fredag 31 juli 2009
söndag 26 juli 2009
I've been away on a two week long vacation in Greece so that's why it's been so quiet for a while. To make it up to you it's time to post another Samplers and Crooks post. This time I've chosen one of my absolute favourite houseproducers Moodymann. So here's a pack of songs borrowed and stolen by the one and only, Kenny Dixon Jr.
Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black /mediafire
as heard on I'm Doing Fine
Mass Production - Welcome To Our World /mediafire
as heard on Music People
Don Ray - Standing In The Rain /mediafire
as heard on Black Sunday
Chic - I Want Your Love /mediafire
as heard on I Can't Kick This Feelin' When It Hits
Bionic Boogie - Risky Changes /mediafire
as heard on The Third Track
Prince - All The Critics Love U In New York /mediafire
as heard on U Can Dance If U Want 2
Upplagd av David Ballester kl. 15:22
torsdag 9 juli 2009
Sergio Mendes & The New Brasil '77 - The Real Thing /mediafire
from the LP Sergio Mendes & The New Brasil '77 (Elektra 1977)
Upplagd av David Ballester kl. 22:53
Now, ask yourself. Why isn't this being reported in the news you see on tv at home?
Upplagd av David Ballester kl. 18:52
onsdag 8 juli 2009
måndag 6 juli 2009
Continuing on the Palestine matter I just wanted to share about a great site I found called Palestine Remembered. There you can click on either part of ancient Palestine (now Israel) and click on each city or village and see information on all places that has been ethnically cleansed through the years. The best way to defeat zionism is to not forget.
Upplagd av David Ballester kl. 23:46
Earlier this year I posted a complaint to Advertising Standards Authority in the UK about an add from The State of Israel Ministry of Tourism. The add showed a map of Israel which included the West Bank, Gaza and The Golan Heights. Today I got an answer by mail. A small victory and a big fuck you to the rasist government in Israel. This is what they wrote:
Israeli Government Tourist Office
180 Oxford Street
Holidays and travel
Number of complaints:
A poster for the Israeli Government Tourist Office had the headline "EXPERIENCE ISRAEL" and a picture of a boy snorkelling with dolphins. Text underneath stated "Few countries pack so much variety into such a small space as Israel. The energy and excitement of Tel Aviv and the rich cultural experiences of the Dead Sea and Jerusalem with the sun and relaxation of Eilat make Israel the ideal multi-centre break". The ad featured a map of Israel that included the West Bank, the Gaza strip and the Golan Heights.
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Jews for Justice for Palestine and 442 members of the public challenged whether the poster misleadingly implied that the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights were internationally recognised as part of Israel.
The State of Israel Ministry of Tourism (SIMT), replying on behalf of the Israel Government Tourist Office (IGTO), said the map featured on the poster was a general, schematic tourism and travel information map, rather than a political map. They explained that it gave potential visitors an idea of the location of the areas in and around Israel. SIMT argued that the complaints about whether some areas on the map were internationally recognised as part of Israel were political in nature and not relevant to a tourist ad. They argued that the only impression a reasonable customer would get from the map was that it depicted the areas that could be practically reached and visited when travelling there, and that it was not meant to carry any political messages.
The ASA noted that the aim of the ad was to promote tourism to Israel. We also noted that the map featured in the ad was labelled "Israel" and we considered that, along with the claim "Few countries pack so much variety into such a small space as Israel", the ad implied that all of the areas featured on the map were part of the state of Israel. We noted that the map showed border lines for the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, but we also noted that those border lines were faintly produced and difficult to distinguish on the map itself. We understood that the borders and status of the occupied territories of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights were the subject of much international dispute, and because we considered that the ad implied that those territories were part of the state of Israel, we concluded that the ad was misleading.
The ad breached CAP Code clause 7.1 (Truthfulness).
The ad must not appear again in its current form.
Upplagd av David Ballester kl. 18:53
söndag 5 juli 2009
Pornsuperstar Marilyn Chambers passed away earlier this year. She wasn't only good in giving head. She also had a minor discohit in 1977 called Benihana. It isn't the best disco song you've heard, but actually pretty nice for a pornstar I think plus it was released on Roulette.
Marilyn Chambers - Benihana /mediafire
from the 12" Benihana (Roulette 1977)
Upplagd av David Ballester kl. 23:44
A classic Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes song in the same style as Bad Luck. They shure had a winning formula when making dancefloor-smashes and they made sure to use it as much as they could. This is one of the better.
Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes - Reaching For The World /mediafire
from the LP Reaching For The World (abc 1976)
onsdag 1 juli 2009
Back in the days when I was smoking too much I had a little period when I listen to Mike Oldfield a lot. Listening to his epic symphony Tubular Bells after a smoky session made my day. When I heard this funky version by the Champ's Boys Orchestra it just cracked me up. The tubular bells sample/interpolation doesn't quite sync the funky beats through the whole song but I think that that is the charm of it as well.
Champ's Boys Orchestra - Tubular Bells (Cosmic Mix) /mediafire
from the 12" compilation Disco Supreme Volume One (Supreme 2006)
original version from the 12" Land Of Make Believe / Tubular Bells (Disques Vogue 1976)
Upplagd av David Ballester kl. 23:08