war

trumpgrillrussianWar gets served first, then libraries, the arts, education, and healthcare get leftovers, if there are any.

[Vintage Communist Russia — Союз Советских Социалистических Республик — toon via Comrade Tweeter Soviet Visuals.]

{ 0 comments }


Here’s one from the vaults! Is Star Spanglish Banner a lost track from INSANE IN THE BRAIN, the unreleased 2007 album that was the subject of speculation, lawsuits and at least two shootings? Those close to HORCHATA ICE (photo) won’t say. And those ties to Biggie and Tupac? Don’t go there.

 

warcincoThis 1981 single from WAR was the first time many non-Latinos heard of Cinco de Mayo. This photo shows the original guys at the Sunset Grill (7439 Sunset, next to their offices (Far Out Productions) at 7417 Sunset. The Guitar Center swallowed up 7417 a while back.

L-R: Charles Miller (sax, RIP), Lonnie Jordan (keyboards, the only original member in the new so-called WAR), Howard Scott (guitar, Lowrider Band), Harold Brown (drums, Lowrider Band), BB Dickerson (bass, Lowrider Band), Lee Oskar (harmonica, Lowrider Band). Not pictured, Papa Dee (RIP, percussion).

[DISCLOSURE: I was WAR’s National Director of Album Promotion for a while and ate so often at the Sunset Grill (like in the Eagles song) I could run a tab.] [Mas…]

SleepingSoundly

cucagopforeignpolicy

elmarcoboto
[Dan McClintock is an artist, animator and illustrator.]

In Iran, all eyes are on Iowa (toon)

by DAN MCCLINTOCK February 1, 2016 Cartoons
Thumbnail image for In Iran, all eyes are on Iowa (toon)

[Dan McClintock is an artist, animator and illustrator.]

[Mas…]

Relax! Uncle Sam has everything under control (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA November 19, 2015 Cartoons
Thumbnail image for Relax! Uncle Sam has everything under control (toon)

[Mas…]

This week on ‘Ask A Slave’: What about the Indians? (video)

by KIM O. SABE November 12, 2015 Cultura
Thumbnail image for This week on ‘Ask A Slave’: What about the Indians? (video)

As she prepares the household for Thanksgiving, Lizzie May, one of George and Martha Washington’s slaves, takes questions from YouTube viewers. Like, for example: “Was your Great Grandma a Cherokee Princess like mine?” [Azie Mira Dungey stars as Lizzie May.]

[Mas…]

Veterans Day Video: ‘Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam’

by Moctezuma Cortés November 11, 2015 Cultura
Thumbnail image for Veterans Day Video: ‘Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam’

Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam is a half-hour documentary based on the book of the same name by Charley Trujillo. POCHO salutes all our veterans for their valor and sacrifice.

[Mas…]

WAR (the original band): ‘Cinco de Mayo’ (1981 complete)

by Comic Saenz May 2, 2015 Audio
Thumbnail image for WAR (the original band): ‘Cinco de Mayo’ (1981 complete)

This 1981 single from WAR was the first time many non-Latinos heard of Cinco de Mayo. This photo shows the original guys at the Sunset Grill (7439 Sunset, next to their offices (Far Out Productions) at 7417 Sunset. The Guitar Center swallowed up 7417 a while back. L-R: Charles Miller (sax, RIP), Lonnie Jordan (keyboards, […]

[Mas…]

The Origins of Islamophobia (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA April 10, 2015 Cartoons
Thumbnail image for The Origins of Islamophobia (toon)

[Mas…]

La Cucaracha: Here’s how to do your taxes (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 3, 2015 Cartoons
Thumbnail image for La Cucaracha: Here’s how to do your taxes (toon)

[Mas…]

For the Vets: Anti-war poetry from WWI: ‘Dulce et decorum est’

by Barney Asada November 11, 2014 Cultura
Thumbnail image for For the Vets: Anti-war poetry from WWI: ‘Dulce et decorum est’

Today we observe Veterans Day, AKA Armistice Day, which marks the end of the first World War. Dulce et Decorum est was written by poet Wilfred Owen in 1917, and published posthumously in 1920. Owen served as a lieutenant in the conflict. The poem is known for its horrific imagery and condemnation of war. They don’t use poison […]

[Mas…]

La Cucaracha: All we are saying is ‘Give tacos a chance’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 18, 2014 Cartoons
Thumbnail image for La Cucaracha: All we are saying is ‘Give tacos a chance’ (toon)

[Mas…]

Orbitas: In space, no one can hear you hug (video)

by Verdana Bold August 11, 2014 Cartoons
Thumbnail image for Orbitas: In space, no one can hear you hug (video)

Down on the planet, it’s war. But for two astronauts from “enemy countries,” Orbitas is a trajectory for love. [Short video from Spanish animation school PrimeFrame.]

[Mas…]

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: I ain’t gonna study war no more (music video)

by Soy Capitan July 23, 2014 Cultura
Thumbnail image for Sister Rosetta Tharpe: I ain’t gonna study war no more (music video)

The people who count things and make lists say there are over three dozen wars going on right now. Some “experts” insist this is inevitable, but others offer a different vision. One opposing point of view comes from a dead dude we know as Isaiah:

[Mas…]

U.S. sends kids to war, then ignores them when they return (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA June 26, 2014 Cartoons
Thumbnail image for U.S. sends kids to war, then ignores them when they return (toon)

[Mas…]

‘Tokyo: Living La Vida Lowrider’ by Luis J. Rodríguez

by Luis J. Rodríguez February 12, 2014 Cultura
Thumbnail image for ‘Tokyo: Living La Vida Lowrider’ by Luis J. Rodríguez

A row of bald-headed, broad-shouldered young men stand together in the middle of a small smoky dance club called Sound Base. They wear well pressed Dickies pants, Locs (wrap-around shades), extra-long flannel shirts or long cotton athletic shirts in black and gray. A few had T-shirts with images of lowrider cars as well as cholas […]

[Mas…]

‘Think’ for yourself — all the kool kids are doing it! (video)

by BUSTER BOWLES January 14, 2014 Cartoons
Thumbnail image for ‘Think’ for yourself — all the kool kids are doing it! (video)

Think before you leap.

[Mas…]

Advanced Mexican leaf blower powers new Pentagon/Google robot

by EDUARDO BURRO December 16, 2013 El Now
Thumbnail image for Advanced Mexican leaf blower powers new Pentagon/Google robot

(PNS reporting from GUANAJUATO, MX) State-of-the-art leaf blower technology developed in Mexico’s Silicon Barrio is at the heart the Pentagon’s latest robot warrior, PNS has learned. The PopoPotencia leaf blower engine powers the WildCat, a Boston Dynamics combat robot (video) built for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

[Mas…]

For the Vets: Anti-war poem from WWI: ‘Dulce et decorum est’

by Comic Saenz November 11, 2013 Cultura
Thumbnail image for For the Vets: Anti-war poem from WWI: ‘Dulce et decorum est’

Today we observe Veterans Day, AKA Armistice Day, which marks the end of World War I. Dulce et Decorum est is a poem written by poet Wilfred Owen in 1917, during the War, and published posthumously in 1920. Owen’s poem is known for its horrific description of chemical warfare and condemnation of war. The Masters of […]

[Mas…]