Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the ways that I’ve ridiculed Brett Kimberlin was to begin referring to him as The Dread Pirate Kimberlin after he put up a pirate-themed website called the Bloggers Offense Fund. As time went by, I also tagged him with other The Dread P_____ Kimberlin nicknames where P_____ might be  something likePerjurer or Pro-Se or Performer. Because he has yet to pay sanctions and court costs taxed against him, Dread has been changed to Deadbeat.

The TKPOTD for five years ago today was about The Dread Deadbeat Performer Kimberlin.

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Here’s another silly claim that keeps reappearing in The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s LOLsuits.ECF 135-147

That’s from his second amended complaint in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness LOLsuit. It’s repeated word-for-word as paragraph 122 in the complaint in his Kimberlin v. Most of the Universe, et al. RICO Retread LOLsuit.

Ear-plugs“… in order to interfere with Plaintiff’s business relationships and his prospective advantage … as a musician.” Oh, please! Now, I will admit that I have published a review of one of his CDs and that it was unfavorable, i.e., honest. The Dread Performer Kimberlin’s lack of talent is the most significant impediment to his music career. This is not to say that I think he should abandon his attempt at a career in music. This is from my earlier review—

While he didn’t do especially well with the acoustic guitar on Keyhole, Brett Kimberlin is actually a reasonably good guitarist. He probably couldn’t cut it in Nashville or LA, but could make a living in a minor market (such as Seattle) or playing the Holiday Inn circuit. Indeed, the world would be a better place if he did ignore the usual advice and give up his day job.

‘Nuff said.

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Yeah, Seattle might be just the place for Kimberlin.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Past performance is no guarantee of future results, but it’s the way to bet—

Dope Smuggling—caught, pleaded guilty

Serial Bombing—caught, convicted, paroled, sentence expires in 2030

Pro-Se Lawfare—four state defamation LOLsuits, one fraudulent default judgment, one directed verdict for defendants, two dismissals

Pro-Se Lawfare—six peace order petitions, all denied

Pro-Se Lawfare—five false criminal complaints, all dropped for lack of evidence

Pro-Se Lawfare—five federal LOLsuits, all dismissed

Music Career—neither of the bands Epoxy nor Op-Critical was successful

Election Protection 2016—Trump won

Dirt Digging 2017—got scammed by fake financial records

Election Protection 2020—as of 10:05 pm ET yesterday @ItsTime_2020 still didn’t have a single follower.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin has failed at a great many more things than his attempts to use lawfare to silence people who have written truthful things about him and his activities. He’s tried to make a go of using music as a tool for left-wing activism, and failed as The Dread Deadbeat Performer/Producer/Promoter/Protester Kimberlin as well. Consider this post from seven years ago today titled Justice Through Music Project, Soooper Promoters.

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Gentle Reader, I’ll bet you didn’t know how critical having their music on the Justice Through Music Project has been for so many recording artists. What follows is from a press release dated in 2006. The subject of Craig Gillette’s PR release was the work JTMP was doing to promote a Neal Young album. I really liked this bit:

Justice Through Music has been a pioneer for the past five years in using famous bands and artists to promote civil rights. More and more artists are coming to JTM to get out their political message, including recently, Pink, Eminem, the Dixie Chicks, and many others.

JTMP’s incorporation papers show a start up date in 2003 but I suppose that Brett Kimberlin could have be operating the organization as an unincorporated entity for a couple of years. He was released from prison in 2001.

And I’m gratified to know how JTMP was so helpful to struggling acts like Pink, Eminem, the Dixie Chicks. Who knows? Maybe one day Brett Kimberlin will put that same powerful soooper promotion behind his own musical career.

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It’s been over a year and a half since there has been any new material posted to the Justice Through Music Project website. Indeed, when Kimberlin put up a post promotion the most recent music project he’d been associated with, he published it on his Ukrainian site empr dot media.

Perhaps Justice Through Music and the band Op-Critical are now abandoned failures.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Today is the eight anniversary of the most popular post I’ve published—Review: “Nothing Else” by Epoxy (#BrettKimberlin).

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Back in 2002, Brett Kimberlin fronted a band named Epoxy and released a CD called Nothing Else. The story he spun promoting the album was that it contained songs that he had written while he was being held as a political prisoner in the federal prison system.

The band consisted of Brett Kimberlin on guitar and vocals, Wade Matthews on Bass, and Robbie White on Drums. The genre of the album is someplace between grunge and punk, neither of which are among my favorite musical forms.

Let me first comment on Mr. Kimberlin’s voice. I had heard his speaking voice in court, and I understand why some people refer to it as whinny. His singing voice reminds me of the silly voice that Weird Al uses on tracks such as Eat It. Mrs. Hoge, who listened through the CD with me, said, “Eddie Haskell.” On most of the tracks his voice was off key, usually flat.

Most of the songs could have been filler tracks on a generic grunge album. Some of the alienation in them seems to be more appropriate for a 17 year old, not someone 30 years older. Mr. Kimberlin was in his late 40s when the recording was made. However, three of the songs stood out. Vicegrip was actually interesting musically. Donuts had clever lyrics. It’s about lousy prison food and would probably get a nod of approval from G. Gordon Liddy.

Then there’s the last cut Keyhole. It was outstandingly bad. Mrs. Hoge and I met while we were in the music business, and during her career as a recording engineer, she recorded more gold and platinum records than I did. Her comment was, “If you’re gonna mike a guitar that close, you should use a better guitar and make sure it’s in tune. And get a better guitar player.”

While he didn’t do especially well with the acoustic guitar on Keyhole, Brett Kimberlin is actually a reasonably good guitarist. He probably couldn’t cut it in Nashville or LA, but could make a living in a minor market (such as Seattle) or playing the Holiday Inn circuit. Indeed, the world would be a better place if he did ignore the usual advice and give up his day job.

Nothing Else by Epoxy (Pollen Records, $16.04 from Amazon) is interesting because of who recorded it, but I can’t honestly recommend it for the musical experience it offers.

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There’s good news, and there’s bad news. First, the bad news: Nothing Else is still available at Amazon. Now, the good news: As of 9 pm ET last night, the price had dropped to $5.64.

Quote of the Day


Someday you will be a man,
And you will be the leader of a big old band.
Many people coming from miles around
To hear you play your music when the sun go down
Maybe someday your name will be in lights
Saying Johnny B. Goode tonight.

—Chuck Berry

Charlie Daniels, R. I. P.


Musician Charlie Daniels died today after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83. His skilled playing of the guitar, bass, fiddle, banjo, and mandolin and his distinctive voice will be missed.

UPDATE—Charlie was the bass player on this session—

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


A commenter to yesterday’s TKPOTD asks if Lobotomy, the song in the music video referenced in the post, is a recycled Op-Critical tune. I believe so. Here’s a song list from op-critical dot com, the website for what used to be the house band for The Dread Deadbeat Performer Kimberlin’s not-for-profit Justice Through Music Project. Lobotomy is one of the titles listed.That website doesn’t appear to have had any maintenance for several years. All of the links are broken.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


I stumbled upon a link to a music video posted on YouTube last week that had the following information included in the credits—

I’ll make a couple of comments.

First, this explains what The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin has been doing instead of focusing on his Protect Our Elections/EMRP Inc. not-for-profit.

Second, I once remarked that while I would normally advise someone with The Dread Deadbeat Performer musical talent not to give up his day job, I was willing to make an exception in Kimberlin’s case. I’ll stand by that exception for Kimberlin.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Some of Team Kimberlin’s attempts at harassment have been downright comical, and as I noted six years ago today, Some Things Aren’t Worth Bothering With.

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I’m told that as part of his mockery of me Very Ordinary Seaman Ferguson has been trying to run one of the most common plays in Team Kimberlin’s book, false death threats.@DeeinHouston201401001846Z

Yawn. I’ll let Rick Blaine react for me.

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BTW, Team Kimberlin’s William Ferguson should not be confused with the talented operatic tenor. VOSF is the guy behind the electronic music tracks emitted under the name Sub-Aetha. Here’s a list of his top ten track on YouTube.Listen at your own risk.

The mockery continues.

Quote of the Day


ch weiß für mich, daß ich, solang ich mein Erlebnis in Worten zusammenfassen kann, gewiß keine Musik hierüber machen würde. For myself I know that, as long as I can summarize my experience in words, I would certainly not make any music about it.

—Gustav Mahler

A Genuine Person


Back in the early ’70’s, I was working in the music industry in Nashville. One of places I worked was small studio that a musician had set up in his garage. It was equipped with hand-me-down gear retired from other studios. The console was a pastiche of vacuum tube and early transistor modules in a rather tall wood enclosure. I sounded great, but I could just barely see over it when sitting down.

As I was setting up for a demo session one evening (A demo is a simple recording of a song used to pitch it to singers for them to record.), the songwriter walked into the control room. She wasn’t very tall, and seated at the console, all I could see of her was that she was a cute brunette with a short haircut. It wasn’t until she came around the console and stood next to me that I realized she was Dolly Parton.

I very much enjoyed that session. In an industry where too many stars and wannabe stars are legends in their own minds, Dolly Parton was a nice person, a pleasure to work with. And sensible.

I was reminded of her good sense when I read a post by Suzanne Venker titled Of Course Dolly’s Not a Feminist. She Loves Men. (The periods are in the title.). The post is based on an NPR podcast called Dolly Parton’s America, and the apparent inability of the podcast’s host to understand why Dolly Parton isn’t a feminist.

In Dolly Parton’s America, Parton proves in spades that there’s a much more positive and compassionate attitude to have toward men, women and relationships. But if you want to adopt it, you can’t simultaneously pay homage to a group that assumes the worst of half the population. And you can’t take life so seriously.

But you can work hard and use your talent. And be a pleasure to work with.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This episode of Blogsmoke first ran two years ago today.

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SOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICOCHET

MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2

ANNOUNCER: “BLOGSMOKE” starring W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the trolling that moved into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved against it. (MUSIC: OUT)

JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.

MUSIC: MAIN TITLE—RECORDED—CUT 3 Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Anyone who has had the misfortune of listening to one of Brett Kimberlin’s music videos will understand why it is so easy to make fun of them. The TKPOTD from five years ago today did just that.

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One of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s complaints in his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness is that telling the truth about him has hurt his efforts in the music business. OTOH, it has come to my attention that the publicity has suggested another possible market for his music videos.MST3K_BK

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I suppose another possible use for The Dread Deadbeat Performer Kimberlin’s music would be in Room 101.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin included me as a defendant in four of the many LOLsuits he filed over the past few years. The third suit that included me was his RICO Retread LOLsuit which tried to revive the state law claims from his first RICO case. The TKPOTD from four years ago was one of the early reports on the process of defeating that third lawsuit.

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During the motions hearing last week in the Kimberlin v. Most of the Universe, et al. RICO Retread LOLsuit, Judge Mason was well prepared. He said this to The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin while dealing with my motion to dismiss for improper venue.

THE COURT: And I’ve looked through your 52-page complaint a couple of times and again just this morning before coming out on the bench because I wanted to make sure that I understood precisely what is being alleged here.

The judge then proceeded to explain to TDPK some of the deficiencies in his pleading concerning me. I’d share some of that with you, but I don’t want to refresh the midget’s memory. TDPK has this to say to the judge:

MR. KIMBERLIN: I wanted to limit this case to the swatting. That’s what I’ve done. You know, if I have to refile against Mr. Hoge in Carroll County or in this county, you know, it would be another massive lawsuit. I would like to keep him in this case, whether through an amendment or whatever and let a jury decide, you know, what he’s done with regard to the swatting. You know, part of what the whole Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day was to portray me as a criminal swatter to silence conservative bloggers, you know, which was not the case. I have nothing at all to do with any swattings at all.

movie popcornAnother massive LOLsuit? Really? I suppose that means that TDPK has not yet figured out that there are some people who aren’t soft targets for lawfare. If he has learned anything about tangling with me, he’ll wise up and fail to amend his LOLsuit by the 18th, or, if he really comes to his senses, he’ll dismiss the entire LOLsuit for all the remaining defendants.

I wouldn’t bet on his acting wisely, so the Gentle Reader may want to lay in a good stock of popcorn. Here’s a deal from Amazon.

Stay tuned.

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The Gentle Readers will note that I often suggest that they stay tuned. I’d offer the same suggestion to The Dread Deadbeat Performer Kimberlin’s guitar, but …

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Not every TKPOTD is about Brett Kimberlin or his Internet PR flack Bill Schmalfeldt. On occasion, we’ve taken a look and some of the bit players. For example, five years ago today, William Ferguson was the object of this site’s pointage, laughery, and mockification.

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There seems to be a certain lassitude among the members of Team Kimberlin. Take Very Ordinary Seaman Ferguson for example. I don’t generally concern myself with ankle-biters like VOSF, but I take a look at his The Mockery Continues blog (No, I won’t link to it.) every six weeks or so to see if they’ve finally got his meds adjusted.

I took a look yesterday evening and found that he hasn’t had anything to say about me for a couple of weeks now.

Hmmmmm.

Either he’s disappointed by having his fearless leader’s case thrown out or they’re finally giving him enough of the right stuff. Or perhaps both. It really is no concern of mine.

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I must confess that comparing Very Ordinary Seaman Ferguson to Peter Lorre is unfair. Lorre’s whistling is vastly better than anything VOSF has ever served up as alleged music.

The Mockery Continues.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Today is the fifth anniversary of the start of the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. trial, the first of four LOLsuits the Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin lost against me. My publication of the graphic shown in the TKPOTD from six years ago today was part of the bases for his claim that I had defamed him.

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DredPedoKmbrlnHere’s how Brett Kimberlin described his musical ambitions to his biographer Mark Singer as Kimberlin was being release from prison in 1994 (Citizen K, p. 354).

I’m doing this for the money. I’m doing it for fun and creativity too, but it’s mainly for the money. It’s like vengeance. I can go out there and say things and reach a huge audience, and it’s a kind of revenge on all the people who hate me. Can you imagine if I have a number-one hit and I’m all over the radio—every time [former U. S. Attorney] Jack Thar turns on the radio, there’s Brett Kimberlin? Success is the best revenge. These people who wished me ill, who lied about me, made up these stories, turned me into this monster, will just turn green with envy. Every quote from Thar over the years has been “God! How can you believe this guy!” All this publicity I’ve gotten will now be working for me. My lyrics are very potent, and they’ll touch a lot of people. I see myself as being in the Phil Collins mold more than, say, in the Michael Jackson mold. I can’t be fake that way. I have to be real.

Uh, huh.

It may be that more and more people are beginning to see a certain similarity to Michael Jackson after all.

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TDPK lost that LOLsuit because he presented no evidence (“Not one scintilla,” was the phrase Judge Johnson used.) that any thing I had said or written about him was false.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the most persistent wastes of Internet bandwidth inflicted on the Universe by Team Kimberlin is the op-critical dot com website that allegedly promotes The Dread Deadbeat Performer Kimberlin’s band Op-Critical. Seven years ago, I posted #BrettKimberlin and Op-Critical which noted … oh, I’ll let it speak for itself.

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Tuesday night, I posted a review of the CD released by Brett Kimberlin’s previous band Epoxy. His most recent music group is called Op-Critical. The band has a website, a rather stale one that doesn’t appear to have been updated for several years.

While nosing about the site, I found these lyrics as part of a song called Fork

I am losing all control and I just don’t know what to do …

Yep, we are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity.

You have gone past the outer limit of what you might have been able to control, but the truth will bring clarity. But clarity may not be your friend.

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Yep. The result of The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberli’s lawfare campaign of brass knuckles reputation management was that he lost control of his public persona.

Oh, and as for the op-critical dot com website, it doesn’t seem to have been updated since my post was published in 2012. Here’s a snapshot of it from yesterday evening.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


It’s the seventh anniversary of the post that’s had the most hits here at Hogewash!Review: “Nothing Else” by Epoxy (#BrettKimberlin).

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Back in 2002, Brett Kimberlin fronted a band named Epoxy and released a CD called Nothing Else. The story he spun promoting the album was that it contained songs that he had written while he was being held as a political prisoner in the federal prison system.

The band consisted of Brett Kimberlin on guitar and vocals, Wade Matthews on Bass, and Robbie White on Drums. The genre of the album is someplace between grunge and punk, neither of which are among my favorite musical forms.

Let me first comment on Mr. Kimberlin’s voice. I had heard his speaking voice in court, and I understand why some people refer to it as whinny. His singing voice reminds me of the silly voice that Weird Al uses on tracks such as Eat It. Mrs. Hoge, who listened through the CD with me, said, “Eddie Haskell.” On most of the tracks his voice was off key, usually flat.

Most of the songs could have been filler tracks on a generic grunge album. Some of the alienation in them seems to be more appropriate for a 17 year old, not someone 30 years older. Mr. Kimberlin was in his late 40s when the recording was made. However, three of the songs stood out. Vicegrip was actually interesting musically. Donuts had clever lyrics. It’s about lousy prison food and would probably get a nod of approval from G. Gordon Liddy.

Then there’s the last cut Keyhole. It was outstandingly bad. Mrs. Hoge and I met while we were in the music business, and during her career as a recording engineer, she recorded more gold and platinum records than I did. Her comment was, “If you’re gonna mike a guitar that close, you should use a better guitar and make sure it’s in tune. And get a better guitar player.”

While he didn’t do especially well with the acoustic guitar on Keyhole, Brett Kimberlin is actually a reasonably good guitarist. He probably couldn’t cut it in Nashville or LA, but could make a living in a minor market (such as Seattle) or playing the Holiday Inn circuit. Indeed, the world would be a better place if he did ignore the usual advice and give up his day job.

Nothing Else by Epoxy (Pollen Records, $16.04 from Amazon) is interesting because of who recorded it, but I can’t honestly recommend it for the musical experience it offers.

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This exchange from a somewhat delayed comment is a favorite of mine—

In one of his multitude of LOLsuits, The Dread Deadbeat Performer Kimberlin complained that the reporting here at Hogewash! was interfering with his business as a musician and composer. Certainly, the review above could be characterized as adverse. OTOH, the Gentle Reader can check out the Op-Critical and Justice Through Music video still lurking on YouTube and form his own opinion concerning TDPK’s talent and commercial viability as a musician.

In another of his LOLsuits, The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin claimed that part of his job description at Justice Through Music Project included filing lawsuits “seeking redress in federal court for violations of his civil and statutory rights.” Considering his track record, it may be that his day job has given up on him.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of Brett Kimberlin’s persistent hallucinations is that he’s going to have a career as a musician or as a music producer. The TKPOTD for six years ago today dealt with one aspect of that fantasy.

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There’s a Maryland corporation called Act Up Enterprises Inc. It was founded in 2011 by Brett Kimberlin “to provide entertainment services to musicians.” So far, it has one artist signed. She’s Tetyana Kimberlin’s elder daughter.

The company doesn’t do much to promote itself or its artist. Here’s its web page.actup_homeVarious websites related to the sole artist affiliated with Act Up refer to it as an artist management company and a record label—an artist management company with no bookings for its client and a label with no releases.

Hmmmm.

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Over next few years after that TKPOTD was posted, The Dread Deadbeat Promotor Kimberlin tried to jumpstart the career of Act Up’s sole artist. When she was unsuccessful, TDPK tried to place the blame on truthful reporting of his past and present activities by various bloggers. He even went so far as to file criminal complaints against Aaron Walker and me, alleging that our truthful reporting on him had harassed Tetyana’s daughter. Although Aaron and I were charged, the State quickly dropped both cases for lack of evidence.

Act Up’s artist used to have a fairly extensive website. It now looks like this.

And Act Up’s site now looks like this.It’s almost is if TDPK has realized that he’s not cut out for a career in music, and this bit of information from the State of Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation does tend to support such a conclusion.

Of course, it could be that Kimberlin is simply a bit behind in his paperwork because he’s been busy protecting our elections and doing other important things.