Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Are musicians and music going down the tubes?

Advertising still shits in your head and here's what Tokyo looks like without ads

David Asher Hosts On-U Sound Sunday Roast (Episode One)

Second episode goes to air on New Year's Day

Blank Tape: Electronic Cassette Culture

Experimental electronic music has found a new home on cassette

J.G Ballard's Old House in Shepperton Up For Sale

Historic Charm

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

'Radically Mainstream': Why the Alt-Right Is Celebrating Trump's Win

Sleaford Mods - Dad's Corner

People’s Republic of Spiritual Rednecks

Dennis Hopper's Personal Record Collection For Sale

With a career spanning almost six decades as an actor, filmmaker, photographer, artist ,art collector and Hollywood enfant terrible, Dennis Hopper collected over 100 record titles during his lifetime. Including iconic artists and bands such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac, Leonard Cohen and Miles Davis, this collection provides an incredible view into the world of one of America's most culture-defining men. Along with handwritten notes to the actor from various artists and several unreleased records, this is a very personal biography of Dennis Hopper's musical journey, directly from the archive of Dennis' daughter, Marin Hopper.
A portion of the sale price will be donated to The Future Heritage Fund, which was founded in partnership with the New Mexico Community Foundation (NMCF) to support a range of cultural and artistic non-profit organizations in New Mexico

B-Town Warriors - People of the Red Sunset

This production was written, recorded and filmed over 5 days in April 2016 in the remote community of Bourke in far Western NSW. An out come of a Desert Pea Media community project with a group of young Indigenous people enrolled at Bourke High School.
The project came about through a partnership between Desert Pea Media, Bourke High School and Outback Division of General Practice.
Desert Pea Media projects involve a dialogue-based storytelling process that encouraged participants to analyze 'the real', 'the ideal' and 'the bridge'. In simple terms this means critically thinking about how to create positive change for individuals, for each other and for our communities.
This information was then disseminated into a narrative structure by local young people and Desert Pea Media staff - Toby Finlayson and Michael Graham (aka MC Boomalli), then the lyrics were co-written and recorded. We then shot a music video over two days all over Bourke and surrounding areas.
This project featured the expert musical direction and production of acclaimed musician and and songwriter Carlo Santone (Blue King Brown, Nattali Rize) who has since worked with us on a number of projects. Also featuring session Yidaki from Indigenous musician Fred Leone.
Further mentoring support came from previous DPM project participant Michael Graham (MC Boomalli), Kamileroi man who is now one of the head project facilitators for DPM.
The song is a celebration of survival, resilience, culture and pride and is one of our proudest achievements of 2016.
Special thanks to DPM resident psychologist Don Finlayson for his input and project support and to Bourke High School and NSW Outback Division of General Practice who co-funded the production.
“One of the greatest gifts we can bestow upon our community is to invest in, and believe in our children – the results speak for themselves”
Donna Jeffries
Executive Manager
NSW Outback Division of General Practice

Cultural Seeds: Essays on the Work of Nick Cave

Nick Cave is now widely recognized as a songwriter, musician, novelist, screenwriter, curator, critic, actor and performer. From the band, The Boys Next Door (1976-1980), to the spoken-word recording, The Secret Life of the Love Song (1998), to the recently acclaimed screenplay of The Proposition (2005) and the Grinderman project (2008), Cave's career spans thirty years and has produced a comprehensive (and sometimes controversial) body of work that has shaped contemporary alternative culture. Despite intense media interest in Cave, there have been remarkably few comprehensive appraisals of his work, its significance and its impact on understandings of popular culture. In addressing this absence, the present volume is both timely and necessary. Cultural Seeds brings together an international range of scholars and practitioners, each of whom is uniquely placed to comment on an aspect of Cave's career. The essays collected here not only generate new ways of seeing and understanding Cave's contributions to contemporary culture, but set up a dialogue between fields all-too-often separated in the academy and in the media. Topics include Cave and the Presley myth; the aberrant masculinity projected by The Birthday Party; the postcolonial Australian-ness of his humour; his interventions in film and his erotics of the sacred. These essays offer compelling insights and provocative arguments about the fluidity of contemporary artistic practice.


Paul Kelly - Rarities (1977 - 2000)

Disc One – 1977-1983
1. She’s Got It - The Melbourne Club LP (High Rise Bombers)
2. Domestic Criminal - The Melbourne Club LP (Arminger)
3. Habit Of Love – The Dots - RRR Radio Broadcast, Story Hall, Melbourne
4. Recognition – Recognition EP (The Dots)
5. I See Red
6. Lowdown
7. Faster Than Light
8. Seeing Is Believing – 7” Single
9. Angel In Me – B side of Seeing Is Believing
10. Rocking Institution – Body and Soul 7”
11. Only The Lonely Heart – With The Dots - Rocking Australia Live
12. I Need Something Inside Me
13. Leaps and Bounds (Early Version) – With the Dots, The Ivanhoe Hotel Collingwood
14. Under The Sun (Early Version)
15. You Call This Living
16. I Can Only Give You Everything
17. Breaking In My Heart
18. Love Is The Law – Theme From Midnite Spares 7” Single

Disc Two 1986-1990
1. Before The Old Man Died (Original Mix) - From Gossip Double LP
2. Tighten Up (Original Mix) - From Gossip Double LP
3. The Execution (Original Mix) - From Gossip Double LP
4. Too Much Of A Good Thing (Demo)
5. Preaching To The Converted – Darling It Hurts B-Side
6. The Things I Didn’t Say – 9/13/86 2SER Radio Show
7. To Her Door (Clean Version) – Single
8. Dumb Things (Scott Litt Mix) - From US Under The Sun
9. Forty Miles To Saturday Night (Scott Litt Mix) - From US Under The Sun
10. To Her Door (Scott Litt Mix) - From US Under The Sun
11. Deportees – Dumb Things EP
12. Parting Glass – Hunters And Collectors Raw Material EP
13. Ain’t That Loving You Baby – Live 10/22/88
14. Special Treatment – Building Bridges Compilation
15. He’s In The Jailhouse Now – 7/20/89 SNAP KCRW Radio Show
16. Just A Phrase He’s Going Through – 7/20/89 SNAP KCRW Radio Show
17. Too Many Movies – 7/20/89 SNAP KCRW Radio Show
18. White Christmas – 1989 Idiot’s Delight Radio Show – Steve Connolly Vocal
19. They Took The Children Away – 1989 MTV show
20. I Won’t Be Your Dog Anymore (Live – A&M Studios LA, April 1988) – Most Wanted Man In The World 7”

Disc Three 1990-1993
1. Other People’s Houses (Original Single Mix) – Pouring Petrol From A Burning Man 7”
2. Christmas Eve – Rockin’ Bethlehem
3. In The Mirror (Saints) – Live show
4. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Smiths) – Live Show
5. Video Killed The Radio Star – Live Show – Steve Connolly Vocal
6. Sweet Guy Waltz (Live) – Tram Tracks
7. Hey Boys – Single with Mark Seymour
8. Puluka Inma – Funerals and Circuses
9. Nighttime Nona – Funerals and Circuses
10. Deadly – 3/4/92 – Live Audience
11. Play Me – 3/4/92
12. Dry Your Eyes – 1992
13. South Of Germany (Live 1992) - with Mary Jo Starr
14. He Can’t Decide – Seven Deadly Sins Soundtrack
15. Almost Persuaded
16. Ugly Woman
17. Don’t Break It I Say
18. He Can’t Decide (Walking Mix) – He Can’t Decide CD-5

Disc Four 1994-1995
1. Farewell Dan And Edward Kelly – Going Home Compilation
2. When I First Met Your Ma – MMM Cordless
3. Last Train – Christine Anu with Paul Kelly - Single
4. Charcoal Lane – Moon Over Melbourne
5. All The Way – 1994 TV Show
6. Cake and The Candle/Queen Stone – 1994 Radio World Café
7. I Threw It All Away – 7/4/94 KCRW Bob Dylan Tribute Radio Show
8. Truck Called Linda – 7/25/94 Regal Theatre, Perth, Live Audience
9. Lately (Instrumental) – God’s Hotel Single
10. Melbourne Girls – Song From The 16th Floor Single
11. Bed Of Nails – Love Never Runs On Time Single
12. We’ll Get Over It Somehow
13. Lately - 3RRR Used and Recorded By Volume 1
14. Queen Stone (Ambient Mix) – Give Into My Love Single
15. Behind The Bowler’s Arm – Deeper Water Single
16. Deeper
17. From Little Things Big Things Grow – Our Home Our Land – With Kev Carmody and Tiddas

Disc Five 1995-1998
1. Rhinestone Cowboy (Partial) – Andrew Denton Show
2. On The Cross - Everynight Everynight Soundtrack (with Shane O’Mara)
3. Day In The Life
4. Labour Yard
5. The Trap
6. Train Of My Youth
7. The Governor’s Wife
8. Everynight, Everynight
9. The Worm Turns
10. How To Make Gravy (Extended Version) – The Spirit Of Christmas ‘96
11. Madaleine – Lullaby and Goodnight
12. I’ll Be Your Lover Now– How To Make Gravy EP
13. Glory Be To God
14. How To Make Gravy – Edmunton Folk Festival
15. Ode To A Nightengale – Native Tongue Loudspeaker1996
16. Melting (Demo)– Mushroom Music Workshop – With Monique Brumby
17. Our Sunshine (Demo) – Mushroom Music Workshop – With Mick Thomas
18. Tease Me – Triple J Lust For Live – 6/16/97
19. Thanks A Lot – Where Joy Kills Sorrow – With Uncle Bill
20. Our Sunshine – I’ll Be Your Lover Now Single – With Uncle Bill
21. Yil Lull – The Singers for the Red Black And Gold

Disc Six 1998-2000
1. To Her Door (Live) - Mushroom 25 Concert DVD
2. Wide Open Road (Live) – Mushroom 25 Concert DVD – With Chris Bailey
3. Postcard From Elvis – 9/98 ABC Radio – With Don Walker and Charlie Owen
4. Generous Lover - 1998 Poetry Day - ABC broadcast
5. Melting (European Edit) - Melting Single
6. To Her Door – Cold – Live At The Chapel
7. Blues For Skip – Liberade
8. Randwick Bells (with Jimmy Little - Tamworth Country Music Awards)
9. Last Train To Heaven/Give Into My Love (1999 Arias with Christine Anu and Bull Sisters)
10. Coma (Remix) – Coma Single
11. Oh Death (Remix)
12. To Her Door – Rock The Millenium
13. Before Too Long
14. I Still Pray – Kasey Chambers with Paul Kelly and Uncle Bill
15. Heartbreak Heartmend - Kasey Chambers with Paul Kelly and Uncle Bill
16. Gathering Storm – With Uncle Bill – Live Songs – The Good News Week Tapes Volume 2

Disc Seven 2001-2008
1. Somewhere In The City (Acoustic) – The Weekend Australian Magazine Exclusive CD
2. Maralinga (with Christine Anu) – 9/14/01 - Yeperenye Festival
3. Goodnight Irene – Adelaide 10/26/02
4. Long May You Run - Toronto 4/4/02
5. Don’t Worry Baby – Asheville, NC 4/19/02 – With Freedy Johnston
6. I Guess I Get A Little Emotional Sometimes –
7. Somewhere In The City (Live) – KRCLive 2 Compilation
8. I Wish I Was A Train (Live) – with Troy-Cassar Daley at Tamworth 1/25/03
9. Sure Got Me (Single Edit) – Sure Got Me Promo CD-5
10. Taught By Experts (Live) – With Katy Steele – Foxtel Promo DVD
11. Won’t You Come Around (Live) – Foxtel Promo DVD
12. The Losing End (Live) – Seattle – March 23, 2004
13. Lady Came From Baltimore – Baltimore – July 17, 2004
14. Meet Me In The Middle Of The Air – Tom White Soundtrack
15. Silent Night – The Spirit Of Christmas 2006
16. Hard Love (Live) – A to Z Show 12/13/06
17. Zoe (Live) – A to Z Show 12/15/06
18. Shane Warne (Live Solo on ABC Radio - 3/5/07)
19. At First Sight (Violets Are Blue) - Live 12/15/07 with Bob Evans
20. Right Outta My Head (Clean Edit) - Promo single

Disc Eight - Funerals & Circuses + Out Of Print Covers
Funerals & Circuses (1992)
1. Until Death Do Them Part
2. They Don't Have To Do My Dirty Job
3. Deadly
4. Do Right Man
5. Puluka Inma
6. Nunga Tow Ngeerin (People Stop Crying)
7. Nobody Knows Nona
8. Never Never Never
9. I Am What I Am
10. Up Down In Out
11. One So Young
12. Possum Woman's Song And Dance
13. Nighttime Nona
14. The Tap Song
15. Jessie's Lullaby
16. Finale
Out Of Print Covers of Unreleased Paul Kelly Songs
17. Don't Say I'm No Good - Mary Jo Starr
18. Hidden Things - Mary Jo Starr
19. Too Much Lovin' - Mary Jo Starr
20. Just A Phrase He's Going Through - Mary Jo Starr
21. Too Many Movies - Mary Jo Starr
22. One More Chance (Live) - Vika Bull
23. Who Am I (Live) - Mary Jo Starr and Flacco
24. Sweet Guy (Live) - Deborah Conway with Paul Kelly and the Messengers 11/13/88
25. (You Can Put Your) Shoes Under My Bed - Deborah Conway
26. Jessie's Song - Kaarin Fairfax

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Babyfather - 419 (Download)

Burial - Yound Death/Nightmarket

Sunday, 27 November 2016

No, Trump, We Can’t Just Get Along

Memorabilia torched on London barge to protest punk gone rotten

You ever get the feeling that...someone at Reuters has been waiting weeks to use that headline? Personally I think that Corre is a complete tosser but I think that Simon Reynolds has a very valid point...

A.B. Original - 2 Black 2 Strong

January 26

A.B. Original album Reclaim Australia is a necessary shock to the system

Coldcut & Adrian Sherwood (Solid Steel Radio Show)

Coldcut tracklist:

Sherwood tracklist:
Los Gaiteros De San Jucinto - Un Dub De Sagres
Higher Authorities - Phase Keyboard
Cha Cha - excerpt from "Dub No Frontiers"
Rholin x Coldcut/Onu Production - Robbery
Little Axe - Great Heros
Denise Sherwood - Ghost Heart
RiRa - Crowned Without Gold
Serial Killaz - Tube & Springes (Onu Mix)
Ital Horns - Metropolis
Kajra x Coldcut/Onu Production - Mohobbat Walla
Denise Sherwood - Dum Dum
Los Gaiteros De San Jucinto - Homenaje
LSK w/Sherwood & Pinch - Fake Days
Alani - One Love
Roots Manuva - Spit Bits

Black sleeved copy bought 40 years ago tomorrow (Saturday) morning from Listen Records in Glasgow

May have even been Steven Daly from Orange Juice who served me. Btw Steven you still owe me a Pistols bootleg for giving you that Patti Smith promotional artwork...

Pauline Oliveros R.I.P.

Scanner, Holly Herndon, The Black Madonna and more pay tribute to Pauline Oliveros, dead at 84

Fidel Castro R.I.P.

A brief history of America and Cuba

Shara Nelson - Unfinished Sympathy: On-U Sound VS Massive Attack (A369 Bristol Trip Hop MixTape No.3)

Mix by Simon West

Saturday, 26 November 2016

A.B. Original ft. Paul Kelly - Dumb Things (Like A Version cover)

Paul Kelly's original version from 1988

Friday, 25 November 2016


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Stop the 'Alt-Right'

Original artwork by Jon Wolter (after Sal Buscema)

Calling them 'alt-right' helps us fight them

The Supermanagerial Reich

Now Even Your Headphones Can Spy on You

Motörhead pleasure tools (that rock)


The Bug presents Killing Sound Chapter 4: Poems & Drones

I dedicate this show to the memory and work of Stephen Gordon aka The Spaceape.
I still vividly remember Kode 9 playing me his earliest broadcasts from the abyss, alongside Stephen Gordon aka The Spaceape. Floored I was… even tho I had also previously embarked upon similar ideas with my album Pressure. Here was a duo, who were splicing together dissidence, science friction and sonic sorcery for their immaculate cover of The Specials’ “Ghost Town” or Prince’s “Sign o’ the Times”. Much later, when I asked Stephen to record my poem “At War With Time”, he didn’t just ice it, I completely froze when I heard the result. Goosebumps. And when I remembered how I used to read the numbskulls on ‘dubstep forum’ moaning about The Spaceape’s words interfering with the mood of the dance, I remembered how much I used to seethe, at their blinkered vision and closed ears, as he did too… for sure… lol!
For me, Stephen’s poetry and prose had knowingly inherited Linton Kwesi Johnson’s dread delivery, and tipped a hat to Roger Robinson’s baritone blues, but had blazed its own futurist path to a scintillating, bewitching void. The Spaceape had re-ignited my interest in the idea of combining language with cosmic tones, and for a tremendous wordsoundpower.
Other than being smitten by Sylvia Plath’s Lady Lazarus at school, poetry didn’t register on my radar till I saw Linton Kwesi Johnson fearlessly recite “Inglan is a Bitch” on national British TV’s Old Grey Whistle Test. Unplugged and a capella, his tale of alienation, indignation and the two-faced brutality of British colonialism resonated with me deeply. At that time, I knew I was pissed off at everything, and here came an angry man who verbalized my inner fire, albeit from a cultural opposite. But it was after hearing Roger Robinson’s appearance on the Chocolate Art EP that I subsequently invited Roger to guest with Techno Animal on the track “Dead Man’s Curse” (re-recorded here). I had found a meeting place for music and poetry in my soundworld. But I wasn’t the first, and certainly won’t be the last, I hope. And when I recently heard Rider Shafique’s fantastic “I-dentity” on Young Echo, it was great to hear the virus spreading still further, again.
And likewise, with drone, it went from what I guess had been Eno’s mesmeric wash of sound for Bowie’s Low or John Cale’s relentless electric viola fueling The Velvet Underground, which had alerted me to the immersive appeal of sonic minimalism. And for me, the more I submitted to the magnetic foundation of drone music’s hypnotic core, the more I became addicted to its best players/composers/producers’ heart of spaciousness. When Justin Broadrick and I began work on the first Techno Animal album, and subsequently on Re-Entry, we had well and truly become disciples of drone, in our quest to explore anti-music, and the possibility of melting down conservative song structures. We wanted to get wasted on waveforms, and get suspended by endless loops of fx.
Whilst many of us have lost faith in words and language due to misuse, political abuse and floods of imagination stealing ad-rushes, it’s a pleasure to put together this show with its slow musical evolutions and psychological revolutions. And with the shockingly depressing rise of the far right globally, and countries scrambling to close borders, it was crucial for me to bring together disparate voices from disparate cultures, united in their protest, passion and affirmation of life. Drone is the weapon, words are the ammunition. Enjoy the meditation. 
Kevin “The Bug” Martin

1/ Charles Bukowski x Max Richter – The Bluebird x What Had They Done? (Ecco/Delabel)
2/ King Midas Sound – You Disappear (Ninja Tune)
3/ The Bug x Burial – At War With Time feat. Spaceape x Night Bus (Ninja Tune/Hyperdub)
4/ Rider Shafique – I-Dentity (Young Echo)
5/ Michael Smith x Cliff Martinez – Mi Cyaan Believe It x First Sleep (Island/Superb)
6/ Anthony Anaxagorou x Tim Hecker – I Am Not A Poet x Hatred Of Music (Exclusive/Kranky)
7/ Coil – How To Destroy Angels (L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords)
8/ Linton Kwesi Johnson x Alvin Lucier – Five Night Of Bleeding x Music For Gamelan Instruments, Microphones, Amplifiers And Loudspeakers (Shanachi/Lovely Music)
9/ Anthony Anaxagorou x The Bug – How The Sky Finds Us x Sirens - Movement 3 (Exclusive)
10/ William S. Burroughs x Techno-Animal – The Last Words Of Hassan-I-Sabbah x The Dream Forger (Am Here Books/Pathological)
11/ Nick Makoha x Black Swan – Highlife x Part II (Exclusive/Ethereal Symphony)
12/ Saul Williams x Chris Abrahams – Elohim (1972) x Scale Upon The Land (Big Dada/Room40)
13/ Moor Mother x Stars Of The Lid – Creation Myth x Taphead (Don Giovanni/Kranky)
14/ Roger Robinson x Thomas Köner – Dead Man's Curse x Ruska (Exclusive/Barooni)
15/ Kevin Drumm – More Blood And Guts (Hospital)
16/ Gil Scott-Heron – Where Did The Night Go? (XL)
17/ Rider Shafique x King Midas Sound – 7 x Lies Version (Exclusive / Ninja Tune)
18/ Steven Jesse Bernstein x Techno Animal – Face x Cape Canaveral (Sub Pop/Virgin)
19/ Anthony Anaxagorou x William Basinski – Pathology Of Like x dlp 3 (Exclusive/Temporary Residence)
20/ Linton Kwesi Johnson x Fis – Bass Culture x Sub Larynx (Mango/Loopy)
21/ Flowdan x The Bug – Groundhog x Boa Layers (Tru Thoughts/Unreleased)
22/ Dr. Yen Lo – Day 3 (Pavlov Institute)
23/ High Priest x Yellow Swans – Breakinapattern x New Life (Exclusive/Type)
24/ Nick Makoha x My Bloody Valentine – Resurrection Man x Glider (Exclusive/Creation)
25/ Anthony Anaxagorou x Miles Davis – You / Rated X (Exclusive/Columbia)
26/ Roger Robinson x Popol Vuh – Prayer x Aguirre I (L'Acrime Di Rei) (Exclusive/Kosmische Musik)
27/ The Bug – Somnia Loop 10 (Ninja Tune)

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

How Xerox Invented the Copier and Artists Pushed It To Its Limits

They really should have edited that audio

Farewell, America



Thor & Friends - Whose Fingers

Suicide and the History of Synth-Punk

01. Ciccone Youth – Two Cool Rock Chicks Listening To NEU! / NEU! - Im Glück (Intro)
02. Kraftwerk – Heavy Metal Kids / NEU! – Im Glück
03. Harmonia – Watussi
04. Martin Rev – Baby Oh Baby
05. NEU! – Spitzenqualität
06. Peaches – Johnny
07. NEU! – Paradise Walk
08. Martin Rev – Jomo
09. NEU! – Negativeland
10. Lydia Lunch – Frankie Teardrop
11. NEU! – Seeland
12. Pan Sonic & Alan Vega – Motor Maniac
13. Suicide – Wild In Blue
14. NEU! – Hallogallo
15. NEU! – Neuschnee
16. NEU! – Hallogallo (Reprise)
17. Alan Vega – Wipeout Beat
18. Michael Rother – Unterwasserwolken
19. NEU! – Super 16
20. Suicide – Creature Feature (Demo)
21. Brian Eno & Harmonia – Luneburg Heath
22. Martin Rev – Venise
23. Suicide – Ghost Rider (Al Lover Redux)
24. Brian Eno & Harmonia – Vamos Companeros
25. Al Lover – Ranking Roedelius
26. Suicide – Harlem
27. Martin Rev – Red Sierra
28. Alan Vega – Nike Soldier
29. Kraftwerk – Rückstoss Gondoliere / Martin Rev – Muse Interlude
30. NEU! – Cassetto
31. Martin Rev – Les Nymphes Et La Mar
32. Nik Void – Rocket USA
33. Michael Rother – Feuerland
34. Neneh Cherry & The Thing – Dream Baby Dream (Four Tet Remix)

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

How Public Image Ltd Exploded the Possibilities of Music With 'Metal Box'

Fact Checking 101

Patterson Hood's Americana 101


Trump’s First Hundred Days and the Fascist Agenda

Art Sex Music: A Cosey Fanni Tutti Day

Monday, 21 November 2016

Amerikkka this past week

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Through a Looking Glass Darkly

Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart - Live on KEXP

Public Image
Cosmic Blueprint
Everyman's An Island

A eulogy for What.CD, the greatest music collection in the history of the world—until it vanished

Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch NYC Memorial Park Defaced With Swastikas, Pro-Donald Trump Graffiti

Friday, 18 November 2016

NTM - Fuck The Police



What.CD has been shut down

What.CD has shut down after reported raids on several of its servers in France

Google translation from this French page

White Lives Mutter

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Primitive Calculators - On Drugs (Part 1)


Leonard Cohen on Moonlight

“I don’t feel any compulsion just to stand under the spotlight night after night unless I have something to say“ - Leonard Cohen
Learn more about Cohen, hear the full interview, and read one of his unpublished stories:
One evening in December of 1974, Leonard Cohen went on WBAI FM in New York City. This radio interview has rarely been heard since the night it aired. But it's been preserved by the Pacifica Radio Archives (
Cohen talked about his creative endeavors and influences during the interview, but we circled in on the conversation about his writing and his poetry. Cohen read a poem he had written nearly 20 years earlier, Two Went to Sleep. There's something about hearing him read his own words and taking a journey into his mind. RIP.


The Mind of the Islamic State

Trump/Nixon: the parallels are startling

Leonard Cohen Taught Us How to Die

Tired of Waiting Around for the Trickle Down: The Politics of the Drive-By Truckers


Natasha Lyonne

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Mose Allison 1927-2016

Black Cab soundtracking AKIRA (Jan 12 Melbourne)

This Is Not Normal


Thanks Robin

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Monday, 14 November 2016

Land of the free?

Sunday, 13 November 2016

History of The Tibetan Book Of The Dead (Narrated by Leonard Cohen)

Autocracy: Rules for Survival

R.I.P. Monkey (August 2003 - November 2016)

Mosul 2016

Carrying her cat Lulu in her purse, a displaced Iraqi woman safely reaches a checkpoint east of Mosul after escaping ISIS