Blender : bollocks 3d animation engine - oh yeah and its free
dubquixote : dubstep business
Bah Humbug mix - a Xmas gift to you from Radio Clash! 45 minutes of slightly depraved festive mash-mix.
System for Multiple Compositions on a Theme : this is rather good... System for Multiple Compositions on a Theme is a series of videos shot and edited on analog equipment in 1995 for the sole purpose of experimenting with editing video to create audio compositions. Rather than the norm of composing a video, the image, into a sequence, here the audio was composed and the accompanying image became incidental, secondary.
International Peace Conference - London, December 10, 2005 : Hear and download audio programs
The price of victory and defeat : Bush Vs Goebels - compare and contrast
hooked : Comic book about heroin abuse. Briefly distributed (from May to July 1966) at NYC methadone clinics
1984 GRENADA Comic Book : The comic book gem GRENADA: Rescued from Rape and Slavery was produced by the CIA and air-dropped over the island nation after the 1983 US-led invasion.
Songs From The Midnight Matinee : John Schnall was remixing movies for the radio on his WFMU program The Midnight Matinee. The show combined dialogue from movies with music in various ways, and turning such cinematic classics as Jerry Lewis' feel-good Nazi flick The Day The Clown Cried into hour-long radio programs. In the process of remixing, songs were sometimes created out of the dialogue and musical snippets. Many of the the full shows are archived in realaudio on this page.
Testing Drugs on India's Poor : Nevertheless, even before the anti-generic rules were enacted, companies performing clinical trials in India saw their share of problems. In 2004, two India-based pharmaceutical companies, Shantha Biotech in Hyderabad and Biocon in Bangalore, came under scrutiny for conducting illegal clinical trials that led to eight deaths. Shantha Biotech failed to obtain proper consent from patients while testing a drug meant to treat heart attacks. Biocon tested a genetically modified form of insulin without the proper approval from the Drug Controller General of India or the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee. In another incident, Sun Pharmaceuticals convinced doctors to prescribe Letrozole, a breast cancer drug, to more than 400 women as a fertility treatment in a covert clinical trial -- and used the results to promote the drug for the unapproved use.
"War Photographer" Video by Joel Trussell : if you still haven't watched this then shame on you...(.mov)
The Nightly Potato Ep. 1 : (short film on atomfilms.com) - Experience TV through the eyes of a couch potato. From boisterous right-wing nut jobs on "MOX News" to the healing power of prayer to hair replacement, nothing is safe in this satire.
Barbarism begins with Barbie, the doll children love to hate : BARBIE, that plastic icon of girlhood fantasy play, is routinely tortured by children, research has found. The methods of mutilation are varied and creative, ranging from scalping to decapitation, burning, breaking and even microwaving, according to academics from the University of Bath. The findings were revealed as part of an in-depth look by psychologists and management academics into the role of brands among 7 to 11-year-old schoolchildren.
Participatory Culture Foundation : is building software and web tools to create an independent, creative, engaging, and meritocratic TV system for millions of people around the world.
Sharon's aide helps Spielberg promote controversial film : Steven Spielberg has hired the public relations consultant who is spearheading Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon's re-election campaign to promote his film Munich, about the hunt for the Palestinians responsible for the hostage crisis that led to the deaths of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics.
So, just who is Christian Bailey? : A 30-year-old Oxford graduate with no public relations experience has been handed a $100m contract by the Pentagon - to plant false stories in Iraqi papers.
Department of Homeland Security agents visit student over "Little Red Book" loan : A senior at UMass Dartmouth was visited by federal agents two months ago, after he requested a copy of Mao Tse-Tung's tome on Communism called "The Little Red Book." Two history professors at UMass Dartmouth, Brian Glyn Williams and Robert Pontbriand, said the student told them he requested the book through the UMass Dartmouth library's interlibrary loan program. The student, who was completing a research paper on Communism for Professor Pontbriand's class on fascism and totalitarianism, filled out a form for the request, leaving his name, address, phone number and Social Security number. He was later visited at his parents' home in New Bedford by two agents of the Department of Homeland Security, the professors said.
The History of Sampling : hmmm this is rather good. A real labour of love.
Kanye West - Heard 'Em Say : ok so the song is very annoying but the video is rather good. Its directed by Michel Gondry (33mb QT)
mp34u.com : good selection of mp3's for free download
Reality and Spin in the Media : In a wide-ranging interview, 'Wag the Dog' author Larry Beinhart describes how members of the news media censor stories -- even as they publish them.
E Pro : we are liking this Beck animated video...
rinseout.tv : drum and bass televizzle
Amy Goodman's conversation with Stanley Tookie Williams : recorded days before he was executed using lethal injection at San Quentin's death chamber.
Your Own Private Plexure : About 13 years ago John Oswald gave us his masterwork of audio collage, Plexure, which wove together minute fragments of the greatest hits of the previous 10 years into a brilliant sound tapestry. Now you almost get to do the same thing in a few moment with your own music collection, at least whatever portion of it you keep in iTunes, thanx to Jason Freeman's iTunes Signature Maker. The Java program asks you a few configuration questions like how many songs you want to include and how big the fragments should be, and then crunches away for a few minutes to give you a little clip that is a brief collage of the songs you've been listening to. Here's an example One really nice feature of the program is that after it builds the signature, you can look at the "structure" of it.
All the News That's Fit to Buy : How the CIA Paid for Judy Miller's Stories by Alexander Cockburn (from counterpunch)
Why Jubran Tuwayni was right : (angry arab) When Jubran Tuwayni left for France a few months ago-- and he stayed there for months--he claimed that he was told of a black list of "leaders" targeted for assassination in Lebanon, and that he was prominent on the list. He said that he was warned to stay away.
cakeandpolka.blogspot.com : marvellous
Is the Pentagon spying on Americans? : Secret database obtained by NBC News tracks ‘suspicious’ domestic groups - WASHINGTON - A year ago, at a Quaker Meeting House in Lake Worth, Fla., a small group of activists met to plan a protest of military recruiting at local high schools. What they didn't know was that their meeting had come to the attention of the U.S. military.A secret 400-page Defense Department document obtained by NBC News lists the Lake Worth meeting as a “threat” and one of more than 1,500 “suspicious incidents” across the country over a recent 10-month period.
The Man Who Sold the War : Meet John Rendon, Bush's general in the propaganda war
Pentagon's use of media firm, company's performance, scrutinized : When The Rendon Group was hired to help Afghan President Hamid Karzai with media relations in early 2004, few thought it was a bad idea. Though Rendon's $1.4 million bill seemed high for Afghanistan, the U.S. government was paying. Within seven months, however, Karzai was ready to get rid of Rendon. So was Zalmay Khalilzad, then the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and now the American envoy in Iraq, according to interviews, e-mails and memos obtained by the Chicago Tribune. The complaint: too much money for not enough work.
The Sound of Music Drinking Game : You've seen the film, you know the songs....why not spice up that next repeat screening of everyones favourite musical, by using it to get rip-roaring drunk?
indianscreen.com : theres something like 3000 old bollywood songs online here
WOEBOT : good to see this blog back. He also has a show now on Resonance FM.
Eek a mouse inna trad style :(mp3) top reggae singer eek a mouse recorded at the Sine in Cork on his 50th birthday.
Today is Dean Gray Tuesday EFF's global protest supporting Green Day mashup mix, 'American Edit' by Dean Gray. The site 'was shut down reportedly after received a cease & desist order from Green Day's label, Warner records, despite the fact that it was released as an internet only release with no commercial gain for the team of mash-up artists involved.'
gutterbreakz : been enjoying this blog today
The Sad Song, by Fredo Viola : this is flippin marvellous. The video was created entirely using 15 second jpg movies from my little Nikon Coolpix 775 still camera, reconstructed in AfterEffects.
marc vallee: "Islamic group holds protest march" (10.12.05) : I documented this protest march held by a number of Islamic groups over the weekend. As a socialist, atheist and gay man I have to say it was an interesting and unique day.
your computer, without the computer : Portable Apps Suite allows you to carry all your standard applications (open source baby) on a USB thumbdrive. It contains a portable web browser, email client, web editor, office suite, word processor, calendar/scheduler, instant messaging client and FTP client... all in one package, all preconfigured to work portably and be easy to back up. Just unzip it and you're ready to go. You can then plug your portable device right into any Windows computer and use all of the applications just like you would on your own computer.
tico tico : oh yeah i love this song. and WFMU have found 61 different versions of it. Christmas has come early
Iron Sheik - Palestinian Arab American Hip-Hop : Bay Area, Cali-based MC, the Iron Sheik, expresses what it means to be an Arab-American of Palestinian descent in the United States. One of my students is making a vid for this guy.
Orbital Videos : collection of music vids from 90's techno act orbital
grouchymedia.com : lots of offensive pro-war armyporn vids made by some wingnut called grouchy.
James Kirkup : Undivided Loyalty - Nothing is worth dying for. Some people would rather Be dead than Red But I would simply rather Not be dead. I would not die for Britain Or any land. Why should I ? I only happened to be born there. Emigre, banished, why should I defend A land I never chose, that never wanted me ? I might have been born anywhere – In Mid – Pacific or in Ecuador. I would not die for the world. Jesus was wrong. Only nothing is worth dying for.
its a wonderful life : in 30 seconds, re-enacted by bunnies.
Goodle : Good news
The ACLU Freedom Files : The American Civil Liberties Union and Robert Greenwald (Outfoxed, Unconstitutional) present The ACLU Freedom Files, a revolutionary series seen on television, the Internet and in community settings. By stripping away sound bites, The ACLU Freedom Files reveals how civil liberties affect real people every day and how these liberties are being challenged.
No peace with Sharon : by Gerald Kaufman is the Labour MP for Manchester Gorton. "Last there two years ago, I was appalled at how an already unacceptable situation has deteriorated. There are now more than 600 fixed checkpoints in the tiny Palestinian area, which, with so-called flying checkpoints, make free movement almost impossible. In Bethlehem, which used to be crammed with tourists, we saw just two groups in Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity. The Old City of Nablus, which I knew for a quarter of a century as a hub of commercial activity, is also desolate. Heavily-armed Israeli troops man walls, gates and huts, all preventing Palestinians from moving about."
The IDF rules in the hospitals, too By Amira Hass : It turns out the Israel Defense Forces are sovereign not only in the West Bank, but also in the hospitals. The views of a 19-year-old soldier and a Military Police (MP) officer overrule that of a medical doctor in the matter of the conditions under which a patient is held. A 14-year-old Palestinian wounded by IDF fire and taken to Schneider Children's Hospital had his hands and legs shackled, despite being guarded by two MPs and not being able to walk because of his wounds. The professional view of the hospital doctors was that the wounded youth, who two days earlier underwent surgery on his leg, should be freed from his shackles - but they were overruled.
enRAGEd : what follows is a collection of rage against the machine remixes, it is not a bootleg album, although it does contain a few samples. it is mainly glitch/bass/splice-pop/breakcore/bleep remixes, with the odd cover version. think v/vm / spasticated / shitmat / girl talk if you want a vague idea.
itsjerrytime.com : interesting flash animation
ecos dos becos : i have no idea what they are talking about. But they link to me so I'm returning the favour. Salut
christmas bastard : This was the free cd given out at the December Bastard in London, England
ACLU Autopsy Reports : The head of Project Censored says that military autopsy reports released by the ACLU, "provide indisputable proof that detainees are being tortured to death while in US military custody. Yet the US corporate media are covering it with the seriousness of a garage sale for the local Baptist Church."
We help rich individuals and companies to spirit away vast sums from the developing world : Five trillion dollars has been corruptly removed from the world's poorest countries and lodged permanently in the world's richest countries. That is the "conservative estimate" not of a leftwing anti-globalisation activist but of a leading American businessman and enthusiast for capitalism who has just completed a major study of how multinational corporations, wealthy individuals and unscrupulous governments are using the world's banking systems in ways that spread poverty.
Tim Tom [QuickTime] : a five minute animated film that took 16 months to create. The simple scenario features two animated characters trying to meet against the wishes of a giant omnipotent human hand. There is no dialogue but the thoughts and expressions of the protagonists are written on their notepad faces. Using Maya, Photoshop, and After Effects, the 3D computer animation is made to look like realistic puppets made of clay and paper. It’s a reference to old stop-motion films. We also chose a 40’s jazz soundtrack (Django Reinhardt) and a black and white image to provide the film overall with the aesthetics of the classic films of Méliès, Trinka, Dudock de Wit, and Svankmayer.
The lion of Zion : Amir Hadad writes for Haaretz.com about the transformation of Matisyahu Miller into the first ultra-Orthodox reggae singer.
Library Of Vinyl Experience : Beat research at the intersection of music, networks and the creative commons.
How News is Made, by Dale Dougherty : an essay about the way news stories are often made, using the example of the inevitable "Black Friday" holiday shopping story that every newspaper and radio and TV news program runs after Thanksgiving.
Extraordinary rendition : According to former CIA agent Bob Baer, "If you want a serious interrogation, you send a prisoner to Jordan. If you want them to be tortured, you send them to Syria. If you want someone to disappear - never to see them again - you send them to Egypt."
Battle to Baghdad Boardgame : "Our game “Battle to Baghdad” is meant to be informative and a historical portrayal, showing both sides of a terrible event in our country’s history. We in no way intend to sensationalize this conflict, or belittle the sacrifices made by our soldiers. The only way to fully understand our intent is to try the game for yourself and make your own conclusions.
Arab nations deeply suspicious of US motives -poll : The Shibley Telhami six country survey of Arab public opinion is now officially out. (It surveyed Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the UAE in October). First I'll note some of the headline findings about Arab attitudes towards the United States, Iraq, democracy, and al-Qaeda, and then (as is my way) concentrate on its findings about Arab media preferences (and thanks to Shibley for including this question). The headline findings: "The United States has been actively advocating the spread of democracy in the Middle East especially since the Iraq war." 6% believe that this is "an important objective that will make a difference"; 16% believe that this is "an important objective, going about it the wrong way"; 69% "do not believe that democracy is a real objective." "Did the war with Iraq bring more peace or less peace in the Middle East"? 6% more, 81% less. "Did the war in Iraq cause more or less terrorism?" 78% more, 10% less. "Did the war in Iraq create more or less democracy?" 9% more, 58% less. "Are the Iraqi people better or worse off after the war?" 4% better, 77% worse.
Theoretically pure anterograde amnesia : an exclusive seventy two track download of recollected memories from The Caretaker (V/VM) Seventy two captured memories from a transient world of amnesiac memory loss. Blurred and jarring recollections and thought processes from before the onset of amnesia.
ah pook (15mb QT):William Burroughs animation weirdness
Photoshop TV : photoshop TV show
The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal : Some time ago I came across the Best of ResFest DVD series. On Vol. 3 there was this 15-minute long documentary with the most unusual title: The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal. Being a graffiti writer myself, I was immediately intrigued.
weirdsville.com : (57mb mp3) weirdsville radio - kinda nice
Dick is a killer (.wmv)
The AG's campaign against Arab MKs : According to the logic that has been guiding attorneys general (Elyakim Rubinstein and Menachem Mazuz) for several years now, Arab MKs are not allowed to do what journalists, arms dealers and exporters are allowed to do - namely, maintain contact with "an enemy country." At present, MK Azmi Bishara is being tried for visiting Syria and Lebanon, and making declarations considered to be incitement there, according to the prosecution. Moreover, Mazuz is considering filing an indictment for "entry to an enemy country" against MK Ahmed Tibi, and inviting MK Taleb al-Sana, who recently visited Damascus, to a police investigation.
"FORUM: ISRAEL and PALESTINE AFTER DISENGAGEMENT: Where Do We Go From Here?" (streaming RP) with Noam Chomsky and Alan Dershowitz at the Institute Of Politics
British contractors In Iraq Fire On Civilians :(.wmv) The video first appeared on the site www.aegisIraq.co.uk which carries the disclaimer that it is not an official site of Aegis, but "belongs to the men on the ground who are the heart and soul of the company." Aegis, which was recently awarded a multimillion-dollar contract by the US government to provide security in Iraq, was started in 2002 by a former Scots Guard officer, Lt. Col. Tim Spicer. In one of the videoed attacks, a Mercedes is fired on at a distance of several hundred yards before it crashes in to a civilian taxi. In the last clip, a white civilian car is raked with machine gun fire as it approaches an unidentified security company vehicle. Bullets can be seen hitting the vehicle before it comes to a slow stop. There are no clues as to the shooter but either a Scottish or Irish accent can be heard in at least one of the clips above Elvis Presley's Mystery Train, the music which accompanies the video.
Use of Chemical in Iraq Ignites Debate : Omar Ibrahim Abdullah went for a walk to get away from the heavy fighting in Fallouja a little over a year ago and, by his account, came across such a grotesque sight that he's been unable to banish it from his memory. The United States had mounted a full-scale offensive to pacify the rebel-controlled Iraqi city, and Abdullah said he was eager to escape the Askari district, where he lived. He walked south toward the Euphrates River and stumbled on dozens of burned bodies that he said were colored black and red.
Secret British document accuses Israel : A confidential Foreign Office document accuses Israel of rushing to annex the Arab area of Jerusalem, using illegal Jewish settlement construction and the vast West Bank barrier, in a move to prevent it becoming a Palestinian capital. In an unusually frank insight into British assessments of Israeli intentions, the document says that Ariel Sharon's government is jeopardising the prospect of a peace agreement by trying to put the future of Arab East Jerusalem beyond negotiation and risks driving Palestinians living in the city into radical groups. The document, obtained by the Guardian, was presented to an EU council of ministers meeting chaired by the foreign secretary, Jack Straw, on Monday with recommendations to counter the Israeli policy, including recognition of Palestinian political activities in East Jerusalem.
NO SELL OUT : Electrofunk mix (mp3)
videos.antville.org : lots of music videos here
Mashuptown is Dead, Long Live Mashuptown : MashupTown, an american site that hosts and distributes mashups (two or more songs ingeniously mixed together to make a third) has taken down all of its files after complaints from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) to its hosting partner.
The French Democracy : (35mb) "This is a movie about the recent French riots in suburb. It is fully subtitled in english(sorry for my english, i had some training to do). I hope you will enjoy this movies and have a better understand of what is happening in my country!" Some people are saying that this is the first political use of machinima (a filmmaking technique that uses video-games as animation engines)...
Radiohead remix redux: Me and This Army from Panzah Zandahz : a collection of 16 Radiohead tracks remixed with snippets of artists such as MF Doom, Jurassic 5, De La Soul, and more.