Truthdig presents Episode 1 of Bart Plantenga’s DIG•SCAPE series.

Soldiers are pawns in the political patriotic game, quickly discarded and left behind as collateral damage, often returning to an uncaring society with no real help for the psychological damage they’ve incurred. Recounts of experimentation of hallucinogenics shed light on the cruel ironies of the culture’s war-on-drugs over the past 50 years.

DIG•SCAPE is an audio alternative-phenomenological-impressionistic, multicultural soundscape mashup of loud issues, intuition+research and multisampled insights investigating our current wackadoodle malaise from an askew, engaged and anomalous vantage point.


O Yeh Echomix – Charlie Morrow & b/art
Shell Shock – Manowar
Where Am I Johnny Got His Gun [Dalton Trumbo]
The National Anthem – Radiohead
E-Thing 1969 – The Spoils Of War
Born On The Fourth Of July Interview Ron Kovic – Reelin In The Years
Thais – helicopters – This Mortal Coil
The World Is Transforming – Doctor L
A Soldier’s Story: Damaged Goods – Angie Peacock
Hell Broke Luce – Tom Waits
War Is My Destiny Official Video – ILL BILL & Immortal
Schunkel – Mouse On Mars
What Keeps Mankind Alive? [Brecht] – William S. Burroughs
BEER! Psychostick [exc]
Drunk Afternoon Dog [exc] Crow Squawk
Gi Junkies Treated Very Bad [exc]
Violence (Sound System Edit) [exc] Gary Clail Sound System
Men Are Cannon Fodder [exc] Unknown 5
Beer Is Cheaper Than Therapy Documentary [exc] Simone de Vries
Amnesty Report on British Army Torture [exc] The Pop Group
Dawn Over Israel [exc] Sun Ra & Pharoah Sanders
PTSD [exc] G Herbo & Juice WRLD, Chance The Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert
Random American Television [exc] Sub Pop
Prescribing for PTSD Know Your Options [exc]
PTSD [exc] Doc Todd & Abe Rivers
Dérive of Geiger’s Counter [exc] B/art + Black Sifichi
PTSD Euphemisms [exc] George Carlin
Life’s Nightmare [exc] Johnny Got His Gun
The Edge [exc] Spectrum vs Silver Apples
Your Head is Reeling [exc] Ultimate Spinach
Psychedelics Mental Health When Standard Treatments Dont Work [exc] Nina Vasan
LSD Segment Educational Film [exc]
Chumm, mir wei ga Chirseli gwinne [exc] Kristina Fuchs
Piggelmee Happy Ambience b/art

Sound Bites

Johnny Got His Gun trailer
Army Veteran Responds To Trolls and Discusses His PTSD Ste Nicholls

Catch22 Trailer Official A Hulu Original
Drunk Afternoon Dog Crow Squawk
The Edge Spectrum vs Silver Apples
Dawn Over Israel Sun Ra & Pharoah Sanders
George Carlin PTSD Euphemisms
Ron Kovic (Born On The Fourth Of July) INTERVIEW 1977 [Reelin’ In The Years Archive]
Boston shooting in Watertown: I heard explosions, says eyewitness
Female Vets A Soldiers Story SoCal Connected KCET
5 Worst Examples Of Soldiers Used As Cannon Fodder

Psychedelics Mental Health When Standard Treatments Dont Work Stanford
Iraq War veteran wages private war against PTSD, alcoholism
GI Junkies The Forgotten Veterans
Dalton Trumbos Johnny Got His Gun 1971 Kill me Scene
Actual audio recovered from one of the missions I flew in Vietnam
Army Veteran Responds To Trolls and Discusses His PTSD

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