and when they split those atoms it’s hotter than the sun

20130514 ☉ in ♉: ☽ in ♋

rescuing your music from that cesspit that is the apple holding cell. ditching itunes!

four tet’s original mix (with tori amos sample) for unspoken (thank the fork!)

ap reporters have their communications snooped by the feds – not what democracy looks like.

skylab space mutiny! (h/t mefi)

unearthing a lovely tale of magick and madness by the wizard of northampton and some friends.

grant says to kevin, you ever heard of this batguy? (h/t bleedin’kewl)

yet another instance where wikileaks’ work benefits the people. your tax dollars are working for monsanto!

as she dips and wails and slips her banshee smile

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beach house short film ‘forever still’ filmed out near el paso, tx. heavy weather, beautiful music.

ad astra: star citizen a crowdsourced space exploration sim coming next year.

trailer for the new film from studio ghibli, ‘from up on poppy hill’.

“ma bell, got the ill communication.” hacking the mothership.

shame. “and you will know them by their deeds.” war on women continues.

“go to sleep, go to sleep, shut your big bloodshot eyes” cryonics!

sleeping with the enemy, morrison’s punk/chaos magic in the invisibles (h/t 2 technoccult)

and this is why i question owing an allegiance to a nation’s leaders and why i value whistle blowers and truth tellers. we are the enemy.

poison = dose + host. some poisons can heal as well as harm. “creepy creepy crawly crawly”.

uh oh! somebody just said it. another form of the oatmeal, conspicuous for its lack of nuts and raisins, not the alex jones kinda nut, mind you (plenty of those).

“when my one and only love was the wicked witch.” jodie foster singing serge g. at 15.

it’s a crime to be broke in america

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libraries are adapting to the digital landscape, usually as first adopters; you should go check out a book, in any format of your choosing. (h/t 2 austin coppock)

hillz country – makin’ tejas a blue state. that is all.

gardeners are warriors and peace is the only victory.”

the future will be shiny … if we shine a light, instead of dim our bulbs for the managerial class (war) takeover via austerity. (h/t 2 bucky fuller institute)

“how long can we keep holding on?” new how to destroy angels ‘how long’.

my bloody valentine return.

black is still the old and new black. anarchism, the insane idea we can all get along without daddy warbucks giving us directions. help some sistahs and brothers out. (h/t to da boing)

camilla d’errico’s art comes to live in this new game for her comic series sky pirates of neo terra.

good to see we are beginning to look into alternates to the systems, that while serving us for generations, are not the only options to have been used, are not the only ones in the options box. (h/t 2 jezebel)

let’s try spending our money on things that aren’t fiscal black holes and create the perception we are still a feudal power searching for an empire.

“because a public defender/can’t remember the last time/that a brother wasn’t treated like an animal.”  support passage of aaron’s law and end the abuse of power towards coders.

malala yousafzai’s voice is heard again. praise be she of the twin serpents.

get your red-hot freedom here, until you can’t, that is.

amoeba. vinyl. for the future. could we get a creative commons for all of humanity?

but he’ll never be a rasta

miss jaden honeydripper davis and her man who calls himself dan…iel are getting united. here is the hour or so set she asked me to put together. not what i had planned, but necessity, in the form of time, being all that.

good vibrations – beach boys: smile
my love – the bird and the bee: ray guns are not just the future
oscillate wildly – the smiths: louder than bombs
sugarfoot – black joe lewis & the honeybees: tell ’em what your name is!
everlasting light – the black keys: brothers
real thing (music is everything) – erykah badu & madlib
pursuit of happiness (ft. mgmt & ratatat) – kid kudi: man on the moon
i got you dancing (medasyn dub remix) – lady soverign
little bit (gilgamesh remix) – lykke li
i melt with you – modern english: i melt with you
love that girl – raphael saadiq: daytrotter session
paradise circus – massive attack: heligoland
big time sensuality – bjork: debut
young folks (ft. victoria bergsman) – peter, bjorn and john: writer’s block
i wanna be where you are (w/ erykah badu) – the roots: fallon #75
samba tranquille – thievery corporation: the mirror conspiracy
out with the new in with the true – antibalas afrobeat orchestra: government magic
shadrach – beastie boys: paul’s boutique

dream baby dream forever

Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture FoodsWild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods by Sandor Ellix Katz

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

run, don’t walk. this book is a love letter to the ecology that we live within and that exists within our bodies. probably the single best diy toolbox to fixing your diet, your health, and the life of this community we co-exist in called terra firma. his comments on death and decay in the final chapter are a wake-up call to change the way we have monetized and commodified even the process of grieving and burial. makes me want to help build the laboratory/farm/co-operative/csa and change this mess we have inherited from the lazy and cowardly, the bullies that hold us in thrall to greed and avarice. we need some fermentation up in here.

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it’s you, it’s you, it’s all for you, everything i do

Use of WeaponsUse of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

iain m. banks joins the ranks of an exalted pantheon of authors in my little black book, sitting beside such luminaries as m. moorcock, a. moore, g. morrison. if only his last name started with an m, they could have their own little club of anarchist authors.

this is the most powerful of the culture novels that i have read. largely because we actually see the work that s.c. does and the way in which they play societies off against one another. on the outside it appears that they strive towards a freer, less war-like society, but inspecting their practices a little closer one finds they use any means necessary to accomplish their goals of stabilizing other societies to their whim.

the familial drama in this is as much a tragedy in the grand scheme as any of the greek drama you may be familiar with. the character’s slow growth towards awareness through vignettes showcasing memories of the works he has accomplished as a s.c. operative build our connection with what appears to a warrior’s war hero, with elements of bushido seeping through, while bringing the true tragedy gradually to the surface like a half remembered truth desperately discarded.

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merry yule/hfny 2011

☉ in ♐: ☽ in ♌

merry winter solstice and happy fucking new year, a mixtape tradition dating back to the eighties when hairthere started it.
all this dropped this year (or early next), some have won accolades, others is local music for local people…all for your aural pleasure.

bizness – tUnE-yArDs: w h o k i l l
at night – the black angels: phosgene nightmare
parted ways – heartless bastards: arrow
romance – wild flag: wild flag
immigrant song (led zeppelin) – karen o & trent reznor: ost the girl with the dragon tattoo
chinese high (nguzunguzu remix) – gang gang dance: eye contact
amor fati – washed out: within and without
surgeon – st. vincent: strange mercy
eleven (ft. merrill garbus) – thao & mirah: thao & mirah
you know what i mean – cults: cults
oh, why – balam acab: wander/wonder
romantic streams – sleep ∞ over: forever
touch – holy other: with u
video games – lana del rey: video games
the lion’s roar – first aid kit: the lion’s roar
which side are you on (florence reece) – ani difranco: which side are you on
the words that maketh murder – pj harvey: let england shake
bad ass me – tom waits: bad as me
wild poppies – the mast: wild poppies

i am the god of hellfire and i bring you fire

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ask me ask me ask me: perry the bully and the death of an innocent man.

somebody give parliament the smoking gun already and take this assclown down.

hawtness. plain and simple hawtness.

wild flag video for their single ‘romance’.

new album streams from dtx’s st. vincent and atx’s own neon indian.

a victorian wall bookshelf for a wall of books.

jonny quest opening credits as stop-motion animation. (h/t 2 da boing)

ni no kuni (on ps3 from studio ghibli/level 5) – you gonna pay for that purdy. (h/t 2 kotaku)

dali is not crazy at all, he is just busy looking for mystery hallucinogens.

eerie how history repeats itself. meet the new rethugnicans, same as the olde rethugnicans…won’t get fooled again? (h/t 2 tpm)

faux news noise machine kickin’ it up before the elections, the sonsofbitches.

nelson bole’s short little boat. (h/t 2 coilhouse)

 

like all the faces that quiz when you smile

☉ in ♍: ☽ in ♊ (void)

yes please, more like this. women stand up for your legal rights, the theocrats cannot prevail if you challenge them in court.

lady gaga’s ‘you and i‘ remixed by mercury prize nominated metronomy.

i have a bad feeling about this.” lucas is a hack. his only good one is thx 1138, and american graffiti is passable. if he had directed empire, we would all have given up on star wars.

my gut is telling me i want some yogurt or some chocolate, either one makes me feel bettah.

i loved capturing these lizards as a boy, only to discover they may hold an important key to evolutionary change.

your future, my future, everywhere in the universe it’s the same, cruelty is rewarded with power…w/ apologies to tim burton. (h/t 2 io9)

rachel maddow and richard engel new doc day of destruction, decade of war is coming out this weekend. we will all mourn democracy in the following days

where there is smoke, there is fire, dan choi is getting the run around from the doj. and bermuda onions.

 

that’s enough now, i’m done singing.

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blade runner preview reel from a 83’ sci-fi con. (h/t 2 io9)

trailer for almodavar’s new film the skin i live in.

closure, coming to a ps3 near you…or maybe just me.

“this is the space age, we are here to go!” darpa seems to thinking in those directions.

really faux, a scientist is confusing people on climate change? glass houses, oh disinformation peddlers.

keeping the slate clean, because you know knowing stuff is dangerous.

branding sexual abuse victims for life…what would the patch look like, the red letter R or a red zero with a slash across it? anti-woman theocracy rears it’s shibboleth heads.

and tejas isn’t the only front in this anti-woman crusade. be glad you ain’t in kansas dorothy, they don’t respect no constitution, it’s god’s country. the asshat one.

finally some sense coming out of the right, or maybe he just has a thing for keeping mermaids outta jail.

this is what fascism looks like, the collusion of private enterprise with the government to divest individuals of their due process, or rights. these and others are war crimes, it’s time to prosecute those responsible.

some sweet music to calm the beast. september girls from big star. sooo good.