Friday, 22 June 2018

Radio Discordia 017: T.A.Z. - Hakim Bey and Bill Laswell

[Temporary Autonomous Zone]
Anti-Copyright 1992
Explorations of the political, the personal, the social, and the metaphysical from writer and spoken word artist Hakim Bey. A meld with musical terrorist Bill Laswell.
Bey advocates nearly everything, including creating free states for like-minded cabals and collectives. He recommends marginalized groups form secret societies and concludes with a lengthy piece on boycotting cop culture. Musique concrete cloaks his words in an eerily seductive melange of avant-garde noise and ambient music. But the sounds are almost immaterial. Bey's words are the primary focus of this disc.
A swirling, surreal vertigo of information and methods for "escape", woven with the kind of airy tones and hallucinatory rhythms that Laswell has been playing with lately, Bey's voice calms and prepares the listener for an age where missing information and the icons of late capitalist high-tech correspond with an increasing alienation of this "X-generation"'s most primitive needs. Most of all, Bey doesn't come across as a cheesy, overzealous, visionary bard, but presents us with ideas point-blank, allowing us to be choosy in aiming our own forms of poetic terrorism against those forces that attempt to suppress and homogenize humility and free thought.
01 Chaos
02 Poetic Terrorism
03 Amour Fou
04 Immediatism
05 The Tong
06 Boycott Cop Culture

Published by Axiom Records 1994
The Power of Art and the TAZ
However, and it is a very BIG however...

I first discovered Hakim Bey AKA Peter Lamborn Wilson thru Semiotext[e], the first issue I bought being 'Schizo - Culture' (PDF) in 1978


John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Tony Oxley, George Lewis, Milford Graves, Gavin Bryars & Mike Patton - Tribute to Derek Bailey (Barbican London17/6/06)

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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Mr Spin & DJ Bacon - Public Enemy 30th Anniversary Megamix Session (June 2018)

Metal Disco - Vade Mecum (feat. Keren Batok)

Dead Soles

Where will it end?

Monday, 18 June 2018

Steve Albini has earned his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet in the 2018 WSOP's Event #31, $1,500 Seven Card Stud. Albini's victory over a 310-entrant field was worth $105,629

Friday, 15 June 2018

The Last Poets - NTS Live at Jazz Cafe

Last Poets documentary from 2003
What Caused the United States’ Decline?

Low - Quorum/Dancing & Blood/Fly

Featuring the music videos "Quorum" "Dancing and Blood" and "Fly" from Low's upcoming album Double Negative
(Release Date: September 14, 2018)

The McKenzie Tapes


R.I.P. Jalal Mansur Nuriddin

The Last Poets - Shaw Theatre London (2/85)

Recorded by Mixmaster Morris on a Walkman Pro. 
I still have a copy in storage of the recording I did at The Paradiso in Amsterdam on the same tour

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

David Asher: On-U Sunday Roasts (February to May 2018)





Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Francis Bacon: A Brush with Violence (BBC 2017)

Spiritualized - I’m Your Man / A Perfect Miracle

Spiritualized will release a new album, And Nothing Hurt, on September 15 via Bella Union
1. A Perfect Miracle
2. I’m Your Man
3. Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go
4. Let’s Dance
5. On The Sunshine
6. Damaged
7. The Morning After
8. The Prize
9. Sail On Through
Spiritualized to release new album And Nothing Hurt as orange vinyl box set

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Kids react to Swans

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds - The Old Bar Fitzroy Melbourne (15/5/18)

I did unfortunately miss the first two songs

Monday, 14 May 2018

50 Years of Beauty In The Streets (May '68 Revisited)

It’s 50 years on from 1968 - a year that saw demonstrations and revolutions around the world, the beginnings of anti-war and civil rights movements in the US and the shocking assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. It also saw the start of the Nixon Administration, a successful orbit of the moon and the dawn of the television age that brought the world into living rooms.
Australian ABC's Radio National has been exploring what it was about 1968 and how it changed the way we think about culture, identity and politics today

May 1968: The strike that changed the world
1968: A fractured America (Info/Download)
How the spirit of May '68 inspired filmmakers like Godard and Truffaut (Info/Download)
Lessons from past resistance movements (Info/Download)
My '68 (Info/Download)
What led to the student protests of 1968? (Info/Download)
The Music of 1968: Part I/2
Ready for revolution - the psychology of protest (Info/Download)
Activism and 1968 (Info/Download)
Activism that’s less aggressive and far more persuasive and persistent (Info/Download)
May 1968 Revisited (Info/Download)
& finally
Beauty Is In The Street (Info/Download)
...and can I just say if you don't have a copy of Beauty Is in the Street: A Visual Record of the May 68 Uprising, edited by Johan Kugelberg and Philippe Vermés then do yourself a favour and beg, borrow, buy or steal a copy today

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Some thoughts on how to feel good by Thor Harris

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Adrian Sherwood - Live John Curtin Hotel Melbourne (14/3/18)


Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Adrian Sherwood - Live 3RRR Melbourne (13/3/18)

A nice wee appetiser for tonight's gig at The Curtin. A fifteen minute chat followed by a 45 minute set featuring tunes from the forthcoming Lee Perry and Horace Andy albums on On-U Sound amongst others. 
Listen back HERE (starts at 59:00)
Alternatively grab my recording from the live performance NOT from the radio broadcast

Monday, 26 February 2018

Vintage drum kits from the 1920s and 1930s


Thursday, 22 February 2018

It’s Time to End ‘Trending’

Augie March - When I Am Old

Only filmed here at Exile Towers a couple of weeks ago featuring long time resident Uncle Jack

'I had a brother'

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

A familiar face from 1978

Was just re-watching the Clash film Rude Boy the other day for the first time in maybe 20 years and this familiar face popped into view

Kodwo Eshun: Mark Fisher Memorial Lecture

Kodwo Eshun delivering the inaugural Mark Fisher Memorial Lecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. 19th January 2018

Thursday, 8 February 2018

John Perry Barlow R.I.P.

Principles of Adult Behavior

Be  patient. No matter what.
Don’t badmouth: Assign responsibility, not blame. Say nothing of another you wouldn’t say to him in the same language and tone of voice.
Never assume the motives of others are, to them, less noble than yours are to you.
Expand your sense of the possible.
Don’t trouble yourself with matters you truly cannot change.
Expect no more of anyone than you can deliver yourself.
Tolerate ambiguity.
Laugh at yourself frequently.
Concern yourself with what is right rather than who is right.
Never forget that, no matter how certain, you might be wrong.
Give up blood sports.
Remember that your life belongs to others as well. Don’t risk it frivolously.
Never lie to anyone for any reason. (Lies of omission are sometimes exempt.)
Learn the needs of those around you and respect them.
Avoid the pursuit of happiness. Seek to define your mission and pursue that.
Reduce your use of the first personal pronoun.
Praise at least as often as you disparage.
Admit your errors freely and soon.
Become less suspicious of joy.
Understand humility.
Remember that love forgives everything.
Foster dignity.
Live memorably.
Love yourself.

(Written in 1977 on the eve of his turning thirty)
Pictured above with Bob Weir

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace
Nothing to tell now/ let the words be yours/ I am done with mine.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Aht Uh Mi Hed Mix

01 Terry Callier - Live With Me
02 Banbarra - Shack Up
03 Tim Buckley - Get On Top
04 Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black (Instrumental)
05 Bernie Worrell - Rentstrike (DJ Smash Remix)
06 Herbie Hancock - Hang Up Your Hangups
07 Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen - Selfish Gene
08 Shuggie Otis - Aht Uh Mi Hed
09 Lady Margo - This Is My Prayer
10 Chairmen Of The Board - Give Me Just A Little More Time
11 Dr John - Right Place, Wrong Time
12 Flora Purim - What You See
13 Cher - Walk On Gilded Splinters
14 Esther Phillips - Home Is Wher The Hatred Is
15 Opals - You Can't Hurt Me No More
16 The Staple Singers - You've Got To Earn It
17 Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
18 Betty Davis - Your Mama Wants Ya Back
19 Chris Clark - I Want To Go Back There Again
20 The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
21 Curtis Mayfield - Now You're Gone
22 Hall & Oates - She's Gone
23 The Temptations - Ain't No Sunshine

Love lost & found
It's been a while...

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Help save Bill Laswell's Orange Music Studio

In an era where music, among other creative endeavours, has been devalued as mere “content,” freely accessed through the new digital medium, the very survival of those who create music and art and culture has been threatened. Bassist, iconic producer, and sonic visionary Bill Laswell becomes the latest legendary talent to fall victim to the vagaries of these crazy times. Beset by health problems while trying to navigate this harsh and uncertain economic landscape, Laswell is struggling to maintain Orange Music, the legendary New Jersey studio that he as helmed for the last 20 years. He is putting the call out to all fans, friends, and fellow artists alike: If you can help, please do so now. No contribution is too small.
As an artist and producer, Bill Laswell really needs no introduction. Though he has operated largely out of view of the pop charts, he has managed to collaborate with the giants in practically every genre of music—from Miles Davis to Mick Jagger to Bob Marley to name but a few. At the peak of his commercial success, he even produced the Grammy-award winning hit “Rock It” for Herbie Hancock in 1983, one of the first songs that helped hip-hop crossover to the mainstream. At this point, he could have moved to L.A. and cashed in, but he chose to stay in New York and later, New Jersey, and keep it real. In doing so, he displayed his very real commitment to the underground.
Orange Music, the studio Bill moved to in 1998 after getting priced out of rapidly-gentrifying Greenpoint, Brooklyn, has a storied history of its own. Supposedly built in the late 60s for Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, it was originally called Vantone Studio. In the 70s, groups like Jethro Tull, Humble Pie, Brooklyn Bridge, and Carole King recorded there. In the 80s, the studio was renamed Grand Slam Studios and hosted such luminaries as Aerosmith and George Benson. When Laswell took over the studio, he brought with him his international cast of colourful characters, producing such artists as Tabla Beat Science, Sly & Robbie, Matisyahu, Bernie Worrell, and the inimitable Lee “Scratch” Perry. As a maverick in his field, he has always supported other independent artists, who, like himself, are striving for something further, deeper, and true. That’s why he allows other artists and independent labels to use the studio at reduced rates. So many stand to lose if Bill cannot hold onto Orange Music.
Bill’s entire career is a powerful statement of art over commerce. Money has never been an issue, but Bill now needs your help.
PayPal account for Bill Laswell:

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Friday, 5 January 2018

The Clash - New Year's Day '77

Built around the earliest, until now unseen, footage of The Clash in concert, filmed by Julien Temple as they opened the infamous Roxy club in a dilapidated Covent Garden on 1 January 1977, this show takes us on a time-travelling trip back to that strange planet that was Great Britain in the late 1970s and the moment when punk emerged into the mainstream consciousness.
Featuring the voices of Joe Strummer and The Clash from the time, and intercutting the raw and visceral footage of this iconic show with telling moments from the BBC's New Year's Eve, Hogmanay and New Year's Day schedules of nearly 40 years ago, it celebrates that great enduring British custom of getting together, en masse and often substantially the worse for wear, to usher in the new year.
New Year's Day is when we collectively take the time to reflect on the year that has just gone by and ponder what the new one might hold in store for us. Unknown to the unsuspecting British public, 1977 was of course the annus mirabilis of punk. The year in which The Clash themselves took off, catching the imagination of the nation's youth. As their iconic song 1977 counts us down to midnight, we share with them and Joe Strummer, in previously unseen interviews from the time, their hopes and predictions for the 12 months ahead.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

David Asher: On-U Sunday Roast (December 17/January 18)

Monday, 1 January 2018

Normal service from Exile Towers ASAP


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Neil Young - Acoustic Live @Omemee, Ontario Canada 1/12/17 (Audio rip from now deleted YT vid Thanks Stan)

Video was taken down because of a copyright request from Warner Brothers!!!

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Paul Kelly - Life Is Fine / Dumb Things (Live At The 2017 ARIAS)

Paul Kelly performs Life Is Fine/Dumb Things with A.B. Original, Dan Sultan and Short Black Opera

Drive-By Truckers - The Perilous Night

'A song about the fucking assholes'