Tuesday, October 14, 2014

John Sinclair New York Performances. October 2014




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Happy Birthday John Sinclair (for last week)

Happy Birthday John Sinclair


From the 1995 retrospective of the pioneering '70's Detroit rock band, The Up - Killer Up! - this bonus cut - "Prayer For John Sinclair", an agit-prop chant by Allen Ginsberg

It's 1971 and John Sinclair ("Ten for Two" - ten years for two joints!) is, most definitely, a political prisoner.

So hear him (Allen) intone:  "Trick or treat. Year after year. Literary persons, Ed Sanders, Robert Creeley, myself organization, the American chapter of PEN Club representing one  thousand one hundred writers have petitioned the state of Michigan for release of poet-musician John Sinclair from entrapment by police courts jails - nine-and-a-half to ten years sentence - no appeal - bail - fully maximum-security - for two-joint bust. This case articulates the bankrupcy of middle-class law and order - work within the system  rationalizations of irrational public injustice. No lawmaker, judge or policeman in Michigan can argue their own respectability while their state bureaucracy conspires to outrage law and order by keeping Sinclair in prison -  for the tenth time - October 3oth 1971, chanted, written and played by Allen Ginsberg, for prayer for John Sinclair. Om namah shivaya."

For more on the 1971 Free John Sinclair movement - see here.

See also our posting here

Marijuana joint














Fast forward to (October 2nd) 2014 - today,  it's John Sinclair's birthday! - 73 years old and very much alive!

Here's a link to the archive of his impeccable Radio Free Amsterdam radio show

Here's a link to all the news and more on the official John Sinclair web-site



Here's a recent interview/profile from The Guardian  (March of this year, tying in with his most recent CD - Mohawk (from Iron Man Records)

http://ginsbergblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/happy-birthday-john-sinclair.html

Monday, September 29, 2014

The John Sinclair Radio Show (listen now)


 

John Sinclair Radio Show: C’Mon DJ


Episode 560 is coming from the 420 Cafe in Amsterdam on a sunny Saturday afternoon in very early August with music by Yusef Lateef and His Men, Sonny Rollins, Parliament, Mr. Airplane Man, the North Mississippi Big Band, John Sinclair & Afrissippi, Willie Nelson & Keb’ Mo. Monk Boudreaux & Anders Osborne, Miles Davis & John Lee Hooker, Ted Jackson, and the Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet.



The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
C’MON DJ
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 560
420 Cafe, Amsterdam, August 2, 2014 [20-1431]



[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology

[02] John Sinclair Intro & Opening Comments

[03] Sonny Rollins: Alfie’s Theme

[04] Parliament: P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)

[05] John Sinclair Comments

[06] Mr. Airplane Man: C’mon DJ

[07] Monk Boudreaux & Anders Osborne: They Don’t Know

[08] Miles Davis: Bank Robbery

[09] The Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet: Rocket 88

[10] John Sinclair Comments

[11] Ted Jackson: Pharoes Blues

[12] Willie Nelson & Keb’ Mo: Outskirts Of Town

[13] John Sinclair & Afrissippi: Fulani Journey

[14] Idrees Muhammad: Peace Rhythm Salaam

[15] John Sinclair Closing Comments & Outro

[16] Closing Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology



A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Special thanks to Steve The Fly

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

http://www.radiofreeamsterdam.com/john-sinclair-radio-show-cmon-dj/




 John Sinclair Radio Show: The Screamers


Episode 561 is coming from the Fly Agaric 23 Studio on the Bilderdijkstraat in Amsterdam 24 hours behind schedule as my faithful Audacity editing program had a seizure several days ago and kept me from performing on time until Steve The Fy straightened it out for me at the Fly studio this evening and eabled me to offer this program of music by Yusef Lateef and His Men, the Blues Scholars, The Chords, Bo Diddley, Jerry Butler & the Impressions, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis, B.B. King, The Otis Rush Blues Band, Robert Nighthawk with Little Walter, Wayne Kramer & The Lexington Art Ensemble, Ted Jackson, Howling Diablos, North Mississippi Big Band, and Mr. Airplane Man.



The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THE SCREAMERS
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 561
Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, August 12, 2014 [20-1432]



[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology

[02] John Sinclair Intro & Opening Comments

[03] John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: The Screamers

[04] The Chords: Sh-Boom

[05] Bo Diddley: Who Do You Love?

[06] Jerry Butler & the Impressions: For Your Precious Love

[07] Howlin’ Wolf: I Asked for Water

[08] Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Hallelujah I Love her So

[09] John Sinclair Comments

[10] Willie Nelson & B.B. King: Night Life

[11] The Otis Rush Blues Band: It’s My Own Fault

[12] Robert Nighthawk with Little Walter: Sweet Little Woman

[13] Wayne Kramer & The Lexington Art Ensemble: The Wayne In Spain

[14] John Sinclair Comments

[15] Ted Jackson: the road more traveled

[16] Howling Diablos: Voodoo Party

[17] North Mississippi Big Band Lu Lu

[18] Mr. Airplane Man: Sun Going Down

[19] John Sinclair Closing Comments & Outro

[20] Closing Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology



A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Extra special thanks to Steve The Fly

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

http://www.radiofreeamsterdam.com/john-sinclair-radio-show-the-screamers/


 John Sinclair Radio Show: You Never Know


Episode 562 is our final show in Amsterdam for the summer and we’re coming from our home base at the 420 CafĂ© ion a busy Saturday evening in August with a program of music & poetry by Yusef Lateef and His Men, Thelonious Monk, Willie Nelson & Susan Tedeschi, Reverend Goat Carson, Miles Davis & Cannonball Adderly, Ted Jackson, Wayne Kramer & The Lexington Art Ensemble, John Sinclair & the Carlo Ditta Trio, Jumbo Layer, and Larry Nozero live at the Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival.



The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
YOU NEVER KNOW
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 562
420 Cafe, Amsterdam, August 16, 2014 [20-1433]



[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology

[02] John Sinclair Intro & Opening Comments

[03] Thelonious Monk: Raise Four

[04] Willie Nelson & Susan Tedeschi: Fool’s Paradise

[05] Reverend Goat Carson: More Like Us Than Mice

[06] John Sinclair Comments

[07] Miles Davis & Cannonball Adderly: Autumn Leaves

[08] Ted Jackson: for a couple of friends

[09] Wayne Kramer & the Lexington Art Ensemble: Lexington

[10] John Sinclair Comments

[11] John Sinclair & the Carlo Ditta Trio: Sweet & Lovely

[12] Jumbo Layer: Soul’s Comin’

[13] Jumbo Layer: You Gotta Move

[14] Larry Nozero: You Never Know

[15] John Sinclair Closing Comments & Outro

[16] Closing Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology



A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Extra special thanks to Steve The Fly

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

http://www.radiofreeamsterdam.com/john-sinclair-radio-show-you-never-know/




John Sinclair Radio Show: Saturday Night Special


Episode 563 is coming from the new Blackheath Studios of The Fuck You Sound in London with a program of music & poetry by Yusef Lateef and His Men, John Sinclair & the Beatnik Youth Orchestra, Jumbo Layer, the Wild Magnolias, Aretha Franklin, The Founder Effect. Ted Jackson, Willie Nelson & Dr. John Thelonious Monk, Ed Moss & The Society Jazz Orchestra, Robert Priest, and the Lyman Woodard Organization.



The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 563
Blackheath Studios, London, August 25, 2014 [20-1434]



[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology

[02] John Sinclair Intro & Opening Comments

[03] John Sinclair   & the Beatnik Youth Orchestra: Testify

[04] Jumbo Layer: Mama Vaudou

[05] Wild Magnolias: Louisiana

[06] John Sinclair Comments

[07] Aretha Franklin: Bit Of Soul

[08] The Founder Effect: A Googly For Your Thoughts

[09] Ted Jackson: Magnificent Creature

[10] Willie Nelson & Dr. John: Ain’t Nobody’s Business

[11] Thelonious Monk: Thelonious

[12] John Sinclair Comments

[13] Ed Moss & The Society Jazz Orchestra: Erewhon Fo Tou

[14] Robert Priest: Reading The Bible Backwards

[15] Lyman Woodard Organization: Saturday Night Special

[16] John Sinclair Closing Comments & Outro

[17] Dr. John: Danse Kalinda Ba Doom

[18]  Closing Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology



A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Extra special thanks to Caleb Selah

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

http://www.radiofreeamsterdam.com/john-sinclair-radio-show-saturday-night-special/


John Sinclair Radio Show: Dopefiend Cup


Episode 564 is coming from an undisclosed location high atop a council block in southeast London at the 4th annual Dopefiend Cup organized by the London-based website called www.dopefiend.co.uk where the best weed grown in the UK is submitted to the scrutiny of an expert panel of judges (of which i was proud to be one), checking in from this secret location where the UK dopefiends have gathered with a program of music & poetry by Yusef Lateef and His Men, The Drifters and Frankie Ford (in honor of my smooth passage from holland to English on the Stena Line), Sonny Rollins & Thelonious Monk, The Founder Effect (with whom I’ll be performing at the Speigletent at Canary Wharf on September 17), plus founders of the arijuana legalization movement Lenny Bruce, Allen Ginsberg, and Ed Sanders, followed by a set of viper music by John Sinclair & the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Louis Armstrong, John Sinclair & Planet D Nonet, Mezz Mezzrow & His Orchestra, and John Sinclair with LangeFrans & Baas B. Yeah, that’s me!



The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
DOPEFIEND CUP
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 564
Dopefiend Cup, London, August 30, 2014 [20-1435]



[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology

[02] John Sinclair Intro & Opening Comments

[03] The Drifters: Steamboat

[04] Frankie Ford: Sea Cruise

[05] Sonny Rollins & Thelonious Monk: I Want To Be Happy

[06] The Founder Effect: Last But Won

[07] John Sinclair Comments

[08] Lenny Bruce: Marijuana

[09] Allen Ginsberg: America

[10] Ed Sanders: Song For Allen

[11] John Sinclair Comments

[12] John Sinclair & the New Orleans Jazz Vipers: If You’se a Viper

[13] Louis Armstrong: Hep Cats’ Ball

[14] John Sinclair & Planet D Nonet: Chant of the Weed (It’s All Good)

[15] Mezz Mezzrow & His Orchestra: Sendin’ The Vipers

[16] John Sinclair with LangeFrans & Baas B: Sendin’ the Vipers

[17]  John Sinclair Closing Comments & Outro

[18]  Closing Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology



A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Extra special thanks to Caleb Selah, George Alexander & dopefiend.co.uk

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

http://www.radiofreeamsterdam.com/john-sinclair-radio-show-dopefiend-cup/


 John Sinclair Radio Show: How High Ya Get


Episode 565 is emanating from the new Blackheath Studios of Caleb Selah and The Fuck You Sound in London where we’re still recovering from the rigors of judging the best pot grown in Engand at the Dopefiend Cup last weekend and listening to a program of music & poetry by Yusef Lateef and His Men, Muddy Waters, Lord Buckley, Pat in the Hat, Louis Armstrong, The Founder Effect (with whom I’ll be performing at the Speigletent at Canary Wharf here in London on September 17), Michael & The Cats, Smokey Johnson, and Sonny Rollins.



The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
HOW HIGH YA GET
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 565
Blackheath Studios, London, September 5, 2014 [20-1436]



[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology

[02] John Sinclair Intro & Opening Comments

[03] Muddy Waters: Forty Days & Forty Nights

[04] Lord Buckley: The Nazz

[05] Pat in the Hat: How High Ya Get

[06] Louis Armstrong: Don’t Forget To Mess Around

[07] John Sinclair Comments

[08] The Founder Effect: Marsh

[09] John Sinclair Comments

[10] John Sinclair with Michael & The Cats: Sparkplug

[11] Smokey Johnson: It Ain’t My Fault

[12] Sonny Rollins: Toot, Toot, Tootsie

[13] Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra: Muggles

[14] John Sinclair Closing Comments & Outro

[18] Closing Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology



A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Extra special thanks to Caleb Selah

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

http://www.radiofreeamsterdam.com/john-sinclair-radio-show-how-high-ya-get/



 John Sinclair Radio Show: Rockin’ At Cosimo’s


Episode 566 is coming for the last time this summer from the new Blackheath Studios of Caleb Selah and The Fuck You Sound in London where I’ve been comfortably ensconsed for the past month or so until I play my concert with The Founder Effect at Canary Wharf next Wednesday and fly back to Detroit on Friday. Today we’re mourning the passing at age 88 of the great Cosimo Matassa of New Orleans and listening to a program of some of the music he recorded at his J&M Studio in the 1940s and 50s by Lee Allen, Roy Brown, Fats Domino, Lloyd Price, Professor Longhair, the Spiders, Guitar Slim, Sugar Boy & The Cane Cutters, Smiley Lewis, Eddie Bo, Little Richard, Shirley & Lee, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Larry Williams, Bobby Mitchell, Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Irma Thomas, Lee Dorsey, Ernie K-Doe, and Chris Kenner.



The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ROCKIN’ AT COSIMO’S   
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 566
Blackheath Studios, London, September 12, 2014 [20-1437]



[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology

[02] John Sinclair Intro & Opening Comments

[03] Lee Allen: Rockin’ at Cosimo’s

[04] Roy Brown: Good Rocking Tonight

[05] Fats Domino: The Fat Man

[06] Lloyd Price: Lawdy Miss Clawdy

[07] Professor Longhair: Tipitina

[08] Spiders: I Didn’t Want To Do It

[09] Guitar Slim: The Things That I Used To Do

[10] John Sinclair Comments

[11] Smiley Lewis: I Hear You Knocking

[12] Eddie Bo: I’m Wise

[13] Sugar Boy & His Cane Cutters: Jock-A-Mo

[14] Little Richard: Tutti Frutti

[15] Shirley & Lee: Let the Good Times Roll

[16] Clarence “Frogman” Henry: Ain’t Got No Home

[17] Larry Williams: Boney Maroney

[18] Bobby Mitchell: Try Rock’n'Roll

[19] John Sinclair Comments

[20] Huey “Piano” Smith & the Clowns: Rockin’ Pneumoonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu

[21] Chris Kenner: Land of 1000 Dances

[22] Lee Dorsey: Get Out of My Life Woman

[23] Irma Thomas: Time Is on My Side

[24] Ernie K-Doe: Mother in Law

[25] John Sinclair Closing Comments & Outro

[26] Closing Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology



A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Extra special thanks to Caleb Selah

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam


John Sinclair + The Founder Effect (live video and interview)

John Sinclair & The Founder Effect.

(Spiegeltent, Canary Wharf, London. 17/09/14)

Sinclair/ Wilkinson / Thomas / Noble / Coxon

       Independence in music, independence and music, independence and culture? drifting aboot my mind, reboot reboot. What is going on? oh, oh yeah. Yeah, damn. Yes. John Sinclair and The Founder Effect are on stage, and off the chain, each exploring the interdependence and interdependence of the moment. Maybe, you might think John be chained to his poems, but no, the delivery of each word takes on a new freshness, got at in a different way, now the other, delicate sincere and unique spheres of thought, following the breath, working the heart, tilting back the head and singing the matter out. Out, out there in the room, out with the music, in the bardic tradition, words charged up with energy and meaning to the highest possible degree. Poems, and freshly squeezed audio environments bonded in air, in ear, to the source. The effect.

       What they feel, what they do not yet know but intuit just around the corner, feelings for each other expressed in sonic packets, primal elements in collision, multiverse in verse, music to commune with the poet and with the muse. The ancestors in the music. Sound and rhythm and unique energy pouring out in all directions. Trinkle Tinkle. A microcosmos of electric signals bouncing into wooden drums, along brass tubes and down wires into ears and heads, hearts and feet, even the toenail gets a piece of this immersive wave of sound.

       Mystical music, trans-love-formative music, music that rips holes through spacetime and jumps in and out of future past plays, chord shadows, traces of unreleased songs from lost albums, imaginary tours by bands that only ever played for 2 seconds, but played over 200 shows. Multi-dimensional art working on many levels simultaneously. This is the shit, the live model of independence and intelligence, performance by example. Freedom. Expression, precision and virtuosity. What its all about, independence from the squares, freedom from the predictable left overs of an imperialist empire, the soundtrack to September 17th, 2014.

       Blow by blow, note by note, word by word, taking the chaos and confusion of modern life, and the latest models of the sub-atomic world, political substructure and the neuro-psychological cyclone, and delivering a new order, and pulling it apart again. Nothing to clutch in life, nothing to fear in death. Yes, push on and inn deeper, charge and charge until the bandstand becomes a radioactive fallout zone, the music moving through human bodies like radiation, the barrier of the flesh transcended, the music seeps into the bloodstream, the vital organs and bones, cooking the mind from the inside to a high temperature, to become flexible and malleable, to take the tale on board, to bake the poem just right.

       These are not harmful radioactive energies, no, but helpful life-energies, in fact, independent and improvisational music to create new mental pathways, or spaceways upon which John and the Founder Effect travel to distant places, those ears of yours are all you need, just get on board.

--Steve Fly
http://cosmictriggerplay.com/the-team/production/steve-fly/
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John Sinclair + The Founder Effect - Spiegeltent, Canary Wharf, London 17th Sept

John Sinclair Interview - Spiegeltent, Canary Wharf, London 17th Sept


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