Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Couple of New Links

I'm adding a couple of new links and doing some cleanup on the sidebar. Here are a few new links y'all may enjoy:

The Thing on the Doorstep - This is a great site for music downloads, mostly oddball recordings. Lots of neat fringy 80s industrial/new wave type stuff. Give it a go.

You Breed Like Rats - A great site focused on early 80s hardcore. Downloads, videos and interviews. Plenty of focus on less well known bands. A veritable treasure trove of information.

ColoradoPols - On a totally different note, this is the go-to blog for Colorado focused politics. Generally witty and pretty good insider-type information. A must read for Coloradans.

CosmoBells' The Awesomely Brilliant Steve Ditko - I'm linking to this particular entry because it has a great write-up of the comic artist/writer Steve Ditko. It also has some downloads of Ditko comics. Well worth checking out.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Proletariat - Distortion Demo Tape

Hey kids,

Once upon a time there was a really kick ass punk band out of Boston call The Proletariat. They released a few pretty kick ass records which had obvious Gang of Four influences. Anyways, without further ado, here is their first demo tape available for enjoyment via the interweb miracle known as "free streaming." Check it:
The Proletariat - Distortion

Oh, and if you like these tracks, you can buy their complete recordings here.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Anarcho-Punk Singles

Here are some classic singles:

Crass - Reality Asylum b/w Shaved Women (1979):
Crass - Reality Asylum

Zounds - Can't Cheat Karma b/w War/Subvert (1980):
Zounds - Can't Cheat Karma

Conflict - The House That Man Built (1982):
Conflict - The House That Man Built

Crass - Sheepfarming in the Falklands b/w Gotcha (1982):
Crass - Sheepfarming in the Falklands

Crass - How Does it Feel? b/w The Immortal Death (1983):
Crass - How Does it Feel?

Amebix - Winter b/w Beginning of the End (1983):
Amebix - Winter

Sunday, February 01, 2009

A Little Anarchy

I'm going through one of my "intellectual radicalism" periods. I think the more I interface with the state, the more radical I'm getting (sort of a reverse course from the norm, I think). Anyways, along with the revamped reading list, I'm digging out the 'ol Crass and Conflict records and whatnot and, damn, it's good times. I thought I'd take the opportunity to do a little roundup of some stuff that has been turning my crank of late: is a new place for sharing material that deals with or is relevant to issues of social justice, progressive and radical politics, independent media, ecology. We run a local bittorrent tracker (which we encourage uploaders to use), and we also host torrents from other trackers, as well as ed2K and Magnet links.

There cannot be a formal definition of what content we deem appropriate for upload. If the concepts above don't suit you, browse the index -- you'll get the idea quickly. We typically remove obscure stuff dealing with UFOs, mind-control, secret societies, Black Helicopters and what have you. The net is full of this bs anyway.

Freedom Library - Collection of texts:
A collection of some of the most important counter-culture writings of the last century and a half (or so). Classics from the likes of Bakunin, Proudhoun, Kropotkin, et al. Also includes contemporary thinkers like Chomsky and Zinn as well as stray texts, images, website rips and works on the thinkers at hand. Essential reading.

Noam Chomsky:
Noam Chomsky has always been one of the best contemporary thinkers out there, and a lot of recent audio and video has been circulating about his takes on Obama and the Israel/Palestine conflict. I don't agree with everything he says, but he's always worth a listen and is still providing thoughtful commentary on current events. Impressive.

Anarcho-Punk is a faction of the punk subculture that consists of bands, groups and individuals promoting anarchist politics.
Anarcho-Punk bears very close resemblence to anarchism without adjectives, in that it involves the cooperation of various different forms of anarchism.

On the last note, look for some streaming singles from Anarcho-Punk bands up soon. Possibly later today.