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Everybody knows that the dice are loaded, everybody rolls with their fingers crossed, everybody knows the war is over, everybody knows the good guys lost, everybody knows the fight was fixed, the poor stay poor, the rich get rich, that's how it goes, everybody knows ​— Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man

These are a few of my Favourite Things:

Marija was one of those hungry souls who cling with desperation to the skirts of the retreating muse. All day long she had been in a state of wonderful exaltation; and now it was leaving - and she would not let it go. Her soul cried out in the words of Faust, "Stay, thou art fair!" Whether it was by beer, or by shouting, or by music, or by motion, she meant that it should not go. Upton Sinclair The Jungle 1906

Music: Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich, Robert Johnson, Charles Mingus, Muddy Waters, The Beatles, John Lennon, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Kinks, The Velvet Underground, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Kraftwerk, Brian Eno, Japan, Ian Dury And The Blockheads, The Clash, Buzzcocks, Joy Division, New Order, Talking Heads, Wire, Human League, Soft Cell, Public Enemy, Pixies, Radiohead, Carl Craig, DJ Pierre, John Ciafone, Juan Atkins, Underground Resistance, Octave One, Cajmere, Gary Martin, Black Science Orchestra, Heller & Farley
Voices: Annie Lennox, Stevie Winwood, Leonard Cohen, Thom Yorke, Kurt Cobain, Al Bowlly, Linda Thompson
DJs: Slam, Wilba Sandieson, Rolando, Armand van Helden, Derrick Carter, Laurent Garnier
Dance Anthems: Altered States on Ron Trent - Altered States / Altered States (The Remixes) ❂ Rise From Your Grave (a-side) on Phuture - Rise From Your Grave ❂ We Are Phuture on Phuture - We Are Phuture Remix EP ❂ Don't Fake It on Crime - Don't Fake It / Breaking Point ❂ Horny (Horny Toad Mix) on Cajmere - Horny (Remixes) ❂ Alive on Daft Punk - The New Wave ❂ Don't You Want It? (Extended Mix) on Davina - Don't You Want It? ❂ Fire Island on Fire Island Featuring Ricardo Da Force - Fire Island ❂ Watch Me Now on Grooveyard - Hard Groovin ❂ Tick Tock Apocalypse Now Mix on Chiapet - Tick Tock ❂ Hi Tech Jazz (The Science) on Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Galaxy 2 Galaxy ❂ Interview With An Alien on Gigi Galaxy - Interview With An Alien ❂ Dear Mr. Bush on Out Hud - Let Us Never Speak Of It Again ❂ Energy Flash on Joey Beltram - Energy Flash
Song: Say Hello, Wave Goodbye by Soft Cell
Cover: All Along The Watchtower by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Satisfaction by Devo, Work To Do by The Average White Band, We Don't Need This Fascist Groove Thang by The Fire Engines, Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go by Soft Cell, I Go To Sleep by Pretenders, Take Me To The River by Talking Heads [on Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food].
Orchestral: Dance of the Knights by Sergey Prokofief + Le Sacre du Printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Symphony: Mozart 40, 41, Beethoven odd esp 7 and 9
Concerto: Bach - Brandenburg 6, Haydn - Cello No 1, Beethoven - Triple
Choral: Mozart Requiem, Brahms Requiem (Denn Alles Fleisch, Es Ist Wie Gras)
Chamber: Piano Trio in Eb Op. 100 by Franz Schubert, String Quartet No 8 by Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 1 by Serge Prokofiev
Piano: 12 German Dances by by Franz Schubert
Cello: Sonata In D for solo Viola da Gamba from Der getreu Music-Meister by Georg Philipp Telemann + Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Biography: If This Is A Man by Primo Levi, The New Shostakovich by Ian MacDonald, The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
Fiction: The Tin Drum by Günter Grass, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell, Germinal et L'Assommoir par Émile Zola, The Case of Comrade Tulayev by Victor Serge
Crime Fiction Dashiel Hammett, James M Cain, Raymond Chandler
Short Fiction: Mario and The Magician by Thomas Mann, The Country of the Blind by H.G. Wells
Film: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb by Stanley Kubrick, Dark Star by John Carpenter, Double Indemnity (1944) by Billy Wilder/Raymond Chandler
TV: The Singing Detective by Dennis Potter
Science: The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins


5 books that explain why the world is in the mess it's in better than any other books I've read lately:

Democracy in Chains: the deep history of the radical right’s stealth plan for America by Nancy MacLean [2017]
Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer [2016]
The Global Minotaur by Yanis Varoufakis [2015]
Shock Doctrine — The Rise Of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein [2007]
A Brief History of Neoliberalism by David Harvey (2005)

Worthy mention for Thomas Frank's Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? [2016] which explains who let them: “It is the eternal conflict of management and labor, owner and worker, rich and poor — only with one side pinned to the ground and the other leisurely pounding away at its adversary’s face.”

History: People's History of the US by Howard Zinn
Musical: Cabaret by Bob Fosse
Comedy: Bill Hicks, Father Ted, Richard Pryor, Alexei Sayle, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Kevin Bridges, Frankie Boyle, The Thick Of It, Spitting Image from time to time, Who Dares Wins, Blackadder II.
Music Critic: Lester Bangs

You may set it down as a rule that the rich, the possessors of great wealth, had no moral right to it as based upon desert, for either their fortunes belonged to the class of inherited wealth, or else, when accumulated in a lifetime, necessarily represented chiefly the product of others, more or less forcibly or fraudulently obtained. Edward Bellamy (1850 - 1898)

The only reason they have not monopolized the daylight and the air is that it is not possible to do it. If it were possible to construct huge gasometers and to draw together and compress within them the whole of the atmosphere, it would have been done long ago, and we should have been compelled to work for them in order to get money to buy air to breathe. And if that seemingly impossible thing were accomplished tomorrow, you would see thousands of people dying for want of air - or of the money to buy it - even as now thousands are dying for want of the other necessities of life. - Robert Tressell in The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (1910)

I wish people would ditch this adolescent delusion that disliking commercial music somehow makes them Deeply Profound human beings. Anindya Bhattacharyya, 1996

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