Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Whilst clearing up to get to thinking about taking on this upcoming 2005 thing, I came across a bunch of cd’s that are looking for good homes. So I’m offering these up for adoption. One per household, all you gotta do is supply yer snail mail address by sending an e-mail specifying your preferred title via the contact button on yer left there. All the names received up to midnight on Hogmanay (31st December GMT) will go into the tartan bunnett and a list of successful claimants will be published on New Years Day, i’ll pick up the postage tab. Maybe as some kinda gesture you could make a donation to the Tsunami Relief Fund but that’s up to you.

The items that be up for grabs are:

Redd Kross: Show World. - Great record. You should have it already but just incase…

The Bamboo Kids – latest on Get Hip

The Priests – Tall Tales (Get Hip)

Sleepykid – Monday Morning Smile (Get Hip)

It Was 40 Years Ago Today – A Tribute to The Beatles. (Bullseye Canada): A 2 cd set. I don’t like The Beatles and I don’t need a tribute to them no matter how well intentioned.

I Was A Teenage Munster – Great sampler that includes The Gun Club. Real Kids and Demolition Doll Rods plus plenty more.

So there y’go… good luck with making a score…
A concerned citizen from SF, California has just brought this to my attention...

Not One Damn Dime Day" - Jan 20, 2005 (Mark your calendars now)

"Since our religious leaders will not speak out against the war in Iraq, since our political leaders don't have the moral courage to oppose it, Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005 is "Not One Damn Dime Day" in America. On "Not One Damn Dime Day" those who oppose what is happening in our name in Iraq can speak up with a 24-hour national boycott of all forms of consumer spending.

During "Not One Damn Dime Day" please don't spend money. Not one dime for gasoline. Not one dime for necessities or for impulse purchases. Not one dime for nothing for 24 hours. Please don't go to the mall or the local convenience store. Please don't buy any fast food (or any groceries at all for that matter). For 24 hours, please do what you can to shut the retail economy down.

The object is simple. Remind the people in power that the war in Iraq is immoral and illegal; that they are responsible for starting it and that it is their responsibility to stop it.

"Not One Damn Dime Day" is to remind them, too, that they work for the people of the United States of America, not for the international corporations and K Street lobbyists who represent the corporations and funnel cash into American politics.

"Not One Damn Dime Day" is about supporting the troops. The politicians put the troops in harm's way. Now 1,200 brave young Americans and (some estimate) 100,000 Iraqis have died. The politicians owe our troops a plan - a way to come home.

There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. No left or right wing agenda to rant about. On "Not One Damn Dime Day" you take action by doing nothing.

You open your mouth by keeping your wallet closed.

For 24 hours, nothing gets spent, not one damn dime, to remind our religious leaders and our politicians of their moral responsibility to end the war in Iraq and give America back to the people."

Why don't we just roll it all out across the whole damn planet? If you don't agree with these reasons for doing it then just do it for devilment. It'll work better with more currencies involved.