Archive for December, 2012
December 15th, 2012 by Vigilo
Marc Rizzo is gearing up for a busy 2013. But For now, he has been hitting the road in anticipation of his next solo album (all tour dates at bottom). We caught up with him for a little Q&A after he played a gig in Towson, Maryland…. What? You don’t know Marc Rizzo?
Well, if you’re accustomed to the cookie-cutter drivel your local radio station pumps out, then you probably don’t know him. We will put it this way, do you know what is a guitar? Marc Rizzo is a master of the guitar. And that is his greatest obstacle.
Similar to many other instances in our time, laziness and corruption are rewarded while talent and hard work is punished. We see the government subsidize people who refuse to work with welfare and subsidize bloodsucking big bankers with bailouts, all the while making the taxpayer foot the bill for them both. The same goes in the music industry. We see talent-less hacks get millions of dollars, just for flashing Illuminati signs. Meanwhile, the real talent plays to a club of a couple hundred people…. if they are lucky.
Count Marc Rizzo as one of the talented hard workers. He is constantly pounding the pavement with touring, recording, and writing. And nobody is bailing him out. NBC won’t have him play live on their morning show, as he won’t simulate an orgy or masturbation onstage like Ke$ha. No. Mark Rizzo just plays the guitar really fucking well, so he’s got to make it on his own.
That said, Marc continues to do the only things he knows, work hard and shred on the guitar. 2013 is shaping up to be a busy year for Marc. He will take part in another leg of the Maximum Cavalera Tour as a member of Soulfly. He also looks to finish mixing and releasing his latest solo album Downside Up. Also, though not set in stone, he may begin writing for the next Soulfly album. And finally, don’t forget his other band, Cavalera Conspiracy, could come calling at any time.
Luckily, with all that Marc has going on right now, he was able to hang out after his performance in MD. So we caught up with him and talked about fitness, workouts, nutrition, and of course, music:
Discussion with Marc Rizzo
Marc Rizzo: Inpsychobleedia, yeah it’s like a death metal project I started on the side, but we actually, a lot of those songs we just incorporate now with this (Marc Rizzo) band. I kinda just mix it all up.. my solo shit, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy. Now it’s just my solo band, I just, you know, I don’t have time for anything else now, you know, between all three bands. So, just doing this, and that’s it.
P: So it’s a great show, actually your vocals have improved since I first saw you (solo), like eight years ago..
Marc Rizzo: That’s the hardest part, the screams. I could never scream, you know, I’m trying to get better.
P: Yeah, it sounds good.
Marc Rizzo: I’m trying, I’m trying.
P: So I wanna start, cause a lot of people…. well, you’re athletic obviously and you have an athlete background….. so, a lot of people struggle with finding time to do workouts and eating the right stuff. And having a tour life has got to be rough, so just wondering, can you walk me through a Mark Rizzo day on tour? As far as what you eat and what you do.
Marc Rizzo: As far as working out, that’s the easy part, cause I love to do it. Usually, I, well, I mean, I grew up boxing. I had a couple amateur fights. I still box with people when I’m home. Moved on to do MUAY THAI and stuff, you know, just fun. So I still do that, and that workout, the whole boxing with muay thai workout. And then I’m really, nowadays, I’m really hooked on kettlebell swings. I’ve been doing a lot of kettlebell swings. Um, and then kinda like a CrossFit type workout, but I’m in no rush to try to hurry up, or do it as fast as close to the people….
Marc Rizzo: I bring like a 50 pound kettlebell with me, and uh, that’s mostly what I do. Kettlebell swings, a lot of push-ups, and pull-ups. Whole body, you know, it’s full body workouts.
P: How about the food part, being on the road?
Marc Rizzo: That’s the hard part, that’s the hard part. I mean, I try to eat as healthy as I can, but it’s definitely tough. I try to just eat a lot of meat, a lot vegetables. I try to lay off a lot of breads and carbs. Beer, I try to….you know, but it’s hard. It’s tough, you know. So I mean, that’s why I like doing the full body workouts that are kinda cardio and muscle building at the same time. A lot of times on tour, you do eat like shit. So whatever workout you’re doing on tour, its gotta be fat burning, that’s number one. You gotta be concentrating on burning fat, because you’re gonna be eating a lot of shit. Whether you like it or not, you know, whether you drink or not……you’re gonna drink, you know? That’s just part of, you know, you want to enjoy yourself too. So I want to get the most out of my workouts.
P: How about a supplement? Any supplements you take?
Marc Rizzo: I used to, man. I used to take a lot of different supplements. Creatine I used to take. I used to take whey and all that stuff, but I’m just not interested in bulking up anymore. I think I used to be a little bit more bulkier, now I’m just, like I said, I’m into just full-blown, fat burning, muscle building. Just to get to the lowest fat body weight you can get to. As far as protein, I try to eat a lot of chicken throughout the day. I’ll drink low-fat milk, that’s about it. I don’t take any supplements. I’m not interested in bulking up.
P: Did you ever get into raw milk?
P: Raw, like straight from the goat, they don’t pasteurize it. Yeah, it’s straight from the from the cow or the goat.
Marc Rizzo: Never tried it. Never tried it
P: It’s not even legal in some states, and you know, FDA. But yeah, it’s unpasteurized, so it’s like alive milk. And it’s great for immunity and all that stuff. And it actually populates your gut with the good bacteria.
Marc Rizzo: I gotta check it out.
Marc Rizzo: I like to try to do all natural stuff, that whey stuff, it bulks you up too much and I’m not into that. I sparred with a friend of mine who does muay thai. He is a professional muay thai fighter, smaller guy than me. He lit me, broke my jaw, I mean, he lit me the fuck up. And that’s when I realized, who cares about being big. It don’t mean shit.
P: Right, it doesn’t.
Marc Rizzo: It really don’t.
P: So shifting over to the music now, you have a fourth solo record coming out. What’s the drop date on that?
Marc Rizzo: That’s gonna come out probably, hopefully, in the new year 2013. We finished recording it. I got to work with one my favorite producers Zeus. He’s done everybody in the business. He recorded the last Soulfly record, did a great job, and we became really good friends. And he recorded my newest solo record, and I’m just, you know, just working on trying to finish mixing it now. So hopefully we’ll get it mixed. We got one song mixed, and it’s up on iTunes right now, called ‘Downside Up.’ And were gonna finish mixing the entire record. And hopefully by mid-2013 the whole record will be out. [NOTE: you can play the single from ‘Downside Up’ in the player near top of page, you can purchase the single HERE]
P: You’re releasing that on your label?
Marc Rizzo: Yeah, I just put it out myself, man. I do this stuff for fun, you know? I get no support from the industry with this project, so I do it for fun, that’s it.
P: Well the show you put on is really good.
Marc Rizzo: Thanks man.
P: It’s definitely worth coming out, I drove an hour, actually, to get here, and its worth it. So moving over to Soulfly. David Kincaid (drummer) bowing out… Did you guys see that coming or is that something that ….
Marc Rizzo: You know what, we started our last tour, he said, “Hey, my girlfriends pregnant.” I think we all were like “O.K., man, that’s that.” ‘Cause once you have a kid, and that’s it. I mean, you can’t, it’s hard to tour and have children at home, you know. We all wish him the best. I mean, I knew once he… he was so in love with his girl. She’s a really sweet girl, they are a really good couple. And I heard that she was pregnant, and I, you know, I even told him, “Man, you know, I get it. I understand.”
P: Well, the era was short, but that was, Enslaved is my favorite Soulfly album.
Marc Rizzo: He did a phenomenal job on Enslaved, its one of my favorite Soulfly records, so what more can I say? He did a great job.
P: Yeah, he did do a great job. And then moving ahead, looking forward to see what Zyon (Cavalera) can pound out…
Marc Rizzo: Yeah, I’m excited too, he’s an awesome, awesome drummer. He’s young and hungry, so uh, I think were gonna continue on making great records with Zyon.
P: And you got the Maximum Cavalera tour, another one, coming up, right?
Marc Rizzo: Yep, yep.
P: Early next year.
Marc Rizzo: February it will start. It’ll go from February to March.
P: It’s heavy on the West Coast I saw.
Marc Rizzo: Uh, I think it starts on the West Coast, but we will be out here on the East Coast.
P: Yeah, and finish up in new york.
Marc Rizzo: Yep, we’ll go up to Canada, so it’s gonna be really cool, it’s gonna be pretty cool.
P: As far as recording records again. What was your favorite record to record?
Marc Rizzo: Uhh, man, so many. I really enjoyed all of them. You know, definitely the last record with Zeus. Really, working with Zeus really took my guitar playing to the next level. And I definitely think Enslaved is like, the best record I ever made. And even my new solo record, I mean, the guy is just amazing. He’s one of the best. But I also loved making all the Cavalera Conspiracy records. Logan Mader, he’s great too. You know, we’ve always had a good relationship with Logan. Um, you know, the last three or four records I’ve done with soul fly have been my favorites. And I think we keep getting better with each record, so.
P: I agree with that.
Marc Rizzo: Thanks.
P: What question do you get from most fans? What do most fans ask you?
Marc Rizzo: Uh, What’s in the book bag? Ha ha ha. And I’m sick of fucking answering that question, you know?
P: Ha ha. I didn’t ask it.
Marc Rizzo: Nah, you didn’t ask it . But that’s all I get asked all the time. “What’s in the book bag?” It’s like, dude, that was 10 years ago, bro!
We continued to chill with Marc for the better parts of an hour. We talked about everything from the ‘riches’ of South America and Europe, to our denigrating culture here at home. Really, another credit to those in this genre, like Marc, is their accessibility. It’s another product of their down-to-earth work ethic. Unless Jay-Z has some sort of post-show full access of which we are not aware.
If you have an appreciation for music, we recommend you check out Marc Rizzo’s material. Since he’s apparently too good for the radio, you’ll have to try a little harder to find it. We also recommend you seriously consider checking out a live show. The Maximum Cavalera Tour will hit North America starting in February. And keep in mind, these guys make a living on the $15-$20 ticket it takes to see them. Support them and keep it metal.
Upcoming Tour Dates
Marc Rizzo Band
Dec 15, 2012 -The Loft – Poughkeepsie, NY
Dec 22, 2012 – The Blue Room – Secaucus, NJ
Jan 11, 2013 – Frankie’s – Toledo, OH
Jan 12, 2013 – Token Lounge – Westland, MI
December 3rd, 2012 by Vigilo
Starting December 3rd 2012, Michael Savage will be aired in New York City and Washington, D.C.
“The Savage Nation” can be heard weeknights 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. eastern on WABC in NYC and WMAL in DC.
Michael Savage was listed in our Top 12 Information Resources of 2012 and for good reason. The radio show is always engaging and informative as he a master at free association. Somehow, a great bowl of pasta leads into Obama’s socialisms. And Barbara Bitch, er Boxer, can lead us into a red wine discussion or even Boardwalk Empire. Yet, it all makes sense. Or, you can tune in to travel to another time period as he often tells stories of his childhood in vivid detail.
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December 3rd, 2012 by Vigilo
Culture Conflict is evident everywhere you look. The mainstream media deserves much of the blame, but we are just as guilty. If we rejected their methods and so-called news, they would be cast into irrelevance. But instead, we enable their ruse and actually aid them in their quest to dumb down the masses. The Culture Conflict has ramped up this past week with several high profile deaths. Kansas City Chief Jovan Belcher and former Tiquicheo mayor Dr. Maria Santos Gorrostieta.
We begin with the tragedy of Jovan Belcher. He apparently shot and killed his girlfriend, the mother of his three month old child. Then, he drove to the Kansas City Chiefs facility and turned the gun on himself in front of his coach and manager. It’s an awful story and questions will be asked. Like questions about this being the result of blows to the head or somehow linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
But to illustrate the culture conflict, why is this such big news? Don’t misunderstand, surely this event will have an enormous effect on those involved. But why is the media making such a story out of someone who played a game for life? The answer is YOU.
Do you know how many military members have committed suicide? Do you know how many currently suffer with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Do you even care to know? These warriors have given their lives and well-being for your freedom. Yet, most of us can’t even name ONE of them. But we all know the name Jovan Belcher.
Almost 2.5 million Americans have served in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), about 11-20% of veterans of these conflicts suffer from PTSD. That leaves between 275,000 and 500,000 warriors with the invisible wound!
Sorry in advance to throw numbers around like this, especially when each one means so much, but let’s get an idea of how many suicides. Though exact suicide rates are hard to know, the DVA said that in 2005, the suicide rate for males was 23.19 per 100,000. Using a conservative estimate of 20 per 100,000, that means that between 55 and 100 veterans committed suicide. Again that’s a wide gap to just make estimates on people’s lives, but it’s important to put into perspective. Of the possible 55 to 100 warriors who fought for you and took their own life, how many of their names do you know? But as the culture conflict shows, we can name all the athletes who committed suicide. Something to think about.
Maria Santos Gorrostieta is a heroine. A heroine who was stabbed, bound, tortured, burned, and murdered by a drug gang. SHE should be on your newspaper’s front page. SHE should be the opening story of your newscast. Another display of the culture conflict, since most people have never heard of her.
Maria Santos Gorrostieta was a former mayor of Tiquicheo in Mexico where she stood up for her people and AGAINST the drug cartels. She survived 2 previous assassination attempts, losing her husband in the first one, October 2009. The next one followed only three months later when the cartels riddled her vehicle with 30 bullets. 3 of the bullets reached their mark. The devout Catholic would live the rest of her days in constant pain.
The culture conflict is in full force as the scum of the Earth are glorified, and yet, real role models like Maria don’t get the press. The fucks over at Time magazine are a perfect example of this. Nominated for their ‘Person of the Year’ you will find some of the vilest people on the planet. But no Maria. Nor any of the other mayors killed in the Mexican drug war. However, you will find people like Sandra Fluke on the ‘Person of the Year’ list.
Sandra Fluke, of course, is that ‘precious’ woman who wants OTHER people to pay for HER birth control. So in this fucked up world in which we live, it only makes sense that such a person would be regarded so highly. Meanwhile, when a true heroine like Maria is murdered by a drug gang, not a word from the sycophants in the mainstream media.
Well let them have their Flukes. For those who feel they have a higher calling, Maria serves as a role model. She paid the ultimate sacrifice for the vulnerable among her. She stood up to killers and left it up to God how long she would continue to do so. We can use her life as an example to live UP to.
Whatever trial you face in your own life, consider what others go through and maybe it won’t seem so bad. Could you function everyday knowing a hit was out for you? Could you imagine remarrying to ensure your children would not go to an orphanage? Could you imagine living every moment in pain, so others would not?
Most of us are allowed to stand up for what is right, without ever really being threatened, yet we do not. Too many times we bury our heads in the sand at the face of the Culture Conflict. While we are scared of feeling uncomfortable, this woman stared death in the face. Let us learn from the real heroes in our world, like Maria.
The DailyMail reports that witnesses described Maria begging that her child be left alone as she willingly went with her abductors. If we go back 1980 years ago, there was another who willingly laid down His life. Perhaps it is fitting that Maria emulated her King as her final work on Earth. She set an example for her kids, but her reward is obviously not of this world. If only we could be so blessed as to have her conviction.
Maria Santos Gorrostieta leaves behind her 3 children and second husband, but she joins her first husband in a better place.
Culture Conflict Closing
It’s appropriate to have Maria take it from here. May we draw from her story and stand up to the evils in our world. The culture conflict will not go away, but we shall not comply with the filth that perpetuates it. Quoted from DailyMail, after the 2nd assassination attempt against her, Maria said:
At another stage in my life, perhaps I would have resigned from what I have, my position, my responsibilities as the leader of my Tiquicheo.
But today, no. It is not possible for me to surrender when I have three children , whom I have to educate by setting an example, and also because of the memory of the man of my life, the father of my three little ones, the one who was able to teach me the value of things and to fight for them.
Although he is no longer with us, he continues to be the light that guides my decisions.
I struggle day to day to erase from my mind the images of the horror I lived, and that others who did not deserve or expect it also suffered.
I wanted to show them my wounded, mutilated, humiliated body, because I’m not ashamed of it, because it is the product of the great misfortunes that have scarred my life, that of my children and my family.
Despite my own safety and that of my family, what occupies my mind is my responsibility towards my people, the children, the women, the elderly and the men who break their souls every day without rest to find a piece of bread for their children.
Freedom brings with it responsibilities and I don’t dare fall behind. My long road is not yet finished – the footprint that we leave behind in our country depends on the battle that we choose and the loyalty we put into it.
“I have had to bear losses that I would not wish on anyone, and have had to accept them with resignation and with the knowledge that it is our Lord’s will, and have gone on, even with a wounded soul…….I will get up however many times God allows me to, to keep on searching, scratching, negotiating plans, projects and actions for the benefit of all of society, but in particular, for the vulnerable ones. This is who I am.”
December 2nd, 2012 by Vigilo
Silver has been undervalued for many decades. But the forces behind it’s future rise to relevancy, are now beginning to galvanize. SRSrocco of SilverDoctors published an in-depth article explaining the propelling forces behind this phenomenom. Continue on to see why silver will triple and we will soon see silver at $100 per ounce. Read the rest of this entry »
December 1st, 2012 by Vigilo
Just another reason to exit the corrupt system and start converting your paper money into real silver….The Entitlement State. Zero Hedge recently posted highlights from a report by Gary D. Alexander, the Pennsylvania Secretary of Public Welfare. Basically, a single mom earning $29,000, will be better off with entitlements, than if she earned $69,000. Yeah….really.
In a nation where work is punished, and non-betterment is rewarded, it’s not hard to project how this all ends. The Entitlement State is just another reason to consider silver in preserving your wealth.
The report is in it’s entirety at the bottom.
Exactly two years ago, some of the more politically biased progressive media outlets (who are quite adept at creating and taking down their own strawmen arguments, if not quite as adept at using an abacus, let alone a calculator) took offense at our article “In Entitlement America, The Head Of A Household Of Four Making Minimum Wage Has More Disposable Income Than A Family Making $60,000 A Year.” In it we merely explained what has become the painful reality in America: for increasingly more it is now more lucrative – in the form of actual disposable income – to sit, do nothing, and collect various welfare entitlements, than to work. This is graphically, and very painfully confirmed, in the below chart from Gary Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (a state best known for its broke capital Harrisburg). As quantitied, and explained by Alexander, “the single mom is better off earnings gross income of $29,000 with $57,327 in net income & benefits than to earn gross income of $69,000 with net income and benefits of $57,045.”
We realize that this is a painful topic in a country in which the issue of welfare benefits, and cutting (or not) the spending side of the fiscal cliff, have become the two most sensitive social topics. Alas, none of that changes the matrix of incentives for most Americans who find themselves in a comparable situation: either being on the left side of minimum US wage, and relying on benefits, or move to the right side at far greater personal investment of work, and energy, and… have the same disposable income at the end of the day.
Naturally, the topic of wealth redistribution is paramount one now that America is entering the terminal phase of its out of control spending, and whose response to hike taxes in a globalized, easily fungible world, will merely force more of the uber-wealthy to find offshore tax jurisdictions, avoid US taxation altogether, and thus result to even lower budget revenues for the US. It explains why the cluelessly incompetent but supposedly impartial Congressional Budget Office just released a key paper titled “Share of Returns Filed by Low- and Moderate-Income Workers, by Marginal Tax Rate, Under 2012 Law” which carries a chart of disposable income by net income comparable to the one above.
But perhaps the scariest chart in the entire presentation is the following summarizing the unsustainable welfare burden on current taxpayers:
- For every 1.65 employed persons in the private sector, 1 person receives welfare assistance
- For every 1.25 employed persons in the private sector, 1 person receives welfare assistance or works for the government.
The punchline: 110 million privately employed workers; 88 million welfare recipients and government workers and rising rapidly.
And since nothing has changed in the past two years, and in fact the situation has gotten progressively (pardon the pun) worse, here is our conclusion on this topic from two years ago:
We have been writing for over a year, how the very top of America’s social order steals from the middle class each and every day. Now we finally know that the very bottom of the entitlement food chain also makes out like a bandit compared to that idiot American who actually works and pays their taxes. One can only also hope that in addition to seeing their disposable income be eaten away by a kleptocratic entitlement state, that the disappearing middle class is also selling off its weaponry. Because if it isn’t, and if it finally decides it has had enough, the outcome will not be surprising at all: it will be the same old that has occurred in virtually every revolution in the history of the world to date.
But for now, just stick head in sand, and pretend all is good. Self-deception is now the only thing left for the entire insolvent entitlement-addicted world.
December 1st, 2012 by Vigilo
The following is an address by Antal E. Fekete, delivered at the University of Padova on November 30, 2012. He explains the International Theft of the Silver Saga. By following Professor Fekete’s Masterstroke, you will see that the International Theft of the Silver Saga goes back 145 years ago to Robert E. Lee’s Civil War surrender at Appomattox, VA.
So, just how are current-day ‘low’ prices of silver a carry-over of the Civil War era? The Resumption of payments on the Greenback provided a unique opportunity for the international banking cartel. They could sabotage the entire global monetary system in the small window these years provided. When the Coinage Act of 1873 was passed, it did NOT include the Constitutional silver dollar, the only coin cited by the Constitution. They just went about like it never existed. Read the rest of this entry »