Monday, 31 August 2009

The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms (Live NY)

Cannot wait for the expanded reissue of 'Crazy Rhythms' and I hope that someone records the Flaming Lips curated ATP gig where The Feelies will be playing the whole album.

Bonus audio:
'Crazy Rhythms' recorded live on 13th March this year at 'Johnny Brenda's'

The Crystal Method (featuring Matisyahu) - Drown In The Now

Not forgotten

In memory of the thousands of men & women executed by the Islamic regime of Iran in the 1980's and the hundreds of young people who were killed during the uprising by the Iranian people in June 2009.

More on Blackwater/Xe

"When the CIA revived a plan to kill or capture terrorists in 2004, the agency turned to the well-connected security company then known as Blackwater USA. With Blackwater's lucrative government security work and contacts arrayed in hot spots around the world, company officials offered the services of foreigners supposedly skilled at tracking terrorists in lawless regions and countries where the CIA had no working relationships with the government. Blackwater told the CIA that it "could put people on the ground to provide the surveillance and support – all of the things you need to conduct an operation," a former senior CIA official familiar with the secret program told The Associated Press..."
@ 'HuffPo'

Random ham radio trollfight: August 29 2009 Los Angeles CA

Two trolls on ham radio, one identified as "G-K," the other as "Robert" or "R-J" overheard accidentally on August 29, 2009, while surfing first responder frequencies during the August 2009 Los Angeles wildfires.

The two men argued with each other about various technical subjects of interest to radio ops, then discussed drugs and past jail time, then notes on an Andy Griffith show marathon, then torture they'd like to perform on each other.

Technical note: sorry about the audible LOLs -- a friend held the scanner in their lap, and I held my iPhone 3Gs above the scanner, using "voice memo" app to record the audio.

Boing Boing comment thread on the item here and this is G-K!

'Animal Cam'

The Museum of Animal Perspectives sticks cameras on the heads of animals and uploads the resulting videos to Flickr. I'm fond of the armadillocam, but wolfcam and cowcam are pretty cool too. Ooh! Pigcam! Goatcam! Cow licking own rearcam!

DUB FX - Step On MY Trip (Video Remix)

For J Spacebubs: Flower Fairy & DUB FX - Row Your Boat

August 2009 in the gaggeldub studio 53, Kaulitz, Germany.
Dub Fx the street-loop-beatboxer grew up in St Kilda / Melbourne / Australia performing in various bands before hitting the world-wide road. Dub Fx uses Roland BOSS effect & loop pedals to create sounds which when layered creates a live musical construct. Predominantly Dub Fx can be found busking through Europe with his Girlfriend the ‘Flower Fairy’.

UK police review Brian Jones death

Cheney: Torture investigation "offends the hell out of me"

Andrew Sullivan describes Chris Wallace's interview with the devil reincarnate as like "a teenage girl interviewing the Jonas brothers'! HA!

Crazy bicycle skills

RickyTic3 does it again

"this video is called you see that mountain and it is my impersonation of Walter Brennan saying his famous line do you see that mountain over there some day Im going to climb that there mountain"

Sunday, 30 August 2009

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Oh dear! This is probably the worst interviewer ever...just happens to be Nick Cave & Blixa Bargeld in the firing line

HA! (The 'victim' fugs up...)

As 'Gomonkeygo' said:
"Now, I don't know what an "oligarhy" is (though it's pronounced, according to Glenn, like a word that should be spelled "oligarchy" - go figure!)...
...I have to hand it to the little freak, though. He's really masterful at the fine art of riling scared folks up into a frenzy. I'm guessing nine-tenths of his viewers spent a couple hours trying to Google "Oligarhy" and when they couldn't find it, just got more scared. I mean, when "The Google" is in on the conspiracy, too, and tries to tell you that maybe you are really looking for is some totally insane word nobody's ever heard of, like "oligarchy," then you know it's time to hit the streets with full auto's blazing!!!!

White folks, hide under your beds! The Oligarhy is coming! Hide your children! Destroy your Social Security card and the implant in it they track you with!!! Hide your funny men, the ones with soft things on their chests and the ability to bear children even though you can't, a strange and frightening fact that you just don't understand even though every day you give birth to little dirt babies so why can't you make real babies! It's a sad puzzle! The Oligarhy is coming!

I hope it brings ice cream."

PS: His project!

RickyTic3 - Let me have your babies...

So the latest picture up at my new fave site 'People of Walmart' has this youtube channel on the back of the denim jacket.
The result?
Ladies & gentlemen, direct from Green Valley, Arizona I give you...RICKYTIC3!!!

More much more
(Hey it works for Hank Williams III...)
Finally don't forget his
The Land Of Jibberailea
The story of Ricky Tic
(Come upstairs and I will tell you a story...!)

Ahmahdinejad wants opposition tried

Ahmahdinejad wants opposition tried

Return as an animal

People of Walmart

The REAL truth

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The Democratic health care reform proposal will not let you choose your own doctor.


You will have a wider-than-ever range of doctors to choose from! In order to accommodate 45 million new patients, the plan expands the definition of "doctor" from "medically licensed professional" to now also include:

• Morning radio DJs who have adopted the moniker

• Televised bullies (Phil, Laura)

• PhDs in any field, and "All But Dissertation" PhD candidates. Trust us, you will have no problem getting an appointment to see these master procrastinators.

• Soda creators (Pepper, Brown*)

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Obamacare™ will ration life-saving medicine away from the elderly and disabled via "Death Panels."


While nothing can replicate the current mercy-driven system of rationing via "Private Insurer Form Letter," the new proposal certainly does not consign end-of-life decisions to panels of faceless bureaucrats. Rather, they are taken up by exciting, glamorous "Celebrity Death Panels"™ (C-List minimum).

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People in Britain are deeply unhappy with their socialized medicine system, which ours will become.


People in Britain are deeply unhappy with everything. It is their only source of happiness.

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Universal health care will transform the United States into another Cuba/Canada/France/Venezuela/The Democratic Republic of the Congo.


A common misconception! It will, in fact, transform us into a Jamaica/Costa Rica/Amsterdam/Chad.

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If you do it standing up, you'll have a boy.


The BHO-HMO offers full coverage for pre-, neo- and post-natal care, without regard to procreative positioning.^

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Athena emerged, fully grown, from the skull of Zeus.


Despite being King of the Gods and Lord of Thunder™, Zeus was denied medical coverage by private insurers due to being classed with a "Priapistic condition." This painfully constant state of male "preparedness" could only be tamed by nonstop anonymous intercourse. Frankly, it's a wonder Athena is the only creature to emerge from his body.

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Suzie Jenkins' mom is, like, a total "alkie."




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Saturday, 29 August 2009

Big Youth - Green Bay Killing (1978)

Days gone by

Nothing that I can add to the ever wonderful LKJ, as for of the best roots bands that to my ears just seemed to lose it almost overnight. UK viewers may remember Brinsley Forde from TV's 'The Double Deckers'!

Four Tet - Everything Is Alright

That time of the month again (Period Ghosts)

Dillinger - Cocaine In My Brain

I used to have a flexi single by the Boomtown Rats from one of the teenybop mags of the time that had an amusing song where the lyrics went:
"drab and dreary, tired and weary, that's the way you spell Dun Loaghaire".

Big Youth - Train To Rhodesia

1976. My first time in London by myself and I am desperately trying to find a copy of Big Youth's 'Dreadlocks Dread' (this is before it was re-released on Virgin.) Asking a dread up at Ladbroke Grove, where I was on my Hawkwind pilgrimage by having a cup of tea in the 'Mountain Grill' and he points me to a place where I scored a copy of it. The dread was Barry Ford, the drummer with the pub rock band Clancy who was just about to start his own band Merger.
(* Memo to Steve Barker from The Wire, he never played with The Kilburns, that was David

Noel quits Oasis (again)

"It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.
Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris,
Konstanz, and Milan."

Well let us hope that he keeps his word this time, but as Pitchfork points out his statement does have an air of finality about it this time.
He did after all describe Liam not that long ago as "like a man with a fork in a world of soup!"
@ 'Pitchfork'

Technical support (for Thom)

They're back

When Larry David approached Jerry Seinfeld about the "Seinfeld" cast reuniting on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" this season, one thing the revered comic did not say was "whatever."

"The idea of working with Larry was just too overwhelmingly appealing to me, and ['Curb'] is such a great show," Seinfeld told Entertainment Weekly. "There was a little part of me that said, 'Do we really want to tamper?' . . . But to hell with it. How much damage can you really do?"

Fellow alums of the long-running NBC sitcom, Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfus signed on immediately, EW reports in its coming cover story.

But Michael Richards was still sensitive to public exposure after the 2006 incident when he let loose with racial slurs during a stand-up set at L.A.'s Laugh Factory.

"It was kind of like I had open-heart surgery," he says. "I'm kind of grateful that I blew it because it let me step into another place with myself and the world around me."

Ultimately, he was game.

"I just knew we'd get the job done. If we're all in place, it's going to happen."

Seinfeld says: "It was kind of nice to soothe him a bit, and bring him back to the place that he always felt so good in."

The story line starts in episode 3, airing Sun. Oct. 4 at 9 p.m., and is sprinkled over five of season's 10 episodes. Larry recruits the cast for a "Seinfeld" reunion as the actors play versions of themselves preparing for the reunion show.

David's only disclosure?

"Larry attempts to get Cheryl back, and the 'Seinfeld' reunion figures prominently in that."

On "Curb," the cast gives David heat for a finale that many fans hated. The real David says: "I realize that many people had problems with [the finale], but I thought it was good. I thought I made one mistake: I wouldn't have them being so cavalier when they saw the initial mugging. I would have them be more cowardly than cavalier."

Producers hunted down the sets for Seinfeld's apartment and the Monk coffee shop. Both had to be spit and polished. New fixtures, like a refrigerator, were added since the old one was missing as was Seinfeld's front door.

But the familiar environment helped the cast get in the mood. The first scene they shot had them trying on their old characters.

"Just before we shot that scene, I said to Jerry and Julia, 'I don't know if I can be George. I haven't tried him on for awhile, ' " says Alexander.

"And it was freaky how it just came right back out."

@ 'Micropsia'

Friday, 28 August 2009


For gods sake (wo)man, put them away

Phillip Garrido's bizarre 'Voices Revealed' blog

Phillip Garrido, the man suspected of abducting Jaycee Lee Dugard and keeping her prisoner for 18 years, believes that he has God-given powers to speak in an "unearthly" language used by angels.
Voices Revealed
Scroll down for the disclaimer which includes this...


No comment!

Frankie Knuckles 'Resident Advisor' mix

You may not know who Frankie Knuckles is, but this guy does.
Get this mix from
'The Fader'


Single molecule's stunning image

Me want too!

Bulk orders Fifi?

The Teardrop Explodes - Reward

The Teardrop Explodes!

Thanx Walker!

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Emilie Simon - Flowers

Hey Yoo! WTF?

Cassel: If the President deems that he’s got to torture somebody, including by crushing the testicles of the person’s child, there is no law that can stop him?
Yoo: No treaty.
Cassel: Also no law by Congress. That is what you wrote in the August 2002 memo.
Yoo: I think it depends on why the President thinks he needs to do that.

16: Moments

Hyperdub's 5th anniversary (tracklist) NB: New Burial track!

The London-based dubstep label Hyperdub is now old enough to get into kindergarten. Over the past five years, Hyperdub has put out records by a hell of a lot of that genre's greatest artists, including Burial, Kode9, Joker, Zomby, Darkstar. And the forthcoming 2xCD comp 5: 5 Years of Hyperdub will collect both new and/or classic material from all of them, plus tracks from kindred sprits such as Mala, Martyn, and Flying Lotus. And yes, to answer your question, that means a new Burial song. It's called "Fostercare". Get ready. (That's the 5 album cover above.)

5 is due October 19 in the UK and the very next day in the U.S. This summer and fall, Hyperdub is putting out a series of 12" singles featuring new material from many of Hyperdub's artists. The first disc of 5 will collect all those tracks, with some bonus jams. The second disc, meanwhile, will function as a sort of greatest-hits, collecting older joints like Burial's "Distant Lights", Joker's "Digidesign", and Kode9 and the Spaceape's remix of the Specials' "Ghost Town". Tracklist below.

5: 5 Years of Hyperdub:


01 King Midas Sound: "Meltdown"
02 Kode9 & the Spaceape: "Time Patrol [ft. Cha Cha]"
03 Darkstar: "Aidys Girl's a Computer"
04 Samiyam: "Roller Skates"
05 Flying Lotus: "Disco Balls"
06 Black Chow: "Purple Smoke"
07 Burial: "Fostercare"
08 Cooly G: "Weekend Fly"
09 Zomby: "Tarantula"
10 Martyn: "Mega Drive Generation"
11 LV: "Turn Away [ft. Dandelion]"
12 Mala: "Level Nine"
13 LD: "Shake It"
14 Quarta 330: "Bleeps From Outer Space"
15 Ikonika: "Sahara Michael"
16 Joker & Ginz: "Stash"


01 Kode9: "9 Samurai"
02 Burial: "South London Boroughs"
03 Kode9 & LD: "Bad"
04 The Bug: "Money Honey Remix [ft. Warrior Queen]"
05 LV: "Globetrotting [ft. Erol Bellot]"
06 Burial: "Distant Lights"
07 Kode9 & the Spaceape: "Ghost Town"
08 Kode9 & the Spaceape: "Fukkaz"
09 Samiyam: "Return"
10 Darkstar: "Need You"
11 Zomby: "Spliff Dub (Rustie Remix)"
12 Ikonika: "Please"
13 Zomby: "Kaliko"
14 2000F & J Kamata: "You Don't Know What Love Is"
15 Joker: "Digidesign"
16 Quarta 330: "9 Samurai (Quarta 330 Remix)"

@ 'Pitchfork'

A tribute

"In our lifetime, no one has done more to champion health as a universal right than Senator Ted Kennedy. He was a passionate advocate for quality, affordable, accessible healthcare for the many, not just for the few, and a tireless champion of the human rights of all people everywhere. During his career spanning five decades, he passed landmark legislation to secure the right to health for all."

Anna Paquin on vampire sex and no nipples...

How true

"War with Iraq before a genuine attempt at inspection and disarmament, or without genuine international support -- could swell the ranks of Al Qaeda sympathizers and trigger an escalation in terrorist acts."
Teddy Kennedy - September 27, 2002
Full Transcript here.

Argentina’s Supreme Court ‘legalizes’ marijuana (The Argentine Post)

If Cheech & Chong were here, they’d grab a bong and celebrate.

Argentina’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled unanimously that it is unconstitutional to punish adults for consuming marijuana as long as doing so doesn’t put anyone else at risk.

As the court itself recognized, its decision “implies legalizing the drug.”

But for anyone hoping this would turn Buenos Aires into a kind of Amsterdam 2.0, that’s not going to happen. The court limited the scope of its ruling to low-level private consumption.

That means you shouldn’t expect to see Marijuana Shops popping up alongside regular coffee joints. Anyone interested in buying pot will still have to go underground to do so.

Technically, only Congress can legalize the consumption of drugs, per se, but the court’s move is significant. It strikes down part of an earlier law that arguably allowed for penalties against personal use. Congress could follow the court’s lead and pass legislation formally legalizing personal consumption.

The court also called on the government to crack down on narco-trafficking and implement programs to prevent people, especially kids, from becoming addicted to drugs.

The court based its ruling on three factors:

1) According to the constitution, “each adult is sovereign when it comes to making free decisions about the style of life he or she wants to pursue, without the state intervening…” (Article 19 of the Constitution.)

2) “You can’t penalize private conduct that doesn’t hurt third parties.”

3) Private conduct is “licit,” except when it constitutes a concrete danger or causes damage to goods or the rights of others.

In other words, keep it to yourself, and if nobody and nothing gets hurt or damaged, you’re legal.

Legal scholars and supreme court justices (individually) have long maintained that the personal consumption of drugs (even cocaine) is legal under Argentina’s constitution.

Courts have frequently ruled against attempts to penalize personal possession. Despite this, law enforcement officials in various parts of the country have at times arrested and persecuted individuals for the personal use and transportation of drugs.

Argentina is not a major drug producer or exporter. But in recent years the country has become a key gateway for the transportation and triangulation of drugs produced in elsewhere in Latin America for export to the US and Europe. Drug enforcement officials say that most days at least one flight out of Ezeiza contains a drug smuggler.

Link: A summary of the Court’s ruling (from the court itself, in Spanish)
Link: Slightly Outdated World Marijuana Legality Map
Link: “Up In Smoke” Cheech & Chong Trailer
Link: Marijuana Dictionary

@ 'Micropsia'

Boris & Torche - Chapter Ahead Being Fake

Exploding iPhones alert

Vale Edward Kennedy

The Kennedy brothers have left an enduring legacy in the annals of American politics and history

Veteran US Senator Edward Kennedy, the brother of former President John F Kennedy, has died at 77, after a long battle with a brain tumour.

He became a Democratic Massachusetts senator in 1962, replacing his brother when he resigned to become president, and was re-elected seven times.

Senator Kennedy was a dominant force in US politics for almost 50 years.



Blue Heron Farm

Chilmark, Massachusetts

I wanted to say a few words this morning about the passing of an extraordinary leader, Senator Edward Kennedy.

Over the past several years, I've had the honor to call Teddy a colleague, a counselor, and a friend. And even though we have known this day was coming for some time now, we awaited it with no small amount of dread.

Since Teddy's diagnosis last year, we've seen the courage with which he battled his illness. And while these months have no doubt been difficult for him, they've also let him hear from people in every corner of our nation and from around the world just how much he meant to all of us. His fight has given us the opportunity we were denied when his brothers John and Robert were taken from us: the blessing of time to say thank you -- and goodbye.

The outpouring of love, gratitude, and fond memories to which we've all borne witness is a testament to the way this singular figure in American history touched so many lives. His ideas and ideals are stamped on scores of laws and reflected in millions of lives -- in seniors who know new dignity, in families that know new opportunity, in children who know education's promise, and in all who can pursue their dream in an America that is more equal and more just -- including myself.

The Kennedy name is synonymous with the Democratic Party. And at times, Ted was the target of partisan campaign attacks. But in the United States Senate, I can think of no one who engendered greater respect or affection from members of both sides of the aisle. His seriousness of purpose was perpetually matched by humility, warmth, and good cheer. He could passionately battle others and do so peerlessly on the Senate floor for the causes that he held dear, and yet still maintain warm friendships across party lines.

And that's one reason he became not only one of the greatest senators of our time, but one of the most accomplished Americans ever to serve our democracy.

His extraordinary life on this earth has come to an end. And the extraordinary good that he did lives on. For his family, he was a guardian. For America, he was the defender of a dream.

I spoke earlier this morning to Senator Kennedy's beloved wife, Vicki, who was to the end such a wonderful source of encouragement and strength. Our thoughts and prayers are with her, his children Kara, Edward, and Patrick; his stepchildren Curran and Caroline; the entire Kennedy family; decades' worth of his staff; the people of Massachusetts; and all Americans who, like us, loved Ted Kennedy

The Clash - What's My Name (Live October 1977)

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Boy's Own

Thicker than 3 Blue Peter annuals

To own a full set of Boy's Own fanzines you'd have to hang out on eBay for months and shell out at least a grand, and that's assuming you could find enough middle-aged ravers prepared to give up such an important chunk of their glory years. Even the Boy's Own boys themselves are "a few mags short of a binder". Weatherall gave all his away in a happy potlatch moment; Terry and Steve managed to muster almost a full set between them but even then we found a definite gap between issue three and issue five which we had to dip into Harry Patch's collection to fill. Once we had the full 12 we hired a team of Polish monks to engrave exact copies of every issue, and hand-bind them using antique vellum. The result is our heftiest book to date, 440 Balearious pages of acid house mirth, mayhem, insight and insult. Just £24.95 with dirt cheap postage.

Buy it @ DJ History.
Download FREE 44 page sample here. (PDF)

(Bugger! I used to have a Blue Peter badge somewhat ironically for a drawing that I did of a duck-billed platypus that was shown on the programme when I was about 7 and I cannot for the love of me remember when/where I lost that...1978/79?/ Who knows!)

Trailer for Herzog's reinterpretation of Ferrara's 'Bad Lieutenant'

Paul Haig - 'Relive' album promo

Thanx Fifi!

Crossed wires from the Tories?

UK Shadow home secretary Chris Grayling has likened some cities in the Britain to inner-city Baltimore as portrayed in cult TV series The Wire.
@ 'Channel4'
@ 'BBC'
Full marks to the Channel 4 presenter when she says to Grayling that in episodes of 'The Wire' when they decided to legalise drugs in 'Hamsterdam', the policy seemed to be of benefit to the community.

More on David Sylvian's new album 'Manafon'

This web site has interviews, sound samples and videos
relating to David Sylvian's forthcoming (14-09) new album.


US singer Chris Brown has been sentenced to 180 days' community labour and five years' probation for assaulting pop star Rihanna.
@ 'BBC'

We has guns

Thanx SirMick

Link to 'Exile' at the BBC

Click to enlarge

In case you were wondering, it concerns the banning of 'legal highs' in the UK where I had this to say:
"So they go back to taking drugs that you have deemed illegal and just tell me again, how many people die of alcohol related causes each year?"

Obama critics. Make up your fugn minds

Poster by Adam Sacks
Thanx Carolyn

New twist in Semenya gender saga

Tests have revealed Caster Semenya's testosterone level to be three times higher than those normally expected in a female sample.
@ 'BBC'
There is excellent reporting on this saga here:
The Science of Sport
(and do check other posts at this blog as well as the comments. Invaluable.)
As Ross Tucker(one of the blog's authors) commented a short time ago:
"...This has become a political platform, and the pretense of "support" for Caster Semenya has long fallen by the wayside. It is quite clear that the support of athletes and of victory is conditional on that support providing a political voice to those who have agendas to push. It has become a fiasco, and Semenya is in the middle.
Regardless of your stance on sex testing, this has long moved from sensible debate into vicious attack and hate speech...
Very sad."

Canadians explain Medicare (very s l o w l y ) for Americans

What Amy got up to at the weekend

After joining The Specials for 'You're Wondering Now' & 'Ghost Town' then as the 'NME' reports on her appearance with Pete Doherty:

"The initial stumble on stage induced cheers from the crowd, camera-phones flaring up to capture the appearance on wobble-vision. A few words in the Babyshambler's ear, a bit of a smooch, then off. And that was that – a bit of a bonus. Until 'Time For Heroes', near the end of the show, when she ambled back on in a bit of a state, plonking herself down on Adam Ficek's drum riser, seemingly oblivious to the surely eardrum-stretching thump-thump going on a foot to her right. Then up again, hugging Pete and pawing at him, urging him to play a guitar solo. "Guitar solo!" she exclaimed. He didn't play a guitar solo, eventually clasping his palm over her gob to muffle her then ship her off stage. She looked pretty pissed, but then again, the rest of us were too. I guess the difference is if we YouTube search our own names the morning after we don't get the privilege of reliving it over 90 different angles. Thank the lord for small mercies. A festival moment! At V!"


Tuesday, 25 August 2009

There's always a good time to use a Taser

Image and Trailer via The Agitator

If you find torture porn on family programming disgusting, please contact Discovery Viewer Relations or write via snail mail to:

Discovery Communications
1 Discovery Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Or tweet @tlc_pr

Via 'Mutate!'

Pirate Bay closed after Swedish court decision

Story here.
UK 'file-sharers' to be cut off
@ 'BBC'

The Pirate Bay has apparently already relocated and is back online.


Cartoon by Matt Groening
(Click to enlarge)
Thanx to TomM for the pic and HerrB for the word.