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Whoosh! Another tool for exploring Music Genre space. It's based on Spotify's Genre tags

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:39:00 GMT

Whoosh! Another tool for exploring Music Genre space. It's based on Spotify's Genre tags.
http://everynoise.com/engenremap.html

Click on things to hear samples of typical artists, or dig down into lists to get Spotify playlists.
http://everynoise.com/everynoise1d.cgi?root=deep%20house&scope=all

LoFi house seems to be buried in the Deep House section.

A companion to this exploration tool.
http://www.musicroamer.com/#/search?similar_artist_limit=6&artist=mall%20grab

As far as I can tell Spotify's genre tags are curated by Spotify or one of their suppliers. And not generated by their users like last.fm So your idea of what's in uk funky or such like may not agree with their's. I've just had a quick look at Google Music again. And their Genre tagging is all over the place as well.
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Both Mastodon.social and Mastodon.cloud seem to be borked

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:02:00 GMT



Admin@Mastodon.cloud said he was moving servers and updating to 1.6.1 so maybe it all went horribly wrong. Admin@Mastodon.social is the main mastodon developer which suggests the problem might be the new 1.6.1 release.

This makes me sad. Even though the Mastodon community doesn't really feel like it's really taken off just yet. We've become used to systems that just work so having two of the major instances just go off line is not good.
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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:19:00 GMT




2023: A Trilogy by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:35:00 GMT

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Just Say No To Racism

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 06:32:00 GMT



Lest we forget, it's 40 years since Lewisham and the National Front March and riots. It was one of the biggest in the late 70s that inspired the Anti-Racism movement.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/13/battle-of-lewisham-national-front-1977-far-right-london-police

Mosley, NF, BNP, EDL, UKIP, Brexit. The UK's xenophobic far right takes many names but it's the same thing over and over again. It keeps re-appearing and each generation has to fight it and knock it back again.

In solidarity with Charlottesville.

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12 Steps to Remain. I approve of this message

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:10:00 GMT


https://twitter.com/MitchBenn/status/891565226688229377

#UK #Politics.

Copypasta

1. Brexiteers: your BEST prediction now is that the UK will recover economically from Brexit within 30 years. In other words…
2. … I have to suck up living in a shit country for the rest of my life just because you don't like Belgium
3. I trust you'll forgive me when I tell you to go fuck yourselves, and to KEEP fucking yourselves for the foreseeable future.
4. And re. The Will Of The People: when is someone in public life gonna have the guts to admit that The People Got It Wrong on this one?
5. Why is that such a toxic concept JUST with regard to the referendum? Surely after every election about half the country thinks that.
6. The democratic principle holds that wherever practicable the majority should prevail. NOT that the majority IS RIGHT.
7. And in this instance, I'm sorry, but it ISN'T practicable. The people were offered the impossible, they (VERY narrowly) voted for it…
8. … and now they're demanding (some of them) that they be GIVEN the impossible thing they voted for, because democracy.
9. Exiting the EU and being happier, richer and more secure as a consequence is IMPOSSIBLE. But that's what people were sold.
10. Exiting the EU and bankrupting the economy and splintering society is inevitable, but that wasn't on the ballot.
11. And no, I'm not advocating "endless referendums until you get a result you like"; I'm advocating people having an INFORMED choice.
12. The people were NOT given an informed choice last year. They were offered a fantasy, and trying to DELIVER that fantasy will doom us all

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Just once in a while Jagger and The Stones do a perfect political song. Remember "Undercover of the

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:40:00 GMT

Night"?

So here's "England Lost"
https://youtu.be/98gj0z0RkXE

Pull yourself together, mate. Get a grip.

width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/98gj0z0RkXE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>
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So I said,

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:18:00 GMT

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"And round we go again. The vast majority of Labour members, supporters and voters want Remain. Especially the new and young ones. So how bad does Brexit have to get and how bad does the Tory chaos have to get before Labour's stance and policies reflect that?"

So they said,

"If this is true, why did pretty much every Labour constituency outside London vote Leave?"

So compare the maps. Election vs Referendum
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/ng-interactive/2017/jun/08/live-uk-election-results-in-full-2017

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/ng-interactive/2016/jun/23/eu-referendum-live-results-and-analysis

There's a kind of truth there, particularly in the North. But there's also clearly a lot of nuance. There's quite a number of constituencies outside London that were Labour-Remain. And that's true even in areas that might be thought of as "Traditional Labour Heartland".

The Labour problem that 60% (or whatever) voters want remain, but 60% of Labour seats wanted Leave is still around. But that was then. What's important now is whether that dynamic is changing. The perception is that the proportion wanting Remain is rising. And the proportion in the marginal and balanced seats is also rising. So even though there are seats that were Labour-Leave then, on balance now they're Labour-Remain. But that's a guess. What is there to back it up?
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"The Charter of the Forest has been integral to class struggle throughout British history."

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:59:00 GMT

It'll be 800 years old this year.
https://www.opendemocracy.net/neweconomics/celebrating-800th-anniversary-charter-forest/

Among other things, it enshrines the rights of commoners to common land for basic subsistence.

It was only fully superseded in 1971.
(image)  Celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest »
This year is the 800th anniversary of a founding document of the British constitution, and of other constitutions as well. Issued in the name of a ten-year-old King Henry III alongside the modified Charter of Liberties that had been sealed by King John and the barons at Runnymede on June 15, 2015 th...

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The Delirium Brief: A Laundry Files Novel by Charles Stross

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