Saturday, 30 June 2012

Massive Attack - Live at Melt Music Festival (July 2010)

Melt Music Festival (Germany)
16-18 July 2010
United Snakes
Girl I Love You
Invade Me
Safe From Harm
Inertia Creeps
Unfinished Sympathy
Atlas Air

Adrian Sherwood - Two Semitones and a Raver

gOD sAVE dAMIEN hIRST (Jamie Reid 2009)



(Thanx Iain!)

The video on benefits UK govt want censored

'Why buy it when someone will leak it on the internet?'

Apology note to a Cannes hotel manager, 2005. (First part Pete Doherty, PS by Kate Moss, final part Bobby Gillespie)

(Click to enlarge)
'...some cocaine on room service wouldn't go amiss'
(Thanx Alan!)

The Son of Françoise Hardy

Friday, 29 June 2012

Biréli Lagrène Quartet - Festival Django Reinhardt 27.06.2012

Biréli Lagrène (guitar)
Franck Wolf (tenor saxophone)
Jean-Yves Jung (hammond organ B3)
Jean-Marc Robin (drums)

recorded @ Festival Django Reinhardt Samois Sur Seine 27.06.2012

German secret service destroys files on neo-Nazi terrorist gang the National Socialist Underground

The Trial (1962)

Your Friday Night Fillum
(Thanx André!)

OOPS! I'm doing it again...


♪♫ Opossom - Blue Meanies

Yeah right!!!

...There was always the plan to have T-O-P-I, the One True Topi Tribe. That was always part of the strategy from the very beginning. But the first decade of T-O-P-Y, Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth, was… not the kindergarten exactly…. but that was sort of a filtering process to reconvene the idea of magic in a contemporary, demystified way in public culture.

Sweet Home Alabama (The Southern Rock Saga)

(Thanx Walter!)

Chelsea Light Moving - Burroughs

New band from Thurston Moore

The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia

Shepard Fairey unveils largest mural in the UK

Flaming Lips Officially Break Jay-Z's World Record With O Music Awards Performances

Health Care Reform in the USA Lives!

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Sanest article I have read in a long, long time...

Steve Bloom: A walk down Kitengela Road, Nairobi

This panoramic image might be the widest continuous photographic image ever made. It appears in the book Trading Places, The Merchants of Nairobi: by Steve Bloom.
The photographer’s ongoing challenge is to encapsulate life’s experiences in a rectangular, two–dimensional form. In reality, of course, we perceive the visual world as an endlessly unfolding synthesis of images, in which pieces come together and then disperse as our eyes dart around and we move through time and space.
This long photograph of Kitengela Road here captures the hustle and bustle of Nairobi's Langata neighbourhood in a naturalistic, unposed way, giving the viewer the illusion of walking down the road. Steve Bloom started at the Hotel Hilton at the far end on the right, and moved along to the Jeddy Hair Salon, taking a photograph every four paces.
The resulting images were painstakingly stitched together. As the eye moves along the photograph, the viewpoint changes continually, as if the viewer is physically moving down the road. Some of the traders, such as the knife sharpener, are seen repeatedly, going about their business in different parts of the road at different times. This image opposes the 'decisive moment' approach to photography, and is more cinematic in its structure.
In the book, this image stretches across the title page and sixteen pages of the introduction. When printed one metre high, the print is about forty metres long.
Learn more about Steve Bloom at http:/
Buy signed copies of the book at
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Perfect Pitch and the Tyranny of Auto-Tune

Top CIA Spy Accused of Being a Mafia Hitman

Enrique “Ricky” Prado’s resume reads like the ultimate CIA officer: veteran of the Central American wars, running the CIA’s operations in Korea, a top spy in America’s espionage programs against China, and deputy to counter-terrorist chief Cofer Black — and then a stint at Blackwater. But he’s also alleged to have started out a career as a hitman for a notorious Miami mobster, and kept working for the mob even after joining the CIA. Finally, he went on to serve as the head of the CIA’s secret assassination squad against Al-Qaida.
That’s according to journalist Evan Wright’s blockbuster story How to Get Away With Murder in America, distributed by Byliner. In it, Wright — who authored Generation Kill, the seminal story of the Iraq invasion — compiles lengthy, years-long investigations by state and federal police into a sector of Miami’s criminal underworld that ended nowhere, were sidelined by higher-ups, or cut short by light sentences. It tracks the history of Prado’s alleged Miami patron and notorious cocaine trafficker, Alberto San Pedro, and suspicions that Prado moved a secret death squad from the CIA to Blackwater...

Kim Dotcom search warrants unlawful, judge rules

The Pacific Solution didn't work before and it won't work now

The Star Wars That I Used To Know


(Thanx Carolyn!)

A Dissent by Scalia Is Criticized as Political

The Shaolin Afronauts - Quest Under Capricorn Mix

On 16 July, the much anticipated second album from The Shaolin Afronauts will land via Freestyle Records; Quest Under Capricorn.
As a taster of things to come, Ross McHenry of The Shaolin Afronauts has put together this fantastic mix containing some tracks from the new album, as well as some of the band's favourite tracks and influences.
2011's debut album, Flight Of The Ancients, was a critical and commercial success story that went on to be nominated for several music awards, including the 25th Aria Fine Arts Awards in the world music category.
Quest Under Capricorn marks a development and progression of The Shaolin Afronauts sound, which evokes the spirit of the mighty Sun Ra, Mulatu Astatke, Fela Kuti, John Coltrane and a host of other free thinking musical pioneers and explorers. The Shaolin Afronauts return with a highly original sound made up of classic influences, but tailor made for the 21st century.

Louis CK Has Unfunny Lessons for the Music Industry

Hearing that News Corp. will split between its spying wing and its propaganda wing.

George Osborne branded a coward after Tory minister's Newsnight disaster

Saving lives and the asylum seeker debate

Corpses pile up

Six issues missing from the asylum seeker debate

Four Tet - 128 Harps

Eulogy to Eunice

A small fairy tale about a girl who wishes to get more rhythm and wishes to dance. When suddenly....
Music: Acid Pauli aka Martin Gretschmann
Directed by optische-bank aka Martin Carstens
Main actors: Elsa Petit & Christa Pasch

Wes Montgomery - Boss Guitar, The Art Of Wes Montgomery

Jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery plays and is introduced by Ronnie Scott in this british TV program, May 1965.

 Wes Montgomery - Guitar
Stan Tracey - Piano
Rick Laird - Bass
Jackie Dougan - Drums

 Four On Six (Montgomery)
Full House (Montgomery)
Here's That Rainy Day (Van Heusen)
Twisted Blues (Montgomery)
Intro and end melody is the West Coast Blues, also composed by Montgomery

Workers of the World, Awaken! - Joe Hill

From the ninth edition of the I.W.W. Songbook:

Workers of the World, Awaken!
By Joe Hill

Workers of the world, awaken!
Break your chains, demand your rights.
All the wealth you make is taken
By exploiting parasites.
Shall you kneel in deep submission
From your cradles to your graves?
Is the height of your ambition
To be good and willing slaves?


Arise, ye prisoners of starvation!
Fight for your own emancipation;
Arise, ye slaves of every nation
In One Union Grand
Our little ones for bread are crying.
And millions are from hunger dying;
This means the end is justifying,
‘Tis the final stand.

If the workers take a notion,
They can stop all speeding trains;
Every ship upon the ocean
They can tie with mighty chains;
Every wheel in the creation,
Every mine and every mill,
Fleets and armies of the nation
Will at their command stand still.

Join the union, fellow workers,
Men and women side by side;
We will crush the greedy shirkers
Like a sweeping, surging tide.
For united we are standing,
But divided we will fall;
Let this be our understanding—
“All for one and one for all.”

Workers of the world, awaken!
Rise in all your splendid might;
Take the wealth that you are making,
It belongs to you by right.
No one will for bread be crying,
We’ll have freedom, love and health
When the grand red flag is flying
In the Workers’ Commonwealth.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Happy Birthday

Today in labor history, June 27, 1905: The Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the "Wobblies," is founded at a 12-day convention in Chicago. The Wobbly motto: "An injury to one is an injury to all."

Face To Face With Allen Ginsberg (1995)


Support An Independent Fairfax

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Australia: stop the assault on our media

Tim Fishlock: A-Z Tube map poster (2010)


♪♫ Paul Kelly - I Guess I Get A Little Emotional Sometimes


Texas GOP: "We oppose the teaching of higher order thinking skills, critical thinking skills and similar programs...[which] have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority." (Page 12)

Janken (rock/paper/scissors) Robot with 100% winning rate

A look inside Leap Motion, the 3D gesture control that's like Kinect on steroids

Sometimes life is a motherfucker!

Björk - Biophilia Remix Series VI

Google's Build with Chrome lets you recreate the world in Lego

Kronos Quartet - Sun Rings (Glasgow 15 July 2012)

Kronos Quartet - Sun Rings - Riverside Museum - Sun 15 Jul. A sneak look to whet your appetite: . Tickets 0141 353 8000

'Do you ever think you're incompetent?'

The top five worst political interviews

Anika & Obi bLanche - EURO Music Festival Mixtape


2012 Colorado Wildfires

Need for mature asylum policy, not political point scoring When Trashing Your Boss on Facebook Suddenly Becomes Very Public

This one's for you Spaceboy XXX


Someone should tell how many characters he could save by using His tweets include his full name twice.

Nora Ephron RIP

When there is nothing else to say, A Few Words on Breasts (Esquire, 1972)

The Battle for the Soul of Occupy Wall Street


The Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary logo, designed by Shepard Fairey

Jerrod Maruyama: Hipster Mickey


Commissioner of Sewers (1991)

You almost certainly know the name of William S. Burroughs, and more than likely you know him as the author of the novel Naked Lunch. If the idea of plunging straight into his writing intimidates you, given how drug-saturated, psychologically unconventional, and formally “cut-up” that writing can get, where should you go to get some background on this unstoppably influential member of the Beat Generation? After all, knowledge of Burroughs’ work seems creatively beneficial: so many different kinds of artists found inspiration in his chaotic, fragmented work and even more chaotic, fragmented life that he wound up making collaborative appearances in nearly every medium known in his lifetime: film, music, television, performance art, rock videos.
When German filmmaker Klaus Maeck, for example, needed a star for the dream sequences in Decoder, a low-budget dystopian tale of the government weaponizing emotion-killing muzak, he recruited Burroughs. The two men’s acquaintance proved even more fruitful than that: in 1991, Maeck directed the hour-long documentary William S. Burroughs: Commissioner of Sewers. In it, he takes an in-depth interview with Burroughs, a series of his readings, a collection of his appearances in other movies, and even images of his paintings, then cuts them up (as is the Burroughs sensibility) and reassembles them using all the finest — or at least the strangest — visual effects and video filters the early nineties had to offer. Should documentarians work this way? Burroughs himself, in one of the film’s interview segments, has an answer: “There is no such concept as ‘should’ in art. Or anything.”
(Thanx Kaggsy!)

William S. Burroughs’ Rare, Experimental Artworks

South Park Throbbing Gristle


Burmese Days

John Fugelsang: Why do fundamentalist Christians support the Loch Ness Monster?

Ali Farzat: 'They broke my hands to stop me drawing Assad'

Tweet With Caution

Ph*l Coll*ns


Aaron Sorkin on America

...And yeah you, sorority girl, just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day, there are some things you should know. And one of them is there is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world. We’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, third in median household income, number four in labor force and number four in exports.
We lead the world in only three categories. Number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real and defense spending where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined 25 of whom are allies. Now none of this is the fault of a 20 year-old college student but you nonetheless are without a doubt a member of the worst period generation period ever period. So when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world, I don’t know what the (EXPLETIVE DELETED) you’re talking about. Yosemite?
From 'The Newsroom'

♪♫ Broken Fences - Hell

Bob Quine & Richard Hell (London 1977)

Photo by Steve Emberton

♪♫ Keith Richards - Happy

Keith Richards & Chuck Berry

The Alternative World Drug Report

The Alternative World Drug Report, launched to coincide with publication of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s 2012 World Drug Report, exposes the failure of governments and the UN to assess the extraordinary costs of pursuing a global war on drugs, and calls for UN member states to meaningfully count these costs and explore all the alternatives.

The Kingpins

Carla Bley - La Leçon Française (Moers Festival 27.5.2012)

Carla Bley (conductor), Steve Swallow (bass), Bohuslän Big Band & Dortmund Choral Academy Boys Choir

Dead Can Dance - Anastasis (Albumstream)
you can get one free mp3 from the album for your email address.

thanks to trnsnd