Friday, March 30, 2007

In The Guetto

If you have overdone it; indulged in Sangria, Tapas and San Miguel - and you feel like your tummy is about to rip - well, listening to Il Principe Gitano's version of In The Ghetto will prove fatal. A singalong version with three simultaneous karaoke-styled lyrics can be found here. A static lyrics page here.

Last but not least - See the Video...

Thursday, March 29, 2007

United Nations Radio: "Document A/777"
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Broadcast Information: April 17, 1950. 60 mins.
Description of Program: THE PURSUIT OF PEACE
Written, directed, and produced by Norman Corwin.
"There is no dictator in this world who has
succeeded to oppress the people forever...
We cannot dignify an old man who has lost his mind."
-Morgan Tsvangirai

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

No more Loompanics...

(and it's already been a year...)
Anyone who's had the fortune of receiving the Loompanics catalog in the mail - share a common secret; the knowledge of the existence of unbelievable literature. I'm talking about that ol' non-fiction, DIY, paranormal, geeky, conspiracy, secret agent, spy-tech, mind altering, electronic, fraud, hacking, military, alternative -biology -lifeforms, home-made weapons of mass destruction and how to kill anybody with just about anything, thing... Most of which - highly illegal! But essential literature for any journalist, una-bomber, author, prankster, anarchist, housewife, lone gunman eh well remember the three nerds who assisted Mulder & Scully, and made a conspiracy weekly called "The Lone Gunmen", well those kinda guys... They're all into books such as The Art & Science of Dumpster Diving, Methods of Disguise, Making Crime Pay, Rancho Costa Nada: The Dirt Cheap Desert Homestead, If We Can Keep a Severed Head Alive…, How to Start Your Own Country, Did Jesus Exist?, Practical LSD Manufacture, Combat Knife Throwing, The $51 Fantasy, etc., etc.

Fear not, there will still be sources for unbelievable literature. R.I.P Lo0mpanics.

AK Press is a worker run book publisher and distributor organized around anarchist principles. All decision-making, including which titles we distribute and what we publish, is made collectively. Our goal is to make available radical
books and other materials, titles that are published by independent presses, not the corporate giants, titles with which you can make a positive change in the world.

For more than 20 years Delta Press, Ltd. has b
een the catalog to turn to for some of the most outrageous and hard to find books anywhere! Its constant goal is to give its readers, (collectors, gun enthusiast, law enforcement agencies, and many others) the best selection of unusual and hard to find books on a variety of informative subjects.

Family owned and operated since 197
3, Earthlight Books helped spawn Last Word Books in Olympia, Washington in 2002. We are an extended family of independent counter-culture booksellers bent on subverting dominant paradigms and increasing the burden of awareness through education and enlightenment. Together we collectively spent every dime to our names six times over in 2006 stocking up on Loompanics titles for you, our beloved radical readers. We offer a variety of book-related services, including special orders, rare book searches, appraisals, consignment sales for libraries and defunct publishers, etc. Search Earthlight's online inventory here. Search Last Word's online inventory here. Not all of our titles are available online so contact us at or 1-866-630-4002 with any questions, requests, etc. We have cases upon cases of select Loompanics titles available for resale as well if any bookstores are interested.

Their unique publications offer practical solutions to many of today's most difficult prob
lems. Over 500 titles "help you help yourself" with immediate answers and ideas you can use for a better life. Books on privacy, new identity, business opportunities, free money, and foreign passports.

We offer the best variety in alternative publications. * Mariju
ana Books * Mushroom Books * Psychedelic Books * Underground Books * Drug Books * Health Books * Marijuana Video's * Marijuana DVD's * Marijuana Magazines * Psychedelic Magazines * Rare & Out-of-Print Books * Discounted Damaged Books. Many books that were carried by Loompanics.

Laissez Faire Books offers the world's
best selection of books and tapes on liberty. We carry hundreds of titles, and sell to individuals in over 90 countries. For more than 30 years we have published a monthly "snail-mail" bulletin, which now goes out to tens of thousands of people.

Founded by Jay Lehman in 1955 to serve the local Amish and
others without electricity, Lehman's ships old-fashioned, high-quality merchandise all over the world. Homesteaders, environmentalists, missionaries, doctors in developing nations, and others living in areas where there is no power or unreliable power can rely on Lehman's. Man-made disasters, such as the Great Blackout of 2003, as well as natural disasters like Hurricane Isabel are leading people to search for a self-sufficient lifestyle.

Features publications on conspiracy theory, transformation, magic, psychology, and health. Offers the works of Crowley and Robert An
ton Wilson. Publisher of more than 100 books and tapes on metaphysics, sexuality, astrology, tarot, Golden Dawn, and New Age.

"Home of the Action Library -- Over 750 titles on personal and financial freedom, self-defense and martial arts, firearms and shooting, police and military science, plus much
more. Order a free catalog or browse the Paladin online.

Featuring the syndicated newspaper columns of Vin Suprynowicz, his monthly newsletter, on privacy, liberty, freedom, gun rights, education in America, buying coins and gold, and much more.The Libertarian, Privacy Alert, his books, the Mountain Media Bookstore of books

RONIN PRESS -- Books for Independent Minds
Ronin Publishing is a small press in Berkeley, California, publishing books as tools for personal development, visionary alternatives, and expanded consciousness. Serves the common weal by offering books on personal development, visions, psychedelia and drug laws.

Serving your needs for over 25 years. Established in 19
76, located in Western Oregon, we have remained committed to your personal privacy. Supplier of lock picking books, videos, and tools; guns; publications; militaria; and much more. Provides tools for professional locksmiths. Includes a list of tools and videos for lock picking.

Books and videos from the most dangerous man in America. Since 1985, everybody's favorite Uncle has been writing the books which have defined the field of clandestine chemistry. Uncle Fester says, "My books have been described as the pinnacle of 20th century underground writing, and through them I have transformed this genre."

Monday, March 26, 2007

Back to the Futurists

Musica Futurista: The Art of Noises is a 74 minute collection of music and spoken word from the Italian Futurist movement 1909-1935, including original recordings by Marinetti, Russolo and Balilla Pratella. Get it here!. Original post with tracklisting and info on Direct Waves.

Futura Poesia Sonora; The king of all sound poetry compilations. Released by the legendary Italian Cramps label in 1978 and then again in 1989, now out of print. 5CD(!)

Disc 1 & 2 - Disc 3 & 4 - Disc 5

Original post with tracklists on Direct Waves.

Direct waves is a place dedicated to experimental & avant-garde music that is rare, obscure, or O.O.P.: NWW List, Improv, Kraut, Prog, Psych, Fluxus, Dada, Musique Concret, Sound Poetry, Noise, Classical, Surrealism, Futurism, ...

One hit wonders mp3 extravaganza

216 One hit wonders as standlone mp3's right here
«from 4 Non Blondes to The Tubes»

Friday, March 23, 2007

Lewis Black,

Lewis Black (wikipedia)

A good portion of Black's political material seems to be aimed at exposing both the comedy and tragedy of staunch conservatism, as well as disbelief at the mystifying combination of thick-headedness and condescending attitude in authority figures. Black seems just as disenchanted with Democrats as Republicans. He is quoted as saying: "You elected Bush, so that's who I'm going to rant about. If you elect Kerry, I'm going to rant about him too. My problem is with...authority!" He decided that the best way to find the next president is to "throw a dart at a map of the United States, go into the jungle, find a monkey, take it on a plane, parachute it out to the location the dart hit, and whoever the firs
t person the monkey touches, that is the new president." He is also quoted as saying "what is the difference between a Democrat and a Republican? A Democrat blows, and a Republican sucks" and "the only thing dumber than a Democrat or a Republican is when these two pricks work together." He has also stated that the way in which bipartisanship works is that "A Republican stands up and says, 'I got a really bad idea!' and then a Democrat stands up and says, '...and I can make it shittier!'"

Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center (74.23 MB)
Rules of (61.24 MB)
The White (69.03 MB)
The Carnegie Hall (172.47MB)
Revolver (EP).zip (25.45 MB)

Thanks to the otr-messageboard.
About the above cd's. Borghild recommends "Rules of enragement"

Art of Noise, the ZTT Sessions 83-85 (56 tracks)
all standalone mp3's

We'll, I'll be dipped in dogshit...

Steven Segal - famous actor, Buddhist, martial artist and... well, the list goes on for some - as for me, well - I'm baffled.
Segal has released a blues album. And has received nice reviews. So, to end the curiosity - here is the link to Songs From The Crystal Cave (link) by mr. Segal. Thanks to Stay Free, for giving us all this Buddhist blues brutality.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Dark Star (1974)

What would you be like after 20 years aboard DARK STAR the spaced-out spaceship. The ultimate cosmic comedy!
See the movie - or selfdestruct like a paranoid bomb...


RIAA does funny and intelligent mash-up's. I've listened with glee to the airing of some of the tunes on WFMU. And I would like to point out Dont Give Paper Mache (mp3) as one of the many highlights.

Go Here to get all of the 15 Burt Bacharach mashups...

Marx Brothers Extravaganza

Radio/Songs/Interviews/Talk - HERE - thanks to the otr msg-board
Posters/Photos/ - HERE - thanks to Dr. Macro

Monday, March 19, 2007

Iraq for Sale - The War Profiteers

Trailer (.mov) - Trailer 2 (.mov)
Soldiers lack necessities, contractors profit (.mov)
Halliburton CEO comes clean (.mov)

Today, state-authorities are only interested in making money.
Really, it is their main objective! - Anna Politkovskaya


Iraq for Sale (1h15mins)

Online Videos by

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Andreas Ammer & FM Einheit

FM Einheit is a member of the prestigious German band Einstürzende Neubauten, and his joint collaborations with playwriter Andreas Ammer has resulted in radio-plays, and soundscapes with various texts/lyrics with everything from Roald Amundsen's voyages to the last desperate cries from pilots in airplanes about to crash - accompanied with ambient and techno sounds. My first contact with these two artists was through the production "Deutsche Krieger" [German Warriors]. A CD cover with photos of Hitler, Kaiser Wilhelm and Ulrike Meinhof - well, I just HAD to buy it. Miss Meinhof's voice over 70s disco-beats, does it get any better? The last remaining member of the R.A.F (Rote Armee Fraktion - Baader Meinhof) still in prison (Brigitte Mohnhaupt) will be released the 27th of March this year. You can listen to a NPR radio program about R.A.F here (link). But I digress...

Thanks to the ever excellent Kill Ugly Radio, you can get Deutsche Krieger here. Original post here. More info here.

As my previous post surely made clear, Ubuweb has it all... It has some of the other fascinating Ammer/Einheit CD's.

From Ubuweb I would like to recommend Crashing Aeroplanes - the 1 hour radio play in German (but it has plenty with English as well) with loads of nifty sampling, and eerie "last words" from pilots.
It received several prizes, not at least for being a bold attempt to make entertainment out of the most sinister theme you can find; real audio - real death... Might be sickening to many people, it was at least to me!

Full mp3 here (53.37)

Go here to see the available Ammer/Einheit productions on ubuweb. If I dare to say, "Radio Inferno" is great. It was their first cooperation (1993) and is a "pop" version of Dante's Inferno. It features even the late John Peel as "The Radio".

Friday, March 16, 2007

Kurt Schwitters

Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)

Born in Hanover, Germany, his studies in art were interrupted by WWI. In 1917, he painted his first abstract pictures and in 1918 saw the birth of his famous collage technique "Merz."

During these turbulent years of cultural development, Schwitters met and collaborated with other leading Dadaists such as Arp, Tzara
, Hausmann and others. On hearing Hausmann's sound poem "fmsbw"in 1921, he immediately recognized the great potential of Sound Poetry. With great logic and concentration, he built up a totally abstract piece, "Sonata in Urläten." Over the years, the Sonata grew in both size and variations, and realizing that some phonetic notation for the Sonata was essential if it was not to die with him, he finally published his notations as the last number of his Merz magazine in 1932.

According to Schwitters, merz is derived from the name of the Commerzbank; the word is also notably similar to the French word merde, which translated into English as "shit."

A story is told, but untrue, that he attempted to join the network of Dada artists, only to be rejected by the leader of the Berlin movement, Richard Huelsenbeck, on the premise that Schwitters was "too bourgeois" for Dada. A 2005 exposition on Dada at the Centre Georges Pompidou further acknowledged Schwitters as a member of the larger movement by devoting an entire section to the exhibition of some of his work (Ramade 2005).

Die Schwindlinge's version "Kurt Schwitters: What A Beauty/Die Ursonate/Und Andere Lautgedichte" can be found here (megaupload) Thanks to the excellent blog My Wife Of Sennacherib Is Radiosick Queen. Go there if you're into the avant garde, and like "nurse with wound", "whitehouse", "sun city girls", "merzbow" etc...

Even MORE Kurt Schwitters can be found at the superb Ubuweb (link), a place curated by Kenneth Goldsmith aka Kenny G (known from Wfmu)

Kurt Schwitters’ “Ursonate,” written between 1922 and 1932 was the greatest sound poem of the 20th century. Below the fold, you can find 9 versions of it by sound artists from around the world. Schwitters was primarily known for his Dadaist collages and visual art works, but some feel that the “Ursonate” is the most important and significantly influential work he made. His own legendary recording of his work was lost for years. It finally turned up in an attic in Holland the late ‘80s.

Version 1: Kurt Schwitters’ original version of the “Ursonate”

1. einleitung und erster teil: rondo (21:58)

2. zweiter teil: largo (3:12)

3. dritter teil: scherzo - trio - scherzo (2:24)

4. vierter teil: presto - ablosung - kadenz -schluss (13:36)

Version 2: Canadian sound poet Christian Bök’s version of the “Ursonate” (the fastest version on record)

Christian Bök’s “Ursonate”

Version 3: Jaap Blonk’s first version of the “Ursonate” (1986)

1. Erster teil

2. Rondo allegro largo

4. Scherzo

4. Preto Finale

Version 4: Dutch sound poet Jaap Blonk’s second version of the “Ursonate” (2003)

1. Erster teil

2. Rondo allegro largo

3. Scherzo

4. Presto Finale

5. Cadenza Finale

Version 5: Finnish group Linnunlaulupuu’s version of the “Ursonate” (2005)


Version 6: Japanese sound poet Tomomi Adachi’s variations on the “Ursonate” (2001)

Schwitters Variations

Version 7: French sound poet Sébastien Lespinasse’s version of the “Ursonate” (2003)


Version 8: Ensemble Ordinature’s robot version of the “Ursonate” (undated)

1. Rondo allegro largo

2. Scherzo

3. Preto Finale

Version 9: Canadian composer Christopher Butterfield’s version of the “Ursonate” (undated)

1. Ursonate: Rondo Allegro (22’49")

2. Ursonate: Largo (4’31")

3. Ursonate: Scherzo (2’05")

4. Ursonate: Presto: Finale (13’16")

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Pronunciation refers to the manner in which someone utters a word

Ole I'Dole Evenrude - Sayonara (mp3)
More Scandihoovian weirdness here.

Window shopping for US $3,001,501.00

Up for auction (ebay-link) for the first time, the actual window and frame from the shooter’s nest on the 6th floor of the Dallas Texas School Book Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald fired off those fatal shots that took the life of our 35th President of the United States - John F. Kennedy. Here is your opportunity to own a piece of history.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tomita - Snowflakes are dancing

The source for a thousand sound effects used in radio, snippets in-betweenies, and for general amusements. Snowflakes are dancing contains some of the most prominent renditions of classical music. It is funny, innovative, moogie and did receive great reviews when it was released in 1974. Using a mountain of Moog's finest technology, Tomita turns the familiar impressionist melodies into a futuristic world, with synthesisers and alien voices aplenty. Even people who didn't like synthesizer-music thought this one was an exception. It truly is a gem, and probably the best of Tomita's vast production. Thanks to ABC Radio Nights for providing this prize! RS-link. !!!LINK DEAD!!!