maetrixsolution.com : ambient netlabel - home of the track below...
everest - peakEP T3Zake : been caning this track all weekend. Lovely.
Century of the Self : Amazing documentary about the role of psychoanalysis, marketing, and public relations in the united states. Available for FREE via archive.org - From the same director as "the power of nightmares".
Shooby Taylor - The Human Horn : check out his version of Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues (mp3) oh yeah
Palestinian Voices: Missing from Op-Ed Pages : Earlier this month, just before he left the Chicago Tribune, Public Editor Don Wycliff came out of the closet on the issue of media bias against Palestinian views. As he said, "on probably the most enduring and insistent foreign policy issue of our time, we routinely do not hear from one side."
A Chilling Heartlessness By GIDEON LEVY As Israel's Hamas Team Laughs. The Hamas team had not laughed so much in a long time. The team, headed by the prime minister's advisor Dov Weissglas and including the Israel Defense Forces chief of staff, the director of the Shin Bet and senior generals and officials, convened for a discussion with Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on ways to respond to the Hamas election victory. Everyone agreed on the need to impose an economic siege on the Palestinian Authority, and Weissglas, as usual, provided the punch line: "It's like an appointment with a dietician. The Palestinians will get a lot thinner, but won't die," the advisor joked, and the participants reportedly rolled with laughter. And, indeed, why not break into laughter and relax when hearing such a successful joke? If Weissglas tells the joke to his friend Condoleezza Rice, she would surely laugh too.
Major increase in NI hate crimes : There has been a significant rise in hate crimes in Northern Ireland, according to latest figures. Racist attacks increased by almost 80% last year, while homophobic attacks rose by 175%.
Iranians Hurl Firebombs at British Embassy : Several hundred hard-line students threw stones and firebombs at the British Embassy in Tehran on Sunday, blaming Britain and the United States for the bombing of a Shiite shrine in Iraq.
Suicide bomb film set to shake Oscars : Pressure is rising for Hollywood to disqualify a controversial movie about Palestinian jihadists
Defeat is victory. Death is life By Robert Fisk
Foxy Digitalis Podcasts : promoting weird music and culinary excellence
Peace Tax Seven : The ‘Peace Tax Seven’ - campaigners who withheld 10% of their tax (the estimated percentage of national military spending) and instead argue for a ‘peace’ fund - are to have their case heard in the Court of Appeal on March 1st. This will be the first time that objection to taxes being used for the war machine will be heard in such a powerful court. The hearing will be at the Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London - but get there by 10.30am (call number below to check for late changes). The peace tax campaign - Conscience - relaunches with a party on March 2nd, 6pm at Clerkenwell House, Hatton Wall, London. Tel 07981 680638 (via schnews)
Radio Savage Houndy Beasty : delivers a hefty dollop of high octane audio absurdity, comedy, and deranged DJing, shot through with truth, beauty and a sprinkling of political savvy. I quite like this track called "Meat" (5mb mp3)
Mediated: How the Media Shape Your World by Thomas de Zengotita : Just when you thought there was nothing new to say about the media, along comes a book that transcends the conventional wisdom with an original vision. From Princess Diana's funeral to the prospect of mass terror, from oral sex in the Oval Office to cowboy politics in distant lands, from high school cliques to marital therapy, from hip-hop nation to climbing Mount Everest, from blogs to reality TV, Mediated takes us on a tour of every department of our media-saturated society. And at every turn we see ourselves as we are, immersed in options, surrounded by representations, driven to unprecedented levels of self-consciousness - and obliged by these new circumstances to transform our own lives into performances. Sophisticated and satirical, written with style and driven by raw energy, Mediated tackles everything we take for granted and reintroduces us to the world we think we know as if for the first time. Norman Mailer on Mediated: Mediated has the same liveliness and intense intellectuality as Marshall McLuhan's Understanding Media - which is a way of saying there are anywhere from three to ten stimulating ideas on every page. As McLuhan presented us with the realization that modernism was coming to an end, so de Zengotita has a great deal to say about the saturation of post-modernism in our existence today. Let me offer my salute to Thomas de Zengotita.
Torture blamed for detainee deaths : AT least eight detainees of the roughly 100 who have died in US military custody in Iraq and Afghanistan were tortured to death, human rights lawyers said in a report released today. "These are detainees who were beaten, suffocated or otherwise died in circumstances that meet the definition of torture that is in the federal law that bans the practice," said Hina Shamsi, a lawyer for New York-based Human Rights First and author of the report.
PunkPurim : jewdas and New York’s Heeb Magazine present Punkpurim Date: Saturday, March 18 Time: 9pm Place: rampART, 15-17 Rampart Street , Whitechapel , E1 2LA - live music from Ghettoplotz and Emunah. Radical Jewish culture returns to the East End as The New Rabbis of Liberty head down to rampART, a squatted social centre in the heart of Whitechapel. Bringing on the spirit of Yiddish subversion with klezmer hip hop/drum n bass bands Ghettoplotz and Emunah; Radical Torah will be taught by a motley crew of Jewish renegades; films and art showcasing the best of revolutionary Diaspora culture; and djs spinning the speeches of Ariel Sharon. hmmmm
Church Times Caterpillar poll results : On 17/02/2006 we asked you "Should the Church disinvest from Caterpillar?" The results of the Church Times Caterpillar poll are - Yes: 7286(64%) No: 4168(36%) Total: 11454
Nigerian religious violence kills 96 : Bodies littered the streets of the southern Nigerian city of Onitsha as the death toll from days of violence between Christians and Muslims across Nigeria rose to at least 96.
Aquarium Drunk : mighty fine music blog
Ramones- Gabba Gabba Hey
So I watched 'The End of the Century:The Story of the Ramones' last night. Very Funny watching this band implode in a Spinal Tap like manner. These guys take themselves way too seriously.
SubGenius Membership Allegedly Leads to Loss of Child Custody : A Texas woman alleges on her blog that her membership of a satirical religious group with very liberal views on sexuality has led to a court forbidding her to have any form of contact with her son.
The Hype Machine : tracks a variety of MP3 blogs. If a post contains MP3 links, it adds those links to its database and displays them on the front page. This needs exploring further...
Neil Young's Perfect Echo Volume 1 '67-'71 : (full album of heart-breaking rarities)
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (700 mb AVI file) by Mark Achbar & Peter Wintonick.
Four charged over guerrilla T-shirts : Danish police have charged four people selling T-shirts bearing the logos of Colombian and Palestinian guerrillas with supporting banned terrorist groups. The four are connected to the Danish clothing company Fighters and Lovers, which sells T-shirts with logos of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PLFP). Both groups have been classified as terrorists by the European Union and the United States.
Are homes being turned into detention centres? : Asylum seekers are being fitted with an electronic monitoring device around their ankles. A monitoring unit is then installed in the accommodation address where the individual resides. During periods in which the individual is required to be at home, the tag sends a signal to the monitoring unit and then to the monitoring control centre.
Ghostbox : Ghost Box is an independent music label for artists that find inspiration in library music albums, folklore, vintage electronics, and the school music room.
An Upside-Down Media :by Robert Parry The gravest indictment of the American news media is that George W. Bush has gutted the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Geneva Conventions and the United Nations Charter – yet this extraordinary story does not lead the nation’s newspapers and the evening news every day.
Pornography For Fun and Profit (video remix) (via beware of the blog 7mb QT) a 1964 anti-pornography film which turns the original porno- and commie-bashing message on its head
"The Bottom Line" Abu Ghraib Video (16mbQT) hmmmm a short film about torture. Soundtrack by negativland
Sainkho Namtchylak : mp3's on ubuweb.
The Media Lounge : interesting AV collective.
UK radiation jump blamed on Iraq shells : RADIATION detectors in Britain recorded a fourfold increase in uranium levels in the atmosphere after the “shock and awe” bombing campaign against Iraq, according to a report. Environmental scientists who uncovered the figures through freedom of information laws say it is evidence that depleted uranium from the shells was carried by wind currents to Britain.
Israel's policies are feeding the cancer of anti-semitism : by Paul Oestreicher If I feel all that in my guts and know it in my head, I cannot stand by and watch the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - one of the world's most dangerous outbreaks of collective hatred - as a dispassionate onlooker. I cannot listen calmly when an Iranian president talks of wiping out Israel. Jewish fears go deep. They are not irrational. But I cannot listen calmly either when a great many citizens of Israel think and speak of Palestinians in the way a great many Germans thought and spoke about Jews when I was one of them and had to flee.
Wendy and Bonnie - By the Sea (mp3) so i heard this track on saturday night on the radio and am totally enchanted. Sisters Wendy and Bonnie Flower (their real names) recorded one album, Genesis, in 1968. Only 17 and 13 years old respectively, Wendy & Bonnie wrote all the material themselves and it's stunning, and not just 'for their age'. Breezy, soft but sav.
Delivery : a short film by Til Nowak (QT)
The Village Orchestra Et In Arcadia Ego : this is quite pleasent
WM Recordings : is a netlabel operating from Heerlen, the Netherlands.
The Library of Congress' collection of 68 motion pictures shot during the Spanish-American War, 1898-1901.
recordbrother : good taste. theres a nice link on here to a collection of Jap-Psyche music from the sixties.
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