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  1. Comment on Africa Is A Country Radio with Chief Boima: Nighttime in Nairobi // 23-07-21 in ~music

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    Africa Is a Country Radio, the audio accompaniment to the website of the same name, is a monthly deep dive into the music and cultural politics of the African continent and beyond. Hosted by Chief Boima, the show features a mix of music and interviews with musicians, historians, journalists, and more.
    The theme for this season’s Africa Is a Country Radio is “Clubbing across the Continent” inspired by the Goethe-Institut's Ten Cities project. In episode two we visit Nairobi with Bill Odidi, journalist and radio producer from Nairobi, and learn about the history and social geography of the city through the lens of popular music and club culture.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Stamp The Wax: A Brief History Of Venezuela's Musical Boom in ~music

  3. Comment on Why are nobody talking about the Euros here? in ~sports

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    The host nation automatically qualifies so Mexico and USA will, under current rules, both be making an appearance. This is why Qatar will be playing in the competition for the first time when they...

    The host nation automatically qualifies so Mexico and USA will, under current rules, both be making an appearance. This is why Qatar will be playing in the competition for the first time when they host in 2022.

    Getting out the group stages is another story though.

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  4. Comment on RADIO GERO #5 : Jah Wobble Special -- Rinse France (25.10.17) in ~music

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    Tracklist

    Tracklist

    01 - Cadiz (2010)
    02 - War Of Attrition feat Joolz (1983)
    03 - Blow Out 12" version (1985)
    04 - Full Moon Over the Shopping Mall (1999)
    05 - Alcohool-Jihad (1987)
    06 - Cleopatra King Size
    07 - L1 Dub (2008)
    08 - Shinto Dub (2006)
    09 - I Need You By My Side (1980)
    10 - New Mexico Dub (2005)
    11 - Lam Saravane Dub (2000)
    12 - East (1984)
    13 - Neon Moon (1985)
    14 - Rising Above Bedlam (1991)
    15 - A13 (1994)
    16 - Dust Bowl Dub (2007)
    17 - Invaders Of The Heart (Mix 1) (1983)
    18 - Asa (2010)
    19 - Passage To Hades (2001)
    20 - Soledad (1991)
    21 - To Heathrow Cargo, A Parcel (2006)
    22 - Betrayal (1980)
    23 - A Love Song (1995)
    24 - Dreadlock Don't Deal in Wedlock (1978)
    25 - Bananas (1996)

    1 vote
  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    2 votes
  7. 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.

    1 vote
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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