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Straight Outta Compton

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hat tip to the ninja

At least someone's doing well

Oceans of Blood and Profits for the Mongers of War

By Robert Fisk

November 28, 2010 The Independent

Since there are now three conflicts in the greater Middle East; Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel/"Palestine" and maybe another Lebanese war in the offing, it might be a good idea to take a look at the cost of war.

Not the human cost - 80 lives a day in Iraq, unknown numbers in Afghanistan, one a day in Israel/"Palestine" (for now) - but the financial one. I'm still obsessed by the Saudi claim for its money back after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990. Hadn't Saudi Arabia, King Fahd reminded Saddam, financed his eight-year war against Iran to the tune of $25,734,469,885.80? For the custodian of the two holy places, Mecca and Medina, to have shelled out $25bn for Saddam to slaughter his fellow Muslims was pretty generous - although asking for that extra 80 cents was surely a bit greedy.

But then again, talking of rapacity, the Arabs spent $84bn underwriting the An…

Strap in this should be an interesting week

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someone is out there, watching

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RIP Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson

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Throbbing Gristle founder Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson died "peacefully" in his sleep on Nov 24 at the age of 55 in his Bangkok home.

Born in Leeds, England, the industrial music pioneer was also a founding member of Coil and Psychic TV after Throbbing Gristle disbanded in 1981, as well as recording solo work under the name The Threshold HouseBoys Choir. Most recently he founded Soisong in 2007 with Ivan Pavlov.

The news was made official today when Throbbing Gristle bandmates Cosey Fanni Tutti and Chris Carter tweeted: "Our dearest beautiful Sleazy left this mortal coil as he slept in peace last night. words cannot express our grief." Other artists, like Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor also took to Twitter to express their grief: "I awake to sad news. RIP Peter Christopherson - friend and huge inspiration."

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Christopherson was also a noted graphic designed and video director -- as part of the design collective Hipgnosis, he created iconic al…

Music and drinking at supperclub prior to Michael Mayer

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Come for a drink prior to Michael Mayer (or just a drink if you're not headed to that), music from Bn1, Micarl, Bob Daktari, and Jason George.

Supperclub, beresford square, auckland cbd

rip

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speaking of

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and then they finally filled the pool

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and the children of Grey Lynn including bob leapt and screamed for joy

The next few months will now come with wall to wall screaming at home
nice

great things

I am so digging the Walking Dead... a damn decent zombie story.

Best thing to not be currently screening on me telly...

Quite enjoying Madmen too

Summer glazed look on

tuckered out after a big weekend

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No Music Day

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let me out

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re-engage with music

Silence is Golden - or for at least one day of the year it is

Author, prankster and founder of the KLF Bill Drummond explains why he won't be listening to any music at all on 21 November - and why you might want to try it too

From the Guardian

All music is shite.' Discuss.


Some years ago I walked into HMV Oxford Street. I wandered around rack upon rack of thousands upon thousands of CDs. There must have been every form of music that ever existed there. I wanted something new. Something that would make me go, 'Yeah, this is it. I've never heard anything like this in my life.' There have been so many times when I have read a review of an album telling me how great it was so I would go out and buy it, only to get it home to find it sounded like something I had already heard. There was nothing in HMV Oxford Street for me.

So I went home and searched every corner of the web for something new, fresh, exciting. Something that would make me hear music in a different way. So…

Black Mahogani

The Day We Lost The Soul

oh really

Bosconi

Start the day with a cup o dirt

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This might explain some of my recent posts

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Wednesday Night People

Apple + the Beatles + Big Announcement =

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Sure this will make some fans days and dent their wallets something... but outside of that?

Yep companies building for the future

nope

yawn

Meet the people preparing for a zombie apocalypse

I just wanna be...

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Music People

People

The Set Up

Tribute

I'm driving

11.11.2010

The Third Track

The Dancer

Hindsight

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For some Star Wars awesomeness check this site out http://jannikeviveka.wordpress.com/2010/02/20/cedric-delsaux-start-wars/

Hat tip to Wayde and the iNat

Not quite Men Without Hats

Places I've lived

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So I stopped by the Mount over the weekend to refresh my mental image of how godaweful the place looks these days... all them cheap apartment blocks and tacky made over houses... ugh

The veiw to sea is still stunning and the day was hot and cloudless... a perfect Novemeber day.

But even the veiw to sea at the main beach was hampered by ugliness, the green in the photo is some sort of green weed/slime

Its a surf beach... how the hell does weed accumulate like that?

It stunk too

Don't you want my love

love it

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hat tip to mel

Rectify

Emotional Content

I'd Rather Be Lonely

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuk youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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lock up your pets and watch out for young males

Guy Fawkes Night is upon us

A truely odd custom for us to retain... still it is one if you're the right age is a highight of the year...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_Night

this could get boring for those near

The can only be one Best

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Things that make me go hmmmmm

Ian M Banks... new culturenovel - tis like the bestest summer gift I wasn't expecting

The Walking Dead... fantastic pilot so excited by this series...

The Now Show, my fave current affairs comedy

BSG Blood & Chrome new webispodes planned.... make it a series and we'll be over the moon

Carl Craig.... loaded the pod up with a few of his tunes and I can't leave them alone

Upcoming shows by... The Fall... Swans... Moodymann

Civ 5... my fave incarnation of this game since version 2

Star Wars Empire At War (Ultimate Empire At War Mod).... an oldie but a goodie... epic space battles and mindless fun

Sunshine

My new fave

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A nice hot cuppa

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