The flipside to the list MPs-are-disconnected thing is that if you always act in the interest of an electorate you may be unwilling to do stuff that's of broader benefit to the country. It's all a bit theoretical maybe-it'll-be-like-this either way - the reality is more complicated and...
This one's a bit different cos you just download the tracks you like and flick a donation if you like. Techno, mostly. Bunch of UR related stuff, a nice one from Thomas Fehlman, Mock & Toof... http://soulaid.org/
JAPANEASE - a 120 track electronic dance music project for Japan
Guess it's what it says on the tin, streamer of every track on the site... Nathan Fake, Tiefschwartz, DJ T, Wolf & Lamb, et al http://www.whatpeoplesay.com/japanease-tracklisting
There were lots of articles a few months back about Japanese scientists cross-breeding mice that were known to be prone to mutation and coming up with singing mice.
Intriguing monuments - some are astounding, I reckon, and it surprises me to see people calling them ugly. Looks like the images were lifted from this, which has some more background info / context / opinion...
Slothrop has really said the main points, but knowing connect_icut makes music I might add a little bit about what modes typically are... Think of making a piece of music by playing the white keys on a keyboard, but focused around E and an E minor chord. You're not using the minor scale, you're...
And was pleased to see that Nihon Kizuna comp has raised over USD 20k so far.
Total drop-in-the-ocean stuff, but, as I said in my opening post, if it's music you'd like to buy anyway and you're giving money you otherwise wouldn't, I don't see that there's harm in supporting these things...
Kompakt Benefit Compilation For Japan
House, techno, ambient from labels distributed by Kompakt - Lawrence, Michael Mayer, Efdemin, etc. http://www.kompakt.fm/releases/benefit_compilation_for_japan
Benefit for the Recovery in Japan
Ambient / post-rock / experimental / whatever - Fennesz...
Haha, I never get sick of that site, I have to say. The thing that's so killer about it is it is pretty bang on. You probably could copy and paste something from there and spin some further yang about it and get away with it. I reckon so, anyway.
Called a garage yesterday and the sales drone on the other end opened with ... not "Hello" or "Good afternoon" ... but "HAVING A GREAT DAY HERE AT [X]! My name is [y], how may I help you today?"
I called back later and got the same thing, they obviously all do it.