My Writings. My Thoughts.
So much anger in the U.S. these days. Could it be we’ve been pampered and spoiled for so long and now that our toys are threatened we are angry?
Nahhh…. my international readers, many of which have never even stepped foot in the “bubble” that is the U.S.
That’s an easy, anti-American answer oft repeated in the media and while there is a grain of truth in some instances (just as there are spoiled, rich, entitled folks in almost every country I’ve ever visited, most of them the exploiters of their fellow countrymen), it’s just not true as a general statement.
Sure there may be some entitled, rich, spoiled folks in this country… probably more in total volume than anywhere else in the world, but the vast majority are hard working, good folks with big hearts.. many of whom are now struggling thanks to a variety of factors.. such as mighty dysfunction in D.C. (hey that’s a good band name!).
You know an even better band name? Destroy D.C., and I’m pretty sure the name alone will get these guys (an actual band from DC.. home of punk legends such as Bad Brands, Henry Rollins, Minor Threat and other punk legends) a listen.
Here is a little taste of the punk, roots & dub sound “Destroy DC”… a pretty good band and an even better idea.
DESTROY DC – “SERVICE WITH A SNEER” VIDEO
Remember our buddies, the only punk band in Trinidad “Anti-Everything” from our trip there a couple year’s back? Well finally, these guys are going to get the attention they deserve when they premiere this weekend’s upcoming episode of “Raw Travel”. Find out where the show is airing in your city HERE.
See our interview with the guys below. And remember to tune in this weekend to see Raw Travel in Port of Spain, Trinidad hanging out with the Anti-Everything crew.
Special thanks to Minnie D’Moocha, DJ Boxxy Brown, Goma Films and a ton of good folks who helped us raise over $350 for Project Learn Belize at the recent Raw Travel Premiere Party. If you missed our premiere episode last week, never fear, a new one is just a weekend away. Check our newly designed website HERE to see all kinds of cool stuff.
Some cool punk rock stuff coming your way real soon.. but in the meantime, enjoy some pics from the party. Not punk enough for ya? Well, hey, I invited the Casualties.. but I guess they were busy!
AIM TV’S “RAW TRAVEL” SET TO DEBUT IN 70% OF THE U.S. THIS WEEKEND
- New Travel Show Premieres with Aspirations of Shaking Up Sleepy Genre -
NEW YORK, NY: October 2nd, 2013 – AIM Tell-A-Vision® Group (AIM TV) announced today that their latest production Raw Travel® is set to debut in over 73 cities and almost 78 million homes via broadcast stations this weekend October 5th -6th, 2013.
The adventure travel series boasts timeslots in key cities including most of the top 10 markets. The show is set to debut in New York (WWOR-My9 Saturday @ 12 Midnight), Los Angeles (KCAL – 9, Saturday @ 6PM), Chicago (WFLD-Fox 32, Sunday @ 12 midnight), Boston (WCVB-ABC 5, Saturday @ 12 Noon), Atlanta (WUPA-CW 69, Saturday @ 5:30PM), San Francisco (KTVU-Fox 2, Sunday @ 11:30PM), Dallas (KXAS NBC 5, Sun @ 12:30 AM) and many more. Viewers can visit www.RawTravel.tv/wheretowatch for a complete listing of cities, affiliates and time slots.
Raw Travel is an adventure travel & lifestyle series showcasing the rapidly growing wave of socially and environmentally aware, independent travel. The series weaves together themes of eco-tourism, volun-tourism (giving back) with underground music and authentic culture in a way unique to U.S. television.
Executive Producer and host for the ½ hour weekly series is AIM TV Founder Robert G. Rose, an experienced Executive Producer who has overseen over 300 episodes of 1st run programming and traveled to 30+ countries. Rose collaborated with key production members from his previous creations under his “American Latino Syndication” banner, which he sold to Los Angeles based LATV Networks in 2008.
While shooting Raw Travel, Rose & his crew traveled like typical budget travelers (by bus, boat and train) to destinations which offered unique opportunities for authentic cultural, environmentally sustainable, socially aware and life changing experiences. The Raw Travel crew endured earthquakes, stomach sickness, cramped chicken buses and creepy critters for the chance to experience authentic culture, view incredible landscapes and form long lasting friendships.
True to the title, the program illustrates the raw and often unglamorous reality of independent travel. The show simultaneously showcases how this type of travel is not only more affordable, but can spur personal growth and fulfillment.
“I’m humbled by the confidence our broadcasting partners have demonstrated with generous time periods in cities all over the U.S. They had plenty of programming options and they chose Raw Travel,” Rose says. “We’re looking forward to showcasing real travel for real people, that doesn’t revolve around games, contests or celebrities. Raw Travel instead celebrates the wonderful and diverse world around us, which thankfully, needs no gimmick to be both entertaining and life affirming,” Rose continues.
The website www.RawTravel.tv has undergone a complete facelift that allows fans to interact with producers, view bonus clips, get travel tips and help shape the direction for future episodes.
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ABOUT AIM TELL-A-VISION GROUP
AIM TV is an independent content, production and distribution company founded by media executive and entrepreneur Robert G. Rose. AIM TV aspires to produce and distribute positive, compelling content that reflects its mission of presenting Media That Matters. Visit www.AIMTVGroup.com and www.RawTravel.tv for more information.
Here is a cool little video that kind of illustrates what you can expect from the upcoming season of “Raw Travel”. Special thanks to our very talented amigos Los Tiros and all our friends from all over the world who have had a part in making this project finally happen. May the universe bless you all. Good does overcome evil I am convinced.
I’ve been listening to Los Tiros’ music ever since I got back from Guatemala and Central America. These guys are just good.
Check their latest video out and remember to tune into Raw Travel beginning this weekend to hear some more of their music set to our travel show. The results are pretty cool. Check it out.
The guys from Sentenza HC in Italy are heading to Hungary and want to play some punk music for the fine punk folks of Hungary. I know we have some readers from there from our trip back last summer. Missed it? check it HERE….
Help ‘em out Hungary.. In the meantime, here is a taste of what you’ll see… please enjoy the video from their latest album.
Psychobilly promoter and all around cool cat (kitten?) Laura Rebel Angel has gone from promoting the best psychobilly/rockabilly events in NYC to fronting her own band, the “Screamin’ Rebel Angels” to which I ask “What took you so long?”.
As per the norm with Laura, it’s 1st class all the way.
The lady can organize a party or event, as evidenced by some of her bashes in the past like the one we covered way back in 2010 HERE and by the backyard BBQ setting for their new vide0 “Sizzle” which looks like it would have simply been a blast to make or at least participate.
Now by the looks & sounds of things.. she can rock and roll with the best of ‘em too.. Who knew? Not me.. but now I do.. and now.. so do you.
Here are the Screamin’ Rebel Angels with “Sizzle”!
Like what you see? me too.. so if you happen to be in NYC (and want to take in the Screamin’ Rebel Angels live, then you are in luck. They are opening for the Chop Tops this weekend! More info at the Rebel Angel Production’s site HERE.