Monday, 21 January 2008

Why bother? Play the music man! / Ear Conditioning 22.1.08

In the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, experts warned Tony B.Liar that occupying the country and trying to impose a western-style democracy was doomed to failure. The Guardian´s Jonathan Steele has written a behind-the-scenes account of what happened when people with the knowledge briefed the former Downing Street occupant, not that he actually listened to what they had to say...

Wait, i must be looking at this from totally the wrong perspective. It´s not like anybody really gives two pence what the Iraqi´s think. The Iraqi Provisional Authority headed by Paul Bremer got what it wanted....or I should say, the US with Paul Bremer as head of the Provisional Authority, got what it in carving up the country and giving slices of it´s businesses to foreign control, and privatizing war...see Blackwater, Haliburton, SAIC, et al.

Before the invasion, Iraq's non-oil-related economy had been dominated by 200 state-owned companies, which produced everything from cement to paper to washing machines. In June, Bremer flew to an economic summit in Jordan and announced that these firms would be privatized immediately. "Getting inefficient state enterprises into private hands," he said, "is essential for Iraq's economic recovery."
Naomi Klein/Harpers Magazine Sept. 2004

Meanwhile to take my mind off this shit....I was listening to Ethiopia´s great Mahmoud Ahmed, and instantly decided that the willing ears here in Tenerife needed a dash of his glorious tone.

Helping maintain the stereotype that us black folks are well-endowed down there, is Big Bamboo by Lord Creator. Being the one fly in the milk in this town, there is one shameless old woman who, whenever we pass in the street asks if it´s big, i tell her it´s small. I am tempted to be rude next time and tell her that it could bus´ her up, but i refrain....over-sexed natives eh?!

I´ve been asked to do a remix for TraceElements. Chris (z) of said group sent a CD of another one of his groups, Zodiac Project, which features former FDM bandmates, rapper Scalper, and Wajid, the sonic noise merchant also known as 2nd Gen. Some of the frequencies that make up Organic Drift are top-end frighteners, that is scary, could fuck-up speaker type sonics.

Dodo....what can i say? Got a sense of humour that i dig...."I don´t need a guy, I´ve got my gun." Electric Love´s kitchsy-´lectro-pop sensibilities hooked me from the off! Get the 7" vinyl through Freshly Squeezed Records...don´t be shy, she doesn´t bite. The last time i was in Ldn, she roped me in to do vocals for a multiplication times table CD that she made for kids, made me impersonate a dog, can you believe it?!

Elsewhere, i ´jacked the mix that Filastine did for Blentwell....he´s crammed so many disks into 30 minutes, i´ve had to get a sick note, won´t be in for work tomorrow.

Ear Conditioning at Radio Norte 22.01.08

Grim Dubs Vol.1 (Grim Dubs)
Guadi & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Six Degrees)
Mahmoud Ahmed / Sidetegnash Negn/Samiraye (Crammed)
Lord Creator / Big Bamboo (Dynamic Sounds)

Filastine Unleashed (Blentwell mp-free)

  • Filastine - La Muerte (track in development)
  • "Cycheouts Ghost"- Simtek
  • Ellen Allien & Apparat - Metric
  • The Bug (featuring Flowdan) - Jah War
  • Horsepower Productions - Synbad
  • Dam - Da Dam
  • Dj C - Body Work
  • Filastine remixes unlabeled maghrebi cassette, we'll call it- Berber Sex Hat
  • Filastine remixes Maga Bo's - Nakhil - featuring K-Libre
  • Immortal Technique - The 4th Branch
  • Electromeca - Outromeca
  • Fairuz - Baatilak
  • Filastine - Blung rithm
  • Ojos de Brujo- Todo Tiende
  • Actitud Maria María Marta - Hijo Mio
  • Filastine - Quémalo rithum, Nuestros Suenos version featuring...
  • Rabah (MBS) & Beni (La7ma)
  • TTC - Paris
  • Filastine - Batalla rithm featuring...
  • Alesh acapella by Jawad/Maga Bo for unreleased Sonar Calibrado track
  • Fawzy Hafez - Suffara & Nay Solos
  • Saian Supa Crew - Blow
  • Sonar Calibrado - E daí (unreleased)
  • Morris Brown Drumline / Demetrius Hubert - X-Factor
  • Shystie- Get Loose
  • Filastine - untitled & unreleased, with...
  • Dead Prez - Hell Yeah
  • RDB featuring Elephant Man - Ishq Naag
  • Shyam Brass Band - Choli ke Peechhe

Danny Elfman & Steve Bartek / Prelude, from the film Psycho (Virgin)
Dodo / Electric Love (Freshly Squeezed)
Zodiac Project / Organic Drift (Urgence Disk)
Sandra Bernhard / Time of the Season (Enigma)
Barry Adamson / Under Wraps (Mute)
Barry Adamson / Epilogue (Mute)

Ear Conditioning at Radio Norte, Tuesday 21h00 89.4FM
Repeated Saturday 21h00

This is Freestyle,
But this style is not free,
It´s expensive....Roots Manuva

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