Thursday, 30 April 2015

Blank City (Celine Dahnier 2009)

In the late 1970s a group of aspiring New York filmmakers, inspired by the burgeoning underground music scene, takes to the streets to shoot guerrilla-style movies and in the process fosters the influential and highly regarded No Wave movement. This film examines the events that led to No Wave's creation, in which the city itself, which was in decay at the time, plays a significant role. Featuring interviews with Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Thurston Moore, Debbie Harry and Lydia Lunch

Waleed Aly on the five ways Chan and Sukumaran were let down

Abbott government backflipped on AFP death penalty directive

When the Song Dies (Scottish folklore on the brink of being forgotten)

In Scotland, folk songs serve as memories, of places and the dead who once inhabited them. Exploring the theme of change, When the Song Dies seeks to bring the audience under the captive spell of the old ways. Featuring a range of contributors, the film is a poignant reminder that the dead linger on, all around us, in the houses and landscapes we live in, and in the language and music of our culture.
Whilst Scottishness is at the heart of the film, this story is as universal as it is specific. It is the story of a culture that is, like so many, in danger of fading from human memory
Directed by Jamie Chambers

David Simon on Baltimore’s Anguish


Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Hatred of Capitalism



Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe - German Tangerine

Jack Ely R.I.P.

Jack Ely singer with the Kingsmen dies at 71. Here's the FBI report into 'Louie Louie'

President Obama on Baltimore Riots

“We can’t just leave this to the police. I think there are police departments that have to do some soul searching. I think there are some communities that have to do some soul searching. But I think we as a country have to do some soul searching. This is not new. It’s been going on for decades.”
Watch especially from 8:55

Blood On Their Hands: The Secret Government Treaties That Helped Kill Chan And Sukumaran

They Sang Amazing Grace

First Dog On The Moon

Bali Nine duo executed: the view from Indonesia

Bali Nine: fresh calls for review of federal police actions that led to executions

Neil Young & Stephen Stills - Live @Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, CA (25/4/15)

01. ~intro - Brad Pitt
02. Long My You Run
03. Human Highway
04. Earth's Blood?
05. new Stephen song
06. Questions-Answers?
07. For What it's Worth
08. Bluebird
09. Mr Soul
10. Keep on Rockin' in the Free World*
11. ~outro~
Neil Young - vocals, guitar, harmonica
Stephen Stills - vocals, guitars
Shawn Colvin - vocals, guitars*
Steve Earle - vocals, guitars*
Chris Stills - vocals, piano*

Let it go boys

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This, if true, is just taking the piss

Go home, David Simon. Without justice in Baltimore, there can be no peace

Kode9 / Ikonika - Tribute to DJ Rashad (Boiler Room London 2014)

On My Way: The Legacy Of DJ Rashad

Chan and Sukumaran are victims of the futile war on drugs

Retired diplomat Bruce Haigh says Bali Nine pair ‘victims’ of ‘flawed relationship’ with Indonesia, AFP should be investigated over role

Kanye West’s First Beats (2001)?



Another Aspect: Kim Gordon Interviewed

Ze Otavio: Kim Gordon


Blixa and Erin go boating in Beijing

Shelby Lynne - Then & Now EP (Free download)

Fuck your 'justice' system Indonesia

Frank Zappa with Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive (Live @Amougies Belgium 10/69)

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'And, oh yes, Frank Zappa sat in with Pink Floyd on another song, and it truly, truly sucked' - Michael Gira

This really is the stuff of fugn nightmares

Industrial Culture Handbook

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Very Ballardian

Are Mongolian Nomads moving into China’s Ghost Cities?

Dennis Hopper: Drugstore Camera

Drugstore Camera Photos

Khusugtun Batzorig - Genghis Khan

Orioles COO John Angelos offers eye-opening perspective on Baltimore protests

Chris McGregor and the Blue Notes - Live @Rondebosch Town Hall Cape Town (June 1964)

NB: Mediafire links are still working

Monday, 27 April 2015

Automat (ft Genesis Breyer P'Orridge) - Mount Tamalpais

Listen to Wikipedia Being Edited


Media, entertainment & arts alliance: Media employers’ social media policies

MEAA is concerned about the application of the social media policies of media employers following the dismissal of an SBS employee for opinions expressed on the social media platform Twitter. These policies are becoming an industrial issue and MEAA has expressed these concerns before.
Increasingly, media employees are being required to use social media platforms to promote their work and those accounts are then being used as a marketing tool benefitting media employers. The policies have begun to infringe on the private lives of media professionals, dictating what they can and can’t say in a private capacity, outside of their work.
MEAA believes that employers must recognise that their employees are entitled to a private life, with their own beliefs and opinions; opinions that should be able to be expressed without heavy-handed retribution by the employer.
Striking a balance between engaging in debate and freedom of expression requires social media policies to be nuanced. What MEAA is finding is that social media policies of employers are inflexible and deny staff the right to have and express a personal opinion

Are we even able to debate the ideas behind ANZAC day?

Anzackery ~ n. 1. nationalistic, laudatory and distorted portrayals of Anzac history with little regard to accuracy or context…4. shameless exploitation of Anzac commemoration and sentiment for commercial, political or authorial gain. 5. fixation on inaccurate or actual Anzac history at the expense of considering Australia's current and future strategic security needs

First Dog On The Moon

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US filmmakers unveil FBI tactics to snare Muslims

The secret diary of Nina Simone

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Patti Smith reads Jack Kerouac's 'The Last Hotel' w/ Lenny Kaye & Thurston Moore


Sunday, 26 April 2015

Time for Australia to stop fighting other peoples' wars

The ANZAC recipe: bullshit, oats, and golden syrup

Show Me The Body - Space Faithful

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Cáit O’Riordan on ‘And the Band played Waltzing Matilda’


The Pogues also recorded this as the B side of their first single released on their own label as Pogue Mahone. I still have my copy but I have long since lost the sleeve (black with a harp sticker?) on which Cáit had written down her parents address (in Hounslow?) as a reminder to keep in touch as I was leaving London to go to live anywhere else apart from the UK

Paul Kelly - When I Come Home To You

ANZAC day 2015

If you are going to mark the occasion with a musical tribute then do it like this...

...not like this

Friday, 24 April 2015

Asaf Avidan - npr Tiny Desk Concert

My Latest Sin
Different Pulses
Reckoning Song


William S. Burroughs - Interviewed by John Walters 'Walters Week' (BBC Radio 1 11/11/82)

Thursday, 23 April 2015

A William Burroughs Birthday Book (Temple Press 1994)

Thanks Stylo

Pantha du Prince - Live @Shanti Moscow (7/12/08)

Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory - A New Sequence (In C)


Magic Mushrooms & The Healing Trip

The Trip Treatment

How Jeff Mills Built A UFO Drum Machine

Techno pioneer Jeff Mills has long been fascinated by outer space, and the unknown. It's a fascination that lead him to work with Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki on a truly unique object...

Anzac Day should be quarantined from politicians – a solemn moment to reflect on the agony of war

Testet ölt - Wellness

Recorded during December 2014 at "Studio 11" in Subotica by Vladimir Grubor.
Testet ölt is an experimental rock band from Temerin (Vojvodina, Serbia), whose real psychedelic potential can be felt live since 2011.
The lineup:
Lenkes - guitar
Stupar - drums
Bojić - bass
Czini - keyboard

Reclaiming reality

Chien-Chi Chang: Burma - Land of Shadows

Burma, Land of Shadows: A production of Magnum in Motion with photographs and video by Chien-Chi Chang.
“The Burmese continue to live a real-life version of Animal Farm. When I posed as a tourist to make these pictures, there always seemed to be shadows following me. Big Brother has many little brothers.”
Chien-Chi Chang (b.1961, Taiwan) earned his BA from Soochow University in 1984 and an MS from Indiana University in 1990. He has worked for The Seattle Times (1991-1993) and The Baltimore Sun (1994-1995). Chang has documented the life of illegal immigrants in New York’s Chinatown, but he is also known for documenting his homeland of Taiwan. He won the W. Eugene Smith Fund for Humanistic Photography in 1999. He lives in Taipei and in New York City and is a member of Magnum Photos

Hank Shocklee: NPR Microphone Check


Van Der Graaf Generator - Live at Leverkusen (5/11/05)

Undercover Man - 00:00
Scorched Earth - 07:30
Every Bloody Emperor - 17:00
Lemmings - 24:37
Darkness 11/11 - 38:25
Childlike Faith in Childhood's End - 46:28
Sleepwalkers - 58:57
Nutter Alert - 1:09:35
Man-Erg - 1:16:35
Killer - 1:29:04
Wondering - 1:37:35

Guy Evans - drums
Peter Hammill - vocals, guitar
Hugh Banton - keys
David Jackson - sax

Rob Smith - Live @Idle Hands Bristol (4/4/15)