Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday Downloads (Passing Over the Impossible and Settling In)

Media this week is both educational and transcendental. We go deep into the information nexus with internet theory and enjoy two classics of Japanese psychedelic rock. A discussion on rhetoric and the entire archive of the SXSW festival. Enjoy and have an uplifting weekend.

Rhetoric, part 1 (97) at The Word Nerds

Rhetoric, part 1: Howard Shepherd and Dave Shepherd explore the difference between rhetoric and dialectic. They invoke Plato, Aristotle, Rush Limbaugh and Michael Moore. Rhetoric, dialectic, syllogism and enthymeme defined and illustrated. Howard’s major source is Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student by Edward P. J. Corbett.

Garden Of Delights: Flower Travellin' Band - Made In Japan (1972)
Flower Travellin' Band were an esoteric Japanese psychedelic rock/ heavy metal outfit active in the late 1960s and early 1970s, consisting of Akira "Joe" Yamanaka (vocals), Hideki Ishima (guitar), Joji "George" Wada (drums) and Jun Kozuki (bass). * Made In Japan (1972)-- More fully structured songs, featuring a stronger progressive rock influence, although the intense guitar workouts and longer song structures remain somewhat similar to Satori (1971). During this period, Flower Travellin' Band opened for many of the top rock acts of its day, including Emerson, Lake and Palmer, The Jeff Beck Group, and others.

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Go" from Supercentral. Each audio file contains a collection of separate speakers individually reading "Arthur the Rat". The story was originally created by phoneticians to study and compare regional pronunciations of spoken English. If played simultaneously, the 30 sound files contained in "Go" render "Arthur the Rat" nonsensical. I was unable to ReBlog the piece without compromising its shape, click the above image to hear and see "Go". - Ceci Moss

Kanal B - Replaces Ordinary Television
I stumbled upon this site a few days back and have been anxious to get back to it without having the time to do so. I have downloaded and watched the fantastic documentary on the Amsterdam squatting scene Table Bed Chair (in English) which features the music of the Propaganda And Information Network (P.A.I.N). Table Bed Chair is one of many excellent documentaries and videos on the site. Here's some more from P.A.I.N who are great:

Negativland - A Big 10-8 Place (1983)

Negativland is an experimental music and sound collage band which originated in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1970s. They "lifted their name" from a Neu! song.
Long-standing band member Don Joyce produces a weekly interactive radio programme, Over The Edge, on listener-supported KPFA in Berkeley, California. A significant number of Negativland's recent releases have been formed from material which was developed by the band live on the show.
The core of the band is Mark Hosler, Richard Lyons , Don Joyce and David Wills (aka "The Weatherman"). Chris Grigg is a former member. Peter Conheim joined the band in 1997.
Negativland has released a number of albums ranging from pure collage to more musical affairs. These have mostly been released on their own label, Seeland Records. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, they produced several recordings for SST Records, most notably Escape from Noise, Helter Stupid, and U2.

LMC London Musicians Collective Audio Archive
The LMC has just heard their funding is going to be cut which is not good. Thirty years of experimental music and collaboration is reason enough to continue supporting an organization that is also behind one of the best radio stations on the web Resonance FM (which thankfully is not going to be effected by the funding cut)
The LMC Audio Archive includes
15th LMC Festival
14th LMC Festival
30 year series
Mazen Kerbaj

SXSW Showcasing Music Torrents

The following are torrents that contain all the released music from the annual South by Southwest music festival in Austin, TX 2005-2008.

south by southwest festivals + conferences Band List and Downloads for 2008

The torrent of the 22nd SXSW edition features MP3s from 764 upcoming, as well as established artists who are scheduled to perform at the festival. In total almost 3.5GB of DRM free music.

Floating Flower-Floatingflower 2 ,CD,1999,Japan
Great release from the depths of Acid Mothers Temple family tree.Actually a band formed in 1998 ,including Kawabata Makoto. Beautiful,spacey,ambient folk music with ethereal,wordless,female vocals,violin improvisations,tablas and guitar. Dark trip in the inner self.Reminds me Agitation Free,Kalacacra,and some Ash Ra Temple spacey psych excursions.Reissued in 2001 along with 1st,but long out of print.Don't miss this gem!

Hoola Bandoola Band-Discography 1971-75,1971-1975,LPs,Sweden

Hoola Bandoola Band was, together with Nationalteatern, the biggest band of the Swedish progg movement. And where Nationalteatern put social realistic lyrics to rock songs, Hoola Bandoola had more political lyrics and swerved further from traditional rock.
The name is inspired by a fictional language spoken by ants in a Donald Duck short cartoon, most likely "Tea for Two Hundred", directed in 1948 by Jack Hannah, with ant language spoken by Pinto Colvig.
The band was formed in 1970. In 1971, they had their first radio hit and were immediately contacted by two record companies, one commercial and one alternative, MNW. In the political climate of the 1970s, the choice of side was crucial, and by choosing the alternative company, Hoola Bandoola came to be the most well-known band on the alternative side in Sweden.
Their debut in 1971, Garanterat individuell, (Guaranteed to be individual) was hailed as the start of a new era for Swedish pop and was elected the album of the year. It was not overly political when it came to lyrics, but on the second album Vem kan man lita på?, (Who can you trust?) released the next year, the socialist message was clearer. It still sold very well and included long-lasting hits like Keops pyramid.
With På Väg, (On the way) recorded with a balalaika orchestra, Hoola Bandoola became one of the best-selling groups in Sweden. In 1975 they released the forth album Fri information (Free information), where the socialist message was more outspoken than ever before. And this time, Afzelius had written half of the songs, where before it had been Wiehe writing almost everything.
In 1975, the alternative movement gathered in opposition to a tennis game played between Sweden and Chile, which at the time was under the military dictatorship of Pinochet, and for that event, Hoola Bandoola released Stoppa matchen (Stop the game) as a single. This was to be their last studio recording. In 1976, the band broke up and Wiehe and Afzelius started very successful careers as singer/songwriters, both together and by themselves.
After 20 years' absence, Hoola Bandoola reunited in 1996, playing warmup for Bob Dylan and going on their own nationwide tour. On this tour, the live album För dom som kommer sen (For those who come later) was recorded. But in 1999, Björn Afzelius died, making further reunions more unlikely.
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THE FUTURE OF REPUTATION: GOSSIP, RUMOR, AND PRIVACY ON THE INTERNET by Daniel J. Solove (Yale University Press, 2007) Entire Book.
What information about you is available on the Internet?
What if it’s wrong, humiliating, or true but regrettable?
Will it ever go away?
Teeming with chatrooms, online discussion groups, and blogs, the Internet offers previously unimagined opportunities for personal expression and communication. But there’s a dark side to the story. A trail of information fragments about us is forever preserved on the Internet, instantly available in a Google search. A permanent chronicle of our private lives—often of dubious reliability and sometimes totally false—will follow us wherever we go, accessible to friends, strangers, dates, employers, neighbors, relatives, and anyone else who cares to look. This engrossing book, brimming with amazing examples of gossip, slander, and rumor on the Internet, explores the profound implications of the online collision between free speech and privacy.
Daniel Solove, an authority on information privacy law, offers a fascinating account of how the Internet is transforming gossip, the way we shame others, and our ability to protect our own reputations. Focusing on blogs, Internet communities, cyber mobs, and other current trends, he shows that, ironically, the unconstrained flow of information on the Internet may impede opportunities for self-development and freedom. Longstanding notions of privacy need review, the author contends: unless we establish a balance among privacy, free speech, and anonymity, we may discover that the freedom of the Internet makes us less free.

Popper's List: Links
Below is a listing of the documentaries I have up on Google Video & Guba. I won't be adding to the list you'll also notice some series are missing episodes. This isn't because I was trying to scam people into buying memberships. I originally had all episodes up but Google or Guba have deleted some. I'll put up a note if any additional documentaries are deleted to avoid confusion.


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FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND is Rockin' Treasure.

FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND came back from a trip!

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Interview:Hideki Ishima
By DAVID HICKEY(The Japan Times)