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My pomegranate man

Awwh, my Israeli boycott just went to the board as I bought Ayelett Rose Gottlieb’s “Upto Here  from Here”. True, boycott is a complicated action sometimes. Never would I burn an Israeli book, never would I destroy an Israeli record. But should I buy them? Will it matter if I cease from buying Israeli oranges? Why oranges, not records and books? Of course building impermeable walls between people do no good, and I do think music is one of those holes in the walls we can use to connect. On the other hand, I had more mixed feelings buying Brandon and Kaplan’s materials science textbook, both authors from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, knowing the importance of materials science to military technology… oh well, I bought it… But I try to retain my boycott to some extent.. not buying those oranges

My pomegranate man, he’s my antioxidant, his juices are so bitter-sweet. Eat him in scoops or grain by grain? We’ll see, depending on the moment’s beat.

City noise

by:Larm (directly translated as city noise) was arranged in Oslo last weekend. With around 190 concerts in 3 days the biggest challenge was of course to choose where to go. Some quite different highlights were Bladed, Haddy N’jie, Alog, Wild Birds and Peace Drums, Susanna, Binärpilot, Casiokids and Sunjammer, who’ve produced this sweet music video:

Bleep

In these DRM-times, it’s good to see music stores without DRM. Bleep just received the UK Digital Award for «Best Music Store». They offer high quality mp3 downloads and full-length free previews. The downer is the navigation. Unless you know exactly what you want, it’s quite difficult to browse around. No, you don’t get the mainstream-kinda music here! But there’s a lot of good stuff. And the pricing is like iTunes. Ok, enough advertising for today..