Friday, June 06, 2008

Bitter Spells

Jack Off Jill - Strawberry Gashes*
Bitter Spells
by Jerome Prophet

Life's a mist of souls adrift upon this plane
My sin is that I told you from where and when I came
Now you're sure you know me like the lines upon your hands
You're whispering incantations and drawing evil plans

But how can you now judge me when you never knew yourself
How can you say you told me what you never learned yourself
Your thoughts are down upon me - I feel your bitter hell
I'll pay the price as seeker in defiance of your spells

Your thunderous derisions are now beating down like rain
Can't you see we're different - but we're very much the same
And though I can not tell you who I really think I am
You proceed as if you know me casting caution to the wind

How can you now judge me when you never knew yourself
How can you say you told me what you never told yourself
Your thoughts are down upon me - I feel your bitter hell
I'll now pay the price as speaker in defiance of your spells

Poetry by JeromeProphet
Video from Youtube Contributer
Video Source from Motion Picture - Stigmata
Audio Source Jack Off Jill - Strawberry Gashes

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Anette Olzen Versus Tarja Turunen

Nightwish - Nemo (Lowlands 2005)- Vocalist Tarja Turunen

Finnish group, Nightwish, definitely rocks. Nightwish was known for it's unique mixture of metal, and opera - that's right - opera. Lead vocalist Tarja Turunen defined the unusual sound of Nightwish by allowing a Metal band to venture into Gothic romance.

Tarja Turunen - Ex-Nightwish Diva

Alas, all good things must come to an end, and with the departure of Tarja Turunen (i.e., kicked out) Nightwish no longer seems to set itself apart stylistically. It has, however, retained it's commitment to quality. Going "mainstream", if that's even possible for this group, risk cutting the band off from avenues of artistic expression which it may one day seek, and need, to explore.

Nightwish - Aramanth - Vocalist Anette Olzen

Nightwish's new lead vocalist, Anette Olzen's, weaker pop style vocals have redefined the sound of Nightwish into a pop-metal band. Some fans might say this has been to the detriment of the group, while other fans defend Nightwish's right to reinvent itself.

Nightwish - Current Vocalist Anette Olzen (2008)

Word has it Anette Olzen isn't even Finnish! OMG! She's Swedish!

Having said all of the above, try listening to the next song without breaking a tear. Anette Olzen may not be operatic, but she can connect emotion and voice - stirringly so. Some say she is even prettier than Tarja - which is not so easy a thing to be.

Nightwish - Eva - Annete Olzen

After listening to Eva , pardon me if I go cry myself to sleep. This unique Finnish Metal band has me quite confused, but in a good way. Metal and Opera, now Metal and Pop Tear Jerkers - an interesting approach that defies an attempt to classify this group - which is a good thing.

Thank you Europe for saving Rock for the rest of us. Oh yes, that is Tarja in the video. This is not an "official video", but one made by a Nightwish fan using an older video with Tarja Turunen, and the song being sung by Anette Olzen. Tarja also sang this song before she left the group, and has established a successful solo career.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

We Are Islanders But Not Alone

Nightwish - Islander
We Are All Islanders But We Are Not Alone

So many friendships lost over the course of a lifetime
Sadly, in each case I must blame myself
Even when I wasn't entirely to blame

I often didn't see that my demands upon
These ordinary people
Were unnecessary, and destructive
To what would have been

What could have been
What should have been
A lifetime of good feelings between us.

I have been fortunate to have lived long enough
To have seen the pattern of my mistakes
And to have slowly, ever so slowly, to have

Yet I have failed repeatedly to apply that
Painfully won wisdom.

I hope and pray that somehow
In the future that I forge
Friendships capable of lasting till the end of my days

For now I hold onto my hopes
I hold them tight to me so
For no man - no woman ever
Wishes or dreams to die friendless.

To my friends both present and past
I say thank you for ever having been so
For tolerating my ego, my selfishness
And my stupidity

Thank you for being my friends
And where ever you may be
Where ever you may go
Know this

You may be an Islander
But you are not alone
In this voyage we have one another
Nightwish Rules - Another wise steer Capt'n Matt

Monday, June 02, 2008

Did Rogue CIA Agents Kill RFK?

Did Rogue CIA Agents Kill RFK Forty Years Ago This Month?

Forty years after the Robert F. Kennedy assassination, and over fifteen years after the end of the Cold War, it is still a violation of a sacred American taboo to ask aloud who really killed RFK.

Ask that question, and instantly you will be labeled a "conspiracy theorist", even though the vast majority of Americans when polled will express their doubts about the official findings surrounding the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, and his younger brother Robert F. Kennedy.

For decades questions have been asked about the quality of the initial investigation. Local LA police, and the DA at that time, focused solely upon investigating, and convicting Sirhan Sirhan.

Physical evidence from the scene showed that several more bullet holes than what could have come from the gun belonging to Sirhan Sirhan. Eye witnesses had always claimed that Sirhan Sirhan was five to six feet in front of Robert Kennedy, while the Senator's autopsy showed that he was shot three times from the back.

As physical evidence mysteriously began to disappear, Americans once again had reason to wonder if there was some type of high level conspiracy which led to RFK's murder.

Robert Kennedy, like his brother John F. Kennedy (assassinated in November of 1963) had made enemies in organized crime circles, as well as among the Cuban American refugee community in South Florida.

South Florida during the 1960s acted as a staging ground for CIA funded Cuban Refugee owned businesses, and many CIA covert operations were staged there - all with the goal of overthrowing the communist dictator Fidel Castro.

During the Bay of Pigs Invasion, an operation which took John F. Kennedy by surprise, a poorly planned (some would say laughable) operation rapidly fell apart on the Beaches of Cuba. JFK made the decision not to approve air support for the CIA backed operation. While some Cuban refugees made it back to the U.S. many were captured, or killed.

Anti Communist leaders in the Cuban refugee community unfairly blamed John F. Kennedy for the fiasco. Kennedy announced on national television that he took full responsibility which he had no participation in.

Not long after JFK was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

For decades questions surrounding Lee Harvey Oswald's links to communist and anti communist front organizations, as well as connections to organized crime, and the intelligence community has led to a general perception by the U.S. population that JFK was killed by a Cuban Anti Communist Cell trained by the CIA, and financed by the Mafia.

After Killing JFK, Killing RFK Was Just A Formality
Then in 1968 when it looked as if RFK had a chance of winning the Democratic nomination, and possibly the Presidency, he too was assassinated.

Many suspected that both of the Kennedys were killed by the same people. The video which this post link to offer some compelling information which demand answers, however, none of the questions surrounding RFKs assassination are new.

Did a rogue cell of Cuban connected CIA agents mete out the ultimate payback to the Kennedys for the failed Bay of Pigs invasion?

During the Cold War the main goal of U.S. foreign, intelligence, and defense policy was to defeat the international communist threat. The loss of a democratically elected president to a cell of CIA trained, and Mafia financed rogue CIA assassins would have severely damaged the anti communist cause. It would have been a truth too dangerous to confirm during the height of the Cold War.

Even now, with the Cold War over, an official confirmation of any element of such a conspiracy might be seen as destabilizing - especially at what appears to be the beginning of the end of the Castro Regime.

Despite these concerns most Americans would appreciate the truth. Most of those who were alive at that time are gone now. The reasoning behind any continuation of a cover up is stretched beyond credulity. It is time to tell the truth about who killed the Kennedys and why they were killed.

There Were Always Too Many Bullet Holes For One Gun

Sunday, June 01, 2008

WAMU Sighted - Starboard Ho!

Another Encounter With The Great White WAMU!

"They think me mad--Starbuck does; but I'm demoniac, I am madness maddened! That wild madness that's only calm to comprehend itself!" - Herman Melville's Moby Dick -
WAMU Sighted Off The Coast of Greenland - Chapter 4

Launch the harpoon!

Yes, a hit, Captain! But she's going under.

Don't fret, we're on her now. There's no escape this time for you!

What should we do now, Captain?

Ready two more harpoons, and we'll cut the beast in half within a fortnight!

Yes, my Captain! Will it be over then? Can I tell the crew?

Not yet, but as God is my witness this abomination shall not see the end of Summer! That I vow to you and the crew, for I shall not be denied.
Stay tuned for the next exciting chapter!
This post is part of a series of posts in which I record how I am paying off my WAMU credit card. WAMU jacked my credit card rate to 30% annual interest after I went over my credit limit by less than six dollars!

I would have kept paying WAMU thousands of dollars in interest over the coming years if only they hadn't become so damned greedy.

Contrails Contribute To Global Warming

May 31st, 2008 - Contrails Over Springfield, Illinois

Airliners are allowed to fly in much closer air routes than ever before. The photograph above shows a series of parallel contrails running north and south over Springfield, Illinois. These contrails have already spread out to form strings of narrow clouds. It is possible that these contrails were formed by aircraft flying between Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis Missouri.

May 31st, 2008 - Contrails Form Clouds Over Springfield, Illinois

The photograph above illustrates how string like clouds formed from contrails spread out eventually forming larger clouds which create overcast over large areas. The airline industry has changed precipitation patterns as well as contributed to global warming by trapping heat in the atmosphere.

Springfield, Illinois: Contrails Created Overcast On An Otherwise Cloud Free Day

Contrails were the cause of nearly all cloud overcast on what would have been a cloud free day in Springfield, Illinois. As temperatures begin to rise during summer months the contrail effect created by the aviation industry will cost U.S. households millions of dollars in electric bills by increasing air conditioning cost.

Think It's No Big Deal?

NASA has an excellent description, with satellite photos, of how contrails form clouds and contribute to global warming here.

A Spooky Peak A Boo

Opeth - In My Time Of Need
A Spooky Peak A Boo
by Jerome Prophet

You followed me alright
I guess that's what you do
And you knew that I knew

You tailed me tonight
In your sun glasses and blue
You were following a clue

It was like love at first sight
We knew that it was true
It was those kisses that you blew

You spied on me real tight
It was a spooky peak a boo
It's a love long overdue

Note: Opeth Rules - Thanks Captain Matt

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