Bzangy Groink Playlist 27/1/10

ginger ninja

Tonight’s best new tune was by the luvverly Ginger Ninja and it was ‘Crying Shame.’ Check out their debut album, ‘Wicked Map.’ If you like Friendly Fires or Errors or any other dancey, indieishpop, I think you’ll like these gorgeous Danes.

like a tim

The best old track was ‘Ride The Red Rhythm’ by Like A Tim. I’m a biiig LAT fan, I don’t think he’s ever made an uninteresting piece of music. He’s wobbly fun!

This is what you heard:

Offwhyte – Kid Is Raw
Holly Miranda – Sweet Dreams
Ghettosocks – Ricochet
Kumka Olik – Byc Na Nie
Joel Alme – You Will Only Get It Once
Not To Reason Why – Forever
Saves the Day – Freakish
Falcon Arrow – Nylon Persistence
Termanology – So Amazing
GusGus – Hateful
Converge – Cutter
Husky Rescue – Sound Of Love
Maybeshewill – How to Have Sex With a Ghost
121 Crew – Stop it
Tes La Rok – Darkness Falls Upon Us
Fugazi – Bad Mouth
Errors – Beards
Butcher Boy – Clockwork
It Dies Today – This Ghost
Wale – Mirrors Ft. Bun B
Vitalic – Flashmob
Los Campesinos! – Straight In At 101
Greeley Estates – Wolves Make Great Actors
The Nope – Dada
Akira Kiteshi – Boom N Pow
Moss – The comfort
Surfer Blood – Floating Vibes
Evergreen Terrace – Rip this!
k-os – I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman
Burning Hearts – I Walked Among The Trees
Antarctic – Your Ships Are Googlin’ Pretty Hard
The Bloody Beetroots – Awesome
The Crayon Fields – Graceless
Ginger Ninja – Crying Shame
Jaga Jazzist – One-Armed Bandit
Swollen Members – Red Dragon
Tender Trap – Oh Katrina
My Bloody Valentine – Slow
Roosbeef – Te Heet Gewassen
House Boat – My Guts Have Shit For Brains
Cormega – Make It Clear
DEFRAG – Color My Dreams
Jeff The Brotherhood – Heavy Krishna
Field Music – Them That Do Nothing
People Under the Stairs – DQMOT
Asian Dub Foundation – New Way, New Life
The Soft Pack – Answer To Yourself
Butcher Boy – Carve a Pattern
Joker – Digidesign
Pelican – An Inch Above Sand
Le Loup – We Are Gods! We Are Wolves!
Like A Tim – ride the red rhythm
Emma Pollock – I Could Be A Saint
Cold War Kids – Audience
Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance
Jolie Cherie – star
And So I Watch You From Afar – B Is For B-Side
Deerhunter – Never Stops
Efterklang – Scandinavian Love
Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Possess Your Heart
Jens Lekman – Black Cab

Butcher Blair – Have Your Say!


Tony Blair’s Judgement Day: Friday 29 January from 8.00am
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre Broad Sanctuary London SW1P 3EE
Nearest tube: Westminster

On Friday 29 January, Tony Blair will try to explain to the Iraq Inquiry the lies he used to take Britain into an illegal war.

Writers, musicians, relatives of the dead, Iraqi refugees, poets, human rights lawyers, comedians, actors, MPs and ordinary citizens will join a day of protest, politics and performance outside the Inquiry to demand that this should be Tony Blair’s judgement day.

There will be naming the dead ceremonies for the hundreds of thousand’s slaughtered in Blair’s war. Military families who lost loved ones in Iraq will read the names of the 179 British soldiers killed.
There must be no whitewash by the Iraq Inquiry. Join us from 8.00am onwards.
(Source: Stop The War)

Butcher Blair, still smiling and still dripping with the blood of 1.2 million Iraqi dead will, of course, get away with it yet again. After all, this is just another whitewash. This is a court of friends appointed by the people under suspicion. Monbiot sums it up neatly:

But there’s a problem with official inquiries in the United Kingdom: the government appoints their members and sets their terms of reference.

It’s the equivalent of a criminal suspect being allowed to choose what the charges should be, who should judge his case and who should sit on the jury.

As a senior judge told the Guardian in November, “Looking into the legality of the war is the last thing the government wants. And actually, it’s the last thing the opposition wants either because they voted for the war.

There simply is not the political pressure to explore the question of legality – they have not asked because they don’t want the answer.”

No matter. We will make our voices heard. We will give our voices to remember all those who died, soldiers and civilians in the US and UK’s crusade for oil.

Be loud, be annoying, be extreme but most of all, be there. Because silence = death.

Don’t let them get away with mass murder.

Bzangy Groink Playlist 13/1/10

Still feels *slightly* weird seeing ’10’ in the date up above! :-O


The best new track was Ghettosock’s ‘Role Models,’ which you can listen to for free by clicking here. It’s a catchy track, perversely so in that the lyrics veer into intense territory. Great hip hop! (And he’s also giving you a free track if you go here!)


The best old track was ‘Nichts Geht Verloren’ by Kante, who made my fave album of the year four years ago. Still love this track, still epic, cinematic rock.

This is what you heard:

Ruxpin – Where the Wild Things Are
Juvenile – I Say (Featuring Youngin)
Wild Beasts – All The King’s Men
Slagsmalsklubben – brutal weapons
Johan – In The Park
CunninLynguists – Heart
The Clientele – Share The Night
Goldspot – Paper Boats
Wale – Mirrors Ft. Bun B (Produced By Mark Ronson)
2562 – like a dream
Black Lipstick – Viva Max
Motion City Soundtrack – Fell in Love Without You
It Dies Today – This Ghost
The Soft Pack – Answer To Yourself
anti-pop consortium – Shine
John Foxx – No-One Driving
Minutemen – Shit You Hear At Parties
[ingenting] – Tack.
Micachu – Golden Phone
And So I Watch You From Afar – B Is For B-Side
The Crayon Fields – Graceless
Ghettosocks – Role Models
Maybeshewill – How to Have Sex With a Ghost
Vitalic – Flashmob
Mascot Fight – Trawler
House Boat – My Guts Have Shit For Brains
121 Crew – Stop it
Loney, Dear – Airport Surroundings
Colder – Wrong Baby (Original)
Doomriders – Bloodsucker
Two Fingers – Two Fingers
Los Campesinos! – There Are Listed Buildings
Akira Kiteshi – Boom N Pow
We Came As Romans – Intentions
The New Heathers – Mr. Green Blades
Oc & Ag – Think About It
Moss – The comfort
DEFRAG – Color My Dreams
Pelican – An Inch Above Sand
The Dorktones – Three’s A Crowd
tapes – gold love riddim
Bryan Scary & the Shredding Tears – Imitation of the Sky
The Nope – Dada
Russian Circles – Youngblood
DAT Politics – Moving Like DAT
Cats on Fire – Tears in Your Cup
Tes La Rok – Darkness Falls Upon Us
Cormega – Make It Clear (Prod. By DJ Premier)
Endwell – Living Through Losses: 02/30/01
A Place to Bury Strangers – Deadbeat
The Whitest Boy Alive – High On The Heels
Brakes – Heard About Your Band
Tender Trap – Oh Katrina
Swollen Members – Concerto
Manchester Orchestra – Tony The Tiger
PlatEAU – 3am
My Bloody Valentine – Sueisfine
Broken Social Scene – 7/4 (Shoreline)
It’s a Musical – The Music Makes Me Sick
Jolie Cherie – star
Agent Simple – Make A Right At Jordsfallmotet
The Soviettes – (Do) The Stagger
The Bloody Beetroots – Awesome
Algernon Cadwallader – Spit Fountain
People Under the Stairs – DQMOT
Andrew Gold – Lonely Boy
Jens Lekman – You Are the Light
Spiral Beach – Way Way Out
Kante – Nichts Geht Verloren

Dutch Say Iraq Invasion A War Crime

dutch pm

An inquiry into the Netherlands’ support for the invasion of Iraq says it was not justified by UN resolutions.

The Dutch Committee of Inquiry on Iraq said UN Security Council resolutions did not “constitute a mandate for… intervention in 2003”.

The inquiry was launched after foreign ministry memos were leaked that cast doubt on the legal basis for the war.

Iraq’s alleged breach of Resolution 1441, which gave Iraq “a final opportunity to comply with its disarmament obligations”, was used by the coalition, and the Netherlands, to justify its invasion.

However, a memo from the time by Dutch foreign ministry lawyers, subsequently leaked, suggested the war was in fact illegal under international law.
(Source: BBC News)

Let’s hope this is just the start of a process which will eventually lead to Tony Blair and George Bush being tried for their war crimes.

1.2 million Iraqi dead and still no justice. Oh, sorry, I forgot – they made Blair a Peace Envoy!

New Year, New Murders For Obama

Missiles fired from a US drone aircraft have killed at least three people in north-west Pakistan, reports say.

Another security official, quoted by Reuters, said the bodies were “burned beyond recognition”.

On Thursday, at least three militants were reported to have been killed in another US drone attack in the same area.

The US has carried out scores of attacks by unmanned drones since 2008, killing hundreds of people, many of them civilians.
(Source: BBC News)

What a great way to start 2010, horrific missile attacks on innocent Pakistanis. And if you’re reading that last sentence and thinking, ‘they were probably militants or something,’ let me ask you this: how would you feel if Iran had killed over 300 British people in 2009 and justified it by saying they thought they might be anti-Iran?

The Pakistani government has requested that the US cease these attacks. The US ignored them. The world media sees these murders as non-events, not worthy of reporting in the TV news. Therefore, for most people, they simply aren’t happening. Ask them about deaths in Pakistan and they’ll point their fingers at Al Quaeda or the Taliban. Mere amateurs compared to the USA’s slaughter of over 1.2 million Iraqis. But there you go – the USA has obviously won the propaganda war.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama, Nobel Peace Prize winner, keeps on raining down terror on the heads of Pakistanis.