Archive for October, 2005
must read “Fela, Fela This bitch of a Life”
and must get…
Geraldo Pino & The Heartbeats – Born to Be Free and
Shake Hands from ‘Heavy Heavy Heavy’ (RetroAfric 1972)
[165:45 – give the drummer some radio show 14-10-05]
a sampling must – intro to this only so-so sample fest:
Flevans – Hey Mr Bundle from ‘Make New Friends’ (Tru Thoughts 2004)
[134:30 – give the drummer some radio show 14-10-05]
Such a great break – shame the track doesn’t really do it justice…
As heard on the highly recommended Give the Drummer Some radio show.
Augustus Pablo – Drums to the King from ‘Blowing With the Wind’ (Shanachie 1978)
00-Soul – Taboo from ‘The Solid Sounds of the 8-Piece Brotherhood’ (Manteca 1999)
also, Why must it be? From the album ‘Old Dreams’ (Sire 1998) by the duo Parlor James (singer Amy Alison)
And I thought I was a film geek until I came across people who rave on about different film transfers… “Warner has delivered a new transfer that is superior to the Criterion Laserdisc (the former gold standard for this title)“… Criterion again, of course 🙂
David darling – Dark wood 2 (ecm)
thanks to Svarte Greiner and his Skrekkfilmbok mix for Type
How techie can you get… but these really are something else: powered speakers with a TCP/IP connection so no need for “hundreds of feet of lossy, performance-robbing speaker wires”.
So what do you have to do to find happiness?
from: The Times Online
Are we wired up to be cheerful, or are some of us destined to languish in abject misery? Dorothy Wade reports on the new science of feeling good
Behind the neoclassical facade of the Royal Institution, in London’s Mayfair,
the latest in a 200-year series of lectures was taking place in a
hushed amphitheatre this summer. Standing on the shoulders of
scientific giants such as Faraday and Dewar were three academics
debating “Happiness, the science behind your smile”.
Purists might imagine the founding geniuses of the Royal Institution
turning in their graves. What does science have to tell us about such a
frivolous subject? And how do you define happiness, let alone study it?
But happiness has finally burst out of the academic closet. Several
weighty volumes on the subject have been published this year. And on
the same night as the RI event, the economist Lord Layard and the
psychiatrist Dr Raj Persaud were debating the Politics of Happiness at
the London School of Economics just a mile away.
Perversely, happiness has a negative image in our culture.
Influenced by a sceptical European philosophical outlook, we think of
happiness as a trivial pursuit for the Oprah generation, a Shangri-La
perpetuated by self-help gurus. Isn’t it selfish to try to increase our
happiness, while much of the world faces suffering and premature death?
Great writers from Freud â€” “the intention that man should be happy
is not included in the plan of Creation” â€” to Philip Larkin â€” “man
hands on misery to man” â€” have painted happiness as an elusive
butterfly. But ordinary people believe they are happier than average
(an obvious impossibility) and that they’ll be even happier in 10
years’ time. If true, it would be good news because research shows that
happier people are healthier, more successful, harder-working, caring
and more socially engaged. Misery makes people self-obsessed and
These are the conclusions of a burgeoning happiness industry that
has published 3, 000 papers, set up a Journal of Happiness Studies and
created a World Database of Happiness in the last few years.
Can scientists tell us what happiness is?
Nick kept on telling me about these guys but it wasn’t until I finally got one of their releases thanks to Wellington library that I finally understood. Pricy but worth every penny.
Not quite as much details as I’d like but very interesting all the same and a real hint of the web to come…