Deep Scratch – Steve Fly

Steve Fly has submitted Deep Scratch to Kindle. So, it's officially published. It's a deep dive roller-coaster ride I warn you, full on experimental black science fiction conspiracy prose. This work has been under construction for over a decade. You can follow the link here: Amazon Kindle Link https://a.co/cFUgiMD In Amsterdam, DJ Plush crafts new techniques for mixing things. After a failed music career and two violent attacks, one leaving his equipment smashed, the other his face, he seeks healing through art. Supported by his friends Max and Percy, they create TRB crew, blending turntablism, literature, beatbox and conspiracy. They’re promptly pulled hands-first into an unfinished spell from a dead wizard:…

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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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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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Funk The Dam – A Funk, Soul & Disco Weekend taking place in Amsterdam from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November 2019

The team behind the famous Funk & Soul Club bring you “Funk The Dam” – A Funk, Soul & Disco Weekend taking place in Amsterdam from Friday 8th November-Sunday 10th November, 2019. For the debut year, we have hand-picked a selection of some of the greatest and jazziest artists delving in Funk, Soul, Disco, Jazz and Brass music from the current scene. Expect evening events, museum tours, funk & soul banquet, coffee shop tours, intimate boat parties + lots more! This is the ultimate experience for funk & soul fans to lose themselves in a weekend of debauchery whilst exploring the beautiful sights Amsterdam has to offer. Join us on a journey…

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Multibird – Duo Tour Europe 2019 – featuring Seth Faergolzia of Dufus and Shaun Jones

Seth Faergolzia of DUFUS once again makes a delightful mess of musical borders with his latest project, Multibird, a mix of folk-rock, indie, bluegrass and world. European Tour dates: July 18 Skek – Amsterdam, Netherlands July 19 Die Goldammer – Diessen am Ammersee, Germany July 20 La Coquette – Morges, Switzerland July 21 Cafe Vinyl – Wetzlar, Germany July 22 Nordstadtbraut - Hanover, Germany July 23 Waggon – Offenbach, Germany July 24 Sunshine Bar – Köln, Germany July 25 Grüner Baum – Ottersweier, Germany July 26 Hunsrück Open Air Festival – Hunsrück, Germany July 27 Ayn Raum Haus – Mannheim, Germany July 28 Villa Nachttanz - Heidelberg, Germany July 29 Loophole…

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Rachel Mayfield – “Transports Of Delight” released on Iron Man Records 4th March 2018

IMB6041 Rachel Mayfield – Transports Of Delight – Digital Release (4th March 2018 at 6.30pm) 1. Autonomy 02:34 2. Transports of Delight 03:53 3. Let Go 05:19 4. Daughter 03:57 5. More And More 04:37 6. To Have 04:07 7. Bravura 05:09 8. Freedom Is Sexy (bonus) 03:57 9. Mad Heart (bonus) 03:35 10. Hard Love (bonus) 04:25 11. The Weather (acoustic version) (bonus) 03:51 12. More and More (acoustic version) (bonus) 03:37 Recorded at Park Studios Amsterdam and at Woodbine Studios Leamington Spa. Bonus Tracks recorded by Gavin at Magic Garden Studios, Wolverhampton, and at home in North London with a portable studio by Justin. Art Work - Dave Twist…

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John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth (Double CD) 2018

John Sinclair - “Beatnik Youth" on Double CD Released 2018 by Iron Man Records. All Press enquiries to Sean Newsham Catalogue Number: IMB6032 Release date: 2018 Label: Iron Man Records Distribution: Cargo Disc 1 Testify (9.10) Good Stuff (4.32) Everybody Needs Somebody (7.09) Change My Life (5.14) Ain't Nobody's Business (3.36) My Buddy (5.13) That Old Man (3.53) Disc 2 Brilliant Corners (11.29) Culture Cide (11.38) Red Dress (Ruby My Dear) (6.25) Sitarrtha (6.16) Do It (6.16) War On Drugs (6.18) Read a brilliant review of Beatnik Youth by Gus Ironside for Louder Than War here Saby Reyes-Kulkarni interviewed John Sinclair and Youth and wrote a fantastic piece for Bandcamp here…

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John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth – Double CD – review by Steve Fly Amsterdam, 2017

The story of the Beatnik Youth album begins in London. John Sinclair was visiting to perform with guitarist Al Clayton and his band The Dirty Strangers, Gigs organised in part by Ian Grant, including a double bill with Zodiac / Youth. Martin ‘Youth’ Glover came into John’s orbit and found a kindred spirit in John, proposing they work on a jazz project together. 

Sure enough plans were laid out for John to travel to Kingston College Of Music in London, to a recording session set up by Youth. The list of musicians in the large room was staggering: George Butler, Hugo Wilkinson and Steven Pratt on drums, Al Clayton and Brian…

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John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth (Double CD) 2017

John Sinclair - “Beatnik Youth" on Double CD Released 2017 by Iron Man Records. All Press enquiries to Sean Newsham : sean@mutante.co.uk Catalogue Number: IMB6032 Release date: 2017 Label: Iron Man Records Distribution: Cargo Disc 1 Testify (9.10) Good Stuff (4.32) Everybody Needs Somebody (7.09) Change My Life (5.14) Ain't Nobody's Business (3.36) My Buddy (5.13) That Old Man (3.53) Disc 2 Brilliant Corners (11.29) Culture Cide (11.38) Red Dress (Ruby My Dear) (6.25) Sitarrtha (6.16) Do It (6.16) War On Drugs (6.18) Read the brilliant review of Beatnik Youth by Gus Ironside for Louder Than War here John Sinclair, the renegade poet, scholar and cultural revolutionary releases "Beatnik Youth" on…

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John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth (Double CD) 8th September 2017

John Sinclair - “Beatnik Youth" on Double CD Released 8th September 2017 by Iron Man Records. All Press enquiries to Sean Newsham : sean@mutante.co.uk Catalogue Number: IMB6032 Release date: 8th September 2017 Label: Iron Man Records Distribution: Cargo Disc 1 Testify (9.10) Good Stuff (4.32) Everybody Needs Somebody (7.09) Change My Life (5.14) Ain't Nobody's Business (3.36) My Buddy (5.13) That Old Man (3.53) Disc 2 Brilliant Corners (11.29) Culture Cide (11.38) Red Dress (Ruby My Dear) (6.25) Sitarrtha (6.16) Do It (6.16) War On Drugs (6.18) John Sinclair, the renegade poet, scholar and cultural revolutionary releases "Beatnik Youth" on 8th September 2017 on Iron Man Records. The double CD contains…

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John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth Ambient (500 copies on Vinyl) 28th July 2017

John Sinclair - “Beatnik Youth Ambient" on Vinyl. by Iron Man Records. All Press enquiries to Sean Newsham : sean@mutante.co.uk Catalogue Number: IMB6033 Barcode: 5060132273319 Label: Iron Man Records Release Date: 28th July 2017 Distribution: Cargo Side A Do It (6:16) Recitation - John Sinclair, Music - Youth, Mix - Youth and Michael Rendall Brilliant Corners (11.29) Recitation - John Sinclair, Produced by Youth Side B War On Drugs (6:18) Recitation - Howard Marks, Music - Youth, Mix - Youth and Michael Rendall Sitarrrtha (9:19) Recitation - John Sinclair, Produced by Youth John Sinclair, the renegade poet, scholar and cultural revolutionary will release "Beatnik Youth Ambient" on Iron Man Records. The…

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How to live a psychedelic life with the poet and activist John Sinclair

Psychedelia with John Sinclair Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone Stuart finds out how to live a psychedelic life with the poet and activist John Sinclair as BBC Music's My Generation celebrates the 1960s. John Sinclair is best known for his jazz poetry, managing the rock band MC5 and being a founding member of the White Panther party in the late 1960s. Stuart chats to him about the creative philosophies behind psychedlia and how to open your mind. John Sinclair in the Iron Man Records shop

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Free The Weed 65 by John Sinclair

Highest greetings from Amsterdam, where I’m enjoying one of the finest summers ever with lots of sunshine and not so much rain. As a Flint native, I’m accustomed to long hot summers with plenty of heat, and as a former resident of New Orleans, I know what heat and humidity are all about. There’s nothing like that here, and it stays kind of chilly most of the time even after the sunniest days, but it’s great to have more sun than rain in one’s life here in Amsterdam, and I’ll take it! I had a great experience the other night when I went with my friend Leslie Lopez to the Nord…

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Free The Weed 64 by John Sinclair

Highest greetings from Amsterdam, where I’m spending the summer in a very interesting section of the city called the Bijlmer that used to be a terrible fear-ridden slum on the outskirts of town but has been redeveloped by the government as a sort of art-centered multi-cultural neighborhood populated by people of many descriptions, from dark-skinned immigrants to young white urban professionals with real jobs and a certain quotient of bohemians both black and white. The interesting thing is that, unlike in the States, the immigrant population of the former ghetto was not expelled to make the renovated area  “safe’ for white people but was included in the redevelopment plans and rehoused…

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