28.2.21

CHICKEN SNAKE : SHAPESHIFTER

 


Every so often you get a release that transcends any genre specific keywords, removes any clarity as to specific values or trends, and just delivers a strong set of performances typical of a higher set of vibes, a noted well-strum of achievement. The killer. Like that first wiff of the sativa, the damp intriguing scent of the earth paired with some cosmic virtue that emerges as the squash blooms then matures in the springtime, calling the mists of ghostly apparitions, the songs of your ancestors, visiting for another storied hoedown. You open the doors to your mind to the engulfment of the specter.  You greet the Shapeshifter, with a smile.  'Cause you know it's gonna be good.

So by the time you get to the tattlin' Preacher Man, you have already traveled those gravel back roads, stopping at the roadhouse on edge of the boondocks, title cutter blaring wide open. Building on that which follows the kick off barn burner Bring Down The Rain. At this point you just feel it in your bones, you got sumptin' special. The tickling spells of Appalachia have entwined with garage grit over layered on some semblance of the proverbial acid trip.  This much is proven on Long Time Ago, as the title fits above symbolically. You'll remember the troubles, but you can't, never, forget the pleasures.  It was and is a special time.  Always right to blow yer mind, to crank up the jams.

That's the special magic of Chicken Snake, that clever fogginess of voodoo defined as rock n roll, with a snake eye beat that puts feet on the floor; an entranced whirlwind of wicked commencement, as the festivities begin. It may be the hometown festival, a theater of the enthralled, or the wide open fields of the festival. Wherever, still, Shapeshifter is there, lurking, at times you can glimpse it, that pure greatness that comes with a knowing smile, of those who have tasted Chicken Snake when the moon is right. Cold Night For Alligators is all this, and more.

Brake bucking on Don't Look At Me, or playful spirituals on Devil Moon, what counts is the rhythm of the roundabout, the bleeding heart of the skally wag. Draggin' a leg or pitchin forward like a pressure pill overdose, or you can if you want, just sit back and observe.  However it is much more fun if you get up and participate. Folks won't mind, you're just another who have experienced it, that, thing, that mystery, that incredible folk music of the soul that takes you, compels you, commands you....

That is the essence of Shapeshifter. And in the end, that's all that counts. That you have finally found it, heard it, seen it, embraced that ride. #1 With A Bullet, for a lifetime baby.

All the hail the mighty Chicken Snake!


https://www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/dirty-water-records/pressreleases/chicken-snake-southern-voodoo-psych-blues-supergroup-exercise-irresistible-demons-w-slash-lp-shapeshifter-3067496.pdf



26.2.21

2/26/21 - Unfiltered, Silencer

TONIGHT ON LAUGR:

new albums from -
 
Silencer
Peggaddo
Unfiltered 

plus:
 
Sire
The Guests
Sexy Tiger
Chicken Snake
Mint Condition
Free Hell
Shadows
The Jensens
Psalm Reader
 
Beginning @ Midnight, the Witching Hour @
https://www.liveme.com/us/m/u/1125014112464674816/index.html?live=1

Studio Phone to go LIVE ON AIR: 770-427-4023
 
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19.2.21

LAUGR T'NITE 2/19/21

Tonight! Live on the Underground, new stuff from:

 
BANDICOOT
HIGH HEELED HELLCAT
THE VERSIONS
TESTIMONIAL
THE SCRIPTS
WYNCOTE
JABBERWOCKY
TROLLBOT
 
Beginning @ midnight @

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16.2.21

King Chiefs - Flying Into Void

Very solid rock album. The riffs sing loud and clear, singing in the vocals and pretty good ones at that.  Nothing overblown anyway around. You can hear the San Diego in the cuts with their laid back yet simmering tensions; that's Southern Cal for ya. Quite a times the leads rise above, and generally space is given a bargain, which does well in big beat type riff setups, stuff doesn't get too messy. The songs are strong as well on melody, which really is the added ingredient that makes the album overall.  It does get sparse in a place or two, though I'd say a full band set live would fix that up.  Standouts are title cut Flying Into Void as well as the following Buzzface. A good example of the mastery of space exists on Hidden Hills, power rock on Cut Teeth and the dangerous of complacency on Poison Eagle. Not a bad song on the record.

 Roosevelt Row Records @ https://wearechiefs.bandcamp.com/

 


 

12.2.21

LAUGR 2/12/21

On tonight's show: The rise of the three legged dog.

Featuring music from:

Lo-Fi Epic
Riser
Grenader
Maestitium
Kriegsopher
DogFace
Satisfactors
POorsiah

Classic replay: Trip 248 from February 2000

Live Phone Lines: 770-427-4023 Midnight till 3AM. @
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5.2.21

RIP TERRY LARUE & RICHARD KILGORE!! (LAUGR)

 RIP IN PEACE TERRY LA'RUE, MY BROTHER IN THE BOOZEHOUNDS 2007 - 2010!

One of the best in the pocket bass players I've ever jammed with!
 
Tonight on Live At The Underground (LAUGR - pronounced lager, like the beer) we pay tribute to both TERRY LARUE & RICHARD KILGORE - two former band members died january/feb - ten years apart!
 
TONIGHT ON LAUGR:
BOOZEHOUNDS LIVE JULY 4TH 2009
 
BOOTLEGGER LIVE - LONG LIVE KILGORE
Beginning @ 9:pm @
https://www.liveme.com/us/m/u/1125014112464674816/index.html?live=1

30.1.21

THE LORDS STRIKE BACK!!

After our ground-breaking mid-week show about how The Lords criminal Organization runs your world, they strike back at The Underground!!!


Tune into a special show @ 4:20am @ https://www.liveme.com/us/m/u/1125014112464674816/index.html?live=1

To hear how THE GANGSTERS THAT RUN YOUR WORLD want to control what you hear, see, and do, in the privacy of your own home to a public chat on the internet!! TUNE INTO THE SHOW!

As an added Bonus - SOME KILLER ROCK N ROLL!!

Studio Phone Line: 770-427-4023

27.1.21

MIDDLE EAST TO AMERICA - THE LORDS CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION

TONIGHT A SPECIAL LAUGR!!!

Ever Heard of The Lords? One of the world's largest criminal organizations?

Tune in tonight @ midnight, LIVE AT THE UNDERGROUND, as we expose the gumbas of The Lords, and who their master's really are!

Helping poor Americans in time of need? NAW. These huge corporations with power to play, delay, wheel, deal and steal your money...IS PART OF WHAT IS FUCKING AMERICA, RIGHT NOW, HARD AS A MOFO!!

As they appease their foreign masters.....while your GOVERNMENT does nothing about it lest you talk about these darlings of the G, then GUESS who they REALLY come after?? YOU!!!!

HEAR THE MADDOG HOWL! Tonight, beginning @ Midnight, a special LORDS CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION special @

https://www.liveme.com/us/m/u/1125014112464674816/index.html?live=1

Phone lines will be open @ 770-427-4023

19.1.21

SINGLES REVIEWS : 2. Lil Freaky f. Future & Herion Young, AYO 215 , Venus, Win

Issue 71 - The Underground Sound

http://undergroundrecords.org /sound

 

Lil Freaky f. Future & Herion Young - 27 Birdz (Dirty)

Smooth underflow on a hard scene. Tellin & sayin', showing good timing, times and end of the lines.  Tight clips & spits, good N ease.  Always on the street, like an autobio of the scene. That symphony there in the background....


AYO 215 - BOTHER U 

Wantin' to say sumptin bout how he was done. How all that was got over, and a bit of playback. Like what the real is, not some fantasy.

 

Venus - Swipe, Delete

Storytellin' bout the bad bitch, and everything from footballers to big ballers. What you come across lookin' online. Some folks just better throwin' than others. You gotta weed through the BS.


WIN (PROD BY KENNY BEATS) 

Callin' times be done, and ones yet to come. Corkscrew filet with a piece meal bass injection. Then the bullets come via the wind, and shit gets started all over again.  Another day in a gangsta paradise.....

 

 


 

 

 

4.1.21

PR: Herzegovina - Emergency

 VIA: Chuck West, [04.01.21 06:37] @ https://t.me/joinchat/Cei-TFPGrqkIjndrBwNqsA 


REVIEWS: Brazilian art-punk trio Herzegovina drop 'potent, schizophrenic jangle' with debut LP, 'Emergency' -
Reprobate Media - Jan 03, 2021 17:04 GMT
 
Herzegovina
American Pancake 1/3/21 - https://www.americanpancake.com/2021/01/album-primer-herzegovinas-potent-jangle.html

Listening to songs like the schizophrenic jangle art-punk "Fellini's Dreams" and smashing jammer, surf punk-esque "Ego Arcade" from Brazil-based Herzegovina and I am pleasantly, ecstatically (in fact) transported to proto-punk, pre-new wave, art-punk sounds circa 1973 to 1979. Within the hills of Rio de Janeiro, Rafael Crespo (guitar/vox), Marcello Fernandes (bass) and Mario Mamede (drums) have been creating their post-punk abstracted sound since 2016.
 

As I listened to these two songs that sit smack dab in the middle of their latest album "Emergency" and the divergent mix of tracks prior and after like the jagged surreal "Black Cat" or the bottom-fed bass/guitar assault of the title track or the dark horror pop affection of "Intoxicação" (which is deliciously mind-blowing), I thought of an amalgam of so many artists I love like Television, Devo, Richard Hell and the Voidoids and even early Talking Heads.

Herzegovina will take you on a surreal journey full of dark turns and sharp edges. I am digging the ride.


https://mandingarecords.bandcamp.com/album/emergency
 
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LONG LIVE ROCK N ROLL! 

16.12.20

Survival

 Taken from conversation at:



My father did the same and his highest earning year was just a tad over 38k ( Ive got his old tax returns).  I’m disabled, denied any help by the US government, and survive on less than 12k a year, a good year is maybe 15k. The coming year I dont know if Ill even have anything income wise but somehow Ill survive if I dont freeze to death this winter. Luckily I own my house, but all utilities are up for turn off. I hear people constantly crowing that indeed wages are up, that Target is starting people at 15 dollars an hour! I live in an area of metro Atlanta where the living wage for a single person starts at 15 an hour but one county over Its 18 an hour. So when I hear people talk about families with children living on one or a combined income that does not cross 30k a year, and how if they’d just live within their means they should be able to do “fine” or even good, I really don’t know what to say. Sure there are individual types like me who live frugally on the edge of bare survival, but that is not a sustainable norm.

¥¥++++++++++++++++¥¥

and survive on less than 12k a year

How?


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I've done it most of my adult life. Food wise you learn what to buy to make due. You just don't buy new things, go out to eat and spend money on much entertainment. Granted I own my own house small and shabby that it is. If not for that, Id be in a far worse world of hurt probably homeless.

13.12.20

Some conspiracy theories are about as BS as what the scientists often tell you

 

Link to article - https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.568942/full

 

Sure many do. My father knew someone who lost their career back in the early (or was it the mid) 60’s because dude said the CIA was experimenting with narcotics on citizens on US soil. Back then that was pure nonsensical conspiracy theory . We know better now. Same will come from the use of electromagnetic weaponry by the government on its own people happening now. PhD’s in your fields are as well too often eager to believe their own bias jumping to’s....it can be tough, I know to deal with a strange reality one says no way in hell science says nada cum yada....can not only be hard, not popular and make you look crazy, but jeopardize your life and career. In the rare instance though, are those with theories about conspiracy who don’t know honestly WTF they are talking about. They can if they’re enough of them with varying degrees of bias and ignorance, help continue or increase the harm the loonie tooners who they call conspiracy theorists cause. 

6.12.20

A ROYAL MESS

 

FYI, when you get the chance, you will want to read this NYT article. While the article deals with attacks on US government employees and their families, these weapons are in use inside the United States.  When you’d like to read about use of these weapons in the US, and a long running case of government abuse most of you have no idea goes on, nor to what depths, I have provided a link to a webzine I published a few years ago which deals, somewhat more intimately with such domestic uses of this horrible class of weaponry.  
 
The link to my webzine follows the NYTimes article and relative links provided by others. In other words, the final link at the bottom of this long blog post.  I have removed the personal information of the forwarder for their protection.

I update that webzine as more relative information becomes available.

Use of this weaponry is beyond serious. It will destroy any nation which uses such over time, and it has already destroyed the already precarious integrity of the US Government.  You will want to read my webzine on a PC, not a cellphone, as it is designed for reading on a large screen.

TW - (404) 954-2708

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(entered into evidence file #94927293, forwarded to legal counsel)


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/05/business/economy/havana-syndrome-microwave-attack.html

Report Points to Microwave ‘Attack’ as Likely Source of Mystery Illnesses That Hit Diplomats and Spies

A government-commissioned report provides the most definitive explanation yet for “Havana syndrome,” which struck scores of American employees, first in Cuba and then in China, Russia and other countries.

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