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Mother Squirrel Beats Big Black Dog!

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No wonder Squirrel Girl is the most powerful character in the Marvel Universe. Look what one angry female tree rodent can accomplish when the chips are down.

Photographs courtesy of Mike Watt, the best bass player on Earth.

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Punk Rock Changed Our Lives: A Contest of Wiles.

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The revolution succeeded.  Punk rock set out to blatantly broadcast anyone with a voice full of something to say. The bands came down from the pedestal and got sloppy with their fans, and the fans ran home to start their own bands, and we are living happily ever after because of it.

My favorite flavor during the glorious revolutionary days of the late eighties was Minutemen. Mike Watt toiled forward to form fIREHOSE from the ashes, and the top photograph is visual evidence with ed fROMOHIO sporting one of our shirts. Margaret Griffis was there, that night at Churchills in Miami. Today, however, we have video.

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That is correct, Tim Irwin’s righteous documentary “We Jam Econo” is now available on iTunes. You don’t even need to get up from your chair. Click that link in the first sentence, or use this keen little button right here:

The Story of the Minutemen

Of course accessibility is only the first step in the punk rock revolution still ragin’ full-on in the eyes and ears of human kind. Then, you must participate.

Thanks to the lovely Jessica at New Video, you get to do just that – with a contest. Here at Full Body Transplant we are proud to announce that the winner of this month’s Pioneer-o-thon will receive a code good for one free download of “We Jam Econo”. The movie shreds the senses, puts you in the passenger’s seat with Watt for the birth of SST records, and soothes the soul with an acoustic Corona.  You don’t want to miss it.

How do you win? Simple.  Tell us a true story about a time you Did It Yourself. When did you create instead of consume? When did you get right up in the face of your greatest rock hero and slap the sweat from the hand? When did you make your messy little mark on history, the way no one else ever could?

Punk rock is not just about music, and “We Jam Econo” is evidence. Watt talks about the way it works in every waking moment of a life. It’s an eye-set. A perspective. We want to hear yours.

Tell us about the best punk show you ever saw. Tell us about the best clothes you ever wore. Tell us about writing your own song, inventing your own method, telling your own story. Tell us about a time you beat someone in a game of Vs. System by using a card that no one else would be caught dead running. It doesn’t matter what it is. Just tell us how you did things yourself.

In three weeks we will choose a winner. Post your story in the comments, or send an email to: fullbodytransplant@dadeschools.net

In the meantime, we will tell our own punk rock war tales here in the comment section between each contest entry. Tell us your version, and jump for the chance to win the free download of “We Jam Econo” from iTunes. The revolution succeeded, and the party is on.

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(That’s obviously Meat Puppets, wearing the best shirt I ever painted. Story to follow in the comments…)

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Summertime, and the livin’s easy.

Yaus!  Cybercamps is over, and I get to konk for a couple weeks.  Just like that pic of Mike Watt last week in Brussels.  I’ll see you back here when I am recharged.  Happy Summer!

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My Life is Blessed Constantly by Magnificent Synchronicity.

BREAKING NEWS: Mike Watt sent me an email, with that amazing photograph. In case you don’t know Mike Watt, he is only the greatest bass player who ever lived. If you have been here a while, you have seen me blog about him before.

This was the spiel. Remember what Vs. System card we just previewed, and connect the dots…

hey, my old friend nanny works at a children’s zoo here in pedro and animal control brought her two squirrels they found over on fifteenth street that fell out of their nest in a tree. they’re baby albino ones – very rare, maybe three weeks old! their nails felt trippy on my hand and they were very friendly for being wild… it was hard to get this shot cuz I’m not left-handed but I just went for it…

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Our Madonna Bacon Number is now Two.

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What is a Bacon Number?  Michael explains.  It is a bit clunky, that University of Virgina database thing, so maybe you should start here.  And, thanks to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame show on VH1 with a live shot of Watt and Madonna together in the kitchen of the Waldorf Astoria, this needs to be updated:

Madonna (I) was in Forbes 20 Richest Women in Entertainment (2007) (TV) with Cameron Diaz.

Cameron Diaz was in “Space Ghost Coast to Coast” (1994) {Surprise (#3.9)} with Mike Watt (II).

Yes, that is now old news.  Watt’s Madonna Bacon number has reached One.  And yesterday someone hit this blog after searching “things neccesary for survival” .  And when I revisited that post from October, I realized I had not sent Watt a shout in a while.   I linked him to the Pleasant Distraction rant last night, and got this back in the morning:

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brother afm,

        much respect to you, always – much respect!

        thank you for the great spiel.

                                  brother watt
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Gotta love Watt.  All that talent, all that genius, and he is always just one of us.  The most human of stars.  And to top it all off, our Madonna Bacon Number is now Two.  And our Space Ghost Bacon Number as well?  What a killer way to start a Friday.
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The Proof is in the Flickr.

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Gotta love that Flickr instant satisfaction.  There is your proof of the Wattage like a virgin.  You can click on the pic for the source, and for more.  Natch.

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Madonna ROCKS!!!

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Mike Watt has always been a huge Madonna fan.  When it was announced that she would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there was a bit of an uproar.  Madonna?  Rock and Roll?  The solution was obvious.  Trot some Stooges up onstage and blow the ears off the doubters.  It worked like a charm.

Watt and Thurston Moore once put together a goof act called “Ciccone Youth”.  Download it today.  You have not lived until you have heard the best bass player on Earth cover “Into the Groove.”  I’m serious.

Madonna does rock, and last night Iggy sat on Justin Timberlake’s lap to spit the proof into her face.  Should be on YouTube as we speak.  Good times.

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