Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Good evening everyone.

I received an e-mail tonight that introduced me to a new record company called, OM Records. You can visit the site at this link:

OM Records is the company that brought us the incredible CD, Songs Without Words Pt 1. In fact I am listening to that CD right now as I create this post. If you do not have this album stop reading this and go buy it! You can obtain the album via I-Tunes or Emusic.

I was checking out the OM Records website and here are a few things I found:

An announcement of a upcoming release: The name of the CD is, "Mushroom Jazz Vol. 6".

Mushroom Jazz Vol. 6
Mark Farina

The series is back and the wait is finally over! Get those neck braces out! Om is proud to present Mark Farina’s highly anticipated “Mushroom Jazz 6”!

To the un-initiated, Mark Farina is the master of the blend! The new album features new and unreleased material from the finest in Mushroom Jazz music (funky instrumental hip hop, downtempo, soul and blunted beats mixed together to perfection by Mark Farina himself), and on this sixth edition of this legendary series he includes a bumpin’ brand new Farina original track entitled “Life”.

A true phenomenon, “Mushroom Jazz Vol. 6” will have new and old school fans alike rushing to retail and digital locations. Get ready!!!

You can listen to samples at this link: Mushroom

Wow, from what I listened to this sounds like it is going to be great. I have not heard of the Mushroom Jazz series before tonight and it appears I have missed out on something really great!

You can buy volume 1-5 of this series on I-Tune. The series is not available on Emusic.

I did a little search and found this out about the series:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mushroom Jazz is a series of 5 musical compilations released between 1997-2005 by American DJ and Producer Mark Farina. Farina Combines elements of downtempo, hip hop, jazz and r&b, beatmatching and mixing songs together in the style of house music. As with Farina's house mixes, the Mushroom Jazz series incorporates transitionary effects (such as a high pass filter) and a generally dry reverb tone.

The five albums contain an array of artists including Chali 2na, Miguel Migs, People Under The Stairs, Colossus, and Pete Rock, as well as several original tracks by Farina.

I will try to download this series and put it on my I-Pod. I hook my I-Pod to a Yamaha home stereo receiver and I use Kilpsch speakers. I am picky about sound quality and believe all digital music stores should offer the highest quality downloads possible!

The Songs Without Words album sounds great. I hope all OM Records releases sound that good or better.

I am glad someone sent me an e-mail and told me about OM Records. I am excited what new music I can discover and share with everyone here at the Worldview blog.

Have a great night!

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Saturday, September 27, 2008


Burial's Untrue was voted by some to be one of the best albums of 2007.
Here is how Emusic described the album:

Part of the allure of dubstep, the sound that Burial -- an anonymous London musician -- helped establish, is that it's so sparse and elemental that it eludes description almost by design. Untrue benefits from the conspicuous presence of vocals. Where voices served as atmospheric agents on the debut, here they drive tracks into the space of certifiable songs. "Archangel" announces the change at the start, with a mercury-mouthed male diva singing about "kissing you" and "holding you" in desperate, unsettling tones. A similar strategy plays out in "Near Dark," in which the vocal sentiment in the refrain "I can't take my eyes off you" applies just as much to ears. Even when the voices fade and drift like mist in the background, there are moods to be gleaned from the beats -- the ticks and trips that toggle like drum 'n' bass risen from the grave as something irretrievably decayed but also irresistibly angelic. -- Andy Battaglia

The album has received many plaudits:

Named the best album of 2007 by Sputnikmusic;

Named second best album of 2007 by The Wire;

Placed eighth in Tiny Mix Tapes' albums of 2007

Appeared in Pitchfork Media's fifty albums of 2007

Second highest rated album of 2007 according to the review averaging website, Metacritic

Received a Mercury Prize nomination in 2008.

Here are some links to other reviews of this album:


I obtained my copy of the album from EMusic. You can get 50 free downloads from them if I refer you. I just need you to send me your first and last name and e-mail address. I simply refer you and we both get 50 free downloads. You can check out emusic at this link:

My e-mail is tsrk30@sbcglobal.net

have a great Saturday

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Songs Without Words Part 1

I love discovering new and interesting music. Tonight I came across the album, "Songs Without Words". The album begins with these spoken words, "Sometimes songs come out of poems, and poems from dreams and sometimes reality. From that point on, the title of the album describes the content, Songs Without Words. The album takes you on a journey through a world of electronic music and sounds. Emusic wrote the following about the album:

UK DJ Mike Monday comes across on Songs Without Words Pt. 1 as a bit of a happy wanderer, his bubbling, worldly house tracks blissfully ignorant of troubles, politics… anything except the here and now of a good time. That's exactly what Songs Without Words brings: few demands and plenty of fun. The gargling "I Am Plankton" counts as our favorite, but there's plenty more to like.

This is a album of sounds and you can listen to it a number of times and each time discover something different. A great album to listen to a night with just a few candles lit.

You can obtain the album from EMUSIC.

Here is the link:

If you would like to receive 50 free downloads from EMUSIC then just send me your first and last name and your e-mail address. I get 50 free downloads for every person I refer. So everyone one wins :)

If you don't know about EMUSIC let me tell you:
eMusic is a digital entertainment retailer focused on serving customers aged 25 and older. The service offers a vast selection of independent music and audio books in a universally compatible file format at great value. eMusic is the world’s largest retailer of independent music and the world’s second-largest digital music retailer overall, with more than 3.5 million tracks from over 27,000 independent labels and more than 2,000 titles from top audio book publishers

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Before 9/11 There Was 12/24

Everyone knows about the terrorist attacks that occurred in the United State on September 11, 2001. The attacks were carried out using hijacked aircraft as weapons. They flew the weapons in to the preplanned targets. Most people after the attacks claimed that no one had ever thought about using planes like this before. Many of these comments were made by people who were ignorant of history. You see before there was September 11, 2001 in the United States, there was December 24, 1994 in Algiers.

On Christmas Eve, 1994, four Islamist extremists are preparing to hijack an Air France plane.

But this was a hijacking with a terrible difference. No political demands. No negotiations over hostages.

The plan was to divert the plane and use it as a missile, a weapon of mass destruction landing in the heart of Paris.

To listen to a great documentary about this event follow this link:


This serves as another great example of why we in American need to know what is going on in the world and we need a grasp of more then just American History but World history.

Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to failure!

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WHILE campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence.

According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.

To read the entire report follow this link:

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Obama's Cruel Political Ad

Today, the Obama campaign launched a smart-alecky ad mocking John McCain’s age and inability to keep up with modern devices, such as using a computer. Why, John McCain doesn’t even know how to send an e-mail. Writes Mark Halperin for Time’s blog The Page, “In one of his two latest TV spots, the Land of Lincolner gets personal, saying McCain has admitted he doesn’t know how to use a computer or send an e-mail, doesn’t understand the economy.”

Here’s the problem: John McCain cannot send an e-mail, not because he hasn’t bothered to learn, but because he is physically unable to do so.

John McCain, because of the torture he endured as a prisoner of war, cannot use a computer keyboard. John McCain can’t even comb his own hair.

You can read the entire report here:

The Obama Campaign May Have Finished Itself Off Permanently — Through Utter Cruelty

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Way To Go Barack Obama!

Someone should tell Barack Obama that he should do some research before he puts out and ad mocking someone.

Here is the political ad in question:

Now here is the sad part: There is a very good reason why John MCCain does not use a computer: Consider the following report:

Yep. The day after 9/11, as part of its "get tough" makeover, the Obama campaign is mocking John McCain for not using a computer, without caring why he doesn't use a computer. From the AP story about the computer illiterate ad:

"Our economy wouldn't survive without the Internet, and cyber-security continues to represent one our most serious national security threats," [Obama spokesman Dan] Pfeiffer said. "It's extraordinary that someone who wants to be our president and our commander in chief doesn't know how to send an e-mail."

Well, I guess it depends on what you mean by "extraordinary." The reason he doesn't send email is that he can't use a keyboard because of the relentless beatings he received from the Viet Cong in service to our country. From the Boston Globe (March 4, 2000):

McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain's severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain's encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He's an avid fan - Ted Williams is his hero - but he can't raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.

way to go Obama! mock someone who was beaten and tortured beyond anything you can imagine and all for his country!

Here is the link to the complete story which gives much more information:


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Friday, September 05, 2008

Sarah Palin

This is the speech everyone has been talking about:

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Monday, September 01, 2008

Brighter Discontent

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Death Cab for Cutie - Cath...

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Pakistan: "The Taliban's Godfather"?

A collection of newly-declassified documents published today detail U.S. concern over Pakistan's relationship with the Taliban during the seven-year period leading up to 9-11. This new release comes just days after Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, acknowledged that, "There is no doubt Afghan militants are supported from Pakistan soil." While Musharraf admitted the Taliban were being sheltered in the lawless frontier border regions, the declassified U.S. documents released today clearly illustrate that the Taliban was directly funded, armed and advised by Islamabad itself.

Obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the National Security Archive at George Washington University, the documents reflect U.S. apprehension about Islamabad's longstanding provision of direct aid and military support to the Taliban, including the use of Pakistani troops to train and fight alongside the Taliban inside Afghanistan. [Doc 17] The records released today represent the most complete and comprehensive collection of declassified documentation to date on Pakistan's aid programs to the Taliban, illustrating Islamabad's firm commitment to a Taliban victory in Afghanistan. [Doc 34].

To read the entire report follow this link:
Pakistan: "The Taliban's Godfather"?

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