The release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi sure has kicked off a political stink. All the fuss being made, chah!
The USA has forgotten that it’s a primarily ‘Christian’ nation, and therefore should forgive and move on. Yeah, I know, I’m dreaming.
The US families of the Pan-Am victims are somewhat pissed, however it’s strange that the majority of the British victims are looking through a completely different set of glasses, and feel that something in the case against al-Megrahi stinks.
As you may recall, originally, the perpetrators of the bombing were thought to be of Palestinian origin, and the bombing was retaliation for the US shooting down an Iranian airliner, that took place six months prior to the Lockerbie incident. All 209 pepople on-board were killed instantly after being hit by two sea to air missiles. The crew of the US Navy ship that targetted the Iranian airliner were rewarded with medals upon their return home.
al-Megrahi has been returned to Libya on ‘compassionate grounds’ and was welcomed home by a couple thousand people. He didn’t get a medal, and he’ll most probably be dead by the years end.
The USA, for it’s survival it evades and is resistance to justice, escaping moral servitude.
Sometimes you have to take it even though it hurts. Sure you don’t like the taste, but that’s what happens when you fuck with people. It’s called blowback.
And now sports:
Ooh, did ya see the news that Flying Lotus is on the way to completing his new album for 2010 release? He’s also done a remix for Shafiq of Sa Ra. I dropped some of his tunes in last weeks program, you may recall should you be tuned in to what goes on in these parts.
Also due for release between now and then is the debut long player from King Midas Sound. An email exchange with the King Bug-man, Mr. Martian held information that he has just mastered the album over the previous two days.
Exciting times ahead indeed, keep those ears pinned back and on the ready.
Back to now, also lined up for travelling the high-speed cables, fibre-optics and FM airwaves, is some of that old time, new release material from Jahdan Blackamore, produced by DJ/Rupture and Matt Shadatek. Yes, them two responsible with a few more co-horts for what is known as Dutty Arts. The dubplate skit is tops, “What’s name of your sound?” asks Jahdan, in reponse to the question if he voices dub-plates. Man sound called, Moonrakerinternationalsuperficalifimarshalnopartialsoundsystemcentipedecoxmanboozemandrunkard.
Jahdan and Matt Shadetek also make an appearance in the mix from Spoek / H.I.V.I.P. Spoek’s been a vry busy man this year, churning out mixes and productions at quite a feverish rate. Shame on me.
After remixing Amy Swinehouse, Bloc Party, Roots Manuva, Prince Fatty and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry (did I miss anybody Tony?) The Moody Boys return to their own material with Freedom Dub.
Also returning to the fray are Breakestra. Their new album will surface next month methinks.
As mentioned in last Friday’s post, The Sandinista Project was made available as a good quality download for the first time. The Lothars version of The Call Up is on it’s own. Like the Kode9 and The Spaceape reworking of ‘Sign of the Times’ , the only reference to the original is the lyrics, the music totally original, and so is the vocal delivery, which rides on a skanky hopping kind of rollercoaster theramin rhythm.
There you have it, plenty to get your ears around for this week.
As usual, Ear Conditioning is ‘earable at the following locations and times:
Sunhole Radio – Tuesday 22h00 GMT (Repeated weekday mornings 11h00)
Planet Radio – Thursday 23h00 GMT
Radio Norte – Uh, they’ve gone on holiday, so forget them for the time being.
Ear Conditioning / Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape Program
Ras G + The African Space Program – Behind the sun (Brainfeeder)
Breakestra featuring Chali 2Na – S’posed to be (Strut)
Onra – Live from Hue (Bo Bun)
Jahdan Blackamore – Dubplate for Moonshine (Dutty Artz)
Jahdan Blackamore – Like This (Dutty Artz)
The Moody Boyz – Freedom Dub (Studio Rockers)
Famille Bou Bess vs. Flying Lotus – Melt the place.
Spoek Mathambo – H.I.V.I.P. Unied States of Ayobaness Mix
- Spoek Mathambo & So Called Friend – Fever (Hostage Remix)
- Crazy Couzinz – Bongo Jam – (Bokbok & L-VIS1990 REFIX)
- Alcapoem – Akuse
- Sunship feat. Warrior Queen – Almighty Father (Solid Groove Remix)
- Matt Shadatek – Wonton Garden
- Spoek Mathambo, Jahdan Blackamore & 77 Klash – Dem no Like It
- La Roux – Bulletproof (Foamo REmix)
- Foamo – Wardance
- Lyki Li (BURAKA SOM SISTEMA) – Dance, Dance, Dance
- Kasi House Mafia – Bitch Made
- DJ What What – Dreams
- Red The Homeless GFunk Beatbox – I’ma tell your mama on you
Oleg Kostrow – Do0-Little Love
The Lothars – The Call Up (Sandinista Project)
Radiohead – These are my twisted words (Dead Air Space)
Flying Lotus – Auntie’s Harp / Rebekah Raff Remix (Warp)