Anyone remember that...
On December 16th, 1998, US President William J. Clinton ordered a surprise attack on Iraq which the US military dubbed: "Operation Desert Fox." Over the course of four days, missiles and bombs launched from hundreds of aircrafts and sea vessels rained down on Iraq. Clinton ordered this attack on the eve preceding a scheduled vote to impeach him by the US House Of Representatives. The attack forced the representatives to delay their vote; however, several of them, and several senators as well, refused to back Clinton's deployment of military force in this instance because of its suspicious timing.
That's almost exactly 21 years ago. And back then...
As the news of Desert Fox began to circulate through the media on December 16th, Charles Rice Goff III felt frustrated and angry. He channeled his anger through sound. Using audio mixers, he pumped several feeds of live television reports into a four-track cassette deck, distorting the various spewings of facts, opinions, rationalizations, and advertising sponsorships with sound effects and on-the-fly editing. For much of the night, Goff improvised an angry collage over this bed of media noise, injecting it with a distorted electronic guitar, a Micromoog synthesizer, and a number of oddly-played phonograph records. In early 1999, Goff culled out an hour from this recorded audio tantrum and released it on the Taped Rugs cassette album: "Desert Foxtrot."
The contents of this cassette album might be of interest right now, considering recent developments. The curious are invited to hear:
1 Saddam Votes For Impeachment
2 Rationalizing Bloody Gore
I am one of the several alter-egos of Charles Rice Goff III. I am best known as a radio host, although I have had some of my reviews published here and there over the years, and have even been involved in occasional recording projects.