24 January 2006

rocking the casbah in new exciting ways

The censorship of artistic expression is one of the defining features of authoritarianism. That and having a leader who gets his statecrafting advice from a supreme deity.

I was listening to the Dead Kennedy's Frankenchrist album this weekend which got me thinking about the topic of censorship. It was DK's penis landscape art work that brought the band to trial and helped spawned the entire parent-led witch hunt of rock musicians during the mid to late 1980's (fuck you Tipper Gore).

Frank Zappa was one of the leading voices for artistic freedom of expression during the this freaky hullabaloo. Rob the Dirty Liberal tipped me off to an entertaining video of Zappa on CNN's Crossfire from 1986. Here is the link...

Video: Watch as Frank Zappa battles bloodsucker Robert Novak (who looks exactly the same as he does today, twenty years later)

If that doesn't get you off, take a gander at the Real American heroes and their demonstration of fine leadership to our nation's youth.


I guess you could say this is the "Original Pime". I stopped blogging here regularly in May 2008 (if you don't count the B-Sides diversion - yes it gets confusing) when I joined the Tumblr revolution. Going forward bravely into 2009, this site will serve to house any large image work I produce.

Peace out.


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