Monday, 21 April 2014

Happy Muslims and Digusting Responses

Saturday, 19 April 2014

The real price of stopping the boats

The Cambodian Space Project - The Boat

This video details the working process where iconic Australian singer songwriter Paul Kelly works 'across the waves' with The Cambodian Space Project, to write and record "The Boat" - a song created for The Key of Sea Project - an initiative that brings artists from vastly different backgrounds together to create songs that respond to the asylum seeker debate in Australia.
The Key of Sea is an album which explores a different perspective on the raging political debate on refugees and asylum seekers. Musical collaborations between artists that you know and love, and artists who have brought their incredible music to our country

Syd The Scarecrow (1967)

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Many Lives of Tom Waits

Unedited audio: VBR ZIP


Death From Above: How American Drone Strikes Are Devastating Yemen

Fuck The Poor?

Imagine the Band On The Run

BIG congrats to The Attackerman and James Ball

Edward Snowden: A Vindication for the Public - The Guardian and Washington Post Win the Pulitzer Prize

I am grateful to the committee for their recognition of the efforts of those involved in the last year's reporting, and join others around the world in congratulating Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Barton Gellman, Ewen MacAskill, and all of the others at the Guardian and Washington Post on winning the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
Today's decision is a vindication for everyone who believes that the public has a role in government. We owe it to the efforts of the brave reporters and their colleagues who kept working in the face of extraordinary intimidation, including the forced destruction of journalistic materials, the inappropriate use of terrorism laws, and so many other means of pressure to get them to stop what the world now recognizes was work of vital public importance.
This decision reminds us that what no individual conscience can change, a free press can. My efforts would have been meaningless without the dedication, passion, and skill of these newspapers, and they have my gratitude and respect for their extraordinary service to our society. Their work has given us a better future and a more accountable democracy.

Today's example of how NOT to use social media (NSFW)

Luckily it wasn't Virgin Airlines

Like A Rolling Sex Machine

Sunday, 13 April 2014

John Pilger: South Africa - Twenty Years of Apartheid by Another Name

I don’t know how to cover the NBN anymore

How Hatred of Islam Creates Strange Bedfellows of Christians and Atheists

Refugee Remix (No One Is Illegal)

Not enough money for welfare? Then why the amnesty for the richest tax avoiders, Australia?

Patti Smith - Live @Fes Festival (2013)

‘An Addict With Friends’

Tom Gauld: Ballard The Bear

Friday, 11 April 2014

Smells like...

Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic share old stories about Nirvana and Kurt Cobain

DNA, James Chance and the Contortions and Boris Policeband - X Magazine Benefit (1978)

Excerpts from benefit for Colab's X Magazine, 1978/2010, super8mm transfer to digital, bl/wt, sound, 11:34 minutes. Film by Coleen Fitzgibbon and Alan Moore


Patti Smith on writing poetry

Kathy Acker: Come Taste My Hand

Come Taste My Hand is a video tribute to Kathy Acker created by Lance Olsen, Andi Olsen, & Trevor Dodge. It appropriates and manipulates a very short sequence of Jonathan and Felicity Dawson's 1997 documentary, No One Can Find Little Girls Anymore: Kathy Acker in Australia, while pla(y)giarizing passages from Acker's novel Blood and Guts in High School and chapter 17 of James Joyce's Ulysses. Come Taste My Hand premiered at the Nobodaddies International Festival of Postmodern Piracy & Transgendered Subjects at Kent State University, April 14 1999.
If you're not doing anything wrong(™) you have nothing to fear(™)

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Frankie Boyle & Glenn Wool: Freestyle 1-3

The Lyman Family's Holy Siege of America

A Broken Place: The Spectacular Failure Of The Startup That Was Going To Change The World

The Triffids - The Night of The Triffids (Live @Paddington Town Hall Sydney 1984)


(Thanx Chuck!)
Adam Curtis: Suspicious Minds - Why No One Trusts People In Authority

XAMBUCA - Joulupukki / カムィ

See also this release

Superhuman cyborg drummer plays his first live gig

Through the lens darkly: Peter Whitehead and the Rolling Stones

Sturridge and the kids

(Thanx HerrB!)

Alan Lomax: Appalachian Journey

(Thanx Dray!)




"Catastrophic" is the right word. On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11