Thursday, September 20, 2018

Out of The Loop


Out of The Loop

What is the noise that you hear?
Can you identify the sounds in the noise?
How is the movement of sound structured?
Do you feel the vibrations around you?
Is your perception with its rhythm?
Have you captured the beat?


Fall out of The Loop
Fall into The Loop
Within The Loop
Out of The Loop


One was approaching from the North Side.
The other approaching from the South Side.
Four lights approaching from opposite angles.
The point of conflicting contact is in the centre
Of the loop


Fall out of The Loop
Fall into The Loop
Within The Loop
Out of The Loop

Most had terrible thoughts about such junction
From the North and the South.
Some were afraid of the impact
To be caused in the wake and echoes


Fall out of The Loop
Fall into The Loop
Within The Loop
Out of The Loop

What an event could be produced
The sound of the noise from such creation.
The power of energy in motion.
Others were happy that the time was now


Fall out of The Loop
Fall into The Loop
Get into The Loop
Slip out of The Loop.

-Der Kosmonaut
Europe 2017

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Breaking My Silence

By Der Kosmonaut 
  The reasons for my many months of being silent on current events are manifold. The first reason is that I have resumed my music career after nearly a decade of dormancy. At the start of this year I had been on track to record my first professional solo album. As has often been the case over the past couple of years, my main collaborator, a Black Dutchman who was to be my producer, bailed out on the project. Two years prior in Ottawa another singer-songwriter that I had started a project with, unilaterally pulled out the way George W. Bush withdrew from the Anti Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2001.
  The sudden withdrawal of my producer derailed my entire agenda for this year. I had hoped to have the single "The Reactionary Anthem" released by May. The projected launch date for the album "Out of The Loop" was July. This was a serious blow to both my enthusiasm and momentum.
  Upon the collapse of the "Out of The Loop" project, I went to Zurich, Switzerland. I had been invited there to live in a squatted house. I was leery of the journey but had no choice but to accept the invitation. I had already been in Amsterdam for many months. I was cognisant of the fact that I needed to leave the European Schengen Area. In 2008 I had visited Switzerland. At the time Switzerland was not a member of the Schengen Area. I had assumed that this arrangement was still in place.
  The second reason why I have been silent is that I have been without a personal laptop or desktop since March. Two successive laptops broke down within weeks. My access to the Internet has been severely hampered as a result. While my housemates have allowed me to use their computers, I cannot take the time to write, edit and publish articles as needed. My only personal connection to the Internet is a cheap android. While I can type up to 55 words per minute on a qwerty keyboard, my timing plummets on a digital virtual keyboard. Sending text messages is an exercise in tedium. Mostly because I refuse to degrade and degenerate my grammar and spelling to illiterately written texts. My biggest conservative bone in my body is written and spoken English. When I spent part of my childhood in The Bronx, I was persecuted because I steadfastly refused to speak slang. I stubbornly spoke Standard American English. It's impossible for me to deliberately misconjugate verbs. I suffered beat downs and humiliations because of my English. Boys in The Bronx were staggered and dismayed by my use of so-called "BIG Words". I was assaulted and insulted for being a "white boy" and a "faggot". Therefore I cannot write using capitalistically degenerated American text code. The written illiteracy rate is staggering. For a recent example of this see "Hurricane Florenence".
  So with limited access to the World Wide Web and lacking the proper writing tools, I have been sidelined. However, I have been following current events very, very closely. Frankly; I'm terrified of the present state of matters. Most developments over the past 20 years have not perturbed me in the least. However, what's happening in 2018 is beyond my worst nightmares. We are witnessing horrors unseen since the 1940s. Not only has Fascism, National Socialism and White Nationalism become mainstream, the Emotional Plague is afflicting billions of non-white peoples. I watch with disbelief the international growth of Black National Socialism. Every country and inhabited continent is reeling from ethnic and racial violence. In one fell swoop not only international standards but the entire project of The Enlightenment has been destroyed. I fear that they have been irrevocably destroyed.
  I see a Western Leftist/Progressive milieu, whether "Anarchist", "Feminist", "Queer" or "Marxist" embrace totalitarianism. While I have long observed the reactionary trends of Postmodernism, it's disgusting to see individuals who I once admired and respected embrace hearsay and nonsense. Eight years ago I stated that the Left was dead. It has returned as fanatical vampire freaks who applaud and cheer on State Terror and Repression. I have seen old activists and once sharp social critics become complacent. Now their politics is not only engaged exclusively online but passively watching late night comedy programs. As David Byrne noted in "The New Sins" 'late night comedy writers keep a helpless population in stitches'. Vacuous and boring programs such as "Game of Thrones" consumes their intellectual and creative energy. The Quebecois film director Denys Arcand predicted this in his film "Days of Darkness"
  Speaking of dark days, freedom of expression is on its last legs. It will take some time yet before the World Wide Web is completely under lock down and control. However, what's taking place is the imposition of being under police detention and interrogation. Instead of freedom of conscience and opinion, we now live in the state of everything that you say can and will be used against you in court of law, kangaroos, opinion, gangs, cliques, etc.
   Finally I have had nothing really new to say. The good writer should go out of their way to avoid repetition. However, I have a big mouth which proves impossible for me to keep closed.
To conclude, I am on the countdown until my exile from the West.

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Thursday, September 06, 2018

SLIG Experimental Jam ADM Amsterdam 28 October 2017



Recorded at ADM Amsterdam, Netherlands on 28 October 2017
Der Kosmonaut: Vocals
Emily Linn: Beats
Dominic Byrne: Guitar
Peter Rampazzo: Backing Vocals
Steffen Niedermeyer: Human Feedback and Backing Vocals
Text by Der Kosmonaut
Music Composed by Der Kosmonaut and Dominic Byrne
Track Listing
1)Transition
2)PDX
3)Seattle Hemp
4)Posters and Bulletins
5)Existiential Interrogation
6)Reactionary Anthem
7)Can U Take It?
8)ST.CUM
9)Repressed Nature
 

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The Reactionary Anthem


Put that man back in his place!
Put that woman back in the kitchen!
Put tape over the child's mouth and dress him up for display!
Put those ideas in the rubbish!
Put your mentality with everyone else!
Put the Blacks back to Africa!
Put the Latinos back on the boats!
Put the bleeding hearts in the morgue!
Put the socialists back in Russia!
Put all the Serbs in the graves!
Put the musicians in jail!
Put their recordings on the bonfire!
Put the foreigners on the moon!
Put public housing on the auction block!
Put the public schools under religious control!
Put all the trains in the junkyard!
Put cameras on every street corner!
Put TVs in every home!
Put adverts on every wall!
Put that away!
Put everything away!
-Der Kosmonaut

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Der Kosmonaut Promo

The Checklist
Amsterdam, Holland December 2017


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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Curtis Mayfield - If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go

1970


 [Spoken: Woman]
Last night, I was so depressed
And I went and got the Bible
And I turned to the book of Revelations
And if people would just get and read the Bible
And read the book of Revelations
They would really turn around and straighten up
This is all we need to do, is just get the good book
And read it and put it to everyday life
[Spoken: Curtis Mayfield]
Sisters
Niggers
Whiteys
Jews
Crackers
Don't worry
If there's hell below
We're all
Gonna go
[Vocal]
Sisters
Brothers and the whiteys
Blacks and the crackers
Police and their backers
They're all political actors
Hurry
People running from their worries
While the judge and his juries
Dictate the law that's partly flaw

Cat calling
Love balling, fussing and a-cussing
Top billing now is killing
For peace, no one is willing
Kind of make you get that feeling

Everybody smoke
Use the pill and the dope
Educated fools
From uneducated schools
Pimping people is the rule
Polluted water in the pool
And Nixon talking 'bout, "Don't worry"
He say, "Don't worry"
He say, "Don't worry"
He say, "Don't worry"
But they don't know
There can be no show
And if there's hell below
We're all gonna go
Everybody praying
And everybody saying
But when come time to do
Everybody's laying
Just talking 'bout, "Don't worry"
They say, "Don't worry"
They say, "Don't worry"
They say, "Don't worry"

Sisters
Brothers and the whiteys
Blacks and the crackers
Police and their backers
They're all political actors

Smoke
The pill and the dope
Educated fools
From uneducated schools
Pimping people is the rule
Polluted water in the pool
And everybody's saying, "Don't worry"
They say, "Don't worry"
They say, "Don't worry"
They say, "Don't worry"
But they don't know
There can be no show
And if there's hell below
We're all gonna go
Lord, what we gonna do?
Tell me what we gonna do?
If everything I say is true
This ain't no way it ought to be
If only all the mass could see
But they keep talking 'bout, "Don't worry"
They say, "Don't worry"
They say, "Don't worry"
They say, "Don't worry"


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Sunday, July 01, 2018

Grenada: The Future Is Coming (1983)

A documentary about the achievements and challenges of the Grenada Revolution from 1979-83. The documentary was finished within days of the USA coup and consequent miltary invasion which destroyed the revolution, claiming the lives of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop plus hundreds of other citizens of Grenada. Produced by the Caribbean Research Institute. John Douglas produced, filmed and edited the work, and was co-directed by Carmen Ashurst and Samori Marksman and Douglas. Vinie Burroughs is the narrator

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Der Kosmonaut Keynote Address At World Infringement Congress Montreal November 2016

Der Kosmonaut presents the keynote address at the Montreal World Infringement Congress November 2016 entitled "Trump, Globalization and Infringement".


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