Brothers – Rubber Biscuit – Brief Case Full of Blues
Willie Dixon – Insane Asylum – Blues Greatest
John Lee Hooker – Goin’ Mad Blues – Born With the Blues
Ziggy Elman and His Orchestra – Butterfly Strut – 1947
Frank Sinatra – Send In the Clowns – My Way

Stranger in a Strange Land 2010-11-06: Blue by The Stranger on Mixcloud

The Stranger leaves you with sweet nothings, embarking on a hiatus with Ze Black Waffle to fight the Robot War for the Future.

~The Stranger
thestranger@earthling.net
“parting is such sweet sorrow.”

Smooth and Cool

2010-07-31

Whether you’re mind-expanded state has you obsessed with the arrival of extragalactic forces, or corrupt corporate entities are squeezing you into a compacted ball, stay cool, baby. Because taking it in stride is the very definition of class.

PLAYLIST
Dizzy Gillespie – In the Hall of the Mountain King
Nina Simone – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
Fauna Flash – Carsual Swing  – Afterhours, Vol. 3
Sarah Vaughan – They Can’t Take That Away – Me
People’s Choice – I Likes to Do it  – Disco Super Hits
Stanley Jordan – Eleanor Rigby  – Dreams of Peace
Ziggy Elman and His Orchestra – Zaggin With Zig
Thelonious Monk – Misterioso
Ray Baretto – The Old Castle  – Pictures At an Exhibition
Bob James – The Genie  – The Genie
Miles Davis – Feio  – Bitches Brew
Tin Hat Trio – Somniloquy  – Memory Is Elephant
Bob James – Nautilus
Sun Ra & Walt Dickerson – Light Years  – Visions
Charles Mingus – Things Ain’t What They Used to Be  – Shoes of the Fisherman’s Wife
Miles Davis – Miles Runs the Voodoo Down  – Bitches Brew
Roam The Hello Clouds – This Mountain  – Near Misses
Blood Sweat & Tears – Blues Part II  – Blood Sweat and Tears 3
Cake -Shadow Stabbing- – Comfort Eagle
Madeleine Peyroux – The Summer Wind  – Half The Perfect World
John Coltrane – Theme for Ernie  – Soultrane

Stranger in a Strange Land 2010-07-31: Smooth and Cool by The Stranger on Mixcloud

~The Stranger
thestranger@earthling.net

“stay cool, keep cool”

Jive (Talking and Smoking)

2010-07-24

Though some think the zen ‘third way’ will kill us all, I’ll be knocking myself out.

PLAYLIST
Big Brother and The Holding Company – In The Hall Of The Mountain King
Cat Stevens – Matthew and Son
Hugo Montenegro – Slaughter On Tenth Avenue  – Bongos & Brass
Cats and The Fiddle – Killin’ Jive  – Harlem Station
Lil Green – Knockin’ Myself Out  – Lil’s Big Hits
Ella Fitzgerald – When I Get Low I Get High  – The Legendary Volume 1
Billie Holiday – Just Friends  – 40 Great Songs
Peter, Paul And Mary – Puff (The Magic Dragon)
Dr. Hook – I Got Stoned and I Missed It  – Bankrupt
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – King Midas in Reverse  – 4 Way Street
Shel Silverstein – Smoke-off  – Best Of Shel Silverstein
Milt Buckner – The Beast  – Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 4: Bachelor Pad Royale
Louis Jordan – Caledonia  – Jump Jive
Carl Perkins – Jive After Five
Tex Williams – Smoke Smoke Smoke (That Cigarette!)  – Encyclopedia of Country Music Vol. 1
Danny Reeves – I’m a Hobo  – the Best of Ace Rockabilly
Esquivel – Surfboard  – Space Age Bachelor Pad Music
Waylon Jennings – Down Came the World  – Greatest of the Great: Waylon Jennings
Bob Dylan – Talkin’ World War III Blues
The Inkspots – I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire
Beatles – World is Waiting for the Sunrise/Flaming Pie  – Anthology
Terry Snyder – Deep Night / Softly As In a Morning Sunrise  – Bongoland: Ultra-Lounge Vol. Seventeen
Billy Lee Riley & His Little Green Men – Red Hot  – The Ultimate 50’s Rockin’ Sci-Fi Disc
Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra – Paris Summer
New Riders Of The Purple Sage – I Don’t Know You  – The First Album
Johnny Burnette – Dreamin’

Stranger in a Strange Land 2010-07-24: Jive (Talking and Smoking) by The Stranger on Mixcloud

~The Stranger
thestranger@earthling.net

“pushing the envelope straight into crazy”

Remixology

2010-06-19

Revisioned jazz and rock nuggets and a Child’s Garden of Grass, commentary on these revolting times with yours truly as well as the always nefarious Black Waffle, who must decide the fate of remix culture forever…

PLAYLIST
Wolf Hoffman – In The Hall Of The Mountain King
Donovan – Sunshine Superman – #1 Gold Tracks
Beatles – All Together Now – Yellow Submarine
Béla Fleck – Trane to Conamarra – Left of Cool
Styx – Suite Madame Blue – Greatest Hits
Dobie Gray – Drift Away
Small Faces – Itchygoo Park – Psychedelic Years
Santana – Europa (Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile)
New Riders Of The Purple Sage – Gypsy Cowboy
Jack Margolis & Jere Alan Brain – Time And Space (LP Version) – A Child’s Garden Of Grass
Jack Margolis & Jere Alan Brain – Listening To Music (LP Version) – A Child’s Garden Of Grass
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown – Fire
Woody Allen – Pappy’s B-Flat Blues – Wild Man Blues
Long John Baldry – Don’t Try to Lay No Boogie-Woogie On the King of Rock and Roll-
Ides Of March – Vehicle
David Bowie – 1984/Dodo – Sound + Vision
Kumquat – Everyone’s Afraid of Clowns – Peanut Butter Wolf’s Jukebox 45’s
Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces
Billy Holliday – I Hear Music – When Summer Turns to Fall
Sarah Vaughan – Peter Gunn Theme – Verve Remixed, Vol. 4
Yuichi Tsuchiya – Vampire Killer – Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (Original Game Soundtrack)
Edwin Starr – War
JACKSON 5 – ABC (Salaam Remi Krunk-A-Delic Party Mix) – Treadmill Training
Martin Denny – Quiet Village – The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny
Arthur Lyman – Misirlou – Taboo
Neil Diamond – The Shelter of Your Arms – 12 Greatest Hits
Lee Hazlewood – Dark End of the Street – The Cowboy and the Lady
Tricky – Overcome – Maxinquaye

Stranger in a Strange Land 2010-06-19: Remixology (with Ze Black Waffle) by The Stranger on Mixcloud

~The Stranger
thestranger@earthling.net
“so baby it’s arrivadiosciaociaogoodbye!”

The Stranger’s Superheroic Four-Hour Show

A double-wide feature for you listeners this week, as I unsuspectingly find myself filling time, while putting the finishing touches on the Superheroic Stranger in a Strange Land! Four hours of music, experimentation, and news!

For Psionic Dehiscence I pull out some lightly seasoned tapes, the Frank Zappa Crossfire debate, Michael Hedges, the great William F. Buckley/Noam Chomsky debate, and the Firesign Theatre.

Lionel Hampton – Glad Hamp – Jazzmaster
Clatworthy Saunders – In Your Own Sweet Way – All That Jazz
Cannonball Adderley – Moanin’
Louis Armstrong – Let’s Do it (Let’s Fall in Love)
The Firesign Theatre – The Ralph Spoilsport Mantrum – How Can You Be In Two Places at Once When You’re Not Anywhere at all
Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington – It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Don’t Have That Swing
Michael Hedges – Because its There

On The Stranger in a Strange Land we battle back the forces of evil, do the Batusi, ponder powered musician battles, super-politics, and every agency from the cia to the x-men.

SRC – In the Hall of the Mountain King
The Bagdhdaddies – Wonder Woman – Katchyazafta
Al Hirt – Green Hornet – Kill Bill Soundtrack
David McCallum – Batman Theme – Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 13: TV Town
Jan & Dean – The Joker is Wild – Meet Batman
Paul McCartney & Wings – Magneto and Titanium Man – Venus and Mars
Mel Tormè – Sunshine Superman – Ultra-Lounge: On the Rocks
Sun Ra – The Bat Cave – Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)
Sun Ra – The Penguin Chase – Batman
Sun Ra – Penguin’s Umbrella – Batman
The Apostles – Super Strut – Acid Jazz Story
They Might Be Giants – John Lee Supertaster – No!
Moe. – Captain America – Warts & All
Spin Doctors – Jimmy Olsen’s Blues – Pocket Full of Kryptonite
Weezer – In The Garage – Weezer
Sun Ra – Batman and Robin Swing – Batman and Robin
Sun Ra – The Riddler’s Retreat – Batman and Robin
Goldfinger – Superman – Hang-Ups
The Aquabats – Powdered Milk Man! – The Fury of the Aquabats!
Fastball – Human Torch – Make Your Mama Proud
Serge Gainsbourg – Comic Strip – Love and the Beat
Jelly Roll Morton – Wolverine Blues – Doctor Jazz
Black Sabbath – Iron Man – Reunion
Entombed – Wolverine Blues
Apollo 440 – Spider-Man Theme
Roam The Hello Clouds – Geoff As the Hulk – Near Mises
Deacon the Villian – X-Men
Dangerdoom – The Mask feat. Ghostface Killah – Mouse and the Mask
7L & Esoteric – Incredible Hulk Rap – Egoclapper
Lee Hazlewood – Batman – Batman and Robin
Gil Scot Heron – Ain’t No Such Thing as Superman
Wesley Willis – I Wupped Batman’s Ass

Stranger in a Strange Land 2010-04-03: Timefill/Superheroic! (Psionic) by The Stranger on Mixcloud

~The Stranger
thestranger@earthling.net

“It’s just words.”

This World in Which We Live In

2010-02-13

Sound snippets and musical nuggets to force you into a frenzy of thought and groove. Featuring the 1962 Mike Wallace interview of Aldous Huxley, the music of Bob James, exolinguism and more!

PLAYLIST
Funk United – In The Hall of the Mountain King
Funkadelic – Get Off Your Ass and Jam – Let’s Take It to the Stage
Jeff Beck – Scatterbrain – Jeff Beck With the Jan Hammer Group Live
Assagi – Cocoa – Afro-Funk Explosion
African Music Machine – Tropical – Stone Cold Funk
Tito Puente & Mongo Santamaria – Afro Blue – Tito Puente Live
Africana – Pulp Fusion
Bob James – Ballade – The Genie
Bob James – Valley Of The Shadows – Valley of the Shadows
Bob James – Nautilus
Bob James – The Genie
Bob James – Night on Bald Mountain – The Genie
Fela Kuti – Igbe – Confusion/Gentleman
Yusef Lateef – The Plum Blossom – Chill-Out Jazz
Kashmere Stage Band – Scorpio – Cold Heat: Heavy Funk Rarities 1968-1974
Rick James – Mr. Policeman – Street Songs & Throwin’ Down
Joe Cocker – Woman to Woman – Nothin But a Funk Thang
Blood Sweat & Tears – Lucretia MacEvil – Blood Sweat and Tears 3
Frank Zappa – Son of Mr. Green Genes – Hot Rats
Larry Graham & Carlos Santana – Sweet Black Cherry Pie – Dance of the Rainbow Serpent
Paul McCartney & Wings – Live and Let Die – Wings Greatest
The Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces Sometimes – Sky’s the Limit
Alain Goraguer – L’Oiseau – Fantastic Planet
Solomon Burke – Get Out of My Life Woman – Blue and Soulful
Bill Withers – Grandma’s Hands
Sun Ra – Enlightenment – Sound Sun Pleasure!

Stranger in a Strange Land 2010-02-13: World in Which We Live in by The Stranger on Mixcloud

~The Stranger
thestranger@earthling.net