Monday, October 10, 2016

MY 2016 Political Views & Rant

Dear Fellow Americans,

After having an ugly and heated exchange of words (comments) with an old friend and diehard Democrat last night, a lashing under the learning tree from another old friend last night that was actually a reminder to me of what I believe and will post below plus all the hate & ugliness (...and blatant fraud) of the 2016 Presidential Election, I'm gonna post my LAST WORDS about the BULLSHIT SCAM that is our current POLITICAL PARTY SYSTEMS & the U.S. GOVERNMENT  ELECTION PROCESS, INC.

Voting for ANYTHING to do with WASHINGTON D.C. is a WASTE of TIME & ENERGY!

Voting for a 3rd party candidate like Sanders and/or Johnson OR hoping the Republican Party will replace Trump with Pence would be like voting for the candidate you dislike the most at this stage of THE GAME!

THE GAME you say?

Yep, EVERY election for POTUS is nothing more than a GAME despite what we are taught!

How is that you ask?

EIGHT (8) words comprising FOUR entities will S-P-E-L-L it out for us all....

...and the LARGEST scam of the entire political process....

The candidates and elections are decided LONG before HUGE $$$ making events like caucuses and party conventions take place!

The BEST example in MY  era is how as far back as 2004 we started hearing a name pop up about him being the next POTUS & this was just after G.W. BUSH won re-election in 2004. That persons name was BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA!

Fast fwd to 2006 and the momentum for him being the next POTUS begins its rocket-like momentum into the MAINSTREAM MEDIA who is owned and ran by who?


Sensing a trend yet?

Fueling and funding this rocket featuring an unknown & highly un-qualified candidate for POTUS was Mrs. BIG BUSINESS herself, OPRAH WINFREY!

2007 rolls around and boom! there is HOPE everywhere that CHANGE is coming! The prodigal son has arrived, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA!!!

He brought change to the U.S.A. alright as did his puppeteers BIG BUSINESS, SPECIAL INTEREST (aka LOBBYISTS), WORLD BANK and the ELECTORAL COLLEGE!

If you aren't terrified of B.H. Obama after 8 years, go back and read the books he authored prior to running for POTUS!

Those books are far more scarier than clowns behind trees or the Bush family w/ their hands on THE red button!

Anyways, Clinton vs Trump in 2016 was booked years ago! The most obvious evidence of the power of.....

...and the LARGEST scam of the entire political process.... and

that has EVER seen in U.S. POLITICS if you ask me!

I will leave you with advice my Mom told me back in 1996...."Vote for the person with the SMALLEST dick because either way, you are getting FUCKED!"

So, Trump has my waste of a vote!

FINALLY, WORRY ABOUT, IMMERSE YOURSELF & EDUCATE YOURSELF (and your wonderful families) IN YOUR ***LOCAL*** candidates and elections!

Their impact on your life is greater than the dog n' pony show that is Washington D.C.!

The LEGAL Citizens of the U.S.A., I believe, need to #REVOLT!

Start by abolishing and banning ALL political parties & every politician should have a two term limit of four years per term, serve 8 years and get ZERO pension and perks, return to private sector and NEVER be allowed to run for ANY city, county, state or federal office again!

Make a 15% across-the-board flat tax to cover city, county, state and federal taxes!

Abolish ObamaCare!

Put a cap on Government assistance of all kinds to one year!

Don't work & you don't get help....PERIOD!

If you are an abuser of assistance programs in the past for financial gain and have a history of spewing out babies like clowns exiting a VW Bug at the circus.

SOLUTION, men and women who are known abusers will be permanently sterilized!

Chase down ALL deadbeat parents and seize ALL property, cash or other assets!

Have an alcohol or drug problem? One government funded trip to rehab on the taxpayers, after that, you fit the bill for any rehabs or jail/prison time you do! NO EXCEPTIONS!

Limit alcohol sales in some shape or fashion! Legalize marijuana, tax it appropriately and return ALL profits to care of our Veterans, current Military, funding for Law Enforcement, road & highway improvements, better pay for school teachers, funding for schools, continuing education and greatly discounted healthcare for medical professionals such as nurses, CNA's, CMA's, etc...

Across the board cap on ALL pharmaceuticals, $10 max per prescription be it anti-biotics or cancer treating drugs!


Clean out DC @ this election & start those changes, laws or amendments to politicians etc starting January 2017 and abolish the Electoral College & ban lobbyists!!!


Best Wishes,
Crash Crafton

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My Incomplete Musical Resume

Services and Duties have included but are not limited to:

-Press Kit Writer
-Tour Staff Member
-Social Media Consultant
-Social Media Administrator
-Fanzine Writer/Contributor  
-Fan Club Administrator or Staff Member
-Street Team Administrator or Staff Member
-A&R Representative


Bosses and Clients Past & Present:

-Erotic Suicide (1995 to 1998)

-KLAWZ! Fanzine (1995 to 1996)

-Bret Michaels (1996 to 1999)

-Ritchie Valens Estate 
[Helped coordinate postcard campaign w/ Ritchie Valens Estate, Del-Fi Records and Bob Keane to get Ritchie posthumously inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame.....Postcards were released in Ritchie Valens – Come On, Let's Go! Box Set.  Del-Fi Records DFBX-2359]
(1997 to 2002)

-Bob Keane & Del-Fi Records
*Ritchie Valens – Come On, Let's Go! Box Set.  Del-Fi Records DFBX-2359
*Bob Keane's book, The Oracle Of Del-Fi.
*Del-Fi Records
(1997 to 2007)

-Nikki Sixx' Americoma Records (1998 to 2002)

-58 (1999 to 2000)

-Flash Bastard (1998 to 1999)

-Mötley Crüe (1998 to 2001)

-Psychotica (1998 to 1999)

-Left Bank Management
*10th Street Entertainment
*Beyond Music 
[Same Owner/Different Businesses he owned] 
(1998 to 2002)

-Laidlaw (1999 to 2007)

-Buzzy James (1999 to present)

-Darrell Millar
*The Killer Dwarfs
(1998 to present)

-Union [John Corabi (ex-Mötley Crüe & current The Dead Daisies), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS & current Grand Funk Railroad), James Hunting ex-David Lee Roth & current Roger Daltry of The Who), and Brent Fitz (Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators)] & Union WorkForce Fan Club WorkForce (1998 to 2001)

-Anthony Gomes (2000 to present)

-Blackberry Smoke (2003 to present)

-Los Lonely Boys
*Or Music
(2003 to 2005)

-Phil Varone
*Waking Up Dead documentary film
(2003 to 2006)

-Fabio Jafet
*Waking Up Dead documentary film
(2003 to 2006)

-Sleaze Roxx dot com
(2006 to 2013)

-Kymm Britton's 60 Cycle Media (2007 to present)

-Robbie Locke (2006 to present)

-Mike Malone
*Marc Ford & the Neptune Blues Club
*The Mighty Mojo Prophets
*Mike Malone Band *Mike Malone & The Soul Collectors
(2009 to present)

-Pat Briggs of Psychotica (2014 to Present)

-Farmikos (2012 to present)

-Joe Holmes (2012 to present)

-Legendary Rock Interviews dot com
(2014 to present)

-Carol Kaye's Kayos Productions (2014 to present)

-BuzzTone Recording Studio (2015 to present)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Other CD Reviews and Interviews From Over The Years

I "retired" from writing during 2012 to mid 2014 due to various reasons!  Now, my journalistic home is Legendary Rock Interviews, I've been asked by several people where they can find some of my other album reviews & interviews. 

Here is a list of what I had wrote for SleazeRoxx from 2007-2011.  Skid is a great guy, please support his site too!!!  


Craig DeFalco (Laidlaw) Interview May 20, 2007

Phil Varone (Saigon Kick/Skid Row) July 1, 2007

Jani Lane (Warrant) Interview July 19, 2007

Robbie Locke (Farmikos/Laidlaw) Interview December 17, 2007

Jani Lane (Warrant) Interview February 21, 2008

Anthony Gomes Interview March 26, 2008

Jani Lane (Warrant) Interview April 7, 2008

Dario Lorina (Jani Lane/Black Label Society) Interview May 11, 2008

Kevin Fowler (Dangerous Toys) Interview November 22, 2008

John Fred Young (Black Stone Cherry) Interview February 25, 2009


Richie Kotzen - Return Of The Mother Head's Family Reunion CD Review July '07

Laidlaw - The Foam Box Sessions CD Review April 2008

Saints Of The Underground - Love The Sin, Hate The Sinner CD Review April '08 

Bret Michaels - Rock My World CD Review June 2008

Mötley Crüe - Saints Of Los Angeles CD Review June 2008

Crash Kelly - One More Heart Attack CD Review July 2008

Jesse James Dupree & Dixie Inc. - Rev It Up & Go-Go CD Review July 2008

Automan.CA - Pocket Change CD Review August 2008

Blackberry Smoke - New Honky Tonk Bootlegs CD Review August 2008

Black Stone Cherry - Folklore & Superstition CD Review September 2008

Blackberry Smoke Live Concert Review September 26, 2008

Blackberry Smoke - Little Piece Of Dixie:The EP CD Review October 2008

Blackberry Smoke - Absolutely Live In 2008 CD Review December 2008

Anthony Gomes - New Soul Cowboys CD Review May 2009

Blackberry Smoke - Little Piece Of Dixie CD Review September 2009

Ace Frehley - Anomaly CD Review September 2009

Steel Panther - Feel The Steel CD Review September 2009

Jackyl - When Moonshine & Dynamite Collide CD Review May 2010

Black Stone Cherry - Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea CD Review May 2011

Richie Kotzen - 24 Hours CD Review December 2011

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Hell That Is Depression - RIP Jani and Robin

As my day winds down, I'm in awe of how surreal it has been! I remember two men who have provided me many great memories. I never met Robin Williams but how could anyone not feel like the knew him? Sadly, both these men battled alcohol or drug demons & even worse, they battled depression!!!

This is the 3rd anniversary of the passing of one of my childhood heros who later became a friend and one of my biggest supporters/cheerleaders when it came to my journalistic endeavors, Mr. Jani Lane.

Anyone wishing to celebrate Jani's legacy are asked to go to the ONLY Facebook page approved, endorsed and ran by his family, JUST FOR JANI LANE!  All other pages are fan pages or ran by people with alterior motives!

EVERY TIME I interview someone or write a review, I think of what Jani said to me following our 1st interview in 2007 & I use those words to inspire me to do the best I can to live up to his compliment!!!

((HUGS)) to his sister Vicky!!!

To Jani.....I MISS YA BOSS!!!

Earlier this afternoon, the world got the news of Robin Williams suicide. The news floored me!!! Thank you Robin for all the laughs & rest easy because you are now at peace!!!

Depression is a cold hearted bitch. Yes, medicines can sometimes help but overall, they are like putting a band-aid on cancer! Those who suffer from depression often hide their pain from others, I know because I have been guilty of this throughout my 25+ year battle with depression.

Many people do not understand those that are depressed or who commit suicide. I've lost loved ones who were depressed to suicide & to be honest, I've thought ending my life would be easier than continuing the fight that is life and the illness of depression. I'd love to punch those that say those who commit suicide are selfish cowards or they will rot in hell!!! Until you've battled crippling depression or a terminal illness, shut the f*ck up!!! SPEND A DAY IN THEIR SHOES & THEN RUN YOUR MOUTH!!!

Thankfully, writing provides an outlet for my feelings & thoughts in the form of journals. Most importantly, I have a wonderful support system of friends and family who can see through the facade I put on.

If you are depressed.....please tell, talk, talk and be honest about how you're feeling....DO NOT WASTE THE TIME OF THOSE LISTENING BY BULLSHITTING THEM!!! SEEK & GET HELP PLEASE!!!

Around the corner is a new day!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

I've Joined The Staff Of LegendaryRockInterviews(dot)com

Howdy Ya'all!

Exciting news for me.  In the past month, I have joined the staff at Legendary Rock Interviews & am having a blast contributing to their awesome site!  Head on over & check them out.  A wide range of Rock N' Roll is covered!!!

As they publish my reviews and/or interviews, I will provide the links here, see below!!!  I will still continue to write about other artists in other genres who don't necessarily fit LRI's target demographic and those will be published here!  As always, thank ya'all for your continued support and readership, please give LRI some love, spread the word about our ramblings and feel free to share the reviews & interviews as they truly help the artist!!!



Legendary Rock Interviews

Blackberry Smoke – Leave A Scar Live In North Carolina Album Review

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Skid Row – Rise Of The Damnation Army – United World Rebellion – Chapter Two Album Review

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