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September 22, 2017

Debbie Harry/H.R. Giger - Newsnight BBC2 (1981)

"The Koo Koo art by Giger represents a great deal to Debbie and myself. A period of time in the course of fresh ideas, breaking through the stale shell that crusts over the arts, ideas always rejected before being embraced, the schizophrenic relationship of the artist to society, the reaction of the media (all too often subject to the identity crisis of people or things close to creativity) which frequently considers itself an art form rather than the buzzing of so many angry insects biting a fresh bit of prey (though perhaps a poor analogy, bugs being a superior form to most journalists)."

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Debbie Harry - Now I Know You Know

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Debbie Harry - Backfired

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Pale Waves - Television Romance

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September 21, 2017

Roger Scruton - On 'Harry Potter'

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Grace Davies - Roots (Lyrics)

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September 20, 2017

Walter M. Miller - Dark Benediction

"Dark Benediction" is a science fiction novella by American Walter M. Miller, first published in 1951.

The story is set about two years after the collapse of civilization due to a mysterious disease called neuroderm. The "disease" is actually caused by a symbiotic micro-organism sent to Earth from another inhabited planet, and is actually beneficial, though seen as disfiguring because of the graying of skin which eventually spreads over the entire body.
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Dean Lewis - Waves (Acoustic)

And the official video:

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September 19, 2017

Sea of Faith - Wittgenstein & Religion (1986)

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Mirror Fury - The One I Love

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September 18, 2017

The Cinnamon Story

"Ceylon Cinnamon and Sri Lanka's affinity is so strong that the very botanical name of the spice - Cinnamomum Zeylanicum is derived from the island's former name, Ceylon. We ship worldwide.

"Ceylon Cinnamon groves in Sri Lanka lie exclusively in its western and southwestern regions, north and south of the country's commercial capital, Colombo. The tropical sunshine and abundant rain in these areas provide an ideal habitat, but even here the quality of the spice varies with soil conditions. The sweetest, most prized variety grows in the "silver sand" coastal belt of the Negombo district, just north of Colombo.

"A laurel which in its wild state grows up to 20 meters high, the cinnamon tree is pruned down hard two years after a seedling is planted out. This produces "tillering" - a profuse, bushy growth of bark-yielding twigs whose five-nerved, shiny, fragrant leaves (like all laurels) sing melodiously in the wind. At blossom time the small, creamy-white flowers attract swarms of birds and bees, which find their spicy fragrance irresistible.

"Ceylon Cinnamon Oil owes its distinctive, spicy fragrance to a volatile oil that it contains. Cinnamon oil is distilled in copper stills from off-grade bark, leaves and roots. The distilleries are always located close to Farms, have a very pleasant effect on the surroundings and scenting the air with a sweet and spicy perfume."

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Talk Talk - Living In Another World

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September 17, 2017

Sapphire & Steel - Assignment 1

Escape through a Crack in Time. Assignment 1 of Sapphire and Steel.

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Bonjr - It's Ok, You're Ok

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September 16, 2017

Queens of British Pop: Siouxsie Sioux

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Chaos Chaos - Do You Feel It?

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September 15, 2017

The Making of Blake's 7

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Blancmange - Living on the Ceiling

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September 14, 2017

Edgar Allan Poe: Broke-ass freelancer

"Even when Poe did manage to sell his literary wares, he didn’t earn very much, as this chart I assembled shows. Over time, he did his fitful best to make his art commercial; he simplified his language and tried his hand at popular forms. Some of these experiments worked and some didn’t. Poe still wrote “in a style too much above the popular level to be well paid,” as his editor-friend N.P. Willis put it.

"Why? The usual reasons, as I see it. A writer’s heart wants what it wants. It’s not at all a simple matter to ditch the obsessions that drive you to write to begin with, and it’s hard to change your natural register, no matter that commonplace comment in MFA programs, Maybe I’ll just write a romance novel for money. If it really were so easy to write popular stuff, wouldn’t we all be churning out viral articles and paying the rent with royalties from our bestselling YA werewolf romances? In between writing prose that makes the Nobel people tremble, I mean."

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Lamb - What Makes Us Human

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September 13, 2017

Who is Rachel Whiteread?

"Tate Curator, Linsey Young, explores the work of Rachel Whiteread, one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists and the first woman to win the Turner Prize in 1993. Using industrial materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, rubber and metal to cast everyday objects and architectural space, her evocative sculptures range from the intimate to the monumental."

Rachel Whiteread: Drawings.

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Skinny Puppy - Assimilate (Dolce Vita, 1986)

Skinny Puppy - Live in Toronto, 1987

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