The Null Device
New review, just posted to RAN: Black Box Recorder, The Worst Of.
Some good news: Remember that scary Internet-censorship bill the NSW parliament was debating, well, thanks to the EFA, with some help from the Greens and Democrats, it has been diverted to a committee for further examination.
Media watch: The Onion: "Ringo Next"; the Chaser: Yoko Ono slams Beatle death as derivative.
I just got the Neil Halstead remix EP, with two tracks off his forthcoming album and three vaguely electronic remixes. The original tracks have a sort of early-1970s AM-radio country/easy-listening feel with quiet vocals and finger-picked acoustic guitars, complemented by some analogue synths and strings. It's a little reminiscent of Air's Ce Matin La, albeit without the Gallic hipster irony, or indeed the brass.
Another report from last weekend's Walk For Capitalism rally, this time from the one in New York, the epicentre of global capitalism. This one did a little better than the New Zealand rally, attracting 60 people. (Granted, a few of these were leftist infiltrators with placards reading "Privatise the Public Library" and "Profits Before People" -- an irony lost on the hard-core Randroids who made up the rest of the rally). (thanks, Seth.)
Some good news from the front: Our boys have killed the wife and daughters of Bin Laden's deputy, in an air raid. God Bless America!