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Why So Quiet $ingapore?
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You Kept Silent
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Welcome To $heep City
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Singapore Democrats
Tak Boleh Tahan ['cannot take it anymore']
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Far King Bus Turd
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$ingapore Is Burma's Biggest Investor
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Talkin' About My Revolutions
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Is There An Islamic Problem?
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May Day, May Day
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Still Not Free After All These Years
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Honey, I Shrunk The News
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How Many $ingaporeans?
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There are over 263 tracks on Do The Independence, a five-disc indie music compilation. The box set comes with a silver disc DVD (which contains 203 songs but no video); four CD-Rs (TDK or Sony discs) of 60 tracks; and printed artwork. All together there are over 175 acts.
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DEJA VU...

Ten years ago, in 1998, Malaysians took to the streets and braved water cannons when they stood up for Anwar Ibrahim and reformasi. With what's happening in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysians might have to take to the streets again in 2008. Click here to read or buy Sabri Zain's first-person account of those early reformasi days in Face Off.

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Basel 2011 (data)

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Prince's Trust Rock Gala 2011 (data)

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George W Bush's post-9/11 war on terror 'launched a thousand boats' carrying eight million refugees from their war-torn lands to Europe. Single-handedly he started America's forever wars. Yet still he hasn't been arrested for war crimes. By Patrick Cockburn.

Desperate refugees crammed into cockle-shell boats landing on the shingle beaches of the south Kent coast are easily portrayed as invaders. Anti-immigrant demonstrators were exploiting such fears last weekend as they blockaded the main highway into Dover Port in order “to protect Britain’s borders”. Meanwhile, the home secretary, Priti Patel, blames the French for not doing enough to stop the flow of refugees across the Channel.

Refugees attract much attention on the last highly visible stages of their journeys between France and Britain. But there is absurdly little interest in why they endure such hardships, risking detention or death.

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Free Downloads: This Week's New MP3s
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Latest: The Rolling Stones
Glendale 2019
Latest: Ed O'Brien (Radiohead)
London 2020
Latest: Rahsaan Roland Kirk
New York 1972
Latest: Fleetwood Mac
Essen 1969
Latest: Carole King
Chicago 1982
Kris Kristofferson
New York 1999
Toots And The Maytals [Toots Hibbert R.I.P. 1942 - 2020]
Santa Cruz 1978
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 26, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD3/4 of 6]
Tom Waits
Amsterdam 1976
Paul Weller
Paris 1992
Return To Forever
Santa Monica 1977 [Millard]
James Taylor
Rotterdam 2009
Joni Mitchell
Carnegie Hall 1972 [New Goody Remaster]
Various
David Bowie Is (Wiebo) - Paris 2015
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 26, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD1/2 of 6]
Beatrice Rana
Bach: Goldberg Variations - Montpellier 2016
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Orlando 2018
Cassandra Wilson
Madison 2002
Genesis
West Hollywood 1980
The War On Drugs
Carson 2018
The National
Belgium 2019
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 25, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD5/6 of 6]
Belly
Philadelphia 2018
Talking Heads
Central Park, NY 1980
Stephanie Nilles
Vienna 2019
Fleetwood Mac
The Bronx 1972
Jackson Browne
Collected Classics 2010 [CD5/6 of 6]
Noel Gallagher
Scotland 2018
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 25, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD3/4 of 6]
Justin Townes Earle [R.I.P. 1982 - 2020]
Ann Arbor 2009
Bruce Springsteen
Philadelphia 1976
U2
Dublin - December 27, 1989
Kris Davis and Ingrid Laubrock
Toronto 2020
Fleetwood Mac
Seattle 1972
Jackson Browne
Collected Classics 2010 [CD3/4 of 6]
Roger Waters
Newport 2015
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 25, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD1/2 of 6]
Suzanne Vega / Lucinda Williams
New York 1985 / New Orleans 2003
U2
Dublin - December 26, 1989
Anthony Braxton
Berlin 2019
David Bowie
Yokohama 1983
Jackson Browne
Collected Classics 2010 [CD1/2 of 6]
The Bangles
Amsterdam 1985
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 24, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD3/4 of 4]
Patti Smith
Berkeley 2003
Jehnny Beth
London 2020
Jimmy Scott
San Francisco 1995
The Grateful Dead with Steve Winwood
Fillmore East 1970
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Boston 1968
Yes
Inglewood 1974 [Millard recording]
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 24, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD1/2 of 4]
The Who
Los Angeles 1980 [Millard recording]
Ella Fitzgerald [with Stevie Wonder]
New Orleans 1977
Genesis
Dijon 1978
Kraftwerk
Paris 1976
Cowboy Junkies
Germany 2019
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 23, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD3/4 of 4]
Suzi Quatro
Inglewood 1975 [Millard recording]
Ty Segall
Manchester 2018
Fleetwood Mac [Peter Green R.I.P. 1946 - 2020]
Complete Unreleased BBC 1967-68
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
New York 1974
Black Sabbath
Long Beach 1975 [Millard recording]
Tom Petty
Costa Mesa 1990 [Millard recording]
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 23, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD1/2 of 4]
Jethro Tull
Inglewood 1975 [Millard recording]
Peter Gabriel
West Hollywood 1978 [Millard recording]
Evan Parker with Spring Heel Jack
Cheltenham 2018
Christian McBride Big Band
Cheltenham 2018
Jackson Browne
Tokyo 2017
Ennio Morricone [R.I.P. 1928 - 2020]
Torino 2012
Updated: Mash [Added May 7, 2020]
Coronavirus Songs

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Long Live Rock! [BigO Audio Archive]

New ROIOs*
Lucinda Williams w Buddy Miller & Jason Isbell - Nashville 2016, audience
Todd Rundgren - Agoura Hills, CA 2016, audience
Gregory Porter - Dusseldorf 2013, FM
Freda Payne - Boston 2016, HD-FM
Alan Parsons with Todd Rundgren, John Entwhistle and Friends - Fukuoka 2001
Rickie Lee Jones & The Stockholm Art Orchestra - Stockholm Sweden, 2015, FM
Shawn Colvin - Palo Alto, CA 1994, SBD
Guy Clark and Michelle Shocked (opening act) - San Francisco, CA 1988, FM
The Church - Fairfield 2016
Os Mutantes - 1970 Rehearsals in Sao Paulo, soundboard
Harriet Tubman (the band) & Cassandra Wilson - Present Black Sun, Moers Festival, Germany 2016, FM
Alabama Shakes - Weekender Festival, Germany 2015, FM
The Beatles - John, Paul, George, Ringo & Me, Tony Barrow
Jeff Beck - Blue Wind Over Yokohama 1980, Audience MR PEACH RECORDING
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Köln, Germany 2016, FM
Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop - Live In Session, Morning Becomes Eclectic KCRW FM 2016, FM
Syd Barrett - Tattooed
Neil Young + Promise of The Real - Rebel Content Tour 2015 Compilation, audience
Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Earth album: Naked
Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Texas 2016, Audience
Neil Young - Collector's Heartland
Lucinda Williams and Buick 6 - Ann Arbor, Michigan 2016, audience mp3
The Who - This Old Lifehouse: The Bootleg Reconstruction Project VERSION 2
Joe Walsh - Watsonville, CA 1987
The The - Amsterdam 2000, FM speed corrected
The The (Matt Johnson) - Parkpop Festival, The Netherlands 1990, FM
Paul Simon - Oklahoma 2016, audience
Prince - Work It Version 2, UPDATED
Prince - Rehearsal 1984, soundboard
Prince and the New Power Generation - Live at the BBC 1993, FM
Prince - City Lights Vol 4, Purple Rain Tour 1984-1985, Soundboard
Prince - City Lights Volume 6, The Sign O' The Times Tour 1987, soundboard, FM Remastered And Extended
The Rolling Stones - El Libertador, Chile 2016, IEM+audience
Santana - Allentown 2016, two-source mix audience
"Pickin' on Hippies" - Denver CO 2013, Soundboard, audience matrix
Van Morrison - Boston 2016, A Belfrank Audience Recording
Van Morrison featuring the Caledonia Soul Orchestra - Live at The Troubadour, Hollywood 1973, audience
King Crimson - Tokyo, Japan 2015, Audience
Jimi Hendrix - European (Radio) Broadcasts Collection 1966-1967, FM


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New DVD Archive Of Rare Films
Jack Bruce - "Swing In", Germany 1972, HDTV
James Booker and Memphis Piano Red - Molde, Norway 1978, webstream mp4 720p
Gary Burton Quartet - Oslo, Norway 1970, webstream mp4 720p
Harriet Tubman (the band) & Cassandra Wilson - Present Black Sun, Moers Festival, Germany 2016, webcast 720p
Ben Folds - The Fillmore, Detroit 2016, webcast 720p
Art Farmer - Oslo, Norway 1968, webstream flv 720p
Laila Dalseth & Totti Bergh - "Laila + Totti = Jazz" show, Oslo, Norway 1973, webstream flv 720p
Laila Dalseth and Roy Hellvins Orchestra -  Oslo, Norway 1971, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - Jazz At The White House 2016, HDTV 720p
VARIOUS - Jazz At The White House 2016 Complete show, Youtube 720p
VARIOUS - Molde Jazz Festival Pt 1, Norway 1968, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - Molde Jazz Festival Pt 2, Norway 1968, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - Highlights from Norwegian TV Jazz Archives 1963-1970 Pt 1, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - Highlights from Norwegian TV Jazz Archives 1970-1984 Pt 2, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - Kalvoya Festival, Norway 1971-1990, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - Kalvoya Festival, Norway 1985, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - 30 Years of Molde Jazz Festival 1990, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - BBC Shakespeare Live From The RSC 2016
Neil Young - An Evening With Neil Young Q&A, Los Angeles 2016 webcast 1080p
Wolfmother - Cologne, Germany 2016, webcast 720p
Steps Ahead Meets WDR Big Band - Leverkusen, Germany 2016, webstream 720p
Maxine Nightingale - Oslo, Norway 1977, webstream mp4 720p
The Nice - Oslo, Norway 1969, webstream flv 720p
My Morning Jacket  - Austin City Limits Live 2016, webcast 720p
Minafric Orchestra & Faraualla - Jazzahead, Bremen, Germany 2016, webstream 720p
Sarah McKenzie + Stéphane Belmondo - Jazz sous les pommiers, France 2016, webcast 720p
Herbie Mann Quartet - Kongsberg, Norway 1983, webstream flv 720p
Charles Lloyd + Jason Moran Duo - Jazz sous les pommiers, France 2016, webcast 720p
Natalia Lafourcade - Mexico City 2016, webcast 720p
Verdi's Rigoletto, Paris 2016 HDTV 1080p opera
Peter Frampton - Tiny Desk Concert, NPR, Washington, DC 2016, webcast 1080p
John Fogerty - Stagecoach Festival, Indio, California 2016, webcast 1080p


Audio

ROIO Of The Week
A/B Road Sessions, January 26, 1969 [Purple Chick PC 26-1/2; CD1/2 of 6]Complete Purple Chick Set v1.1 (Nagra Reels); "A/B Road" session tapes; Also known as The Nagra Reels; Twickenham Studios (Part 1); Apple Studios (Part 2). Very good soundboard. 83 CDs, 2,187 tracks, 97 hours, 44 mins, 7 seconds. If you are a Beatles fan, you'd likely have this already.
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Features

Sick Of Bach

JS Bach's music is both technically innovative and spiritually profound. After 270 years, his legacy continues to shine. Despite wars and natural disasters, his music will outlast you. By David Yearsley.

Johann Sebastian Bach's music has many lessons to teach us, though they are rarely for the faint-of-heart. Indeed, faintness of heart is one of Bach’s main themes. In this gnarled body of work, weakness and decline make for the central facts of earthly life, and the human susceptibility to moral and physical disease contaminates even the enjoyment of music itself. To listen to Bach is therefore to listen to a paradox: taking in his religious cantatas relies on bodily organs and inclinations prone to pleasure, sin and degradation.

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Why I Will Not Vote For Joe Biden

Say it ain't so. Another election, another dilemma where outsiders have no candidate to choose from. Trump or Biden? Between the devil and the deep blue sea. Choose wisely. By Hamid Dabashiby.

Once again it is presidential election season in the United States and once again progressive critical thinkers who care about the future of our humanity find themselves in a quandary - to get rid of the wicked Donald Trump and his corrupt family and cronies should they or should they not opt to vote for yet another corporatist liberal, Joe Biden.

It is deja vu, it is a rerun of a tired old movie, it is Groundhog Day: We had it with Trump and Hillary Clinton last time, and we have it again with the same Trump and even worse Biden now.

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Shakin' All Over [the noize]
Bird At 100
To quote Mingus - “If Charlie Parker Were a Gunslinger, There’d Be A Whole Lot Of Dead Copycats.” Happy Birthday Bird. By David Yearsley.
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The Beatles Are No More, Long Live The Beatles
It was 50 years ago when the Beatles broke up in August 1970. By Ron Jacobs.
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Bringing Landscapes To Life: The Music Of Johann Christian Bach
JS Bach's 'rocking' son was a Roman Catholic. His works were more inviting in contrast to his father's 'sermons'. The galant was music that put the “lite” in Enlightenment. By David Yearsley.
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Roaming Charges: The Meaning Of BB King In The Age Of BLM
In the summer of 1998, Alexander Cockburn and I spent a few days in North Richmond, California, a battered industrial city just outside of Berkeley. We had just published our book Whiteout on the CIA and drug trafficking and had been invited to speak at a black church about the horrific toll of the drug war on urban America. By Jeffrey St Clair.
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Morricone: Maestro Of Music And Image
His music doesn’t just survive him, it glorifies him and his visionary hearing of the world. By David Yearsley.
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I Can't Explain [world affairs]
China And The Decline Of U.S. Power
The decline of American power is a long-term trend not something caused by China. This is a caution for all countries to take note of their weaknesses and find solutions. By Dr Chandra Muzaffar.
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Life In The Ultra Resistance: A Tale Of The Catholic Left
They had a war to stop. Young Americans had their conscience disturbed by the US invasion of Vietnam. Instead of doing nothing, they protested, wrote and distributed pamphlets and organised resistance to the war. They didn't wait for the government's permission to protest. By Ron Jacobs.
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Why Courts Across The World Are Ruling That The Gig Economy Is Paving The Road To Serfdom
Is your government only able to offer you jobs in the 'gig' economy? Where a worker has no medical benefits, paid off days or other rights guaranteed for employees. Are the conditions of your employment closer to that of a paid slave? By Marshall Auerback.
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12 US Billionaires Have A Combined $1 Trillion
On August 13, 2020, 12 Americans had a combined wealth that surpassed $1 trillion. Hereby named 'The Oligarchic Dozen'. By Chuck Collins and Omar Ocampo.
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The Heart Of The Matter In The South China Sea
Whose sea is this? It doesn't belong to America. By Pepe Escobar.
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I Can See For Miles [cinelife]
'Baby, You Need To Go Back To Malaysia If You Want To See A Change Of Government!'
It’s never easy reading between the lines of $ingapore cinema. Philip Cheah looks at $ingapore film in 2019 and finds many unseen trails.
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Visions Of A Future Beyond Capitalism: Revolutionary Films To Watch Under Quarantine
The revolution has come to your television. Here are more than 30 thought-provoking films to watch while you have time on your hands. By Jordan Flaherty.
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Charlie Chaplin And Truly Modern Times
When it came to politics and human rights, Charles Chaplin was dead serious. By Daniel Warner.
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Cinema On The Little Road
There are many unsung heroes in the history of Asian cinema. They are the Kagemusha, the infamous shadow warriors of Kurosawa’s classic. They have fought the battles for Asian cinema many times over without being known. Yet when you examine the evidence of history they are ALWAYS there. One such shadow warrior for Korean Cinema is Park Kiyong. Philip Cheah tells you why.
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Movie Reviews
Ken Loach’s Stirring Exposure Of Capitalist Speed And Consumers’ Greed
Online shopping has moved up. From a week to delivery, to same day delivery, we are now in the realm of delivering within a few hours. But for that faster service, there must be a price. Is it worth all that effort to receive your purchases so quickly? Will you suffer any loss if it took a bit more time? By Eric Mann.
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The Best Films Of 2019
With the streaming of music and movies now a reality, you can watch some of the best and obscure films for the US$5 you pay to subscribe to any streaming service. By Louis Proyect.
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Praying The Gay Away
Imagine that? A couple of sentences in the book of Leviticus in the Old Testament is the motivation for Christians to condemn lesbians, gays, bi and trans (LGBT). By Louis Proyect.
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The Advocates
A film review of French director Rémi Kessler’s documentary The Advocates or how did Los Angeles grow a homeless problem. By Ed Rampell.
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Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9: Entertaining Film, Crappy Politics
Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” 'is a blunderbuss attack on Trump' and American politics but fails to offer insight to an alternative
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