Friday, May 3, 2013

'Go Rest High On That Mountain'

I wasn't a big fan of George Jones even though I listened to his songs from a very early age.  'White Lighting' was pretty good though. My wife's 'fondest' memory of George was when she, her mother and aunt bought tickets to a big show sometime in the early 80's and guess what...he didn't show.

I happened to catch some of George's funeral, it was carried live from the Grand Ole Opry on all four major local tv stations, and thought this was about as emotional as someone could get and still perform. 

It appears that the Opry has been getting youtube to take down a lot of the videos from the funeral for 'copyright' violations. It's all about the money.

George eventually learned a lot about the country music mafia that he got entangled with. According to him, cocaine and murder were two of the tools used by the mob to try and control him (tales of corrupt policemen and drug dealers holding him down and shoving cocaine up his nose, the murder of a friend who tried to help him and his manager at the time of his worst drug addition, Shug Baggott, did serve time for possession of 2 1/2 pounds of cocaine). It's a familiar tune that has permeated the entire music industry for a long time.

George was talented, a crazy addict for many years and lucky to have lived to be 81. He was loved by many.

So what has George's tale got to do with anything important. Nothing really. I did find it funny that Laura Bush spoke at the funeral but that her husband George, also an alcoholic and cocaine user, was a no show. It's too bad that today's mainstream country music industry has basically become a cheerleader for all things war and the manufactured myth of patriotism. It's something I don't think I'll ever be able to forgive.


  1. When I worked at Amazon, I got curious about some of the characters listed in O'Brien's book "Trance-formation" and decided to look into their accounts. If you could tell character by the books people buy, I'd venture that she was telling the truth - esp. regarding Aquino and that guy in La. who had a body parts biz.

    So I tend to believe what she says about the country music industry. It has evolved to be a brainwash / herding mechanism for a certain segment of the US, the ones most likely to be supporters and joiners of the military and who hold Christian Zionist views. It wasn't always like that. In the past, they might have been the same people who listened to Father Coughlin. They've done a complete 180.

    Country music wasn't always popular, but became so around the 80's. It started gaining momentum in places like NYC. Which was unusual. If its new found popularity was engineered, much like the Laurel Canyon phenom, it wouldn't surprise me.

    1. I'm certain you're on to something there andie. I didn't think about the similarities between the rise of country music and Laurel Canyon but it makes sense. What works is basically repeated and of course the industry has mainly been run by tribal members.

      My dad always told me the story of how in the early 30's, before electricity came to rural TN, his family had the only big battery powered radio for miles around. On nice Saturday nights they put it out on the porch and a crowd would gather, coming in cars and on horseback and wagons, and listen to the Grand Ole Opry. It was fond memories for them.

      I see where Israel has bombed Syria and the US is considering jumping in. There won't be many country music fans showing any emotion over this beyond the usual chants of USA USA and God Bless America.

    2. When has country music ever been anti-war ? Country music is basically conservative music. Even Johnny Cash never did any anti-war songs during Vietnam despite doing plenty of regular Bob Dylan covers with liberal lyrics that had anti-war sentiments woven in. George Jones only did a tribute song called '50,000 names' to the terrible sacrifice of 'our boys.' Same with Cash, he was only allowed to criticize the war on grounds of its cost to America and 'our boys,' never to the country 'our boys' attacked and its far bigger cost of millions of dead peasants who barely survived on bowls of rice and the ocassional fishes caught even before being napalmed and bombed mercilessly by a savage, inhuman, never-ending war machine intent on winning an absurd massacre at all costs. Compare the lyrics of this lame-ass song Christian-Zionist Cash wrote about the 'troops' only in 1971, without a single line of compassion for the far more dead Vietnamese (it's all about 'our boys' getting killed and maimed over there) to the lyrics of Hedrix's "Machine Gun":

      Viet Nam Talkin' Blues

      Written by John R Cash.
      ( Song of Cash Music/Bughouse.)
      From "A Man In Black", 1971, Columbia Records.

      One mornin' at breakfast, I said to my wife,
      We been everywhere once and some places twice,
      As I had another helping of country ham,
      She said "We ain't never been to Vietnam,
      "And there's a bunch of our boys over there."
      So we went to the Orient: Saigon.

      Well we got a big welcome when we drove in,
      Through the gates of a place that they call Long Vinh.
      We checked in and everything got kinda quiet,
      But a soldier boy said: "Just wait 'til tonight,
      "Things get noisy. Things start happenin'.
      "Big bad firecrackers."

      Well that night we did about four shows for the boys,
      And they were livin' it up with a whole lot of noise.
      We did our last song for the night,
      And we crawled into bed for some peace and quiet,
      But things weren't peaceful. And things weren't quiet.
      Things were scary.

      Well for a few minutes June never said one word,
      And I thought at first that she hadn't heard.
      Then a shell exploded not two miles away,
      She sat up in bed and I heard her say: "What was that?"
      I said: "That was a shell, or a bomb."
      She said: "I'm scared." I said "Me too."

      Well all night long that noise kept on,
      And the sound would chill you right to the bone.
      The bullets and the bombs, and the mortar shells,
      Shook our bed every time one fell,
      And it never let up; it was gonna get worse,
      Before it got any better.

      Well when the sun came up, the noise died down,
      We got a few minutes sleep, an' we were sleepin' sound,
      When a soldier knocked on our door and said:
      "Last night they brought in seven dead, and 14 wounded."
      And would we come down to the base hospital, and see the boys.

      So we went to the hospital ward by day,
      And every night we were singin' away.
      Then the shells and the bombs was goin' again.
      And the helicopters brought in the wounded men.
      Night after night; day after day.
      Comin' and a goin'.

      So we sadly sang for them our last song,
      And reluctantly we said: "So long."
      We did our best to let 'em know that we care,
      For every last one of 'em that's over there.
      Whether we belong over there or not.
      Somebody over here love's 'em, and needs 'em

      Well now that's about all that there is to tell,
      About that little trip into livin' hell.
      And if I ever go back over there any more,
      I hope there's none of our boys there for me to sing for;
      I hope that war is over with,
      And they all come back home,
      To stay.

      In peace.

      ~Negentropic MK I

    3. Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix & the Band of Gypsies

      Machine gun
      Tearin' my body all apart
      Evil man make me kill you
      Evil man make you kill me
      Evil man make me kill you
      Even though we're only families apart
      Well, I pick up my axe and fight like a farmer
      But your bullets still knock me down to the ground

      The same way you shoot me down, baby
      You'll be goin' just the same
      Three times the pain
      And your own self to blame

      I ain't afraid of your bullets no more, baby
      I ain't afraid no more
      After a while your cheap talk don't even cause me pain
      So let your bullets fly like rain
      'Cause I know all the time you wrong, baby
      And you'll be going just the same
      Machine gun,tearin' my family apart.
      Hey yeah,alright,tearin' my family apart.

      Name one country artist who would have had the balls in 1969 to perform a song with lyrics written from the point of view of a Vietnamese farmer ? A totally anti-war song written by a former paratrooper that puts the blame on the invaders and not the invaded ? Unthinkable. They would have ostracized whoever performed a song like that out of their entire countrified community of patriotards for decades.

      That's why the 'rock music' of this period as a movement was revolutionary at its core (in more ways than one, some deliberately promoted as useful idiocies, others self-directed by the artist's own conscience and running counter to the useful idiocies which when they get out of hand and capable of leading millions, as in the cases of Hendrix and Morrison, they might have to be snuffed) whether or not Hendrix was the 8th cousin of Bill Gates and 13th cousin of the Queen of England:

      ~Negentropic MK II

    4. Of course you're right. There's never been a place for anti-war songs in country music. Most were/are afraid of alienating their customers. It's funny but I've always looked at being against illegal immoral war as being conservative... conserving life no matter whose life it is.

      Jimi was dangerous to the ptb and it could have been why he was murdered. I don't suppose we'll ever know.

      Although known for his predominately white audience, Jimi had a tremendous amount of black fans. He brought common ground to the races and that was not part of the divide and conquer game so widely promoted then and now.

      I knew some guys who actually played with Jimi. I never tired of hearing what few stories they had to tell.

  2. curious about the info in TranceFormation....& Nashville.

    there is a filthy underbelly to everything associated with the BEAST system

    What they did to the Talented Singers & Songwiters...

    with droogs & the swirling pit of self indulgence...that we all are predisposed to's just who we are.

    "we" like being deceived..."entertained"...

    "great balls of fire" came to mind...but Jerry Lee really didn't provide the somber mood

    "we" currently have...on parade.

    happy celestial events to you


  3. I just realized that today is the anniversary of the Kent State killings on May 4, 1970. A reminder of what we have always been up against.

    1. I remember picking up the paper {commercial appeal} in the driveway in Whitehaven early the next morning and seeing the Photo...having earlier seen the National Guard {68} camped out at the Armory where the Memphis Belle is situated...near the Liberty Bowl

      ...THE SCREAM comes to mind as the unbelievable surrealism of the "NEWS" is at a FEVER pitch...FLASHBACK...18AUG01...Joel C. Rosenberg reports in WORLDMAG.COM

      A group of American business and political leaders are building a pro-Israel media "war room" in Washington, D.C. The group will be called "Emet" — which in Hebrew means "truth." {as if truth is manufactured by the Lie Factory}

      Emet will try to address biased media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and also make the case that the conflict, while serious and important, pales in comparison to the larger geo-strategic threat posed to the United States and the West by Iran and Iraq, both of whom are trying to build and/or acquire weapons of mass destruction.

      Funding Emet is Leonard Abramson; he sold U.S. Healthcare to Aetna in the mid-1990s for $8.9 billion.

      Abramson has recruited a powerful board of directors, including Bernie Marcus, founder of Home Depot; Les Wexner, founder of The Limited; Edgar Bronfman Sr., who once owned Seagram's; and Lou Ranieri, a major Wall Street player who now co-owns one of Israel's largest banks.

      Also joining the board are Jeane Kirkpatrick, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, and Jack Kemp....

      {remember the original Mt. Dew commercials?}

      {are the DATA acquired by Satellite{S}...digitally stored & retrievable} ?

      is it really possible to know WHO did WHAT...WHEN & WHY ?

      since Where is fairly flipping OBVIOUS !!!

  4. An interesting summary of the history and present use of certain types of mind control.

  5. I wonder the percentages of a drill where some outfit walked out on the street and began slapping Americans in the mouth and then telling them it wasn't me that hit you, it was that eyerab around the corner that did it? How many would believe it? How many would just say take me off your email list?


  6. There is a piece by Shrimpton over on VT. As one commenter said don't bother reading his article go straight to the comment section. According to him, it is the GERMANS!

    See comments for those who are bored.

    Against boredom, the Gods themselves fight in vain ... Nietszche


  7. If a nuclear incident happened in Montana, key officials don’t want to be meeting each other for the first time.

    Military personnel at Malmstrom Air Force Base have regular exercises to test their response procedures and make sure everyone knows what to do and when.

    But starting Monday, their training will go to a higher level.

    A national exercise, known as NUWAIX 2013, which is executed by U.S. Northern Command and sponsored by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, will bring about 1,000 people to Montana throughout the exercise. The exercise isn’t expected to disrupt the community, but locals may notice additional vehicle traffic in and out of the base, increased helicopter activity and some personnel in hazmat suits or “tent cities” at some of the exercise sites. The majority of the exercise will be contained at Malmstrom and Fort Harrison in Helena.

    Personnel from a variety of local and federal agencies, primarily the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Energy, Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency Region VIII, will augment Malmstrom and other Air Force participants.

    The exercise will be scenario based, and participants will respond to a nuclear incident, which could be a DOE shipment in the state, an attack on a nuclear missile site, hostile action on base or the missile field or a range of scenarios.

    "A range of scenarios..?" Like some stolen explosives from nearby Red Lodge, MT being used to make the drill go live?

  8. Time for all Montanans to take that long awaited vacation to South Dakota Greg. Be on the lookout for the red headed stranger! I think this fits the country music theme, Kenny!

    Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger The red-headed stranger from Blue Rock, Montana Rode into town one day; And under his knees was a raging black stallion And walking behind ...

    The red-headed stranger from Blue Rock, Montana
    Rode into town one day;
    And under his knees was a raging black stallion
    And walking behind was a bay.
    The red-headed stranger had eyes like thunder
    His Lips they were sad and tight;
    His little lost love lay asleep on the hillside
    And his heart was heavy as night.

    cho: Don't cross him, don't boss him, he's wild in his sorrow,
    he’s riding and hiding his pain;
    Don't fight him, don't spite him, just wait till tomorrow
    maybe he'll ride on again.



    LOL I have seen it all now. Chaplain Kathie will not allow me to post and all I wanted to do was talk about Jesus. Who do you turn to when the Chaplain turns you away? I was seriously attempting to post this link and one on anti-depressant danger. Are the chaplains even in on the fix?

    Who would Jesus ban?

    Saw this on the right side of your blog. Preparations to go soviet style in Palm Beach as 1 million are going to a special united to knock on the door of people they think might not possible be ready for the responsibilities of gun ownership. An extra shot of tax money for security for Donald Trump and friends. Hey if you see something, say something. Call 1-800-Cuba your neighbor


  10. Another interesting tale