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Altamont

August 22, 2016

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Altamont

In early 1969, the Rolling Stones were almost as good as they were ever going to get. They had just released a highly successful album called Beggars Banquet. Before the end of the year they would record a haunting song called “Gimme Shelter” featuring a brilliant backup singer named Merry Clayton. The song would become […]

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The Twin Peaks Ambush

May 18, 2016

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The Twin Peaks Ambush

The other night I watched the CNN special report “Biker Brawl” with my muse. I had already wasted about four hours on the show. A CNN reporter and researcher named Ann O’Neill bought me lunch at a place called Hennessey’s Tavern in Hermosa and we talked. Four days later I talked some more to Ed […]

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Outlaw Country

February 23, 2015

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Those wild and crazy guys at Bischoff Hervey Entertainment debut a new television show called Outlaw Country tomorrow night on Chicago superstation WGN at 10 p.m. in all the time zones that count. BHE TV’s last show was a bad joke called The Devils Ride. It was supposed to give Walter Mitty and his boy […]

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Summing Up Sons Of Anarchy

September 8, 2014

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Five days ago, affirming a racketeering conviction in Florida, Ed Carnes who is the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit wrote an amazing sentence that would have been unimaginable six years ago. Carnes wrote: “In a case of life imitating art imitating life, Maynard Kenneth Godwin was inspired […]

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Oh No We Missed It!

August 4, 2014

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Somehow we missed an absolutely essential reality television show this spring. The Safecrackers debuted in March on TruTV and ran for six episodes. It was produced by American Chainsaws Entertainment which appears to be three guys named Duke Straub, Colt Straub and Royal Malloy. ACE has also produced such must see reality series as Alaska […]

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1%ERS The Short Movie

April 7, 2014

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These words are written in Los Angeles, well within the Thirty Mile Zone, or the TMZ, which is an area that roughly encircles the intersection of West Beverly Boulevard and North La Cienega Boulevard just outside the Beverly Hills city line. So of course, from time to time, The Aging Rebel goes Hollywood. That usually […]

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What Burgess Thinks Of The Burgess Book

September 15, 2013

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Dave Burgess is the subject of a recent book titled Framing Dave Burgess and also the author of a newsletter written in prison titled Dave’s World Behind The Barbwire. He commented publically on the book about his case in the 46th edition of his newsletter published on September 14. This is what Burgess had to […]

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Sons Of Anarchy Season Six

September 11, 2013

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It is common now, in biker racketeering cases, for prospective jurors to be interrogated about the basic cable soap opera Sons of Anarchy. “Do you now, or have you ever watched the television show Sons of Anarchy? Do you understand it is fiction? Do you understand the difference between fantasy and reality?” The juror questions […]

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Who Framed Dave Burgess

August 31, 2013

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Dave Burgess, as I first pointed out here on February 9, 2009, was framed. Burgess was, virtually by acclamation, the nicest Hells Angel you would ever want to meet – a kind, generous, compassionate guy with an artist’s soul and beautiful women draped on his arms – but he was framed anyway. He was framed […]

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Rise Of The Warrior Cop

July 23, 2013

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A couple of years ago I found myself – as all of us in the new and improved America, even old housecats like me, must inevitably and repeatedly find ourselves – on my knees as when I pray, in my driveway, shivering in a winter night’s rain. My hands were cuffed behind my back and […]

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Watch Warlocks Rising

July 6, 2013

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Almost exactly three years ago, I was sitting in a bar in Oxnard with a Mongol named Target Owens. Owens was going to prison within a month and we had a few beers and talked for awhile about an episode of a History Channel show called Gangland. The Mongols had been the subject of a […]

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More Rebel On TV

June 22, 2013

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By email, a friend of this page advises that an episode of America’s Book of Secrets titled “Hells Angels” aired last night. I was in it. Lets find out together what Charles Falco, Kerrie Droban, Jay Dobyns, Christopher Brunwin and I all had to say!    

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Rebel Meets The Great Satan

June 16, 2013

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Gangland on Discovery is gone but now there is Gangsters: America’s Most Evil on Biography. The first episode of this season of the show, airing Tuesday June 18th at 10, is titled, “The Mongol Warlord : Ruben ‘Doc’ Cavazos.” And, some few of you might wonder what the hell I am doing in it. From […]

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