Saturday, 31 March 2012

Megaupload Shutdown Inflicts Pleasure & Pain On Cyberlockers

Copyright Vultures Sue Megaupload For Millions

♪♫ Soultek - World Of Dreams

What a find!!!

'Reckless' WikiLeaks faces fresh fire from Canberra

More Than Human? The Ethics Of Biologically Enhancing Soldiers

Hardware Trauma Plagues Robot Soldiers in Iraq

(Thanx SJX!)

VISA, MasterCard suffer 'massive' US data breach


Land (Featuring David Sylvian) - Nothing Is Happening Everywhere

Nothing Is Happening Everywhere is being released on the upcoming album Night Within by the London duo Land (Daniel Lea and Matthew Waters). The album is released on July 10th 2012.
(Thanx JA!)

Labour Councillor Announces That He Is An Alien From Outer Space

Town councillor Simon Parkes has claimed his mother is a green alien and extra-terrestrials abducted him as a child. Parkes believes a 2.7m (9ft) lifeform stood next to his cot when he was a baby and ‘two green stick things’ appeared. ‘I thought “they’re not mummy’s hands, mummy’s are pink,’ Mr Parkes said in a YouTube video.

Via ONTD Political

Now don't forget Spaceboy...

...that I am relying on you to get up at 3 AM to put the clock back an hour so that you can wake me in the morning :) XXX

Jacking Up

William S. Burroughs on September Songs

Tom Waits - What Keeps Mankind Alive?

Mark 4:22


Johnny Dowd playing 'One Way' from 'Searching For The Wrong Eyed Jesus'

World Party - 70 unreleased tracks on ‘Arkeology’ box set

Oh! THIS always works...

Can Music (NYC 17/04/12)

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OH! I would SO love one of those posters...

We Can No Longer Say No (Demo Mix 3)

HT: Vox/TX7/Electribe/DSI Tetra
JP: DSI Tetra
The Unknown Solderer: Spoken word Text

 I received this in the postal intertoobs inspired by this piece from 'Exile' written by The Unknown Solderer... 
(BIG thanx Anon!)

Last Exit - Live Frankfurt Jazz Festival (1986)

Sonny Sharrock: guitar
Peter Brotzmann: tenor saxophone, tenor clarinet
Bill Laswell: 6-string bass
Ronald Shannon Jackson: drums, voice

'A Map of the Open Country of a Woman’s Heart'

Created by D. W. Kellogg circa 1833–1842
Subtitle - 'Exhibiting its internal communications, and the facilities and dangers to Travellers therein'

Friday, 30 March 2012

♪♫ The Flaming Lips/Bon Iver - Ashes In The Air

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 Wayne Coyne's hand written lyrics

At 'This Land Is Your Land' - A Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert on March 10th in Tulsa - The Flaming Lips re imagined Guthrie's songs with iPads. This is the first song they played, the folk standard 'Vigilante Man'

The Flaming Lips' Record Store Day Release Will Contain Collaborators' Blood in Packaging

Capa’s ‘Falling Soldier’: The Modest Birth of an Iconic Picture

It’s a rare picture that encompasses an era; even the most justly famous photographs very rarely manage the feat. Eisenstaedt’s “V-J Day in Times Square,” for instance, perfectly illustrated the rapturous mood of a nation - and much of the world - at the end of the Second World War, but no one would argue that the image somehow captured the five-year war itself. Bill Eppridge’s haunting picture of Robert Kennedy’s assassination in a Los Angeles hotel kitchen in June 1968 distilled the darkest, most murderous currents of the Age of Aquarius, but no one says of that one photograph, “That was the Sixties.”
So, yes, it’s phenomenally rare for a single photo to evoke both a discrete moment, and an entire epoch. But that is exactly what Robert Capa’s now-iconic “Falling Soldier” manages to do; there, in one frame, made at the very moment a Loyalist fighter in Spain is shot and killed, one encounters a distillation of the Fascist violence and the brutally extinguished Republican sense of hope - hope for a new, free, egalitarian society - that ultimately came to define the Spanish Civil War...

William S. Burroughs in 'Twister' (1989)

'Twister' (1989) directed by: Michael Almereyda. Starring Suzy Amis, Crispin Glover, Harry Dean Stanton, and Dylan McDermott.

♪♫ Screen - Just Outside Your Comfort Zone

Screen NOT The Orb
'If you don’t like our style, fine, just fuck off & leave us alone. We are Screen.'
Via Skrufff

Harry Crews RIP

Author Harry Crews dies in Florida at 76

I think you're losing it Rupester...

'Enemies many different agendas, but worst old toffs and right wingers who still want last century's status quo with their monoplies.'

Speed Neighboring: One Way To Repel The Attack On Sharing

Black Cab - Rescue (live at 3RRR Aug 2009)

Call Signs track 'Rescue' from the 2009 Radio 3RRR live to air we did on Karen Leng's excellent, world famous Kinky Afro show. We've mixed these for the bonus disk of the US release of Call Signs coming out in the US in May on Parasol/Hidden Agenda. Features Rich Andrew on drums, Anthony Paine on bass, Alex Jarvis on guitar, Steve Law on weird electronics, Coates on vox and James Lee on lead guitar (pre-order it here
This was a pretty frenetic version, amped up by the almost no-show of Steve Law who's car broke down that arvo on a major highway. He made it with seconds to spare just as the red 'on air' light flicked on and 300 punters in the performance space looked on... 


Thundercat - Daylight (Ras G ASP EDIT)

Can to Release Box Set of Unreleased Material

A collection of previously unreleased recordings from the seminal krautrock band Can will be released via Mute on June 19 in the U.S. and June 18 in Europe. The Lost Tapes is a 3xCD box set of studio and live recordings as well as soundtrack works for films that never saw release. Check out the opening cut, "Millionenspiel".
The box set was compiled from over 30 hours of music found at Can's studio in Weilerswist, Germany, as the space was disassembled and moved to the German Rock N Pop Museum in Gronau, Germany. The tracks range from 1968-1977 and feature Holger Czukay (bass), Michael Karoli (guitar), Jaki Liebezeit (drums), Irmin Schmidt (keyboards), and vocals by both Malcolm Mooney and Damo Suzuki.
The release was curated by Schmidt and Mute's Daniel Miller, and compiled by Schmidt and collaborator Jono Podmore, who also edited the collection.
An event celebrating Can's Lost Tapes will take place on April 17 at the New York venue Le Poisson Rouge, at which Schmidt and Podmore will perform and discuss material from the release.


Icon Eye (Trailer)

The Uniting Music of The Congos & Sun Araw

♪♫ Bobby Womack - Please Forgive My Heart

Taken from the new album 'The Bravest Man In The Universe' to be released on 11th June (UK) and 12th June (US) 2012 on XL Recordings.
Produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell.

I say 'yes' to 'socilism'!!!

(Thanx Carolyn!)

Prince - Live @Paisley Park (Dec 31 1987)

The Situation of the Situationists: A Cultural Left in France in the 1950s and 60s

♪♫ Gary Clail - Privatise The Air

In celebration of the fact that Gary Clail has a new album coming's a song for all you tory khunts and those who thought they would be different this time around. More relevant than ever...

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Ten thousand Australians face web blackout 

[...]The malicious software, or malware, changes a user's Domain Name System (DNS) settings on their computer, diverting all web requests through servers the FBI seized in November but has been temporarily maintaining to ensure internet services were not disrupted. This maintenance will finish on July 9, meaning computers still infected will face internet troubles...

Cops VS Lawyers

Hotfile Researcher Discredits MPAA-Funded Piracy Study

23 Skidoo - Two Unreleased Songs

23 Skidoo (1981)
Image: The ever wonderful Panni Bahrti 

Pyramid Stomp 
Never before released in any form. Featuring saxophone legend Pharoah Sanders

Ayu (Ambient Mix)
Previously unreleased version of the track AYU from the album 23 Skidoo.
Thus track is featured in the film Beyond Time by Alex Turnbull which features a soundtrack by 23 Skidoo.
To view trailer go to:

Rob Ricketts: Program Your 808


Earl Scruggs RIP

Claude Debussy

Metal bands per 100.000 people

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DeepChord - DJBroadcast Podcast (June 2011)

[00:00] Gogooo A Cote -- 1 Ca Sera La
[01:13] Actress -- I Can't Forgive You
[02:10] Chris & Cosey -- Sequencer
[03:55] Deepchord -- Stars
[05:45] G-Man -- Enforcer
[08:37] Ghislain Poirier -- Orange Brule
[12:10] Marcel Dettmann -- Silex
[14:40] Mind Over MIDI -- Across The Void
[17:42] Bandulu -- Shutdown
[19:45] Sueno Latino -- Luxuria
[22:08] Fluxion -- Sub Surface
[24:12] Bandulu -- Downward Glance
[27:58] Claudia Bonarelli -- Vaneigem
[29:42] Cv313 -- Seconds To Forever
[31:28] Gez Varley -- Gardelle
[36:26] Muslimgauze -- Ganges Swimmer
[37:42] Dettmann / Klock -- Blank Scenario
[40:41] Midnight Caller -- Caller's Theme
[42:42] Martin Shulte -- Researches Of Depths
[47:32] Omar S / Shadow Ray -- Oasis One
[49:18] Frank Bretschneider & Taylor Dupree -- Dug In
[50:20] Gez Varley -- Cocoroach
[53:50] Ghislain Poirier -- Position Et Negation
[57:11] Variant -- Enchanted
[57:50] Riou -- House!

♪♫ DeepChord presents Echospace - Live In Seattle II

Detroit Techno Militia – Neil V. – DJ Psycho of Detroit Techno MilitiaEvent on 2012-05-05 15:00:00 Quetzalcóatl Rising™® Cincó De Mayó 2012. 3 Stage Indoor / Outdoor Event FEAT: DEEPCHORD presents ECHOSPACE live â-¼ SKOOZBOT 3HR Live/DJ â-¼ NOSPECTACLE live â-¼ THE FLASHBULB live â-¼ THE ABOMINABLE TWITCH live â-¼ MIKE "AGENT X" CLARK â-¼ DETROIT TECHNO MILITIA & much more! Click • "SEE MORE" • for further details! D e t r o i t P a r a n o r m a l S o c i e t y™® —-presents… Quetzalcóatl Rising™® "2012 MOVEMENT WARM UP MINI FESTIVAL" "3 Stage Indoor / Outdoor Event". ::::Sunshine into Stars:::: "3:00PM – 2:30AM" f e a t u r i n g :::: an ultra rare local appearance from dub techno LEGENDS: â-¼ DEEPCHORD presents ECHOSPACE live!â„¢ â-¼ [Echospace, Soma, Kompakt. Berlin / Chicago. Dub Techno]. [2HR live Set feat Custom Stage Setup Integrated with Live Video].  
For trnsnd XXX

Buzzcocks / Joy Division (Leeds 1979)

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Via Pushblog

The Clash - London Calling (2012 Remix)

Coming on RSD!!!


(Thanx Matt!)

The History of the Amen Break (1xtra - 22/05/2011)

See also this...


(Photo: TimN - Northcote 27/03/12)
Think that I should submit this to 'Sad Stuff On The Street'

Bill Eppridge: Woodstock (1969)

Bill Eppridge

'A Beauty I Cannot Deny' - David Sylvian Looks Back

Since attaining pop star status in the early 1980s with Japan, David Sylvian has followed a circuitous, challenging path, constantly refining his world of arty pop and ambience. Wyndham Wallace talks to him about finding and following his muse…
@ The Quietus

Benjamin Netanyahu Was A Stratfor Source From 2007 To 2010

Israel extends new border fence but critics say it is a sign of weakness

Language Deemed Offensive Is Removed From F.B.I. Training Materials

What’s with Australia’s secession obsession?

Penguin is not amused

Stewart Lee on Democracy (and booking bands for David Cameron)


(Thanx DJ Pigg!)

Congressman escorted from House after wearing hoodie in Trayvon Martin tribute



♪♫ Kojo 'Easy' Damptey - Illusion

(Thanx man!)

Poisonous Pens


Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Feed Yr Head
(Thanx Chuck!)

Megastructures are the Shopping Malls of the Avant-Garde

What About ideal cities, and counter revolutionary master plans?
The avant-garde is a paradoxical state. In order to exist, it relies on its incongruous condition of being both fundamentally contemporary and ahead of its time. A conceptual palimpsest, the avant-garde requires writing its history over its own past keeping a vulnerable balance between present problems, and possible future solutions. All about contextualizing the perfect timing, what happens when the avant-garde goes out of sync; when its solutions are overlooked for being too premature, or ridiculed for being delayed?
In the past century alone, the avant-garde was victim of two untimely appearances. In the first one, its proposals arrived too early; the world was taken aback by the boldness of its ambitions, by the audacity of its delirium. In the second coming, the avant-garde was too late. Here its stratagems were on a futile mission of inventing a program that already existed.
These consecutive setbacks have concealed the potential of  a parallel form of urban intelligence that not only is able to complete even the most ambitious truncated plans of the avant-garde in Europe, but that can also propose and achieve a set of alternative and original forms of urbanism. Can a genealogy of key events in the 20th century reveal the potential of this parallel non-European universe, and its relationship to the avant-garde as we know it?
Via Archinect

Vanish from this state of  whatever

♪♫ Third Eye - The Real Thing

A Year In The Mix: The Future Of Oz Mix (1990)

1. The Cure - Close To You (Closer Mix)
2. Pleasure - Please (Future Mix)
3. Solid Gold Easy Amex feat. Red Box - Enjoy (Future Mix)
4. Gary Clail (On-U Sound System) feat. Bim Sherman - Beef (Future Mix)
5. Gino Latino - Welcome (Land Of Oz Excursion Mix)
6. The Shamen - Pro>gen (Land Of Oz Mix)
7. Amina - Belly Dance (Land Of Oz Mix)
8. Jesus Loves You - Generations Of Love (Land Of Oz Mix)
9. INXS - Suicide Blonde (Milk Mix)
10. Max Q - Sometimes (Land of Oz Mix)
11. Lynda Law - I Don't Want Your Love (Land Of Oz Mix)
12. Sunsonic - Kind Of Loving (Land Of Oz Mix)
13. Cabaret Voltaire - Keep On (Land Of Oz Mix)
14. Frazier Chorus - Nothing (Land Of Oz Mix)
15. The Strings Of Love - Nothing Has Been Proved (Land Of Oz Mix)

Doubled hooded solidarity

I don't always wear a hoodie, but when I do, I wear a double hooded, Gator hoodie because my neighborhood watch captain is a Seminole, and I really like to freak him out. Stay crazy, my friends...

On the Brink: Planet Near Irreversible Point of Global Warming

Age of Ignorance


Look Ma, No Trackpad! Flutter Lets You Control Your Mac With Gestures

State Dept to court: Don't meddle with terror list decisions

Dominique Strauss-Kahn charged over alleged links with prostitution ring

Economic Parasites


Jiddu Krishnamurti - Understanding Fear (August 2, 1962)

Is it possible for the mind to empty itself totally of fear? Fear of any kind breeds illusion; it makes the mind dull, shallow. Where there is fear there is obviously no freedom, and without freedom there is no love at all. And most of us have some form of fear: fear of darkness, fear of public opinion, fear of snakes, fear of physical pain, fear of old age, fear of death. We have literally dozens of fears. And is it possible to be completely free of fear?
We can see what fear does to each one of us. It makes one tell lies; it corrupts one in various ways; it makes the mind empty, shallow. There are dark corners in the mind which can never be investigated and exposed as long as one is afraid. Physical self-protection, the instinctive urge to keep away from the venomous snake, to draw back from the precipice, to avoid falling under the tramcar, and so on, is sane, normal, healthy.
But I am talking about the psychological self-protectiveness which makes one afraid of disease, of death, of an enemy. When we seek fulfillment in any form, whether through painting, through music, through relationship, or what you will, there is always fear. So, what is important is to be aware of this whole process in oneself, to observe, to learn about it, and not ask how to get rid of fear. When you merely want to get rid of fear, you will find ways and means of escaping from it, and so there can never be freedom from fear.
If you consider what fear is and how to approach it, you will see that for most of us the word is much more important than the fact. Take the word loneliness. By that word I mean the sense of isolation that suddenly comes upon one for no apparent reason. I don't know if this has ever happened to you. Though you may be surrounded by your family, by your neighbors, though you may be walking with friends or riding in a crowded bus, suddenly you feel completely isolated.
From the memory of that experience there is fear of isolation, of being lonely. Or you are attached to someone who dies, and you find yourself left alone, isolated. Feeling that sense of isolation, you escape from it by means of the radio, the cinema, or you turn to sex, to drink, or you go to church, worship God. Whether you go to church or take a pill, it is an escape, and all escapes are essentially the same.
Now, the word loneliness prevents us from entering into a complete understanding of that state. The word, associated with past experience, evokes the feeling of danger and creates fear; therefore, we try to run away. Please watch yourself as in a mirror, do not just listen to me, and you will see that the word has extraordinary significance for most of us. Words like God, communism, hell, heaven, loneliness, wife, family - what an astonishing influence they have on us.
We are slaves to such words, and the mind that is a slave to words is never free of fear. To be aware of and learn about fear in oneself is not to interpret that feeling in words, for words are associated with the past, with knowledge; and in the very movement of learning about fear without verbalization, which is not to acquire knowledge about it, you will find there is a total emptying of the mind of all fear.
This means that one has to go very deeply into oneself, putting aside all words; and when the mind understands the whole content of fear and is therefore empty of fear, both conscious and unconscious, then there comes a state of innocency.
For most Christians that word innocency is merely a symbol; but I am talking of actually being in a state of innocency, which means having no fear, and therefore the mind is completely mature, instantly, without going through the passage of time.
And that is possible only when there is total attention, an awareness of every thought, of every word, of every gesture. The mind is attentive without the barrier of words, without interpretation, justification, or condemnation. Such a mind is a light unto itself, and a mind that is a light unto itself has no fear.

Jiddu Krishnamurti 

Venice Sinking More Than Previously Thought

Sorry Marc it was crap then (and still is...)

So it seems like most of the UK Military's PsyOps unit are on LinkedIn

Occupy Tracking

Murdoch's Scandal

23 Skidoo remind us that integrity and courage are more exciting than money

The article even has a photo of Skidoo rehearsing at the back of the record shop that I worked at owned by their then manager...

My Bloody Valentine announce details of reissues featuring unreleased tracks

My Bloody Valentine have announced details of the release of a trio of re-issues on Monday May 14th 2012 through Sony Commercial Music Group.
They will release their 2 full-length studio albums, Isn’t Anything and Loveless, plus EP’s 1988-1991, a brand new compilation which draws together their 4 EP releases, Feed Me With Your Kiss, You Made Me Realise, Glider and Tremolo alongside 7 additional rare and previously un-released tracks.
The original studio albums have been painstakingly re-mastered by Kevin Shields at Metropolis Studios in London and Loveless comes as a 2-disc set featuring a previous re-mastering from original analogue tapes, completed by Kevin Shields but never released.
Alongside their EPs, the compilation album features a mixture of rare and unavailable and previously unreleased tracks.
My Bloody Valentine remain one of the most unique and thrilling bands of the last 25 years. Sonic pioneers, they stood alone in the late 80s / early 90s, their two albums sounded like nothing that had gone before. Loveless in particular was a breathtaking piece of work exploring the outer reaches of a guitar’s capabilities – it’s no surprise that 20 years later the album is still influencing a new generation of musicians from The Horrors to Radiohead.
Isn’t Anything, released on Creation Records in November 1988, was My Bloody Valentine’s debut long-player. Formed in Dublin in 1983, prior to Isn’t Anything they had released a number of EPs and mini-albums. The album was preceded by You Made Me Realise, an EP which gave some indication of the avant-garde musical direction of the album, which, on release, was heralded as peerless.
Isn’t Anything was Recorded in Wales over a two-week period in the late spring of 1988 and produced by the band and following some personnel changes it featured the line-up of Kevin Shields (guitar, vocals), Bilinda Butcher (guitars / vocals), Colm O Coisoig (drums) and Debbie Googe (bass) which would go on to record and release Loveless 3 years later.
Their second album, Loveless, was released in November 1991. Recorded over a two-year period between 1989 and 1991, the album’s gestation was long and complex with numerous studios and engineers used, yet on its eventual release it was soon apparent My Bloody Valentine had released a hugely innovative, original anddefinitive album, the legacy of which still resonates today.
My Bloody Valentine played a number of shows in 2008, their first in a number of years, including performances at the Roskilde, Benicassim, Electric Picnic,Fuji Rock and Bestival festivals and in 2009 they curated the All TomorrowsParties ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ event.
The track listings of the albums are as follows:
1. Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)
2. Lose My Breath
3. Cupid Come
4. (When You Wake) You’re Still In A Dream
5. No More Sorry
6. All I Need
7. Feed Me With Your Kiss
8. Sueisfine
9. Several Girls Galore
10. You Never Should
11. Nothing Much To Lose
12. I Can See It (But I Can’t Feel It)
Disc 1 – Re-master from original tape
1. Only Shallow
2. Loomer
3. Touched
4. To here Knows When
5. When You Sleep
6. I Only Said
7. Come In Alone
8. Sometimes
9. Blown A Wish
10. What You Know
11. Soon
Disc 2 – Mastered from original 1Ž2 inch analogue tapes
1. Only Shallow
2. Loomer
3. Touched
4. To here Knows When
5. When You Sleep
6. I Only Said
7. Come In Alone
8. Sometimes
9. Blown A Wish
10. What You Know
11. Soon
EP’s 1988-1991
Disc 1
1. You Made Me Realise (from You Made Me Realise EP)
2. Slow (from You Made Me Realise EP)
3. Thorn (from You Made Me Realise EP)
4. Cigarette In Your Bed (from You Made Me Realise EP)
5. Drive It All Over Me (from You Made Me Realise EP)
6. Feed Me With Your Kiss (from Feed Me With Your Kiss EP)
7. I Believe (from Feed Me With Your Kiss EP)
8. Emptiness Inside (from Feed Me With Your Kiss EP)
9. I Need No Trust (from Feed Me With Your Kiss EP)
10. Soon (from Glider EP)
11. Don’t Ask Why (from Glider EP)
12. Off Your Face (from Glider EP)
Disc 2
1. To Here Knows When (from Tremolo EP)
2. Swallow (from Tremolo EP)
3. Honey Power (from Tremolo EP)
4. Moon Song (from Tremolo EP)
5. Instrumental no. 2 (distributed on a free 7” with the first 5000 Isn’t Anything LPs)
6. Instrumental no.1 (distributed on a free 7” with the first 5000 Isn’t Anything LPs)
7. Glider (full length version) (B side on the Soon (The Andrew Weatherall Mix) 12”)
8. Sugar (promo only B-Side on Only Sallow LP, France only)
9. Angel (previously unreleased)
10. Good For You (previously unreleased)
11. How Do You Do It (previously unreleased)
You can order the EP’s 1988-1991 by clicking here
(Thanx RIP!)