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1 Apocalypse Jukebox: The End of the World in American Popular Music

Janssen, David, and Whitelock, Edward Soft Skull Press 2009 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 324 p. Audien 

For a cultural movement that has no definite beginning, the sense of an ending is never very far below the surface of rock and roll music and lyrics. American popular music from its earliest hymnals, through its growing commercial presentations via minstrelsy and vaudeville, through the explosion of technology that enabled a market for recorded music has been shaped by an apocalyptic world view. In Apocalypse Jukebox, Edward Whitelock and David Janssen, inspired by their recollection of the end-of-the-world paranoia that so deeply infused the music of their youth (1970s-80s), trace the connections between that sense of endings and the surprisingly expansive and all-encompassing mix of paranoia and hope that characterizes so much of American history. That sense of impending doom is palpable from the book's opening in an unexpected place and time, the American South amidst a terrifying meteor shower in 1833. From there, Apocalypse Jukebox traces the influence of apocalypticism upon the development of American popular music, with the premise that America itself can be fruitfully understood, defined, explicated, and sung in apocalyptic terms. 
Price: 17.95 USD

 
2 Bukowski Reads His Poetry

Bukowski, Charles 

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Price: 19.95 USD

 
 
3 Charles Bukowski-Underwater Poetry Festival-Salt Lake City, Utah-October 5, 1974

Bukowski, Charles & Potts, Charles Walla Walla, Washington A Litmus Production-The Temple Inc. 2006 Audiobook CD

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audio cd of a rare Bukowski reading 
Price: 9.95 USD

 
4 Come September

Roy, Arundhati 

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Price: 14.99 USD

 
 
5 Crisis and Hope: Theirs & Ours

Chomsky, Noam Audio CD

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On June 12, 2009, Noam Chomsky gave a historic address at the Riverside Church in New York City. The talk was sponsored by The Brecht Forum and co-sponsors included The Education Ministry of The Riverside Church, Mission and Social Justice Commission of The Riverside Church, Theatre of the Oppressed at The Riverside Church, The Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory & Bluestockings Books. More than 2,000 people attended this historic address, captured here, in which Chomsky offered a powerful analysis of the current economic crisis and its structural roots; the continuity in U.S. foreign policy under the Barack Obama administration; and the class interests driving U.S. domestic and foreign policy. He also speaks here at length about the tradition of worker self-management as a concrete alternative to the business as usual approach of corporations and the government during the current crisis. The CD also features an introduction by Amy Goodman. 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
6 Innocent When You Dream: The Tom Waits Reader

Montandon, Mac (Editor), and Black, Frank (Foreword by) Thunder's Mouth Press 2005 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 394 p. Audien 

Over the past three decades, Tom Waits has achieved the kind of top-shelf cult status most artists only dream about. In his varied career, his songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Sarah McLachlan, and the Ramones, and he's acted alongside Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, and Lily Tomlin. This book collects a range of writing about Waits in all his mischievous splendor. A New Yorker Talk of the Town piece from 1976; an interview by Terry Gilliam from 1999; two pieces by Charles Bukowski; album reviews by Luc Sante and David Fricke; conversations with Elvis Costello, Roberto Benigni, and Jim Jarmusch; more. Foreword by Frank Black. No photos. 
Price: 16.95 USD

 
 
7 Iraq: The Forever War

Chomsky, Noam Audio CD

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Presenting an arresting analysis of U.S. foreign policy and the war on terror, this original recording delivers a provocative lecture on the nation’s past and present use of force. Demonstrating how imperial powers have historically invented fantastic reasons to sell their wars to their people, this powerful examination illustrates the attack on Iraq as not just a mistake but also a crime, proposing that the criminals behind it should be brought to justice. The discourse focuses on the present U.S. disregard for the Geneva Conventions and the dangerous and immoral use of “anticipatory self-defense” to undermine the United Nations Charter and international law. In spite of this dark assessment, Chomsky maintains hope for democracy at home and abroad by inspiring listeners to shake off our political malaise and work to build a more egalitarian future for all. Reviews: A global phenomenon, perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet. --The New York Times The conscience of the American people. --The New Statesman 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
8 Itations of Jamaica and I Rastafari: The First Itation

Faristzaddi, Millard Trade Paperback

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Price: 25.00 USD

 
 
9 Itations of Jamaica and I Rastafari: The Second Itation

Faristzaddi, Mihlawhdh Trade Paperback

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Price: 25.00 USD

 
10 Itations of Jamaica and I Rastafari: The Third Itation

Faristzaddi, Mihlawhdh Trade Paperback

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Price: 25.00 USD

 
 
11 Joe Hill: The IWW & the Making of a Revolutionary Working Class Counterculture

Rosemont, Franklin Charles Kerr 2003 882862642 Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 650 p. Contai 

JOE HILL (1877-1915) is the best-known figure in the heroic history of the Indus trial Workers of the World (a.k.a. Wobblies). U.S. labor's most world-renowned martyr and celebrated song-writer, he is remembered above all for his songs in the Little Red Song Book: The Preacher and the Slave (Pie in the Sky), Mr Block, There Is Power in a Union, and many more that are still popular on picketlines today. Franklin Rosemont's important new book presents a fresh and in-depth study of the life and work of the famous Wobbly bard, and of the revolutionary counter-culture he came to personify. Older books on Hill focused on the crime he didn't commit, his frame-up and martyrdom. This study sheds new light on those topics-particularly on the ongoing use of frame-up in the U.S. justice system-but its overall focus is on Hill's ideas and activity: as songwriter, poet, artist, hobo, thinker, humorist, and archetypal rank-and-file Wobbly. No other book discusses in such detail Hill's views on capitalism, white supremacy, gender issues, religion, wilderness, law, and prison, as well as on songwriting, humor, direct action, and revolutionary industrial union-ism. Several chapters explore Hill's little-known work as a cartoonist. Collected here for the first time is all his art, including his one surviving painting. The scores of other illustrations feature Hill-inspired art by IWWs from Ralph Chaplin to Carlos Cortez, and by such other labor artists as Mike Alewitz, Gary Huck, Mike Konopacki, and Lisa Lyons. Examining Hill's status as a near-mythic figure in history as well as his enormous influence-on Wob artists; other radicals, songwriters, and poets; on movements as varied as the 1910s Chicago Renaissance and the 1950s Beat Generation-Rosemont also examines the many appearances by Hill and the IWW in popular culture, including mass-market mysteries, science-fiction, and rock'n'roll. In chapters on The Hobo Contribution to Critical Theory, Wobblies Against Whit 
Price: 20.00 USD

 
12 Lenny Bruce Originals

Bruce, Lenny 

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Price: 18.99 USD

 
 
13 Now This War Has Two Sides CD

Jensen, Derrick PM Press 2008 9.78E+12 Audiobook CD

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Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
14 Our Word is Our Weapon Subcommandante Marcos Zapatista CD

Marcos, Subcommandante 

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Price: 14.95 USD

 
 
15 R. Crumb Draws the Blues

Crumb, Robert Last Gasp 1993 867194014 Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Audience: Gen 

The collected music-related stories from Zap, Arcade, Raw, Weirdo and other comics. 
Price: 16.95 USD

 
16 Rise Up Singing: The Group Singing Songbook

Patterson, Annie (Editor), and Blood, Peter (Editor), and Seeger, Pete (Foreword by) Sing Out Publications 2004 9.78E+12 Illustrated. Spiralbound

New 288 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/ McWhirter, Kore Loy 

Words, chords, and sources for 1, 200 songs! The songbook! Easily indexed by author, title, type. You'll find everyone from Leonard Cohen to Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan to Joe Hill, Woody Guthrie to Malvina Reynolds. Hymns, spirituals, sea shanteys songs about peace, freedom, labor, struggle, the environment, and so much more. What a book! Includes a foreword from Pete Seeger, who, of course, has several contributions. Ring-bound for easier use. Worth devouring by all those who love to sing. Joan Baez This is the best, most exhilarating and glorious history of the United States: a singing history. It is more than a lovely songbook it's a play-work-fight-freedom hymnal. Studs Terkel 
Price: 22.95 USD

 
 
17 Sing for Your Supper: A DIY Guide to Playing Music, Writing Songs, and Booking Your Own Gigs

Rovics, David PM Press 2008 9.78E+12 

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Trade paperback (US). 64 p. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 5.95 USD

 
18 Starlight on the Rails: A Songbook

Phillips, Utah AK Press 2005 

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Price: 39.95 USD

 
 
19 Stuffed & Starved

Patel, Raj Audio CD

Brand New! 

How can starving people also be obese? Why does everything have soy in it? How do petrochemicals and biofuels control the price of food? It's a perverse fact of modern life: There are more starving people in the world than ever before (800 million) while there are also more people overweight (1 billion). On this audio CD, Raj Patel talks about his investigation to find out how we got to this point and what we can do about it. His research took him from the colossal supermarkets of California to India's wrecked paddy-fields and Africa's bankrupt coffee farms, while along the way he ate genetically engineered soy beans and dodged flying objects in the protestor-packed streets of South Korea. What he found was shocking, from the false choices given us by supermarkets to a global epidemic of farmer suicides, and real reasons for famine in Asia and Africa. Yet he also found great cause for hope--in international resistance movements working to create a more democratic, sustainable and joyful food system. Going beyond ethical consumerism, Patel explains, from seed to store to plate, the steps to regain control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of both farmers and consumers, and rebalance global sustenance. 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
20 T.A.Z. Temporary Autonomous Zone: A Night of Ontological Anarchy and Poetic Terorrism

Bey, Hakim & Wilson, Robert Anton Trade Paperback

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A night of ontological anarchy and poetic terrorism captured live at the Komotion International in San Francisco in February 1993. Introduced by Joseph Matheny and featuring Rob Breszny, the elusive Hakim Bey reading from his unpublished manuscripts, Nick Herbert performing his Quantum Tantric poetry, and Robert Anton Wilson rounding out the evening with his RAW witticisms. 
Price: 24.95 USD

 
 
21 The Art of Emceeing (Emcee-ing): An Easy to Follow Step-by-Step Guide for the Aspiring Hip Hop Artist w/ CD

Stic Man of dead prez Boss Up Inc. 2005 977009203 Trade paperback

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106 p. 
Price: 24.95 USD

 
22 The Big Red Songbook: 250-Plus IWW Songs!

Green, Archie (Editor), and Roediger, David (Editor), and Rosemont, Franklin (Editor) Charles Kerr 2007 882862774 Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 538 p. Contai 

America's foremost folklorist and the founder of laborlore...and his collaborators explore the IWW song tradition with marvelous insight. -Paul Buhle Best collection of rebel workers songs and poems ever compiled: all the songs that appeared in the IWW s celebrated little red songbook from 1909 through 1973 plus scores of others. Songs of Joe Hill, T-Bone Slim, Dick Brazier, Ralph Chaplin, Dublin Dan Liston, Covington Hall, John Brill and other Wobbly greats. For the first time anywhere, a good selection of songs by women Wobbies: Agnes Thecla Fair, Laura Payne Emerson, Sophie Fagin, Jane Street, Laura Tanne and others. Not least, songs and poems by the colorful bunch of Wob soapboxers who frequented Chicago s Dil Pickle Club and Bughouse Square including G. G. Florine, Lionel Moise, James Rohn, Jim Seymour, and Bert Weber. A special section focuses on variants and parodies of IWW songs: a Depression-era version of Hallelujah I m a Bum, Jack Langan s 1960s version of Solidarity Forever, an Earth First! adaptation of Joe Hill s There is Power by Walkin Jim Stoltz, and Hazel Dickens bold update of The Rebel Girl. The essays by the editors and Judy Branfman, Richard Brazier, James Connell, Carlos Cortez, Bill Friedland, Virginia Martin, Haywire Mac, Fred Thompson and Utah Phillips not only provide historical/ biographical context, but also a wide range of perspectives on the Wobbly counterculture and its enduring legacies. Beautifully illustrated and full of fascinating detail, a must for anyone interested in song, labor history, workers culture, and the struggle for a better world. -Paul Garon 
Price: 24.00 USD

 
 
23 The Covert War Against Rock: What You Don't Know about the Deaths of Jim Morrison, Tupac Shakur, Michael Hutchence, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Phil Ochs, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, John Lennon, and the Notorious B.I.G.

Constantine, Alex Feral House 2000 9.78E+12 Illustrated. Trade paperback

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Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 280 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
24 The Liberty Tree: A Celebration of the Life and Writings of Thomas Paine

Rosselson, Leon & Johnson, Robb Audio CD

Brand New! 

When the rich plunder the poor of his rights, it becomes an example to the poor to plunder the rich of his property.” --Thomas Paine The Liberty Tree tells the story of Tom Paine's extraordinary life, interweaving Paine's own words, from his letters and the pamphlets which made him one of the most influential and dangerous writers of his age, with extracts from newspaper reports, diaries, letters and other documents of the times. The songs of Robb Johnson and Leon Rosselson add another dimension to the story, reflecting Paine's radical ideas and evaluating them in the context of the 21st century. This unique blend of words and music challenges received opinion in the same way Paine's writings did. Praise: 
Price: 20.00 USD

 
 
25 The Logic of Poltiical Violence - Craig Rosebraugh Live at Laughing Horse Books CD

Rosebraugh, Craig 

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Price: 10.00 USD

 
26 The Other Side of Darkness

Jensen, Derrick 

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Price: 25.00 USD

 
 
27 The Story of Crass

Berger, George Oakland, CA PM Press 2009 Trade Paperback

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Crass was the anarcho-punk face of a revolutionary movement founded by radical thinkers and artists Penny Rimbaud, Gee Vaucher and Steve Ignorant. When punk ruled the waves, Crass waived the rules and took it further, putting out their own records, films and magazines and setting up a series of situationist pranks that were dutifully covered by the world s press. Not just another iconoclastic band, Crass was a musical, social and political phenomenon. Commune dwellers who were rarely photographed and remained contemptuous of conventional pop stardom; their members explored and finally exhausted the possibilities of punk-led anarchy. They have at last collaborated on telling the whole Crass story, giving access to many never-before seen photos and interviews. 
Price: 20.00 USD

 
28 US Off the Planet: An Evening in Eugene with Ward Churchill & Chellis Glendinning

Churchill, Ward & Gelndinning, Chellis 

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Price: 9.95 USD

 
 
29 War & Civil Disobedience

Zinn, Howard Audio CD

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What are citizens to do when confronted by unjust laws and when their government embroils them in unjust wars? Delivered in the context of the current US war in Iraq, this is a scintillating lecture and discussion by the legendary teacher, historian, playwright, and activist. The efforts of Zinn to recover and pass on stories of civil disobedience to the unjust wars of US history offers models, ideas, and inspirations for how and why we might go about challenging and changing the structures of power. 
Price: 14.95 USD

     



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