Swans' new album, To Be Kind, comes out May 13. First Listen: Swans, 'To Be Kind'


Only on occasion does it make sense to praise music as scary, and somehow many of those occasions coincide with Swans sending new sounds out into the world.

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Privacy Badger

Privacy Badger blocks spying ads and invisible trackers.
can't support it ..

according to what it says on that page they want to force people to use ssl on everything without also offering any alternative to that third party centralised verification - that suggests they might longer care about censorship issues or could even have sold out to vested interests - and such thoughts make me very sad.

Marcuswiebusch: Marcus Wiebusch Startseite

Marcus Wiebusch macht ein Solo-Album.

... und das ist ein ziemlich gutes Album!

Sü Bundesregierung lehnt Vernehmung von Edward Snowden ab

Die Frage, ob der Ex-Geheimdienstmitarbeiter Snowden nach Deutschland kommt, um im NSA-Untersuchungsausschuss auszusagen, ist geklärt. Die Bundesregierung hat sich dagegen ausgesprochen.

Die Bundesregierung lehnt eine Vernehmung von Edward Snowden in Deutschland ab. In einer Stellungnahme für den NSA-Untersuchungsausschuss begründen das Kanzleramt und die beteiligten Ministerien dies mit einer Gefährdung des "Staatswohls". Die Beziehungen zu Amerika seien wirtschafts,- außen- und sicherheitspolitisch von herausragender Bedeutung, den Whistleblower auf deutschem Boden zu vernehmen könne zu "schweren und dauerhaften Belastungen" führen, heißt es im finalen Entwurf des Schreibens an die Ausschussmitglieder.

Das "Staatswohl" ... ... unfassbar diese Verlogenheit.
Tobias mag das nicht.
Manchmal möchte man einfach die Wahrheit nicht wissen oder unter den Teppich kehren.

BandCamp: Sing About Me, by Cassie

5 track album
Cassie is a post-rock / indie band from Finland. Our music consists of beauty, big sounds and even bigger feelings.


Xkcd: xkcd: Google Announcement

The less popular is slated for discontinuation.

Na bitte, mobil geht auch (wieder)
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Also ist da anscheinend doch Bedarf nach so etwas.
Statusnet ist recht aufgeräumt. Mich stört daran nur, dass es nicht so leicht erweiterbar ist. Aufgrund der Klassenstruktur ist es ohne Dokumentation recht schwierig, etwas zu machen.

Digital Test: Wie digital bist du? Mach jetzt den Test!

Mache jetzt den 30-Sekunden-Test und finde heraus, ob du noch Mensch oder schon Maschine bist.

Pitchfork: Stream Pixies' New Album - Indie Cindy

Pixies are set to release Indie Cindy, their first studio album since 1991's Trompe Le Monde, on April 29 via Pixiesmusic. It comprises EP-1, EP-2, and EP-3, all of which were released within the last year and recorded without original member Kim Deal. Now, the whole thing is streaming over at The Guardian. You can listen to it below. They've also released another new song, "Women of War", as a surprise on Record Store Day, which you can listen to above.
Former bassists Kim Deal and Kim Shattuck, as well as current touring bassist Paz Lenchantin, do not appear on the album. The trio of Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering was joined by bassist "Ding", aka Simon Archer, for the recording.
The tracks were produced by Gil Norton, who also produced Doolittle, Bossanova, andTrompe Le Monde.

The Quietus: The Quietus | News | LISTEN: Gemma Ray & Alan Vega RSD Collab

Stream Motorbike featuring the Suicide man from Ray's ace Death Disc 7

One of the slabs tQ is most looking forward to picking up today is Gemma Ray's 'Death Disc', featuring a couple of newly-penned teenage tragedy songs, 'Motorbike' and 'Waving At Mirrors', with the former aided and abetted by Alan Vega of Suicide no less. ...

... wow!

Pitchfork: The Top 25 Releases of Record Store Day 2014

Tomorrow is Record Store Day, the annual holiday celebrating the independent record store. To mark the occasion, artists and labels will once again share special releases available exclusively at indie stores around the world. The full list of releases is very long ...

SPIN: Hear Mastodon Make Metal Magic on Pulverizing 'High Road'

Song is first taste of upcoming album, 'Once More Round the Sun'

Osseeds: Open Source Seed Initiative | "Free the Seed!"

The Open Source Seed Initiative is holding a launch event to coincide with the Via Campesina global day of action on April 17, 2014.   We will distribute our first seed packs containing 22 varieties of Open Source seeds.  Joining us in Madison, WI will be special guest Tom Stearns of High Mowing Organic Seeds, the only fully organic seed company...

Pitchfork: Soundgarden Share "Black Hole Sun" Demo

Soundgarden are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Superunknown by giving it two different deluxe edition reissues, which are out June 3 via A&M/UME. Now, they've shared the demo for "Black Hole Sun" originally recorded by Chris Cornell in 1994. ...

To Be Kind

Young God Records is delighted to announce the release of a new SWANS album, To Be Kind, out on May 13, 2014.

Hello There,
We (Swans) have recently completed our new album. It is called To Be Kind. The release date is set for May 13, 2014. It will be available as a triple vinyl album, a double CD, and a 2XCD Deluxe Edition that will include a live DVD. It will also be available digitally.
The album was produced by me, and it was recorded by the venerable John Congleton at Sonic Ranch, outside El Paso Texas, and further recordings and mixing were accomplished at John’s studio in Dallas, Texas. We commenced rehearsals as Sonic Ranch in early October 2013, began recording soon thereafter, then completed the process of mixing with John in Dallas by mid December 2013.
#^ First Listen: Kelis, 'Food' (Kiana Fitzgerald)

Food is life. It's the connective tissue between families, communities and cultures. At base, it's sustenance, and at its most complex, like when it appears in song, it can evoke nostalgia, carnal desires and comfort. For , R&B's resident provocateur, Food — her first album since 2010's dance-heavy Flesh Tone — is the embodiment of what she has always contended as an artist: that she can't be molded to fit inside one genre — one flavor, one dish, one cuisine. ...
@Friendica Support

Mike+Macgirvin wrote the following post 3 days ago:
My sites are being moved to some faster hardware. This may affect the Friendica and Red main directories on the short term. As the Red directory is mirrored, you can always choose another. The Friendica global directory is not mirrored and might experience a bit of downtime.

The project websites may also be affected for brief periods, but the directories get more use day-to-day.

Please pass this on to your Friendica contacts.
Mr. E is back

First Watch: Eels, 'Mistakes Of My Youth'

Watch the video for "Mistakes Of My Youth" from The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett, a new album of deeply personal music from Eels.
Condoleezza Rice sitzt seit heute mit im Dropbox-Aufsichtsrat?!?!?!??!

Ich spreche Dropbox mein vollstes Vertrauen aus.
Etwa so war auch meine Reaktion. First Watch: Natalie Merchant, 'Giving Up Everything' (Bob Boilen)

Rarely is an artist as honest and revealing as Natalie Merchant in her new video and song, "Giving Up Everything."
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Uberspace: heartbleed – Wiki

FAQ zur OpenSSL-Lücke Heartbleed
das Wichtigste in Kürze
Was ist los?

OpenSSL hat einen extrem kritischen Bug der den Spitznamen Heartbleed bekommen hat.
Durch diesen Bug war es möglich den RAM eines Prozesses der OpenSSL nutzt um TLS zu sprechen auszulesen – inklusive des Privates Keys zum Zertifikat.
Betroffen waren alle OpenSSL-Releases von 1.0.1 bis 1.0.1f.
Wir haben diese OpenSSL-Versionen auf all unseren Hosts (außer für Pound (unser HTTPS-Frontend) eingesetzt und sind daher von diesem Bug betroffen.
Zusätzlich dazu hat CentOS 6 vor kurzem ein Upgrade von OpenSSL 1.0.0 auf 1.0.1 erhalten und war damit auch betroffen.
Hosts mit CentOS 5 waren nur was Pound angeht betroffen (ein
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Mach ich doch schon. ;-) Mich nervt jetzt schon der notwendige Zertifikatstausch. Calle 13, On Being Loved And Hated In Latin America

The Puerto Rican rap duo is one of the most controversial bands in Latin music today. Calle 13's new album Multi_Viral finds the band questioning the price of being outspoken in Latin America.
Calle 13 - El Aguante

YouTube: Calle 13 - El Aguante (Calle13VEVO)

and the making of:

YouTube: Calle 13 - Making of El Aguante (elvecindariocalle13)

Pitchfork: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra to Release Dance EP, Share 12-Minute Remix

At the beginning of the year, Godspeed You! Black Emperor offshoot Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra returned with a new record, Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything. They'll follow it up with a new EP, Hang on to Each Other, on April 29 on Constellation. Listen to the ...

Pitchfork: Watch Fiona Apple's Appearance on the French Superhero TV Show "H-Man"

It was recently reported that Fiona Apple would appear on a French TV series about fictional superheroes. Now, as Teco Apple (via CoS) points out, her episode of "H-Man" premiered last night. She plays a German eco-terrorist, called Biofrau, who invades a power plant; she is, predictably, great. ...

YouTube: L'énergie franco-allemande - H-Man - ARTE (ARTE)


SPIEGEL ONLINE: Überwachungsskandal: NSA speicherte mehr als 300 Berichte über Merkel - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Der US-Geheimdienst NSA hat nach SPIEGEL-Informationen mehr als 300 Berichte über Angela Merkel erfasst. Die Kanzlerin ist gespeichert in einer Sonderdatenbank für Staats- und Regierungschefs. ...

SPIEGEL ONLINE: 'A'?for Angela Merkel: GCHQ and NSA Targeted Private German Companies - SPIEGEL ONLINE (Marcel Rosenbach)

Documents show that Britain's GCHQ intelligence service infiltrated German Internet firms and America's NSA obtained a court order to spy on Germany and collected information about the chancellor in a special database. ...

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#TwitterisbannedinTurkey is for germanys green party federal chairman Cem Özdemir the reason to start with Twitter ....
would be the right day for the Greens to launch their GNU Social server instead; assuming they only what to microblog of course ;-)

Pitchfork: Swans Share New Song "A Little God in My Hands", Six-Part Art for New Album <i>To Be Kind</i>

On May 13, Swans will release their next album, To Be Kind, the followup to 2012's epic The Seer, via Young God/Mute. It features a number of guest contributors, including St. Vincent's Annie Clark, Little Annie, Cold Specks, and Bill Rieflin. The band has now shared To Be Kind cut "A Little God in My Hands" as a free download ...

Pitchfork: Kate Bush Announces First Live Shows in 35 Years

Kate Bush has announced her first concerts in 35 years: a stint of 15 London shows called "Before The Dawn". The singer will perform at Hammersmith Apollo in London... . On her website - which, according to The Telegraph, initially crashed following the announcement – the singer writes, "I hope you will be able to join us and I look forward to seeing you there." ...

Before The Dawn at London's Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith:

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Rolling Stone: Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview (Jeff Goodell)

The richest man in the world explains how to save the planet

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Wie leicht sich unsere Kommunikation über das Netz manipulieren lässt, zeigt eine Liebesmail an der Uni Karlsruhe. Doch wie lässt sich die eigene Privatsphäre heute noch schützen?
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