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Talkin' About My Revolutions
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May Day, May Day
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Still Not Free After All These Years
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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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Flower power has wilted. And maybe that's a good thing. By Nicky Reid.

Do you remember the Democrats, dearest motherfuckers? Not the neoliberal, gutter capitalist, Clintonista kind or even Bernie’s brand of drone-strike socialists, but the peace loving hippie kind. The doves who tried to end the Cold War and marched against the draft and stuck flowers in the barrels of National Guard rifles.

The liberal lions who took on the war machine, who made love not war, who couldn’t hug their children with nuclear arms, and braved the perils of grassy knolls and brainwashed Arabs to bring just one ounce of sanity to Capitol Hill.

Sure they were corny and preachy and a little grabby in cocktail party coatrooms but they had character and cojones and conviction. What ever happened to those liberals, before their bleeding hearts were eaten whole by those nasty neos? Where have all the flowers gone? Tell me, dearest motherfuckers, do you remember the Democrats?

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Free Downloads: This Week's New MP3s
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Latest: Sheila Jordan
Vienna 2017
Latest: Herman Brood & His Wild Romance
Amsterdam 1986
Latest: Michael Nesmith and Pete Finney
Sacramento 2019
Latest: Flying Burrito Brothers
Winona 1969
Latest: Alison Krauss & Union Station
Rudolstadt, Germany 2012
Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings
Des Moines 2007
Dick Dale [R.I.P. 1937 - 2019]
San Luis Obispo 2012
The Monkees
Unsurpassed Masters Vol 6 of 9
Jimmy Scott
San Francisco 1998
SF Jazz Collective
Miles Tribute, Paris 2018
Donovan
Copenhagen 1973
Flying Burrito Brothers
Woodinville, WA 1969
Queens Of The Stone Age
Montreux 2018
Iggy Pop
Montreux 2018
The Monkees
Unsurpassed Masters Vol 5 of 9
Shelly Manne Quartet
France 1977
Anoushka Shankar
BBC London 2019
Rod Stewart
Reno 2018
Rosanne Cash
Nuremberg 2018
Prophets Of Rage
Bern 2018
Eric Clapton
Tokyo 1988
The Monkees
Unsurpassed Masters Vol 4 of 9
Marc Ribot
Austria 2018
Helen Merrill
Paris 1984
Van Morrison
The Netherlands 1967
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Port Chester 2018 [Second Night - Feb 21, 2018]
kd lang
San Antonio 2018
Sharon Van Etten
KCRW Santa Monica 2019
The Monkees [Peter Tork R.I.P. 1942 - 2019]
Unsurpassed Masters Vol 3 of 9
Helen Merrill
France 1991
Archie Shepp Quartet
Torino 2018
Stephen Bishop
Los Angeles 2017
Patti Smith
Padova 2018
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Port Chester 2018
Bert Jansch
Davis 1996
The Monkees [Peter Tork R.I.P. 1942 - 2019]
Unsurpassed Masters Vol 2 of 9
Viktoria Tolstoy
Dusseldorf 2017
Genesis
Lamb Lies Down Sessions 1974 [CD3/4/5 of 5]
Peter Asher and Jeremy Clyde
Westlake 2018
Jackson Browne
Revisiting The Albums Vol 12 of 12 [The Naked Ride Home, 2002]
Jackson Browne
Revisiting The Albums Vol 11 of 12 [Looking East, 1996]
Allan Holdsworth
Tokyo 1989
The Monkees
Unsurpassed Masters Vol 1 of 9
Jeanne Lee / Mal Wardron Quintet
Marciac 2000
Genesis
Lamb Lies Down Sessions 1974 [CD1/2 of 5]
Deep Purple
Dusseldorf 1970
Jackson Browne
Revisiting The Albums Vol 10 of 12 [I'm Alive, 1993]
Jackson Browne
Revisiting The Albums Vol 9 of 12 [World In Motion, 1989]
Bob Marley
New York 1976
Father John Misty
Port Chester 2017
Mary Halvorson Octet
Berlin 2018
The Beatles
From Liverpool To Hamburg 1960-1963
Warren Zevon
Philadelphia 1990
Jackson Browne
Revisiting The Albums Vol 8 of 12 [Lives in the Balance, 1986]
Jackson Browne
Revisiting The Albums Vol 7 of 12 [Lawyers in Love, 1983]
Led Zeppelin
Osaka 1971
Chris aka Christine & The Queens
KCRW, Santa Monica 2018
Jackson Browne
Osaka 1980
SF Jazz Collective
Paris 2018
Oscar Peterson
New York 1982
Ultravox
Buffalo 1979
Jackson Browne
Revisiting The Albums Vol 6 of 12 [Hold Out, 1980]
Jackson Browne
Revisiting The Albums Vol 5 of 12 [Running on Empty, 1977]
Emmylou Harris
Tanglewood 2018
Gang Green
Boston 1988
The The
KCRW, Santa Monica 2018
Gwilym Simcock
Salford 2018
Doobie Brothers
Seattle 1975
Al Kooper
New York 1996

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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
Queens of the Stone Age - Montreux 2018 [no label, 1CD] Montreux Jazz Festival, Stravinski Auditorium, Montreux, Switzerland; July 8, 2018. Very good FM broadcast (complete broadcast, incomplete concert). "Playing around easy-breezy disco beats and chilly synths."
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Features

More Power To You Miss Omar

“Tell me who you cannot criticize and I will tell you who is your master” (Attributed to Voltaire). By Eric Margolis.

Saying anything negative about Israel has long been the third rail of US politics and media. Israel is our nation’s most sacred cow. Any questioning of its behavior brings furious charges of anti-Semitism and professional oblivion.

I keep in my bookcase a cautionary book, ‘They Dared Speak Out’ written by US senators and congressmen who all lost their positions after rebuking Israel for its mistreatment of Palestinians or daring to suggest that Israel had far too much influence in the US.

Journalists learn this first commandment very early. Criticize, or even question, Israel at your own peril.

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The Sharing Economy Was Always A Scam

‘Sharing’ was supposed to save us. Instead, it became a Trojan horse for a precarious economic future... Sharing is now the 'new rental'. Landlords walk the earth once more. By Susie Cagle via OneZero.Medium.com.

Founded in 2014, Omni is a startup that offers users the ability to store and rent their lesser-used stuff in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. Backed by roughly US$40 million in venture capital, Omni proclaims on its website that they “believe in experiences over things, access over ownership, and living lighter rather than being weighed down by our possessions.”

If you’re in the Bay Area, you can currently rent a copy of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo from “Lan” for the low price of $1 per day; “Charles” is renting a small framed lithograph for $10 a day; and “Tom” is renting a copy of the film Friends With Benefits (68 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes) on Blu-ray for just $2 a day.

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Shakin' All Over [the noize]
Saint Eric Dolphy
The Sixties saw a generation in motion. Its musicians behaved like missionaries. Spreading the good news. By Ron Jacobs.
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Bass On Top: The Genius Of Paul Chambers
The making of a bass genius. By David Yearsley.
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Untethered: The Sounds Of Robert Fisher Transcending
Bill Glahn reviews Willard Grant Conspiracy's Untethered.
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I Can't Explain [world affairs]
Hijack The Starship, Major Tom
In the mid-'60s and '70s, science fiction was the promise of a future to look forward to. By the time the future arrived and became the present, we now face a surveillance society, are confounded by crypto currencies, genetically modified food and artificial intelligence that threatens to take away jobs. By Ron Jacobs.
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The Age of Tyrannical Surveillance: We’re Being Branded, Bought and Sold for Our Data
With the age of surveillance coming right up, peeping toms now have full-time jobs. Privacy is just a memory. By John W Whitehead.
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A History Of The Indonesian Massacres, 1965-1966
Memory is not just forgetting but also remembering. Geoffrey B Robinson's new book on Indonesia - The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66 - recalls the brutality of the 1965-1966 Army massacres of members of the Communist Party. And points out all those there and outside Indonesia who had lend their support to the killings. Review by Gregory Elich.
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Size Matters: The Demise Of The Airbus A380
This was not a case of big is better but about fools rushing in where Angels fear to tread. By Binoy Kampmark.
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Rethinking America's Military Industrial Complex
As long as there are roads, you need cars. So goes the argument. So as long as there are countries other than yours, you need a strong military force to defend yourselves. Tim Kirby explains why America's Military Industrial Complex is here to stay.
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Trump’s Brilliant Strategy To Dismember US Dollar Hegemony
While the proponents of empire and US democracy sought to undermine left-winged parties, they did not see that right-wing parties were just as keen to embrace populism to get elected. Trump entered the White House on popular support and Michael Hudson argues he's now actively dismantling the US Empire to "make America great again". Without the baggage and high maintenance of empire.
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I Can See For Miles [cinelife]
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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The Idiots Of Cinema
Good cop or bad cop? What about good idiot or bad idiot? The Idiot (and we don’t mean Iggy Pop) has been a literary reference for centuries and has now invaded pop culture. But the function of the idiot has not changed however, there seems to be a dearth of good ones around. Philip Cheah reflects.
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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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