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Forget an independent Kurdistan: They may have to do a deal with Damascus on sharing their area with Sunni Arab refugees. By Pepe Escobar.

In the annals of bombastic Trump tweets, this one is simply astonishing... Here we have a President of the United States, on the record, unmasking the whole US$8-trillion intervention in the Middle East as an endless war based on a “false premise”. No wonder the Pentagon is not amused.

Trump’s tweet bisects the surreal geopolitical spectacle of Turkey attacking a 120-kilometer-long stretch of Syrian territory east of the Euphrates to essentially expel Syrian Kurds. Even after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cleared with Trump the terms of the Orwellian-named “Operation Peace Spring,” Ankara may now face the risk of US economic sanctions.

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Free Downloads: This Week's New MP3s
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Latest: Al Green
Roskilde Festival, Denmark 1999
Latest: Roger Waters
Manchester 2018
Latest: London Grammar
Germany 2018
Latest: Holly Cole
Leverkusen 2005
Latest: Bad Company
Dallas 2016
The Rolling Stones
Jersey Devil 1981 [CD5/6 of 6]
The Beatles
The Beatles [Purple Chick Deluxe Edition]
Save Ferris
Fairfax 1997
Dick Dale
Sydney 1995
Iggy Pop
Montreux 2018 [Complete]
Peter Bruntnell
Glasgow 2018
John Lennon
The Alternate Imagine
John Zorn/Laurie Anderson/Terry Riley
San Francisco 2019
Peter Frampton
Carmel-By-The-Sea 2016
The Beatles
Magical Mystery Year [Purple Chick Deluxe Edition]
The Rolling Stones
Foxborough 2019
Taylor Swift
Los Angeles / New York 2019
Miley Cyrus
Barcelona 2019
Baker Gurvitz Army [Ginger Baker R.I.P. 1939 - 2019]
London 1975
Lily Allen
KCRW, Santa Monica 2009
Cream [Ginger Baker R.I.P. 1939 - 2019]
Western Tour '68
Ginger Baker [R.I.P. 1939 - 2019]
Amsterdam 2015
Charles Lloyd
Belgium 2019
Neil Young
Birmingham, UK 1987
The Beatles
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Purple Chick Deluxe Edition]
The Muffs [Kim Shattuck R.I.P. 1963 - 2019]
Hollywood 1991
Flatt and Scruggs
Radio Transcriptions 1950-1960
JD Souther
Denver 1976
Emmylou Harris
London 1995
New Order
The Netherlands 2019
Mary Halvorson
Venice 2018
Charles Mingus
Norway 1975
Charles Mingus
Sweden 1972
The Beatles
Revolver [Purple Chick Deluxe Edition]
Bob Dylan
Dylan 65 Revisited (Acoustic Versions)
Grateful Dead [Robert Hunter R.I.P. 1941 - 2019]
Alternative Terrapin
James Taylor
Tanglewood, Lenox 2019
Sheryl Crow
Glastonbury 2019
Panic! At The Disco
Swansea 2018
Margo Price
Randall's Island 2018
Bill Frisell
France 2012
Angélique Kidjo
BBC Proms, London 2019
The Beatles
Rubber Soul [Purple Chick Deluxe Edition]
Minneapolis 2019
Liz Phair
Cambridge, MA 2018
Gilbert O'Sullivan
Wickham 2019
The Cars [Ric Ocasek R.I.P. 1944 - 2019]
Toronto 1978
Rock am Ring, Nurburg 2018
Norah Jones
Anchorage, AK 2019
Barcelona 2018
David Bowie & Stevie Ray Vaughan
Dallas 1983
The Beatles
Help! [Purple Chick Deluxe Edition]
Bob Dylan & The Hawks
New York 1967
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Summer Sonic, Japan 2019
KCRW, Santa Monica 2018
The Breeders
NPR Tiny Desk Concert 2018
New Barbarians
Barb Wired Tour Vol 2 [CD3/4 of 4]
Children Of The Light [Perez/Patitucci/Blade]
Basel 2018
Bruce Springsteen
Bottom Line, New York 1975 [Huge Upgrade]
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For Sale [Purple Chick Deluxe Edition CD3 only]
Jackson Browne
Tokyo 2017
Van Morrison
Knebworth 1974
Elvis Costello
Boston 1979
New Barbarians
Barb Wired Tour Vol 2 [CD1/2 of 4]
Rhiannon Giddens
Boston 2019
Bee Gees
Tokyo 1973
Gram Parsons
A Song For You [CD6/7]
The Beatles
A Hard Day's Night [Purple Chick Deluxe Edition]
Billie Eilish
Glastonbury 2019

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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
Al Green - Denmark 1999 [no label, 1CD] Roskilde Festival. Roskilde, Denmark; July 4, 1999. Very good soundboard. The Reverend's in the house.
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A Memory For The Present

Most directors take their entire career to finally break the mold of their signature style. Perhaps in a moment of unconscious enlightenment, Cambodia’s master documentarian, Rithy Panh, decided to break his yet-to-be-defined mold at the beginning of his career. By Philip Cheah.

In an even more unpredictable manner, Rithy Panh chose a Malaysian novel, Ranjau Sepanjang Jalan (No Harvest But A Thorn, 1966), by Shahnon Ahmad to adapt into his fictional debut feature, Rice People (1994).

To further add to the surprise of adapting a non-native work, the book had already been adapted into a Malaysian feature, Ranjau Sepanjang Jalan, by Jamil Sulong in 1983. But Panh captured the spirit of Shahnon Ahmad in another way. While the film portrays the low-key lives of the rural poor battling the cyclical whims of nature, Panh understood Ahmad’s political motivation for depicting the suffering of people. Rice People might show the oppression of nature’s whims but it also shows man-made oppression.

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Joker: Cause Without A Rebel

A movie about the bad guy made more money than the one about the good guy. By Nick Pemberton.

I generally found all the hype around the movie Joker to be overblown on all sides. The claim that a movie could end civility reflected the general hyperbole and panic in the Trump era. But the whining about woke culture and the left that came from the director were even more pathetic. All the people whining about cancel culture need to stop. If you’re whining, you haven’t been canceled.

The Joker director may be upset that some people are offended by violence but he is by no means censored. A movie like his will be made with a Hollywood budget every time because it has the two things all Hollywood movies need: violence and thoughtlessness.

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Shakin' All Over [the noize]
John Lennon vs The Deep State: One Man Against The 'Monster'
John Lennon, born 79 years ago on October 9, 1940, was a musical genius and pop cultural icon. He was also a vocal peace protester and anti-war activist and a high-profile example of the lengths to which the Deep State will go to persecute those who dare to challenge its authority. By John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute.
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Favorite Things: Greta, Ariana, Coltrane And The Von Trapps
On the one hand our governments want to fight climate change with even more money. $ingapore is asking for S$100 BILLION. On the other, we have been urged to work harder, faster and better to make our economies rise, rise, rise. $ingapore is the only country that pays its ministers a multi-million dollar salary. It's a tiny island on the Equator. You can't have your cake and eat it. Grow up. By David Yearsley.
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You Say You Want A Revolution: A Prison Letter To Yoko Ono
The place for forgiveness. By Susie Day.
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I Can't Explain [world affairs]
China's Anniversary Parade Reveals New Weapons That Will Influence US Strategies
The aircraft-carrier killer with a 1,000-mile range, nuclear-warhead carrying high-speed gliders, and lots and lots of killer drones. Who dares to rain on China's parade? By Moon Of Alabama.
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Dangerous Detention: Julian Assange In Belmarsh Prison
Don't forget Julian Assange. He's still in prison. By Binoy Kampmark.
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The Rising Monopoly Of Monsanto-Bayer
Seeds come from plants. Not anymore. These days seeds come from biotech conglomerates. Genetically modified, these seeds come with a patent and to use them means you have to pay for the rights to grow food crops. And the biggest mother of them all is Monsanto-Bayer. By Valerie Reynoso.
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What George Carlin Taught Us About Media Propaganda By Omission
You are kept in the dark not by fake news but by carefully omitted news. By Jeff Cohen.
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Some Of The Many Things Most Americans Never Heard About 9/11
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." By Paul Craig Roberts.
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Are We Headed Toward A Techno-Eugenic Future?
Increasingly biotechnology is making Eugenics, the controlled breeding of humans, a reality. And when the Capitalists get into the picture, it will all be about making money. Mohsen Abdelmoumen interviews Stuart Newman, professor of cell biology and anatomy.
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I Can See For Miles [cinelife]
From Pontianak To Konpaku
Remi M Sali was one of the pioneers of the modern $ingapore Malay independent film scene, together with his long-time collaborator, Dzul Sungit (Konpaku’s cinematographer). Their short film, eddy, was Special Jury Prize co-winner at the $ingapore International Film Festival 1994. Their short, INfluence, won the Best Director Award at the same festival in 1995. In 1998, they made their debut feature, OffCentre, an adaptation of an acclaimed $ingapore play. Remi went on to direct popular dramas, telemovies and arts series for local television. Konpaku (Soul, 2018) marks his return to filmmaking after 20 years. By Philip Cheah.
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Pirate 'Aquaman' Release Suggests iTunes 4K May Be Breached
A high quality pirated copy of the movie Aquaman appeared online on March 3, 2019. The 4K release is believed to come from iTunes, which would make this the first 2160p movie to be directly downloaded from Apple's movie store. It's unclear how the file was obtained. By Ernesto of TorrentFreak.
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The Best Films Of 2018
Forget the popcorn. These films require your full attention. By Louis Proyect.
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Movie Reviews
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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The Secrets Of Katyn
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend." Never has this ancient proverb sounded so true as in the Katyn Massacre of 1940. By Louis Proyect.
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Capitalism: A Horror Movie
Capitalism is all about making money, nevermind the how and why. It is a clever system that will make you rich if done wisely. Too bad it is so lacking in compassion for its fellow man who are exploited for the huge profit to be made. By Louis Proyect.
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