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Never Give Up

Have you seen the squad cars packed with boys in blue

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Waiting is a bitch

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Fancy that

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Tings

Just Tings

Hello Hero, hero hello

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Four gig of fresh music currently uploading to the pod

A big ear day if you will



Changing ISPs this week - I am terrified... this has got so bad in NZ... I dread having it go wrong and am confident it will.

Leave my head alone Brain....

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Todays to do list

Nurse Sore Head
Hang with friends up with Christchurch
Find food, eat it... feel slightly better
Download Rob Warners Box tribute mix
Watch an episode of: The Family Guy, American Dad and The Simpsons
Find the Road Trailer and watch... get excited... be disappointed that its months away... stare into space
Go to supermarket, forget why I'm there, wander aimlessly... buy soap... get home we have 27000 bars of soap... doh
Light Fire
Watch movie or bad sci fi tv
Check emails, delete rubbish
About 10pm realise it was a lovely day and hit oneself for not drinking beer in sun
11 pm remember I did drink beer in the sun
Sleep

Could it happen here? But of course

The Barbarians at the Gate

Why has policing in Britain gone so mad?


By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 19th May 2009

The principal cause of man’s unhappiness is that he has learnt to stay quietly in his own room. If our needs are not met, if justice is not done, it is because we are not prepared to leave our homes and agitate for change. Blaise Pascal (”the sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his own room”) couldn’t have been more wrong.

We do not starve, we are not arbitrarily imprisoned, we may vote, travel and read and write what we wish only because of the political activism of previous generations. Almost all MPs, when pushed, will acknowledge this. Were it not for public protest they wouldn’t be MPs.

Yet, though the people of this country remain as mild and as peaceful as they have ever been, our MPs have introduced a wider range of repressive measures than at any time since the Second World War. A long list of laws – the 1997 P…

Is it just me

Or is this country going through some changes that aren't for the better?

We'll live to regret this national lead govt

And isn't a fire just the perfect way to start ones day when its cold

interesting times again

If the bird won't cut it throw em a fish

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Building the perfect beats

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After 27 years, 'Planet Rock' remains an enduring theme in the genres it helped launch: hip-hop and electronic music

BY BRIAN McCOLLUM
FREE PRESS POP MUSIC WRITER

You won't hear a lot of Afrika Bambaataa on the airwaves these days. It's been years since the last hot single by the New York musician, who has settled into a steady career of globetrotting DJ gigs.

But when you turn on a radio in 2009, you'd better believe you're hearing "Planet Rock."

Here's the thing about Bambaataa's biggest hit: It wasn't even really a hit -- not in traditional terms, anyway, having failed to crack Billboard's Top 40 when it was released in 1982.

But the distinctive, infectious party track has endured as far more than a piece of music. It was a cultural statement, a game-changing work that stands as the cornerstone of both hip-hop and electronic music such as techno -- the rare song that can lay claim to multiple genres. And its influence continues to resonat…

When in doubt throw em a bird

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Time For Some Classics

Change, a lounge and a new era...

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or some such bollocks




Goodbye Room Of Doom

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Six months after moving in Bob finally sorts out his music room (what soon became the room of doom)

Where did everything go one might ask

Every square foot of space in the rest of the house of course

god I am slack

Some NZ Classics

What do you get when you feed a tribble too much?

Originally released as half of a double pack along with Planet E's first compilation Intergalactic Beats, the Bug in the Bass Bin 12" is easily one of techno's most important releases because in sounding so different from anything else "techno" it helped to push out the boundaries of what techno could be. Apparently if you heard it in 1992 and played it at 45 rpm, then you heard a very early drum'n'bass record. However, listening to the track at the arguably correct speed of 33 rpm was no less inspiring. Produced by Carl Craig, "Bug in the Bass Bin" is an alien funk gem with a unique two-bar loop of a couple of different sampled breakbreaks, a deep bassline, and a high line directly referencing the disco classic "Let No Man Put Asunder."

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The Myth of Talibanistan

By Pepe Escobar
Asia Times

Apocalypse Now. Run for cover. The turbans are coming. This is the state of Pakistan today, according to the current hysteria disseminated by the Barack Obama administration and United States corporate media - from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to The New York Times. Even British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said on the record that Pakistani Talibanistan is a threat to the security of Britain.

But unlike St Petersburg in 1917 or Tehran in late 1978, Islamabad won't fall tomorrow to a turban revolution.

Pakistan is not an ungovernable Somalia. The numbers tell the story. At least 55% of Pakistan's 170 million-strong population are Punjabis. There's no evidence they are about to embrace Talibanistan; they are essentially Shi'ites, Sufis or a mix of both. Around 50 million are Sindhis - faithful followers of the late Benazir Bhutto and her husband, now President Asif Ali Zardari's centrist and overwhelmingly secular Pakistan People'…

Friends

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And we're off

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