Maracatu dancers on the seafront on Flickr.Maracatu dancers on Brighton seafront

Maracatu dancers on the seafront on Flickr.

Maracatu dancers on Brighton seafront

0 notes, September 29, 2014

World’s Muslim populations

There are three times as many Muslims in Asia as there are in the whole of the Middle East. Top Ten Muslim populations around the world:

  1. Indonesia 200,000,000
  2. Pakistan 180,000,000
  3. India 180,000,000
  4. Bangladesh 150,000,000
  5. Egypt 80,000,000 (the largest Muslim country in the Middle East)
  6. Nigeria 75,000,000
  7. Iran 75,000,000 
  8. Turkey 75,000,000
  9. Algeria 35,000,000
  10. Morocco 32,000,000

Does anyone seriously still think we are at war with Islam or that Islam is the problem? 


Extremist Islamicists no more represent Islam than the Klu Klux Klan represents Christianity.


 

0 notes, September 28, 2014

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  • Steve Young - Rock, Salt and Nails (1969)

What an excellent country album it is. Look forward to discovering more of this man’s music - for fans of TVZ

0 notes (6 plays), September 27, 2014

This kind of sums up the myth of the 1960s. Excellent Alan Copland MOR cover of the Beatles ‘Norwegian Wood’. I’d have believed it was a recent mash-up.

0 notes, September 27, 2014

the VELVET UNDERGROUND ” Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ ” 1970

(Source: youtube.com)

0 notes, September 25, 2014

‘Feel It’ by ? and the MysteriansShake it out, baby

‘Feel It’ by ? and the Mysterians
Shake it out, baby

0 notes, September 25, 2014

Taken from the Hiawatha Telephone Company album ‘Passengers Greatest Hits’ (now available also as a Pay-what-you-want download via https://hiawathatelephone.bandcamp.com/album/passengers-greatest-hits)

Lyrics:

We’re not all the same but we’re all related
Not all in the game but we’re all playin’ it

You cry your heart out at little things
I try to comfort you, with little things

We’re not all the same but we’re all related
we’re not all in the game but we’re all playin’ it

Your clear blue eyes, can reflect the sun
My clear blue thoughts don’t hurt any one

I sigh out loud sometimes, I might wear a frown
that doesn’t mean honey, I don’t want you around

We’re all the same but we’re not all related
we’re all in the game and we’re all playin’ it

Politicians are trying their best but it’s so complicated
The next ones will still make a mess, that much is fated

Some people are looking for peace but just ain’t that strong
But a soldier fighting for peace seems incredibly wrong

We’re not all the same but we’re all related
we’re not all in the game but we’re all playin’ it

Two people can be so close, yet fight all the time
Love is a battelground, makes no reason or rhyme

We’re all in the game, we’re all related,
We’re all the same, yeah, we’re all playing it

We’re all in the game and we’re all related,
We’re not all the same, but it’s so complicated


(Vocals, guitar by Jon; Electric Piano by Martyn Lewis Moss. Recorded in Brighton, March 2014 straight on to cassette)

0 notes, September 21, 2014

I must have missed this album by jordaan mason and the horse museum when it was released, like pretty much about 100% of the music-listening public, but it is one of the strangest and most brilliant albums I have ever heard. Totally recommended.

(Thanks to Daniel Bachman’s blog for the heads up)

Listen/purchase: bird’s nest by jordaan mason and the horse museum

0 notes, September 20, 2014

mapsontheweb:

LGBT rights in Europe
Rainbow Europe Map reflecting the 49 European countries’ legislation and policies that have a direct impact on the enjoyment of human rights by LGBTI people. The Rainbow Map reflects each country’s situation and provides overall score on how far this country is on a scale between 0% and 100%.

mapsontheweb:

LGBT rights in Europe

Rainbow Europe Map reflecting the 49 European countries’ legislation and policies that have a direct impact on the enjoyment of human rights by LGBTI people. The Rainbow Map reflects each country’s situation and provides overall score on how far this country is on a scale between 0% and 100%.

Reblogged from mapsontheweb, 285 notes, September 20, 2014

The yellow baubles worn like gold on Flickr.Neo-expressionism on the 08:45 from Brighton

The yellow baubles worn like gold on Flickr.

Neo-expressionism on the 08:45 from Brighton

0 notes, September 19, 2014