Tuesday, January 20, 2009

America is a better place today.

89 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bye Bush a terrible jackass ...God bless Obama.

Enough said.

cass said...

Amen!

cass said...
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Catherine said...

Indeed!!!!

Anonymous said...

Nope

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neapolitan_chord

r&k,
Mike

Anonymous said...

i'm ready to serve him and my country. i will be doing loads of community service like he demands.

matt volpe said...

I could not agree more. This almost feels very much like a movie to me. It's feels so wonderful to know a younger, i i i could not agree more. This all seems like a movie to me. I i could not agree more. Its a wonderful feeling knowing someone who is younger, more attuned and just a way (seemingly) purer human being is our new leader. I know it's overused, but, it also feels surreal to me, like this only happens on the big screen. The man is ahead of the curve, he refuses to be pigeonholed yet he's classy and gentlemanly about it and not rogue. This is a quality to me that can make a great artist, a great athlete, or, a great president.

Hope you're well Eric.
Matt

Matt

Eat Some Lsd said...

If Osama decriminalizes posession of cannabis and lsd, America will definitely be a better place. He promised us this and I intend to hold him account.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see people excited about a new President. I hope he does indeed make this nation a better place. But I'm sorry I don't agree with his collectivist movement. I am for liberty, the liberty movement and upholding the constitution, not rewriting it in the form of European styled socialism.

Anonymous said...

Wrong.So if i hang out with domestic terrorist(W. Ayers),racist(Farrakhon and Rev. Jeremiah Wright) and dont know how to read a real estate contract(Tony Rezko) i can be Prez too?

nestos said...

usa will be a better place to be when JA will tour ;o)

lhr said...
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Anonymous said...

Ok I agree in some of your views..lets hope for the best and that changes are made.

I remember all the time middle east...also remember the following

Bush tricky moves

1)The election scam against Gore in Florida

2)His ties with family in FOX news and Florida state to call the election for his side.

3) His FAMILY economic ties with the Bin Laden Family

4)9-11: America under attack? or self attack?? will NEVER know.

5)His Brother or family company cleaning The WTC debris in ground zero....

6)The fake mass destruction weapons in Irak in order to make war for oil or was it democracy?

7)Katrina...anyone remember how he treated the black community...his mother´s coments on TV....what a shame.

8)Making huge expenses on war budget makin it worse for the financial crisis in the US, fucking up the world´s economies as a whole...will see how that ends...


So again lets hope for the best, America is better ...way better without Bush in office.

It´s better now, not great, but better.

George D said...

Your Alive!!!

-ea. said...

i am indeed alive; was in big sur for a couple of weeks, been in the laboratory since.

Lost Sheep said...

ObaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaMa!
ObaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaMa!

obama please save us!
we are nothing without your authoritarian genius
we worship you, big brother
goverment big government
please save us
baaa baaa baaa obaaaama!

-america's sheep

Anonymous said...

Only time will tell on Obama...I agree that a monkey could have done a better job than bush, but obama should not yet be anointed our saviour... the way so many have already...

master said...

You a fan of Banyan, Eric?

Very intriguing this avenue Stephen Perkins has traveled in Banyan. I dream of hearing you and Mr. Navarro laying your lines over beats like these he has composed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4t5hpybQMU

It's alright to dream big dreams, no?

lhr said...
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Anonymous said...

lhr,

please get an editor.

Thanks.

pied piper said...

I would like to request a blog hint about the Box set too, as lhr did in the above post.
The only thing i really care about is the inclusion of brand new songs with your contribution Avery.
I don't like obama but the anticipation of hearing new Jane's songs could make me like him as much as you do.

Anonymous said...

Ihr,

I´m skeptic too but i´m trying to believe Obama will bring the change is needed...and for me would be to put an END TO THE WAR..but i think he´s going to focus on the financial crisis...

The health system situation is a damn shame also...but I think is going to take more than 4 years to fix that if you can fix that at all...corporations with too much power.

Mick and Keith Killed Brian said...

Eric,

When and were is going to be the first Jane´s " Bush free administration gig"?

looking forward to it...

Chris (C. Brian) said...

EA,

Any commentary or feedback on musical guests and performances surrounding Obama being sworn in as 44th? Did you catch U2's songs?

Anonymous said...

The nightmare is over.

Now, as for the music, the chamber piece with Itzhak Perlman et al, and the Aretha Franklin bit, were the music. Man, how did Perlman and Ma play so well in 26 degree weather?

Anonymous said...

Everyone is still blinded by B. Hussein Obama's "star" power. People need to wake up! Everytime I ask someone who voted for this guy why they voted for him, they have no idea, or they spew some recycled sound bytes from MTV. I know we need a change from Bush, but change in the wrong direction is not the way to go. Ask the poor people in Venezula, Russia and Cuba (at least those not afraid to talk). Wake up America! Turn off the T.V. and try to read for yourselves - and not something on the Oprah book list for a change!

MTV sucks said...

Been to Cuba and believe me Obama is not Castro, Chavez or the current president of Russia... how can you possible think the US is headed that way...don´t undertand your point...and I don´t watch shity Televisión.

I dissagre with you... Bush is worse than McCain and Obama is way better than Bush and McCain altogether

Anonymous said...

Obama is no MLK. I'm hoping for the best but I'm not pinning my hopes on anyone other than myself. Too many hands out.

Anonymous said...

lhr said: "I only wish people were more advanced then they think they are."

Douche!

Anonymous said...

Jane's, for whatever reason, had its share of right wing nutcases slithering in the shadows. Did they not pay attention to what they stood for? I suppose now they want Perry to apologize for singing "Dont call me Nigger, Whitey" with Ice T. Screw these fratboy selfish pseudo libertarian redneck types. These jackoffs infiltrated the shows around Lolla, and had nothing to do with progressive freaks such as the original Jane's fans. All you have to do is read the lyrics. Otherwise, go hang out with inane Tool and Korn fans.

lhr said...
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Anonymous said...

Reading is wonderful, of course, lhr, and we've all got a lot of it to do. It's preposterous for you to think that your overly-long, rambling discourses are so important to us that we'd actually allot a portion of our precious time reading them. You don't do yourself any favors being long-winded - all that you accomplish is the likelihood that others will ignore you completely.

To be succinct is a skill and a virtue.

lhr said...
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Anonymous said...

lhr: I just stuck my finger in my ass and guess what it smells like shit

Anonymous said...

To answer my own question, "how did Perlman and Ma play so well in 26 degree weather?" Turns out you only heard them if you were up close in person. The cold fucked with their instruments to the point that they had to go with a recording they did a couple days beforehand broadcast.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090123/ap_on_go_pr_wh/inauguration_recorded_music;_ylt=A0wNdPVbdXlJ4Q4B30ys0NUE

Anonymous said...

maybe its just a figment of my imagination but it seems that iane's addiction are not on a unified front and not serious about their business.
how can we expect a solid, strong, powerful, unified, glorious, arrogant, sensual jane's when all of its members except for you are running off in different directions.
perkins has his glam band gigs, navarro has the tv show prep, perry is doing satellite party gigs. where is there time for a full unified effort?
i want to see a full time 110% jane's, not a part time 35% jane's. its sad to say but my expectations from you guys were much much higher than this

pied piper said...

Hey don't talk smack about lhr. I like reading his posts and he seems like a good guy.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's easy to say "It's a good day" when you are rich and famous and your life goes pretty well and safe, right MR. Avery?

Have you ever worked one day in your life, i mean, real work, not playing music? Do you know what means hard life?

You hypocrital, Perry, Dave Navarro, all you rockstars around, writing songs about feel bad and depressed or happy, you are always happy with your money for nothing, regardless Obama or Reagan, Obama u know well it's just another puppet, another good actor, the bad the good the ugly, mccain was the bad obama is the good... is just another movie in this theathre.

Have your "nice day", mr. Integrity "No Jane's ContrAddiction for money - no more" Avery:-))

PELO

MTV sucks said...

I mean PELO I respect all opnions here but come on do you even like JA?...cause if not why are you here posting coments...can´t see the point, cause of all the characters involved in JA Avery is the less exposed in that shit world of music biss..

I think if you talk to punk rockers in the late 80´s or early 90´s you´ll know they don´t had it easy...Black Flag were almost not able to afford food at one point...

I think if you have a skill you must go for it and if I was a good bass player would try do that for the rest of my life...I think you should check your skills and do something...if not you´ll die a bitter fucker....

Anonymous said...

PELO, bitter fucker straight up. So bitter he's blinded. Thinks he's got it all figured out from his standpoint, but it's just a pissy bitter cloud he's under. Add to that the fact that he's arrogant and rude, and you've got a real asshole on your hands.

Sorry you didn't get the talent or the breaks that EA had. That's a shame for you, man. Sorry your life is so bad that you think nobody else should succeed or enjoy themselves. It's really too bad.

Anonymous said...

Obama has made some good choices during his first few days in office. I hope he continues doing this.

lhr said...

Hey thanks for the rare kind words Pied Piper..

peace

Anonymous said...

Hey lhr want to smell my finger?

lhr said...

ha..
Wow...I really didn't expect to see two positive reactions in a row in one day.
thanks guys
you know what's hilarious?
-re-reading this post's title again.
Sorry EA-
well..it is what it is..I think I'm starting to understand your silence though. I would just like to give my apologies for any role I may have played in this flippant dialog.

!New post-New post-New post!

Anonymous said...

lhr - lest not forget your quote "I only wish people were more advanced then they think they are."

Anonymous said...

@MTV SUCKS and ANONYMOUS
I love JA since the late 80's and i'm not offending anyone.
I post here cause i think EA is not just a good bass player but a thinker too and i can speak direct without licking anyone ass of some rocker(bleah) as usually done.

Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro are a sellout and EA is his friend to much more money touring JA... old story of r'n'r swindle.

I'm not arrogant and i dont call sucker or asshole anyone.

Obama is just another puppet-actor (change of what?) and you still believe in Santa Clauss.


PELO

Anonymous said...

Hey PELO ins´t life a blast?

MTV sucks said...

It´s your opinion are you´re entilted to it...still don´t agree on Avery tough...Navarro and Farrell...yeah they became shallow...but love their music with JA and would like to hear what the 4 can do together now...if they do something at all.

Will see if Obama is an actor....better than Bush any fucking day!

Syd said...

Any new songs written Eric?

Anonymous said...

Obama already reversed Bush's bullshit evangelical ban on foreign aid to programs that provide birth control. That may not make a difference in the day to day life of a miserable little shit like "pelo," but it makes a big difference to a lot of other people.

An ignorant jackass like "pelo" may not have learned from the Bush administration that, yes, who is president DOES make a motherfucking difference, even if it doesn't help a sniveling twat like him get laid.

kundalini said...

The earth and the moon are living evolving beings. Humanity was designed to serve the evolutionary purposes of the earth and the moon. Human beings are organs of sense perception for the earth and in their continual transformations of this planet they serve the planet's needs, not their own.

There are many finer gradients of matter that science does not register-not only ideas and thoughts but even a substrate of the human spirit are types of material.

What is war? It is the result of planetary influences. Everything that happens on a big scale is governed from outside, and governed by either accidental combinations of influences or by general cosmic laws.

James said...

Shut up, you bleeding moron, and stop trying to convince yourself, or us, that you know jack shit.

Anonymous said...

Obama believes that mother earth goddess gaia stuff, thats why he wants to fight global warming. the planet must be saved from us evil humans. someone please tell obama the planet is actually now undergoing a cooling phase. the warming was a hoax.

AL said...

Hey Eric do you like Wendy Carlos(formely Walter)music from the Clock Work Orange movie ?...specially the 9th..I think it´s a master piece, cause I don´t listen much to classical music adaptations but that record is very good!

AL

Anonymous said...

yes, kids. America is a better place. It would even be a better country if we had a new Jane's record coming out this year

sam said...

america is a better place! especially since they put out this sweet tshirt for the lakers proving BOSTON OWNS LA! BEAT LA!

hehe

http://store.nba.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3443194

Anonymous said...

i liked porno for pyros better than jane's addiction

Anonymous said...

"someone please tell obama the planet is actually now undergoing a cooling phase. the warming was a hoax."

Shut up, you bleeding moron, and stop trying to convince yourself, or us, that you know jack shit.

You right-wing knuckleheads and spaced-out new age dingbats need to be launched into space so the few rational humans on this rock can enjoy their short existence.

Sunshine said...

Greetings Eric Avery,

I hope you are doing well. I am a big fan of Jane's Addiction, Polar Bear and Help Wanted. Your music has gotten me through a lot of tough times in my life. I have a small request I'd like to make if I could.
I can understand why you guys may prefer not to write any new orginial songs because it will obviously be compared and contrasted with your early work.
But if Jane's Addiction could record some cover songs from the classic period 1969-1971 (adding your own personal touch) and add them to the Box Set, I would be most grateful.
Thank you God Bless.
Peace Out

master said...

No sir, you and your idol obama are the true morons for believing in the myth of global warming that was based on junk science and erroneous data put out by government paid scientists. The green agenda is about making al gore and his minions wealthy from ridiculous carbon offset credits. It was never about out helping planet earth. Can you get that through your thick skull? No you probably can't because you believe what ever CNN tells you. Now be a good little boy and purchase some carbon credits and make yourself feel better

Anonymous said...

Science and Technology News

Global Cooling Under-Reported, Says SPPI

Washington, D.C. 1/23/2009 05:50 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)



The Earth has shown an under-reported cooling trend for eight straight years, raising serious questions about the accuracy of the UN’s climate projections, since not one of the computer models on which it relies had predicted so long and steep a cooling, says a new review paper -- Temperature Change and CO2 Change – A Scientific Briefing --from the Science and Public Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C. think tank.



The paper posits that “The chief reason for scepticism at the official position on “global warming” is the overwhelming weight of evidence that the UN’s climate panel, the IPCC, prodigiously exaggerates both the supposed causes and the imagined consequences of anthropogenic “global warming”; that too many of the exaggerations can be demonstrated to have been deliberate; and that the IPCC and other official sources have continued to rely even upon those exaggerations that have been definitively demonstrated in the literature to have been deliberate.



“In short,” writes Monckton, “science is being artfully manipulated to the point of what are in essence political and not scientific conclusions – a conclusion that is congenial to powerful factions whose ambition is not to identify scientific truth but rather to advance the special vested interests with which they identify themselves.



The paper demonstrates that if CO2 concentration continues to rise more slowly than the IPCC had predicted, and if climate sensitivity to CO2 concentration is in any event well below the IPCC’s projected range, the likelihood of any “global warming” >2 °C/century to 2100 is vanishingly small.



Monckton also demonstrates that official sources have:

relied upon questionable and occasionally downright dishonest methods to inflate the observed rate of temperature increase
created the false impression that the rate of increase is itself rising when an identical argument can be used to demonstrate that it is falling
diminished earlier and warmer temperatures in this century
abolished the mediaeval warm period
diverted attention away from the fact that throughout almost all of the Holocene, and throughout all four previous interglacial periods, surface temperatures were considerably warmer than they are today.


Says SPPI president, Robert Ferguson, “When the climate science is wrong, the policies are wrong, and then both people and the environment are harmed. It is past time that the media and elected officials stop treating “man-made global warming” as a religion and started asking some serious and pointed questions. This paper lays the ground work for that.”

The entire paper can be accessed at: http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/monckton/temperature_and_co2_change_briefing.html

Contact: Robert Ferguson, Science and Public Policy Institute

http://www.scienceandpublicpolicy.org/

bferguson@sppinstitute.org

202-288-5699

Anonymous said...

Global cooling is here
DEROY MURDOCK

Winter officially arrives with Sunday's solstice. But for many Americans, autumn 2008's final days already feel like deepest, coldest January.

New Englanders still lack electricity after a Dec. 11 ice storm snapped power lines. Up to eight inches of snow struck New Orleans and southern Louisiana that day and didn't melt for 48 hours in some neighborhoods.

In southern California Wednesday, a half-inch of snow brightened Malibu's hills while a half-foot barricaded highways and marooned commuters in desert towns east of Los Angeles. Three inches of the white stuff shuttered Las Vegas' McCarren Airport that day and dusted the Strip's hotels and casinos.

What are the odds of that?

Actually, the odds are rising that snow, ice, and cold will grow increasingly common. As serious scientists repeatedly explain, global cooling is here. It is chilling temperatures and so-called "global-warming."

According to the National Climatic Data Center, 2008 will be America's coldest year since 1997, thanks to La Niña and precipitation in the central and eastern states. Solar quietude also may underlie global cooling. This year's sunspots and solar radiation approach the minimum in the Sun's cycle, corresponding with lower Earth temperatures. This echoes Harvard-Smithsonian astrophysicist Dr. Sallie Baliunas' belief that solar variability, much more than CO2, sways global temperatures.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service reports that last summer was Anchorage's third coldest on record. "Not since 1980 has there been a summer less reflective of global warming," Craig Medred wrote in the Anchorage Daily News. Consequently, Alaska's glaciers are thickening in the middle. "It's been a long time on most glaciers where they've actually had positive mass balance," U.S. Geological Survey glaciologist Bruce Molnia told Medred Oct. 13. Similarly, the National Snow and Ice Data Center found that Arctic sea ice expanded 13.2 percent this year, or a Texas-sized 270,000 square miles.

Across the equator, Brazil endured an especially cold September. Snow graced its southern provinces that month.

"Global Warming is over, and Global Warming Theory has failed. There is no evidence that CO2 drives world temperatures or any consequent climate change," Imperial College London astrophysicist and long-range forecaster Piers Corbyn wrote British Members of Parliament on Oct. 28. "According to official data in every year since 1998, world temperatures have been colder than that year, yet CO2 has been rising rapidly." That evening, as the House of Commons debated legislation on so-called "global-warming," October snow fell in London for the first time since 1922.

These observations parallel those of five German researchers led by Professor Noel Keenlyside of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences. "Our results suggest that global surface temperature may not increase over the next decade," they concluded in last May's "Nature," "as natural climate variations in the North Atlantic and tropical Pacific temporarily offset the projected anthropogenic (man-made) warming."

This "lull" should doom the 0.54 degree Fahrenheit average global temperature rise predicted by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Vatican of so-called "global warming." Incidentally, the IPCC's computer models factor in neither El Niño nor the Gulf Stream. Excluding such major climate variables would be like ESPN ignoring baseball and basketball.

So, is this all just propaganda concocted by Chevron-funded, right-wing, flat-Earthers? Ask Dr. Martin Hertzberg, a physical chemist and retired Navy meteorologist.

"As a scientist and lifelong liberal Democrat, I find the constant regurgitation of the anecdotal, fear mongering clap-trap about human-caused global warming to be a disservice to science," Hertzberg wrote in Sept. 26's USA Today. "From the El Niño year of 1998 until Jan., 2007, the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere near its surface decreased some 0.25 C (0.45 F). From Jan., 2007 until the spring of 2008, it dropped a whopping 0.75 C (1.35 F)."

As global cooling becomes more widely recognized, Americans from Maine to Malibu should feel comfortable dreaming of a white Christmas.

Global cooling is here
DEROY MURDOCK

Winter officially arrives with Sunday's solstice. But for many Americans, autumn 2008's final days already feel like deepest, coldest January.

New Englanders still lack electricity after a Dec. 11 ice storm snapped power lines. Up to eight inches of snow struck New Orleans and southern Louisiana that day and didn't melt for 48 hours in some neighborhoods.

In southern California Wednesday, a half-inch of snow brightened Malibu's hills while a half-foot barricaded highways and marooned commuters in desert towns east of Los Angeles. Three inches of the white stuff shuttered Las Vegas' McCarren Airport that day and dusted the Strip's hotels and casinos.

What are the odds of that?

Actually, the odds are rising that snow, ice, and cold will grow increasingly common. As serious scientists repeatedly explain, global cooling is here. It is chilling temperatures and so-called "global-warming."

According to the National Climatic Data Center, 2008 will be America's coldest year since 1997, thanks to La Niña and precipitation in the central and eastern states. Solar quietude also may underlie global cooling. This year's sunspots and solar radiation approach the minimum in the Sun's cycle, corresponding with lower Earth temperatures. This echoes Harvard-Smithsonian astrophysicist Dr. Sallie Baliunas' belief that solar variability, much more than CO2, sways global temperatures.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service reports that last summer was Anchorage's third coldest on record. "Not since 1980 has there been a summer less reflective of global warming," Craig Medred wrote in the Anchorage Daily News. Consequently, Alaska's glaciers are thickening in the middle. "It's been a long time on most glaciers where they've actually had positive mass balance," U.S. Geological Survey glaciologist Bruce Molnia told Medred Oct. 13. Similarly, the National Snow and Ice Data Center found that Arctic sea ice expanded 13.2 percent this year, or a Texas-sized 270,000 square miles.

Across the equator, Brazil endured an especially cold September. Snow graced its southern provinces that month.

"Global Warming is over, and Global Warming Theory has failed. There is no evidence that CO2 drives world temperatures or any consequent climate change," Imperial College London astrophysicist and long-range forecaster Piers Corbyn wrote British Members of Parliament on Oct. 28. "According to official data in every year since 1998, world temperatures have been colder than that year, yet CO2 has been rising rapidly." That evening, as the House of Commons debated legislation on so-called "global-warming," October snow fell in London for the first time since 1922.

These observations parallel those of five German researchers led by Professor Noel Keenlyside of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences. "Our results suggest that global surface temperature may not increase over the next decade," they concluded in last May's "Nature," "as natural climate variations in the North Atlantic and tropical Pacific temporarily offset the projected anthropogenic (man-made) warming."

This "lull" should doom the 0.54 degree Fahrenheit average global temperature rise predicted by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Vatican of so-called "global warming." Incidentally, the IPCC's computer models factor in neither El Niño nor the Gulf Stream. Excluding such major climate variables would be like ESPN ignoring baseball and basketball.

So, is this all just propaganda concocted by Chevron-funded, right-wing, flat-Earthers? Ask Dr. Martin Hertzberg, a physical chemist and retired Navy meteorologist.

"As a scientist and lifelong liberal Democrat, I find the constant regurgitation of the anecdotal, fear mongering clap-trap about human-caused global warming to be a disservice to science," Hertzberg wrote in Sept. 26's USA Today. "From the El Niño year of 1998 until Jan., 2007, the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere near its surface decreased some 0.25 C (0.45 F). From Jan., 2007 until the spring of 2008, it dropped a whopping 0.75 C (1.35 F)."

As global cooling becomes more widely recognized, Americans from Maine to Malibu should feel comfortable dreaming of a white Christmas.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com

Anonymous said...

I don´t belive the earth is either cooling or warming up just that the climate changes...and that happens evey once in a while...want I do belive is that earth is very very polluted...that is the only reason I buy the green theory.

yourmom said...

Hey Eric,

I love Janes as much as the next guy here, but I thought you said in an interview last year you would play a few live shows for YOUR album.
Never hearing Porchlight or Philo Beddoe live would be a travesty :(
At least play in LA and NYC, well Philly would be even better...

agdm said...

see you at Coachella.

James said...

Dear "global cooling" jackass, the stats are against you. Science is against you. You can cite as many articles as you like by the scientific fringe. Anyone can provide for you the opposite view of yours, thousands of times over whatever you can dig up, and by our most esteemed scientists. In light of this, your course of action - posting "global cooling" articles as if the existence of or volume of such articles makes some sort of case - seems poorly considered.

lhr said...

Clearly there is overwhelming evidence which is undeniable, that human activities are playing a major role in the earths accelerated evolution towards a less human hospitable environment...
However; it is extremely annoying to listen to people only speak out for things which are often abstract, while they easily ignore more immediate & realistically solvable issues.
Example: That car with all of the bumper stickers like "save the planet", or "fight racism" etc...

Obviously...they really want to feel good about themselves..and they have no problem repeating the obvious to strangers they would otherwise never speak with...and this is often the extent of their efforts to contribute towards the betterment of society.
They still think their neighbors are child rapists & murderers...and they like to laugh about retards when watching the Simpsons or South Park.

It IS annoying. Yes..the planet will spit us out one day...yes racism is weak...yeah the wales are going extinct...
But why don't YOU do ANYTHING about something tangible...rather than just feel good about yourselves for theoretically taking the pre-established obvious moral high ground?

Regurgitating the obvious does not make you intellectual..doesn't make you innocent...you haven't done your part by pointing the finger at invisible "evil doers".

Similarly; those anonymous trolls who like to say stupid shit on blogs just to get people going are equally annoying.
but...that's another rant which needs no further explanation...

Well...wisely it's been suggested that I try to keep it short so I'll end with this:
George Carlin on the environment

Check it out...& then please give your retarded thoughts...

peace

Anonymous said...

Hey lhr

Do you want to smell my finger yet?

Anonymous said...

ya best to just ignore the troll from xiola, six7six7. its typical of this troll to resort to name calling when he has little facts to support his arguments

Anonymous said...

lhr i like your style. you seem to have an open mind. even when i totally disagree with you, you make it almost impossible to dislike you. wish i could say the same for some of the other narrow minded bloggers here.

leo said...

sometimes I ponder what janes would be like if dave decided to forgo the use of guitar distortion for an entire album. not many people realize this but if done right, acoustic music can be just as heavy and urgent as any thrashy, industrial metal, but without all the unsophisticated noise and brash delinquency. properly EQ'd acoustic guitars, when strummed and layered with preamped bass guitar and drums recorded "hot" can be impressively intense. anyone agree?

leo said...

and to get a little more technical....when you have all that guitar distortion and gain pumping through the meters it eats up a lot of sonic space and leaves very little "breathing room" for the other instruments to shine through. the bass guitar is often buried or muddy. some distortion is ok at times but is better when at around 40-50% a la keith richards rolling stones style distortion and not korn or marilyn manson type distortion. anyone with a boss metal zone pedal can do what those metal guys do.

Anonymous said...

ugggggg!!!! Perry or Etty kinda shit where ya'll eat over at xiola.org All over $$ and user comments. Eric that sight has been there flying janes'z flag for a long time. I love Perry but come on!!! Was not Janes the band that made a statement on a album cover over freedom of speech? perryfarrell.net was censored Its all to much to get into here anyways and probably not your battle but maybe you could point out the fact to your bandmates that xiola.org and the admin/owner Sonny has helped keep a somewhat tarnished legacy alive and maybe deserves just a tad better treatment God bless!!!!

Punky Bitch said...

I love the Rolling Stones, they were the first real Punk band!

THE HISTORY OF PUNK - The Rolling Stones

"Its a fair comment that the Stones (named after a Muddy Waters song) were the Anti Christ's to The Beatles and thank god for that. R&B riffs, dirty blues and Jaggers mock American vocals made them dead certs for success in Uncle Sam land. They got up everyone's noses and the kids loved them. Beatles or Stones ? Compare their version of I want to Be Your Lover complete with Blues slide guitar. Pisses all over The Beatles. The Beatles were pop. The Stones were R&B. Early songs showed their influences of Chuck Berry, Willy Dixon, gospel and country.

While the Beatles were loveable mop tops the Stones looked like Neanderthals and they played it to the hilt. They portrayed themselves as vulgar, arrogant and aggressive causing parental and establishment disapproval with their attitude including peeing against garage walls and allegedly snacking on confectionary from the hairy cup. 'Satisfaction' their theme toon railed against advertising while hinting at unrequited sex and the nihilism of youth. The authorities hated them. Punks with money, women and prestige.. Their contribution to punk has never been truly acknowledged probably because of what they became. From the nihilism of Paint It Black thru the garage punk of Be Your Lover, Satisfaction and Jumping Jack Flash. Where would the Dolls have been without Richards hairstyle and jaggers lips and unusual dress sense ??? The link between The Blues, Rock'nRoll and garage.

We can even laugh at their ludicrous attempts to mimic the Beatles with their dreadful Satanic Majesties Request album. But all power to them they came back with Let It Bleed and Beggars Banquet ( the original cover was going to be a manky graffitied urinal !!!)... two near perfect albums and as spiky as ever. Like the Beatles reality intervened at Altamont when instead of being Lucifer, Jagger and his cohorts were just jumped up rock stars out of their depth in the reality of a death. Unfortunately that was it.. as America drugs and money beckoned they progressed to become a drug addled super group going thru the motions and embodying the worst excesses. But for a golden period they were the bollocks. Now a corporate monster and freak show to despise. A living waxworks."
www.punk77.co.uk/punkhistory/rollingstones.htm

giggle and smoke said...

so ya i downloaded the satellite party release yesterday and almost threw up it was so bad i couldn't listen to that shit. man what the fuck happened to perry farrell? god i hope this is not foretaste of whats to come with jane's addiction.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry man - Eric will not put out shit. If Jane's makes new music, it may or may not light your world on fire, but it will not be shit. :)

John Dorough said...

Please say that the Jane's Addiction / NIN tour is happening?!?! Sorry to be off topic but I just heard the rumor from a few different sources and you have not posted anything new about Jane's for me to ask.

xiola.org said...

i think this may be the consensus op.....

"Jane's needs to show some forward creative progress in '09 or they're simply going to be this year's Love and Rockets, Van Halen or any one of dozens of other reunions that offer(ed) nothing more than middle aged men trotting out their quarter-century old music in pursuit of retirement income when you know they have so much more to offer beyond being a human '80's jukebox."

T.B.
from xiola.org/bored

Anonymous said...

Perry Farrell doesn't put out good stuff anymore cuz he knows people will just download it for free so he says why bother trying to make somethen good when they steal it and run ya know. This his payback crappy musik for thieving peoples!

Brent

smell my finger said...

Hey lhr you're not posting, thats not like you are you sick? Or maybe you're still hunting for a good editor.

Anonymous said...

hEar mE ouT aLL. per-i in a veLvet coRset & dav-e in a black dress on tHe tour pleAze or it won't b janes'. erIc whaT will u bee wharin?

Anonymous said...

From the Telegraph.co.uk:

Too much television and time spent on the internet can make children mentally ill, an in-depth report has concluded. Excessive exposure makes a child materialistic, which in turn affects their relationship with their parents and their health.

That is one of the conclusions of a new wide-ranging survey into British childhood, produced for the Children's Society.

It says that children are part of a new form of consumerism, with under 16 year-olds spending £3 billion of their own money each year on clothes, snacks, music, video games and magazines.

The report claims that some advertisers "explicitly exploit the mechanism of peer pressure, while painting parents as buffoons" and that in its most extreme form, advertising persuades children that "you are what you own".

In addition the "constant exposure" to celebrities through, TV soaps, dramas and chat shows is having a detrimental effect.

It says: "Children today know in intimate detail the lives of celebrities who are richer than they will ever be, and mostly better-looking. This exposure inevitably raises aspirations and reduces self-esteem."

It adds the way celebrities are portrayed "automatically encourages the excessive pursuit of wealth and beauty."

This "media-driven consumerism" is having a negative effect on a child's wellbeing, the report says.

Continue at: http://tinyurl.com/avzbs2

Anonymous said...

Not Satellite Party alone, Panic Channel is rubbish too mate. Both of them went off the deep end since 1997. Read the interviews they are in denial and so out of touch.
Vlad

Anonymous said...

Yeap!

Anonymous said...

Eric, please pass along this note to Perry and Dave, it's how many of us around here feel

"ROCK MUSIC.

No matter how old the artists are and what their life experiences, they make music for "kids." It's absurd to the point of offensiveness. If it's "kid" music, then Jane's should make music for 15 yr old kids and we should keep on distracting ourselves elsewhere. The "kids" business suggests pandering and selling out. If the goal of Jane's is to be played a lot on KROQ, then the whole thing is a sham, and can only end horribly. If you're not making music for people of intelligence and taste similar to your own, ARE YOU NOT THEN SOME KIND OF VERSION OF THE WIGGLES FOR TEENAGERS?

If, on the other hand, Jane's does not aim to make "rock" for "kids," but instead aims to simply make MUSIC (which may well rock, BTW), and aims not to be played nonstop on KROQ, but instead to make music which is deep and from the heart, and full of art and complexity and variety, then we'd be getting somewhere. We can look at the model of Radiohead or Tom Waits. These people simply make music. They make what they want, and they take chances and they DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE INTELLIGENCE OF THEIR AUDIENCE. They don't make music for "kids," they make music for people. Tom Waits does whatever the fuck he feels like, and he has a devoted audience that is guaranteed to pack a theatre every single time. He will never play to an empty seat, and he will also never try to make a KROQ record and play in giant stadiums.

I hope that Jane's aims to make quality art for intelligent PEOPLE. They will never play to an empty seat."

Samadhi said...

Any chance we could get an interview because there's a lot of unanswered questions that I think would clear up a lot of worries, fears and speculation about Janes Addiction's immediate goals. Maybe the guy who operates "some divers whistle" could ask Eric about some of these pending issues. Plus its always a pleasure hearing Avery's insight. Then we could get back to normal blog discussions like they were a year ago.
Samadhi

Anonymous said...

Hey Eric!

Casey

Anonymous said...

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