Gilad Atzmon

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IMPRESSIONS OF MY TWO DAYS WITH GILAD ATZMON

 

By Trevor La Bonte

From the moment we picked up Gilad at the Austin-Bergstrom Int’l Airport, it was a joy. He was warm, friendly, compassionate, highly perceptive, was always smiling, and is hilarious one moment and profound and serious in the next. He carried only his alto saxophone case, a heavy backpack, and medium-sized suitcase, which I found out were mainly stuffed full of copies of his book, “The Wandering Who?” and other than than, he was traveling lightly.

We took him from the airport to Magnolia Cafe and he began asking me questions about being blackballed from performing. The more I told him, the more outraged and dumbfounded he became, which was a little shocking to me because I had no idea he would become so outraged and care so much, always seeing the larger philosophical implications of everything. He actually cared more about me than I did, and pointed out that the jewish ethnic activists were doing a lot more than just harassing me, they are actually terrorizing the entire community by threatening everyone, forbidding them from hiring me, talking to me, or even being my FB friend. This changed my whole perception of things, and made me angry too. I didn’t think it was such a big deal when I though they were bothering only me, but when I realized they are holding the entire town hostage, I had to agree that this behavior is unacceptable. Gilad seemed most upset that another jazz artist was silenced, and and reminded me that this kind of suppression of free speech is a crime against humanity. It can be hard to see the full significance of something you are at the center of. Luckily, jazz players are ready for anything, so he was unfazed to learn that even the drummer and bass player I had lined up to play with us had backed out two days before the performance, saying there was “too much negativity surrounding the event,” and I had to agree with them, except that the source of the negativity was not me. I have played hundreds of duo gigs, and am actually quite fond of the configuration, even though it is much more work to play all the bass lines, provide groove, rhythmic interest, harmonic color, and to provide the melodicist with responses while he is stopping to take a breath between phrases, all the while trying not to clash of get in the way. It sounds more complicated than it is, though. Your ear tells you what to play, and it really doesn’t require as much thought after awhile.

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http://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/impressions-of-my-two-days-with-gilad-atzmon/

Watch In My Solitude played Trevor LaBaonte & Gilad Atzmon

From Xenophobia to Oikophobia

Alimuddin Usmani Interviews Gilad Atzmon - we spoke about Dieudonné, the 'socialist' , The Zionification of the Left,  Oikophobia, the devastating impact of the Frankfurt Yeshiva and the 68 revolution, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Shoa & Humour, the Jewish Question and more..  

http://croah.fr/a-la-une/entretien-exclusif-gilad-atzmon/

Alimuddin Usmani: Joe le Corbeau is a French cartoonist. He is a friend of Dieudonné and often makes a mockery of Zionist figures like BHL, 'the Holocaust religion' and the New World Order. On January 28, he was arrested by the police for having posted on his website a picture of someone performing the quenelle salute in front of a Jewish school. Joe le Corbeau has been accused of incitement to ethnic or racial hatred. Dozens of mainstream media outlets published the same quenelle without having any problem. In your opinion, is Joe le Corbeau subject to tribal revenge via the French judiciary?

Gilad Atzmon: Once again, we learn that neither the French ‘Socialist’ government nor its Jerusalemite paymasters can cope with a certain type of parody. Is it a coincidence?

For generations, Yiddish humor has been outrageously mocking the goyim’s alleged ‘naivety’ and ‘stupidity’ while simultaneously celebrating an imaginary ‘Jewish wit’. But as we learn, once again, ‘mocking others’ is a Jews-only territory.

At least the French ‘Socialist’ government has been kind enough to let us know what Jewish chosenness actually means in practice.  

But it goes even further. In the past, the Left was concerned with the rise of xenophobia – animosity towards the stranger, the foreigner, the ‘Other’.  But what we see in contemporary France is the complete opposite, namely Oikophobia –­ an emerging hatred and fear of the Oikos, i.e. the home, the indigenous, the host, the rooted, the authentic.   

In order to combat xenophobia, the New Left, dominated by Frankfurt Yeshiva graduates, introduced us to identity politics  – a manifest attempt to break society up into multiple marginal sectors. The outcome was a swift metamorphosis of Left culture. Traditional working class politics was replaced by a fake notion of diversity that was translated, in practice, into a manifold of meaningless sectarian clashes.  

Threatened by nationalism and patriotism, the Jewish intelligensia wanted to see society broken up into manifold discourses driven by ethnicity, race and gender (e.g. LGBT). It basically re-defined the Western ethos as a collective of godless synagogues.  The post-'68 Left joined this very dangerous political experiment in a desperate attempt to break down the overtly cohesive, nationalist working class. As we all know, the consequences have been devastating. Instead of overcoming xenophobia, racism or intolerance, each of us has become a stranger in our own home. We voluntarily Other-ised ourselves to the point of oblivion.  

This is exactly where Dieudonné intervenes. By means of humour, he has managed to re-unite us all: the Black, the Arab, the White, the poet and the patriot. He has reminded us all what is really meant by resistance.

Dieudonné has managed to re-launch a genuine Left dialectic dynamic fuelled by negation. Once again, we are united by our oppressors. And they can be easily identified – the forceful and domineering Jewish Lobby and its ‘Socialist’ puppet government.  

Joe le Corbeau is also opposed to Oikophobia – his humour is an emblem of the Oikos, i.e. the home, the nation, the rooted, the authentic, Frenchness.  I guess that a half-century of Frankfurt School indoctrination is about to come to an end.

Alimuddin Usmani: Joe le Corbeau is the publisher of 'Shoah Hebdo', a parody of the satirical publication 'Charlie Hebdo' which often targets Catholicism and Islam. Since Charlie Hebdo is regularly supported by the French government, does Joe Le Corbeau's work help us to become aware of the double standard concerning blasphemy?

Gilad Atzmon: It is far from a coincidence that the only people who still touch upon truth within Western society are comedians and satirists.  Politics, media, academia and the Arts have long since been castrated by means of political correctness.

Satire is certainly the last frontier, and it explains very well why the French Jewish elite unleashed its Socialist Big Brother to impose the current Orwellian Newspeak measures in a desperate attempt to remove le Corbeau, Dieudonné and others from our public milieu.  But, so far, their desperate campaign has backfired. They have made Dieudonné into an international hero.

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​God's 12 Biggest Dick Moves in the Old Testament

​God's 12 Biggest Dick Moves in the Old Testament

By Rob Bricken

Before Jesus arrived and his divine father chilled out, the Old Testament God was, ironically, kind of a hellraiser. He was not a nice guy. He really liked killing people. And he may have actually been insane, if his willingness to randomly murder devout worshippers like Moses was any indication. Here are the 12 craziest, most awful things God did in the Old Testament, back before that wacked-out hippie Jesus softened him up.

1) Sending Bears to Murder Children

So a guy named Eliseus was traveling to Bethel when a bunch of kids popped up and made fun of him for being bald. That had to suck, and you can't blame Eliseus for being pissed and cursing them to God. But God had Eliseus' back, by which I mean he sent two bears to maul 42 of these kids to death. For making fun of a bald dude. I have to think Eliseus was looking for something along the lines of a spanking, or maybe the poetic justice of having the kids go bald, but nope, God went straight for the bear murder. But on the plus side, that pile of 40+ children's corpses never made fun of anybody again. (4 Kings 2:23-24)

2) Turning Lot's Wife to Salt

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In Texas for the next two days


Tonight, Mon 24th , Austin, TX: Brave New Books in Austin, TX. 6pm to 9 pm

any questions, call Harlan at 512 480 2503
address Suite B (Downstairs), 1904 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

(512) 480-2503

BraveNewBookstore

http://bravenewbookstore.com

Jazz by Gilad Atzmon (as), Trevor Labonte(g)


25th Tue Houston, TX: 7pm- at Ovations Night Clubovations1_small Gilad Atzmon/alto sax, Trevor LaBonte/guitar, Mike Owen/piano, Andrew Gordon/upright bass, Osama Raad/drums

Jewishness, Orwell, Eugenics & Stolen Foreskins

Joshua Blakeney Interviews Gilad Atzmon



Journalist Joshua Blakeney interviewed world-famous saxophonist and philosopher Gilad Atzmon. Atzmon, who describes himself as an ex-Jew and ex-Israeli, addressed a wide-range of subjects in the interview including the writing of George Orwell, the plight of French comedian Dieudonné, The Frankfurt School, internal racism within the Jewish ethnic group and much more...

Gilad Atzmon with Jeff Blankfort -Tonight in SF

http://wanderingwho.com/

Gilad_Oakland20_banner_smallTonight, Oakland, CA: Writer/philosopher
Gilad Atzmon in conversation
with writer/journalist Jeffrey Blankfort
8pm- 6839 Saroni Dr., Oakland
Phone: (510)224-3518
$10-20 suggested donation
a benefit for the Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund  ”Racist and anti-Semitic” say his accusers, but Gilad Atzmon claims the opposite of racism, and accuses his accusers of racial bias. Bring an open mind, and prepare to challenge and be challenged. Music follows.



Tomorrow, Fri 21st
  Gilad_Oakland21_banner_smallOakland, CA:  Jazz virtuoso
Gilad Atzmon in concert with Peter Barshay on bass and Bryan Bowman on drums
7:00pm @Uptown Body & Fender
401 26th St. Oakland
Phone: (510)224-3518 19th St. BART$10-20 suggested donation

a benefit for the Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund The only 2014 Bay Area performance of acclaimed British jazz saxophonist and composer Gilad Atzmon. Discussion follows.
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22 Sat Portland, OR: Moderated Round Table Discussion with local Palestinians and Portlanders 6-8:30pm at Lucky Lab Brewing Company 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214 (503) 236-3555

Gilad Atzmon & The OHE: Residency @ The Pizza Express Jazz Club, London

 

Three Nights - 6th – 9th/Mar

 

Show Time 9:00pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Gilad Atzmon (clarinet, sax), Yaron Stavi (bass), chris higginbottom (drums), Frank Harrison (piano).
Maverick, award-winning saxophonist Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble are back in the UK after an extensive world tour with their latest album ‘Songs Of The Metropolis’ (2013 best Album -Jazz Journal) and some new materials. For the last 13 years the quartet have been touring all over the world, stunning audiences with their firebrand performances packed with drama, luscious harmonies and wit.

Pizza Express -Jazz Club Soho
10 Dean Street
Soho
London
W1D 3RW

For booking:
0845 6027 017

Thu 6th  Book online now. 

Fri 7th  Book online now

Sat 8th  Book online now.

 

Watch video: http://youtu.be/hmWtlaug8TQ

 

 

Denver, Boulder, LA, Oakland, SF, Portland, San Antonio & Houston

http://wanderingwho.com/

16 Sun Denver, CO: 12:30pm “Community Forum for the Heart and Mind” – First Universalist Church of Denver (4101 E. Hampden Avenue, Denver, CO 80222 – NE corner of Hampden Ave. & Colorado Blvd.) http://firstuniversalist.org/ Join us for a discussion about the Israeli-Palestine peace process and creative pathways to resolve conflict in the Middle East.  We will host Richard Forer and Gilad Atzmon who are prominent scholars and activists in the field.  This will be an engaging exploration of their experiences and perspectives about Israel-Palestine, followed by discussion.  The Forum will conclude at 2:30 p.m.


gilad atzmon_smallDenver, CO: 7:30PM- Music at Phoenician Kabob / 5709 E Colfax Ave Denver http://pkabob.com/


17 Mon Boulder, CO: 12 Noon to 2 pm Richard Forer and Gilad Atzmon at University of Colorado, Boulder  UMC Memorial Center Room#425


Denver, CO: 7-9pm Gilad Atzmon at We Are Change Colorado   http://wearechangecolorado.org/  We Are Change Colorado Community Center 8646 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver (West of Wadsworth)



18 Tue feb-18-splashLos Angeles, CA: The Levantine Cultural Center at the Lyric Theatre presents “Mideast Masters of Jazz” stars sax maniacs Gilad Atzmon and Zane Musa, performing together LIVE in a return performance. 8:30pm – 10:30pm The Lyric Theatre 520 N. La Brea Ave Los Angeles CA 90036 / street  

buy tickets at: http://www.levantinecenter.org/events/mideast-masters-jazz-gilad-atzmon-zane-musa The Levantine Cultural Center at the Lyric Theatre presents “Mideast Masters of Jazz” stars sax maniacs Gilad Atzmon and Zane Musa, performing together LIVE in a return performance. It’s all happening right here in Los Angeles, backed by some of the best be-bop musicians ever. The bonus is that London-based Gilad Atzmon and Zane Musa are off-the-charts brilliant musicians, so if you love jazz and are curious about how an ex Israeli and Palestinian get along on stage and off, reserve your tickets for “Mideast Masters of Jazz” at 323.413.2001. Also featuring Mahesh Balasooriya on piano, Tony Austin on drums and Carlitos Puerto on bass.


19 Wed TBD

20 Thu Gilad_Oakland20_banner_smallOakland, CA: Writer/philosopher
Gilad Atzmon in conversation
with writer/journalist Jeffrey Blankfort
8pm- 6839 Saroni Dr., Oakland
Phone: (510)224-3518
$10-20 suggested donation
a benefit for the Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund 
21 Fri Gilad_Oakland21_banner_smallOakland, CA:  Jazz virtuoso
Gilad Atzmon in concert with Peter Barshay on bass and Bryan Bowman on drums
7:00pm @Uptown Body & Fender
401 26th St. Oakland
Phone: (510)224-3518 19th St. BART$10-20 suggested donation
a benefit for the Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund The only 2014 Bay Area performance of acclaimed British jazz saxophonist and composer Gilad Atzmon. Discussion follows.


22 Sat Portland, OR: Moderated Round Table Discussion with local Palestinians and Portlanders 6-8:30pm at Lucky Lab Brewing Company 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214 (503) 236-3555


Portland, OR: 9-10pm Music Jam at Thorne Lounge 4260 SE  Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR 97215 (503)  234-2423Gilad_Portland_flattened_rgb_280x280 Gilad Atzmon on alto sax with Steve Cleveland on keys and Russell Gores on bass.
23 Sun TRANSIT DAY


24 Mon GiladInTexas2014_small_2San Antonio, TX: 8-10pm at High Wire Arts Jazz by Gilad Atzmon (as), Trevor Labonte(g), Jim Kalson (b) Dean Macomber(d)


25 Tue Houston, TX: 7pm- at Ovations Night Club

Hate Me, Please

By Gilad Atzmon
 
Ynet reviewed today the work of Dr. Adam Ferziger, an expert in the study of modern Jewish denominations. The Israeli academic contends that due to assimilation “the absolute majority of American Jewry won't be Jews anymore”.
 
According to Dr. Ferziger, Americans are just not anti-Semitic enough to maintain traditional Jewish identity. Jews have integrated so well “that most Americans don’t see being a Jew as a negative thing, but actually consider it an advantage”.
 
Seemingly, without being hated Jews are “getting lost”.
 
Ferziger continues, “Anti-Semitic phenomena are rare, especially in the upper class of the American population, and at the end of the day its open arms were what determined the assimilation trend and helped speed it up”. The take-home message is pretty clear. Jews cannot sustain their identity unless confronted by indignation in their surrounding environment. In short, it is anti-Semitism that sustains Jewish existence.
 
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Oakland, Feb. 20: Blankfort Interviews Atzmon DON'T MISS IT!


and you can, too!

http://wanderingwho.com/
Israeli exile Gilad Atzmon is a staunch defender of Palestinian rights and opposes the existence of a Jewish state.  He is also a philosopher and iconoclast who examines the origins of Zionism and other types of exclusivist philosophy.  For this, many call him racist and anti-Semitic.  However, he claims that his search has brought him to a deeper anti-racism and shown him racist elements that extend beyond Zionism.  He offends many, but for those with an open mind, he also makes them think, and he welcomes all questions and criticism.

Investigative journalist and writer Jeffrey Blankfort is a Bay Area treasure with a wealth of knowledge and experience on the Israel Lobby and the formation of US government policy toward Israel.  He won a legal judgement against the ADL for spying and produces a weekly program on KZYX in Mendocino.

When:  8:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20
Where: 6839 Saroni Drive, Oakland, CA
RSVP:   510-236-5338 genesto@aol.com

Ten reasons why I Support Alan Dershowitz, Not

By Gilad Atzmon

Ethnic cleansing enthusiast Alan Dershowitz is unhappy with the current BDS efforts (boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel).  Earlier today Haaretz published Dershowitz’ diatribe on the BDS. For the first time, I have to admit, I agree with the elder Zionist mouthpiece.

Let’s review Dershowitz’ ten arguments against the BDS


1. “The BDS movement immorally imposes the entire blame for the continuing Israeli occupation and settlement policy on the Israelis.”

Dershowitz is obviously correct. It is indeed immoral to blindly blame to oppressor. The victims should also be held accountable.  Israel’s open air prisons’ inmates (the Palestinians) should take responsibility once and for all.  Similarly, instead of blaming the Nazis, we should follow Dershowitz’ new moral guidelines and insist that concentration camp inmates should have questioned their unwillingness to strike a peace deal with the Nazis.

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Cancellation

 

Due to severe weather  conditions in NYC we cancelled our concert tonight at Zeb’s 

We will re-schedule another NYC event soon.

All the best

Gilad   

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