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2015-11-15

Message to the west - put pressure on UAE right now



The only way to kill ISIS is to kill their income stream.

That's why all western countries must put pressure on the nations that are financing terror groups, like UAE and the wahhabists in Saudi Arabia.

We must threaten with a full boycott unless they:
a) take in refugees from their neighbouring countries
b) stop financing terror groups
c) start respecting human rights
d) stop the executions

We can't let oil decide anymore. And we must trust that even if the oil market experiences turmoil, the world's energy need will be taken care of by other nations. We must believe that capitalism will ultimately work, and that horrible regimes are willing to change practices if they risk losing money.

We don't have to be friendly to these nations. We can and must force them to become more humane.

2015-11-10

Some of the best lectures from Red Bull Music Academy

For many years the energy drink Red Bull have put on mini-festivals, encouraged musical collaborations and interviewed great musicians and producers. This is all part of their Red Bull Music Academy, always touring around the world.

Here are just some of the deep interviews they've conducted with musical legends, and you can find hundreds more on their website, complete with transcriptions for many of them.

RBMA lecture by Greg Wilson in Melbourne, 2006:

RBMA lecture by Derrick May in Melbourne, 2006:

RBMA lecture by DJ Premier in Toronto, 2007:

RBMA lecture by Carl Craig in Toronto, 2007:

RBMA lecture by Steve Reich in London, 2010:


RBMA lecture by Andrew Weatherall in Madrid, 2011:


RBMA lecture by Wu-Tang Clan, 2011:


RBMA lecture by Trevor Horn in Madrid, 2011 (part 1):

RBMA lecture by Trevor Horn in Madrid, 2011 (part 2):

RBMA lecture by Nile Rodgers in Madrid, 2011 (part 1):


RBMA lecture by Nile Rodgers in Madrid, 2011 (part 2):


RBMA lecture by Tony Visconti in Madrid, 2011 (part 1):

RBMA lecture by Tony Visconti in Madrid, 2011 (part 2):


RBMA lecture by Ali Shaheed Muhammad in Los Angeles, 2012:


RBMA lecture by Fran├žois Kevorkian in New York, 2013:


RBMA lecture by Philip Glass in New York, 2013:

RBMA lecture by Giorgio Moroder in New York, 2013:

RBMA lecture by Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest in New York, 2013:

RBMA lecture by Tom Moulton in New York, 2013:


RBMA lecture by Masters At Work in New York, 2013:

RBMA lecture by Rakim in New York, 2013:

RBMA lecture by Brian Eno in New York, 2013:

RBMA lecture by Marley Marl in Tokyo, 2014:

RBMA lecture by Isao Tomita in Tokyo, 2014:

RBMA lecture by Harold Faltermeyer in Tokyo, 2014:

RBMA lecture by Mtume in Tokyo, 2014:

RBMA lecture by Haruomi Hosono in Tokyo, 2014:

RBMA lecture by D'Angelo in New York, 2014:

RBMA lecture by George Clinton in New York, 2015:

RBMA lecture by Laurent Garnier in Paris, 2015: