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The B i s back!
Beyonce’s new single “Girls (Who Run The World)” is finally online and it's a departure from her last album in a big way. It's not pop!
The track is a frenetic and multi-textured booty-shaking fist-pumping tune, and when you realise that she has been collaborating with Diplo and Switch you kind of get where this is gonna go i.e. on the dancefloor.
Reminds me of a more mainstream MIA with it's marching band beats and heavy beats. Have a listen and see what you make of it.The B i s back! Beyonce’s new single “Girls (Who Run The World)”... more
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a SAD state of affairs indeed !
- oh where, oh where,.....has our love gone..... ?
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http://www.nexternal.com/masquerade/images/27397-m.jpg- LoveLife // Current - a SAD state of affairs indeed ! - oh where, oh... more
For quite some time now the actual death toll of iraqi civilians has been a matter of debate.The american governmental standard places that number at 30 thousand, with other agencies tightly tied to our government offering similar stats like no more than 50 thousand.Iraq's official count is at 40 thousand.
(side not:iraqi official stated that in iraq being dead and having a death warrant are inseperable.like no one ever died in iraq with out them taking count.do they have a cencus?)
Arab nations, extreme left media, and terrorist organizations claim the numbers begin in the millions.similarly those numbers dont recognize insurgents and regional comflict seperate from us.
On David Letterman, John McCain put that number between 200 thousand and 300 thousand.It seems more than reasonable that McCains figures are probably most accurate, being as he was briefed by the homeland security on the campaign trail when he said it.The question wasnt one of interest at the time and McCain would be under no pressure to flubb them.
We have killed between two hundred and three hundred thousand civilians in iraq, not to mention the figures from Afganastan wich we have been working at for longer, and dipped in to Pakistan.
if one conservatively estimates that the stats from Afganastan are equal, the United States of America has killed half a million civilians in a decade span.
While these figures arent finalized and will certainly change (higher if anything) as we are still engaged in "the war on terror", it raises a question for me.
How can we be a freedom loving democracy defending our homeland killing half a million people, while israel has killed similar numbers over sixty two years and is an oppressive aparthied occupation.
Same enemies, same difficulties in dealing with them.Yet our death toll is ok, but Israel's isnt
this isnt a rick roll type trick story, just wondering how this works.For quite some time now the actual death toll of iraqi civilians has been a matter of... more
Rapper M.I.A.’s new album is out today. Is her use of controversy legitimate or just a clever marketing ploy?Leading up to the release of this album, M.I.A.'s graphic video "Born Free" was banned from YouTube, and she scuffled with a journalist over truffle french fries.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wires/2010/06/03/latest-round-in-miahirsch_ws_600129.htmlLeading up to the release of this album, M.I.A.'s graphic video "Born... more
...It's a 3rd world government meets Palestinian warzone because it doesn't extremely show the political background...
http://www.usmanity.com/born-free-or-not...It's a 3rd world government meets Palestinian warzone because it doesn't... more
MIA's new video.
Director : Romain Gavras
Director of Photography : André Chemetoff
Producer : Mourad Belkeddar
Production company : elnino.tv
Executive Production : Gaetan Rousseau / Paradoxal
Special thanks to Lana & Melissa from The Director's BureauMIA's new video. Director : Romain Gavras Director of Photography :... more
Yesterday M.I.A. premiered the music video for ‘Born Free‘, a track off her forthcoming third album due out later this year.
The video, which features graphic violence, has yet to be officially posted on YouTube and might not be posted at all.
In a message on Twitter Maya Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A., said the video was not being posted on YouTube due to its graphic violence.Yesterday M.I.A. premiered the music video for ‘Born Free‘, a track off... more
Best described as an intense visceral explosion, ‘Born Free’ is the product of a multimedia relationship between French director Romain Gavras and British-born Sri Lankan M.I.A. Embroiled in controversy because of its brutally graphic content and blocked by YouTube and other US media outlets, ‘Born Free’ has engulfed the blogosphere like wildfire.Best described as an intense visceral explosion, ‘Born Free’ is the... more
This is the new M.I.A.video, for her song Born Free. (It's NSFW for graphic violence and nudity.)
This video portrays a dystopian world where redheads are beaten and executed for being gingers. (but, GINGERS DO HAVE SOULS!!)
Redheads are obviously supposed to represent historically oppressed peoples. A white American audience, is supposed to think: "Oh yeah, this isn't that far from the realities of real people across the globe."This is the new M.I.A.video, for her song Born Free. (It's NSFW for graphic... more
Jay-Z fans watching his performance at the Coachella Festival on Friday night may have noticed something in the sky. According to several reports, and now confirmed by Pitchfork, M.I.A. (or more like her label) took to the skies via a blimp to announce details about her forthcoming album.Jay-Z fans watching his performance at the Coachella Festival on Friday night may have... more
MIA voices her frustration to Bill Maher about the lack of Sri Lanka coverage in the US media.
We got you covered, Maya. A full Vanguard half-hour on the conflict is being cut as we speak. MIA voices her frustration to Bill Maher about the lack of Sri Lanka coverage in... more
M.I.A.'s new track is a protest song entitled “Space Odyssey” that M.I.A. recorded after the New York Times ran a travel article that touted Sri Lanka as the best place to vacation in 2010 just two days after posting an article about brutal war crimes that may have been committed in the country. http://flavorwire.com/62865/new-mia-song-bashes-new-york-timesM.I.A.'s new track is a protest song entitled “Space Odyssey” that... more
M.I.A. has revealed plans to release a new album later this year. Speaking to Rolling Stone M.I.A. said she would release the follow-up to 2007’s ‘Kala‘, sometime this summer. The forthcoming album was mostly produced by Blagstarr.M.I.A. has revealed plans to release a new album later this year. Speaking to Rolling... more
San Diego’s Street Scene music festival wrapped up Saturday (August 29). The two-day bash saw performances by Ra Ra Riot, Dead Weather, Los Campesinos, and many more. check out some photos from Saturday performances, which included The Dead Weather and MIA.San Diego’s Street Scene music festival wrapped up Saturday (August 29). The... more
Virtually every culture and society has a history of adorning one's person or place with ribbons to denote allegiance, mourning or association with a campaign.
Through the centuries black mourning bands and wreaths with bows hung on doors were often seen. During the French Revolution, tricolor Red, White and Blue bunting hung everywhere, cockades and rosettes were worn on hats, lapels and shifts. During the Russian Revolution, white or red armbands were worn to denote political support... white flags and armbands have been worn to show truce or neutrality... liberation crews at sea boarded ships with armbands flapping in the sea breezes... Kamikaze pilots during WW II wore headbands with the Rising Sun... AIM members showed their colors and commitment with their windbands as they faced the adversity of the US government during standoffs at Wounded Knee II, Alcatraz and the BIA Building takeover.
Even the military has carried ribbons upon their unit and company colors... campaign ribbons fluttering from the staff as troops marched into and back from battle.
During the Indian Wars, War of 1812 and the Civil War, it was not unusual for a lady to plait a ribbon into her hair until her soldier or sailor returned from battle. Sometimes it was the regimental colors, more often than not, it was whatever was available. But the message was the same...
I will wait for you.
In the beginning of the POW MIA issue, when the only roots was grassroots, the official color ribbon worn was red. Red ribbons adorned lapels, were tied on bracelets, flags and some ladies even wore all red on POW MIA Recognition Day, as unofficial as the day then was. And then most people stopped caring. As bracelets came off and flags came down, the ribbon was retired and only a handful of the old time family members, activists and veterans maintained the red ribbons.
Then in 1980 something happened that catapulted the concept of a ribbon campaign back into the consciousness of the nation. American hostages were captured and held in Iran and it didn't look good. People rallied, the media ran rampant and hostage fever grew. To show solidarity with the hostages and their families, people took a cue from a recently popular song, 'Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Old Oak Tree' and started tying ribbons on anything that stood still. The song was recorded several times through the years but had become a resounding hit when Tony Orlando and Dawn recorded it in 1973... and it played for years, playing on in the heads of the public. The song, written by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown, referred to a man coming home after a stint in prison. It didn't matter, the message was quickly picked up by Human Rights organizations, Amnesty International and other hostage support groups, and yellow ribbons were to be found virtually everywhere.
Once the hostages were released, the human rights campaigns continued but it was not until Operation Desert Storm, The Persian Gulf War, that the ribbons came out again. With troops overseas during the holidays, people began tying yellow ribbons on the flags, fences and trees and wearing them to show support of US troops so far away. Pins, patches and bumper stickers by the millions were made and sold and soon the yellow ribbon was synonamous with troop support.
POW MIA organizations, supporting the troops and still working to resolve the POW MIA issue, began to adopt ribbons once again. But as the red ribbon, the traditional and original POW MIA issue color, had been hijacked by AIDs activists, the yellow ribbon showing troop support and signifying 'until the boys and gals come home' was adopted by some.Virtually every culture and society has a history of adorning one's person or... more
M.I.A. was just announced to replace Amy Winehouse on Saturday, April 18th at the Coachella Valley Music + Arts Festival in Indio, CA. She will perform on the main stage just before the Killers.
M.I.A. joins other late additions to the Coachella bill including, Chemical Bros., the Orb, Murder City Devils, Devendra Banhart and Etienne de Crecy.M.I.A. was just announced to replace Amy Winehouse on Saturday, April 18th at the... more
M.I.A., the British songwriter and vocalist, has posted a message to fans on MySpace indicating that her baby son was born on Wednesday, February 11. The 31 year old, of Sri Lanken Tamil descent, gave birth just three days after performing at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles
.M.I.A., the British songwriter and vocalist, has posted a message to fans on MySpace... more
All sorts of strange stuff happened at the Grammys last night. Peter Grumbine shows you some of the weirdest, and gives you the chance to caption your own picture of Katy Perry.All sorts of strange stuff happened at the Grammys last night. Peter Grumbine shows... more