Sunday, 31 July 2011

DVD's From My Collection: Rock 'n' Roll High School, Directed by Alan Arkush (1979)

Added to my collection on 29/07/11. For more information on Rock 'n' Roll High School see Wikipedia here. 

CD's From My Collection: Melvins: Melvinmania : The Best Of The Atlantic Years 1993-1996

The Bit from Melvins: Melvinmania : The Best Of The Atlantic Years 1993-1996. Added to collection on 23/07/11

CD's From My Collection: Bert Jansch, Nicola (1967)

Rabbit Run from Bert Jansch's 1967 album 'Nicola' Added to collection on 23/07/11

Sunday, 24 July 2011

DVD's From My Collection: Ghost World, Directed by Terry Zwigoff (2001)

Added to my collection on 16/07/11-for more information on Ghost World see Wikipedia here.

CD's From My Collection: Goblin, Soundtrack To Suspiria (1977)

Sighs from Goblin's soundtrack to Suspiria (1977.) Added to collection on 16/07/11 

CD's From My Collection: Bert Jansch, Jack Orion (1966)

Jack Orion from Bert Jansch's 1966 album 'Jack Orion'. Added to collection on 16/07/11

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Book Review From Red Pepper Of Commonwealth By Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri

'Scathingly described by the Wall Street Journal as 'a witches' brew of contemporary radicalism', Hardt and Negri's most recent book Commonwealth is a timely contribution to our understanding of contemporary capitalist relations and the potential revolutionary conditions they create. Michael Hardt is a professor of literature at Duke University, while Antonio Negri is a sociologist and philosopher who was a major figure in the development of Italian 'workerism' and the Autonomy movement from the 1960s until his arrest for his political activities in 1978...'

A book review from Red Pepper of Commonwealth (the last in the trilogy that includes Empire & Multitude) here. For more resources on Negri & specifically the Italian Autonomia & Workerism movement in the 1970's see Deterritorial Support Group here.  

Sunday, 3 July 2011

DVD From My Collection: The Third Man, Directed by Carol Reed (1949)

Added to my collection on 02/07/11 One of my 100 favourite films. For more information on The Third Man see Wikipedia entry here

CD From My Collection: Akron/Family: S/T II: The Cosmic Birth & Journey Of Shinjo TNT

'Silly Bears' from Akron/Family's latest album S/T II: The Cosmc Birth & Journey of Shinju TNT.  Added to collection on 02/07/11

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Ed Miliband In Hostage Video: Watch & Weep (Or Cry With Laughter!)

As I went on strike on June 30th for the completely outrageous demand for a decent pension at the end of a lifetime of wage slavery, Ed Miliband, Leader of Her Majesties Loyal Opposition was being interviewed. If you need any proof of the unelectability of this 'spineless jerk,' the ethical bankruptcy & cowardice of the whole political class watch the video. And one further thing what is the point of negotiating when this govt has said time and again that they will not compromise! Fair Pensions For All!

Read Guardian article here and Ian-Class War-Bone here & here

Friday, 1 July 2011

Book Review From Strange Horizons Of An Evil Guest by Gene Wolfe

An odd mixture of pulp noir, Lovecraft & golden age SF from Gene Wolfe. Like Adam Roberts in Strange Horizons I don't know what to make of this one-the bad dialogue, gender and racial stereotypes are off putting. But I enjoyed An Evil Guest nonetheless and I am sure I would pick up hidden depths if I had time to re-read the novel.

Read Adam Roberts review in Strange Horizons here.