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By Jonathan Cook

Adam Curtis’ new, near three-hour documentary HyperNormalisation, showing on BBC iplayer, is being garlanded with predictable praise from liberal commentators. As ever, Curtis joins the dots in interesting, and sometimes compelling, ways. But HyperNormalisation also continues a trend by Curtis of using his insights to present a deeply conservative, disempowering and ultimately false impression of the world.

His recent films have been premised on the notion that our societies are driven almost exclusively by a struggle of ever-more complex ideas, often dangerous ones, and only marginally by economic forces. As it has become ever harder to find plausible solutions to an increasingly interconnected world, and as western leaders have become ever more lost in the moral and ideological darkness of modern life, those who have excelled are the usual suspects - from Syria’s Assad and Putin’s Russia to Donald Trump.

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Free Downloads: This Week's New MP3s
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Latest: Lucinda Williams
Belgium 2016
Latest: The Who
The Fall 1969 Soundboard Tapes Vol 3
Latest: Roxy Music
Omaha 1979
Latest: Roger Waters
Desert Trip 2016
Latest: Brian Wilson
Syracuse 2016
The Who
The Fall 1969 Soundboard Tapes Vol 2
Sons Of Kemet
Wien, Austria 2016
Frank Sinatra
The Who
The Fall 1969 Soundboard Tapes Vol 1
Bob Dylan
Desert Trip 2016 - Week Two (October 14, 2016)
The Who
Soundboard Highlights 1969
Whitney Houston
Brunei 1996
Humble Pie
Bouston 1972
Jimmy Webb
Manchester 2015
Michael Franks
Roslyn 1979
Bob Dylan
Tempe 1979
Bill Evans
Italy/Holland 1969
Frank Sinatra
Alone In The Studio
Orlando 2016
The Rolling Stones
Desert Trip 2016 - The Complete Show
Paul McCartney (with Neil Young)
Desert Trip 2016
Bob Dylan (Congrats!)
Desert Trip 2016
Neil Young
Desert Trip 2016
The Rolling Stones
Desert Trip 2016
Studs Terkel
With Dorothy Parker - 1959/Bob Newhart 1960
John Prine
Roslyn 1978
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
Nashville 2016
Drive-By Truckers
Portland 2016
John Zorn
John Zorn Plays Ennio Morricone - New York 1986
SuperJam at Bonnaroo 2016: Tribute To Tennessee Featuring Kamasi Washington And Friends
Frank Sinatra
On The Inside Vol 2
The Rolling Stones
Another Time, Another Place: Rare Gems, Demos & Outtakes (CD6)
John Denver
Madison Square Garden 1976
Bob Dylan
Warfield, San Francisco, November 16, 1979
Hollywood 1973
The Highwaymen
Stockholm 1992
The Doobie Brothers
Tokyo 1979
Jerry Garcia Band
Studio Rehearsals 1975
George Shearing Quintet
Velvet Carpet 1956 (Public Domain)
Maynard Ferguson
Unreleased Live Album - Louisiana 1973
Frank Sinatra
On The Inside Vol 1
The Rolling Stones
Another Time, Another Place: Lost BBC Tapes 1964-1965 (CD5)
Van Morrison
London; September 29, 2016
Bob Dylan
Warfield, San Francisco 1979
Kate Liu
Chicago 2016
Buckwheat Zydeco R.I.P. 1947-2016
Lone Star Cafe, New York 1988
T Rex
BBC Top Gear Sessions 1969-1971
Frank Zappa
Gothenburg 1974
Dwight Yoakam
Nashville 2016
Cecil Taylor Unit
Berlin 1969
Duke Ellington
Dakar, Senegal 1966
Frank Sinatra
ABC-TV Sessions
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Another Time, Another Place: Hawaii 1966 (CD4)
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BBC In Concert 1975
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London 1968
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
Amherst 1978
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Los Angeles 2016 (Michael Nesmith's final performance with The Monkees)

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Detroit 1986
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Philadelphia 1970
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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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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


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The Who - The Fall 1969 Soundboard Tapes Vol 3 [Prof Stoned 2016, 1CD] Fillmore East, New York, NY; October 22, 1969. Very good soundboard. The Fall 1969 Soundboard Tapes Vol. 1-5 collects every single circulating recording from this tour with the exception of officially released material.
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This Battle For Mosul Will Not Be The Last

Fight, fight, fight. Ever since Lawrence (Thomas Edward) walked into Arabia, Western powers have had a keen interest in controlling the region. And they're not gonna leave until every government bends to their will. That's why it's "fight, fight, fight". This week's war is "Mosul". By Patrick Cockburn.

The Iraqi government and its allies may eventually capture Mosul from Isis, but this could be just a new chapter in the war.

It will only win because of the devastating firepower of the US-led air forces and sheer weight of numbers. But the fight for the city is militarily and politically complex. The Iraqi army, Kurdish Peshmerga, Shia Hashd al-Shaabi and Sunni fighters from Mosul and Nineveh province, which make up the anti-Isis forces, suspect and fear each other almost as much as they hate Isis.

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The War In Syria: Who Is Actually To Blame?

This should be headline news, but apparently what happens to Kim Kardashian - notable laureate that she is - is far more important. By Darius Shahtahmasebi via

Depending on which news outlets you follow, your understanding of what is going on in Syria is likely coming from one of two main camps - Western media or Eastern media. Western media, in tandem with the Arab Gulf states, has almost completely pinned the blame for the crisis in Syria on the current president, Bashar al-Assad. Any residual blame left for the taking is delivered to Russia and Iran.

Those of us who inform ourselves daily from an eclectic range of media sources tend to have a broader understanding of the conflict in Syria. The more critical one becomes of both ends of the media spectrum, the more one can evaluate the veracity of the respective outlets (for example, the peddling of statistics from a T-shirt shop in England versus the use of satellite imagery).

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Shakin' All Over [the noize]
Letting It Bleed
The counterculture was against the unconditional accumulation of wealth, the Vietnam War, social rights and a rainbow of issues. But by 1969, the fight was all but over. Today's superstars are measured by Forbes annual ranking of the highest-earning musicians on the planet. By Ron Jacobs.
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Mike Bloomfield, Reluctant Guitar Hero
Mike Bloomfield’s life is chronicled in Ed Ward’s revised and expanded Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of An American Guitar Hero (2016). Peter Stone Brown reviews the book that was first published in 1983.
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Non-Korean K-pop Boy Band EXP Heads To Korea!
Can an all-American band of teens and young adults deliver K-pop?
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I Can See For Miles [cinelife]
Zombie Gross Out
When all else fails, there's always Noboru Iguchi's Zombie Ass: Toilet Of The Dead (2011). Just don't watch it with a heavy stomach. Stephen Tan reviews.
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Hong Kong Protests
Bleak but hopeful... that seems to be the message behind Ten Years (2015), an anthology of five segments whose Best Film award at the 2016 Hong Kong Film Awards not only brought it fame but controversy as well. Stephen Tan reviews.
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Kenji Mizoguchi's Sansho The Bailiff
In the light of today’s renewed interest in Buddhism, Kenji Mizoguchi’s Sansho The Bailiff (1954), one of the last six films made before his death, can be viewed through a fresh spiritual, aesthetic prism. After all, the tale of a pair of siblings sold into slavery, a mother taken away to a life as a prostitute, and a father, disgraced as a rebellious governor who cared too much for his people, and dies in exile; is essentially a Buddhist parable of idealism and compassion. By Philip Cheah.
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Samira Makhmalbaf's Blackboards
If war is crazy, then the most passionate efforts to resist war must be equally crazy. This is perhaps the premise of Samira Makhmalbaf’s Blackboards (2000), a metaphorical fable of a people (Iranian Kurds) locked inside a warzone (symbolised by the rugged mountains) they live in, and seemingly unable to break free of the trap. By Philip Cheah.
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Kim Ki Duk's Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring
Can cruelty be gentle? The answer is yes, and why not? Cruelty can also be innocent. In the first chapter of Kim Ki Duk’s Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring (2003), a child monk plays by tying stones to a fish, frog and snake. Two of the three creatures die thus earning a lesson of Buddhist karma from the old monk: “If one of them has died, you will always carry that stone in your heart.” By Philip Cheah.
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I Can't Explain [world affairs]
Studs Terkel: Interpreter Of America
As Alan Wieder shows in his book, Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation, Terkel felt most folks had something he could learn from and that made his radio shows a thrill to listen to and his books engrossing reading. Book review by Ron Jacobs.
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Unexpurgated U-Wei!
Ten questions with Malaysian filmmaker U-Wei Bin Haji Saari... and then some. By Philip Cheah.
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Bring On The Nibelungen: If Wagner Scored The Debates
In a week weighted down by the Hillary-Donald debate, the witch-hunting MH-17 report and yet another dead president to eulogise, let's bring out the vinyl and celebrate the music instead. David Yearsley thinks some Wagner can soundtrack and bring back to live the Hillary-Donald debate.
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The Butcher Of Qana: Shimon Peres Was No Peacemaker
Shimon Peres, a peacemaker? More like the "Butcher of Qana". By Robert Fisk.
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Why I Am On The Women’s Boat To Gaza
The USA has again approved granting Israel, and this time with a record $38 BILLION in military aid over the next 10 years. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was 'delighted' for the handout. What can a small sailboat with 13 women, including a Malaysian gynecologist, possibly do to a juggernaut? By LisaGay Hamilton.
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Movie Reviews
Dir: Oliver Stone
The difference between eyes wide shut and a conscience is Oliver Stone's Snowden and the late Tupac Shakur. By David Swanson.
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Heneral Luna
Dir: Jerrold Tarog
While the battle sequences in Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna (2015) are panoramic spectacles, it is the infighting between the various characters that delivers sobering lessons for the viewer: that ability and talent are often rewarded with envy, suspicion and hate; and that the Filipino's greatest enemy and most debilitating weakness is his own people. Critic After Dark Noel Vera reviews.
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Son Of Sauli (Saul fia)
Dir: Lazlo Nemes
The Holocaust, from the view of a Jew assigned to pull bodies out of gas chambers and load them into the ovens for cremation. The land of nightmare in Lazlo Nemes' Son Of Saul (2015), reviewed by Critic After Dark Noel Vera.
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Dir: Jafar Pahani
Jafar Pahani might have been banned from making movies for 20 years but that has not stopped the Iranian filmmaker. Using footage from his dashboard-mounted 'security camera' and from handphone cameras, Taxi, to quote what one "passenger" said, is Iranian life that is "real but not real real". By Critic After Dark Noel Vera.
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Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice
Dir: Zack Snyder
In-between the fisticuffs and the grey-on-grey colour scheme, viewers might even feel alternately bored and contemptuous, sometimes both at the same time. Is that even plausible in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016), asks Critic After Dark Noel Vera.
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