Cowspiracy-the sustainability secret DVD:

Still one of the best documentaries about if you ask moi! In terms of sheer exposure of subject but also for it’s multidimensional disclosures that almost infer multiple documentaries (with concomitant but differing focus) condensed into one single picture. There’s nothing vague about the results either & the factual revelations & statistical figures (not to mention that so many of those figures come inadvertently from those that would rather you didn’t know) are overwhelming & resoundingly rock-solid (it’s the kind of indisputable expertise that will proselytize many nay-sayers/opposition-figures even).

At it’s core crux, Cowspiracy is about the crisis/debate& incognito elephant in the room – the greatest & largest contribution to climate termination/greenhouse-gasses dispensation is commercial meat & dairy production (an estimated of 51% of all global greenhouse gas emissions! The largest of one single sector)! But surpassing this reality, the doco also deals with two more overlaying subjects – corporate capture (in this case, the government bodies & charities/watchdogs/NGO’s that are supposed to be combating climate termination) & corporate conspiracy (the suppression of this subject by many agents & the denial industry that keeps this perilous secret in a state of unknown, massively diluted & forbidden abstract incarceration). What may sound (albeit important & informative) boring is actually transformed into astonishingly riveting theater (without trivializing the topic) and traverses from fairly upbeat & innocent origins into something much’ much more sinister & gargantuan. This is also helped hugely by director, Kip Anderson, an extremely unassuming, laid-back to the point of collapse & openly naïve dude who’s gentle digging ends-up unearthing a massacre way’ way’ way beyond his expectations. Kip’s literal innocence on the intentional evils & fidelity in these organizations is exactly what allows him filmed access with the conspiring representatives of such institutions, which lead to some of the greatest & most telling moments of unraveling onscreen. The misinforming parties are all prepped & contrived, ready to dispense disinformation dismissals, obfuscations & diversions but are totally unprepared for his research & refutations (which grows as he learns of their duplicity). It’s absolutely amazing, to see the body language & facial expressions of the snagged liar/cover-up facilitator, now on camera, suddenly intensely uncomfortable having to writhe & twist. These are truly great moments of film & will appeal to those with sociology & psychology interests. It’s the moment when the complacent liar/guarder of the buried evidence loses the blind-fold/ruse & the subsequent ultra-awkward silence or stammering futile attempts to stop the ship sinking transpire, all on camera (a few are cut, but not without them slashing their own throats in a botched attempt to ward off detection/further divulgement).

The film covers a hell of a lot, all amazingly well & the statistics are jaw-dropping & exactly the kind of shit the public needs to know. Seemingly infinite, hyper commoditized & ridiculously cheap meat & dairy, only made possible by the most fantastical manipulation of tax-payers billions through perverse & insane super-subsidies & “externalized costs” all inflicting absolutely astronomic environmental destruction, is accepted as some kind of “fundamental right”, TINA (There Is No Alternative) or Monomatum under an international globalized market consensus. & it’s set to grow, even though it can’t, literally by the laws of physics itself (there is not enough land on earth). This is the other thing to study/on gross display here – the insipid, biblically arrogant, stuff your head in the sand & shit yourself, indescribably reckless, self-dooming Free Market monopoly SST (Suicidal-Short-Termism). It’s absolutely, completely & totally unsustainable!!!! – so lets keep increasing it as fast as we can! How’s your life on Earth? Wherever you are & whatever end you’re on, why not watch this – because it will be affecting you no matter what! Hurrah for Keagan Kuhn & Kip Anderson for stripping the bullshit clean & baring this absolute bomb for what it truly is!

A.U.M.Films/First Spark Media

Directors -Kip Anderson & Keegan Kuhn      

Starsha Lee – live at Flaxonptootch:

the enclosed space made the livid licentious lashing an even bigger stiletto in tha spuds!!!

Sometimes, a brisk jog results in a cross-bow bolt in the testicles! Last Thursday had them streaking like lightening quarrels with casualties a plenty. At the Flaxonptootch, a very fine venue with more personality & unorthodox cred than ya’ average, London based four-piece goon gang Starsha Lee disembogued a schema of Grunge, Rock, Punk & Metal melange bound together with a decent smattering of distortion clog. The icing on the road-kill is really the vocalist & front-woman – a tornado of chattering, utterly exasperated, rapid high-pitched shriek that are both hilarious & perturbing. Continue reading Starsha Lee – live at Flaxonptootch:

Roscoe Mitchell-Bells for the South Side:

Last month 2015 (huh?). c-c-celebrated savant & seasoned Free/Avant Jazz colossus Roscoe Mitchell (acting here as a performer, composer, conductor, situational stimulant, protagonist placement, conceptualist) leads an inimitable cabal of barely plausible super-cretins into mythic metamorph & medley. the occasion? The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (that’s AACM to you cuddles) 50th anniversary. Location – Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, basement stage & exhibition area (so three totally separate & varying performances, captured here on two discs). The label – ECM Records…. Continue reading Roscoe Mitchell-Bells for the South Side:

Parliament Ltd-a journey into the dark heart of British politics:

“For the last six months I have been investigating MP’s private finances. During this time, I have seen just how corrupt Parliament has become. Greed is endemic. If you want to understand why British politics isn’t working, it seems the first place to look is in the bank accounts of our politicians. Yet this is an issue that the authorities have turned their backs on. Rules and regulations are lax and transparency is laughable. The whole thing is shrouded in secrecy. Because of this, it is easy for politicians to milk the system and get away with it.” Continue reading Parliament Ltd-a journey into the dark heart of British politics:

Rat F**ked-the true story behind the secret plan to steal America’s democracy:

“This is the story of the actual redrawing of the American political map and our democracy itself. It’s the story of how the republicans turned a looming demographic into legislative majorities so unbreakable, so impregnable, that none of the outcomes are in doubt until after the 2020 census. It is the story of new mapping technologies so exact that they’ve resorted and resegregated Americans, while creating congressional districts where the only competition comes from someone more extreme. It’s legal, it’s breathtaking, and much of it happened in plain sight. The Democratic majority was ratfucked.” Continue reading Rat F**ked-the true story behind the secret plan to steal America’s democracy:

Still The Enemy Within DVD:

Good gracious! An exponential, roof-raising dazzler of a doco on Britain’s unprecedented 1984-1985 Miners Strike from Owen Gower (who doubles as both director & co-producer). Stupendous archival footage, film & photography along with riveting personal accounts from key participants, all loaded & edited with great care & tinges of genius into an astonishingly poignant grand-finale. Continue reading Still The Enemy Within DVD:

Nabeg – Apoplexy, Flensecore, Fray, Riot-Gear & the Enclave for Aberrational Expostulation:

Nabeg, infra-surface at the “sedition station”. the line-up includes members from Bollock Swine, Drog-Ded, Din Addict, Law Facilitates Crime, Hyper Marx, Ariel Sharon’s Head in an Industrial Press, Chappa’ai & Pseudoku but rejects all Grind/Noisecore formulaics & formalities.

Budapest/Hungary fall 2015, industrial district, hypogeal quarters (“sedition station”), nemesis pariah sage Kikanju Baku & a rogue-cell of Anti-Listener enthusiasts/stentorians are gathered on the cusp of a seismically dramatic, irreversible eruption & parturition that is about to be realized in retaliation to institutionized injustice, mega-malfeasance, hyper-hypocrisy, deliberate degeneracy, rampant nonchalant corporate, fiscal & political criminality/financialization/misrule/usury, automation, technological encroachment & dehumanization, truth-impairment, anthropocentrism & catastrophe-consignment (particularly as perpetrated by the Western World). A radical rebuke/repudiation/retaliatory-reflex to explicitly inveigh “economic growth” & “development” along with Globalization, called-out for the fucking mega disaster/super-nadir that it is. Continue reading Nabeg – Apoplexy, Flensecore, Fray, Riot-Gear & the Enclave for Aberrational Expostulation:

Tanya Tagaq-Retribution & Animism CD’s:

Sometimes, being uncompromising as fuck pays off! The success of Tanya Tagaq heralds such an occurrence, one that rarely transpires but always brings a smile to my gob (you don’t have to suck to succeed). She seems to have enthralled the “World Music” spectrum, which is, in regard to some of her construct, very surprising due to the intense darkness & ominous threat much of her music emanates. Continue reading Tanya Tagaq-Retribution & Animism CD’s:

しぬ マザーファッキング うじむし (Shinu Mazafakingu Ujimushi) – Natsumi Pax a Micro Uzi in Her Lunchbox ep:

Some ol’ sunken treasure dug out the dunes –しぬ マザーファッキング うじむし (Shinu Mazafakingu Ujimushi), a discontinued London based Grindcore duo featuring Kikanju Baku & his assailant Chinpira from 2001-2002 ,vaulting hella’ fast, raging-youth, vivacious, agile Manga/Kung-Fu Grindcore with a delicious saber-sharp stylish élan. Continue reading しぬ マザーファッキング うじむし (Shinu Mazafakingu Ujimushi) – Natsumi Pax a Micro Uzi in Her Lunchbox ep:

Official Music Team (Kylie Minoise, Grimanlkin555) – acid death CDR ep:

So this is a four track, combined effort, dual dissection between/bestowed by Lea Cummings/Kylie Minoise & his moll Sarah Glass/Grimalkin555. In the rough-shod of remixes & randomations, you end up with just under forty minutes of palette infection (the longest being the 23 minute CDR only bonus blat “the Golden Apples of the Sun”). what is it? tacky tasting (but well-constructed), mega monosodium glutamate Dance trash that’s been hijacked by Noise interventionists….. Continue reading Official Music Team (Kylie Minoise, Grimanlkin555) – acid death CDR ep: