Starts: Thursday December 20, 2012 @ 11:00 PM
Finishes: Thursday December 20, 2012 @ 11:00 PM
December 19, 2012 by David Stuart
As many know, the upcoming completion of the 13th bak’tun on December 21 is represented in the Maya Long Count as 184.108.40.206.0. It’s an important day in the Maya calendar, to be sure, but not the End of Times of course. The Maya never once said anything of the kind. Nor is the approaching day even the end of the bak’tun cycle, as it has often been described — that idea comes from an old and outdated conceptualization of Maya time. ...
December 17, 2012 The Mercury Prize-winning band plays angular, poetic music that takes unexpected turns, shifting gears when you least expect it. Seeing Alt-J live in the NPR Music offices reveals a few of its mysteries, making a group that can be difficult on first listen a bit easier to digest.
Cargo Records hat neben den Hauptaufgaben als Musikvertrieb und Label auch eine eigene Herstellungsabteilung, mit der sie sich um die Tonträgerproduktion von Labels wie z.B. Sub Pop, Roadrunner Records und Nuclear Blast kümmern. Bei der Vinylherstellung werden von dem Presswerk vor der Produktion Testpressungen geliefert, um die Qualität zu überprüfen. Diese Testpressungen sind Unikate und bei Sammlern aufgrund ihrer Exklusivität sehr beliebt. Im Laufe der letzten Jahre haben sich im Cargo Headquarter einige Testpressungen angesammelt, die jetzt für einen guten Zweck versteigert werden sollen. Ab Freitag dem 14.12. werden über den Ebay Account von Cargo Records Germany Vinyl Testpressungen von Bands wie Nightwish, Born From Pain, Dream Theater, Art Brut, Dum Dum Girls und vielen weiteren versteigert. Insgesamt werden 64 Testpressungen in vier Wochen versteigert und der Erlös kommt der Wuppertaler Tafel, sowie dem Berliner Archiv der Jugendkulturen e.V. zugute. ...
Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar passed away in San Diego, the Ravi Shankar Foundation announced on Tuesday. He was 92.
The legendary musician and composer had suffered from upper-respiratory and heart issues over the past year and underwent heart-valve replacement surgery last Thursday. Though the surgery was successful, recovery proved too difficult for musician, the foundation said in a press release.
He is survived by his wife Sukanya; daughter Norah Jones; daughter Anoushka Shankar Wright and husband Joe Wright; 3 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
Ms. Sukanya and Ms. Wright were at his side when he passed away.
'Headhunter' video now online!
At this past weekend's Independent Label Market, I was chuffed to pick up at the PIAS stall their recent reissue of Front 242's Front By Front, which of course features One Of The Greatest Songs Of All Time, 'Headhunter'. Even better, they've just made public the video for the track, by the great Anton Corbijn. Rumour has it that the director misheard the track title as 'egghunter', which explains the grainy footage of a fruity lady being chased around wearing an egg on her head, eggs falling, and so on. For more on PIAS Recordings 30 year anniversary and their vinyl reissues, please visit their website.
If you search “Maya calendar” on Google you will see images of the Aztec calendar stone. The reason why this non-Maya monument has become the symbol for the Maya “end date” is understandable only from taking a look at the history of the 2012-phenomenon. As Whitesides and Hoopes writes, it was the Mayanist Michael Coe (1966) who related the 13 baktun “cycle” with that of the Aztec 5 Suns. This, in combination with Goodman’s (1897) earlier assertion that the Long Count was cyclical and the cycles of creations in Postclassic Maya sources like Popol Vuh, have laid the foundation for a belief, both among academics and 2012ers, that the Late Formative and Classic period Long Count calendar will end at 13 baktun and restart again. However, ...
The Seattle duo literally shakes the dust off the ceiling tiles in this performance at the NPR Music offices. In the span of about 15 minutes, the pair works through a moving message song ("Same Love"), a hilarious goof-off ("Thrift Shop") and a rousingly inspirational closer ("Can't Hold Us").
A brief take on the 2012 business, recorded for The Academic Minute, a podcast from WAMC radio distributed on a number of college and NPR stations here in the US.
Of course the idea that no actual 2012 prophecy exists gets very little widespread distribution in the media. It hasn’t a chance against the shameless doom-and-gloom, junk-science narratives of The History Channel or, even worse now, The National Geographic Channel.
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Wasser ist eine knappe Ressource, die wir sparen müssen - das ist für viele eine Pflicht. Aber sie machen es sich zu einfach.
- Dieser Artikel über die globale Wasserknappheit beginnt nicht mit alarmierenden Zahlen, nicht mit der Beschreibung skelettierter Kuhkadaver auf verdorrtem Land und nicht mit dem apokalyptischen Szenario drohender Kriege um die letzten Trinkwasserreserven. Auch die Meldung, dass der Schauspieler Leonardo DiCaprio sich aus Sorge um die weltweiten Wasserreserven nur noch sehr selten duscht, soll hier nicht näher erörtert werden.
Although most people have heard stories about the “end of the world” through cataclysmic events happening on December 21, 2012, that is not the main current in the history of 2012-phenomenon. It rather deals with enlightenment and a transformation of consciousness, which sometimes is preceded by cleansing catastrophes. Here I follow up my post from yesterday with the more recent development of the 2012-phenomenon that is part of the broader field of “Mayanism”. What you could see in the previous post is that the Western “invention of a sacred 2012 tradition” is falsely claimed to have originated in another culture. When this invented tradition filters back into Maya culture we have a hermeneutic feedback loop known as the “pizza effect.” The galactic alignment, crystal skulls, and the Five Suns are now part of the esoteric teachings of some of the Maya Elders. We also have a newer generation of Western New Agers who attempts to legitimize their ideas by quoting the Maya Elders’ “primordial wisdom.” This is a bad form of recycling. How did this particular 2012-circus begin? ...
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Today, RevolverMag.com brings you the exclusive stream of the 20th Anniversary Special Edition of Rage Against the Machine XX, which will be released tomorrow, November 27, by Legacy Recordings. You can hear all 24 songs — including remastered tracks, demos and live versions — via the Soundcloud player below.
The new release commemorates the 20th anniversary of the band’s self-titled 1992 debut album. ...
In two blog posts I will cover the basic history behind the current 2012 circus. Here I basically rely on an article by John Hoopes and another article by Kevin Whitesides and John Hoopes. This first post will take us from Columbus to the 1960s, before the 2012 mythology emerged. Mayanism is a term coined by Hoopes to describe an eclectic corpus of ideas that attempts to ”marshal scientific evidence for spiritual and religious goals through the invention of sacred tradition” (p 39). The Maya and their calendar are appropriated and interpreted in order to access what is believed to be archaic or primordial wisdom. This is then used to promote a worldview where a New Age will transform consciousness. Mayanism “thrives on the conflation of astrology with astronomy, alchemy with chemistry (usually biochemistry), numerology with mathematics, and archaeological discovery with mystical revelation” (p 42). The history of Mayanism can be traced through Spiritualism, Freemasonry, and Christian eschatology. Most of the ideas in Mayanism are of European origin. When New Agers appropriate Native American traditions their Native sovereignty is de-emphasized or ignored. ...
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