Monday, 15 June 2009

Rare Robert Anton Wilson Interview - September 1981

Rare Robert Anton Wilson Interview from Future Life Magazine Issue #29 *September 1981*

Controversial Author, thinker and sometimes called the "the father of conspiracy theory", most famous for his popular Illuminatus series, talking to Dean Gengle in early 80's magazine.

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Robert Anton Wilson 1997 interview talking about Propaganda Due (P2), the practicalities of Internet censorship, and other subjects.

Robert Anton Wilson: Unearthed Interview 1991_ 1/3

Robert Anton Wilson: Unearthed Interview 1991_ 2/3

Robert Anton Wilson: Unearthed Interview 1991_ 3/3

Code Name "Zorro" by Mark Lane & Dick Gregory - Review

Code Name "Zorro" is a book by Mark Lane & Dick Gregory recently found in a 2nd hand bookshop. It is mixture of scholoraly and methodical look at the Assassinaion of Martin Luther King Jr. by Mark Lane; and a sensitive and personal discussion of the life and career of the Nobel Prize winning Minister by Dick Gregory.

1968 King Assassination Report Walter Cronkite (CBS News)

The Code Name "Zorro" was first published in 1977 in preperasion of a Congressional Hearing to investigate the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy. It raises several fascinating questions some are:

* Why was Dr.Kings Police protection removed on the day of the assassination? - and by who?

* Why was the same FBI squad which originally assigned to "destroy" King (whom the code-named "Zorro") also directed to investigate his murder?

* What did the ballistics test reveal - or fail to reveal about the alleged murder weapon?

In what strange way has the most reliable witness been prevented forever, from testifying in court?

* To what documented lengths did certain FBI men go to threaten King and suggest that he commit suicide rather than accept the Nobel Peace Prize?

* What of the mysterious "Raoul" who Ray claims masterminded and financed his movements before the murder?

Some of the answers feature in the Book and are discussed in the film lecture below.

Mark Lane with President J.F.K

Mark Lane is a U.S attorney, anti-war/Civil Rights activist opposed segregation as a Freedom Rider, and has founded many investigative organizations representing Native Americans, Vietnam Vetertans and questioning the official findings of the Warren Commission (J.F.K. Assassination investigation) amonst many others. His #1 selling book "Rush To Judgement" was one of the first books to question the findings of the Warren Commission.

Plausible Denial by Mark Lane

Promo shot in the 60's

Dick Gregory is a Comedian, Civil Rights Worker, Author and Political Activist. He was a friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and often performed comedy before Dr. M.L.K. Jr. spoke to crowds around the Southern states. He has been arrested many times in protests, is a raw fruit and vegetable diet advocate, amonst other accolades.

Dick Gregory (1932-Present)
Recorded Speech *Click on link*
Speech at St. John's Baptist Church
Birmingham, Alabama - May 20, 1963

Album of comedy

Dick Gregory's autobiography

One of Dick Gregory's Cookbooks

When Dick Gregory ran for President with Mark Lane, they distributed their own $1 bills as promotional flyers

Protesting and often arrested

Dick Gregory - Human Rights Protester, Comedian and Author

Badge for his running for President in 2008

Dick Gregory interview

"The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr." Dick Gregory & Mark Lane Part1

Dick Gregory & Mark Lane The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Part 2

Mark Lane The assassination of Martin Luther King Part 3

Mark Lane The assassination of Martin Luther King Part 4

The Assassination of Martin Luther King Mark Lane & Dick Gregory Part 5

The Assassination of Martin Luther King Lane-Gregory Part 6.wmv

The Assassination of Martin Luther King Dick Gregory Part 7

The Assassination of Martin Luther King Dick Gregory Part 8

Dick Gregory The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Part 9.wmv

Dick Gregory The assassination of Martin Luther King jr. Part 10

Is This The Future??? Terminator Salvation

Building the Perfect Terminator

Obviously the new Terminator movie, is just that - a movie, but it is interesting that some of the technology in the public domain, suggests that Android Armies might not be so far off in the future. As many people are aware of the fact that, top secret Military Research and Development budgets often far out way civilian projects. "New" technologies in the civilian/public domain are often spin off's of projects previously Developed with a Military objective. Many of these videos, (some declassified "promotional") although not new, are an interesting to look at the possible direction, and battlefields of "Future Warfare."

Alien Exoskeleton for U.S. Army [Future Tech]


TOYOTA i-foot

Beyond Human: Can a Robot Be a Person?

Army's Mini-Drone Swarm
In this animated promotional video, defense contractor BAE Systems shows off its vision for "Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology" -- tiny, swarming, bug-like robots. The Army just gave the company a $38
million contract to head up a consortium of researchers into the next-gen mini-drones.

Military Autogun prototype
Animation not based on anything but very likely much like similar Prototypes being looked at

Unmanned Ripsaw MS1 and Command Center

U.S Army Future Combat Systems 40t Prototype Tank
40Ton Tank & Plastic TRank Prototypes

High-Technology M113 Gavins: Real Future Combat System
Electric/Fibre-Optic control

Fascinating website looking at all aspects of the possible future of Warfare...
"Project Horizon Military update is intended as an informational page to field answers for many of the questions we are receiving regarding breaking tactical technologies as they become declassified."

Incredible Weapon Technology!

Future Combat Systems - North Korea 2014

2:38mins Interesting Ret. Brig General Israeli Army discussing employing Architectural & Cultural Street environments into Military planning.
"A revolution in military thinking is taking place these very days, in which the military understands that future wars will take place in cities." - Video Description

Honeywell Micro Air Vehicle video
Promo video of Honeywell's 'hover and stare' drone

Israel Air Force Unveils Latest Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Earlier this week the Air Force held its traditional technology display revealing the next generation of unmanned aerial vehicles and state of the art weapons systems. Eitan is the largest UAV built by Israel and Efroni, the smallest.10/10/07

Magpul FMG9 Collapsible weapon
Flashlight MachineGun - FMG - 9
"Machine Gun That Fits In Your Pocket"

Interesting Military technology website here

Nobody Beats The Drum - "The Drum"

2012 - The Future of Mankind
The Granada Forum -
Michael Tsarion gives a talk at the Granada Forum in Los Angeles, 2006.

Friday, 5 June 2009

"You Got The Juice Now..." Juice The Movie - Cameo Role Focus

"Juice" The Movie - The Background Actors Focus

Juice Movie Poster

Juice was a movie about 4 teenage friends living in New York at the beginning of the 90's. It reflects the change over from the Golden era, to the Chorus based music, styles and fashions. As one of the main characters is an upcoming Scratch DJ, it is very DJ based, and has one of the better soundtracks of the so-called "Hip Hop Movie" genres, this is down to Public Enemy's Hank Shocklee and The Bomb Squad coordinating the soundtrack & composing original music.

Eric B and Rakim: Juice (Know The Ledge)

Eric B. & Rakim - Don't Sweat The Technique
Their best and final album together

Over the last few years a lot of actors and movie pundits complain about Rappin' actors! But back then you couldn't even see rappers in videos, let alone movies!!! No Hip Hop Movie since Crush Groove (no I never saw that either), or Tougher Than Leather... No seriously, had a bigger effect on the Hip-Hop movement. If you talk to alot of Turntablists they will class this film as a BIG influence.

Most people just talk about the fact that it was Tupac's first real acting role, but its full of classic Hip-Hop cameos, and we at The Kool Skool thought we would put our Geek hats on and have a go at putting names to the faces. So heeeere we go...

"The Game Room Scene"

Samuel L. Jackson talking to Def Jam Crooner Oran Juice Jones

Dj Emmanuel vs. Oran "Juice" Jones "The Rain" (Electro Mix)
Click here for the Original

Isis (Lin Que) X-Clan

Isis (Lin Que) X-Clan

X-Clan Member

X-Clan Member

X-Clan/Brother J - Weapon X
R.I.P. Proffessor X & DJ Sugar Shaft

"Bodega Street Scene"

Tupac (Left) Treach Naughty By Nature (Right)

Naughty By Nature - Uptown Anthem
New Jersey Legend Treach and the other two... They did a dope song with New Jeruse 5%er Lakim Shabazz called "1, 2, 3". The New Jersey scene was pivitol in progression of the early 90's Hip-Hop scene.

"The other guy scene"

Special Ed

Special Ed "Jettin in the Jetta!"

Special Ed - The Mission

Special Ed - Think About It

"Girlfriends House"

Video Music Box's Ralph McDaniels the first regular HipHop VJ early Producer and Video director. (Gil Scott Heron is to his Left)

Video Music Box's Introduction

Ralph McDaniels Biography Uncle Ralph McDaniels History interview

*Uncle Ralph's top choice* - Malcolm Mclaren Featuring Scratching by The World Famous Supreme Team The World Famous Supreme Team were 5%ers and early NY Radio DJ's.

Video Music Box 25th Year Anniversary

K-Solo - Fugitive

Audio 2- Top Billin remix/EPMD- Payback (DJ Scratch Cuttin' The Fuck Up!)

"The Bar Scene"

EPMD's Eric Sermon And Parrish Smith gettin' their dollars taken in the Bar scene!

In the movie the 4 main character pull slick love moves on the lady in the record store an end up racking some famous late 80's records...

EPMD Rampage 12" Front

EPMD - Rampage 12" cover

EPMD Rampage Featuring LL Cool J (look-a-like...)

EPMD Rampage 12" Back

Masters Of Ceramony Album which Features Grand Puba (Brand Nubian)

Masters Of Ceremony - Dynomite

Grand Puba's later group with other Now Rule MC's Derek X (Sadat X) Lord Jamar & DJ Alamo

Biz Markie Spring Again 12"

Biz & Cool V - Its Spring Again 12"

Biz Markie - Spring Again

"DJ Battle try outs"

Queen Latifah in her first acting role, as a Judge and organizer of the DJ Battle

Ruffhouse Piece by Serve TC5 who did alot of the Tuff City Record covers. In the movie Ruffhouse is the fictional HipHop Club where the DJ Battle takes place, perhaps based on The Rooftop club. Columbia/RuffHouse was a popular record label at the time Cypress Hill, Tim Dog and others were signed to it.

"DJ Battle at the Ruffhouse"

Yo! MTV Rap's 2nd generation hosts, (The East Coast) Dr Dre (Original Concept), Ed Lover and the in studio DJ (can't remember his name) behind in LA Kings Hat

Yo! MTV Raps - Rakim, KRS-ONE, Erick Sermon, Chubb Rock & Mc Serch (can you count the backpacks????!)

Last Episode Freestyle Part 2 ( ft. Redman, Method Man, Large Professor, Special Ed, Craig Mack
(Prince Markie Dee of the Fat Boys on the right)

Son of Bazerk (Thanks Peacenik!)

Groundbreaking Radio & TV broadcasters
Kool DJ Red Alert, Son of Bazerk (Behind him) VJ Ralph McDaniels & DJ Chuck Chill Out (Front row) Queen Latifah with Mic & Sun Glasses

Kool DJ Red Alert Interview

Kool DJ Red Alert

Kool Chip & Chuck Chillout - Rhythm Is The Master
DJ Chuck Chillout was an early NY radio DJ and part of the early Hip-Hop group The B-Boys with Donald D (The Ryhme Syndicate). More about them on our old post Dedicated to Joe Ski Luv & B.D.P.'s D-Nice click here.


Special K? (Treacherous 3/Awesome 2)

Fab 5 Freddy Early Graffiti Writer/Rapper/Yo! MTV Host was in Blondie Rapture Video and Style Wars

DJ Richie Rich (3RD Bass/X-Men/X-ecutioners)

DJ Richie Rich (3RD Bass/X-Men/X-ecutioners) rockin the serious link

3RD Bass - Portrait Of The Artist As A Hood from their 2nd Album

If we have missed some out or made mistakes please feel free to let us know. We are only human.

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Get The F*@k Outta Here!!!! Swine Flu In Storage!!!

They obviously saved this one for a rainy day!!!!!

"I usually laugh at those youtube conspiracy videos, but this Swine Flu thing is blatanly rubbish!!!" - A Bandel

Found on

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

"Dirty Laundry" Art Show

The Kool Skool's Shucks One will be displaying a new painting at an exiting mix of contemporary artists at the Dalston Super Store in East London. The show is called Dirty Laundry and the artists have been asked to intemperate the phrase into new works.

Shuck's piece is based on the Mohammed El Gharani and Omar Khadr, the two have been held without formal charges in Quantanamo Bay since 2001, and arrived as teenagers.

Mohammed El Gharani Guantanemo's youngest inmate

Mohammed was just 14 years old and Omar 15 when they arrived at Camp X-Ray, and are still being detained despite a US Federal Judge ordering the immediate release of Mohammed, and Judges in Canada are ordering that the government pressure the US government for his repatriation. The piece "Summer Camp X-Ray" is hoped by the artist to raise awareness about the two men's status and situation, and inspire debate.
More info can be found at:

The event starts on Thursday the 4th and runs for weeks at:
Dalston Super Store
117 Kingsland High Street
E8 2PB

While creating the piece Shucks was mostly listening to:

DJ Soulstar's Podcast

Phil Most Chill's new B-Boy Breaks tape

Tony Touch Breaks mix found on the hiphop battlefield blog

DJ Klose One's Spring mix on the Ain't That Great blog