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Ryan Bartek - The Big Shiny Prison (Volume One)

Ryan Bartek - The Big Shiny Prison (Volume One)

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'THE BIG SHINY PRISON (Volume One)' is underground journalist Ryan Bartek’s road book/music journalism expose which defies all conventions. 'THE BIG SHINY PRISON' is what Bartek has called his 'Great American Anti-Novel.' This book exists in the territory of Jack Kerouac's 'On The Road,' Henry Miller's 'Tropic of Cancer' and Hunter S. Thompson's “Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas.' This modern version of such writing follows Ryan Bartek as he travels through the American counterculture in 2007, forty years after '1967's Summer of Love.' Bartek reveals a postmodern, dystopian vision of that counterculture over 293 days of travel and face to face interviews with a number of legends in the underground community – even USA president BARACK OBAMA makes a guest appearance! 'THE BIG SHINY PRISON (Volume One)' covers all forms of extreme metal, punk rock, industrial, experimental, rock & electronic and features appearances/interviews with members of Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer, DWARVES, Millions of Dead Cops, Repulsion, Psyopus, Abysmal Dawn, Cephalic Carnage, Kylesa, Ludicra, RATT, Lesbian, HIMSA, Job For A Cowboy, Atheist, Sol Evil, Impaled, Light This City, PHOBIA, Kettle Cadaver, Scorched Earth, Foxy Shazam, In Memorium, Duff’s Brooklyn, EXITIUM, Angelic Process, AxCx, Blood Stained Dusk, Screaming Mechanical Brain, Genghis Tron, Intronaut, Downtown Brown, Solger, Friends of Dennis Wilson, PHALLUS, Melechesh, Vile, STALAGGH, OCTAGON, The Gracchi, My Uncle The Wolf, Salt Lick, Amish Noise, 7000 Dying Rats, The Jet City Fixx, Waco Jesus, Suicide Holiday, Vertigo Venus, Severed Savior, Kill The Client, Dreaming Dead, They Live, Quinta Essentia, Whorehouse of Representatives, The Mathematicians, Anal Pudding, Disgorge, AKA MABUS, Jack Cassady & Sasquatch Agnostic. Ryan Bartek is also the author of the book 'THE SILENT BURNING.' He performs spoken word under his real name, and has two acoustic/antifolk records as JACK CASSADY. He also is the former guitarist of grindpunk acts AKA MABUS and SASQUATCH AGNOSTIC. If the torrent doesn't work, you can also download 'THE BIG SHINY PRISON (Volume One)' and Ryan Bartek's other books [including 'FORTRESS EUROPE (The Big Shiny Prison Vol. II)'] free @ http://ryanbartek.angelfire.com/blog/

'THE BIG SHINY PRISON (Volume One)' is underground journalist Ryan Bartek’s road book/music journalism expose which defies all conventions. 'THE BIG SHINY PRISON' is what Bartek has called his 'Great American Anti-Novel.' This book exists in the territory of Jack Kerouac's 'On The Road,' Henry Miller's 'Tropic of Cancer' and Hunter S. Thompson's “Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas.' This modern version of such writing follows Ryan Bartek as he travels through the American counterculture in 2007, forty years after '1967's Summer of Love.' Bartek reveals a postmodern, dystopian vision of that counterculture over 293 days of travel and face to face interviews with a number of legends in the underground community – even USA president BARACK OBAMA makes a guest appearance! 'THE BIG SHINY PRISON (Volume One)' covers all forms of extreme metal, punk rock, industrial, experimental, rock & electronic and features appearances/interviews with members of Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer, DWARVES, Millions of Dead Cops, Repulsion, Psyopus, Abysmal Dawn, Cephalic Carnage, Kylesa, Ludicra, RATT, Lesbian, HIMSA, Job For A Cowboy, Atheist, Sol Evil, Impaled, Light This City, PHOBIA, Kettle Cadaver, Scorched Earth, Foxy Shazam, In Memorium, Duff’s Brooklyn, EXITIUM, Angelic Process, AxCx, Blood Stained Dusk, Screaming Mechanical Brain, Genghis Tron, Intronaut, Downtown Brown, Solger, Friends of Dennis Wilson, PHALLUS, Melechesh, Vile, STALAGGH, OCTAGON, The Gracchi, My Uncle The Wolf, Salt Lick, Amish Noise, 7000 Dying Rats, The Jet City Fixx, Waco Jesus, Suicide Holiday, Vertigo Venus, Severed Savior, Kill The Client, Dreaming Dead, They Live, Quinta Essentia, Whorehouse of Representatives, The Mathematicians, Anal Pudding, Disgorge, AKA MABUS, Jack Cassady & Sasquatch Agnostic. Ryan Bartek is also the author of the book 'THE SILENT BURNING.' He performs spoken word under his real name, and has two acoustic/antifolk records as JACK CASSADY. He also is the former guitarist of grindpunk acts AKA MABUS and SASQUATCH AGNOSTIC. If the torrent doesn't work, you can also download 'THE BIG SHINY PRISON (Volume One)' and Ryan Bartek's other books [including 'FORTRESS EUROPE (The Big Shiny Prison Vol. II)'] free @ http://ryanbartek.angelfire.com/blog/

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 ATTN: To all recipients of the promotional PDF for “The Big Shiny Prison” 
This electronic document is hereby offered to the public domain.File sharing is
approved 
and
encouraged 
by its author, Ryan Bartek.Having spent a Herculean effort on this project, his only wish is that it be circulated.Bartek has one prior book release to his credit (“
The Silent Burning
;” 2005) & theupcoming “
FORTRESS EUROPE (The Big Shiny Prison Vol. II 
).” He’s been a freelancecontributor to periodicals such as Metal Maniacs, AMP Magazine, Hails & Horns, PITMagazine, Real Detroit Weekly & others.Ryan Bartek is vocalist/guitarist of grindcore band SASQUATCH AGNOSTIC, performsacoustic as “Jack Cassady” & is former guitarist of grindpunk act A.K.A. MABUS.Ryan Bartek has accomplished two national spoken word tours & performed dozens of gigs. When in the United States, he lives and works in Portland, Oregon.Download Bartek’s entire artistic canon 100% FREE here:
http://ryanbartek.angelfire.com/blog/  
Contact via
ryanbartek@hotmail.com
or
bigshinyprison@gmail.com
 
Thanks in Advance, June Mansfield  Anomie PR
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**Note: Due to misunderstanding, let it be known that the cover artwork of “The BigShiny Prison” does not depict a hooded KKK figure but rather an infamous image of theGovernment directed abuse at the Abu Gharib prison complex. During the early period of the Iraq War, US soldiers corralled thousands of Iraqi Civilians into the most feared  prison of Saddam Hussein’s rule. It was soon discovered that US forces were torturing prisoners by sodomizing them with nightsticks, handcuffing pyramids of naked mentogether; waterboardings, beatings, electrocutions. Many detainees held without trialwere walked around naked on leashes like dogs while real MP dogs attacked them. The photos were leaked & subsequently led to the imprisonment of the low-level MilitaryPolice who were ordered to commit these war crimes by the Bush Administration. Thecover image is of the anonymous hooded man who was cloaked in a ragged black sheet and forced to standing atop a wooden box for hours as the loosely hanging wiringrepeatedly electrocuted his testicles. On the cover, this anonymous figure is represented as standing atop the base of a mock Statue of Liberty.
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Praise For “THE BIG SHINY PRISON”(
 Initial Campaign // Fall 2009-Summer 2010
)
“Detroit writer Ryan Bartek’s latest work ‘The Big Shiny Prison’ is many things; a chronicle of a journey across America, a socio-political tract of mighty proportions, a living novel with Bartek  playing the dual roles of author and protagonist -- but as an exploration into the bizarrelycaptivating world of underground music, it penetrates deeper than the vast majority of literatureon the subject before, and the metallic intelligentsia nods its head in bemused satisfaction, not tomention vindication.” – RockPulse***“‘The Big Shiny Prison’ is essentially a travel diary from 2006 into 2007 of a man that jumped on a Greyhound bus & traveled across America interviewing metal bands. Essentially, this istrue, but there is much more. Bartek, in the style of Jack Kerouac & tone of Hunter S. Thompson,takes the reader into a mental journey pleading for everyone to ‘Wake Up!’ and ‘Live for The Moment!’ Formerly in the band, A.K.A. MABUS, Bartek left his band to write this book but isnow working on a new acoustic album under the alias Jack Cassidy. Other aliases the author uses include GhostNomad & Clownfuehrer. If all of this seems interesting & at the same time alot to take in, well, welcome to ‘The Big Shiny Prison.’” –MetalUnderground ***“Insightful, funny and entertaining, ‘The Big Shiny Prison’ is more than your usual rock journalwritten by some overpaid hack traveling from hotel room to hotel room, gig to gig and trying toget across the pain of ‘living on the edge.’ Bartek lives on the edge with these characters –characters who have given up the concept of the American dream and refuse to play by the rules – and his Gonzo style of writing makes him as integral to his story as much as hisinterviewees…” – Rockmidgets***“I can't even begin to describe it, let alone do it any justice… Bartek's got more than enoughenergy, smarts & stick-to-it-ive-ness to really make a big positive change in the world, but thetragedy -- which haunts many of the characters in ‘The Big Shiny Prison’ -- is that there's veryoften no place in Amerikkka for such unique snowflakes, thus the strange often get pushed to The Edge where they self-destruct with booze & drugs & jail & etc. Which, I'm happy to say, I doubwill happen to him. But it certainly wasn't always so -- going down into The Abyss was adangerous move in which Bartek did imperil his very life, but he was determined to write thisbook or die trying…” –SIBHOD***“No matter what anyone says about this book, you have to respect any writer who is willing tolive his life on the road -- in the dirt & grime, living among the Crusts & Punks. Rolling fromsquat to squat, sleeping in parks & generally living in shit just to bring us the story”… – Ectomag
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