50th Anniversary Celebration of the John Sinclair Freedom Rally, Detroit, 10th December, 2021

Beatnik Youth Ambient by John Sinclair (Detroit, November 20, 2021)—Former Michigan marijuana prisoner John Sinclair, his family and friends will celebrate his release from Jackson Prison 50 years ago with an early evening party at the Ralston Holistic Healing Center at 19730 Ralston Street (near State Fair) from 6:00-10:00 pm on December 10, 2021, exactly 50 years after the John Sinclair Freedom Rally at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor where John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Stevie Wonder, Bobby Seale, Phil Ochs, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Seger, Commander Cody and a host of others gathered to speak, play and protest the imprisonment of their friend John Sinclair following a sentence in Detroit Recorder’s…

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50th Anniversary Celebration of the John Sinclair Freedom Rally to be held at Ralston Center in Detroit on 10th December, 2021

Beatnik Youth Ambient by John Sinclair (Detroit, November 20, 2021)—Former Michigan marijuana prisoner John Sinclair, his family and friends will celebrate his release from Jackson Prison 50 years ago with an early evening party at the Ralston Holistic Healing Center and Stonehouse Bar at 19730 Ralston Street (near State Fair) from 6:00-10:00 pm on December 10, 2021, exactly 50 years after the John Sinclair Freedom Rally at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor where John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Stevie Wonder, Bobby Seale, Phil Ochs, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Seger, Commander Cody and a host of others gathered to speak, play and protest the imprisonment of their friend John Sinclair following a sentence…

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Total Assault On The Culture – November 2021

“There swims behind it all a mass of tremendous life” — Moby Dick an 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville This month has been multi-drop van delivery driving all the way in an attempt to turn mileage into music. A few days ago, I found myself loading bathroom supplies into a hire van at the back of a warehouse in pouring rain, whilst discussing abstract mathematics and the life and works of Robert Anton Wilson by phone as confused warehouse staff looked on wondering who on earth I was talking to? Sometimes I don’t understand how anything happens, and the only thing to do is climb behind the wheel and drive…

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Framework Recording Studios, Birmingham

Iron Man Records works with Simon Reeves at Framework Recording Studios, a purpose built recording studio based in Birmingham, just outside the clean air zone. Simon specialises in recording, mixing and mastering. Framework Recording Studios UNIT 8A, Western Industrial Complex, Western Road, Birmingham, B18 7QD Bookings: Telephone (UK+44) 07790 158210 email siframework@gmail.com The vast majority of the 40,000 songs uploaded daily to Spotify are home recordings. For artists and songwriters to share content at a fast and frequent pace, it makes sense to sharpen your music production. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to employ a top producer to help you capture something creative. Better production creates a stronger impression…

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Update from John Sinclair September 20th, 2021

Beatnik Youth Ambient by John Sinclair THE JOHN SINCLAIR FOUNDATION First things first: On Saturday, October 2—if I live that long—I’ll make 80 years old and plan to celebrate in the city of my birth, Flint, Michigan, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Genesee County Compassion Club, 6340 N. Genesee Rd. Everyone is welcome, donations and contributions will be dedicated to the John Sinclair Foundation, and I believe Steve The Fly will be hosting an intergalactic video broadcast of the event. More details will be announced very soon. Our original idea was to throw another big party like the one we had 5 years ago when I turned 75, returning…

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Iron Man Records downloads will be available at NAME YOUR PRICE on BANDCAMP Friday 7th May

Today on BANDCAMP Friday May 7th  - All Iron Man Records downloads are again available at NAME YOUR PRICE. In other words, PAY THE ARTIST WHAT YOU LIKE. This means you can have any download you want in exchange for your email address at check out. If you have the means to do so, you can pay your own price. All Money will go direct to the artists. I'm still working through all accounts back as far as 2010 and sending 100% of net revenue to the artists. It's taking me time but I'm getting there slowly. So any money that goes through bandcamp will go directly to the Artists themselves…

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Iron Man Records downloads will be available at NAME YOUR PRICE on BANDCAMP Friday March 5th

This week, on BANDCAMP Friday which will be March 5th - All Iron Man Records downloads will be available at NAME YOUR PRICE. In other words, PAY THE ARTIST WHAT YOU LIKE. This means you can have any download you want in exchange for your email address at check out. If you have the means to do so, you can pay your own price. All Money will go to the artists. Death To Fanatics - Iron Man Records Compilation 1999-2021 by Iron Man Records Iron Man Records is giving Artists 100% of ALL their net revenue, dating back to when I set the bandcamp page up in 2010. Madness perhaps but…

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Iron Man Records on Discogs

Iron Man Records has listed 331 items on Discogs and 169 items can be found for under £5. There are 202 CDs, 132 Vinyl and 3 DVDs. Here's the link to the Iron Man Records store on Discogs. Have a look when you get a moment. Originally created as a hobby project in 2000 by Kevin Lewandowski, Discogs has grown to become a definitive resource for Vinyl and CD recordings. The Discogs Marketplace connects buyers and sellers across the globe. With more than 58 million items available and thousands of sellers, this is the premier spot from new releases to hard to find gems. Because the Marketplace is built on top…

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John Sinclair – Time Line from 1941 to 2018. A Life’s work to date…..

1941-1959 Born October 2 at Women’s Hospital, Flint, Michigan Parents: John Sr. (Jack) and Elsie Sinclair Sister Kathleen born 1943, brother David born 1945 Attended Davison Public Schools, Davison, Michigan 1959 1959-1964 Attended Albion College, Albion, Michigan, 1959-61 Attended Flint Junior College, 1961 Attended University of Michigan-Flint College. 1962-64 Editor, The Word, UM–Flint President, UM—Flint Cinema Guild Graduated UM-Flint, January 1964, A.B. English Literature 1964-67 Attended Wayne State University, Detroit, Graduate School of English Master’s Thesis: William Burroughs’ Naked Lunch Convicted of Marijuana Possession, Detroit Recorders Court, Sentenced to two years probation Co-Founder & Director, Detroit Artists Workshop Founder & Director, Detroit LEMAR (Legalize Marijuana) Editor & Publisher, Artists Workshop Press…

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How do I become an Iron Man Records Patron?

Be the first to hear new releases and get special news updates. As a Patron you will you will be able to choose any T-shirt, CD, or Vinyl of your choice from the Iron Man Shop. Stickers, artwork and other Patron only items will be offered to you as they become available. Join a highly valued group, committed to supporting the future release schedule of Iron Man Records, and enjoy a copy of everything produced with your support on request. Your donation as a Patron will directly support our creative programme of releasing music on Vinyl and will allow us to work with and champion artists, music, ideas and creativity. How…

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John Sinclair – The Music & Activism that define his Revolutionary life

In Episode 26 of Essential Conversations, Ann Delisi spoke with John Sinclair about the music and activism that define his revolutionary life and career. This is one of the best interviews with John Sinclair I've heard to date. If you are an artist, writer, poet, musician or performer of any kind, give this a good listen. Turn off the Television, put your phone away. You may learn something. John Sinclair is an activist, poet, and writer whose life and work is connected by one theme – resistance. Sinclair co-founded the White Panthers, managed the MC5, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the possession of two marijuana cigarettes. His imprisonment…

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Steve Fly – 2020: Squintin Quarantino (Free PDF Copy)

2020: SQUINTIN QUARANTINO by Steven James Pratt a.k.a Steve Fly Steve Fly is a native of Stourbridge UK, now an Amsterdam resident who plays drums, spins vinyl, writes novels and literary and cultural commentary, maintains a flock of websites and works in various other art forms without visible restraint. Iron Man Records is pleased to be able to offer a free copy of Steve Fly's latest work, just click the link above. Steve Fly says of his book "One of my new year's resolutions for 2020 was to communicate on social media using a limited amount of syllables. I planned to write one or more haiku-like poems each day and condense…

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RETROPOPIC 435 – Poet John Sinclair Talks: Freed By A John Lennon Song & Other Life Stories

Alongside the music of Gil Scott Heron, MC5, John Lennon, Charlie Parker, The Clovers & John's own words set to music, in this 59 minute podcast The Saint of RETROPOPIC RADIO talks with the legendary poet John Sinclair. How does John remember his childhood? Why did he move to Detroit? What was so different about the music of MC5? How did he receive a prison sentence for possessing dope? What were the circumstances that lead to John Lennon campaigning for his freedom? How does he regard the 'John Sinclair' song that appeared on Lennon's album 'Sometime In New York City'? What relationship did he have with Lennon after his release? Why…

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