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THOMAS PAINE

Thomas Paine

An irony-laden folk tune sung from the perspective of those who argue that we need to restrict our civil liberties for security reasons.

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MICHAEL EDWARD EDGERTON – ANAPHORA

Anaphora

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This unaccompanied solo utilises hitherto untapped resources of the human voice. In achieving
this, the central concern in this work was, in the words of the composer,” to maintain a sense of
coherence that would carry through the procedure of kaleidoscopic change”. In addition,
Edgerton refers to the “convention of repetition at phrase inception” employed by
Shakespeare in Richard II.This not only comprises the constant variation of a single germinal idea
(in this case the gamut of emotions expressed by John of Gaunt for the England he loved)
but the dramatic effect of repetition itself. Silence between the repetitions functions as the
space in which the sound lives.Thus, rather than segregating the repetitions, the pauses maintain
a subtle and cohesive impetus throughout.The innate pathos of the work seems to derive
from the archaic symbols that embody primal emotions that are integral to the piece.A high
degree of intensity is generated, often where dynamics are quieter.The listener is compelled to look
inward, to respond rather than to project, and to become aware of the multiplicity of events that
occur within a single sound.

-Paul Renan Zelezniak

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MICHAEL EDWARD EDGERTON – DRAFT 1/25/2002

DRAFT_4m50to10m50

On Jan 25, 2002 Alberto Gonzalez sent a memo to Mr. George Bush justifying, in effect, torture. In this performance, two female seductresses, whisper/speak the Gonzalez memo as if she were in bed, next to her lover’s ear. This memo was sent in order to classify and define what was or was not toture, including “ … physical torture” must be equivalent in intensity to the pain accompanying serious physical injury, such as organ failure, impairment of bodily function, or even death.
For a cruel or inhuman psychological technique to rise to the level of mental torture … the psychological harm must last “months or even years”.

This piece is intended to not only address the war crimes of the Bush administration, but also to focus a light on the media and its sinister methods designed to manufacture the consent to a largely uncritical public.

Under and above the two female voices (Poppy Brewer & Aden Eike) is the voice of Merdan Kadyrov.

In total, this piece is about 13m30 in length

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VESELIN KUBUROVIC – THE NEW WAY

The New Way

Oh my friend, where is this show coming from?
We will find our way underground, down below!
Oh my friend, what is this all about who knows?
We will make our move to the space, up above!
We won’t cry, we will not cry,
for death is certain and we all must die!
Oh my friend I will keep on flying across the space as long as I know-People are lying!
Don’t cry, don’t cry
We will not cry!
We must find new way!

Song by BITS

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NISE MUSIC – CATAPULT THE PROPAGANDA

“Catapult the Propaganda”

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ALEX McMURRAY – MY MAN, MY MAN, TAKE ME BACK TO THE WAR

My Man-Take Me Back To The War

My man my man take me back to the war
I want to live upon dry land not on this killing floor
Where all the dead they look like extras
Not folks I knew before
My man my man my man take me back to the war

There’s babies floating in my driveway
There’s gators crawling up on my roof
Dali’s got nothing on us nowadays
Everywhere I see the proof
I think they messed with my perception
I thought I knew the score
My man my man my man take me back to the war

I’m going to write up my own ticket
Do my dance down at the dome
Please don’t disturb me while i kick it
Gonna make myself at home
I’m going to add to my collection
And then I’ll scream for more
My man my man my man take me back to the war

Now don’t Fallujah look so pretty
from here upon our drownded shore
go hat in hand to the hind titty
to hear our pappy snore
there ain’t a dry eye in the building
when it rains it pours
My man my man my man take me back to the war

I’ll be the poobah up in Utah
I’ll be the man up in Spokane
I’ll be the neighbor makes you nervous way up in Michigan
But I’m not through, I’m just reloading
And I’m gonna count to four
My man my man my man take me back to the war

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THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE

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Written/produced/performed by Bob Goldberg/BAN Radio “Orchestra”, 2003. All instruments (including electronic programming) performed by Bob Goldberg.

Based on recording of protest against Iraq War, New York, March 2003.

Recorded 2003, Brooklyn. Duration 5:13

 

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DJ ChELA – STANLEY “TOOKIE” WILLIAMS R.I.P.

Dj Chela – Stanley Tookie Williams R.I.P.

Off of Dj Chela’s High Treason mixtape hosted by M1

An audio collage and response to Tookie’s death

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THE GLOBAL CANNIBAL

The Global Cannibal

“The Global Cannibal” is the title track from Behind Enemy Lines CD released in March of 2003. Featuring ex-members of Aus Rotten, The Pist, React and Penance, BEL holds nothing back in their criticism of US politics using hardcore punk as their sonic backdrop.

The Global Cannibal

Importing oil exporting blood
We’ll take their barrels of oil by the barrel of a gun
Importing capital, exporting death
We’ll keep dropping our bombs until there’s none of them left
We don’t need actual evidence to seal a nation’s fate
just the promise of profit that their resources create
Unleashing our forces to preserve the American dream
by tapping their oil reserves to run our machines
We rule this world
We answer to no one
We’ve used the U.N. in the past to legitimize our crimes
but if they won’t stand with us now, then fuck them
We are the most powerful empire this world has ever seen
and we’ll have you either on your knees or under our heel
We’ll force you to disarm while our fingers on the button
to continue our reign as the worlds biggest gluttons
War propaganda plagues our country
American perception is not reality
Our leaders have a war mentality
We’re living in a war mentality
We feed on fear
We prey on weakness
We drop bombs on people in the name of freedom
We shower civilians with shells of depleted uranium
We want you disarmed
so you can’t resist us
when we liberate your land for American interests
The companies anxiously await their sound investment
War propaganda plagues our country
American perception is not reality
Our leaders have a war mentality
We’re living in a war mentality
We devour it all
We’re the global cannibal
With the brits by our side we’ll bomb them back into the Stone Age
to punish them for how uncivilized they are
Our superiority and first-world arrogance
entitle us to the double standards
elevating ourselves above criticism and consequence
and justifying anticipatory self defense
We see through your lies
You can stand on your own
We’re not with the terrorists,
we’re not with you and we’re not alone
You’re spilling blood to make oilmen richer
and redeem daddy for his miserable failure
but the people you’re killing, have a right to exist
We can’t let in come to this
War propaganda plagues our country
American perception is not reality
Our leaders have a war mentality
We’re living in a war mentality

For more information please visit http://www.wearebehindenemylines.com

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DJ CHELA – TESTIFY ’05

DJ Chela Testify-05

Off of Dj Chela’s High Treason mixtape hosted by M1.
Clips and commentary from Hurricane Katrina