Irreverent Senior Moments, with Gary Kanter and the Seattle Raging Grannies, Saturday 7:30PM


If you have not seen the Seattle Raging Grannies, you have missed a remarkable experience. If you like your political recipe spicy, with a lefty twist…and sprinkled with humor…these ladies are for you.

Disclaimer! Some right-wing diners have experienced severe acid reflux and incontinence, disconcertion, distress, and discomfort. If you experience a dejection lasting longer than three election cycles…take two aspirin and call Rachel Maddow in the morning.

Saturday March 9, 2013,  7:30PM – 9:30PM
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe
8310 Greenwood Ave North, Seattle, Washington 98103

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Soul Train NOT Coal Train – Sat. Nov. 24 Musical Benefit for Backbone Campaign

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Soul Train NOT Coal Train!

A Funky Musical Benefit for the Groovy Backbone Action Brigade
Defending NW Communities from Climate Cooking Criminals Pushing Pollution for Profit.

8pm Saturday, November 24 at the Red Bicycle Bistro on Vashon

Funkadelic dress encouraged & 

Practice your moves for the Dance Contest! (optional)
It’s all ages until 11pm!

Once again, Backbone is partnering with our fantastic friend, event producer Pete Welch for an amazing musical happening. Eat, drink, and shake your booty while listening to amazing performances by talented area musicians performing fabulous songs from the classic TV show Soul Train. (Song and performer roster below.)

You’ll get a multi-media update on Backbone Campaign’s amazing Artful Activism and hear of super fun ways you can get your Backbone groove on!

These shows sell out – so buy your advance tickets at:

Whether you can be there or not, PITCH IN to make sure that Backbone Campaign continues to grow in our ability to initiate and support great actions and trainings in the Pacific Northwest and across the country. See you on November 24th!

Peace, Love, and Soul!

Team Backbone

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PS – PLEASE Donate to the Backbone Campaign Regardless… Because Our Artful Activism is Effective and Makes YOU Smile! Call Backbone HQ if you have any questions 206-408-8058.

bbbPerformances to look forward to:

A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke) – Mark Shepherd
Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers) – Scott Durkee, Ron Hook, Joe Paulhus, Emory Miedema
All I Could Do Is Cry/At Last (Etta James) – Kelsey Bernheisel
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) – Rick Doussett, Bob Kueker,Kevin Pottinger, Gary Kiggins
Brick House (Commodores) – Steffon Moody
Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love (Barry White) – Jon Whalen
Drown In My Own Tears (Ray Charles) – Phil Royal
Golden Years (David Bowie) – Dave Olson & Maya
It’s A Man’s World (James Brown) – Kevin Moe & Gabe Blake
I’ve Got Dreams To Remember (Otis Redding) – Glenn Rukwid & Adrienne Mildon
I Wish (Stevie Wonder) – Jack Barbash
Just The Two of Us (Bill Withers) – TV Dinner
Lady Marmalade (Patti LaBelle) – Cami Lundeen
Let’s Stay Together (Al Green) – Joe Panzetta
Lonely Teardrops (Jackie Wilson) – Gary Kiggins, Bob Kueker & friends
Nothing But The Water (Grace Potter & The Nocturnals) – Azula, ClariT, Adrienne Mildon, Chaz Reed, Ryan Roybal, Matt Eggleston
No Woman, No Cry (Bob Marley) – Ron Hook
Rocket Man (Elton John) – Linda Hatfield
Tracks of My Tears (Smokey Robinson) – Roger Taylor, Allison Shirk, Luke McQuillan, Bob Kueker, Greg McElroy, Jack Barbash, Lori Means.
Sunday Kind of Love (Etta James) – Allison Shirk, Kim Thal, Jason Everett, Gary Kiggins, Linda Hatfield.
Until You Come Back To Me (Aretha Franklin) – Adrienne Selvy Mildon, Bill Moyer, Azula, Terri Garrett, Lyn McManus
War (Edwin Starr) – Davin Michael Stedman & members of The Staxx Bros
Wild Is The Wind (Nina Simone) – Jessika Satori, Jack Barbash
You and Me (Penny & The Quarters) – Kim Thal, Rick Vanselow, Steve Meyer, Eric Frith
You Really Got A Hold On Me (Smokey Robinson) – Bob Krinsky

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Legitimate Rape, sung by the Renegade Raging Grannies

From Raging Grannies Songs

  • Author: Vicki Ryder
  • Tune: “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah”

“Legitimate rape” is great birth control.
So says Todd Akin, and he oughta know.
If we are raped we can rest unafraid,
‘Cause we can’t get pregnant if forcibly laid.

Our female bodies are clever that way,
We only get pregnant when we say “okay.”
Doctors have told him, so it must be so,
The stork only comes if we don’t say “No!”

Rape won’t make babies and that is a fact;
There’s no global warming; the Earth’s really flat.
We heard it on FOX News so it must be true.
Well, Mr. Akin, we say “FUCK YOU!”

Occupy Graduation & new Doo-Occupy video (Cameo by Ben Cohen!)

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Watch NEW Doo-Occupy Video with Guest Appearance by Ben Cohen!

Sign-up to Occupy Graduation & order Balls-N-Chains for you and your friends!

Creative Call for Student Debt Jubilee & Free Higher Education


This music video was created as part of the Doo-Occupy to Bail Out America project, a collaboration instigated by the Backbone Campaign (‪‬), Ariel and Crystal Zevon to spread best practices in artful activism and community organizing for eviction protection, student debt relief and other economic democracy causes.

BOccupy Graduation Giant Ballackbone Campaign is part of a fantastic collaboration called in collaboration with, Ben Cohen (of ice cream fame), Occupy Colleges and many more. Graduates across the country will wear cartoonish balls-n-chains as they accept their diplomas and graduate from student to debtor.

This creative protest is a fun way to demonstrate how our society’s failure to prioritize education instead of war, Sallie Mae and Wall Street profiteers over the aspirations of our people, tax cuts for the rich instead of robust free higher education is burdening our society. Our failure to provide for the basic human right of education is an embarrassment – and an economic drain.

Visit and if you are walking across the stage or wearing a mortar board hat this graduation season, then join the fun!

ALSO – Check out our Student Debt Jubilee – Why Higher Education Ought to be Free
Podcast and Organizer Resource page.

Ben Cohen – Producer
Ariel Zevon – Lead Vocal, Writer, and Co-Producer
Crystal Zevon – Co-Producer
Adam Woogmaster – Vocals and music coordination
Bennett Shapiro, Mad Tech Sound – Sound Engineer
Bill Kinzie – Director and Editor
Brandon – Camera Man and Editor