Month: June 2008

  • Bzangy Playlist 25/6/08

    Woohoo! Despite logistical problems that were surmounted with the help of friends (thanks Liz + Ben!), last night’s DJing went swimmingly. Plenty of people turned out and it was great to be able to play soooo much new music, with a few classics sprinkled in too. I’m now on the hunt for a regular venue…

  • Finally, A Great Night Out!

    Click the pic for some shots from tonight! Tonight/this morning/whatever the hell it is now, I’m a happy Jyoti. Things have been quite depressing lately: a funeral, health problems, horrible war news and Derby weirdness. Usually, I can dance myself out of the blues, at least for a short while. I love dancing. I’m no…

  • The USA Tortured Innocents Says US Major General

    Medical examinations of former terror suspects held by US troops showed proof of physical and psychological torture, a US-based human rights group said. The Physicians for Human Rights group cited beatings, sexual abuse, electric shock, isolation and forced nakedness. (Source: BBC News) And from Boing Boing: Physicians for Human Rights who examined 11 former detainees…

  • Police Riot At Peace Demo

    The ban on the demonstration down Whitehall to protest the visit of war criminal George Bush was enforced with violence by the Metropolitan police. Two protestors were hospitalised by baton weilding police. Stop the War Coalition have organised over 20 national protests all of which have been peaceful. We have written a letter of protest…

  • The Journey Home

    Click the pic to see some shots I grabbed on the train on the way home yesterday. It was a startlingly beautiful sunset, quite otherworldly.

  • Bush Not Welcome Here Demo

    Click the pic for the gallery! Today, (well, yesterday now) I went on the Bush Not Welcome Here demo. This was a protest against the war criminal George Bush coming to Britain and being treated like royalty instead of being thrown in jail. We were meant to march to Downing Street but this basic right…

  • Sign Of The Times

    I was just looking at the playlist for my Summer Singalong comp in iTunes and I noticed… … how much of it I’ve bought as downloads! Of the nineteen tracks, only four are ripped from CDs I’ve bought. Nine are digital downloads from Emusic, five from iTunes and one from Play. I guess I’m not…

  • Summer Singalong 2008

    The time has come, baby loves, for the Summer Singalong CD comp. Every year, I make a CD to stick in my car which is as singalongy as possible and usually includes a lot of new tracks as well as some choice oldies. I’m going for pure, silly harmony, groovy grooviness here, not trying to…

  • Random Thoughts From No Sleep

    How come The Bird And The Bee aren’t megafamous? Isn’t the light outside lovely right now? It’s warm and clear, like golden syrup poured over the flowers and the trees. I’ve just downloaded 90 more tracks from Emusic, using up my allowance for this month again. Got to wait aaaages for it to refresh now!…

  • Australian Forces Leave Iraq

    Australia, one of the first countries to commit troops to the war in Iraq five years ago, has ended its combat operations there. Australian troops are due to begin returning home in a few days in line with a promise by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd who swept to power in November. He said the previous…

  • New Labour MPs Back Police State

    Ministers are winning over Labour rebels on the controversial terror detention vote, Justice Secretary Jack Straw has said. The Labour peer, who was attorney general when Tony Blair made a failed bid to increase the detention limit to 90 days, said: “There can be no mistake that extending the period suspects can be held without…

  • NewSci Irony

    The above made me smile…