Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!
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'From outer to inner space, I’ve always been smitten by sci-fi scenarios and their soundtracks. Since I was a toddler watching Dr. Who, Tomorrow’s People, Space 1999 etc. with my Mother (even if I was periodically hiding behind the sofa from fear of the aliens/monsters), I fell in love with the outer limits of the genre and and its rulebook burning scores. And as an electronic producer, the subconscious influence of the incredibly creative music used in this zone has stayed with me for life. The future shock sounds, synthesized psychedelia, bleeps, drones and white noise waveforms, created by many of music’s finest sound designers, composers and musical freaks, still continues to cast a spell over me today, and hence this tribute mix.- The Bug
As time progressed, I’ve realized the attraction to sci-fi has little to do with aliens or bogeymen from outer space (although, yup, I can dig those too), but more to do with a lust for the future, a craving for the unknown and getting lost in the technological hyper-reality we all now call home. Science Fiction feeds my deepest psychological responses to the science friction therein. Hence, I employed JG Ballard as a ghost in this machinery, and dedicate this mix to his memory. RIP, a true genius.'
Here in beautiful Australia, there is talk of conducting a plebiscite (basically, what USA would call a referendum vote) to ask the electorate if they are in favor of marriage equality. To ask this ridiculous question could cost upward of A$160 million. It was surprising to learn about this when I got here two weeks ago. Australia doesn’t seem like the kind of place to get bogged down in something so mean-spirited and small-minded
If you believe in democracy as something other than a vending machine dispensing several slightly different flavours of privilege, then you should put all of your mind and all of your muscle into supporting someone who offers a future that ordinary people could actually live in