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  1. Comment on Radio Jakarta 012: Kaaha - Hooyo's archive (Mother's archive)- Music from Somalia by Jakarta Records in ~music

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    Mix and words by kaahafarah Instagram.com/kaafarah. Music that Hooyo and her friends danced to at the rooftop clubs above Mogadishu's tamarind lined streets before the civil war. Music that she played for us in our Stockholm home on an open front cassette player where I watched the black tape roll onto its new wheel. And music that I've collected since my obsession with music from my native Somalia deepened 4 years ago.

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  2. Comment on EU leaders have agreed on a plan to delay the Article 50 process, postponing Brexit beyond 29 March. in ~news

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    This kind of sums up how we got to where we are. There's no solution, and even if we got a GE there is no opposition party that actually wants to have to deal with this and it's aftermath. Did you...

    This kind of sums up how we got to where we are. There's no solution, and even if we got a GE there is no opposition party that actually wants to have to deal with this and it's aftermath.

    Did you believe what was written on the big red bus?.

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  3. Comment on Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker (KARIYAN & Dorian Mast Retouch) in ~music

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    No, it's not an official release. I'm guessing it's just someone's side project for a bit of experimentation and fun. Remixing and editing is hard to get right, so may as well try with the...

    No, it's not an official release. I'm guessing it's just someone's side project for a bit of experimentation and fun.

    Remixing and editing is hard to get right, so may as well try with the virtually impossible. I've heard lots of attempts at reworking Leonard Cohen, and this is probably the best effort so far.

  4. Comment on The Striking Similarities Between Lion Air and Ethiopian 737 MAX Crashes in ~tech

  5. Comment on The Provocations of Chef Tunde Wey in ~food

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    That was a good read. There's quite a bit to process, but I have to admire his approach. Jolting people out of complacency and making them question their self and their actions is a powerful and...

    That was a good read. There's quite a bit to process, but I have to admire his approach. Jolting people out of complacency and making them question their self and their actions is a powerful and needed thing. I look forward to hearing more about him in the future, and hopefully it will be tales of his success.

  6. Comment on Ray Meagher to 'work less' after 31 years as Home and Away's Alf Stewart in ~tv

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    Alf Stewart was the only reason I ever watched Home & Away. He's a cantankerous old git and it warms the cockles of my heart knowing that there is a fictional me on television.

    Alf Stewart was the only reason I ever watched Home & Away. He's a cantankerous old git and it warms the cockles of my heart knowing that there is a fictional me on television.

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  7. Comment on The best album ever in ~music

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    The Clash - Sandanista! This has everything. A triple album of anger full of reggae, dub, jazz, rock-'n'-roll influenced punk attitude that opened up my early teenage ears to so many types of...

    The Clash - Sandanista!

    This has everything. A triple album of anger full of reggae, dub, jazz, rock-'n'-roll influenced punk attitude that opened up my early teenage ears to so many types of music and to politics at a global level. I still listen to it regularly, nearly 40 years after its initial release.