People Get Ready

The late, great Curtis Mayfield sang (preached!) “People Get Ready”. The song seems very appropriate for this week’s Say It In Song choice. With all of the changes this country is experiencing, the unfounded anxiety over a 12/21/12 Mayan-inspired armageddon, thoughts of falling off a (fiscal) cliff, and the horrible mayhem of the past week, we feel that all we can do is steady ourselves and prepare for a ‘shift’.… [Read more]

Trash-Talkin’ ’bout The End Times

What do the inevitable demise of capitalism, Mayan calendar interpretations of dubious veracity, and yellow American journalism have in common? They’re all topics I’m quite fascinated by and would love to shoot my mouth off about here at BNV. You can imagine how excited I was when a friend hipped me to a story that’s got all of these elements rolled into one.… [Read more]

Pre-Gaming For The Apocalypse

Ever since the start of the year 2012, I’ve been entertaining/freaking myself out by pondering the prospect of an impending apocalypse. Do I believe in that new-agey Mayan calendar misinterpretation nonsense? Heck no. But you must understand something: I was raised on B-movies, comic books, dystopian futuristic novels and punk rock. Whether it was horror flicks about hostile zombie takeovers, paranoid ‘80’s hardcore nuclear fallout anthems, or William Burroughs’ opiate-fueled ranting, visions of the fast-approaching collapse of civilization have been digging their claws into my brain from day one, and they’ve played no small part in shaping my outlook on current events.… [Read more]