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droid last won the day on November 15 2019

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  1. Might be an idea to add something about the video for Papua New Guinea that appeared on the 1993 Future Shock VHS. The best of a bad bunch. I recorded the whole thing to tape at the time and probably listened to it more than anything else for a year or so.
  2. If you like those Bukem mixes you'll probably enjoy these: https://www.weareie.com/2005/11/sovereign-rhythms-vol1-1993-1995.html https://www.weareie.com/2005/12/sovereign-rhythms-vol-2-1993-1995.html Speaking of Bukem, I think this is his finest moment:
  3. That happened a long time ago, back at least to the 50's when Erskine Childers exposed the myth that Arab nations called for the evacuation of Palestinians during the Nakba, or maybe when when we complained about Israel murdering our peacekeepers (repeatedly), or when we complained about them forging our passports for assassination squads... it's hard to keep track of all the anti-semitism.
  4. Chomsky made the point very well in Fateful triangle that those who oppose Israeli aggression in the region and the continued occupation are Israel's friends, and the real enemies are those who continue along the path to inevitable destruction. That was published nearly 40 years ago in the wake of the first Lebanese war and Sabra and Chatila, but it's something I think about a lot in relation to this conflict. The human cost on the Palestinian side is obvious, vile and unconscionable, a sustained crime against humanity, but there's also the cost to the occupier. Israel has more or less succeeded in their strategic aims, the complete destruction of Palestinian cultural, social, economic and political existence, and in the process their own society has become sick, evil and corrupted beyond recognition. We can look at zionism post WWII and of course we reject the ethnic cleansing and terrorism of the Nakba, the occupation of 67 and so on, but you can also see some good in Israeli society, Labour zionism, the Kibbutzim etc... but now, now there is just this twisted, fascistic revenant, a grotesque right wing militaristic parody, a rogue state that is doomed to eternal war and endless trauma for its victims and its citizens. Somebody once said that Israel can win as many wars as it likes but it can lose only once, and you have to wonder about the long term planning in Tel Aviv. It's only a matter of time now before the US disengages with the middle east. They don't need the oil anymore, and climate pressure is going accelerate the shift away from fossils and also make the region less stable. The Saudis, Israel and the gulf states are all going to be dropped and left to fend for themselves, and after decades of atrocities who is going to sympathise with Israel when the shit really hits the fan and they face a real war?
  5. This is a beaut: https://experimentalrooms.bandcamp.com/album/ambient-waves-from-niigata And this: https://linearobsessional.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-of-trains-train-of-ghosts
  6. Absolutely love this from Ian Hawgood, the second track especially. https://homenormal.bandcamp.com/album/--4 It's the follow up to this, which is also excellent. https://homenormal.bandcamp.com/album/no-voices
  7. He's a solid dude that guy. Been watching him for a while. No nonsense.
  8. Ah, thanks! Great tune, gives me the shivers even now. Heres the Limmy dance.
  9. Equal opportunity police brutality seems like the best we can hope for.
  10. Thanks! Mark made it very, very easy. Super nice guy.
  11. An outstanding record. Combine it with the Ventolin EP and mixes and it may be his strongest suite.
  12. Oh yeah, I forgot about that idiotic bullshit. Its in here: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/52fwpzd7had9i/NPLD_on_Dublin_Digital_Radio
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