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audra trower williams
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posted 10 March 2003 12:10 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just found this awesome streaming radio station playing a series of anti-war songs. Listen to everything from a track by Public Enemy, to an unreleased Billy Bragg song, to a Tariq Ali speech remixed by the Asian Dub Foundation. That last one is fucking awesome.
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Alix
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posted 10 March 2003 10:04 AM      Profile for Alix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Why do I have no problem listening to the Ani DiFranco song on that website, but can't get the Billy Bragg song to play?

Any ideas?


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Mohamad Khan
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posted 15 March 2003 11:09 AM      Profile for Mohamad Khan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
actually, i believe it's an double CD album; i remember seeing a review of it somewhere.

here 'tis. i generally agree with the reviewer; it's the two hip-hop tracks by GM Babyz and The Unpeople that really grab you, and such conscious lyrics are long overdue from the hip-hop community. other than that, Torben & Jo's "Money is Your Blood" is well-produced, well-sung, and ultimately it's the one that sounds most like an anthem for the movement. Slovo's "21 Today" is a wicked concept, nicely executed.

some of the other ones are pretty weird..."Allah Save the Queen"?!

i can also vouch for the three South Asian acts. the story behind Asian Dub Foundation's "Not in Our Name" is that their main man on the mix, Pandit G, heard Tariq Ali's speech, and loved it so much he had to get a recording and wreak havoc with it. ADF share a Marxist orientation with Ali, so it was just a matter of time before this happened. their instrumentals are better than their raps these days, now that lead vocalist Deedar Zaman has left to become a full-time anti-racism activist.

Fun-da-mental are old-timers, headed by Pakistani-Britisher Aki Nawaz, also the head of Nation Records, which is in fact the label that spawned ADF. their stuff is always strange, and they don't really give a shit whether the audience likes it or not. "Rape (Tactic of War)" is no exception to this rule. i've spoken to Aki once or twice; nice guy, hard-working.

Nitin Sawhney's track "Cold and Intimate" is from his last album, but this is in fact in a new mix, i notice--with a piece of spoken word thrown in another track "The Preacher". not sure why he chose "Cold and Intimate," which is less of a social commentary than some of his others; this is a very personal piece for Nitin. excellent, excellent artist, btw, the mainstay of Outcaste Records.

if you go to www.cdzone.co.uk and do a search for the title of this CD, you should find it--all proceeds go to the anti-war effort


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kingblake
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posted 16 March 2003 12:43 AM      Profile for kingblake     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
billy bragg's "the price of oil" is great.
i heard him play it live at a solo show in montreal in october.
after he played it, he threw half a dozen burn CDs of the song into the audience. i didn't get one, but i did get my hands on his copy of the setlist.
the song is available at:
www.billybragg.co.uk/

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Jared
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posted 20 March 2003 03:16 AM      Profile for Jared     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
billy bragg's "the price of oil" is great

It's fabulous. I tracked down the single, and e-mailed it to pretty much everyone I know. And a happy coincidence that "Pinochet" and "USA" happen to rhyme...


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kingblake
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posted 22 March 2003 06:24 PM      Profile for kingblake     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
another artist against the war:
elvis costello pulled out an old number as musical guest on the late night show last week, by playing "whats so funny about peace, love, and understanding", a great song BTW.

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Meow
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posted 23 March 2003 02:34 AM      Profile for Meow     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
cool...saul williams has a "not in our name" song out as well...he is a slam poet/hip hop artist.

You can hear his song for free on the Ninja Tune website (the good people that brought you sarah jones' feminist rant "your revolution will not happen between these thighs").

Another great number is "valdez" (touches on all the oil war issues, and you can dance to it) by warsawpack...which is a really good left wing jazz/hiphop act from hamilton...available thru the always lovely g7 welcoming committee records. or kazaa to sample...


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Flowers By Irene
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posted 23 March 2003 02:56 AM      Profile for Flowers By Irene     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The other day on CBC radio they played a song by a hip hop group (from Ottawa, I think) of Iraqi Canadians, group called Euphrates, the song called Iraqnophobia.

Good song, I've been looking for a website for the group, but haven't found one yet.


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xrcrguy
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posted 23 March 2003 01:15 PM      Profile for xrcrguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Not in our name music

It's a 6 track album, with remixs of the Pledge of Resistance.

There's an acapella version available for DJs, it's the first track I believe.


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Mohamad Khan
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posted 23 March 2003 02:16 PM      Profile for Mohamad Khan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
holy shit...Spooky's done an excellent job on the last mix. i love spoken word tracks, but they're rarely this good.
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posted 23 March 2003 07:54 PM      Profile for CocaCola58204     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Beastie Boys give it a shot wiht "In A World Gone Mad"- http://www.beastieboys.com
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xrcrguy
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posted 26 March 2003 12:58 PM      Profile for xrcrguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Zack de la Rocha and DJ Shadow collaberate for March of Death.
Rockin'.

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Mohamad Khan
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posted 27 March 2003 01:01 AM      Profile for Mohamad Khan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Lenny Kravitz and REM, apparently.
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Youngfox
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posted 29 March 2003 04:36 PM      Profile for Youngfox   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Micheal Moore directs System of a Down's BOOM!
I think this one captures quite a snapshot of the mood in the world.

nowar.caNOWAR.CA scroll down for the link.


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