The main reason I chose to use the name Unnameable is because I was very inspired after watching a documentary on Netflix called Radio Unnameable. Radio Unnameable was/still is a radio program that is broadcast from New York City by legendary radio host Bob Fass. Radio Unnameable reached its highs in the 60’s serving as an information hub for the counter-culture interviewing many famous names in it’s day from Bob Dylan to Allen Ginsberg.
The following is a synopsis that can be found on the Radio Unnameable website here that briefly gives a description of the documentary and Mr. Fass.
“Legendary radio personality Bob Fass revolutionized late night FM radio by serving as a cultural hub for music, politics, and audience participation for nearly 50 years. Long before today’s innovations in social media, Fass utilized the airwaves for mobilization encouraging luminaries and ordinary listeners to talk openly and take the program in surprising directions. Bob Fass’s immense archive of audio from his program, film, photographs, and video that has been sitting around dormant until now.”
Throughout the trailer they are playing different clips of protest footage from the Vietnam / civil rights era in American history. This era is interesting because it shares many similarities with what is going on today. There are actually striking similarities between the counter culture that sprang up because of alcohol prohibition compared to the counter culture that has come to be in the wake of the drug war that was waged by Nixon.
Think about the organized crime that came out of the prohibition era in American history. This was a time when speakeasies provided the hooch for people looking for a fix, but since it was illegal this type of activity drew in many different types of people. It was out of the prohibition era that blues musicians and jazz musicians would mingle together in these speakeasies providing an environment for new art and ideas to flourish.
Fast forward a couple years and the second world war happens, and after it is over many soldiers come back from the war with a completely different perspective of the government and the things that they are up to. The Beat Generation evolved out of this struggle. Suddenly jazz and blues musicians that were previously only appreciated in low key speakeasies were now embraced by this new counterculture as an it continued to evolve. It was this generation that Mr. Fass was right in the middle of.
Fast forward to the drug war that was started by Nixon and the “Just Say No” era of Reagan and we kind of see history repeating itself. Cartels run crazy in Mexico causing turmoil and struggle that is felt all over the world.
Today we see movements like occupy and protests that are starting to happen all over the world that is a result of globalist oppression as we are transitioning into a new era of world history. For the first time we are moving to a truly global culture that is being pushed by an illusive hand of the clandestine elite globalist. The people are naturally pushing back. But in the middle of this are the unnameable masses that are caught in between.
You can listen to Radio Unnameable still today every Thursday night / Friday morning from 12 a.m to 3 a.m on http://www.wbai.org/ Mr. Fass is still at after all these years. He is truly an inspiration.
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