Wednesday, 26 February 2014


Neneh Cherry - Blank Project/Weightless

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Is the U.S. Backing Neo-Nazis in Ukraine?



The Undertones: Here Comes The Summer


Squeeze: Take Me I'm Yours (2012)


The Specials - Live 79/80

Rudies Come Back (Arena 1980)


Monday, 24 February 2014

2 Tone Britain

Suzanne Vega - Tiny Desk Concert (10/2/14)


U.N. Office Criticizes Australia Detention Policies

The Way They Were (So It Goes)

Saturday, 22 February 2014


Today I am too tired, too jaded and too resigned to the fate of this country to be any more eloquent than this. So let me begin my thoughts...
Fuck mainstream Australia. Fuck silencing our right to protest. Fuck Biggest Loser and My Kitchen Rules. Fuck bigotry. Fuck excess and abuse. Fuck intolerance. Fuck horse racing. Fuck the Olympics. Fuck Manus island and it's cycle of inhumanity and violence. Fuck complacency. Fuck people who talk about being Australian like it's some god given right to be an arsehole. Fuck people who watch commercial news. Fuck an ineffectual and impotent opposition. Fuck 800 million dollars in tax payments (payoff? bribe?) to Newscorp. Fuck the bored and ignorant population that don't even care about the erosion of our rights or the destruction of our country. Fuck dredging. Fuck marriage for cisgender only and the institutions that claim ownership over love. Fuck American television. Fuck swearing. Fuck palm oil profits over animals lives. Fuck Abbott into a cocked hat. Fuck threats to the institutions that make us great: Medicare, the ABC, freedom of information and the right to associate with whoever we wish. There's so much more but I'm running out of breath. Fuck talking about it. Fuck me for not doing anything.
Apologies to the English language
x Brooke

Er...I don't think he's quite Jimmy Nail'd it

'Dialect coach'?Alumni of the Dick Van Dyke school of dodgy English accents perhaps? With emphasis on dick?

Charlotte Gainsbourg - Hey Joe

Friday, 21 February 2014

The Hidden Truth About Manus Island


A day in the life of the Abbott Government:

Hockey: 'Australia running out of money to pay for Medicare/welfare/education'
$4bn acquisition of eight P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft

The Pogues In Paris: 30th Anniversary concert at the Olympia 11&12/9/12

00:00 Intro
02:50 01. Streams of Whiskey
05:55 02. If I Should Fall From Grace With God
08:40 03. The Broad Majestic Shannon
11:40 04. Greenland Whale Fisheries
14:35 05. A Pair of Brown Eyes
18:25 06. Tuesday Morning
22:45 07. Kitty
26:25 08. The Sunnyside of the Street
30:15 09. Thousands are Sailing
35:45 10. Repeal of the Licensing Laws
38:50 11. Lullaby of London
42:35 12. The Body of An American
47:45 13. Young Ned of the Hill
51:35 14. Boys From The County Hell
54:35 15. Dirty Old Town
58:40 16. Bottle of Smoke
01:02:10 17. The Sicked Bed of Cuchulainn

Unfortunately part 2 has been blocked

Maria Alyokhina: Sochi Under Siege

What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music

What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music explores the challenges that a life in music can bring. Shot at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York by award-winning director Ralf Schmerberg, and produced by his Berlin based artist collective Mindpirates, What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music delves deeply into the many challenges, stages of development and triumphs that musicians experience. Featuring the likes of Brian Eno, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Skream, Richie Hawtin and James Murphy, it seeks to go beyond just music, and ask questions about life itself.

Corrine Grant: Where The Eff Is The Opposition?

"...Ironically, according to Radio National, Iran is now officially complaining that it was one of their citizens that was killed in the Australian-run Manus Island detention centre. Tanya Plibersek thought that was a ‘bit rich’ considering that Iran is well known for trampling the human rights of their own people.
Plibersek’s argument is a little bit like saying ‘Oh come on, he was going to die anyway, who cares where? I know Australia locked him up and then someone killed him, but at least he didn’t drown at sea’.
Surely no-one could still be buying the whole ‘we just don’t want to see people drown’ bullshit. If you care that much about them, why lump them in facilities where they get stoned to death and shot at?
None of this has anything to do with saving lives and everything to do with punishing innocent people because a small but apparently valuable percentage of the Australian public get off on it. That both major parties court the votes of those people makes my skin crawl.
The ALP has to change. It can earn itself some credibility by taking a stance, even if that means the short term pain of owning up to past mistakes and dodgy dealings. That would not only be the right thing to do, it is increasingly the only thing they can do if they have any hope of ever earning the respect of the country again."


(Thanx Mark!)

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Manus Island violence: Witness says guards attacked asylum seekers with sticks and iron bars

Ad Break


Wu Ming

Italy's Prankster Artists

Each Australian State Renamed As If It Was A Country Generating The Same GDP


Tom Waits - A Day in Vienna (1979)


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Fuck the BRITS

Morrison comments compounds Immigration data breach


Man From Tomorrow (Trailer)

Australian Immigration Department data lapse reveals asylum seekers' personal details

Band Of Holy Joy - I Have Travelled the Buses Late at Night

Who's Policing Manus Island?

This graph's for you Rupert

Evan Parker, Barry Guy & Paul Lytton - Live at the Knitting Factory (1996)

The Manus detainees need to be processed quickly and given certainty

De La Soul Gave Away Pirated Copies of Their Own Music

Cheikh, Rattle and Roll

R.I.P. Bob Casale

“We are shocked and saddened by Bob Casale’s passing.  He not only was integral in DEVO’s sound, he worked over twenty years at Mutato, collaborating with me on sixty or seventy films and television shows, not to mention countless commercials and many video games.  Bob was instrumental in creating the sound of projects as varied as Rugrats and Wes Anderson’s films. He was a great friend. I will miss him greatly.“
Mark Mothersbaugh

We've got what you've been looking for


Government's wish to frighten off asylum seekers granted

Punitive refugee detention: how much worse can it get?

Kiev Livestream

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Stagger Cast #63


Band of Holy Joy - What The Moon Saw/Tactless & Interview (Snub TV 1989)


Neneh Cherry - Blank Project


Male Swinger Ads From The 1960s

Television - In World/1880 Or So (Later 1992)

Dim Stars - Memo To Marty

Oh I would love to be a fly on the wall if some innocent, unaware of NYC 'punk' history, was to ask Richard Hell to pen an obituary for Marty Thau

R.I.P. Wayne Smith

Rolo McGinty: The day The Woodentops met Lee Scratch Perry

Monday, 17 February 2014

Mr. Know it All: How to Be A Beatnik

A rearrangement of the 'spine'

Where armour meets corset

Protest in the 21st century: is naked the new balaclava?

Border policy strays into uncharted waters

Japan. That. Is. All.


Asylum seekers riot on Manus Island, but Scott Morrison denies detainees told they would not be resettled in PNG


Goodson illustrators support gay rights in Russia

Be Free: Split In Two

447 High St Northcote and St. Ali's Garage Yarra Pl, South Melbourne
Split in Two is based on two sides of a little girl’s character, she can be playful and messy or gentle and earthy, and sometimes they collide.
Be Free’s first solo exhibition is one show split in two venues. Exploring the two side of the character’s personality the exhibition combines print making, stencils and installations.
The show opens on the 28th of Feb as a 3 day pop up finishing on the 2nd of March

Carrie Fisher (Rolling Stone 1983)


Photographer Uses UV-Light To Reveal Subject's Natural Facial Imperfections

Walls Fall Out


The Painted Helmets Of Ukraine's Protest Movement

Nick the...?

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Kim Gordon: life after Sonic Youth

Alec Empire & Techno Animal - The Curse Of The Golden Vampire (1998)

Leonard Cohen


Saturday, 15 February 2014

Shades of Grey

Friday, 14 February 2014

Spiritualized - Always Forgetting With You (The Bridge Song)


Is the Internet good or bad? Yes

Wednesday, 12 February 2014