A Big Thanks to Mystery Street Recording Company

Mystery Street Recording Company

Mystery Street Recording Company

Thinking about what we’re thankful for at Revolution and Beer today gave me the overwhelming urge to express our sincerest gratitude to Joe Tessone, of Mystery Street Recording Company. Joe runs a fantastic Recording Business that’s worker owned and operated. They provide a full studio, with classic analogue effects and digital wizardry to boot. There’s also rehearsal space for bands too. It’s a great atmosphere to grow as a musician. They also provided us with the great theme music that you hear at the beginning of our recent series of episodes.

 

The Rust Best Ramblers Live

The Rust Best Ramblers Live

As we were approaching the airing of the second series of our CAN TV show, we had the strong desire to have a song from a local artist that was powerful and representative of our working class struggles. I contacted Joe, who is also a member of the Rust Belt Ramblers, about using one of his band’s songs as the intro for both the TV show and our online exclusives. Atonement, featuring K. Loren Fleming II, was the choice. We cherry-picked a verse from the song that really seemed to scream what we often felt.

Music and art is extremely important to us, as it is the best way to communicate the vision of a revolutionary society. We’re extremely greatful for all of the amazing artists that we know. The world would be really lame without you.

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Now Available: Series 2 Episodes from the TV Show

Here we go with episodes 11-17:

Worker-Owned Cooperatives 1- Revolution and Beer 11

Worker-Owned Cooperatives 2- Revolution and Beer 12

Safer Streets with Chris Patterson 1 – Revolution and Beer 13

Safer Streets with Chris Patterson 2 – Revolution and Beer 14

Beer Talk with Chicago’s Own Glunz Beer – Revolution and Beer 15

When ALEC Comes to Town 1 – Revolution and Beer 16

When ALEC Comes to Town 2 – Revolution and Beer 17

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Worker-Owned Cooperatives

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Last week’s episode of the Revolution and Beer TV show featured Ricky Maclin and Armando Robles Worker-Owners of New Era Windows (formerly Republic Windows and Doors). Also joining us was Dennis Kelleher, Co-op Consultant and Executive Director of Center for Workplace Democracy. This week, we continue the conversation.

Thanks again to Maria’s Packaged Goods in Bridgeport for hosting.
Check-out this list of worker-owned coops in Chicago:

1) New Era Window Cooperative  www.newerawindows.com
2) Comrade Cycles  www.comradecycles.com
3) Sage Community Health Collective www.sagecommunityhealth.org
3) Cafe Chicago – www.cafechicago.org
4) MECH Creations (student run coop manufacturing trumpet mouthpieces)

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SEASON TWO COMING AT YOU

Revolution and Beer returns to Chicago cable channel 19. It all starts Tuesday, October 1st, at 7:30 p.m. for all the 9-5ers, and at 2:30 p.m. Wed. for the over-stressed/underemployed homeworkers. Cheers!

The second season is full of friends and new places around town. We’ve got quite a few more two-part series for this season because we’re hitting some fascinating topics and felt they warranted it.

Starting-off the season will be Episode 11 on Oct. 1. On this episode, we sat down for a drink at Maria’s Packaged Goods in Bridgeport. We were joined by Dennis Kelleher, Co-op Consultant and Executive Director of Center for Workplace Democracy; as well as Ricky Maclin and Armando Robles Worker-Owners of New Era Windows (formerly Republic Windows and Doors).

Find more details here on our website and our facebook page in the coming weeks, and look for re-runs of the show on CAN TV in September.

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Revolution and Beer Episode 10 – Putting Art In Its Place


We sat down with Dada artist Helene Smith-Romer, along with gallery owner and curator Avram Eisen, to discuss Helene’s work; and to celebrate the seven-year history of the Avram Eisen Gallery.

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Revolution and Beer Episode 9 – Evictions and Bad Landlords – How to Handle It

Eerily, only a couple of weeks after this taping, and one day after our launch party; we helped Maria Dolores and her family move their things out of their home:

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Revolution and Beer Episode 7 – Peoples Theatre Part 1

Find out what happens when Jesus and Caeser meet face-to-face. ALSO, find out what kinds of good things happen when some of Chicago’s most enlightened theater groups apply their creativity to their desire to inform and support communities in need. We’re joined by Joseph Fedorko of Democracy Burlesque, as well as Mallory Green and Whitney Jones of Stone Soup Theatre Project. This was filmed at Lost Eras in Rogers Park, Chicago.

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Revolution and Beer Episode 6 – TIFfed Off


This episode was shot at the Peoples Church, in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Our guest was Tom Tresser of The TIF Illumination Project and CivicLab Chicago. He joined us to illuminate the issue of Tax Increment Financing districts in the City of Chicago–that is until the lights went out. Spoookyyyy…..

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