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There's nothing good about starting a war. Just ask George W Bush. By Eve Ottenberg.

Relations between the US and China have hit an all-time low. As the election nears, expect them to plunge lower. That’s because Trump is campaigning against China, hoping for a surge of xenophobic hatred to sweep him back into the White House. The charge is that China caused Covid-19 - possibly in a lab, but if not, worsened the plague with its secrecy and lies at the pandemic’s start. This is nonsense.

The Chinese government’s first instinct may have been to cover up, but it quickly did an about-face. It certainly didn’t dilly dally about fighting the disease as long as Trump did. As for the accusation that China underreported fatalities, it is irrelevant even if true; China quickly warned the world that this was a killer plague and promptly locked down.

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Free Downloads: This Week's New MP3s
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Latest: John Prine (with Roger Waters, Margo Price and more)
Newport Folk Festival 2017
Latest: The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 21, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD1-3 of 3]
Latest: Thin Lizzy
Inglewood 1978 [Millard recording]
Latest: Yola
Austin 2020
Latest: Ahmad Jamal
Paris 1971
Bob Dylan
Guam Thunder 1976 [CD3/4 of 9]
Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor
Cleveland 1972
Richard Thompson & David Byrne
Brooklyn 1992
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 14, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD1-3 of 3]
Stevie Nicks
Los Angeles 1981 [Millard recording]
Kate Tempest
Camden 2020
Don Cherry
Austria 1972
Bob Dylan
Guam Thunder 1976 [CD1/2 of 9]
Eric Clapton
The Forum, Inglewood 1975 [Millard recording]
Alice Cooper
El Paso 1980 / Electric Ladyland New York 1991
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 13, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD1-3 of 3]
Colchester 1978
Yasmine Hamdan
Portugal 2018
London Jazz Festival 2018
New York 1977
Peter Frampton
Hempstead 1974
Frampton's Camel
London 1972
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 10, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD3/4 of 4]
Graham Nash with David Crosby
Houston 1986
Green Day
Spain 2019
Amir ElSaffar, Camilla George, Alice Zawadski
London 2018
Sarah Tandy
Austria 2019
The Sweet [Steve Priest R.I.P. 1948 - 2020]
Kobe 1974
London 1972
Robin Trower
Seattle 1973
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 10, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD1/2 of 4]
Kim Gordon
Camden 2020
Bob Dylan
Man On The Street [CD9/10 of 10]
Andrew Hill and Mal Waldron
Montreal 1988
Jon Hassell
Stockholm 2009
Dr John
New Orleans 2011
Bob Dylan [Bucky Baxter R.I.P. 1955 - 2020]
Irving Plaza, NY 1997
Dire Straits
Ottawa 1985
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 9, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD3/4/5 of 5]
The Mavericks
Louisville 2016
Bob Dylan
Man On The Street [CD7/8 of 10]
Jean-Paul Bourelly
Germany 2018
The Pretty Things [Phil May R.I.P. 1944 - 2020]
BBC Session - London 2018
Manchester Orchestra
Randalls Island 2018
Grant Lee Hitchcock
Nashville 2014
Italy 2018
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 9, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD1/2 of 5]
RM Hubbert and Aidan Moffat
Glasgow 2018
Bob Dylan
Man On The Street [CD5/6 of 10]
Jeanne Lee
Borse, Wuppertal 1983
Joan As Police Woman
Manchester 2018
Bruce Springsteen
Largo, Maryland - August 7, 1981
Eric Clapton
Sapporo 1977
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 8, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD3/4 of 4]
Van Morrison
San Bernardino 1973
Bad Company [Brian Howe R.I.P. 1932 - 2020]
New York 1992
Bob Dylan
Man On The Street [CD3/4 of 10]
Little Richard [R.I.P. 1932 - 2020]
Paris 1966
Astrud Gilberto
Leonburg 1988
Hank Jones Trio
Osaka 1980
Brewer & Shipley
New York 1971
Kraftwerk [Florian Schneider R.I.P. 1947 - 2020]
Frankfurt 1974
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Coronavirus Songs
Jefferson Starship
Edwardsville 1976
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 8, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD1/2 of 4]
Detroit 1982
Bob Dylan
Man On The Street [CD1/2 of 10]
Nguyen Le
Lugano 2018
Joni Mitchell
Toronto 1991
Burbank 1976 [Millard recording]

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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 14, 1969 [Purple Chick PC 14-1/3; 3CD]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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Canned Meat Booms As Covid-Recession Crushes Consumers

With consumers worried about the recession, many are turning to cheaper foods. By Tyler Durden.

As recession and pandemic overwhelm the Western world, the consumer is in rough shape and has been forced to reduce costs to weather the economic storm. This means some have had to give up Chipotle burritos and Shake Shack burgers for canned meat.

Significant consumer shifts are underway in the Western world, and other places as a global downturn will persist through year-end, without forming a V-shaped recovery. Bloomberg notes the consumption of canned beef is exploding: US sales surged more than 70 per cent in the 15 weeks ended June 13. A similar story is playing out in parts of Europe and Asia.

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Dylan Does Have A Lot On His Mind, But The NYT Didn’t Want To Talk About It

In “Murder Most Foul,” Bob Dylan could not have been more explicit in his rejection of the dubious official story which holds John F Kennedy was killed by one man for no reason. The Nobel Laureate has taken the skeleton out of the closet. But does anybody still care? By Jefferson Morley.

“Bob Dylan Has a Lot on His Mind,” the New York Times reported on June 12. That’s for sure. In late March, as the Covid-19 pandemic shut down America, the 79-year-old singer-songwriter released “Murder Most Foul,” an epic, 17-minute song-poem about the assassination of President John F Kennedy.

Since “Who killed JFK?” is one of the central questions of American history, you might think that the Times interviewer, historian Douglas Brinkley would ask the Nobel laureate about how he came to compose his dark and brooding take on November 22, 1963.

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Shakin' All Over [the noize]
In The Ghetto
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, an African-American man, died in Powderhorn, a neighborhood south of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. While Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on a city street during an arrest, Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, kept his knee on the right side of Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. - wikipedia
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R.I.P. Little Richard, Tutti Frutti Sex Revolutionary
The story of Rock 'n' Roll has lost a pioneer. Gone but never forgotten. By Susan Block.
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A Look Back At John Prine’s Common Sense
When John Prine passed away on April 7, 2020 (he was 73) of complications from the Covid-19 virus, musicians and critics alike responded with laudatory articles en masse. Prine was remembered as one of America’s greatest songwriters and deservedly so. There really was nothing I could add to the chorus. But there was one itch I felt a need to scratch - what I felt was the unjust criticisms of his 4th album, Common Sense (1975). They were reviews and opinions that continue to be recycled to this very day. It was with that in mind that I proceeded to write the look-back review that follows. By Bill Glahn.
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I Can't Explain [world affairs]
Manipulating The Masses: Edward Bernays And Why The System Needs Your Compliance
It doesn’t matter who you vote for. If your vote actually mattered, it would have already been made illegal. By Mac Slavo.
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How Thailand Contained Covid-19
Be prepared. Get expert medical advice. Assess the situation. Make the right decision to combat the virus, not protect your profits. By Walden Bello.
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Jakarta: Force And Fraud At Home And Abroad. What’s Next?
The Jakarta Method was first practiced in Indonesia from 1965 to 1966 when opposition to the state was systematically removed with "extreme prejudice". Has its time come again? By Gary Olson.
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With USA In Retreat, China Reassesses Its Options
Right now America is in a similar position to China - how to handle angry protestors. With America in retreat, China's global influence is at an all-time high. Will China use this moment of distraction to pass its own draconian security law? By Tom Clifford.
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Truth Is What We Hide, Cover Stories Are What We Sell
The fact that self-serving cover stories are now the norm is making it difficult to love our servitude with the slavish devotion demanded of us. By Charles Hugh Smith.
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China Acts On Hong Kong
Whose Hong Kong is it? By Thomas Hon Wing Polin.
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I Can See For Miles [cinelife]
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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