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Is Janet Coleman of "Cat Radio Cafe" Pro-Utrice Coup?
Mon Jun 25 01:33:40 2001
Which side has Coleman taken? I know she did those sinister "Atlantica" recordings with double agents DeRienzo and "Miss Moossy". Someone wrote on an Amazon.com reader response to a book she wrote on Mingus that she and her husband used to hang out at double agent Timothy Leary's "ranch" and make films there.
Sorry to have to ask, I'm just a listener who tries to follow the machinations as closely as time allows.
Yes... She Broke After 72 Hrs of Interrogation...
Mon Jun 25 02:05:30 2001
Janet Coleman was heard voicing the "everything is gonna be alright" view during collaborative fundraising with De Rienzo & Moussy during the February marathon. She has since descended into a neutral silence and indications are that she is among the Burstein "Silent Majority". However, we were able to take Janet, Dave Dozier AND Mr. Woburn, drug them, and drug them with sodium pentathol. Besides admitting to the Leary associations(she also did a Poisoned Arts recorded at the Manson ranch in the spring of 1969), she confessed that she brought flowers from Utrice Leid in 1971 in downtown Port of Spain, Trinidad.
In response to this information, we have phoned Janet Coleman's place of work, contacted all of her over 65 relatives and informed them that, when we get our station back that their social security payments will cease, told little children who live on her block that Janet, like the old witch in Hansel & Gretel coats children in gingerbread, bakes them, and eats them, and told former U.S. AG Ramsey Clark that it was Janet who dropped a dime on Lori Berenson. The local Dunkin Donuts that Janet goes to every day for coffee has promised us it will charge her double for every cup from now on. So don't worry... we're gonna get Utrice AND her collaborators but good! Just TRY getting a pound of goat in Utrice's neighborhood for a reasonable price after this is over!!!
But Seriously... She Sang in 48 Hours...
Mon Jun 25 06:13:53 2001
No... but seriously. Our interrogations of Ms. Coleman produced thorough results in but a few hours. As I said, she publically stated ambivalence toward the coup and it's plotters in February exclaiming that it was no big deal. However, recent interrogations of her which included sleep deprivation, repetitively projected visual images, and loud disorienting blasts of sound into darkened concrete rooms forced her to reveal that, although she supported the coup initially, one can only so much Diabel Faye take. So now Janet Coleman is solidly in the camp opposing Utrice Leid. However, having been shafted so viciously in the past by the previous Marksman/Goodman/White/Rosenberg administration, it's just damned hard to get her to make public statements or to
go into hyperdramatics about returning them to power. What she, like most, is hoping for is a resolution to the crisis that leaves her alone to do what she's been doing for years, but which fails to reward the Stalinism of Goodman/White/Rosenberg with any more unchallenged and unquestioned power. Although it would be more satisfying to you to have a public show trial where all who fail to denounce the witch Utrice Leid are dunked for 6 minutes underwater until all Trinidemons are expunged from their bodies, you'll just have to settle for the mild disgruntlement of 200 or so folks who wanna get their radio shows done each week.
Janet Coleman responds:
For the record, I did play Joan of Arc in a psychedelic Western film written by David Dozer, the Displaced Playwright of "Poisoned Arts" and "Atlantica" and "Psychotica" fame. "Indiangivers" began filming at the Hitchcock estate in Millbrook, New York in September 1967. The owners, Peggy and Billy Hitchcock, had turned over their gingerbread mansion and surrounding grounds for several years to Timothy Leary and his League for spiritual Discovery. Because it was registered as a religion, a lot of legal advantages adhered to the League. We shot fanciful scenes on turretted balconies and with pink horses in a beautiful forest, The Magic Pines. Among others in the day-glo cast were Mingus, Severn Darden (then of 2nd City, later "The President's Analyst," and "Return of the Planet of the Apes"), Ultra Violet, William Cunningham, Wavy Gravy, the screenwriter and Leary. Leary played the Stagecoach Driver who Takes Passengers on Trips. As I explain in
Memoirs, Leary hijacked the production, supposedly by plying the Robert Flaherty ("Nanook of the North") Award-winning director (who insisted on being billed as Roberto Incognito) with rum. Leary transformed the scenario into a story about a Harvard professor (himself) and it all fell apart. Many years later he was revealed to be a double agent. But who knows what he was up to while pretending to act? Remember Gordon Liddy was the Sheriff of Dutchess County (where lies Millbrook) then.
The thing about double agents is you never know that they are. Although I should have realized that for an LSD guru, Timothy Leary drank an awful lot of martinis (gin).
Also for the record, I am not now or have I ever been pro-war, pro-censorship, pro-racialism, pro-religion, pro-management, pro-Pacifica or pro-Protocols of the Elders of Zion. I am a radio person. I see this saga at WBAI as a hideous tragedy. But who knows, maybe I'll wake up as a cricket on radio4houston and find it was all a bad dream.
Meanwhile, I stand by the warnings advanced by "Atlantica." Free WBAI.
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