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AUDIO: Predicting the CBDC Rollout

James Corbett joins Paul Brennan on Reality Check Radio to talk about the looming threat of Central Bank Digital Currencies.

You can read our full CBDC archive here. Reality Check Radio is an independent radio station based in New Zealand. Tune in via their website. A full transcript is available via The Corbett Report.

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George Mc
George Mc
Jun 30, 2024 3:14 PM

Pending.

George Mc
George Mc
Jun 30, 2024 3:14 PM

For Vagabard and all those desperate Israel hangers on. This clip is the ultimate in terrified blockage of any view that detracts from the Zionist psychosis:

https://x.com/CensoredMen/status/1807127067269452063

“Here’s the news from Gaza … but who believes the terrorist input from terrorists who terrorize! What can you do to heal Palestine?”

“Well we need to get help …”

“Stop evading the question! Fucking Hamas bastards! What do you say?”

“Well ….”

“Shut up you bastard! Fucking Hamas beheading their own babies! Fucking fucking fucking!”

Vagabard
Vagabard
Jun 30, 2024 4:43 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Fortunately I’m not on ‘x’ so I’ll have to let the psychosis continue. The soap & water is thatta way ==>

George Mc
George Mc
Jun 30, 2024 7:13 PM
Reply to  Vagabard

The psychosis is non-stop and not being on x won’t help you.

mgeo
mgeo
Jul 1, 2024 6:15 AM
Reply to  George Mc

In the 1980s and 1990s, there was some half-hearted talk of the need to define terrorism, and the “root causes of terrorism”. Such loose talk soon buried.

Approximately
Approximately
Jun 30, 2024 10:22 AM

Predicting the CBDC Rollout??

James Corbett joins Paul Brennan on ”Reality Check Radio ”
ironic that something called Reality Check Radio with investigator journalists James Corbett have never got off there fat lazy a£$ and spoken to real people in the low paid, disabled, poor category of society.

The U.K and Austraila and USA have had CBDC under the umbrella name called food vouchers for the last 15/25 years. Infact the U.K has had milk vouchers for poor children since the 40’s.
U.K Tory government now wants to go further than it has already gone in 14 years and have PIP payment paid as CBDC.

Edwige
Edwige
Jul 1, 2024 3:05 PM
Reply to  Approximately

It’s the way Australian ‘welfare’ has been linked to vaccine status that’s so alarming and shows where this is meant to go….

Thom 9
Thom 9
Jun 29, 2024 11:30 PM

CBDC’s and the other forms of digital payment systems are completely flawed as they rely upon the availability of electrical power and a network to operate on.

So what happens when the power is out for a day, a week, a month or more potentially. 
see the Carrington Event:
https://earthsky.org/human-world/carrington-event-1859-solar-storm-effects-today/
PS We are in the solar maximum of this 11 year solar cycle…

Of course CBDC’s (Central Bank Digital Currency) represent the latest offering in the Satanic Oligarchy’s total control grid. CBDC=Control Banking Destroy (real) Currency.

NO CASH=NO FREEDOM 
BOYCOTT THOSE WHO DO NOT ACCEPT CASH AS “LEGAL TENDER”!!!

LOL
LOL
Jun 30, 2024 3:43 PM
Reply to  Thom 9

The entire transhumanist / metaverse crack pipe dream relies on an endless amount of electricity and infinitely functional hardware without the need for maintenance by human operators. Among countless other inanities…

Jeffrey Strahl
Jeffrey Strahl
Jun 29, 2024 8:03 PM

New technology will link all the Blockchain chains, be they CBDCs, capital markets, Etherium and other “autonomous” chains,….. Focusing just on CBDCs is naive.

Replatforming Global Finance | Sergey Nazarov at Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT), ChainLink, 6/12/24, 35 minutes.


Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Jun 30, 2024 12:54 PM
Reply to  Jeffrey Strahl

For the individual, CBDCs are the most important and dangerous of any financial system.

As I commented in my ealier post to Bryan, the progtammabjlity makes these instruments far more dangerous.

Of course, they’re going to be sold on convenience, security etc. and, of course people will buy into it.

It will probably work on a bonus/malus scheme where you get bonus points for being green for example and points decucted for ungreen activities.

This will all be fun to start with, a bit like green shield stamps.

Until that day when you try to book that trip of put that fuel in your car.

And there’s no stamps left.

Daddy Cool
Daddy Cool
Jun 29, 2024 6:39 PM

“5000 years of Germany: Germanic life in 620
pictures (A guided tour in 620 pictures through
German prehistory & Germanic culture)”, 1936.
https://archive.org/details/5000jahredeutschland/mode/2up

In recent decades, the chances of survival
of this people have been reduced to practi-
cally zero … with ever-increasing intensity.

Daddy Cool
Daddy Cool
Jun 29, 2024 5:59 PM

Nazis regarded Anglos as racial equals (“Nordics”).
Germanic tribes originated in Denmark & southern
Scandinavia.comment image

Maps by Hillen-Ziegfeld, owner of Erwin Runge Verlag,
employee of Institute for Spatial Research after WW2.
https://de.zxc.wiki/wiki/Institut_f%C3%BCr_Raumforschung

https://www.raremaps.com/gallery/detail/92923/second-world-war-nazism-87-545-000-deutsche-in-europa-hillen-ziegfeld

Politically, this misjudgment may have been their most
devastating mistake, leading to their downfall (and in
the long run, the downfall of the entire white race).

Swedes still cultivate a peculiar tradition named
ox dance. In Germany called Rüpeltanz (Rüpel =
lout). Somewhat reminiscent of “finger-pulling”.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger_pulling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHeOZ6UG3-U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMgHfEVr9Z8

Bronx-Anglos trying to imitate it authentically.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqcp7CfiBEs

A much more confrontational way of “communi-
cating” than the harmless fidgeting of the Scots.

Daddy Cool
Daddy Cool
Jun 30, 2024 12:04 AM
Reply to  Daddy Cool

Btw., incidentally, the operator of the website
is Jewish. So it may come as no surprise how
the assessment of Hillen-Ziegfeld’s map turns
out. Apparently a name not unknown in Israel.

https://www.raremaps.com/site/about
https://forebears.io/surnames/ruderman
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruderman_Family_Foundation

LOL
LOL
Jun 30, 2024 3:52 PM
Reply to  Daddy Cool

The “downfall of the white race” is another preposterous racialist fever dream. Western white cultures are facing the consequences of 1000 years of imperialistic colonialism combined with mass genocide and wholesale looting. Did you think they would get away with it?
The core of the problem is the eradication of indigenous (so-called “pagan”) western culture and replacement with the Abrahamic poison.
What you’re looking at now is a state of decay and disintegration that can only bring about a rebirth- but if you insist on racialism, the whites are looking pretty frail and driven insane by power, and unlikely to make it through tough times!

Edwige
Edwige
Jul 1, 2024 3:10 PM
Reply to  LOL

“The “downfall of the white race” is another preposterous racialist fever dream”.

Wikipedia says the Kalergi Plan has been de-bunked so that’s all right then!

sandy
sandy
Jun 29, 2024 5:51 PM

The root problem for all things NOW including CBDCs, is no matter how the elite frame these proposals-that-are-slammed-down-Humanity’s-throat these policies solely serve the profit growth of the top 5% while harming and victimizing the bottom 90%. For the central banks and all the banking systems to perform as a service to Humanity they must be socialized to public control so whatever they do serves society’s needs, not the elite. The FED is a public-private-partnership, in other words cloak privatized, serving the FIRE (finance, insurance, real estate) sector. CBDCs will make us remote control serfs. The same applies for the wars, the poverty, the artificial conflict of defunded societies with it’s crime, homelessness, pollution, social friction, classism, racism and surveillance police state to keep the plebs authority-less. And then just look at what meatbags the Uniparty has to offer as king: two old, too stupid, too corrupt and senile-psycho fools tottering… Read more »

Johnny
Johnny
Jun 29, 2024 12:13 PM

Like him or loathe him, Tucker Carlson just gave the Australian media a serve of shit salad.
And you can feel them squirm:

https://x.com/tuckercarlson/status/1806034521369776406/mediaviewer

Boris Johnson, London and the UK get a serve as well.

Approximately
Approximately
Jun 30, 2024 10:01 AM
Reply to  Johnny

I squirm that supposedly awake people believe this horseshit.

Tucker with his proudly double vaccination logo on his website and twitter account and facebook.

That CIA Tucker that makes the media squirm.  😂 
that worked for fox news.  😂 

Johnny
Johnny
Jun 30, 2024 10:45 AM
Reply to  Approximately

Well, he ain’t talkin the walk then.
His remarks about vaccines at this talk contradicts that logo.
So what gives?

I reckon he’s just a vain fool anyway. Russell Brand had him dumbstruck.

Johnny
Johnny
Jun 30, 2024 10:52 AM
Reply to  Johnny

BTW, I couldn’t see any vaccines logo anywhere.
What gives?

antonym
antonym
Jun 29, 2024 11:32 AM

Any prediction by nature is a distraction of the solution, which is being in the stillness of NOW.
The mass training our collective Minds are getting now through the created fear waves of 9/11, WMD, Covid, CO2 and now WWIII is to start discarding these false negatives in favor of looking and finding positives. The stillness of NOW, without desires, wishes or even trying is a big door opening.

Bryan
Bryan
Jun 29, 2024 10:57 AM

Why so much paranoia about an acronym “CBDC”? Why is so much antipathy being foisted upon letters: do ‘we’ honestly think previous forms of ‘money’ set us free? And why can we not link previous forms of capital and currency with the destruction of soil fertility and the uncertain future of food—as per the previous two weeks of ‘reality check’ and ‘#solutionswatch’? In any truly solution-oriented reality-check, money and land are inextricably linked. The biocapacity of the land is the limiting factor of the amount of money as credit that can be advanced. So said the Physiocrats with their Tableau Economique, but Classical, and most especially NeoClassical Economics, deliberately departed from ecological delimitation with their ‘labour theory of value’. Provided with sufficient or unlimited capital (K) then labour (L) can produce infinite “subjective” value… in theory… if and only if the labourer does not need to eat and capital can… Read more »

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Jun 29, 2024 2:30 PM
Reply to  Bryan

You’ve completely missed the point.

Nobody I know has any problem with digital currency per se.

You can stuff your Applemac with as much funny munny as you like. Your loss.

Wha I do have a problem with is PROGRAMMABLE CBDC.

And, make no mistake, it comes as a package

Was it the odious Von der Leyan or the odious Legarde who even admitted when questioned about the ECBs dogital Euro that there would inevitably be an ‘element’ of programmability built into it.

Bryan
Bryan
Jun 29, 2024 6:39 PM

“Programmability”? You completely miss the point if you cannot see that our entire lives are programmed by capital production. We all work for programmable Number and every choice we ever made was predetermined from before birth. The ideology that there is something ‘new’ under the capital sun is so ludicrous, especially when predicted for more than 150 years. My point that the imposition, invasiveness and imperialism of capital accumulation as our bodies stands in real world relation to the actual means on modes of our metabolic reproduction alienated from the Rest of humanity and from the land. Only now do we get indignant when the means of or extended social reproduction impinge on our wealth, our health are we moved to even register the indignity we have imposed on the supermajority of our own species for centuries. Did you read our social history? Even the sanitised version of historicity cannot… Read more »

George Mc
George Mc
Jun 29, 2024 10:19 PM
Reply to  Bryan

So in short, we are powerless to change anything and are now powerless to stop ourselves from disappearing up our own arses. And it only serves us right. Meanwhile all those other nations we dispossed are also going to disappear up their (or possibly our) arses too. After all, there’s nothing left. No more hydrocarborators or whatever.

Good to know!

Bryan
Bryan
Jun 30, 2024 7:59 AM
Reply to  George Mc

No, the exact opposite. The choice is always ours to make, but we have to make it collectively. The emerging ideology of a top-down hierarchy that everybody seems predetermined to make is a disempowering fallacy. From Aristotle; we formed political affiliations (like household estates, villages, city-states as the “polis of the political“) in order to secure the ‘good life’… by reducing Other human potential to the “bare life minimum” by successive collective choice… (oikonomia as political association cybernetics, political ‘master’ science or ‘man-management’ by democratic choice.) The whole “fear and anxiety” ideology focused on acronyms (‘CBDC’, ‘H1N5’…) bears no relation to the really-real determinative consumer choices we are making right now as an extended political economic metabolism… the global “body politic” (corpus politicum) in which we are embedded as bodies… by choice. Yet, we did not exactly choose this scenario to our own satisfaction, we inherited an ossified set of… Read more »

George Mc
George Mc
Jun 30, 2024 11:37 AM
Reply to  Bryan

“the global “body politic” (corpus politicum) in which we are embedded as bodies… by choice.” Really “by choice”? As workers, we are limited – to say the least – by our consumption options.   “we inherited an ossified set of collective choices” This describes an unavoidable activity. We always “inherit” these “collective choices”. But are they “choices” at all? The “overdeveloped world” is certainly on the verge of a massive reduction. But it isn’t geared to any paradigm that will benefit the masses. The “elimination of their human potential and dignity… to suit our choice and desiring-consumption”? As so often in cumbersome (but superficially impressive) sentence construction, it is often difficult to determine what pronouns refer to (the “their”). But the general tone of your vitriolic comments is to denounce the victims here. “Our” choice? Do we produce in accordance of our genuine desires? Who determines these constantly trumpeted “desires”?… Read more »

Bryan
Bryan
Jun 30, 2024 7:53 PM
Reply to  George Mc

What? If we cannot make any distinction between what is really-real–like bodies and the hundreds of millions of tonnes of material we consume globally–and abstract entities–like corporations, money, and the dreaded ‘agenda’–then we cannot begin to pin language down to anything substantive. And if we cannot think of what is happening in the real world in concrete terms, then to what does language refer? It is an age old problem that gets little traction here, but the inherited paradigm–call it Cartesian, dualism, ontological idealism or whatever–is completely false in every possible way… but that never stopped anybody spouting verbiage about top-down causality and lizard hierarchies. Everybody wants to blame some imaginary and inexistent other rather than look at the aggregated amount of stuff we consume as everyday consumer living. What we consume is the problem, not the imaginary phantasms that everybody confects. It is our consumer lifestyle that causes poverty,… Read more »

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 1, 2024 2:04 AM
Reply to  Bryan

So a bizarre defensive dance into epistemological twaddle followed by more fury at some mysterious “we”. So what are YOU doing Bryan to contribute to this indefinitely sustainable paradise of utmost Spartan depletion? You’re certainly not abandoning your computer.

Bryan
Bryan
Jul 1, 2024 9:07 AM
Reply to  George Mc

You know, you make it hard not to get personal. Despite your comment: I started with “cellular autopoiesis”; “surplus energy economics” and so forth and laid out my “epistemological twaddle” in… well, non-rigorous terms… because nobody was interested. But I did at least try to point out the metaphysical nonesense everybody takes as ‘reality’. I would still prefer is we actually did “doubt everything” and build “our analysis” on solid foundation… that is: not on the same culturally indoctrinated metaphysics. This has been done before though, and one person who took “doubt everything” seriously was Marx. Socio-ecologic metabolism was his epistemological twaddle, especially as rejuvenated by Bellamy Foster (who has written many books). What you call “twaddle” is in fact epistemologically sound, as quite literally “grounded in the ground”…. Unlike Western metaphysics, which is grounded in thin air. So if you ever wanted to do epistemology we can. If not,… Read more »

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 1, 2024 10:39 AM
Reply to  Bryan

I would love if you WERE blunt but your waffle de doo dah becomes more impenetrable with each post. Is this “concrete reality”? God help us!

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Jun 30, 2024 8:12 AM
Reply to  Bryan

What ?

Bryan
Bryan
Jun 30, 2024 11:13 AM

You completely failed to engage with what is currently happening right now in order to blether about “funny munny”… I’m talking about actual material (concrete) flows and biophysical logistics we are already in the stream of as embedded and embodied an extended socio-ecologic metabolism (Stoffwechsel) of commodity circulation (a term I have defined and linked to elsewhere)… which basically equates to the stuff arriving in the various ports of the overdeveloped world (to develop our social appetites further) which means our consumptogenic demand is already exceeding the earth and its Unpeople’s ability to supply us is overstretched; which is one of the meanings of impending metabolic rift. Compared to which ‘CBDC’ is an abstract ideological acronym amounting to an extension of credit to consume the remains of the earth’s ecology. So ‘we’ can talk for days about ‘H1N5’, the ‘WEF’, and ‘Ceebee Beebies” for days like they are an actual… Read more »

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 1, 2024 6:41 AM
Reply to  Bryan

“Funny munny”, like any other money, is the universal equivalent and as such is very real. You are like a rich person lecturing the poor that money doesn’t matter.

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Jul 1, 2024 12:59 PM
Reply to  Bryan

‘CBDC’ is an abstract ideological acronym’

It stands for ‘central bank digital currency’

Sorry, I shouldn’t have just assumed you knew that.

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 1, 2024 10:52 AM

Exactly.

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Jun 30, 2024 12:01 PM
Reply to  Bryan

If you’re talking about Empire, which I think you are, what reperations do you think we should make ?

You will be aware that ‘levelling up’ is straight from the global communist playbook and last time I checked that’s all been a tad discredited.

A better description would be ‘levelling down’ where you give away your personal wealth to soothe your soul but, instead of some magic Robin Hood system, some bastard in the middle nicks it all.

By all means give your money to charities involved in this kind of work.

At least you’ll be sure their CEO sleeps very comfortably.

Bryan
Bryan
Jun 30, 2024 8:08 PM

Degrowth is levelling down, and levelling up for the Third World as soon as we stop extracting our surplus from them. Which you must know I’ve said a thousand times before. It is not about charity, it is about making substantive changes in the organisational behaviour of society… changes that been made patently clear that nobody actually wants to make. Fair enough, but it is the elaborate charade we go through that still intrigues me. What is so radically new about ‘CBDC’ that has gor eveybody so hot and bothered? As I said: intrusion, invasion and imperialism are what we do to feed ourselves, but that never bothered anybody. The way we have treated the rest of the world is morally evil, but it barely registers any emotional response. We do not care one jot about how may nonwhite or white people we kill, or how many species we make… Read more »

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Jul 1, 2024 11:59 AM
Reply to  Bryan

Er……Programmability. Still.

You are deliberately ignoring the crux of my message.

CBL
CBL
Jul 1, 2024 12:30 PM
Reply to  Bryan

CBDC is part of the digitilisation of everything, moving us further and further away from connection with the natural world and as such creating further detachment from the issues you suggest we are apathetic towards. As you mention, it is also facilitates a continuation of the economic model which is sapping energy and resources from the planet, or more likely accumulating such within certain narrow sections of society. To deny any hierarchical design and discredit certain lines of enquiry into the mechanisms underlying the current societal mess, to me, appears hypocritical. The academic evaluation that underpins your arguments may hold some useful insights, but as described is inaccessible to the majority’s understanding and appears to omit/disregard a number of factors, in turn detracting from the validity of the overall message (for example corruption, disinformation and ‘lost’ knowledge inherent within indigenous people and ancient civilisations). If you gave some insight into… Read more »

Rolling Rock
Rolling Rock
Jul 2, 2024 7:23 AM
Reply to  Bryan

Either you are well meaning but naive or you have an ‘anti-human’ agenda. Your comments read like those of the communtarian globalist agenda. Communtarianism is a rebranding of communism. It is the language of the globalists and UN Agenda 21/2030. You speak of caring for the Global South but refer to it as the “Third World”. The politically correct such as yourself should realise that the it has not been called the Third World in decades. It was next called the Developing World and currently the Global South. In your plan you want to see degrowth in the developed world and levelling-up in the “Third World” (as you called it). Bearing in mind the sheer number of people in the Global South vs the developed world, how will that affect resource usage? Is the grand plan of the controllers such that ALL the plebs are reduced to a subsistence level… Read more »

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Jul 2, 2024 9:34 AM
Reply to  Rolling Rock

Damn, wish I’d said that !

Totalitarianism
Totalitarianism
Jun 29, 2024 10:47 AM

Is this normalizing it before the roll out of the above.??

It seems to be common now to be locked out of the online banking app or issues logging in.

Thousands of UK bank customers were hit by payment problems affecting some of the biggest High Street lenders on Friday

https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c3g03ejjl1yo

mgeo
mgeo
Jun 30, 2024 8:09 AM

Before ICT became common, all major establishments familiarised us with the counter-top and other signboards that said “Computer system down”. That was 40-50 years ago.

Big Al
Big Al
Jun 29, 2024 4:58 AM

I used to listen to Corbett a little. But, sorry, man. So I don’t know what he said, sorry, man, but anything issued by central banks certainly isn’t a good thing and is in consonance with the total global control and governance project taking place while the frogs sit in their little pots boiling away. It’s kind of like the earlier article on AI and how not to believe anything anymore, I think we can cut to the chase and just say, fuck that, hell no, and shove it up your arse. Abolish central banks, hang the MFers operating them, and create just and free societies across planet earth. Amen and power to the people.

Johnny
Johnny
Jun 29, 2024 3:08 AM

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Sal P
Sal P
Jun 29, 2024 4:16 PM
Reply to  Johnny

Good quote.

Johnny
Johnny
Jun 29, 2024 3:06 AM

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Johnny
Johnny
Jun 29, 2024 3:03 AM

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Johnny
Johnny
Jun 29, 2024 2:59 AM
teapot
teapot
Jun 29, 2024 3:01 PM
Reply to  Johnny

Neat link, thanks

Thom 9
Thom 9
Jun 30, 2024 4:48 PM
Reply to  Johnny

Thanks for the link Johnny.

Johnny
Johnny
Jun 29, 2024 2:21 AM

Anyone with a guitar collection like James is all good.

Hey James!
Any Japanese Strat copies in that collection?

Sal P
Sal P
Jun 29, 2024 4:12 PM
Reply to  Johnny

Anyone with a guitar collection like James is all good.

Not necessarily. In the past I’ve known a few people with great guitar collections who were pretty f***ed up.

Johnny
Johnny
Jun 30, 2024 12:31 AM
Reply to  Sal P

Maybe they were collectors rather than players Sal.

ariel
ariel
Jun 29, 2024 5:53 PM
Reply to  Johnny

I’ve only got 7 guitars at the moment’ Last night I put a set of Gotoh Schaller M6 clone machine heads onto my latest acquisition, a Washburn Oscar Schmidt acoustic with quite a good sustain. I sanded the bridge saddle about 2mm likewise the nut about 1mm, after measuring the string height to neck and guitar body, and now it plays quite reasonably.
The only strat-like thing I have is a black Ibanez Roadstar 2 1985 which will do most things a strat will do. It’s Ibanez’s strat copy. I let go of the best guitars I had. 52 Les Paul Gold top $90 from an NY pawn shop in 1967, and a 57 Les Paul Custom 3 PAFs nickel and abalone, Bigsby. $900 Australian, 2 months on the Melbourne Grant’s Standfast whisky bottling line. Shit, sounded and played like a dream Don’t ask.

Johnny
Johnny
Jun 30, 2024 12:42 AM
Reply to  ariel

I have three Ariel. A Godin semi acoustic, a Gibson 339, which I will probably sell, and a J45, which has become a body appendage.

I’ve owned a few others, but when I first picked up the J45 and started playing, I was hooked. The bottom end feels almost spiritual to me.

Those Folks who work at Gibson acoustic factory are craftspeople of the highest order.

Cheers🎶

ariel
ariel
Jun 30, 2024 11:42 AM
Reply to  Johnny

Yeah. I also had a beloved 1968 J45 which I bought via a Melbourne Age advert for A$ 200 in 1977 to replace the Yamaha I had worn out. It’s the tone, and the action. They knew how to set them up properly.
That guitar as yours probably still does sounded just right like the acoustics played by Scotty Moore, Elvis, the Everly Brothers et al.. I wore it out as well. In 2015 I gave it to a 16 year old Irish player in Galway. I’ve replaced it with a Freshman Apollo 4DC semi-acoustic, which is the one used on my arielazalexander Boobtube videos.. I nearly bought a 330 the first time I was in America,,,,for $100, but it was the Les Pauls which did it for me, along with a Marshall all tube 50W. Prices have sure escalated over the years.

Johnny
Johnny
Jul 1, 2024 10:59 AM
Reply to  ariel

You’ve been busy Ariel.

My musical ‘addiction’ has more to do with songwriting.
I wrote a couple of dozen songs back in the 80s and 90s but in 2006 the floodgates opened and about 4000 songs poured out. Nuts hey?

I’ve recorded about forty of them and they still keep coming.

I busk regularly and have a backpack full of songs that I serenade the locals with.

They must like them because sometimes they give me money, or even buy one of my
CDs.

Music is magical🎶😊

ariel
ariel
Jul 1, 2024 12:13 PM
Reply to  Johnny

I was hoping you would provide a link to musical Johnnyland. Well actually songwriting is the thing. How to capture the breeze, and the stuff that pierces your heart in whatever way, and mould it, trim it down to an unforgettable core. Maybe even dance to it. In 2007 I recorded some tracks with my keyboard player from 2 bands, just us and the computers. It gives a sorta band version. It’s probably still there on soundcloud at ariel a, alexander wales. That’s all he would do. A lot of my songs are too political for fearful musos to co-operate with. I don’t even understand why YT even let me continue, except that they blocked me from commenting for a long time, but still allowed the songs up. 4000? I could only manage about 300 (so far) I was doing much better on Brighteon ’til they had server trouble and… Read more »

Johnny
Johnny
Jul 2, 2024 1:10 AM
Reply to  ariel

Here is a link (I hope) Ariel.
The band is now kaput. It was recorded in 2014:

https://thebuttonsmusic.bandcamp.com/album/swerve

ariel
ariel
Jul 2, 2024 11:46 AM
Reply to  Johnny

It lynx all right. I get the idea, poppy. I should imagine that it’s progressed a bit since then. I joined a metal band in Melbourne out of ‘The Age’ in 76 and converted them to rock and roll, plus writing a whole set of new and much more political rock. I was faced in 77/8 with the fact that I only knew enough musicians in LA or Bath, England to put a band together, For some reason I chose Bath, George Dragota had a rehearsal studio , well 2 actually, behind his house on Highland within site of the Hollywood Bowl, where I lived for a bit. He was the drummer for Mallard, what Captain Beefheart’s band evolved into after Beefheart.

Johnny
Johnny
Jul 2, 2024 1:44 PM
Reply to  ariel

A home made studio, recorded to tape, four first time amateurs.
We did okay. Sold a thousand.

Thom 9
Thom 9
Jun 30, 2024 4:57 PM
Reply to  Johnny

Guitars for me were like girlfriends, they came and went and eventually I found what I wanted. My ’87 Takamine Jumbo Acoustic w/cedar top and my G&L Legacy Strat. Oh ya and a short scale Jag Bass for spanking it once and awhile. Guitars are like girlfriends they need love and attention…

Johnny
Johnny
Jul 1, 2024 12:20 AM
Reply to  Thom 9

As a friend used to say to me;
‘You’ve gotta play them in Johnny’

ariel
ariel
Jul 1, 2024 12:15 PM
Reply to  Johnny

Take them in your arms and love them.

Thom 9
Thom 9
Jun 30, 2024 5:04 PM
Reply to  ariel

A guitar harem n’est ce pas, one for each day of the week?!…:)

sidlittle
sidlittle
Jun 29, 2024 12:35 AM

ooo look its the anti-corbett posters . Edgy..!

Vagabard
Vagabard
Jun 28, 2024 8:49 PM

Corbett gets the prime-time Friday night slot…

… Israel-bashing will have to wait for a more opportune time

Approximately
Approximately
Jun 30, 2024 10:12 AM
Reply to  Vagabard

Hardly any Israel-bashing.. when articles written by authors on this site are retracted and a big public display of never again to written by the site.
(Simon elmer for example)
That would be considered a very pro Israel stance.

Out of interest… Whats your thoughts in the massive demonstrations over there regarding Netanyahu coalition government before the Oct 7 happened.

Vagabard
Vagabard
Jun 30, 2024 12:35 PM
Reply to  Approximately

The protests were primarily to do with the proposed judicial reforms, as opposed to being against the Netanyahu government per se. The extent to which Government legislation can be subsequently overturned by the Supreme Court. Perhaps similar to the way the House of Lords in the UK can hinder legislation from the House of Commons.

I have mixed views on it. There do need to be some checks and balances on Government legislation, and yet at the same time, if all legislation is questioned/overturned then what’s the point of an elected government?

Some related the proposed reforms to increasing the rights of ‘settlers’ over Palestinians, although the extent to which the Supreme Court has ever blocked such legislation is questionable.

In short, it’s a valid question. The protests were valid. The optimal relationship between Courts and Government is certainly a matter for due consideration and public concern.

YourPointBeing
YourPointBeing
Jun 28, 2024 8:16 PM

Corbett makes my skin crawl

Johnny
Johnny
Jun 29, 2024 4:19 AM
Reply to  YourPointBeing

There’s an ointment for that.
It’s called Tolerance.

Rhys Jaggar
Rhys Jaggar
Jun 29, 2024 7:28 AM
Reply to  YourPointBeing

Why?