Tuesday, January 30, 2007
By Daniel Aloi
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Threaten a man's masculinity and he will assume more macho attitudes, according to a study by a Cornell University researcher.
"I found that if you made men more insecure about their masculinity, they displayed more homophobic attitudes, tended to support the Iraq War more and would be more willing to purchase an SUV over another type of vehicle," said Robb Willer, a sociology doctoral candidate at Cornell. Willer is presenting his findings Aug. 15 at the American Sociological Association's 100th annual meeting in Philadelphia.
"Masculine overcompensation is the idea that men who are insecure about their masculinity will behave in an extremely masculine way as compensation. I wanted to test this idea and also explore whether overcompensation could help explain some attitudes like support for war and animosity to homosexuals," Willer said. «Continued here»
Monday, January 29, 2007
The Tiger Lillies are an extraordinary three piece band with a large cult following in London. They are fronted by singer Martyn Jacques who trained himself as an opera singer with a castrati style voice of heartbreaking beauty, whilst living alone above a strip joint in Soho for seven years. Accompanied by drummer Adrian Huge, whose appearance was described by David Byrne as James Joyce on drums, and double bass player Adrian Stout, Jacques plays accordion and sings savage and passionate songs about prostitutes, drug addicts and losers, his voice soaring and growling like a man possessed. Ken Campbell has described him as "the criminal castrati", and with his dickensian style of dress, long pigtail and bowler hat, his corrosive lyrics and his astonishing voice, all the while singing with his eyes closed, he makes an indelible impression. Jacques sings about life at the bottom of contemporary Britain with the voice of an angel.
The music is a startling mixture of opera, gypsy song and left bank Paris, but what really marks out this band from any other is the emotional charge and raw passion of the delivery. Because they are impossible to pigeonhole, the band has not yet had a wide commercial success, despite being picked up by David Byrne, with performances at the South Bank, as well as festivals and foreign tours, but this cannot last for much longer as their reputation is spreading very fast in the art culture underworld.
(By Mina Courtauld 17/5/96 )
A taste of the lillies, thanks to a arca do pyrata is found here:
bad blood & blasphemy (1999) (rs) death and the bible (2004) (rs)
UPDATE: LINKS ARE DEAD...
Friday, January 26, 2007
Nebulous 1.2 The Loverly Invasion
Nebulous 1.3 The Dust Has Landed
Nebulous 1.4 Madness is a Strange Colour
Nebulous 1.5 The Coincidence Machine
Nebulous 1.6 The Man Who Polished the Sun
- Nebulous 2.1 The Deptford Wives
- Nebulous 2.2 The Buzzing.
- Nebulous 2.3 I Nebulous
- Nebulous 2.4 Destiny Of The Destinoyd
- Nebulous 2.5 Tempus Fugitive
- Nebulous 2.6 Last Of The Present Sirius
Thursday, January 25, 2007
I love my friends, and they love me, We're just as close as we can be. And just because we really care, Whatever we get, we share!
I got it from Agnes, She got it from Jim. We all agree it must have been Louise who gave it to him.
She got it from Harry, Who got it from Marie, And everybody knows that Marie Got it from me.
Giles got it from Daphne, She got it from Joan, Who picked it up in County Cork, A-kissin' the Blarney Stone.
Pierre gave it to Sheila, Who must have brought it there. He got it from Francois and Jacques, Haha, Lucky Pierre!
Max got it from Edith, Who gets it every spring. She got it from her Daddy, Who just gives her everything.
She then gave it to Daniel, Whose spaniel has it now. Our dentist even got it, And we're still wondering how.
Ah, but I got it from Agnes, Or maybe it was Sue, Or Millie or Billie or Gillie or Willie, It doesn't matter who.
It might have been at the club, Or at the pub, or in the loo, And if you will be my friend, Then I might...(Mind you, I said "might")... Give it to you!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
2. Jay & The Americans: Tricia (Tell Your Daddy)
3. Gene Marshall: We Want Dick, We Want Dick, We Want Dick
4. Gene Marshall: We Want Dick And Spiro, We Want Dick And Spiro, We Want Dick And Spiro
5. Rod & The MSR Singers: Richard Nixon
6. Gene Marshall: Get Off That Phone, Martha
7. Barbara Foster: San Clemente's Not The Same
8. Gene Marshall: President Richard Nixon
9. Gene Marshall: The Great Richard Nixon
10. Gene Marshall: Richard Nixon In '76
11. Gene Marshall: God Bless Richard Nixon
12. Gene Marshall: Hail The Chief
Credits: Artwork: Kjartan Slettemark - Sounds: PhilxMilstein
about: NIXONVISIONS taken from here
The starting point for the NIXONVISIONS was a collage made by Kjartan in 1971 with a Nixon poster and a hand, holding a coffee-cup taken from a Swedish advertisement. Later he began to make cut-ups using scissor and glue that resulted in the NIXONVISIONS (1972) series.
Three collages by Kjartan Slettermark were removed from the foreign affairs committee meeting room in the Oslo parliament building, in october 2004, by Members of Parliament saying they were shocking and unfitting.
"Following an evaluation, it was determined that the piece was unfitting and potentially shocking," Hans Brattestaa, the parliament's secretary general said.
They were felt to deliver "a political message that is not the most appropriate" Norway's parliament said.
Former Norwegian Prime Minister Thorbjoern Jagland said “I don't think that the meeting room of the foreign affairs committee is the most appropriate place to exhibit this kind of expression”
The works was moved to a spot were they were to be found less unfitting… :( What are they thinking? Are they afraid that the Bush administration will impose sanctions?
Opposed by: Norwegian parliament (Stortinget)
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
"[Joe Frank] travels in the emotional landscape of Bergman and Fellini; there's a tension and sense of mystery halfway between Kafka and Chandler, plot twists worthy of Rod Serling, and a satiric edge worthy of Firesign Theatre and Woody Allen." -- The Washington Post
"The world of Joe Frank is a wildly entertaining surrealistic universe...hilarious, unsettling, zany, powerful, moving and perhaps the most unique, inventive and effective use of radio since Orson Welles convinced much of America that there was a "War of the Worlds." -- The L.A. Weekly
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From the exotic Northeast sands of Portland, Oregon, two brothers (Eric and Ryan) orchestrate sampled records with acoustic guitar, programmed beats, computerized synthlines, live bass, toy monkeys and anything else they can use in Martinibomb.
A one man music project out of Tallahassee, Florida, The Coconut Monkeyrocket A.K.A. Jason Emmett assembles layers and layers of samples together to make a cartoonish dance racket. Check out his awsome cell-phone-ringtones.
Ingredients (use vegan versions):
1 15 oz can of garbanzo beans
2 large cloves of garlic
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoon of the bean juice
1/2 cup of Tahini
juice of 2 lemons (4 tablespoons)
dash of salt
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 jar of sun dried tomatos
Put all ingredients in the food processor and mix until nice and smooth (about 1-2 minutes). You can sprinkle a little bit of paprika and a tiny bit of olive oil on top - add a sprig of mint just before serving it with vegan pita bread. Serves 6-8.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
This has to be the worst (read: best) compilation of covers of Queen. This one is on the top of the "scary" list. Call it "outsider music", call it "weirdo" - anywho; you're bound to find "something" here.
You didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition, but here (rs-link) it is.
Thanks (well I suppose) to daniMusic:::gigas y gigas de música al estilo dani
Friday, January 12, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Monday, January 08, 2007
Personally I'm more impressed by Jim of Seattle's mix of the old windows sounds (mp3)
It is scary listening to all these microsoft sounds - the world gets a little dinkyer, archiving a bit more annoying - and retrieving, hah... Well, there is always solitaire - the most successful piece of software made by the microboys.
Sunday, January 07, 2007
In Norway Scandic Hotels owned by the Hilton Hotel Corporation faced an uproar for refusing to book rooms for a Cuban delegation because of the U.S. trade embargo on the communist-run island. The 300,000-member Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees said it would boycott all Scandic hotels in Norway. The Anti-Racist Center in Oslo filed a police complaint against the hotels, saying Norwegian law ensures that "no one can be denied access based on their citizenship or ethnic origin." The Norwegian Foreign Ministry said all companies operating in Norway have to obey Norwegian law. It's expected the court, , ,  will order the Scandic Hotels to pay fines for expelling guests.
Friday, January 05, 2007
Accomplished musicians, with everything from piano through saxophone to harp on their combined CVs, The Puppini Sisters have created contemporary reinterpretations of old-time favourites including Mr Sandman and Jeepers Creepers and translated 'modern' songs like Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive' and Blondie's 'Heart Of Glass' into tight three-part harmonies of such splendor that the Andrews Sisters would quiver with joy. Here. (rs) Thanks again to Big Bad Music