2020 Barfly Top Ten: General Labor
Gonzo journalist and onetime rock star
Somewhere in the USA
10.) Binge watching old bands I love on YouTube, live concerts, etc.
Particularly Cheap Trick, Redd Kross, the Divinyls, Rose Tattoo, Beasts Of Bourbon, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Smack, Tex & The Horseheads, Little Kings, Viletones, Chris Isaak, 39 Steps, Bounty Hunters, Jacobites etc. And The Fleshtones - greatest live band I ever saw have lots of great stuff to watch on YouTube, Kings of Rock ‘n’ Roll!
9.) Carry It Forward
The most revolutionary, serve the people, activist organization I've ever seen in real life provides coats, hats, gloves, sleeping bags, tents, rides, hotel rooms, wheelchairs, etc to the real people in the community that the government does not care about. Millions of people in the USA USA are becoming homeless and evicted while the get rich politicians drink champagne with their warpig donors. Almost like they wanna kill the poor. BE LIKE CARRY IT FORWARD, wherever you are!
8.) Slade is the right answer to almost any question!
7.) Remembering how Real Friends are precious
Especially in these dark clampdown death plague winters when so many groovy people like Dave Kusworth, Eddie Van Halen, Mike Mindless, Mike Doman, Clay Anthony have passed on.
6.) That Betty Davis doc "They Say I'm Different".
5.) Punk Hostage Press for all your cool as fuck holiday shopping.
3.) Romeo Cowboy
My faithful amigo Nick got me the demos of this extraordinary pre-Comatones band starring Giovanni Vitanza, the king of all rockstars (RIP) and the great Jimmy James who you know and love from The Hangmen and Junkyard and Rock City Angels and Barrio Tiger.
2.) FREE SPEECH!
The Underground Press and real indie media-dissident journalists and social commentators, poets and outsider voices like Matt Thorne, Caitlin Johnstone, Jimmy Dore, Tim Black, Craig Pasta Jardula and Fiorella Isabel, Lee Camp, Glen Greenwald, Max Blumenthal, Margaret Kimberly, Ajamu Baraka, Glen Ford, Chris Hedges, Max Perry, Ira Lee White, Falling James, Frankie Delmane, Alex Mitchell, David Swanson, Scott Bassman, and Robert Ott...and Obviously, FREE JULIAN ASSANGE and CHELSEA MANNING!
1.) This is the best new music I've heard in forever
Can't wait to get a hold of the whole album-this cat rocks like fuck, if you ask me.