Monday, 26 September 2016



Jeremy Corbyn - Another One Bites The Dust

Sunday, 25 September 2016

‘Good morning, I see the assassins have failed’

If you read only one Alan Moore Jerusalem interview, make it this one

Bruce Springsteen @Skavlan (Swedish TV 23/9/16)


Luke Haines - Smash The System

Syeus Mottel: Silver Apples (New York 1968)


Sleaford Mods - Live @Melt Ferropolis Germany (July 2016)

Steve Kilbey joins Gina Williams to sing Under The Milky Way in Noongar language (Video)

Steve Schapiro: David Bowie (1975)

The Gouster

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The Making of David Bowie's Lost Soul Album

The Big Data Jukebox

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Assisted death: the debate that simply refuses to die quietly

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‘Bear: The Life and Times Of Augustus Owsley Stanley III’ Biography Due In November

Fascists can be fugn hilarious at times

The Virtues of Nuclear Ignorance

Deeyah Khan: JIHAD

The world has watched aghast as thousands of young men and women abandon comfortable lives in the West to join the barbaric ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). Girls and boys have gone rapidly from being apparently well-adjusted school kids, to enthusiastically joining the ranks of Kalashnikov-wielding religious warriors and burkah-clad “jihadi brides”. It feels like a new and frightening phenomenon, one which has left many feeling bewildered and revulsed.
But as this new documentary film by Emmy Award winning director Deeyah Khan shows, Westerners embracing jihad and death is nothing new. For three generations now, young people across Europe have fallen prey to extremist groups and fought, killed and died with mujahideen movements from Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Kashmir, to Chechnya and Burma.
In this film, Deeyah, who has herself faced threats from extremist fundamentalists in the past, sets out to find out why the jihadi message has such an alluring hold on young Westerners.
First, she went back to the roots, spending two years with some of the leading figures in the British jihadi movement from previous generations. She secured unprecedentedly emotional and raw testimony from former extremists, learning from the inside what it is like to be drawn into radicalism, to have your life ruined by extremism and violence, a message which has continued appeal cascading down through the generations.
In JIHAD, Deeyah meets one of the founding fathers of the British jihad, who went abroad to fight, and who preached extremism to thousands of young Muslims across the UK and the West.
Deeyah’s search for answers then takes her to the streets of modern Britain, meeting today’s young Muslims, caught between extremism and the War on Terror.  She meets young British Muslims who feel angry and alienated, facing issues of discrimination, identity crises and rejection by both mainstream society and their own communities and families; but in surprising moments of insight and enlightenment, she also finds hope and some possible answers to the complex situation we are currently in

COUM 2017


1966 VS 1971: When 'Rock 'n' Roll' Became 'Rock' And What We Lost

Jon Savage on living through punk, the 70s, the Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Stranglers, why he doesn’t like parties on boats and Brexit

Thanks Robin


Some may remember this from the (Son of) days

Henry Rollins: Backroom Bigotry Is Now Out in the Open

Here in beautiful Australia, there is talk of conducting a plebiscite (basically, what USA would call a referendum vote) to ask the electorate if they are in favor of marriage equality. To ask this ridiculous question could cost upward of A$160 million. It was surprising to learn about this when I got here two weeks ago. Australia doesn’t seem like the kind of place to get bogged down in something so mean-spirited and small-minded

Investigating Scientology in Australia

Friday, 23 September 2016

Is it possible to be addicted to sexting?


I Used to Be a Human Being

Thursday, 22 September 2016

If You Vote For Trump, Then Screw You

Shirley Collins - Death And The Lady

America, please do not elect the orange Skittle

Leonard Cohen Was Right: Songs & Years Of Wisdom Examined

There's a new souper hero in town


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

The Philippines' drug addicts, shunned by society and hunted by assassins, find they have nowhere to turn

The Bug makes a move

Trump Is Everything I Was Taught Not to Be

...and so the respectful debate begins

The Undertones - Get Over You (Kevin Shields Remix)

This is how fascism comes to America

Tuesday, 20 September 2016