BREAKING: 1st SECRET AGENT single declassified!

https://soundcloud.com/frankcoleman/secret-agent-buenos-aires

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The Home Office is pleased to confirm the first Secret Agent dossier, “Buenos Aires International Airport” has been declassified and final mastered and will soon be released publicly on Mi5 Recordings/Fontana/Universal.

It features extensive contributions from Special Agents John Chmaj (Seattle Division) on flute and Robert Holmes (UK Division) on guitar. All other instruments and final analysis by Agency Director Frank Coleman, aka “Mr. Big.”

Recorded at an undisclosed location.
Mastered at The Cutting Room, NYC

Special thanks to Field Agents Tim Lucas and Patrick Ermlich who assisted greatly in compiling this final report.

WARNING – CONTENTS ARE HIGHLY EXPLOSIVE.

LISTEN HERE
(c)(p) 2013 Secret Agent / Mi5 Recordings
All Rights Reserved Worldwide

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NY Times: The Real War on Reality

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/14/the-real-war-on-reality/

A worthwhile read.

“The outsize role of private intelligence firms and their willingness to manufacture “truth” constitutes a sort of epistemic warfare.”

I’ve long suspected the paid message board trolls. Manufactured consent, indeed. One big takeaway I hope people get: this is a perfect example of why most conspiracy theories are bullshit. SOMEONE will always spill the beans.

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Susan E. Wagner High School Performing Arts Program

https://www.facebook.com/PerformingArtsAtWagnerHigh

These kids (and their teachers), at the Susan E. Wagner High School Performing Arts Program in Staten Island, give me hope for the future. They were absolutely amazing at Circle in the Square’s “Teens on Broadway” show, performing a long medley from IN THE HEIGHTS. It was a privilege to see them work. Their program should be a model for the nation on how to do the Arts right in a high school.

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Don Barton, creator of cult classic ‘Zaat,’ dies at 83

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Don Barton brought “Zaat” to life in the early 1970s, and while the movie about the giant radioactive walking catfish-human monster was quiet for decades, it never really went away.

After 45 hours of exposition and stock footage about the wonders of the walking catfish, the World’s Worst Mad Scientist finally gets around to injecting himself and turns into a rubber masked unicorn of some sort. He looks in the mirror. “Not much like a catfish, but it IS beautiful!!’ *facepalm*

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Sun. Jul. 21, 2013: Cooperstown High School Jazz Band Reunion Concert!

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On Sunday, Jusy 21st, 2013, the Cooperstown High School Jazz Band will be having its annual reunion concert. This year, we’re thrilled to tell you it’s going to be OUTSIDE at Lake Front Park. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate! The CCS High School music department’s fierce dedication to excellence over the years has spawned a remarkable array of talent, including Metropolitan Opera stars Richard and Dwayne Croft, who have sung with Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and many others; Los Angeles producer, vocal coach and singer Leanne Summers (Conklin) who has worked with Crystal Gale, Richie Havens, Jonathan Cain and many others; renowned drummer Mike Emery, whose New York Players group has performed for over 1,500 private parties, galas and fundraisers across the Northeast; and top NY rock drummer Frank Coleman, who has played and recorded with Modern English, Jayne County, Sandra Bernhard, Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen) and John Ashton (Psychedelic Furs).

There’s people flying in from all over the country for this show. We hope to see you there!

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