Archive for category audio
“Soul murder” — not a phrase one comes across every day. By Luigi Novi / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7815388 Sir Roger was listening to the ABC Science Show today. It was Robyn Williams’ homage to Oliver Sacks (Awakenings, The Man Who Thought His Wife Was a Hat, Seeing Voices, Uncle Tungsten etc. etc. […]
Posted: 21 May, 2016 in audio, Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, legal, politics and government, Racism, Science, values.
Tags: Abbott, ABC Science Show, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Bowen, child abuse, children, Dutton, Evans, Gillard, Howard, Keating, Manus, Morrison, Nauru, Oliver Sacks, politics, Robyn Williams, Rudd, Ruddock, soul murder, Turnbull, values, Vanstone
On this Anzac Day 2011: If there is one thing that can be said of war it is that it is a massive betrayal of Humanity. It is a monstrous failure of human imagination, vision, ingenuity and intelligence. It is an unconscionably, and intentionally, blind refusal to allow any other possibility. It is a […]
Posted: 25 April, 2011 in audio, Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, History, Iraq, Life, Literature, politics and government, Racism, Religion, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: anzac day 2011, gouged these chasms round their fretted sockets
I just had sex, on The Lonely Island with Akon, Jessica Alba and John McEnroe, and then fireworks with Katy Perry, followed by an antacid tablet
This sweet Christmas song by Tim Minchin is on a charity Christmas CD being sold in Myer. The vocal is by Kate Miller-Heidke. Bit of a fuss about it, apparently
Posted: 24 November, 2010 in audio, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Culture, fun, Life, Religion, values, Video.
Tags: Australian cultural values, Australian life, Australian lifestyle, Australian religion, Australian religious values, Australian Values, brothers, carol, christmas, commerce, commercialisation, cultural values, dad, humor, humour, I really like Christmas, Kate Miller-Heidke, Life, Miller-Heidke, Minchin, mum, Religion, religious values, sisters, Tim Minchin, values, White Wine in the Sun, xmas
Keeping up the Sunday tradition of giving offence
Columbia University Professor and Nobel laureate economist, Joseph Stiglitz, says he is very unimpressed by the hysteria over the “great big debt and deficit”.
Posted: 7 August, 2010 in audio, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Economics, Media, politics and government, US Politics, values.
Tags: ABC, advertising, audio, Australian economic values, australian election, Australian political values, Australian Politics, Australian Values, campaign, commercial, debt, deficit, Economics, economist, economy, election, federal election, GFC, Hockey, Joe Hockey, mp3, Nobel, PM, politics, Stiglitz, tv, US economy, US Politics
Sir Roger has been confused by endless growth and wonders from where the profit can endlessly come. Who pays in the end? These two items ask these questions.
Posted: 5 July, 2010 in audio, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Economics, environment, History, Life, politics and government, US Politics.
Tags: capitalism, climate change, ecology, economic growth, Economics, economy, environment, extinction, finance, financiers, growth, marxism, politics, socialism, sustainability
Yesterday was the 200th birthday of Robert Schumann. I thank the universe for his genius. Today I miss my dad because he introduced me to the Schumann’s music
Posted: 9 June, 2010 in audio, Australian Values, Life, music, values, Video.
Tags: classical music, cultural values, Culture, dichterliebe, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, music, Robert Schumann, romantic, romantic era, Vladimir Horowitz
Holy Moly! Just the thing we’ll need for our next triumphalist venture into total war?
Posted: 21 May, 2010 in Art, audio, Australian Values, Culture, fun, Media, music, values, Video.
Tags: ABC, ABC News Theme, ABC TV, Art, audio, Australian cultural values, Australian culture, australian media values, Australian Values, dance music, drum and bass, drums and bass, Media, music, News Theme, Pendulum, remix
Roger Waters is touring The Wall from 15 Sept to 13 Dec 2010, through the US & Canada. You can apply for presale tickets for a better chance of getting tickets
Posted: 18 April, 2010 in Art, audio, Australian Values, Culture, Education, Internet, Life, music, politics and government, Religion, Sex, values, Video.
Tags: Andrew Lloyd Webber, another brick in the wall, Canada, cost, cultural values, God Almighty, Jesus Christ, lottery, miracle, music tour, music values, pink floyd, pop music, presale, rock music, roger waters, the wall, tickets, tickets on sale, tour, USA, value, values, we don't need no education, we don't need no thought control
To whet your appetite for this excellent podcast – well worth a listen – here are some excerpts from AC Grayling’s talk from the Global Atheists Convention
Posted: 4 April, 2010 in audio, Culture, History, Life, Media, Racism, Religion, Science.
Tags: atheism, atheist, Dawkins, Global Atheist Convention, Grayling, P Z Myers, Peter Singer, PZ Myers, Religion, Science, Science and Religion, Templeton
Richard Dawkins’ speech about his new book, “The Greatest Show on Earth”, was recorded for ABC’s for Big Ideas. Here are a couple of brief excerpts
Posted: 16 March, 2010 in audio, Education, History, Literature, politics and government, Religion, Science, US Politics, values.
Tags: atheism, Australian Politics, Brisbane, climate change, conservapedia, creationism, Dawkins, dinosaur, diprotodon, diversity, Education, evidence for evolution, Evolution, faith, Family First, Fielding, government, kangaroo, penguin, Performing Arts Centre, politics, Religion, Richard Dawkins, Science, species, species diversity, The Greatest Show on Earth, US Politics, values
Sir Roger has belatedly discovered a Lieder soprano of exceptional brilliance. Barbara Bonney’s voice is simply exquisite. Here’s “Mondnacht” from Liederkreis
Posted: 26 February, 2010 in audio, Australian Values, Culture, Life, music, values, Video.
Tags: ABC Classic FM, Australian cultural values, Australian culture, Australian Values, Barbara Bonney, Bavaria, Bonney, classical, classical music, classical values, Coburg, comedy Lieder, Culture, dichterliebe, festival, Handel, Lied und Lyrik, liederkreis, Mondnacht, Moon-night, music, music festival, musical values, piano, Robert Schumann, romance, romantic, Schumann, soprano, tragedy, values, Video, Vladimir Ashkenazy
The Jews’ covenant with god is up for renewal, says Doyle Redland, Onion Radio News
Posted: 12 January, 2010 in audio, comedy/humour, History, Media, Religion, values.
Tags: comedy, covenant, God, humor, humour, Onion News, Onion Radio News, religious values, The Onion, values
Something perfect and so pure that the hair rises on the back of your neck and tears come to your eyes. Kathleen Kim as Olympia in The Met’s “Tales of Hoffman”
Posted: 10 January, 2010 in Art, audio, music, values, Video.
Tags: cultural values, kathleen kim, met, metropolitan, metropolitan opera, music, Offenbach, Olympia, opera, opera star, singing, soprano, Tales of Hoffman, values, Video, what makes life perfect