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  1. Comment on The record label bringing Iranian music to the world in ~music

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    In The Conference of the Birds, a 12th-century poem written by the renowned Persian mystic Fariduddin Attar, a flock of 30 birds set off to find the legendary bird king Simorgh. At the end of their long and arduous journey, the birds reach the destination, only to find the king does not exist – but that they themselves have become kings in the process.

    For Matthias Koch, the founder of Hamburg label 30M Records – thirty is pronounced ‘si’ in Farsi, while ‘morgh’ means bird – the story offered an enchanting allegory for his project.

  2. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I'm wondering how they'll handle things in the next series, or just assume everyone has watched l'immortale and carry on like nothing happened.

    I'm wondering how they'll handle things in the next series, or just assume everyone has watched l'immortale and carry on like nothing happened.

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  3. Comment on BBC crime drama Hidden commissioned for third series in ~tv

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    The first series was some of the most unsettling television I've seen in a long time. I thought it was very good. The second was quite nasty and depressing, but also good. I hope the next series...

    The first series was some of the most unsettling television I've seen in a long time. I thought it was very good. The second was quite nasty and depressing, but also good. I hope the next series lives up to its previous efforts.

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  4. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Spoiler if you haven't seen L'immortale L'immortale is the vehicle they used to bring Ciro back into Gomorrah after it was heavily implied, and assumed by everyone, that he'd been killed towards...

    Spoiler if you haven't seen L'immortale

    L'immortale is the vehicle they used to bring Ciro back into Gomorrah after it was heavily implied, and assumed by everyone, that he'd been killed towards the end of last series.

    I quite enjoyed it, and wouldn't have minded seeing a six or eight episode spin-off series come out of it.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on ‘Stories are chosen due to editorial merit’ and ‘newsworthy updates’ - BBC in ~news

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    For most of us, it's not about him having an affair, it's about the seeming misappropriation of public money that went to Arcuri for whatever reason. It's a very bad look, even if it was all above...

    For most of us, it's not about him having an affair, it's about the seeming misappropriation of public money that went to Arcuri for whatever reason. It's a very bad look, even if it was all above board. That's the angle that needs covering.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Ghetts' new album, Conflict Of Interest, and the new Nick Cave/Warren Ellis album.

    Ghetts' new album, Conflict Of Interest, and the new Nick Cave/Warren Ellis album.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on UK voters might regret Brexit, but most of them don't feel like reversing it anymore in ~misc

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    This is already how things are being framed, sadly. It was completely predictable though that it would be.

    This is already how things are being framed, sadly. It was completely predictable though that it would be.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on UK voters might regret Brexit, but most of them don't feel like reversing it anymore in ~misc

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    Not just young people. It was so good being able to decide on Thursday that you were going to take a train or flight to Paris or Prague or Madrid for the weekend and be back in time for work on...

    Not just young people. It was so good being able to decide on Thursday that you were going to take a train or flight to Paris or Prague or Madrid for the weekend and be back in time for work on Monday. No need for visas or anything beyond buying a ticket and going.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on UK voters might regret Brexit, but most of them don't feel like reversing it anymore in ~misc

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    What's happening is that the reality of leaving, and it's effects, is slowly sinking in. The UK media is predominantly right leaning and has been pumping out anti EU messaging for at least 40...

    What's happening is that the reality of leaving, and it's effects, is slowly sinking in. The UK media is predominantly right leaning and has been pumping out anti EU messaging for at least 40 years as a handy way of blaming our problems on other people and "systems we have no control over". "Unelected bureaucracrats in Brussels" was the warcry of the right for a long long time. This despite the fact that the UK was very influential in policy decisions and had very favourable membership terms compared to some others.

    The media is losing the ability to convince a huge chunk of the population that the EU is a net negative to the UK and progress, and it's becoming apparent that Brexit is a case of "the Emperor's new clothes".

    Now that the shield of blaming the EU for all our ills is gone people are slowly waking up to what's been willingly given up.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on Nick Cave and Warren Ellis: Carnage review – vivid visions of apocalypse and absolution in ~music

  11. Comment on Al Jazeera to launch rightwing media platform targeting US conservatives in ~news

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    I use AJ English, France24, DW.com quite a bit. I've gone very off BBC News over the last five or six years for various reasons. The Guardian gives good coverage on what it chooses to report....

    I use AJ English, France24, DW.com quite a bit. I've gone very off BBC News over the last five or six years for various reasons. The Guardian gives good coverage on what it chooses to report. There is a gaping hole in it's South American coverage, for example. And the transphobia is real on both. I also mostly avoid NYT and WaPo because I've seen them get a lot of stuff very wrong when writing about places outside the USA.

    I also read El Pais English, Straits Times, Japan Times and Reuters/Thompson Reuters amongst others.

    I think trying to read as wide a range as possible is the best option, rather than looking for one "main source"

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Kyrgyzstan ballads, Okinawa folk, Ugandan hymns … the album rewriting global music history in ~music

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    Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History of the World’s Music https://dust-digital.com/shop/excavated-shellac The Dust-To-Digital Bandcamp listings are a combined gold, diamond, platinum, ruby and...

    Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History of the World’s Music

    https://dust-digital.com/shop/excavated-shellac

    The Dust-To-Digital Bandcamp listings are a combined gold, diamond, platinum, ruby and sapphire mine of treasure that someone has dug up for us

    https://dusttodigital.bandcamp.com/

  13. Comment on Dub Revolution - The Story Of King Tubby in ~music

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    28 January 2021 would have been legendary sound engineer King Tubby’s 80th birthday. The sonic experiments he created in his tiny studio in the ghettos of Kingston Jamaica during the early seventies helped create a genre that’s now part of the very fabric of contemporary music – Dub.

    Tubby’s productions pre-empted today’s remix culture, were instrumental in the creation of rap an inspired an eclectic mix of artists from Massive Attack to Primal Scream. Dub went on to inform Jungle, Rave,Techno, Ambient right up to Grime in the 21st century.

    Don Letts celebrates the godfather of Dub, with contributions from Dennis Bovell, Adrian Sherwood, Hollie Cook and Mad Professor.

    1 vote