Mon, 17 November
Ed and Philip will rejoin Neil Finn in a follow up to the acclaimed Seven Worlds Collide project at the end of the year. Together with members of the original line up and other artists, the ‘supergroup’ will record an album of entirely new material in support of international development organisation Oxfam.
The original Seven Worlds Collide line up was Neil Finn, Ed O’Brien, Phil Selway, guitar supremo Johnny Marr, Soul Coughing bassist Sebastian Steinberg, songwriter and violinist Lisa Germano, and Liam Finn. Other artists joining the project include Jeff Tweedy, John Stirrat, Glenn Kotche and Pat Sansone from Wilco, and New Zealand songwriters Bic Runga and Don McGlashan. Behind the mixing desk will be master recording engineer Jim Scott. More names will be added to the lineup in the coming weeks.
The album will be recorded over the next few months in Auckland and is due for release in 2009. Like its predecessor, the project will also see a series of concerts featuring many of the artists included in the line up. The shows will take place in Auckland early in the New Year. Details will be announced soon.
Neil Finn said “Seven years ago I invited a few friends and fellow musicians to do a special series of concerts in New Zealand under the banner Seven Worlds Collide. The concerts were an amazing experience for all of us and we are delighted to have found an opportunity to gather again, this time to expand the concept and the line up too. What will make these sessions particularly meaningful is that all the proceeds of this recording will go to support the continuing great work of Oxfam International.”
Thu, 06 November
Wed, 05 November
in celebration of nov 5th
amid bonfire and fireworks in the UK
and the dawn of a new era in politics in the USA
i humbly donate a remix of harrowdown hill that was finished ages ago during the band webcasts,
a small reminder of the dark days of Bush's....
Fri, 31 October
Wed, 29 October
Mon, 27 October
Sat, 25 October
Tue, 21 October
Wed, 15 October
on my way to migura station, or something like that
Mon, 13 October
Stop China’s election to the Human Rights Council
found this while looking for something else.. it is now my screen saver
The most recent interview by children in South Africa, with a very cool lieutenant from the Manenburg police - check out what he has to say at the end about ' success '
Let's hope, like he says, that this does promote peace after such a long time.
Please sign an urgent action calling on restraint by China who have imposed the most horrendous crackdowns against monks at Kirti monastery and the Tibetan people in Ngaba town with the installation of hundreds of Paramilitary Armed Police, the closure of roads and the cutting off all communications to the outside world.
all nuclear explosions mapped from 1945-1998
try and get your head around it.
IT CUTS BOTH WAYS .... THE ALTERNATIVES. This is a film exposing the alternatives to the government's austerity measures; it's about the positive; it's about revealing the many options we actually have at a time when we're being told there are no alternatives
Japanese Red Cross. Please donate if you can.
Those big drag nets that trawlers drop to the bottom of the ocean and decimate all life in their path?
And use radar while local fishermen loose their livelihoods? Just to fill empty shelves in Supermarkets? This lot are using lottery money internationally to stop all that.
Beautiful, and a little disturbing.
"is this what we're doing now?" - quick! Watch all episodes on iPlayer (for the next few days) if you're in the UK. Best british comedy in ages, so well played and written. Right up there with Curb Your Enthusiasm!
Prague Show filmed by fans - released 23.08.10
Another great film by warmeye...
Chinese authorities arrest Tenzin Delek, a Buddhist monk, and sentence him to death .. please go to the online petition to try and secure his release, or at least a fair retrial...
good for yer kids too
Anyone who rides a bike should read this blog because it's ice box cool.
here is some nicely shot video footage from the cambridge show thanks maggie!!!
Don't let the Stupid define the Age.
Tim Hunkin's inventions, under the pier at Southwold. I keep trying to go there but not quite making it. Maybe you'll have better luck. Go to Ipswich and turn right.
depression is not fussy about who it hits. and feeling isolated and powerless doesnt help especially when yer young and all. this site has lots of people sharing their experiences which is what us humans need in order to cope.
Great dance music site, lots of old articles and features, dj mixes
Found this extraordinary shop in Brighton last week. It's well worth a visit...
“The relationship between photographers and police could worsen next month when new laws are introduced that allow for the arrest - and imprisonment - of anyone who takes pictures of officers ‘likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism’.”
maybe it's about time the likes of Apple took responsibility for the manufacture of their products, as they're supposed to be so cutting edge.
As we're lifelong contributors to 'anthrophony' we're pretty culpable....but still, fascinating studies.
Look to the stars!
The Chestnut Tree Café. ...it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.
In Rainbows video competition
Plastic. Is. Everywhere.
Bhopal was the worst industrial disaster in history. A leak of methyl isocynate killed 20,000, injured millions more and Union Carbide... um, er...
THE REVOLUTION WILL (NOT) BE TELEVISED
the artists have no recollection of most of this.
There Will Be Blood
film info for the UK
ken korda as Adam Buxton on Scotch Mist
Jonny Greenwood: 'There Will Be Blood' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
Available from Tuesday 18th December.
Vote vote vote! Mmm... participatory democracy...
As they say, we don't live in the Information Age, or even the Oil Age. We all have to eat. We live in the Agriculture Age.
Download books on to your Blackberry instead of using it to send email, 'browse' the 'web' or any of the other tedious business-related 'apps'. It'll still look like you're really really busy.
This is great if you should be doing something boring for someone else.
Man, I couldn't even read this, it looked so scary. But maybe you can? Maybe it has a happy ending?
Fascinating, horrifying, beautiful photography.