What to say to a Climate Change Sceptic:

DJ Spooky on what to say to a climate change sceptic: “What planet are you on?” More with the multimedia artist one critic called ‘Einstein with a better haircut’ in this Mother Jones interview.

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No, this isn’t Ron Jeremy

It’s Ferenc Santa, Jr., the virtuoso lead violinist and Artistic Director for the Hungarian National Gypsy Orchestra, who blew through Ljubljana Saturday afternoon for a concert on the central Preseren Square. A fantastic concert – a foot-stompin’ and hip-swayin’ good time had by all. Founded in the mid-1990s, the orchestra’s …

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November pic(k)s

Thrilled I finally got to watch, listen to and dance along with Youssou N’Dour last month! This was taken at the Salle des Etoiles in Monaco, probably my favorite pic shot in November. Here he was singing this. A few more shots of the Senegalese legend are here. The rest …

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Feed the World + 25

Band Aid recorded this on November 25, 1984 (you would have known that if you’d have read this recently).  I have to say, watching these faces and hilarious hairstyles does make me feel a bit old. And I never feel old.

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Happy birthday Prešeren!

France Prešeren, Slovenia’s most famous poet and writer, would have been 209 today. Above is a pair enjoying a mid-afternoon snooze last Spring in the square in Ljubljana which bears his name. Words and phrases he molded form Slovenia’s national anthem, a sing-along most consider a drinking song. So, in …

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Nineteen Eighty-Four turns 25

For the first time in a long while, I listened to the Eurythmics soundtrack for the film 1984 last night, and it struck me how much it really sounded like 1984. The beats and rhythms, the synthesizers the electric drums. Released 25 years ago this month, a squabble (or misunderstanding) …

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