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Pitchfork: Fiona Apple to Appear on New French TV Program About Superheroes


Fiona Apple is already a hero to many. Now she will take on a new incarnation of that role, as Teco Apple (via Consequence of Sound) reports. Fiona will appear in a French television series about fictional superheroes, called "H-Man", created by director Joseph Cahill (also behind her wonderfully strange "Every Single Night" video). It launches in March.
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#^Devo's Bob Casale Dead at 61



Bob Casale, an original member of Devo, has died. Casale died from "conditions that lead to heart failure," according to a posting on the group's official Facebook page. He was 61....


..................... :-(
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Jake Moomaw doesn't like this.
#^First Listen: Neneh Cherry, 'Blank Project'

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Many will describe Blank Project as Neneh Cherry's comeback album — and, to be fair, it is her first solo work in 18 years. In that time, though, Cherry has released two collaborative LPs, contributed to numerous artists' projects, started a band with her husband and daughter, toured the world and lived in several different countries, just to name the relevant accomplishments. So, while Blank Project might seem perfectly timed for a '90s-revivalist, Coachella-baiting cash-out, it's actually the culmination of a fascinating career arc.
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Yes.
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Kickstarter wrote:

On Wednesday night, law enforcement officials contacted Kickstarter and alerted us that hackers had sought and gained unauthorized access to some of our customers' data. Upon learning this, we immediately closed the security breach and began strengthening security measures throughout the Kickstarter system.

No credit card data of any kind was accessed by hackers. There is no evidence of unauthorized activity of any kind on your account.

While no credit card data was accessed, some information about our customers was. Accessed information included usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. Actual passwords were not revealed, however it is possible for a malicious person with enough computing power to guess and crack an encrypted password, particularly a weak or obvious one.

As a precaution, we strongly recommend that you change the password of your Kickstarter account, and other accounts where you use this password.

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#^Video: Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, and Serengeti (aka Sisyphus): "Alcohol"



In more normal Sufjan Stevens news than what popped up yesterday, Sisyphus-- the collaboration between Sufjan, Serengeti, and Son Lux formerly known as s/s/s-- has released a new video, via Vogue. It's billed as a "lyric video" for the song "Alcohol" from Sisyphus' previously reported self-titled album, out March 18 via Asthmatic Kitty and Joyful Noise. But the lyrics are barely in it. Rather, it's a collage of images of various celebrities (Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Kanye, Obama, Bush, etc.), movies (Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Gravity, etc.), news events, and Sufjan himself. ...
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Feb 15 2014/14:45 (stormy, cloudy 12°C)
Distance 22,07 km (13,72 mi)
Time 01:46:48
ø Pace 4:50 min/km
ø Speed 12,4 km/h
ø HF 169
#^DE LA SOUL - Keep The Love Spinning



Visit wearedelasoul.com and get some free classics! 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul Is Dead, Buhloone Mindstate, Stakes Is High, Rare Songs, Remixes, Instrumentals, and much more. For a limited time only.
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Spex: Videopremiere: Messer & die Bilderflut in "Tollwut" (Thomas Vorreyer)

Hallo Bilderstrobo, hallo Überforderung! Wir zeigen erstmals das neue Messer - Video zu "Tollwut". Das Stück aus Die Unsichtbaren lässt Malaria vermodern und in den besungenen Abgrund in den blicken, hier verbildlicht von einem schwarzen Loch, das sich im Rauschen von Schwarz-Weiß-Bildern, dem britischen Prinzenpaar und Kriegsaufnahmen als grauer Sog auftut.


YouTube: Messer - Tollwut (Spex - Magazin für Popkultur)
#^Stream New Albums From ††† and Cynic Via Pitchfork Advance



Deftones/Team Sleep’s Chino Moreno returns with his witch house side-project †††. Their debut self-titled full-length on February 11 via Sumerian. The album follows their 2012 EP ††. The album is streaming now on Pitchfork Advance ...
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Pixies: Tiny Desk Concert




Hear the legendary band perform 1989's "Monkey Gone to Heaven" and two new songs — one unreleased.

This three-song set features a 2014 tune called "Greens and Blues," a song yet to make it onto a Pixies release called "Silver Snail," and 1989's "Monkey Gone to Heaven," which melted hearts and seared minds with a new memory from a time long past.
@Runner

Feb 02 2014/14:55 (sunny, blue sky, beautiful weather! 10°C)
Distance 22,77 km (14,15 mi)
Time 01:47:11
ø Pace 4:42 min/km
ø Speed 12,7 km/h
ø HF 166


Yay!
!@Deutschsprachige Nutzer
Sehr schöne Sendung auf Arte


Der erste Fußabdruck auf dem Fünften Kontinent (1/2) | ARTE




Vor 50.000 Jahren - also lange, bevor Homo sapiens Fuß auf amerikanischen oder europäischen Boden setzte - landeten Menschen in Australien, passten sich den Bedingungen dieses unwirtlichen Kontinents an und pflanzten sich fort.

Xiu Xiu

Stream Xiu Xiu: Angel Guts: Red Classroom on Pitchfork Advance



LISTEN TO NEW XIU XIU RECORD WITHOUT GUILT AND WITHOUT FEAR OF PERMANENT HUMANITARIAN CENSURE

http://xiuxiu.org
Young Turks: #3. FKA Twigs – Hide






The boundary-pushing singer in a sultry minimalist track amidst Mayan ruins, directed by Yours Truly

In this exclusive session, FKA Twigs takes time out from the Young Turks NYE party to creep into the ruins of a Mayan village and perform a ethereally sexy slow-jam rendition of "Hide", the fourth track off her critically-acclaimed release EP2.
Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94



Pete Seeger, the singer, folk-song collector and songwriter who spearheaded an American folk revival and spent a long career championing folk music as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for social change, died Monday. He was 94 and lived in Beacon, N.Y.


Farewell Pete.
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NSA and GCHQ target 'leaky' phone apps like Angry Birds to scoop user data

NSA and GCHQ developing capabilities to piggyback on commercial data from apps including Angry Birds for their own purposes

• US and UK spy agencies piggyback on commercial data
• Details can include age, location and sexual orientation
• Documents also reveal targeted tools against individual phones

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A more sophisticated effort, though, relied on intercepting Google Maps queries made on smartphones, and using them to collect large volumes of location information.
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Da stimme ich dir zum Teil zu. Aber Geheimdienste & Regierungen machen nichts nur aus Langeweile.

Natürlich ist es auch schön erst mal alles zu sammeln. Auswerten kann man diesen gigantischen Haufen immer noch, Hauptsache erst mal haben. :)
@Runner

Jan 27 2014/18:00 (light rain, 2°C)
Distance 14,52 km (9,02 mi)
Time 01:08:42
ø Pace 4:44 min/km
ø Speed 12,7 km/h
ø HF 163
Review & Stream: Young Fathers Dead » Spex - Magazin für Popkultur



YOUNG FATHERSDEADANTICON / BIG DADA / NINJA TUNE / ROUGH TRADEALBUM – 31.01.2014 Young Fathers aus Edinburgh veröffentlichen am Freitag ihr neues Album Dead – eine Verschmelzung vom Avantgarde-Rap und vertracktem Pop. SPEX.de hat das Album vorab in voller Länge im Stream. Dead beginnt mit einem Schifferklavier – nur um gleich von Doubleba...
So einen Beitrag in einem Wissenschafts-Blog zu sehen ... macht Spaß.
Das Problem mit Facebook
Seit 2010 hat mein Blog auch eine eigene Facebook-Seite. Ich nutze das Potential dieser Seite sicherlich nicht so stark aus, wie es möglich wäre. Ich habe sie damals hauptsächlich deswegen eingerichtet, um erst mal nur zu schauen, was man mit Facebook überhaupt anstellen kann. Ich habe die Seite für die Leute eingerichtet, die Facebook als “Nachrichten”quelle nutzen und mit RSS-Feeds u.ä. nicht klar kommen. Bei Facebook ist ja mittlerweile schon fast jeder und vor allem auch Leute, die sonst eher wenig im Internet zu tun haben. Die Astrodicticum-Simplex-Facebookseite ist verlinkt daher alle Blog-Artikel um sie auch von Facebook aus sichtbar zu machen. ...
@Runner

Jan 23 2014/18:10 (light rain, 3°C)
Distance 18,41 km (11,44 mi)
Time 01:29:20
ø Pace 4:51 min/km
ø Speed 12,4 km/h
ø HF 167

... yeah :-)
@Runner

Jan 21 2014/16:00 (light rain, 4°C)
Distance 16,48 km (10,24 mi)
Time 01:20:20
ø Pace 4:52 min/km
ø Speed 12,3 km/h
ø HF 164

My goal today: HF not more than 165 and pace between 4:50 and 4:55.
Good job :-)
Ersetzen Sie Internet durch Europa! Dann wird alles gut.
Anstatt zu analysieren, warum der alte Glaube sein Heilsversprechen nicht gehalten hat, wird sofort der nächste Kinderglaube hochgejubelt. Kann das gut gehen?

Ist eine Idee kaputt, braucht man eine neue. Fällt das Internet als Heilsbringer aus, guckt man sich eben einen neuen aus. Was liegt an? Europawahl im Mai? Also aufgepasst, der neue Heilsbringer heißt Europa: Europa als Gegenmacht zu Amerika. Und schon füllt sich die nächste große Denkblase mit allerlei Wünsch-Dir-Was: Wenn wir ganz doll zusammenhalten, sagen unsere digitalen Denkblasenvertreter, dann bauen wir jetzt ein starkes Europa mit einer mächtigen Armee, einem eigenen Quanten-Google und einem knorke Geheimdienst. Natürlich alles streng bio und kontrolliert. Wir müssen nur fest daran glauben.
Früher sind Politiker zurückgetreten, wenn sich ihre Vorstellungen a
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Internet Freedom Day: This Year We Go to War for Net Neutrality | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

This time of year is always the worst of times and best of times for internet freedom. And on this second annual Internet Freedom Day -- the anniversary of the successful SOPA/PIPA Blackout protest -- we need to keep fighting for network neutrality, especially since it turns out that the real problem isn’t the court’s decision ... but the FCC’s response to it. Here's the insider story.

Mogwai - Rave Tapes

Mogwai :: Home



The new Mogwai album Rave Tapes will be released January 20th 2014 via Rock Action/Sub Pop

Yeah!

YouTube: elbow - Fly Boy Blue / Lunette (elbow)

The new album 'The Take Off and Landing of Everything' will be released in March 2014

Vieln Burtstaach

Wiederum ein neues Jahr in Deine Hand gegeben.
Blicke zurück wie das alte war
und schöpf draus neues Leben!

Es ist eigentlich in gesungener Kanon; das habe ich aber jetzt auf die Schnelle nicht hinbekommen.
Wenn Du interessiert bist, ly-fere ich sie nach.

Alles gute zum Geburtstag, Oliver!
Gruß!
Frank
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Das ist ja mal cool, vielen dank! :-)

Aumann ... und du hattest ja auch vor ein paar Tagen Geburtstag sehe ich grade, alles Gute nachträglich!!!! (da haben wir diese tolle "Event-Erinnerung" bei Friendica und ich ignoriere das was da steht einfach ...)
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Stream Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra: Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything on Pitchfork Advance



Godspeed subsidiary Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra release their seventh album Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything on January 21 via Constellation.

Vimeo: Nils Frahm - Says (Official Music Video) (Erased Tapes)

Visual creation by Romain Assénat & Ana Silva with the support of Atelier Graphoui.
Improvisation with inks on glass and a video-feedback device, captured live without any post-production.

Taken from the album 'Spaces' out now on Erased Tapes.
The Quietus | News | WATCH: New Membranes Single



Video for split single with Throwing Up ahead of new album this year

The Membranes, the long-running post-punk band fronted by friend of tQ and Louder Than War boss John Robb, have announced that they've got a new album, Dark Matter, in the works. ...



Good news! I didn't even know they are still alive :-)
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Jan 06 2014/16:00 (rain, stormy, 11°C)
Distance 10,22 km (6,35 mi)
Time 48:27
ø Pace 4:44 min/km
ø Speed 12,7 km/h
ø HF 168
@Runner

“Fisch schwimmt, Vogel fliegt, Mensch läuft”
(Emil Zatopek)

YouTube: The Young Gods - Montreux 2005 (YoungGods1966)

The Young Gods
Montreaux, Switzerland
Montreaux Jazz Festival, Miles Davis Hall
With The Lausanne Sinfonietta

Montreaux, Switzerland, July 14, 2005

0:00:00 [01]. Lucidogen
0:06:06 [02]. La Fille de la Mort
0:14:20 [03]. L'Eau Rouge
0:18:02 [04]. Kissing The Sun
0:22:12 [05]. She Rains
0:27:15 [06]. Seeräuber Jenny
0:33:13 [07]. Moon Revolutions
0:43:57 [08]. Child in the Tree
0:46:44 [09]. Skinflowers
0:52:11 [10]. L'Amourir
0:57:00 [11]. Did You Miss Me
1:01:04 [12]. September Song
1:04:35 [13]. Charlotte
@Runner

Jan 04 2014/14:40 (cloudy, stormy, 9°C)
Distance 15,32 km (9,52 mi)
Time 01:13:32
ø Pace 4:48 min/km
ø Speed 12,5 km/h
ø HF 167

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PIXIES announce four more brand new songs – “EP2″




Following the successes of the track “Bagboy” and the four-track “EP-1,” Pixies deliver again, rolling out “EP-2,” four more brand new songs - “Blue-Eyed Hexe,” “Magdalena,” “Greens and Blues” and “Snakes,” as well as a music video for “Blue-Eyed Hexe.” ...
BBC Radio 4 - Today, 02/01/2014
Musician PJ Harvey guest-edits the programme.

pitchfork.com wrote:
As announced last month, the today's edition of the BBC Radio 4's current-affairs show "Today" comes by way of PJ Harvey, who was selected as one of its holiday week guest editors. The three-hour long segment features Julian Assange, Ralph Fiennes, journalist John Pilger, former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams and Shaker Aamer, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee.
"I saw it as an opportunity to do try to do something unusual with the format and the content of the program," Harvey said toward the beginning of the broadcast. She explained that she agreed to curate the broadcast under the condition that the BBC would not edit any of her contributors without their consent. "I've come to realize that a great deal of its content is about censorship in one way or another," Harvey said. "I wanted to let them be heard in a manner of their choosing."
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