Kidman J. Williams

Kidman Williams

Executive Publisher

Kidman J. Williams has been professionally writing for 15+ years now. He has written for many publications in a wide range of different mediums. Through his 20’s he was the frontman of the band Call to the Wise with a mild amount of success touring and making two albums.

Kidman also was in political radio and worked for the broadcasting giant WLS. He worked and learned a lot from the experience. He got to meet political conversation pieces like Todd Stroger, Blagoyavich, etc.

During this time he became burnt out on the high pressure and dishonesty of the broadcasting industry and left. He couldn’t take the constant and brutal dishonesty that came with political radio broadcasting.

With his illusions shattered, Kidman struck out with his writing again. Much like one of his writing influences (Lester Bangs) he found a kinship with music journalism. He has interviewed many from the industry like Hank Williams III (Hank3), Scott Ian and so many more.

He has covered many events like the porn convention, Exxxotica, concerts and sports; he has even done strip club reviews down in the Tampa area.

Now he has found a home and a true kinship with Gonzo Today and the high standard that comes with carrying the “Gonzo” name.

Kidman, “I have always been a political/social junkie of sorts. I always knew that I wanted to be in the political forum. WLS did nothing to curb my passion for it, but what they did do was ass-fuck the ideals that I carried for the genre. They showed me a dark seedy room with sawdust on the floor, bent me over callously and gave me a true knowledge of how dark politics can truly be!”

A Dialog With the Dead

By: Kidman J. Williams

 

People look at death in so many different ways.  Certain people don’t look at it at all, but those are the ones who are truly afraid of it.  Death is not misogynistic, it is not racist, it sees no gender; death knows nothing about class, your job and cares nothing about your age.  It is a cold mistress without feelings.

For thousands upon thousands upon thousands of years man has not fully understood death.  We don’t know where we go when we die for sure.  Of course there are blind leaps of faith through religion.  Man has always come up with different ideas about death because we fear it and the one way to get over fear is to come up with a great story of purpose for life.  There have been so many Gods throughout history that religion is like one big clown car.  Yeah you know it, there is a place prepared for everyone as long as you are a good boy in life, trials of life and reincarnation; you can’t forget the 72 virgins and riches beyond your belief, and if you are bad, 72 STD riddled virgins and an endless supply of crabs.  We don’t know this for sure, but incurable crabs would definitely be Hell.  Ancient Greece had the Gods, until Rome destroyed, stole and renamed those Gods.  I’m sure 200,000 years ago it was just the sun that people worshiped as a God.  Even today with the decline of organized religion the population has taken to shows about ghosts, specters and poltergeists to ease their minds about the afterlife with some form of science. Continue reading

The Marty Ray Project Music Soul Food

By Kidman J. Williams

There is a new beard on the block.  If you haven’t heard of The Marty Ray Project, I’m sure that will change very soon.  He has been making a bit of noise on social media with his soulful renditions of old songs like Ice Ice Baby, Kris Kristofferson’s “Why Me Lord” and a parody song of Meghan Trainor’s “All About that Bass called, “All About That Beard.”

When you see Marty for the first time it takes you aback.  He looks like a Hell’s Angel ready to take down 4 guys by himself, then you hear this angelic sound come from deep within his body and a heavenly calm drapes over your body.

The cover songs that The Marty Ray Project does are no doubt fun, but don’t discount this bands’ original material.  Marty brings a soul that is nothing short of amazing.  When I listen to the song, “It’s Like,” the feeling I get holds the same goose bumps that Otis Redding gives me.  It is nothing but truth and love.

If you are a lover of music this is music that belongs in your collection.  When people speak about music not having the same soul that it used to, you should refer them to The Marty Ray Project.  They have what music needs.  They have the soul, the heartfelt lyrics, and just the overall fun.

www.martyrayproject.com

 

Marty Ray Projects’ Ice Ice Baby, originally by Vanilla Ice.

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The 5 Most Influential Irish Rockers of All Time

We celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with the fervent abuse of our livers to honor, well, most people forgot what we honor.  Hey, we are all Irish on this day because Saint Patrick was…wait…Saint Patrick was born in Scotland.  Saint Patrick was born near Dumbarton, in Scotland in 387.

So, why is this an Irish Holiday?  Well, Saint Patrick preached and converted all of the Pagan Irish to Christianity for 40 years until he died at Saul, March 17, 461.  Introducing a bunch of happy Pagans to Christian guilt would probably explain a lot of the drinking; poor Celts.

That is not what this is about though.  This is about praising some of the greatest and most influential Irish musicians that have inspired us, entertained us and gave us many beautiful memories.

 

1. Van Morrison

 

Born, George Ivan (Van) Morrison in Belfast, this Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame musician started in the Showband scene in Ireland, playing with the Monarchs.  After leaving the Showband scene he went on to international success with the band, Them in 1964.  Them had a few hits that included the legendary garage rock classic, “Gloria.”

Them were so amazing that during their almost month long stint at the Whisky a Go Go The Doors were their supporting act on the last week.  John Densmore noted in his book “Riders on the Storm,” that Jim Morrison himself was so taken with Van that he quickly studied and learned Van’s stagecraft.

1967 marked the beginning of Van Morrison’s long and legendary solo career.  He would go on to record some of the most recognizable, influential and musically bold recordings that the world had ever heard.

2. Thin Lizzy

 

Thin Lizzy was founded in 1969 by guitarist Eric Bell and organ player, Eric Wrixon (both musicians previously played with Them).  The formation was over a drinks in a pub in Dublin where they both shared the interest of starting a band.  That same night, as it always is when you’re drunk and have an idea, the pair went to another place to see a band called Orphanage that featured Phil Lynott and drummer, Brian Downey.  Lynott and Downey agreed under the condition that Lynott play bass and sing and that they perform some of his own compositions. Continue reading

Hitler is a Cunt

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By: Kidman J. Williams

Adolf Hitler was a cunt! That is the only statement that comes to mind when I think about the cowardly little former painter turned Cunty McTwatalot. I know, most writers would write something a little less abrasive, a little more history and some of these spineless tics might even try to show a bit of sympathy towards the Hitler character; all to try to save face for the next job interview. That is not me! To Hell with him and all of his modern cousins. Continue reading