wage peace movie : Video clip from the American Friends Service Committee
rowolo.de/labels : german list of mp3 'netlabels'
our lips are sealed by fredo viola : (mp3) always had a soft spot for this track. Like this version.
Video: Romance of the Jedi : (Episode III remixed as a gay love story)
Comfort Stand Recordings : Welcome to Comfort Stand Recordings, a community-driven label where all releases are free with artwork and liner notes. We strive to bring you recordings that we find interesting, compelling and downright enjoyable. Everybody needs free music.
Porn Music For The Masses Volume 1 : Even if you have never seen a porn movie in your lifetime, almost everyone in the world knows what the 'Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka' represents... Each person, upon hearing it, mentally interprets the 'Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka' in their own way, fueling a range of emotions from lust to disgust. This CD represents 17 individual artists' interpretations of the 'Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka'; each providing their own unique cultural and geographic spin on the vibe that is "Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka'. From celebrations of the beauty of intimacy to a cautionary tale of excess, this collection of sound sculptures of the 'Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka' mystique from around the world will guide you into the heart of all that is 'Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka'.
jenna and me : short story by Rudy Rucker & Rudy Rucker, Jr. go with it
drumskinny.blogspot.com : Art links. Quite liked this one Art for a change - my blog is not about the artscene in my city. I'm striving for an international focus on how artists can transform the world. Topics on art and culture, with an emphasis on socially conscious works, will be posted here.
A couple of years ago I did some billboard alterations which ended up as a double page spread in the Guardian. Here are the links : story | pics |
Pets in Uniform : Imagine: your dog, cat, or other pet in full military regalia. We make this fantasy a reality. Using the latest digital techniques, we combine a photo of your pet with the uniform and background of your choice.
Bathtime in Clerkenwell : this is still cracking me up...(.wmv 5mb)
Young God records : the Akron Family play 93 feet east on 15th Nov. This band have the best record sleeves I've seen since erm Coil??
The Billy Nayer Show : The American Astronaut -- a space western musical written, directed, and starring Billy Nayer Show frontman Cory McAbee -- premiered at Sundance in 2001, winning awards in festivals throughout the world before becoming a cult phenomenon in the US and beyond. The Billy Nayer Show, the band behind the movie, is an underground cult sensation in its own right, with seven full-length albums and a fan base that often showers the stage with stuffed rabbits. Both are critically acclaimed and stunning to behold. Catch the band and the film in a special Spitz audio-visual expo. 'Like co-productions of Kurt Weill and Neil Young ' - The Village Voice
Faust play London : +charles hayward+ectogram+stella maris drone orchestra £15 2/11 @ metro
the grooveblaster : intersting mash up artist. Listening at the mo to his remix of Dionne Warwick's Walk on by
dreamtimemix : like this music blog
Irate Indian Kashmiris burn tyres to protest the lack of quake relief during a demonstration in Dildar village near the Line of Control(LOC) in Indian-administered Kashmir October 19, 2005. Aid agencies sounded the alarm on Tuesday at the slow international response to appeals for money to help victims of the Pakistan earthquake in which the United Nations says more than 32,000 children may have died. The Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which coordinates U.N. relief work, said it had received only five percent of the $272 million for which it appealed last week.
Robert Greenwald who made the excellent documentary Outfoxed is working on a new film about Wal-Mart. You can watch a ten minute preview here
Boards screeningroom : music vids
Videora Converter is a free video conversion application. It allows you to convert your regular PC video files (avi, mpeg, etc) into the proper video format that your mobile or fixed video device understands.
Panorama VJ : nice panoramic shots here
Isolated and vulnerable : The Chinese in Britain do well at school, but that does not mean our lives aren't afflicted by racism.
After almost a century, is Dada still among us? : interesting piece about the Dada exhibition on at the moment in the Pompidou in Paris.
Grandmothers Against the War : Eighteen Grandmothers Against the War were arrested for disorderly conduct after they showed up at a military recruiting center in Times Square and said they wanted to enlist, reports the AP. Plus: When movements collide.
Nick Cohen : Guardian columnist and documentary film maker has a web site.
FRONTLINE ON PBS : BOSTON, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/—Another American soldier has come forward to reveal abusive interrogation techniques by military personnel in Iraq. Tony Lagouranis, a former Army interrogator at Abu Ghraib and member of a special intelligence team in Iraq, has given FRONTLINE a firsthand account of his involvement in the harsh treatment of prisoners. “It’s all over Iraq,” Lagouranis told FRONTLINE. “The infantry units are torturing people in their homes. They would smash people’s feet with the back of an axhead. They would break bones, ribs. That was serious stuff.”
Hey, Y'all, Prepare Yourself for the Rubberband Man : A new dance craze is sweeping the world. It's called "disco," and this elderly, white-suited Scandinavian is going to show you all the moves. (38mb mpg)
The International LSD Symposium : On the occasion of the 100th birthday of Dr. Albert Hofmann on 11 January 2006, the Gaia Media Foundation stages an International Symposium on the most widely known and most controversial discovery of this outstanding scientist. LSD - three letters that changed the world. Since 19 April 1943, the day Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann discovered this psychoactive substance, millions of people all over the world have experienced a higher reality with profound and psychological insights and spiritual renewal; created innovative social transformation, music, art, and fashion; were healed from addiction and depression; experienced enlightened insights into the human consciousness. Some 60 years later experts will present an in-depth review of all aspects of this unique phenomenon, informing and discussing history, experiences, implications, assess the risks and benefits of this most potent of all psychoactive substances. LSD - a challenge in the past, now, and in the future.
Turks embrace novelist's war on EU : The year is 2010 and the European Union has rejected Turkey. Fascist governments have come to power in Germany, Austria and France and are inciting violence against resident Turks and Muslims. A vengeful Turkey joins forces with Russia and declares war against the EU. Turkish commandos besiege Berlin, obliterate Europe and take control of the Continent. Some critics will be quick to dismiss "The Third World War," a new futuristic novel by a 30-year-old Turkish writer, Burak Turna, as the wild imaginings of a conspiracy theorist and literary shock jock - and in many ways it is. But the novel, which dominates bookstore display windows in Istanbul, has sold more than 130,000 copies in just two months and is rising on best-seller lists across the country. As Turkey embarks on 10 years of tortuous talks to join the EU, Turkish observers say the novel's popularity reflects the growing wariness of Turks about a Europe that is increasingly wary of them.
Sine Wave Music : A group of internet musicians have taken up the challenge of creating complete musical compositions derived from a single one second 440 hz sinewave tone. This tone (often called a test tone) is simplest musical unit. The musicians had to manipulate the sinewave into new tones by changing the pitch and harmonics of the noise and passing the tone through effects to create new sounds. These were then used to create complete pieces of music. Three volumes of sinewave music are found in Audiobulb Records 'project' page under the title Root of Sine. The label has posted a 'Prime Numbers' compilation on their front page .
Singing Fish : The search engine for audio and video.
War Photographer : flash animated music video
Police Estate : Welcome to the home of "Police Estate", a new radio comedy from the Bristol Broadband Co-operative. Written and performed by Martin Cosgrave and Tim Jennings, it's the story of a village police force as seen through the eyes of Brian and Ali, two students at Saint Haribo's, the local primary school.
Wal-Mart photofinishing narcs out student who made anti-Bush poster : Wal-Mart called the police on a high-school student who brought in a pic of a homemade anti-George Bush poster for photo-finishing. The Secret Service went to the kid's high-school and confiscated the poster.
the power of nightmares : didn't know this was online for download
blastro.com : online music vid site
Enjoying this guy : Janitor From Mars with R. Lim
Deerhoof @ the garage : £10 yes thats thats weds night...
Drones Club : Saturday 15th October 2005 at The Others, 6-8 Manor Road, London N16. 8pm until late. Admission £5. Line up for the night will be: S/T (Frankfurt, Germany) Ectogram (Bangor, Wales) Burning Idiot Noise (Brighton, England) Raagnagrok (North London, England)
Monitors Find Significant Fraud in Afghan Elections(NY Times) : KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 2 - Election officials and observers said Sunday that with 80 percent of the ballots counted in Afghanistan's national and provincial elections, they had found significant incidents of fraud. Whole districts have come under suspicion for ballot box stuffing and proxy voting, said Peter Erben, the chief of the United Nations-assisted Joint Election Management Board. He said ballot boxes from 4 percent of the 26,000 polling places - about 1,000 stations - had been set aside for investigation on suspicion of fraud and other irregularities. The European Union observer mission said the reports of fraud and possible voter intimidation in places were "worrying." In a statement, the mission said, "While these phenomena do not appear to be nationwide, they are a cause for concern." Mr. Erben promised strong action and said that if there was a clear indication of fraud, the votes in question would be excluded from the general count. The Election Complaints Commission could also warn, fine and disqualify candidates if there was evidence of tampering, he said. "We are taking irregularities very seriously," he said. One of the worst cases has been in Paghman, a district west of Kabul, which is the stronghold of Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf, a wartime faction leader and ally of President Hamid Karzai. Ballot boxes from 95 polling stations in Paghman have been set aside for further inspection and 30 to 40 of those had been cleared for counting by Sunday, officials said. The rest would be excluded from the count because of clear evidence of fraud, said a foreign observer who lacked permission to speak to reporters and asked not be identified. Mr. Sayyaf is running for a seat in the Wolesi Jirga, or the lower house of Parliament, and is in fourth place with 2,105 votes. Only 20 percent of the results for Kabul have been tabulated so far, but he is nevertheless well placed to win one of the 33 seats in the province. Mr. Erben said that there were no signs of countrywide efforts to defraud the Afghan people but that there had been local efforts. "I do not believe these irregularities in any way have affected the overall elections, but some of them have surely affected them locally," he said. Voters went to the polls Sept. 18 to choose representatives for Parliament from each province, and for members of provincial councils. "If compared with other, similar, postconflict elections, I think that the level of irregularities that we are currently reviewing is extremely reasonable," Mr. Erben said at a news conference. A "very high number" of polling stations in Paktika, a southeastern province that includes the tribal areas on the border with Pakistan, were also under review because of accusations of proxy voting, Mr. Erben said. Ballot boxes from 271 stations were quarantined in Paktika pending investigation, he said. Another 300 boxes were quarantined in Herat, a western province, Tolo TV reported, quoting the local election supervisor. The American military said Saturday that an American soldier and an Afghan soldier were killed Friday in a clash with insurgents in Kandahar, and an American soldier and two Afghans were wounded. Violence in Afghanistan has increased in recent months as Taliban insurgents have stepped up efforts to drive out the Afghan government and foreign troops.
Morning Star activists exposed a plot by new Labour spin doctors to hide their shameful role in the brutal expulsion of two delegates from the party's conference yesterday. The Star supporters caught party press officers red-handed in a Brighton pub as they staged a shady backroom secret meeting with the stewards who threw out 82-year-old Walter Wolfgang and fellow delegate Steve Forrest. Press officers called the meeting to instruct stewards to keep quiet about the detailed Big Brother-style instructions that they had received from top party apparatchiks telling them to come down like a ton of bricks on any dissenters. But the bungling press officers had foolishly chosen The Cricketers pub as the location for their plotting - a favourite haunt of Morning Star supporters. Star activists watched and listened in amazement as a gaggle of press officers and stewards swept into the pub on Thursday night, mobile phones glued to their ears, boasting that they had finally "shaken off the press." Burly bouncer Joe Ifill was in a foul mood, demanding that he be allowed to "put his side of the story." He pleaded that he was "only obeying orders" and had been made a scapegoat. But press officer Tim Nuttall begged him to keep his mouth shut about the role of senior party officials in the use of overwhelming force to quell dissent. He urged: "Stay silent, stay silent." In contrast to Prime Minister Tony Blair's public expressions of regret for the violent incidents, the main concern of the spin doctors at the meeting was to secure a successful cover-up. When Mr Ifill complained that "an old granny" had been stirring up trouble over the incidents, Mr Nuttall added: "That's Alice Mahon." Veteran left winger Ms Mahon retired as Labour MP for Halifax at the last election. Great Grimsby Labour MP Austin Mitchell was also picked out in the backroom meeting as a particular trouble-maker. At one point, Mr Nuttall went for a walk round the block with Mr Ifill to conduct some further unknown business after telling the bouncer and part-time car clamper that they needed "to talk alone." After sealing their shabby cover-up deal, the happy spin doctors celebrated by ordering drinks all round for themselves and about a dozen cronies. But disgruntled bouncer Mr Ifill abruptly left the pub. Seconds after Mr Ifill walked out of the pub and down Black Lion Street, press officers performed a gleeful victory jig to the music of chart toppers the Scissor Sisters, playing over the pub's sound system. But regulars in the historic Victorian pub expressed disgust at the "nazi-style" treatment of Labour Party delegates. Barman Gavin Meany denounced the conference expulsions as "a disgrace." Mr Meany said that he had been particularly shocked by the use of new terror laws against an innocent 82-year-old "gent." A Labour Party spokesman said yesterday that all the conference stewards were party members who had "volunteered" their services - although he admitted that some of the work was conducted by "security staff." But the spokesman could not confirm or deny whether any of these security staff had received payment or expenses for their services. Expelled delegate Walter Wolfgang alleged on Thursday that some security duties had been conducted by "hired heavies." - Bouncer Joe Ifill told the Brighton Argus newspaper yesterday that the "whole thing had been blown up out of all proportion," adding: "We were just doing our job."
A Summer of 'Damage Control'by Mark Major : Is the mainstream media taking a more adversarial stance to US foreign policy objectives? At first glance, this might seem to be the case, given all of the discussion in the media, especially this past summer, on events involving US human rights violations in detention facilities -- Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, etc. Commenting on the exposure of outsourcing torture, Columbia Journalism Review's Deputy Executive Editor proclaims that "Thanks to the news media of the world, the American people are finding out, a little more each day." In a narrow sense, this is true; however, it is important to look at how these exposures are being framed in elite commentary.
SKETCHES BY LEONARDO : he British Library has made available 14 great books on its website. One of them is a 1508 notebook by Leonardo Da Vinci containing short treatises, notes and drawings of a wide range of subjects from mechanics to the moon. The site allows you to view the original manuscript written in Leonardo’s own handwriting.”
you couldn't make this shit up : "God would tell me, George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan. And I did, and then God would tell me, George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq... And I did. And now, again, I feel God's words coming to me, Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East. And by God I'm gonna do it."
IS JESUS SPEAKING TO US THROUGH YOUR TOASTER? : The current exhibit by the Collision Collective at the Art Interactive gallery contains a genuine act of God: a Holy Toaster that, through some unknown higher mystical process, produces the image of Jesus on every slice of bread you put into it. MIT-based artist Dan Paluska claims he discovered the appliance while shopping at a thrift store in Central Square.
Israel seeks support abroad for blocking Hamas in PA elections : democracy in motion
The Spitz Live : top London venue 'the Spitz' are starting to flog live recordings. They start with a recent John Parish show.
The Shining, Redux : theres been alot written about this recently but the story goes like this...A post-production house organized a competition where assistant editors ‘re-cut’ trailers for famous movies to try and make them seem like different movies . . . . the one for the shining is a classic, also the 2nd place winner for the Hayley Mills film 'the parent trap' is rather good. Follow the link above for them - get em while you can
Donald Rumsfeld is giving the president his daily briefing. He concludes by saying: "Yesterday, 3 Brazilian soldiers were killed." "OH NO!" the President exclaims. "That's terrible!" His staff sits stunned at this display of emotion, nervously watching as the President sits, head in hands. Finally, the President looks up and asks, "How many is a brazillion?"
Satan, an arch-angel of great intelligence, beauty and power, is the author of sin. He leads a rebellion against the Most High and a third of the angelic host joined him in his stand against God. Billions of human beings are also currently in revolt against God. Satan's aim is to sit on the very throne of the Almighty and be worshipped as God! But Satan's days are numbered. The Bible tells us that he is soon to be exposed and judged. His time is short and Satan knows it.