According to Misha Glenny: In July, Mikko Hypponen, the widely respected chief research officer of Finnish anti-virus company, F-Secure, received an email apparently from a scientist in Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation. In it, the scientist revealed that “our nuclear program has once again been compromised and attacked by a new worm with exploits which have shut […]

No Direction Home

Cross-posted from Poumista “Harsh voiced and nasal, his guitar hanging like a tire iron on a rusty rim, there is nothing sweet about Woody, and there is nothing sweet about the songs he sings. But there is something more important for those who will listen. There is the will of the people to endure and […]

Savannah Spacemen

Here‘s a wonderful blog. Read about 1970s afrocentric jazz from New York, a hundred tracks of pre-1960s 78rpm releases from Africa, the music of the Ottoman-American diaspora, deep blues from the slums of post-Ottoman Greece, and much much more.

Friday mixtape

Some Lost, Some Found … is back after a hiatus. Here’s Indie Disco Kisses summer songs, Car Seat Headrest, and Burger Records. The House That Trane Built A great Coltrane-centric jazz blog on Tumblr. Tzadic Here’s a trio of trois, an hour of Zornism live from earlier this year: Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz trio of Abraxas […]

Politically uncorrect

Gretchen Wilson and Merle Haggard: Politically Uncorrect [h/t J.]

Another Friday mixtape: protest songs

Poem of the week: Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer. The most controversial album of all time? Paul Simon’s Graceland. “For the bourgeois record industry, Johnny Guitar Watson’s protest songs are a gimmick and a frivolity, an underclass whistle in the dark.” Alliterative hybridity: Tamatant Tilay Tunng team up with the Tuareg troupe Tinariwen. Not a protest song: a lovely song about […]

Music Mondays: Cante flamenco

[Cross-posted from Poumista] For the Sake of the Song, a fantastic music blog, occassionally posts briliant Spanish music, and I have linked there before in this series, I think. Here’s the lastest: […] a quartet of fantastic flamenco pieces from thirties Spain. Featuring Pepe Pinto, Antonio Mairena, Manolita from Jerez, and last but not least the […]