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    Brazilian collector buying up some of the world's largest record collections Freitas is a wealthy businessman who, since he was a child, has been unable to stop buying records. “I’ve gone to therapy for 40 years to try to explain...
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    Locally produced stuff - ie "Made in England"

    This should maybe go in the clothes thread (sic), but I admire companies (often small) that still MAKE stuff in their own country. I guess if you are German that's not much of an issue, but back home in Norway (Helly Hansen and Norønna "Made in China") and here in the UK (Burberry "Made in...
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    On the edge - 4 part series on improv (written by Derek Bailey)from Channel 4/1992

    One for your bookmarks/view later list, (via
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    William Burroughs on Led Zeppelin (Arthur Mag 1975) "We discussed the possibility of synthesizing rock music with some of the older forms of trance music that have been developed over centuries to produce powerful, sometimes hypnotic effects on the audience."
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    "Another Green World" - Eno documentary on BBC4's Arena

    Anyone else enjoy this? If you did not see it, you got another week. Thoroughly liked it and there was a quote in almost every reply from Eno (and big up for including 15 seconds of "My Sex"/Ultravox). He...
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    Zizek at the RSA video: "First as Tragedy, Then as Farce"

    Went there looking for something else, but know there is the odd Zizek-head on here.,-then-as-farce
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    World's largest meat-eating plant can consume rats The plant is among the largest of all pitchers and is believed to be the largest meat-eating shrub, dissolving rats with acid-like enzymes. The team of botanists, led by British experts Stewart...
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    Dissensus Collaborative Playlist #1: Smaller Clubs thread

    Dissensus Collaborative Spotify Playlist #1: re Playing Smaller Venues thread I've created a Spotify collaborative playlist with some of the tracks/artists + a couple of adds (None Hendryx and Reginald Milton) mentioned in the Playing Smaller Venues thread. Feel fry to modify if you have...
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    Readability - get rid off all the clutter from webpages Quite useful for those webpages full of adverts and games and whatnot ... And for reading longer articles in one column. Configure the page here and then drag and drop the bookmarklet on your personal...
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    True self-replicant: Turritopsis nutricula Turritopsis nutricula may be the world’s only “immortal” creature. Jellyfish usually die after propagating but Turritopsis reverts to a sexually immature stage after reaching adulthood and is capable of rejuvenating itself...
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    Two examples from today "Frequent Flyer Programme" - the practice of moving the inmates at Guantánamo from cell to cell every hour to deprive them of sleep. "Style Drift" - hedge fund managers facing expensive divorces and thus thought by their clients to face distraction in running the fund...
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    Brian Eno/Peter Chilvers generative ambient music/video app

    got this yesterday. A nice little athmospheric app (for Apple iPhone/Touch). The guy on the video is using his fingers too much, it's better just to give the screen just a few taps or it gets too "non-ambient". <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie"...
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    The Mother of all personal record collection sales (3.3 mill items) We are not worthy.
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    recommened video podcasts (vodcasts)?

    anyone got some Video podcasts to recommend for the commute, not over 40 minutes and not too hardcore (I am going to watch this in morning ...). The only ones I subscribe to at the moment are the Smartphone Show and TED talks podcasts (, but available through iTunes) and these have been...
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    half-vinyl, half-cd format,,2191129,00.html nice idea from (the management of?) a crap band. half man half biscuit should have been the first band to do this, but there you go. only thing is - why did they not bang the MP3 on there as well?
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    last minute: spare ticket for John Foxx Metamatic@Cargo London tonight Mon 8 Oct

    my gig buddy has cancelled at the last minute so I have a spare ticket for John Foxx's Metamatic live event tonight at 21:15 at Cargo. the ticket is yours for free (or if you want to contribute towards the 12 quid cost please feel free to do so)...
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    Stephen Fry on smartphones and the iPhone

    A bit long, but well worth skimming through, "I accept that price is an issue here; if budget is a consideration then you’ll have to forgive me, I’m writing from the privileged position of being able to indulge my taste for these objects. But who can deny...
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    White ravens

    "Birds of a feather stick together. But helpers at the Weardale Animal Sanctuary in County Durham were still astonished to find these three rare white ravens huddled close in a nearby churchyard" In The Times the other day, weblink from thisislondon
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    Found casette tapes

    Listening through some of the stuff at - some of it should be good if you are in need of samples or just want to listen to something else than music (or get a self-hypnosis)
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    This VU Acetate (merged)

    A bit rich for me, but would have been a nice addition to the collection -