Friday, 4 September 2015

music...I'll see you in my dreams (django reinhardt)

The most sublime piece of music I will ever hear in my lifetime.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

music...after you've gone (joscho stephan)

I love...DV8

Dance...surely the most sublime of all arts.

lest we forget


Figures vary, but it can be reasonably established that around a million Tutsis, men, women and children, were butchered – mostly by the use of machetes - by the Hutus between April and June of 1994 (some accounts have it commence before that time).

That is to say, within a 100 days, 10,000 were murdered every day, 400 every hour, 7 every minute. Large-scale rape also occurred, with a reported 70% of all sexual assault victims at the present time infected with HIV.

It is also recorded that men underwent physical brutality in the form of emasculation, their genitals removed and subsequently put on public display.

One other thing: some senior members of the priesthood felt the necessity to collaborate in the massacre of those sheltering in their churches.

So this happened in a remote, tiny country in what? 

Let's propose that humanity, the goodness that one person offers another, is the bedrock for all transactions between people.

However, when that doesn't happen we lose all connection and return to something far more ancient, that is, savagery.

(Much of this material was extracted from Wikipedia. There are two extraordinary, lengthier, accounts of the genocide: Philip Gourevitch's 'we wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families' and Riszard Kapuscinski's 'the shadow of the sun').


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

brave new world

Both guys are amputees. Go to sites, but don't be some fucking weirdo.

brave new world

brave new world


 The power to astonish, bewilder, transfix.

brave new world