By Cranky Yanky
I want to thank Mark for graciously providing space for me to vent. Although, after spending thirty minutes attempting to present a “mission statement,” I’ve realized that I have no mission since we are already chin deep in this quagmire called modern society. There will be no more proving or convincing. The lines are drawn, the die is cast. Still, I invite you all to join me in my ritualistic (though admittedly rudimentary) exorcism of musical vampiric energies.
In conspiracy circles, it is widely accepted that promoted musicians have “sold their soul.” I will go a step further and state that oftentimes their souls are sold FOR THEM by family members and handlers seeking power and wealth. All of us are MK Ultra victims to some extent, but the talented and charismatic children of influential families often are given the MK Ultra crash course and are not to be envied, much less idolized. They enjoy fame and fortune, but often at the cost of a lifetime of servitude (if they’re lucky) to narcissistic vampires who exploit their talents while envying their achievements.
Then again, many of them are just egotistical and entitled douchebags. Take your pick.
ARETHA FRANKLIN is regarded as one of the greatest music “artists” of the 20th century. Throughout her life, her handlers utilized that talent and notoriety to promote racial and sexual division (civil rights and women’s rights), and her songs “Respect” and “(You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman” became anthems of these movements. A portion of her income was reportedly used (siphoned) to cover payroll (buy drugs and hookers?) for civil rights groups.
Aretha’s initial handler was her father, C.L. Franklin. He began preaching at age 16, eventually commanding up to $4000 per speaking appearance (that’s $36,000 adjusted for inflation). C.L. Franklin’s birth name was Walker, but his father allegedly abandoned the family when he was four years old, and his mother then remarried a shadowy figure named Henry Franklin. C.L. was revered in religious circles despite his fathering of a child by Mildred Jennings, a 12-year-old member of his congregation.
Aretha Franklin’s mother died before her tenth birthday (C.L. did not attend his estranged wife’s funeral), and by the age of 12, Aretha, too, had been impregnated. She named the child Clarence after her father. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhnlml89KVI&t=293s (THE REAL FATHER OF ARETHA’S FIRST CHILD)
It appears that Clarence required assistance in breaking his 12-year-old habit because, in 1979, he was shot twice in the groin at point-blank range during a “robbery” and remained in a coma for the next five years before dying at the age of 69. What a shame for Clarence that the shooter had such bad aim…or was it perfect aim?
From 1961 through 1969, her most prolific years, Aretha was handled by another man of questionable moral character named Teddy White. Motown producer Harvey Fuqua is on record as stating, “Anyone who didn’t see Ted White as a straight-up pimp had to be deaf, dumb, and blind.” White’s family history is unknown. Aretha and Teddy were married when Franklin was 18 and White was 30, although Aretha had met White for the first time at a party held at her house in 1954…WHEN SHE WAS 12 YEARS OLD.
Aretha’s first four albums were produced by Clyde Otis, who was mentored by fellow U.S. MARINE Bobby Troup. (Old folks like me will remember Troup for his portrayal of Dr. Joe Early in the 1970s medical propaganda T.V. show Emergency!) As an officer candidate, Troup was assigned to oversee recruit training for the first black marines. Despite royal bloodlines (Troup’s great-great-grandfather was Sir Watkin William Wynn, Baronet from Wales) and Ivy League education (University of Pennsylvania), Troup elected to serve his country by helping young black men become jarheads. What a guy! Jerry Wexler produced Franklin’s remaining albums of the decade. Wikipedia tells us that Wexler graduated from high school at the age of 15 but attended college intermittently, only becoming a serious student upon completing his service in the U.S. ARMY.
From the 1980s until her death in 2018, Aretha Franklin’s affairs were “handled” by an ex-U.S. MARINE named Willie Wilkerson. Wilkerson died of COVID-19 in 2020.
DIONNE WARWICK has a great singing voice, but her talent was not organically discovered since her parents were already established in the music business. Her mother was the manager of The Drinkard Singers, and her father was a record promoter. Her maternal aunt is Cissy Houston making Whitney Houston her first cousin, and she is also the maternal cousin of soprano singer Mary Violet Leontyne Price. During the 60s, Warwick was married to/handled by actor William Elliott, who just happened to have spent four years in the U.S. NAVY as an “electrician.”
The primary producer/writer of Warwick’s output during the 1960s was Burt Bacharach. Bacharach’s father, Bertram Bacharach, was a well-known newspaper columnist (propagandist). Despite Burt Bacharach’s privileged upbringing and attendance at Montreal’s McGill University, he still served a tour of duty in the U.S. ARMY. Why? Would you? I always thought artistic people were opposed to war and killing. Even at the ripe old age of 92, Bacharach was still being rolled out (literally) as a tool of the state by campaigning (promoting division) for Joe Biden. Wearing a T-shirt proclaiming “VOTE,” Bacharach spoke via webcam from a piano as part of the attempt by the Biden campaign to motivate every potential older voter.
“What the world needs now is love, sweet love.
“It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.
“What the world needs now is Joe Bi-den.
“He’s the one for us to be president.”
Warwick has also used her celebrity status to raise public awareness of the (fake) AIDS epidemic and has served as a UNITED NATIONS global health ambassador during the administrations of President Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. But indeed, her proudest achievement must have been hosting infomercials for the Psychic Friends Network. Only $3.95 per minute! (That’s $7 a minute in 2021 dollars!!)
(DIONNE WARWICK WILL HOST A ‘NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE’ FOR THE 200,000 AMERICANS LOST TO COVID) https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/04/us/covid-national-remembrance-day-trnd/index.html
DIANA ROSS rose to fame as the lead singer of Motown’s most successful act during the 1960s. Diana appears to hold a high-ranking position in the families since she has not been required to perform the obligatory Intel duties like shilling for corporations or pushing agendas. Wikipedia tells us that her grandfather John E. Ross was born to Washington Ross and Virginia Baytop but this information conflicts with genealogical sites like Geni and Ancestry. Why the misdirection? The actual name of Diana’s grandfather is William Edward Ross, husband to Ida Snead, whose race is listed on the 1920 federal census report as “Mulatto.” Could it be that Ida Snead’s father was a prominent plantation owner who impregnated one of his slaves? If that seems like a stretch, consider that Diana’s first love affair was with Motown founder Berry Gordy, whose grandfather was the son of James Gordy, a white plantation owner in Georgia, and a woman he enslaved. James Gordy was also the great-grandfather of President Jimmy Carter.
Based on the social status of Diana’s two husbands and Berry Gordy, there is a high likelihood that she descends from elite bloodlines. Ross first married Robert Ellis Silberstein, born into a wealthy family of Jewish garment manufacturers, then Arne Rudolf Ludvig Raab, a Norwegian shipping magnate.
But then again, she was also once involved in a love triangle with singer Cher, who as a youth had to use rubber bands to hold her shoes together, and Chaim Witz, aka Gene Simmons from the rock band KISS, whose “dirt poor” family barely scraped by on rationed bread and milk. Boo-Hoo.
“Dusty” was born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien, and she had received the “Most Excellent Order of the British Empire” from the Queen. Wikipedia tells us that her upbringing was “comfortable” middle class. Isn’t it a given that middle class is comfortable? Wouldn’t comfortable middle class be upper class? Do you know any middle-class people with five names? I traced Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette’s family history, and let me assure you that there’s a royal amount of comfortable people there, including a great-great-grandmother named Frances MCCARTNEY. Probably just a McOincidence.
During the Beatle’s interview shown above, Dusty asks John, “Do you have false teeth as they always look so evil…EVEN!” Classic Freudian slip. Ha-ha!
The album “Dusty In Memphis” was Springfield’s primary claim to fame, and I have still not figured out why critics fall all over themselves praising it. Upon release, it was a commercial failure in both the U.S. and U.K. but is frequently named one of the greatest albums. There is a “non-professional” user review at AllMusic by someone who claims to be “obsessed with this album.” He opens by stating, “This album is probably better suited to “super sensitive” people who have a wider appreciation of easy listening, and he concludes by stating, “I dug through every last song of her discography and never found too many songs as good as the ones on Memphis.” (MY TRANSLATION: Her most popular album is boring, but it’s the best thing she ever did). For some reason, “Dusty in Memphis” required three producers, Jerry Wexler-again (military), Tom Dowd (military), and Arif Mardin (elite).
CILLA BLACK was born Priscilla Maria Veronica White, and like Springfield, she was a famous English singer and television presenter who also received the “Most Excellent Order of the British Empire”. Black (White) was allegedly championed by her friends The Beatles even though a review of her debut album at AllMusic states, “her work isn’t remotely in the same league with Dusty Springfield.” (MY TRANSLATION: Springfield is boring, Black is insufferable.) Up (Down) until she died in 2015, White (Black) was active in politics…Left (Right).
MARIANNE FAITHFULL was born Marianne Evelyn Gabriel Faithfull, and her father, Major Robert Glynn Faithfull, was a BRITISH INTELLIGENCE officer and professor of Italian Literature. Faithfull’s mother was the daughter of an Austro-Hungarian nobleman, Arthur Wolfgang, Ritter von Sacher-Masoch. Eva chose to style herself as Eva von Sacher-Masoch, Baroness Erisso. I guess the compilers at Wikipedia knew better than to try and obfuscate that mess. Faithfull has released 22(!) albums that should be Faithfully avoided.
LESLEY GORE was born Lesley Sue Goldstein into a “middle-class” Jewish family. According to Wikipedia, her father Leo was the owner of Peter Pan, a children’s swimwear and underwear manufacturer. He later became a LEADING BRAND LICENSING AGENT in the apparel industry. (Middle-class, my pre-pubescent ass!) I cannot trace Lesley Gore’s family history beyond her Russian grandparents. Still, they immigrated with enough scratch to send her father to a prestigious school that boasts an extensive list of notable alumni.
Despite promulgating male/female teen angst in her songs, Lesley claimed she had known about her attraction to women since she was 20 (?). Why did it take so long? Did she not possess sexual desire in her teens, or did Johnny make her cry one time too many? I’ll bet you knew which “P” that you preferred. I know I did. Even if you were “sexually confused” or “experimenting,” you still had a “P”reference.
Boys, they always make us cry
Boys, they always tell a little lie
Never please us
Boys, boys, boys! Lesley Goldstein’s partner of “33” years, Lois Sasson (Lois Diane Kahaner), died on December 30, 2020, of COVID-19. (12/30=”3/3”) (Like Lesley, Dusty Springfield also preferred Girls, Girls, Girls.) Quincy Jones “handled” all of Lesley Goresteins albums released in the decade of the 60s. Jones’ extensive Wikipedia page informs us (among lots of weird stuff) that he is a direct descendant of George Washington and that his father worked at the PUGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD.
(QUINCY JONES, BARBRA STREISAND, CHER ALIGN WITH UNITED NATIONS *CLIMATE CHANGE* CALL FOR CODE INITIATIVE) https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/quincy-jones-barbra-streisand-cher-united-nations-call-for-code-initiative-1178462/
When it comes to A-list tools of the controlling system, few can sniff out (pun intended) a bogus or divisive cause like Babs. I could devote an entire blogpost to dismantling the lies and deception on her Wikipedia page, but if you’re unable to see through this demonic entity by now, what’s the point?
In this 1969 interview, Streisand states, “I read in the paper about all this money I’m supposed to be making, which is so terrible because I don’t make that kind of money. It’s all lies…I believe in the truth so much…I don’t understand how anybody could sleep at night telling a lie.”
By 1969, Streisand had released 11 top-selling albums, starred in 4 television specials and two successful Hollywood films, headlined two successful Broadway shows, and completed the “An Evening with Barbra Streisand” tour. But she doesn’t make THAT kind of money. By THAT KIND OF MONEY, does Babs mean Howard Hughes kind of money? In another interview that I watched, she stated that she prefers film over theater because she earns money on movies even while taking a bubble bath. Spoken like a true philanthropist.
Streisand HAS seen hard times, though. During one period when she was 16 years old, she lacked a permanent address and found herself sleeping at the home of friends, or ANYWHERE ELSE SHE COULD SET UP THE ARMY COT SHE CARRIED AROUND. Oh, the humanity!