“It’s the needless half-hearted apologies are what brings me to the thing that really bothers me about people’s reaction to the Vancouver 2011 riot the most. The hypocrisy of the idea that this kind of violence and destruction is unusual for the city. If the citizens of Vancouver feel actually feel genuine shame when there is a big mess downtown, then how come they haven’t been rolling up their sleeves and cleaning up the Downtown Eastside everyday?”—
I don’t agree with everything that Ben says but the above quote does hit home. A lot.
“Please disregard the “analysis” of TSN’s Bob McKenzie a k a “The Hockey Insider” who blamed “left wing loons” for the rubble. Mackenzie tweeted that he was sure responsibility lay with “anarchists and some organized extremists…many of the same people and groups who orchestrated riots in Toronto last summer at the G8.” This is unsupported and profoundly irresponsible garbage with no basis in fact.”—Understanding Vancouver’s ‘Hockey Riot’ | The Nation
“We never saw the sort of looting in ‘94 that we did this time. We saw scores of people just racing into stores and coming out with armloads, armloads of electronics — iPods and gold watches, we saw go by, and perfume. Anything in the major stores display windows was gone.”—Vancouver reels in riot aftermath - British Columbia - CBC News
“There was much talk of the “energy” in the city, but little public acknowledgement of its character. The energy was measured in units of sold merchandise. And though high policing costs were anticipated given the precedent of 1994, politicians proclaimed that the profits to be made from sales of alcohol and trinkets outweighed the costs of drunkenness and insatiable consumerism.”—Spectacular Vancouver conquers itself | The Mainlander
“Try to keep your mind open to possibilities and your mouth closed on matters that you don’t know about. Limit your ‘always’ and your ‘nevers.’ Continue to share your heart with people even if it has been broken. Don’t treat your heart like an action figure wrapped in plastic and never used. And don’t try to give me that nerd argument that your heart is a Batman with a limited-edition silver bat-erang and therefore if it stays in its original packing it increases in value.”—Amy Poehler’s advice to grads: ‘Don’t treat your heart like an action figure’ - The Globe and Mail
Good show this one, sad paying tribute to GSH but the music selection was good. GSH you will be missed.
Gil Scott-Heron - Where did the night go? — I’m New Here Four Tet - She just likes to fight — There is love in you Tracey Thorn - By Piccadilly Station I sat down and wept — Out of the Woods Findlay Brown - Promised Land (Villa remix) Esther Phillips - Do right Woman, Do right Man — Alone Again, Naturally Keith Hudson - Satia — Pick A Dub Minnie Ripperton - Inside My Love (Disco Tech Edit) The Hood Internet - I Only Know (That I’m Single) Makeba Mooncycle - Going Strong — N.O.W. presents Wax On Zaki Ibrahim - You Choose — Eclectica (episodes in purple) Benji Boko - Where My Heart Is — Where My Heart Is Gil Scott-Heron - Inner City Blues (Disco Tech edit) Thievery Corporation - Blasting Through the City — Radio Retaliation
Pigeon Hole - Joh Lennon - Live on The Late Shift Koushik - None In Mind — Chrome Children Presto - Relax Your Mind (Nobody remix) - Next Impressions Mos Def - Mr. Nigga — Black on Both Sides The Foreign Exchange - Maybe She’ll Dream of Me — Authenticity Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - My Man is a Mean Man — Naturally Lamont Dozier - Going Back to My Roots — Peddlin’ Music On the Side Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX — I’ll Take Care of You — We’re New Here Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra - It’s After the End of the World — Space is the Place Common - The Light — Like Water for Chocolate Desmond Williams - Theme from a Dream — Departures Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - Johannesburg — From South Africa to South Carolina Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - A Toast to the People — From South Africa to South Carolina
The Echocentrics just completed a Texan tour with a special stop in the most surreal town in West Texas - Marfa. Known for its mysterious formations in the sky – the Marfa Lights, and for it’s dynamic community of ex-pat artists from all over the planet, Marfa, TX is a world all its own….
“Since Obama actually took office, though, Drudge has seriously stepped up his “scary black people” coverage. There was, in September of 2009, the story he heavily publicized of a kid on a bus in Illinois getting beaten up. A kid on a bus in Illinois getting beaten up is not really national news — until Drudge makes it so. The fact that the beater was black and the victim white is why Drudge made it national news.”—
“A few factors have come together to create a sort of a perfect storm. First, the economy is terrible and colleges and universities are unfortunately so strapped for cash that they are looking for any source of money, including the sale of irreplaceable assets like radio stations.”—
A situation I’ve been monitoring off and on since it happened a few months ago, this San Francisco based college station had the plug pulled by its college — who says the Bay Area is a hip and liberal enclave?
What’s interesting about the KUSF situation is how it differs from recent events in Canada, but also how similar it is to CHLY’s tribulations 11 years ago. More thoughts later.
“Harper’s agenda is disastrous for this country and for my generation," DePape said in the release. "We have to stop him from wasting billions on fighter jets, military bases, and corporate tax cuts while cutting social programs and destroying the climate. Most people in this country know what we need are green jobs, better medicare, and a healthy environment for future generations.”—Senate page fired for anti-Harper protest - Politics - CBC News
“I frequently mention that I am a product of black consciousness. One of the better lessons of my faith is that you don’t waste your time trying to win over people who do not like you. I deeply believe in black people’s right to ponder themselves and their place in the world, minus the burden of educating white racists. Likewise, I am convinced that people who construct their canon based on what is, or isn’t, swinging between the author’s legs must confront themselves.”—
“Kazuko Sasaki, 69, the co-founder of the group, says she has a number of personal reasons why she wants to work at the plant. “My generation, the old generation, promoted the nuclear plants. If we don’t take responsibility, who will?”—