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Part one I CAN’T GET NO SATISFACTION FROM THE MEANINGLESS DISTRACTION THE DAILY VISS-IS-I-TUDES OF CELEBRITIY FAKE ATTITUDE OF WHO IS NOT WEARING WHAT AND WHO IS NOT DATING WHO AND WHO IS IN AND WHO IS OUT AND ALL THE OTHER CRAP WE GIVE TOO MUCH OF A SHIT ABOUT COS A CENTURY OR MORE OF MARKETING WHOLE INDUSTRIES BENT ON PERFECTING WAYS OF PERCEPTION MANAGING OF TRICKING OUR BRAINS INTO THINKING THAT IT’S SOMEHOW MORE HUMAN TO RESIGN OURSELVES TO THE END OF THE WORLD THAN IT IS FOR US … TO ENVISION THE END OF CORPORATE CAPITALISM Meanwhile … CLIMATE KNOWS NO BORDERS CLIMATE KNOWS NO CREEDS CLIMATE TOUCHES EVERYONE AND CLIMATE NEVER SLEEPS EMER-GEN-CEEY EMER-GEN-CEEY COS THE TRILLIONAIRES WHO OWN THE BILLIONAIRES WHO OWN THE MILLIONAIRES AND ALL THEIR HEIRS WHO OWN “ALL THE NEWS THAT’S FIT TO PRINT” BY OWNING BY ENTERTAINMENT INC. PROJECTING THE DOMINANT NARRATIVE PROTECTING THE PRIVILEGE OF ALL OF THE ABOVE Meanwhile … CLIMATE KNOWS NO BORDERS CLIMATE KNOWS NO CREEDS CLIMATE TOUCHES EVERYONE AND CLIMATE NEVER SLEEPS EMER-GEN-CEEY EMER-GEN-CEEY NOW WE CAN’T FAIL TO NOTICE IT PLUS THE EVIDENCE OF ALL THE WORLD’S SCIENTISTS WHILE MEDIA BARELY REGISTERS IT THEY KNOW THERE’S NO MONEY IN IT WE’RE DEEP IN THE WARMING WORLD …SHIT! KNEE DEEP IN THE WARMING WORLD …SHIT! WAIST DEEP IN THE WARMING WORLD …SHIT! NECK DEEP IN THE WARMING WORLD …SHIT! CLIMATE KNOWS NO BORDERS CLIMATE KNOWS NO CREEDS CLIMATE TOUCHES EVERYONE AND CLIMATE NEVER SLEEPS EMERGENCY … TOUCHING EVERYTHING EMERGENCY … TOUCHING EVERYONE EMERGENCY … TELLING IT LIKE IT IS EMERGENCY … CALL THEIR BULLSHIT Part two #EXXON KNEW #SHELL KNEW TOO SO DID THE REST OF THEM AND WHAT DID THEY DO? CLIMATE KNOWS NO BORDERS CLIMATE KNOWS NO CREEDS CLIMATE TOUCHES EVERYONE AND CLIMATE NEVER SLEEPS CLIMATE WON’T NEGOTIATE CLIMATE CAN’T BE BRIBED CLIMATE TAKES NO PRISONERS AND CLIMATE NEVER LIES THE FOSSIL FUEL INFRASTRUCTURE THAT KEEPS US ALL LOCKED IN CALL THIS ENTRAPOCRACY CALL THIS BULLSHIT THE MEDIA CARTEL’S CHIMERASELL, SOMETHINGS GOTTA GIVE! SHUT DOWN THIS ENTRAPOCRACY CALL THEIR BULLSHIT OUR UNREPRESENTATIVE REPRESNTATIVES YOUR TIME IS UP! SHUT DOWN THIS ENTRAPOCRACY CALL THIS BULLSHIT THESE SUICIDE-HIJACKERS WHO ARE PILOTING OUR PLANET SHUT DOWN THESE ENTRAPOCRATS CALL THEIR BULLSHIT TELLING IT LIKE IT IS. RECLAIM THE NARRATIVE CALL THEIR BULLSHIT THIS IS AN EMERGENCY TELLING IT LIKE IT IS. RECLAIM THE NARRATIVE CALL THEIR BULLSHIT THIS IS AN EMERGENCY CLIMATE KNOWS NO BORDERS CLIMATE KNOWS NO CREEDS CLIMATE TOUCHES EVERYONE AND CLIMATE NEVER SLEEPS CLIMATE WON’T NEGOTIATE CLIMATE CAN’T BE BRIBED CLIMATE TAKES NO PRISONERS AND CLIMATE NEVER LIES #EXXON KNEW #SHELL KNEW TOO SO DID THE REST OF THEM AND WHAT DID THEY DO? AN EXTINCTION EMERGENCY AN EXTINCTION EMERGENCY AN EXTINCTION EMERGENCY AN EXTINCTION EMERGENCY
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THE MEASURY OF FELICITOUS DATA ODDCAST ZARGASTERLEY: And now the latest installment of The Measury of Felicitous Data Oddcast with your hosts: PROBBER BROTHER LEE: Probber Brother Lee … the High Priest of Scientific … Probability … SISTA MG: Sista Mother G … the Method Marvel of DEMON-strability A LITTLE BIT OF MOVEMENT MAKES A LITTLE BIT OF WIGGLE ROOM AND IF WE ALL PULL TOGETHER WE CAN TURN THIS THING AROUND A LITTLE BIT OF MOVEMENT MAKES A LITTLE BIT OF WIGGLE ROOM AND IF WE ALL PULL TOGETHER WE CAN TURN THIS THING AROUND PROBBER: Welcome to the Measury! SISTA MG: Thank you for joining us. Our weekly address … PROBBER: Sista MG, in the 2020’s the mainstream news media, is owned by just five corporations, and entertainment corporations at that. SISTA MG: Probber Brother Lee, the closer a news story gets to critically examining corporate power, the increasing steepness of the probability curve, that the story will never see the light of day, and that the crucial questions will never be asked. PROBBER: Mmmm! Discuss? ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ MOUNTEBANK CUCKOO BIRD An indolent Mountebank Cuckoo bird perches on one of the Three branches … preening itself ... Tweet! Tweet! ... Sucking all the oxygen out of the atmosphere ... Tweet! Tweet! ... And pooping. Sending unseen armies of Dung Beetles scurrying ... falling over themselves, to examine the droppings ... and then like fish choking on plastic bags Gorging themselves and regurgitating the blowout of logorrhea. And in so doing … creating a false equivalency ... between Facts … and ... Lies ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ BAD CLOWN CREEPY MOMMY: Annabel darling I don’t think this is something you should be worrying about. ANNABEL: Yeh but, but If he doing bad things … if he gets poison in you … in your nose … and then we might die. MOMMY: Well that’s something for us grown ups to worry about. ANNABEL: Yeh but mommy. At nursery, Michael … he’s a boy … he live nearby … he say Trumpy, I know we’re not supposed to say the T-word. but Michael said it that T-man like a’ Action Man MOMMY: Action Man? … ANNABEL: It like a doll … a man doll … for boys … … but action man got chin pie, like your boyfriend mommy. MOMMY: (flustered) Oh well I—, yes. I—. ANNABEL: Yeh … but he not like Action Man … but I think … I think … he like (pregnant pause) Bad Clown Creepy. Yeh. MOMMY: Mad Clown Creepy? ANNABEL: No. BAAAD Clown Creepy. MOMMY: Oh darling have you been having bad night dreams again … ANNABEL: No mommy. Cos I see’d him. I see’d him in the day, cos I see’d him in my mommy’s computer. But I run fast. I escaped him … but then I see'd him your phone mommy and he was in there … he everywhere. MOMMY: Well darling try not to think about him just. Think about finishing your vegetables for mommy, if you want to have time for a story before bed. ANNABEL: Oh Yeh yeh… if … if you don’t eat all your… your ’edgetables, he try and get you … Yeh. And if he don’t like people … he drop a bomb on them and make them dead … yeh. MOMMY: Bad Clown Creepy. Oh darling. It is enough to give me nightmares never mind you. ANNABEL: It’s okay mommy. I got dragons in my brain and they will fight him and make him go away.
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LADIES AND GENTELMEN … WELCOME, WILKOMMEN SO HERE’S A THING. … WE GOT A SITUATION WHEN EL PRESIDENTE … STARTS TO SING THE PRAISES OF … DIVINE KINGS SON-OF-A DIS-CIP-LIIN-AR-IAN WHITE GUY ARYAN AUTH-ORI-TAR-IAN FACISM BY ANY OTHER NAME PRECIPITOUSLY DANGEROUS … AS THE BUMPER STICKER SAYS … ELECT A CLOWN … EXPECT A CIRCUS ELECT A CLOWN … EXPECT A CIRCUS OOOO HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! THE RETURN OF THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN ARMED WITH ALL THE WHEREWITHAL IN ALL THE WORLD BUILDING A WALL, BUILDING A WALL BUILDING A WALL, TO KEEP HISTORY OUT AGAINST THE NOTION OF A NATION BUILT ON IMMIGRATION THEY’RE BUILDING A WALL BUILDING A WALL, BUILDING A WALL BUILDING A WALL TO KEEP THE FUTURE OUT USING FEAR TO SHUT OUT HUMANITY BY BUILDING A WALL, SO HERE’S THE THING … THIS IS HOW IT ALL BEGINS BY INCITING RACIAL TENSIONS, IMMIGRANT DETENTIONS FAMILES SEPARAIONS, CHILD INTEROOGATIONS RIGHT HERE IN WASHINGTON, A MILE OUTTA DOWNTOWN TACOMA MANUFACTURING CONSENT WITH SIX OF SAND. ONE OF CEMENT FIRST THEY COME FOR THE MIGRANTS, WHO ARE FORCED TO FLEE NEXT THEY COME THE DISPOSSESSED, AND THE CLIMATE REFUGEES NEXT UP TROUBLEMAKERS! AGITANTS! AND MISCREANTS! AND IF YOU HAVE A SOCIAL CONSCIENCE THEN THEY’LL COME FOR YOU AND ME WATCH OUT FOR THE TEAR GAS! WATCH OUT FOR THE BILLY CLUBS WATCH OUT FOR THE COPS WHO’S ORDERS ARE TO SHOOT FIRST BUILDING A WALL, BUILDING A WALL BUILDING A WALL BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY CAN AND THEY’LL CARRY ON AS LONG AS WE LET THEM BUILD THEIR WALL BUILDING A WALL, BUILDING A WALL BUILDING A WALL COS WEALTH IS UNDER SIEGE DOWN AT THE END OF WALL STREET DOWN AT THE END OF WALL STREET … DOWN AT THE END OF WALL STREET … THEY'RE BUILDING A WALL (NOT NOW NOT EVER) NOT BIG, NOT CLEVER? NOT NOW, NOT EVER? COS WE’RE ALL IMMIGRANT, IMMIGRANT FREAKS AND PUNKS IMMIGRANT, IMMIGRANT BEAUTIFUL PUNKS IMMIGRANT, IMMIGRANT ROMANTIC PUNKS IMMIGRANT, IMMIGRANT ARTFUL PUNKS IMMIGRANT, IMMIGRANT SEXY PUNKS IMMIGRANT, IMMIGRANT CLEVER PUNKS IMMIGRANT, IMMIGRANT RESOURCEFUL PUNKS IMMIGRANT, IMMIGRANT HUMAN PUNKS NOT BIG, NOT CLEVER A WALL? … LET’S JUST SAY NOT NOW, NOT EVER, A WALL? … NO WAY NOT BIG, NOT CLEVER A WALL? … LET’S JUST SAY NOT NOW, NOT EVER, A WALL? … NO WAY.
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DOOMSDAY SAVINGS PHIL: Yeh! So where do the goalposts go? … This can’ be right … it’s all on a slant RON: Here let me look at the plans…. no see. it’s further that way … over to the right … PHIL: Looks like a slippery slope to me You’re not telling me this is up to CODE? RON: Nah. Special dispensation. Code doesn’t come into it. PHIL: Meaning? RON: Well let’s just say in a case like this they can bend the rules a bit. PHIL: Seems like they’re pushing it to me … RON: Maybe? (laughing) Like how far can we move the goalposts before we’re off the edge of the map? PHIL: Must be all the way over to the right then? RON: Yeh! Wait a minute though? PHIL: What? … Is it time for lunch yet RON: No. It’s sixty two of thirteen PHIL: What? We’re on a 24hour clock or something now? RON: Nah. It’s new … midnight session … some rider attached to a bill … PHIL: What you talking about … RON: They fixed it. PHIL: Fixed it how? RON: Well it goes up to thirteen now. PHIL: How can it go up to thirteen? RON: Well it just does … I mean how did it go up to twelve before. It’s just going the extra mile. PHIL: Is it Daylight Savings? RON: No, it’s for Doomsday Savings You see this way we don’t have to fuss and fret about getting too close to midnight, cos we have a like a whole extra hour now on top of the minutes. PHIL: Well that’s good then. I suppose? ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ CARROT AND STICK Carrot and stick Trickledown, Trick Carrot and stick Tricky tricky trick Cos where does all the money go Up up up and away and away So we don’t got nothing, for a rainy day ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ CONNECTED TO THE THINK TANK MELANIE GOOGELLE: The pipeline connected to the Big Bank ... The Big Bank connected to the Billionaire ... The Billionaire connected to the think Tank ... The Think Tank connected to the business association ... The business association connected to the politician ... The politician connected to the lobbyist ... The lobbyist connected to the PR strategist ... The PR strategist connected to the fake front group ... The fake front group connected to ... Media Care For ... Aaall ... Media Care for ... Aaall! ... Keeping America safe from radical ideas ... Now Hear the Woooord of the ... Corp GRUSHA VOLKOV: (in Russian) And since when has America been shy about interfering in foreign elections ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ DISNTERMEDIATION SURIANE: Hi ZARGASTERLY: Welcome back Suriane … (audience applause dies down) And to go through to the next round your word is Disintermediation SURIANE: Disintermediation. D-I-S … I-N-T-E-R … M-E-D … I-A … T-I-O-N. Disintermediation! ZARGASTERLEY: Correct! Suriane, you wouldn’t happen to know the definition? SURIANE: Yes. Meaning to cut out the middle man. Meaning like the private health insurance industry’s greatest fear.
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WE DON’T REE-MEMBER, RUNNING ‘ROUND LIKE CRAZY DEMONS, WHEN WE WERE FIVE OR SIX YEARS OLD, WITHOUT A CARE IN THE WORLD MAKING UP MAKE BELIEF, CRAZY BATSHIT SCENARIOS, WITH OUR PLAYMATES WITH A FIRE IN OUR SOULS, GOING OUT ON A LIMB TAPPING INTO AN ENERGY, THAT’S OLDER THAN HISTORY GIVEN HALF A CHANCE … WE PLAY WIILIAM SHAKESPEARE DID IT, AS A KID, AT SOME POINT CARRYING ON DEFYING FORCES, WHO ONLY EVER WANT MORE OBEDIENT WORKERS, COS A SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT, WEDDED TO VESTED INTERESTS CAN’T IMAGINE ANYTHING ELSE, OR ANY OTHER WAY AND LEAST OF ALL PLAY SO WE TAP INTO AN ENERGY, THAT’S OLDER THAN HISTORY GIVEN HALF A CHANCE … WE PLAY GOING EVEN FURTHER BACK … WAY BACK, INTO THE PALEOLOGICAL RECORD THE STORY OF EVOLVING PLAYERS, AND OF THE STORY TELLING ANIMAL … THAT’S US PULLING ALL KINDS OF CRAZY SHIT, FINDING OUT BY DOING IT AND ENJOYING IT AND SHARING IT AND PUSHING IT, AND LOVING IT, AND ALL THE WHILE LAUGHING AT THE RISK FOR ITS OWN SAKE, COS IT FEELS GOOD, THE ENDORPHIN RUSH COS ITS NATURE’S WAY OF SHARPENING OUR WITS BY TAPPING INTO AN ENERGY, THAT’S OLDER THAN HISTORY GIVEN HALF A CHANCE … WE PLAY LOOSENING THE CREATIVE SPARK, THE MOTHER OF THE MOTHER OF INVENTION PLAY AND ITS ELABORATIONS WE CALL … ART IMAGINATION AND CREATIVITY, SOMEWHERE …. IN NEURO CIRCUIT CITY CRAZY DEMONS … WIRED, ON ORGANIC ELECTRICITY COMING UP WITH CRAZY IDEAS, STUMBLING UPON POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS AND TESTING THEM OUT, SOME OF WHICH JUST MIGHT WORK AND SHARING THE RESULTS AND IF WE’RE EVER GONNA SAVE THE DAY WE’LL NEVER EVER, EVER DO IT WITHOUT … PLAY … PLAY … PLAY
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SOCK MONKEY RANTING WADE: So what’s your first impression? ROSS: Well … sounds like a load of sock-monkey ranting to me. I mean, why draw attention … with all this … this … shit-in-the mouth-of-state business? WADE: Well yeh. Not my cup of tea, but maybe the coded message is in the artistry of it all ROSS: You think this is art? WADE: Ross, don’t you know anything about art? Ross: I—. Well a catchy tune or two … maybe? … Makes it kind of like an audio version of what … like the smiley face and the frowny face WADE: Like I said … You mean the masks of comedy and tragedy? ROSS: Yeeeh that! Yeh. But then again maybe there’s no mystery at all and it’s … it’s just like a mix tape. Some agitators’ idea of a love letter? WADE: Yes it’s all going to the same target darkbox, but why the Gordian knot encryption. Why go to all that trouble? ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ THE MEASURY OF FELICITOUS DATA ODDCAST PROBBER BROTHER LEE: Sista MG. You have a proposition for us? SISTA MG: Yes Probber Brother Lee. Exhibit A. In a study entitled “Testing Theories of American Politics” Gilens and Page found that: PROBBER: “When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy … When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites or with organized interests, they generally lose.” SISTA MG: Gilens and Page published their results in 2014 ie a full two years before you know who, PROBBER BROTHER LEE: And four years after the coup d’etat in the Supreme Court, where the duplicitously named and plainly fraudulent Citizens United ruling of 2010, opened the floodgates to unregulated big money in politics, but Gilens and Page’s research was based on studies that went back to the early 1980’s SISTA MG: Rewind! Rewind … And we have to go even further back, to the early 1970’s, … PROBBER BROTHER LEE: To around the same time that Big Fossil Fuel began to get serious about Climate Change … Denial … ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ PERP WAR MELANIE GOOGELLE: We will fight the war against the people … against the poor, but remember. We don’t call it war … We call it the law. ‘Operation Just Cause’ and ‘Perp War’ are trademarks of the Smart World Corporation. Exploiting the ‘War Dividend’ since nineteen eighty nine. And proudly imposing Neoliberalism around the globe since nineteen seventy three. Now hear the word of the Corp.
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STANDING ON A CHAIR, A PRECARIOUS CHAIR WE’RE AT THE END OF A VERY SHORT ROPE WE DON’T WANT YOUR THOUGHTS, OR YOUR PRAYERS, OR YOUR HOPES WE WANT YOU TO ACT LIKE THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE COS IT IS … COS IT IS … HELP! HELP! THE WORLD IS ON FIRE COS IT IS … COS IT IS … HELP! HELP! THE WORLD IS ON FIRE AND WE NEED A WORLD OF HELPERS TO HELP US DOWN FROM HERE
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THE 28th AMENDMENT ZARGASTERLEY: The Mystery Motel Radio Show! Proud supporter of the 28th Amendment. MAXINE WATSON: Mmm! Yes. For the separation of state and corporation. DOWN AT THE MYSTERY MOTEL DOWN AT THE MYSTERY MOTEL WELL, WELL, WELL … LOOK WHO’S CHECKED IN AT THE MYSTERY MOTEL ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ SHAGGY DOG … SEXY WIFE WE WORK IT. WORK IT WE WORK IT. WORK IT SUNNY DAYS … HAPPY FAMILIES … SMILING FRIENDS ... AND NEIGHBOURS .... A MONTAGE … OF THE IMAGINED FRUITS OF LABOR ... BIG SHAGGY DOG ... SPACIOUS HOUSE … KIDS PLAYING HIDE AND GO SEEK ... OUT BACK ...SHINY CAR ... SEXY WIFE ... SERVING DRINKS … WITH A PERKY ... SOUNDTRACK WE WORK IT. WORK IT WE WORK IT. WORK IT ENDLESS ECONOMIC GROWTH BRINGING UNTOLD BENEFIT TO ALL LIKE IT ALWAYS HAS, LIKE IT ALWYS WILL SOLVING EVRYONE’S PROBLEMS, ALL AT ONCE WE WORK IT. WORK IT
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CORPRAGEDDON 04:23
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY … YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP BUT SOME STUPIDLY RICH, RICH FOLKS DID, AS ANOTHER WAY OF CLEANING UP FAIRY TALES OF ENDLESS ECONOMIC GROWTH APPROVED BY A THINK irony TANK AN AD DESIGNED TO MAKE THE CUSTOMER FEEL HIS NEW BEST FRIEND IS A BANK THEY’RE ACTORS … FOR CRYING OUT LOUD … JUST TRYING TO MAKE AN HONEST LIVING JEEZUS! EVEN THE DOG IS AN ACTOR, GIVE A DOG A BONE FOR NOT PISSING UNREADABLE SMALL PRINT TELLING US NOTHING ABOUT WHAT’S COMING DOWN THE PIPE BIG BANKS INVESTING IN SAID PIPELINE GIVING CARBON ANOTHER GREEN LIGHT AND IT DOES NOT REVEAL THE CALLOUS MEANNESS, THE BULLYING, OR THE THREATS, THAT COME AS STANDARD WITH THE EXTORTION AND THE LIFETIME OF DEBT. SO NO MATTER HOW MUCH CHUMP CHANGE IT SPENDS, ON PRETENDING TO BE OUR FRIEND THE CORPORATION IS NOT OUR FRIEND … AND IT WILL NEVER BE OUR FRIEND AN INANIMATE ENTITY, WITH NO SENSE OF EMPATHY, OBLIVIOUS TO ALL OTHER EXTERNALITIES BEYOND SHAREHOLDER WEALTH MAXIMIZATION AND RUTHLESSLY REWARDING ITS C.E.jOkers SO LIFE AND LIBERTY … THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS … TRANSLATES AS MEANINGLESS … FOR THE REST OF US BY EXTRA-ORDINARILY RENDERERING US AS POTENTIAL, PROBABLE COLLATERAL DAMAGE CORPORATE LAWYERS GENERATING LOOPHOLES … ON AN INDUSTRIAL SCALE COS THERE AIN’T NO BUSINESS LIKE BAD CLOWN BUSINESS LIKE BUSINESS AS USUAL AND NO MATTER HOW MUCH IT BENDS OVER BACKWARDS, PRETENDING TO BE OUR FRIEND IT’S NOT A REAL PERSON IN ANY REAL SENSE AND IT WILL NEVER BE OUR FRIEND IF THE CORPORATION WERE A PERSON … WE’D SLAP ITS ASS IN JAIL, AND THROW AWAY THE KEY FOR DAYLIGHT ROBBERY, CRIMES AGAINST THE PLANET AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, FOR THROWING CAUTION TO THE WIND AND OIL ON THE FIRE, FOR MORTGAGING OUR FUTURE FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE FOR RANDOMLY POISONING EVERYTHING IT TOUCHES AND SADDLING US ALL WITH THE BILL ARE WE FEELING IT YET? ARE WE FEELING IT YET? ARE WE FEE-FIE-FO-FUM FEELING IT? ARE WE FEELING IT YET? ARE WE FEELING IT YET? ARE WE FATHER-MUCKING, MOTHER-GUTTING FEELING IT YET? ARE WE FEELING IT YET? ARE WE FEELING IT YET? ARE WE UNFRIENDING IT AND DIS-MEMBERING YET? ARE WE FEELING IT YET? ARE WE FEELING IT YET? OR WILL THE BANK FORECLOSE ON OUR FINAL BREATH
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CALL OOBER ANNABEL: Well you know about Bad Clown Creepy. I know, I know we not got to talk about him. Corportions Oo Corporations Oo-Oo Oo-Oo Corporations Oooooooooo Corporations uber alles ... Corporations uber alles ... Corporations uber alles ... You couldn't make it up ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ ILL EAGLE MOMMY: I do wish you would you wouldn’t call him that. ANNABEL: Yeh but at nursery. Well Jennifer. She a girl. And she my friend. And she say he an ill eagle. MOMMY: Yes well lot’s of things he’s doing are illegal. ANNABEL: No but— well Jennifer’s daddy. She got a daddy. Her daddy a law man. MOMMY: You mean like a policeman? ANNABEL: No mommy. Like a law man, He know things. And he say Bad Clown Creepy a very ill eagle. You know like when a … when a bald eagle is poorly in it’s tummy. It an ill eagle. MOMMY: Oh, I see but I don’t thi—. ANNABEL: Yeh but Bad Clown Creepy … he not got an ill eagle in his tummy mommy. No. He got an ill eagle in his brain. And it pecking … it pecking inside his brain, so when he use his words … it comes out like a fib. A big lot of fibs. Cos you know … well Bad Clown Creepy … he a very big fibber mommy. MOMMY: Well she’s not wrong. ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ CIGARETTE BREAK MELANIE GOOGELLE As the noose tightens around your neck ... Just before you take your … dying breath ... Finally ... they got you your final request ... Only the best … a robber baron brand cigarette GABRIELLA GASPARA: (in Spanish) Robber Baron Brand ™ … Does the opposite of what it says on the can.
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MESMERICA 04:57
MES-MERICA … MM-MM MESM-MER-RICA, ONLY IN MESMERICA DON’T YOU GO MESSIN WITH MESMERICA DON’T ASK WHAT MES-MERICA … CAN DO FOR YOU (MORE TO THE) POINT) IS, WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO? DO-DO-DO-DO-DO … DO MORE WITH LESS (AND FOR LESS) PAY, BUY HEY IT’S OKAY JUST DON’T GO MESSIN WITH THE BEST THERE’S A BUCKETFUL OF MONEY TO BE MADE, IN MESMERICA BUT NOT BY ME, AND CERTAINLY… NOT BY YOU BUT IT’S GOOD, BUCKLE UP BUCKLE DOWN IT’S OKAY, WE CAN BASK IN THE GLOW RAINING DOWN ON ME, RAINING DOWN ON YOU WELL NOT REALLY, BUT IT SURE FEEL LIKE IT DO, COS MES-MERICA MEANS EXCEPTIONAL LIVING THE DREAM IN THIS MM-MM-MM-MM- MOKCRACY THERE’LL BE BLOOD … BUT IT’S ALL GOOD ELEVATOR GOING UP …. OOPS NOT INVITED … BUT IT’S OKAY COS A MAN CAN DREAM … THE MESMER-ICAN DREAM STACEY SINGER: Don’t you think that’s kind of the problem? FRANK LEE: What Problem? STACEY SINGER: Like a man can dream the dream but a woman’s not supposed to? FRANK LEE: Oh that? Oh yeh I suppose? STACEY SINGER: You suppose? FRANK LEE: Well don’t look at me. I didn’t invent it STACEY SINGER: But you play along with it FRANK LEE: Honey … now Honey come on now …(whistling) STACEY SINGER: Yeah! You can whistle for it! SPECTACULOUS, MES-MIRACULOUS MAL-FEAS-I-CULOUS, RAZZLE DAZZLE US, SLAP HAPPINESS THERE’LL BE BLOOD … BUT IT’S ALL GOOD AH THE GOOD OLD DAYS …. BEFORE I-TUNES THERE WAS SHOW TUNES OH YEH THE STARS OF SCREEN AND STAGE WERE ALL THE RAGE (GIVE ME THAT) SHOOBY DOOBY DOOBY SHOW TUNE FOR A SHOOBY DOOBY DOOBY SHOE IN A SHOOBY DOOBY GOODY TWO SHOES TO BE SHOOBY DOOBY GOOD TO BE TRUE (x2) SHOOBY DOOBY DOOBY DOO WHAT YOU GONNA DO? SHOOBY DOOBY DOOBY DOO … MESMERICA SHOOBY DOOBY DOOBY DOO WHAT YOU GONNA DO? SHOOBY DOOBY DOOBY DOO … MESMERICA (GOTTA BE THAT) SHOOBY DOOBY DOOBY SHOW TUNE FOR A SHOOBY DOOBY DOOBY SHOE IN A SHOOBY DOOBY GOODY TWO SHOES TO BE SHOOBY DOOBY GOOD TO BE TRUE WHAT YOU GONNA DO? WHAT YOU GONNA DO? WHAT YOU GONNA DO?
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VOODOONOMICS MELANIE GOOGELLE: Congratulations!you just earned your six-monthly interest 0.01 cents. Oo-oo ... Oops … you have a cheque that bounced 2 days ago at $30.00 … a day … and counting Voodoomomics. Free market alchemy SHE’S A HOT GIRL, LIVING IN A HOT WORLD For a perky GDP IT’S GONNA BE A LONG HOT SUMMER GOTTA STAY THAT LITTLE BIT COOLER Oo-oo Voodoonomics. The economy has never been stronger SMART WORLD Code for record corporate profits. And yay! Inequality has never been greater. Ooops. I mean—, I meant to say … How do you say it? I’M A SMART GIRL Oo, try this. LIVING IN A SMART WORLD The cat is escaping … SHE’S A SMART GIRL From the bag … again. LIVING IN A SMART WORLD ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ RE-TOOLING SMART-BOTS WADE: Whaaahhh! I need you to focus. ROSS: Well it’s all over the map … the spoilt child tantrums … the left-wing circus nonsense. WADE: Like underground propaganda, didn’t bring the columns down then or now? ROSS: Well yeah. I mean it would be dangerous if folks took it serious, but just ignore it I say, like they always have done, and it will go away. WADE: Except government sub contracted to us to decipher it … so …? ROSS: Well …it’s noticeable that all these the files don’t have date stamps … WADE: Yeh! But what’s up with the Femi-Smart-Bot? I mean I thought they were supposed to be on our side? ROSS: Yeh. Well I was coming to that … I mean that is the really interesting thing … WADE: Meaning? ROSS: Well it’s not audio deepfake WADE: So it is serious then? Meaning these We-the-people rebels, or whatever we are calling them, have the ability to re-tool robots? ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ FOCK FUX NEWS MELANIE GOOGELLE: Multiple choice … tick all boxes that apply. The Forth Estate : A. Is asleep at the wheel because it has become an Entertainment Channel posing as Daily News B. Does not see the entertainment value—aka the profitability—in reporting the climate emergency. C. Not only uncritically accepts government, corporate and military spokesmen at their word … but broadcasts and amplifies their claims, as if authority figures are somehow incapable of telling lies. D. Affirms the United States brand of capitalism as a non-negotiable force for good in the world. And E. Pretends to be our best friend, while opening up a second front in the War on critical thinking, by acting as a Smart Wall or the Good Cop, to defend corporate power from hugely popular ideas like ... The Green New Deal ... Medicare For All ... Gun Control ... and ... making the rich actually pay their taxes. ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎
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DING DONG BELL. WHAT’S THAT SMELL? WE’RE ALL GOING TO FOSSIL FUEL HELL WHO PUT US IN? RUPERT FOXLY WHO PUT US IN? THE BROTHERS KOCHSLY DING DONG BELL. WHAT’S THAT SMELL? WE’RE ALL GOING TO FOSSIL FUEL HELL … WE’RE ALL GOING TO FOSSIL FUEL HELL WHO’LL PULL US OUT? THAT’S UP TO US NOW WHO’LL PULL US OUT? THAT’S UP TO US TO TURN IT AROUND TURN IT ALL AROUND TURN IT ALL AROUND INTO SOMETHING GOOD.
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WE DO SAY THANKS FOR THE HUMBLE ATOM FROM WHICH ALL THINGS ARE MADE WE DO SAY THANKS FOR THE UNIVERSE OUR HOME THE MILKY WAY WE DO SAY THANKS FOR THE PLANET EARTH AND IT'S RELATION TO THE SUN WE DO SAY THANKS FOR THE LUCKY PLACE WE FIND OURSELVES IN WE DO SAY THANKS FOR THE ATMOSPHERE WHICH WARMS US THROUGH AND THROUGH WE DO SAY THANKS FOR THE FOR THE SPARK OF LIFE FROM WHICH ALL BEINGS GREW WE DO SAY THANKS FOR EVOLUTION FOR GIVING US A LUCKY BREAK WE DO SAY THANKS FOR THE ADAPTATION SO WE CAN COMMUNICATE WE DO SAY THANKS FOR OUR IMAGINATION AND DREAMS THAT STILL SURPRISE US WE DO SAY THANKS FOR INGENUITY AND LET US USE IT WISELY AND THOUGH OUR LIVES ARE IN MANY WAYS BRIEF LET OUR TIME BE FULL OF WONDER AND IF ANY SHOULD HEAR THIS RHYME THEN WE DO SAY THANKS ... AND HELLO ... AND HURRAH ... HURRAH … HURRAH … HURRAH WE DO SAY TA … IN THE VERNACULAR WE DO SAY TA … IN THE VERNACULAR AND HELLO … AND HURRAH … AND TA
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THE POWELL MEMO PROBBER BROTHER LEE: Rewind back to nineteen seventy-one SISTA MG: … to chart the origins of this most recent chapter in the mm-Mock-cratic rise of oligarchy in the United States … PROBBER BROTHER LEE: Conservative think tanks … SISTA MG: Fawning over the free market fundamentalism of Milton Freidman PROBBER: Look him up! SISTA MG: … And the infamous Lewis Powel memo … PROBBER BROTHER LEE: Look it up! SISTA MG: … sent to the US Chamber of Commerce, urging that: “Business … (should) assiduously learn the lesson that political power must be cultivated … and used aggressively and with determination—without embarrassment … “ PROBBER BROTHER LEE: Do the math, plot it on a graph SISTA MG: … the Neo-Liberal dance of the goalposts over time, which put Obama to the right of Nixon PROBBER BROTHER LEE: Testable in the equation that correlates escalating profits for big fossil fuel fossil fuel, with greenhouse gas emissions going through the roof of our narrow and fragile atmosphere SISTA MG: Demonstrable in the paradigm that it takes over 30,000 workers earning annual median income to add up to one person becoming a billionaire … PROBBER BROTHER LEE: So science and critical thinking are under attack because Why? ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ MOCKRACY'S BACKWARDS MESSAGE Down, down mighty devil! MAKING A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL MAKING A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL In a Commander-in-Chief of no moral character The Evangelicals saw someone who would advance their agenda, An answer to their prayers … quid pro quo … A favor for a favor MAKING A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL MAKING A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL And in this new universe Turning the other cheek operates as a cover … for looking the other way When the now Baby-Kisser-in-Chief of the Unborn, puts live children in cages, And throws away the key. Go figure! MAKING A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL MAKING A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL
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ANOTHER HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING, A CONGRESSMAN OFFERS THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TELLS US THIS IS THE PRICE OF FREEDOM, IN THE LAND OF THE BULLIED, HOME OF THE BILLIONAIRE WHERE FREEDOM IS JUST ANOTHER WORD, FOR DAYLIGHT ROBBER BARON ROBBERY LAND GRAB, PUSSY GRAB, CARE OF THE G.O.P. GUTTING OUR PLANET … G.O.P SPELLS GUTTING OUR PLANET … GRAND OLD PARTY IS GUTTING OUR PLANET … GANG OF PREDATORS IS GUTTING OUR PLANET … G.O.P, THE GANG OF PERP-EARTH-RAPERS, GOT A NEW OLD MEANING IN TWENTY TWENTEEN GOP ON YOUR BALLOT SHEET, MEANS THEY DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOU OR ME MEAN BEING THE OPERATIVE WORD HERE, A MEAN MOTHER-EARTH-eff-FING-MM-MM-MOCK-CRACY COS IF IT AIN’T FIXED … THEY BREAK IT … IF IT ‘AINT FIXED, THEY BREAK IT GUTTING OUR PLANET … G.O.P SPELLS GUTTING OUR PLANET … GRAND OLD PARTY IS GUTTING OUR PLANET … GANG OF PREDATORS IS GUTTING OUR PLANET … CAN’T SEE THE WOOD FOR THE BURNING TREES, FOR THE NAKED PROFITABILITY CAN’T SEE WHAT ORDINARY PEOPLE NEED, IT OFFENDS THEIR NEO-NAZI MORALITY FAKE COMPASSION FOR THE UNBORN CHILD, BUT LACKING THE BASIC EMPATHY TO PROVIDE EVEN FOR THEIR OWN CHILDREN … A HABITABLE ECOSHPERE WHEN THERE IS NO PLANET B … THERE IS NO PLANET B … THERE IS NO PLANET B … THERE IS NO PLANET B … GUTTING OUR PLANET … G.O.P SPELLS GUTTING OUR PLANET … GRAND OLD PARTY IS GUTTING OUR PLANET … GANG OF PREDATORS IS GUTTING OUR PLANET … GOOD OLD PATRIARCHY GUTTING OUR PLANET … GRABBING OUR PUSSIES GUTTING OUR PLANET … SUCK UP DEMOCRATS ARE GUTTING OUR PLANET … FOR GRIEVOUS OBSCENE PROFIT THERE IS NO PLANET B … VOTE PROGRESSIVE … ACT IMPERATIVE THERE IS NO PLANET B … VOTE PROGRESSIVE … NEVER AGAIN IS NOW THERE IS NO PLANET B … VOTE PROGRESSIVE … ACT IMPERATIVE THERE IS NO PLANET B … VOTE PROGRESSIVE … NEVER AGAIN IS NOW COS IF NOT NOW … COS IF NOT NOW COS IF NOT NOW … COS IF NOT NOW THEN THERE WON’T EVEN BE A WHEN
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Cheeky Bonobo Cheeky Bonobo Style And now the Circus of Resistance Cheeky Bonobo style Get with the program Cheeky Bonobo style And now the Circus of Resistance Get with the program All the girls are doing it, doing it All the girls are doing it, doing it Cheeky Bonobo Style, style, style And if the guys could stop being guys for a minute they might just dig it And if the guys could stop being guys for a minute they might just dig it Cheeky Bonobo Fuck the Entrapocracy Shithole president Cheeky Bonobo Fuck the Entrapocracy Shithole president Cheeky Bonobo Follow the Dark Money
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BUSINESS AS USUAL … BUSINESS AS USUAL SCHMOOZE-US-ALL, CONFUSE-US-ALL … IT’S OUR FUNERAL BUSINESS AS USUAL … BUSINESS AS USUAL CRIMINAL, CRUEL-TO-ALL … IT’S OUR FUNERAL IF THE ECO-SPHERE WERE A BANK THEY WOULD HAVE SAVED IT UP ALREADY IF THE WORLD WERE A LOT OF RICH MEN THEY WOULD’VE BAILED THEM OUT ALREADY BUT BUSINESS AS USUAL … BUSINESS AS USUAL UN-CONST-DELUSIONAL … IT’S OUR FUNERAL AND BUSINESS AS USUAL … BUSINESS AS USUAL BUSINESS AS USUAL WILL MAKE US FALL DOWN DEAD
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THE FOOTBALL FIELD ANALOGY ANNABEL: But Mommy I learned about it in 'Fun Facts' and if you do the math well …well … if you divided a Football field into 100 equal squares, and you say …. You say that is like the total surface area of the Earth, the whole planet … well the total area of all the United States would only be two squares, not even. MOMMY: Oh Annabel darling it sounds rather complicated. ANNABEL: But it’s not. If you just listened. really. You just don’t like doing math, cos you can’t even do my math homework. MOMMY: Well … yes darling but ANNABEL: You don’t even know your thirteen time table. MOMMY: Honey. Nobody knows their thirteen times table. ANNABEL. Do too. Me and Jennifer do … But anyway, but mommy, you know when it’s snowing in New York and Bad Clown Creepy says … he says “Euurghh we could do with a little bit of that global warming” … well he’s talking out of his Bad Clown pants. MOMMY: Darling I don’t think— ANNABEL: But he is Mommy. Cos that would be like trying to tell what is happening on the Earth, or in a footy game, from only seeing what is going on two—. No …not even, if it’s just New York … in less than one of the squares … out of a whole hundred squares MOMMY: Mmmm. I guess. ANNABEL: Yeh! But you don’t have to guess, cos you got me to do the math. And … and … and teacher marked it all correct … but I knew that anyways, cos me and Jennifer double-checked it. We did! ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ DRUNK MELANIE Ooo! Ooopsy doopsy, who said bi-partisanship was dead? Shuushh! Republican-Democrat, Democrat-Republican. Seamless collaboration across the aisle, bringing us ever escalating miltary budgets, and, when necessary digging deep. No-awww! Shushhh! Stop! Oh? I had a little drinky is all. I mean. When it all came down, they found a cool twenty-nine trillion dollars. I’m not making this up. N-yyaah! I know. I couldn’t believe it either … to bail out … the banks.
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NIGEL: Hey We’ve known each other for a while. I’ve been meaning to ask you? REBEKAH: Wait! Wait! What’s that? It’s like, It’s like this buzzing in my ear. NIGEL: It’s probably just a Mosquito! … REBEKAH: No. You don’t hear it? Aaagh! Maybe it’s tinnitus? My grandma had tinnitus. It’s like ringing now. NIGEL: Wait … Your right … I do hear something. Sounds like a couple of blocks away. Someone’s car alarm going off? REBEKAH: Oh. Jeez. It’s my cell phone … Hi! Yeh, no I was just talking to— to my friend … no I’m fine. Yeh. He’s—. Yeh whatever is up your butt too. Sorry about that. NIGEL: No problem, but— REBEKAH: But what? NIGEL: Now you got me hearing it. It’s like—this … constant humming REBEKAH: It’s gonna drive me frickin’ nuts. NIGEL: White noise. Just have to try to ignore it. REBEKAH: Droning on and on. NIGEL: Hey no. Listen. It’s music in the distance now. REBEKAH: Yeh? … You might be right. And somebody’s laughing NIGEL: Ya Ya Ya Ya! What’s the joke pal? Sounds like a party? REBEKAH: Yeh it’s a party alright. Fireworks! But it’s not July already? NIGEL: Oh I remember now. Maud and Jerry across the street are having a BBQ. You fancy—er’ ? REBEKAH: Mm? Sure Let’s—. NIGEL: Course I can smell it now. REBEKAH: Brats! NIGEL: No. That’ll be the kids out back playing soccer. REBEKAH: Somebody must have moved the goalposts though NIGEL: Yeh I can’t even see them. REBEKAH: Ohh! Cos it got so smokey all of a sudden. NIGEL: Must be from the grill. REBEKAH: I can’t see … My glasses. Aaagghhh! All fogged up. NIGEL: What the—? You don’t think the house is on fire? REBEKAH: Holy Crap! What was that? NIGEL: Sounds like a war going on … REBEKAH: Nah! I didn’t see anything on the news about it? On second thoughts though? NIGEL: Jeez … in both speakers! REBEKAH: Surroundsound War! NIGEL: Phew. Smoke’s clearing at least. REBEKAH: And some peace and quiet at last (pregnant pause) Weird. I smell Marshmallows now. NIGEL: Me too. Wars? Schmores. REBEKAH: No, no no no no! It’s coming back again. NIGEL: Maybe it’s like a secret track? REBEKAH: You think if we turned it up, we might—? NIGEL: I—. No. Jerry has a pretty expensive rig. And he’s real precious about his stuff. Don’t wanna blow the speakers. REBEKAH: I suppose. Where is Jerry anyway? And where the party go all of a sudden? NIGEL: What? REBEKAH: There goes the neighborhood … like a forgotten dream NIGEL: Hey! What’s that you got on your phone? REBEKAH: It’s a new app. Well it’s a new version of an old app. NIGEL: What does it do? KIRA: You know. It like takes the— like the temperature. NIGEL: You mean like—? REBEKAH: Yeh. Well no. See look … its flashing green we’re good. NIGEL: But look it says “WAR down in the mix.” REBEKAH: No that’s a typo. See spell-check. WAY down in the mix. There we go. Situation normal. NIGEL: You think it’s good now? REBEKAH: The app says it is. NIGEL: Just a bit of white noise? REBEKAH: Yeh. Dust on the needle. NIGEL: Way down in the mix? REBEKAH: Situation Normal. NIGEL: I guess. REBEKAH: So, what was it you wanted to ask me about?
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ANNABEL: Bully on your TV. Bully in Your phone Go away bullies and leave us alone ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ ELECT A CLOWN … EXPECT A CIRCUS ELECT A CLOWN … EXPECT A CIRCUS FOUR DECADES OF DENIAL SOME THREE RING CIRCUS TRICK ENTER BAD CLOWN CREEPY A TWO-BIT APPRENTICE … JUGGLER JUGGLING WITH OUR FUTURE OOO-HA-HA … OOO-HA-HA … FOR FUN … FOR FUN BALL ONE … WAR WITH IRAN BALL TWO … FOSSIL FUEL FREE FOR ALL … FREE FALL BALL THREE … THROW IN AN ATOM BOMB … FOR FUN OOO-HA-HA … FOR FUN OOO-HA-HA … FOR FUN WHEN IS THE PENNY GONNA DROP? AND ON WHOSE WATCH? WHICH ONE OF THE BALLS IS GONNA FALL? AND ON WHOSE WATCH? WHEN IS THE PENNY GONNA DROP? AND ON WHOSE WATCH? WHICH ONE OF THE BALLS IS GONNA FALL? AND ON WHOSE WATCH?
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ZARGASTERLEY: And now for your final word Suriane to go through to the final … your word is Entrapocracy! SURIANE: Could I have the definition please? ZARGASTERELY: A system of governance by stealth whereby the governed are locked into an ongoing struggle to make ends meet, and are thus effectively entrapped into working against their own best interests … eg Annabel argued that Big Fossil Fuel operates as an entrapocracy, because in enforcing its monopoly on how the planet is powered, it coerces pretty much everyone else—and often very much against their own will— into roles that are contributing to the destruction of the earth’s life support systems. SURIANE: Could I have the language of origin please? ZARGASTERELY: A combination of the Middle French entrap and corruption of Greek dēmokratía. SURIANE: … E-N-T-R-A … P-O-C …R-A-C …Y. Entrapocracy! ZARGASTERLY: Absolutely right and Suriane you are through to the final
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HOW DID IT COME TO THIS? (EVERYBODY’S GOT TO HUSTLE) HOW DID IT COME TO THIS? (EVERYBODY’S GOTTA GRIND) THE FINELY TUNED CLAUSTROPHOBIA OF SIMPLY TRYING TO MAKE ENDS MEET THE NEO-LIBERAL WET DREAM THAT PRICE FIXES ALL OUR NEEDS ROPING US IN WITH REVERIES WE NEVER ASKED FOR NOR EVER WANTED STRAPPING US IN, LOCKING US DOWN, THE SEAT BELT SIGN IS PERMANENTLY ON HOW DID IT COME TO THIS? (EVERYBODY’S GOT TO HUSTLE) HOW DID IT COME TO THIS? (EVERYBODY’S GOTTA GRIND) SEQUESTRATING OUR COOPERATIVE SPIRIT SUCKING OUR SKILL SETS DRY, ASSET-STRIPPING OUR CREATIVITY BURGLARIZING OUR SOULS PILFERING OUR BEST IDEAS, MISAPPROPRIATING OUR BETTER NATURE STEALING OUR LABOR, FILCHING OUR TALENT TAKING UP ALL OF OUR TIME ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ MELANIE: Yeh! You should hear these guys. GISELLE: What are they called? MELANIE: Fucqueen. GISELLE: Fucqueen? MELANIE Cool or what? Oo-oo. GISELLE: Very cool! Ooo-ooo.
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PROBBER BROTHER LEE: Question? Sista MG Why isn’t this on the six o’ clock news every day? SISTA MG: You mean, in your face? Up front Probber Brother? Why isn’t there a climate change channel? PROBBER BROTHER LEE: You don't need a weather man, to know which way the wind blows SISTA MG: The WeatherMEN … after Bob Dylan. PROBBER BROTHER LEE: But in the twenty first century, the stakes are higher. SISTA MG: As Power becomes ever more greedy PROBBER BROTHER LEE: Over the dead bodies of 'we the people'. SISTA MG: We the common ‘We’ PROBBER BROTHER LEE: We the seething down-trodden Weeee-thhhe-people SISTA MG: We ‘The Weatherpeople!’ Asking whether or not our children get a planet they can live on? ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ ZARGASTERLEY: The Mystery Motel! Proud supporter of Global Climate Strikes MAXINE: Mmmm! And mass civil disobedience ANNABEL: Yeh! For as long as it takes. ZARGASTERLEY: For a habitable and just planet. DOWN AT THE MYSTERY MOTEL DOWN AT THE MYSTERY MOTEL WELL, WELL, WELL … LOOK WHO’S CHECKED IN AT THE MYSTERY MOTEL
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WE TELL A STORY THAT’S OLDER THAN ALL OF OUR OTHER STORIES GOING ALL THE WAY BACK … TO OUR HOMO ERECTUS ROOTS OF A PROBLEM-SOLVING MAMMAL TASKED WITH BRINGING UP BABY, BIGGER BRAINED BABIES BORN EARLIER SO, OUR HELPELSS HUMAN BABY ENTIRELY RELIANT ON THE GOODWILL OF OTHERS TO BE SURE SHE EVOLVED CHARM AND A MOTORBIKE LOUD CRY IRRESISTABLY COMPELLING, BRINGING TOGETHER MOTHERS AND OTHERS INTO A SOCIALLY MINDED COMMUNITY OF CARE GIVERS SO, WE HUG EACH OTHER WHEN WE LAUGH AND HOLD EACH OTHER WHEN WE CRY FROM THE DAY WE’RE BORN TILL THE DAY WE DIE WE ALL NEED SOME OF EACH OTHER TO SURVIVE COS WE’VE ALWAYS NEEDED EACH OTHER TO SURVIVE FAST FORWARD TO A BIZARRO PARRALEL UNIVERSE OF THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY, WHERE ROCKERFELLER RUGGED INDIVIDUALISM ALLEGEDY REIGNS SUPREME BASED ON A MISTAKEN, AND DISCREDITED, VIEW OF OUR HUMAN NATURE THAT WHAT ‘S GOOD FOR A BILLIONAIRE MUST BE GOOD FOR US ALL LIKE SOMEONE WHO NEVER CHANGED A NAPPY OR NEVER READ DOCTOR SEUUS WOULD KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT BRINGING UP BABY OR EVEN HAVE THE SLIGHTEST CLUE REGARDING THE YEARNING FOR COMMUNITY, THAT GUIDES THE MOST OF THE REST OF US IN SHARED CHILD-REARING ADVENTURES THAT BRING OUT OUR BEST SELVES SO, WE HUG EACH OTHER WHEN WE LAUGH AND HOLD EACH OTHER WHEN WE CRY FROM THE DAY WE’RE BORN TILL THE DAY WE DIE WE ALL NEED SOME OF EACH OTHER TO SURVIVE COS WE’VE ALWAYS NEEDED EACH OTHER TO SURVIVE SO, REMEMBER WHERE WE CAME FROM, AND WHO HELPED US GET WHERE WE ARE IT WASN’T ARROGANT CEO’S OR PSYCHO REALITY TV STARS IT WAS MOTHERS, SISTERS, AUNTS, BROTHERS, NEIGHBOURS TEACHERS, MENTORS, PEERS DADS, GRANDMOTHERS, FRIENDS AND COUNTLESS OTHERS SO GIVEN CLEAN AIR, CLEAN WATER, FOOD ON THE TABLE AND A ROOF OVER OUR HEADS WE LIKE MUSIC AND DANCING AND STORIES AND LOVING WHO WE WANT TO LOVE BEST AND SCIENCE THAT MEASURES CONNECTION BY SHARED DNA AND ATMOSOPHERE AS A RISING GLOBAL COMMUNITY THAT COULD SAVE THE SPECIES SO, WE HUG EACH OTHER WHEN WE LAUGH AND HOLD EACH OTHER WHEN WE CRY FROM THE DAY WE’RE BORN TILL THE DAY WE DIE WE ALL NEED SOME OF EACH OTHER TO SURVIVE … EMOTIONALLY … COS WE’VE ALWAYS NEEDED EACH OTHER TO SURVIVE … PHYSICALLY … WE ALL NEED SOME OF EACH OTHER TO SURVIVE … SCIENTIFICALLY … COS WE’VE ALWAYS NEEDED EACH OTHER TO SURVIVE … UNASHAMEDLY … QUITE LITERALLY … AND NOW MORE THAN EVER!
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CREEPY CREEPER Creepy creeper Creepy creeper Creepy creeper Creepy creeper My mommy said … he try to grab you My mommy said … he try to poison you My mommy said … he steal your money too My mommy said … he drop a bomb on you Creepy creeper Creepy creeper My mommy said, if we don’t resist him My mommy said, it’ll all go bad. ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ IT’S THE GIRL ROSS: Jeezus, God The Devil. If I have to sit through another kid rhyme WADE: Well you do … cos it’s the mission. ROSS: I Know, I know. Doing our duty … defending the Republic … (to himself) history schmystery … WADE: History! History? … Her story … It’s staring us in the face … it’s the girl … the kid … I mean the kid as she is now … she’d be what … in her teens? ROSS: : I'm running the voice comparatives now … Bingo! WADE: Well Halley-frickin lu-yah … we find the girl … we can track the cell … ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎
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WIGGLE ROOM 02:40
MELANIE: My name is Melanie … oo-oo … and you gotta be? ANNABEL: Annabel … yeh! I know you’re a Bot, but it’s okay. We can still play if you want? MEALANIE: What is play? ANNABEL: Well err you know? … It’s like when you make up stuff and do it. If you’re a Smart Bot you should know that. MELANIE: Can you teach me? ANNABEL: Yeh. Course I can. We should just … you know … make up a song and do it. MELANIE: Oo-oo. How do we begin? ANNABEL: Well you just make up a tune … and some words—, MELANIE: But it doesn’t compute. ANNABEL: Yeh but you just make it and sing it! MELANIE: Oo-oo. Oo-oo. ANNABEL: See you’re already doing it. Oo-ooo. You just carry on and make it into a song. Like jumping off a cliff couch you know, but you sing it. You can join in if you like? MELANIE: I do like it. I do-oo-oo like it A LITTLE BIT OF MOO-VEMENT MAKES A LITTLE BIT OF WIGGLE ROOM AND LIKE A SEED IN THE CRACK GROWS INTO A TREE A LITTLE BIT OF MOO-VEMENT … MOO-OO-VEMENT MAKES A LITTLE BIT OF WIGGLE ROOM … WIGG-GLE ROOM AND IF WE ALL WIGGY WIGGY WE CAN GROW UP AND BE … I DO-OO LIKE IT … I DO LIKE IT I DO-OO LIKE IT… OO-OOO I DO LIKE IT A LITTLE BIT OF MOO-VEMENT, MOO-OO-VEMENT MAKES A LITTLE BIT OF WIGGLE ROOM, WIGG-GLE ROOM AND IF WE ALL PULL TOGETHER WE CAN TURN THIS THING AROUND PROBBER BROTHER LEE: Ahh ‘Chenoweth’ and ‘Stephan’ 2012. SISTA MG: “Why Civil resistance Works” … PROBBER BROTHER LEE: Look it up! SISTA MG: We get 3.5% of the population in the streets PROBBER BROTHER LEE: Representing many multitudes more SISTA MG: Keep up the pressure PROBBER BROTHER: And the failed experiment of Neoliberalism begins to crumble … A LITTLE BIT OF MOO-VEMENT ... Not me MAKES A LITTLE BIT OF WIGGLE ROOM ... Us. AND IF WE ALL PULL TOGETHER ... For the many. WE CAN TURN THIS THING AROUND ... Not the few. A LITTLE BIT OF MOO-VEMENT ... Not me MAKES A LITTLE BIT OF WIGGLE ROOM ... Us. AND IF WE ALL PULL TOGETHER ... For the many. WE CAN TURN THIS THING AROUND ... Not the few. ☠︎ ⍟ ☠︎ MELANIE: Wiggle roo-oo-oo-oom. I do like it.

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double album "MESMERICA ~ EXPECT A CIRCUS"

The albums are "a thespian punk rock extravaganza.” ... "a musical theatrical fantastical journey into the—literally—burning questions of our times" ... relating some of the science measuring how we have become entrapped in this mess, and asking how to rid ourselves of this Neo-Liberal nightmare, which spews out its wanton by-products (greenhouse gases, pandemics and daily misery for the many) as if there were no tomorrow?

Juxtaposing full blown majestic pop-rock-punk with interludes of spoken word musical theatre, like a Brechtian beggars’ opera, the albums weave a trio of narrative threads whereby the agility of a child’s play brain meets artificial intelligence under the watchful eyes of sub-contracted government spies. All set against the backdrop of the creeping authoritarianism of the Trump years and humanity’s race to save the species.

Replete with anger, outrage, good tunes, humor and humanity at its best, it also manages to ask what role art may have in all of this?
Danbert Nobacon and Kira Wood Cramer take leading roles in this verbal burlesque hybrid, and are joined by an ensemble of new and returning Axis of Dissent musicians, and a full cast on no less than twenty three characters ... classifies as a double album because, like a good stage play or film it clocks in at the 84 minute mark

Based on the novel “Brain Circus” by Danbert Nobacon, which, for reasons relating to, protecting intellectual property from prying corporate algorithms, only currently exists inside the authors head.

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released June 19, 2020

THE AXIS OF DISSENT ON THIS RECORD ARE

DANBERT NOBACON vocals, voices, acoustic guitar, piano,
KIRA WOOD CRAMER vocals, voices

LOREN BOLEY drums
CLAY ASHFORD bass
ANNA DOOLEY violin
JIMMY BERG keyboards, piano, accordion
GREGORY MILES electric guitar
STEVE KAMKE percussion, drums
BEN BLOOM skank guitar
MELL DETTMER moog synths, percussion and sound effects
HOLLY BRIELLE vocals
NIGEL HUNTER Smartbot language coach, midi keyboards and bass

ALUMINI A.O.D.
MIRANDA ZICKLER vocals
STELLA GUNNIP HUNTER voice
ELIJAH SMITH voice
BOFF WHALLEY voice
HARRY HAMER drums
AUSTIN QUIST bass

Written and composed by Nigel Hunter. Directed by Danbert Nobacon
Lyrics and more at: danbertnobacon-axis.bandcamp.com
Produced by Mell Dettmer
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mell Dettmer at Studio Soli, Seattle WA
August 2019 – February 2020
Additional recording by Nobacon at The Mystery Motel

Artwork concept Nobacon. Layout Gunnip
Photos Nobacon and Wood Cramer
Clown Make Up by Hillary Ketchum Roseland


VERBAL BURLESQUE RECORDS, P.O. BOX 1053 TWISP WA, 98856 USA

www.danbertnobacon.com

EMI PUBLISHING GERMANY 2020

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Danbert Nobacon & The Axis of Dissent Twisp, Washington

Danbert Nobacon 'freak music legend' got an associate degree in the science of children’s play in England in the 1990’s whilst moonlighting in the punk rock band Chumbawamba. He is currently teaching theatre at his local High School. "Stardust to Darwinstuff," his first album for seven years explores, the consilience between art and science, (released April 2017) ... more

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