Thursday, December 29, 2005

2005 A year filled with good and bad.

Well 2005 is heading to a close. It's been a year filled with good and bad. THE PROCESS has had professional triumphs and disappointments but we keep on pushing the boundries forward ever, backward never! A high point of the the year was winning the 2005 Detroit Music award for "Outstanding World/Reggae Songwriter". One of the low points is the closing of AMPCAST one of our online indie music sites. We had reissued our back catalog through AMPCAST, however we were not able to make much revenue as the CD profits mostly went to the company (AMPCAST). I think that not sharing enough profits with the artists (greed) is really why they closed. So we will find another venue to release our back catalog. Most likely we will produce it ourselves and sell it through our distributor THE ORCHARD. However this will take some time as we are preparing our new CD for release. If you are interested in picking up some copies of our back catalog at AMPCAST you only have another month or so to do it, so check it out
Heres to a new year, hopefully one with more peace and love and less insane mindless killing. Best, David

Wednesday, November 30, 2005


Lots of people have asked me over time, "Whats the deal with Pigman"? So I thought I'd set the record straight.
"Pigman" was an old pig farmer that lived on a desolate stretch of local backroad near our hometown.
He was always surrounded by a pack of barking dogs, everywhere he went, which was only up and down the road.
Pigman lived without electricity or running water, in an old trailer in front of his pigpens.
Local rednecks from the town tormented Pigman by shooting his pigs from across the river with bows and arrows, driving by his house at all hours honking their horns and by stealing his pigs to roast.
"Pigman" eventually died...he was found dead in his trailer by a neighbor. When they did the autopsy, they had to actually cut the socks off of his feet...Despite this, we're sure there was still a spot for him in "Pigman Heaven".

There is an actual story, told by our friend Art Howse which inspired the song, and it goes like this:
Corky Legue's old man went on down to Pigman's farm to buy a little pig, and took Corky along.
Pigman had some pigs in that pen that weighed over a thousand pounds, and he never trimmed their eye-teeth, so they
grew up, like the tusks on wild boars.
Pigs are meat-eaters. They'll gind you up, bones and all...a pig'll eat ya, bones and all. A pig'll eat ya, bones and all.
Pigs are smart, too...and they stick together. If you take one pig, you've gotta take 'em all.
Pigman reached down into the pen and pulled up a squealing little baby pig by its tail and said, "They don't steal many pigs around here, Corky Legue," ...and a hundred pig-soldiers come up out of the mud... a hundred pig-soldiers come up outta the mud and they started batterin' down that ol' pigpen...they started batterin' down them old pallets...they were comin'...comin' for Corky Legue...


CLICK HERE to watch it online (lo-res) .

Friday, November 25, 2005

New CD by THE PROCESS out soon!

The new album by THE PROCESS, "WEAPONS OF MASS PERCUSSION" is due to be released in early 2006. Recorded and mixed at U Be U Production House with mixdown master Gee Pierce, the new CD breaks brave new ground in the worlds of Remix and Dub Music. Featuring 9 new mixes from THE PROCESS and Gee Pierce, the CD also features mixes by several other producers including THE PROCESS drummer P-Funk All Star Gabe Gonzalez. Get ready to travel to uncharted sonic territory: WEAPONS OF MASS PERCUSSION in early 2006!
Gabe Gonzalez: Photo by Steven Gotts

Saturday, November 05, 2005

THE PROCESS at The Independant Artists Company

THE PROCESS is now featured on The Independant Artists Company website.

THE PROCESS is featuring the title track from the new CD by THE PROCESS, "WEAPONS OF MASS PERCUSSION", due to be released in the next few months! This sonic assault presents a chilling case for those who believe our goverment is involved in deception and mass mind washing.

Click here to visit THE PROCESS page on the site.

Friday, October 28, 2005

High Crimes of Treason

From an email from
In his January 2003 State Of The Union, President Bush made his case for war in Iraq. He included this now-infamous 16-word deception about Iraq's nuclear capability: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."
But the White House had known for nearly a year that this claim was false. In February 2002, the CIA sent former Ambassador Joseph Wilson to Niger to investigate the unsubstantiated claim that Saddam Hussein tried to buy uranium from Niger for use in nuclear weapons.
Wilson had discovered that the claims were bogus and documents used to support the claims had been forgeries. He reported this to the CIA, and the CIA told the White House.

Why did President Bush use the discredited nuclear claims in his January 2003 State of the Union Address to make the case that Iraq was a nuclear threat? They wanted to invade Iraq.

Now my thoughts: It now seems more then ever that this was a war for oil under the guise of "rescuing the people of Iraq from a madman dictator". Never mind that the USA armed him and trained him with the unholy chemical weapons he used. We knew he had them, we sold them to him. What we could not say for sure was that they were destroyed. So we created a ruse that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction to allow for public support of the war.

also from
Six months after the President's 2003 State of the Union Address, as Bush's WMD and nuclear claims began to unravel, Wilson went public and exposed the Bush Administration's false nuclear claims in a New York Times op-ed.
The full July 6, 2003 op-ed, "What I Didn't Find In Africa," can be read here:
The White House saw Wilson as a major threat. According to the Los Angeles Times, "Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff was so angry about the public statements of former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, a Bush administration critic married to an undercover CIA officer, that he monitored all of Wilson's television appearances and urged the White House to mount an aggressive public campaign against him, former aides say."

The week after Wilson's op-ed in the New York Times, "two senior administration officials" were cited by conservative columnist Robert Novak in his column outing Wilson's wife CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson.
The White House Iraq Group (WHIG), originally formed to sell the war to the public, "morphed into a virtual hit squad that took aim at critics who questioned its claims." WHIG was run out of Vice President Cheney's office, and included Cheney's Chief of Staff "Scooter" Libby, top Bush strategist Karl Rove, and other top Bush administration officials.
Not only did this leak end Valerie Plame Wilson's 20-year career as a CIA covert agent, but it also exposed a longstanding CIA front company, Brewster Jennings & Associates, where Plame worked and put at risk many of the undercover agents who had worked with Wilson in the past.
Today's indictment says Libby illegally obstructed the investigation into the White House outing of an undercover CIA agent, Valerie Plame Wilson. He also was charged with perjury and making false statements to FBI agents. The ongoing investigation of Karl Rove revolves around the same issues, among possible others.

My last thoughts for today: There is NO WAY that Libby and Rove did this themselves ...Cheney and his lap-dog W. Bush were in on it all along. They have two more years to cling to power and try to outlast the hourglass of of Justice. However the hourglass has been tipped and the sands are running through it quickly. History will record the acts of shame and desperation of these evil men.
One final thought: If Bush and Cheney have to resign, Speaker of the House Bill Frist will be President. But Speaker Frist has his own insider trading scandel so he won't cut it. Ms. Rice the Secretary of State is next in line. We will at last have a female black President. Nevermind that she is a corporate greed/death monger just like the others.
Here we are, stuck in this war with criminal leaders who won't be able to save themselves in the end. Many Americans are so dumbed down by propaganda they have no idea what the hell is happening to our country. I fear for the USA in a way I never have before. God save us.

Sunday, October 16, 2005


THE PROCESS is being featured on REVIEW THIS RADIO Michigan's premier internet radio showcase of original music in all genres.
The station is a team effort of Robert E. Martin, publisher and editor of Review Magazine, technical director and Review webmaster Andrew Lay, and Lauren Davis, on-air personality at Wheelz 104.5 and 101, an FM, classic rock station twin-pack.
CLICK HERE to read the scoop in Review Magazine!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


Detroit's rock reggae madmen, THE PROCESS, go from New York to LA in this adventure in the life of a street person. This Award winning video takes you with the band to the Holland tunnel in New York, on to Al's Bar in LA, and back to Detroit again. THE PROCESS tell the story of a homeless person with a wild montage of images and never before seen concert footage.
CLICK HERE to see the video of "Beggar".

Monday, September 26, 2005

Whats in a name?

Hail up massive! I have a thought to post...Have you ever wondered, whats in a name?
Our band began calling itself THE PROCESS back in the 80's. Before we recorded, even before we wrote many songs. We Trademarked the name a few years back with the help of our attorneys Jacobson and Colfin P.C. (They just moved uptown to Madison Ave New York by the way). Over the last couple years it seems our name is the one every band from the far flung corners of the world want. The trouble is, IT'S OUR NAME!!
THE PROCESS is listed on every major internet music site and search engine and yet, because we are an indie band some people think that they can use the name if a major label isn't putting product on MTV (as if makes it right somehow). These groups by the way are mostly indie groups also, which makes me struggle to understand the ethics of these bands. We have learned to go to the servers of the bands web providers and have them pull the pages, rather than deal directly with the bands, as they have proven to be very unreasonable. Many of them seem to think there is a difference between PROCESS and THE PROCESS. The truth is PROCESS is a name established in England by a guy, Steve Barnes from Germany. He has several CDs and info on him is easy to spot on the internet. I think on the All Music Guide they have us both listed. It is fairly well known that THE PROCESS are reggae rockers from the USA and PROCESS is electronic music from Europe. So we have had to deal with the punk rockers from Cali and
the nut job from Kansas who wrote a creepy letter to us, the group on the Kill Rock Stars comp and about 10 or so others. I have to send out this legal brief via email and I'm getting good at it. Anyway I just wanted to vent my frustration at this taking up my time. We have tried for a long time to raise our profile and it certainly does no good to have other bands going around using our name. Any thoughts?

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Blame goes all around for Katrina

It seems theres plenty of Bi-partisan blame to go around with Katrina.
It the interest of "Fair and Balanced" news blogging....

From the right wing blog America Awakes Friday, September 02, 2005
"How come 3 days before the hurricane the mayor didnt Make evacuations Mandatory?
How come during the last 24 hours the mayor didnt use the school buses to evacutate the poor.
How come the democrats and the mayor didnt have the police out in full force?
How come martial law was not declared?
How come the mayor and city officials told everyone to go to the dome where there was NO security?
How come the mayor and city officials didnt ensure enough supplies?
Yet The left and the Black leadership (jesse jackson) and Al Sharp tongue are so busy blaming the president but not a WORD about the Obvious failures of the Mostly Democratic Leadership?
Seems florida which gets hit a lot more every year is a lot more prepared...
Also to move 40,000 troops from peace time missions to an emergency footing takes at least 24 hours and another 12 to get there and setup...
We help the people now (which i dont see too many black leaders opening up) their wallets...
Then we can set the record straight..
By the way not enough buses hmm mayor...
What are ALL THESE DOING in the
Parking LOT you IDIOT!!!"

I don't always agree with this fellow but he sometimes makes darn good arguments. (Then he blows it by tripping out and wants to shoot the Democrats for treason!) It seems the blame over the Katrina fiasco really is shared by both the Republicans, Democrats and many branches of goverment. It's the people who suffer while the blame game goes on.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Quote from Mrs Garvey

"From early history to the present, we learn of men and women who have emerged from their environment and so far outdistanced their contemporaries in thought and action that in their day they were apt to be called 'mad, dangerous or fools'. Long after their death, when the truths were espoused or the experiments they conducted validated... then they who have been convinced by experience are prone to admit that the visionary was right and must have been inspired to be so persevering."
Amy Jacques Garvey

On Katrina, Europeans extend help, criticism

From AP Press
Updated: 9:25 p.m. ET Sept. 2, 2005
VIENNA, Austria - "As the enormity of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath sinks in, Europeans have been moved to help in ways great and small: from an Austrian university proposing to take in 500 students from New Orleans, to nations agreeing to tap into strategic oil reserves.
Amid the compassion, there was also surprise that America was so vulnerable and unprepared, and dismay the Bush administration plays down the global warming threat that so many Europeans link to the force and frequency of such storms.
Across the continent, the media and governments focused on the tragedy, with newspapers running photos of victims wading chest-deep in water and television screens filled with fires.
The French daily Liberation described the scenes of devastation as a cruel spectacle for President Bush, “the champion of security.” Criticizing the disorder in the evacuation of hospitals, the editorial called Hurricane Katrina a “natural disaster with political implications.” Terror mastermind Osama bin Laden “must be dying of laughter,” it said.
Astonishment at ‘anarchy and chaos’In Italy, several newspapers said mounting criticism of Bush’s handling of the relief effort was damaging his credibility. And Germany’s Die Tageszeitung said the world was “seeing scenes otherwise only known in African capitals. The forces of order are absent. Anarchy and chaos reign. Supermarkets are plundered, helicopters shot at.”
Some said perceived U.S. indifference to global warming was coming home to roost.
“What’s absent is a debate over the climate, over Kyoto, over the human-caused warming of the earth,” said an editorial in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, a Munich-based daily. “But the oil shortage caused by the disaster will hurt Bush more than gaps in climate policy will.”
Concrete offers of help, though, were louder than the criticism. The governments of 26 countries agreed Friday to release the equivalent of 2 million barrels of oil per day from strategic fuel reserves to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the International Energy Agency said. 'No offer ... will be refused'With offers from the four corners of the globe pouring in, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has decided “no offer that can help alleviate the suffering of the people in the afflicted area will be refused,” State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Thursday.
However, in Moscow, a Russian official said the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency had rejected a Russian offer to dispatch rescue teams and other aid.
Spurred by images of people huddled on curbs begging for clean water and chaotic rescue efforts from rooftops, Europe also offered brainpower — specialists in coordinating disaster relief, experts in rebuilding devastated communities and rescue workers familiar with risky maneuvers."

This about says it all. I don't think Bush could get elected dogcatcher at this point.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Tidal Wave of Support for Souter "Lost Liberty Hotel"

By Bob Ellis
dakota voice
Just 24 hours after plans to exercise the new eminent domain rules set forth by U.S. Supreme Court Judge David H. Souter in the
Kelo v. New London case to take Judge Souter's home to build a hotel on the property, a deluge of inquiries and communiqués of support for the effort have swamped the town of Weare, New Hampshire where the judge lives.
As Dakota Voice and others
reported yesterday, Logan Darrow Clements, CEO of Freestar Media, LLC, sent a request to Chip Meany the code enforcement officer of the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire which seeks to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road, the present location of Mr. Souter's home.
Mr. Clements wants to build "The Lost Liberty Hotel," which will feature the "Just Desserts Café." The hotel would include a museum, open to the general public, featuring a permanent exhibit on the loss of freedom in America. Instead of a Gideon's Bible each guest will receive a free copy of Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged.", a conservative organization dedicated to giving hundreds of thousands of hardworking, patriotic Americans across the country a strong collective voice in the political process, has initiated a petition effort to allow concerned Americans an easy way to email the five members of the Weare board of selectmen and let them know that they support the desire of Clements to exercise the newly granted right which Souter extended to him.
Dakota Voice spoke to Robert Christensen, the Weare Town Administrator, who said his office has been "inundated" with calls today.
Christensen said that his office is not making any statement at this time regarding Clements' request, since no matter what the outcome of the initial application, it would be some time before the matter would come before the board of selectmen.
Dakota Voice has contacted the U.S. Supreme Court Public Information office and is awaiting a response from the public affairs officer.

This just keeps getting better and better. I hope they shame these fools in the history books!
I even amuse myself that I find anything in common with far right groups like I think I may have swung so far to the left I may have come back around to the right! It reminds me of a time in the 90's when we were doing anti-forfeiture rallys and the Michigan Milita called me up and wanted me to join!

Man calls for seizure of Justice Souter home, under eminent domain ruling

(From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!)
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Proposal made to seize home of US Supreme Court justice Souter, after eminent domain ruling)
July 1, 2005
In the wake of a
United States Supreme Court ruling in Kelo v. New London on eminent domain last week, a California man has proposed that Justice David Souter's New Hampshire home be seized by the state and a hotel be built on the site. Logan Darrow Clements faxed a letter to town officials in Weare, New Hampshire June 28, 2005 that justified the action as such:
"The justification for such an eminent domain action is that our hotel will better serve the public interest as it will bring in economic development and higher tax revenue to Weare."
Justice Souter, who was in the majority ruling in the Kelo case, has lived at the farmhouse in Weare since he was 11 years old. Clements indicated that it was necessary to build on that location because "it is a unique site being the home of someone largely responsible for destroying property rights for all Americans." The action has given rise to a great deal of support nationwide, as many are writing to the councilors of the small town of Weare to voice their approval for the proposal.
The proposal for the "
Lost Liberty Hotel", as it is to be called, features a number of components which seem to focus on the libertarian leanings of its designer. A dining room, called the "Just Desserts Cafe" and a museum based on the "loss of freedom in America" are two such components. Instead of a Bible provided by the Gideons (a standard item placed in most American hotel rooms), each guest will receive a free copy of Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged.

I love this!! I knew the American people were not gonna let this fly!!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Thank you!

I would like to take this time to thank all our friends and fans who voted for THE PROCESS in the Detroit News Sonic Summer Battle of the Bands. Although we did not advance to the next round, I felt our performance had a high, focused energy. It was very clear by the bands chosen that the judges were looking for a very "garage band" sound. Again we thank you for all the love you showed us. Peace!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

4 bands to battle at Magic Stick

Local bands Vigilante Sidekicks, Not For Sal, the Badways and the Process will square off Friday in the first semifinal round of Sonic Summer: A battle of the bands to be held at Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave. in Detroit. Admission is $5. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the battle begins at 9 p.m. The second round of voting continues through Friday, with 10 more bands vying for four spots at an Aug. 19 battle at Clutch Cargo's in Pontiac. Two winners from each semifinal round will compete on The Detroit News stage at Pontiac's Chrysler Arts, Beats & Eats festival during Labor Day weekend.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

The Scoop in the Detroit News and Free Press

Check out the article on Sonic Summer in the Detroit News and Free Press. Thanks again to all our fans for voting for THE PROCESS!
Click Here

Friday, August 05, 2005

Thank you!!!!

Thank you all for voting for THE PROCESS in THE DETROIT NEWS SONIC SUMMER BATTLE OF THE BANDS. Thanks to all of you THE PROCESS was one of the 4 top scorers and will now go on to play the semi-final showcase Aug. 12 at the Magic Stick in Detroit.
Thank you all again!
P.S. Catch the scoop in tomorrows Detroit News!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Voting Ends Friday

The voting ends Friday August 5th for the first ten finalists in THE DETROIT NEWS SONIC SUMMER BATTLE OF THE BANDS (that includes THE PROCESS).
Please vote now at .

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Voting has begun!

Voting has begun for the first ten finalists in THE DETROIT NEWS SONIC SUMMER BATTLE OF THE BANDS (that includes THE PROCESS) .
Please vote now at

Right now, there is no limit to how many times one person can vote. They’re trying to put an end to that before the contest is over. That makes the voting process seem less valid. (but vote for THE PROCESS 5000 times anyway!) The four acts with the most votes will go on to perform at the first showcase on August 12 at the Magic Stick.
On August 12, the four bands will be narrowed down to two by qualified judges. Those two will go to the finals at Arts Beats and Eats on September 3rd. The grand prize winner will win a bunch of prizes, as well as open for Sloan on the main stage at Arts Beats and Eats on September 4th.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The Detroit News Sonic Summer Contest.

The Detroit News will be hosting a contest in August entitled "Sonic Summer - A Battle of The Bands," and THE PROCESS has been chosen as one of 30 finalists.
Our song will be put online in one of 3 groups of ten at
The first group will be up Wednesday July 27th. Readers (and our fans) will vote on their favorite band in each group, and four bands from each group will go on to a showcase. At each showcase, four bands will be narrowed down from four to two by local judges. From there the six bands (two from each of the three showcases) will advance to the finals at Arts Beats and Eats, which is Labor Day weekend in Pontiac. The winner of that battle will win the huge grand prize. Prizes include
• Studio time at an area recording studio.
• Music video.
• Detroit News and Motor City Music Conference swag.
• Performance spot at the Spring 2006 Motor City Music Conference.
• More prizes to be announced.
Semi-finalist showcases will be held at The Magick Stick in Detroit on August 12th, at Clutch Cargos in Pontiac on August 19th, and at The Magic Bag in Ferndale on August 25th.
Stay tuned for more info!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Last Saturday's Show

We had an incredible show last Saturday at the River Rock Cafe in Bay City. I would like to thank all the fans who showed up and also Gabe, Bill, Garrick and Sam (on percussion) who played amazingly well. We played a couple hours and did a 30 minute medley of a couple of our tunes and some Marley, all the while the dance floor was packed. If anyone has any photos of the show feel free to email me and I will post em! Also thanks to Ben MacArthur who did a great job opening. Our live show somehow keeps getting better and better. Give thanks!

Monday, July 04, 2005


THE PROCESS has receintly opened a page. For those who don't know, Myspace is yet another internet tool of self promotion. On the site you are able to link and network with other like-minded bands and individuals and spread the word about your projects or anything else thats on your mind. You are also able to upload your music and photos to the site.
CLICK HERE to visit THE PROCESS at MYSPACE and leave a comment if you like. Peace!

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Supreme Court Rules Cities May Seize Homes

WASHINGTON By HOPE YEN, Associated Press Writer
Cities may bulldoze people's homes to make way for shopping malls or other private development, a divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday, giving local governments broad power to seize private property to generate tax revenue. In a scathing dissent, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said the decision bowed to the rich and powerful at the expense of middle-class Americans.
The 5-4 decision means that homeowners will have more limited rights. Still, legal experts said they didn't expect a rush to claim homes.
"The message of the case to cities is yes, you can use eminent domain, but you better be careful and conduct hearings," said Thomas Merrill, a Columbia law professor specializing in property rights.

The closely watched case involving New London, Conn., homeowners was one of six decisions issued Thursday as the court neared the end of its term. The justices are scheduled to release their final six rulings, including one on the constitutionality of Ten Commandments displays on public property, on Monday.
John Paul Stevens, writing for the majority, said New London could pursue private development under the Fifth Amendment, which allows governments to take private property if the land is for public use, since the project the city has in mind promises to bring more jobs and revenue.
"Promoting economic development is a traditional and long accepted function of government," Stevens wrote, adding that local officials are better positioned than federal judges to decide what's best for a community.
He was joined in his opinion by other members of the court's liberal wing — David H. Souter,
Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer, as well as Reagan appointee Justice Arthur Kennedy, in noting that states are free to pass additional protections if they see fit.
The four-member liberal bloc typically has favored greater deference to cities, which historically have used the takings power for urban renewal projects.
At least eight states — Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, South Carolina and Washington — forbid the use of eminent domain for economic development unless it is to eliminate blight. Other states either expressly allow a taking for private economic purposes or have not spoken clearly to the question.
In dissent, O'Connor criticized the majority for abandoning the conservative principle of individual property rights and handing "disproportionate influence and power" to the well-heeled.
"The specter of condemnation hangs over all property," O'Connor wrote. "Nothing is to prevent the state from replacing any Motel 6 with a Ritz-Carlton, any home with a shopping mall, or any farm with a factory."
Connecticut resident Susette Kelo and others in the lawsuit pledged to continue their fight. Nationwide, more than 10,000 properties were threatened or condemned in recent years, according to the Institute for Justice, a Washington public interest law firm representing the New London homeowners.
"It's a little shocking to believe you can lose your home in this country," said resident Bill Von Winkle, who said he would keep fighting the bulldozers in his working-class neighborhood. "I won't be going anywhere. Not my house. This is definitely not the last word."
But Connecticut state Rep. Ernest Hewett, who as a city council member approved the development, said, "I am charged with doing what's best for the 26,000 people that live in New London. That to me was enacting the eminent domain process designed to revitalize a city ... with nowhere to go."
New London once was a center for the whaling industry and later became a manufacturing hub. More recently the city has suffered the kind of economic woes afflicting urban areas across the country, with losses of residents and jobs.
City officials envision a commercial development including a riverfront hotel, health club and offices that would attract tourists to the Thames riverfront, complementing an adjoining Pfizer Corp. research center and a proposed Coast Guard museum.
New London was backed in its appeal by the National League of Cities, which argued that a city's eminent domain power was critical to spurring urban renewal with development projects such Baltimore's Inner Harbor and Kansas City's Kansas Speedway.
Under the ruling, residents still will be entitled to "just compensation" for their homes as provided under the Fifth Amendment. However, Kelo and the other homeowners had refused to move at any price, calling it an unjustified taking of their property.
The case is Kelo et al v. City of New London, 04-108.
Associated Press writers Matt Apuzzo in New London, Conn. and Susan Haigh in Hartford, Conn. contributed to this report.
On the Net:
The ruling in Kelo v. New London is available at:

These are truly scary people on the Supreme Court. Calling them the "liberal wing of the court" is insane. They are more like the fascist wing of the court. They are taking the rights we cherish as Americans apart piece by piece. Now they can take your home to build any evil corporate blight they wish. When will it end?

Saturday, June 18, 2005

King of Kings

Photo Credit: Ras Adam

Prophecies of Rastafari In the Bible

These links to books in the Bible have prophecies of Rastafari in them if you have eyes to see.

Revelation Chapter 5 Verses 1-5 Chapter 19 Verses 11-16
1 Timothy Chapter 6 Verse 15-16
Isaiah Chapter 11 Verses 1-5
Psalms Psalm 122 Verse 5
Daniel Chapter 7 Chapter 8
Acts Chapter 2 Verse 30

There are more prophecies of Rastafari in the Bible. If you know of one please post it!

Monday, June 13, 2005

Garrick Owen guitarist for THE PROCESS.

Garrick Owen 21st Century Guitar Hero

Guitarist Garrick Owen is co-founder of THE PROCESS and co-writer of the groups music. Owen’s blazing fusion of diverse musical styles place him as one of the pioneers of 21st century rock guitar. Garrick has been featured in the international music trades, Guitar World and Guitar Player.
He has also been featured on the website. The site includes Owen's lesson and others from GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE and is also available on a CD entitled "365 Daily Doses Of Nutrition", with lessons written by B.B. King, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Johnson, David Torn, Pat Martino, Jeff Beck, Django Reinhardt, Ry Cooder, Duane Allman, Danny Gatton to name a few of the artists featured.
To purchase 365 Daily Doses Of Nutrition CLICK HERE.
To read a review of his unique reggae-rock style on the Guitar Nine website CLICK HERE .
My main man Garrick!

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Haile Sellassie picture courtesy of Ras Adam.

Words of the King

"The stake of each one of us is identical- life or death. We all wish to live. We all seek a world in which men are freed of the burdens of ignorance, poverty, hunger and disease. We shall all be hard-pressed to escape the deadly rain of nuclear fall-out should catastrophe over take us.
The problems which confront us today are unprecedented. They have no counterparts in human experience. men search the pages of history for solutions, for precedents but there are none.
This, then, is the ultimate challenge. Where are we to look for our survival, for the awswers to the questions which have never been posed?
We must look, first to Almighty God, who has raised man above the animals and endowed him with intelligence and reason. We must put our faith in Him, that He will not desert us or permit us to destroy humanity, which he created in His own image.
We must look to ourselves, into the depth of our souls. We must become something we have never been, more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community."

Haile Sellassie- Excerpt from Address to the United Nations, October 6, 1963
From THE LION ROARS: Selected Speeches and Letters of Haile Sellassie.
Click here to order this book

Friday, June 10, 2005

David Asher DJs Reggae.

Summer DJ Gigs

Well summer is finally kicking off into full swing and for me that means one of my favorite gigs, DJ-ing Reggae music. The spot I do it a few Thursday nights each summer is called The Kingfish Restaurant & Tiki Bar (aka The Lantern) - Bay City, Michigan 1019 N. Water St.
The gigs are held on a dock on the river, so its always a bit dicey with Michigan weather but when it is good it is very good.
I play pretty much whatever I want (including requests) which is anything from classic SKA to Roots Reggae and 21st Century Bionic Dub. I always squeeze in a few surprises like rare, unreleased mixes or pre-release Dub versions from THE PROCESS as well. I've been spending a bit of time transfering my Jamaican singles and Lps onto CD also and I've been spinning them too. My buddy Seth Payton from a SKA band called Stamp'd usually shows up with some contemporay selections as well and it ends up being a rocking affair. Please visit THE PROCESS website to check the dates and if your a PROCESS or a Reggae fan or just looking for a great time in the area check it!

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Fans of THE PROCESS at the Ann Arbor Hash Bash.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

David Asher with Joe Hunter of Motowns "Funk Brothers" and friends at the 2005 Detroit Music Awards.

Detroit Music Awards

I know it is a little after the fact but I wanted to talk a little about this years Detroit Music Awards and post a picture. As you may know THE PROCESS (after being nominated for several years in a row) finally brought one back. Your humble narrator was voted "Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Songwriter". This was a really great night for us as we got to see so many happy people who were pulling for us to win! That was the high point for me. I can't possibly mention all of them by name but I do want to send special thanks to our friends Tim James and Sue "Static" Summers. I would also be remiss without thanking our attorney friends in the city Howard Abrams and Howard Hertz. Most of all I want to thank my brothers, bandmates Guitarist (and co-songwriter) Garrick Owen, Bassist and Programmer Bill Heffelfinger and Drummer Gabe Gonzalez! I am very blessed to be surrounded by the other supremely talented members of THE PROCESS.
Another highlight for me was sitting next to legendary Motown keyboardist, Funk Brother Joe Hunter. I found Joe to be very good company and shared a lot of laughs with him throughout the night. Joe was telling me about a night he spent with Paul McCartney in Germany a couple months back and kept me amused all night with his stories.
I would also like to take this time to thank all our friends, fans and families who have supported us through the years. You mean more to us than you could ever know. We love you all!

Monday, June 06, 2005

David Asher

The Process News

Hail Up The Process Massive! Webmaster Steven Gotts and I have decided to attempt to bring you more up to the minute on what has been happening with THE PROCESS . With that in mind we have created this blog page. Here you will be able to read current news on the band and most likely the ideas and opinions of myself, lead vocalist David Asher. I am not sure how often I will be able to post yet as I am incredibly busy at this time but I will try to make it often. The first news on the agenda is the new Mp3 THE PROCESS has released, "Weapons of Mass Percussion". (Free download available at This pre-release of the title track from the new CD (due to be unleashed later this year) is a sonic assault that presents a chilling case for those who believe our government is involved in deception and mass mind washing. We have forwarded the track to several alternative media outlets in the hope that they are able to use it in the resistance we must all put up for the sake of positive change.
The future months will see more new releases before the new CD arrives. Included in these plans is a radical new single from the sessions, "Tree of Life" featuring rapper SHOESTRING of Flint's notorious THE DAYTON FAMILY.
So stay tuned for up-to-date word on the band and the projects we are involved in as well as the occasional rant from me! Peace!