Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The Dread Deadbeat Performer Kimberlin’s musical career has been the source of much pointage, laughery, and mockification over the years. Here’s the TKPOTD from eight years ago today.

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cameramanThe Justice Through Music Project house band Op-Critical has been putting out covers of old hits fondly remembered by baby boomers, For What It’s Worth and Paradise most recently. Now that they’ve got footage of a process server and cops that they can use, maybe they will favor us with their version of Indiana Wants Me. One of the members would be a natural for the lead vocal.

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It looks as if Op-Critical has been disbanded. The op-critical dot com website is gone and the server that had hosted it appears to have been disconnected from the Internet.

Maybe he can do a cover of the Ukrainian version.

 

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

While scrolling through the empr dot media home page, I found this in the Discover Ukraine with EMPR section—A bit more poking around on the Internet turned up this information about the recording—

Produced and arranged by Vasyl Tkach/Brett Kimberlin
Mixed by Michael Brauer
Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound
Studio Engineers Steve Sachse, Oleksandr Sadovets
Piano Serge (Sergiy) Krutsenko
Electric Guitar Vitaly Rustamov
Organ Brian Simms
Acoustic Guitar Brett Kimberlin
Production Director Andrii Samerkhanov

Hmm.

Quote of the Day

Ich 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

Multiwavelength Data Sonification: The Galactic Center

This reimagines combined x-ray, visible light, and infrared data from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Spitzer Space Telescope as sound rather than an image.

Video Credit: NASA

Golden Blasts From Out of the Past

Our basement cleaning project here at Stately Hoge Manor has uncovered a box of old DJ copy 45s leftover from my time as a radio announcer in Nashville. Everything in the box was at least 50 years old. Here are the four records that were on top of the stacks in the box.Click on the image to embiggen it. You can use your browser’s BACK button to return to this post.

The timings in red give the lengths of the instrumental intros which we routinely talked over back in the ’60s. The Xs identify the A-sides of the records. The small holes in label areas of a couple of the records identify them as not-for-sale DJ copies.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin has failed at almost everything he’s tried. He got caught smuggling drugs. He got busted as the Speedway Bomber. He’s failed as a pro se litigant.

The TKPOTD for six years ago today dealt with one of the instances of his failure as a musician.

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Gentle Reader, do you ever wonder what the Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin does when he isn’t involved in vexatious lawsuit? He’s got himself a rock-and-roll band called Op-Critical. One of the sca … uh … promotions he’s attempted for the band was trying to get a performance by Op-Critical included in the soundtrack of the Twilight movie Eclipse.Op-Crit TweetsEar-plugsIt shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with Op-Critical’s body of work to learn that Twilight Angel isn’t on the album. You can listen to The Dread Performer Kimberlin singing Twilight Angel on YouTube, but I don’t recommend doing so. Normally, folks with TDPK’s level of talent are advised not to give up their day jobs, but I’m not sure which causes more harm in Kimberlin’s case.

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Almost all of Kimberlin’s business entities show some sort of paperwork deficiency when you run checks on them. One exception is Actup Enterprises Inc. On 17 July, Kimberlin took the steps necessary to restore it to good standing status with the State of Maryland. Actup has variously referred to itself as an artist representative and as a record label.

The Actup Enterprises web domain is gone, but while it was active, it only listed one performer as an artist—Kelsie Kimberlin. BTW, her recent music videos appear to have ben produced in Ukraine.

Chris White Supremacy

Chris White is a college professor who has written a post for Slate making the absurd claim that referring to well known composers by their last names is a form of white supremacy.

Musicians, academics, and teachers have a lot of work ahead to confront the racist and sexist history of classical music. Fullnaming composers, especially those who have been elevated to mononymic status by this complicated history, will challenge us to at the very least afford the same respect to all of the individuals whose music we talk and write about.

Uh, no. If I say that I’m listening to a piece by Mozart and don’t use a first name, it’s a reasonable assumption that I’m referring to Wolfgang Amadeus and not his father Leopold who was also an accomplished composer. If I refer simply to Bach, I probably mean Johann Sebastian and not Carl Philip Emmanuel, Johann Christian, or any of the senior Bach’s other musically talented children. This has nothing to do with race; it’s about stature and importance as musicians.

Similarly, if I refer to President Johnson, it’s a safe bet I don’t mean Andrew Johnson unless the context deals with his administration or Reconstruction.

BTW, Joplin and Ellington were unavailable for comment.

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.