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(Nov 14, 2014)

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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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CounterPunch
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Information Clearing House
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Rock & Rap Confidential
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Alternet
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Won't Get Fooled Again

New Items Added
May 16, 2014

Spiderman Says: Whofivesaguck?

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FOR SALE!
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Do The Independence

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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Tokyo 2011

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New Year's Eve 2011 (data)

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Basel 2011 (data)

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Various
Prince's Trust Rock Gala 2011 (data)

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November 22, 2014
Latest: A Cleaner BigO Homepage


Looks like both sides in the East-West standoff are playing "reindeer games" just in time for the holidays. The downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 is in the news once again with both the Russians and the anti-Russians offering "new" evidence blaming the other. Then there's the resurgence of interest in what happened to the USS Donald Cook earlier on April 12, 2014. Remember, all propaganda is phony.

The cause of the shooting-down of the Malaysian passenger plane MH-17 on July 17 (while that plane was flying over the conflict-zone during Ukraine’s civil war) is becoming clearer and clearer, despite the rigorous continuing attempts by Western ‘news’ media to cover it up and to hide from the public the evidence that clearly shows what brought down this airliner. By Eric Zuesse

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This article was first published by Voltairenet in other languages in September 2014.

The State Department acknowledged that the crew of the destroyer USS Donald Cook has been gravely demoralized ever since their vessel was flown over in the Black Sea by a Russian Sukhoi-24 (Su-24) fighter jet which carried neither bombs nor missiles but only an electronic warfare device.

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Free Downloads: This Week's New MP3s
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Latest: Paul Rogers
Jazz On 3 BBC 2000
Latest: Neil Young
New Orleans Jazz Fest 2009
Latest: Otis Taylor Band
Poland 2013
Latest: Stan Hasselgard and Benny Goodman
At Click 1948 (Out Of Print)
Latest: Spirit
West Berlin 1981
Boston
Osaka 2014
The War On Drugs
Paris 2014
Gong
Bremen 1974
Various (with Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford and more)
The New Basement Tapes - Los Angeles 2014
Duane Eddy Band (with Ry Cooder and Hal Blaine)
Berkeley 1983
Bob Dylan
Santa Monica 1979 [Mike Millard Master Vol 5]
Billy Joel
Demos 1977-1978
Joachim Kuhn Trio
Austria 2014
Mastodon
The Netherlands 2014
Graham Parker and Brinsley Schwarz
Spain 2014
Jimi Hendrix
1968 AD
Benny Goodman
New York 1937
Elvis Costello
London 1983
Joshua Redman
Boston 2014
Elton John
Charlotte, NC 2014
Neil Young (Rick Rosas R.I.P. 1949-2014)
Brisbane 2009
Neil Young
Old Gringo! 1986/1989
Harry Chapin
Elektra Records Demo Tape 1971/Bremen 1977
Marian McPartland-Cecil Taylor
Piano Jazz 1986

Restart
Latest: Howlin' Wolf
Ebbets Field 1973
Paul Simon
Unplugged
ZZ Top
Paris 2002
James Taylor
Fillmore East 1971
Wolfmother
Sydney 2005
Pink Floyd
Brussels 1972
Jackson Browne
Chicago Soundstage 1976
Al Green
New York 1972
Amy Winehouse
Berlin 2007

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Long Live Rock! [BigO Audio Archive]

New ROIOs*
The Rolling Stones - Altamont Speedway: BigTyke66 Matrix
Stephen Stills with The California Blues Band - Central Park, NYC 1979
The Troggs - Victoria, BC 1991
Tom Waits - Holland 1985
Neil Young - Philadelphia 2014
Led Zeppelin - Zurich 1980 1st Generation Soundboard
London Grammar - Montreux Jazz Festival 2014: Longer Version
Willie Nelson w/ Lucas Nelson and Neil Young Solo & w/ Lucas Nelson - Harvest The Hope Concert 2014
Johnny Marr - BBC Session 2014
Os Mutantes - Vancouver 2009
Robert Plant - Jo Whiley Show 2014
Puss n Boots w Norah Jones - World Cafe Live 2014
Bob Dylan - Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt
Bob Dylan - Birmingham, Al 1995
Fleetwood Mac - Madison Square Garden 2014
Foreigner - Atlantic City 2014
George Harrison - Los Angeles Express 1974 NOT UPGRADE, ALSO LOSSY
Chrissie Hynde - KCSN FM 2014
King Crimson - Albany, New York 2014
ABBA - Live At Wembley 1979
Boy George with the BBC Philharmonic & Guests - Colour By Numbers Live 2014
John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band - New York 1984
Eric Clapton - King Biscuit Flower Hour 1976
Coldplay - Los Angeles 2014
Tony Oxley/Derek Bailey Quartet - Crawley, England 1993
Paul Rogers - Bass Loops BBC Jazz 2000
John Taylor's Foil / Vocal Summit - Brighton 1987
Mike Westbrook and Michael Morris - Manchester 1994
Mike Westbrook Orchestra - Bath Festival, England 1995

*Recordings of indeterminate origin
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New DVD Archive Of Rare Films
VARIOUS - Big Hits: TOTP 1964 to 1975 BBC 4
The Who - Live at Tanglewood 1970 COMPLETE
Archie Shepp + Joe Louis Walker + Amina Claudine Myers - Jazz à la Villette 2014 webcast 720p UPGRADE
Tweedy - Brooklyn 2014 webcast 1080p
The War On Drugs - Morning Becomes Eclectic, KCRW 2014
Taylor Swift - "iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014"
Ed Sheeran - "iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014"
Lorde - "iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014"
Nicki Minaj - "iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014"
One Direction - "iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014"
Julia Kent - Saint-Malo, France 2014
Willie Nelson & Family - Farm Aid 2014
Return To Forever - MusikLaden Extra 1974
Santana - Live at Tanglewood 1970 COMPLETE
50 Cent - "iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014"
Iggy Azalea - "iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014"
Ariana Grande - "iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014"
Ryan Adams - Morning Becomes Eclectic, 2014
Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters - Musikladen 1974
VARIOUS - BBC Proms 2014, Last Night from Around the UK
Neil Young - Farm Aid 2014, webcast HD1080p
Robert Plant - iTunes Festival 2014
Pharrell Williams - iTunes Festival 2014
Jack White - Live at Fonda Theatre, 2014

Audio

ROIO Of The Week
Boston - Boston Trilogy/Destination Osaka [T&J-TWOSP-80/81, 2CD] Live at the Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium, Osaka City, Osaka, Japan; October 6, 2014. Fairly to very good audience recording. "More than a feeling..."
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Features

Another Fake Bin Laden Story

Here we go again. More advertising agency gimmicks to stir a storm against perceived enemies. Repeat the mantra 'what weapons of mass destruction? what weapons of mass destruction?' Paul Craig Roberts gives a step-by-step explanation of the latest fake story that's aimed to put you in a war-like mood.

RT, one of my favorite news sources, has fallen for a fake story put out by the Pentagon to support the fantasy story that a SEAL team killed Osama bin Laden, who died a second time in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a decade after his first death from illness and disease.

This fake story together with the fake movie and the fake book by an alleged SEAL team member is the way the fake story of bin Laden’s murder is perpetrated. Bin Laden’s alleged demise at the hands of a SEAL team was a propaganda orchestration, the purpose of which was to give Obama a hero’s laurels and deep six Democratic talk of challenging his nomination for a second term.

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Jimi Hendrix: Torn Between Two Worlds

Reviewing Charles R Cross’s mesmerizing biography of Jimi Hendrix, Room Full Of Mirrors (2005), artist, poet and writer Kim Nicolini draws many parallels from the book with her life and finds that self-reinvention and running away doesn’t work and that the past and the present are inextricably connected.

A couple of weeks ago, I was at a bookstore with my 15-year-old daughter. We were browsing the music section. She pulled a book off the shelf and said, “Look, Mom, a book on Jimi Hendrix. You should read this.” The book was Charles R Cross’s thoroughly researched biography Room Full Of Mirrors (2005). I got home that night, picked up the book and could not put it down. I read it straight through over the course of the next few days, completely mesmerized and also heartbroken by the man I was discovering behind the electric guitar and the velvet suits.

The material in Cross’s book comes from over 325 interviews over four years. The interviews include family members, groupies, musicians, industry people, friends, band mates, and others. It is a comprehensive compilation of material that unearths the real human being who existed under the legend of Jimi Hendrix.

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Shakin' All Over [the noize]
Dylan's Basement Tapes Complete Streaming Online
The Basement Tapes Complete will be released on November 4. As a curtain raiser, The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 is now streaming via NPR. The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 is a six-disc set which will feature 138 songs.
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Riding Shotgun With Dylan
Before Bob Dylan's former road manager, Victor Maymudes, died in 2000, he left behind his memoirs on tape. Co-written and edited by his son, Jacob, Another Side Of Bob Dylan was recently published. But for musician and writer Peter Stone Brown, even though it’s a first-hand account, there is little new that is of interest.
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Charlie Haden: The Great Liberator
You have to be fearless to be an artist. The life of the late bassist Charlie Haden (August 6, 1937 - July 11, 2014) was punctuated with many such moments. He recorded tunes to his leftist heroes, formed the Liberation Music Orchestra, toured outside of the usual jazz circuits, got himself arrested and still stayed the course. Haden was always both fearless and inspiring. BY Jeffrey St Clair.
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I Can See For Miles [cinelife]
Go Your Own Way
A husband who appears to have more girlfriends than friends; his mother finds a new boyfriend when his father dies; and a wife who has the hots for the next door, teenage peeping tom. That's life in Im Sang-Soo's A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003). Stephen Tan reviews.
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I Advance Masked
Here is a blurb that is hard to resist: A school teacher by day, a rapist by night, where "righting wrongs through penetration" is the company motto. Stephen Tan reviews Takao Nagaishi's The Rapeman (1993).
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Go The Hard Way
Lee Kung-lok's 3D Naked Ambition (2014) is a look on the lighter side of the Japanese adult video industry but with Chapman To and his unlikely comments on the stuff of Hongkongers, the film has become much more relevant in spite of itself. Stephen Tan reviews.
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Midlife Crisis
With sexy Uhm Jung-hwa headlining Kwon Chil-in's Venus Talk (2014), a film about three women and their midlife crises, what it all boils down to is a bit of sex and some star gazing. Stephen Tan reviews.
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I Can't Explain [world affairs]
The True History Of Blowback In One Sentence
How difficult is it to understand this 2,000-year-old advice, "You reap what you sow"? By William Rivers Pitt.
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Incubating Film Studios In Film Schools
In the last 20 years, film funding has stood itself on its head. This was perhaps inevitable, as very few film studio systems remained active. Thus, it fell on the shoulders of individuals to raise their own funding in every which way they could. Philip Cheah discusses how Korean film schools have changed the funding system and refreshed the studio system.
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Found Art
Since the end of 2012, Penang in Malaysia had a number of wall art by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic that incorporated actual objects for that "3D" or live feel, turning the walls into tourist attractions. Now homegrown graphic designer Jaemy Choong has come up with his own variation on Found Art using postcard-size movie posters and even a cooked chicken!
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Illegal Copying Has Always Created Jobs, Growth, And Prosperity
Throughout history, those who have copied the most have also always been the most prosperous, and for that reason. Bans on copying, like the copyright and patent monopolies, are just plain industrial protectionism. By Rick Falkvinge.
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Movie Reviews
Gone Girl
Dir: David Fincher

Zodiac might arguably be David Fincher's masterpiece but with the enigmatic Rosamund Pike and an anxiety-ridden Ben Affleck, Gone Girl (2014) is one hell of an entertainingly seductive movie, says Critic After Dark Noel Vera.
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Pridyider
Dir: Rico Maria Ilarde

Here's a killer from the Philippines... a killer fridge, that is. As Critic After Dark Noel Vera says about Rico Maria Ilarde's Pridyider (2012), "if it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing, oversplattering, overwrapping in slimy tentacles." And that actress Andi Eigenmann can yank his icebox door open anytime.
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Enough Said
Dir: Nicole Holofcener

While James Gandolfini passed away in June 2013, he is still pretty entertaining in his second-last film, Nicole Holofcener's Enough Said (2013). Critic After Dark Noel Vera on the dearly departed.
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Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon (From What Is Before)
Dir: Lav Diaz

Using fables as a genre, Lav Diaz looks at Philippines' past in Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon (From What Is Before, 2014) and when the creatures finally step out of the shadows, when the monsters allow themselves to be finally openly seen, they're clad in khaki, an automatic rifle strapped to one shoulder. Eden's precipitous fall from grace by Critic After Dark Noel Vera.
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