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When Don McLean sang about the day the music died, it could also apply to $ingapore record store legend, Bobby Yeo of The Attic. Longtime customer and active price negotiator Philip Cheah remembers all the crazy times.

Bob is dead. Long live The Attic. He collapsed shortly after leaving his home for work on October 20, 2020 of a ruptured thoracic aortic dissection. That is the tearing of a large blood vessel near the heart. He had complained of chest pains for a few days but insisted on going to the shop. He died a Muslim so there was no wake. Within one day, he was buried.

As his sister and DJ, Belinda “Sunshine” Yeo says: “The day he passed on, the music died, also at The Attic. He never had heart problems. It was so sudden. According to the cardiologist, this type of occurrence is unpredictable. It can happen to both young or old. No chance of survival. It happened when he left home around 10 am and whoosh it happened. No warning.”

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Free Downloads: This Week's New MP3s
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Latest: The Kinks [Millard Tape]
Los Angeles 1978
Latest: Jethro Tull [Millard Tape]
Pasadena 1977
Latest: The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 28, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD3/4 of 6]
Latest: Allman Brothers Band
Winterland 1973
Latest: Cheap Trick [Millard Tape]
Long Beach 1977
Jerry Jeff Walker [R.I.P. 1942 - 2020]
New York 1969
Boulou & Elios Ferré
Quebec City 1981
Led Zeppelin [Millard Tape]
Inglewood 1977
Van Morrison
London 2020
Detroit 1967
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 28, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD1/2 of 6]
Rod Stewart [Millard Tape]
Inglewood 1977
U2 [Millard Tape]
Los Angeles 1992
Miguel Zenon Quartet
Austria 2019
Blind Faith
Los Angeles 1969
Cat Stevens
Cat's Back: The Complete Broadcasts 1966-67
Nick Lowe & Los Straightjackets
Minneapolis 2019
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 27, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD5/6 of 6]
Roy Harper
West Yorkshire 1983
Mexico City 2019
Duke Ellington with Alice Babs
Stockholm 1969
The Band
Philadelphia Folk Festival 1995
Roy Harper
London 1974
Roy Harper
London 1969
Tower Of Power [Rocco Prestia R.I.P. 1951 - 2020]
Hempstead 1974
Van Halen [Eddie Van Halen R.I.P. 1955 - 2020]
Auburn 2015
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 27, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD3/4 of 6]
Lucinda Williams
Burlington 2001 (The Day After September 11)
Spokane 2020
Tigran Hamasyan and Ambrose Akinmusire
Vienna 2019
Jeff Beck
Des Moines 1976
Various [CD3 of 3]
Charisma Festival 1973 [with Lindisfarne, Genesis, and more]
Various [CD1/2 of 3]
Charisma Festival 1973 [with Lindisfarne, Genesis, and more]
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 27, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD1/2 of 6]
Emmylou Harris
San Francisco 1993
Camper Van Beethoven
Spokane 2020
Anna Webber
Austria 2019
Frank Zappa
Paris 1968
Lou Reed
Los Angeles 1976
Freiburg 1973
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 26, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD5/6 of 6]
The Rolling Stones
Glendale 2019
Ed O'Brien (Radiohead)
London 2020
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
New York 1972
Fleetwood Mac
Essen 1969
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]
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
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]
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
Dublin - December 27, 1989
Fleetwood Mac
Seattle 1972
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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


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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When Does Incompetence Become A Crime?

It starts off as a wrong decision, explained away sometimes as an 'honest mistake'. Then when not reversed, the mistake rolls onwards and gathers momentum and increases in size with formidable repercussions. Who then will step forward to be held accountable? By Patrick Cockburn.

I was in Baghdad in 1998 during US airstrikes, watching missiles explode in great flashes of light as they hit their targets. There was some ineffectual anti-aircraft fire, the only result of which was pieces of shrapnel falling from the sky and making it dangerous to step outside the building we were in.

To my surprise I saw a reporter, a friend of mine with long experience of war, crawling into the open to use a satellite phone that would not work inside. When he returned, I said to him that it must have been a very important phone call for him to take such a risk. He laughed bitterly, explaining that the reason for his call was that his paper in the US had demanded that he contact some distinguished “expert” in a think tank in Washington to ask him about the air attacks.

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The US Is Set On A Path To War With China. What Is To Be Done?

Rising power faces off against fading power. Can war be avoided? By KJ Noh.

It was gripping, stunning testimony. Before congress, a 15-year-old volunteer nurse, Nayirah, struggled to compose her trembling voice, barely holding back tears, as she testified that marauding soldiers had thrown babies out of incubators in a hospital, leaving them to die on the floor.

Later, Amnesty International confirmed authoritatively that 312 babies had been killed this way. All the news agencies ran with the story, and the country and congress were in a total uproar. There was only one problem: it was completely, utterly, totally fraudulent. It was engineered, perjured, coached testimony concocted by PR experts, designed to manufacture consent for a US war on Iraq.

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Shakin' All Over [the noize]
Bobby Yeo [The Attic] R.I.P. 2020
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Back On The Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Wins Over Spirit
Did Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway' recall the original Spirit demo that was copyrighted? Or is it more important whether both finished songs are similar? Unfortunately for Spirit, the ruling remains the same. By Binoy Kampmark.
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'Head High And Fuck 'Em All!'
The Red Hand Files is Nick Cave's website where fans can ask him anything. Here's a recent question answered by Nick Cave.
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WAP It Good
Walk, don't run, away from controversy. By David Yearsley.
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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.
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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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I Can't Explain [world affairs]
College And The Cheating Culture
A pragmatist who is guided by practical considerations considers results and consequences much more highly than values and ideals. Does that make them people with no integrity? That results matter above all else. Are you living in a pragmatic society? By MG Piety.
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A One Party Political System
Is your country run by a dominant party with a minor partner? Do they both share too many similarities? Yup, it's a one-party political system. By Cristobal Fales.
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The Third World War, Illustrated
Don't leave this book on the shelf. The World We Are Fighting For is worthy of your time. By Ron Jacobs.
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History, The Assange Happening: An Interview With Nozomi Hayase
The powerful need to be held accountable for their actions. Whistleblowers need to be protected. Support Julian Assange. Interview conducted by John Kendall Hawkins.
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'Wise People Know That Winning A War Is No Better Than Losing One'
Dedicated to Soni Prashad, 1929-2020, who spent her life looking for a better world. By Vijay Prashad.
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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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