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Revolt Network Foments New Brand of Jewish Terror in Israel – Isabel Kershner/The New York Times

January 11, 2016 9:34 pm
Excellent appraisal of the article Tom. Unfortunately, the problem is that the vast majority of their readers fall for this shameless zionist propaganda hook, line and sinker. The NYT is nothing but a disgraceful zionist hasbara operation on the i/p issue. It's hard to stomach. Thanks for the link to the BBC petition. Taxi is absolutely right, the BBC, like the majority of the msm here in the UK is now infiltrated by "... The worst kind of enemy within: the soft-spoken ones". Absolutely true Taxi. Well stated

R.I.P. The Legendary David Bowie

January 11, 2016 7:14 pm
Thanks for the links Sean. He was also a genius with collaboration and he got the best out of so many other musicians. There would have been no "Transformer" by Lou Reed (produced by Bowie and Mick Ronson) as well as Iggy Pop and his best material and so many more. He was a great genius and human being who meant a lot to me and so many others.  I could go on all day and night (and for the rest of the week) so I'd better stop here and go and listen to Hunky Dory. For anyone in the UK there is a tribute on Channel 4 tonight around 10.30pm
January 14, 2016 3:57 pm
Hi Danaa I would recommend Hunky Dory which was released in 1971 but was a commercial flop at that time. However many of the tracks were re-released later on.  It's my favourite Bowie album and here is Life On Mars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v--IqqusnNQ  
January 11, 2016 9:13 pm
Really terrific comment Sean. Your observations and summary are really spot on. I was just speaking with a friend on the phone and we both also described Bowie as an alien. You stated it so perfectly. He came, he gave, he left. I have also never witnessed such a massive, spontaneous and genuine outpouring of grief and tributes such as we have seen today for David Bowie. It's really something special
January 11, 2016 3:38 pm
Thanks Taxi. As mentioned on another post, he was the most important and influential musician in my life. I've been listening to David Bowie since I was 10 years old and I still remember hearing the ziggy stardust album for the first time in the early 70s and it blew me away. One of my favourite albums of all time is Hunky Dory which still sends shivers down my spine every time I hear it and I never get bored of it. And I absolutely adore this track you have chosen for us from the Aladin Sane album. Just beautiful with the cascading piano and haunting vocals. Great choice! He deserved a longer life for the incredible and amazing contribution he made. RIP David Bowie  
January 12, 2016 7:34 pm
Ha ha! I can imagine you running for the exit and thinking to yourself how the hell you ended up at one of those horrid events. You need to be a certain type of person to actually like and enjoy those events and having a huge ego is a prerequisite I think. We all know that ain't you and you're no name dropper either. But your road in life led you to those places and to those situations and it's great hearing all about it from your own perspective. Had Bowie not passed away yesterday we would have never known that you not only loved his music but that you had the pleasure of meeting him more than once, including in Berlin! I am doing my best to lose the intense feeling of jealousy but I'm losing the battle. Hopefully it will pass. I would have loved to have met him just for a few seconds just to say "Thank you".
January 12, 2016 7:13 pm
Many thanks for the book list Sean. I think I've only read around 15% (I'm ashamed to say) but some of them are going to be immediately added to my reading list!
January 14, 2016 3:59 pm
and from the same album here is Quicksand:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdP5KvfxBBw
January 12, 2016 10:09 am
Mick Ronson was the first of many collaborations which ended with Ziggy Stardust. Incredible guitarist, musician, performer and producer in his own right. He also died of liver cancer back in 1993. oh so you travelled West towards Kensington! Now I'm speechless finding out you also visited him in Berlin!  I won't lie and say I'm not incredibly jealous. I'm not surprised about the books, he had a huge thirst for knowledge and was just interested in so much. Thanks for posting the video and lyrics for Ziggy Stardust. Very strong and powerful memories are surging around my brain right now    
January 11, 2016 7:03 pm
Thanks Taxi, again. How wonderful that you had the privilege of meeting him which also allowed him the privilege to meet you too. I'm absolutely sure he was pro Palestine because he was the ultimate universal human being and that position would have been natural for him. But I'm grateful for this additional information and insight. Another great track "wild is the wind". Thank you!
January 11, 2016 9:02 pm
Unbelievable Taxi! Thanks for sharing these incredible details. I'm jealous (extremely!). I'm imagining that metallic red cadillac gliding past Mornington Crescent, whizzing past the Music Machine, flying along Camden High Street (you probably could in those relatively traffic free days), coasting up Chalk Farm Road and cruising up Haverstock Hill with Roeg senior and Bowie up front and Roeg junior and our Taxi in the back soaking up an incredible moment in time. Too good

Defense Industry Revenue Forecast Gushes Over Global Turmoil – Lee Fang/The Intercept

January 11, 2016 9:52 am
Thanks Taxi. Great comment from a great artist.   Off topic but here is Frank Zappa on Crossfire in 1986, about 7 years before he died from cancer.  I love the way he makes mincemeat out of the two pathetic conservative co-guests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ISil7IHzxc And I heard that David Bowie just died from cancer. He played a huge part in my early childhood and teen years and I've been listening to him since before I was 10. I still think Hunky Dory is one of the best albums ever made all the way back in 1971.  It still gives me the shivers even now and I'll never get bored of it.  And it was a commercial flop! The world wasn't ready for this genius back then RIP David Bowie  

A brief look at ancient Middle Eastern history

January 11, 2016 7:02 am
Just saw both the videos. Many thanks for posting them Taxi. A really good short and concise history. And thanks to Walid too for the additional information.

Debate: Neocon Animosity Towards Iran

January 8, 2016 9:06 am
Ken O'Keefe was excellent. Every word spoken by him was the absolute truth. His opponent in the debate, Philip Assouline is a disingenuous, lying, zionist creep typical of the main stream press.     

The Empty Space Between Hammer and Nail

January 8, 2016 9:10 am
Thanks for posting the groovy music Taxi. Love that song