Fiona Apple - Hot Knife

From one of the truest eccentric living artists out there, down below is Fiona Apple's latest music video to her song titled Hot Knife, the closing #10 track from her most recent album titled "The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do".

The director is a former Apple flame, Paul David Anderson, who directed other Fiona Apple music videos including "Across the Universe" in 1998, "Fast as You Can" in 1999, as well as the "Limp" and "Paper Bag" music videos in 2000.

True to her authentic form, looking very healthy and in the moment with zeal for her craft, Fiona Apple's beauty shines with her minimalist music arrangement that uses only a drum and sparse piano as she layers her own voice into thick harmonies and a jungle of sound that is all her. Another tasty work of substance by Apple and Anderson destined for classic status amongst us cult followers. GC

Fiona Apple - Hot Knife

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Uncle Sam Goddamn

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This 4th of July is yet another sad one, full of jingoistic blind patriotism and flag waving, during this pathetic time when the U.S. drops more bombs from unmanned drones on more innocent civilians every day than the so called terrorists carry out. In the collective name of all Americans and the supposed War on Terror, The U.S. and the C.I.A. has carried out the equivalent of hundreds, if not over a thousand 9/11's on mostly innocent civilians in multiple countries in what is really a War of Terror. It benefits mostly crony capitalists connected to politicians behind the scenes at the expense of truth and human decency. Speaking of truth, which has become treason, it is sad that most people do not even know who Bradley Manning is, or for that matter, the song that Graham Nash of Crosby Stills Nash & Young wrote titled "Almost Gone" in support of whistle-blower Bradley Manning who will most likely spend the rest of his life in prison for telling the truth by doing what he had to do to expose real domestic enemies and their war crimes that were once covered up. Bradley Manning deserves America's thanks! He should be released from the military prison.

But today, Brother Ali gets the highlight here, for his ideas, which are non-violent, but radical. Radical is not a nasty thing, but a good thing, especially in this case. Brother Ali is controversial to some people. I've heard people argue whether he was black, white or Albino. I always thought, "why care about that?". Pigeonholing people based upon color or race without focusing on the individual's own ideas is just plain ignorant.

Ignorant is something Brother Ali is not and he is full of ideas to ponder He knows enough U.S. and world history to carry on coherent raps in a reality based sense that is not the candy coated version that is spoon fed adults by Katie Couric or to kids in school. He seems to be putting into words what should be obvious to American voters and children alike regarding the game that is being played against them by the powers that be. Wake up America!

Listen to Brother Ali lay it down with glaring reality. It's a public service announcement to not drink the Cool-Aid. His opening words to his classic song titled Uncle Sam Goddamn: "Welcome to the United Snakes, Home of the thief, Home of the slave..." is how he starts off the beginning of his portrayal of a flawed electorate and the related truths of U.S. Government Policy and raps down layers of tongue lashings at the government as well as the voter. Think. Be radical, not a sheep. GC

Brother Ali - Uncle Sam Goddamn

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Brother Ali borrowed ideas for his own Uncle Sam Goddamn from Nina Simone, making the song sort of a tribute to the late great artist. In fact, there the last second of the video features Ali wearing a Nina Simone t-shirt. Lyrically, her borrowed her line: "A show tune, but the show hasn't been written for it yet." Simone's song titled Mississippi Goddamn was written by her in 1964 as a protest song that was banned in several southern states.

Nina Simone performing Mississippi Goddam


UPDATE ON STORY: Since this post was originally written on July 4, 2013, Bradley Manning officially became Chelsea Manning. And, pursuant to a commutation by President Obama just as he was preparing to leave office. Chelsea Manning was pardoned by President Obama and now scheduled to be released from prison on May 17, 2017.

Glastonbury 2013 (76 video playlist)

Active since 1970, the Glastonbury Festival is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. At present, the playlist below of over 70 performances at Glastonbury 2013 contains the following artists in this order: Mumford and Sons, The xx, Bastille, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Rita Ora, Palma Violets, FOALS, Enter Shikari, Public Enemy, Ben Howard, Vampire Weekend, HAIM, Laura Mvula, alt-J, Alice Russell, Jake Bugg, Peace, Solange, Tame Impala, Miles Kane, Portishead, Primal Scream, Two Door Cinema Club, Example, Hurts, James Blake, Bobby Womack, Lianne La Havas, The Congos, Kenny Rogers, Villagers, Ondatropica, Public Image Limited, Rufus Wainwright, Django Django, Tim Burgess, I Am Kloot, Dub Colossus, Deap Vally, Chase and Status, Arctic Monkeys, Elvis Costello, Alabama Skakes, The Bombay Royals, Ed Harcourt, The Stripes, Daughter, Devandra Banhart, The Horrors, Goat, Local Natives, King Krule, The Limineers, Tom Tom Club, Seasick Steve, Toro Y Moi, Dinosaur Jr., Johnny Marr, Maverick Sabre, The Vaccines, Everything Everything, Savages, Toy, The Orb featuring Kakatsitsi, Calexico, BADBADNOTGOOD, Michael Kiwanuka, Courteeners, Of Monsters and Men, Steve Mason, Cat Power, Phoenix, Sergio Mendes, The Smashing Pumpkins and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Enjoy! GC

and... The Rolling Stones were invited to play Glastonbury for the first time in their long career. Here are a few small snippets. Hopefully more full length videos will follow soon.

And... here is Music Television favorite artist Lianne La Havas backstage :)

Lianne La Havas Backstage at Glastonbury 2013