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North America, USA, Music Reviews Cicaeda and Caruso at The Adelphi - 20th April 04 By Michelle Dee
Cicaeda hail from Baltimore, Maryland. Their sound comes from somewhere between Sonic Youth and Parvo. Adriana Pateris, the hippy-chic front woman sounds not unlike Justine Frischman from Elastica. It's brash, thunderous waves of sounds interspersed with all kinds Read more...

Australasia, Australia, Interviews - Tony Bates - 3WBC 94.1 FM - Cereal Listening.
Tony Bates is a presenter and station librarian at 3WBC 94.1 FM, a community radio station in Melbourne, Australia. I was introduced to him by Glenn Williams (Lazyswede Productions) whose tireless work has, as Tony puts it , seemed to have opened up a few OZ airwaves for new UK talent. Read more...

Europe, Spain, Articles - Madrid
The last time I wrote on this site was about alcoholism and an experience of my first job with a new company. Since then I've probably travelled to Paris about three times, Munich, Florence and spent last week working in Madrid. It was supposed to be a normal work trip away; Fly in, start work in the afternoon and then have two days to complete for a show starting Read more...

Australasia, Australia, Poetry - Untitled
By Maurice Fairfield.
There's a whisper and it's rising to a mutter
There's a mutter and it's growing to a growl
And the growl is getting louder
And the one's who chant it prouder
And the growl is building up into a howl

Europe, UK, Poetry - THE PHOTOGRAPH
By David Burt.
I awakened rather early from a strange and fitful sleep
And glanced toward the clock whereby my darling's photograph I keep,
My bleary eye did focus, not on the clock, but her,
The photograph did fill my eyes, whilst around, the room did blur.
She sat there staring at me from out of a gilt edged frame
And in the silence of that room, I heard her call Read more...

Australasia, Australia, Poetry - Ah, Look At All The
Frightened People. By Maurice Fairfield.
Ah, look at all the frightened people
John Winston Howard
Leading us all by the nose
till we're next for the chop
Look at him smiling
Heaping it on with a spade
while he's stirring us up
Why does he do it?

Australasia, Australia, Poetry - Somebody and Pictures
at an Auction By Maurice Fairfield.
Somebody sentenced me to life some time ago.
For something I can't remember doing.
Now as my sentence dwindles to its close,
Freedom no longer pulls me as it did.
My cell though cramped, is cosy,
And the meals arrive on time.
Also, I have grown used to them.
I have some cell-mates.

Europe, UK, Poetry - A PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE
By David Burt.
I preserve her beautiful countenance
In the recesses of my mind
A fairer, sweeter, kinder face
I know I shall not find.
I jealously guard that flimsy image
With the very being of my life
And draw comfort as I gaze inwardly
At that picture of my wife.

North America, USA, Music Reviews, Musicians
give back to hometown children in the arts charity with compilation CD.
Artists and Musicians with roots in Southern Kentucky recently came together in the recording studio to benefit the Son Rhea Foundation, a children and the arts charity. The CD compilation project, dubbed Jambodians, features Grammy winners Sam Bush, Greg Martin (Kentucky Headhunters) Read more...

Australasia, Australia, Poetry - Rosedale Chimney Hill
By Maurice Fairfield.
Long ago in a different time
The World seemed bright and shiny new.
My chin still wore downy fuzz,
My eyes saw clearly, straight and true.
Though money was scarce I had my share
Of strengths and skills, and loads to bear
Could never crush inside my heart,
The love of life abiding there.

Europe, Sweden, Music Reviews - Culloden
By Fredrik Joachimsson
My Name is Fredrik Joachimsson from Sweden. I formed my band Culloden in 2002, and we've been rehearsing since. Not a single show have we played yet! I've worked hard to get the sound that I wanted, both on the CD's that I produce and with the guys that I play with! Throughout these two years I believe I've changed a lot musically. It started when my first keyboard .. Read more...

Europe, Uk, Music - Watch out for bogus competitions on
the Internet By Glenn Williams (Lazyswede Productions)
Back in 1998 I saw on the internet a song writing competition and decided to read more about it. The more I read, the better it sounded but something in the back of my head told me something was not right with this! I decided to email them and they replied sending me the entry forms and a short note stating that this year the competition was free! Read more...

Asia, Russia, Music - Dr. Agranovsky &
The Black Bread Band
What are bands made of? Sometimes of haphazard people and stuff bound by a chain of coincidences. Sometimes they are assembled on purpose, but that's another story. Dr. Agranovsky - man and group - grew out of the Moscow "kitchen blues". This story started in 1972, when Agranovsky brothers (parents off on vacation) had their home open for part-time-job-most-time-rambling musicians and Moscow.. Read more...

North America, USA, Music Reviews, Jambodians
By Michelle Dee
Kentucky has been hiding a secret. No poultry-pickers, it's not the Colonel's secret recipe. No, it is the diverse collection of Grammy award winners on the Jambodians CD. I have just been given a copy of this CD to listen to. A thought went through my mind as the first track started; Read more...

Humour - Good Diet Conclusion
Here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies. 1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. 2. The French eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. 3. The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heartattacks than the British or Americans. Read more...

Europe, Sweden, Music Reviews - A nightmare at the
Rönne River bar Sweden - Confusion From L:A
By P.O. Rydeström
We had been given a gig at a pub in a small town called Ängelholm in the south of Sweden. This was after the owner of the pub had heard about our three piece band, comprising of two guitarists and I on saxophone and this bar was called the "Rönne River bar". It was in the middle of the summer and we weren't exactly looking forward to playing in a smoke filled pub on such a hot night. Read more...

Asia, Iraq, Poetry - My Beloved Country
By Michelle Dee.
A state of emergency has been announced
just like those years before
Ever since they invaded and started
this bloody war.
Nazim my lover I lost him,
when they blew him up,

Asia, Russia, Music - Arsen Shomakhov
& Ragtime Blues Band
Russian guitar player, singer and songwriter Arsen Shomakhov formed the blues band Ragtime in 1991. The music of this guitar trio can be described as a mixture of contemporary electric blues, funk and rock. Over the last 3 years Arsen Shomakhov and Ragtime became one of the leading acts on the Russian blues scene. Read more...

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Photographs by
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Weekly look at this Kurdish and Qandil teams progress.
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Riley Band

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