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Julian Cope: Black Sheep
07.21.2009
06:41 pm

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Pagan lord of Britain Julian Cope’s new double album Black Sheep is his best, and most vitriolic, effort since 1992’s Jehovahkill. If shamanic screeds against religious fanatics, the G20 and modern man are your idea of a party, this is the one. Check out this outstanding track from the album, Black Sheep’s Song.

The album demands serious listening. If you throw it on casually in the background, it’ll sound like crap. I was underwhelmed by it the first few times until I sat down with it on headphones and actually listened to every word he was saying. It’s an incendiary classic and a perfect statement of protest?

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Bobby Conn: Never Get Ahead
07.21.2009
06:40 pm

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Bobby Conn isn’t just a genius. He’s a midwestern genius. His albums (like “The Homeland,” with the Glass Gypsies) are some of the best protest music that came out of the Bush years, and he’s still going strong. The man is a one-man culture destroyer that apparently they’ve never let out of the gate because he’s too dangerous. They keep him penned up in Chicago somewhere and I, for one, believe the man is criminally overlooked and that they should let him loose.

He is, however, apparently famous enough to make this list of bands that can make your children gay. It’s actually a great checklist. Apparently Morton Subotnick makes you gay, too!

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La Bionda, Wacky Italia Disco Synthpop Duo (1980)
07.21.2009
05:20 pm

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I coundn’t find much information on Italian disco group La Bionda, except for that the musical duo was formed by brothers Carmelo and Michelangelo La Bionda and they make me smile.  La Bionda, are considered among the inventors of the disco Italiana.

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La Bionda

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The Pacemakers (1970): A Short Documentary about Barbara Hulanicki and Her Biba Department Store
07.21.2009
03:38 pm

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Wonderful short documentary about Barbara Hulanicki, founder of the legendary London department store, Biba.

In its 1970s heyday, the legendary Biba fashion emporium saw more than 100,000 customers a week parade through its fabulous art deco premises on London’s ?ɬ

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ANGER AT THE HAMMER
07.21.2009
02:54 pm

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Alongside my Dangerous Minds colleagues, I had the pleasure of attending last spring’s Kenneth Anger lecture at L.A.‘s Hammer museum.  Although he was reluctant to take questions from the audience, the night certainly found Ken in good spirits and receptive company.  Subjects touched upon?  Well, everything from Aleister Crowley, to, why not, Agnes. B.  KA was there per the request of artist Francesca Gabbiani, who, at the time, was curating her sorcery-themed Hammer exhibit, Houseguest.

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Clown: Fashion Editorial Gif Style
07.21.2009
01:11 pm

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Pirate Bay: Distributing the World’s Entertainment for $3000 a Month
07.21.2009
12:44 pm

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NewTeeVee is one of the best “future of media” blogs out there. The reporters at NewTeeVee are all super smart and authoritatively know their space COLD. It’s one of my daily info stops and has been for some time.

Here’s a real showstopper of a post about the Pirate Bay, written by Janko Roettgers:

Much has been written in recent weeks about the future of The Pirate Bay, as well as about BitTorrent piracy in general. The sale of the site spooked some, while others are hoping to transform the new Pirate Bay into a legitimate, multimillion-dollar business. One aspect that has been largely overlooked is that the current Pirate Bay, due to the nature of P2P, is actually a relatively small and cost-efficient operation. The site?

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Miles Davis Quintet Skateboards
07.20.2009
10:11 pm

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Ian Johnson designed this jaw-dropping series of skateboards for Western Edition. The skateboards depict the 1959 lineup of the Miles Davis Quintet, the group who played on the classic album “Kind of Blue.”

Update: Dangerous Minds reader Greg says, “Hi, just thought I’d let you know that this product and description are a bit wrong: The group that played with Miles Davis on the 1959 album ‘Kind of Blue’ was a sextet. You have missed out Cannonball Adderley. Also, on one of the tracks (Freddie Freeloader) Wynton Kelly played piano not Bill Evans. Just thought you’d like to know, Greg”

Ian Johnson

(via Nerdcore)

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A film by Charles & Ray Eames: Power of Ten
07.20.2009
09:29 pm

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Powers of Ten” is a 1977 film made by the Charles and Ray Eames about scale in the universe. “A Film Dealing With the Relative Size of Things in the Universe… And the Effect of Adding Another Zero” is how they described it. The music was composed by Elmer Bernstein and the narration is by Philip Morrison. It was made for IBM and has been parodied on “The Simpsons” several times.

Powers of 10 official website

Thank you Mister Mark Jordan of London. England!

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BJ Winslow’s Corpse Rental Service
07.20.2009
08:28 pm

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Anyone need to rent a corpse or even several for their next event ? Look no further than BJ Winslow Prop Rentals and Fabrications: a division of the Dapper Cadaver (NSFW and graphic). BJ Winslow says:

In this star-struck world, nothing makes the scene like having a genuine celebrity at your party, and if it’s a Halloween party you’re planning, what could be better then having one of the stars of a morbid show like Fox’s ?

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