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2010 is the year that America and the World decides our destiny is not tied to the suicide mission of the oil companies and the notion of limitless growth. it's over. happy christmas war is over. if you want it.
this website is organised by Bill McKibben. the perfect person for the job.
Thom
10 May

out of office autoreply

on election day in these fair british isles.. avert your cynical eyes

1. The Lunatics(Have taken over the Asylum) by Fun Boy Three
2. Splitting the Atom by Massive Attack
3. Les Folies Françaises by Matmos
4. Sticky Situation(Toddla T & Seiji Mix) by Lady Chan
5. Veni vidi vici (Diplo rmx) by Black Lips
6. Mass in B Minor BWV 232, Credo: Chorus: Et Incarnatus Est Bach Mass in B minor by Münchner Philharmoniker & Sergiu Celibidache
7. Into Dust by Mazzy Star
8. My Beautiful Leah by Pj Harvey
9. Analogue Talk(Claknib) by AFX
10. Backdoor. Spyboter.A by AFX

from an old git
Thom
06 May

BP again

maaan
shouldn't BP be held criminally responsible for the oil slick?
shouldn't the heads of BP be held to account?
this is not just a accident. this is a terrible crime.
record profits? nice.
Link
Thom
05 May

wake up walk out



wake up walk out
Thom
08 April

mr sensible strikes a pose




your bank may be investing your pension, if you have one, in the Tar Sands of canada.. that is messed up.. you're pension wont be worth shit if you dont have a planet to live on. a lot of people are doing sumfing about it here
Thom
31 March

a shift in the weather? (chart)

1. Twilight Speedball by Mos Def
2. Fancy Clown by Allah's Reflection, Mavillain & Viktor Vaughn
3. Baiafro by The Gaslamp Killer
4. Exhibit C by Jay Electronica
5. Penny's Confession by Ras G
6. Lose my Fuse by Muhsinah feat. Flying Lotus
7. MIA by MIA
8. Holidays by Gonjasufi
9. Itas important by Samiyam
10. Purify by Untold
Thom
15 March

Happy Birthday

BBC 6 Music - 8 years old today. Something worth celebrating: I mean, when Chris Moyles and Ken Bruce aren't for you - and Radios 1 and 2 strive to appeal to ever younger and older listeners - where else can you turn during the day?

Happy Birthday 6 Music, and all you other nerdy music lovers everywhere....now let's fight for many happy returns.
Jonny
11 March

Mark Linkous RIP

I was very sad to hear the news that Mark Linkous has died. He and his band toured with us in Europe, at the start of OK Computer, and they were great every night. His first two records were very important to me, and I carried his music from the tour into my life, and my friends' lives too. He was softly spoken, with an Old South courtesy I hadn't heard before: he introduced me to Daniel Johnston's music, and the West Virginian writing of Pinckney Benedict. Mark wrote and played some beautiful music, and we're lucky to have it. Rest in Peace.
Colin
08 March

1 2 3 4 .... Chieftain Mews anyone?

For those who don't know or remember, Senor Chieftain Mews,as he likes to be addressed now, was our slightly disturbing host on 'the most gigantic lying mouth of all time' .. Well, his comrade in arms and occasional masseuse, Chris Bran (who has also been hugely involved in our webcasts since we started them back in 2000), has a pilot out of his new comedy called 'This is Jinsy' .. it went out last Monday night on BBC 3 and you can still watch it on the BBC iplayer, but only for a few more days. hurray whilst stocks last. Go check it out .. It's mental:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00r8z4r/This_Is_Jinsy/
If we are on the subject of things you should watch then allow me to point you in the direction of the film '1 2 3 4'. It was written and directed by an old friend of ours from Oxford, Giles Borg. Giles was a true mensch of the Oxford scene back in the day .. he directed videos (Colin starred in one he made for the Candyskins, and it's on youtube..),and made a fine documentary on Ride. Well, he's made his first feature film and it's the story of an indie band forming and trying to get a deal . Sound familiar?...I love it.. You can see a trailer of it at:
http://www.1234themovie.co.uk/

It's showing around the UK at the moment:
http://www.nbcq.co.uk/

Spring is sprunging.
Ed
05 March

6 Music

Mark Thompson, Herr Director General of the BBC, announced yesterday that 6 music was to be closed ... which is obviously a ludicrous decision for those who actually love hearing great music on the radio ... so I've written to the BBC Trust, who apparently have the ability to reverse the decision, and if you feel this way inclined the link is https://consultations.external.bbc.co.uk/departments/bbc/bbc-strategy-review/consultation/consult_view
Here's what I wrote:




To whom it may concern,

I am writing regarding the news today that 6 Music is going to be closed, in the hope that you reconsider this decision. To be honest I, along with a vast number of other musicians, music industry types and real music fans, are completely shocked and baffled by this news. I wonder if those who made this decision are actually aware of the hugely important role that 6 music plays in fostering and promoting new bands, as well as still playing the likes of the band that I am in. It literally is the radio lifeblood for music outside of the mainstream. Not to denigrate Radio's 1 and 2, but it really is the only station that puts music first, and that's from a punters point of view and not some bloke in a band. Nowhere else can you hear an archived session track from T Rex juxtaposed next to Midlake's latest release. As David Bowie, put it ... it keeps the spirit of John Peel alive.

Please realise the impact and severity of closing this station down. It will be a huge blow for new bands and their labels. It's not enough to 'refocus' Radio's 1 and 2 as 6 music does a very specific thing. What you have with 6 Music is a gem of a radio station, it is doing what no other station in the world does or can possibly do. Remember it is also still relatively young, give it time. You also finally have a fantastic and seemingly settled line up of DJ's. Please get behind it and from what I can gather about its annual budget of Ã6m, it surely punches way above its weight in terms of cultural relevance and importance.

Thank you for considering this.

Ed O'Brien (Radiohead)
Ed
03 March

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